Since its inception in 1961, the Department of Chemistry, IIT Madras has been imparting the highest level and quality of academic education along with focusing the research on key scientific problems, which have gathered worldwide appreciation and recognition. With the average age of approximately 42 years, the Department is excelling with remarkable outputs in the cutting-edge areas of frontier research.
We, the members at the Department of Chemistry, feel that it is appropriate to initiate an ‘in-house’ symposium on the occasion of the International Year of Chemistry and Golden Jubilee year of the Department. The theme of the Chemistry In-House Symposium 2011 (CiHS-2011) is to provide the platform for the deliberation of exciting research findings and mutual exchange of ideas within the Department. This event, in addition, is expected to provide an opportunity for further enhancing the colloborative research within the department.