Chemical Technology
Principal Scientist
Organic Chemistry (Natural Product Chemistry)
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 Prospecting natural colours/dyes from the plants of Himalaya, Development of            processes for bioactive/ coloured compounds 

Exploration of undescribed scafolds of bioactive compounds from himalayan plants.

Validation of analytical methods for quantitative/qualitative analysis of plant secondary metabolites, Chemical fingerprinting for the standardization of the medicinal plants /extracts/herbal formulations through analytical techniques.

 Design and synthesis of cognitive enhancers, anti-diabetic and antioxidant agents and their structural activity relationship studies. 



Alexander Fleming Memorial Award 2022 for Best Researcher

Appreciation Award for best scientific contribution for the year 2022-2023 by CSIR-IHBT

2022 ACS Publications, Certificate of Recognition and Appreciation for reviewing 

Content of article "Dammarane triterpenoid glycosides in Bacopa monnieri: A review on chemical diversity and bioactivity" selected for front cover page by Phytochemistry, 172,2020.

Dr. P.D. Sethi Annual Award, Certificate of Merit for Best publication “Stability-Indicating HPLC-PDA Method for Determination of Picrosides in HepatoprotectiveIndian Herbal Preparations of Picrorhiza kurroa" 2009

Dr. P.D. Sethi Best Publication Award for “A validated and Densitometric HPTLCMethod for the quantification of Withaferin-A and Withanolide-A in Different Plantparts of Two Morphotypes of Withania somnifera” 2007

Life member of Society of Analytical Scientist

CSIR- Senior Research Fellowship

National Talent Merit Scholarship

HMT Scholistic Award

3rd rank in HPBSE during Matriculation



  1. Nitisha Sendri, Pamita Bhandari. Anthocyanins: An updated review on synthesis, structural diversity, and industrial applications. Phytochemistry Review. 2024. DOI: 10.1007/s11101-024-09945-9.

  2. Nitisha Sendri, Taniya Sharma, Km Swati, Pooja Bhatt, Pamita Bhandari.  Exploring the impact of polyphenolic compounds on the chromatic characteristics in flowers of Rhododendron arboreum Sm. collected from different altitudinal locations. Phytochemical Analysis. 2024, DOI: 10.1002/pca.3354.

  3. Nitisha Sendri, Sarvpreet Singh, Bhanu Sharma, Rituraj Purohit, Pamita Bhandari. Effect of co-pigments on anthocyanins of Rhododendron arboreum and insights into interaction mechanism. Food Chemistry, 2023.
  4. Shinde Bhagatsing Devidas, Pamita Bhandari. Quantitative determination of specialized metabolites in different parts of Juglans regia Linn. and Carya illinoinensis (Wangenh.) K. Koch by using UHPLC-DAD-QTOF-MS/MS. Phytochemical Analysis, 2023.  DOI: 10.1002/PCA.3278
  5. Nitisha Sendri, Sarvpreet Singh, Shriya Bhatt, Mahesh Gupta, Pamita Bhandari. Insight into the influence of oxygen, sunlight and temperature on the stability and color attributes of red cabbage anthocyanins and in vitro gastrointestinal behaviour. Food Chemistry Advances, 2023.
  6. Km Swati, Vinod Bhatt, Nitisha Sendri, Pooja Bhatt, Pamita Bhandari.Swertia chirayita: A comprehensive review on traditional uses, phytochemistry, quality assessment and pharmacology. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 2022
  7. Nitisha Sendri, Sarvpreet Singh, Vinod Bhatt, Pooja Bhatt, Pamita Bhandari. Valorization of red cabbage pomace for stabilization of anthocyanins in Rhododendron arboretum. Industrial Crops and Products, 2022. DOI:10.1016/j.indcrop.2022.115371.
  8. Vinod Bhatt, Nitisha Sendri, Km Swati, Shinde Bhagatsing Devidas, Pamita Bhandari. Identification and quantification of anthocyanins, flavonoids and phenolic acids in flowers of Rhododendron arboreum and evaluation of their antioxidant potential. Journal of Separation Science, 2022. DOI: 10.1002/jssc.202200145.
  9. Nitisha Sendri, Vinod Bhatt, Sarvpreet Singh, Pamita Bhandari.Impact of Chitosan-Prunus cerasoides gum exudates on the thermal properties, storage stability and antioxidant activity of anthocyanins from Berberis lycium Royle. International Journal of Food Science and Technology, 2021, DOI: 10.1111/ijfs.15459. 
  10. NitishaSendri, Pamita Bhandari. Polyphenolic composition and antioxidant potential of underutilized Himalayan wild edible berries by high performance liquid chromatography coupled with electrospray ionization quadrupole time-of-flight mass spectrometry. Journal of Separation Science, 2021. DOI: 10.1002/jssc.202100455.
  11. Shinde Bhagatsing Devidas, Shubham Nilkanth Rahmatkar, Rahul Singh, Nitisha Sendri, Rituraj Purohit, Damanpreet Singh, Pamita Bhandari. Amelioration of cognitive deficit in zebrafish by an undescribed anthraquinone from Juglans regia L.: An in-silicoin-vitro and in-vivo approach. European J of Pharmacology, 2021.
  12. Shinde Bhagatsing Devidas, Nitisha Sendri, Shubham Nilkanth Rahmatkar, Damanpreet Singh, Pamita Bhandari. Two undescribed diarylheptanoids from green husk of Carya illinoinensis as acetylcholinesterase inhibitors. Natural Product Research, 2020.
  13. Nitisha Sendri, Shinde Bhagatsing Devidas, Swati Katoch, Vikram Patial,Pamita Bhandari. Copigmentation and UPLC-ESI-MS/MS of anthocyanin in Ipomea nil as potential source of food colorant. Natural Product Research, 2020.
  14. Pamita Bhandari, Nitisha Sendri, Shinde Bhagatsing Devidas. Dammarane triterpenoid glycosides in Bacopa monnieri: A review on chemical diversity and bioactivity. Phytochemistry2020, 172.
  15. Pamita Bhandari, Neeraj Kumar, Kamlesh Kumar BhutaniOnline Antioxidant Activity and Ultra-performance LC-Electrospray Ionization-Quadrupole Time-of-flight Mass Spectrometry for Chemical Fingerprinting of Indian Polyherbal Formulations. Natural Product Research, 2016, 30 (5) 530-535.
  16. Saranjeet Kaur, Pamita Bhandari, K.K. Bhutani, Characterization of bioactive compounds at seedling stage and optimization of seed germination, culture multiplication of Dendrobium nobile lindl.-a study in vitro. International Journal of Advance Research, 2015, 3 (4) 1041-1052. 
  17. Pamita Bhandari, Neeraj Kumar Patel, Rahul P. Gangwal, Abhay T. Sangamwar, Kamlesh Kumar Bhutani, Oleanolic acid-based analogues as NO, TNF-α and IL-1β inhibitors: synthesis, biological evaluation and docking studies. Bioorganic and medicinal chemistry letters, 2014, 24 (17) 4114-4119. 
  18. Pamita Bhandari, Neeraj Kumar Patel, Kamlesh Kumar Bhutani. Synthesis of new heterocyclic lupeol derivatives as nitric oxide and pro-inflammatory cytokineinhibitors, Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry Letters, 2014, 24 (15) 3596-3599. 
  19. Rakesh Kumar, Pamita Bhandari, Bikram Singh, P. S. Ahuja. Evaluation of Picrorhiza kurrooa accessions for growth and quality in north western Himalayas. Journal of Medicinal Plants Research, 2012, (13), 2660-2665.
  20. Vivek Sharma, Pamita Bhandari, Bikram Singh, Amita Bhatacharya, Veerubommu Shanmugam. Chitinase Expression Due to Reduction in Fusaric Acid Level in an Antagonistic Trichoderma harzianum S17TH. Indian Journal of Microbiology, 2012, DOI 10.1007/s12088-012-0335-2. 
  21. Pranay Bantawa, Swapan Kumar Ghosh, Pamita Bhandari, Bikram Singh, Partha Deb Ghosh, Paramvir Singh Ahuja, Tapan Kumar Mondal. Micropropagation of an elite line of Picrorhiza scrophulariiflora, Pennell, an endangered high valued medicinal plant of the Indo-China Himalayan region, Medicinal and Aromatic Plant Science and Biotechnology, 2010, 4 (1). 1-7. 
  22. Upendra Sharma, Pamita Bhandari, Neeraj Kumar, Bikram Singh Simultaneous Determination of Ten Sugars in Tinospora cordifolia by Ultrasonic Assisted Extraction and LC-ELSD. Chromatographia, 71, 633–638, 2010.
  23. Pamita Bhandari, Neeraj Kumar, Bikram Singh, Paramvir S. Ahuja. Online-HPLC-DPPH method for antioxidant activity of Picrorhiza kurroa and characterization of kutkoside by Ultra-Performance LC-electrospray ionization quadrupole time-of-flight mass spectrometry. Ind. J. Exp. Biol. 48, 323-328, 2010.
  24. Pamita Bhandari, Neeraj Kumar, Bikram Singh, Inderjeet Kaur. Dammarane triterpenoid saponins from Bacopa monnieriCanadian Journal of Chemistry 87 (9), 1230-1234, 2009.
  25. Pamita Bhandari, Neeraj Kumar, Bikram Singh, Virendra Singh, Inderjeet Kaur. Silicabased monolithic column with evaporative light scattering detector for HPLC analysis of bacosides and apigenin in Bacopa monnieri. Journal of Separation Science, 32, 28122818, 2009.
  26. Neeraj kumar, Pamita Bhandari, Bikram singh, Shamsher S. Bari. Antioxidant Potential and Electrospray Ionization Mass Spectrometric Fingerprinting of Phenolic Constituents in Flowers of Rose Species: Rosa damascenaR. bourboniana and R. brunoniiFood and Chemical Toxicology 47(2), 361-367, 2009.
  27. Pamita Bhandari, Neeraj Kumar, Ajai P. Gupta, Bikram Singh, Vijay K. Kaul, Stability-indicating HPLC-PDA Method for Determination of Picrosides in Hepatoprotective Indian Herbal Preparations of Picrorhiza kurroaChromatographia, 69, 221-227, 2009.
  28. Neeraj Kumar, Pamita Bhadari, Ajai P. Gupta, Bikram Singh and Vijay K. Kaul. Reversed phase-HPLC for rapid determination of polyphenols in flowers of Rose species. Journal of Separation Science 31, 262-267, 2008.
  29. Pamita Bhandari, Neeraj Kumar, Bikram Singh, Vijay K Kaul Simultaneous determination of sugars and picrosides in Picrorhiza species using ultrasonic extraction and high-performance liquid chromatography with evaporative light scattering detection, Journal of Chromatography A, 1194, 257-261, 2008. 
  30. Vivek Sharma, Ajai P. Gupta, Pamita Bhandari, Raghbir C. Gupta, Bikram Singh, A validated and Densitometric HPTLC Method for the quantification of Withaferin-A and Withanolide-A in Different Plant parts of Two Morphotypes of Withania somnifera. Chromatographia, 66, 801–804, 2007.
  31. Martin Zehl, Ernst Pittenauer, Leopold Jirovetz, Pamita Bhandari, Bikram Singh, Vijay K. Kaul, Andreas Rizzi, and Guenter Allmaier, Multistage and Tandem Mass Spectrometry of Glycosylated Triterpenoid Saponins Isolated from Bacopa monnieri: Comparison of the Information Content Provided by Different Techniques, Analytical Chemistry, 79, 82148221, 2007.
  32. Pamita Bhandari, Neeraj Kumar, Ajai P. Gupta, Bikram Singh, Vijay K. Kaul, A rapid RP-HPTLC densitometry method for simultaneous determination of major flavonoids in important medicinal plants, Journal of Separation Science 30, 2092-2096, 2007.
  33. Neeraj Kumar, Pamita Bhandari, Bikram Singh and Vijay K. Kaul. Saponins and volatile constituents and from Lonicera japonica growing in Himalayan region of India. Natural Product Commnication, 06, 633-636, 2007.
  34. Pamita Bhandari, Neeraj Kumar, Bikram Singh, Vijay K Kaul, Cucurbitacins from Bacopa monnieriPhytochemistry, 68, 1248-1254, 2007.  
  35. Neeraj Kumar, Pamita Bhadari, Bikram Singh, Ajai P. Gupta and Vijay K. Kaul. Steroidal alkaloids from Holarrhena antidysentericaChemical and Pharmaceutical Bulletin, 55 (6), 912-914, 2007.
  36. Pamita Bhandari, Ajai P. Gupta, Bikram Singh, Vijay K. Kaul, HPTLC Determination of Swertiamarin and Amarogentin in Swertia species from Western Himalayan Region. J. Planar Chromatography-Modren TLC, 19, 212-215, 2006.
  37. Pamita Bhandari, Neeraj Kumar, Bikram singh, Vijay K. Kaul. Micro-LC determination of swertiamarin in Swertia species and bacoside-A in Bacopa monnerie. Chromatographia, 64, 599-602, 2006.
  38. Neeraj Kumar, Bikram Singh, Pamita Bhandari, Ajai P. Gupta, Sanjay K. Uniyal, Vijay K. Kaul. Biflavonoids from Lonicera japonicaPhytochemistry, vol. 66, 3, 2740-2744, 2005.
  39. Pamita Bhandari, Neeraj Kumar, Bikram singh, Vijay K. Kaul. Bacosterol glycoside, A New 13, 14-Seco-steroid glycoside from Bacopa monneiri. Chemical and Pharmaceutical Bulletin, vol. 54, 2, 240-241, 2006. 
  40. Pamita Bhandari, Ajai P. Gupta, Bikram Singh, Vijay K. Kaul, Simultaneous densitometric determination of artemisinin, artemisinic acid and arteannuin-B in Artemisia annua using reversed- phase-thin-layer chromatography. Journal of Separation Science, 28, 2288-2292, 2005. 

  Papers presented in conferences: 20


 Technology Transferred (2020): 02 (M/s Nano Tech Chemical Brothers Pvt. Ltd., Ludhiana-141112)




Shinde Bhagatsing Devidas ( Ph.D-AcSIR, RA-CSIR)

Nitisha Sendri (Ph.D-AcSIR, WOS-A)

Km Swati (SRF-CSIR)

Pooja Bhatt (SRF-INSPIRE)

Sarvpreet Singh (Ph.D-AcSIR)

Nivedita Thakur (JRF-INSPIRE)

Tanya Sharma  ( Project Associate-I)

Former Members

Dr. Vinod Bhatt (Research Associate)

Rahul Kumar Singh (Project Associate)

Ankita Chaudhary ( Project Associate)

 Self motivated candidates with valid fellowship are welcome to apply for Ph.D.

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