Dr. Tapash Dasgupta

Designation Dean, RKMVERI, Narendrapur campus
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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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Dr. Subrata Banerjee

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

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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. Rukhsana Chowdhury

Designation Professor, School of Biological Sciences, RKMVERI

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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. Abhijit Chakrabarti

Designation Professor, School of Biological Sciences, RKMVERI

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Previously Senior Professor, Crystallography & Molecular Biology Division, Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, Kolkata
Education PhD in Biochemistry, 1990, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru
Research Interests Membrane Biophysics, Protein Aggregation, Pharmacological Chaperones
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Dr. Kajal Sengupta

Designation Professor, RKMVERI, Narendrapur campus
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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
Research Interests
  • Management of pulse crops / rice crop / betelvine crop.
  • Organic farming.
Courses taught Agronomy (Management) of different crops, Organic farming, Plant nutrient management.
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Dr. P G Dhar Chakrabarti

Designation Swami Vivekananda Chair Professor, Environment and Disaster Management, RKMVERI, Narendrapur campus
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Previously Executive Director, National Institute of Disaster Management
Secretary, National Disaster Management Authority
Founding Director, SAARC Disaster Management Centre
Member, Advisory Group/ Expert Committees UNISDR, UNOCHA, UNFCCC
Distinguished Fellow, TERI
Education PhD, National Museum Institute, New Delhi, (Deemed University)
Expertise Disaster Risk Management
Research Interests

Disaster Management, Climate Change, Environment Management, Sustainable Development, Gender Issues in Development Heritage Risk Management Urban Risk Management

Courses taught Disaster Management, Disaster Risk Reduction, Disaster Response and Recovery, Climate Change, Environmental Legislations, Sustainable Development, Solid Waste Management
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Rupak Goswami

Designation Associate Professor, RKMVERI, Narendrapur campus


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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
Courses taught

Extension Education, Research Methodology, Rural Development Management, Sustainable Rural Livelihoods, etc.

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Dr. Gautam Chatterjee

Designation Assistant Professor, RKMVERI, Narendrapur campus
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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, RKMVERI, Narendrapur campus
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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), RKMVERI, Narendrapur campus
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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, RKMVERI, Narendrapur campus
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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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Arnab Basu

Designation DBT Ramalingaswami Fellow, Assistant Professor, Medical Biotechnology, RKMVERI, Narendrapur campus

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Previously
Education Ph.D. (Biochemistry), University of Calcutta and Department of Microbiology, Bose Institute, India.
Post-doctoral fellow, Chemical Sciences Division, Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, India.
Post-doctoral fellow, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Saint Louis University, Saint Louis, MO-63104, USA
Research Interests Virulence/antibiotic resistance of human pathogen methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)
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Bhubaneswar Pradhan

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Assistant Professor, Agricultural Biotechnology, RKMVERI, Narendrapur campus

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Education MSc in Agriculture (Biotechnology), Indira Gandhi Agricultural University, Raipur, India
PhD in Biotechnology, Institute of Life Sciences, (Dept. of Biotechnology, Govt. of India) Bhubaneswar, India
Research Interests Molecular basis of host-pathogen interaction, Small RNA and RNAi, Genome editing, Functional genomics, Marker assisted selection, Physiology and Molecular biology of plant stress tolerance
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Anirban Roy

Designation Assistant Professor, Genetics and Plant Breeding, RKMVERI, Narendrapur Campus

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Education Ph.D. (Ag.) in Genetics and Plant Breeding (Submitted), Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Mohanpur, Nadia, West Bengal
Research Interests Stress Tolerance Breeding, Marker Assisted Breeding, Mutation Breeding, Allele mining etc.
Courses Taught Genetics, Plant Breeding
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Sourav Garai

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Assistant Professor, Agronomy, RKMVERI, Narendrapur campus

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Education

MSc in Agronomy, Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya;
Pursuing PhD (Agronomy)

Research Interests
  • Crop Nutrition
  • Bio-stimulant application
  • Sustainable Agronomy
Courses Taught Agronomy of Cereals, Pulses, Fibre and Oilseed crops; Agronomy of Medicinal, Aromatic and Narcotic crops; Cropping System and Sustainable Agriculture; Crop quality
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Dr. Sukamal Sarkar

Designation Assistant Professor, Agronomy, RKMVERI, Narendrapur Campus

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Previously Assistant Director of Agriculture, Department of Agriculture, Government of West Bengal
Education PhD (Agronomy) from Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya
Expertise Agronomy and Crop-modelling
Research Interests
  • Plant Nutrition
  • Salinity Stress in Field Crops
  • APSIM Modelling (Cereals and Grain legume)
  • Coastal Zone Agriculture
Courses Taught Agronomy of different crops, Plant nutrient management, Crop Quality Management
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