IIT Bombay inaugurated the ‘Brijraj Chandra Mansingh Chemical Instrumentation Lab,’ on November 07, 2022, with a special ceremony held on campus. The Lab has been set up through the generous donation made by IIT Bombay’s alumnus, Mr. Sanjay Mansingh (B. Tech., Electrical Engineering, 1992), as a tribute to his father, and will be housed in the Department of Chemistry on campus. Mr. Mansingh was accompanied by his mother, Mrs. Pratima Mansingh, as well as his sister, Ms. Suniti, at the occasion.
Mr. Mansingh addressed the audience during the occasion and spoke about how the Lab will play a key role in his endeavour to create a brighter future for the present and future generations of IIT Bombay’s dreamers and innovators. Mr. Mansingh said that he learnt the importance of “community giving” from his father, which he explained was the driving force behind the successful establishment of the Lab. Later, Prof. M. Ravikanth, Head of the Department of Chemistry, highlighted the significance of the Lab in the Department’s continued mission to train its students in the best practices of Chemical Sciences.
The ‘Brijraj Chandra Mansingh Lab’ will provide the latest and advanced equipment to students pursuing innovative and cutting-edge research projects under the guidance of the Chemistry Department’s faculty. This state-of-the-art facility will also cater to more than 1,000 B. Tech., 200 BS/MSc. and 350 Ph.D. students and will be accessible through an online booking portal. The facility will continue advancing the discipline of Chemical Sciences in India and creating a societal impact. The Lab will also aid the regular upgradation of the Chemistry Department’s research infrastructure.