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People : Dr. Vinod Kumar

Name: Dr. Vinod Kumar
Designation: Assistant Professor
School : School of Sciences, Chemistry
Qualification: USET, Ph.D.
Phone : +919389302860
Email : [email protected]

Dr. Vinod Kumar is working as an Assistant Professor of Chemistry in the School of Sciences at Uttarakhand Open University, Haldwani (Nainital). He is on Administrative post of Assistant Incharge, Admission. 

He has M.Sc. in Organic Chemistry and Ph.D in Chemistry (Natural Product Chemistry) with 6 years of teaching experience in Chemistry for Graduate and Postgraduate classes in different Institute/University. About 13 years of research experience (including Ph.D) with Supercritical fluid reactor, UV-VIS spectrophotometer, HPLC, Gas Chromatography, GC-MS modern analytical instruments. His current research area is Natural Product Chemistry and Nanomaterials. He has published more than 18 research papers in International and National journals. He is a member of several academic and professional bodies in the area of Chemical Sciences.

Dr. Kumar has been awarded by different Scientific and Government bodies.

  • Young Scientist award in 7th UCOST Congress-2012.
  • Uttarakhand Governor’s Award for Best Research-2015.
  • International Travel Grant Support , DST-SERB, New Delhi-2015

Research work is being done in the area of Chemistry of Natural Products (Isolation and characterization of biologically active compounds), Pharmacology of natural products and drugs used in Indian traditional systems of medicine, Development of medicinal plant based new drugs.

  1. Google Scholar Citation:
  • Citations: 101
  • h-index: 4
  • i10-index: 3
  1. Research Gate Score: 9.74


  1. Joshi, B.C., Kumar,V., Chandra,B., Kandpal, N.D., 2019. Essential Oils of Aerial Parts of Anaphalis margaritacea (L.) Benth., Salvia leucantha Cav. and Thymus linearis Benth. From Uttarakhand Himalaya: Chemical Constituents and Antibacterial Activity. International Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Drug Research. 11(5): 241-244. (ISSN/ISBN No. 0975-248X). UGC-Care List Group-D.
  2. Kumar, V., Mathela, C.S., Kumar, M., Tewari, G., 2019. Antioxidant potential of essential oils from some Himalayan Asteraceae and Lamiaceae species. Medicine in Drug Discovery. 1(100004):1-7. (ISSN/ISBN No. 2590-0986).
  3. Joshi, B.C., Kumar, V., Chandra, B., Kandpal, N.D., 2019. Chemical composition and antibacterial activity of essential oil of Senecio graciliflorus. Journal of Drug Delivery and Therapeutics. 9(1-s):98-100. (ISSN/ISBN No. 2250-1177). UGC No. 45744; UGC-Care List Group-D.
  4. Dhami, D.S., Shah, G.C., Kumar, V., Bisht, M., 2018. In vitro Antibacterial Activity of the Essential oil from Erigeron multiradiatus (Lindl.) Benth. Journal of Applicable Chemistry. 7(6): 1570-1574. (ISSN/ISBN No. 2278-1862).  UGC No. 62886 
  5. Dhami, D.S., Shah, G.C., Kumar, V., Joshi, Y., Tripathi, M., Bisht, M., 2018. Essential oil composition and antibacterial activity of Agrimonia Pilosa Ledeb (rosaceae). Chemical Science Transaction. 7(3), 499-505. (ISSN/ISBN No. 2278-3458). UGC No. 47152
  6. Kumar, V., Mathela, C.S., 2018. Compositional variability in the essential oils of Himalayan Nepeta ciliaris and Senecio nudicaulis. Journal of Essential Oil Research. 30(3), 207-213. (IF:1.233) (ISSN/ ISBN No. 2163-8152). UGC No. 7443; UGC-Care List Group-A
  7. Kumar, V., Tripathi, M., Mathela, C.S., Joshi, Y., 2017. In vitro antimicrobial activity of Himalayan lichenised fungi. Journal of Pharmacognosy & Natural Products. 3(2), 128. (ISSN/ ISBN No. 2472-0992).
  8. Kumar, V., Mathela, C.S., Tewari, G., Panwar, A., Pandey, V., 2017. In vitro antimicrobial activity of essential oils and acetylenic constituents. Indian Journal of Natural Products and Resources. 8(1), 63-68. (ISSN/ ISBN No. 0976-0512). UGC No. 20819; UGC-Care List Group-A
  9. Kumar, V., Mathela, C.S., 2017. Toxicity and repellent effect of essential oils and a major component against Lipaphis erysimi. Journal of Crop Protection. 6(1), 15-23. (ISSN/ ISBN No. 2251-905X); UGC-Care List Group-A
  10. Kumar V., Mathela, C.S., Panwar, A., 2016. In-vitro antibaterial activity of essential oils from Lamiaceae species. The Journal of Phytopharmacology. 5(4), 141-144. (ISSN/ ISBN No.  2320-480X ). UGC No. 46490
  11. Tewari, G., Khati, D., Rana, L., Yadav, P., Pande, C., Bhatt, S., Kumar, V., Joshi, N., Joshi, P. K., 2016. Assessment of Physicochemical Properties of Soils from Different Land Use Systems in Uttarakhand, India. Journal of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry Research. 3(11), 1114-1118. (ISSN/ ISBN No 2333-9209)
  12. Kumar, V., Mathela, C.S., Tewari, G., Pandey, A., 2015. Biopesticide potential of (7R)-trans, trans-nepetalactone and cis-lachnophyllum ester in control of mustard aphid, lipaphis erysimi (kalt.). Jurnal Teknologi. 77(2), 19-24. (ISSN/ ISBN No. 2180-3722). UGC No. 6429; UGC-Care List Group-A
  13. Kumar, V., Mathela, C.S., Tewari, G., Singh, D., Tewari, A.K., Bisht, K.S., 2014. Chemical composition and antifungal activity of essential oils from three Himalayan Erigeron species. LWT-Food Science and Technology. 56 (2), 278-283. (IF:3.714) (ISSN/ ISBN No. 0023-6438). UGC No. 5648; UGC-Care List Group-A
  14. Kumar V., Mathela, C.S., Tewari, G., Singh, D., 2014. Antifungal activity of Nepeta elliptica Royle ex Benth. oil and its major constituent (7R)-trans,trans-nepetalactone: A comparative study. Industrial Crops and Products. 55, 70-74. (IF:4.191) (ISSN/ ISBN No. 0926-6690). UGC No. 20968; UGC-Care List Group-A
  15. Kumar, V., Mathela, C.S., Tewari, A.K., Bisht, K.S., 2014. In vitro inhibition activity of essential oils from some Lamiaceae species against phytopathogenic fungi. Pesticide Biochemistry and Physiology. 114, 67-71. (IF:2.870) (ISSN/ ISBN No. 0048-3575). UGC No. 26661; UGC-Care List Group-A
  16. Varshney, P., Kumar, V., 2010. Non-Isothermal Kinetics and Thermodynamics of Solid State Decomposition of Polyethylene. Asian Journal of Chemistry. 22(02), 1257-1265. (IF:0.35) (ISSN/ ISBN No. 0970-7077) UGC No. 8774; UGC-Care List Group-A
  17. Varshney, P., Kumar, V., Gururani, S.K., 2009. Non-Isothermal Kinetics and Thermodynamics of Solid State Decomposition of Polyethylene Derivatives. Asian Journal of Research Chemistry. 2(4), 420-426. (ISSN/ ISBN No. 0974-4169). UGC No. 1261
  18. Kumar, S., Kumar, V., Malik, S., 2008. Synthesis and Thermal Characterization of Poly Methyl Methacrylate. Oriental Journal of chemistry, 24(02), 659-664. (ISSN/ ISBN No. 0970-020X). UGC No. 36632; UGC-Care List Group-A


  1. Mathela C.S., Kumar V., 2018. Antifungal Activities of Essential Oils from Himalayan Plants. In: Mérillon JM., Riviere C. (eds) Natural Antimicrobial Agents. Sustainable Development and Biodiversity, vol 19, 75-94. Springer, Cham (ISBN 978-3-319-67045-4).
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