Department of Chemistry

Faculty Detail

SNO.Name, Qualification, and ExperienceDetail
1. Dr. Keshav Chander (Head)
Associate Professor

  Qualification:-
M.Sc. (Hons.), Ph.D.  
Experience:- 26
Dr. Keshav Chander (Head), Ph.D. has been working as an Associate Professor in the Department of Chemistry, Hindu College, Amritsar since 1996. Presently, he holds an additional charge as Controller of Examination in college. He completed his undergraduate and post-graduate degree in Chemistry from the Department of Chemistry, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar. He obtained his Ph.D. degree with Prof. P.S. Bassi in the Department of Chemistry, GNDU, Amritsar in 1991. His research interest includes the solid-state reactions of substituted aryl amino compounds with cobalt (II) salts and quinones. His research work was published in reputed journals. He attended various scientific national seminars and workshops in his carrier.
2. Dr. Vishu Mehra Assistant Professor  

Qualification:-
M.Sc., Ph.D.   Experience:- 06
Dr. Vishu Mehra Ph.D. has been working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry, at Hindu College, Amritsar since 2015. Presently, he holds an additional charge as NSS Coordinator of the boy’s wing in college. He obtained his Master’s degree in Applied Chemistry from Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar in 2007. In 2007, he joined Jubilant Chemsys (R & D) at Noida and worked as a Trainee Research Associate in the field of organic synthesis. He joined the research group of Dr. Vipan Kumar in 2009 in the Department of Chemistry, Guru Nanak Dev University, and worked extensively on the synthetic transformations of C-3 functionalized azetidin-2-ones leading towards the synthesis of functionally decorated heterocyclic compounds having biological relevance. He is also working on designing synthetic conjugates of medicinally active compounds to architect novel hybrid pharmacophores with higher potential and efficacy as compared to their analogues. He has received the best poster presentation award in an international conference held at Punjab University, Chandigarh in 2011. In 2013, he was awarded Senior Research Fellowship from CSIR, New Delhi to carry out research work at Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar. He was also awarded with Post Doctoral Scholarship from the University of Kwazulu Natal, Southafrica in 2015. He has published nineteen research papers in journals of international repute and one book chapter in international book series. His work has been cited in many journals of international repute and the total citation of his work is 354 having an h-index 13. He attended various scientific national seminars, webinars, and workshops in his carrier.
3. Dr. Rahul Kumar
Mudsainiyan
Assistant Professor
(Contract Basis)  

Qualification:-
M.Sc. Ph.D.  

Experience:- 06
He has published 33 research papers in International Journals and published 02 books.


Achivements:
1.       Junior Research Fellowship – Awarded by University Grant Commission (UGC-BSR) Council  Research Scheme from 31st 2012 to 30th January 2014. File Number 01(2167)107-EMR-II 
2.       Senior Research Fellowship – Awarded by University Grant Commission (UGC-BSR) Council  Research Scheme, New Delhi, India, from 1st February 2014 to 30th July 2015 India , File Number 09/254(0231)/2012-EMR-I
3.      Selected to give oral presentation of paper entitled “Effect of site preferences on structural, magnetic and electrical switching properties of Co-Zr doped SrCoxZrxFe(12-2x)O19 in National seminar on Innovative Practices in in Chemical Sciences organized by Khalsa College for Women, Amritsar on 21-22 March 2015.
 
 
Area(s) of Specialization: Inorganic Chemistry, X-ray crystallography, Material Chemistry