Awards and Recognition
|Aritraa Lahiri (13IP005)||Selected for SITARE- Gandhian Young Technological Innovation (GYTI) Appreciation Award 2020 by DBT-BIRAC.|
|Arunita Banerjee, Research Scholor and Chief Editor of Cogito||Selected to deliver a live, oral presentation at SciComm 2020, a virtual conference, over the weekend of August 14-16; hosted by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.|
|Prajna Paramita Das, 4th year BS-MS||Selected for the ERI Summer Internship Program under JST Sakura Program 2020, at the Earthquake Research Institute (ERI), University of Tokyo. She is currently working under Prof. Supriyo Mitra in the Computational Seismology lab.|
|Piuli Shit||Selected for the DAAD fellowship to pursue her doctoral degree at the University of Regensburg, Germany. She will be working on the topic of social hierarchy formation in Platythyrea punctata ants. Piuli did her Master's thesis under the supervision of Dr. Anindita Bhadra and started her Ph.D. in the same lab using the DST-INSPIRE fellowship.|
|Dr. Shuvojit Paul||A former Ph.D. student from the Light-matter Lab (DPS), IISER Kolkata, under Prof. Ayan Banerjee, has won the Humboldt Research Fellowship. This award is granted in recognition of a researcher’s entire achievements to date to academics whose fundamental discoveries, new theories, or insights have had a significant impact on their discipline.|
|Ms. Ritika Thakur||Research Assistant under the supervision of Dr. Amirul Islam Mallick, is working relentlessly for more than three months at the PMCH Microbiology lab for Covid-19 testing.|
|Dhiman Ray||DCS alumnus, Dhiman Ray, is one of the only 5 graduate students in the US to have received a prestigious grant from the Molecular Science Software Institute (MolSSI), a center funded by National Science Foundation (NSF) of US, for developing open source computational platforms for Covid-19 research. Dhiman did his final year project with Prof. Ashwani Kumar Tiwari.|
|Rituparno Chowdhury (15MS028)||The Research Work of Mr. Rituparno Chowdhury (15MS028) has been highlighted in the prestigious International news outlet the Wire.|
|Rahul Pratap Singh and Rohit Prasad||Rahul Pratap Singh (BS-MS, 4th Year) and Rohit Prasad (BS-MS, 3rd Year) along with Sabhyata Gupta(BSc.Physics, Punjab University, 3rd Year) performed very well in IBM Quantum Challenge and were awarded IBM Quantum Advanced Badges.|
|Prantika Bhowmik, CESSI||Dr. Prantika Bhowmik, supervised by Prof. Dibyendu Nandi of CESSI, IISER Kolkata who graduated last year has received the 2019 "PhD at-large Prize" of the International Astronomical Union. The prize is jointly decided by all nine subject-specific divisions of the Union and is one of the highest international recognition for PhD research in the field of astronomy, astrophysics and space sciences.|
|Sanchita Pal and Lekshmi B||Sanchita Pal and Lekshmi B, final year Ph.D. students working under the supervision Prof.Dibyendu Nandi, received the "Young Scientist Best Paper Award" and the "Asia Pacific Solar Physics Meeting Best Paper Award" respectively for their talks during "5th Asia Pacific Solar Physics Meeting" held from 3-7 February at IUCAA, Pune.|
|Bikash K. Behera (18RS025)||Research Scholar of Dept. of Physical Sciences has been awarded the prestigious Prime Minister's Fellowship for Doctoral Research by the SERB, Govt. of India.|
|Sumeet Ranjan Sahoo (14MS010)||Student of Dept. of Chemical Sciences, working under the guidance of Dr. Swadhin Mandal, has published 2 papers in the journal "Chemical Science", one as joint first author, and one as second author, during his time as a BS-MS student here in IISER Kolkata. "Chemical Science" is a top-tier.|
|Nisha Singh||Research Scholar under the supervision of Dr. Gopala Krishna Darbha of Dept. of Earth Sciences, has received the prestigious Newton-Bhabha 2019-20 short term fellowship funded by the UK Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and Department of Biotechnology (DBT) offering an opportunity to work with Dr. Matthew Cole in Plymouth Marine Laboratory, UK for three months.|
|Sourav Banerjee (15RS046)||Senior Research Fellow working under the supervision of Dr. Rupak Datta, in the Department of Biological Sciences, has been selected for Newton-Bhabha Ph.D. placement program. He will be joining Dr. Mark Carrington's lab, Department of Biochemistry, University of Cambridge, for four months. His visit will be funded by the UK Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), and the Department of Science & Technology(DST), Govt. of India, under the Newton Bhabha Fund.|
|Jami Prashanti||Research scholar of 17RS batch working under the supervision of Dr. Amit Ghosal, had participated in the SERB school on nonlinear dynamics (held from 2-31st Dec) at IIT Patna. There was an oral presentation competition. Five participants got the best oral presentation award, and she was one of the recipients.|
|Mr. Mahadev||Mr. Mahadev (14RS052, DES) from the OSL-TL lab of Dr. Manoj Kumar Jaiswal has been selected for the 6th International Palaeoflood Conference to be held in Massey University, New Zealand from 27 January 2020 to 31 January 2020. He has also been awarded the International Support Grant from Science & Education Research Board (SERB), Govt. of India, to attend the same.|
|Mr. Susobhan Das||A Ph.D. student from the research group of Prof. C Malla Reddy, DCS, has received the "Young Scientist Award" by the International Union of Crystallography, which enabled him to attend the Asian Crystallographic Association (AsCA) Conference in Singapore during 17-20 Dec 2019.|
|Mr. Avijit Kundu||Mr. Avijit Kundu from the Light-matter Lab of Dept. of Physical Sciences, working under Prof. Ayan Banerjee, has won the 2020 DUO-INDIA STUDENT FELLOWSHIP AWARD along with 15 other members across the country.|
|Mr. Sourodip Sengupta||Research Scholar under the supervision of Prof. Jayasri Das Sarma, was among the 22 participants selected across Asia-Pacific to attend the IBRO-APRC ASSOCIATE SCHOOL ON BLOOD-BRAIN-BARRIER: FROM BASIC PHYSIOLOGY TO EUROLOGICAL DISORDERS held at Punjab University, Chandigarh from November 04-09, 2019.|
|Ms. Archita Rana (17IP020)||Aan Integrated PhD scholar in the Dept. of Earth Sciences working under the supervision of Dr. Sayantan Sarkar, has been selected for the Global Engagement Fund award of University College London (UCL). As part of this award, she will undertake collaborative research at UCL during 18th January to 2nd February 2020 with Professor Neil Rose on reconstructing historical pollutant deposition profiles using lake sediment archives. The entire research, stay and associated expenses will be covered by UCL.|
|Mr. Rituparno Chowdhury||5th year BS-MS student of Dept. of Chemical Sciences has secured the Young Scientist Award for the best poster in the recently held India-International Science Festival (IISF) conducted in Kolkata. His poster was adjudged as the best out of nearly 1000 posters presented by PhD from various fields of science and technology from all across India.|
|Ms. Nisha Singh||Ph.D. scholar under the supervision of Dr. Gopala Krishna Darbha in the Department of Earth Sciences, has been awarded Raman-Charpak Fellowship 2019-20 for five months to visit and work in collaboration with a university in France.|
|Mr. Abhisek Ghosal||Mr. Abhisek Ghosal, a SRF in Dr. A.K. Roy's group of DCS, has received International Travel Support (ITS) from Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB) for attending the prestigious workshop, "2019 TDDFT School & Workshop: Excited states and dynamics, USA".|
|Mr. Abhishek Bose||Mr. Abhishek Bose (13IP041), Senior Research Fellow of Prof. Jayasri Das Sarma's group, has received the Science & Engineering Research Board (SERB) International Travel Award, to present his research work in "49th Society for Neuroscience Conference 2019" to be held at Chicago, Illinois, USA between 19-23rd October, 2019.|
|Dhrubajyoti Mondal||Dhrubajyoti Mondal, a former PhD student under the supervision of Prof. Soumitro Banerjee, who graduated IISER Kolkata in 2018 has recently joined BITS Pilani K.K. Birla Goa Campus as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics.|
Mrinal Bhunia, a research scholar working under the supervision of Prof. Swadhin Mondal in the Department of Chemical Sciences, has been offered a postdoctoral position in well-renowned scientist Prof. Daniel Mindiola's group in the University of Pennsylvania, USA (an Ivy league school).
|Pradip Hota||Pradip Hota, a research scholar working under the supervision of Prof. Swadhin Mondal in the Department of Chemical Sciences, has been offered a postdoctoral position in well-renowned scientist Prof.Ken D Karlin's group in Johns Hopkins University, USA.|
|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)
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
|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)
|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
|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
|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|