• July 26, 2018: The Group welcomes Mr. Mintu Munda as a Graduate student (M.Sc. from Department of Chemistry, IIT Kharagpur)!

  • July 26, 2018: The Group welcomes Ms. Rhituparna Nandi as a Graduate student (M.Sc. from Bidhannagar College under the West Bengal State University)!

  • July 26, 2018: The Group welcomes Mr. Sourav Kundu as a Graduate student (M.Sc. from Department of Chemistry, Burdwan University)!


  • July 23, 2018: Congratulations to Nivesh and the team on their ChemComm article on catalytic approach to hexahydro[2,3-b]-pyrroloindoline alkaloids (DOI: 10.1039/c8cc04117b)!


  • July 15, 2018: Congratulations to Arindam Maity for the best poster award on his poster on synthetic approaches to the hexahydro[2,3-b]-pyrroloindoline alkaloids from 23rd CRSI-NSC held at IISER Bhopal!


  • June 30, 2018: Congratulations to Dr. Vishnumaya Bisai and team on their ARKIVOC article on Naturally Occurring Taiwaniaquinoids: Biosynthetic Relationships and Synthetic Approaches as an Invited Article!


  • June 18, 2018: Congratulations to Naresh Babu and team on their ChemComm article on synthetic approaches to dimeric cyclotryptamine alkaloids via Cu(II)-tBu-PHOX catalysed malonate addition onto 3-hydroxy-2-oxindoles (DOI: 10.1039/c8cc04338h)!

  • June 07, 2018: Dr. Amarchand Parida joined as an Institute Postdoctoral Fellow in the research group of Dr. Prasenjit Mal in the School of Chemical Sciences, NISER Bhubaneswar.

  • May 30, 2018: The Group welcomes Ms. Diksha Bansal from the Thapar University as a Summer Research Fellow through Indian Academy of Sciences (IAS).


  • May 26, 2018: Congratulations to Nivesh and the team for their recent publication on "Development of Pd(0)-Catalyzed Chemoselective Deacylative Alkylation (DaA) of N-Acyl-2-oxindoles" in  J. Org. Chem. (accepted).


  • May 25, 2018: The Group welcomes Ms. Jaskiran Kaur from the Hindu College (Delhi Univ.) as a Summer Research Fellow, Indian Academy of Sciences (IAS).

  • May 22, 2018: The Group welcomes summer intern student Mr. Snehangshu Paine from IIT Kanpur.

  • May 21, 2018: The Group welcomes summer intern student Mr. Ajay Tomar from IIT-BHU.

  • May 19, 2018: The Group welcomes summer intern student Mr. Dibyaranjan Sahoo from IISER Kolkata.

  • May 17, 2018: The Group welcomes summer intern students Ms. Shilpa Mary Paul and Mr. Rahul Bhuyan from IISER Berhampur.

  • May 16, 2018: Congratulations to Mr. Manvendra Singh, Ms. Neha J. Hedge, and Mr. Nikhilraj Kariyandi for receiving their BS-MS dual degree in 6th Convocation of IISER Bhopal.

  • May 16, 2018:  Congratulations to Dr. Nivesh Kumar, Dr. Saikat Chaudhuri, and Dr. Amarchnd Parida for receiving Ph.D. degree in 6th Convocation of IISER Bhopal.

  • May 14, 2018: The Group welcomes summer intern student Ms. Kirti from IISER Mohali.

  • May 13, 2018: The Group welcomes summer intern students Mr. Shiva Singh and Mr. Akhand Pratap Singh from VNIT Nagpur.

  • May 12, 2018: The Group welcomes Monojit Nandi as a summer student from IISER Bhopal.

  • May 04, 2018: Congratulations to Vishnumaya and Alakesh on their 'Focus Review' on 'Diels-Alder Reactions in Creating Complexity in Higher Order Isoprenoids:Proposed Biosynthesis and Biomimetic Total Syntheses' in Asian J. Org. Chem. (doi.org/10.1002/ajoc.201800158)(Invited)!

  • April 16, 2018: Congratulations to Amarchand for successful completion of Ph.D. defence.


  • April 12, 2018: Congratulations to Satyajit on successful completion of his Graduate Seminar.


  • April 05, 2018: Congratulations to Kundan on successful completion of his Graduate Seminar.


  • February 28, 2018: The Group Congratulates Alakesh on receiving research grant from the Ministry of Earth Science (MoES) under the Scheme  'Drugs from Sea' on the project entitled "Total Syntheses of Marine-Derived Sesquiterpenoids and Related Analogues for the Discovery of New Anti-Cancer  Drugs".

  • Jan. 15, 2018: The group welcomes Arindam Khatua as a Project Student in a SERB sponsored project.




  • Dec. 18, 2017: Congratulations to  Saikat, Santanu, and Subhajit  for their recent publication on "Catalytic Asymmetric Formal Total Synthesis of Cycloclavine" in Chem. Commun.



  • Dec 14, 2017: Congratulations to  Avishek and the team for their recent publication on "Transition-Metal Free Oxidative Alkynylation of  2-Oxindoles with Ethynylbenziodoxolone (EBX) Reagents" in  J. Org. Chem.


  • Dec 13, 2017: Congratulations to  Saikat  and the team for their recent publication on "Biomimetic Total Syntheses of Clavine Alkaloids" in Org. Lett.



  • Nov 29, 2017: The group congratulates Nivesh and the team for their publication,  in the J. Ind. Chem. Soc.

  • Nov 24, 2017:  We welcome our new project student  Mrityunjay  from IISER Bhopal.



  • Sept 14, 2017: Congratulations to Vipin on successful completion of his Graduate Seminar.

  • August 2, 2017: Congratulations to Subhajit and the team for their recent publication on "Total Syntheses of  Pyroclavine, Festuclavine, Lysergol, and Isolysergol via a Catalytic Asymmetric Nitro-Michael Reaction” in Chem.- Eur. J.

  • August 1, 2017: The AB research group welcomes Satyajit and Kundan as graduate students.

  • July 18, 2017: Congratulations to  Lakshmana and the team for their recent publication on "FeCl3-Catalyzed Allylation Reactions onto 3-Hydroxy-2-oxindoles: Formal Total Syntheses of Bis-cyclotryptamine Alkaloids, (±)-Chimonanthine, and (±)-Folicanthine” in  J. Org. Chem.


  • June 10, 2017: The AB group welcomes our new MS Project students ManvendraNeha and Nikhil.


  • June 01, 2017:Congratulations to  Lakshmana and the team for their recent publication on "Lewis-Acid-Catalysed Reaction of 3-Hydroxy-2-oxindoles with Terminal Alkynes: Synthetic Approaches to the Pyrroloindoline Alkaloids" in  Eur. J. Org. Chem.(VIP article)!




  • May 13, 2017: We welcome  Integrated Ph.D. students Pirudhan Karak & Upasana Gayen  for Lab rotation  from  IISER Bhopal.

  • May 10, 2017: We welcome our new summer project students Rahul Prakash & Asim Kumar  from IISER Kolkata.

  • May 07, 2017: We welcome our new summer project students Suman & Malay from IIT Kanpur.

  • May 06, 2017: We welcome our new summer project students Rahul (IAS) from VNIT, Nagpur.

  • Feb. 28, 2017 : The AB Group congratulates  Arindam for successful completion of his comprehensive exam!

  • Jan. 19, 2017:Congratulations to  Nivesh and the team for their recent publication on "Development of Catalytic Deacylative Alkylations (DaA) of 3-Acyl-2-Oxindoles: Total Synthesis of meso-Chimonanthine and Related Alkaloids" in Chem. Commun.

  • Jan. 01, 2017: The group is waiting for the 'Inter-IISER Chemistry Meet 2017 (IICM 2017)', which has been scheduled on Jan. 20-22, 2017 at IISER Bhopal.

  • Dec. 26, 2016: The AB group welcomes Vipin as a graduate student!




  • Dec. 16, 2016: Congratulations to  Nivesh  for receiving best poster prize at 'International Conference in Organic Synthesis 21' organized by IIT Bombay, (11th - 16th December, 2016)! 

  • Dec. 14, 2016: Congratulations to  Alakesh for the recent publication in collaborative work with Dr. J. Sankar on "Zwitterionic BODIPYs with large stokes shift: small molecular biomarkers for live cells" in Chem Comm., (10.1039/C6CC09325F)!.

  • Nov. 28, 2016:  Congratulations to Subhadip  and the team for their recent publication on "Synthesis of 2 Oxindoles Sharing Vicinal All-Carbon Quaternary Stereocenters via Organocatalytic Aldol Reaction" in The Journal of Organic Chemistry.,(10.1021/acs.joc.6b02195).

  • Sept. 21, 2016: Congratulations to IISER Bhopal  and Alakesh for successfully conducting RSC publishing Workshop.



  • Aug. 02, 2016:  Welcomes Arindam and Rajib as Graduate student.

  • Aug. 01, 2016:  Congratulations to Badrinath and the team for their recent publication on "FeCl3-Catalyzed Highly Efficient Nazarov Type Cyclization of Arylvinylcarbinols: Total Synthesis of Dichroanal B and Related Taiwaniaquinoids" in Chemistryselect.




  • May 30, 2016: The AB group congratulate Vaishnavi for Proficiency Medals 2016 in Chemistry Discipline for the BS-MS (Dual Degree) Programme.

  • May 25, 2016: Congratulations to Badrinath and the team for their recent publication on "Total Syntheses of Taiwaniaquinol D and Taiwaniaquinone D via a key Lewis Acid-Catalyzed Nazarov Type Cyclization" in Tetrahedron Lett.

  • May 16, 2016: Congratulations to Nivesh and the team for their recent publication on “Synthesis of 2-oxindoles via 'transition-metal-free' intramolecular dehydrogenative coupling (IDC) of sp2 C–H and sp3 C–H bonds” in Beilstein J. Org. Chem. (Just accepted as an invited article)!

  • May 15, 2016: The AB group welcomes our new MS Project students GauravPratyusha and Saina.

  • May 10, 2016: We welcome our new summer project students Kousik from IIT Kanpur, Dikshaa from VSSUT, and Shiv Pratap from IISER Bhopal.

  • Mar. 30, 2016: Please see our recent publication on "Approach to Merosesquiterpenes via Lewis Acid Catalyzed Nazarov Type Cyclization: Total Synthesis of Akaol A" in Org. Lett. (DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.6b00446). Congratulations to Badrinath and team. 






  • Feb. 22, 2016 : The Group congratulates to Mrinal and team for the publication on the "Concise Total Syntheses of (±)-Joubertiamine, (±)-O-Methyl¬joubertiamine, (±)-3′-Methoxy-4′-O-methyljoubertiamine, (±)-Mesembrane, and (±)-Crinane" which is accepted in Synthesis (DOI: 10.1055/s-0035-1561583).



  • Nov. 17, 2015: Congratulations to Subhadip and the team for their recent publication on "Unified Approach to the Spiro(pyrrolidinyl-oxindole) and Hexahydropyrrolo[2,3-b]indole Alkaloids: Total Syntheses of Pseudophrynamines 270 and 272A" in Org. Lett. (DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.5b03082)!

  • Nov. 06, 2015: The AB group congratulates to Santanu for Eli Lilly Outstanding Thesis Award for 2015.

  • Sept. 28, 2015: The AB group congratulates to Badrinath for submitting his thesis!

  • Sept. 25, 2015: AB group congratulates to Santanu and team for their publication, in Chem.- Eur. J. 2015, DOI: 10.1002/chem.201502878!

  • Sept. 23, 2015: Congratulations to Saikat and the team for their publication, in Synlett 2015, which is qualified for the best paper award competition by editor!


  • Sept. 20, 2015: The AB group congratulates to Subhadip for submitting his thesis!


  • Aug. 01, 2015: Welcomes Avishek as Graduate student.

  • July 01, 2015: The group welcomes Santanu as postdoctoral fellow.

  • June 09, 2015: Welcome to Krushna in the AB Group as Summer Research Fellow from NISER Bhubaneswar.


  • May 15, 2015 :  The AB group Congratulates to Santanu for successfully defending his thesis for PhD degree and he will be received degree during 3rd convocation of IISER Bhopal.

  • May 01, 2015 : The group welcomes Vaishnavi as MS Project student.






  • Jan. 02, 2015 : Congratulations to Pooja for joining in IISER Pune for her doctoral studies.





  • May 19, 2014 : The Group Welcomes Aniruddh, Prathyusha, and Sachin as Undergraduate Students for their Summer Projects.



  • Mar. 27, 2014 : Congratulations to Saikat on successful completion of his comprehensive exam!

  • Mar. 06, 2014 : The AB Group congratulates Nivesh for successful completion of his comprehensive exam!


  • Dec. 01, 2013 : The group welcomes Shubhashish, Raghavendra, and Vaishnavi as undergraduate students for projects entitled synthetic strategies to the Amarylidaceae alkaloids and IDC approach to the 2-oxindoles!

  • Nov. 20, 2013 : Congratulations to Alakesh on his promotion to Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, IISER Bhopal!

  • Sept. 07, 2013 : The AB group is all set to move to the much awaited "NEW CHEMISTRY LAB" @ Bhauri Campus of the IISER Bhopal. Here comes the celebration time to the group members!


  • Aug. 14, 2013 : The group congratulates Subhadip and the team for their publication,  in the J. Ind. Chem. Soc. as an Invited Article.



  • June 25, 2013 : The AB Group congratulates Sourabh and team for publishing, in the Indian Journal of Chemistry A as an Invited Article (Pdf) (Indo-German Conference)!

  • May 05, 2013 : Congratulations to Sourabh for completing his MS Project work and receiving his BS-MS degree. He is going to join University of Florida for graduate studies.



  • Apr. 23, 2013 : The AB Group welcomes Sharique and Pooja as MS Project students.



  • Mar. 01, 2013 : Congratulations to Alakesh on receiving a research grant from the DST-SERB (FAST-TRACK), Government of India on the project entitled "Strategies and Tactics towards the Total Synthesis of Amarylidaceae Alkaloids"!

  • Feb. 14, 2013 : The Group congratulates Sourabh for getting offer of admission from University of Florida for graduate studies and wishes him all the best!

  • Dec. 29, 2012 : The AB Group welcomes Saikat and Nivesh as Gradute students!

  • Oct. 08, 2012 : The AB Group congratulates Santanu and team for the publication,  in Organic Letters (DOI: 10.1021/ol302767w). This is one of the 5 Most-Read Article in December 2012(Pdf)!

  • Sep. 28, 2012 : "Base Promoted Michael Reaction Concomitant with Alkylation of Cyclic 1,3-Dione: An Efficient Approach to 2-Substituted Vinylogous Esters" is now online in Synlett (DOI: 10.1055/s-0032-1317496).  Congratulation to Subhadip and team!

  • Aug. 19, 2012 : "Lewis-Acid Catalyzed Friedel-Crafts Alkylations of 3-Hydroxy-2-oxindoles: An Efficient Approach to the Core Structure of Azonazine" is now online in Chem. Commun. (DOI: 10.1039/C2CC35283D). Congratulation to Santanu and team!


  • Aug. 02, 2012 : The Group welcomes Suman as a Project Assiatant.

  • May 23, 2012 : The Group welcomes Sourabh as a MS project students.

  • May 17, 2012 : Congratulations to Alakesh on receiving a research grant from the DST-SERB, Government of India on the project entitled "Strategies and Tactics towards the Total Synthesis of Ergot Alkaloids"!

  • Mar. 29, 2012 : The AB Group congratulates Subhajit for successful completion of his comprehensive exam.


  • Mar. 08, 2012 : The AB Group congratulates Lakshmana for successful completion of his comprehensive exam.

  • Jan. 01, 2012 : Congratulations to Alakesh on receiving a research grant from the CSIR, New Delhi, Govt. of India on the project entitled "Organocatalysis in the Context of the Total Synthesis of Pyrroloindoline and Related Alkaloids"!

  • Dec. 01, 2011 : Congratulations to Alakesh on receiving research grant from the Board of Research in Nuclear Science (BRNS), Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) on the project entitled "Strategies and Tactics towards the Total Synthesis of abeo-Abietane and Icetaxane Diterpenoids"!

  • Nov. 17, 2011 : The AB Group congratulates Subhadip for successful completion of his comprehensive exam.

  • Nov. 10, 2011 : The AB Group congratulates Badrinath for successful completion of his comprehensive exam.

  • Nov. 03, 2011 : The AB Group congratulates Santanu for successful completion of his comprehensive exam.

  • May 23, 2011 : The Group welcomes Sahil, Nikhil, Naveen, Suneet, Paramveer  and Jyothi as a summer  project students.

  • May 21, 2011 : The Group welcomes Abhijeet, Pooja, Sharique and Vineet as a summer  project students.



  • Feb. 15, 2010 : The Group welcomes Santanu as Gradute student.
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