Formerly, Dean and Chairman, Faculty of Science and Head, Department of Botany and Director and Department of Biotechnology at the Mohanlal Sukhadia University of Udaipur, located in Rajasthan, India.
Dr. Purohit has worked extensively on micropropagation of plants of medicinal, horticultural and forestry importance. His research interests also include molecular characterization of natural diversity and the use of in vitro methods for the conservation of threatened plants.
He has published more than 125 research papers and book articles. Professor Purohit has undergone specialized training on Microarray-Based Genome Analysis in the laboratory of Professor David Galbraith in the Department of Plant Sciences, Arizona State University, Tucson, USA.