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Prof. Asim Bhaumik of the Department of Materials Science has been invited to join the Editorial Advisory Board of Green Chemistry, a RSC journal. 
Mr. Sumit Mandal, a research fellow in the Department of Materials Science, presented his work in the E-MRS(European Materials Research Society) Spring Meeting held at Lille, France, which won him the "Best Poster Presentation" Award in the symposium "R".
Ms. Sayanti Brahmachari, a research fellow in the Department of Biological Chemistry, has been awarded a NANOSCALE poster prize at ICONSAT-2014, recently held at Chandigarh.
Ms. Debolina Das, a research fellow in the Department of Materials Science, has received the best poster award at the 3rd International Conference on Physics at Surfaces and Interfaces (PSI2014), held in Puri during the last week of February, 2014.
Prof. G.P. Das of the Department of Material Science has been selected to receive the MRSI Silver Jubilee Medal for 2014
Prof. Arindam Banerjee of the Department of Biological Chemistry has been nominated for Young Career Award in Nano Science and Technology for the year 2014
Prof. Arun Kumar Nandi of the Polymer Science Unit has been invited to act as a Member in the Advisory Board of J. Mater. Chem. A, a RSC Journal
Prof. Arindam Banerjee of the Department of Biological Chemistry has been invited to join the Editorial Advisory Board of Soft Matter, a RSC journal
Dr. Abhishek Dey of the Department of Inorganic Chemistry has been invited to be an Advisory Editorial Board Member of Inorganic Chemistry, an ACS journal and Chemical Communications, a RSC journal 
Prof. DS Ray, Senior Professor of Physical Chemistry Department has been elected as a Fellow of the Indian National Science Academy for the year 2013.
Prof. C N R Rao, FRS has been conferred Bharat Ratna, the highest civilian honor in India. This is indeed a very proud moment for Indian Science, as well as for IACS for Prof. Rao being an Honorary Fellow of IACS. 
Prof. Krishnendu Sengupta, Professor, Department of Theoretical Physics of our Institute has been elected as a Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences for the year 2013
Professor Aswini Ghosh, Senior Professor, Department of Solid State Physics has been elected a Fellow of the Indian National Science Academy for the year 2013
Dr. Rupa Mukhopadhyay of the Department of Biological Chemistry has received the Indira Gandhi Priyadarshini Award 2013, instituted by All India National Unity Conference, for her outstanding achievement in the field of scientific research. 
Mr. Ali Hossain Khan, a research fellow in the Centre for Advanced Materials, has won the "Malhotra Weikfield Foundation NanoScience Fellowship Award", at the 6th Bangalore INDIA NANO 2013, organized by the Department of IT, BT and S&T, Government of Karnataka under the guidance of the Vision Group on Nanotechnology led by Prof. C.N.R. Rao, FRS.
Inaugural programme of CRAY Supercomputer by our Acting Director Prof. S.C. Roy on 8th March, 2013 at 11.30 am
Prof. Krishnendu Sengupta of the Theoretical Physics Dept has been awarded Swanti Swarup Bhatnagar award, 2012
Dr. Krishnendu Sengupta has been invited to be an adjunct Professor of TIFR 
Prof Amitava Patra has been awarded the DAE-SRC Outstanding Investigator Award 
Dr. Deepak Kumar Sinha, department of Biological Chemistry has been awarded DST Ramanujan Fellowship
Prof S. Ghosh of the Organic Chemistry  Dept of IACS has been awarded DST JC Bose Fellowship 
The adjourned Annual General General Meeting of IACS will be held on 09.01.2012 at 11.00 a.m. in the MLS Hall of the Association. 
Dr. K. Sengupta of the Theoretical Physics Dept of IACS has been elected as a Fellow of the Indian Academy of Sciences  
Due to unavoidable circumstances, the adjourned Annual General Meeting of IACS scheduled to be held on 17th December 2011 is postponed. New date & time of the meeting will be announced shortly.
Dr. N. Pradhan of the Material Sc. Dept of IACS has been awarded the Swarnajayanti Fellowship of DST (2010-2011).
Prof. B.N. Dev, Department of Materials Science has been elected as Fellow of National Academy of Sciences (FNASC)
National Seminar On Challenges in Library Management System (CLMS 2012) February 24 - 25, 2012
Prof. Sreebrata Goswami, Department of Inorganic Chemistry has been awarded the J C Bose National Fellowship of the DST.
 Prof. Subrata Ghosh, Dept of Organic Chemistry  has been honored as a fellow of the Indian National Science Academy (FNA)

Commemoration 60th birthday of Theoretical Physics department.
Inauguration By: Prof Kankan Bhattacharyya Director, IACS on Sep 14, 2011 03:00 PM
1st Jubilee Lecture to be delivered by Prof. Jayanta K Bhattacharjee, SN Bose National Center for Basic Sciences

 Mr. Debashis De Munshi, JRF, RCAMOS has been awarded the prestigious SP Mukherjee fellowship of CSIR.
Mr. Biswajit Mondal, JRF, Inorganic Chemistry has been awarded the prestigious SP Mukherjee fellowship of CSIR
Foundation Day Celebration & Inauguration of Integrated Ph.D. Under Calcutta University 29th July, 2011
Dr. Parthasarathi Dastidar of the Dept of Organic Chemistry has been awarded the CRSI Bronze Medal (2012).
Dr. Pradyut Ghosh of the Dept of Organic Chemistry has been awarded the CRSI Bronze Medal (2012).
Prof. Kankan Bhattacharyya, Director, IACS has been awarded with Professor Sadhan Basu Memorial Lecture for 2011 by INSA
Dr. Tapan Kanti Paine of the Dept of Inorganic Chemistry has been awarded the INSA Medal for Young Scientist (2011).
Dr. Sourav Pal, an alumni of IACS (Ph. D 1985) and a distinguished theoretical chemist has been appointed as the director of NCL Pune, December 2010
Visit of Royal Society of Chemistry, London, February 10, 2011 at 11.00 AM at C.V. Raman Hall
 Annual General Meeting of the Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science will be held on Friday, the 31st December, 2010 at 11-30 a.m. in the MLS Hall of the Association  Corrigendum

Prof. Debashis Mukherjee,  Raman Center for Atomic, Molecular and Optical Sciences has been awarded with Humboldt Research Award

Dr. Pradyut Ghosh Department of Inorganic Chemistry has been awarded with .M. Birla Science Prize in Chemistry for the year 2009

Prof. Amitava Patra, Department of Materials Science has been awarded with AsiaNano 2010 Award

Prof Kankan Bhattacharyya,  Department of Physical Chemistry has been honored with  INSA Golden Jubilee Commemoration Medal (Chemical Sciences) 2010

Shri Prithviraj Chavan, Hon’ble Minister of Science & Technology visited IACS on 7th December, 2009 and laid the foundation of the new campus of IACS at Baruipur   more......    video......

Inauguration of the 500MHz FT-NMR spectrometer by the Director Prof. K. Bhattacharyya on July 28, 2009  

Durga Basak, Department of Solid State Physics has won top second Young women researcher award of TWAS-TWOWS-Scopus-Elsevier

Professor Aswini Ghosh of the Department of Solid State Physics has been honored as a Fellow of the Indian Institute of Ceramics.

Dr. Pradyut Ghosh  Associate Professor Department of Inorganic Chemistry has been awarded with "Swarna Jayanti Fellowoship" for the year 2008-09.
Professor Tapan Ganguly being honored with the prestigious IUSSTF Award aimed at developing large scale collaboration to work with CALTECH, Pasadena, USA.
Professor Debashis Mukherjee, Chairman of the Raman Center for Atomic, Molecular and Optical Sciences has been awarded the 2009 Chemical Pioneer Awards by the American Institute of Chemists (AIC) . The award will be presented at the AIC National Meeting 15 May 2009 to be held at the Chemical Heritage Foundation (CHF), Philadelphia. The award is made to an individual who has done pioneering work in the chemical sciences.
India joins the APCTP as a new member country ( APCTP Bulletin Cover and Contents).
India has become the 13th member country of the APCTP. At the 12th meeting of the Board of Trustees, held in consecution with the 11th meeting of the General Council, the India Association for the Cultivation of Science( IACS) joined and signed MOU with APCTP on International Academic Cooperation
Professor B C Ranu of the Department of Organic Chemistry has been awarded the Sir Jagadish Chandra Bose 158th Birth Centenary Award of the Science Association of Bengal
Professor B N Dev of the Department of Materials Science has been awarded the DAE-Raja Ramanna Prize in Physics of the Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research for the year 2009
Professor B N Dev of the Department of Materials Science has been appointed as a Member of the Advisory Editorial Board of Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research B (an Elsevier journal)
Professor Arun K Nandi of the Polymer Science Unit has been elected a Fellow of the Indian Academy of Sciences.
Professor Aswini Ghosh of the Department of Solid State Physics has been elected a Fellow of the Indian Academy of Sciences.
Professor Aswini Ghosh of the Department of Solid State Physics has been selected for the D N Agrawal Memorial Award - 2008 of the Indian Ceramic Society.
Professor B C Ranu of the Department of Organic Chemistry has been awarded the J C Bose National Fellowship of the DST.
Professor Kankan Bhattacharyya, Professor and Head, Physical Chemistry Department, Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Kolkata, India has been elected a Fellow of the Third World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) for his contributions in unravelling the dynamics in organized and biological assemblies, using femtosecond laser spectroscopy
Professor Kankan Bhattacharyya has received the second Asian and Oceanian Photochemistry Association (APA) award.
Inaugural programme of 2nd annual In-house Symposium of Centre for Advanced Materials on August 08, 2008
Prof. Debajyoti Das has been elected as a Fellow of West Bengal Academy of Science & Technology - 2008
Dr. Prasanta Kumar Das has been elected as a Fellow of West Bengal Academy of Science & Technology - 2008
Professor Dipankar Das Sarma, MLS Chair Professor of Physics and Chairman, Centre for Adavanced Materials has received the prestigious K Rangadhama Rao Lecture Award of INSA for the year 2008.
Inauguration of high performance computational and web mail facility at the Computer Centre under CSS by the Director on March 12, 2008
Inauguration of DLS instrument under CSS by the Director on March 12, 2008
Inauguration of high resolution microscope and micro hardness testing instrument under CSS by the Director on March 12, 2008
Professor Manju Ray has been awarded the Dr. Jnan Chandra Ghosh Memorial Award of the Science Association of Bengal for her significant achievement in the field of science and technology.
Professor Kankan Bhattacharyya has been invited to become a Senior Editor of the Journal of Physical Chemistry.
Professor Debashis Mukherjee has been awarded the 2008 Fukui Medal of the Asia-Pacific Association of Theoretical and Computational Chemists (APATCC) for his pioneering development in the coupled cluster theory formalism.
Professor Dipankar Das Sarma, MLS Chair Professor of Physics at Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, has been awarded the FICCI Award for the year 2006-2007 for his significant work in the category of Innovative R&D in Life Sciences/Material Sciences/Applied Research/Space Sciences.
Inauguration of the Raman Centre for Atomic, Molecular and Optical Sciences

The Centre for Advanced Materials, Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science now has the status of a Partner Institution of International Centre for Materials Research (ICMR), University of California, Santa Barbara.

Professor D D Sarma, The MLS Chair Professor has been elected a Fellow of the American Physical Society for his outstanding contributions on electronic and magnetic properties of strongly correlated materials based on in-depth experimental and theoretical investigations.

Professor Swati Ray, Energy Research Unit has received the PVSEC Award for R&D of the Solar Energy Society of India.
Dr. Prasanta K. Das, Associate Professor Department of Biological Chemistry, has been awarded B.M. Birla Science Prize in Chemistry for the year 2006
Professor Kankan Bhattacharyya has been awarded the Third World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) PRIZE in Chemistry for 2007. He is the Head, Department of Physical Chemistry at Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science.

Professor Dipankar Das Sarma, MLS Chair Professor of Physics at Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, has been elected as the Fellow of the Third World Academy of Sciences (TWAS).

Mr. P Lakshminarayanan has been selected as the awardee of the ISCA Young Scientists Award Programme in the Section Chemical Sciences for the year 2007-08.

Inauguration of the Aneesur Rahman Center for High Performance Computing

Professor Michele Parrinello of the Department of Chemistry and
Applied Biosciences, ETH Zurich, Switzerland will be inaugurated the Center on 4.10.07.
Dr. Narayan Pradhan of Centre for Advanced Materials (CAM) and Materials Science Department has been awarded the first LNJ Bhilwara Research Fellowship (2007) in the field of Nanotechnology.
Inauguration of XRD machine under CSS by the Director on August 23, 2007
Inauguration of two instruments under CSS by the Dean, Administration on April 2, 2007
Professor Debashis Mukherjee, Director, IACS and Professor Kankan Bhattacharyya, Head, Department of Physical Chemistry have been awarded the J C Bose Fellowship of the DST for their outstanding contributions respectively in the fields of Theoretical Chemistry and Physical Chemistry.
Dr. Amitava Patra has been awarded the Ramanujan Fellowship for his significant contributions in the field Materials Science.
Professor Debashis Mukherjee delivered the prestigious Charles Coulson Lecture at the Centre for Computational Chemistry at the University of Georgia. Previous names in the honour list include John A. Pople, Ahmed Zewail, Martin Karplus, A D Buckingham and several other luminaries the the field of Theoretical Chemistry.
Inauguration of different instruments under CSS by the Director on November 23, 2006
Dr Dipankar Das Sarma, MLS Chair Professor of Physics at Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, has been selected for the prestigious Third World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) 2006 Prize in Physics for his significant contribution in various aspects of condensed matter physics. The Council of the Academy decided on this during the TWAS 10th General Conference & TWAS 17th General Meeting in Angra dos Reis, Brazil on 2 September. The prize carries a cash award of US$10,000 and a plaque, which will be presented to him on the occasion of the Academy's 18th General Conference in a special ceremony in Islamabad next year.
The annual TWAS prizes, awarded in eight fields of scientific research, rank among the highest accolades given to scientists in developing countries.
Prof. Das Sarma has recently taken up the MLS Chair Professorship at Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science on lien from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. He has received numerous awards, including Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award, UNESCO Biennial Javed Husain Prize, Sir C V Raman Award, G D Birla Award, and is a fellow of all three national science academies in India.
Professor Dipankar Das Sarma and Professor Kankan Bhattacharyya have been invited to serve as Members of the Advisory Editorial Board of the Journal of Physical Chemistry.

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