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Name Prof. Kaushik Sankar Bose
Designation Professor
Department Name ANTHROPOLOGY
Office Phone No 03222-276554 Extn. 438
Email ID banda@vsnl.net
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Mobile No 09088016028
Personal Website http://vidyasagar.ac.in/dept_of_anthropology/CV_koushikbose.pdf
Address DEPARTMENT OF ANTHROPOLOGY, VIDYASAGAR UNIVERSITY
Educational Qualification
Degree NameInstituteYear of passing/awarded
Ph.DUniversity of Cambridge1996
Ph.DPanjab University, Chandigarh1990
M.Sc (Hons.)Panjab University, Chandigarh1987
B.Sc (Hons.)Panjab University, Chandigarh1985


Career Profile / Teaching Experience
Over six years teaching experience (2002-) working as a Reader in Biological Anthropology, at the Department of Anthropology, Vidyasagar University, Midnapore
One and a half years teaching experience (2000-2002) working as a Lecturer at the Department of Anthropology, Calcutta University.
Three years teaching experience (1998-2000), working as a Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) Senior Research Associate (Pool Officer) at the Department of Anthropology, Calcutta University teaching
Over two years teaching experience (1988-90) working as an University Grants Commission Fellow at the Department of Anthropology, Panjab University, Chandigarh.
PROFESSOR

Specialization/Research Area
Field of SpecializationResearch Area/ Areas of Interest
BIOLOGICAL ANTHROPOLOGY
ANTHROPPOMETRY ETHNICITY AND HEALTH HUMAN NUTRITION

Course/ Subject Taught
BIOLOGICAL ANTHROPOLOGY AND APPLIED BIO-STATISTICS, ETHNICITY AND HEALTH, ANTHROPOMETRY

Conference/ Symposium /Journal Paper / Books Published
International Publication
TitlePublished inYearPublished by
210) Adult tribal malnutrition in India: an anthropometric and socio-demographic review. Anthropological Review, 78 (1): 47-65, 2015.Anthropological Review, 78 (1): 47-65, 2015.2015POLISH ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Association of second to fourth digit length ratio (2D:4D) with some anthropometric measurements: a comparison between Polish and Indian young adults aged 18-25 years.Human Biology Review, 3 (4):315-326,2014.2014HUMAN BIOLOGY REVIEW
Opportunity for Natural Selection among Bhuiyans: A Tribal Population of Keonjhar District, Odisha, India.Weekly Science 2 (5)2014Weekly Science
Prevalence of Overweight and Obesity among Bengalee Adolescents in Midnapore Town, West Bengal, IndiaInternational Journal of Current Research, 10: 74-832014International Journal of Current Research
A Longitudinal growth study of weight among Lodha and Non-Lodha infants and young children of Lodhasuli, West Bengal, IndiaAntrocom, 6 (2): 135-1402014Antrocom
Very High Prevalence of Thinness among Kora-Mudi Tribal Children of Paschim Medinipur District of West Bengal, IndiaE Journal of Biological Sciences, 3 (1): 43-492014E Journal of Biological Sciences
Body Mass Index and Chronic Energy Deficiency among Adult Santals of Purulia District, West Bengal, IndiaInternational Journal of Human Sciences, 7 (2): 488-5032014International Journal of Human Sciences
Nutritional Status of Pre-School Children: A Major Global Health ChallengeAnthropology Today: Trends and Scope of Human Biology, pp 33-422014Human Biology
Total body water and fat-free mass: evaluation of equations based on bioelectrical impedance analysis in infants and young children in IndiaBritish Journal of Nutrition, 104: 256–2642014British Journal of Nutrition
Lean Body Mass in Indian Infants and Young Children and Variation by SexJournal of Life Sciences, 2 (1): 27-352014Journal of Life Sciences
Prevalence of underweight, stunting and wasting among urban poor children aged 1-5 years of West Bengal, India.International Journal of Current Research, 6: 39-442014International Journal of Current Research
Sex differences in the effect of birth order and parents’ educational status on stunting: A study on Bengalee preschool children from Eastern IndiaHOMO – Journal of Comparative Human Biology, 61(4):271-62014HOMO – Journal of Comparative Human Biology
Prediction Equations for Body-fat Percentage in Indian Infants and Young Children Using Skinfold Thickness and Mid-arm Circumference.Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition, 28 (3): 221-2292014Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition
Maternal Education, Reported Morbidity and Number of Siblings are Associated with Malnutrition among Lodha Preschool Children of Paschim Medinipur, West Bengal, IndiaInternational Journal of Pediatrics, (Supplement 6), 2, (.4-2, Serial No.11): 13-21, 2014.2014International Journal of Pediatrics
Defining malnutrition in India: how much is too little, how much is too much ?Current Science, 106 (5): 670-672, 2014.2014Current Science
Measuring Fatness Among Rural Children of Bengalee Ethnicity: An Alternative Way.India: Health and Human Development Aspects, pp. 437-4462014Editor: Joav Merrick. New York: Nova Science Publishers, 2014. ISBN: 978-1-62948-784-7.
Sibling Composition and Household Room Sharing are Associated with Menarcheal Status among Rural Bengalee Girls of West Bengal, India.Human Biology, 85 (4): 607-618, 20132013Human Biology
Overall burden of under-nutrition measured by a Composite Index in rural pre-school children in Purba Midnapore, West Bengal, IndiaAnthropological Review, 76 (1): 109-116, 2013.2013Anthropological Review
Mid-upper arm circumference for age and undernutrition among 2 to 6 year old Bauri and Santal children of Purulia, West Bengal, India.Human Biology Review, 2 (4): 359-372, 2013.2013Human Biology Review
Relative fat distribution in relation to menarcheal status among Bengalee Hindu girls of West Bengal, India.Journal of Natural Science, Biology and Medicine, 4 (2): 369-373, 20132013Journal of Natural Science, Biology and Medicine,
Gender discrimination in undernutrition with mediating factors among Bengalee school children from Eastern India.HOMO – Journal of Comparative Biology, 63 (2): 126-135, 20122012HOMO – Journal of Comparative Biology
Nutritional Status of Tribal Children of Paschim Medinipur District of West Bengal.Indigenous People in India: Identity, Empowerment and Discontent.2012Edited by: Dipak K. Midya. pp. 128-136.New Delhi: APH Publishing Corporation, 2012.
Body composition characterstics among rural Bengalee children of Integrated Child Development Services scheme from Eastern India.International Journal of Body Composition Research, 9 (3): 95-100, 20112012International Journal of Body Composition Research
Effect of Number of Rooms and Sibs on Nutritional Status among Rural Bengalee Preschool Children from Eastern India.Collegium Antropologicum, 35 (4): 1017-10222011Collegium Antropologicum
Measuring fatness among rural pre-school children using a new index of abdominal adiposityInternational Journal of Child Health and Human Development, 4 (3): 309-3152011International Journal of Child Health and Human Development
Leanness among pre-school children of Bali Gram Panchayat, Arambag, West Bengal, IndiaScience Journal of Sociology and Anthropology, 1: 10-112011Science Journal of Sociology and Anthropology
New reference values of body mass index for rural pre-school children of Bengalee ethnicityScience Journal of Sociology and Anthropology, 1: 5-92011Science Journal of Sociology and Anthropology
Is body adiposity index a good measure of nutritional status ? A study among two adult tribal populations of Pashim Medinipur, West Bengal, IndiaScience Journal of Sociology and Anthropology, 1: 1-42011Science Journal of Sociology and Anthropology
Prevalence of Undernutrition and Wasting among 3-6 Year Old Children in East Midnapore, West Bengal, India.Humankind, 7: 129-1382011Humankind
Anthropometric assessment of Nutritional Status among College Women of Midnapore, West Bengal, IndiaInternational Journal of Life Science and Pharma Research, 1 (1): L81-L872011International Journal of Life Science and Pharma Research
Prevalence of thinness using new international cut-off points among Santal tribal children and adolescents of Purulia District, West Bengal, IndiaSri Lanka Journal of Child Health, 40(3):105-1102011Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health
Use of mid-upper arm circumference in determining undernutrition and illness in rural adult Oraon men of Gumla District, Jharkhand, India.Rural and Remote Health 11 (online), 2011: no. 1754.2011Available from: http://www.rrh.org.au
Body Mass Abdominal Index: A New Index for Adiposity among Pre-school Children.Ibrahim Medical College Journal, 5 (1): 9-122011Ibrahim Medical College Journal
Waist circumference in determining obesity and hypertension among 18–60 years old Bengalee Hindu male slum dwellers in Eastern India.Annals of Human Biology, 38 (6): 669-6752011Annals of Human Biology
Use of waist circumference and its optimal value to identify obesity in relation to hypertension: a cross-sectional study among adult male slum dwellers of Eastern IndiaItalian Journal of Public Health, 8 (2): 137-1482011Italian Journal of Public Health
Impact of social class on body fatness among rural pre-school Bengalee Hindu children of Arambagh, West Bengal, IndiaHOMO – Journal of Comparative Human Biology, 62 (3): 228-236, 20112011HOMO – Journal of Comparative Human Biology
Effect of social factors on nutritional status among rural Bengalee preschool children from Eastern India.International Journal of Human Sciences, 8 (1): 289-3002011International Journal of Human Sciences
Growth Pattern and Prevalence of Underweight and Stunting Among Rural AdolescentsJournal of Nepal Paediatric Society, 31 (1): 17–242011Journal of Nepal Paediatric Society
Thinness Among Hill Kharia Children and Adolescents of Purulia Using Body Mass Index Cut-Off Points.Research and Reviews: A Journal of Health Professions, 1 (2-3): 31-362011Research and Reviews: A Journal of Health Professions
Assessment of Nutritional Status by Anthropometric Indices in Santal Tribal ChildrenJournal of Life Sciences, 3 (2): 81-852011Journal of Life Sciences
Prevalence of Pre-hypertension and Hypertension among University-Going Adult Bengalee Males and Females.Journal of the Department of Anthropology, Calcutta University, 14 (1): 205-215, 2011.2011Journal of the Department of Anthropology
Prevalence of Thinness among Rural Bengalee Muslim School Children from Eastern IndiaUndernutrition: Effects, Causes and Management, pp. 99-110.2011. Edited by: Jason E. Lee. New York: Nova Science Publishers
Prevalence of Thinness among Rural Bengalee Muslim School Children from Eastern India.Undernutrition: Effects, Causes and Management, pp. 87-982011Edited by: Jason E. Lee. New York: Nova Science Publishers
Mid-upper Arm Circumference Based Undernutrition among Bengalee Children of Chapra, West Bengal, IndiaIranian Journal of Pediatrics, 20 (1): 77-822010Iranian Journal of Pediatrics
The utility of a new index for adiposity among pre-school childrenMalaysian Journal of Nutrition, 16 (3): 447-4502010Malaysian Journal of Nutrition
Evaluation of thinness among urban Bengalee adolescents of Midnapore, India: Using new international BMI cutoffs.Indian Journal of Biological Sciences, 15: 49-552010Indian Journal of Biological Sciences
Prevalence of undernutrition among pre-school children of Chapra, Nadia District, West Bengal, India, measured by composite index of anthropometric failure (CIAF).Anthropolgischer Anzieger, 67 (3):269-279 792010Anthropolgischer Anzieger
Use of mid-upper arm circumference as a measure of nutritional status and its relationship with self reported morbidity among adult Bengalee male slum dwellers of Kolkata, India.207-2152010Low Incomes – Social, Health and Educational Impacts. Nova Science Publishers, Inc, New York
Prevalence and trends in Overweight and Obesity among Bengalee Adults of Kolkata Metropolitan Area, West Bengal, IndiaRashmi Sinha and Satwanti Kapoor (editors), Obesity – A Multidimensional Approach to Contemporary Global Issue. Dhanraj Book House, New Delhi2009Dhanraj Book House
Report on “anthropometric failure” among rural 2-6 years old Indian Bauri caste children of West Bengal.Anthropological Review, 72: 81-882009Anthropological Review
Assessment of undernutrition by mid-upper arm circumference among Pre-school children of Arambag, Hooghly District, West Bengal, India: An observational studyThe Internet Journal of Paediatrics and Neonatology, Volume 112009The Internet Journal of Paediatrics and Neonatolog
Leanness among Early Adolescents in Two Rural Schools of Two Districts in West Bengal.Indian Journal of Public Health, 53 (4): 235-2362009Indian Journal of Public Health
Anthropometric Characteristics and Nutritional Status of Bauri Pre-School Children of Nituria Block, Purulia, West Bengal.The Internet Journal of Biological Anthropology, Volume 3, Number 2,2009The Internet Journal of Biological Anthropology
High prevalence of stunting among Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) Scheme Children aged 1-5 years of Chapra Block, Nadia District, West Bengal, IndiaThe Internet Journal of Biological Anthropology, Volume 3, Number 2, 20092009The Internet Journal of Biological Anthropology
Undernutrition among Bauri Pre-School Children of Nituria Block, Purulia District, West Bengal, India.Journal of Life Sciences, 1 (2): 85-892009Journal of Life Sciences
Use of mid-upper arm circumference as a measure of nutritional status and its relationship with self reported morbidity among adult Bengalee male slum dwellers of Kolkata, India.Shane J Ellsworth and Reece C Schuster (editors), Appetite and Nutritional Assessment. Nova Science Publishers, Inc, New York, 377- 3852009Shane J Ellsworth and Reece C Schuster (editors), Appetite and Nutritional Assessment. Nova Science Publishers, Inc, New York
Prevalence of Thinness among Rural Bengalee Pre-school Children in Chapra, Nadia District, West Bengal, India.Malaysian Journal of Nutrition, 15 (2): 155-1642009Malaysian Journal of Nutrition
Receiver operating characteristics (ROC) curve estimation of low birth weight based on maternal third trimester weight among women of Kolkata, India.Collegium Anthropologicum, 33 (3): 725-7282009Collegium Anthropologicum
Thinness Among Rural Children in Bengal.Indian Journal of Pediatrics, 76 (8): 817-8192009Indian Journal of Pediatrics
Body mass index and blood pressure among adult Bengalee male slum dwellers of Kolkata, India.Journal of Public Health, 17 (5): 301-3082009Journal of Public Health.
Central Adiposity, Body Mass Index and Percent Body Fat among Bengalee Hindu Male Slum Dwellers of Dum Dum, West Bengal, India.Open Obesity Journal, 1: 32-372009Open Obesity Journal
Assessment of Overall Prevalence of Undernutrition Using Composite Index of Anthropometric failure (CIAF) among Preschool Children Of West Bengal, India.Iranian Journal of Pediatrics, 19 (3): 237-2432009Iranian Journal of Pediatrics.
Age-Related Anthropometric Changes and Undernutrition among Midle Aged and Older Savar Tribal Females of Keonjhar District, Orissa, India.Journal of Life Sciences, 1 (1): 21-26, 20092009Journal of Life Sciences.
Mid-upper arm circumference as a measure of nutritional status among adult Bengalee male slum dwellers of Kolkata, India: relationship with self reported morbidity.Anthropologischer Anzeiger, 67 (2): 129-1372009Anthropologischer Anzeiger.
Undernutrition among adult Bengalees of Dearah, Hooghly District, West Bengal: Relationship with educational status and food habit.Anthropologischer Anzeiger, 67 (2): 121-1282009Anthropologischer Anzeiger
Undernutrition in the Kora Mudi tribal population, West Bengal, India: A comparison of body mass index and mid-upper-arm circumference.Food and Nutrition Bulletin, 30 (1), 63-672009Food and Nutrition Bulletin
Very high prevalence of thinness using new international body mass index cut off points among 5-10 year old school children of Nandigram, West Bengal, IndiaJournal of Research in Medical Sciences, 14(2): 129-1332009Journal of Research in Medical Sciences.
Under-nutrition among slum children aged 3-6 years in Midnapore town, India.The Internet Journal of Biological Anthropology, Volume 2, Number 22009The Internet Journal of Biological Anthropology
Height and Weight as a Simple Indicator for Assessment of Undernutrition among rural Bengalee Pre-School Children of Chapra Block, Nadia District, West Bengal.People of Contemporary West Bengal. pp. 380-384. Edited by: D.K. Adak, A. Chattopadhyay and P. Bharati. New Delhi: Mohit Publications2009People of Contemporary West Bengal. pp. 380-384. Edited by: D.K. Adak, A. Chattopadhyay and P. Bharati. New Delhi: Mohit Publications
Relationship of family income and house type to body mass index and chronic energy deficiency among urban Bengalee male slum dwellers of Kolkata, India.HOMO - Journal of Comparative Human Biology, 60 (1): 45-572009HOMO - Journal of Comparative Human Biology.
Evaluation of equations for fat-free mass based on anthropometry in infants and young children in South Asia.British Journal of Nutrition, 101 (4): 543-5492009British Journal of Nutrition.
Prevalence of underweight and stunting among school children aged 6–18 years in Paschim Medinipur, Bankura and Puruliya districts of West BengalIndian Journal of Pediatrics, 75 (12): 12712009Indian Journal of Pediatrics
Prevalence of Undernutrition of Lodha Children Aged 1-14 Years of Paschim Medinipur District, West Bengal, India.Iranian Journal of Pediatrics, 18 (4): 323-3292009Iranian Journal of Pediatrics
Central adiposity measures of Bengalee male slum dwellers.International Journal of Body Composition Research, 6 (3): 122-1262009International Journal of Body Composition Research.
Sexual Dimorphism and Age variations in Anthropometry, Body Composition and Nutritional Status among Kora Mudi Tribals of Bankura, West Bengal, IndiaHealth and Nutritional Problems of Indigenous Populations. Tribes and Tribals Special Issue Number 2. pp. 103-109. Edited by K. Bose.2009Health and Nutritional Problems of Indigenous Populations. Tribes and Tribals Special Issue Number 2. pp. 103-109. Edited by K. Bose.
Body Mass Index and Chronic Energy Deficiency among adult Tribal populations of West Bengal: A Review.Health and Nutritional Problems of Indigenous Populations. Tribes and Tribals Special Issue Number 2. pp. 81-94. Edited by K. Bose. Delhi: Kamla Raj Enterprise2009Health and Nutritional Problems of Indigenous Populations. Tribes and Tribals Special Issue Number 2. pp. 81-94. Edited by K. Bose. Delhi: Kamla Raj Enterprise
Anthropometric characteristics and nutritional status of rural school children.The Internet Journal of Biological Anthropology, Volume 2, Number 1, 20082009The Internet Journal of Biological Anthropology, Volume 2, Number 1, 2008
Anthropometric characteristics and nutritional status of adult Oraon men of Gumla District, Jharkhand, India.The Internet Journal of Biological Anthropology, Volume 2, Number 1, 20082009The Internet Journal of Biological Anthropology, Volume 2, Number 1, 2008
Nutritional Stress in Kora Mudis of Two Districts in West Bengal India - A Comparative Statement.Saikat Kumar Basu and Sudip Datta Banik (editors). Environment Pollution and conservation: Global issues and Policies. APH Publication Corporation, New Delhi, 2008, Chapter XIX, pp 379-389.2009Saikat Kumar Basu and Sudip Datta Banik (editors). Environment Pollution and conservation: Global issues and Policies. APH Publication Corporation, New Delhi, 2008, Chapter XIX, pp 379-389.
Prevalence of undernutrition among rural adolescents of West Bengal, IndiaJournal of Tropical Pediatrics, 54 (6): 422-4232009Journal of Tropical Pediatrics
Body mass index and chronic energy deficiency among adult male Lodhas and Bhumijs: A comparison with other tribal populations of West Bengal, IndiaJournal of Public Health, 16 (2): 117-1212009Journal of Public Health, 16 (2): 117-121
Undernutrition among Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) Scheme Children aged 2-6 years of Arambag, Hooghly District, West Bengal, India: A serious public health problemItalian Journal of Public Health, 5 (1): 28-332009Italian Journal of Public Health
Underweight and stunting among slum children of Midnapore, indiaJournal of Pediatrics and Child Health, 45: 161-1622009Journal of Pediatrics and Child Health
Nutritional Status of Lodha Children in a Village of Paschim Medinipur District, West Bengal.Indian Journal of Public Health, 52 (4): 203-2062009Indian Journal of Public Health
Nutritional Status of Rural Adolescent School Children in Paschim Medinipur, West Bengal.Indian Pediatrics, 45 (6): 515-5162008Indian Pediatrics, 45 (6): 515-516
Body composition of two tribal populations of Keonjhar, Orissa, India: A comparisonThe Internet Journal of Biological Anthropology, Volume 1, Number 2, 20082008The Internet Journal of Biological Anthropology, Volume 1, Number 2, 2008
Extreme Levels of Underweight and Stunting Among Pre-Adolescent Children of Low Socioeconomic Class from Madhyamgram and Barasat, West Bengal IndiaCollegium Antropologicum, 32 (1): 73-772008Collegium Antropologicum
Concept of Human Physical Growth and DevelopmentFundamentals in Human Genetics and Human Growth. Chapter 52008Fundamentals in Human Genetics and Human Growth.
Utility and efficacy of utilizing body mass index and percent body fat in the evaluation of nutritional status among university studentsIndian Journal of Biological Sciences, 13: 27-322008Indian Journal of Biological Sciences
Comparison of Nutritional Status Between Tuberculosis Patients and Controls: a Study from North 24 Parganas District in West Bengal, IndiaMalaysian Journal of Nutrition, 13 (2): 131-1392008Malaysian Journal of Nutrition
Relationship of Income with Anthropometric Indicators of Chronic Energy Deficiency among Adult Female Slum Dwellers of Midnapore Town.Journal of Human Ecology, 22 (2): 171-1762008Journal of Human Ecology
Age trends in anthropometric and body composition characteristics and undernutrition among female Bathudis: A tribal population of Keonjhar District, Orissa, IndiaAnthropologischer Anzeiger, 65 (3): 285-2912008Anthropologischer Anzeiger, 65 (3): 285-291
Causes and Consequences of ObesityV. Bhasin and M.K. Bhasin, editors. Anthropology Today: Trends, Scope and Applications, pp 223-240. Delhi: Kamla Raj Enterprise, 20072007Kamla Raj Enterprise


National Publication
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209) Growth and Nutritional Status of 2 to 6 years old Santal and Bauri Children in Relation with Mother’s Education. In: Health and Tribes in India: Challenges and Opportunities, pp. 235-245. Edited by: K. N. Dash. New Delhi: Sarup Book Publishers Pvt. Ltd, 2015.In: Health and Tribes in India: Challenges and Opportunities, pp. 235-245. Edited by: K. N. Dash. New Delhi: Sarup Book Publishers Pvt. Ltd, 2015.2015New Delhi: Sarup Book Publishers Pvt. Ltd, 2015.
Ethnic-Specific Prevalence of Thinness among Bengalee Youths of Midnapore, West Bengal, India. Research Journal of Pharmaceutical, Biological and Chemical Sciences, 6 (1):1374-1380, 2015.Research Journal of Pharmaceutical, Biological and Chemical Sciences, 6 (1):1374-1380, 2015.2015INDIA
Association of ABO blood groups with malaria: A study from Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh, IndiaResearch, 1: 976, 2014.2014Research
Association of second to fourth digit length ratio (2D:4D) with some anthropometric measurements: a comparison between Polish and Indian young adults aged 18-25 years.Human Biology Review, 3 (4):315-326,2014.2014Human Biology Review
Anthropometric failure among Santal preschool children of Purulia, West Bengal, India.Human Growth: The Mirror of Society, pp. 237-2472014Edited By: Mithun Sikdar. New Delhi: B.R. Publishing Corporation,
Blood Pressure and Hypertension among Adult Savara Tribals of Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India: A Public Health Concern.Afro Asian Journal of Anthropology and Social Policy; 5(1):96-101.201420142014
Thinness among primary school children of the migrated Santals of Arambag, West Bengal, India.International Journal of Food Safety, Nutrition and Public Health, 5 (1): 46-53, 2014.2014International Journal of Food Safety, Nutrition and Public Health
Comparisons of the effects of food supplementation programmes of ICDS centres and primary schools at Bali Gram Panchayat, Arambagh, West Bengal, India.International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, 34 (3/4): 232-246, 2014.2014International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy
Impact of Age and Socio-Economic Status on Waist Circumference among Male Urban Slum-Dwellers Near Kolkata, West Bengal, India.Health Consequences of Human Central Obesity, pp.151-162.2014Edited By: K. Bose and R. Chakraborty. New York: Nova Science Publishers, 2014
Sexual Dimorphism in Blood Pressure and Hypertension among Adult Parengi Porjas of Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India.Journal of Anthropology, Volume 2014, Article ID 374649, 5 pages2014Journal of Anthropology
Anthropometric characteristics and age at menarche of rural Bengalee adolescemts of Nadia District, West Bengal, India.North Bengal Anthropologist, 1: 29-36, 2013.2013North Bengal Anthropologist
Nutritional status of rural Bengalee girls aged 10-18 years of Salboni, Paschim Medinipur, West Bengal, India.Asian Journal of Biological and Life Sciences, 2 (1): 68-72, 20132013Asian Journal of Biological and Life Sciences
Adiposity and Health Status among Adult Male Mundas and Oraons of Paschim Medinipur, West Bengal, India.Journal of Anthropology. Article ID: 324264, 7 pages.2013Journal of Anthropology
Nutritional Profile of adult Birhors of Purulia: A Particular Vulnerable Tribal Group of West Bengal, India.Asian Academic Research Journal of Multi-Disciplinary2013Asian Academic Research Journal of Multi-Disciplinary, 1 (5), 271-278, 2013.
Significant influence of parity on thinness among preschool children of Arambagh, West Bengal, India.Human Malnutrition: Twin Burdens of Undernutrition and Overnutrition, pp. 239-2442012Edited by: Kaushik Bose. New York: Nova Science Publishers, 2012.
Prevalence of thinness among rural pre-school children of East Midnapore, West Bengal, India.Asian Journal of Biological and Life Sciences, 1 (3): 181–185, 2012.2012Asian Journal of Biological and Life Sciences
Comparison of Body Adiposity Indices in Predicting Blood Pressure and Hypertension among Slum-Dwelling Men in Kolkata, India.Malaysian Journal of Nutrition, 18 (3): 319-328, 2012.2012Malaysian Journal of Nutrition,
Anthropometric Status among Primary School Children of Migrated Santals of Bali Gram Panchayat, Arambag, West Bengal.Dimensions of Anthropological Research in India, pp. 96-110.2012Edited by: Jayanta Sarkar, Arabinda Basu and Ajit K. Singh. Kolkata: Indian Anthropological Society, 2012.
Mid-Upper Arm Circumference Based Undernutrition in SAHAI Families: A Study among Adults of Six Districts of West Bengal.Dimensions of Anthropological Research in India, pp. 82-952012Edited by: Jayanta Sarkar, Arabinda Basu and Ajit K. Singh. Kolkata: Indian Anthropological Society, 2012.
Impact of Age and Body Mass Index on Pregnancy Outcome: A Retrospective Study among Primary and Secondary Infertile Couples of Ranchi, JharkhandDimensions of Anthropological Research in India, pp. 70-81.2012Edited by: Jayanta Sarkar, Arabinda Basu and Ajit K. Singh. Kolkata: Indian Anthropological Society, 2012.
Inter Generational Growth Trend and Nutritional Status Among Adult Bengalee Women of Paschim Midnapore, West Bengal, India.International Journal of Anthropology, 27 (4): 275-285, 2012.2012International Journal of Anthropology
Nutritional Profile of Preschool Children: A Review.Anthropologist 14, (5): 467-472, 2012.2012Anthropologist
Nutritional status based on anthropometry of tribal children of Paschim Medinipur district, West Bengal.Bio-Cultural Development of Scheduled Tribes: Policies and Issues, pp. 125-133.2012Edited by: P.K. Misra, H.K. Bhat and K.K. Misra. ISBN: 978-81-316-0534-9. New Delhi: Rawat Publications, 2012.
Nutritional deprivation among Indian tribals: A cause for concern.Anthropological Notebooks, 18 (2): 5-16, 2012.2012Anthropological Notebooks
Comparison of Body Composition Among Rural Preschool Children of Purulia, West Bengal, Using Two different EquationsHuman Biology Review, 1 (3): 222-234, 2012.2012Human Biology Review
Age and Sex Variations in Body Mass Index and Chronic Energy Deficiency among Adult Santals of Purulia District, West Bengal, India.New Trends in Body Mass Index Research, pp. 81-96.2012Edited by: Alard Vermeulen and Edme De Smet. ISBN: 978-1-61942-430-2. New York: Nova Science Publishers, 2012.
Body mass index percentiles for rural Bengalee pre-school children aged 2-6 years, in comparison with the WHO reference and other studies.Acta Biologica Szegediensis, 56 (1):25-30, 2012.2012Acta Biologica Szegediensis
Etiological Factors, Assisted Reproduction and Pregnancy Outcome: A Retrospective Observation Among Infertile Couples.Human Health: A Biocultural Synthesis, pp. 200-2102012Edited by: Subir Biswas. New Delhi: Concept Publishing Company, 2012.
Etiological Factors, Assisted Reproduction and Pregnancy Outcome: A Retrospective Observation Among Infertile Couples.Human Health: A Biocultural Synthesis, pp. 200-210.2012Edited by: Subir Biswas. New Delhi: Concept Publishing Company, 2012.
Nutritional Status Based on Anthropometry Of Tribal Preschool Children In Paschim Medinipur District of West Bengal, India.International Journal of Innovative Research and Development, 1 (3): 61-79, 2012.2012International Journal of Innovative Research and Development,
Age variations in anthropometric and body composition characteristics among adult Bauri females of Paschim Medinipur, West Bengal, IndiaScholarly Journal of Scientific Research and Essay Writing, 1 (2):16-24, 20122012Scholarly Journal of Scientific Research and Essay Writing,
Age trends in thinness among Birhor children and adolescents of Purulia: a primitive tribe of West Bengal, India.Asian Journal of Biological and Life Sciences, 1 (1): 58-60, 2012.2012Asian Journal of Biological and Life Sciences
Double burden of malnutrition among urban Bengalee adolescent boys in Midnapore, West Bengal, India.Nature Precedings2012Nature Precedings
Critical nutritional stress among adult tribal populations of West Bengal and Orissa, India.Nature Precedings.2012Nature Precedings.
Prevalence of thinness among Santal preschool children using new Body Mass Index cut-off points.Journal of Anthropology. Article ID: 602782, 4 pages2011Journal of Anthropology
Association between place of delivery and undernutrition.Nutritional Segment, 1 (1): NS1540,2010Nutritional Segment
A Longitudinal study of weight gain among Santal and Non-Santal infants of Kankabati Gram Panchayat, West Bengal, IndiaIndian Journal of Biological Sciences, 16: 29-332010Indian Journal of Biological Sciences
Stunting among rural Bengalee Children from ICDS Centres of Patashpur-II Block, East Midnapur, West Bengal, India.Indian Journal of Physical Anthropology and Human Genetics, 29. (1-2): 99-1072010Indian Journal of Physical Anthropology and Human Genetics
MUAC- based Nutritional Status of 2-5 Years Old Bauri Caste Preschool Children of Purulia, West Bengal.Journal of Indian Anthropological Society, 45: 301-306, 2010.2010Journal of Indian Anthropological Society
Assessment of Undernutrition Among Bauri Pre-School Children of Nituria Block, Purulia District, West Bengal, IndiaJournal of the Department of Anthropology, University of Calcutta, 12 & 13: 42-462010CU
Undernutrition among the Rural Preschool Children (ICDS) of Arambag, Hooghly District, West Bengal, India, Using New Head Circumference Cut-Off Points.International Journal of Current Research, 10: 7-112010International Journal of Current Research


Other Publication


Books Published
Title of the BookPublished byYearRole
Health Consequences of Human Central ObesityNova Science Publishers, New York2014Co-Editor
Panorama of Development: Challenges AheadNew Delhi: Concept Publishers2014Co-Editor
Human Malnutrition: Twin Burdens of Undernutrition and OvernutritionNova Science Publishers,New York2012EDITED
Obesity insights: from genes to patients, and solutions by Eduardo SpinediBentham Science Publishers, U.K2009Reviewer
Health and Nutritional Problems of Indigenous PopulationsKamla Raj2008Edited
Ecology, Culture, Nutrition, Health and Disease.Kamla Raj2006Edited
Human Obesity: A Major Health Burden.Kamla RaJ2005Edited
A Review of Studies on Central Fat Distribution Among IndiansSalmoli Publications2000AUTHOR
World Health and World Politics: The World Health Organization and the U.N. SystemHurst and Company, London. In: Cambridge Review of International Affairs1995Reviewer

Ph. D. Thesis Guidence


Awarded Ph. D. Thesis
Scholar NameThesis TitleCo SupervisorStatusComplete in Year
AMAL KUMAR BHUNIAOVERWEIGHT AND OBESITY AMONG ADOLESCENT BENGALEE BOYS OF MIDNAPUR TOWN, WEST BENGAL Awarded2012
SADARUDDIN BISWASGROWTH AND NUTRITIONAL STATUS OF RURAL BENGALEE PRE-SCHOOL CHILDREN OF INTEGRATED CHILD DEVELOPMENT SERVICE (ICDS) SCHEME OF CHAPRA BLOCK OF NADIA DISTRICT, WEST BENGAL. Awarded2012
RAJA CHAKRABORTYNUTRITIONAL STATUS OF BENGALEE ADULT MALE IN BIDHAN COLONY: AN URBAN SLUM IN DUM DUM, WEST BENGAL Awarded2011
BANDANA SENMEASUREMENT OF TOTAL BODY WATER AMONG BENGALEE INFANTS AND CHILDREN OF KOLKATA, INDIA.DR. D. MAHALANABISAwarded2010
GOPAL MONDALNUTRITION STATUS OF THE CHILDREN UNDER INTEGRATED CHILD DEVELOPMENT SERVICE SCHEME IN BALI GRAM PANCHAYAT HOOGHLY DISTRICT, WEST BENGAL Awarded2009
SAMIRAN BISAIRELATIONSHIP BETWEEN MATERNAL ANTHROPOMETRY AND PREGNANCY OUTCOME IN KOLKATA, INDIADR. D. MAHALANABISAwarded2008
MITHU BHADRAA COMPARATIVE STUDY OF ANTHROPOMETRIC CHARACTERISTICS BETWEEN PRE- MENARCHIAL SCHOOL GIRLS OF NORTH 24 PARGANAS, WEST BENGAL, INDIA Awarded2008
ASHIS MUKHOPADHYAYADIPOSITY AND BODY COMPOSITION OF 10-17 YEARS OLD BENGALEE BOYS OF NIMTA, NORTH 24 PARGANAS, WEST BENGAL, INDIA. Awarded2008

Project Work



Completed Project Works
Project titleWorked asFunding AgencyAmount in Rs.Duration in yearsPeriod
Year to Year
Status
Study on Sexual Dimorphism in Growth Patterns and its Associated Factors Among 6-18 Years Old School Children of Paschim Medinipur District West Bengal UGC5500001 year20052005
Sex differences in Nutritional Status of Primary School Children of Midnapore Town University Grants Commission150001 year20022002
Study of Non-Insulin-Dependent Diabetes Mellitus in Different Ethnic GroupsCo-InvestigatorBritish Diabetic Association4800001 year19941994

Invited Lectures 
TitleOrganized byVenueYear
Lectures given at The Institute of Criminology and Forensic SciencesMinistry of Home AffairsNew Delhi2006

Membership of Learned Society 
Chartered Biologist (CBiol.) of Institute of Biology, U.K
Fellow of Royal Society of Health (FRSH), U.K.
European Professional Biologist (EurProBiol.) of European Countries Biologists Association, U.K.
Fellow of Cambridge Philosophical Society, University of Cambridge, U.K.
Fellow of the Cambridge Society, University of Cambridge, U.K
Life Member of Indian Science Congress Association, Kolkata
Fellow of Indian Society of Human Genetics, Bombay
Life Member of Indian Anthropological Association, New Delhi
Life Member of Indian Anthropological Society, Kolkata
Life Member of Ethnographic and Folk Culture Society, Lucknow, India
Life Member of Indian Academy of Forensic Sciences, Kolkata
Life Member of Indian Primatological Society, New Delhi.
Life Member of the Asiatic Society, Kolkata, India.
Life Member of Indian Public Health Association (MIPHA).
International Fellow of Unit for Biocultural Variation and Obesity (UBVO), University of Oxford

Association with Professional Bodies
Type of Professional ActivityPeriod
External Member of Post-Graduate Studies in Anthropology at North Eastern Hill University (NEHU), Shillong2007 to 2009
External Member of Under-Graduate Studies in Anthropology at North Eastern Hill University (NEHU), Shillong2009 to 2011
Expert at various selection committees for research projects at Anthropological Survey of India, Kolkata and Shillong and Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata2009 to 2011
Member and Expert of Child Health and Nutrition Knowledge Network (CHNKN) of Child Health and Nutrition Research Initiative (CHNRI) headed by Robert Black of Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA2010 to 2014
Evaluator/Assessor for the Association of Commonwealth Universities, U.K., Commonwealth Fellowship Programme2006 to 2008
Advisor, Public Service Commission, West Bengal Government2010 to 2011

Conference /Seminar/Workshop Attended/Organised

Conference /Seminar/Workshop Attended

Title of the Seminar/Conference/WorkshopYearRoleHeld at and Organiser
UGC SPONSORED NATIONAL SEMINAR ON CHILD HEALTH IN INDIA WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO NORTH-EAST INDIA2015INVITED SPEAKERDibrugarh Hanumanbux Surajmal Kanoi (DHSK) College, DIBRUGARH, ASSAM.
UGC-Sponsored National Seminar on Modern Trends in Anthropology2013Paper PresenterNorth Bengal University
35th Annual Conference of the Indian Anthropological Society, Vidyasagar University, Midnapore2002Chairing SessionsVidyasagar University, Midnapore


Conference /Seminar/Workshop Organised

Title of the Conference/Seminar/WorkshopYearRole in the EventFunding Agency
Anthropologists and Filmmakers view Sikkim2012CoordinatorAnthropological survey of India
Quality Improvement in Teaching and Development of Curricula in Anthropology at Undergraduate level2012cooderinatorUGC
Approaching Development: Theory and Practice2007CoordinatorUGC

Awards
Award NameAwarded ByYear
Senior Research AssociateshipKings College London, University of London1995
Dean Students WelfarePanjab University1987
University MedalPanjab University1987
Dewan Bahadur Wali Ram Taneja Gold MedalPanjab University1987
Dean Students Welfare, Panjab University MedalPanjab University1985
Dean Students Welfare, Panjab University MedalPanjab University1983

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