1. Name

Prof. Jai Narain Vishwakarma

2. Designation

Professor & Director-Research

3. Qualification

Ph.D. (North Eastern Hill University, Shillong) PDF (Universite Rene Descartes, French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, France)

4. Email

jnvishwakarma@rediffmail.com
jnvishwakarma@duuniversity.ac.in

5. Area of Interest

Synthetic Organic Chemistry involving Green Chemistry and aqueous phase Organic Reactions leading to novel biologically active molecules and agrochemicals.
Synthesis of novel heterocycles with potent biological properties.
X-Ray Crystallography of novel molecular entities Computational Chemistry and Drug Discovery

6. Experience:

a. Teaching Experience

  • Thirty years of teaching experience at Undergraduate and Postgraduate levels in Organic Chemistry, Bio-Chemistry and Biotechnology.

b. Research Projects Executed

  • Co-Principal Investigator in a project titled “Synthesis of Camptothecin analogues with Potent Anticancer Activities” funded by Indo-French Centre for the Promotion of Advanced Research (IFCPAR) in the years 1993-96.
  • Principal Investogator in a project titled “A Novel Synthetic Strategy for Plant Protection Agents” funded by State Council of Science & Technology in the years 1996-97
  • Principal Investigator in a project titled “Development of Newer Methodologies for Oxygenated Carbazoles.” Funded by UGC-New Delhi in the years 1997-2000.
  • Co-Principal Investogator in a project titled “Improvement of Infrastructural Facilities in Botanical Garden & Ex-Situ conservation of Rare & Endemic Plants” funded by Ministry of Environment & Forests, Government of India in the years 2002-04.
  • Principal Investigator in a project titled “A New Class of Potential Insecticides & Pesticies: Synthesis & Biological Activities of Novel THPs” funded by Wolrd Bank through ICAR-NATP-CGP-II in the years 2002-06.
  • Principal Investigator in a project titled “Green Approach to Organic Synthesis” funded by UGC – New Delhi in the years 2006-10.
  • Principal Investigator in a project titled “Design, Synthesis & Biological Properties of Novel Adamantane-Tetrahydropyrimidine/Quinazoline hybrids” funded by DBT-New Delhi since 2012.

c. Research Scholars Being Guided

  • Dr. Kaushal Kishore
  • Dr. Milan Chanra Dutta
  • Dr. Kaushik Chanda
  • Dr. Madhusudan Saha
  • Dr. Asem Satyapati Devi
  • Dr. Kapil (Postdoctoral Teacher Fellow)
  • iFr. Joseph Nellanatt
  • Ms Utpalparna Kalita
  • Ms Shunan Kaping
  • Mr. Farlando Diengdoh
  • Mr. Suman Chakraborty

d. Research Journal Reviewer for:

  • Journal of Heterocyclic Chemistry
  • Synthetic communications
  • Medicinal Chemistry Research Journal
  • Indian Journal of Chemistry, Section B
  • Orbital: The Electronic Journal of Chemistry

7. Selected Research Publications

  • DNA minor groove cleaning agents: synthesis, binding and strand cleaving properties of anthraquinone-oligopyrrolecarboxamide hybrids, Philippe Helissey, Christian Bailly, Jai N Vishwakarma, Christian Aucair, Michael J Waring and Sylviane Giorgi-Renault, Anticancer Drug Design, 1996, 11, 527-551.
  • A Facile One-pot Synthesis of Novel Substituted 1,2,3,4-
    Tetrahydropyrimidines Part 5 [1]: Synthesis of bis[(1-alkyl/aralkyl)-5-benzoyl-6-methylthio-1,2,3,4-tetrahydropyrimidinyl]alkane & benzene, bis[ 3-phenyl -7-methyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydropyrazolo(3,4-d)pyrimidinyl]alkane and bis[1-benzyl-7-phenyl-1,2,3,4-tetrahydropyrazolo(1,5-a)triazinyl]alkane & benzene. Milan Ch. Dutta, Kaushik Chanda, Philippe Helissey and Jai N. Vishwakarma, Journal of Heterocyclic Chemistry, 2005, 42, 975.
  • Synthesis & Antibacterial Activities of Novel 5-Isonicotinoyl-1,2,3,4-tetrahydropyrimidines & Bis-(5-Isonicotinoyl-1,2,3,4-tetrahydropyrimidines). Jai N. Vishwakarma, M.C. Dutta, K. Chanda, Bhaskar Das, M.A. Laskar & R.L. Nongkhlaw, Arkivoc, 2009 (xiii), 131-141.
  • Synthesis of novel bis-enaminones by KHSO4-assisted facile Michael addition-elimination reaction of 3-dimethylamino-1-phenyl-prop-2-en-1-ones with diamines in water. A. S. Devi, P. Helissey and Jai N. Vishwakarma, Green and Sustainable Chemistry, 2011, 1, 32-34.
  • KHSO4 assisted Michael addition-elimination reactions of indole with 3-dimethylamino-1-phenylprop-2-en-1-ones in aqueous media: An environment friendly synthesis of novel 3-indolylchalcones. Asem S Devi, P. Helissey, RL Nongkhlaw and Jai N Vishwakarma, Synthetic Communications, 2013, 43, 1653-1660.

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