|Designation||Associate Professor (Plant Pathology)|
|Complete postal Address with city code||AICRP on MAP & Betelvine, Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Kalyani (Nadia) - 741235, West Bengal|
Goutam Mondal, born on 09th February, 1969, working at present as Associate Professor, Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, West Bengal, India being posted at All India Coordinated Research Project on Medicinal and Aromatic Plants & Betelvine since, 2014. He obtained his BSc (Ag) Hons degree from Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya (BCKV) in 1991 and both MSc degree in Mycology and Plant Pathology and PhD degree in Plant Pathology from Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI) in 1994 and 1998 respectively. He has qualified NET conducted by ICAR (1994 & 1995) and by CSIR-UGC (1994) and selected two times for Agriculture Research Scientist (ARS) in ARS’ 94 and ARS’ 95 conducted by ASRB, ICAR, India. He received IARI-JRF for Master degree in 1992-94 and IARI-SRF for Doctoral degree in 1994-98. Before joining in BCKV, he served in West Bengal Government Agricultural Research Service as Assistant Plant Pathologist (1998-2002) and in Uttar Banga Krishi Viswavidyalaya (UBKV) as Assistant Professor, Associate Professor and Professor (2002-2014), Additional Director of Research, Regional Research Station, Old Alluvial Zone, UBKV (2009- 2014), Scientist In-Charge for South Dinajpur District to the programme “Bringing Green Revolution to Eastern India” (2011-14), Member of Academic Council, UBKV (2011-12), Nodal Officer of Agro-Met Field Unit, IMD, Majhian, DD, WB (2012-2014), Member of the Advisory Committee of AMFU UBKV (2011-2012) & BCKV (since 2017) etc. He has extended his expertise through different entrepreneurs’ development and Farmers’ training programme by organising and also as a resource person, where more than 5000 farmers have benefited till now. He was involved in formation and strengthening of three Farmers’ Producer Organisations (FPOs), Farmers’ Federation and Farmers’ Club for cultivation and promotion of “Bengal Scented Rice” at North Dinajpur, West Bengal. He is life member of seven scientific societies. He has mentored three PhD and ten MSc students. He has served as Principal Investigators of several external funded projects like, NMPB, RKVYs etc. As a Scientist, he contributed to get two GI certificates of for indigenous scented rice namely, Gobindo bhog and Tulaipanji, the recommendation from Parliamentary Standing Committee on Commerce for export in their 98th report on “Export of Food GrainsPremium Non-Basmati Rice & Wheat (August, 2011 / Sravana, 1933 (saka), Rajya Sabha Secretariat, New Delhi) and also in development of market chain and market promotion for “Bengal Scented Rice”. Under his super vision, Tulaipanji rice was sent to the London Olympic-2012 from the grower/ Samity/Farmers’ Federation for popularization in the International Market. As a team member, he has developed two bioformulations, Kalisena SL and SD which has been sold to a private company for commercialization. He has isolated and characterised two novel secondary metabolites related to plant growth promotion from biocontrol agent and showed the necrotrophic interaction of biocontrol agent-pathogen through SEM and fluorescence microscopy. His publications include a patent, peer reviewed full paper: 21, books: 7, books chapter: 5 and proceedings: 10. He has attended symposium/ workshop more than 30 nos. of National and International level. His field of specialization is biological control of plant pathogen, secondary metabolites of beneficial microorganisms, systematic mycology, molecular characterization of plant pathogens etc.