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The changing global scenario in research and economy demands multidisciplinary approach in science with the aim to be self-sustainable and leader in the field. It is speculated that 21st century belongs to those who subscribe to out of the box approach and thinking. Even the recent government. of India initiative by honourable Prime Minister for Make in India supports this thinking. Besides Obama administration (White House) in USA has issued a white paper on materials genomics which says following: Advanced materials are essentials to economic security and human wellbeing, with application in multiple industries, including those aimed at addressing challenges in clean energy, national security, and human welfare. Accelerating the pace of discovery and deployment of advance material system will therefore be crucial to achieving global competitiveness in 21st century. It is expected that materials genome initiative will create a new era of materials innovation that will serve as a foundation for strengthening domestic industries in these fields. This initiative offers a unique opportunity to discover, develop, manufacture and deploy advance materials at least twice as fast today, at a fraction of the cost, finding a system which can meet certain stringent criteria for modern day requirements. The purpose behind this centre is to provide cross-fertilization of new ideas and methodology which could serve as a conduit for collaboration between experimental research who are synthesizing, characterizing and collecting real world data and computational research in model building, simulation and analysis under one roof. This synergy provides critical fundamental that can guide new experiments and accelerates discovery. The industry personnel are regularly invited as guest faculty in the centre to provide inputs in industrial requirements and enhance the skill of students. The centre will soon recruit faculty from the areas of material science, computational biology/bioinformatics, pharmacy, physical science and analytical sciences.


Studies in Industrial Chemistry offers 2 years M. Sc. in Industrial Chemistry. The mission of our centre is to build a world class teaching and research infrastructure on chemistry. Being located in the hub of chemical and pharmaceutical industry in the state of Gujarat, the aim of the centre is to provide application based knowledge with global platform for employability and serving mankind. The centre is equipped with sophisticated instrumentation facility that will enable researchers/students to take up challenging problems in chemical/pharmaceutical/materials based industry. The students are encouraged to visit many technical/non-technical institutes besides industries for doing their summer/dissertation project. Dr. Prakash C Jha is coordinator for Centre for Studies in Industrial Chemistry.

School of Applied Material Sciences