JALUKBARI, Oct 30 - Prof Dibakar Chandra Deka of the Department of Chemistry, Gauhati University, has been awarded Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC) by the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), London, UK. It is a rare honour for a university professor of chemistry, particularly so in the North East.
Prof Deka is the first individual in the history of the Gauhati University to receive this honour. With 175 years of history since 1841, RSC is the world�s oldest leading chemistry community which is serving the causes for the advancement of chemical sciences. With over 54,000 members, RSC brings together chemical scientists from all over the world.
Prof Deka was UNESCO Research Fellow in Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan from October 1, 1989 to September 30, 1990 and Commonwealth Visiting Fellow at the University of Manchester, UK from October 1, 1997 to September 30, 1998. He had received the Best Paper Presentation Award at the 101st Indian Science Congress held at Jammu University, Jammu.
Recently, Prof Deka was awarded the Bharat Jyoti Award 2016 by the India International Friendship Society. He has been rendering his services for the cause of higher education in India as a member of the NAAC Peer Team and recently he was elected president of the All India Association of Chemistry Teachers (ACT) for three years from January 2017.