Dr. Bikash Mandal
FELLOW, ELECTED 2022
Born in Habra, North 24 Parganas, West Bengal, India on the 30th December 1963. Educated at Baniniketan Higher Secondary School, Banipur, 1975-80; Shree Chaitanya College, Habra, 1980-82 Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswa Vidyalaya, Mohanpur, 1982-86; University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore, 1988-1990 and Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, 1990-94; University of Georgia, Tifton, USA, 2000-02; BSc(Ag) 1986, MSc(Ag) 1990; PhD 1994; Postdoc 2002.
Principal Scientist, Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), New Delhi, 2009 to date.
Scientist, IARI 1994-1999, Post-doctoral scientist, University of Georgia, USA, 2000-2002, senior scientist, IARI, 2002-2008, Principal Scientist, 2009 to date.
Awards/Honours: Dr. B. P. Pal Memorial Best Scientist Award, National Academy of Biological Sciences, 2018; Prof. Sankar Mukhopadhyay Memorial Award, Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswa Vidyalaya & Indian Phytopathological Society, 2017, Member, International Study Group on Nanoviridae, International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses, 2011-2020. Member of The National Academy of Sciences, Allahabad, 2010.
Fellow: Fellow of Indian Virological Society, Fellow of Indian Phytopathological Society, Fellow of National Academy of Biological Sciences, Fellow of West Bengal Academy of Science & Technology.
Research Areas: Plant Virology
Address: Principal Scientist, Advanced Center for Plant Virology, Division of Plant Pathology, ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi 110012;; [Tel: Off: (011) 25842134; Mob: 9868616510; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com]