University of Delhi
Faculty Member Profile


Prof. Virinder Singh Parmar

     Department of Chemistry North Campus,
University of Delhi,
Delhi - 110007

Educational Qualifications

Ph.D. Chemistry

University of Delhi


M.Sc. Chemistry

University of Delhi


B.Sc. (Honours) Chemistry

University of Delhi


Career Profile

University of Delhi


Sept. 1994-continued

Teaching & Research

University of Delhi


Sept. 1984 - Aug. 1994

Teaching & Research

St Stephen’s College, University of Delhi


Aug. 1970 – Aug. 1984


University of Southern Denmark

Visiting Full (Adjunct) Professor



Administrative Assignments

Provost, Gwyer Hall

Warden, Gwyer Hall

Head, Department of Chemistry

Chairman, Board of Research Studies Sciences

Areas of Specialization / Interest

Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Biocatalysis, Nucleic Acid Chemistry, Polymer Science, Green Chemistry, Enzymology, Nanotechnology, Materials Science and Chemistry of Natural Products.

Subjects Taught

43 years teaching experience:Organic Chemistry, Bioorganic Chemistry, Asymmetric Synthesis, Inorganic / Physical Chemistry.

Research Guidance

Supervised work of 48 PhD Students, 14 MPhil Students and 16 Postdocs 

Association with Professional Bodies

Recipient of the Academic Staff Award from the EXPERTS II Consortium of the European Union in December 2012 and April 2013.

Member of the IUPAC Organic and Biomolecular Division's Subcommittees on Biomolecular Chemistry and Green Chemistry.

Member of the International Advisory Board of the Journal ‘ChemSusChem’.

Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal 'Biocatalysis and Biotransformation'.

Member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal ‘Natural Product Communications’.

Member of Editorial Board of the Journal ‘Mendeleev Communications’.

Member of the Editorial Board of the electronic Journal ‘Arkivoc’.

Regional Editor of the electronic Journal ‘Molecules’.

Member of the Advisory Board and Editorial Board of the Journal 'Indian Journal of Chemistry (Section B)'.

Member of the Editorial Board of the abstracting Journals ‘Medicinal & Aromatic Plants Abstracts’ and ‘Indian Science Abstracts’.

INSA-nominated Affiliate Member of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC).

FRSC (Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, London, UK).

Council Member of the Chemical Research Society of India (CRSI, Bangalore).

Fellow and/or Life Member of Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA, Kolkata), Indian Chemical Society(Kolkata), Chemical Research Society of India (CRSI, Bangalore), Institution of Chemists (Kolkata), Indian Council of Chemists (Agra), Society of Biological Chemists (Bangalore), Indian Society of Bioorganic Chemists (ISBOC, Pune), Society of Pesticide Science India (New Delhi), Zaheer Science Foundation (New Delhi), Indian Society of Analytical Scientists (Mumbai), National Society of Ethnopharmacology (TBGRI, Trivandrum), Indian Society for Mass Spectrometry (Mumbai) and Society of Polymer Scientists of India (Pune).

Member of the Research Council of the Regional Research Laboratory (RRL, CSIR), Jammu (India).

Member of the National Organic Symposium Trust (NOST, Bangalore) Council.

Appointed Visiting Full (Adjunct) Professor of Organic Chemistry at the Institute of Physics and Chemistry, University of Southern Denmark.