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Prof. Ranjit Kumar Verma
Patna University, Patna


Professor Ranjit K. Verma joined as the Pro Vice Chancellor of Patna University on February 1, 2014 for a three year term after being appointed by the Chancellor through a Search Committee system.He is among those internationally acclaimed scientists who are working in the field of Thermal Analysis. He is the Vice Chairman of the Scientific Commission of the International Confederation for Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry (ICTAC)- the  UN-affiliate (ICSU-IUPAC) professional body of scientists working in this area(www.ictac.org). Earlier, he served as its Secretary (2012-16). His name figures in the prestigious list of Thermal Scientists who matter in the vast fields of thermal analysis (which has applications in the fields of nano technology, materials science, food science, chemical science, physical science etc.). These have been published in the 2nd ed of ‘Who is Who in Thermal Analysis’ by Springer Science from Europe in December 2014 incorporating 350 world leaders in this field of science (http://www.springer.com/chemistry/analytical+chemistry/book/978-3-319-09485-4). It is based on the outstanding publication activity in thermal analysis, professional activity, awards, etc. Earlier he served as the CCDC of Magadh University during the 2007-2010 term.

His earlier workplaces include H.D. Jain College, Ara where he served as Lecturer during 1977-1983 and the University Department of Chemistry (now DST-FIST Sponsored and UGC-BSR Supported), Magadh University, Bodh Gaya (1983-2014) where he had been serving prior to his appointment as the Pro Vice Chancellor of Patna University. He had become Reader in 1986 and Professor in 1993. He is an F.I.C. [Elected Fellow of Institution of Chemists (India)].

His main fields of interest are solid state thermal decomposition, kinetics, calorimetry and nanotisation. The fields incorporate inorganic, materials, nano, complex, food (edible oils) and the methods include: TG, DSC, thermomechanical analysis, kinetics, specific heat & calorimetry. Professional activities include:

International    Confederation    for    Thermal    Analysis    and   Calorimetry    (ICTAC)(www.ictac.org)  :

  • Vice Chairman, Scientific Commission (2016-20)
  • Secretary (2012-16)
  • Chairman, Education Committee (2008-16)
  • Member, Scientific Award Commission (2008)
  • Session Chair (Sectional President), Section of Inorganic Materials, Geochemistry and Ceramics; 16th Quadrennial Conference of ICTAC (Disneyland Convention Centre, Orlando, USA; August 14-19, 2016)

Editor :

  • Editorial Board Member (2013-16), also Regional Editor, (2010) as well as Guest Editor for SATAC-2010 and SATAC-2011 and SATAC-2014 Special issues, J. Therm. Anal. Calorim. (Springer Science) (www.springer.com/10973)

  • Hony. Editor, J. Indian Chem. Soc. (2007-2010) (www.indianchemicalsociety.in)


  • Treasurer, Indian Science Congress Association (2016-19); Also, Executive Committee Member, (2013-14, 2014-15) (www.sciencecongress.nic.in)



Prof. Verma was earlier made the State Coordinator by the UGC for disbursement of UGC XI Plan Fund allocations for the 350+ colleges of Bihar (spreading over all the general nine universities) and became the first e-Text Book author from Bihar for the 'Inorganic Chemistry e-Text Book' published by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Resesrch (CSIR, Delhi) under the nsdl-project (National Science Digital Library- www.nsdl.niscair.res.in) of Govt. of India. He was the paper coordinator (Paper-XI) for the development of interactive e-text books for M.Sc. (Chemistry) students/teachers under the e-PG Pathshala project of the Ministry of Human Resource Development of the Govt. of India under their National Mission on Education through ICT (NME-ICT) project.(http://epgp.inflibnet.ac.in/view_f.php?category=666)

He has delivered several dozens of invited lectures at conferences, seminars and symposia in India and abroad (besides lectures in Refresher Courses in Universities in Bihar, UP, MP, Rajasthan etc.). He has widely travelled in India and abroad (including USA, France, Italy, Finland, Japan, Brazil, Chile, Peru, Hong Kong etc.).

He is a motivational speaker and socially associated with Rotary International (he is a Paul Harris Fellow and two times Club President, 1990-91, 2012-13) and Bharat Vikas Parishad (Past Zonal Secretary, Past State General Secretary).

Office Contacts:-

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(2) Mr. Mazhoor Ahmad - Mob. No. - 8409660147