The 31st RSM of Indian Chemical Society (Mumbai Branch) was held during February 8-9, 2019 at CEBS. It was covened by Dr. Neeraj Agarwal. This two-day meet was by Research Scholars for Research Scholars where they presented and discussed cutting-edge research in areas of chemistry. 31st RSM was inaugurated by Hon. Vice Chancellor Dr. Suhas Pednekar, followed by the addresses from Dr. V. K. Jain, Director CEBS, Dr. R. K. Vatsa, President, Indian Chemical Society, (Mumbai Branch) and Dr. J. P. Mittal. Prof. R.V. Hosur, CEBS presented the guest lecture on Herbolomics and set up the tone for the proceeding.
32 oral presentations by research scholars and 07 poster presentation by M. Sc. students were made. Students from CEBS, Mumbai University & its affiliated colleges, ICT, Matunga, BARC, Mumbai participated in the meet. Students presented their research work on several topics e.g. ring closing metathesis, polymers, carbon nanotube, interaction of antibiotics with surfactants, actin polymerization dynamics, organometallic chemistry of organo-gallium, materials for OLEDS, solar cells etc. Each presentation was thoroughly discussed with experts of field from surrounding institutes. Dr. K. I. Priyadarsini, Head, Chemistry Group, BARC was the guest for valedictory function and presented an overview of current research happening in Chemical Sciences. Students were motivated on discussing their research with the experts and were listened their views on science. RSM served the purpose to bring together experts, young scientists and research scholars working in the wide areas of chemical sciences, and to discuss the current status of the field in the national and international context. We hope the deliberations in this research scholars’ meet will be quite useful to the participants and will provide them an opportunity to expand their understanding of the subject.