Dr. Tapan Kumar Mondal

Born in Bankura, West Bengal India on 3rd January, 1968. Educated at AAU, Jorhat, 1987-94; CSIR-IHBT, Palampur, 1994-98;. B.Sc. Agril 1992; M.Sc. 1994; Ph.D. 1998; Post-Doctoral Fellow, UCR, USA, 2006-07 and UIUC, USA 2011.

Pricipal Scientist, National Institute for Plant Biotechnology, New Delhi.

Scientist, Tata Tea Ltd., Kerala, 1999-2001; Asistant Prof, UBKV, Cooch Behar, West Bengal, 2002-10; Sr. Scientist, NBPGR, New Delhi, 2010-2016; Principal Scientist, NIPB, New Delhi, 2016 to date.

Awards/Honours: “Prof Gadgil Memorial Lecture” Awards 2024 by Plant Tissue Culture Association (India). Editor, Plant Molecular Biology Repoter; PLOS One; Scientific Report 2017-till today; Young Scientist Award, Japanese Tea Promotion Society Japan, Distinguished tea scientist The Korean Tea Society South Korea.

Fellow: National Academy of Science India, Indian Society Plant Breeding and Genetics, International Society of Environmental Botanists, National Academy of Biological Science, Plant Tissue Culture Association of India, Association of Biotechnology and Pharmacy, West Bengal Academy of Science and Technology

Research Areas: Breeding and Biotechnology of abiotic stress tolerance of Rice, wild species of rice; Breeding and Biotechnology of tea

Address: Principal Research Scientist, ICAR-National Institute for Plant Biotechnology, Room No. 38, LBS Centre, IARI Campus, New Delhi 110012; 16B, Scientist Apartment, IARI Campus, New Delhi 110012; [Tel: Off. (011) 25841787 (extension 326); Cell: 9958711064, 8744892317; Email: mondaltk@rediffmail.com; mondaltk2017@gmail.com]