Awards and Recognition

Rituparno Chowdhury (15MS02) EPSRC Visiting Student, jointly at  the Department of Chemistry and Cavendish Laboratory, University of  Cambridge, under the guidance of Prof. Daan Frenkel (Trinity College)  and Dr. Alpha Lee (Cavendish Laboratory).
Jeebak Deoghuria (15MS013, DBS) Sanger-Lab Visiting Student,  Department of Biochemistry, University of Cambridge, under the guidance  of Prof. Ben Luisi.
Arnab Majumdar (18RS024,DES) Has been selected for the Goldschmidt 2019 International Conference in Barcelona, Spain.
Debottam Bhattacharjee (14RS053,DBS) Has been warded the prestigious Developing Nations Research Award, 2019 from the Animal Behavior Society (ABS), Glenview, Illinois, USA.
Subhajit Bhattacharjee (14MS167, DCS) Awarded the prestigious 'His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales Commonwealth Scholarship' by the Cambridge Trust for pursuing doctoral studies at the Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge, UK.
Rohan Dahale (17MS194), Hitesh Rattan (17MS049), Nitin Kumar Khandelwal (17IP016, DES) and Jai Kishan Rajak (15MS162, DES) Teams of “Rohan Dahale, Hitesh Rattan and Umang Srivastava under the guidance of Prof. Ayan Banerjee” and “Nitin Kumar Khandelwal and Jai Kishan Rajak under the guidance of Dr. Gopala Krishna Darbha” has been selected for VISION 2019, a competition hosted by the Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad

Sounak Mukherjee (15MS139, DPS)

Selected for the Siegman International Summer School on Lasers. He has also received the OSA Foundation grant for attending this school.

Varun Ramaprasad (14MS051, DPS)

Offered a "Physics Excellence Award" by the University of California, San Diego to start his PhD program in the department of Physics.

Debanjana Chakravarty (14IP035, DBS) and Fareeha Saadi (14IP005, DBS)
Selected to present their work at the 103rd International Conference of the American Association of Immunologists (AAI) - "IMMUNOLOGY 2019" held in San Diego, California during 9-13th May, 2019. Prof. Jayasri Das Sarma and Debanjana received the American Association of Immunologists (AAI) Laboratory travel grant 2019 and Fareeha received the Department of Biotechnology travel award to attend the conference.
Shubham Chandel (14RS013, DPS)
Awarded the Teddi Laurin Scholarship 2019 from SPIE in partnership with Photonics Media, in the amount of $5000. This scholarship is in memory of Laurin Publishing and Photonics Media founder, Teddi Laurin. It is a part of one of the five top named fellowship provided by SPIE in a year. This award is intended to assist Shubham with research expenses as he pursues his educational and career goals in optics and photonics.
Aakash Anand (15RS003, DES)
He has been sanctioned the CSIR Foreign Travel grant to enable him to attend and present his paper at the Asia Oceania Geosciences Society (AOGS) 16th Annual Meeting, Singapore during 28th July to 2nd August, 2019. He has also been selected for the AOGS Student Volunteer Fee Waive Scheme for the conference, which provides him a fully waived registration fee among other benefits.
Shubham Chandel  (14RS013, DPS) and Anchita Addhya (14MS049, DPS) The members of BioNaP (headed by Prof. Nirmalya Ghosh) Shubham Chandel  (14RS013, DPS) and Anchita Addhya (14MS049, DPS) have been selected for  the distinguished Siegman International School of Lasers (USA). Shubham  Chandel has also been awarded the OSAF grant for attending the school. Anchita Addhya has been awarded the  Zuegel Family Scholarship 2019 besides getting selected for the  aforementioned school.
Sounak Mukherjee (15MS139) and Suprovo Ghosh (14MS153) of Dept. of Physical Sciences Selected for the prestigious and once in a life time opportunity to attend "LINDAU NOBEL LAUREATE MEETING" 2019.
Iqra Shahzad (15MS153) and Sayanur Rahaman (15MS007) of Dept. of Biological Sciences
Selcted for Summer International Fellowship at Yale University, Connecticut and National Institute on Aging, NIH, Baltimore respectively. Both Iqra and Sayanur are selected for Khorana Program Scholars 2019, is a highly selective, well renowned and prestigious fellowship program funded by the Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Govt. of India, Indo-U.S. Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF) and WINStep Forward. It provides Indian students with fully funded summer research opportunities in United State of America, specially University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW) and partner universities.

Ms. Sangeeta Majumdar and Mr. Sayan Dutta

Research Scholars from Dept. of Chemical Sciences have received the best poster prizes in the 16th Theoretical Chemistry Symposium (TCS) 2019, held at BITS Pilani.
Ms. Sangeeta Majumdar's Poster Title: "Effect of Spatial Confinement on the Electronic Structure of Atoms: A Density Functional Theoretical Study"
Mr. Sayan Dutta's Poster Title: "Donor-Acceptor Interactions in Early Transition Metal Halides and Group 14 Compounds: A Theoretical Insight"

Ms. Pousali Mukherjee, 14MS batch

Student from Dept. of Earth Sciences was selected for Poster Presentation titled "Investigation of the Lithospheric Structure of the Archean cratons of Gondwanaland- Insights from South India and Western Australia" at the 55th Annual Convention of Indian Geophysical Union (IGU) held at Rabindranath Tagore University, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh during December 4-7, 2018.

Ms. Avyarthana Ghosh

Times of India Pune edition features the contribution of Avyarthana Ghosh, CESSI PhD Student, in the development of the Solar Ultraviolet Imaging Telescope payload for the Aditya Space Mission.

Mr. Himanshu Agrawal (15MS)
Mr. Riddhi Mandal (14MS)
Mr. Rahul Samrat (14MS)
Mr. Chirantan Parui (13IP)

Himanshu Agrawal (15MS), Riddhi Mandal (14MS), Rahul Samrat (14MS), and Chirantan Parui (13IP) of Dept. of Earth Sciences have got Roland Schlich Early Career Scientist's Travel Award for their submitted abstracts in The European Geoscience Union (EGU) General Assembly 2019. The General Assembly 2019 will take place at the Austria Center Vienna (ACV) in Vienna, Austria, during 7-12 April 3019.

IISER Kolkata hold the 3rd position in the IISM 2018 held in NISER Bhubaneswar during 15-20 December, 2018.
IISER Kolkata has become the Champion on the first version of Inter-IISER Cultural Meet (IICM 2018) held in IISER Kolkata during 21-23 December, 2018.
Mr. Abhishek Bose of 13IP

Mr. Abhishek Bose of 13IP, a senior research fellow from Prof.Jayasri Das Sarma's group had received CSIR travel award to attend and present poster titled "Mouse Hepatitis Virus restricts ERp29 mediated chaperonin pathways of gap junction protein Connexin 43 trafficking and assembly" at the prestigious ASCB-EMBO 2018 meeting (American Society for Cell Biology and European Molecular Biology Organization) at San Diego, USA, December 8-12.

Ms. Prantika Bhowmik of 13RS

Ms. Prantika Bhowmik of 13RS and her guide Prof. Dr. Dibyendu Nandy from CESSI, for their publication in Nature Communication, This was also reported in several news papers. Link for the same is https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-018-07690-0. Their work dealt with "Prediction of the strength and timing of sunspot cycle 25 reveal
decadal-scale space environmental conditions".

Mr. Shubham Sharma of 13MS

Mr. Shubham Sharma of 13MS and his guide Prof. Dr. Supriyo Mitra from Computational Seismology lab, for their publication JGR solid earth on 5 dec. 2018. It is titled "Seismic Attenuation of the Eastern Himalayan and Indoâ€Burman Plate Boundary Systems, Northeast India". Link for the same is https://doi.org/10.1029/2018JB016496.

Mr. Sourodip Sengupta of 14IP Has been awarded "Suttee Nag Prize" for the Best Paper Presented in the Poster Category at the recently held International Conference on Neuroscience & XXXVI Annual Meeting of Indian Academy of Neurosciences Theme: Translational Research in Improving Mental Health from October 29 - 31, 2018 at BHU, Varanasi.
Mr. Manmeet Singh (13RS) of DBS Received travel grant attend and present a poster titled "Fusiogenic property of virus determines the mechanistic aspects of axonal loss concurrent with demyelination" at 34TH CONGRESS OF ECTRIMS (European Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis ) Berlin, Germany, 10 - 12 October 2018.
Ms. Lucky Sarkar, 5th year IPhD

Participatd and bagged ˜Third best Oral Presentation award" in the category of ˜Young Scientist" at the Third "International Conference on Nutraceuticals and Chronic Diseases" (INCD-2018 ). It was jointly organized by Swami Rama Himalayan University (Dehradun, India), International Society of Nutraceuticals & Chronic Diseases and University of Tennessee Health Science Center (USA), in Dehradun, India, from 14th-16th September, 2018. The title of her work was 'Neem bark  extract impairs mouse hepatitis virus infectivity and protects 57BL/6mice from neuroinflammatory damage'

Mr. Avijit kundu (15RS) of DPS Won "Best Poster Award" in recently held OSI International Symposium of Optics (OSI-ISO 2018) held  in conjunction with XLII Annual meeting of Optical Society of India at  IIT Kanpur during 19-22 September, 2018.
Mr. Debapriya Pal (14MS) of DPS Bagged "2nd Best Oral Talk Award" in recently held OSI International Symposium of Optics (OSI-ISO 2018) held  in conjunction with XLII Annual meeting of Optical Society of India at  IIT Kanpur during 19-22 September, 2018.
Mr. Avigyan Chatterjee (14MS) DES

Selected to receive a student travel grant to attend the 2018 Americal Geophysical Union (AGU) fall meeting scheduled during 10-14 December, 2018 at Washington, D.C., USA

Mr. Debmalya Basak (15MS) DMS Bagged a place at Hilbert-Bernays Summer School 2018, organised by Georg-August Universitat Gottingen, Germany
Ms. Geeta Goyal (16MS) Monash University, Malaysia  Published Article on Ms. Geeta Goyal of DCS
Shubham Chandel (14RS) and Sudipta Saha (12 IP) Selected for Best Paper Award in the International Conference on "Photonics Europe" held in Strasbourg, France between 22-26 April 2018
Ashwani Kumar (2017 MS pass out, Chemistry Major), currently working in a project in our institute Qualified in the Prime Minister's Research Fellowship (PMRF) Scheme.
Apart from this this achievement Ashwani has already shown tremendous research capabilities and published his MS thesis work in a reputed journal of American Chemical Society along with other papers as co-author.
Debapriya Pal, 4th Year DPS, SPIE IISER Kolkata Chapter Awarded the prestigious SPIE Optics and Photonics Education Scholarship 2018 in the amount of $4,000
Rahul Kumar, Meiraba Chirom Meitei, 4th Year BS-MS, DCS Selected for NTU-India connect program at Nanyang Technology University Singapore (world ranking 11)
Madhura Bhattacherjee, IPhD student of DES Selected for Analytical Paleobiology summer course to be held at Florida Museum of Natural History, Gainesville, USA
Abhinava Chatterjee, 4th year BS-MS student of DPS Accepted to "Princeton University's International Student Internship Program (ISIP)" for the summer of 2018.
Adipta Pal, Ujan Chakraborty, Sounak Mukherjee, students of 15MS batch Selected under DAAD WISE (The German Academic Exchange Service for Working Internships in Science and Engineering) program to carry out summer internships in Germany.
Rakesh Sahoo (14MS114,DCS)
Ashwin Chaturvedi(14MS118,DCS)
Mitacs Globalink Research Internship Award 2018
Avinash Sethi, DBS, PhD Student Subhrasmita Kar, DPS, BS-MS Student
Ananda Prakash Jena, DPS, BS-MS Student
Congratulations to Selected Students in ITC Infotech Campus Placement
Ritesh Kumar Panda (DES  16IP013) Selected for SN Bose Scholar's Program 2018
Rajalakshmi Saha 15MS129
Madhavi Andhari 15MS135
Ankit Amrutkar 15MS033
Pallab Datta 15MS089
Hrishika Rai 16MS113
Paresh P. Rana 16MS055
Souvik Ghosh 16MS050
Diptatanu Das 17MS004
Anmol Kumar 17MS028
Animish Nilesh Vaze 15MS034
IISER Kolkata iGEM 2018 Team receives grant from Department of Biotechnology to participate in the iGEM 2018 (International Competition)
Ms. Unnati Ashar, CESSI, MS in Space Science) Article 'The Many Charms of Winters' published in News Paper, The Hindu.
Mr. Shubham Chandel (DPS, PhD student 14RS013) Received the prestigious Raman-Charpak Fellowship 2017
Mr. Samrat Mallick (2nd Year, IPhD) Selected for 19th World Festival of Youth and Students in Sochi, Russia
Mr. Mrinmoy Pal (5th Year, BS-MS) Selected for 19th World Festival of Youth and Students in Sochi, Russia
Mr. Pronoy Das (2nd Year, BS-MS) Designed the Logo of Indian Institute Technology Goa
Mr. Anex Jose
(12MS007)
Selected as a young researcher to participate in the 67th Nobel Laureates Meeting in Chemistry at Lindau in Germany, nominated and sponsored by Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India
Mr. Debottam Bhattacharjee
(14RS053)
Has been offered European Society for Evolutionary Biology Congress Attendance Grant 2017' Groningen, Netherlands
Ms. Baishali Mukherjee
DBS (3rd Year, BS-MS)
Khorana Program for Scholars 2017
Mr. Samyadeb Mahato
DCS (4th Year, BS-MS)
Mitacs Globalink Research Internship Award 2017
Mr. Dhiman Ray
DCS (4th Year, BS-MS)
S. N. Bose Scholars Program 2017