Visiting Associate Professor in Plant Physiology (Plant Genomics), Department of Plant Pathology, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN, USA 2000-2001.
USA, Department of Biology, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut as Post Doctoral Research Associate [1981-83]. Worked on Protoplast Culture and Fusion & Polyamine Metabolism with Professor A.W. Galston. National Scholarship for studies abroad 1980 was awarded by the Ministry of Education and Culture, Govt. of India.
Thailand, Kasetsart University and National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, Bangkok, 1995.
Indonesia, Central Research Institute for Food Crops (CRIFC), Bogor and The Ministry of Agriculture, Jakarta, Oct., 1997.
Overseas Associateship-1999 of the Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Govt. of India, New Delhi, to work on plant genomics at Department of Plant Pathology, University of Minnesota, USA.
Selected Director (Technical), Tissue Culture Center, HSCST, Govt. of Haryana [did not join].
NSERC Fellowship to work as Visiting Scientist with Professor T.A. Thorpe, University of Calgary, Canada [could not join].
UGC Research Scientist "B" [Reader; 1988-1993]. Selected in a national competition.
National Scholarship for Studies Abroad, Ministry of Educational and Culture, Govt. of India .
Training on Biosafety, University of Minnesota, USA, 2001
Training on "Bioinformatics and Advanced Molecular Biology Technique" organized by National Biotechnology Information Facility (NBIF), New Mexico State University, USA organized at Fort Valley State University, Georgia, April 19-21, 2001.
Participated in Second FARM Forum and Consultation Meeting sponsored by FAO/UNDP at Bogor/Jakarta, Indonesia .
Participated in FAO sponsored workshop on "Application of Commercial Micropropagation", Kasetsart University, Bangkok, Thailand, March-April, 1995.
Participated in "Workshop on Genetic Engineering Techniques" Delhi University, Dec. 19-22, 1987
Participated and completed a short course in TRANSMISSION ELECTRON MICROSCOPY offered by the Electron Microscopy Laboratory, Department of Biology, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA.
Participated in the summer institute on Phytopathological Techniques", June 5th to July 3rd, 1980 organized by Haryana Agricultural University, Hissar, India.
Research Institutions Visited:
Department of Plant Pathology, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, USA
Fort Valley State University, Georgia, USA
Center for Advance Genetic Analysis, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, USA
Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA. Department of Molecular Biology and Biophysics. Department of Biology. School of Forestry and Environmental Studies.
Connecticut Agricultural Research Station, New Haven, CT, USA.
Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA.
Boyce Thomson Institute for Plant Research, Ithaca, New York, USA.
New York Botanical Garden, New York, USA.
National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, Bangkok, Thailand.
Kasetsart University, Bangkok, Thailand.
National Botanical Garden, Bogor, Indonesia.
Member, Scientific Advisory Committee for the Micropropagation Technology Park, Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India.
Member of Committee to discuss Biotechnology activities in the State and action plan for 10th plan in the field of Biotechnology, Department of Science & Technology, Jaipur, Rajasthan.
Member, Governing Body of Multi-Institutional Project "Generation and Demonstration of Tissue Culture Raised Planting Materials" sponsored by the Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India and West Bengal State Council of Science & Technology.
Members, selection committee, Research Scientist(s), NBRI, Lucknow (CSIR Center)
Expert committee member for merit and normal assessment schemes for CSIR.
The International Association for Plant Tissue Culture.
Tissue Culture Association of India.
Word Wide Fund (WWF) for Nature-India.
Tree Science Association of India.
Member Khejarli Shahidi (Martyrdom) National Environment Institute, Jodhpur.
Have been member of Advisory Group Tissue Culture Pilot Plant Facilities, Tata Energy Research Institute (TERI), Delhi.
Member, Research Advisory Group (RAG), Arid Forest Research Institute (AFRI), Jodhpur.
Member Governing Body of Multi-Institutional projects sponsored by the Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India and Madhya Pradesh State Council of Science and Technology.
Member Rajasthan State Biotechnology Advisory Board, Govt. of Rajasthan.