Dr. Neeraj Jain

(PROFESSOR)
MAHARISHI SCHOOL OF SCIENCE
neeraj.jain@muit.in

Subject of Expertise:
Botany, Plant Biotechnology

Qualifications:
M.Sc., Ph.D., B.Ed.

Experience:
12

Research Interest:
Plant functional genomics, DNA fingerprinting, marker development, in vitro regeneration studies with practical applications in plant conservation, biofortifcation/phytoremediation

Publications/Patents:
• Research Papers-10
• Patents-2
Professional Affiliations:
• Registered guide to NASI/INSA fellows (SRF) for dissertation work
• Academic Editor-Current Journal of Applied Science (July 28, 2017-July 27, 2021)
• Reviewer for various International Research Journals (ScienceDomain International)
• Editor-FloraSarthi Magazine (FloraFauna Science Foundation, Lucknow (Reg.)
• General Secretary-FloraFauna Science Foundation, Lucknow (Reg.)
• Life Member- FloraFauna Science Foundation, Lucknow (Reg.)
• Recognised Ph.D. Guide, IAR University, Gandhinagar, Gujarat (Co-terminus with employment with the University-till 2014))
• Recognised as PG teacher and guide for Plant Biotechnology from SDAU, Dantiwada, Gujarat

Professional Activities:
• Convener- Website/Social Media Pages (Regular Review and updation), Maharishi University of Information Technology, Lucknow (November, 2020 till date)
• Organising Secretary, FloraFauna Innovation Summit-2020, Emerald-9 Institute of Management and Technology, Barabanki (UP) (February 15, 2020)
• Moderator-E-Poster Session, 2nd National Conference on Innovations and Technology for Rural India (ITRI-2020), Jointly organized by OSIR, Bah, Agra and FFSF, Lucknow (7-8th November, 2020, virtual platform)
• Organising Committee Member, 2nd National Conference on Innovations and Technology for Rural India (ITRI-2020), Jointly organized by OSIR, Bah, Agra and FFSF, Lucknow (7-8th November, 2020, virtual platform)
• Dean Research, Maharishi University of Information Technology, Lucknow (March 2018-Jan 2020)
• Incharge (Department of Agriculture), Maharishi University of Information Technology, Lucknow (October 25, 2018-Jan 2020 )
• HR (Lucknow Campus), Maharishi University of Information Technology, Lucknow (June 2017-February, 2018)
• Head of Department, Department of Botany, School of Science, Maharishi University of Information Technology, Lucknow (2016-Jan 2020)
• Expert member and Member Secretary to various institutional Committees, Maharishi University of Information Technology, Lucknow (2016-Jan 2020)
• Expert member and Member Secretary to various institutional Committees, IAR University, Gujarat (2008-May 2014)
• Chairman, WGRC, Maharishi University of Information Technology, Lucknow (2018-2019 academic session)
• Member-Inspection Team of Bar Council of India (2017), deputed from Maharishi University of Information Technology, Lucknow for Bar Council of India
• Coordinator: B.Sc. Course (designing of syllabus and its implementation, beside other related activities), IAR University, Gandhinagar, Gujarat (2012-2014)
• Co Coordinator: M.Sc. Plant Molecular and Biotechnology Course, IAR University [course running in affiliation with Sardar Krushinagar Dantiwada Agricultural University (SDAU), Gujarat] (2010-2014)
• Co-Convenor-Brainstorming for model curriculum development based on global IT trends (3 day FDP, Maharishi University of Information Technology, Lucknow (29-31st January, 2018)
• Convener-Seven days workshop on ‘Gene Cloning and its Expression to Produce Genetically Modified Organisms” organized by Faculty of Science, Maharishi University of Information Technology, Lucknow (20-26th November, 2017)
• Co-convener-Annual Farmers’ Joint Training Program of Production and Processing Technologies on Medicinal and Aromatic Plants by Central Institute of Medicinal And Aromatic Plants (CIMAP, Lucknow) – Indian Institute of Advanced Research (IIAR, Gujarat)(2006 and 2008).
• Trainer-Annual Hands-on-training programme (CIMAP’s Winter School) for 10 days in Recent Techniques in Gene Cloning and Functional Genomics (2001, 2002), CSIR-CIMAP, Lucknow
• Trainer-Annual training programme for post-graduate students (CIMAP’s Summer Training) (2002), CSIR-CIMAP, Lucknow
• Trainer-Annual training programme for Scientists and Research Scholars (CIMAP’s Summer School)(2002), CSIR-CIMAP, Lucknow

Other Achievements and Awards:
• Chancellor’s Bronze Medal for excellence in Academic delivery and exemplary conduct during 2018-19, Maharishi University of Information Technology, Lucknow
• Project Assistantship 2000 (DBT)
• Senior Research Fellowship 2004 (CSIR)
• Best Poster Award (Title:Insight into the role of critical histidine residues in the transport of cations that can confer tolerance to heavy metal specifically Cd2+ and its application in phytoremediation), National Seminar on Stress, Development and Adaptation: Biochemical Basis and Biotechnological Approaches, March 15-16, 2013, Department of Biochemistry, University of Lucknow, Lucknow.
• Best Oral Presentation (First Prize) (Title: In- silico analysis of Jatropha curcas L. ESTs towards mining of EST- SSRs-a novel tool for development of potential molecular marker for genetic selection), National Symposium on Trends in Biological Sciences (January 28-29, 2011), BRD School of Biological Sciences, Sardar Patel University, Vallabh Vidyanagar, Gujarat
• Best Oral Presentation (First Prize) (Topic-Somatic Embryogenesis in Commiphora wightii (Arnott) Bhandari), National Conference on Frontiers in Biological Sciences, BRD School of Biological Sciences, Sardar Patel University, Vallabh Vidyanagar, Gujarat (Feb27-28, 2009)
 First prize in 100m Track event-2016, 2017, Maharishi University of Information Technology, Lucknow
 2 yrs Diploma in Sitar, Bhatkhande Music Deemed University, Lucknow (2016)
• Visharad-Bhartanatyam, Bhatkhande Sangeet Vidyapeeth, Lucknow (1995)