Hansraj College

University of Delhi

NAAC Grade A+ with CGPA 3.62

Dr Vijay Rani Rajpal

Professor | Department of Botany
Contact (Off.): +91-11-27667458

Email Address : vrrajpal[at]hrc[dot]du[dot]ac[dot]in

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Genetics, Molecular Biology and Biotechnology

Vijay Rani Rajpal, M.Sc, M.Phil, Ph.D
, is a Plant-Geneticist and Molecular Biologist at Hansraj College, University of Delhi. She obtained her M.Phil and Ph.D. degree in Botany specializing in Genetics and Molecular Biology from Delhi University. She has been teaching theory and practical courses in Genetics, Cell Biology, Molecular Biology and Biotechnology to undergraduate students of B.Sc (Hons) Botany and B.Sc (Prog) Life Sciences since 1996. Her research domains include Cytogenetics, Molecular markers application, Population genetic analysis and Phylogenetics. Dr Rajpal conducted cytogenetical and biochemical research to understand the genetic differentiation of species in the genus Medicago an important forage species for her M.Phil thesis. For her doctoral work, she for the first time, showed the usefulness of molecular DNA markers in detecting somaclonal variation in the micropropagated plants of Populus deltoides clones, Eucalyptus tereticornis and E.camaldulensis. Her work is considered as a landmark that stressed upon the importance of analysis of genetic fidelity of micropropagated plants derived from every micropropagation protocol even based upon organized meristem cultures before it is approved and released for commercial multiplications. She showed the incidence of somaclonal variation at DNA sequence level with a series of papers that she published on the genetic analysis of plants derived through enhanced axillary branching cultures in five clones of Populus deltoides, Eucalyptus tereticornis, E. camaldulensis, Coffea arabica, and Camellia sinensis. Simultaneously, she has been working on the Population genetic analysis and molecular phylogenetical studies in the genera Arachis, Carthamus, and medicinal plant species like Valleriana jatamansi and Picrorhiza kurroa. She has published landmark papers on these facets. Currently, she is working upon the understanding the genetical dynamics of Plant invasions in Lantana camara and genetic improvement of important medicinal plant species Tinospora cordifolia and T. sinensis through induction of polyploidy and analysis of associated genomic changes in neo-autopolyploids, Dr Rajpal has published more than 20 research papers in international peer reviewed journals like Plant Cell Reports, Genome, Genetica, Plant Systematics and Evolution, In Vitro Cellular Developmental Biology (IVCDB) Plant , Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution, Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology . In addition, she has contributed five review papers in books published from Springer Verlag and Kluwer Acad. Publ. and CRC Press Ltd. She has also edited four  books on Gene Pool diversity and crop improvement, Molecular Breeding and Crop Improvement, Genetic Enhancement of Crops for Tolerance to Abiotic Stress: Mechanisms and Approaches, and Genomics Assisted Breeding of Crops for Abiotic Stress Tolerance from Springer's. She has supervised 3 students for their Ph.D. thesis and has completed three research projects funded by external funding agencies and Delhi University.  Dr Rajpal has presented her research as an invited speaker in many national and international conferences/ workshops. She is a member of International Society of Plant Morphologists and New York Academy of Sciences, USA

  • M.Sc , 1989 , Kurukshetra University
  • M.Phil , 1991 , University of Delhi
  • Ph.D , 1996 , University of Delhi


1996                                         Ph.D, Botany                     Delhi University, Delhi, India

1991                                         M.Phil, Botany**                 Delhi University, Delhi , India

1989                                         M.Sc, Botany*                   Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra, India

* Gold Medalist, **University Top Rank

Professional Positions held:

2020 - Current            Professor                            Hansraj College, University of Delhi

2006- 2020                 Associate Professor           Hansraj College, University of Delhi   

1997- 2006                Assistant Professor            Hansraj College, University of Delhi   

1996-1997                 Assistant Professor           ANDC, Delhi University, .                                                                            

1995-1996                 Postdoctoral Fellow          Laboratory of Cellular and  Molecular Cytogenetics

                                                                            Department of Botany, Delhi University, Delhi


  • Genetics
  • Molecular Biology
  • Plant Biotechnology


  • Supervision of  Doctoral Thesis: 3  (Awarded)
  • Rakesh Kumar Thakur 2021, Autotetraploid induction and associated rapid genomic changes as a possible means of genetic improvement, and impact on sex expression in important dioecious Tinospora and Hippophae taxa.  
  • Shweta Mehrotra  2010, Isolation, Cloning and Characterization of Novel Repetitive sequences from Carthamus tinctorius L. and their utilization in Phylogenetic Analysis of genus Carthamus L.
  • Avinash Kumar 2009, Assaying polymorphisms at DNA sequence level for new and novel genetic diversity diagnostics of native tree species and highly endangered and threatened medicinal plant species

College Level

  • Central Admission Convener for Sciences for Hansraj College (2011-12)
  • Superintendent, Theory Examination, Hansraj College (2015)
  • Secretary, Staff Council, Hansraj College
  • Teacher’s representative in College Governing Body
  • Convener, College Garden Committee (2011-12)
  • Convener, Special Categories Admission 2020-21
  • Member,  Screening Committee 2020-21
  • Convener, Central Purchase Committee(2018-2020)
  • Tender Publisher, Opener and Evaluator, Hansraj College(2018-2020)
  • Convener, Criteria III, NAAC SSR (2015-Onwards)
  • Convener, Research, Hansraj College (2015-2019)
  • Member, IQAC (2017 –Onwards)
  • Member, Sama Day Care Center Advisory Committee (2017-Onwards)
  • Founder Convener, Green Warriors Club (2019-20)
  • Coordinator Superintendent, Practical Examinations (2017-18)
  • Convener, Ranking Committee (2018-Onwards)
  • Overall Coordinator, STAR College (2011-13)
  • Co-ordinator, Nodal Officer, Gender Champions, Hansraj College (2017-19)
  • Member, Portal Committee (2018-19)
  • Member, Annual Day and Foundation Day Committee (2016-onwards)
  • Member, Screening Committee for Assistant and Associate Professors, Hansraj College (2019 -onwards)
  • Vice-President, IIC,  Hasraj College (2019 –Onwards)
  • Member, Editorial Board, Hansshodhsudha, Hansraj College Research Journal (2020)
  • Deputy-Coordinator NEP Task Force, Hansraj College (2021-2022)
  • Coordinator,  Screening Committee  for Promotions for Professors in Hansraj College (2021-22)

Department of Botany

  • Teacher Incharge (2011-13)
  • Purchase Committee, Incharge (2009-10 )
  • Library, Incharge ( 2010-11)
  • Excursion, Incharge (2013-15)
  • Botanical Society, Incharge (1997-2005, 2019-20)
  • Herbarium and Museum, Incharge (2018-19)
  • Scholarship Committee, Incharge/ Member (2010-11, 15-16, 18- onwards )
  • Superintendent, Practical exams (2017-18)
  • Garden, Incharge (2016-17, 18-19)
  • Moderation Committee, Member (2019-onwards)

M.Phil Thesis " Genetic differentiation in the evolution of diploid and tetraploid Medicago species" in 1991, University of Delhi, Delhi

Ph.D. Thesis  "Potential use of Molecular techniques in the genetic analysis of in vivo and in vitro propagated tree systems" in  1995, University of Delhi, Delhi


Research Projects (completed; Funded by external agencies)

Completed Research Projects

  • Principal Investigator (PI)  in NMPB funded project “Autotetraploid induction  ensuing heteroploid hybridization and associated rapid DNA changes as a possible means of genetic improvement of a the diploid Tinospora cordifolia and T. sinensis ”, 2014 -2018  (Major) 31.973 L, Completed
  • Principal Investigator (PI) in Delhi University funded Innovation Project enttiled “Extraction and utilization of Natural pigments in Cosmetics” HR 303, 2015-2016  (Completed) (Minor)  3 L
  •  Principal Investigator (PI) in Delhi University funded Innovation Project Plant Invasions: Exploring Ploidy Connection” HR 201,  2014-2015 (Completed)  (Minor)  6 L





  1. Rajpal V.R, Deepmala Sehgal  and S. N. Raina (Eds.) 2019 Genomics Assisted Breeding of Crops for Abiotic Stress Tolerance, Vol. II, ISBN 978-3-319-99573-1 Springer’s
  2. Rajpal, V.R., Sehgal, D., Kumar, A., Raina, S.N. (Eds.) 2019  Genetic Enhancement of Crops for Tolerance to Abiotic Stress: Mechanisms and Approaches, Vol. I, eBook ISBN 978-3-319-91956-0,  Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-91955-3, Springer’s
  3. Rajpal VR, Rao SR, Raina SN (Eds) (2016) ** Molecular Breeding for sustainable crop improvement, Volume 2,  ISSN 2352-474X, ISSN 23s2-4758 (e-book),  ISBN 978-3-319-27090-6, (2016), Springer’s
  4.  Rajpal VR, Rao SR, Raina SN (Eds) (2016) Gene Pool Diversity and Crop Improvement, Volume 1,  ISSN 2352-474 X, ISSN 2352-4758 (e-book), ISBN 978-3-319-27096-8, Springer’s

**The Book has crossed  35,000 Downloads and is ranked among the Top 25% Books On Springer's


  1. A Singh, SN Raina, M Sharma, M Chaudhary, S Sharma and Vijay Rani  Rajpal (2021) Functional Uses of Peanut (Arachis hypogaea L.) Seed Storage Proteins. In : Grain and Seed Proteins Functionality, Intech open Ltd. UK. ISBN 978-1-83968-590-3 https://www.intechopen.com/online-first/functional-uses-of-peanut-arachis-hypogaea-l-seed-storage-proteins 
  2. Sehgal Deepmala, Singh R, Rajpal VR (2016)  Quantitative trait loci mapping in plants: Concepts and Approaches. In: Rajpal VR, Rao SR and Raina SN (ed) Molecular Breeding in sustainable crop improvement, Volume 2,  ISSN 2352-474X,  ISSN 2352-4758 (e-book),  ISBN 978-3-319-27090-6 (2016), Springer’s
  3. Vijay Rani Rajpal, Sarita Sharma, Rachhaya M. Devarumath,  Manju Chaudhary, Avinash Kumar, Neeraj Khare  and S.N. Raina (2014) Nuclear and Organelle DNA Fingerprints as the Most Useful Markers to Evaluate Genetic Integrity of Micropropagated Plants. In Ramawat NS (ed) Tree Biotechnology. CRC Press. Boca Raton, pp 303-332
  4.  Rani V, Raina SN (2002) Molecular DNA markers for the assessment of genetic integrity of  micropropagated tree species. In : Jain SM  and Ishii K (eds) Micropropagation of Woody Tree and Fruits.  Kluwer Acad Publ. pp.  75-102
  5. Rani V, Raina SN (1998) Genetic Diagnostics in Micropropagation System. In: Gupta PK (ed) Genetics and Biotechnology in Crop Improvement. Rastogi publ, Meerut,India, 465-474




  • Vijay Rani Rajpal*,  Apekshita Singh, Soom Nath Raina, Avinash Kumar, Suman Sharma (2021) Deciphering species relationships between the wild and cultivated species of genus Medicago based on seed protein profiles. Proceedings National Academy of Science: Section B (in press) (Impact factor 1.2) (Corresponding Author)
  • Vijay Rani Rajpal*,  Soom Nath Raina, Satyawada Rama Rao, Suman Sharma (2021) Chromosome complements and karyological studies in Medicago species. Cytologia (in press) (Impact factor 1.2) (Corresponding Author)
  • Avinash Kumar, Vijay Rani Rajpal *, Ambika, Debarumath R, Amita Kumari, Pradeep Kumar, SMS Chauhan and Raina SN,  (2021)   Molecular DNA fingerprinting and HPLC assisted chemical  prospecting  with two Iridoid compounds in  natural populations of an  industrially important and endangered medicinal Indian Himalayan herb Picrorhiza kurroaPhysiology and Molecular Biology of Plants 27(4), 727-746   (Impact Factor : 2.391) (Corresponding Author)
  • Rakesh Kumar Thakur, Vijay Rani Rajpal *, S.N.Raina, Pawan Kumar, Anand Sonkar, Lata Joshi  (2020 ) UPLC-DAD Assisted Phytochemical Quantitation Reveals a Sex, Ploidy and Ecogeography Specificity in the Expression Levels of Selected Secondary Metabolites in Medicinal Tinospora cordifolia: Implications for Elites’ Identification Program. Current Topics in Medicinal Chemistry 2020 (20) 698-709. (Impact Factor : 3.295) (Corresponding Author)
  • Thakur Rakesh, Vijay Rani Rajpal et al (2020 )  Induction and evaluation of colchitetraploids of two species of Tinospora Miers. 1851.  Comparative Cytogenetics 14(2): 211-229 (Impact factor: 1.8)
  • Singh A, Raina SN, Vijay Rani, Singh (AK) (2018) Seed protein fraction electrophoresis in peanut (Arachis hypogaea L.) accessions and wild species. Physiology and Molecular Biology of plants  24:465-481 (Impact factor 2.391)
  • Avinash, Rani V, Raina Ravinder, Chaudhary Manju,  Raina SN (2014) Nuclear DNA  assay of the wild endangered medicinal and aromatic Indian Himalayan Valeriana jatamansi  germplasm with multiple DNA markers: implications for genetic enhancement, domestication and ex situ conservation. Plant Systematics and Evolution 300 (9), 2061-2071 (Impact factor: 1.631)
  • Mehrotra S., Goel S, S. Sharma, S. N. Raina and V. R. Rajpal (2014). Significance of satellite DNA revealed by conservation of wide-spread repeat DNA sequence among angiosperms. Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology 173(7):1790–1801 (Impact factor: 2.926)
  • Mehrotra S., Goel S, S. Sharma, S. N. Raina and V. R. Rajpal (2013). Sequence Analysis of KpnI Repeat Sequences to Revisit the Phylogeny of the Genus Carthamus LApplied Biochemistry and Biotechnology 69:1109–1125 (Impact factor: 2.926)
  • Raina SN, Jain S, Sehgal D, Kumar A, Dar TU, Bhat V, Pandey V, Vaishnavi S, Bhargav A, Singh V, Rani V, Tandon R, Tewari M, Mahmoudi A (2012). Diversity and relationships of multipurpose seabuckthorn (Hippophae L.) germplasm from the Indian Himalayas as assessed by AFLP and SAMPL markers. Genet Resour and Crop Evol, 59: 1033-53 (Impact factor: 1.524)
  • Sehgal DeepMala, Rajpal  VR , Raina SN, Sasanuma T, Sasakuma T (2009) Assaying polymorphism at DNA level for genetic diversity diagnostics of the safflower (Carthamus tinctorius) world germplam resources.  Genetica 135(3): 457-470 (Impact factor: 2.148)
  • Sehgal DeepMala, Rajpal VR and Raina SN (2008) Chloroplast DNA diversity reveals the contribution of two wild species in the origin and evolution of diploid safflower (Carthamus tinctorius L.) Genome 51:638-643 (Impact factor: 2.152)
  • Debarumath R, Nandy S, Rani V, Raina SN (2002) Molecular DNA markers- based assessment of genetic fidelity of enhanced axillary branching – derived plants of three diploid (2n=2x=30) and triploid (2n=3x=45) tea clones representing Camellia sinensis and C.assamica clones. Plant Cell Reports: 21: 166-173 (Impact factor: 4.570)
  • Raina SN, Rani V, Kojima T, Ogihara Y, Singh KP, Devarumath M (2001) RAPDs and ISSRs as useful genetic markers for analysis of genetic diversity, varietal identification and phylogenetic relationships in peanut (Arachis hypogaea) and wild species. Genome 44: 1-10 (Impact factor: 2.152)
  • Raina SN, Rani V (2001) GISH technology in plant genome research.  Methods in Cell Science 23:83-104 (Impact factor: 1.2)
  • Rani V,  Parida A,  Raina SN (2001) Chromosome number dependent genome size and RAPD fingerprinting diagnostics for genetic integrity of enhanced axillary branching derived plants of ten forest tree species. Acta Horticulturae 560:531-534 (Impact factor: 0.230) 
  • Rani V, Singh K P, Shiran M, Nandy S, Goel S, Sreenath HL, Raina SN (2000) Evidence for  new nuclear and mitochondrial genome organizations among high frequency somatic embryogenesis-derived plants of allotetraploid coffea Arabica L. (Rubiaceae) Plant Cell Reports 19: 1013-1020 (Impact factor: 4.570)
  • Rani V, Raina SN (2000) Genetic fidelity of organized meristem derived micropropagated plants: a critical reappraisal.  In Vitro Cellular Developmental Biology (IVCDB) Plant 36: 319-330 (Impact factor: 2.252)
  • Rani V, Raina SN (1998) Genetic analysis of enhanced axillary branching derived Eucalyptus tereticornis and E. camaldulensis plants. Plant Cell Reports 17(3) 236-242 (Impact factor: 4.570)
  • Garg L, Bhandari NN, Rani V, Bhojwani SS (1996) Somatic embryogenesis and regeneration of triploid plants in endosperm cultures of Acacia nilotica Plant Cell Reports 15:855-858 (Impact factor: 4.570)
  • Rani V, Parida A, Raina SN (1995)  Random amplified polymorphic DNA (RAPD) markers for genetic analysis of micropropagated plants of Populus deltoides Plant Cell Reports 14:459-462 (Impact factor: 4.570) 
  • Popular Articles
  •  Rani V,  Raina  SN (1996) PCR Technology. The Botanica 46: 78-81
  •  Rani V,  Goel S, Raina SN (1997) Recent Trends in Biotechnology.  The Botanica 47: 138-149
  •  Rani V, Raina SN (1998) Forthcoming terminator and allied gene technologies: implications for the agriculture economy based nations.  The Botanica 48(1): 93-98
  • Aditi Jha, Mahi Jain and Vijay Rani Rajpal (2020 ) Why do we need regulations in genetic manipulations ? Hansshodhsudha Vol. 1, Issue 4,  pp. 81-88

Publications (Conference Proceedings)

  1. Rani V, Singh KP, Raina SN (1999) Molecular markers as an aid to evaluate genetic integrity of forest tree species regenerated in vitro. Proc. International Tree Biotechnology Meet  NCL, Pune, Nov 17-19 , pp 24-26
  2. Rani V, Raina SN (2000) Molecular DNA markers for genetic analysis in     vitro. In vitro Culture and Horticultural Breeding Symposium, July 2-7, Tampere, Finland
  3. Rani V, Raina SN (2000) Impact of molecular markers on the evaluation of genetic stability/instability of micropropagated tree species. Proc Natl Symposium on Man and Forests Feb 18-19, Panjab University , Chandigarh, India, pp 41
  4. Rani V, Raina SN (1996) Genetic analysis of somaclonal variation in micropropagated plants of Populus deltoides. Proc. Natl Symp Plant Tissue Culture: Commercialization, Diversification of agriculture and Preservation of Fragile Ecosystems and XIX Meeting of the Plant Tissue Culture Association of India . April 10-12, G.B. Pant Univ of Agriculture and Technology , pp 13-14
  5. Raina SN, Rani V (2001) Molecular DNA markers as an aid to evaluate genetic integrity of micropropagated plants. Proc. 4th intl Plant Tissue Culture Conference Nov 1-3, Bangla Desh Association for Plant Tissue Culture, Dhaka, Bangladesh, pp82
  6. Rani V, Raina SN (2001) Molecular markers based assessment of genetic fidelity of organized meristem –derived micropropagated plants. Proc. Golden Jubilee Symposium on “ Biotechnological innovations in conservation and analysis of Plant Diversity” . Delhi University Botanical Society. Pp 51
  7. Avinash A, Dar TH, Rajpal VR, Raina SN (2010) Pattern of genetic variation in critically endangered medicinal Himalayan herb Gentiana kurroo  using DNA markers. ICFHM- OC 8
  8. Vijay Rani Rajpal, Avinash Kumar, Raina SN  (2012) Molecular techniques for sustainable use and effective conservation of the germplasm. Proc National Workshop on Medicinal Plant Species-Scientist, Grower and Industry Interaction, INSA, New Delhi, pp14  (Invited Lecture)
  9. Ambica, Anjali, Vijay Rani Rajpal (2016) “Herbal Cosmetics” with anticancer and antimicrobial properties. J Mat. NanoSci 3(1), S1-S23, S15 
  10. Vijay Rani Rajpal, Rakesh Thakur, Anand Sonkar, S. N. Raina (2016) Quantitative Estimation of  Berberin using TLC and HPLC in Tinospora cordifolia, T.sinensis  and  T. crispa.  J. Integr. Sci. Technol 42 :S1-S23, S2
  11. Vijay Rani Rajpal, Ambica, Anjali  (2016), Project HR 303, poster presentation  entitled “ Extraction and utilization of natural pigments in cosmetics” Research Council, Delhi University, Delhi
  12. Vijay Rani Rajpal  Ambica, Anjali (2018) “Herbal Cosmetics” with anticancer and antimicrobial properties. Poster presentation, National Science Day jointly organized by INSA, Delhi And IASC Bangalore at INSA, New Delhi on February 28, 2018
  13. Avinash Kumar, Kumari A, Vijay Rani Rajpal,  Raina SN (2018) Pattern of genetic variation in endangered medicinal Himalayan Herb, Picrorhiza kurroa, assessed using DNA markers, implications for genetic enhancement and ex situ conservation. 7th international conference on “Biodiversity Conservation and Ecosystem Management, July 26-27, 2018, Melbourne, Australia
  14. Rakesh Kr Thakur, Vijay Rani Rajpal, V. Singh and S. N. Raina (2018) Induced autotetraploidy in Hippophae rhamnoides subsp. turkestanica. Poster presentation in National Conference on Seabuckthorn, Oct. 23-25, 2018 at Shimla
  15. Rakesh Thakur, Vijay Rani Rajpal, U sharma and Raina SN (2019) Genetic profiling and bioactive constituents prospecting of synthetic autotetraploids of medicinally important  Tinospora cordifolia. 9th annual  International Conference on Medicinal, Aromatic and Nutraceutical plants from mountainous areas, Feb 14
  16. Aditi Jha, Vijay Rani Rajpal* (2021) “Revolutionizing Indian education with NEP 2020”  Paper Presentation in National FDP on “Roadmap for building new India with NEP 2020” on 21 July 2020, Faculty Development Center, Hansraj College, Delhi University, India
  17. Rakesh Kumar Thakur, Vijay Rani Rajpal*, S. N. Raina and Anand Sonkar (2021) Synthetic autotetraploids of  Tinospora cordifolia. Poster presentation in International Conference on Genetics and Genomics technologies for crop improvement. Jointly organized by CIMMYT Mexico and Department of Botany, Hansraj College, University of Delhi, 1st to 3rd Aug, 2021, pp 18.
  18. Satya Prakash, Vijay Rani Rajpal, Samantha Vaishnavi, Renu Deswal (2021) Phyto-Nanotechnology: Current status, Challenges and Leads for the future. Poster presentation in International Conference on “ Nanomedicine: Biomolecules for Human Health (NBHH 2021), 27-28th September, 2021


Invited Talks

  • Invited Guest lecture  on “Effective Conservation and Sustainable Use of Biological Diversity in Indian Medicinal Plants” at Centre for Environmental Studies, Women Christian College, Chennai on Oct 1, 2021.
  • Invited Speaker and panelist, delivered lecture on : Restoration of Biological Diversity: A Journey towards Sustainable Development, on June 5, 2021, The world Environment Day, at Aditi Mahavidyalaya, Delhi University
  • Invited Guest Lecture on Genetic improvement of Medicinal wonder plant : Giloy, on 11 May, 2021 at PG Department of Botany, Dev Samaj College for Women, Ferozepur 
  • Invited Speaker and Resource person  in the workshop for “Hands on training program for the laboratory staff” June 13-19, 2019, Hansraj College, Delhi University  
  •  Invited Speaker delivered to Doctoral students  at TERI-SAS University on April 17, 2018
  •  Invited Speaker and Resource person for training of Lab Staff,  Computer and ICT applications,  Hansraj College, University of Delhi, 2017
  •  Invited Speaker in Grace India workshop on “How to get research papers published in Right Journals”, October 7, 2017
  •  Invited Talk, Resource Person, Inspire Science Camp, Hansraj College, University of Delhi, December 2017
  •  Invited Talk and Resource person in workshop ‘Skill enhancement of Laboratory Staff”, Hansraj College, 2015
  •  Invited Talk and Resource person in Genetics in the INSPIRE training programme, organized by HansRaj College, University of Delhi, during December 17-21, 2012
  •  Invited speaker, in National Conference on “ Medicinal Plants: Scientist, Grower and Industry Interaction” on March 23, 2012 at INSA, New Delhi
  •  Invited Talk and Coordinator, workshop for Botany teachers of various DU colleges 2006, Department of Zoology, University of Delhi.  A hands on training was given on experiments like DNA extraction, ELISA, and Phylogenetic Analysis using soft wares like UPGMA, Phylip etc
  •  Invited Talk for a lecture cum interactive session on  Gene Therapy during  in-service Master training Programme for PGTs in Biology from May 30 to June 4, 2005 in DAV NOIDA School Sector 56

Conferences/workshops organized


  1. CoordinatorLab training Program, Departments of Physics, Chemistry, Zoology and Botany, June 2019
  2. Coordinator. FDP  (Faculty Development Program) on Agriculture, Food and Society, PMMMNMT, Hansraj College, 15-16 March 2019
  3. Coordinated a lecture,” Enhancing transgene expression in Plants: Why and How? By Prof. Pradeep Kumar Burma, Prof. and Head Department of Genetics, Delhi University, South Campus, on April 5, 2018 at Hansraj College
  4. Coordinator, organized a work shop entitled “ A Hands on Training Workshop on Genetics, Genomics and Biotechnology”  for Delhi University College Teachers to  provide hands on training on recent techniques in Molecular Biology,  jointly organized by Departments of Botany and Zoology, University of Delhi
  5. Coordinator, organized “Hands on training program for the Laboratory Staff”, June 13-19, 2019, Hansraj College, University of Delhi
  6. Member, organizing committee,  One week Faculty Development Program “ICT in Education and Cyber Security” July 10-16, 2019, organized by MHFDC, Hansraj College, Delhi University
  7. Member, Organizing Committee, National conference  on Relevance of Nanotechnology in Biology organized by Hansraj College, Delhi University, Delhi, March 1, 2013
  8. Member, organizing committee, Faculty Development workshop on Ecology: Modern Perspectives, (2016) organized by IQAC and Department of Botany, Hansraj College, University of Delhi
  9. Member, organizing committee and Resource personINSPIRE Internship Program – 2012, at Hans Raj College, University of Delhi, held from December 17th-21st, 2012

Workshops/Trainings/Conferences/Symposium  Attended

  • Four weeks Orientation. program , Academic Staff College, Jawahar Lal University, 1998
  • Three weeks, Refresher program, Centre for Professional Development in Higher Education, 1999
  • Three weeks, Refresher program, Centre for Professional Development in Higher Education, 2005
  •  Four weeks, Refresher program , Academic Staff College, Jawahar Lal University, 2007
  • Two weeks training workshop on “ DNA based marker technologies for molecular taxonomy studies” at TERI, New Delhi, Jan 31 to Feb 11, 2000
  • Training program on “ Gene isolation, sequencing and sequence analysis, held during 15-27 October, 2001 at M S Swaminathan Research Foundation, Chennai
  • National Seminar on “Genetically modified organisms-Biosafety aspects”, March 10-11, 2005, INSA, New Delhi
  • National Conference on Biodiversity related International Conventions: Role of Indian Scientific community. March 8-10, 2006, INSA, New Delhi
  • National Conference on Wetlands, Science and Society-An assessment of their integration. Dec 11-13, 2007, INSA, New Delhi
  • Workshop on Biology Laboratory Course LS 206, Sept 24-26, 2008, Miranda House, New Delhi
  • Workshop on fundamentals of Bioinformatics, 26 to 30 Sept, 2011, Ramjas College and ILLL, New Delhi
  • The Academic Congress: Enabling the Young: Redefining Education. 6-7 Sept,2012, University of Delhi
  • International Conference on Integrating Medicinal Plants with Forestry Sector, Nov 8-9, 2014, NMPB, Department of Ayush, Govt of India
  • Workshop on Integrating ICT in teaching and learning. Dec 11-18, 2015, Hansraj College, University of Delhi
  • FDP, Ecology : Modern Perspectives, 12 to 13 Dec 2016, Hansraj College, Delhi University
  • International Symposium on Drafting National Policy on medicinal and aromatic plants of India, 19-20 January 2017, NASC Complex, PUSA, New Delhi
  • Indo-US Colloquium on Recent Developments in Interdisciplinary Research, 2nd July 2018, Hansraj College, University of Delhi
  • National Conference on Tinospora cordifolia-Amrita for life., 15th Nov 2018, NASC Complex, PUSA Institute, New Delhi
  • Workshop on Improving Institutional Performance using Rakings and Ratings-Leveraging the Strengths of Colleges, 11 December, 2018 at Vice Regal Lodge, Delhi University
  • International Conference on Integrative Chemistry, Biology and Translational Medicine (ICBTM 2019), 25-26 Feb 2019, University of Delhi
  • Workshop on recent trends in Plant Systematics and Future Prospects, March 12, 2019, Dayal Singh College, University of Delhi
  • National Conference on New Education for New India, 29th July 2019 Dr Ambedkar International Center, New Delhi
  • Workshop on DNA barcoding and Metagenomics, 19-20 September 2019, Kirori Mal College, University of Delhi
  • Webinar on Leadership role in uncertain times, 30th April 2020, Hansraj College, University of Delhi
  • Three days webinar on “Stress Management during Covid-19 Phase, Hansraj College, University of Delhi, 1 to 3rd May 2020
  • Webinar series on “ Quality assurance in higher education: Practices and Issues” May  4-8, 2020
  • Webinar on Strengthening the immune system by Naturopathy, May 6,2020, Hansraj College, University of Delhi
  • Webinar on “ Covid 19 - Challenges and Road ahead, 7th to 9th May, 2020, Hansraj College, University of Delhi
  • Webinar on Myths and Truths of fitness and Corrective exercises for various body deformities, 12 to 13 May 2020
  • Webinar on Quest for Quality: Ranking and Accreditation, May 23, 2020
  • Webinar Series : NAAC’s Assessment Criteria for Accreditation, June 8th to 14th, 2020, Hansraj College, University of Delhi
  • Webinar on “ Basic documentation for Teachers, June 22nd 2020, Hansraj College, University of Delhi



  • State Govt. Merit Scholarship  (1987-1989)
  • Awarded with a scholarship and a silver medal for securing top most position in the University in all the four semesters of M.Sc (1989).
  • Awarded with a scholarship from Jawahar Lal Nehru Trust, New Delhi for securing top position in the University in M.Sc.(1989-1991)
  • Topped the University in M.Sc, and  M.Phil
  • CSIR (NET) Fellowship by Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India (1991-1995)
  • GATE with 98.11 percentile (among top 50 rankers in the country)
  • Awarded with a membership to New York Academy of Sciences, USA
  • Nominated for “Glory of India Award” by India International friendship Society, New Delhi
  • Awarded 33rd Dr.Radha Krishnan Memorial National Best Teacher Award, 2017 for exemplary  contribution in  the field of  education
  • Awarded by Principal, Hansraj College (Nov 2017), Alumni Association, Hansraj College (Jan 2018) and Padam Shree Dr Poonam Suri,  DAV Managing Committee ((Jan 2018), for  Exemplary contribution as member, Internal quality Assurance Cell (IQAC), Hansraj College  and  Criteria Convener: Research, Consultancy and Support for the first cycle of NAAC accreditation, of Hansraj College (Grade A+; CGPA 3.61) 
  • Awarded Bharat Ratna Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Memorial Grace India Best Teacher  Award, on 87th Birth Anniversary of honorable former President of India, for exemplary contribution in the field of education, October 2018
  • Best Poster Award (2016), Project HR 303,  entitled “ Extraction and utilization of natural pigments in cosmetics” Research Council, Delhi University, Delhi
  • Project HR 303, (2016) entitled “Extraction and utilization of natural pigments in cosmetics” selected for research display at the research council, University of Delhi
  • Awarded with Grace India Best Researcher Award, 2017

Other Academic Activities

  • Presented criterion 3, Research before NAAC Peer Team
  • Presented STAR College Scheme Proposal before the expert committee at DBT. College was granted the STAR College Scheme Grant
  • Delivered invited lectures in various schools and other Institutes
  • Resource person for training programs and workshops for teachers, students and non-teaching staff
  • Convened many FDPs, lectures and training programs
  • Reviewed papers for reputed journals like Physiology and  Molecular Biology of Plants, African Journal of Botany, Journal of Biotechnology
  • Member of selection committee for recruitment of  school &  college teachers in various schools and college of Delhi and Panjab
  • External Member selection committee for appointment of JRFs in research projects
  • Convener and Member for syllabus upgradation, Delhi University
  • Contributed to development of resource material for NCERT