Prof. Jyoti Prakash Tamang

Born on 16 November 1961. Educated at Turnbull High School, Darjeeling, 1971-77; St. Joseph's College, Darjeeling, 1977-79, Darjeeling Government College, 1979-84; North Bengal University, 1986-1992, National Food Research Institute, Tsukuba, Japan, 194-95, Institute of Hygiene and Toxicology, Karlsruhe, Germany, 2002; B.Sc. (Honours) 1982; M.Sc. (Botany-Gold Medalist) 1984; Ph.D. 1992; Post-doctorate 1995, 2002

Senior Professor, Department of Microbiology, Sikkim University (a Central University), Gangtok, Sikkim. Post held: Registrar of Sikkim University, 2011-13; former-Dean of School of Life Sciences, 2012-2020, former Officiating Vice-Chancellor, 2017-2018.

Awards/Honours: The S.K. Majumdar Memorial Award of Darjeeling Government College as the best student, 1983; North Bengal University Gold Medal in M.Sc. (Botany), 1984; United Nations University Women Association-Award, Tokyo, 1996; DBT National Bio-Science Award, 2005; Gourmand World Cookbook Award - 2010, Paris for his book: "Himalayan Fermented Foods: Microbiology, Nutrition, and Ethnic values".

Fellow: Indian National Science Academy, 2022; National Academy of Biological Science, 2016; Indian Academy of Microbiological Sciences, 2010; Biotech Research Society of India, 2006

Research Areas: Microbiology, health-promotng benefits and functionality of ethnic fermented foods and beverages

Address:, Department of Microbiology, Sikkim University (a Central University), Science Building, Tadong, Gangtok 737102, Sikkim; RCIBSD, 5th Mile, Metro Point, Tadong, Gangtok 737102, Sikkim; [Tel: Off. (03592) 251403; Res. (03592) 231053; Cell: 9832061073; Fax: (03592) 251865; Email:]