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.
Contact 9748699912(M), 

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.
Contact 9830128320 (M), 

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
Contact 9830472280(M), 

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
Contact 9427604027(M),  ,

Amitava Dutta

Designation Assistant Professor (ARD), IRDM, RKMVERI
Education MSc in Social/ Cultural Anthropology from university of Calcutta​,
Master of Social Work from Vidyasagar University (1999),
Pursuing PhD. from Visva- Bharati ( Session-2017-2022)
Agriculture & Rural development, Agriculture Biotechnology
Research Interests
  • Women and Child Development;
  • Women Empowerment;
  • Local Self Governance;
  • Tribal Health and substance abuse;
  • Migration
Courses taught Agriculture and Rural Development,  Agricultural Biotechnology, Social Work
Contact 09830457540(M), 

Rupak Goswami

Designation Assistant Professor, IRDM, RKMVERI
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Education PhD in Agricultural Extension, Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, 2007
Research Interests
  • Sustainable Rural Livelihoods
  • Integrated Farming System
  • Sustainability of Agricultural System
  • Social Network Analysis
  • Participatory Enquiry
  • Climate Change Adaptation and Indigenous Knowledge
  • Rural Migration and Agriculture
Courses taught

Extension Education, Research Methodology, Rural Development Management,

Sustainable Rural Livelihoods, etc.

Contact 9674954840(M), 

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.
Contact 7980536428(M), 

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.
Contact 08208734919(M), 

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]
Contact 9932386975(M), 

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
Contact 7974916840(M),


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