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Professor   April 2013- Till date (Teaching & Research)
(School of Life Sciences, JNU, New Delhi)
Associate Professor   April 2007 – March 2013 (Teaching & Research)
(School of Life Sciences, JNU, New Delhi)
Assistant Professor   August 2003-March 2007 (Teaching & Research)
(School of Life Sciences, JNU, New Delhi)
CREST Fellow
  April 2012 – July 2012 Professor Oliver Fiehn (Metabolomics)
University of California, Davis, USA
Visiting Fellow
(INSA-Royal Society)
  April 2006- June 2006 Professor R A Leigh
University of Cambridge, U.K.
  May 2002-July 2002 Professor Hans Bohnert UIUC, IL, USA
Lecturer   June 1999-August 2003 (Teaching & Research)
School of Biotechnology, GGS Indraprastha University, Kashmere Gate, Delhi-110007 [Integrated course of 512years B.Tech/M.Tech in Biotechnology]
Research Scientist   August 1998-June 1999
Professor Deepak Pental,Vice Chancellor, University of Delhi Department of Genetics, University of Delhi South Campus , New Delhi, INDIA
Post Doctoral Fellow   June 1997 – July 1998 (The Rockefeller Found.)
Professor Ralph S Quatrano Dept. of Biology, University of North Carolina, USA


  1. Award of Fellowship (F.N.A.Sc) by the National Academy of Sciences (NASI), Allahabad
  2. Nominated as member of Academic Committee of Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (CIMAP, Lucknow) from 2011-2013 and 2013-2015
  3. Nominated as Representative of JNU for 4th International Symposium on Energy & Environment held at Mumbai organized by The McDonnell International Scholars Academy & McDonnell Global Energy & Environment Partnership (MAGEEP), Washington University in St. Louis, December 8th, 12, 2012.
  4. Nominated as JURY member at 2ndNational level Exhibition & Project Competitions, INSPIRE, Organized by DST, GOI 21-23 October 2012.
  5. Nominated as member of Academic Committee of National Institute of Plant Genomic Resources (NIPGR), New Delhi (2011-2013).
  6. CREST Fellowship, DBT, Govt of India, to work at University of Califormia, Davis, CA, USA (2012)
  7. Nominated as Associate of National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS), New Delhi (2009).
  8. Nominated as Member of National Academy of Sciences, Allahabad (2009).
  9. Nominated as Expert member of Board of Studies in Botany at MD University, Rohtak, Haryana
  10. Nominated and Expert member of IBSC at JP Institute of Technology, Noida
  11. INSA exchange visitors fellowship 2005 (to work at University of Cambridge, UK)
  12. BOYSCAST Fellowship by Ministry of Science and Technology, Govt of India (2001 to work at University of Illinois, USA)
  13. The Rockefeller Foundation Post-doctoral fellowship 1997 in the area of advanced 'Plant Molecular Biology' (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA)
  14. Member of the American Society of Plant Biologists
  15. Life member of the Society for Plant Physiology and Biochemistry, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi
  16. Member of The Indian Society of Genetics and Plant Breeding, New Delhi
  17. South Campus (University of Delhi) Scholarship during M.Sc., (1990-91)

University administration
Member, University Court, JNU
Member, Academic Council, JNU
Member, Campus Development Committee (CDC)
Chairperson, Committee on Health and Hygiene at eating joint on Campus, JNU(Letter of appreciation from University has been received).
Warden, Kaveri Hostel since 2003
Chairperson, Botanical garden/Green House committee, SLS, JNU
Member, Admission committee, Central Instrumentation Facility and several other in-house committees at SLS from time to time.

Extra-curricular activities of students
Member, Organizing committee, Biosparks, SLS
Member, Organizing committee, Summer Research School, SLS
Chairman, Organizing committee, Winter Research School, SLS (2011)

Residential life of students
Warden, Kaveri Hostel since 2003

University administration
Member, Course Structuring Committee, Examination committee, Admission committee, Central Instrumentation Facility,and several other in-house committees at School of Biotechnology (SBT) from time to time.
b. Extra-curricular activities of students
Member, Organizing committee, BRAINS, SBT (Students Science Festival) at GGSIP University 
Outside University
Member, Biotechnology curriculum Committee, Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), New Delhi.
Popular lectures on prospects of Biotechnology at more than 20 Schools in and around Delhi.

Mentoring short research projects with B.Sc students at Colleges of University of Delhi.
Prof. Pareek has been delivering "popular lectures" on prospects of Biotechnology School students (primarily senior students) or Students at Colleges (Graduation level) or the teachers of the school schools and colleges or the officers of the public administration system since past ten years. These lectures have been delivered at more than 30 Schools and colleges in and around Delhi.

To create awareness among the general public through media, a Journalist's/writer's workshop on biosafety was organized by Indian National Science Academy (INSA, New Delhi, July 5-6, 2006). Prof. Pareek delivered a lecture on the topic : Plant Biotechnology: key issues

A documentary film - "The Story of Rice " (in two volumes: 20 min. duration for each) based on the objectives and achievements of the research work of the applicant and his group has been made by Mass Communication Research Centre, and has been telecasted on Doordarshan National Network under UGC Program on 23 and 30th August, 1995.

Through The EDUSAT National Program (Education Satellite) based on the concept of virtual class rooms for the students in remote areas, a program was organized in the year 2010, where Prof. Pareek delivered a lecture on the topic Cell Biology: Peeping into the cell: This lecture was telecasted across the country for students.

Prof. Pareek is also a Member of Biotechnology curriculum Committee, Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), New Delhi which is an organization imparting education to senior school students across the Nation and beyond.

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