Bhisma Kumar Patel

Prof. Bhisma Kumar Patel


Ph. D. (IIT Kanpur)
Research Area: Bio-Organic Chemistry and Newer Methodologies.
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  • Education

    • B. Sc. (Hons) (1985), Sambalpur University, First Class First with Distinction.
    • M. Sc. (1987) Chemistry, Sambalpur University. First Class First.
    • Ph. D. (1994) Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (C.P.I. 9.67/10).
    • Post. Doc. at Max Planck Institute for Experimental Medicin, Gottingen, Germany.

  • Experience

  • Teaching

    Teaching at various levels such as B.Tech, M.Sc and Ph.D Courses Since 1997. The courses include:
    • CH-001: Preparative Organic Chemistry (pre-B. Tech Course)
    • CH-101: General Chemistry (B. Tech. Course)
    • CH-110: General Chemistry Laboratory (B. Tech. Course)
    • CH-220: Consumer Chemistry (B. Tech. Elective)
    • CH-221: Organic Chemistry (B.Tech Course)
    • CH-420: Principles of Organic Chemistry (M.Sc. Course)
    • CH-421: Organic Reactions Mechanisms (M.Sc. Course)
    • CH-425: Organic Chemistry Laboratory (M.Sc. Course)
    • CH-426: Basics of Chemical Biology (M.Sc. Course)
    • CH-433: Applications of Spectroscopy (M.Sc. Course)
    • CH-520: Concepts in Organic Synthesis (Ph.D Course)
    • CH-620: Art in Organic Synthesis (Ph.D Course)
    • CH-621: New Reagents for Organic Synthesis (Ph.D Course)
    • CH-625: Supramolecular Chemistry (Ph.D Course)
    • CH-500: Graduate Seminar (M. Sc. Course)
  • Awards

    • Costal Chemical Research Society Award (CCRS-2016).
    • Notable Alumni of Sambalpur University.
    • Visited University of Gifu, Japan to Sign MOU’s with IIT Guwahati, April 2015.
    • Awarded Bronze Medal by Chemical Research Society (CRSI) of India 2014.
    • Awarded UKERI faculty exchange programme 2012.
    • Received travel grand from DST at attend a conference in Germany.
    • Awarded Visiting Professor under JSPS fellowship programme 2009.
    • R. C. Tripathy young scientist award by Orissa Chemical Society (OCS) 1998.
    • Awarded fellowships by Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (Germany).
    • Secured highest CPI (9.67/10 during course work at IIT Kanpur.
    • Qualified Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) in year 1988.
    • Awarded junior research fellowship in 1988 after qualifying CSIR-NET.
    • First rank in M.Sc Chemistry Course in the University (Sambalpur, Jyotivihar).
    • Awarded postgraduate merit scholarship in the year 1985-86 and 1986-87.
    • First rank in B.Sc Chemistry (Hons) in the University (Sambalpur, Jyotivihar).




    • Head Department of Chemistry, IIT Guwahati, April 1, 2014 onwards.
    • Organizing Chairman 49th Inter IIT Sports Meet held at IIT Guwahati 2013.
    • Dean of Students Affairs, IIT Guwahati, August 2011-March 2014.
    • Member Board of Governor, IIT Guwahati from March 2010 – March 2012.
    • Chairman DRDO-SET (Scientist Entry Test) 2008.
    • Chairman DRDO-SET (Scientist Entry Test) 2007.
    • Head Central Instruments Facility, IIT Guwahati, April 2006 – March 2009.
    • Professor of Chemistry, since August 2005, IIT Guwahati.
    • Chairman Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) 2005, IIT Guwahati.
    • Associate Professor of Chemistry, IIT Guwahati (June 2001 – August 2005).
    • Assistant Professor of Chemistry, IIT Guwahati (April 1999 – June 2001).
    • Visiting Associate Professor of Chemistry, IIT Guwahati from April 1997 – April 1999.
    • Post doctoral research fellow at Max-Planck Institute for Experimental Medicine, Goettingen, Germany with Prof. Dr. Fritz Eckstein from April 1994–April 1997.
  • Patents

    • An environmentally friendly synthesis of tetrabutylammonium tribromide (C4H9)4NBr3 (nBu4NBr3, TBATB), an efficient brominating agent for organic substrates. \ Inventors: Upasana Bora, Mihir K.Chaudhuri, Abu T. Khan and Bhisma K. Patel, Patent Application No. 28/CAL/2000 of 19th January, 2000.
    • A Clean process for the preparation of alky and aryl isothiocyanates. Inventors: Bhisma K. Patel and Jayashree Nath Indian Pat. Appl. (2010), IN 2008KO02138 A 20100618.
    • Process for the preparation of carbodiimides by dehydrosulfurization of thioureas. Bhisma K. Patel, Abdur Rezzak Ali and Harisadhan Ghosh (998/KOL/2009 of 27th November, 2009).