Accredited at “A++” grade (highest level as per modified criteria notified on 27.07.2017) by NAAC and Conferred “University with Potential for Excellence” status by UGC

Department :  Chemistry

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Areas of Interest / SpecializationMolecular Recognition and Supramolecular Chemistry, New Synthetic Methodologies
Best Ten Publications:Ultra-trace Detection of Nitroaromatics: Picric Acid Responsive Aggregation - Disaggregation of Self-assembled p-Terphenylbenzimidazolium based Molecular Baskets. Sana Sandhu, Rahul Kumar, Prabhpreet Singh, Aman Mahajan, Manmeet Kaur and Subodh Kumar, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2015, 7, 10491−10500. Bay Functionalized Perylenediimide as deaggregation based intracellular fluorescent probe for perchlorate. Prabhpreet Singh, Lalit Singh Mittal, Vanita Vanita, Rahul Kumar, Gaurav Bhargava, Amandeep Walia and Subodh Kumar, Chem.Commun., 2014, 50, 13994-13997. Tripodal fluorescent sensor for encapsulation based detection of picric acid in water. Rahul Kumar, Sana Sandhu, Prabhpreet Singh, Geeta Hundal, Maninder Singh Hundal, Subodh Kumar, Asian Journal Organic Chemistry, 2014, 3, 805 (Inside cover page) Quinones based molecular receptors for recognition of anions and metal ions. Rajnish Saini, Navneet Kaur, Subodh Kumar, Tetrahedron, 2014, 70, 4285. Tetrahedron report number 1040. A fluorescent probe for the selective detection of sulfate ions in water. Rajnish Saini and Subodh Kumar, RSC Adv. 2013, 3, 21856-21862. Viologen substituted anthrone derivatives for selective detection of cyanide Ions using voltammetry. Karamjeet Kaur, Susheel K Mittal, Ashok Kumar SK, Ashwani Kumar and Subodh Kumar, Analytical Methods, 2013, 5, 5565-5571. Aggregation induced emission enhancement in ionic self-assembled aggregates of benzimidazolium based cyclophane and sodium dodecylbenzenesulfonate. Sandeep Kumar, Prabhpreet Singh, Aman Mahajan, Subodh Kumar, Org. Lett., 2013, 15, 3400. A chemodosimeter for ratiometric detection of cyanide in aqueous media and human blood serum. Sandeep Kumar, Prabhpreet Singh, Geeta Hundal, Maninder Singh Hundal and Subodh Kumar, Chem. Commun. 2013, 49, 2667-2669. N,N-Dimethylaminoethylaminoanthrone - A chromofluorogenic chemosensor for estimation of Cu2+ in aqueous medium and HeLa cells imaging. Ashwani Kumar, Vanita Vanita, Aman Walia, Subodh Kumar, Sensors and Actuators B, 2013, 177, 904–912. A fluorescent chemosensor for detection of perchlorate ions in water. Rahul Kumar, Sandeep Kumar, Prabhpreet Singh, Geeta Hundal, Maninder Singh Hundal and Subodh Kumar, Analyst, 2012, 137, 4913. Chemodosimeters : An approach for estimation of biologically relevant metal ions, anions and thiols. Kuljit Kaur, Rajnish Saini, Ashwani Kumar, Vijay Luxami, Navneet Kaur, Prabhpreet Singh and Subodh Kumar, Coord. Chem. Rev. 2012, 256, 1992-2028. Aminoanthraquinone-based chemosensors: colorimetric molecular logic mimicking molecular trafficking and a set–reset memorized device. Navneet Kaur and Subodh Kumar, Dalton Trans. 2012, 41, 5217-5224.
Awards and Honours:1. Gold Medal M.Sc. (Hons.) Chemistry 2. Fellow The National Academy of Sciences, Allahabad 2003; 3. Bronze Medal Chemical Research Society of India, Bangalore 2004; 4. Rammana Fellowship 2007; 5. Bhagya Tara National Award for excellence in Organic Synthesis 2008; 6. Prof. M.S. Wadia endowment Lecture Award 2009; 7. CNR Rao Education Foundation award for excellence in research 2009. 8. Joint-Secretary, CRSI, Bangalore 2008-2011; 9. Council Member CRSI, Bangalore 2005-2008; 10. Council Member, National Organic Symposium Trust 2007-2010; 11. Head, Department of Chemistry, GNDU, Amritsar 12. Member, Programme advisory committee (PAC) Organic Chemistry, DST 2012-2015 13. Dean Faculty of Sciences, GNDU (2014-2016) 14. Director, Health Center, GNDU 15. Dean Alumni Association, GNDU (2014- 16. Dean Faculty of Sciences, MRSPTU, Bhatinda (2015-