Pankaj Kumar Sharma

Associate Professor, Department of BIological Sciences, BITS Pilani, Pilani Campus

Plant Biotechnology
Department of Biological Sciences, Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani- 333031, Rajasthan. India.


  • I did my M.Sc. (Hons.) Biological Sciences and M.E. Biotechnology from BITS, Pilani in the years 2000 and 2002, respectively.
  • Qualified for CSIR-National Eligibility Test, NET (Lectureship) in year 2000 and CSIR-NET (Junior Research Fellowship) in year 2001.
  • Did my Ph.D. in Biotechnology from Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, CSIR, Lucknow under the supervision of Dr. R.S. Sangwan; the degree was awarded by Uttar Pradesh Technical University, Lucknow in 2008. The title of my PhD thesis was "Biochemical and Molecular Investigation of Biotransformation of Terpenoids in Selected Medicinal-Aromatic Plants".
  • Joined BITS, Pilani-Pilani Campus in July, 2008 as Lecturer.
  • Presently, I am working as Associate Professor in the Biological Sciences Department of BITS, Pilani - Pilani Campus.
  • The team-journey of teaching and research continues.