Formerly, Head, Department of Botany, BND College, Kanpur, distinguished himself as a teacher. In his 40-year career, he taught varied topics of botany, including pteridophyta, to undergraduate and postgraduate students. In addition to teaching, he carried out research on wetland flora and presented his work at Millennium Wetland Event 2000, Quebec, Canada. He has co-authored several textbooks and published papers in various national and international journals. Prof Trivedi has a passion for scientific writing, and is a gifted artist of original botanical sketches.