Dr. Chirantan Chattopadhyay

Born at Kolkata, West Bengal, India on 6 October 1962. Educated at Ramakrishna Mission Vidyalaya, Narendrapur, 1974-1979; RE College Model School, Durgapur 1979-81; Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Mohanpur, 1981-89; B.Sc. (Ag.) Hons., 1986; M.Sc. (Ag.) in Plant Pathology, 1989; Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, Ph.D., 1992.

Principal Scientist, CSRSJAF, ICAR-Central Research Institute for Jute and Allied Fibres, Bud Bud, 2022 to date.

Scientist, NAARM, Hyderabad, Directorate of Oilseeds Research, Hyderabad 1992-99; Senior Scientist and Principal Scientist, Directorate of Rapeseed-Mustard Research, Bharatpur, 1999-2009; Head, Division of Crop Protection, Indian Institute of Pulses Research (ICAR), Kanpur, 2009-12; Director, National Research Centre for Integrated Pest Management (ICAR), New Delhi, 2012-16; Vice-Chancellor, Uttar Banga Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Pundibari, Coochbehar, 2016-2021; Principal Scientist and Joint Director Academic (Actg), ICAR-Indian Institute of Agricultural Biotechnology, Ranchi, 2021 to 2022.

Awards/Honours: P.P. Singhal Memorial Pesticides India Award, Indian Society of Mycology and Plant Pathology, 1996; Vividhlaxi Audyogik Samshodhan Vikas Kendra (VASVIK) award for Agricultural Sciences & Technology, VASVIK apex committee (Patel Extrusion Group, Mumbai), 2004; Hexamar Agricultural Research and Development Foundation (HARDF) Award, Indian Society of Oilseeds Research, 2005; Prof V.P. Bhide Memorial Award, Indian Society of Mycology and Plant Pathology, 2010; Vice-President, Plant Protection Association of India, 2010-12, Society of Plant Protection Sciences, 2014, Bioved Agri-Innovation Award - 2015 from Bioved Research Institute of Agriculture & Technology, Allahabad, Dodla Raghava Reddy Memorial Gold Medal, Plant Protection Association of India, 2016, ICAR Award: Rajashri Tandon Rajbhasha Puraskar, First Prize for small institute category of 2014-15 to ICAR: NCIPM for usage of Hindi as official language in `k' and `kha' regions; DD Kisan Samman 2016, Prasar Bharati: Doordarshan, Lifetime Achievement Award by Confederation of Indian Universities; Prof. S.B. Chattopadhyay Memorial Lecture 2014; Dr R. Prasada Memorial Award 2019; Prof B.B. Mundkur Memorial Award Lecture 2020.

Fellow: Plant Protection Association of India; Indian Phytopathological Society; Indian Society of Mycology and Plant Pathology; Indian Society of Oilseeds Research; Bioved Research Institute of Agriculture & Technology

Research Areas: Host resistance to plant diseases (oilseed crops), disease and insect-pest forecasting, bio-intensive integrated pest management

Address: GN-104, Remek Street, Sector-2B, BidhanNagar, Durgapur 713212, W.B.; [Tel: Cell: 9582289566, 9453042439; Email: chirantan_cha@hotmail.com; chirantan_cha@yahoo.co.uk]