DR. ASHIM CHAKRAVORTY, M.Sc.,B.Ed.,
Assistant Professor

PERSONAL PROFILE


 
1.      Name                                               : DR. ASHIM CHAKRAVORTY
2.      Mailing Address:
                        Permanent             :  55/25/2, Purbasinthee Road, Fakir Ghosh Lane,                                                                                                        Kolkata-700030
                                                            Email:[email protected]
                        Present                      :  Do
                        Contact No.              : +91 9433814800
3.      Designation                                    : Assistant Professor and Head
4.      Date of Birth                                   : 17.09.1978
5.      Academic Qualifications                :  M.Sc., B. Ed., Ph.D.
6.      Subject specialization (if any)        : Cytogenetics and Plant Breeding, Tissue culture
7.      Ph.D/M.Phil, if any, with date        : Ph. D., 08.04.2011
8.      Research Experiences                     : 
·         Worked on chracterization and divergence study  in fifty on landraces of rice based on different morphological parameters following DUS test applying different statistical tools and techniques from April, 2004 to March, 2011 at the Cytogenetics laboratory; Biotechnology Unit of Kalyani University, Nadia, West Bengal-741235. The results of the investigations were incorporated in the Ph.D. (Science) thesis.
 
·         Worked on in vitro studies on different aromatic traditional rice landraces of West Bengal using biochemical and molecular tools and techniques and following other methods of tissue culture.
 
9.      Title of the Thesis                          : Studies on characterization, genetic variability,                                                                                                        genetic diversity and relationship of different                                                                                                            traits on landraces of rice (O. sativa L.)
 
10.  Research publications:             : Paper published in Peer reviewed Journals-24
                                                       : Book Published - 01 (International Publisher)
                                                       : Chapter published in a Book- 01 (Int. Publisher)
 
1. An analysis of genetic parameters of different landraces of rice of West Bengal.               
            Ashim Chakravorty and P.D. Ghosh
            J. of Crop and Weed. 2011, 7(2), 59-63. (Impact Factor- 5.99#, 3.59*)
2. Observations on the pteridophytes of West Kamang district, Arunachal Pradesh, Eastern          Himalaya.
            M. Bhattacharya and  A. Chakravorty (I.F.-Not Available)
            Indian Fern J., 2005, 22:183-188.
 
3. Phenology of Some Broad Leaved Kharif Weeds of Alluvium Zone of West Bengal.    Ashim Chakravorty and P.D. Ghosh
             Int. J. of Sci. and Res. Pub. 2012, 2(11), 1-5. (Impact Factor-1.22)
4. Grain dimension studies in view of kernel weight development in traditional rice of West          Bengal.
            Ashim Chakravorty and P.D. Ghosh
            Int. J. of Bios. 2012, 2(10)(2), 95-102. (Impact Factor -0.533)
5. Multivariate Analysis of     Phenotypic Diversity of Landraces of Rice of West Bengal.            
            Ashim   Chakravorty, P.D. Ghosh and P.K. Sahu

            American J. of Exp. Agric. 2013, 3(1),110-123. (Impact Factor- Not available)
6.Phenotypic divergence for agro-morphological traits among land races of traditional rice           genotypes of West Bengal.           
            Ashim Chakravorty and P.D. Ghosh
            J. Bot. Soc. Bengal. 2011, 65(2), 183-185. (Impact Factor-3.9*)
7.Evaluation of Traditional rice germplasms for Alluvial zone of West Bengal-a review.   
              Ashim Chakravorty and P.D. Ghosh

            NBU J. of Plant Sciences. 20126(1), 1-8. (Impact   Factor- Not available)
8.Studies on variability and   interrelationship of Panicle Components and association with          grain yield in Traditional Rice.        
            Ashim Chakravorty,S.  Bhaumik and A. Ghosh
            IOSR J. of Pharmacy and Biol. Sci. 2012, 2(5), 35-40.(Impact Factor- Not available)
9.Characterization of Landraces of rice from Eastern India.
            Ashim Chakravorty and P.D. Ghosh
             Indian J. of Plant Genetic Resources. 2013, 26(1), 62-67. (Impact Factor -3.0*)
10.Efficiency estimation of agro-morphological traits in kernel weight development in      Landraces of Rice.
            Ashim Chakravorty and P.D. Ghosh
            Current Botany. 2013, 4(1):01-05. (Impact Factor- Not available)
11.Exploration of otherwise-neglected weeds of Nadia district – the treasure trove of       medicines.
            Ashim Chakravorty and P.D. Ghosh
             Int. J. of Pharmaceutical Science Invention. 2013, 2 (6), 19-21. (Impact Factor-1.5)
12.  Genetic divergence analysis of Traditional Rice cultivars of West Bengal, India.        
              Ashim Chakravorty and P.D. Ghosh

            Electronic J. of Plant Breeding. 2013, 4(2), 115-1160. (Impact Factor- Not available)
13.  Molecular approach to characterization of rice of Eastern India with SSR markers.     
                Ashim Chakravorty and P.D. Ghosh

             Int. J. of Sci. Res. 2013, 2(9), 20-22. (Impact Factor-1.86)
14.Estimation of Variability, Diversity and Correlation studies with respect to different   agro-morphological traits in traditional rice (O. sativa L.) of West Bengal, India.        
              Ashim Chakravorty and P.D. Ghosh

            ORYZA. 2013, 50(2), 127-131. (Impact Factor -4.12*)
15. Assessing phenotypic divergence for agro-morphological traits among land races of     traditional rice genotypes of West Bengal.
            Ashim Chakravorty and P.D. Ghosh
            J. of Hill Agriculture. 2012,  3(2), 108-111. (Impact Factor -0.635)
16. Potentiality of Landraces in crop improvement    programme.
            Ashim Chakravorty, A. Ghosh and P.D. Ghosh
             J.  of Crop and Weed. 2014, 10(2), 292-294. (Impact Factor- 5.99#, 3.59*)
17.Interrelationship and cause effect analysis among panicle yield attributing traits in       lowland Traditional Rice.
            Ashim Chakravorty and P.D. Ghosh
            J. of the Central Europian Agriculture. 2014, 15(4), 213-224. (I.F.- Not      available)
18. Ever-growing concerns about the fatal consequences of groundwater plunder  
            Ashim Chakravorty, I. Saha, N. Pahari, D. Jana, 
            Int. Journal of Ecosystem.  2015, 5(3A): 13-17.
19. Rice Genetic Resources of Gangetic Alluvial Zone and Sustainable Agriculture
            Ashim Chakravorty
            The Global Journal of Environmental Science and Research. 2015. pp-
20. Observation of variability pattern in some in vitro developed somaclones in rice            landraces of Gangetic Alluvial Zone.
            Ashim Chakravorty
            European Journal of Biotechnology and Bioscience. 4(4), 9-10.
                                                                                            [ISSN: 2321-9122, I.F. (RJIF 5.44)]
 
 
Papers published in Conference proceedings:
1. Evaluation of Bengal’s rice landraces - repository of Genetic Diversity.
             Ashim Chakravorty and P.D. Ghosh
            In : Proceedingsof National Seminar on Botanical Resources and Human Welfare,            06th Sept., 2013, Department of Botany, Rahara V.C. College, Kolkata, pp. 21-25.
 2. Genetic diversity assessment of agro-morphological traits of rice landraces with a study           of some elite germplasms in molecular light.
           
            Ashim Chakravorty and P.D. Ghosh
            In: Conference proceedingsof National Seminar on Recent advances in Rice          genomics and Biotechnology, March 23-24, 2013, organized by Department of     Biotechnology, Visva-Bharati, Shantiniketan,West Bengal, ISBN No.- 978-93-      84106-08-9, pp-143-151. (Impact Factor- Not available)
3. Genetic variation for agro-morphological traits of lowland rice landraces (Oryza sativa L.).
            Ashim Chakravorty and P.D. Ghosh
            In: Sanyal,  A.K., Gupta, S.K. and Manna, s. (Eds.), Biodiversity and Livelihood;             Proceedings of National Conference on Biodiversity-Issues, concerns and Future    Strategies. Kolkata 2015. pp. 299-303. ISBN No.- 978-93-92258-17-9.
4.Rice Landraces –Offering Bioremediation of Soil Toxicity
            Ashim Chakravorty(2015). In: Conference Proceedings of International Seminar on        Challenges to Ground Water Management Vision 2015, organized by Centre For Ground Water Studies in collaboration with Public Health Engineering, Govt. of W.B.,November13-14,2015,pp-461-466.                                                                                             [ISSN No. ]
 
 
11.  BOOK  PUBLISHED -
 
1.      Multivariate approach to kernel development in Indian Rice landraces.
Ashim Chakravortyand P.D. Ghosh
LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing GmbH & Co. KG, Saarbr├╝cken, Germany.
2012, ISBN 978-3-8383-9662-0,
 
2.      Fundamentals of Biometry (Communicated)
3.      Basic Concept of Tissue Culture (Communicated)
 
12.  CHAPTER PUBLISHED IN A BOOK -
 
1.      Crop Diversification and Conservation Agriculture Towards Sustainable Crop Improvement in Global Scenario.
Ashim Chakravortyand P.D. Ghosh,
Book: “Crop improvement in the era of climate change”, RajibRoychowdhury(Ed)ISBN.9789382332619, I.K. International Publishing House Pvt. Ltd. New Delhi, India, 2014pp. 139-159.
 
[N.B.-# indicates Index Copernicus International, * indicates NAAS rated,]
                                          
13.  WORKSHOP/ SPECIAL COURSE PARTICIPATED:
 
  • Participated in National Workshop cum training programme on “Statistical tools for research data analysis”. 16-22 March, 2015 organized by SASAA, BCKV, Nadia, W.B. along with Department of Agricultural Statistics, BCKV.
 
14.  EDITORIAL ASSIGNMENT IN RESEARCH JOURNAL :
           
            1. Reviewer in “African J. of Agricultural Research” [2013, 2015, 2016].
            2. Reviewer in “Int. J. of Agricultural Policy and Research” [2014].
            3. Reviewer in “PCST J. of Science, Technology and Development” [2013]
            4. Reviewer in “Int. Greener Journal” [2013].
 
 
 
 
15.  MEMBERSHIP DETAILS IN SOCIETIES/ ORGANIZATIONS :
 
1.      Life member of Crop and Weed Science Society, BCKV
2.      Life member of Indian Science Congress, Kolkata
3.      Life member of SASAA, BCKV, Nadia, W.B.
 4.    Member of International J. of Genetics, (2016); Bioinfo Publications; Membership Id :                   9E4B81DB81Date : 31Mar 2016
            5.   Annual member of ISPGR, PUSA New Delhi [2013].
            6.   Annual member of ARRWORYZA, CRRI, Orissa [2013].
            7.   Annual member of Indian Society of Hill Agriculture [2014].
            8.   Annual member of Society of Ground water studies [2015].
 
16.                                                                                                                                                          CONFERENCES / SYMPOSIUMS / SEMINARS PARTICIPATED
 
Oral presentations (National & International)
 
NATIONAL :
1. Ashim Chakravorty and P. D. Ghosh (2008). Variability and diversity pattern in agro morphological traits of some traditional rice cultivars of West Bengal. Presented in National Symposium on “Diversity and Functionality of Plants and Microbes”, January 24-25, 2008, Department of Botany, University of North Bengal, West Bengal, India.
 
2.Ashim Chakravorty and P.D. Ghosh (2011). Phenotypic divergence for agromorphological traits among landraces of traditional rice genotypes of West Bengal. Presented in National Symposium on Technological interventions for sustainable agriculture, May 3-5, 2011.G.B. Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Ranichauri, U.K., India
 
3.Ashim Chakravorty ,  P. D. Ghosh and A. Ghosh. (2012). Genetic variability, interrelationship and cause effect analysis in some land races of rice of West Bengal. Presented in National Symposium on Approaches to Maximizing crop productivity, January 12-14, 2012. IAS, University of Calcutta, Kolkata.
4.Ashim Chakravorty and P. D. Ghosh (2012). Varied Rice genetic resources of Gangetic Alluvial zone of West Bengal. Presented in Biology and Bioinformatics of economically important Plants and Microbes, February 17-19, 2012. Department of Botany & Bioinformatics, University of North Bengal, West Bengal.
5. Ashim Chakravorty and P. D. Ghosh (2013). Genetic diversity assessment of agromorphological traits of rice landraces with a study of some elite germplasms in molecular light. Presented in National Seminer on Recent advances in Rice genomics and Biotechnology, March 23-24, 2013. Department of Biotechnology and Palli Shiksha Bhavana, Visva-Bharati, Shantiniketan, West Bengal.
6.Ashim Chakravorty and P. D. Ghosh (2013). Evaluation of Bengal’ rice landraces-repository of Genetic Diversity. Presented in National Seminar on Botanical Resources and Human Welfare, September 06, 2013. Department of Botany, Ramkrishna Mission Vivekananda Centenary College, Rahara Kolkata.
7. Ashim Chakravorty and P. D. Ghosh (2013). Diversity in Rice Landraces of Bengal. Presented in National Seminar on Biodiversity: Interrelationship between flora Fauna and Human, September 29-30, 2013. Dept. of Anthropology, Botany & Zoology, Mrinalini Datta Mahavidyapith in collaboration with Dept. of Anthropology, W.B. State University, Barasat, India.
8.  Ashim Chakravorty and P. D. Ghosh (2014). Genetic variation in agro-morphological traits of lowland rice landraces (Oryza sativa L.) in National Conference on Biodiversity, January 16-18, 2014.West Bengal Biodiversity Board, Dept., of Environment, Govt. of W.B..
9.Ashim Chakravorty and D. Jana (2014). A focus on some lush resourceful          Pteridophytes specially of West Kameng District, Arunachal Pradesh  presented in    National Conference   on Amazing Cryptogams- learning to Know, December 18-19,         2014. Organized by Dept.      of Botany, University of Kalyani, W.B.                                                                                                                                                         [Oral Presentation]
10. Ashim Chakravorty (2015).Rice Genetic Resources of Gangetic Alluvial Zone and   Sustainable Agriculture”presented in National Conference on“Natural Resources,      Diversity          and      Sustainable Development”  organized by Dept. of Zoology,         University of North    Bengal on 11-12 December, 2015.
[Oral Presentation]
11.Ashim Chakravorty (2015). “Biochemical Characterization of Rice Landrace of Gangetic         Alluvial Zone through SDS-PAGE” presented in National seminar on Recent        Advances        in Chemistry organized by Dept. of Chemistry, Sripat Singh College    on December, 21,        2015.
[Poster  Presentation]
12. Ashim Chakravorty (2016). “Observation of Anthocyanin in Ricelandrace-Potential Use        as Antioxidant Scavengers” presented in National Seminar on Current Trends in     Chemistry VII organized by Department of Chemistry, University of Kalyani, on             24th      February, 2016.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          [Poster  Presentation]
13. Ashim Chakravorty (2016).Anthocyanin Pigmentation and Variability Study in Rice            Landraces of Gangetic Alluvial Zone” presented in 23rd WB Science and Technology     Congress organized by Presidency University, Kolkata on 28-29,            February, 2016.
[Oral Presentation]
 
14. Ashim Chakravorty (2016).The Role of Variability in Biofortification and in vitro     Conservation of Diversed Rice Landraces” presented in National Seminar on Recent   Advances in Statistical Tools for Agriculture and Allied Sciences-Organized by           SASAA, BCKV, West Bengal on March 3-5, 2016.                                                                                                                                                                                      [Oral  Presentation] 
 
INTERNATIONAL :
Oral:
 
1.Ashim Chakravorty and P. D. Ghosh (2008). Assessment of genetic diversity pattern of agromorphological traits in some traditional rice germplasms of West Bengal. Presented in Annual Conference of Indian Association for Angiosperm Taxonomy (IAAT) and International Seminar on Multidisciplinary Approaches in Angiosperm Systematics, October 11-13, 2008, Department of Botany, University of Kalyani, West Bengal.
 
 
 
INTERNATIONAL :
Poster presentations
2.Ashim Chakravorty and P. D. Ghosh (2011). An analysis of genetic diversity of different    landraces of rice of West Bengal. Presented in International symposium on System Intensification Towards Food and Environmental Security, February 24-27, 2011, Bidhan Chandra krishi Viswavidyalaya, Kalyani, West Bengal 
 
3. Ashim Chakravorty and P. D. Ghosh (2011). Genetic diversity among the landraces of rice from the Nadia district of West Bengal based on agromorphological traits. Presented in 15th AICCG and workshop on Arsenic contamination in ground water: health effects, Molecular Epidemiology, November 21-23, 2011. Department of Botany, Magadh University, Bihar, India.
 
4.  Ashim Chakravorty and P. D. Ghosh (2014). Potentiality of Landraces in crop improvement   programe. Presented in International seminar on Integrating      Agriculture & Allied   Research: Prioritizing Future Potentials For Secure Livelihoods           (ISIAAR),  November 6-        9, 2014. Organized by CWSS, BCKV, Kalyani, Nadia,             West Bengal.
5. Ashim Chakravorty, I. Saha, N. Pahari, D. Jana, (2014). Evergrowing concerns about the fatal consequences of groundwater plunder. Presented in International Seminar on GROUNDWATER- ISSUES AND CHALLENGES OF THE 21ST CENTURY, Dec, 29-30, organized by Sripat Singh College, Jiaganj in collaboration with University of Kalyani.
 
6.Chakravorty Ashim (2015). Rice Landraces-Offering Bioremediation of Soil Toxicity. In: Conference Proceedings of International Seminar on Challenges to Ground Water Management Vision 2015, organized by Centre For Ground Water Studies in collaboration with Public Health Engineering, Govt. of W.B., November 13-14, 2015, pp- 461-466.                                                                                 [ISSN No. ]

 
17.  Awards/Prizes received:
1.      2nd prize winner for the best poster presentationin International seminar organized by Dept. of Chemistry Sripat Singh College onGROUNDWATER- ISSUES AND CHALLENGES OF THE 21ST CENTURY,Dec, 29-30
2.      Ist prize and Best award winner for the best oral presentationin National Seminar on Recent Advances in Statistical Tools for Agriculture and Allied Sciences-Organized by SASAA, BCKV, West Bengal on March 3-5, 2016
 
18.  Co-curricular Activities in College:
·        Publication of Wall magazine ‘BOTANICAfor the studentsacting as Chief Editor
·         Participation in different academic and administrative subcommittees of this College.
·         Participation in different Cultural event (Musical) acting as Judge and leading the team of students to take part in different competitions and programs.
·         Pursuing One-Year CertificateCourse in Biotechnology:Plant tissue Culture for the degree students.
·         Academic Counsellor of IGNOU and NETAJI OPEN UNIVERSITY
 
19.      Any other relevant Information:
 
·         One minor project has been granted by UGC submitted by Department of Botany under the supervision of Ashim Chakravorty of Rs. 5,00,000/-
 
·         One National level Seminar, ‘BOTSEM-2016’ has been granted by UGC, of which the Convener is Dr. Ashim Chakravorty
 
 
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