About Us

Since the inception of the Amity Institute of Phytochemistry & Phytomedicine (AIP&P) in the year 2010, the institute has been striving hard to provide innovative solutions for some pressing problems of society. AIP&P being a research and innovation driven institute, it has developed several indigenous technologies focussing on societal benefit like Biodegradable Plastic, Vegetarian Capsules, Herbal Shampoo, Herbal Hair Dye, Herbal Hair Colour, Herbal Sunscreen, Self Defence Spray, Cling Films, Anti-Diarrheal Formulation etc.

The core research areas of the Institute are Natural Product Chemistry, Phytoformulations, Applied Carbohydrate Chemistry, Drug Discovery, Medicinal & Synthetic Chemistry.

Currently the institute is running Ph.D. Programme (Full and Part time) in Natural Product Research. 

Additionally, students of U.G. and P.G. have completed their dissertation work covering different aspects of Natural Product and applied Carbohydrate Chemistry as follows:

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Thrust Areas for Research Program

Director’s Profile

Dr. Harsha Kharkwal FRSC (London)


Amity Institute of Phytochemistry and Phytomedicine (AIP&P)


Amity Center of Carbohydrate Research (ACCR)

More than 20 years’ experience in Research & Analysis with leading research institutes. Have researched on varied topics including Plant hydrocolloids, derivatization; bioactive molecules, pharmaceutical analysis of native and modified seed gums by using latest techniques. An out-of-the-box thinker with demonstrated abilities to meet deadlines & work under pressure.

Dr. Harsha Kharkwal FRSC

Amity Institute of Phytochemisry and Phytomedicine
Amity Center for Carbohydrate Research

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Assistant Professor-II
Amity Institute of Phytochemisry and Phytomedicine

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Dr. Subhash Chander did B. Pharmacy from GJU, Hisar, and M.S. degree in Pharmaceutical Chemistry from NIPER. He worked as Research Associate in Jubilant Chemsys Noida for one and half years. He joined the research group of Dr. S. Murugesan in 2012 and completed his PhD in the year 2017 from BITS Pilani, Pilani, Campus. Dr Chander and his team published more than 42 research/review papers in SCI/Scopus indexed journals with an average impact factor more than 3.5. He has published four book chapters and filed four patents. He completed two industry sponsored projects and transferred one technology. Make a link for detailed profile

Biodegradable Plastic