JNC News (Nov. 2019)

Issue 53

In this issue

Key highlights

Prof. Tapas K. Maji, CPMU received the prestigious Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize in Chemical Sciences for the year 2019

Prof. C.N.R. Rao, Prof. Tapas K. Maji and Prof. A. Sundaresan at the CPMU Special Seminar delivered by Prof. Maji
followed by felicitation programme held on September 27, 2019 at Nevill Mott Hall, JNCASR.
Prof. C.N.R. Rao, Prof. Tapas K. Maji and Prof. A. Sundaresan at the CPMU Special Seminar delivered by Prof. Maji followed by felicitation programme held on September 27, 2019 at Nevill Mott Hall, JNCASR.

JNCASR featured 7th in the list of the Top 10 academic institutions in 2018: normalised Nature Index 2018.


In the latest release of Nature Index 2019 Young Universities- JNCASR stands 40th among top
100 young universities https://go.nature.com/31XrI4x; 17th among top 50 young universities in chemistry https://go.nature.
com/2PxcDny; and also recorded 61.6% international collaboration
https://go.nature.com/2q81r64.


Message from the President

Let me begin by sharing what has been a proud moment for us all – recently, JNCASR was declared 7th in the list of the Top 10 academic institutions in 2018 (normalised Nature Index 2018). I congratulate all of us on achieving this.

In the past few months, several of our faculty have received academic honours and accolades. This includes Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize by Prof. Tapas K. Maji in Chemical Sciences for the year 2019; SERB J.C. Bose Fellowships by both Prof. Hemalatha Balaram and Prof. Maneesha S. Inamdar; Dr. Raja Ramanna State Award in science education by Prof. G.U. Kulkarni and Sir C. V. Raman State Award for Young Scientists in chemical sciences by Dr. Ranjani Viswanatha. Our faculty have also been sought for as experts in international scientific organizations and journals. There have been many important scientific breakthroughs and findings.

The Centre continues to be engaged in a variety of outreach activities, to promote science among students as well as the general public. In the past six months, we have  organised and conducted many successful workshops and interactive lectures on various topics. International Year of Periodic Table (IYPT) was celebrated in various platforms by JNCASR. Notably, in the last month, we collaborated with the Science Gallery (Bengaluru) and The Royal Society of Chemistry in organising a week-long interactive exhibition – ‘ELEMENTS: Stuff that Matters’. The event was a huge success and I hope that we continue to participate in such endeavours.

Let these achievements encourage and inspire us to accomplish our goals.

With best wishes,

Prof. K.S. Narayan
(President I/c, JNCASR)

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