Message from President

 

Chemistry is necessarily an experimental science: its conclusions are drawn from data, and its principles supported by evidence from facts.

Michael Faraday

Life is extremely resilient once it takes hold, but it requires rich chemistry, large energy sources, and stability, right from the beginning. The comparative planetology of our solar system makes it seem like those initial conditions are hard to come by.

DimitarSasselov

Bangladesh Chemical Society (BCS), a chemistry based national platform of the chemistry graduates and professionals was established in 1972, immediate after the liberation war. Academicians of the Departments of Chemistry and the Departments of Applied Chemistry of the Universities in Bangladesh and eminent scientists, working in different organizations took the great initiative.The society has 9 regional branches, located in various parts of the country.

Since its inception, it is working topromote chemistry education and chemical research in the country with the ultimate aim of improving the industrial and technological output of the country, and to protect the professional interests of the chemists and chemical technologists working in different organizations. These includeBangladesh Standards and Testing Institution (BSTI), Bangladesh Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (BCSIR), Bangladesh Chemical Industries Corporation (BCIC), BangladeshSugar and Food Industries Corporation etc.It is working for sound chemical management and sustainable development.It has collaboration with different national and international organizations, working in same field like Bangladesh Armed Forces Division (AFD), Organization for the prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) etc. BCS regularly organizes different national and international conferences to incentivize all the concerned stakeholders. To encourage young learners in chemistry education, it regularly organizes Bangladesh Chemistry Olympiad throughout the country.

The country which is in advance of the rest of the world in chemistry will also be foremost in wealth and in general prosperity. But it is a matter of sorrow that we are far behind from the trend the world is watching in case of different scientific innovation. With different mandated activities, BCS is trying to expand the chemistry education and make the knowledge useful for innovation and safe chemical management.

Every aspect of the world today-even politics and international relations is affected by chemistry.Bangladesh has entered in the era of nuclear power. Country’s first ever nuclear power plant (NPP) in being constructed in Rooppur, Pabnato generate environmentally clean power at low operating costs over the long term.It is easily to be assumed that coming days will demand accumulation of depth chemistry knowledge and wide spread use of the chemistry science.

Bangladesh Chemical Society will keep contributing in capacity building in this very important sector. In consultation with all the relevant stakeholders, it will initiate new and effective programs to make the learners and practitioners of this sector able to better contribute to the economic development of the country and achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Message from General Secretary

 

Bangladesh Chemical Society (BCS) is a learned society with the prime objective of advancing the chemical sciences. In fact, what underlies the formation of this society, originates from increased interests in scientific matters. Accurately speaking, BCS is a national organization of professional chemists, dedicated to improving the quality of chemical education and research, industrial as well as technological output, and overall well-being of the chemists and chemical technologists of the country.

Nearly 45 years have elapsed since the inception of BCS. The time has come for the enlightened community of the Society to make an assessment of to what extent the incalculable uses of chemistry have been expanded into a wide variety of fields in the context of Bangladesh. Technology is the science of craft. It is the combination of many methods, processes, procedures, and techniques. Keeping the aforementioned criterion of scientific development in mind, BCS, in the future to come, will certainly play a major contributive role in promoting, expanding and improving the standard of education and research in chemistry, chemical technology and related fields throughout the country.

BCS, in all probability, is definitely an integrative model for knowledge-sharing in communities-of-practice. With the facilitation of a great deal of coordination, interaction and collaboration among educational institutions, research organizations and industries at national and international level, it will create knowledge sharing tools and methods, which, in turn, go for the propagation of a knowledge sharing culture. The matter of fact is that Bangladesh Chemical Society can build a common platform for the exchange of knowledge by the professional chemists from home and abroad, a particular task which is likely to result in an immense possibility of scientific development and technological innovation in the interests of humankind.

A trip to the colonial age reveals an unpalatable truth that the inventive force from the colonized world, in many instances, went unrecognized and unrewarded under the jackboot of colonial ruler. During the post-colonial age, time has arrived to say good-bye to such a history of suppression of the inventive spirit. Bangladesh Chemical Society can play a progressive role in order to boost the growth of talent through the dissemination of knowledge and the spread of information. Notably speaking, BCS, in tune with its goal, carries out research, publishes journals, books and databases. Moreover, hosting conferences, seminars and workshops is the one of the major tasks of BCS. As a consequence of the spread of information, the individual talent gets recognized on one hand. On the other hand, there remains ample scope for the humanity to have access to information.

Never has BCS remained oblivious of Bangabandu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s dream of ‘Golden Bengal’.  BCS, in a hundred different ways, can facilitate implementation strategy of the development programs in harmony with the mission and vision of the Father of the Nation. Compatible with the strategic plan of massive industrial development at local, national, regional and international level, the organization must initialize steps to expand and improve the standard of education in chemistry at theoretical and practical level, thereby giving birth to a technologically affluent nation. Today’s journey of chemistry at theoretical level will bloom into the vast applications of utilizable chemical technology of tomorrow’s world.

The programs, undertaken by BCS so far, work towards implementation of an enhancement strategy in connection with science and technology across the country. It is noteworthy that BCS, on a regular basis, arranges the Bangladesh Chemistry Olympiad (with a huge gathering of young learners from several educational institutions) at national level at an interval of one year, a step which will result in shifting their focus of interests towards the diversified implications of science and technology.

From management perspective, the most creditable, yet challenging and strenuous task BCS can perform involves setting connectivity between the academic and corporate world. Realization of such a goal, the society can contribute a lot to the national economy the basis of which is sustainable development.