Why you should consider applying for a PhD ? – Ranadeb Ball

The social conditioning of defining oneself through gauging his/her achievements or introducing oneself with a set of ostentatious bullet points on the CV has led us to this new world, where our stories are being labelled with success or failure, rather than being heard. Although I am not in favor of completely discarding this idea, I would beg to differ from that at least in … Continue reading Why you should consider applying for a PhD ? – Ranadeb Ball

“My journey in research; Chasing a chemical high” – Saurja Dasgupta

When I told my eighth-grade teacher, I wanted to get a Ph.D. in Chemistry, he didn’t dismiss my wide-eyed fantasies. Instead, he kept encouraging me throughout the year with books and impromptu discussions, which gradually expanded the meaning of the word ‘Chemistry’ to me. My decision to pursue Chemistry was, in effect, the decision of a naïve thirteen-year-old, who was still learning about pH indicators … Continue reading “My journey in research; Chasing a chemical high” – Saurja Dasgupta

Subtle differences between the Undergrad & the Grad School – Ruhee D’Cunha, PhD Student, Virginia Tech

Hi there. I’m Ruhee D’Cunha, and I graduated from IIT Bombay with an Integrated Masters in Chemistry in 2016. I’m currently working on a PhD in Theoretical Chemistry at Virginia Tech. I’ve had the opportunity to both learn and teach, in India and the US. And it’s a standard observation that things are very different back home and here in the US. I’d like to … Continue reading Subtle differences between the Undergrad & the Grad School – Ruhee D’Cunha, PhD Student, Virginia Tech

“My journey of discovering my passion for research” – Akanksha Manghrani, Ph.D. Student, Duke University

Hi there ! I am Akanksha Manghrani and I graduated with an Integrated Master’s degree in Chemistry with a minor in Biosciences in 2018. I am currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Biochemistry at Duke University, school of medicine.  My Flair for Chemistry I decided to pursue chemistry mainly because while preparing for JEE I had a vague realization that I liked understanding the laws of … Continue reading “My journey of discovering my passion for research” – Akanksha Manghrani, Ph.D. Student, Duke University

My experience of working in Chemical Industry – Deepti Taneja

  Hey there ! I’m Deepti Taneja, M.Sc graduate of 2019 batch currently working with Aarti Industries for about a year now. I am here to share my Industry job experience to help juniors gain a broader perspective about jobs in Industry. Bagging Job I got a notification from the Placement office (DPC) on Placement portal of IIT Bombay,  this Industry was related to my … Continue reading My experience of working in Chemical Industry – Deepti Taneja