Significant achievements/contributions :
a) Qualified UGC NET - JRF August, 1986
b) Qualified GATE 1987 with a percentile score of 93.2
c) Refereed papers for International Journal of Hydrogen Energy (Elsevier Science Publishers), Indian Journal of Microbiology (AMI) and Indian Journal of Experimental Biology (NISCOM).
d) Member Editorial Board Indian Journal of Microbiology
•Elected as member of International Committee on systematics of prokaryotes: Subcommittee of phototrophic bacteria.
•Elected Active member of the “New York Academy of Science”
•Biography included in “Who is Who in the World” (Marquis Who’s Who), 1996,1997, 1998,1999,2000,2001,2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006.
•Selected as one of the “2000 Outstanding People of the 20th Century” by the International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, England.
•Chosen for the “20 th Century Award for Achievement” in recognition of outstanding achievements in the field of “Microbiology”.
•Biography included in “International Who’s Who of Contemporary achievement” published by the American Biographical Institution, Inc
•Biography included in “International Directory of Distinguished Leadership” published by the American Biographical Institution, Inc.
•Nominated for the “International Women of the Year, 1997” by the International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, England.
•Nominated for the prestigious title “Woman of the Year-1997” by the American Biographical Institute, Inc.
•Nominated for the prestigious title “Personality of the Year –1998”.
•Recommended by the governing board of editors for biographical inclusion in “ Five thousand Personalities of the year” in 1997.
•Invited to become a member of the “ABI’s Research Board of Advisors.”
•Selected for biographical inclusion in Dictionary of International Biography “. A unique tribute to human endeavor.”
•Nominated for the “Woman of the Year-2000” by American Biographical Institute.
•Name included in 2000 outstanding scientists of 20th century, First edition of IBC.
•Biography included in “International Who is Who of Professional and Business Women.” 8 th edition 2001.
•Invited to be the member of the “Professional Women’s Advisory Board .” of ABI.
•Life member “The Association of Microbiologists of India”.
•Biography included in “Who is Who in Medicine and Healthcare 2000-2001”.
•Biography included in “Who is Who in Science and Engineering”, 2002 & 2003.
•Nominated to the title “Woman of the Year-2003” by American Biographical Institute, Inc
•Biography included in “Asian American Who’s Who”, 2004 to 2012
•Biography included in “Who is Who in Science and Engineering”, 2004 & 2005
•Biography included in “Asian Admirable Achievers”, 2006- 2012
•Biography included in “Who is Who in Asia”, 2006-2012
Areas of Interest:
• Bacterial diversity.
•Metabolomics and Bioprospecting.
• Biodegradation and Bioremediation.