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Jitendra Panwar

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Professor, Department of Biological Sciences

Associate Dean, Academic - Graduate Studies and Research Division (AGSRD)

Birla Institute of Technology & Science (BITS)
Pilani-333 031 (Rajasthan) INDIA
Phone  : +91-1596-255728; 255217
E-mail  :;

About the Faculty

Prof. Jitendra Panwar completed his Master’s degree in Botany with specialization in Microbiology in year 1997 and Doctoral degree in the area of Mycorrhizal Biotechnology in year 2000 from Jai Narain Vyas University, Jodhpur. After Ph.D., he moved to Division of Soil-Water-Plant Relationship, Central Arid Zone Research Institute (ICAR), Jodhpur for Post-Doctoral studies (June 2000 to January 2003), where he worked in the area of Microbiology, Plant Physiology and Soil Fertility. Subsequentlyhe executed DST Young Scientist Project awarded to him by Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India, New Delhi, India during February 2003 to September 2005. He joined Department of Biological Sciences, BITS Pilani, Pilani campus as Lecturer in October 2005, became Assistant Professor in January 2006, Associate Professor in February 2013 and Professor in July 2018. He served as Head of the Department during September 2012 to August 2014. Presently, he is Associate Dean, Academic - Graduate Studies and Research Division (AGSRD), BITS Pilani, Pilani Campus since August 2018. He has total 23 years of teaching and research experience as in the year 2021.

Prof. Panwar is recipient of prestigious Visiting Professor Fellowship award by Indian National Science Academy (INSA) for the year 2011 as well as 2016.  He has successfully implemented several research projects in the field of Microbial Biotechnology and Nanobiotechnology, funded by DST-SERB, ICAR-NAIP, Aditya Birla Group (ABG), UGC, DST-Nano Mission, Aditya Birla Science & Technology Company Pvt. Ltd. (ABSTCPL), DST-ASACODER and DBT. 

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