Prof. Siba Prasad Adhikary

Born in Surada, India on 2 April 1954. Educated at Sashi Bhusan High School, Surada, 1964-70; Khallikote College, Berhampur, 1970-74; Berhampur University, 1974-1980; B.Sc. 1974; M.Sc. 1976; Ph.D. 1980; Post. Doc. at Institute of Microbiology, Freiburg i.Br., Germany,1982-83 and National Institute for Basic Biology, Okazaki, Japan, 1987, 1991-92; D.Sc. Botany, Utkal University, 2000.

Professor and Head, Department of Biotehcnology, Visva-Bharati (a Central University), Santiniketan, West Bengal, July 2009 to May 2014 and August 2017 to April 2019.

Lecturer, Government College, Orissa, 1980-84; Senior Lecturer, 1984-93; Reader 1994-2002, and Professor, Post Graduate Department of Botany and Department of Biotechnology, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, 2002-09. Visiting Fellow at: University of Konstanz, Germany 1996; Institute of Microbiology and Molecular Biology, Giessen, Germany 2002; Forschungs Zentrum, Juelich, Germany, 2006; Institute of Botany, ASCR, Trebon, Czech Republic, 2006; Institute of Agriculture Biotechnology, University of Florence, Italy, 2007; Commenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia, 2008; Biological Research Centre, Szeged, Hungary, 2011; University of West Hungary, Mosonmagyarovar, Hungary, 2014, Professor and Head-cum-Coordinator of DBT-HRD Program, Department of Biotechnology, Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan, July 2009-April 2014; Vice-Chancellor, Fakir Mohan University, Balasore, Odisha, May 2014-July 2017. Chairman, Odisha State Higher Education Policy, 2016; Professor and Head, Dept. of Biotechnology, Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan, West Bengal from August 2017 until superannuation on 30 April 2019.

Awards/Honours: University gold medal,1976; IBS Young Scientist Award1983; Orissa Bygyan Academy Samanta Chandra Sekhar Award in Life Science, 1999; Bijoy Govinda Memorial Award in Biological Science, 1999; UGC Research Award, 2000; MOEF Dr. B.P. Pal National Environmental Fellowship Award for Biodiversity, 2009; KIA Life-time Achievement Award in Phycology, 2011; OBS Prof. H. Pattanaik Memorial Award in Algology, 2012, Senior Scientist award of C.V. Raman Foundation, Odisha, 2022.

Fellow: Indian Botanical Society; Orissa Environmental Society, National Environmentalists Association

Research Areas: Biodiversity and Bioprospecting of Cyanobacteria, micro-algae and seaweeds, Biofertilizers and Organic farming, Aquatic Microbiology, Biodeterioration and conservation of stone monuments of cultural heritage

Address: Falcon Crest Towers, D-Block, House No. G-04, Shyampur, Dist. Khordha, Bhubaneswar 751029, Odisha; Village: Maniakati, Panchayat-Bhagabanpur, PO/PS. Surada-761108, Dist. Ganjam, Odisha; [Tel: Res. (0674) 3138937; Cell: 9439431600; Email:]

Member Executive Council 1 Jan, 2015 to 31 Dec, 2017