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Name Dr. Prakash Karmakar
Designation Assistant Professor, Teacher-in-Charge
Department Name BOTANY AND FORESTRY
Office Phone No 03222-276554/276555/276557 Extn. 430
Email ID prakash@mail.vidyasagar.ac.in
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Mobile No 9434479378
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Address Department of Botany and Forestry, Vidyasagar University, Midnapore-721102
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Educational Qualification              
Degree NameInstituteYear of passing/awarded
Ph.DBurdwan University2009
B. Ed.Visva-Bharati1999
M. Sc.(Botany)Visva-Bharati1998
B.Sc.(Hons) BotanyVisva-Bharati1996
Career Profile / Teaching Experience        
Qualified All India GATE 1998, Burdwan University Research Fellow from 1999 to 2000,Qualified Joint CSIR-UGC NET for Lectureship 2000,Summer Research Fellowship 2011 organized by IASc, INSA, NASI, Serving as a Guest Lecturer in the department of Botany, The University of Burdwan since 2009
Lecturer, Department of Botany, Bankura Christian College from 2003 - 2006; Assistant Professor,Department of Botany and Forestry, Vidyasagar University since 2006
Specialization/Research Area
Field of SpecializationResearch Area/ Areas of Interest
Palaeobotany, Palynology,PlantBiosystematics
Palynological investigation of honey to understand bee-forage for sustainable apicultural practice in the rural areas of West Bengal
Plant reproductive biology of medicinally important plants for in-situ conservation with special emphasis on pollination biology and plant-pollinator interactions
Palynology of Angiosperms,Gymnosperms and Pteridophytes
Foraging behaviour of stingless beee
Course/ Subject Taught 
Pteridophytes
Gymnosperms
Palaeobotany
Palynology
Plant Reproductive Biology
Conference/ Symposium /Journal Paper / Books Published
International Publication
TitlePublished inYearPublished by
Expression dynamics of miRNAs and their targets in seed germination conditions reveals miRNA-ta-siRNA crosstalk as regulator of seed germination.Scientific Reports 8: 1-13 (IF-4.259)2018Nature Publishing Group
Pollinators of Ecbolium Ligustrinum (Vahl) Vollesen: A Shifting From Melittophily to Myophily.Advances in Bioresearch 9:2018Society of Education, India
Pollen analysis of Apis dorsata Fabricius honeys in Bankura and Paschim Medinipur districts, West Bengal.Grana (online) 1-13. (IF–1.085)2017Taylor & Francis
Nesting characteristics, floral resources, and foraging activity of Trigona iridipennis Smith in Bankura district of West Bengal, India.Insectes Sociaux (online) 1-16 (IF–1.7)2017Springer
Bee plants used as nectar sources by Apis florea Fabricius in Bankura and Paschim Medinipur districts,West Bengal.Geophytology 46(1): 1-142016The palaeobotanical Society, Lucknow
Pollen forage and storage pattern of Apis dorsata Fabricius in Bankura and Paschim Medinipur districts, West Bengal.Int. J. Pure App. Biosci 4(5): 59-712016Vital Biotech, India
New distributional records of six legumes for the flora of Mizoram, IndiaNeBio 7(2): 38-412016NECEER
Foraging behavior of Apis florea Fabricius during winter and spring - summer in Bankura and Paschim M edinipur Districts, West BengalGlobal Journal of Bio-Science and Biotechnology - (GJBB); Vol-4, issue-3, 255-2632015Society for Science and Nature
Significance of Trianthema portulacastrum L. in sustenance of Apis florea colonies during dearth periodInternational Journal of Biosciences (IJB), vol-7, issue-1, 22-292015INNSPUB
Small RNA mediated regulation of seed germination. Frontiers in Plant Science. 6:1-7, (IF–4.298).2015Frontiers Media SA
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National Publication
TitlePublished inYearPublished by
Monocot pollen flora of Paschim Medinipur District, West Bengal with a note on pollen dispersal mechanismCurrent Botany 8: 41-542017Scienceflora Publishers Pvt. Ltd
Seedling phenology of Ecbolium ligustrinum exhibiting epigeal phanerocotylar type of germination.Bioscience Discovery. 8(4): 650-6582017RUT Printer and Publisher
Valeriana hardwickii Wallich and V. jatamansi Jones (Valerianaceae) - new additions to the flora of Mizoram, IndiaPleione 10(1): 203-2062016East Himalayan Society for Spermatophyte Taxonomy; Siliguri, West Bengal, India
Five new distributional records for the flora of Mizoram,India.Indian Journal of Forestry 37(1): 93-962014M/s Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh
Pollination of the Mahogany trees (Swietenia mahagoni) by an ovipositing thysanopteran insect (Priesneriola)Bionotes., 15(3): 88-892013A Biologists Confrerie, Raj Bhawan, Aligarh
Three new additions for the state flora of Mizoram, IndiaPleione 7(1): 266-2692013East Himalayan Society for Spermatophyte Taxonomy; Siliguri, West Bengal, India
Studies in The Pollen Morphology of some members of Acanthaceae in Paschim Medinipur District, West BengalIndian Journal of Biological Sciences. 18: 26-342012Registrar, Vidyasagar University, Midnapore
Significance of apiculture in overcoming the pollination crisis of wildly growing medicinally important plants and yield enhancement of Agri-horticultural plants.Medicinal plants: Various Perspectives: Eds. J. P. Keshri and R. Mukhopadhyay; 283-2912012Department of Botany and Publication unit, The University of Burdwan
Melittophily of medicinally important plants growing in Gangetic West Bengal by Apis mellifera employed for apicultural practice in the region.Proceeding vol. of the seminar on ‘Multidisciplinary Approaches in Angiosperm Systematics’ (11th – 13th October, 2008);752-7552012The University of Kalyani
Sesamum indicum L., a potential bee plant in Bankura and Paschim Medinipur Districts, West Bengal.J. Bot. Soc. Bengal 65 (1): 69-742011Botanical Society of Bengal
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Other Publication


Books Published
Ph. D. Thesis Guidence
Ongoing / Submitted Ph. D. Thesis
Scholar NameThesis TitleCo SupervisorStatusComplete in Year
Mr. Arijit Kundu"STUDIES IN THE REPRODUCTIVE BIOLOGY OF Ecbolium linneanum Kurz : AN IMPORTANT MEDICINAL PLANT"Prof. P.K.Pal, Botany Dept, The Univ. of BurdwanSubmitted2018
Ms. Arundhati Ghosh"Pollen flora of Paschim Medinipur District, West Bengal" Submitted2018
Shabari Sarkar DasRole of micro-RNAs in the development process of ArabidopsisDr. Neeti Shanan Mishra, ICGEB, New Delhi. Dr. A. K. Nandi, Dept of Botany & Forestry, Vidyasagar Univ.Submitted2018
Bubai Bera"Studies in the reproductive ecology of Canscora decusseta an important medicinal plant of Tropics” Ongoing2021 (Expected)
Arabindo Samanta"Studies in the reproductive ecology of Cheilocostus speciosus (J.Konig) C.Specht an important medicinal plant” Ongoing2020 (Expected)
Sourabh BisuiStudy of foraging ecology of stingless bee (Trigona sp.) with reference to honey production and crop yield in Paschim Medinipur district, West Bengal Ongoing2020 (Expected)
Ms. Tripti Nandi (Ghosh)"Melissopalynological Investigation in Understanding the Foraging Behaviour of Apis mellifera L. used for Apicultural Practice in North 24 Paraganas District and Adjoining Areas of West Bengal" Ongoing 
Mr. Subir Kr. Pattanayek"STUDIES IN THE REPRODUCTIVE BIOLOGY OF Clerodendrum viscosum Vent.: AN IMPORTANT MEDICINAL PLANT" Ongoing 

Awarded Ph. D. Thesis
Scholar NameThesis TitleCo SupervisorStatusComplete in Year
Samiran Panday"Flora of Phawngpui (Blue Mountain) National Park, Mizoram"Dr. B. K. Sinha; Scientist F, BSIAwarded2017
Mr. Ujjwal LayekMelissopalynological investigation to understand bee-forage in Bankura and Paschim Medinipur Districts, West BengalMr. R. K. BhakatAwarded2015
Invited Lectures 
TitleOrganized byVenueYear
“Hands- on Training on Palaeobotanical and Palynological Techniques”Department of Botany, University of CalcuttaDepartment of Botany, University of Calcutta2014
Membership of Learned Society 
International Commission for Plant Bee Relationship
Life Member Botanical Society of Bengal
Life Member The Palaeobotanical Society
Conference /Seminar/Workshop Attended/Organised

Conference /Seminar/Workshop Attended

Title of the Seminar/Conference/WorkshopYearRoleHeld at and Organiser
National seminar on Plant Biodiversity:Aspects and Prospects2011Paper PresenterVidyasagar University Department of Botany and Forestry
Two-day National Workshop on ‘Quality assurance in Reaccredited Institution’2010ParticipatorVidyasagar University
Two-day National Workshop on Use of free Software2010ParticipatorVidyasagar University
Golden Jubilee Symposium on Recent trends in contemporary Plant and Microbial Sciences2010Paper PresenterBotany Dept, Burdwan University
Conference on Plant Life Through The Ages2008Paper PresenterBSIP, Lucknow
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Conference /Seminar/Workshop Organised

Title of the Conference/Seminar/WorkshopYearRole in the EventFunding Agency
National seminar on Plant Biodiversity:Aspects and Prospects2011Joint ConvenorUGC
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