Dr. Basker Sundararaju was born in Mettuppalayam, a small town in Tamilnadu, South India. He received his undergraduation at the Bishop Heber college (affiliated to Bharathidasan University) Tiruchirappalli. Upon completion of his 1st year Master from St. Joseph's college Tiruchirappalli, he moved to university of Rennes1, Rennes, France to continue his second year master in Molecular chemistry. During the Master program he was associated with Prof. Pierre H Dixneuf who was director of master international. He then undertook his PhD studies in the same group under the guidance of Dr. Mathieu Achard and Dr. Christian Bruneau at the university of Rennes1, France in collaboration with Dr. G. V. M. Sharma from Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Hyderabad, India. During his doctoral studies he had the opportunity to work with Prof. Jurgen Klakenmeyer and Prof. Walter Leitner, RWTH Aachen, in 2008 and in 2009-10, with Prof. Matthias Beller LIKAT, Rostock from Germany supported European Network. In 2011, he then moved to the laboratory of Prof. Alois Fuerstner at Max Planck Institut fuer Kohlenforschung, Muelheim, Germany, where he was a Alexander Von Humboldt Fellow. In Oct 2013, He began his independent career at IIT Kanpur, where his research interests are focused on the development of new methods for organic synthesis, ligand design, C-H & C-C bond functionalization and application in targeted synthesis.