Profile of Dr. Jyoti Prakash Tamang

Jyoti Prakash Tamang

Elected Fellow 2016

Subject: Basic Sciences (Microbiology)

DB: 16-11-1961

Birth place

Darjeeling, West Bengal, India.


University of North Bengal University, (B.Sc. (Honours), 1982); (M.Sc.), 1984); (Ph.D., 1992); Post-Doc 1994-95 Visiting Scientist to National Food Research Institute, Tsukuba, Japan; Post-Doc 2002 Senior Visiting Scientist to Institute of Hygiene and Toxicology, Karlsruhe, Germany.

Positions held 

Professor  (senior-most in the University), Dean, School of Life Sciences (2012 till date); Former first Registrar of Sikkim University appointed by President of India as Visitor of the University (Dec 2011-Feb 2013); Academic Coordinator of Sikkim University (2008-2009); Visiting Professor, Department of Microbiology, Sikkim University (2008-2011); Visiting Professor to Research Institute of Humanity and Nature (2009-2010), under the Ministry of Education, Science & Technology, Kyoto, Japan; Associate Professor and Head, Department of Botany at Sikkim Government College (August 1986 to November 2011)

Research Area

Microbiology of ethnic fermented foods and beverages of the world.

Awards and fellowships


Gourmand World Cookbook Award (2010); National Bio-Science Award (2005); United Nations University Women Association-Award (1996);  Gold Medal (1984) by North Bengal University, Siliguri.


National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (2013); Indian Academy of Microbiological Sciences (2010); Biotech Research Society of India (2006); The United Nations University-Kirin Brewery Ltd. Post-doc Fellowship (1994-95) to National Food Research Institute, Tsukuba, Japan; Volkswagen Foundation Visiting Scientist Fellowship (2002, 2004) to Institute of Hygiene and Toxicology, Karlsruhe, Germany



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