Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra
Dr. Ramesh Chandra
Professor, Bioengineering and Biotechnology
M. Tech., Ph.D.
Contact Address
Permanent Address -
Local Address Department of Bioengineering, BIT Mesra, Ranchi-835215, Jharkhand, India
Phone (Office) 0651-2276223, Max 4424
Phone Residence 4637
Email Id
Joined Institute on : 1-Jul-1996

  Work Experience
Teaching : 22 Years

Research : 22 Years

Individual: 22 Years

  Professional Background
  • M.Tech (Biotechnology)
  • Ph.D (Technology)
  Research Areas


  • Enzymes
  • Biologically Active Metabolites & Bioprocess Devepment

Sub Area:

  • Natural Dyes, Active Metabolites
  • Glycosylation Enzymes
  Award and Honours
  1. DBT Scholarship for M.Tech (1992-1994)
  2. GATE-93 Qualified, Percentile:92.25
  3. Bihar State Eligibility Test BET for Lecturer-1995

Papers Published International:

  1. Chandra R, Ghosh P. and Bhatnagar SP; L-Asparaginase activity of various bacterial and yeast isolates; Int. J. Mendel-23-3-4:123-24 ;2006.  ISSN: 0973-1547
  2. Chandra S, Sharma HP, Chandra R and  Jha S; Effect of 2,4-D and BAP on callusing response of Spilanthes paniculata DC. Jansen; Int. J. Mendel- 23-3-4: 129-130; 2006.   ISSN: 0973-1547
  3. Lata D. B., Ramesh Chandra, Arvind Kumar, Ashok Misra; Effect of light on generation of hydrogen by Halobacterium halobium NCIM 2852 Int. J. Hydrogen Energy 32: 3293-3300 ;2007. ISSN: 0360-3199 IF:4.086 Citation:14
  4. Sheela Chandra, H .P. Sharma, Ramesh Chandra and S. Jha, Spilanthes species: Medicinal herbs Pharmbit- XV-1: 17-22 An International Journal ;2007 ISSN: 0973-6204
  5. Sheela Chandra, H .P. Sharma, Ramesh Chandra and S. Jha, In vitro propagation of varios explant of Spilanthes paniculata DC. Jansen.  International Journal of Plant Sciences 3-2: 558-566; 2008 ISSN: 0973-1547 (Print) 0976-593 (Online)
  6. Sheela Chandra, H .P. Sharma, Ramesh Chandra and S. Jha, Agrobacterium rhizogenes mediated genetic transformation of Spilanthes paniculata DC. Jansen.  International Journal of Plant Sciences 3-2: 471-476;2008 . ISSN: 0973-1547 (Print) 0976-593 (Online)
  7. S. Ganguly, Gopalakrishnan V. and R. Chandra, Synthesis and antibacterial activity of some new 1- substituted 2- methyl-4- nitroimidazoles; International Journal of Chemical Sciences 71: 204-210; 2009. ISSN 0972-768 X.
  8. S. Ganguly, A. Kumar and R. Chandra, Synthesis and antifungal evaluation of some 1- substituted azoles; Pharmbit- XVIII-2: 105-107 An International Journal 2009. ISSN: 0973-6204
  9. S. Chandra, R. Bandopadhyay, V. Kumar and R. Chandra, Acclimatization of Tissue Cultured Plantlets: From Laboratory to Land; Biotechnology Letters 32: 1191-1205; 2010. ISSN: 0141-5492 (Print) 1573-6776 (Online) IF:1.763 Citation:33
  10. Chandra S and Chandra R, Engineering secondary metabolites production in hairy roots; Phytochemistry Review Phytochem Rev 10(3):371-395 (2011)  ISSN: 1568-7767 (print version) ISSN: 1572-980X (online) IF: 4.333 Citation: 23
  11. Koul M, Lakra NS, Chandra R and Chandra S: Catharanthus roseus and prospects of its Endophytes: A  new avenue for production of bioactive metabolites. Int J Pharm Sci Res 2013: 4(7); 2705-2716. ISSN: 0975-8232 (IF: 2.44)
  12. Lakra N S, Koul M, Chandra R, Chandra S: Histological investigations of healthy tissues of catharanthus roseus (l.)don to localize fungal endophytes. Int. J. Pharm. Sci. Rev. Res. 20(1) : 205-209 (2013). eISSN: 0976-044X
  13. Mahato B, Mishra BK, Jayswal A, Chandra R, A mathematical model on Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome, Journal of the Egyptian Mathematical Society (2014), ISSN: 1110-256X (
  14. Mishra R, Pandey V K, Chandra R, Potential of Bryophytes as Therapeutics, International Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research 5(9).3584-93 (E-ISSN: 0975-8232; P-ISSN: 2320-5148). DOI: 10.13040/IJPSR.0975-8232.5(9).3584-93 (IF: 2.44)
  15. Pandey V K, Mishra R, Chandra R, In vitro culture of moss Bryum coronatum schwaegr. (bryaceae) and it’s phytochemical analysis. International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, ISSN 0975-1491. (SNIP: 0.643). Int J Pharm Pharm Sci, Vol 6, Issue 9, 307-311.
  16. Mishra R, Pandey V K, Chandra R, In vitro culture of the moss Hyophilla nymaniana (Fleish.) Menzel and its phytochemical screening. International journal of Phytomedicine, ISSN: 0975-0185 (IF=0.89) International Journal of Phytomedicine 6 (3) 377-383 (2014).
  17. Khanam B, Chandra R, Isolation and identification of endophytic bacteria producing bright red pigment from the dye yielding plant Beta vulgaris L. Inter J Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sci. Vol 7 Issue 5, May 2015  ISSN 0975 – 1491 (SNIP: 1.119) Int J Pharm Pharm Sci, Vol 7, Issue 5, 220-224.
  18. Khanam B, Chandra R, Emerging potential of plant dyes as therapeutic agents. Int J Pharm Bio Sci 2015 Oct; 6(4): (P) 89 – 104 ISSN 0975-6299.
  19. Anjum N, Chandra R,  Endophytic bacteria: Optimization of isolation procedure from various medicinal plants and their preliminary characterization. Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research (Accepted) ISSN 0974-2441. Asian J Pharm Clin Res, Vol 8, Issue 4, 2015, 233-238.          
  20.  Anjum N Pandey V K, Chandra R Exploitation of endophytic fungus as a potential source of biofuel. Carbon – Sci. Tech. ISSN 0974 – 0546 (2016)8/2 :55 – 62.
  21. Pandey V K, Anjum N, Chandra R,  Algae as a Biofuel: Renewable Source for Liquid Fuel. Carbon – Sci. Tech. ISSN 0974 – 0546 (2016) 8/3: 86-93.
  22. Singh N and Chandra R, Protein engineering for biofuel production: Recent development. Carbon – Sci. Tech. ISSN 0974 – 0546. (2016) 8/3 94-102.
  23.     Tech. ISSN 0974 – 0546 (2016) 8/3 :112-117.
  24. Khan F & Chandra R, Effect of physiochemical factors on fruiting body formation in mushroom. (2017)  ISSN 0975 – 1491  Int J Pharm Pharm Sci. 9(10):33-36
  25. Khanam B, Chandra R, Comparative analysis of prodigiosin isolated from endophyte Serratia marcescens. Lett Appl Microbiol. 2018 ;66(3):194-201. doi: 10.1111/lam.12840Print ISSN 0266-8254 Online ISSN:1472-765X SCI, IF: 1.471
  26. Singh N and Chandra R, Combating influenza: Natural products as neuraminidase inhibitors. Phytochemistry reviews. 2018 (Accepted) DOI :10.1007/s11101-018-9581-1. SCI IF: 3.875
  27. Khan F & Chandra R, Bioprospecting of Wild Mushrooms from India with Respect to Medicinal Aspects.  International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms ISSN Print: 1521-9437, ISSN Online: 1940-4344 (Accepted). IF: 1.357 SCI
  28. Mishra R and Chandra R, Purification and characterization of α-mannosidase from moss Hyophilla nymaniana (Fleish.) Menzel DOI: 10.1007/s40011-018-1001-1. Proceedings of the national academy of sciences, India section B: Biological Sciences. (Accepted) IF: 0.396 SCI-E, Non Paid SCOPUS
  29. Anjum N, Chandra R,  Endophytic bacteria of Catharanthus roseus as an alternative source of vindoline and application of response surface methodology to enhance its production. ARCHIVES OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES, ISSN: 1821-4339. IF: 0.648 (2018) SCI (Accepted)



Paper Published National:  

  1. Sinha A and Chandra R; Recent trends in Gene therapy; Pharmbit pp.24;2000 ISSN: 0973-6204
  2. Chandra R;Drug discovery in new Millennium: Application of high performance computing in Biotechnology; Science and Culture 67: 377-79 ;2001 ISSN: 0036-8156
  3. Chandra R; Gene therapy: Targeted gene repair; PHARMBIT pp.51-55; 2004 ISSN: 0973-6204
  4. Ganguly S, Singh SP and Chandra R; Synthesis and antimicrobial activity of some new 2-methyl-5-nitroimidazole derivatives; J Indian Chem Soc 81: 781-82; 2004   ISSN No. 0019 4522  IF:0.251 Citation:3
  5. Jha S, Chandra R and Singh P P; Phytotherapeutic remedies for kidney stone; Pharma Times 38-9:  34-36; 2006 ISSN: 0031-6849
  6. Chandra S,  Chandra R, Sharma  H P and Jha S; Production of hairy root biomass of Spilanthes paniculata DC. Jansen . J. Indian Pharmacists V-47: 69-73; 2006  ISSN: 0972-7914  Citation:1
  7. Ganguly S., P. Mazumdar, D.Sasmal, G.M.Panpalia, S.Jha, S.G. Panpalia, and R. Chandra, Spirulina (Arthrospora) as a green remedy-An overview; Science and Culture 75(1-2): 12-17; 2009 ISSN. 0036-8156
  8. Ganguly S., Vishwanathan K and R. Chandra, Synthesis and Antibacterial activity of some N-substituted -3-2-methyl-5-nitro-imidazol-1-yl-propionamides; Journal of Institution of Chemists 81(2):57-62; 2009 ISSN: 0020-3254
  9. Ganguly S, Patel KJ, Chandra R; Synthesis and antimicrobial of some 1-[5-(P-Substituted Phenyl)-2Mercapto-1h-Imidazole-1-Y1]-3-(Aryl) Thioureas; Journal of Institution of Chemists (India) 82(2): 52-58, 2010.  IF:0.2334
  10. Banerjee C, Shukla P, Chandra R and Bandopadhyay R; Biohydrogen Production from Algae : An Overview;, 49(2), 117-120, (2014).


Book/ Book Chapter Published:

  1. Chandra S, Chandra R and Sharma MM; Transgenic Hairy Roots: Recent Trends and Applications. In: Sharma HP, Dogra JVV  and Misra AN (edts.) Plant Tissue Culture: Totipotency to Transgenic (ISBN: 978-81-7754-467-1) AGROBIOS, Jodhpur (INDIA) Pp.379-398 (2012).
  2. Chandra R, Vijay Kant Pandey, Rashmi Mishra and Gautam kumar. Ex situ conservation of Bryophytes of Jharkhand and Eastern India. In: Singh S and Das R (edts.). Assessment and conservation of forest genetic resources. Institute of Forest Productivity, ICFRE, Ranchi, India, (Publication No.: IFP/2013/05). (2013)
  3. Nisha Singh and Ramesh Chandra. Endophytes: Unexplored Reservoir of Bioactive Natural Products” . In: e-book “HANDBOOK OF MEDICINAL PLANTS AND THEIR BIOACTIVE COMPOUNDS” in Research Signpost, 37/661 (2), Fort P.O. Trivandrum-695 023, Kerala, India.   ISBN: 978-81-308-0548-1 Pp.1-10 (2014)
  4. Bushra Khanam and Ramesh Chandra. Optimization of Surface Sterilization Process of Selected Dye-Yielding Plants for Isolation of Bacterial Endophytes. IN: K Mukhopadhyay,  Manish Kumar & Ashish Sachan (edts) Applications of Biotechnology for Sustainable Development. ISBN 978-981-10-5537-9 Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2017 Pp:45-50

Full papers in Conference Proceedings :

  1. Lata DB, Chandra R and Mishra A; Effect of light on bio-hydrogenation; In:  V. Ganesan, U.S.P. Shet (edts.); Proceedings of 19th National Conference on I.C. Engines and Combustion ISBN-13:9788177649420 Annamalai University Chidambaram, Chennai, India, December 21-23, 2005 pp. 589-592.
  Member of Professional Bodies

Life Member of

  1. Bioinformatics Institute of India
  2. Indian Society for Technical Education
  3. Association of Microbiologist of India
  4. Pharmaceutical Society, BIT mesra, India
  5. BIOTS, BIT mesra, India
  6. All India Congress of Cytology & Genetics
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