MEMBERSHIPS

Service as Board, Senate, Selection committee member at other IITs, NITs, and Universities.
  • Member, Scientific Advisory Council to the Prime Minister of India (SAC-PM), the highest decision and policy making body for Science & Technology for the country (2005-2009, 2009-2014)
  • Member, Scientific Advisory Committee to the Union Cabinet, Government of India (2008-2012)
  • Chairman, High Powered Committee of “Global Environment Change and
  • Health” of Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, India
  • Chairman, Academic Committee, PGI, Chandigarh
  •  Member, Institute Body and Governing Council, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education & Research (PGI), Chandigarh
  • Member, Search cum Selection Committee, Director, PGI, Chandigarh
  • Member, Selection Committee, Faculty Selections, PGI, Chandigarh
  • Member, Selection Committee, Faculty Selections, AIIMS, New Delhi
  • Member, Selection Committee, Selection of Directors of ICMR Institutes, ICMR
  • Member, Selection Committee, Promotion of Scientists (F&G) of ICMR Institutes, ICMR
  • Chairman, Selection Committee, Selection of Scientist, DST, GoI
  • Chairman, National Bio Science Award Selection Committee, DBT, GoI, New Delhi
  • Member, ICMR Awards Selection Committee, ICMR, GoI, New Delhi
  • Member, Executive Council, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh
  • Member, Academic Council, IGNOU, New Delhi
  • Chairman, Vice Chancellors Search Committee, Three Universities in Bihar
  • Member, Vice Chancellor Search Committee, Agra University
  • Chairman, Vice Chancellor Search Committee, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur
  • Member, Vice Chancellor Search Committee, University of Kashmir, Srinagar
  • Member, Board of Management, IIM, Khozikhode
  • Member, High Power Committee to Review ICMR
  • Member, DRDO High Power Committee for Promotion/Extension of Scientist G/H
  • Member, University Grants Commission (UGC), India
  • Former Member, National Agriculture Commission, India
  • Former Member, National Police Mission, Ministry of Home Affairs, Govt. of India
  • Former Member, Board of Trustees, Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla
  • Former Member, Advisory Council, National Police Academy, Hyderabad
  • Member Executive Council, Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi (2000-2012  )
  • Member, Court, English & Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad (2010 –2012)
  • Former Member, Advisory Committee, Indian Council for Cultural Relations, Delhi
  • Former Member, Board of National Police Academy, Ministry of Home Affairs, GoI
  • Member, Life Sciences Research Development Board, Department of Biotechnology, GoI
  • Former Member, EC, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
  • Former Member, National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), Bangalore
  • Member, SAC, National JALMA Research Institute, ICMR, Agra Member, Talwar Research Foundation
  • Member, Zaheer Science Foundation
  • Member, Academic Council, Central University of Bihar, Bihar
  • Member, Search Committee for the selection of Vice-Chancellor, Khwaja Muinuddin Chishti Urdu, Arbi Farsi Vishwavidyalaya, Lucknow
  • Member, Senate, IISER, Bhopal
Service as Ph.D. thesis examiner at other institutions
  • Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani
  • JamiaHamdard University, Hamdard Nagar, New Delhi
  • Maharaja Syajirao University of Baroda
  • University of Delhi, Delhi
  • University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad
  • JNU, New Delhi
Service as technical expert on committees – MHRD, DST, DSIR, DRDO, Pan-IIT initiatives, other ministries, state and local governments.
  • Member, Expert Committee of Ministry of Food Processing & Technology, Ministry of Agriculture, GoI
  • Chairman, DRDO Committee on Biothreat Mitigation and Biological weapons
  • Chairman, DST Standing Committee for the Special Package to Bihar for augmentation of S&T Infrastructure, Research, Education and Training in the State, DST, GoI
  • Former Chairman, Government of Andhra Pradesh, Biotech Advisory Committee, Hyderabad
  • Member, Government of Gujarat, Biotech Advisory Council
  • Member, Government of Kerala, Biotech Advisory Council
  • Member, Government of Goa, Core Committee, Biotech Policy Review
  • Member, Government of Jharkhand, Biotech Advisory Council
  • Member, Expert Committee to examine and recommend organizations to receive grants-in-aid under Drugs and Pharmaceuticals Research Programme of DST
  • Member, Advisory Council, Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers, for developing Human Resource for Pharma Industry including Medical Device & Clinical Research
  • Member, Management Committee of the Southern Regional Centre of Council for Social Development, Hyderabad
  • AIU Representative in the Court and Council of the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
  • Member, Advisory Committee of UGC-Academic Staff College, University of Kasmir (August 2013 – August 2015)
  • Member, Advisory Board, MGM Institute of Health Sciences, Mumbai (June 2013 – Contng)
  • Member, Academic Planning and Development Committee, NIPER, Punjab
  • Member, Empowered Committee, MHRD, New Delhi
  • Member, Review Committee, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai
Technical expert on policy, regulatory, laws, standards committees
  • Chairman, DBT Task Force on Infectious Disease Biology, DBT  (2012- Contng)
  • Member, Research Advisory Committee, AIIMS, New Delhi (2012- Contng)
  • Chairman, Ethics Committee, Stem Cell research, Apollo Hospital, Delhi
  • Member, Society, IISER, Bhopal (2011-2013)
  • Member, Elsevier’s International Academic Executive Advisory Board, Amsterdam, 2012-2014
  • Member, Selection Committee to elect new members of the German National Science Academy, Leopoldina
  • Member, Scientific Advisory Board, Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), Ministry of Health & Family Welfare
  • Member, SAC, National Institute of Tuberculosis Research (TRC),Chennai
  • Member, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India, Working Group on University and Higher Education – XII Five Year Plan
  • Member, Science Advisory Committee to the J&K Chief Minister
  • Member, Higher Education Advisory Committee to the J&K Chief Minister
  • Member, Planning Commission Consultative Group on Higher and Technical Education
  • Member, Council of Scientific & Industrial Research XII Plan Committee
  • Former Member, Society, Indian Institute of Science Education & Research, Pune
  • Former Member, Society, Indian Institute of Science Education & Research, Kolkata
  • Member, Advisory Committee, Bhopal Memorial Hospital & Research Centre, Bhopal
  • Member, Biotechnology Vision Group for UP, Council of Science & Technology, Uttar Pradesh (August 2013 – Contng)
  • Special Invitee, Vision Group Committee, University of Rajasthan
Member of Board/Advisory Board of public and private sector corporations.
  • Member, Board of Directors, Indian Immunologicals Ltd., Hyderabad
  • Member, Audit Committee, Indian Immunologicals Ltd., Hyderabad
  • Chairman, Executive Research Committee, Indian Immunologicals Ltd., Hyderabad
  • Member, Board of Directors, Suven Life Sciences, Hyderabad
  • Member, Board of Directors, IKP Knowledge Park, Hyderabad
  • Member, Board of Directors, Dr Reddy’s Institute of Life Sciences, Hyderabad
  • Member, Current Science Association, Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore
  • Member, SAC, Yashraj Biotechnology, Mumbai
  • Member Hyderabad Eye Research Foundation, Hyderabad (2002-2005, 2005-Contng)
  • National Immunology Foundation, New Delhi
  • Member, Advisory Board, Foundation for Liberal and Management Education (FLAME), Pune
  • Former Member, National Book Trust, India, GoI
  • Member, Board of Trustees, India First Foundation, Mumbai, Member,
  • Sectional Committee, Microbiology and Immunology, Indian National Science Academy, INSA
  • Member, Research Advisory Committee, SHARE, India, Hyderabad
  • Member, Governing Council, CBMR
Member, Editorial Boards of Peer Reviewed journals:
  • GENOME INTEGRITY (BMC JOURNAL)
  • JOURNAL OF BIOINFORMATICS (2003-   )
  • JOURNAL OF BIOSCIENCES (1998-2000; 2001-2004, 2010-Contng)
  • CURRENT SCIENCE (2001- 2012 )
  • JOURNAL OF FORENSIC MEDICINE & TOXICOLOGY (1995-1998)
  • GUT PATHOGENS (ISOGEM) (2008 –Contng)
  • JOURNAL OF COMPUTER SCIENCE & SYSTEMS BIOLOGY (JCSB) (2009 –
  • MEDICAL PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE, (International Advisory Board)
  • TUBERCULOSIS RESEARCH AND TREATMENT
  • INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF GENOMICS AND PROTEOMICS
Positions (e.g. Director, Vice Chancellor, etc.) held by faculty on lien
  • Vice-Chancellor, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad (Dec 05-Mar 11)
  • Visiting Professor, King Saud University, Riyadh, KSA (2011-2012)
  • Honorary Distinguished Research Professor, Institute of Life  Sciences, HCU Campus, Hyderabad (April 2007 – Continuing)
  • Honorary Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR) Bangalore (2005-10)
  • Visiting Professor, ILBS, New Delhi (2012-Contng)
  •  Visiting Professor, IISER, Bhopal (2011-2014)