Dr. Pranjib Kumar Chakrabarty

Born in Kharar, West Bengal on 12 October 1958. Educated at Central School, Ferozepur Cantt, 1976; RSD College, Ferozepur City, 1978; College of Agriculture, Solan, Himachal Pradesh Krishi Vishva Vidyalaya, Palamur; 1979-1982; College of Agriculture, Dr Y.S Parmar University of Horticulture & Forestry, Solan 1983-86; Ph.D. 1986.

Member (Plant Sciences), Agricultural Scientists Recruitment Board, KAB-I, New Delhi, 2019 to date.

Scientist, ICAR-Central Institute for Cotton Research, Nagpur, 1986-91; Scientist Senior Scale, 1991-98; Senior Scientist, 1998-2005; Principal Scientist, 2005-09; Head, Division of Crop Improvement, Central Institute for Cotton Research, Nagpur, 2009-2013; Assistant Director General (Plant Protection and Biosafety), Indian Council of Agricultural Research, Krishi Bhawan, New Delhi, 2013-19.

Awards/Honours: INSA Visiting Scientist Fellowship; MJ Narasimhan Award, Indian Phytopathological Society, New Delhi; Post-doctoral Fellow, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, USA; Post-doctoral Fellow, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA; KPV Menon Award 2005, 2015, Indian Phytopathological Society, New Delhi; Adjunct Professor, University of Florida, USA; Prof EJ Butler memorial lecture award, Indian Mycological Society, 2016; Dr. S. Kannaiyan Memorial Award, National Academy of Biological Sciences, 2021.

Fellow: Indian Society of Mycology and Plant Pathology, Udaipur; Indian Phytopathological Society, New Delhi; Maharashtra Academy of Sciences, Pune; Indian Mycological Society, Kolkata.

Research Areas: Mycology & Plant Pathology; Molecular Plant Pathology and Biotechnology, host-pathogen interaction, Molecular diagnosis

Address: Member, Agricultural Scientists Recruitment Board, R.No. 202, Krishi Anusandan Bhavan-I, New Delhi 110012; [Tel: Off. (011) 25840017; Cell: 9540029275; Email: pranjibc@gmail.com; memberps-asrb@gov.in]