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Name Prof. Bidhan Chandra Patra, D.Sc.
Designation Professor
Department Name ZOOLOGY
Office Phone No +91 3222 298-286 / Centrex Extn. 286
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
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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
Molecular signature of selective microRNAs in Cyprinus carpio (Linnaeus 1758): a computational approachExRNA:1,1 1-112019BioMed Central, Springer Nature
Computational characterization of epitopic region within the Outer Membrane Protein candidate in Flavobacterium columnare for vaccine developmentJournal of Biomolecular Structure and Dynamics, & Francis
Promising approaches of small interfering RNAs (siRNAs) mediated cancer gene therapyGene, Elsevier (144071)2019Elsevier
Epitope-Based Vaccine Designing of Nocardia asteroides Targeting the Virulence Factor Mce-Family Protein by Immunoinformatics ApproachInternational Journal of Peptide Research and Therapeutics2019Springer Netherlands
Assessment and modeling of fish diversity related to water bodies of Bankura district, West Bengal, India, for sustainable management of culture practicesEnvironment, Development and Sustainability2018Springer
Environmental DNA (eDNA): A Promising Biological Survey Tool for Aquatic Species DetectionProc Zool Soc,
Molecular signature pathway of gene protein interaction in human mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) metabolism linked diseaseIndian Journal of Medical Specialities2018Elsevier
Length–weight relationship of nine Clupeiform fish species from the Digha coast, West Bengal, IndiaJournal of Applied Ichthyology2018Wiley Online Library, 34: 6, 1351-1353
Therapeutic applications of zebrafish (Danio rerio) miRNAs linked with human diseases: A prospective reviewGene, 679: 202-2112018Elsevier
Length–weight relationships of three freshwater fish species from Rupnaryan and Kangsabati River, West Bengal, IndiaJournal of Applied Ichthyology, 35:2, 585-5862018Wiley Online Library

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
Geospatial Infrastructure, Applications and Technologies: India Case StudiesSpringer, Singapore2018Chapter author
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 Guidance
Ongoing / Submitted Ph. D. Thesis
Scholar NameThesis TitleCo SupervisorStatusComplete in Year
RongsenkumzukStudies on Finfish diversity withPhysico-chemical parameters ofDoyang Reservoir, Nagaland, IndiaDr. B. C. JhaSubmitted2019
Sujit Kisku“studies on conservation and enhancement of biological diversity of economicallyand ecologically important ichthyofaunal resources of Paschim Medinipur districtusing geoinformatics” Submitted2019
Ananya Bhowmik Ray,Ecology and Biodiversity of Sarni Reservoir, Madhya Predesh, India, With Species Reference to FishProf. A. P. SharmaSubmitted2016
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
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
Tania BanerjeeBiology, Captive maturation and breeding of Indigenous ornamental fish Moustached Danio, Danio dangila (Hamilton,1822)Dr. B. K. MahapatraOngoing2018

Awarded 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. ChakrabortiAwarded2019
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. BhowmickAwarded2019
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
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
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
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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