Beneesh P. B.


Associate Professor

Date of Joining at NITK: 

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Professional Experience: 

Total: 7.9 years (6.5 years at NITK)

Contact Details




+91-824-2474000 Extn. 3219


Faculty (author) Identifiers
Academic Background

Ph.D. - University of Kerala (Mentor: Dr G Vijay Nair, NIIST-CSIR, Trivandrum) - 2009
M.Sc. - University of Calicut – 2003 (University 1st Rank)
B.Sc. - University of Calicut - 2001 (University 1st Rank)
CSIR - JRF June 2003
GATE 2003 (94.82)

Areas of Interest

Synthetic Organic Chemistry
Transition Metal Catalysis

Significant Projects

 DST-INSPIRE Faculty Project (35 Lakhs) – 2013-2019
 Core Research Grant (CRG) from SERB, Govt. of India, (34.9 lakh) 2021-2024 .

Supervision of Ph.D

Awarded - 1
Ongoing - 4

Significant Publications

1. Synthesis of functionalized benzo[1,3]dioxin-4- ones from salicylic acid and acetylenic esters and their direct amidation - Bhaskaran, R. P., Nayak, K. H., Babu, B. P., RSC Advances, 2021, 11, 24570–24574.
2. Progress in Electrochemical Trifluoromethylation Reactions - Bhaskaran, R. P., Babu, B. P., Advanced Synthesis and Catalysis, 2020, 362, 5219-5237.
3. Metal-Free Synthesis of Pyrazoles and Chromenopyrazoles from Hydrazones and Acetylenic Esters - Bhaskaran, R. P., Janardhanan, J. C., Babu, B. P., ChemistrySelect, 2020, 5, 4822–4825.
4. Transition‐Metal‐Catalyzed Syntheses of Indazoles - Janardhanan, J. C., Bhaskaran, R. P., Praveen, V. K., Manoj, N., Babu, B. P., Asian Journal of Organic Chemistry, 2020, 9, 1410-1431.
5. Synthesis of hybrid polycycles containing fused hydroxy benzofuran and 1H-indazoles via a domino cyclization reaction - Janardhanan, J. C., James, K., Puthuvakkal, A., Bhaskaran, R. P., Suresh, C. H., Praveen, V. K., Manoj, N., Babu, B. P., New Journal of Chemistry, 2019, 43, 10166 – 10175.
6. Functionalizable 1H-Indazoles by Palladium Catalyzed Aza-Nenitzescu Reaction: Pharmacophores to Donor-Acceptor Type Multi-Luminescent Fluorophores - Janardhanan, J. C., Mishra, R. K., Das, G., Sini, S., Jayamurthy, P., Suresh, C. H., Praveen, V. K., Manoj, N., Babu, B. P., Asian Journal of Organic Chemistry, 2018, 7, 2094-2104.
7. Metal free synthesis of 1‐azaspiro[4.4]-nonane‐3‐one system via reactions of nitrones with 1,1‐disubstituted allenes - Amrutha, U., Babu, B. P., Prathapan, S., Journal of Heterocyclic Chemistry, 2019, 56, 3236-3243.
8. Synthesis of Furans: Recent Advances - Deepthi, A., Babu, B. P., Balachandran, A. L., Organic Preparations and Procedures International, 2019, 51, 409-442.


1. DST-INSPIRE Faculty Award, July 2013
2. Postdoctoral Research Fellowship – University of Tokyo, Japan, 2009 (Mentor: Prof Eiichi Nakamura)
3. Postdoctoral Research Fellowship – Stockholm University, Sweden – 2011(Mentor: Prof. Jan-E. Bäckwall

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Department of Chemistry, NITK, Surathkal

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Karnataka, India.

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