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Dr Nitu Bhatnagar

Associate Professor & Registrar

Department of Chemistry School of Basic Sciences


    Dr Nitu Bhatnagar is appointed as the Registrar of Manipal University Jaipur, with effect from August 01, 2021. She was working at Manipal University Jaipur (MUJ) as Deputy Registrar (Academics) from October 14, 2019 and Additional Registrar since June 10, 2021.

    Dr Nitu Bhatnagar is an Associate Professor in the Department of Chemistry, School of Basic Sciences, MUJ. She did her BSc and MSc from Pt. RSS University, Chhattisgarh and PhD from Sikkim Manipal Institute of Technology, SMU, Sikkim. During her PhD, she received the prestigious Women Scientist Fellowship from Department of Science & Technology, Govt. of India. After successful completion of her PhD, she was appointed as an Assistant Professor in the department of ICNTAA at SMIT. She joined Manipal University Jaipur on 3rd July 2012. Apart from teaching, she has contributed activly at the departmental level for curriculum framing, lab development, organizing conferences etc, and performed administrative responsibilities at University level as Member, Secrecy & Confidential section of Exam (2013) Associate Faculty coordinator, Cultural Activities (2015-2017), Digital Coordinator, FoS (2015-2018), Master of Ceremony in many of the flagship events, including Convocations. She has the honour of receiving President’s award in 2017 for her excellent & dedicated contribution to MUJ.

    She has more than 14 years of teaching and research experience while working with various Institutions, which includes her 13 years of experience with the Manipal group. She has published 5 book chapters and 27 research articles in international journals of repute, including 15 SCI/Scopus publications. She has delivered many lectures as keynote/ Invited speaker. She has presented more than 28 research papers in various conferences in India & Abroad. She has been Invited as Visiting Faculty at CUHK, Hong Kong under Academic Visitors Scheme of CUHK.  She has collaborated with many researchers in India and abroad. As member, Royal Society of Chemistry, London, she has organized two RSC-PDP programs for school teachers and one Salters’ camp. Her area of research includes nanocomposites, ayurvedic bhasma, plasma surface modification and adhesive technology. One student has been awarded PhD Degree under her guidance, one has submitted his thesis, & four research scholars are pursuing their PhD degree. She has been a SMILE 4 participant and has a copyright granted on “Academic Audit Framework”.



Subject Subject code Semester
Engineering Chemistry CY 1101 First semester (BTech)
Environmental Studies ES 1101 (BTech)
Organic Chemistry-I CY 1113 (BSc) Hons.
Engineering Chemistry Lab CY 1131 First semester (BTech)
Engineering Materials CE 1304 B.Tech (Chemical Engg.) III SEM


Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
BEd Pt RSS University Raipur 1999
MSc Inorganic Kalyan Mahavidyalaya, Bhilai 2001
PhD Chemistry (Nanotechnology) Sikkim Manipal Institute of Technology 2011


Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
Manipal University Jaiur Associate Professor Academic, Research & Administrative June 2018 - Present
Manipal University Jaipur Assistant Professor Academic, Research & Administrative 2012-June 2018
SMIT, Sikkim Assistant professor-II Academic & Research 2011-2012
SMIT, Sikkim Research Associate Academic & Research 2011-2012
SMIT, Sikkim Guest Faculty Academic & Research 2009-2010
SMIT, Sikkim Research Associate Academic & Research 2008-2009


Area of Interest

Polymer Nano-composites, Adhesives, Plasma, Biomedical Engineering, Nano bio molecules, Inorganic, & Organic Chemistry

Area of Research

Polymer Nano-composites, Adhesives, Plasma

Professional Affiliations & Contributions

  • Received the President’s Award on the occasion of Independence day on 15th August, 2017
  • Invited as Visiting Faculty at The Chinese University of Hong Kong under Academic Visitors Scheme of CUHK from 30 May-12 June, 2017
  • Member, Royal Society of Chemistry, Cambridge, U.K
  • Member, American Chemical Society
  • Life Member, Indian Society of Chemists and Biologists, CDRI, Lucknow, India
  • Member, International Academy of Arts, Science & Technology
  • Member, Material Research Society of India
  • Member, The Society for Polymer Science, India
  • Co-convenor of RTRCS - 2014
  • In-charge, Website Content & Updation, RTRCS - 2014
  • Member, Press Committee and Lab Committee for DST Sponsored INSPIRE CAMP
  • Editorial Member, Scientific Board of Civil & Environmental Engineers
  • Editorial Member, International Institute of Engineers
  • External Examiner, Dr KN Modi University, Newai
  • External Examiner, Rajasthan Univeristy
  • Reviewer for American Association for Science and Technology
  • Reviewer for ISAET conferences
  • Honorary member, International Advisory Board, Institute for Research & Development, India


    Study results from N Bhatnagar et al provide new insights into polymer engineering

    September 30, 2011

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