Prof D K Srivastava was born in 1956 and obtained his Post graduation and PhD degrees from Gujarat University, Ahmedabad. He worked as a postdoctoral fellow in M S University, Vadodra and Institute of Molecular Genetics, Moscow during 1984-1989.
Prof Srivastava started his career as Assistant Professor in Y S Parmar University of Horticulture & Forestry, Solan (Himachal Pradesh) in 1989 and became Professor of Plant Biotechnology in the year 2001 and worked as Director Extension from 2015 till the date of his superannuation.
Prof Srivastava availed USSR Govt. Scholarship for Post doctoral Research from 1986-1989 and visited Moscow, Bulgaria, USA and China for various academic programs. He produced 9 Ph. Ds and published nearly 100 research papers in the journals of national and international repute besides writing book chapters and delivering invited lectures in conferences. Prof Srivastava completed 4 major research projects as Principal Investigator and remained associated in large number of projects in India and abroad. Prof Srivastava is the Fellow of SOCIETY FOR PLANT RESEARCH.