University of Delhi

NAAC Grade A++ with CGPA 3.71 NIRF Rank # 12 (Amongst Colleges)


Dr Monica Dinodia

Associate Professor | Department of Chemistry

Contact (Off.): 27667458

Email Address : monicadinodia[at]yahoo[dot]co[dot]in

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Organic chemistry

  • Ph.D. (Chemistry) , 2009 , IIT ROORKEE
  • M.Sc. (Honours School) in Chemistry , 2002 , Panjab University, Chandigarh
  • B.Sc. (Pass) , 1999 , MDU, Rohtak

12 years 10 months teaching at Hansraj College (from 27/12/2010-till now)

1.5 yrs teaching at Amity University, Sector-125, Noida, U.P

1. B. Sc. (Hons.) Chemistry


Biomolecules, N containing functional groups, Polynuclear hydrocarbons, Oxygen Containing functional groups, Spectroscopy, Carboxylic acids and their derivatives, Carbonyl compounds, halogenated hydrocarbons, alcohols, phenols, ethers and epoxides, alkaloids, terpenes, heterocyclic compounds,Stereochemistry, Green Chemistry, alkanes, alkenes, alkynes.

2. B.Sc Programme Life Sciences and B.Sc Programme Physical Sciences


Carbohydrates, Amino acids and proteins, Carboxylic acids and their derivatives.

3. M. Sc. (Industrial chemistry at Amity University) Mass spectroscopy

4. Environmental Studies


Administrative Assignments

  1. Convenor of the Apparatus committee of the department, 2014-15.
  2. Dept Library committee member 2014-15.
  3. Dept Library committee (convenor) 2015-16. As convenor of Library Committee, I was involved in purchasing various books required for B.Sc. and M.Sc. students.
  4. Member; Canteen Committee, 2014-15, 2015-16 (Staff Council)
  5. Member;  Environment  Awareness Committee, 2016-17, 2017-18 (Staff Council)
  6. Member; Garden Committee, 2016-17, 2017-18 (Staff Council)
  7. Representative Member from the department for  Library Committee, 2016-17
  8. Admission in charge for admission of B.Sc. (H) Chemistry and M.Sc. 2017-18
  9. Convenor of  Overall Science admissions, 2018-19 (Staff Council)
  10. Teacher in Charge of Chemistry Department, 2018-19.
  11. Hostel Committee, 2018-19.
  12. Admission Committee, 2018-19 (Staff Council).
  13. Departmental Promotion Committee, 2018-19
  14. Superintendent Chemistry practical exam April-May 2018 and Nov-Dec 2018.
  15. Member of interview board for selection of ad-hoc assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry in 2018.
  16. Dept chemical store (member), 2019-20.
  17. Dept Lab staff society (member), 2019-20.
  18. Garden Committee (Member), 2019-20 (Staff Council).
  19. Dept Apparatus store (member), 2020-21.
  20. Dept Library (member) 2020-21.
  21. Member Garden Committee, 2021-22 (Staff Council).
  22. Member, Environment Awareness Committee, 2021-22 (Staff Council).
  23. Departmental Nominee for Criteria 6 for NAAC, 2021-22.
  24. Dept Apparatus store (member), 2021-22.
  25. Dept Instrumentation (member), 2021-22.
  26. Dept Chemical Society (member) 2021-22.
  27. Dept Chemical Society (member) 2022-23.
  28. Dept Chemical Store (member) 2022-23.
  29. Member, Garden committee 2022-23 (Staff Council)
  30. Member, Canteen committee 2022-23(Staff Council)
  31. Member of  selection committee for permanent post (assistant professor) in the Department of Chemistry in 2022.
  32. Member, Environment Awareness Committee, 2023-24 (Staff Council).
  33. Member, Students' Welfare committee (includes Discipline and Attendance Committee), 2023-24 (Staff Council).
  34. Dept Chemical Society (Convenor) 2023-24.


Synthesis of some heterocyclic compounds and their biological evaluation, 2004(registered), Nov 2009 (awarded)


Strategies Towards the Synthesis of Heterocycles and Their Applications,.

Book Chapter: Greener Approach towards the Synthesis of Nitrogen Based Heterocycles


Monica Dinodia, Submitted: August 21st, 2022 Reviewed: October 6th, 2022 Published: December 6th, 2022, DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.108489

Research papers published in Refereed/ Peer Reviewed Journals:

1) Synthesis, anti-inflammatory and analgesic activity evaluation of some amidine and hydrazone derivatives.     Sondhi Sham M; Dinodia Monica; Kumar Ashok    Department of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IIT R), UA.  Bioorganic & medicinal chemistry  14(13),  4657-63,(2006). 

2) One pot synthesis of pyrimidine and bispyrimidine derivatives and their evaluation for anti-inflammatory and analgesic activities. Sham M. Sondhi, Shubhi Jain, Monica Dinodia, Rakesh Shukla and Ram Raghubir. Bioorganic & Medicinal ChemistryVolume 15, Issue 10Pages 3334-3344, 15 May 2007.

3) Synthesis of biologically active N-methyl derivatives of amidines and cyclized    five-membered products of amidines with oxalyl chloride. Sham M. Sondhi, Monica Dinodia, Shubhi Jain and Ashok Kumar. European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry Volume 43, Issue 12Pages 2824-2830,  2007.

4) Heterocyclic compounds as anti-inflammatory agents.      Sondhi, Sham M.; Dinodia, Monica; Singh, Jaiveer; Rani, Reshma.    Department of Chemistry,  Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee,  Roorkee,  India.    Current Bioactive Compounds  (2007),  3(2),  91-108.

5) Synthesis of physiologically important quinoxaline derivatives using  conventional  method and microwave irradiation.      Bhattacharjee, G.; Sondhi, S. M.; Dinodia,  Monica; Mishra, Sushanta K.    Department of Chemistry,  Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee,  Roorkee,  India.    Indian Journal of Chemical Technology  (2008),  15(1),  72-74.

6)  Synthesis of some thiophene, imidazole and pyridine derivatives exhibiting good anti-inflammatory and analgesic activities.      Sondhi, Sham M.; Jain, Shubhi; Dinodia, Monica; Kumar, Ashok.    Department of Chemistry,  Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IIT R),  Roorkee,  India.    Medicinal Chemistry  (2008),  4(2),  146-154.

7) Synthesis,  anti-inflammatory  and  analgesic  activity  evaluation of some pyrimidine derivatives. S. M. Sondhi*, Monica Dinodia, Rakesh Shukla and Ram Raghubir. IJCB Vol.48B(2) [February 2009] 273-281.

8) Synthesis of biologically active novel bis Schiff bases, bis hydrazone and bis guanidine derivatives. S. M. Sondhi*, Monica Dinodia, Shubhi Jain and Ashok Kumar. IJC-B Vol.48B(08) [August 2009], 1128-1136.

9) Ionic Liquids: Environment-Friendly Greener Solvents for Organic Synthesis. Review Article Monica Dinodia* Volume 19, Issue 4, 2022, Pp: 543-557, DOI: 10.2174/1570179419666220107160725 Current IF: 2.276, 5 – Year IF: 1.987

10)  Microwave-promoted Synthesis of Novel Bioactive N-based Heterocycles (E-pub Ahead of Print) Mini-Reviews in Organic Chemistry, Mini-Review Article

Published on: 10 June, 2022 Author(s): Monica Dinodia* Corpus ID: 248358269 DOI: 10.2174/1570193X19666220420133723, Current IF: 2.159, 5 – Year IF: 1.832

11) N-heterocycles: Recent Advances in Biological Applications   Mini-Review Article (E-pub Ahead of Print) Mini-Reviews in Organic Chemistry, Published on: 04 February, 2022
Author(s): Monica Dinodia* 
DOI: 10.2174/1570193X19666211231101747

 Print ISSN:  1570-193X      Online ISSN: 1875-6298, Current IF: 2.159, 5 – Year IF: 1.832

12) Recent Advances in N-Heterocycles for COVID-19 Treatment - A Mini Review

(E-pub Ahead of Print) Medicinal Chemistry
Published on: 27 March, 2023
Author(s): Monica Dinodia* v:shapes="_x0000_i1025">
DOI: 10.2174/1573406419666230228115410

ISSN (Print): 1573-4064
ISSN (Online): 1875-6638 SN

Impact Factor

Current: 2.3

5 - Year: 2.3

Conferences Attended

Conferences Attended/Organized

  1. Microwave   assisted   synthesis   and   biological   evaluation of some heterocyclic Hydrazones and Bis Schiff Base. S. M. Sondhi* and Monica Dinodia. Souvenir:  National  Conference  on  Modern  Trends  in  Chemical  Science  and  Technology  held  at  DAV  College   Jallandhar (Punjab)  15-17  Oct. 2005.  P.20 (2005).
  2. Participated in Second International Conference on Heterocyclic Chemistry Held at Department of Chemistry, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, India from 16th-19th December 2006.
  3. Member of Organizing Committee for 1st International Conference on Integrative Chemistry. Biology and Translational Medicine organized by Center of Global Health, Hansraj College, University of Delhi & Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, USA from 25-26 February 2019.
  4. Member of organizing committee in National conference on New Frontiers on Biosensing held on April l3 2021, organized by Department of Chemistry, Hansraj College, DU, Delhi.
  5. Attended the International Conference on 'Recent Trends in Drug Discovery and Development' organized by the Department of Chemistry under the aegis of IQAC, Maitreyi College, University of Delhi held during October 8-9, 2021 on virtual platform.
  6. Member of organizing committee in online International Conference on “Emerging Trends in Chemical and Applied Sciences for Sustainable Future” (30th October, 2021) Organized by Department of Chemistry in association with IQAC, Hansraj College, University of Delhi.
  7. Participated in 2nd International Conference on Integrative Chemistry, Biology and Translational Medicine organized by  Hansraj College, INMAS (DRDO), HeteroChem InnoTech, Institute of Eminence (University of Delhi) & University of Debrecen (Hungary), Mayo Clinic (USA) from 6-8 December 2022.
  8. Participated in International Conference on Recent Advances on Green and Sustainable Developments organized by Green Chemistry Network Centre Chapter, Akal University, Talwandi Sabo, Batinda, Punjab, India in collaboration with GCNC (DU), ICS (Kolkata), DRDO (New Delhi), Eternal University, De Gruyter (Germany), Synthetic Communications from 6th-8th  September 2023.

Workshops Organized/Attended

       1.  Participated in the NATIONAL ONLINE WORKSHOP ON “CHEMDRAW SOFTWARE LEARNING” organized by Department of Chemistry, Aggarwal College Ballabgarh on 17/08/2022. 

       2. Member of organizing committee (Garden Committee) for terranium workshop on August 6 2021.

       3. Participated in Tools for exploring chemistry (online workshop) organized by Department of chemistry, Rajdhani college, DU, Delhi on 12-13 July 2021.

       4. Participated in Laboratory Safety measures and chemical waste management for Ecological and Environmental shield (online national workshop) on 16 April 2021 

         organized by Department of chemistry, Rajdhani college, DU, Delhi.

       5. Participated in 1 Day National workshop on ICT tools for chemistry teachers (online) organized by GAD-TLC, SGTB Khalsa College, DU, Delhi under the

         PMMMNMTT held on 22 Feb, 2021.

       6. Member of organizing committee in Inspire programme (DST) held at Hansraj College from 12 Dec 2017-16 Dec 2017.

      7. One day author Workshop conducted by Vivekananda library in association with Elsevier held at radhakrishnan auditorium at MDU Rohtak on 18 Nov 2016.

     8. Member of Organizing Committee of Indo-Portuguese workshop on Emerging Trends of Nanotechnology in Chemistry and Biology (INCB-2016)organized by 

      Department of Chemistry Hansraj College and Deshbandu College, University of Delhi, India in association with CQM, University of Madeira, Portugal held on 12-13     

      February, 2016.

    9.  Member of Organizing Committee of two days’ National Workshop on ‘Role of Scientific and Technical Terminology in Higher Education by Commision for Scientific

      & Technical Terminology, MHRD at Hansraj College, July 2015.

  10.  DBT sponsored workshop on Relevance of Experimental Chemistry to Biotechnology March 12-13, 2014 at Department of Chemistry, Hansraj College, University of

     Delhi, Delhi. 

11. Workshop on project funding and Technical consulting (for startups and  researchers) held at Amity School of Engineering and Technology in collaboration with Amity

      Innovation Incubator on 30th May, 2009.

12. Bruker-AXS, Germany sponsored 2 days National workshop on Techniques and  challenges for Structure solution in Chemical Cyrstallography organized by Department

      of Chemistry IIT Roorkee from Aug 31-Sep 1 2007.

Seminars Organized/attended

  • Participated in NAAC Sponsored One Day National Seminar On NAAC Revised   Assessment and Accreditation Framework – An Approach , organized by the IQAC, Hindu College, University of Delhi, Delhi on 10th May 2022.
  • Participated in the “National Symposium on Discrimination and Disparities” organised by the North-East Cell of Hansraj College on October 23, 2021.
  • Participated in the National Seminar on Women Empowerment through Science and Technology: Power to Transform the World (25th September 2021) Organized by Royal Society of Chemistry, London, North India Section Hindu College, University of Delhi & Save The Environment (STE).
  • Participated in 2 days National seminar: “Reshaping education during Pandemic” held from 13-14 July 2021(online) organized by Vidya Vistar and Gyan setu committee of hansraj college in collaboration with  Govt College Yachuli (Arunachal pradesh)
  • Member of the Organizing Committee at the National Seminar on "Environment and Sustainability in The Third World" organized by Department of Chemistry & IQAC, Hansraj College, University of Delhi held on 28 February 2020.
  • Member of the Organizing Committee in National seminar on “Role of Analytical Sciences in Sustainable Development” held on March 4-5, 2016 at Hansraj College, University of Delhi, Delhi.
  • National seminar on Chemistry in Interdisciplinary Applications organized by Department of Chemistry Hansraj College, University of Delhi on March 19th, 2013.

Webinars Organized/Attended

1. Organized a webinar on the topic "Self-Healing Supramolecular Metallogels" on 07 October 2023 as convenor of Rasayanatva the Chemical Society of Hansraj College".

2. Organized a webinar on the topic "Catalytic Proximal-Selective Functionalization Of Selected Organic Compounds" on October 05th, 2023 as Convenor      of  Rasayanatva the Chemical Society of Hansraj College".

3. Organized a webinar on the topic "Organocatalytic Transformation of Feedstock molecules to Value- added Products and it's Mechanistic Investigation" on August 12, 2023 as Convenor of  Rasayanatva the Chemical Society of Hansraj College".

4. Organized a webinar on 20th November, Saturday 2021 on "Plagiarism in Academic Writing and Research" in association with Chemical Society and IQAC, Hansraj College University of Delhi.

5. Participated in the Online Lecture Series on “Biomass waste management for healthy environment, resource conservation and taping Bioenergy” & “Good Laboratory Practices” by Dr. Navindu Gupta, organized by the Department of Chemistry, Shivaji College, University of Delhi under the aegis of DBT Sponsored Star College Scheme on October 30, 2021.

6. Attended International Webinar on "Global Peace and Power of positivity" organised by Department of Zoology, Hansraj College on 23rd October, 2021.

7. Participated in an Awareness session on Prevention of Sexual Harassment at Workplace organized by the Internal Complaints Committee, Hansraj College on August 13, 2021.

8. Participated and completed the Online National Webinar entitled "Teacher's e-Kit: A Four Quadrant Approach for Development of OERs for Higher Education" organized by Guru Angad Dev Teaching Learning Centre, SGTB Khalsa College, University of Delhi under the Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya National Mission on Teachers and Teaching (PMMMNMTT) of Ministry of Education on 9th September 2021.

9.  Participated in webinar on “Winning the game of publishing research papers, raising your profile, and extending the impact of your publications” held on Sep 7, 2021 and organized by Wiley.

10. Participated in one day International Science Webinar entitled "Chemistry For Sustainable Human Life - Essentials of New Education Policy" held on July 28th 2021, organised by RAMJAS COLLEGE, UNIVERSITY OF DELHI.

11. Participated in One day Webinar on "Strengthening the immune system through Naturopathy" held on May 6, 2020 organized by Department of Botany and Internal Quality Assurance cell, Hansraj College, University of Delhi.

12 Participated in One day webinar on Role of ICC and Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal of Sexual Harassment of Workmen at Workplace on May 22, 2020.

13.  Participated in the International Webinar on “Gut microbiota and host: the fight for iron” organised by Shrishti Chetna, Department of Zoology, Hansraj College, University of Delhi on 1st August 2020.

Orientation/Refresher Course

  1. Participated in One week (online) faculty development programme, “Emerging Trends in Applied Chemistry- A Step towards Sustainable Development” organized by Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, SGT University, Gurugram from 30th May to 4th June 2022.
  2. Successfully completed One Week (Online) Interdisciplinary Faculty Development Programme on ‘Creation and development of MOOCs while managing online classes’ (24th August – 31st August 2021) organised by Keshav Mahavidyalaya, University of Delhi in collaboration with Mahatma Hansraj Faculty Development Centre Hansraj College, University of Delhi.
  3. Participated and successfully completed One week (online) interdisciplinary faculty development programme on “Basics of Research” organized by MHFDC, Hansraj College, DU in collaboration with PARAMARSH UGC Scheme from June 18 to June 24, 2021.
  4. Successfully completed the ARPIT Course for Career Advancement Scheme(CAS) promotion Online Refresher Course In Chemistry For Higher Education with a "A" Grade in the proctored examination held on 16.02.2020 Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Khalsa College,University of Delhi
  5. Successfully completed the ARPIT Course for Career Advancement Scheme (CAS) promotion Online Refresher Course in Chemistry for Higher Education Faculty with a "A" Grade in the proctored examination held on 30.03.2019 Offered by Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Khalsa College, Delhi.
  6. Participated and completed 2 weeks FDP on “Bhasha, Sahitya, Media aur Paryavaran” from 10/12/2018 to 23/12/2018 organized by MHFDC, organized by Hansraj College, University of Delhi and Faculty of Arts, University of Delhi.
  7. Participated and completed 3 weeks UGC Sponsored Refresher Course in Contemporary studies from 7 June 2016 to 27 June 2016 organized by HRDC-CPDHE, University of Delhi, Delhi.
  8. Participated and completed 4 weeks UGC Sponsored Orientation Programme (OR-75) from Oct 5-15, Nov 9-19, 2013 and Dec 14-20, 2013 organized by CPDHE, University of Delhi, Delhi.
  9. Successfully completed One-Week Online National Faculty Development Program "SAFER AND GREENER CHEMISTRY LABS" organized by Guru Angad Dev Teaching Learning Centre, a Centre under the Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya National Mission on Teachers and Teaching (PMMMNMTT) of Ministry of Education, SGTB Khalsa College, University of Delhi held from19th July to 25th July 2022.
  10. Participated and completed the One Week International Online Faculty Development Programme on “Modern scientific technologies – Ways to enhance research skills” organized by Mahatma Hansraj Faculty Development Centre, Hansraj College during December 26 - 31, 2022. 

Members of Professional Bodies

  1. Life member of  Indian Society of Analytical Scientists (ISAS)-Delhi Chapter, LM Number, LM-2021/19.
  2. Life member of Association of Carbohydrate Chemists and Technologists (India), life membership number, LM/309/2021.
  3. Life member of GCNC Advancing Green Chemistry, life membership number 0656/22/289.