The Interdisciplinary program on Chemical and Materials Engineering has been incorporated into the school of Chemical and Materials Sciences in 2019 with a clear objective of encouraging interdisciplinary research and excellence in teaching. As of now, we envisage a post graduate program. The program will also embrace the already established center of excellence on “Particles, colloids and interfaces” in an organic manner. We believe this program will catalyze inter- and intra-institutional collaborations within India and abroad with a strong focus on industrial collaborations and product development.