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Dr. Shariefuddin Pirzada


Department of Mathematics, University of  Kashmir

Research Interests
          Combinatorics and Graph Theory

Administrative position  Head, Department of Mathematics, University of Kashmir
                                       August 2014-August 2017


  • Ph. D.  Applied Mathematics (AMU,  India )       1995
  • M. Phil. Applied Mathematics (AMU,  India )      1993
  • M. Sc. Mathematics (University of  Kashmir )    1990


  • Professor, Department of Mathematics, University of Kashmir, Srinagar, Kashmir, India, From Jan 01, 2009  to present.
  • King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals,  From 11-10-2008 till 16-06-2011
  • Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics,  University of Kashmir, Srinagar,  Kashmir, India,  From 17-10-2001 to 31-12-2008
  •  Lecturer, National Institute of Technology, Srinagar, Kashmir, India,  From 03-07-1998 to 16-10-2001
  • Lecturer, Degree College Baramulla Kashmir, India,  From 21-06-1995 to 02-07-1998

Research Students Supervised       Completed six  Ph.D. and Four M. Phil.

Tariq Ahmed Naikoo        (Ph.D.)     2007       Score sets in oriented graphs and related results
Nasir Ahmed Shah          (Ph.D.)     2015       Some properties of digraphs
Mushtaq Ahmed Bhat      (Ph.D.)     2015       Energy of graphs and digraphs
Rameez Raja                  (Ph.D.)     2015       Zero divisor graphs of rings
Hilal Ahmed Ganai          (Ph.D.)     2016       Laplacian energy of graphs and digraphs
Bilal Ahmed Chat            (Ph.D.)     2016       On potentially graphic sequences

Awards  and Fellowships

  • NBHM, Department of Atomic Energy, India, Full support for International Congress of Mathematicians, ICM 2014, Seoul,  South Korea
  • Clay Mathematical Institute financial support for the conference Formal Power Series and Algebraic Combinatorics, June 2014, Chicago, USA
  • Visiting fellow to Eotvos Lorand University by Hungarian Scolarship Board.
  • ICTP, Trieste Italy, Full support for the ICTP-IPM Workshop and  Conference on  Combinatorics and Graph Theory at ICTP Italy (September 2012).
  • NBHM, Department of Atomic Energy, India, Full support for Conference  ICIAM 2011, Vancouver, Canada
  • DSR King Fahd University of  Petroleum and Minerals,  Full support for Conferences in Italy ( May 2011), Malaysia (April 2011), Riyadh (March  2011), France  (June-July  2010),  Germany (April 2010),  UK (July 2009)
  • NBHM, Department of Atomic Energy, India, Full support for Conference ICIAM 2007, Zurich, Switzerland
  • Short term visiting fellowship, Nanjing University, China
  • Young Scientist Award  2002-2003,  Department of Science and  Technology J & K  Government, India


  •  Introduction to Graph Theory, Universities Press (OrientBlackSwan) (2012).
  •  Solid Geometry (with T.A.Chishti) Universities Press (OrientBlackSwan ) 2007.
  •  Complex Trigonometry and Theory of Equations(with T.A.Chishti) Kapoor Publications, Srinagar,  India  (1996)

Book chapters

  • A. Ivanyi,  S. Pirzada: Comparison based ranking, In: Algorithms of  Informatics,  Vol. 3, (ed by A. Ivanyi)    AnTonCom,Budapest, 2011, 1251-1286.
  • S. Pirzada,  A. Ivanyi,  M. A. Khan: Score sets and kings in oriented graphs, In:  Algorithms of Informatics,  Vol. 3,( ed by A. Ivanyi) AnTonCom, Budapest,   2011,  1501-1547 .

Research Projects

Principal Investigator of the Project titled, “ Energy and Laplacian energy of graphs” by DST India (0n going) (EMR/2015/001047)

Principal Investigator of the Project titled, “ Zero divisor graphs in rings” by University Grants Commission (UGC) India (0n going)(MRP-MAJOR-MATH-2013-8034)

Principal Investigator of  Fast Track Project IN090044 titled ”Imbalance sequences in directed graphs” funded by King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals  (Co-Investigators: Koko K Kayibi and Abdulaziz al Assaf, September 2009-August 2010.

International Research Collaborations

Shane Redmond, East Kentucky University, Kentucky, Richmond, USA
Ivanyi Antal, Eortvos Lorand University, Budapest, Hungary
Zhou Guofei, Nanjing University, Nanjing, China
M. A. Khan,  University of Calgary, Canada
Ivan Gutman, University of Kragujevic, Serbia
Koko K. Kayibi,  University of Hull, United Kingdom

On Editorial Boards


  • American Mathematical Society 
  • Indian Mathematical Society
  • Advances in Discrete Mathematics and Applications
  • Research Group in Mathematical Inequalities and  Applications  (RIGMA) Australia


  • Research Promotion Workshop on Introduction to Graph and Geometric Algorithms, Department of Mathematics and Department of Computer Science, University of Kashmir, Srinagar, India, 18-20, May 2015
  • Pre-Conference School, jointly organized by IIT Kanpur, TIFR Mumbai and Charles Prague, at IIT Kanpur, Feb. 5-6, 2015
  • Workshop on Non-Linear Functional Analysis, jointly organized by University of Kashmir and IIT Bombay, At University of Kashmir, October, 2013

Courses Taught
M. Sc.       
Graph Theory,  Abstract  Algebra,  Differential Geometry, Real and  Complex  Analysis,      
                 Advanced Matrix Theory,  Topology,  Number  Theory.
M. C. A.     Discrete Mathematics
B. Tech.   Calculus, Differential Equations, Complex Analysis, Laplace Transformations, Vector Analysis
B. Sc.       Real Analysis, Calculus, Differential Equations, Matrix Theory, Two and Three Dimensional  
                Geometry, Complex  TrigonometryCollege Algebra and Trigonometry