Govt. P.G. College Berinag, Pithoragarh   262531

CONTACT:          9105861751                                       

DOB:                 2ND APRIL 198

E-MAIL:               punetha.deepshekha1@gmail.com


Pursuing Post Graduate diploma in Environment and Sustainable Development (PGDESD) from IGNOU New Delhi- January 2018- Present

Ph.D. (Kumaun University Nainital)- June 2012-June 2017

Topic: Studies on Phytoremediation of Metal Polluted Soils using Coriandrum sativum and Foeniculum vulgare”.

(The research work is related to the application of aromatic plants to remediate the metal contaminated soils. Current research work is based on extraction and characterization of volatile constituents and metal accumulation ability of Coriandrum sativum and Foeniculum vulgare.)

Advisor: Dr. Geeta Tewari, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Kumaun University Nainital.

Co-Advisor: Prof. Chitra Pande, Professor, Department of Chemistry, Kumaun University Nainital.

  • Master of Science (First Class) in Organic Chemistry from Kumaun University Nainital.   June 2010
  • Bachelor of Science (First Class) in Zoology, Botany & Chemistry from Kumaun University Nainital                                                                                                                                                                   June 2008
  • Intermediate (First Class) in Science stream from UK Board, Uttarakhand.                          June 2005
  • High School (First Class) in Science stream from UK Board, Uttarakhand.                           June 2003


  • Assistant Professor at Govt. P.G. College Berinag, Pithoragarh (Uttarakhand) December 2015-Present
  • Senior Research Fellow (SRF) at Department of Chemistry, Kumaun University Nainital, CSIR-UGC, New Delhi.   July 2014-December 2015.
  • Junior Research Fellow (JRF) at Department of Chemistry, Kumaun University Nainital, CSIR-UGC,      New Delhi.    July 2012-July 2014    
  • Junior Research Fellow (JRF) at G. B. Pant Institute of Himalayan Environment & Development, Almora, Uttarakhand.  January 2012-June 2012                                                                                                                


  • NET  (June2011)                                                                Qualified (AIR 0034)
  • NET-JRF (December 2011)                                            Qualified (AIR 0076)
  • GATE (2012)                                                                       Qualified
  • CTET (2016)                                                                         Qualified


  • Deepshekha Punetha, Geeta Tewari, Chitra Pande, Girish C. Kharkwal, Kiran Tewari (2014). Investigation on heavy metal content in common grown vegetables from polluted sites of Moradabad District, India, Indian Chemical Society (IF: 0.251).
  • Deepshekha Punetha, Chitra Pande, Geeta Tewari and Kiran Tewari (2014). Quantitative variation in Coriandrum sativum L. seed oil with manure application, Indian Perfumer.
  • Deepshekha Punetha, Geeta Tewari & Chitra Pande (2018). Composional variability in inflorescence essential oil of Coriandrum sativum from North India. Journal of Essential Oil Research. 30(2):113-119.
  • K. Tewari, C. Pande, G. Tewari, G. C. Kharkwal, D. Punetha (2014). Volatile constituents of Geranium wallichianum D. Don ex Sweet. from north-western Himalayan region, Indian Chemical Society (IF: 0.251).
  • Kiran Tiwari, Chitra Pande, Geeta Tewari, Gitu Kunwar, Deepshekha Punetha (2015). Variation in the chemical profile of Agrimonia aitchisonii Schönb.-Tem. aerial part from Himalayan region, Open Access Journal of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, Vol. 6(1): 15-20.
  • Sunita Bhatt, Geeta Tewari, Deepshekha Punetha, Jitendra Diwakar and Chitra Pande. Chemical profile of Ocimum americanumL. from North-Western Himalayan region: A comparative study. Indian Perfumer. 60(1), 23-27, 2016.
  • Geeta Tewari, Nidhi Sharma, Sunita Sharma, Chitra Pande, Girish C. Kharkwal, Mamta Bisht, Akanksha Rani and DeepshekhaPunetha. Effect of sludge addition on some soil properties under oxic and anoxic environment. Journal of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry Research. 3(10), 980-984, 2016.
  • P. Kothari, Deepshekha Punetha, Geeta Tewari (2017). Effect of different manure application on organic carbon of soil sample from Agra city. International Journal of Latest Technology in Engineering Management & Applied Science. 6(6):133-135.

Book Chapters

  • DeepshekhaPunetha, Chitra Pande, Geeta Tewari, Sunita Bhatt, Kiran Tewari, Jitendra Diwakar and Sonal Tripathi. Effect of metal contaminated soil on Foeniculum vulgare. Recent Trends in Environmental Science and Carbon Management (Eds. Deepak Pant, Anand Giri, Tenzin Dolker and Virbala Sharma), 64-73 (2015). Academic Excellence, New Delhi. ISBN No. 978-93-83246-20-5.

POSTERS & Presentation

  • Poster presentation at International Conference on Green Technologies for Environmental Rehabilitation (GTER-2012).Gurukul Kangri University, Haridwar Uttarakhand.
  • Poster presentation at International Conference on New Horizons in Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences, (NHPBMS). Sheetal Life Sciences (P) Ltd., Dehradun.
  • Poster presentation at National Conference on Science & Technology for Indigenous Development in India 2015. The Indian Science Congress Association: Haridwar Chapter and Faculty of Engineering & Technology Gurukul Kangri Vishwavidhyalaya, Haridwar Uttarakhand.
  • Best Poster at National Workshop on Recent Trends in Environmental Science and Carbon Management (RTCM-2015). Central University of Himachal Pradesh.
  • Participation at International Conference on “Energy, Functional Materials & Nanotechnology” (ICEFN-2016). Nanoscience & Nanotechnology Centre, Department of Chemistry, Kumaun University, Nainital,, India.
  • Oral presentation at 10th Uttarakhand State Council for Science & Technology (UCOST 2015-2016). UCOST and University of Petroleum & Energy Studies, Dehradun.
  • Oral presentation at 19th International Conference Academy of Physical Sciences (CONIAPS-XIX) & Symposium on Fixed point Theory and Dynamical Systems (CONIAPS-XIX, 2016). Department of Mathematics and Department of Computer Science, D.S.B. Campus Nainital.
  • Poster presentation at 11th Uttarakhand State Council for Science & Technology (UCOST 2016-2017). Uttarakhand State Council for Science & Technology (UCOST), Dehradun.
  • Oral presentation at National Seminar on “Plants and Environment” (NSSAPPE 2017).Department of Botany, Kumaun University Nainital.

Instrument skill

  • Skilled in handling Gas Chromatography, Nucon-5765.


Member of Scientific Societies & Organisms

  • Indian Science Congress Association, Kolkata (INDIA) (L27682)
  • Indian Chemical Society, Kolkata(INDIA) (F/7831(LM)


  • Knowledge of computer (MS-word, MS-excel, MS-power-point, and Internet surfing).

personal details

  • Name: Deepshekha Punetha
  • Date of Birth: 2nd April1988
  • Father’s name: Mr. Mohan Chandra Punetha
  • Nationality: Indian
  • Contact: 9105861751
  • E-mail address: punetha.deepshekha1@gmail.com

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                                                                                                            (DEEPSHEKHA PUNETHA)

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