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Subhankar Biswas

PMRF Fellow, IIT Guwahati

Prof. Subhas Chandra Pan's Lab

About me

Subhankar Biswas is a PhD research scholar in the department of Chemistry at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati. Subhankar received his Batchelor’s degree (B.Sc.) in Chemistry from Hooghly Mohsin College, University of Burdwan in 2017 and Master’s degree (M.Sc.) degree from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Indore in 2019. Then he joined IIT Guwahati in July, 2019 to pursue his PhD under the supervision of Prof. Subhas Ch. Pan. He is recipient of the prestigious Prime Minister's Research Fellowship (Lateral Entry) from September, 2020. 
His current research work is focused on Asymmetric Synthesis of Heterocycles having biologically active moieties and exploring New Organocatalysts.



Prof. Subhash Chandra Pan

Department of Chemistry, IIT Guwahati.

E-mail: span@iitg.ac.in / pan.subhas@gmail.com
Phone: +91-361-258-3304

Group Website


The main objective of our group is the development of new methodologies. A critical challenge for synthetic chemists is control of the regio-, diastereo-, and enantioselectivity of organic transformations. We try to develop diastereoselective and enantioselective reactions using organocatalysts. In the organocatalysis we use predominantly chiral amine, bifunctional catalysts and chiral acid catalysts.







  • M.Sc

  • IIT Indore.
  • CPI: 8.75


  • B.Sc
  • Burdwan University.
  • Percentage: 69.38%


Work Experience

Project Topic: Lewis-Acid Catalyzed 1,6-Nucleophilic Addition to para-Quinone Methides”
Supervisor- Dr. Sampak Samanta (IIT Indore) (July, 2018- July, 2019)

Project Topic: CuI-Mediated One Pot Synthesis of Aroylmethylidene Malonates
Supervisor- Dr. Sampak Samanta (IIT Indore) (Feb, 2018- Apr, 2018)

Project Topic: Catalysis with MIL–53: Ni Nanoparticle Catalyst for Hydrogenation of Cinamaldehyde
Supervisor- Dr. Sanjay Kumar Singh (IIT Indore) (Nov, 2017- Jan, 2018)

Project Topic: Study of Aggregation Behaviour of Prodan in Water
Supervisor- Dr. Anjan Chakraborty (IIT Indore) (Aug, 2017- Oct, 2017)



1. Global Initiative Academic Networks- "Chemistry and Biology of Carbohydrates" organized by IIT Indore in association with Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Germany,Dr. Fabian Pfrengle (at Dept. Of Chemistry, IIT Indore, 2017).
2. Talk by Proff. Dr. Pierre Braunstein on “Selective metallation of N-Heterocyclic Carbene-Based Pincer Ligands and Catalytic Application” organized by IIT Indore in association with University of Strasbourg, France, (at Dept. Of Chemistry, IIT Indore, 2018).
3. One Day “International Organic Colloquium” held on 5th March, 2020 at Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Guwahati, Assam, India.

4. Participated in poster presentation in North-East Research Conclave (May 2022) at IIT Guwahati.

5. Participated in poster presentation in 28th CRSI National Symposium in Chemistry (March 2022) at IIT Guwahati.

6. Participated in poster presentation in Frontiers in Chemical Sciences (December 2022) at IIT Guwahati.



1. Prime Minister’s Research Fellowship for PhD tenure (September, 2020).
2. IIT Guwahati MHRD Fellowship.
3. Qualified Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (2019).
4. Qualified Joint Admission Test for MSc (2017)


Teaching Experience

1. Teaching Assistant at IIT Guwahati for CH-429: Petroleum Chemistry, July, 2021- Present.
2. Teaching Assistant at North Guwahati College for Organic Chemistry (B.Sc. Chemistry, 3rd Year), Feb., 2021- Present.



1. Biswas, S., Balha, M., Das, S., Chandra Pan, S. (2022). Organocatalytic Asymmetric Reaction between α‐Cyano Enones and Dioxindoles: Synthesis of Dihydrofuran‐Spirooxindoles. Asian Journal of Organic Chemistry, 11(8), e202200359.
2. Biswas, S., Bania, N., Chandra Pan, S. (2023). Recent Developments in Intermolecular Cross‐Rauhut‐Currier Reactions. The Chemical Record, e202200257.
3. Guin, S., Saha, H. K., Patel, A. K., Gudimella, S. K., Biswas, S., Samanta, S. (2020). 1, 6-Aza-Michael addition of para-quinone methides with N-heterocycles catalyzed by Zn (OTf)2: A regioselective approach to N-diarylmethyl-substituted heterocycles. Tetrahedron, 76(28-29), 131338.




Email: subhankarbiswas@iitg.ac.in

Phone: +918170082643

Lab: +91-361-2583318