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Name Prof. Bidhan Chandra Patra, D.Sc.
Designation Professor
Department Name ZOOLOGY
Office Phone No 03222-276554 Extn. 427
Email ID
Fax 03222-275329
Mobile No 09434185066
Personal Website
Address CENTRE FOR AQUACULTURE RESEARCH, EXTENSION & LIVELIHOOD (CAREL), Department of Aquaculture Management & Technology Vidyasagar University, Midnapore, West Bengal, India. Pin-721 102
Educational Qualification
Degree NameInstituteYear of passing/awarded
D.Sc.Utkal University, Odisha2014
Diploma in HindiVisva-Bharati1987

Career Profile / Teaching Experience
Dean, Faculty of Science, Vidyasagar University from May 20, 2013 to May 19, 2016
P.G (M.Sc. in Zoology & Aquaculture Management and Technology)as Professor Vidyasagar University since 2007 to till date.
P.G (M.Sc. in Zoology & Aquaculture Management and Technology)as Reader Vidyasagar University since 2000 to 2006
P.G (M.Sc. in Zoology & Aquaculture Management and Technology)as Sr. Lecturer Vidyasagar University since 1996 to 2000
U. G. ( B.Sc. Hons.) and P.G as Lecturer, Darjeeling Govt. College(North Bengal University) Since 1990-1996

Specialization/Research Area
Field of SpecializationResearch Area/ Areas of Interest
Fisheries Science(Fish Nutrition and Aquaculture Biotechnology)
Fish Breeding,Animal taxonomy, Eco-toxicology, Fish Germplasm Conservation, Nutrational Evaluation of Ornamental Fishes.

Course/ Subject Taught
Masters course in Zoology (Chordate, Biosystematics,Eco-toxicology & Fishery special).
Aquaculture Technology,Fish taxonomy & Biology.
Ph.D Course Work (Biochemistry,Fish Nutation, Fish Genetics, Fish Processing).

Conference/ Symposium /Journal Paper / Books Published
International Publication
TitlePublished inYearPublished by
A cross-sectional study on water quality in relation to fish diversity of Paschim Medinipur, West Bengal, India through Geoinformatics approachesThe Egyptian Journal of Aquatic Research,43(2017)283-2892017Elsevier
Marine fishes of West Bengal coast, India: Diversity and conservation preclusionRegional Studies in Marine Science2017Elsevier
Evaluating the Nutritional Condition of an Indian Climbing Perch, Anabas Testudineus Fingerlings by the RNA/DNA, Ca/P Ratio and Protein Bio-Synthesis in Liver and MuscleFisheries Aquaculture Journal, 2017 8:193 DOI: 10.4172/2150-3508.10001932017Fisheries and Aquaculture Journal
Crabs Diversity of Digha Coast, West Bengal, IndiaProc Zool Soc, DOI 10.1007/s12595-017-0251-x2017Springer
Freshwater fish resource mapping and conservation strategies of West Bengal, IndiaSpatial Information Research 10.1007/s41324-017-0129-z2017Springer
Threats to Fish and Fisheries of Kangsabati Reservoir, West Bengal, IndiaProc Zool Soc DOI 10.1007/s12595-017-0209-z2017Springer
Length-weight relationship and condition factor of captive raised moustached Danio, Danio dangila (Hamilton, 1822)International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies 2016; 4(5): 359-3612016International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies
The crucial role and regulations of miRNAs in zebrafish developmentProtoplasma DOI 10.1007/s00709-015-0931-12016Springer
Ichthyofaunal Diversity of Kangsabati River at Paschim Medinipur District, West Bengal, IndiaProc Zool Soc DOI 10.1007/s12595-016-0172-02016Springer
MicroRNAs mediated regulation of MAPK signaling pathways in chronic myeloid leukemiaOncotarget DOI: 10.18632/oncotarget.7977 Online ISSN: 1949-25532016Impact Journals, LLC
Comparative Study of Water Volume for Zooplankton Analysis in the Kangsabati Reservoir, West Bengal, IndiaInt. J. Pure App. Biosci. 4 (3): 119-129 (2016)2016International Journal of Pure & Applied Bioscience.
DNA barcoding to fishes: current status and future directions.Mitochondrial DNA.(doi:10.3109/19401736.2015.1046175)2015Informa Health Care
Dietary Administered Bacillus sp. PP9 Enhances Growth, Nutrition and Immunity in Cirrhinus mrigala (Hamilton)PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES, INDIA - SECTION B: BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES · JUNE 2015, DOI: 10.1007/s40011-015-0561-62015Springer
Ichthyofaunal Diversity and Water Quality in the Kangsabati Reservoir, West Bengal, IndiaAdvances in Zoology Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 6743132014Hindawi Publishing Corporation
DNA barcoding to map the microbial communities: current advances and future directionsApplied Microbiology and Biotechnology Volume 98, Issue 8 , pp 3425-34362014Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Goat serum as an alternative to establish cell culture from Indian major carp, Cirrhinus mrigalaIn Vitro Cellular & Developmental Biology - Animal Volume 45, Issue 3-4 , pp 148-1512009Springer-Verlag
Use of vitamin C as an immunostimulant. Effect on growth, nutritional quality, and immune response of Labeo rohita (Ham.).Fish Physiology and Biochemistry Volume 34, Issue 3 , pp 251-2592007Springer Netherlands
Effect of varying dietary protein levels on growth and production of Chanos chanos (Forsskal) in inland saline groundwater: laboratory and field studiesAquaculture International Volume 14, Issue 5 , pp 479-4982006Springer Link Kluwer Academic Publishers
Making aquatic weeds useful II: Nymphoides cristatum (Roxb.) O. Kuntze as feed for an Indian major carp Labeo rohita (Hamilton)Aquaculture Nutrition Volume 8, Issue 1, pages 33–42, March 20022002Aquaculture Nutrition Wiley Online Library
Scanning Electron Microscopical investigation on the Oropharyangeal floor in an air-breathing teleost, Clarias batrachus (Linn.) in relation to its feeding adaptations8(2):41–451987Int. J. Acad. Ichtyo

National Publication
TitlePublished inYearPublished by
Performance of the air- breathing fish Clarias batrachus (Linn.) at variable dietary protein levels.58(7):882–8861988Ind. J. Anim.Sci.,
Preliminary study on the utilization of the aquatic weed, Hydrilla verticellata (L.F.) Royle as feed by the carp Labeo rohita (Hamilton) : Growth and certain biochemical composition of flesh.20(1):44–501988Ind. Biol
Influence of the dietary protein source on the protease activity, protein synthesis and certain biochemical composition of the flesh in Anabas testudineus (Bloch).M. Mohan Joseph (Ed.) Indian Fisheries Forum, 55 – 59.1988AFSIB, Mangalore,
A method for collecting fish faeces for the study of digestibility of feeds19(1):71–731987J.Inland Fish. Soc. Ind
Monthly variation of protein and lipid in the air-breathing fishes (Clarias batrachus, Lin. and Heteropneustes fossilis, Bloch ).9(11) : 9 – 111987Ind. J. Sys. Eco. Stu.

Other Publication

Books Published
Title of the BookPublished byYearRole
Fish,Plankton Diversity of Kangsabati Reservoir, West Bengal, IndiaLAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing ISBN: 978-3-659-89272-12016Author
Ornamental FishesVidyasagar University2007first Auther
Rangin Macher ChasVidyasagar University2006Auther

Ph. D. Thesis Guidence
Ongoing / Submitted Ph. D. Thesis
Scholar NameThesis TitleCo SupervisorStatusComplete in Year
Manojit BhattacharyaCharacterizations and Conservation of Freshwater Fish Germplasm Resources of North-Eastern India and DNA Barcoding Marker Analysis Through Computational BiologyDr. C. ChakrabortiSubmitted2016
Ananya Bhowmik Ray,Ecology and Biodiversity of Sarni Reservoir, Madhya Predesh, India, With Species Reference to FishProf. A. P. SharmaSubmitted2016
Chanchal SamantaStatus of Dry Fish Industry and Its Impact on the Socio-Economic Condition of the Fisher Folk in Coastal Areas of West Bengal, IndiaDr. U. K. BhowmickSubmitted2016
Nirupam AcharayaMapping of fish germplasm diversity & water bodies of different physiographic divisions, west Bengal using spatial information technology.Dr. J. S. BanerjeeOngoing2019
Panchanan DasIntegrated Fishery Resource Management of Sundarban, West Bengal, India Using Remote Sensing and GIS.Dr. J. S. BanerjeeOngoing2019
RongsenkumzukStudies on Finfish diversity with Physico-chemical parameters of Doyang Reservoir, Nagaland, IndiaDr. B. C. JhaOngoing2018
Tania BanerjeeBiology, Captive maturation and breeding of Indigenous ornamental fish Moustached Danio, Danio dangila (Hamilton,1822)Dr. B. K. MahapatraOngoing2018
Chandan ChetriGenetic variability assessment of Indian MajorCarps through DNA microsatellite based marker analysis of upper Brahmaputra river stretch of Assam, India.Dr. B. C. JhaOngoing2018
Sujit Kisku“studies on conservation and enhancement of biological diversity of economically and ecologically important ichthyofaunal resources of Paschim Medinipur district using geoinformatics” Ongoing2017

Awarded Ph. D. Thesis
Scholar NameThesis TitleCo SupervisorStatusComplete in Year
Amalesh BeraStudy on Fish Faunal Diversity and their Relationship with Planktonic Community of The Kangsabati Reservoir, West Bengal, IndiaDr. U. K. SarAwarded2016
Surya Kanta SauA Study on Present Status of Fisherman’s Co-operative Societies of Paschim Medinipur District, West Bengal, IndiaDr. U. K. SarAwarded2016
Debasish DeyIncidence and correlation between Tuberculosis, HIV and Diabetes in the East Midnapore district of West Bengal, IndiaProf. D. GhoshAwarded2015
Indradeep Chakraborty,Low Salinity inland shrimp (Penaeus monodon) farming with innovative technologies in Purba Medinipur district of West Bengal, IndiaDr. U. K. SarAwarded2015
Manab Kumar SahaStudies on the ecology and resource potential of ornamental fishes in West Bengal, India Awarded2014
Tarun Kumar BeraIntegration of fish farming with paddy cultivation changes the socio-economics at Moyna block of Purba Medinipur district of West BengalDr. G. C. RanaAwarded2014
Tapas Kumar DuttaStudies on the planktonic and macrophytes community and their interrelation in the finfish diversity and production in the perennial freshwater ponds of Bishnupur, IndiaR. K. BhakatAwarded2014
Joydeep PalA study on the Ecological interactions among the planktonic community of Bay of Bengal Awarded2013
Rajoshree Roy,Studies on socio - economic development of self help group members involved with fishery activities in Birbhum district of West Bengal Awarded2013
Jayanta Bisnu NathA Study on the Ecology of the Delhi segment of Yamuna River, India  Awarded2013
Ismail KhanArtificial propagation by various doses of different inducing agents and larval rearing of Anabas testudineus (Bloch) under controlled condition. Awarded2011
P.K. NandaOptimisation of in vitro culture conditions & growth characteristics of different cultivable cells of Indian major carps . Awarded2011
Chayan RoyStudies on fin fish diversity of Bankura , Purulia & Paschim Medinipur district of West Bengal , India with the help of Remote sensing & GIS. Awarded2011
Dalia Palui (Majumdar)Productivity potential & energy dyanamics of river Hooghly in different salinity regimes in relation to fishery. Awarded2011
Pranati PatnaikImpact assessment of new mouthon the ecology and fisheries of Chilika lake. Awarded2010
Rahul DattaStudies on the faunal community in the sewage fed fishery ponds (Bheri) around Kolkata. Awarded2010
Sanghamitra MishraStudies on the Post Hydro-Engineering Investigations on the Biodiversity and Fisheries output of Chilika Lagoon, Orissa, India Awarded2010
Biplab NandiBiological studies of the mud crab Scylla serrata (Forskal) Awarded2010
Arup TewaryEffect of immuno stimulating agents on & immune responses in Indian major carps Awarded2009
Nilanjana BhattacharyaEffect of the Toxicity of some chemical pollutants on the reproductive system & reproduction of catfish , Clarias batrachus (L.). Awarded2009
Mrinmoy GhoraiStudies on the socio economic status of the coastal fishermen of Purba Medinipur district of West Bengal Awarded2008
Utpal Kumar BarmanEffect of inland water salinity and periphyton on growth and digestibility in some euryhaline fish species Awarded2007
Sourindra Nath JanaUnderground saline water in Aquaculture Awarded2006
Partha Bandyo-padhayApplication of probiotic supplement for growth , survival , nutrient utilisation & immune response of Cirrhinus mrigala (Ham). Awarded2005
Bimal Kinkar ChandImpact on farm management on growth , survival , & production of Giant fresh water prawn Macrobrachium rosenbergii under monoculture system. Awarded2004
Joydev MaityEffect of toxic constituents of selected non-conventional fish fed resources, Soyabean (Glycine max) & Water fern (Azolla pinata) on the growth ,conversion & physiological changes in Indian major carps. Awarded2003
Sanjoy BanerjeeHarmful effects of some Myxozoan parasites on the Indian major carp ,Catla catla (Hamilton) Awarded2003
Basudev MandalAquacultural possibilities & economic viability in the pits or Khadan of china clay mines of Birbhum district of west Bengal. Awarded2003
Kartik MaityEffect of treatment with bacterial suspension on water quality & production in Indian major carp ponds. Awarded2003
Satyajit SarkarEfficacy of some non –conventional feed ingredients on the kinetics of food intake , growth promotion & associated biochemical changes in Indian major carps. Awarded2002
Abhijit KarProductive potentiality & economic viability of locally available organic manures in the Jhora fed carp culture of Darjeeling hills. Awarded2002
Shampa Aditya (Patra)Efficacity of some aquatic weeds on the kinetics of food intake growth promotion , associated physiological & biochemical changes in Indian major carps. Awarded2002

Project Work

Ongoing Project Works
Project titleWorked asFunding AgencyAmount in Rs.Duration in yearsPeriod
Year to Year
Green Technology & Women EmpowermentPISEED, DST, Govt. of India38047703 year20162019
Nutritional security and livelihood development of the Scheduled Caste population in the West Midnapore District of West Bengal through freshwater aquaculturePRINCIPAL INVESTIGATORScience for Equity, Empowerment & Development Division (SEED), Department of Science & Technology30050003 year20162019
WBAQAGISPrincipal InvestigatorNRDMS, DST, Govt. of India28200002 year20152017
Germplasm Resource Mapping and Conservation ofIndigenous Fishes of Arunachal Pradesh to Promote Socio- Economic Upliftment of Tribal People Through Geo-Informatics and Live Gene BankPRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR DBT-NER Twining Programme, Deptt. of Biotechnology, Govt. of India.56610003 year20142017

Completed Project Works
Project titleWorked asFunding AgencyAmount in Rs.Duration in yearsPeriod
Year to Year
Germplasm resource mapping and conservation of Endemic fresh water fishes of West Bengal and Sikkim through GeoinformationPRINCIPAL INVESTIGATORDST (SERB), Govt. of India39840003 year20132016
Germplasm Resource Mapping and Conservation of Indigenous Ornamental Fishes of North-East Region Through Remote Sensing & GIS and Live Gene Bank For Rural Development .PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATORDBT-NER Twining Programme, Deptt. of Biotechnology, Govt. of India.75010003 year20122016
Germplasm conservation of Endangered fish species of South –West , West BengalPRINCIPAL INVESTIGATORDeptt. of Environment, West Bengal5900003 year20072010
Artificial propagation of mud crab, Scylla serrata in the fibre glass aquariaPRINCIPAL INVESTIGATORDeptt. of Forest, W. B.2110003 year20042007
Participatory development of Aquacultural with SC/ST people in the pits or ‘Khadan’ of China clay mines of Birbhum district of West Bengal.PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATORDST & NES, W. B.1420001 year20032004
Intestinal absorption and incorporation of protein in agastric Indian major carp (Labeo rohita Ham.) and gastric air-breathing fish (Clarias batrschus Linn.).PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATORICAR (New Delhi)16247923 year20002003
Aquacultural possibilities and economic viability in the pits or ‘Khadan’ of China clay mines of Birbhum district of West Bengal.PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATORDST & NES, W. B.4320002 year20002002
Protein absorption in fishPRINCIPAL INVESTIGATORDST (New Delhi)140000 year and 2 months19991999
Effect of toxic constituents of selected non-conventional plant ingredients used in fish feed formulation.PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATORAICTE (New Delhi)5000002 year19982000
Identification and evaluation of non-conventional Fish feed resources of Midnapore, W.B.PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATORUGC (New Delhi)125002 year19971999
The culture of life food (Rotifers) for the larvae of IMC and air-breathing fishes.PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATORDST& NES (W. B.)200000 year and 6 months19951995
Utilization of aquatic weeds for the diet of IMC.PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATORUGC (New Delhi)300002 year19931995
Utilization of NCF ingredients for the diet of IMCPRINCIPAL INVESTIGATORCSIR (New Delhi)1128003 year19901993

Conference /Seminar/Workshop Attended/Organised

Conference /Seminar/Workshop Attended

Conference /Seminar/Workshop Organised

Title of the Conference/Seminar/WorkshopYearRole in the EventFunding Agency
Nutritional Securityand Livelihood Development through Freshwater Aquaculture2017PIScience for Equity, Empowerment & Development (SEED) Division,Department of Science & Technology, Govt. of India
Winter School on GEOSPATIAL TECHNOLOGIES2016CoordinatorNRDMS, DST, Govt. of India
FISH FARMERS TRAINING2016Program CoordinatorNational Fisheries Development Board, Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Govt. of India
ECO FRIENDLY FISHING METHODS- An Awareness Program2016CoordinatorUniversity Grants Commission
NATIONAL SCIENCE DAY-20152015CoordinatorWest Bengal State Council of Science and Technology, Govt. of West Bengal
SCIENCE FAIR -20142014CoordinatorNational Council of Science & Technology Communication, DST, Govt. of India
Residential Science Camp- 20142014CoordinatorWest Bengal State Council of Science & Technology, Govt. of West Bengal
National Seminar on "CLIMATE CHANGE, BIO RESOURCE & GREEN BIOTECHNOLOGY"2014Organizing SecretaryUGC, DBT, DST (Govt. of India)
International Seminar on "Problems And Prospects of Coastal Aquaculture and Application of Biotechnological Tools For Rural Development”2013Organizing SecretaryUGC, DST, DBT, CSIR
MARINEGIS2013Organizing SecretaryNRDMS, DST (Govt. of India)
WBAQUAGIS2013Organizing SecretaryNRDMS, DST (Govt. of India)
TRANING AND DEMOSTRATION PROGRAMME ON IMC & ORNAMENTAL FISH CULTURE, MARKETING AND MANAGEMENT2013Organizing SecretaryNational Fisheries Development Board, HyderabadJoint Collaboration with West Bengal Comprehensive Area Development Corporation
Non–Animal Science Teaching and Research2011Organizing SecretaryUGC, Govt. of India
Aquaculture with special emphasis on Mariculture2008Organizing SecretaryUGC, MPEDA
Ornamental fish breeding Raring & Management2006Organizing SecretaryUGC, Govt. of W.B.
Recent Advances in Fish Nutrition and Research1997Organizing SecretaryUGC

Award NameAwarded ByYear
Recognition Award (Fish & Fisheries)Zoological Society of India2017
Environmentalists of the year Award 2002National Environmental Science Academy, New Delhi2003
Fellow of the Inland Fisheries Society of IndiaInland Fisheries Society of India2002
Scientist of the year Award 2001National Environmental Science Academy, New Delhi2002
Fellow of the Society of Environmental Sciences (F.S.E.Sc.)Society of Environmental Sciences India2001
Fellow of the Zoological Society (FZS), CalcuttaZoological Society of Calcutta2000
SERC Visiting Fellow-ship 1997-98 (SR/VS/ 054/98)DST, Government of India1998
Young Scientists FellowshipDST & NES Government of West Bengal1995
Visiting AssociateshipUGC, New Delhi1993
Dayamoy Binapani PadakVisva-Bharati University1990
Research Associate on Personal projectCSIR, New Delhi1990
SRFCSIR, New Delhi1989
Young Scientist AwardAsian Fisheries Society Indian Branch, India1987
Best Speaker Inter Lab MedalSociety of Ichthyology, India1987
Jawaharlal Nehru Book PrizeMinistry of Human Resource Development, Department of Education, Government of India1987
JRFCSIR, New Delhi1985
Visva-Bharati Merit ScholarshipGovt. of India1985
National ScholarshipMinistry of Human Resource Development, Department of Education, Government of India1983

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