MSc, PhD, FBS, FPSI, FMSI, FIMS, FSBA, formerly Prof and Chairman, is currently a Member of RPC Meeting and Expert member of PEG of the ICFRE for 2 and 5 years, respectively. He served as the Governor's/Chancellor's nominee for teacher's selection at Punjabi University, Patiala, and past President of MSI and Recorder of ISCA and Chairman of Microbiology Dept for 11 years, guided 21 PhD students, published 170 research papers/reviews, authored/edited 11 books and 2 manuals by international and national publishers. He is the recipient of INSA-Royal Society Academic Exchange Fellowship, Rashtriya Gaurav award, Best Citizens of India award, ISWS Lecture Award and E.J. Butler's Lecture Award. Prof Aneja has recently been selected for the prestigeous Life Time Achievement Award 2022 by the Mycological Society of India and will be honoured with this Award at the ensuing Conference to be held in November this year.