Dr. Uma Bhandari

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Dr.Uma Bhandari is currently working as a Professor in the Department of Pharmacology, School of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (SPER), Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi since April 2011 (NIRF Ranking No. – 1 in Pharmacy by Ministry of Education). She is a pensionable employee under UGC approved to post in Jamia Hamdard since April 1996. She has also worked as Founder Director in the Department of Pharmacy, IIMT College of Medical Sciences, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh Technical University, Uttar Pradesh (U.P.), India (2005 – 06 for one full year). She was also appointed as a Scientist Pool Officer of CSIR, Govt. of India in All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi. She has more than 32 years of teaching and research experience. The Core area of research work of Prof. Uma Bhandari is in Cardiometabolic disorders such as obesity, atherosclerosis, and diabetes with particular emphasis on the Indian System of Medicine (ISM). She has published more than 74 research papers in various national and international journals in the relevant field. She has presented her research findings at various international and national conferences of repute including IUPHAR’s (International Union of Pharmacology, under the ICSU category) World Congress of Pharmacology in Germany, USA, and China in 1998, 2002, and 2006 respectively. She has completed 6 major research projects from various funding bodies of Govt. of India. She has guided a number of Ph.D. and M. Pharma students in their Pharmacology and Pharmacy Practice research work. She has also published 4 Books/ Periodicals. She is appointed as NAAC Assessor by NAAC ( National Assessment and Accreditation Council) of UGC, Govt. of India. She is impaneled as an Expert Member in UPSC, New Delhi since the year 2016. She is also appointed as Subject Matter Expert of Tata Consultancy Limited in January 2021. Further, she is also appointed as Nominee, CPCSEA (Committee for the Purpose of Control and Supervision of Experiments on Animals) under the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Govt. of India. She has been granted a number of awards for example-


  1. A ‘certificate of recognition and incentive’ for publishing research papers with high citations on National Science Day, Feb 28, 2019, from Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi.
  2. Travel GRANT AWARD from Jamia Hamdard for attending an International Conference on Disease Biomarkers and Precision Medicine held in Houston, TX, the USA on 22-24 Oct.
  3. Awarded with a “Certificate of Appreciation and incentive” by Jamia Hamdard for high citation of research work on November 30,


  1. Awarded Shiksha Rattan Puraskar along with Certificate of Excellence by India International Friendship Society, New Delhi, India on 29 May 2012 in New
  2. Nominated as Member by DG, ICMR, Project Review Committee of Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), New Delhi in the subject of Pharmacology w.e.f May 2012. (Ref. No 58/48/2011-BMS, dated 18/05/2012)
  3. ICMR Travel Grant Award by Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), Ansari Nagar New Delhi, for participation in ‘Third international Symposium on Pharmacology of Natural Products’ (FAPRONATURA 2012) held in Havana, Cuba from 6-10 June 2012. (File No. 3/2/TG-28/HRD- 2012, dated 14/05/2012
  4. Nature Travel Grant of US $ 1500 by Nature Publishing Group (NPG, USA office) to attend the Gordon Research Conference (GRC) on Lipoprotein Metabolism, from 17-22 June 2012 at Waterville Valley, New Hampshire, USA.
  5. One of the research papers entitled “Effect of Folic acid on Hematological Changes in Methionine- Induced Hyperhomocysteinemia in Rats” by M. N. Ansari, G. K. Nigam, and Uma Bhandari was published in the Indian Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, 2009;71(3) 270-275 has been adjudged as the best paper in the field of Pharmacology and Clinical Pharmacy for M.L.Khorana Memorial Prize for the year 2009. (I am one of the Co-author and Corresponding authors in the above-mentioned paper) [F.No. IJPS-27-MLK/RVSV/SSP/2011-22, dated 20 January 2011]
  6. A ‘Certificate of Recognition and an amount of Rs.5000/- awarded by Hamdard University on 22nd November 2011 for publication of research work on high impact factor journal (International Journal of Cardiology; Impact factor: 6.802) published in the year 2011.
  7. Scientist of the Year Award – 2007 by National Environmental Science Academy, New Delhi in December,
  8. Nominated member of American Biographical Institute’s Professional Women’s Advisory Board since
  9. US Travel Grant Award of US $ 585 by IUPHAR (International Union of Pharmacology) for participation in XIV World Congress of Pharmacology, San Francisco, USA (July 7-12 2002).
  10. Selected by Indian National Science Academy (INSA) as a “Young Pharmacologist” for attending the IUPHAR conference in Munich, Germany under the ICSU scheme (Category 1) of travel grant (26-31 July 1998).


She is a member of a number of scientific bodies for example-

  1. International Science Council, the USA since 2020
  2. Nominee, CPCSEA, Ministry of Environment, Govt. of India w.e.f. Jan. 2014
  3. Life Member, Asian Polymer Association (No.L324) since Jan,
  4. Life Member, The Indian Society for Atherosclerosis Research (LM-331) (w.e.f. Sept 2011).
  5. European Atherosclerosis Society (No.3233), 2009,2010, 2012, 2019
  6. Member, Obesity Society, USA (2010)
  7. Member, New York Academy of Sciences, USA,
  8. Member, American Diabetes Association, USA, 2000,
  9. Life Member, National Environmental Science
  10. Life Member, Indian Society of Analytical
  11. Life Member, Indian Society of
  12. Life Member, Indian Society of
  13. Life Member, Indian Society of Heart Research (ISHR).
  14. Life Member, Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE).
  15. Life Member, Indian Pharmacological Society (IPS).
  16. Life Member, Indian Toxicological Society (ITS).
  17. Life Member, Association of Pharmaceutical Teachers of India (APTI)



She is empanelled as an Expert and Examiner in various academic activities as under:



  1. Examiner for setting of question paper and evaluation of answer books of Ph.D. course work in Cardiovascular Pharmacology (PhD PCOL 103) by the Jamia Hamdard since last 10
  2. Appointed as Expert on 16th 2019 for evaluating the proposal received for National Research Development Corporation (NRDC) on behalf of DSIR, New Delhi.
  3. External Examiner to evaluate the Ph.D. thesis of Ph.D. candidate from Panjab University, Chandigarh, India in Sept. 2019.
  4. Appointed as an Expert to evaluate the proposals received for National Research Development Corporation (NRDC) National Meritorious Invention Awards Programme in Sept, 2019.


  1. Attended as an Expert in Union Public Selection Commission (UPSC) Interview Board for the interview of Scientific Officer (Pharmacology) held in UPSC, New Delhi on 12th June, 2019.

f)       Attended as an Expert member (CPCSEA Nominee) in Institutional Animal Ethics Committee (IAEC) meeting held in INMAS, DRDO on 10th June, 2019

  1. As Organizing Secretary, conducted UGC-SAP DRS-II Sponsored Seminar on Recent Advances in Pharmacotherapeutics on 28th March, 2019, SPER, Jamia
  2. External Examiner’ for setting of the question paper of the M.Pharma (Pharmacology/Pharmaceutics) in the subject, Research Methodology and Statistics (MPL- 301T & MPH-301T) in BB Ambedkar University, Lucknow in Nov.
  3. ‘Team Leader’ of Flying Squad for Even Semester/ Annual Examination as approved by Controller of Examination, Jamia Hamdard on 9th May
  4. ‘Internal Examiner’ for evaluation of thesis and viva-voce for M.Pharma IV Semester examination (MPG-401) in the Department of Pharmaqcology, SPER, Jamia