Prof. D .S. Bhatia served as the professor and Head of the Department of Botany. Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), Ludhiana, before joining Jaipur National University. Presently. Professor Bhatia is the Director of the Five-year Integrated programs In life Sciences. At the SIILAS Campus of the University. Prof. Bhatia has published several papers in Journals of National and International repute. He was a Visiting Fellow at GNDU. Amritsar. Principal Investigators, CSIR, collaborating Scientists, PL_ 480 Scheme, and he is also a Fellow of the New. York Academy of Sciences. Prof. Bhatia Is a life Member of Indian Science Congress Association and several other professional bodies.