“On September 27, 2023, Department of Chemistry, KAHM Unity Women’s College, Manjeri, conducted a program titled “A Nature-Loving Natural Product Chemist: Prof. Dr. Asima Chatterjee”.
Dr. Jyothi P, Associate Professor and Head, delivered the inaugural address to the assembled audience. In her address, Dr. Jyothi meticulously illuminated the profound impact of Prof. Chatterjee’s research and academic career. She emphasized that Prof. Chatterjee, the first woman to obtain a PhD, exemplifies unwavering dedication and passion for the pursuit of science. This commitment is evident through the development of therapeutic drugs for ailments such as Malaria and Epilepsy.
Ms. Omniya Ummer, second-year B.Sc. representative, skillfully coordinated the presentation of a video commemorating the life and achievements of Prof. Chatterjee. In her remarks, Ms. Ummer affirmed that Prof. Chatterjee serves as a beacon of inspiration for women in the field of science. Prof. Chatterjee’s contributions to the scientific community were recognized by the nation through the prestigious Padmabhushan and Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar awards.
Faculty members from the department also graced the occasion with their presence and participation.