Prior to joining this institute, Dr. Bhandari has worked at various positions in prestigious institutes as faculty and as post- doctoral fellow. She received her M.Phil. Degree in Chemistry from Department of Chemistry, Punjab University, Chandigarh. She qualified CSIR-UGC JRF in 1990, joined Ph.D. Program in Chemistry at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi in 1991 and obtained her Ph.D. in 1996 under the supervision of Prof. H.M. Chawla. She was selected for Research Associateship award from CSIR in 1996. She was selected for AICTE sponsored “Career Award for Young Teachers” on the project entitled “Isolation of bio-pesticides from aromatic/medicinal plants” in 1998. She has presented and published quite a few research papers in reputed journals and conferences. Her area of interest is Supramolecular Chemistry, Green Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry. She has got twenty-four years of teaching experience.
She joined K.R. Mangalam University in July 2013. At present, she is heading the School of Basic and Applied Sciences at K.R. Mangalam University. She is instrumental in motivating faculty for organizing conferences, faculty development programs and research in the relevant scientific areas. She is Coordinator of Internal Quality Assurance Cell, Chairperson of Ph.D. Monitoring Committee, Member of University Research Committee, Academic Council, Internal Complaints Committee, Examination Committee and Board of Management.