Dr. Basanta Kumar Das
FELLOW, ELECTED 2019
Born in Athilabaj, District Balasore, Odisha on 20 March 1966. Educated at Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology; B.F:Sc., 1988; M.F.Sc., 1991; Ph.D. 1998; Post-Doc at FRS Marine Lab, Aberden, Scotland, UK 2006-2007aild Post-Doc at Bourns College of Engineering - University of California, UCR, Riverside, USA 2010.
Director, ICAR-Central Inland Fisheries Research Institute, Barrackpore, Kolkata; President, Inland Fisheries Society of India to date; President, Professional Fisheries Graduates Forum and President, Orissa Fisheries College Alumni Association
Scientist, ICAR-National Academy of Agricultural Research Management, Hyderabad, 1994-95; Scientist, ICAR-Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture, Bhubaneswar, 1995-98; Scientist Sr. Scale, ICAR-Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture, Bhubaneswar, 1998-2003; Sr. Scientist, ICAR-Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture, Bhubaneswar, 2003-09; Principal Scientist, ICAR-Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture, Bhubaneswar, 2009-16.
Awards/Honours: Jawaharlal Nehru Award for outstanding post graduate research conferred by ICARI999; Lal Bahadur Shastri Young Scientist Award conferred by ICAR for the biennium 1999- 2000; Dr. Hiralal Chaudhuri Annual Awards 2001-2002; DBT Overseas Associateship 2005; Krushakbandhu Award by Orissa Krushak Samaj 2011; Dr. M.S. Swaminathan Award for Best Indian, Fisheries Scientist by Professional Fisheries Graduates Forum20 II; Krushi Ratna Award from Orissa; Krushak Samaj 2016; Eminent Zoologist of the year Award by Zoological Society of India 2017; Krushak Gourav Award from Orissa Krushak Samaj 2017; Cashless Award for making ICAR-CIFRI a Cashless Office, ICAR, New Delhi, 2017; Ganesh Chandra Vidyarthi Award for Hindi Journal, Nilanjali, ICAR, New Delhi, 2018; Best annual Report Award of ICAR-CIFRI, ICAR, New Delhi, 2019; Sardar Patel Outstanding ICAR Institution Award-2020 under Large Institute Category, ICAR, New Delhi, 2020; Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Award for Outstanding Research in Agricultural Sciences under Animal & Fisheries Sciences Category ICAR, New Delhi, 2020; Ganesh Chandra Vidyarthi Appreciation Award for Hindi Journal, Nilanjali, ICAR, New Delhi, 2020. "Lifetime Achievement Award" in International Scientist Awards 2021 on Engineering, Science and Medicine by VDGOOD Professional Association, India
Fellow: International Society Environmental protection (ISEP); Member, Executive Council, India; Science Congress Association, 2020-21; Member, NASI Council (Biological Sciences), The National Academy of Sciences, India
Research Areas: Aquaculture & Molecular Immunology, Fish Health Management
Address: Director, ICAR-Central Inland Fisheries Research Institute, Barrackpore, Kolkata 700120, W.B.; Director's Bungalow, ICAR-Central Inland Fisheries Research Institute, Residential Complex, Barrackpore, Kolkata 700120, W.B.; [Tel: Off. (033) 2590177; Res. (033) 25920029; Cell: 8420229567; Fax: (033) 25920388; Email: Basantadas@yahoo.com; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org]