Girija S. Singh was born in Sasaram (Bihar), India. He received his B. Sc. and M. Sc. degrees from the U. P. College (then Gorakhpur University), Varanasi, India, in 1977 and 1979, respectively. He received his Ph. D. degree from the Banaras Hindu University (BHU), India, completing his doctoral thesis on the reactions of diazoalkanes and diazoketones with imines, amines and hydrazones in October, 1984. Since then he has occupied teaching and research positions in various universities such as Banaras Hindu University, India (JRF, SRF, PDF, Research Associate, Pool-Officer, Reader), Osaka University, Japan (PDF), University of Zambia (Lecturer), and University of Botswana (Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, Associate Professor). He is currently working as Professor of Chemistry at the University of Botswana. He has authored ninety five publications in books and in peer-reviewed journals. He is member of the American Chemical Society, Chemical Research Society of India, and Indian Chemical Society. He is on the editorial board of over half a dozen chemistry journals.
Girija S Singh research interests include the study of synthesis and reactivity of biologically important heterocycles, reactions of carbenoids, metal-catalyzed oxidations and organic chemistry education.