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.
In 2011, Chemistry In-House Symposium (CiHS) was initiated as department yearly event on the occasion of the International Year of Chemistry and Golden Jubilee Year of the Department. The theme of the CiHS is to provide the platform for the deliberation of exciting research findings and mutual exchange of ideas within the Department. This yearly event, in addition, is expected to provide an opportunity for further enhancing the collaborative research within the department.