Professional Experience

Department of Botany, Panjab University


Department of Botany, Panjab University

Awards & Honours
Professor Y. S. R. K. Sarma Award

in 2010

Professor P. N. Mehra Memorial Award

in 2012

Research Paper/Articles Published
Evaluation of microalgal consortia for treatment of primary treated sewage effluent and biomass production

Journal: Journal of Applied Phycology. DOI 10.1007/s10811-013-9982-x. (I F 2.411)

Induction of sporulation by different nitrogen sources in Anabaena naviculoides, a diazotrophic strain capable of colonizing paddy field soil of Punjab (India).

Journal: Vegetos 26(1): 283-292. DOI:10.5958/j.2229-4473.26.1.041 (I F 0.03).

Nutritional studies of Chara corallina

Journal: Recent Research in Science and Technology. 5(3): 10-14

Nutrient sequestration, biomass production by microalgae and phytoremediation of sewage water

Journal: International Journal of Phytoremediation. 15(8): 789-800. (I F 1.298)

Microalgae: a promising tool for carbon sequestration

Journal: Mitig Adapt Strateg Glob Change. DOI 10.1007/s11027-012-9393-3 (I F 1.234).

Phytoremediation Potential of Aquatic Macrophyte

Journal: Azolla. Ambio. 41: 122-137. (I F 1.705)

Water quality and Cyanobacterial Diversity in Lower Western Himachal lakes

Journal: Vegetos. 24(2): 165-170. (I F 0.03)

Area of Specialisation: Experimental, Agricultural and Environmental Phycology; Azolla Biology.
Fellowships: Fellow, Indian Botanical Society (FBS); Fellow, Society of Plant Research (FSPR); Fellow, The Indian Fern Society (FIFS).
Referee for Research Journals : Annales Botanici Fennici, Annals of Biology, Aquatic Botany, Biomass & Bioenergy Current Science, Indian Journal of Microbiology, Indian Journal of Plant Physiology, Journal Applied Microbiology, Journal Environmental Management, Journal of Applied Bioscience, Journal of Biobased Materials and Bioenergy, USA, Journal of Bombay Natural History Society (JBNHS), Journal of Environmental Biology, Journal of Indian Botanical Society, Letters in Applied Microbiology, Panjab University Journal of Science, Pesticide Biochemistry and Physiology, Phykos, Phytomorphology, Vegetos D. Admi.
Project Work
Professional Association
Life Member, Phycological Society (India), New Delhi.
Life Member, Indian Association of Environmental Management, NEERI, Nagpur.
Life Member, Indian Botanical Society, Meerut.
Life Member, Indian Science Congress Association, Calcutta.
Life Member, Asian Allelopathy Society, China
Life Member, National Academy of Sciences, Allahabad.
Life Member, Punjab Academy of Sciences, Patiala.
Life Member, Society of Environment Management and Bio-Research, Jagadri.
Life Member, Society of Environmental Scientists, Chandigarh
Life Member, Society of Plant Research, Bareilly.
Vice President, Panjab Academy of Sciences, 2013-2015
Member, Editorial Board, Annals of Biology for 1985-86
Member, Editorial Board, P. U. Research Journal (Science) since 2003.
Nominated Member, Executive Board of Phycological Society, India (1993-94)
Editor, Campus Reporter, Panjab University (Science Section) 2003-2005.
Chief Editor, Campus Reporter, Panjab University 2011-2013.
Co-Ordinator, North-India Chapter of Society of Green Vegetation Research, Calcutta 1997-2000.
Member, Board of Control in Botany, P.U. Chandigarh since 1998.
Convenor, UG and PG Board of Studies in Botany 2011-2014, PU, Chandigarh.
Convenor, Board of Studies in Environmental Studies 2010-2011, PU, Chandigarh
Member, UG Board of Studies, K. U. Kurukshetra, and Punjabi University, Patiala.
Member, Research Degree Committee, P.U. Chandigarh since 2000, GNDU, Amritsar 2012.
Member, Faculty of Science, P.U. Chandigarh since 2001.
Member, Academic Council, P.U. Chandigarh since 2001.
Executive Member, Indian Society of Phycology since 2006.
Chairman, Department of Botany, Panjab University, Chandigarh since November, 2011