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  Ganes Chandra Mitter

Name Professor GC Mitter
(Professor Ganes Chandra Mitter)
  Gender M
Birth 1897
Specialization Industrial Chemistry; Metallurgy
  Year of Election 1948  
  Demise NA

Ganes Chandra Mitter obtained his MSc (1920) from University of Calcutta specializing in industrial chemistry and metallurgy. He served as the Chief Assayer, His Majesty’s Mint, Mumbai; Honorary Professor of Industrial Chemistry, Royal Institute of Science, Mumbai. He was a Member, Advisory Board, Department of Works, Mines and Power, Government of India.

Academic and Research Achievements: Mitter worked on the recovery of bichromate and sulphuric acid liquor from waste chrome liquor. As a result of his investigation, full-scale plants were installed at Bombay Mint and New Mint, Lahore. He also worked on the refining of precious metals, especially silver from alloys.

Other Contributions: Mitter published among others a book Standard Weight and its Verification (Tracker & Co., Mumbai, 1945).

Awards and Honours: Mitter was a Member, Indian Chemical Society, Institute of Metals (London), Bombay Metallurgical Society, American Electrochemical Society and American Institute of Mining and Metallurgical Engineers.

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