Profile of Dr. B. N. Chakraborty


Chakraborty, B. N.

Elected Fellow 2016

Subject: Biological Sciences (Immuno-Phytopathology)

DB: 12-07-1955

Birth place

Laheriasarai, Darbhanga, Bihar, India.


L. N. Mithila University (B.Sc. Botany(Hons.), 1974); University of Calcutta (M.Sc.(Botany), 1976); (Ph.D.,1982); Post-Doc 1989-1991 Long term overseas associateship of DBT, Govt. of India at Department of Biological Sciences, University of Calgary, Canada.

Positions held 

Professor, Department of Botany, University of North Bengal, Siliguri, 1998 to date. Reader in Botany, 1995-1998; Lecturer in Botany, NBU, 1984-1995; Lecturer in Botany, St. Josephs College,Darjeeling, 1982-1984 Head, Department of Botany,NBU, 1998-2000 and 2014-2015; Dean, Faculty of Science, NBU, 2005-2009, Deputy Coordinator, SAP-DRS-1, 2002-2007; Director, Centre for Development Studies, NBU, 2005-2009, Vice-Chairman, Centre for Floriculture and Agrobusiness Management, NBU, 2005-2009; Programme Coordinator, SAP-DRS-II,2007-2012, Zonal Councillor (East Zone), 2009; Vice President, 2010; President-2012, Indian Society of Mycology and Plant Pathology; Zonal President, (Eastern Chapter),1996; President, 2017, Indian Phytopathological Society; Vice President, Crop Protection Federation, 2012-2017; Councillor, International Society of Plant Pathology, 2013-2018; Chairman, Regional Research Advisory Committee, Regional Sericulture Research Station, Kalimpong, Central Silk Board, govt. of India, 2013-2016

Research Area

Molecular Plant Immunity, Microbial Biotechnology, Harnessing beneficial microbial resources for crop improvement

Awards and fellowships


DBT Long term Overseas Biotechnology Award, 1989-91; Dr.R. L. Narasimha Swamy Memorial Award, 1998; Prof. K. P. V. Menon award, 2003; Guman Verma Memorial Award, 2004, 2008,2010; Researcher Award, 2004; Ram Sakhi Devi Award, 2005; P. P. Singhal Memorial Pesticides India Award, 2005, 2010, 2012,2014; Prof. K.S. Bilgrami Award, 2007, 2010, 2014; Prof. K. Natarajan Endowment Lecture Award,2010; Prof. M.J.Narasimhan Medal, 2011; Dastur Memorial Lecture Award, 2011; P.R.Varma Award, 2013, 2016; Prof. R.P.Purkayastha Memorial Lectue Award, 2014; N.Prasad Memorial Lecture Award, 2014; Prof. A.K.Sinha Memorial Lecture Award, 2016; Prof. S.N.Banerjee Memorial Lecture Award, 2016; Prof. V.P.Bhide Memorial Lecture Award, 2016.

National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (2016); Royal Society of Chemistry, London (2006); West Bengal Academy of Science (2003); Indian Society of Plantation Crop (2013), Mycological Society of India (2015); Indian Society of Mycology (2016), International Society for conservation of Natural Resources (2005); Indian Society of Mycology and Plant Pathology (2004); Indian Phytopathological Society ( 1993 )


Official :

Immuno-Phytopathology Laboratory, Department of Botany, University of North Bengal, P.O.- NBU 734 013, Dt.- Darjeeling, West Bengal


Upohar Condoville, Tower-05, Flat 1001, 2052 Chak Garia,

Kolkata 7000 094, West Bengal, India.

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