Dr Jyotsna Kumar

Dr. Jyotsna Kumar

Assistant Professor

Dr Jyotsna Kumar is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Chemistry under the Faculty of Mathematical and Physical Sciences, RUAS. She is a highly accomplished researcher, teacher and counsellor. Always ready for collaborative working at the inter- and intra- departmental levels, she moved steadily from designing student centric courses to classroom teaching. She has notably contributed towards development, preparation and upgradation of curriculum, study material, lecture notes, laboratory experiments for undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral programs of diverse courses.
Her research activities cover an extensive range of topics. These include designing and synthesis of small organic molecules, material science, green chemistry, fabrication of films, material for bio-medical and waste management, environmental chemistry, herbal/​natural products, heavy metals green remediation and food chemistry. Her research work has also been recognised and applauded widely. Having published papers in peer reviewed Scopus indexed journals, she is, in turn, an honorary reviewer and associate editor for many such publications. She has been felicitated by the reputed publishing house, Elsevier on being an Outstanding Reviewer for the Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering. Her work has also been presented at at least 26 conferences in India and overseas. In 2015, she received the Best Paper award at the National Women’s Science Congress. In 2017, she was invited as a plenary speaker and given the award for Best Delivered Talk at an international conference in Bangkok. She studied for her MSC (Organic Chemistry) and PhD (Inorganic Chemistry) degrees from the University of Rajasthan, Jaipur. In addition, she has a Bachelor’s degree in Education from North Bengal University, West Bengal and a Master’s degree in Psychology from IGNOU.


  • Ph.D. in Department of Chemistry,

    University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, Rajasthan

  • MSc. in Organic Chemistry

    University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, Rajasthan

  • B.Sc. (CBZ)

    Govt. Girls College (Affiliated to University of Rajasthan) Jaipur, Rajasthan


Total Experience: 16.50 years

Assistant Professor — MSRUAS, Bangalore, from 2015 to till date

Associate professor — Brindawan College, Bangalore (2015)

Associate Professor and Head — Shankara Groups of Institute, Jaipur (2014)

Sr. lecturer — KVS, Chennai (2012−2014)

Assistant Professor — VTU, Chennai (2009−2011)

Sr. Lecturer — Sacred Heart, Chandigarh (2006−2009)

Lecturer — KVS, Pune (2002−2005)

Lecturer — APS, New Delhi (1998−2002)

Lecturer — Bio-Chemistry College, Jaipur (1992−194)

Research assistant in Industry — Synthesis of Barium compounds, Jaipur (1987−1992)

Research Interest: Green Chemistry, Environmental Chemistry, Waste management, herbal/​natural products, Heavy metals remediation, Food chemistry

Research Expertise: Industrial Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Environmental Chemistry, Waste water treatment, Synthesis, preparation and fabrication of bio-nanomaterial


  • Green Chemistry
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Waste management
  • herbal/natural products
  • Heavy metals remediation
  • Food chemistry
  • Industrial Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Synthesis
  • preparation and fabrication of bio-nanomaterial

Ph. D Dissertation:

  1. Technical problems in Barium chemical industries in India, their solutions and specifications for quality products (Barium Sulphide, Barium carbonate, Barium Nitrate and Sodium Sulphide)

National Conference Papers: 05

  1. Jyotsna Agarwal, Magnesium phosphate and carbothermal reduction of barite, NCMMM, Pune, (2016)
  2. Jyotsna Agarwal, NCRTCS, Manipal University, (2016)
  3. Jyotsna Agarwal, EITCT, Chennai (2015)
  4. Jyotsna Agarwal, Reaction promoting agents for reduction of barite, NCET, Chennai (2011)
  5. Jyotsna Agarwal, English in science and technology, NCEE, Chennai (2011)

International Conference Papers: 15

  1. Pooja, Jyotsna Agarwal, Study of Phytochemicals of Basal Plate of Allium Cepa L. International Science Congress Thailand-2017, Thailand (2017)
  2. Jyotsna Agarwal, Sodium compounds and barite, ICAMMAS, Chennai (2017)
  3. Jyotsna Agarwal, solid waste management, CSIR-NEERI, Nagpur (2017)
  4. Jyotsna Agarwal, Adsorbents for the reduction of barites, ICMPC, Australia (2016)
  5. Jyotsna Agarwal, ICMPC, Hyderabad (2016)
  6. Jyotsna Agarwal, Catalyst and reduction of barite: Comparative study, NWSC, Bangalore (2015)
  7. Jyotsna Agarwal, EATHD, Meerut (2015)
  8. Jyotsna Agarwal, ICIRT, Dharampuri (2015)
  9. Jyotsna Agarwal, ICACE, Kollam (2014)
  10. Jyotsna Agarwal, ICRTIET, Ghaziabad (2014)
  11. Jyotsna Agarwal, Magnesium compounds and reduction of barite, ERA, Chennai (2011)
  12. Jyotsna Agarwal, CTCAB, Chennai (2011)
  13. Jyotsna Agarwal, Adsorption of iron contents in sodium sulphide by dolomite, ICST, Chennai (2011)
  14. Jyotsna Agarwal, Effect of precipitated barium sulphate at high temperature on heating of barite, CRAB, Chennai (2010)
  15. Jyotsna Agarwal, Global environment and its sustainability, ISEE, Chennai (2010)

National Journal Papers: 03

  1. Jyotsna Agarwal, Management of residual wastes of Barium Industries, Eng. Sc. Inter. Res. J., 5, 69 – 70 ((2017)
  2. Jyotsna Agarwal, Chandrawat and Khatri, Effect of absorbability of iron contents by aluminum oxide in the commercial crude sodium sulphide, Jour. of Res. and Ind., 39, 113 – 114 (1994)
  3. Jyotsna Agarwal, Chandrawat and Khatri, Effect of ammonium nitrate on carbothermal reduction of barites, Jour. of Res. and Ind., 39, 40 – 42, (1993)

International Journal Papers: 19

  1. Jyotsna Kumar, Effect of sodium compounds on barite, Elsevier J. of Materials Today: Proceedings (accepted)
  2. Jyotsna Kumar, Reduction of Iron Contents in Commercial Crude Sodium Sulphide Using Different Adsorbents, Elsevier J. of Materials Today: Proceedings 5, 17682 – 17685 (2018)
  3. Jyotsna Kumar, Haze Formation During Winter in Delhi, Environment Asia 11(3), 213 – 220 (2018)
  4. Jyotsna Kumar, Adsorbents for the Reduction of Iron Impurities from Crude Sodium Sulphide: A Comparative Study, Elsevier J. of Materials Today: Proceedings, 4, 5201- 5205. (2017)
  5. Jyotsna Kumar, Study on Adsorption Capability of Locally Available Adsorbents for the Removal of Iron Impurities from Crude Sodium Sulphide, Der Pharma Chemica, 9(7) 54 – 56 (2017)
  6. Jyotsna Kumar, Comparative study of catalytic action of potassium nitrate and feldspar for the reduction of Barite, Elsevier J. of Materials Today : Proceedings, 4, 104 – 111 (2016)
  7. Jyotsna Kumar, Effect of Zinc on carbothermal reduction of barite, Der Pharma Chemica, 8(11) 227 – 230 (2016)
  8. Jyotsna Agarwal, Impact of sodium chloride on reduction of Barite at high temperature, Inter. Jour. of Chem., Tech. Res., Vol. 8 (9), (2015)
  9. Jyotsna Agarwal, Study of Carbothermal Reduction of Barite in presence of Calcium chloride, Inter. Jour. of Chem., Tech. Res., Vol. 8 (2), (2015)
  10. Jyotsna Agarwal, Influence of sulphur powder for the Carbothermal Reduction of Barite, Inter. Jour. of Chem. Tech. Res., Vol. 8 (2), (2015)
  11. Jyotsna Agarwal, Bone Powder as a Reaction Promoting Agent for the Reduction of Barite, Inter. Jour. of Chem., Tech. Res., Vol. 6 (7), (2015)
  12. Jyotsna Agarwal, Comparative analysis on effect of catalyst on barite at high temperature, Elsevier J. of Materials Today : Proceedings, (2014)
  13. Jyotsna Agarwal, Effect of nature of coal on carbothermal reduction of barites, Oriental Jour. of Chem., 30 (3), (2014)
  14. Jyotsna Agarwal, Removal of iron contents in the crude sodium sulphide by using fuller’s earth as a cheap adsorbent, Inter. Jour. of Chem. Tech. Res., Vol. 6 (7), (2014)
  15. Jyotsna Agarwal, Comparative study of catalysts on carbothermal reduction of barites, Archives of Applied Science Research, 6 (4), (2014)
  16. Jyotsna Agarwal, Catalytic effect of Sodium Nitrite on Carbothermal Reduction of Barites, Jour. of Applied Chem., Vol.2 (3), (2014)
  17. Jyotsna Agarwal, Effective removal of iron contents by chalk powder in the commercial crude sodium sulphide, Brit. Jour. of App. Sci. and Tech., 3, 518 – 523, (2013)
  18. Jyotsna Agarwal, Sodium Nitrate and Carbothermal Reduction of Barites, Inter. Jour. of Chem. Tech. Res., 2 (10), (2012)
  19. Jyotsna Agarwal, Effect of Absorbability of Iron Contents by Precipitated Barium Sulphate in the Commercial Crude Sodium Sulphide, Int. Jour. of Sci. and Tech., 2 (10) (2012)

Book Authored:

  1. Engineering Chemistry lab manual ISBN-978 – 81-928931 – 2‑9

  1. Excellent delivered talk award in International Science Congress, Oct 2017, Thailand
  2. BEST PAPER” award at National Women’s Science Congress, November 2015, Bengaluru
  3. Outstanding Reviewer’ for the Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering (Elsevier publication, ISSN 2213 – 3437) for the Years – 2015, 2017 and 2018