Mr. Rajneesh Anand

Instrumentation Division
CSIR - Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine,Canal Road, Jammu – 180001
Email: ranand[at]iiim[dot]ac[dot]in

Positions Held  
Position Held Date Organization
Chief Scientist 2013 - Present CSIR-IIIM
Senior Principal Scientist 2007 - 2013 CSIR-IIIM
Scientist E-II 2002 - 2007 CSIR-IIIM
Scientist E-I 1997 - 2002 CSIR-IIIM
Scientist C 1992 -1997 CSIR-IIIM
Scientist B 1987 -1992 CSIR-IIIM
  • Life member Instrument Society of India, IISc, Bangalore.

  • Fellow, Institute of Engineers, India


Heading Instrumentation Division which provides analytical services to scientists and students of the Institute.
Instrumentation Division is an important scientific and technical support area which is extensively utilised for carrying out chromatographic as well as spectroscopic sample analysis. Synthetic as well as natural compounds are routinely analysed for their characterisation and purity profiling.
Following analytical instruments are being used in Instrumentation Division

  1. LC-MS/MS
  2. NMR 400MHz and 500 MHz
  3. HRMS
  4. GC-MS/MS with head space sampling
  5. GC-GC-MS with head space sampling
  6. LC-Q-ToF
  7. UV-Vis spectrophotometer
  8. FT-IR
  9. CHN analyser
  10. Polarimeter

Besides analytical instruments, a liquid nitrogen plant of 10litre per hour capacity is also being maintained & operated.

  • Anand, R.; Verma, N.; Gupta, D.K.; Puri, S.C.; Handa, G.; Qazi, G.N. Comparison of extraction techniques for extraction of bioactive molecules from Hypericum perforatum L. plant.R. Journal of Chromatographic Science (2005), 43.

  • Anand, R.; Puri, S.C.; Handa, G.; Verma, N.; Kalsotra, A.K.; Khajuria, R.K.; Suri, O.P.; Qazi, G.N. Instrumentation in estimation and optimisation of herbal nutraceutical. Journal of Instrument Society of India (2002), 32,1.

  • Anand, R.; Puri, S.C.; Verma, N.; Handa, G.; Khajuria, R.K.; Gupta, V.K.; Suri, O.P.; Qazi, G.N. A simple and reliable semi-preparative high performance liquid chromatography technique for isolation of marker-grade hyperforin from Hypericum perforatum L. extract. Journal of Chromatographic Science ( 2003), 41, 8.

  • Puri, S.C.; Handa, G.; Bhat, B.A.; Gupta, V.K.; Amna, T.; Verma, N.; Anand, R.; Dhar, K.L.; Qazi, G.N. Separation of 9-methoxycamptothecin and camptothecin from Nothapodytes foetida by semi-prep HPLC. Journal of Chromatographic Science (2005), 43, 7.

  • Gupta, S.; Pandotra, P.; Ram, G.; Anand, R.; Gupta, A.P.; Hussain, M. K.; Bedi, Y.S.; Mallavarapu, G. R. Comparison of monoterpenoid-rich essential oil from the Rhizome of Zingiber officinale from North Western Himalayas. Natural Product Communications (2011), 6, 1, 93-96.

  • Gupta, Ajai.; Pandotra, P.; Anand, R.; Ram, G.; Gupta, S.; Qazi, G.N.Quality evaluation of Zingiber officinalis by GC-MS. 3rd International Congress on Bioprocesses in Food Industries & 5th Convention of the Biotech Research Society India (2008), 6-8.

  • Gupta, S.; Gupta, A.P.; Pandotra, P.; Ram, G.; Anand, R.; Taneja, S.C. Capillary gas chromatography mass spectrometry analysis of Zingiber officinale. 2nd National Symposium on analytical Sciences, Analytical Innovations for process and Technology Development, Nov 23-25, 2008, IHBT Palampur.

  • Verma, M.K.;. Anand, R.; Chisti, A. M.; Kitchlu, S.; Chandra, S.; Shawl, A.S.; Khajuria, R. K. Essential oil composition of Artemisia dracunculus L. (Tarragon) growing in Kashmir – India. Journal of essential oil-bearing plants (2010), 13(3), 331-335.

  • Rathera, M. A.; Dara, B.A.; Darb, M. Y.; Wanic, B. A.; Shahb, W. A.; Bhata, B. A.; Ganaic, B.A.; Bhata, K.A.; Anand, R.; Qurishib, M. A. Chemical composition, antioxidant and antibacterial activities of the leaf essential oil of Juglans regia L. and its constituents. Phytomedicine (2012), 19, 1185–1190.

  • Gupta, D.; Verma, M.; Lal, S.; Anand, R.; Khajuria, R.K.; Kitchlu, S.; Koul, S. Extraction efficiency studies of Podophyllum hexandrum using conventional and non-conventional extraction methods by using HPLC-UV-DAD method. Journal of Liquid Chromatography & Related Technologies (ID:745134 DOI: 10.1080/ 10826076.2012.745134).

  • Gupta, D K.; Verma, M.K.; Anand, R.; Khajuria, R.K. UPLC-q-ToF-MS/MS method development and validation for extraction optimisation of bioactive constituents of Glycyrrhiza glabara in different extracts. Jouranl of Pharmaceutical Analysis (ID: JPA-D-12-000138R1) DOI: 10.1016/ j.jpha.2013.01.001.

  • Verma, Mahendra K.; Nazar, Ishtiyaq A.; Tikoo, Manoj K.; Singh, Gurdarshan.; Gupta, Devinder K.; Anand, Rajneesh.; Khajuria, Ravi K.; Sharma, Subhash C.; Johri, Rakesh K. Method validation and simultaneous determination of curcuminoids by UPLC-q-ToF MS and pharmacokinetic study of curcumin in mice. DARU- Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences.
  • Wani, B. A.; Ramamoorthy, D.; Rather, Manzoor A.; Arunmugam, N.; Hamid, A.; Ganie, S. A; Ganai, B. A.; Anand, R.; Gupta, A.P. Induction of apoptosis in human pancreatic Mia Pa Ca-2 cells through the loss of microcondrial membrane potential (∆ᴪm) by Gentiana kurroo root extract. Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy & Phytopharmacology, (2013).

  • Sharma, R. M.; Kour, K.; Singh, B.; Yadav, S.; Kotwal, N.; Rana, J.C.; Anand, R. Selection and characterisation of elite walnut (Juglans regia L.) clone from seedling origin trees in North Western Himalayan region of India. Australian Journal of Crop Science (2014), 8(2): 257-262.

  • Lone, S.H.; Bhat, K.A.; Bhat, H.M.; Majeed, R.; Anand, R.; Hamid, A.; Khuroo, M.A. Essential oil composition of Senecio graciliflorus DC: Comparative analysis of different parts and evaluation of antioxidant and cytotoxic activities. Phytomedicine (2014) Mar 11. pii: S0944-7113(14)00034-8. doi: 10.1016/j.phymed.2014.01.012.


  • Qazi,G.N.; .Puri, S.C;A. Braroo, Verma,V. ; Riaz-ull Hassan,Syed.; Anand, R..; Bhondekar,A.P.; Kumar, Ashwani.;Bhardwaj, L.M. ;Bajpai,R.P.Microbial Decontaminator. (Application 3930/DELNP/2004 A, Filing date: 2004-12-10, Publication date: 2007-08-10).

  • Qazi,G.N.;.Puri,S.C; Handa,G.; Verma,N.; Anand,R.; Raine,R.K.; Suri,O.P.; A novel process for isolation of hyperforin. (Indian patent granted. Patent no.: 194988).

  • Qazi,G.N.; .Bedi,K.L; Johri,R.K.; Sharma,S.C.; Tikoo,M.K.; Tikoo, A.K.;Abdullah,S.T.; Singh,K.; Pandita,R.; Suri,O.P.; Gupta,B.D.; Suri, K.A..;Satti, N.K.;.Khajuria,R.K.; Kapahi,B.K.; Kalsotra,A.K.; Verma,N.;Anand, R. Bioavailabiliy/bioefficacy enhancing activity of Cumium cymium and extracts and fractions thereof. (Publication no.: WO/2004/009061, publication date: 29.01.2004, US patent no.: US 7,070.814 B2).