School of Health Science and Translational Research

School of Health Science and Translational Research

The School of Health Science and Translational Research was established with the objective to provide trained, qualified, technical personnel in the field of Paramedical Science to support the medical profession. The objective of the Paramedical Science education programme is to ensure that educational opportunities for development of skills.

Parent Hospital - Nehru Memorial Techno Global Hospital

CoursesYearsSemesterEligibility CriteriaMarks Required
B.Sc. (Applied Nutrition & Dietetics) (Honours / Honours with Research)48Passed in 10 + 2 (Stream: Science)60%
B.Sc. (Biotechnology) (Honours / Honours with Research)48Passed in 10 + 2 (Stream: Science)55%
B.Sc. (Critical Care Technology)4 (3 + 1 Year Internship)610+2 with Physics, Chemistry, and Biology50%
B.Sc. (Medical Laboratory Technology)4 (3 + 1 Year Internship)610+2 with Physics, Chemistry, and Biology50%
B.Sc. (Medical Radiography & Imaging Technology)4 (3 + 1 Year Internship)610+2 with Physics, Chemistry, and Biology50%
B.Sc. (Microbiology) (Honours / Honours with Research)48Passed in 10 + 2 (Stream: Science)55%
B.Sc. (Operation Theatre Technology)4 (3 + 1 Year Internship)610+2 with Physics, Chemistry, and Biology50%
B.Sc. (Psychology) (Honours / Honours with Research)48Passed/Appeared in 10 + 2 (Stream: Any Stream)60%
M.Sc. (Applied Nutrition & Dietetics)24Passed B.Sc. in Applied Nutrition and Dietetics55%
M.Sc. (Applied Psychology)24Passed/Appeared B.A. (Hons.) in Psychology50%
M.Sc. (Biotechnology)24Passed B.Sc. in Biotechnology55%
M.Sc. (Microbiology)24Passed B.Sc. in Microbiology55%
Ph.D. (Biotechnology) (Full Time / Part Time)3 or 5
Ph.D. (Microbiology) (Full Time / Part Time)3 or 5
Ph.D. (Psychology) (Full Time / Part Time)3 or 5
Prof Bhabatosh Biswas

Mentor - Allied Health Sciences

M. B. B. S, M.S. D.N.B, M. Ch. (Cardio Thoracic Surgery), F.R.C.S. LLB, LLM, MBA, MSW, M.A.(Education)

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Member, National Task Force constituted by the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India (Public Health Response to COVID-19)

Chairman, Board of Governor, National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education & Research, Kolkata, India Member, High Level Group on Health Sector, XV- Finance Commission, Govt. of India,

Principal, Vivekananda Institute of Medical Sciences, Ramakrishna Mission Seva Pratishthan, Kolkata Former Vice Chancellor, The West Bengal University of Health Sciences, Kolkata.

Former Vice President, National Board of Examinations (NBE), New Delhi. ‘

Former Institute body member, GB member & Academic council member of NIMHANS, Bangalore. Former HOD, Cardio Thoracic & Vascular Surgery, R.G. Kar Medical College. Editor (Thoracic Surgery), Asian Cardio Vascular & Thoracic Annals. Past President, Indian association of Cardio thoracic surgeons.

Advanced Training in adult Cardiac Surgery - Cleveland Clinic Foundation, U.S.A.

Areas of Expertise :

1. Paediatric Thoracic Surgery, General Thoracic Surgery, Video Assisted Thoracic Surgery (VATS),  Thoracic Endoscopy for both paediatrics & adults, Adult & Paediatric Cardiac Surgery,  Cardiac Surgery,  Cardiac Pacemaker implantation , Vascular Surgery, Cardio Thoracic Trauma

Awards and Fellowships:

He was honoured with many Awards, Fellowships and recognitions. The following achievements may be specially mentioned in this context.

1. Fellowship of the Indian Association of Cardio Thoracic Surgeons.

2. Fellowship of The Academy of Science & Technology.

3. Fellowship of the Thoracic Endoscopic Society of India.

4. Dr. B. C. Roy National Award Fellowship.

5. Dr A. K. Basu Visiting Professor of Nizams Institute of Medical Sciences,Hyderabad.

6. Delivered the prestigious Godrej Karai Oration-2002 at the annual conference of Indian Association Of Cardio Thoracic Surgeons at Chennai.

7. Delivered the prestigious M. P. Mehta ORATION-2012 at the annual conference of Indian Association Of Cardio Thoracic Surgeons at Kolkata.

8. Sir Nil Ratan Sircar Gold Medal. 9. Paul Harris Fellow - Rotary International.

Personal Achievements:

1. Established the departments of Cardiothoracic Surgery in various Institutions. The Following Institutions deserve special mention in this context:-

a) Founder of the Department of Cardio Vascular & Thoracic Surgery, R. G. Kar. Medical College, Kolkata. The department was established in Feb 2006 with the aim of offering high quality clinical services as well as for imparting ideal Cardio Thoracic teaching & training. Now, the department is recognised for M.Ch (Cardio Thoracic Surgery-3 years programme),D.N.B (Cardio Thoracic Surgery-6 years programme), D.N.B ( Thoracic Surgery3 years programme) and D.M. (Cardiac Anaesthesia).

b) Introduced  the B.Sc & M.Sc. programmes in Para Medical Sciences West Bengal

 c) Founder of the “Thoracic & Cardio Vascular Research Centre. The Open Heart Surgery unit of The institute of Child Health, Kolkata. Since its inception in 1995,the centre has established itself as a savvier for those, who cannot even dream of having “Heart Surgery”.

d) Organised and upgraded the department of Cardio Thoracic & Vascular Surgery at Vivekananda Institute of Medical Sciences & Ramakrishna Mission Seva Prathisthan, Kolkata

Dr. Rajat Pal

Assistant Director - Microbiology and Biotechnology

Post-Doc Research, Biophysics, Molecular Biology and Bioinformatics, University of Calcutta.

Email: rajat.p@snuniv.ac.in


 E D U C A T I O N 

Post-Doc Research, Biophysics, Molecular Biology and Bioinformatics, University of Calcutta.

Ph.D. in Biophysics, Molecular Biology and Bioinformatics, University of Calcutta.

GATE – 2009 in Life Science

M. Sc. In Microbiology, University of Calcutta

M.Sc. in Bioinformatics, Sikkim Manipal University

Post Graduate Diploma in Bioinformatics, DOEACC, Govt. of India. JU Campus

B.Sc. (H) in Microbiology, Calcutta University

R E S E A R C H   I N T E R E S T

The primary focus of Prof. Pal’s research is studying bioremediation of heavy metal toxicity by microorganisms, and elucidating the molecular mechanisms of heavy metal toxicity (e.g. Antimony) resistance in several plant bodies. Specifically, he studies the genetic makeup and molecular pathways involved in heavy metal resistant bacteria by identifying the responsible genes and the genetic evolution of these genes. Alongside, he is investigating the role of selection pressure on the evolution of the heavy metal resistance in bacteria. The goal of this research is to discover the heavy metal toxicity resistant bacteria mediated protective mechanisms of plants and the evolution of these resistant bacteria.

The Pal lab is also analyzing the formulation and application of novel drug-nanoparticle conjugates, and the efficacy of nanocomposites using animal models. He is looking to identify the mechanisms by which nanocomposites impart protective effects against bacterial and cancer cell growth.

Additionally, Prof. Pal uses bioinformatics tools and computational models to solve molecular structures of nanoparticles and nanocomposite material. Through bioinformatics, he aims to understand the genetic alterations in heavy metal resistant bacteria.

P R O F E S S I O N A L   E X P E R I E N C E

  • Dr. Pal has 14 years of teaching, 12 years of research experience and three years of industry experience.
  • He had been appointed as Examiner for both UG and PG level examinations at many colleges and University.
  • He is member of Indian Science Congress, Indian Mycological Society, Microbiologist society, India.
  • He has eighteen international journal publications and more than thirty national and international conference publications.
  • Recipient of Gold Medal from Department of Botany, Calcutta University.
  • Recipient of seven national level awards

 

R E S E A R C H   G R O U P

  • Two Ph.D. students
  • Three research trainees
  • Two M.Sc. Project trainees
  • 12 PG research students
  • 24 UG research students

 

P U B L I C A T I O N S

  • 13 Research
  • 5 Review Articles
  • 2 Book chapters
  • 2 Books

T e a c h i n g   A r e a

  • Biochemistry
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Bioinformatics
  • Nanotechnology

Dr. Rajat Pal

Assistant Director - Microbiology and Biotechnology

Post-Doc Research, Biophysics, Molecular Biology and Bioinformatics, University of Calcutta.

Email: rajat.p@snuniv.ac.in


 E D U C A T I O N 

Post-Doc Research, Biophysics, Molecular Biology and Bioinformatics, University of Calcutta.

Ph.D. in Biophysics, Molecular Biology and Bioinformatics, University of Calcutta.

GATE – 2009 in Life Science

M. Sc. In Microbiology, University of Calcutta

M.Sc. in Bioinformatics, Sikkim Manipal University

Post Graduate Diploma in Bioinformatics, DOEACC, Govt. of India. JU Campus

B.Sc. (H) in Microbiology, Calcutta University

R E S E A R C H   I N T E R E S T

The primary focus of Prof. Pal’s research is studying bioremediation of heavy metal toxicity by microorganisms, and elucidating the molecular mechanisms of heavy metal toxicity (e.g. Antimony) resistance in several plant bodies. Specifically, he studies the genetic makeup and molecular pathways involved in heavy metal resistant bacteria by identifying the responsible genes and the genetic evolution of these genes. Alongside, he is investigating the role of selection pressure on the evolution of the heavy metal resistance in bacteria. The goal of this research is to discover the heavy metal toxicity resistant bacteria mediated protective mechanisms of plants and the evolution of these resistant bacteria.

The Pal lab is also analyzing the formulation and application of novel drug-nanoparticle conjugates, and the efficacy of nanocomposites using animal models. He is looking to identify the mechanisms by which nanocomposites impart protective effects against bacterial and cancer cell growth.

Additionally, Prof. Pal uses bioinformatics tools and computational models to solve molecular structures of nanoparticles and nanocomposite material. Through bioinformatics, he aims to understand the genetic alterations in heavy metal resistant bacteria.

P R O F E S S I O N A L   E X P E R I E N C E

  • Dr. Pal has 14 years of teaching, 12 years of research experience and three years of industry experience.
  • He had been appointed as Examiner for both UG and PG level examinations at many colleges and University.
  • He is member of Indian Science Congress, Indian Mycological Society, Microbiologist society, India.
  • He has eighteen international journal publications and more than thirty national and international conference publications.
  • Recipient of Gold Medal from Department of Botany, Calcutta University.
  • Recipient of seven national level awards

 

R E S E A R C H   G R O U P

  • Two Ph.D. students
  • Three research trainees
  • Two M.Sc. Project trainees
  • 12 PG research students
  • 24 UG research students

 

P U B L I C A T I O N S

  • 13 Research
  • 5 Review Articles
  • 2 Book chapters
  • 2 Books

T e a c h i n g   A r e a

  • Biochemistry
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Bioinformatics
  • Nanotechnology

Sanjay Das

Teacher-in-Charge - Allied Health Sciences

Graduation in Perfusion Technology from West Bengal University of Health Sciences, Kolkata

Email: sanjay.d@snuniv.ac.in


Sanjay Das completed his Graduation in Perfusion Technology from West Bengal University of Health Sciences, Kolkata. He bagged gold medal for holding the top position. He is an MBA (HR & IT) from Swami Vivekanand Subharti University, Meerut. UP.

He has worked for more than a decade as Medical Technologist in the Department of Cardio Thoracic Surgery of R. G. Kar Medical College and Hospital.

He was serving as the “Proctor” at Vivekananda Institute of Medical Sciences, Ramakrishna Mission Seva Pratisthan, Kolkata before joining this organisation.

He had been actively involved in teaching programmes of B. Sc, M. Sc as well as Diploma courses of Paramedical Science for almost 15 years now. He was advisor of teaching and training programmes of different Nursing courses also.

Sanjay is a Life Member of "Indian Society of Extra Corporeal Technology". Founder Member “ Global Foundation of Health Care, Education& Services”  and Secretary & “North 24 Parganas Little Help – A Health Awareness Society”

Dr. Madhurima Rudra

Clinical Instructor cum Clinical Coordinator - Allied Health Sciences

Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS)

Email: madhurima.r@snuniv.ac.in


Dr. Madhurima Rudra is currently working as Clinical Instructor cum Clinical Coordinator in the School of Allied Health Sciences of Sister Nivedita University, Newtown. She has completed her Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) with one year internship from Haldia Institute of Dental Sciences and Research under West Bengal University of Health Sciences and completed one year Housestaffship from Calcutta National Medical College. She was attached with College of Medicine and JNM hospital, Kalyani for more than 4 years as Clinical Tutor.

Prof. A.N. Lahiri Majumder

INSA HONORARY SCIENTIST - Microbiology & Biotechnology

Post-Doctoral Research from National Institutes of Health, USA (1973-1976) as Fogarty International Visiting Fellow/Associate.

Email: alahirimajumder@yahoo.com


E D U C A T I O N

DSc in Biochemistry from University of Calcutta, Kolkata.

Post-Doctoral Research from National Institutes of Health, USA (1973-1976) as Fogarty International Visiting Fellow/Associate.

Ph.D. in Botany from University of Calcutta, Kolkata.

M. Sc. in Botany, University of Calcutta, Kolkata.

B.Sc. (H) in Botany, University of Calcutta, Kolkata.

R E S E A R C H   I N T E R ES T

Major research contributions are in the area of inositols and phosphoinositides in relation to the biochemistry & molecular analysis, genetics, and biotechnological application of the pathways for attaining a stress-tolerant phenotype. Briefly these involve:

  • Molecular identification of the key pathway enzyme inositol synthase as an evolutionarily conserved ancient protein & gene across biological kingdom. Further identification of an evolutionarily conserved pentapeptide as the “core component” at it’s active site domain.
  • Identification of salt-tolerant proteins and their genes (PcIno1 & PcIMT1) from wild halophytic rice Oryza coarctata, their indepth molecular studies and generation of homozygous crop plants for attainment of salt-tolerant trait. Studies on the phosphoinositide specific Phospholipase C as a target for stress tolerance.
  • Newer extension pathways of the inositol metabolism in wild rice plants and studies of their regulation under adverse environment. Indepth studies on the promoters and cis elements of the different pathway genes as common key for coordinated regulation of inositol pathways under environmental stress.

 

P R O F E S S I O N A L   E X P E R I E N C E

  • He held the positions of a Lecturer, Reader, Professor and Chairman at the Department of Botany, School of Life Sciences, Visva Bharati University, Santiniketan (1977-91).
  • Professor of Botany, Bose Institute, Kolkata (1991-1995) and as Senior Professor & Head, Plant Molecular and Cellular Genetics/Division of Plant Biology Bose Institute between 1995 -2011.
  • He also worked at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, USA (1979,1980,1982); University of Ohio, USA (sabbatical, 1986-88); University of Arizona, USA (1994,1996,1998,1999); and University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA (2000,2002,2005).
  • He was a Raja Ramanna Fellow (2011-2016) and an INSA Senior Scientist (2016-2022).

 

A W A R D S   &  H O N O U R S

  • Elected Fellow, Indian National Science Academy (FNA), Indian Academy of Science (FASc), National Academy of Sciences (FNASc), National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (FNAAS), West Bengal Academy of Science & Technology (FASc&T)
  • Elected Member, Guha Research Conference 2001)
  • SB Saksena Award from the Indian National Science Academy (2008)
  • Sadakharaswamy Endowment Lecture Award, SBC(I) (1994/1995)
  • Parija Memorial Award, Utkal University (2001)
  • S N Pattnyak Memorial Oration Award, Bhubaneswar University (2017)
  • J C Sengupta Endowment Award, West Bengal Academy of Science & Technology, 2018.
  • Foundation Day Award, Bose Institute (1998).
  • Career Development Award, UGC (1980-83).
  • Fogarty International Center Visiting Fellowship/Associateship, NIH, USA (1973 – 1976)
  • Sir Rashbehari Ghosh Travelling Fellowship, Calcutta University (1982).
  • Rockefeller Biotechnology Career Fellowship (1998-2003)

Ankita Chakraborty

Clinical Instructor - Allied Health Sciences

master degree in Botany from Vidyasagar University and B. Ed from Burdwan University

Email: ankita.ch@snuniv.ac.in


Ankita Chakraborty has completed her master's degree in Botany from Vidyasagar University and B. Ed from Burdwan University. She has experienced of working under teaching and training in health care industry for the last 6 years. She is also associated with a NGO. Presently she is working as Clinical Instructor in the School of Allied Health Sciences of Sister Nivedita University, Newtown

SANGITA MAITRA MUKHERJEE

Clinical Instructor - Allied Health Sciences

B.Tech in BioMedical Engineering from JIS College (MAKAUT) & MBA from Seacom University, Birbhum

Email: sangita.m@snuniv.ac.in


SANGITA MAITRA MUKHERJEE completed her  B.Tech in BioMedical Engineering from JIS College (MAKAUT) & MBA from Seacom University, Birbhum. She served as a Bio Medical Engineer in B.R.PODDAR  Hospital. She has more than 4 years of work experience in the field of health industry.

RINI SAHA BANERJEE

Clinical Instructor - Allied Health Sciences

B.sc in Perfusion Technology from R.G.Kar Medical College and Hospital and B.sc in Zoology (Hons)

Email: rini.sb@snuniv.ac.in


She has completed her B.sc in Perfusion Technology from R.G.Kar Medical College and Hospital and B.sc in Zoology (Hons). She worked as a Faculty in Nursing and Paramedical Institute (Howrah TB Hospital) and as a post Course Co-ordinater at Aadhaayan Academy (Nursing and Paramedical Institute).Worked as a Health Care Manager of Evexius Private limited.

SAIKAT BANERJEE

Clinical Instructor - Allied Health Sciences

B.sc in Operation Theatre Sciences from R.G Kar Medical College and Hospital under WBUHS

Email: saikat.b@snuniv.ac.in


SAIKAT BANERJEE passed B.sc in Operation Theatre Sciences from R.G Kar Medical College and Hospital under WBUHS. His clinical experience is more than 10 years in the field of Health sector. He was certified and trainer of the ‘Respiratory Life Support’ for Covid 19 organised by West Bengal Medical Services, Dept. of Health & Family Welfare at Midnapore Medical College & Hospital.

Rishita Biswas

Clinical Instructor - Allied Health Sciences

B.Sc. in Critical Care Technology from Vivekananda Institute of Medical Sciences under West Bengal University of Health Sciences

Email: rishita.b@snuniv.ac.in


I’m Rishita Biswas, completed B.Sc. in Critical Care Technology from Vivekananda Institute of Medical Sciences under West Bengal University of Health Sciences. I have worked as Critical Care Technologist in Belle Vue Clinic and was appreciated as Corona Warrior for my work during Covid Situation. I am also associated with an NGO since 4years.      

Dr. Atreyi Ghosh

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR AND HEAD - Microbiology

Post-Doc Research from Yenepoya University, India

Email: atreyi.g@snuniv.ac.in


E D U C A T I O N

Post-Doc Research from Yenepoya University, India

Post-Doc Research from Northeast Hill University, India

Ph.D in Environmental Biotechnology, IIT Guwahati

GATE – 2006 in Life Science

M.Sc. in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Kalyani University

B.Sc. in Botany Calcutta University

R E S E A R C H   I N T E R E S T

Dr. Atreyi Ghosh is interested in exploring the phenomenon of bioremediation of inorganic pollutants through microbial consortia present in contaminated habitats. She is engaged to understand the mechanism of uptake and transformation of pollutants especially heavy metals by indigenous population of cyanobacteria and anaerobic bacteria. Her research interests also encompass to design cost-effective bioreactor system to treat real wastewater in vivo and in vitro condition. She is keen to analyze the pathways of transformation of the inorganic pollutants to their non-toxic form through those microorganism(s). She has already isolated and reported novel bacterial strains capable of treating multiple inorganic and organic pollutants from real industrial wastewater in batch and continuous systems. In SNU her research team is engaged with microbial synthesis of metal nanoparticle and analysing their antifungal effect. Also the team is involved in finding the potential of isolated cyanobacterial strain for heavy metal removal. Her future research plan includes the formulation of phyto-bioremediation system to contaminated wastewater and also the process of bioleaching of rare earth materials using isolated bacterial strains.

P R O F E S S I O N A L   E X P E R I E N C E

  • Dr. Ghosh has 10 years of teaching and 10 Years of Research experience.
  • She has 9 international journal and several conference publications.

R E S E A R C H G R O U P

  • Two PhD Fellow
  • Ten UG research students
  • Seven PG research students

P U B L I C A T I O N S

  • 7 Research Papers
  • 1 Review Article
  • 8 Conferences

T E A C H I N G   A R E A

  • Microbial diversity
  • Microbial Metabolism
  • Industrial Microbiology
  • Fermentation Technology

 

PROF. ANINDITA MUKHERJEE

Head of Department

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR AND CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST

Email: anindita.m@snuniv.ac.in


Area of Research:
Clinical psychology, psycho-immunology, psycho-oncology, psychotherapy

Employment / Education / Miscellaneous:
Anindita Mukherjee has completed her M.Phil in Clinical Psychology, M.Sc in Applied Psychology with specialization in Clinical and Forensic Psychology, Bsc Honors in Psychology from department of Applied Psychology, University of Calcutta. She has completed certified course on “psychological first aid” from John Hopkins University. She has a Diploma on graphology from Kolkata Institute of Graphology. She has qualified UGC NET twice. She has presented research papers in various national and international level conferences and received many best paper awards and published research papers in index journals. She is associated with mental health service for last 9 years. She was associated as a Clinical psychologist and faculty indifferent Government Medical College and different private neuropsychiatric hospitals in India.

Awards and recognition:

  • 1. First class 7th rank in Bsc (Hons) in Psychology from University of Calcutta.
  • 2. First class 2nd rank in Bsc (Hons) in psychology from Victoria Institution college, University of Calcutta
  • 3. Best paper award in 3rd International And 5th National Psychological Science Congress, Chandigarh, 2016
  • 4. Best paper award in RCI recognized 3 days International Seminar cum /continuing Rehabilitation Education Programme, Jadavpur University, West Bengal, 2020.

Selected Publications :

  • 1. Mukherjee A, Mukherjee T (2020). Anxiety, Depression and counseling awareness among women with breast carcinoma. Skills for counseling parents of students with special needs. Renova International Publications, New Delhi.
  • 2. Mukherjee A, Mazumder K, Ghoshal S (2018). Impact of different socio-demographic factors on mental health status of female cancer patients receiving chemotherapy for recurrent disease. Indian J PalliatCare;24:426-430
  • 3. Mukherjee A, Mazumder K, Kaushal V, Ghoshal S (2017). Effect of supportive psychotherapy on mental health status and quality of life of female cancer patients receiving chemotherapy for recurrent disease. Indian J PalliatCare;23:399-402

Research Interests :
Clinical psychology, psycho-immunology, psycho-oncology, psychotherapy

Dr. S. T. Choudhury

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR AND HEAD (Biotechnology)

Ph.D in Biochemistry, Calcutta University

Email: somsubhra.tc@snuniv.ac.in


E D U C A T I O N

Ph.D in Biochemistry, Calcutta University

GATE – 2010 in Life Science

M.Sc. in Microbiology Calcutta University

B.Sc. in Microbiology Calcutta University

R E S E A R C H   I N T E R E S T

Prof. Thakur Choudhury is involved in research on two major areas. Drug delivery system deals with the delivery of a therapeutic agent to the specific site in our body. The therapeutic agents or drugs have long been used to improve our health, to fight against the diseases and providing us an extended life. But the majority of the therapeutic agents face some major drawbacks like toxicity, resistance and poor bioavailability. In this respect, the drug delivery technology has opened a new avenue to improve the therapeutic efficacy of the drug.

Prof. Thakur Choudhury’s research interest is to explore the drug delivery field specifically liposomal and nanoparticulated drug delivery. Primarily he wants to develop new formulations of conventional drugs to improve their therapeutic efficacy. In future, the prime objective will be to develop target specific delivery of cytotoxic drugs for critical diseases like cancer.

Diagnosis of a disease is very important for proper and timely medication. In recent years a major thrust in the field of research is to develop an easy as well as efficient diagnostic tool for detection of disease. His objective is to develop easy, field adaptable diagnostic kits with higher sensitivity and specificity for the early detection of different infectious diseases as well as for different neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson.

P R O F E S S I O N A L   E X P E R I E N C E

  • Prof. Thakur Choudhury has 2 years of teaching and 8 Years of Research experience.
  • He has 10 international journal and several conference publications.

 

R E S E A R C H G R O U P

  • One Ph.D. student
  • Three UG research students

 

T E A C H I N G   A R E A

  • Biophysics
  • Cell Biology
  • Drug Designing and Drug Delivery

 

R E S E A R C H   A R E A

  • Biophysics
  • Cell Biology
  • Cancer Biology
  • Molecular Diagnostic

Dr. Fatema Calcuttawala

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR - Microbiology & Biotechnology

Ph.D in Molecular Microbiology, NICED, Kolkata, Post Doctoral Research, Bose Institute

Email: fatema.c@snuniv.ac.in


E D U C A T I O N

Post Doctoral Research, Bose Institute

Ph.D in Molecular Microbiology, NICED, Kolkata

GATE – 2010 in Life Science

ICMR-JRF 2010

CSIR-UGC NET 2010 (SPM Fellow)

M.Sc. in Biochemistry Calcutta University (Gold-medalist)

B.Sc. in Microbiology Calcutta University

R E S E A R C H   I N T E R E S T

Soil-dwelling actinomycetes are the most relevant class of microorganisms to expand one’s knowledge on antimicrobial substance production. Most clinically important antibiotics originate from them. However, multidrug resistance is threatening the future continual use of antibiotics. Hence there is a need to develop alternative environmentally friendly processes of nanoparticle synthesis which involves utilization of biological systems as nanofactories thereby promising an environmentally clean, nontoxic and economical process. Dr. Calcuttawala’s research interest is directed at sampling the soil actinomycetes of East Kolkata Wetlands (EKWs) and screening them for antimicrobial substances and nanoparticle production against a wide panel of phytopathogens. The EKWs have been designated as "wetland of international importance" under the Ramsar Convention in 2002. Microbial richness of this region is its hidden asset. Soil samples collected from the wetlands are expected to show the presence of various new strains of Actinomycetes which are not only ecologically important but also have commercial value. Furthermore, the nanoparticles synthesized may exhibit a synergistic effect with the antimicrobial substances produced by them and can serve as effective tools in overcoming the roadblock of controlling those phytopathogens which are difficult to eradicate using the conventional agricultural methods.

P R O F E S S I O N A L   E X P E R I E N C E

  • Prof. Calcuttawala has 2 years of teaching and 8 Years of research experience.
  • She has 4 international journal and several conference publications.

 

R E S E A R C H G R O U P

  • Three UG research students
  • One Project Trainee

 

T E A C H I N G   A R E A

  • Molecular Biology
  • Virology
  • Microbial genetics
  • Recombinant DNA Technology
  • Medical Microbiology and Immunology

 

R E S E A R C H   A R E A

  • Bacteriology
  • Molecular and Cell Biology
  • Virology

Dr. Anindita Banerjee

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR - Microbiology & Biotechnology

Ph.D. in Microbial Technology from Jadavpur University. Post-Doctoral Research from NTNU Trondheim, Norway.

Email: anindita.ba@snuniv.ac.in


R E S E A R C H   I N T E R E S T

Dr. Banerjee’s main focus of research is on integrated bioprocess technology for synthesis of bio-fuel with special reference to bio-aviation fuel through microbial aerobic as well as anaerobic fermentation route and understanding the complexity of microbial communities and their metabolic processes for optimisation of downstream product development. Her study also focuses on simultaneous development of strains, bioproduction of value added- metabolites and product purification along with model-based bioprocess automation.

Besides, she also has key interest in wastewater treatment using immobilized microbial biomass and recovery of the adsorbate for cost-effective recycling of the biomaterials for application at industrial scale. Precisely, multiparameter process optimization based on statistical design of experiments (DOE) for maximization of bio-removal process is one of the key attentions of her study.

Dr Banerjee concurrently has keen interest in bioprospecting of novel enzymes required for broad spectrum biotechnological applications, their characterization and expression at molecular level.

P R O F E S S I O N A L   E X P E R I E N C E

  • Dr. Banerjee has 1 year of teaching and 15 years of research experience.
  • She has mentored B. Tech, M. Tech, M.Sc and Ph.D students in several National Universities.
  • She has ten international journal research publications and more than ten national and international conference publications.
  • Recipient of four national level awards.

 

R E S E A R C H   G R O U P

  • 2 M.Sc. Project trainees
  • 5 PG research students
  • 10 UG research students

 

T E A C H I N G  A R E A

  • Environmental Microbiology
  • Biostatistics

 

P U B L I C A T I O N S

  • 10 Research Article
  • 10 Conference Publications

Dr. Argha Chakraborty

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR - Microbiology & Biotechnology

Ph.D. in Biomaterials Science from University of South Australia.

Email: argha.c@snuniv.ac.in


R E S E A R C H   I N T E R E S T

Dr. Argha Chakraborty is investigating the relationship between surface chemistry and topography of biomaterials mainly to understand the anti-infective response mechanisms of fungal cells. His research helps combat fungal infections from biomedical devices and directed towards presenting long term solutions for preventing fungal outbreaks from healthcare settings in highly populated areas.

Dr. Chakraborty has also been involved in the development of innovative vaccine delivery systems that can reduce the chances of blood-borne infections due to needle-stick injuries in immunisation programs. With an international recognition, Dr. Chakraborty is aiming to tackle the problems of fungal infections with the help of scientifically translatable point of care technologies.

Specifically, Dr. Chakraborty is designing approaches to study the interface between cells (both human and microbial) and materials surfaces with the help of plasma based surface modification technologies like plasma polymerisation and Deep Reactive Ion Etching (DRIE). On surfaces, plasma polymerisation can provide a chemical modification with the presence of (traditionally) hydrocarbon based cross linked polymers containing reactive functional groups such as aldehyde, epoxide, alcohol, carboxide, etc., whereas in case of DRIE, a physical modification of surfaces can be achieved. Thus, with the help of these surface modification tools, Dr. Chakraborty is advancing our understandings of biomaterials design and tissue engineering for the development of anti-fungal devices.

P R O F E S S I O N A L   E X P E R I E N C E

•       Dr. Chakraborty has 6 years of research and teaching experience both in national and international settings.

•       He has collaborated with Australian Government funded research and infrastructural facilities to develop translatable medical device technologies.

•       He is a member of Australian Society for Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering and Australian Nanotechnology Network.

•       In India he developed and implemented research strategies for the formulation of new pharmaceuticals from ‘bench to bedside’.

T E A C H I N G   A R E A

·  Biochemistry

·  Recombinant DNA Technology

·  Microbiology

·  Cell Biology

 

R E S E A R C H   A R E A

·       Biomaterials Science

·       Surface Science

·       Medical Mycology

·       Nanotechnology

 

Dr. Asis K. Jana

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR - Microbiology & Biotechnology

Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from National Chemical Laboratory, Pune. Post-Doctoral Research from University of Oklahoma, United States.

Email: asis.kj@snuniv.ac.in


R E S E A R C H   I N T E R E S T

Dr. Jana is involved in research to understand the structure, dynamics, and thermodynamics of complex biomolecular systems at atomistic resolution using theory and computational tools.  One of the major focusses is to understand the self-assembly pathways of the intrinsically disordered proteins, which is linked to a variety of "protein aggregation disorders" such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and Huntington's diseases, and the modulation of their aggregation pathways with suitable nanomaterials and ligand binding using computer simulation techniques.

Since last year, Dr. Jana is also investigating SARS-COV-2 induced amyloid formation as a way to explain some of the long-term effects troubling COVID-19 survivors. For instance, symptoms of “Long COVID” and the Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in adults (MIS-A) resemble Serum Amyloid A (SAA) amyloidosis, and SAA overproduction is a symptom of COVID-19. Similarly, it has been shown that SARS-COV-2 infection can trigger Parkinson’s disease which is connected with alpha-Synuclein amyloid formation. We suspect similar relationships with amyloid-beta peptide, implicated in Alzheimer’s disease.

P R O F E S S I O N A L   E X P E R I E N C E

  • Dr. Jana has 12 years of research experience.
  • He has 15 international journal research publications and two international conference publications.
  • He has mentored in several B. Tech, M. Tech, M.Sc. and Ph.D. students in national and international universities.
  • Recipient of two national level fellowships (UGC-NET and GATE).

R E S E A R C H   G R O U P

  • 2 PG research students
  • 5 UG research students

T E A C H I N G  A R E A

  • Mathematics and Biostatistics
  • Computational Biology
  • Chemistry

P U B L I C A T I O N S

  • 15 Research Articles
  • 1 Review Article

Dr. Surjit Singh

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR - Microbiology & Biotechnology

Ph.D. Biotechnology, TIGP-MBAS, Academia Sinica & NCHU, Taiwan. Postdoctoral research, ABRC, Academia Sinica, Taiwan.

Email: surjit.s@snuniv.ac.in


R E S E A R C H   I N T E R E S T

Dr. Surjit Singh’s research mainly focus on the aspect of molecular biology in different model organisms including plants and bacteria. As his Ph.D. and Postdoctoral research in Biotechnology with specialization in Plant Molecular Biology with a prior knowledge in the field of microbiology and environmental geochemistry, where he especially worked with arsenic contamination in the Indian rice field, and later to understand the basic fundamentals of plant genetics in order to cope with nutrient stress, specifically the iron (Fe) deficiency response mechanism in Arabidopsis to elucidate the factors behind the delayed flowering phenomenon through epigenetic modifications provided him numerous valuable skills and also allowed him to pursue inter disciplinary research..

Currently, Dr. Singh’s lab has primarily two independent focuses; First to dissect and analyze the nutrient stress, epigenetic phenomenon and flowering time control in plants which has the agricultural yield and management implications; Second to elucidate the molecular mechanism behind environmental detoxification using microbial system.

P R O F E S S I O N A L   E X P E R I E N C E

  • Dr. Singh has 9 years of research (including Ph.D. and Postdoc) and 1 year of teaching experience.
  • Recipient of Academia Sinica Postdoctoral Fellowship from Academia Sinica, Taiwan.
  • Recipient of Taiwan International Graduate Program (TIGP) Ph.D. scholarship.
  • Reviewer in scientific journals.
  • Recipient of Silver Medals from VIT University and MAKAUT.
  • Recipient of Eleven international level awards.

R E S E A R C H   G R O U P

  • 3 PG research students
  • 8 UG research students

 

T E A C H I N G  A R E A

  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetic Engineering
  • Plant Biotechnology

 

P U B L I C A T I O N S

  • 11 Research
  • 2 Review Articles
  • 1 Book chapters
  • 20 conference publications

Dr. Rochishnu Dutta

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR - Microbiology & Biotechnology

Ph.D. in Biological Sciences from University of Exeter, UK. Post-Doctoral Research from IISER Mohali.

Email: rochishnu.d@snuniv.ac.in


E D U C A T I O N

  • Post-Doctoral Research from IISER Mohali.
  • Ph.D. in Biological Sciences from University of Exeter, UK.
  • M. Sc. in Forestry, FRI Deemed-to-be University, Dehradun.
  • B.Sc. (H) in Zoology, University of Calcutta, Kolkata.

 

R E S E A R C H   I N T E R E S T

Dr. Dutta’s research focus on chemical analysis of naturally occurring lipids using gas chromatography and mass spectrometry. This includes extraction of lipids from natural sources, identification of novel chemicals, statistical analysis of the lipids as well as multivariate analysis for group differences in lipid profiles. He is interested in understanding the biochemical pathways and underlying genetic makeup involved in lipid synthesis.

The Evolutionary Ecology lab is also investigating the evolutionary outcomes of bacterial infection in host organism and hosts ability to resist, protect and survive life threatening microbial diseases.

Additionally, Dr. Dutta uses geometric morphometric tools to analyse shapes and forms of micro-organisms and microbial colonies.

P R O F E S S I O N A L   E X P E R I E N C E

  • Dr. Dutta has 1 year of teaching and 13 years of research experience.
  • He has previously worked in IISc Bangalore, IISER Mohali, NCBS Bangalore, ISI Kolkata as well as Nature Conservation Foundation Mysore.
  • He is member of Society for the Study of Evolution.
  • He has been reviewer for Journal of Biosciences (IAS, Bangalore) and Ethology journal.
  • He has been a volunteer for Worldwide Fund for Nature.

 

R E S E A R C H   G R O U P

  • 5 PG Research students
  • 10 UG Research students

 

T E A C H I N G  A R E A

  • Ecology
  • Evolutionary Biology
  • Biodiversity and Taxonomy
  • Biostatistics

 

P U B L I C A T I O N S

  • 5 Research Articles
  • 2 Books

Dr. Amit Sarkar

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR - Microbiology & Biotechnology

Ph.D degree from Jadavpur University, Postdoctoral research: Rocky Mountain laboratories National Institute of Health (NIH), Hamilton, MT, USA.

Email: amit.s@snuniv.ac.in


E D U C A T I O N

Postdoctoral research: Rocky Mountain laboratories, National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases (NIAID), National Institute of Health (NIH), Hamilton, MT, USA.

Ph.D. Life Sciences (Microbial Genetics), Bose Institute, Kolkata.

MSc. Botany, Visva Bharati University, West Bengal, India

BSc. (H) Life Sciences, Visva Bharati University, West Bengal, India

R E S E A R C H   I N T E R E S T

Dr. Amit Sarkar’s research programme primarily focuses on molecular genetics of enteric pathogenic bacteria and their interactions with hosts. During doctoral research Dr. Sarkar focused on molecular characterization of Non-Cholera Vibrios to gain better insights towards their genetic differences with their epidemic causing counterparts. His postdoctoral research primarily focused on understanding the host-pathogen interaction and identification of novel virulence genes of Lyme disease causing bacteria Borrelia Burgdorferi. Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a growing concern worldwide where rampant use of antibiotic has resulted in the emergence of antibiotic resistant strains. Infections with the enteric pathogen Vibrio cholera remains a concern in some of the South-East Asian countries and has emerged as a notorious drug resistant enteric pathogen over the past few decades. How these bacteria have evolved to acquire this drug resistance property and their survivability within the gut of the host in competition with the normal gut flora is one of the primary questions of Dr. Sarkar’s research. His research also aims at molecular characterization of hospital-acquired Salmonella infection and their antibiotic resistance profile. 

P R O F E S S I O N A L   E X P E R I E N C E

2015 - 2022: Assistant Professor and Head, Dept. of Biotechnology The Neotia University, West Bengal

2006 - 2012: Postdoctoral Visiting Fellow, Laboratory of Zoonotic Pathogens, Rocky Mountain Laboratories NIAID, NIH, Hamilton, MT 59849

1999 - 2006: Ph.D, Department of Microbiology, Bose Institute Kolkata, India, 700054

P E E R  R E V I E W E D  P U B L I C A T I O N S

1.    Poulomi Chakraborty, Debabrata Ghosh Dastidar, Payel Paul, Sutirtha Dutta · Debajjyoti Basu, Senjuti Roy Sharma, Shreosi Basu, Ranojit Kumar Sarker, Aparna Sen · Amit Sarkar, Prosun Tribedi (2020). Inhibition of bioflm formation of Pseudomonas aeruginosa by cafeine: a potential approach for sustainable management of bioflm. Archives of Microbiology. Vol 202(3):623-635.
2.    B. M. Hayes, Daniel P. Dulebohn, Amit Sarkar, Kit Tilly, Aaron Bestor, Xavier Beth Ambroggio and Patrici A. Rosa (2014). Regulatory Protein BBD18 of the Lyme Disease Spirochete: Essential Role during Tick Acquisition? mBio. 5(2):e01017-14
3.    Stewart PE, Carroll JA, Dorward DW, Stone HH, Amit Sarkar, Picardeau M, Rosa PA. (2012). Characterization of the Bat proteins in the oxidative stress response of Leptospira biflexa. BMC Microbiol. Vol 13;12:290
4.    Amit Sarkar*, Hayes BM, Dulebohn DP, Rosa PA. (2011). Regulation of the virulence determinant OspC by bbd18 on linear plasmid lp17 of Borrelia burgdorferi. Journal of Bacteriology. Vol. 193 (19), Page. 5365-5373. (corresponding author)
5.    Jewett MW, Jain S, Linowski AK, Amit Sarkar, Rosa PA. (2011). Molecular characterization of the Borrelia burgdorferi in vivo-essential protein PncA. Microbiology. Vol. 157(part10). Page. 2831- 2840.
6.    Aaron Bestor, PhilipE. Stewart, Mollie W. Jewett, Amit Sarkar, Kit Tilly and Patricia A. Rosa. (2010). Use of the Cre-lox recombination system to investigate lp54 gene requirement in the infectious cycle of Borrelia burgdorferi. Infection and Immunity. Vol.78(6), Page.2397-2407.
7.    Amit Sarkar*, Kit Tilly, Philip Stewart, Aaron Bestor, James M. Battisati and Patricia Rosa (2009). Borrelia burgdorferi resistance to a major skin antimicrobial peptide is independent of outer surface lipoprotein content. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy. Vol. 53(10), Page. 4490-4494. (*corresponding author)
8.    Bisweswar Nandi, Ranjan K. Nandy, Amit Sarkar and Asoke C. Ghose (June 2005). Structural features, properties and regulation of the outer membrane protein W (OmpW) of Vibrio cholerae. Microbiology. Vol. 151(part 9), Page. 2975-2986.
9.    Amit Sarkar, Ranjan K. Nandy, G. Balakrish Nair, and Asoke C. Ghose (August 2002). VibrioPathogenicity Island and Cholera Toxin Genetic Element-Associated Virulence Genes and Their Expression in Non O1 Non-O139 Strains of Vibrio

 

T E A C H I N G  A R E A

  • Immunology
  • Recombinant DNA technology
  • Biochemistry

 

R E S E A R C H  A R E A

  • Molecular Genetics
  • Microbiology
  • Immunology

 

Dr. Souri Roy

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR - Microbiology & Biotechnology

Ph.D. in Molecular genetics, Plant genetic engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, Kharagpur

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International:

1. Snehasish Sarkar, Souri Roy & Sudip Kumar Ghosh (2021) Development of marker-free transgenic pigeon pea (Cajanus cajan) expressing a pod borer insecticidal protein.  Scientific Reports, Nature, 11, 10543. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-90050-8

2. Snehasish Sarkar, Souri Roy, Sudip Kumar Ghosh and Asitava Basu (2019) Application of lateral branching to overcome the recalcitrance of in vitro regeneration of Agrobacterium-infected Pigeon pea (Cajanus cajan (L.) Millsp.). Plant Cell, Tissue and Organ Culture, Springer Nature, 137, pages 23–32. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11240-018-01547-6

3. Jagannath Bhattacharyya, Anirban Chakraborty, Souri Roy, Soumitra Kumar Sen (2015) Genetic transformation of cultivated jute (Corchorus capsularis L.) by particle bombardment using apical meristem tissue and development of stable transgenic plant. Plant Cell Tissue and Organ Culture, 121, pages 311–324. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11240-014-0702-2  

4. Souri Roy, Snehasish Sarkar, Sudip Kumar Ghosh Development of a rapid and highly efficient in-vitro somatic embryogenesis and plant regeneration of P.  glaucum (L) from shoot apical meristem (Under review)

National

5. Rajib Roychowdhury, Souri Roy, and Jagatpati Tah (2013) Estimation of heritable components of variation and character selection in eggplant (Solanum melongena L.) for mutation breeding programme. Continental J. Biological Sciences 4 (2): 31-36. https://www.cabdirect.org/cabdirect/abstract/20123299341

Conferrence Proceding

1. 18th European Congress On Biotechnology 1-4 July 2018, Geneva Switzerland

Souri Roy, Snehasish Sarkar and Sudip Kumar Ghosh (2018) Somatic embryogenesis of sweet pearl millet (Pennisetum glaucum), a rich source of cellulosic biomass, New Biotechnology, Volume 1113, Issue 1-3, Pages 1871-6784, Elsevier, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nbt.2018.05.985.

2. 43rd FEBS Congress 7-12 July 2018, Prague, Czech Republic

 Snehasish Sarkar, Souri Roy, Sudip K.Ghosh (2018) Development of marker-free pod borer resistant Pigeon pea (Cajanus cajan). FEBS Open Bio, 8: P.07-022. https://doi:10.1002/2211-5463.12453

Dr. Sudipta Saha

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR - Microbiology & Biotechnology

Ph. D. from CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Biology, Jadavpur University

Email: sudipta.s@snuniv.ac.in


Dr. Sudipta Saha has 22 years of research (from Ph. D.) including more than 5 years of teaching experience along with a very short stint in industry. He is a Ph.D. from CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Biology, Jadavpur University, Kolkata. He received JRF/SRF/RA fellowships from DST, Lady Tata Memorial Trust, ICMR, CSIR along with CSIR-SRA (Pool Scientist Position). His Post Doctoral research is from Chang Gung University, Taiwan. He received DST-SERB-Startup Research Grant of about Rs. 30 Lakhs during his tenure as Assistant Professor (III) at Amity University, Noida. He had been appointed as External Examiner for both UG and PG level examinations at many Colleges and Universities. He is a Life Member of Indian Science Congress Association, Society of Biological Chemists, India. He is the recipient of “Biotech Idea to Innovation Award 2007” from British Council, New Delhi and “India Innovation Pioneers Challenge Award 2009” from Indo-US Science and Technology Forum, DST-India and Intel. He is also the recipient of two Best Poster Awards in International Conferences like International Congress on Gamete Biology 2006 and Bangalore India Bio 2011. He has international research exposures in Taiwan, USA and UK. He has 14 Journal Publications, 3 Review Articles, 4 Book Chapters, e-Books, 1 Granted Patent and 5 Press Mentions. His research interests are in the area of Reproductive Biology, Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, Proteomics and Bioinstrumentation.

Dr. Sudipta Saha

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR - Microbiology & Biotechnology

Ph. D. from CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Biology, Jadavpur University

Email: sudipta.s@snuniv.ac.in


Dr. Sudipta Saha has 22 years of research (from Ph. D.) including more than 5 years of teaching experience along with a very short stint in industry. He is a Ph.D. from CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Biology, Jadavpur University, Kolkata. He received JRF/SRF/RA fellowships from DST, Lady Tata Memorial Trust, ICMR, CSIR along with CSIR-SRA (Pool Scientist Position). His Post Doctoral research is from Chang Gung University, Taiwan. He received DST-SERB-Startup Research Grant of about Rs. 30 Lakhs during his tenure as Assistant Professor (III) at Amity University, Noida. He had been appointed as External Examiner for both UG and PG level examinations at many Colleges and Universities. He is a Life Member of Indian Science Congress Association, Society of Biological Chemists, India. He is the recipient of “Biotech Idea to Innovation Award 2007” from British Council, New Delhi and “India Innovation Pioneers Challenge Award 2009” from Indo-US Science and Technology Forum, DST-India and Intel. He is also the recipient of two Best Poster Awards in International Conferences like International Congress on Gamete Biology 2006 and Bangalore India Bio 2011. He has international research exposures in Taiwan, USA and UK. He has 14 Journal Publications, 3 Review Articles, 4 Book Chapters, e-Books, 1 Granted Patent and 5 Press Mentions. His research interests are in the area of Reproductive Biology, Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, Proteomics and Bioinstrumentation.

Dr. Raj Shekhar Aich

Professor

Two PhDs in marine anthropology, and applied psychology

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Having two PhDs in marine anthropology, and applied psychology, Prof. Raj’s research focus is the holistic study of cultural and natural-scapes shaped by physical and symbolic interactions of humans with the marine environment and life forms. His expertise encompasses, social psychology, epistemology, anthrozoology, multispecies Ethnography, marine Social Science, and am currently working on a new methodology of Transdisciplinary Human- Shark research.

In his psychological research he had investigated evolutionary and aesthetics psychology. Furthermore, due to the unique positionality of his research, he contributed to the pioneering field of marine social sciences and human-shark research. He is the first scientist to conduct white shark cage diving ethnography (New Zealand); written the first narrative shark book from India; the first Indian scientist to conduct White shark research; first to conduct multispecies ethnographic research with sharks; first to create a sensory documentary of White shark cage diving and the first to conduct scholarly investigation of Sundarbans shark attacks (India). He is now creating a citizen science initiative about Western Australian Great White sharks.

DR. SIDDHARTHA DUTTA

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR (Biotechnology)

Ph.D. in Life Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University

Email: siddhartha.d@snuniv.ac.in


EDUCATION

Ph.D. in Life Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University

CSIR JRF NET – 2002 in Life Sciences

M.Sc. in Botany, Banaras Hindu University

B.Sc. (H) in Botany, Ravenshaw University

 

RESEARCH INTEREST

Dr. Dutta's research endeavors revolve around comprehending the underlying mechanisms driving plant productivity, employing both biochemical and transgenic methodologies. His primary focus resides in dissecting the regulation of chloroplast biogenesis and the intricate process of protein import into chloroplasts. A central aspect of his investigations lies in unraveling the relationship between chloroplast morphology and its functional attributes. Enhancing the operational efficiency of chloroplasts stands as a pivotal objective, particularly within the purview of biotechnologists aiming to augment overall productivity.

Moreover, Dr. Dutta is actively exploring the potential of chloroplasts as an industrial platform, a burgeoning interest in the realm of plant biotechnology. His efforts extend towards the formulation of innovative strategies to bolster growth, development, and resilience to stressors. Serving as a Pool Scientist and research scientist at the Department of Biotechnology, NIT-Durgapur, he has further expanded his scholarly interests to unveil novel pathways of light signaling critical for optimal plant growth and development. Dr. Dutta's engagement extends to the identification of nascent light signaling molecules and pathways pivotal in early phases of plant maturation.

His prolific contributions find publication in esteemed peer-reviewed journals such as Plant Physiology, Journal of Experimental Botany, PLOS ONE, and The Plant Journal, underscoring the rigorous scientific rigor characterizing his work.

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2021- 2022 – Faculty (on contract) at Department of Biotechnology, University of Engineering and Management, Kolkata, West Bengal, India.

2019- 2021 – Research Scientist at Department of Biotechnology, National Institute of Technology Durgapur.

2016 – 2019: Pool Scientist (Scientist‘s Pool Scheme, CSIR) at Department of Biotechnology, National Institute of Technology Durgapur.

2012 – 2015: Research Associate at Department of Plant Biology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, United States.

2009 – 2012: Postdoctoral Fellow at Department of Biology, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Canada.

PUBLICATIONS

  • 12 research
  • 3 reviews
  • 2 Book chapters
  • 1 Conference proceeding
  • 1 Book review

RESEARCH GROUP

  • Seven UG research students

TEACHING AREA

  • Recombinant DNA Technology
  • Animal and Plant Biotechnology

 

RESEARCH AREA

  • Plant physiology
  • Chloroplast biogenesis
  • Light signaling
  • Crop improvement

DEBANGANA BHATTACHARYA

Assistant Professor

Pursuing Ph.D (Final Year)

Email: debangana.b@snuniv.ac.in


Area of Research: Developmental Psychology, Social Psychology, Genetic Predisposing, Positive Psychology, Personality development.

Employment / Education / Miscellaneous: Debangana Bhattacharya is currently pursuing her PhD in Psychology. She has completed her B.A and M.A in Psychology from Department of Psychology, University of Calcutta with specialization in Developmental Psychology. She has experience of working under Indian Council of Medical Research for three years. She has experience in working on a research project under University of Calcutta for 1 year. She is associated in teaching psychology for the last 8 years. She has also experience in behavior modification interventions of children with learning disability and special needs. She has numerous publications in international per review journals.

Research Interests: Developmental Psychology, Personality Development, Positive Psychology, Research Methodology and Statistics.

Anwesha Bhattacharyya

Assistant Professor

M.Sc, M.Phil, pursuing PhD from the University of Calcutta.

Email: anwesha.b@snuniv.ac.in


Anwesha Bhattacharyya is pursuing her PhD from the Department of Applied Psychology, University of Calcutta. She has clinical experience as a consultant clinical psychologist for more than six years. To hone her skills as a teacher and psychotherapist, she is also pursuing a Postgraduate Diploma in Trauma-Focused Therapy (PGDTFT) from School of Human Ecology, Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai. Besides, she has taught in undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Psychology and has supervised students in their research project-work for the past six years. She has been associated with multiple universities including The Neotia University, University of Calcutta, Rabindra Bharati University, Kazi Nazrul University and so on in full time teaching positions, and also as visiting faculty. She has completed her M.Phil in Clinical Psychology from Ranchi Institute of Neuropsychiatry and Allied Sciences (RINPAS), Ranchi, India with first rank. She has been an invited speaker in various webinars, panel discussions, workshops and orientation programs over the last few years. She has presented oral paper in four national conferences and has been a speaker in various national conferences and an international congress. Her interest areas include child and adolescent psychopathology, depression, anxiety spectrum disorders, psychological trauma and its impact, neuropsychology and positive psychology.

Dr. Sudeshna Roy

Assistant Professor

Ph.D. in the year 2019 from University of Calcutta

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Dr. Roy has 6 years of teaching experience and 5 years of research experience. She did her Masters in Applied Psychology with clinical psychology specialisation and later completed Ph.D. in the year 2019 from University of Calcutta. Her research area was the Correlates of Dysfunctional Belief related to OCD. She has had 2 National Publications and has adapted a scale on metacognition in Bengali.

Ms. Arundhati Biswas

Assistant Professor

PhD (Thesis submitted) University of Calcutta, Mphil, M.Sc, and B.Sc., from University of Calcutta.

Email: arundhati.b@snuniv.ac.in


Ms. Arundhati Biswas is assistant professor in the Department of Psychology, Sister Nivedita University.  She has submitted her PhD in the year 2022 which she completed from the Department of Psychology, University of Calcutta. She has completed Mphil in Clinical Psychology ( RCI registered), MSc. in Medical Psychology and BSc in Psychology from the University of Calcutta. She was associated with Apollo Multi Speciality Hospitals as a consultant clinical psychologist for more than ten years. She has been associated with multiple universities including The West Bengal State University and  Then Neotia University as visiting faculty. She has ten years of teaching experience in various universities and acted as dissertation supervisor at West Bengal State University and Neotia University. She has published four research papers in UGC acceredated journals. She has been an invited speaker in various seminars and workshops over the last few years. Her interest areas include psychotherapy, counselling, child and adolescent psychopathology, personality disorder, obsessive compulsive and related disorder,  mood disorder, anxiety spectrum disorders, autism spectrum disorder and positive psychology.

Ms. Papri Das

Assistant Professor

B.Sc (H), M.Sc in Psychology and M.Phil in Clinical Psychology from University of Calcutta.

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"Ms. Papri Das is a Clinical Psychologist (Registered with R.C.I), with B.Sc (H), M.Sc in Psychology and M.Phil in Clinical Psychology from University of Calcutta. She secured a First Class 5th Position in M.Sc Batch 2017 and First Class 1st Position in M.Phil Batch 2020. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D in Psychology from University of Calcutta. She has an Industry experience of 4 years, her areas of interest include working with clients experiencing Trauma and Emotional Abuse, Borderline Personality Disorder, Anxiety Spectrum Disorders and Mood Disorders. Her previous full-time working association were with ICFAI University Tripura, and Amity University, Kolkata. She is a certified Mindfulness Based Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (NITI Aayog, Govt. of India) practitioner. She has recently completed her another training on Compassion Cultivation under Teacher David Midgley, from Compassion Institution, Stanford University. She has presented her research works in different National and International Conferences as well as has publications under different reputed National and International Journals."

Bipasha Chatterjee

Assistant Professor

Pursuing her PhD from the Department of Applied Psychology, University of Calcutta

Email: bipasha.c@snuniv.ac.in


Bipasha Chatterjee is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology, Sister Nivedita University, Kolkata, India.

Currently Ms. Chatterjee is pursuing her PhD from the Department of Applied Psychology, University of Calcutta. She holds a First Class Master of Science degree in Applied Psychology (specialization in Organizational & Environmental Psychology), University of Calcutta. 18th West Bengal SET - 2014 (conducted by WBCSC) in June 2015. She has a total teaching and research experience of more than 9 years till date. Her area of interest is work life balance, occupational/job stress, communication in organizations, cognition and language, employee assistance program and exploring the emerging research areas in her respective field. She is the editor for two books (“Gender Equality in a Modern Perspective: Moving beyond Diversity”and “Human Resource Management in a Post Pandemic Global Environment: Roles, Strategies, and Implementations”, both published by Apple Academic Press, partnered with CRC Press, a member of the Taylor & Francis Group and the former book is Scopus Indexed). She has also chaired scientific session in national conferences, and has also delivered invited lectures. She has published four research papers out of which two are in Scopus Indexed Journals. She is also the author of three chapters in a book on Industrial Psychology and Social Psychology for undergraduate students and has also written book chapters in other books. She has presented research papers in various international/national conferences and seminars. Her PG Dissertation was published as a book from Lambert Academic Publishing in 2014. She is also, a Life Member of Indian School Psychology Association (InSPA). She is a sincere and committed academician who strives to explore the different aspects of Industrial Psychology and Organizational Behavior.

Sravasti De

Visiting Faculty

pursuing Ph.D in Applied Psychology from University of Calcutta

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M. Sc in Applied Psychology, Specialization in industrial and organizational behavior, Currently pursuing Ph.D in Applied Psychology from University of Calcutta Total work experience in the field of academy: 10 years

Sudeshna Sarkar

Visiting Faculty

Master of Science in Applied Psychology from Rajabazar Science College.

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A passionate, experienced and dedicated professional with an exemplary academic record in industrial psychology and 14 years industry experience.

Actively involved in selection, recruitment, training and assessment activities.

Educational Qualification: Master of Science in Applied Psychology from Rajabazar Science College with specialization in Organizational Development and Human Resource Management. Had finished postgraduation from Calcutta University with First Class.

Dr. Moumita Das

Assistant Professor and Head - Applied Nutrition and Dietetics

Ph.D. in Physiology, Calcutta University

Email: moumita.d@snuniv.ac.in


EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Ph.D. in Physiology, Calcutta University
  • M.Sc. in Human Physiology (Spl. In Clinical Biochemistry, Nutrition and Dietetics), Calcutta University
  • B.Sc.(H) in Human Physiology, Calcutta University
AWARDS RECEIVED:
  • Received Prof. Sacchidananda Banerjee Memorial Young Scientist Award, 2019 on the published paper “Hepatoprotective effects of green Capsicum annum against ethanol induced oxidative stress, inflammation and apoptosis in rats”.
  • Ranked 1st in Master of Science (M.Sc. in Human Physiology) Examination, 2012.
RESEARCH INTEREST:

Dr. Das is interested in research involving the prevalence of lifestyle induced non-communicable diseases in the society, the risk factors associated with it and the role of nutraceuticals in the prevention of these diseases. Community nutrition and public health are the primary focus area.

Study involving green synthesis of nanoparticles and their efficacy in preventing diseases is also one of the fascinating fields of his research. This could lead to new arena of research in nutraceuticals and their efficacy in preventing lifestyle induced several diseases.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
  • 5 years of Research Experience
  • 6 years of teaching experience at both under-graduate and post-graduate level
  • 2 Invited Lectures at the Physiological Society of India.
TEACHING AREA:
  • System Physiology
  • Food Science
  • Basic Nutrition
  • Nutritional Biochemistry
  • Pathophysiology and Dietetics
RESEARCH GROUP:
  • 6 P.G. Students
  • 4 U.G. Students
PUBLICATION
  • 15 Original Research Article Publication in reputed National and International Journals
  • 3 Book Chapter
  • 7 National Conference proceedings and 2 International Conference proceedings

 

Asmita Bhattacharjee

Assistant Professor - Applied Nutrition and Dietetics

M.Sc in Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics, PhD scholar at Jadavpur University.

Email: asmita.b@snuniv.ac.in


Done my graduation and postgraduation in Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics from Gokhale Memorial Girls' College and SNDT University,Mumbai respectively. Worked as an Invited Lecturer at Gokhale Memorial Girls' College for 1.5 years. Pursuing PhD on value added food product development at Jadavpur University, Dept. Of Food Technology and Biochemical Engineering.

Shreyasi Halder

Assistant Professor - Applied Nutrition and Dietetics

M.Sc., BEd., Ph.D.(pursuing)

Email: shreyasi.h@snuniv.ac.in


I have done M.Sc. (Food and Nutrition) from University of Calcutta (C.U) in 2015, followed by a B.Ed. from C.U. (2017) and presently pursuing my Ph.D. from C.U. I have been awarded JRF by UGC, 2016. Also, I have been awarded Uma Mukherjee Memorial Scholarship by University of Calcutta, 2013 and the Post- Graduate Merit Scholarship for University Rank Holder by UGC, 2013. I had been a Visiting Faculty in Amity University, Kolkata and prior to that a Guest Lecturer in the Department of Home Science, University of Calcutta.

My Areas of Research Interests are medicinal plants and herbs, Human Nutrition and Dietetics, Low-cost nutritious food etc.

I have presently 7 publications in peer reviewed international and national journals, 1 book chapter with ISBN. According to Google Scholar, citations: 10, h-index:3

Google scholar link: https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=DrtqIGMAAAAJ

ResearchGate link: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Shreyasi-Halder

ORCiD iD: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1199-009X

Arpita Banerjee

Assistant Professor - Applied Nutrition and Dietetics

M.Sc. ( Food and Nutrition), Pursuing Ph.D. from University of Calcutta, UGC-NET-JRF

Email: arpita.b@snuniv.ac.in


She has completed her graduation and post-graduation in Food and Nutrition from University of Calcutta, where she stood first-class-second and first-class-third, respectively. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D. degree in Food and Nutrition from University of Calcutta.

Beepsa Basu

Lecturer - Applied Nutrition and Dietetics

M.Sc., Registered PhD scholar

Email: beepsa.b@snuniv.ac.in


Completed my graduation and post-graduation in Food Science and Nutrition from J.D.Birla Institute, Jadavpur University. Worked as an Subject matter expert in a NGO, for a project. Invited as an evaluator in Food Corporation of India for Nutrition month celebration. Currently I'm Pursuing PhD on Food microbiology at Sister Nivedita University.

Ranjit Bhowmick

Academic Instructor - Applied Nutrition and Dietetics

M.Sc.(Botany), GATE(Life Science), B.Ed

Email: ranjit.b@snuniv.ac.in


EXTRA QUALIFICATION :

GATE(Life Science) 2023, CTET 2022, WBTET 2022 qualified. Diploma in Information Technology
and Computer Application.

ACHIEVEMENTS :

  • Represented West Bengal State University at National level(Wet Lab Championship in IIT Delhi).
  • Recipient of Smt. Giribala Mondal Smriti Puraskar for scoring highest marks in English subject(HS level) in School.

 

EXPERTISE :

  • DNA Extraction, Fungi Identification, Laboratory Instrument Handling.
  • I have previous experience in molecular biology (RT-PCR test of COVID-19) field.

 

RESEARCH INTEREST :

  • Plant Pathology, Molecular Virology, Plant Pathogen Interaction.
  • Dissertation topic in M.Sc. - "Phytophthora in Forests and Natural Ecosystems."

ADRIJA SENGUPTA

LABORATORY ASSISTANT - Applied Nutrition and Dietetics

BTech. in Food Technology from MAKAUT

Email: adrija.s@snuniv.ac.in


Academic Qualification

 

BTech. in Food Technology from MAKAUT

 

Teaching Experience 

 

  • Working as Laboratory Assistant in the Department of Applied Nutrition and Dietetics, Sister Nivedita University.

 

  • Worked as Senior Technical Assistant at the Department of Food Technology, Techno Main, Salt Lake.

 

Expertise

 

  • Organizing training programmes with local entrepreneurs.

 

  • Handling of Govt. Funded Projects viz. TIFAC CORE, MOFPI through analytic assessment of samples and sophisticated instruments.

 

  • Preparation of protocols for chemical analysis of food as per standards and FSSAI norms.

 

  • Teaching Learning Methodologies as per NBA requirements.

 

  • Evaluation and research on "New Food Product Development".

 

  • Sampling of product samples in accordance to standard sampling plans and procedures.

 

  • Calibration of Instruments.

 

 

Certificates

 

  • ISTE STTP on Environmental Studies – IIT Bombay

 

  • STTP on Water for Drinking and Impact on Public Health – NITTTR Kolkata

 

  • STTP on Laboratory Safety Management – NITTTR Kolkata

MS. SHRESTHA ASH

Lecturer

MSc Psychology, B.Ed, pursuing Ph.D

Email: shrestha.a@snuniv.ac.in


She has completed her B.Sc (Hons.) in Psychology [University Rank 5th] [First Class] from the University of Calcutta and M.Sc Psychology [First Class] from the University of Calcutta, with a specialization in Experimental Psychology. She has interned at the Psychology Research Unit at the Indian Statistical Institute (ISI), Kolkata. She is currently pursuing a Ph.D in Psychology and her areas of research interest include Cognitive Psychology, Applied Psychology, Experimental Psychology, Educational Psychology, Positive Psychology, and Biopsychology. She also holds a B.Ed degree from WBUTTEPA and has completed the Psychology Category 1 Diploma Programme (For Developing Leaders in International Education) certified by the International Baccalaureate Organization, USA. She is an experienced faculty of Psychology having worked in reputed educational institutions in Kolkata, for the last 6 years.

She has expertise in working with adolescents and young adults. She has been involved with student awareness programmes and workshops on different social and psychological issues. She has published research articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals and has a keen interest in reading, writing, poetry, painting, and public speaking. Her articles have been published in popular newspapers, magazines, and online. She is a life member of the Breakthrough Science Society, Kolkata, and a Full Member of the National Academy of Psychology (NAOP), India.

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CoursesFee During Admission (Including 1st Semester Fee / 1st installment for annual scheme)Fee 2nd semester / 2nd installment onwardsProgram Fees Total
B.Sc. (Applied Nutrition & Dietetics) (Honours / Honours with Research)7646040460359680
B.Sc. (Biotechnology) (Honours / Honours with Research)7646040460359680
B.Sc. (Critical Care Technology)8833552333454666
B.Sc. (Medical Laboratory Technology)8833552333454666
B.Sc. (Medical Radiography & Imaging Technology)8833552333454666
B.Sc. (Microbiology) (Honours / Honours with Research)7646040460359680
B.Sc. (Operation Theatre Technology)8833552333454666
B.Sc. (Psychology) (Honours / Honours with Research)6646030458279666
M.Sc. (Applied Nutrition & Dietetics)8950053500250000
M.Sc. (Applied Psychology)8325047250225000
M.Sc. (Biotechnology)8950053500250000
M.Sc. (Microbiology)8950053500250000
Ph.D. (Biotechnology) (Full Time / Part Time)9025070000480250
Ph.D. (Microbiology) (Full Time / Part Time)9025070000480250
Ph.D. (Psychology) (Full Time / Part Time)9025070000480250

 

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