Dr. Pankaj Khanna

Dr. Pankaj Khanna specializes in Organic Chemistry and likes interactive teaching and understanding of basic concepts. He loves to inspire students towards science. He has several publications in journals of repute (like PNAS), besides having a number of Patents (and a Granted US Patent). He was selected as a Vice Chancellor's fellow for the year 2014.Dr Khanna has recently been selected as a  Digital Literacy Champion by Campus of Open Learning, University of Delhi, for further training at Edinburgh College, Scotland, UK, July 2015.
He has also delivered following online live lectures at CEC-UGC's EDUSAT network: 



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Assistant Professor

Department Chemistry


Acharya Narendra Dev College
Govind Puri, Kalkaji
New Delhi-110019.

Phone Number

011-26412547, 011-26293224, 011-26294542




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Education Subject Institution


Rajdhani College, University Of Delhi, Delhi



Hindu College, University Of Delhi, Delhi



Department Of Chemistry, University Of Delhi, Delhi

PG Diploma Intellectual Property Rights IGNOU
Research Interests/ Specialization

Research Interests: Synthetic Organic And Natural Product Chemistry

Specialization: Organic Chemistry


QUALIFIED Joint CSIR-UGC National Eligibility Test for JRF and Eligibility for Lectureship.

Teaching Experience

Nine and half years of teaching experience.

Organic Chemistry papers of B.Sc.(Hons) Chemistry, B.Sc.(Hons) Physics-I year, B.Sc.(Hons)Botany/Zoology-I year and B.Sc. Life/Physical Sciences.

Publications (Last Five Years)
In Indexed/Peer Reviewed Journals
Year of Publication Title Journal Co-author/s

Aqua mediated synthesis of spirocyclic compounds.

Mini-Rev. Organic Chemistry, 2014, 11, 73-86. S.S. Panda, L. Khanna and S.C. Jain.
(US Patent)
Withania somnifera plant extract and method of preparation thereof.


Pub No. 13003758, Pub. On 22.09.2011, Granted on 09.07.2013, Pub. No. 8481087 V. Ravindranath, A. Gupta, N. Sehgal, S.C. Jain and S. Thakur.

Synthesis of Various S-S Linked Symmetric Bisazaheterocycles: A Review.

Mini-Rev. Organic Chemistry, 2013, 10, 268-280. L. Khanna, C.S. Panda and S.S. Panda.

Withania somnifera reverses Alzheimer's disease pathology by enhancing low density lipoprotein receptor-related protein in liver.

The Telegraph

Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci.,109(9), 3510-3515.(Impact factor 9.80) N. Sehgal, A. Gupta, R.K. Valli, S.D. Joshi, J.T. Mills, E. Hamel, S.C. Jain, S.S. Thakur and V. Ravindranath
2012 Biginelli Reaction: A Green Perspective. Curr. Org. Chem., 16(4), 507-520.(Impact factor 2.92) S.S. Panda and L. Khanna.
2012 Synthetic routes to symmetric bisbenzimidazoles: a review. Mini-Rev. Org. Chem., 2012, 9, 381-396. L. Khanna and S.S. Panda.
(PCT Patent)
Withania somnifera plant extract and method of preparation thereof.


PCT/IN2009/000430, Pub. No.: WO/2010/013254 V. Ravindranath, A. Gupta, N. Sehgal, S.C. Jain and S. Thakur.


Synthesis of novel symmetrical and unsymmetrical bis-spiro[indole-indazolyl-thiazolidine]-2,4'-diones

Arkivoc, vii, 119-125

Anjali Saxena, Leena Khanna, Sunita Bhagat and Subhash C. Jain

2008 A facile synthesis of novel unsymmetrical bis-spiro[indole-pyrazolinyl-thiazolidine]-2,4'-diones Arkivoc, xv, 54-64 Manish Jain, Rajeev Sakhuja, Sunita Bhagat and Subhash C. Jain
2006 Synthesis of some novel bis-spiro[indole-pyrazolinyl-thiazolidine]-2,4'-diones Synthetic Communications, 36, 1863-1872 Manish Jain, Anjali Saxena, Sunita Bhagat, Carl E. Olsen
2006 One pot facile synthesis of 5-alkyl-1,2-dihydro-spiro[4H-3,1-benzoxazine-2,3'[3H]indol]-4,2'-diones under microwave irradiation Indian Journal of Chemistry, 45B, 1504-1510 Anjali Saxena, Sunita Bhagat, Archana Gupta and Subhash C. Jain


Novel fluorinated spiro [indole-indazolyl-thiazolidine]-2,4'-diones : Design and synthesis

Phosphorus, Sulfur, Silicon Relat Elem, 180, 1829-1839

Subhash C. Jain, Sunita Bhagat,Manish Jain and Rajeev Sakhuja
Conference Publications
Year of Publication Title Conference Co-author/s
2013 Automating physical chemistry laboratory using sensors and data acquisition systems 15th CRSI National Symposium in Chemistry NISER, Bhubaneswar, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, on Feb. 1-3 2013 Rambir, Sachin, Amita, Amit Garg and Vishal Dhingra
2011 Synthesis of some coumaryl-spiroindoles of pharmaceutical interest 13th CRSI National Symposium in Chemistry NISER, Bhubaneswar, on Feb. 4-6 2011. Subhash C. Jain et al.


Synthesis of new molecules to discover drug candidates The International Symposium on Trends in Drug Discovery and Development

5-8 January 2010, New Delhi, India

Subhash C. Jain et al.


A Clean, Benign and Aqua Mediated Synthesis of Pharamacologically Active Spiro Heterocycles

The 12th Annual Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference (June 24-26,), Washington DC

Subhash C. Jain, Siva Panda and Sunita Bhagat
Participation in Corporate Life
  • Acted as a Jury Member for the assessment of the prestigious INSPIRE scholarship organized by DST, New Delhi, held at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi on:
    6-8 October 2014.
    8-10 October 2013.
    21-23 October 2012.
    14-16 August 2011.
  • Conducted a National level test, ACT-IYC Concept Test in Chemistry, as Centre Head (held at Acharya Narendra Dev College, Delhi, on 17 Dec 2011).

Involvement in activities at University level

Seminars attended:

  • On 7th November 2009, for revising the BSc. (Hons.) Chemistry syllabus.
  • On 5th December 2009, for revising the BSc. (Prog.) Chemistry syllabus.

Contribution in college Activities

  • Convener of IT committee (2012-2014(Jan.) and 2014(Sep.)- present)
  • Member of Central Purchase committee (2010-2013)
  • Member of IT committee (2009-2012)
  • Member of NSS committee (2010-2012)
  • Member of Annual Events Management committee (2009-2010)
  • Workshops Conducted/Attended
    • Acted as a resource person in a session on “Blogging” at a workshop on “ICT Usages for Teaching” (held at CPDHE, University of Delhi, Delhi, on 1-8 September 2015).
    • Participated in a three day workshop on Digital Literacy organized by Campus of Open Learning (held at Campus of Open Learning, New Delhi on 17-19 February 2015)
    • Acted as a resource person in various sessions of a week long workshop on ?Trans disciplinary Training? (held at CPDHE, University of Delhi, Delhi on May 7-13 2014).
    • A six day workshop on theory and practical course ?Biochemistry and Environmental Chemistry? organized by Department of Chemistry, on 2-7 July 2012, University of Delhi.
    • A National Seminar on Recent Trends in Chemistry (held at Sri Venkateshwara College, Delhi, on 20-22 March 2012).
    • Member of the organizing committee of a two day workshop for B.Sc. (Hons.) Chemistry students on Use of software to create chemistry documents (held at Acharya Narendra Dev College, Delhi, on 6-7 June 2011).
    • An International Conference, "OPEN 2011", Open Paradigms in Education, organized by Acharya Narendra Dev College (held at India International Centre, Lodhi Estate, Delhi, on Jan. 31- Feb. 2 , 2011).
    • A National Symposium on Chemistry in Biology: The Future of Life Sciences, organized by Acharya Narendra Dev College (held at India International Centre, Delhi, on Feb. 12-13, 2010).
    • Acted as resource person in "Easy Now Techniques: A workshop on multimedia content development" in the college held on May 4-7, 2010.
    • Organizing committee member in a two day workshop on "Application of Free/Open Source Software (FOSS) In Science Teaching and Research" in the college held on April 14-15, 2010.
    • Recent Trends in Analytical Techniques 07 (a two day seminar at DDU College, Delhi on Feb. 14-15, 2007)