Research focus of IRDM Faculty members:

Dr. Pranab Kr Nag

Environment and Disaster Management

Dr. Tapash Dasgupta

  1. Incorporation of biotic and abiotic stress tolerant genes in rice /sesame/mustard
  2. QTL mapping in sesame /rice
  3. Development of CMS/Restorer parents in rice through advanced breeding program

Dr. Rupak Goswami

Agriculture and Society
Specific Focus: Sustainability of Agricultural Systems, Social Network Analysis, Migration-Agriculture-Gender Nexus, Sustainable Rural Livelihoods 

Dr. Gautam Chatterjee

  1. Microbial screening and Characterization
  2. Centromere biology

Dr. Sanchayeeta Misra

  1. Social Network Analysis
  2. Women Empowerment
  3. Sustainable Rural Livelihoods 
  4. Gender, Climate and Disaster Resilience

Dr. Ashutosh Sawarkar

  1. Development of high yielding variety with abiotic stress tolerance in rice.
  2. Bio-prospecting of genes from diverse sources of rice germplasm

Dr. Kishor Kumar

  1. Genomics assisted identification of genes for reproductive traits and disease resistance in rice.
  2. Wide hybridization in rice.

Research Conducted by Faculty Members and Students

  • Organic Farming
  • Biotic and Abiotic stress management of crops
  • Genetic Diversity Assessment of Bamboo Species Growing in South 24 Parganas and East Midnapore Districts of West Bengal
  • Morphomolecular characterization and biodetoxification efficacy testing of Arsenic (As)
  • Bioremediating bacterial strains isolated from As contaminated soil and groundwater
  • In-vitro Propagation of Selected Bamboo sp. and Biochemical Characterization of Bamboo sp. Collecteclfrom different Agro-climatic Zone of West Bengal
  • Genetics of the Seed Coat Colour in Sesamum indicum L. Population Structure Analysis and Molecular Characterization in Phenome of Flax
  • Analysis of the salt stress responsive Transcripts by the Differential Display Reverse Transcription-PCR in Vigna radiata L. Wilczek
  • Micropropagation of threatened medicinal plants, anti-cancer potential of Camelia sinensis
  • Identification of human breast cancer marker in body fluid
  • Genomic studies on cellulose synthase gene in Bambusa balcooa, Roxb/serb
  • Climate change and human health interaction
  • Integrated Farming System
  • Social Network Analysis
  • Women Empowerment
  • Panchayati Raj Institutions





Book Chapters


Peer-reviewed Journal

Research Paper Presentations

34 Faculty members and 25 students have presented their research in various national seminar/conferences

12 faculty members and 9 students presented their work in various international seminars and conferences


Sponsored Research and Development Projects

13 sponsored research and development projects are undergoing. The fund received is over the last five (5) years for these projects is Rs. 5.76 crores.

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