Dr. Nandan Sarkar

Present Position: Assistant Professor

Department of Pharmaceutical Technology, School of Medical Sciences

E-mail: nandan1.sarkar@adamasuniversity.ac.in


  • Ph. D. (Pharmaceutical Technology), Amity University, Noida, Uttar Pradesh
  • Master’s in Pharmacy (Pharmaceutical Chemistry) Biju Patnaik University of Technology
  • Bachelor’s in Pharmacy, West Bengal University of Technology

Research Key Areas:

  • Natural Product Chemistry
  • Medicinal Chemistry & Organic Synthesis
  • Synthetic Methodology
  • Biological activity evaluation

Research Highlights:

  • Isolation & Characterization of bioactive molecules from natural sources.
  • Medicinal chemistry of Natural Products (e.g., Rosmarinic acid, andrographolide, Bisphenol F) to generate library of analogous with enhanced biological activity and least side effects.
  • Multistep synthesis of biologically active synthetic and/or natural product-based hybrid scaffolds for lead identification.
  • Expertise in handling air and moisture sensitive reactions, performing reactions under inert atmosphere and endured in purification of products in minor amounts.
  • Experienced in performing micro scale to multi gram scale reactions.
  • Knowledge of 1D, 2D NMR, HRMS, IR and other analytical techniques for structural elucidation.
  • Development of new analytical methods and validation methods of drug.
  • Computer skills and chemistry tools such as Chemdraw, Mestre nova etc.
  • Using databases such as Sci-Finder, Integrity and Dictionary of Natural Products.
  • Capable of both collaborative and independent research.
  • Experienced in guiding post graduate project students in various projects.
  • Maintain good interpersonal relationships.
  • Identifying research problems and solving them independently.


  • December 2021 to present- Assistant Professor (Pharmaceutical Chemistry), Department of Pharmaceutical Technology, School of Medical Sciences, Adamas University, Barasat, Kolkata-700126, India.
  • January 2021 to June 2021 – Research Scientist at TCG Life Sciences (Chembiotek), Salt Lake Sector V, Kolkata – 700091, West Bengal, India
  • February 2020 to January 2021- Assistant Professor (Pharmaceutical Chemistry), School of Pharmaceutical Technology, Adamas University, Barasat, Kolkata-700126, India
  • May 2019 to February 2020- Research Associate at School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patial-147005, Punjab.
  • April 2014 to May 2017- JRF, Amity Institute of Biotechnology, Amity University, Uttar Pradesh, Noida
  • February 2013 to December 2013- JRF, Department of Chemistry, Assam University, Silchar as a in a DBT Funded project.
  • March 2012 to January 2013- Research Associate, Ixoreal Biomed Private Limited (Plot P-I/A APIIC Green Industrial Park, Jadcherla, Mahaboob Nagar 509302, Andhra Pradesh) as (R&D; Natural Product Chemistry Division).
  • October 2010 to July 2011- Research Trainee. Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine, Jammu (CSIR), NPC Division.

Research Advisor / Supervisor:

  • Graduate Thesis Supervisor: 14 (Awarded)

Award/ Academic Recognition/ Major Professional Activity:

Journal Reviewers:

  • Egyptian Journal of Chemistry
  • InSc-International Journal of Basic and Applied sciences
  • Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
  • Journal of Drug Design and Medicinal Chemistry

Professional members:

  • Life Member in the Association of Pharmaceutical Teachers of India (APTI) WB/LM-171
  • Lifetime member of Institute of Scholars (InSc)


  • Recipient of RA-CSIR
  • Recipient of Young Researchers Award 2020 By Institute of Scholars (InSc)
  • As a Convenor organized National Conference on “Healthcare Industry & Academia Summit: 2022 and Beyond” on 23rd & 24th November 2022 in collaboration with Central Ayurveda Research Institute, Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences (CCRAS), Ministry of Ayush, Govt. of India