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DR. ANIL MISHRA
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The Chemistry Department of Lucknow University came into existence in the academic session 1920-21. The first Head of the Department was Prof. P. S. McMahon, FNI a brilliant academician from University of Oxford. Professor McMahon was also one of the founder members of the Indian Science Congress. The department had been lucky in having on its roll a distinguished staff, to name a few, Prof A. C. Chatterjee, Prof A. B. Sen, Prof S. N. Shukla, Prof. S. H. Zaheer, Prof. G. S. Siddhu, Prof. T. N. Srivastava, Prof. Ram Gopal, Prof A.N.Bose (Former Chairman NCERT), Prof. M. P. Khare and many more. Prof S. H. Zaheer and Prof G. S. Siddhu rose to the chair of Director General, CSIR. The government of India awarded Prof S. H. Zaheer the third highest civilian honour of Padma Bhushan in 1972 for his contribution to science. Dr P. M. Bhargava, known as Father of Biotechnology, obtained his Ph.D under Prof A.B.Sen.

 Apart from this the Department had been fortunate to have short stints of some eminent personalities like Prof. R. C. Mehrotra who was Vice Chancellor of Delhi and Allahabad Universities and receipient of Shanti Swaroop Bhatnagar award in 1965. Prof. R. P. Rastogi, (Ph.D. student of Prof. A. C. Chatterjee) was Vice Chancellor, Banaras Hindu University for two terms and Chairman of Pay Commission and fellow of Indian National Science Academy . Prof R.P.Rastogi, Prof P.P.Rastogi and Prof P.C.Srivastava were honoured to be Humboldt fellows. Prof M. P. Khare obtained D.Phil in 1959 with Noble Laureate Prof T. Reichstein of Basel University. Since its inception the department had showed rigour in doing excellent research work in the research area such as carbohydrates in able guidance of Prof. M. P. Khare, main group organometallics in supervision of Prof. T. N. Srivastava and solution chemistry under the leadership of Prof. Ram Gopal. The legacy of these eminent faculty members had been continued by the next generation faculty members like Prof. Anakshi Khare, Prof. S. N. Bhattacharya, Prof. P. C. Srivastava, Prof.  R. C. Srivastava, Prof. A. K. S. Chauhan, Prof. Naveen K. Khare, Prof. Arun Sethi, Prof. Anil Mishra and many more. Teachers who have occupied the office of Head of Department are as follows:Prof P.S.McMohan, Prof A.C.Chatterjee, Prof A.B.Sen, Prof S.N.Shukla, Prof Ram Gopal, Prof S.S.Tewari, Prof T.N.Srivastava, Prof V.S.Mishra, Prof M.P.Khare, Prof Y.D.Kulkarni, Prof M.I.Hussain, Prof (Mrs) Anakshi Khare, Prof V.K.Tandon, Prof P.C.Srivastava, Prof P.K.Mathur, Prof R.N.Pathak, Prof Sudha Jain, Prof Padam Kant, Prof Naveen Khare, Prof. Arun Sethi and Prof. Anil Mishra.

Many Alumni of the department who are/were on prestigious positions in India and abroad include Dr K. C. Pant (Former Cabinet Minister, GOI), Justice Rajiv Sharma (Allahabad High Court, UP), Dr (Mrs) Sudha Shrotia (Former Secretary, GOI), Prof Kamal Kant Dwivedi (Science Adviser, GOI, Former VC AP University), Dr A. K. Saxena (Former Director, DMSRD, Kanpur), Mr P. C. Srivastava (Joint Chief Controller of explosives, Nagpur), Prof S. S. Parmar(Ex Charirman & Dean Ross University, Vice President Windsor University), Dr Rajiv Satsangi (President, RANN Research Corporation, USA), Dr Vipin Agarwal (Pesident and CEO, Northeast Bioanalytical Labs, USA)

Though plagued by problems of infrastructure the Department has consistently endeavoured to raise its standards. Recently Department had successfully purchased 300 MHz NMR spectrometer and FT-IR spectrometer from  DST-PURSE programme, UV-Vis spectrophotometer, Fluorescence Spectrophotmeter and ultracryostat circulatory chiller from Center of Excellence funded by UP State Government.

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List of Alumni

Head of Departments

S.No.

Name

From

To

 

1

Prof. P. S. McMahon

1920

1948

2

Prof. A. C. Chatterjee

1948

1958

3

Prof. A. B. Sen / Prof. S. N. Shukla

1958

1962

 

4

Prof. S. N. Shukla

1962

1965

5

Prof. A. B. Sen

1965

1971

6

Prof. Ram Gopal

1971

1975

7

Prof. S. S. Tiwari

1975

1979

8

Prof. T. N. Srivastava

1979

1981

9

Prof. V. S. Mishra

1981

1986

10

Prof. M. P. Khare

1986

1990

11

Prof. Y. D. Kulkarni

1990

1993

12

Prof. M. I. Hussain

1993

1993

13

Prof. (Ms.) A.Khare

1993

2008

14

Prof. V.K. Tandon

2008

2010

15

Prof. P.C. Srivastava 

2010 

2012

16

Prof. P.K. Mathur

2012

2012

17

Prof. R.N. Pathak

2012

2015

18

Prof. Sudha Jain

2015

2016

19

Prof. Padam Kant

2016

2019

20

Prof. Naveen K Khare

2019

2020

21

Prof. Arun Sethi

2020

2022

22

Prof. Anil Mishra

2022

 

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List of Faculty Members who have served the Department since its inception

(Sorted alphabetically on Last name).

S.No

Name

 

1

Dr. D. K. Agarwal

2

Dr. R.C. Agarwal

 

3

Dr H.N. Bhargawa

4

Dr. S. N. Bhattacharya 

5

Dr. A. N. Bose 

 

6

Dr. A. C. Chatterjee 

7

Dr. A. K. S. Chauhan

8

Dr. Desh Deepak

9

Dr. Ram Gopal 

10

Dr. K. C. Gupta

11

Dr. O. P. Gupta

12

Dr. S.C. Gupta

 

13

Dr. M. M. Hussain

14

Dr. M. I. Hussain 

15

Dr. Sudha Jain

16

Dr. Padam Kant

17

Dr. S. N. Kapoor

18

Dr. Vinodini Kapoor

 

19

Dr. Anakshi Khare

20

Dr. M. P. Khare 

21

Dr. Naveen K. Khare 

22

Dr. Y. D. Kulkarni

23

Dr. P. K. Mathur

24

Dr. P. S. McMohan 

25

Dr. R. C. Mehrotra

26

Dr. G. S. Mishra

 

27

Dr. S. K. Mishra

28

Dr. V. S. Mishra 

29

Dr. D. D. Mukherjee

 

30

Dr. R. M. Naik

31

Dr. K.K. Narang

32

Dr. C. S. Pandey

 

33

Dr. V. K. Pandey

34

Dr. R. N. Pathak 

35

Dr. Premraj

36

Dr. M. C. Rastogi

 

37

Dr. P. P. Rastogi 

38

Dr. R. P. Rastogi 

39

Dr. S. M. H. Rizvi

40

Dr. D. C. Rupainwar

41

Dr Rajeshwari Rupainwar

42

Dr. V. K. Saxena

43

Dr. Srirupa Sen

44

Dr. A. B. Sen 

45

Dr. A. K. Sengupta

46

Dr. Arun Sethi

47

Dr. J. S. Shukla

 

48

Dr. P. R. Shukla

49

Dr. S. D. Shukla

50

Dr. Shyam Narain Shukla

51

Dr. Surya Narain Shukla 

52

Dr. G. S. Siddhu 

53

Dr. Anil Kumar Singh

54

Dr. S. P. Singh

55

Dr. Kiran Singhal

56

Dr. L. N. Srivastava

57

Dr. P. C. Srivastava

58

Dr. S. B. Srivastava

59

Dr. S. C. Srivastava

60

Dr. R. C. Srivastava 

61

Dr. R. D. Srivastava

62

Dr. T. N. Srivastava 

63

Dr. V. K. Tandon

64

Dr. S. S. Tewari 

65

Dr. R. K. Tiwari

66

Dr. R. S. Varma

67

Dr. B. P. Yadav

 

68

Dr. V. S. Yadav

69

Dr. S. H. Zaheer