Dr. Tapash Dasgupta

Designation Dean, IRDM, RKMVERI
Previously Director and Professor, Institute of Agricultural Science, Calcutta University
Education Ph.D. ( Agriculture) in Genetics and Plant Breeding,
Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, West Bengal.
Expertise Plant Breeding and Genetics with application of Molecular Markers
Research Interests
  • Development of improved varieties with high yield in rice and sesame
  • QTL and Association Mapping for quantitative characters in sesame and rice
  • Gene pyramiding for introgression of BLB tolerance in rice
  • Development of Cytoplasmic male sterility and restorer lines in hybrid rice & hybrid mustard
  • Mutation Breeding to induce early maturity in mustard
Courses taught Biostatistics, Molecular Breeding, Plant Breeding.
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Amitava Chatterjee

Designation Emeritus Professor, IRDM, RKMVERI
Previously Asst  Director, Chittaranjan National Cancer Institute, Kolkata.
Education Ph.D in Biochemistry, Bose Institute, Calcutta University, 1979.
Expertise Bio Chemistry, Cancer Biology.
Research Interests Cell signaling, Cell-Cell Communication, Integrin, MMPs in relation to cancer.
Courses taught Biochemistry, Immunology, Cell biology, etc.
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Dinendra Raychaudhuri

Designation Honorary Professor, Dept. of Agricultural Biotechnology, IRDM, RKMVERI



Previously Professor of Zoology, University of Calcutta
Education M.Sc., Ph.D.
Expertise Entomology
Research Interests Entomology, Taxonomy, Biodiversity, Ecology, Biology and Plant Protection.
Courses taught Nonchordates – Structure-function relationship, Animal-plant interaction,
Taxonomy, and Entomology
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Pranab Kumar Nag

Designation Professor, School of Environment & Disaster Management, IRDM, RKMVERI


Previously Former Director & Scientist G, National Institute of Occupational Health (ICMR), Ahmedabad, and
Regional Occupational Health Centres (East: Kolkata; South: Bangalore).
Education D.Sc (Ergonomics), Ph.D (Ergonomics), M.Sc., B.Sc (Hons) –
all from University of Calcutta
Expertise Environmental Health, Ergonomics, Health and Safety
Research Interests Climate change and Human health
Courses taught Environment and Disaster Management
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Dr. Subrata Banerjee

Designation Professor, Course Coordinator of MSc in Medical Biotechnology, School of Biological Sciences, IRDM, RKMVERI


Previously Former Professor – H & HOD Biophysics & Structural Genomics Division, Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, Kolkata
Education Ph.D.(Sc.), University of Calcutta, 1991
Expertise Cellular metabolism, Mitochondrial dynamics
Research Interests Crosstalk between proliferation and differentiation in haemetopoiesis and carcinogenesis
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Dr. Kunal Ray

Designation Professor, School of Biological Sciences, IRDM, RKMVERI


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Previously Director & Vice Chancellor (Officiating), Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research, Ghaziabad, UP
Education Ph. D. (Biochemistry), Calcutta University, 1981
Expertise Molecular Genetics, Molecular Biology, Protein Biochemistry
Research Interests Molecular bases of genetic diseases with special interest in haematological, neurological and ocular diseases
Courses taught Molecular Biology, Human Genetics, Pharmacogenetics
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Dr. Rukhsana Chowdhury

Designation Professor, School of Biological Sciences, IRDM, RKMVERI


Previously Chief Scientist (Retired), Infectious Diseases and Immunology Division, CSIR
Education Ph.D in Biochemistry, 1989, University of Calcutta, India
Expertise Infectious Diseases, Immunology
Research Interests Infectious Diseases, Genetic regulation of bacterial pathogenesis, Microbiome
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Dr. Kajal Sengupta

Designation Professor, IRDM, RKMVERI
Previously Professor, Department of Agronomy, Faculty of Agriculture, Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya
Education Ph. D. in Agronomy, Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya (B.C.K.V), Mohanpur, West Bengal.
Expertise Crop Production
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Rupak Goswami

Designation Assistant Professor, IRDM, RKMVERI


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Education PhD in Agricultural Extension, Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, 2007
Research Interests
  • Sustainability of Agricultural Systems;
  • Applied Social Network Analysis;
  • Farmer’s Decision-Making and Mental Model;
  • Rural Migration-Agriculture-Women Nexus;
  • Typology of Farming Systems;
  • Technology Adoption and Diffusion
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Extension Education, Research Methodology, Rural Development Management,

Sustainable Rural Livelihoods, etc.

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Dr. Gautam Chatterjee

Designation Assistant Professor, IRDM, RKMVERI
Education Ph.D, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, 2015
Expertise Genetics and Molecular Biology
Research Interests Molecular mechanism of chromosome segregation in pathogenic fungi.
Courses taught Genetics, Molecular biology, Molecular Tools And Techniques,
Bioinformatics and Cell Biology.
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Ashutosh Sawarkar

Designation Assistant Professor, IRDM, RKMVERI
Education MSc in Plant Breeding from Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya​,
PhD in Plant Breeding from Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya
Expertise Plant Breeding
Research Interests Breeding for Abiotic Stress- Development of drought and waterlogged tolerant hybrids in Jute.
Courses taught Plant Breeding, Genetics, Seed Science.
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Sanchayeeta Misra

Designation Assistant Professor (ARD), IRDM, RKMVERI
Education MSc (Ag) in Agricultural Extension (Aug 2012), Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya​,
Ph.D.​ in ​Agriculture and Rural Development​, IRDM.
Expertise Agril Extension, ​​Agriculture and Rural Development
Research Interests
  • Social Network Analysis;
  • Sustainable Rural Livelihoods;
  • Sustainability of Agricultural System;
  • Climate Change Adaptation and Indigenous Knowledge;
  • Rural Migration and Agriculture
Courses taught Extension Education-I[ARD-103], Extension Education-II[ARD-355]
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Dr. Kishor Kumar

Designation Assistant Professor, IRDM, RKMVERI
Education M. Sc. (Ag), Vasantrao Naik Marathwada Agricultural University, Maharashtra
Ph. D., Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), Ludhiana, Punjab.
Expertise Agriculture Biotechnology,
Research Interests
  • Production of colchicine induced synthetic amphiploids to restore fertility;
  • Cytological and flow cytometric characterization of hybrids and synthetic amphiploids;
  • The main objective was to transfer many agronomic traits to cultivated rice;
Courses taught Molecular Biology, Genetic Engineering, Genomics and Proteomics
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