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Chandigarh, Chandigarh capital, India
Whatever applicable as per the post
July 10, 2020

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Father’s Name: Sh. Amba Prasad Sharma H.No 151-B, Main Market

Mother’s Name: (late) Smt. Satya Bhama Sharma Bilaspur, Himachal Pradesh

Date of Birth: 05/11/1984 Pin: 174001

Gender: Male Contact Info

Marital Status: Unmarried Email:

Nationality: Indian Mobile Number: +91-781*******

Category: General Aadhar Number: 540*********

Academic Profile


University/ Institute

Year of



Marks Obtained Matric

H.P. Board



Eng.,Maths., Hindi, Social

Science, Science, Sanskrit, Economics


Plus 2/Equivalent

H.P. Board



Eng., Biology, Physics,

Chemistry, PH.Ed



B.Sc. Medical

HPU, Shimla


Botany, Zoology, Chemistry




PU, Chandigarh






PU, Chandigarh






PU, Chandigarh




Other Achievements:

Cleared GATE Examination conducted by Department of Higher Education, MHRD, Gov’t of India in 2007 with all India rank of 1337.

Cleared NET (Lectureship) Exam jointly conducted by UGC and CSIR in December 2010 with all India rank of 196.

Cleared NET (JRF) Exam jointly conducted by UGC and CSIR in June 2011 with all India rank of 49.

Cleared Ph.D. course work conducted by Department of Botany Panjab University, Chandigarh in 2014.

Research Experience:

M.Phil. work on “On the Propagation of Two Economically Important Orchids, Acampe papillosa Lindl and Vanda testacea Reichb.f.- A Study In Vitro.

Worked as “Research Intern” in Biotech Division, IHBT (CSIR), Palampur, Himachal Pradesh, for 3 months in 2009.

Ph.D work on the topic “Changes in Bioactive Components and Anti-Nutrients during Processing of Bamboo Shoots”.

Junior Research Fellow (JRF) from September 2012-September-2014 at department of Botany, Panjab University, Chandigarh.

Senior Research Fellow (SRF) from October 2014-September-2017 at department of Botany, Panjab University, Chandigarh.

Well verse with the working procedures of experiments in Plant Biochemistry, Plant Tissue Culture, Plant Genetic Engineering and Molecular Biology.

Summary of Ph.D. Research:

This study along with highlighting the presence of highly bioactive phytochemicals in shoots such as phytosterols, phenols and dietary fiber, also demonstrates the functional attributes of the shoots through their potent anti-oxidant activity. Rich endowment of such bioactive principles in the shoots makes them a promising active ingredient for the development of functional foods or super foods which will have the capability to prevent or even cure chronic diseases in an economical and safe manner. Further, having all the major macronutrients and crucial vitamins such as Vit C and Vit E in appreciable quantities makes bamboo shoots an ideal component for a nutritious diet. Because of their naturally balanced nutritional profile and bioactive potential, bamboo shoots are well positioned to play a pivotal role in establishing the state of food security in the world and provide a healthy future. But, because of their perishable nature and biosafety requirements of food processing industry, shoots are often subjected to processing. The information gained from the current study is going to directly or indirectly help in the development of the safe and efficient processing technologies for bamboo shoots so that this vast natural resource can be utilized to its full potential.


C. Nirmala, M.S. Bisht and Vivek Sharma. 2014. Bioactive compounds in Bamboo Shoots: Health Benefits and Prospects of Developing Nutraceuticals. In: Current Topics in Redox Biology (G. J. Sharma and R.N Sharma eds.) McGraw Hill Education (India), New Delhi, 2014. Pp. 82-100.

Kanchan Rawat, Vivek Sharma, Natasha Saini, C. Nirmala, M.S. Bisht. 2016. Impact of different boiling and soaking treatments on the release and retention of antinutrients and nutrients from the edible shoots of three bamboo species. American Journal of Food Science and Nutrition Research, 3(3): 31-41.

Vivek Sharma and Chongtham Nirmala. 2018. Therapeutic Potential of Bamboo

Shoots against Cancer: An Overview. In: Proceedings of 11th World Bamboo

Congress, Xalapa, Mexico.

Vivek Sharma, Thounaojam Premlata Devi, C. Nirmala1 and M.S. Bisht. 2018. Bamboo Shoots: An Untapped Source of Essential Nutrients and Bioactive Compounds. Universal Review, 7(8): 247-259.

Vivek Sharma, Premlata Thounaojam, C. Nirmala and M.S. Bisht. 2018. Bamboo as a Forest Resource and its Role in Enhancing Global Food Security. Journal of Applied Science and Computations, 5(7): 116-127.

Thounaojam Premlata, Vivek Sharma, Madho Singh Bisht and Chongtham Nirmala. 2020. Edible bamboo resources of Manipur: consumption pattern of young shoots,

processing techniques and their commercial status in the local market. Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge, 19(1): 73-82.

Most Recent Conferences and Workshops Attended

CHASCON-2015, February 25-27, 2015, Chandigarh.

7th Indo-Global Expo and Summit on Food and Beverages, October 8-10, 2015, New Delhi.

CHASCON- 2018, February 12-14, 2018, Chandigarh.

National Symposium on “Frontiers in Biotechnology”, March 06, 2018, Chandigarh.

National Conference on “Research in Plant Sciences for Sustainable Development”, March 16-17, Fatehgarh Sahib.

International Seminar on “Biosafety: Risks and Management”, March 19, 2018, Chandigarh.

Two Days National Workshop on “Application of Modern Chromatographic and NMR Techniques in the Isolation and Characterization of Bioactive Natural Products/Drug Leads” Techniques, at Department, SAIF-CIL, Panjab University, Chandigarh.


1) 10th DMC

2) +2 DMC

3) B.Sc. Final DMC

4) B.Sc. Degree

5) M.Sc. Final DMC

6) M.Sc. Degree

7) M.Phil. DMC

8) M.Phil. Degree

9) NET JRF Certificate

10) Ph.D. Degree

Dr. Vivek Sharma

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