(Professor and Head of the Department)
Professor Ramesh Chandra is a revered teacher, distinguished scientist; outstanding researcher and exceptionally successful administrator who excel in institution building. He is Professor of Chemistry at University of Delhi since 1985 and Founder Director of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar Center for Biomedical Research, University of Delhi since 1991, which has acquired Interna-tional status through its original and creative research output. He has been Vice-Chancellor, Bundelkhand University, Jhansi for six years (1999-2005) as well as the Member, Planning Commission, Government of U.P., India, Secretary - Zaheer Science Foundation, New Delhi and Non-official Director, Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Ltd. (RINC). He is president of International Society for Nanomedical Science, USA. He has started his research career at the University of Delhi, thereafter he went to The New York Hospital-Cornell University Medical Center and The Rockefeller University, New York; State University of New York at Stony brook, New York as Assistant Research Professor. He conducted advanced research at the Harvard University Medical School-Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), jointly at MIT, Cambridge, USA. Over the last 38 years. Professor Chandra has contributed largely in the field of Chemical/Biomedical Sciences. He has supervised 90 Ph. D. and 10 M. Phil. Students, more than half a dozen patents and over 300 original Scientific Research Papers in International journals. Prof. Chandra is the recipient of several professional national/ international recognitions. These includes Millenium Plague of Honor Award of Indian Science Congress Association, (2017-2018); Award of the Highest Honor of Soka University, Tokyo, Japan (2000); J William Fulbright Scholarship(1993); The Rockefeller Foundation USA-Biotechnology Career Award (1993); UGC Career Award (1993); UGC Research Scientist Award (1988); Rajib Goyal Award for Young Scientists (2002); Lifetime Achievement Award of The Indian Chemical Society (ICS) (2003); Bronze Medal of the Chemical Research Society of India (CRSI) (2004); Prof. Ghanshyam Srivastava Commemoration Award of ICS (2002); Prof. D. P. Chakraborty Commemoration Award of ICS (2001); IMNM-99 Award; Gold Medal in Integrated Medicine for New Millennium (1999); Vidya Ratan Gold Medal (2005) and Dr. BR Ambedkar National Award (2004). He is Fellow of The Royal Society of Chemistry, London; International Academy of Physical Sciences; Institution of Chemists, India and the Indian Chemical Society. He has been a member of the Governing Council, BOG, Executive/ Academic Councils of several Universities/ Institutions globally and also Member – U.P Council of Higher Education; U.P. State, Youth Welfare Council Member and others. He has also been Consultant and Advisor to the various multinational companies like Polaroid Corporation, Diakron Pharmaceuticals, USA, HIKMA Pharmaceuticals-Jordan and Director of BIZ SHAKTI, India etc; Advisor to various academic institutions and also non-official Director of PSU’s, Govt. of India. Prof. Chandra is a prolific writer and displays extraordinary flair for writing on themes particularly to Higher Education and social issues.