Department Academic Mentorship Program (D-AMP) is an extension of the ISMP program specific to each department. After the first year, when UG students have acclimatised well in the institute, They have to transition into a department where they will be spending most of their time. Having a fair idea about the department goes a long way. The D-AMP program is an effort to help them transition into the department smoothly.

In addition, this program aims to help senior academically distressed students too.

We are a small team of talented undergrads with a wide range of skills and experience. We love what we do, and we do it with passion.

Feel Free To Reach Out To Our Mentors

Harshvardhan Nigam

DAMP Coordinator

I strongly believe in “Karma” and I’ve weirdly realized that whilst helping others I help myself. You can find me more often than not hugging and kissing dogs.

Technical Interests: Inorganic Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry

Email me: harshiitb2017@gmail.com

Valay Agarawal:

Senior Mentor

My experience as a mentor for 2 years, both as a DAMP and an ISMP has allowed me to see that helping takes more than advice-giving and solving doubts. Listening, paraphrasing, and active dialogue are some of the conversation cues that have helped me to help people and in retrospect allowed me to face my challenges. 

Technical Interests: Quantum Chemistry, Chemical Education, History of Chemistry, Organic Synthesis

Email me: valayagarawal@gmail.com

Alok Kumar

Senior Mentor

Having been involved in mentoring via DAMP and Chemistry Club for quite some time now, I have started to sound a bit preachy lately 😛 .  Well that was not always the case as I used to be a curious learner exploring insti life as a part of  Student Satellite Team, Techfest, SARC and through other occasional interests. I still strive to nurture that curiosity so feel free to ping me for a casual conversation and meanwhile BYOP (bring your own pun).

Technical Interests: Quantum Chemistry, Machine Learning, Science Outreach, Interdisciplinary intersections in Chemistry

Email me: alokkr.iitb@gmail.com

Prerak Gandhi

I have a great interest in learning new things and also playing sports. I think having a strong will power can often make tasks easier and increase your capabilities. The key is to read about inspiring people and choose the correct role models. Being a role model for anyone in need is exactly how I think we should lead our lives.

Technical Interests: Data Analysis, Deep Learning, Reinforcement Learning

Email me: prerakgandhi13@gmail.com

Muskaan Kochar

Insti life has taught me how to take everything as it comes and to live in the moment! To celebrate every single achievement with pancakes and waffles with friends! To never stop!

Technical Interests: Finance and economics

Email me: muskaan.kochar1809@gmail.com

Varsha Jain

 I believe in trying everything and try to grab most of the opportunities I get because you’ll never know what might be next. And this unawareness itself is the greatest adventure. And eventually everything has a reason and timing good or bad. And the best line ‘this shall pass too’ gives me assurance for bad times and makes me value things in good time.I have realised that it’s never too late to do anything, it’s your dedication that matters.

Technical Interests: Finance, Case studies, Economics

Email me: jainvarsha03121998@gmail.com

Ajinkya Dhepe

I strongly feel we should not make our flaws come in the way of our success. You are born with some things which others do not have and others have some things which you don’t and together we can all help each other out and strive together towards everyone’s betterment. You can help others to correct their flaws and try your best to correct yours too. This being said I try my best to give back to society as much as I can and would love to keep doing that for the rest of my life.

Technical Interests: Spectroscopy, Data Analysis, Coding, Biochemistry.

Email me: ajinkyadhepe@gmail.com

Neetu Mourya

I always strive to improve myself, my dad has taught me to always do better and better and keep exploring and learning. I like to appreciate the efforts put by a person. It really helps to boost their confidence (This helped me too). I believe in “Sharing is Caring“- be it bringing ghar ka khana for friends (yeah!!! I am Ghati :D) Or cooking for my family gives me happiness. I really enjoy doing these little things. Always feel free to ping me anytime, I will be happy to help 🙂

Technical Interests: Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Design

Email me: mouryaneetu03@gmail.com

Ganpat Patel

I just believe in living in the present moment and enjoying every single day of life (Kal ka Kal dekhenge, aaj mauka hai jee lo badhiya se). I like making new friends and talking to different people and learning something from them.

Technical Interests: Finance, Stock market, analytics, nutritional study.

Email me: ganpatpatel656@gmail.com

Neha Bharti

I believe that it is never too late to do anything. It is just that u make the right choice, keep exploring as much as possible. It was really hard for me to interact with people before but now I am really enjoying making new friends.

Technical Interests: Finance

Email me: bneha4521@gmail.com

Mihir Surve

I really believe that the world would be a better place with a bit more empathy all around. And goals are unattainable without self-drive. Belief set aside, I am really appreciative of humour, and I absolutely love having interesting and engaging interactions with people. Feel free to contact me for all sorts of discussions, or for any kind of assistance if required. Happy to help 🙂

PS: I really, really love cats xD

Technical Interests: Computational chemistry, Quantum chemistry, Organic chemistry

Email me: mjsurve000@gmail.com

Niraja Patankar

I believe we must be grateful for all that we have,because only when we appreciate what we have, can we be worthy of more.

Technical Interests: Physics, Organic chemistry

Email me: nirajapatankar@gmail.com

Ramanathan Rajesh

I am big fan of the saying “NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE “.I believe that hardwork and dedication will definitely take us to our final destination(not a big fan of luck).My motto is to learn as much as possible from people around me.I firmly believe in sharing knowledge as the more you share it the more you gain.This comes from my realization that knowledge has a beginning but no end.

Technical Interests: Organic chemistry,Computational chemistry(MD simulations),Biochemistry,Physics

Email me: ramanathanrajesh45@gmail.com

Dibyojeet Bagchi

I personally feel that one should be very optimistic in life, life is full of opportunities. No matter how many times you fail if you are dedicated then you will definitely pass with flying colours.

“तू ज़िन्दा है तो ज़िन्दगी की जीत में यकीन कर,

अगर कहीं है स्वर्ग तो उतार ला ज़मीन पर “

To be honest I am a strong believer of karma so do good and good things will happen in your life!

Technical Interests: Organic chemistry mostly organic synthesis, Drug discovery, Indian History, History related to W.W2

Email me: dibyojeetbagchi@gmail.com

Saumya Thakur

Enthusiastic for almost everything life has to offer which has eventually led me to own a heavy wishlist with few checks already. A strong believer of the fact “Some infinities are indeed bigger than other infinities”, I always try to find solace in small and pretty moments of life to make those indeed bigger than the other infinite not-so-happy moments. Also, I am a person having this weird habit of looking things in a way to connect the dots with “Everything happens for a reason”. Try it out, won’t regret it! And a yeah huge believer of the power of ‘right choices’, so how could I not write “It is not our abilities that decide what we are, it is our choices”. I am indeed a chatterbox but yeah, never hesitate to ping me in any need 🙂 Can’t afford to ignore anytime, a Potterhead forever.

Technical Interests: Computational Chemistry, Machine Learning, Algorithms, Data Analysis/Science

Email me: thakursaumya01@gmail.com

Siddharth Shourya

 I firmly believe in 3’Cs of life -: CHOICE , CHANCE , CHANGE. You must make a Choice to take a Chance or your life will never Change. Waiting for opportunities to come and tap your door ; My friend you are in the wrong world ! & that’s what motivates me no matter whatever be the circumstances until and unless “YOU”, “YOU” give up no one can surpass you and be never ever fear to failure a “Some goals are so worthy, It’s glorious even to fail” – Param Vir Chakra Captain Manoj Kumar Pandey . So,  all we can do is TRY,TRY & TRY.                             

                             तू न थकेगा कभी,

                             तू न रुकेगा कभी,

                             तू न मुड़ेगा कभी,

                             कर शपथ, कर शपथ, कर शपथ !

Technical Interests: I am quite interested in areas of administration, managing things and also have a great inclination towards writing poetry( VEER RAS) and I am working on my skills to enhance them and  see myself as a future leader. My dream is to join Civil Services (UPSC).

Email me: sidbasu112@gmail.com