I received myM. Sc and PhD. degrees in Biochemistry from the Banaras Hindu University, India. I am a recipient of BHU Gold Medal for my performance during M.Sc. After successfully competing in the Agricultural Research Service examination of 1977, I joined the Indian Agricultural Research Institute as a Scientist in 1977. Since then, Ihadheld several positions including Professor of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology and Project Director of NRC on Plant Biotechnology.After superannuation in 2015, I served at NRCPB as an Emeritus Scientist. I had my post-doctoral training at University of Washington, Seattle and The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, USA. My research encompasses a unique combination of plant biochemistry, enzymology, molecular biology, transgenic and genomics.
I have regularly offered courses on Enzymology, Plant Molecular Biology, Eukaryotic Molecular Biology and Plant Genetic Engineering to PG students of IARI. I have already guided more than 20 Ph.D. and 5 M.Sc. students.