The Department of Chemical Sciences (DCS), IISER Kolkata is organizing a conference entitled ‘Catalysis and Synthesis 2020’ during March 13-14, 2020 (CS-2020) at the Department of Chemical Sciences, IISER Kolkata. As this coincides with the 65th birth anniversary of , Prof. Sourav Pal, the Honourable Director himself who has contributed immensely to Science, Policy, and Administration, the Department would like to felicitate him during this conference in appreciation to his contribution to Indian Science. Eight well-known foreign speakers from different country like USA, Canada, UK, Spain, and China will be speaking at this conference. In addition, there will be 15-16 National speakers from various areas of Chemical Sciences and speakers from our own Department. The scientific program would include broad spectrum of areas covering Organometallics and Catalysis, Bio-organic/ Bio-inorganic Chemistry, Asymmetric Catalysis, Supramolecular Chemistry, Spectroscopy and Computational Chemistry.