Dr. S. Chandrasekhar

Team CSIR-IICT welcomes you to a glimpse of our Institute.

CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (IICT), since its inception in 1944, has been instrumental in addressing numerous societal challenges and innovative solutions to problems of Indian industries in the area of drugs & pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals, lipids, catalysis, functional materials, environmental, analytical, biological and engineering sciences. Traditional boundaries of scientific disciplines are rapidly disappearing, chemists, physicists, biologists and physicians are coming together in developing platform nano-biotechnolgy for combating dreaded diseases, in exploring solar energy as alternative energy source, in designing various strategic materials for example. Our efforts have to be completely in tune with the Dehradun Declaration of our Government through time bound delivery centric research programmes that cater to the need of the poorest of poor by translating our knowledge into sustainable products and processes for human welfare.

We have capabilities in developing new molecules, biomaterials and processes for conquering diseases, functional materials to address the energy concerns, industrial needs and strategic requirements,  design of innovative chemicals and processes for enhancing the food productivity, processes and solutions for waste disposal, novel water purification procedures, catalytic and  innovative chemical transformation methods utilizing green & sustainable chemistry and engineering, value added chemicals from biomass and innovations in lipid science and technology.

Creating qualified and skilled human resources to cater to the need of industries and academia has been our other area of strength.  We have created excellent research ambience with world class infrastructures. Our research programmes consist of both basic and applied research in interdisciplinary areas with a commitment towards betterment of society. The global scientific and industry fraternities will now be able to browse our new website to gain insights into our vibrant academic and research programmes.  We are confident that many research scholars across India, after browsing our new website, will opt for research as a rewarding career. The institute management is committed to extend an enriching and transformative training to all our research scholars.  I would like to quote William Ramsay "The country which is in advance of the rest of the world in chemistry will also be foremost in wealth and in general prosperity."

The journey through our website will provide you the information on our research efforts in science and engineering, the people, the place, the future plans and opportunities. On behalf of Team CSIR-IICT invite you to visit our website regularly.

With Best Wishes

(S. Chandrasekhar)