Chemistry in India: Unlocking the Potential


  • We thank Dr. T. Ramasami, Secretary, Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, for his many constructive suggestions and comments during the preparation of this Essay.


Hidden talents: Chemistry in India is currently ranked as fifth in terms of worldwide research output. G. R. Desiraju et al. discuss the current state of chemistry in India and the historic, social, cultural, and economic factors that influence its growth. They also address the issue of how to unlock the true potential of chemistry in India.