Prof. Raj Nath Yadava did his M.Sc. in organic Chemistry and Ph.D. from Dr. Harisingh Gour University, Sagar, (M.P). Prof. Yadava started his career as a Lecturer in the Department of Chemistry at Dr. Harisingh Gour University, Sagar (M.P.). After then he became Reader and Professor in the same University. Professor Yadava was Professor of Chemistry at Dr. Harisingh Gour University, Sagar (M.P) from the 15th March, 2006 to the 31st October, 2019. Prof. Yadava has occupied major administrative positions like Dean, Faculty Affairs, Director, Research and Development, Appellate Officer, Coordinator, Equal Opportunity Cell, Liaison Officer, Member of Academic Council, Director, Institute of Distance Education and Chairman, Council of Wardens of Dr. Harisingh Gour Central University, Sagar. He is General Secretary of Madhya Pradesh Chapter of International Accreditation Organization (IAO), USA. He was Sectional Recorder in Chemical Sciences Section of Indian Science Congress (2005 and 2006). He is Vice President of Institution of Chemists (India). He is Joint Secretary of Asian Allelopathy Society also. He has teaching experience of more than 35 years in UG and PG and 38 years experience of research. His research area is Chemistry of Natural Products, Medicinal Chemistry and Allelopathy. He has successfully supervised 39 PhD students and currently 04 students are registered under him for Ph.D. Degree. He has published more than 190 research papers in highly reputed National and International Journals. He is recipient of Professor K. A. Thaker award for the best published research papers in the Journal of Institution of Chemists (India) 2001, 2004 & 2006. Several times Prof. Yadava's work has been awarded in the form of best research papers in National and International Conferences. He is member and fellow of various professional and academic bodies. He has delivered 10 invited lectures in International Conferences and presented/delivered invited lectures in more than 100 National conferences and chaired several National and International Conferences. He is co-author of the book Organic Chemistry Part-III published by M.P. Granth Academy, Bhopal. He has written 04 chapters in the reference books of Natural Products. He is referee of various National and International Journals. He is member of Editorial Board of various standard Journals. Prof. Yadava was also member in Editorial Advisory Board of ISCA (2016 - 2017) Everyman’s Science. Prof. Yadava is the founder and Life Member of International Allelopathy Society. He is also life member of Asian Allelopathy Society. He has successfully completed five Major Research Projects of UGC, CSIR and MPCST. He is member of various UGC visiting committees. He has visited several colleges and Universities as member of NAAC Committee. He has been expert of selection committees in various universities. He has visited various countries like USA (Chicago & New York), Canada (Thunder Bay), Japan (Tokyo), Australia (Sydney) and China (Guangzhou & Fuzhou) and delivered invited lectures and chaired Scientific Sessions.
Prof. Yadava is Area Editor of Physical Sciences of Journal of Everyman's Science, published by Indian Science Congress Association, Kolkata.
Prof. Yadav joined as Pro Vice Chancellor in Purnea University, Purnea, Bihar on the 15th March, 2019.
He was acting Vice Chancellor of Purnea University, Purnea from the 5th September, 2020 in addition to his own duties as Pro Vice Chancellor up to the 18th August 2021.
Presently he is Vice Chancellor of Purnea University, Purnea since the 19th August, 2021.