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Name Dr. Gunjan Biswas
Designation Assistant Professor
Office Phone No +91 3222 298-352 / Centrex Extn. 352
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Educational Qualification              
Degree NameInstituteYear of passing/awarded
Career Profile / Teaching Experience        
Assistant Professor, Department of Botany and Forestry, Vidyasagar University since 27 February,2014
Specialization/Research Area
Field of SpecializationResearch Area/ Areas of Interest
Applied Mycology
Profiling of fungi for different pharmacognostic parameters, Evaluation of different nutritional properties
Course/ Subject Taught 
Mycology and Plant Pathology
Conference/ Symposium /Journal Paper / Books Published
International Publication
TitlePublished inYearPublished by
The Effect of pH, Soil, Salinity and Organic Fertilizers on Seed Germination of Mung bean (Vigna Radiata)International Journal of Emerging Technology and Advanced Engineering, 9(11): 45-502019IJETAE Publishing House
A Comprehensive Review on Food and Medicinal Prospects of Astraeus hygrometricusPharmacog J., 9(6):799-8062017Phcog.Net
Arbuscular mycorrhizal status of some ethnomedicinal and medicinal plants of Paschim MedinipurAdvanced Journal of Basic & Applied Sciences, 1(1): 67-782017Midnapore College
Successful Therapy of Murine Visceral Leishmaniasis with Astrakurkurone, a Triterpene Isolated from the Mushroom Astraeus hygrometricus, Involves the Induction of Protective Cell-Mediated Immunity and TLR9Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, 60 (5): 2696 – 27082016American Society for Microbiology

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Other Publication

Books Published
Title of the BookPublished byYearRole
Biotechnology and NatureKabitika2018Author of a chapter
Herbal Drugs: A Modern Approach To Understand Them BetterNew Central Book Agency2011Author of a chapter
Ph. D. Thesis Guidance
Ongoing / Submitted Ph. D. Thesis
Scholar NameThesis TitleCo SupervisorStatusComplete in Year
Debashis KuilaEvaluation of efficacy of indigenous and introduced Arbuscular Micorrhizae (AM) with beneficial microbes on crop yield and maintaining sustainability in lateritic soilDr. Somdatta GhoshOngoing 
Bijoy MalAnalysis of food value and free radical scavenging activity of some non-conventional fruits of Lateritic West Bengal Ongoing 

Project Work

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
Invited Lectures 
TitleOrganized byVenueYear
Pharmacognostic standardisation of a well known edible mushroomFaculty of ScienceVidyasagar University2017
Membership of Learned Society 
International College of Nutrition (ICN) Life Membership No: 2009-15
Association with Professional Bodies
Type of Professional ActivityPeriod
Co convener of the National Seminar on Medicinal Plants 2016, February, 16-17, 20162016 to 2016
Conference /Seminar/Workshop Attended/Organised

Conference /Seminar/Workshop Attended

Title of the Seminar/Conference/WorkshopYearRoleHeld at and Organiser
National seminar on Interdisciplinary approach of Research in Medicinal Plants (IARMP-2019)2019Paper PresenterOrganized by the Department of Botany and Forestry, Vidyasagar University held at Midnapore. March 12-13, 2019
National Seminar on Trends in Contemporary Research in Plant Science2018Paper PresenterOrganized by the Department of Botany and Forestry, Vidyasagar University held at Midnapore. March 29-30, 2018
Short term training course on nanotechnology & related IPR issues entitled “An interdisciplinary approach in characterization and applications of nanostructured materials (IACANM-2018)”2018ParticipantOrganized by the University of Kalyani in association with DST-PURSE programme held at Kalyani. August 1-10, 2018
India International Science Festival 2018 Young Scientists’ Conference2018DelegateOrganized by the Government of India held at Lucknow. October 5-8, 2018
National Symposium on “Natural Resource Management-2017”2017Invited LectureOrganized by the Faculty of Science (UGC Innovative Research Project) Vidyasagar University held at Midnapore. March 15-16, 2017

Conference /Seminar/Workshop Organised

Title of the Conference/Seminar/WorkshopYearRole in the EventFunding Agency
National seminar on Interdisciplinary approach of Research in Medicinal Plants (IARMP-2019)2019ConvenerUGC and DST
National Seminar on Trends in Contemporary Research in Plant Science2018TreasurerSERB and UGC
National Symposium on “Natural Resource Management-2017”2017Executive MemberUGC
National Seminar on Medicinal Plants (NSMP- 2016)2016ConvenerUGC and DST
Award NameAwarded ByYear
Professor S. N. Banerjee Gold MedalIndian Mycological Society2007
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