Professor Ramesh Chandra is a distinguished scientist; Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, London and an outstanding researcher in the field of Biomedical Sciences. He is Professor of Chemistry at University of Delhi and Founder Director of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar Center for Biomedical Research, University of Delhi. He has been Vice-Chancellor, Bundelkhand University, Jhansi for six years (1999-2005) as well as the President of the Indian Chemical Society (2004-2006), Member, Planning Commission, Government of U.P., India and Secretary - Zaheer Science Foundation, New Delhi, Non-Official Director, Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Ltd (RINL).
Professor Chandra shows deep commitment to the cause of higher education and research and possess in ample measure, quality of dynamic leadership and a vision required for building academic institutions. Professor Chandra started his research career at the University of Delhi, thereafter he went to The New York Hospital-Cornell University Medical Center and the Rockefeller University, New York; State University of New York at Stonybrook as Assistant Research Professor. He conducted advanced research at the Harvard University Medical School-Massachusetts General Hospital, jointly at MIT, Cambridge, USA. Over the last 39 years, Professor Chandra has contributed largely in the field of Chemical Sciences and particularly in New Drug Discovery and Development as well as Drug Metabolism. His research work is being used in the development of drugs for Physiological Jaundice/ Neonatal Jaundice and development of naturally occurring chemotherapeutic agents for the treatment of Breast and Ovarian Cancers, and drugs for Diabetes and Hypertension. He has supervised large number of Ph. D. and M. Phil. Students, in all trained more than 100 research scholars, who are now occupying high positions internationally. He has published more than 260 original Scientific Research Papers in International journals of repute, including Review Articles/Monographs, Book Chapters; Four of his internationally acclaimed Books.
He has been a member of the Governing Council, BOG, Executive/ Academic Councils of several Universities/ Institutions globally and also Member – U.P Council of Higher Education; U.P. State, Youth Welfare Council and others. He has also been Consultant and Advisor to the various multinational companies like Polaroid Corporation, Diakron Pharmaceuticals, USA, HIKMA Pharmaceuticals-Jordan & currently Consultant to Proviva Pharma, Canada and Director of BIZ SHAKTI, India etc; Advisor to various academic institutions, viz. IIIT-Allahabad & others and also non-official Director of PSU‘s, Govt. of India. Prof. Chandra is a prolific writer and displays extraordinary flair for writing on themes particularly to Higher Education and social issues.