When someone asks, β€œis teaching your profession?” I say it is my passion. My teaching philosophy revolves around concept-based teaching and how to take the students away from rote learning. We have been toiling with the idea of how to effectively instil critical thinking to our students. To this end we have been using open book examination and project-based evaluation. I use several analogies, mnemonics, molecular model, video lectures to teach. Here I list out the courses I have taught and currently teaching.

I am an ardent proponent of online and digital education. In addition to offline (physical) classes, I am also engaged in online (digital) teaching. I have been running a successful massive open online course in organic chemistry for M.Sc. students in the SWAYAM platform. This project was funded by Ministry of Human Resource Development (currently Ministry of Education). So far 18,800 learners had registered for the course. (You can see the media coverage here).

Even before the COVID-19 forced online teaching learning process, I was teaching our Bioorganic chemistry course online. In fact, I was the first one to launch a full-fledged online course using JNU-LMS platform. (You can see the media coverage here).

I have initiated a national campaign to support rural and remote area students to learn using television during the COVID-19 pandemic. With support from Prof. Mangala Sunder Krishnan, IIT-Madras and funding from Ministry of Education we have successfully created learning materials for the students. (You can see the media coverage here).

Offline Courses


For B. Tech. (2010-2013)

  • Chem 101
  • Chem 102
  • CH 111
  • ES 122
  • TA 104
  • TA 105
  • TA 112

Vignan University

For B. Tech. (2013)

  • Engineering Chemistry
  • Engineering Chemistry Lab

GITAM University

For B. Tech. (2013-2014)

  • EURCH 104
  • EURCH 205
  • EURCH 114

Jawaharlal Nehru University

For M. Sc. & Ph.D (2015 - )

  • BT121- Bioorganic chemistry
  • BT223- Chemical biology
  • M. Sc. Dissertation
  • BT651 Research methodology (2016-2018)
  • BT238 Seminar (2022 - )
  • IT466 Chemical Foundation for Bioinformatics (2021 - )

Online Courses


For M. Sc. (2019 - )

SWAYAM MOOC in Organic chemistry 1 has been translated into 8 Indian languages. click here to know more


We have been successfully running a massive open online course (MOOC) supported by Ministry of Education.

Swayam Prabha

The main objective of the SWAYAM Prabha project is to reach rural (remote) population where the internet and mobile penetration is very less.