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Name Prof. Debdulal Banerjee
Designation Professor , Head
Office Phone No +91 3222 298-349 / Centrex Extn. 349
Email ID
Fax 03222-275329
Mobile No 09932976340
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Address Department of Botany and Forestry, Vidyasagar University, Midnapore- 721102, West Bengal, INDIA
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Educational Qualification              
Degree NameInstituteYear of passing/awarded
Post Doc, advance trainingMontana State University, USA2010
Ph.D.Vidyasagar University2005
M.Sc.Vidyasagar University1999
B.Sc.Vidyasagar University1997
Career Profile / Teaching Experience        
Professor, Department of Botany and Forestry, Vidyasagar University, since 6th October, 2019
Associate Professor, Department of Botany and Forestry, Vidyasagar University, since 6th October, 2016
Assistant Professor (AGP III), Department of Botany and Forestry, Vidyasagar University, since 6th October, 2013
Assistant Professor (AGP II), Department of Botany and Forestry, Vidyasagar University, since 6th September, 2010
Sr. Lecturer, Department of Microbiology, Vidyasagar University since 6th october, 2008
Specialization/Research Area
Field of SpecializationResearch Area/ Areas of Interest
Microbial Enzyme, Endophyte biology, Fungal Exopolysaccharide, Plant Microbe Interraction, Medicinal Plants
Course/ Subject Taught 
M.Sc. (Microbiology, Biotechnology, Mycology, Biochemistry, Forest surveying)
M.Phil (Techniques and Instruments in Biological Sciences; Food and Applied Microbiology)
Ph.D. course work (Research Methods, computer applications, advanced microbiology)
Conference/ Symposium /Journal Paper / Books Published
International Publication
TitlePublished inYearPublished by
Broad-spectrum antimicrobial activity of Streptomyces griseus BLS4, a newly isolated endophyte of Blumea laceraResearch Journal of Biotechnology 15 (3)2020Research Journal of Biotechnology
Different Cases of SARS-CoV-2 Infection and Its Impact on Health and Economy with Special Emphasis on Antiviral Drug Targets.Journal of Pure and Applied Microbiology. 14: 2020.2020Microbiology Jornal
Occurrence of a novel tannase (tan BLP) in endophytic Streptomyces sp. AL1L from the leaf of Ailanthus excelsa Roxb3 Biotech (2018) 8: 33.
Bioactive Metabolites of Actinomycetes–Screening from Genomic and Metabolomic ApproachMetabolomics:ISSN: (2153-0769), 2017, 7:3 doi: 10.4172/2153-0769.1000e1542017Metabolomics (Los Angel)
Production and structural elucidation of exopolysaccharide from endophytic Pestalotiopsis sp. BC55International Journal Of Biological Macromolecules,Volume 82C, 2016, Pages 182-1912016Elsevier
Anti-infective metabolites of a newly isolated Bacillus thuringiensis KL1 associated with Kalmegh (Andrographis paniculata Nees.), a traditional medicinal herbMicrobiology Insights, 9: 1-7.2016Libertas Academica
Multi-Response Optimization of Granaticinic Acid Production by Endophytic Streptomyces thermoviolaceus NT1, Using Response Surface MethodologyBioengineering 2016, 3(3), 19; doi:10.3390/bioengineering30300192016MDPI AG (Basel, Switzerland)
Bioactive Endophytic Actinomycetes of Cinnamomum sp.; Isolation, Identification, Activity Guided Purification and Process Optimization of Active MetaboliteAmerican Journal of Microbiology :DOI: 10.3844/ajmsp.2015.¦¦¦.¦¦¦2015Science Publications
Broad spectrum antibacterial activity of granaticinic acid, isolated from Streptomyces thermoviolaceus NT1; an endophyte in Catharanthus roseus (L.) G. DonJournal of Applied Pharmaceutical Science Vol. 5 (07), pp. 006-011 (DOI: 10.7324/JAPS.2015.50702)2015JAPS

National Publication
TitlePublished inYearPublished by
Traditional phytotherapeutic uses in Purba Medinipur, West Bengal, IndiaInternational journal of Pharmaceutical sciences and research, 8(9): 3904-3910.2017IJPSR
Characteristics of microsporidial keratoconjunctivitis in an Eastern indian cohort: A case series.Indian Journal of Pathology and Microbiology2011press
Mast Cell Stabilization and Membrane Protection Activity of Barleria prionitis LPharmacognosy Journal2011Pharmacognosy Research
Antimicrobial activities of some medicinal plants of West BengalInternational Journal of Pharma and Bio Sciences.2010Press
Isolation of antimicrobial compound by endophytic bacteria from Vinca roseaInternational Journal of Current Research2010Press
Antimicrobial properties of Indian SpicesNatural Products2009Press
Occurrence of Endophytic fungi in Vitex negundo L. (Verbenaceae).Journal of Botanical Society of Bengal2006Botanical Society of Bengal
An assessment of Tannase and Gallic acid production by Aspergillus aculeatus DBF9 from different plant tanninJournal of Biological Sciences2006Vidyasagar University
Optimization of Gallic Acid Production from Tannic Acid by Aspergillus aculeatus DBF9.Journal of Science and Technology2003Sambalpur University
Regulation of Tannase Synthesis in Aureobasidium pullulans DBS66Journal of Biological Science2002Vidyasagar University

Other Publication

Books Published
Title of the BookPublished byYearRole
Natural Products as Fungicide and Their Role in Crop Protection” Natural Bioactive Products in Sustainable Agriculture by J. Singh and A. N. Yadav,Springer Nature Singapore Pvt. Ltd. of a chapter (Corresponding)
Proteases from Endophytic Fungi with Potential Industrial Applications” in Recent Advancement in White Biotechnology through Fungi Volume I : Diversity and Enzymes Perspectives (Book title) edited by A.N. Yadav, S. Mishra, S. Singh, A. GuptaSpringer Nature Switzerland AG, ISBN: 978-3-030-10480-12019Author of a chapter (Corresponding)
Volatile Organic Compounds from Endophytic Fungi” Recent Advancement in White Biotechnology Through Fungi : Volume 2: Perspective for Value-Added Products and Environments edited by A. Gupta S. Mishra, S. Singh, A.N. Yadav,Springer Nature Switzerland AG, ISBN: 978-3-030-14845-42019Author of a chapter (Corresponding)
Endophytes of Forest Trees chapter :Diversity of Endophytes in Tropical Forests. Book edited by Pirttilä and FrankSpringer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature (ISBN: 9783319898322)2018Author of a chapter (Corresponding)
Microbiology Applications Chapter: Actinomycetes- The most Promising Reservoir of Novel Class of Antimicrobial Compounds.(ISBN: 978-81-905771-3-7)Har Krishan Bhalla & Sons (Dehradun)2013 Author of a chapter (Corresponding)
Ph. D. Thesis Guidance
Ongoing / Submitted Ph. D. Thesis
Scholar NameThesis TitleCo SupervisorStatusComplete in Year
Sandip Kumar MaityIsolation and identification of plant defence Ongoing2024 (Expected)
Sani SenProduction and characterization of L-asperginase..... microorganisms Ongoing2024 (Expected)
Suchandra MondalStudy of Endophytic microorganisms in ...heterotrophic plants. Ongoing2022 (Expected)
Santanu MaityStudy of antimicrobial compound.......endophytic actinomycetes Ongoing2022 (Expected)
Arjun PatraEcofloristic survey of family Acanthaceae.....bioactivityProf. A. K. MondalOngoing2021 (Expected)
Hiran Kanti SantraEndophyte..... bioactive molecules Ongoing2021 (Expected)
Bisnupada JanaStudies on dune vegetation of Purba MidnaporeProf. A. K. MondalOngoing2020
Nandadulal SanigrahiStudy of ethnobotany of .....Purulia DistrictProf. A. K. MondalOngoing2020

Awarded Ph. D. Thesis
Scholar NameThesis TitleCo SupervisorStatusComplete in Year
Dr. Monami ChakrabortyStrategic approach..... tapatum specific promoterProf. B. R. PatiAwarded2018
Jayangshu SenguptaBiofilm formation by ...keratitis causing fungi Awarded2018
Biplab BagchiEndophytic fungi in lianas plants of Paschim Medenipur Awarded2018
Mr. Barun Kumar DeyProduction of biopigment from fungiDr. Bikas R. PatiAwarded2017
Mr. Akhil PandeyProduction of Volatile antimicrobials by endophytic fungi Awarded2017
Dr. Sudipta RoyProduction of antimicrobial compound from endophytic actinomycetes Awarded2016
Amal Kanta MajiImmunomodulatory compounds from ......medicinal plants. Awarded2014
Dr. Subhadip MahapatraProduction of exopolysaccharide from endophytic fungi Awarded2014
Dr. Suman SahaEpidemiological and microbiological profile of fungal keratitis in West BengalDr. Jayangshu SenguptaAwarded2012
Dr. Subrata Kumar DasGenetic manipulation of lignin biosynthetic pathway in jute (Corchorus sp.)Dr. Asitava BasuAwarded2011
Project Work

Ongoing Project Works
Project titleWorked asFunding AgencyAmount in Rs.Duration in yearsPeriod
Year to Year
Fold Scope as a research and Educational toolPIDBT, New Delhi4000001 year20182019

Completed Project Works
Project titleWorked asFunding AgencyAmount in Rs.Duration in yearsPeriod
Year to Year
Natural and Bio-resource management in Jangalmahal areas of West BengalCoIUGC40050002 year20152017
Production of exopolysaccharide by endophytic fungi.PIUniversity Grants Commission (UGC)5300003 year20112014
Detailed Hydrological study of Sub-Water flow/ storage water characteristics for creation of sustainable source of rain fade river for semi-arid and flouoride effected Blocks in connection with comprehensive water security plan under Purulia, Bankura and Birbhum districtCo-investigatorPublic Health Engineering Department, Govt. of West Bengal42200001 year20112012
Isolation of endophytic fungi from some medicinal plants and assessment of their antimicrobial potential.PIUniversity Grants Commission (UGC)6800003 year20072010
Invited Lectures 
TitleOrganized byVenueYear
Endophytic metabolomes; a new weapon of modern biologyMidnapore College (autonomous)Vivekananda Hall, Midnapore College2020
Microbial endophytes:Biotechnological potentialsP.G. Department of Life Sciences, Rama Devi Womens University, BhubaneswarRama Devi Womens University, Bhubaneswar2019
Exploitation of plants of Southern West Bengal: Bioactive Compounds and Microbial endophytesDepartment of Botany, Egra SSB CollegeEgra SSB College, Egra2018
Production of antimicrobial compounds from endophytic actinomycetes isolated from plants of Jungal MahalFaculty of ScienceVidyasagar University2017
Biotechnological potentials of Microbial endophytesAssociation of Microbiologists of India and Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, LucknowBBAU, Lucknow2017
Membership of Learned Society 
International Society of Plant Pathology
Association of Microbiologists of India
Association with Professional Bodies
Type of Professional ActivityPeriod
Life member, Association of Microbiologists of India, New Delhi, India2006 to 2035
Member, International Society of Plant Pathology, Australia2008 to 2009
Member, Indian Science Congress Association, Kolkata2002 to 2003
Conference /Seminar/Workshop Attended/Organised

Conference /Seminar/Workshop Attended

Title of the Seminar/Conference/WorkshopYearRoleHeld at and Organiser
National Workshop on "Emerging trends in Life Sciences for Sustainable Development"2019Invited SpeakerRama Devi Womens University, P.G. Department of Life Sciences, RDW University, Bhubaneswar
State level one day seminar2019Invited speakerNistarini College, Purulia
National seminar on "Recent advances in plant science"2019Invited speakerMidnapore College (autonomous), Midnapore
In Service Training and Sensitization of Key Functionaries of Central and State Governments, Local Bodies and Other Service Providers2018ParticipantVidyasagar University, Rehabilitation Council of India, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment
UGC and DST sponsored National Seminar on Medicinal Plant (NSMP-2016)2016Invited SpeakerDepartment of Botany, Vidyasagar University

Conference /Seminar/Workshop Organised

Title of the Conference/Seminar/WorkshopYearRole in the EventFunding Agency
National Seminar on Trends in Contemporary Research in Plant Science2018Joint SecretarySERB and UGC
National Seminar on Microbial Biotechnology2017Organizing SecretaryUGC
National Seminar on Medicinal Plants (NSMP- 2016)2016TreasurerUGC and DST
National Seminar on "Microbiology in 21st Century" (NSM21C- 2016)2016Organizing SecretaryUGC
National Symposium on Bioresource Management (NSBM-2016)2016Organizing SecretaryUGC
Award NameAwarded ByYear
BOYSCAST fellowship to work at Montana State University, USADST, New Delhi2009
International Travel support for attending ICPP at Turin, ItalyDST, New Delhi2008
DST fellowship to attend meeting of Noble Laureates and Students at Lindau, GermanyDepartment of Science and Technology (DST), Govt. of India; DFG, Germany2003
AMBO fellowship to attend training programme at JapanAsian Molecular Biology Organization (AMBO), Japan2002
National Elligibility Test (NET) and Selected for Shyamaprasad Mukherjee fellowship (ranked among first 20 candidates)CSIR2002
National Elligibility Test (NET)CSIR2000
Siromoni Gold Medal for obtaining highest mark in BotanyVidyasagar University1999
National Elligibility Test (NET)CSIR1999
University gold medal (M.Sc.)Vidyasagar University1999
University gold medal (B.Sc.)Vidyasagar University1997
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