Profile of Dr. Bikash Mandal


Bikash Mandal

Elected Fellow 2016

Subject: Agricultural Sciences & Forestry  (Plant Pathology/Virology)

DB: 30-12-1963

Birth place

Habra, North 24 Parganas, West Bengal, India.


Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, West Bengal (B.Sc.(Ag.) Hons, 1986); University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore (M.Sc. (Ag.), 1990); Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi (PhD, 1994); The University of Georgia, Tifton Campus, USA (Post-Doc, 2000-2002)

Positions held 

Editor-in-Chief, VirusDisease, Since 2011; Principal Scientist, IARI, New Delhi, Since 2009; Senior Scientist, IARI, New Delhi 2002-2009; Post Doc Fellow, University of Georgia, USA, 2000-2002; Scientist In-charge, IARI Regional Station, Kalimpong, 1996-1999. 

Research Area

Plant Virology (genomics, diagnosis and application of plant viruses as unique genetic resources)

Awards and fellowships

Indian Virological Society, 2011; Indian Phytopathological Society, 2015; Member of The National Academy of Sciences, Allahabad, 2010.


Official :
Advanced Center for Plant Virology, Division of Plant Pathology,  Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi-110 012


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