Email Id Date Of Join 21/07/2014
Designation Assistant Professor Mobile No 9999691964
Address Room No 14, Ground Floor, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College, Sector-3, Dwarka, New Delhi-110078
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Educational Qualifications
Degree Institution Year
MRes University of Nottingham, United Kingdom 2017
PhD University of Delhi, India 2009
MSc University of Delhi, India 2002
MPhil University of Delhi, India 2003
BSc Utkal University,India 1999
Career Profile
Nityananda Agasti received MSc, MPhil and PhD degrees from University of Delhi, India and did MRes from School of Chemistry, University of Nottingham, UK. He has joined this college since July 2014. Before joining this college he has taught in Bharati Vidyapeeth College of Engineering, GGSIP University, Delhi, Shivaji College, Motilal Nehru College and Ramjas College, University of Delhi. 
During his MPhil and PhD,he has worked in the area of Organometallic Chemistry and Silver Nanomaterials. 
He was awarded a fellowship by University of Delhi to pursue Master of Research in Inorganic and Materials Chemistry at School of Chemistry, University of Nottingham, UK. His research interest is in the field of Nanostructured Lanthanide oxides and Carbonnanotubes. 
With 14 years of teaching experience he has developed his teaching interest in Atomic Structure, Chemical Bonding,Chemistry of d &f block elements, Organometallic Chemistry. 
He is Currently working as Assistant Professor at Department of Chemistry. 
Administrative Assignments
  1. Member, Committee for Centenary Celebration of University of Delhi 2021-22
  2. Member , Committee for Formulation of Courses under UGCF 2022
  3.  Member, Under Graduate Curriculum Revision Committee-2019,

University of Delhi for revision of 3500 courses offered by 47 Departments under 68 programmes with the direct involvement of 3392 Resource Persons: 53 Heads of Departments, 410 Teachers as course coordinators, 2121 Teachers as Working Group Members, 133 students and 345 Ex-students under Learning Outcome based Curriculum Framework (LOCF).

  1.  Coordinator: Under Graduate Curriculum Revision Committee-2019,

Department of Chemistry, University of Delhi for the revision of 68 Chemistry courses offered by Department of Chemistry under 6 UG Programmes (B.Sc. Hons. Chemistry, B.Sc. Programme Life Sciences, B.Sc. Programme Physical Sciences, B.Sc. Analytical Chemistry, B.Sc. Applied Life Sciences Agro Chemicals and Pest Management) with direct participation of 120 resource persons.

3.     Member, Committee of Courses, BSc Hons Polymer Science, University of Delhi 2019-21.

4.     Special Invitee, Committee of Courses, Under Graduate Courses (UG) in Chemistry-2019, Department of Chemistry, University of Delhi.

5.     Special Invitee, Standing Committee on Academic Matters (11 July 2019),University of Delhi.

6.     Special Invitee, Academic Council meeting on 15 & 16 July 2019,University of Delhi.

7.     Coordinator, e-Procurement Training from 7 November 2017 to 8 November 2017 organized for Colleges of University of Delhi, at Bhaskaracharya College of Applied Sciences, New Delhi-110075 in association with National Informatics Centre (NIC), Govt. of India. Under this initiative Constituent colleges of University of Delhi could start procurement through e-tendering which was pending since past one and half year. 

8.     Member, Hostel Committee, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College 2017-18.

9.     Member, Committee for evaluation of Tender for Mess Services in both Boys and Girls Hostel, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College. 2017.

10.   Member, Canteen Committee, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College, 2017-18, 2018-19 and 2019-20. Prepared the tender document and completed all procedures to Implement e-tendering to hire canteen services. 

11.   Member, Committee for allotment of Boys’ & Girls’ Hostels and Residential flats for Teaching and Non-teaching staff, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College, 2017.

12.   Convener, Attendance Committee, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College, 2017- 18.

13.   Member, Attendance Committee, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College, 2018- 19.

14.   Member, Proctorial Board, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College, 2018-19.

15.   Warden, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College Girl's Hostel 2017-2018. Prepared all rules and regulation to govern the hostel (Student accomodation, Functioning of the mess, recruitment of office staff and establishment of the office). Prepared the Document for e-tendering to hire mess services for hostel and completed all the procedures to publish, opening, evaluate and award of tender. Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College became the FIRST COLLEGE among the constituent colleges of University of Delhi to implement e-tendering process. 

16.   Convener Vivekananda Study Circle, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College. 2014 & 2015, 2017-2018, 2018-19, till date 

17.   Covener Technical Committee at Ramjas College Student Union Elections-2013. 

18.   Conducted Ramjas College Student Union Election for the years 2007 to 2013.

19.   Member, Organizing Committee, International Conference on Interface between Chemistry & Environment (ICICE) held on 13-14 December 2012 at Ramjas College, University of Delhi.

20.   Member, Organizing Committee, National Workshop on Renewable Energy & Environment(NWREE) held on 28-29 January 2011 organized by Department of Chemistry Ramjas College, University of Delhi.

21.   Worked in Central Admission Committee of Ramjas College for the years 2010, 11 and 2012.  

22.   In charge Examination Cell at Bharati Vidyapeeth College of Engineering, GGSIP University, New Delhi. 2006. 



Areas of Interest / Specialization

Inorganic Chemistry; Chemistry of d & f block elements, Ag nanomaterials, Nanostructured Lanthanide oxides, Carbon nanostructures, Catalysis, Decontamination of water.

Expertise in Nanomaterials Characterization:

  • X-ray Diffraction
  • Thermogravimetry
  • Transmission Electron Microscopy
  • Energy Dispersive X-ray analysis
  • Raman Spectroscopy
  • H1 NMR
Subjects Taught

Chemistry of d & f block elements, Organometallic Chemistry, Structure of atom, Chemical Bonding, Chemistry of s & p block elements, Analytical chemistry, Bio-inorganic chemistry Qualitative and Quantitative analysis.

Research Guidance

Working on; Nanomaterials for Decontamination of organic pollutants from water.

Supervising Ph.D. scholars as independent supervisor from the academic session 2019-20.

Supervising Under Garduate students on the project; Carbon nanotube based magnetic composites for removal of organic pollutants from water.  

Publications Profile
  1. Saurav Kumar, Nityananda Agasti, Gajendra Singh, Anil Kumar, Base-Mediated N-Acetylation of Anilines/Amines: Nitriles as a Surrogate of the Acetyl Group, ChemistrySelect, 8, 2023, 1-8,
  2. NityanandaAgasti, VinayGautam, Priyanka, Manju, NileshPandey, Mahaveer Genwa, P. L. Meena, Sanjay Tandon, Raghabendra Samantaray, Carbon nanotube based magnetic composites for decontamination of organic chemical pollutants in water: A review, Applied Surface Science Advances, 10, 2022, 100270,
  3.  Nityananda Agasti,  Decontamination of heavy metal ions from water by composites prepared from waste, Current Research in Green and Sustainable Chemistry, 4,2021,100088,
  4. Nityananda Agasti, Maxwell A. Astle,Graham A. Rance,Jesum Alves Fernandes,Jairton Dupont, Andrei N. Khlobystov,  Cerium Oxide Nanoparticles Inside Carbon Nanoreactors for Selective Allylic Oxidation of Cyclohexene, Nano Letters ,2020, 20, 2, 1161-1171.,
  5. NityanandaAgasti, & N.K.Kaushik, Synthesis and characterization of stearic acid capped silver nanoparticles: pH dependent stabilization and colorimetric detection of Hg(II) in water, Advanced Materials Letters 9 (1), 2018, 53-57. doi: 10.5185/amlett.2018.1756
  6. Nityananda Agasti, Vinay K. Singh, N.K.Kaushik, Synthesis of Water Soluble Glycine Capped Silver Nanoparticles and Their Surface Selective Interaction, Materials Research Bulletin,64,2015, 17-21, doi:10.1016/j.materresbull.2014.12.030
  7.  Nityananda Agasti, N.K.Kaushik, One pot synthesis of crystalline silver nanoparticles, American Journal of Nanomaterilas, 2014, 2, No1, 4-7,
  8. NityanandaAgasti, N.K.Kaushik, Myristic acid capped silver nanoparticles: aqueous phase synthesis and pH-induced optical properties, Journal of the Chinese Advanced Materials Society, 2014, 2:1,31-39
  9. Nityananda Agasti, N.K.Kaushik, A Facile Route for Synthesis of Octyl Amine capped Silver nanoparticles. International Journal of Nanoscience, 13,3,2014.

Book Chapter

  1. Raghabendra Samantaray, Soujanya Ghosh, Nityananda Agasti, Metal-Organic-Framework (MOFs) based electrochemical sensors for nitrogen oxide/carbon dioxide in the Book, Metal-Organic Frameworks-based Hybrid Materials for Environmental Sensing and Monitoring, CRC Press, 2022.
  2. Nityananda Agasti “Silver and Gold Nanoparticles for the Detection of Heavy Metals in Water” in the Book, Nanomaterials for Water Remediation: Inorganic Oxide Materials, Volume 2, Chapter-7, 171-188, Smithers Rapra, UK, 2016 
  3. Nityananda Agasti "TiO2 Nanomaterials for photocatalytic applications" in the Book, Smart ceramics:preparation, properties and applications, Chapter-13, 417-446, Panstanford, Singapore, 2017


Conference Organization/ Presentations (in the last three years)

1.     Nityananda Agasti, Maxwell Astle, Graham. A. Rance, Andrei N. Khlobystov, Confinement of CeO2 nanoparticles inside hollow carbon nanostructures: a new class of one-dimensional material for catalysis, International Conference on Nanotechnology : Ideas, Innovations and Initiatives (ICN:3I-2017), 6-8 December, 2017, IIT Roorkee.

2.     Nityananda Agasti, Facile preparation of glycine capped silver nanopartilces under ambient conditions, 5th Asia Ocenia Conference on Green and Sustainable Chemistry (AOC-5 GSC), 15-17 January, 2015, New Delhi.    


Research Projects (Major Grants/Research Collaboration)
Awards and Distinctions

Graduate Aptitude Test for Engineering (GATE) -2002.

National Eligibility Test (NET)-2003.

Universitas-21 Fellowship. 

Association With Professional Bodies

Life Member of Indian Society of Technical Education.

Life Member of The Indian Science Congress Association.

Life Member of Indian Sociaty of Analytical Scientists Delhi Chapter.

Member International Association of Advanced Materials.


Other Activities

Planting and Caring Trees  is a task that I am keen to do every year. 

Playing Mridangam and Chanting Sanskrit Slokas are something very close to my heart.

Spreading messages of Swami Vivekananda among youth is something that I feel happy to do.

Assignment, Notes for Students

I have two Learning Management System (LMS) portals. My Assignments and Notes for students are available on these two portals . Only those Students who are enrolled into my courses can have access to it. 

Dr. Nityananda Agasti Learning portal (for enrolled students only)


Video Lessons

For B.Sc. Hons Chemistry, B.Sc. Life Science and B.Sc. Physical Science 6th Semester and Generic students.

Molecular Orbital Theory

Chemistry of 3d Metals

Chemistry of 3d Metals Part-II

For B.Sc. Hons Chemistry 6th Semester. 

Theoretical Principles of Qualitative Analysis

Qualitative Analysis of Anions, Part-I

Qualitative Analysis of Anions, Part-II 

Bio-inorganic Chemistry

Sodium/Potassium (Na/K) pump

Role of Fe in dioxygen uptake and transport 

How does Haemoglobin carry oxygen?