PhD Students

PhD in Enviromental Science & Disaster Management (PhD)'

Research Topic: ‘Effect of Different Nutrient Inputs on Agricultural Productivity, Produce Quality and Soil Environment under Soybean (Glycine max)- durum wheat (Triticum durum) Cropping System in Vertisols’
Research Guide: Dr. Bril Lal Lakaria, Principal Scientist, Indian Institute of Soil Science, Bhopal (M.P.)
PhD in Agricultural Biotechnology

  • Lucina Yeasmin

Research Topic: 'Morpho-molecular Characterization of Bamboo Species of different Agro-climatic Zones of West Bengal’
Research Guide: Md. Nasim Ali, Asst. Professor, RKMVU

  • Sathi Paul

Research Topic: 'Bio-remediation of Arsenic Contaminated Soil'
Research Guide: Md. Nasim Ali, Asst. Professor, RKMVU
Research Co-Guide: Dr. Somsubhra Chakraborty, Asst. Professor, RKMVU

  • Syandan Sinha Ray

Research Topic: 'In-vitro Study of Bamboo Species collected from different Agro-climatic Zones of West Bengal with Special Reference to Biochemical Characterization '
Research Guide: Md. Nasim Ali, Asst. Professor, RKMVU
Research Co-Guide: Dr. Maitreyi Banerjee, Senior Scientist, West Bengal State Council of Science and Technology
PhD in Integrated Rural Development and Management

  • Purnabha Dasgupta

Research Topic: 'Integrated Farming Systems of different Agro-climatic Zones of West Bengal and Assessment of their Sustainability'
Research Guide: Rupak Goswami, Asst. Professor, RKMVU
Research Co-Guide: Subhrajit K. Saha, Asst. Professor, Department of Biology, Georgia Southern University, US

  • Sanchayeeta Misra

Research Topic: 'Application of Social Network Analysis in Livelihood System Study'
Research Guide: Rupak Goswami, Asst. Professor, RKMVU
Research Co-Guide: Debabrata Basu, Director of Extension Education, Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya

  • Sudarsan Biswas

Research Topic: 'Increasing Productivity, Profitability, and Sustainability through Organic Farming and Assessing its Impacts on Rural Livelihoods: an Adaptive Participatory Research'
Research Guide: Rupak Goswami, Asst. Professor, RKMVU
List of Publication by PhD Scholars at the IRDM Faculty Centre


  1. Ali MN., Yeasmin L., Singh, V., & Ghosh B. (Accepted manuscript). Morpho-Biochemical And Molecular Markers For Screening And Assessing Plant Responses To Salinity. In Dr. Megh R. Goyal, Senior (ed.) “Innovations in Agricultural and Biological Engineering”. Apple Academic Press, US.
  2. Bhattacharyya, N., Mondal, S., Moulik, S., Paul, S., Bhattacharrya, S., Hazra, A., Ali, N., Adhikari, A., & Chatterjee, A. (Accepted manuscript). Effect of Black Tea Polyphenol on Cell-ECM Interaction and MMP. Research article has been accepted to American Journal of Plant Sciences.
  3. Chakraborty, S., Li, B., Deb, S., Paul, S., Weindorf, D. C., Das, B. S. (2017). Predicting Soil Arsenic Pools by Visible Near Infrared Diffuse Reflectance Spectroscopy. Research article has been accepted to Geoderma. [IF: 2.855]
  4. Chakraborty, S., Weindorf, D. C., Deb, S., Li, B., Paul, S., Choudhury, A., & Ray, D. P. (2017). Rapid assessment of regional soil arsenic pollution risk via diffuse reflectance spectroscopy. Geoderma, 289, 72-81. [IF: 2.855]
  5. Gantait, S., Kundu, S., Yeasmin, L., & Ali, M. N. (2017). Impact of differential levels of sodium alginate, calcium chloride and basal media on germination frequency of genetically true artificial seeds of Rauvolfia serpentina (L.) Benth. exKurz. Journal of Applied Research on Medicinal and Aromatic Plants.
  6. Goswami, R., Saha, S., & Dasgupta, P. (2017). Sustainability Assessment of Smallholder Farms in Developing Countries. Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems, (just-accepted).  [IF:0.926]
  7. Misra, S., Goswami, R., Mondal, T., & Jana, R. (2017). Social networks in the context of community response to disaster: Study of a cyclone-affected community in coastal West Bengal. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction (Elsevier). [IF:1.242]
  8. Nag, S., & Mitra, J. (in press). Genetic divergence of flax genotypes (Linum usitatissimum L.) utilizing microsatellite markers. Current Agriculture Research Journal.
  9. Nag, S., Mitra, J., Satya, P., Kar, C.S., & Karmakar P.G. (in press, accepted for publication). Genetic diversity assessment in jute (Corchorus species) utilizing Inter Simple Sequence Repeat and Simple Sequence Repeat markers. Indian Journal of Biotechnology. [IF:0.287]
  10. Paul, S., Ali, N., Chakraborty, S., Mukherjee, S. (Accepted manuscript). Diversity of Bacterial Communities Inhabiting Soil and Groundwater of Arsenic Contaminated Areas in West Bengal, India. Microbiology [IF: 0.796]
  11. Ray, S.S., Ali, M.N., Mukherjee, S., Chatterjee, G., & Banerjee, M. (2017). Elimination and molecular identification of endophytic bacterial contamination during in vitro propagation of B. balcooa. World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology, 33,31. doi:10.1007/s11274-016-2196-z (IF 1.53)
  12. Bhattacharya, N., Mondal, S., Moulik, S., Paul, S., Bhattacharya, S., Hazra, A. K., Ali, M.N., Adhikari, A., Chatterjee, A. (2017). Effect of Black Tea Polyphenol in Cell-ECM Interaction and MMP. American Journal of Plant Sciences, 8, 856-866.


  1. Basu, D., & Raychaudhuri, D. (2016). Importance of Spiders in Riceland Ecosystem: A Brief Review, BIONOTES, 17(3), 61-65.
  2. Basu, D., & Raychaudhuri , D. (2016). Rice Land inhabiting Long Jawed Orb Weavers, Tetragnatha Latreille, 1804 (Tetragnathidae: Araneae) of South 24-Parganas, West Bengal, India, Debarshi Basu and Dinendra Raychaudhuri, World Scientific News, 55, 210-239.
  3. Biswas, S., Goswami. R., Ali, N. M., Banerjee, H., & Pramanick, M. (2016). Farmer Participatory Approach for Formulating Crop-specific Organic Nutrient Packages in Two Contrasting Agroclimatic Zones of the West Bengal State, India. Journal of Experimental Agriculture International. 14(5), 1-12.
  4. Goswami, R., Dasgupta, P., Saha, S., Venkatapuram, P., & Nandi, S. (2016). Resource integration in smallholder farms for sustainable livelihoods in developing countries. Cogent Food & Agriculture. 2(1).
  5. Halder, S., Misra, S., Pal, S., Basu, D., & Goswami, R. (2016). Understanding Agricultural Information Networks in West Bengal, India. Indian Research Journal of Extension Education. 16(1), 25-34.
  6. Mandal, R., Nag, S., Tarafdar, J., & Mitra, S. (2016). A comparison of efficiency parameters of SSR markers and genetic diversity analysis in Amorphophallus paeoniifolius (Dennst.) Nicolson. Brazilian archives of biology and technology, 59, e16160439. [SJR:0.242]
  7. Ray, S.S., & Ali, M.N. (2016). Biotic Contamination and Possible Ways of Sterilization: A Review with Reference to Bamboo Micropropagation. Brazilian Archives of Biology and Technology (IF 0.55) [Accepted]
  8. Ray, S.S., & Ali, M.N. (2016). Evaluation of Inexpensive Bedding Materials for Culm Cutting of Bambusa balcooa Roxb. and its Field Performance. Journal of Biotechnology and Biomaterials 6, 227. doi:10.4172/2155-952X.1000227.
  9. Ray, S.S., & Ali, M.N. (2016). Factors influencing micropropagation of Bamboo species using nodal explants: A review. Research Journal of Pharmaceutical, Biological and Chemical Sciences, 7(5), 2827-2889 (IF 0.35).
  10. Singh, V., & Ali, M.N. (2016). Analysis of Differential Gene Expression under Salinitythrough Differential Display Reverse Transcription PolymeraseChain Reaction (DDRTPCR) Technique: A Review. Electronic Journal of Biology, 12(4), 394-401.


  1. Chakraborty, S., Weindorf, D. C., Li, B., Ali Aldabaa, A. A., Ghosh, R. K., Paul, S., & Nasim Ali, M. (2015). Development of a hybrid proximal sensing method for rapid identification of petroleum contaminated soils. Science of The Total Environment, 514, 399–408. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2015.01.087 [IF: 3.976]
  2. Chakraborty, S., Weindorf, D. C., Paul, S., Ghosh, B., Li, B., Ali, M. N., Majumdar, K. (2015). Diffuse reflectance spectroscopy for monitoring lead in landfill agricultural soils of India. Geoderma Regional, 5, 77–85. doi:10.1016/j.geodrs.2015.04.004 [SJR 0.260]
  3. Das, A., & Dasgupta, P. (2015). Participatory soil health restoration through organic nutrient management in dry lands. LEISA India17(1), 17-19.
  4. Dasgupta, P., Goswami, R., Ali, M. N., Chakraborty, S., & Saha, S. K. (2015). Multifunctional Role of Integrated Farming System in Developing Countries. International Journal of Bioresource and Stress Management, 6(3), 424-432. 
  5. Nag, S., Mandal, R., & Dastidar, D. G. (2015). A study on antimicrobial activity and phytochemical screening of methanolic extract from barks of Aegle marmelos (L.).  European Journal of Biotechnology and Bioscience, 3(4), 28-32.
  6. Nag, S., Mitra J., & Karmakar P.G. (2015). An Overview on Flax (Linum usitatissimum L.) and its Genetic Diversity. International Journal of Agriculture, Environment and Biotechnology, 8(4), 805-817.
  7. Ray, S.S., Das, S., Ali, M.N., Yeasmin, L., & Majumdar, B. (2015). Biochemical characterization and biolog based identification of efficient jute retting bacterial isolates from retting water. Journal of Phytology 7, 32-38.
  8. Shil, S., Nag, S., Ubed, P., Reddy, L.V., Islam, S., Abdullah, Sk., Mukherjee, S., & Mukhopadhyay, E. (2015). Lead Toxicity and Its Amelioration Effect by Foliar Application of Hormone and Micronutrients in Vigna radiata L. Wilczek. The Bioscan, 10(1), 329-333.
  9. Shil, S., Ubed, P., Nag, S., Abdullah, Sk., Islam, S., & Bandyopadhyay, P.K. (2015). Physiological and Biochemical Studies of Cadmium Toxicity in Green Gram (Vigna radiata L. Wilczek) and its Feasible Mitigation by Micronutrient and Hormonal Treatment.  Pollution research, 34 (3), 547-552.
  10. Wang, D., Chakraborty, S., Weindorf, D. C., Li, B., Sharma, A., Paul, S., & Ali, M. N. (2015). Synthesized use of VisNIR DRS and PXRF for soil characterization: Total carbon and total nitrogen. Geoderma, 243-244, 157–167. doi:10.1016/j.geoderma.2014.12.011 [IF: 2.855]
  11. Yeasmin, L., Ali, M.N., Gantait, S., Chakraborty, S. (2015). Bamboo: an overview on its genetic diversity and characterization. 3 Biotech, 5 (1), 1-11 [0.992]


  1. Ali, M.N., Yeasmin, L., Gantait, S., Goswami, R., Chakraborty, S. (2014). Screening of rice landraces for salinity tolerance at seedling stage through morphological and molecular markers. Physiology and Molecular Biology of Plants, 20 (4), 411-423. [IF:1.351]
  2. Ali, M.N., Yeasmin, L., Chakraborty, S., Ray, S.S., & Paul, S. (2014). “Role of Biodiversity in Development”. In D. Dasgupta (ed.) "Frontiers of Rural Development for Developing Societies". Agrobios, Udaipur, India. pp 177-182.
  3. Ali, M.N., Yeasmin, L.,Chakraborty, S., Sinharay, S., & Paul, S. (2014). “Role of Biodiversity in Development”. In D. Dasgupta (ed.) "Frontiers of Rural Development for Developing Societies". Agrobios, Udaipur, India. pp 177-182.
  4. Ali, N.M., Yeasmin, L., Chakraborty, S., Ray, S.S., & Paul, S. (2014). “Role of Biodiversity in Development”. In D. Dasgupta (ed.) "Frontiers of Rural Development for Developing Societies". Agrobios, Udaipur, India. pp 177-182.
  5. Biswas, S., & Sengupta, A. (2014). Participatory Adaptive Research for Promotion of Organic Farming: Case Study from a Tribal Village of Jharkhand. In Rakshit, S. and Pramanik, R.N. (Eds.) Rural Development: Emerging Challenges in the New Millennium. Abhijeet Publications, New Delhi. [ISBN: 978-93-5074-129-0]
  6. Biswas. S., Ali, N. M., Goswami, R., & Chakraborty, S. (2014). Soil Health Sustainability and Organic Farming: A Review. Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment. 12 (3&4), 237-243. [SJR:0.228]
  7. Dasgupta, P., & Goswami, R. (2014). Conceptualization and Identification of Sustainability Indicators for small farms in Developing Nations. Pallicharcha. 1(1).
  8. Dasgupta, P., Goswami, R., Ali, M. N., Biswas, S., &Saha, S. K. (2014). Bio-diverse integrated farms. LEISA India16(2), 20-23.
  9. Dasgupta, P., Goswami, R., Ali, N. M., Biswas, S., & Saha, S. (2014). Bio-diverse Integrated Farms:  Means for Reducing Rural Poverty. LEISA INDIA, 16(2), 20-23.
  10. Goswami, R., & Dasgupta, P. (2014). Integrated farming system and sustainability of agriculture: Case of integrated farms of Sunderbans. In D. Dasgupta (ed.) Advances in Extension Education and Rural Development. Vol. I. Agrobios: Udaipur. [ISBN: 9788177545296]
  11. Misra, S., & Basu, D. (2014). Identification of Opinion Leader through Participatory Method. Palli Charcha: The Indian Journal of Rural Studies. 1(1), 1-14.
  12. Misra, S., Goswami, R., Basu, D., & Jana, R. (2014). Application of social network analysis in livelihood system study. Space and Culture, India, 2(3), 24-46.
  13. Nag, S., Mitra, J., Satya, P., Kar, C. S., Karan, M., Karmakar, P. G., & Ali, N. (2014). A Comparison of Efficiency Parameters of SSR Primers and Genetic Diversity Analysis in Jute (Corchorus spp.). Trends in Biosciences, 7(19), 2882-2885.
  14. Paul, S., Chakraborty, S., Ali, N., & Ray, D. P. (2014). Arsenic distribution in environment and its bioremediation: A review. International Journal of Agriculture Environment and Biotechnology, 8(1), 189-204. doi:10.5958/2230-732x.2015.00025.x
  15. Roy, S.S., Ali, M.N., Gantait, S., Chakraborty, S., & Banerjee, M. (2014). Tissue Culture and Biochemical Characterization of Important Bamboos, Research Journal of Agricultural Sciences 5(2), 135-146.
  16. Yeasmin, L., & Ali, M.N. (2014). Evaluation of Salt Tolerance in Paddy.LAP Lambert Academic Publishing, Heinrich-Boecking Street 6, 66121 Saarbrücken, Germany. ISBN: 978-3-659-15205-4