Teaching Staff

Dr. Papia Chakraborti

  • M.Sc., Ph.D.
  • Principal & Adjunct Faculty of the Department of Botany
  • Cell Biology, Genetics and Biotechnology

  • bkccollegebonhooghly@gmail.com
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Dr. Suchismita Chakraborty

  • M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D.
  • PG HOD & Co-Ordinator and Associate Professor
  • Mycology & Plant Pathology

  • hodbotanybkcc@gmail.com

Dr. Sangita Gangopadhyay

  • M.Sc., M. Phil., Ph.D.
  • Associate Professor
  • Plant Physiology & Biochemistry

  • sangitagangopadhyay@gmail.com
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Dr. Dipanshu Kr. Vishwas

  • M.Sc., Ph.D.
  • Assistant Professor
  • Molecular Biology & Biotechnology

  • dipanshu.sls@gmail.com
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Dr. Swapan Mandal

  • M.Sc., Ph.D.
  • Assistant Professor
  • Cytogenetics and Plant Breeding

  • swapanb1@rediffmail.com
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Dr. Biswarupa Ghosh

  • M.Sc., Ph. D.
  • Assistant Professor
  • Angiosperm Taxonomy & Plant Ecology.

  • biswarupa_g@yahoo.com
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Dr. Dinesh Haldar

  • M.Sc., Ph.D.
  • Associate Professor
  • Mycology & Plant Pathology, (Fungal Taxonomy )

  • haldar.dinesh85@gmail.com

Dr. Priyanka Dhar

  • M.Sc., Ph. D.
  • Assistant Professor
  • Cell Biology, Genetics and Biotechnology

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Eligibility Criteria: B.Sc (Hons) in Botany / Graduation in Life Science.
Intake capacity: 10 seats
Coordinator: Dr. Sangita Gangopadhyay, Associate Professor of Botany
Syllabus: PG syllabus of West Bengal State University
Special Papers:
1) Cytogenics& Plant Tissue Culture
2) Plant Physiology, Bio-chemistry and Plant Molecular Biology
3) Biosystematics & Biodiversity Conservation
4) Phycology & Advanced Biotechnology

1.Well-equipped laboratories to cater to the demand of Post Graduate courses; facilities of carrying out Plant Tissue Culture, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Plant Physiology, Biochemistry, Cytology and all courses of PG Botany.
2. Separate Class room with all modern facilities.
3. Facility of Seminar Library
4. Facility of dissertation/ project work under special paper, assistance by Boost-Program, DBT, Govt. of West Bengal
5. Computer with internet facility for students
6. Teaching through audio-visual aids used for ICT based techniques

1. The Department had organized local field excursion to Diseased crop field at Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Kalyani, West Bengal in the session 2017-18.
2. The Department has organized long field excursion to Vizag-Araku Valley, Vishakhapattanam, Andhra Pradesh in the session 2017-18.
3. The Department has created a Herbarium of Flora collected during excursions from local and other phytogeographical zones.
4. It also conducts Students' Seminars and Project Assignments on syllabus topics.
5. A campus Green Audit for angiospermic herbs was carried out by PG Botany Sem-II students on 2nd February, 2018.

1. Broad outline of Angiosperm Phylogeny Group (APG) III, 2009.
2. Bioindicator and biomarkers of environmental health.
3. Genetics and reproductive biology of fern, polyploidy, apomixes and hybridization.
4. Evolution of pollination mechanism & embryogeny of Gymnosperms with reference to Ginkgoales and Gnetales.
5. Nomenclature and reconstruction in fossil plants with examples.
6. Application of neopalynology and palaeopalynology.
7. Host pathogen interaction, recognition, mechanism and signal transduction during plant pathogen interaction.
8. Fungicides- inorganic and organic protectants, systemic fungicides and their mode of action.

Special grants from WB DBT for developing research facility The Department of Botany has received funding from the Department of Biotechnology, Government of West Bengal to set up a Biotechnology Laboratory with all the necessary equipments. This will enable the college to conduct full time Biotechnology classes with the assistance of the programme BOOST (Biotechnology Opportunities Offered to Science and Technology). This Laboratory will be utilized as Central Instrumentation Centre for all the Life Science Departments.

Sl. No Faculty Researcher and Department Funding Agencies Tenure Title of research project Total grant sanctioned Rs. Total grant received till date Rs.
1.   Papia Chakraborti, Botany   West Bengal , Department of Biotechnology   2014-19 (Ongoing)   BOOST-I (Biotechnology Opportunities Offered for Science And Technology)   20 lacs   20,00,000
2.   Papia Chakraborti, Botany   UGC   2015-18 (Ongoing)   Phycodiversity of the Bon-Hooghly Lake and Adjoining Water Bodies in Kolkata- Status and its Potential Implications   13.7 lacs   7,39,500

Research Facility
• Project Fellow under UGC Major Project:
1. Mr. Deepanjan Mridha (From Jan, 2016 – May, 2017)
2. Ms. Vaswati Chattopadhyay ( From Nov., 2017 – till date)
• Summer internship facility available for students/researchers


Interdisciplinary faculty

  • Dr. Kalpataru Halder (Dept. of Molecular Biology)
  • Dr. Munmun Biswas ( Dept. of Statistics)

PG Guest Faculties

Prof. Ashok Kumar Das (Invited)
Mycology, Plant Pathology & Crop Protection
Dr. Suman Dutta (Invited)
Plant Systematics
Dr. Paramita Basu
Microbiology, Ecology
Ms. Monolina Sarkar
Bryology, Phycology, Ecology
Prof. Rabindra Nath Bhattacharjee
Microbiology, Gymnosperm
Prof. N. D. Paria (Invited)
Plant Systematics
Dr. Saikat Naskar (Invited)
Plant Systematics
Prof. N. C. Barui
Palynology & Paleobotany
Dr. Sandip More
Palynology & Paleobotany

Laboratory Staff (Casual)

  •   Sayan Das