Professional Associations

  • Member - Canadian Phytopathological Society
  • Member – Indian Phytopathological Society, Indian Microbiology Society, Mycology and Plant Pathology
  • Member - American Phytopathological Society
  • Member - American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
  • Member-College of Graduate Studies, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

Professional Activities

  • Adjunct Professor, Mizoram University, India
  • Adjunct Professor, Acharya Ranga Agricultural University (ANGRAU), India
  • Adjunct Professor, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada
  • Editorial Board Member (Current) – for over 50 International Journals includes Journal of Pure & Applied Microbiology, International Journal of Microbiology Research, American Phytopathology, Canadian Phytopathology, Plant and Soil etc..
  • Founding Chairman, Asian PGPR Society for Sustainable Agriculture
  • Board Member, First Asian PGPR Congress, June 21-24, 2009, Hyderabad, India, 2009
  • Board Member, World Congress of Industrial Biotechnology, IBIO, China.
  • Session Chairman, 2nd Annual World Congress of Industrial Biotechnology, IBIO, April 5-8, Seoul, Korea, 2009
  • Member, Award Committee, Auburn University.
  • Member: Faculty Dismissal Inquiry Committee, Auburn University, 2002-2005.
  • Co-convener: 6th International PGPR Workshop, Calicut, India October 5-10, 2003.
  • Societal Chairman: Local Organizing Committee, 67th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Phytopathological Society, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, June 22-26, 1996.
  • Member: Soil-borne Plant Diseases Committee, American Phytopathological Society, 2001-2005

Extra Curricular & Community Activities

Community Services

  • President, India Cultural Association of East Alabama, Auburn, Alabama, USA, 2008.
  • Participated in Radius Career Enhancement Program administered by Community Centre for Education and Employment Training to train the youth for employment, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, 1996.
  • General Secretary, India Canada Cultural Association of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, 1992-1993.
  • Telugu Interpreter, for the Berlitz Schools of Languages of Canada, Ltd. Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada in Calgary, Alberta, Canada from Feb 11-13, 1985.
  • Created several local jobs for unemployed young graduates at Auburn, AL, USA.

Invited Presentations/Chairman

  • Organizing Chairman, 6th Asian PGPR International Conference, August 2019, Tashkent, Uzbekistan
  • Organizing Chairman, 5th Asian PGPR International Conference, July 16- 19, 2017, Bogor, Indonesia, 2017
  • Organizing Chairman, 4th Asian PGPR Congress, May 3-6, Hanoi, Vietnam, 2015
  • Organizing Chairman, 3rd Asian PGPR Congress, April 21-24, Manila, Philippines, 2013
  • Organizing Chairman, 2nd Asian PGPR Congress, August 21-24, 2011, Beijing, China, 2011
  • Organizing Panel Chairman, 3rd Annual World Congress of Industrial Biotechnology, IBIO, July 25-27, Dalian, China, 2010
  • Organizing Chairman, 1st Asian PGPR Congress, June 21-24, 2009, Hyderabad, India, 2009
  • Session Chairman, 2nd Annual World Congress of Industrial Biotechnology, IBIO, April 5-8, Seoul, Korea, 2009.
  • Invited Speaker, 1st World Congress of Industrial Biotechnology, IBIO, May 18-21, Hangzhou, China, 2008
  • Invited Speaker, Biotechnology for Sustainable Agriculture, March 21-26, 2007, Hyderabad, India.
  • Invited speaker, Agri-Biotechnology: The Business of Biofertilizers & Biopesticides, Knowledge Millennium III, The Associated Chamber of Commerce & Industry of India, March 21-23, 2003
  • Invited speaker, Auburn University/India Cooperation on Bio Fertilizers and Bio Fungicides for Sustainable Agriculture, College of Agriculture, Auburn University, January 31, 2003.
  • Invited speaker to discuss commercial development of biofertilizers and biofungicides, Plant Pathology Division, NIAST Suwon, Korea (Feb 2, 2002).
  • Chairman, Integrated approaches of biological preparations for stand establishment, growth and disease control in spice plantations. Indian Institute of Spices Research (Indian Council of Agricultural Research), Kozhikode (Calicut), Kerala, India (Feb 08, 2002).
  • Speaker, Organic Farming, Integrated Pest and Nutrient Management, Central Coffee Research Institute, Coffee Board, Government of India, Ban galore, Feb 15, 2002.
  • Chairman, First Regional PGPR Workshop, Mysore, India. March 22-25, 2000.
  • Chairman, National Symposium on PGPR and Biological Control, Hyderabad, India. April 2-5, 2000.
  • Speaker, International Conference on Sustainable Agriculture, New Delhi, India, Nov 9-15, 1997.

International Collaboration

  • Jining Sanhuan Chemical Industry Co., Ltd., Jining, Shandong Province, China.
  • Xinjiang Tianwu Science&Technology Development Co., Ltd., China
  • KIWA Bio-tech Products Group Corporation, China
  • China Green Health Agriculture (Beijing) Biotechnology Co., LTD
  • Pragati Biodiversity Knowledge Park, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
  • Institutionen för biosystem och teknologi, Department of Biosystems and Technology. Sweden
  • Division of Microbiology, Research Center for Biology-LIPI, Cibinong, Indonesia
  • Department of Environmental Microbiology, BBA University (A Central University), Lucknow, INDIA
  • Molecular Phytobacteriology Laboratory, KRIBB, Daejeon, S. Korea
  • National University of Uzbekistan, Tashkent, Uzbekistan
  • Qassim University, Buraydah. Saudi Arabia
  • Varsha Bioscience and Technology India Pvt Ltd., Hyderabad, Telangana, India
  • Pasura Crop Care Pvt. Ltd., Hyderabad, India
  • International Crops Research Institute for Semi-Arid TROPICS, (ICRISAT), Patancheru, India
  • ORO AGRI International Ltd. Europe, S. A.
  • United States Department of Agriculture, USA
  • University of Manitoba, Canada