Dr. Swarnali Pathak

Dr. Swarnali Pathak

Assistant Professor & Head(i/c)


Dr. Swarnali Pathak is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry at Girijananda Chowdhury University, Azara, Guwahati, Assam. She has been actively engaged in the teaching- learning process since her joining in GIMT, Guwahati in September 2006. Dr. Pathak is deeply passionate about teaching and inspiring students in the wonders of chemistry. She has research focus on organic synthesis, catalysis, and natural products chemistry. After completing her Bachelor degree in Chemistry, Dr. Swarnali Pathak pursued her Master’s degree in Organic Chemistry at Gauhati University. Motivated by her passion for research, she continued her academic journey and obtained her doctorate from the same university under the supervision of Prof D C Deka. She has published a number of scientific papers in journals and conferences. She has also participated in various Faculty Development Programmes and workshops. She is currently HOD(I/C) of the Department of Chemistry, School of Natural Sciences, GCU. She is a self-motivated and confident person with seventeen years of teaching experience. Dr. Pathak is a life member of Indian Science Congress Association. She is actively engaged in academic as well as extracurricular activities.


  • M.Sc. in Chemistry, 2005 Gauhati University
  • Ph. D., 2014 Gauhati University


  • S. Pathak, A Short review on Enzyme catalyzed Transesterification, Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research, 2022, 9(12), e528-e533, ISSN-2349-5162.
  • S. Pathak and D. C. Deka, “Transesterification of Dicarboxylic Esters with Kolakhar made from Musa balbisiana as a Catalyst”, Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research, May 2019, Vol 6, Issue 5, 270-274, ISSN-2349-5162.
  • S. Pathak and D. C. Deka, “Transesterification with a green catalyst obtained from post- harvest Banana plant waste”, J. Chem. Pharm. Res., 2016, 8(7), 486-491, ISSN-0975- 7384.
  • S. Pathak, “Acid catalyzed transesterification”, J. Chem. Pharm. Res., 2015, 7(3), 1780- 1786, ISSN-0975-7384.
  • S. Pathak and D. C. Deka, “Comparison between the catalytic activity of water soluble and water insoluble parts of the catalyst derived from trunk of Musa balbisiana Colla for Transesterification”, Int. J. Pharm. Life Sci., 2014, 5(1), 3217–3220, ISSN-0976-7126.
  • S. Pathak and D. C. Deka, “Transesterification of dimethyl malonate with a novel catalyst derived from Musa balbisiana Colla”, Int. J. Sci. Eng. Res., 2014, 5, 70–72, ISSN-2229-5518.