Indian Agricultural Research Institute
After post graduation from IARI, New Delhi, he joined as Scientist there in 1997. At present, he is working as Principal Scientist at the Division of Food Science & Postharvest Technology, IARI, New Delhi. He is associated with release of mango hybrids like Pusa Arunima, Pusa Surya, Pusa Lalima, Pusa Shresth, Pusa Pitamber etc. and standardization of several fruit production and postharvest management technologies. He has published 50 research articles in International journals, 75 in National journals, and authored 12 books. He is recipient of Rajiv Gandhi award of Ministry of Home Affiars, Govt of India, Education award, MHRD, Govt of India, Dr Rajinder Prasad award (twice) of ICAR, New Delhi, Dr. R.N. Singh award (twice) of IARI, New Delhi, and Himachal Shri Award. He has also served as International Mango Registrar for about 5 years (1999-2004). He is fellow of National Academy of Agricultural Science (NAAS), New Delhi, National Academy of Biological Science, The Horticultural Society of India, New Delhi and Bioved Research Society, Allahabad. He is a member, editorial board of 10 International journals including Scientia Horticulturae, International Journal of Fruit Science (U.K.), American Journal of Plant Sciences (US), Journal of Food Processing and Technology (US), and Stewart Postharvest Reviews (UK), and Chief Editor of International Journal of Processing and Postharvest Technology, India.
Pre and post harvest management of fruits and vegetables, minimal processing of fruits and vegetables, eco-friendly approaches for post harvest management of fruits and vegetables.