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 CHEMCOS Journal of The Chemical Society, IIT Delhi
  Issue I : April 2008
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Message for the Chemical Society


Prof. B. Jayaram
,
The Head, Department of Chemistry,
Indian Inst. Techology Delhi,
New Delhi, India.

Prof. B Jayaram


The Chemical Society comprising Masters and Doctoral students and alumni, Staff and Faculty of the Department of Chemistry, IIT Delhi has decided to launch an e-journal to disseminate news and views in promotion of the cause of chemistry and human bonds. While providing inter alia, a forum to present interviews with some eminent scientific personae, it presents an opportunity to students to learn the art of scientific journalism, all of which I am sure, the readership will enjoy.

The mystery of recognition, intra and intermolecular, an unsolved puzzle for more than six decades is at the heart of most of chemistry and almost all of biology. The editorial board quire rightly caught up with Prof. G. Desiraju, a contributor of some original ideas to this topic, for this inaugural issue. I wish Chemcos all the success in shedding light of excitement on the path of molecules to men and women.





Message for the Chemical Society

Prof. A K Ganguli
,
Faculty In-charge of The Chemical Society,
Department of Chemistry,
Indian Inst. Techology Delhi,
New Delhi, India.


Prof. A K Ganguly

It gives me great pleasure to write a few lines on the occasion of the first issue of Chemcos to be launched by The Chemical Society of IIT Delhi which I am proud to say is the first society at IIT Delhi to have such an e-journal. The students have done a marvelous job in making this e-journal a reality and they have always been supported in their endeavors by Prof Jayaram, the Head of our department. I hope the students and faculty through Chemcos can express their views on their interests, their aspirations and their failings which will make a constructive impact on our department and the surroundings. Times are changing and we also need to change with the world where entrepreneurship has become very important. However we need to respect scholarship and creativity without which all round development cannot be sustained in the long run. It is my personal belief that monetary benefits give limited happiness which also has a low shelf-life, while interest in creative work (which may be scientific research) can sustain you for life. It is necessary to keep our aims high even though we may not always be able to reach that level. Everyday new and interesting things are being found somewhere and we should dream that one day we also will be as successful, as Walter Staples says “We are today where our thought has brought us and we will be tomorrow where our thought takes us, if our thoughts don’t change, nothing in our life changes”.

Finally, I wish the students a continued success in bringing out subsequent issues of the e-journal.

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