In Focus

In Focus
Prof Dibakar Chandra Deka, FRSC

Dr Dibakar Chandra Deka, Professor from the Department of Chemistry, GU has been admitted as the Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, London. Prof Dibakar Chandra Deka did his MSc (Organic Chemistry) from Gauhati University in 1983, MTech in High Pressure Technology & Catalysis from IIT Kharagpur in 1986. He received his PhD in Organic Reaction under Pressure from IIT Kharagpur in 1989. He has been a  Post-doctoral UNESCO Fellow in Tokyo Institute of Technology,  Japan in 1990. He obtained the DSc degree in Organic Synthesis from Gauhati University in 2012. He was a Commonwealth Visiting Fellow in the University of Manchester, UK 1997-1998.

He has also been elected as the President of All India Association of Chemistry Teachers (ACT) for three years starting from January 2017.

Dr Rita Rani Talukdar

Dr Rita Rani Talukdar, Associate Professor from the Department of Psychology, GU has received The Best Performance Award in the field of School Psychology in India. The award has been conferred by Indian School Psychology Association (InSPA).

University Remembers Kalam

On the occasion of the First Death Anniversary of Bharatratna Dr A P J Abdul Kalam, the university organised a Memorial Programme. Honourable Chief Minister of Assam Sri Sarbananda Sonowal was also there to pay the homage to this great person. Paying homage to Dr Kalam, the Honourable Chief Minister appeals to the Gauhati University community take on the challenge of the dream to take the country to new heights.

Bromination is one of the most important transformations in organic synthesis and can be carried out using bromine and many other bromo compounds. However, due to the hazardous nature of bromine, enormous growth has been witnessed in the past several decades for the development of solid bromine carriers. 

GU researcher Pradeep Phukan and his collegues explore more.

Ref. : Chem. Rev., Article ASAP

          DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemrev.5b00400


GU Professor, Mohan Chandra Kalita and his colleagues from IIT, Guwahati, Tezpur University, and Federal University Rio de Janeiro, Brazil  are aiming on an Integrated Biorefinery Approach towards production of sustainable fuel and chemicals from Algal biobased systems through their joint Indo-Brazil Research Collaboration under the Bilateral Scientific and Technological Cooperation between the Republic of India and the Republic of Brazil.

Dr Rita Moni Baishya, Associate Professor  of Hindi, GU has been awarded the Hindi Writer National Award, 2015 for her book 'Lohit Kinare'.

The award is given by Central Hindi Directorate under the Department of Higher Education under the Ministry of Human Resource Development, to a Hindi Writer from a non-Hindi Speaking area. The award carries Rupees One Lakh and a Citation.

'Lohit Kinare' is a collection of ten selected short stories written by Sneh Devi, Nirupama Borgohain, Mamoni Roisom Goswami, Manorama Das Medhi, Purabi Barmudoi, Arupa Patingia Kalita, Rita chaudhury, Anuradha Sharma Pujari, Monikuntala Bhattacharjee, and Mouchumi Kandali. The short stories were written originally in Assamese which are edited and translated into Hindi by Dr Baishya.The book has been published by Navachetan Prakashan, Delhi.