Teaching the paper Genetics, Molecular Biology, Plant Physiology and Environmental Sciences to the undergraduate Botany Honous as well as Life Sciences students in the University of Delhi for more than 20 years.

Guiding students in the following innovation projects:

Role of rhizospheric microbiome in stress tolerance of crop plants.

Assessment of Air Pollution Tolerance Index (APTI) and Anticipated Performance Index (API) in the avenue trees growing inside the Deshbandhu College Campus.

‘Evaluation of phytochemical properties and cytotoxicity of indigenous plants used in tribal folk medicines in Jharkhand for potential novel anticancer use’.

Having keen interests in science communication. Have been communicating scientific and environmental issues as well as path breaking research findings through social sites as well as my Blog.

Institution/Company: Department of Botany, Deshbandhu College, University of Delhi, India

Career Status:
Faculty/Group Leader, Major Research University: Post-Tenure

Research Areas:
Applied Plant Biology, Botany, Environmental Plant Biology, Genetics, Growth Regulation, Molecular Biology, Physiology


Published research papers on hormonal and phtoperiodic modulation of growth and flowering in lentils. And also on phylogenetic relationships among wild and cultivated species of lentils from my PhD works. 

Recently published papers on Higher plants functioning as indicators and scavengers of air pollution in metropolitan cities. 

Volunteer Activities

Volunteering to teach Foundation in Science and Technology and Environmental Sciences to non science background undergraduate students of Open University (IGNOU) on Sunday. Counseling these students to clear their doubts and superstition prevailing in societies and helping them to develop scientific temperament. 

Current Affiliations
Experience & Education