Curriculum Vitae


Professor in Agronomy
Bidhan Chandra Krishi vIswavidyalaya

Date of Birth: First January, 1956 (01.01.1956)

Area of Specialization: Crop Production (Weed Science, Oilseeds and
                                Organic farming) and System of Intensification (SI)

Award received: Fellow of Academy of Plant Science (FAPS), India,
                        Fellow of Indian Society of Weed Science (FISWS), India

Professional Experiences: More than 28 years

Contributions/achievements in the field of specialization:
A) Formation of New courses in Plant protection, Weed science & Oilseeds in UG & PG studies.

B) Publications: Book-6; Booklets – 12; Scientific Articles-180 and others through Media > 100.

C) Acted as Expert in Selection Board, Course Coordinator, External Examiner, Project & Paper Reviewer in National level, Life member in National and International Societies > 15 and Member, State Plant Protection Committee.

D) Organized International (1), National (2) and Training Programmes (>20).

E) Participated International Conferences- >11 including South Africa (IWSSC), Vietnam & Sri Lanka (APWSC) and Bangladesh besides attending > 45 in National level.

F) Established WB Chapter of ISWS (2002), WB weed Science Society (2004) & Crop and Weed Science Society (2006) - Publishing Journal and Newsletter.

Replaced traditional rice with HYV in flash flood area and Boro paddy with summer oilseeds at Farmers field of Burdwan, Hooghly and Nadia & Promoted Oilseeds cultivation in WB. H. First identified wild rice (Jhara Dhan) Oryza rufipogon in 2007 and Spongy gash/Jangi gash, Eleocharis congesta in 2006, Elatine triandra (Choto nunia) in 2002in West Bengal.

Developed sustainable INM technology:
i) System of Intensification in Rice, ii) Use of Some weed species as Biopesticides like Calotropis, Pistia, Eclipta etc. as Green manure like Polygonum, Ipomoea, Eicchornia, Xanthium, Parthenium;  as biodiesel Jatropha & as medicinal use like Calotropis, Parthenium etc., iii) Ecofriendly biofertilizer Parthenium Compost,  and iv) Ecosafe weed management of (a) Problematic weeds like Parthenium, Cyperus, Echinochloa & some invasive weeds (b) Tea and (c) Major field crops of NAZ like Paddy, Wheat, Maize, Black & Green Gram, Soybean, Rapeseed & Mustard, Groundnut, Jute and Potato. 

Students Guided:  20 Ph.D and M.Sc. (Ag.)

Research projects (externally funded) handled: 17 Ad-hoc Projects

Contact Information
Dr. R. K. Ghosh
Professor in Agronomy
Faculty of Agriculture,
Bidhan Chandra Krishi vIswavidyalaya,
Mohanpur, Nadia, PIN-741252, India
Phone: ®- 9133-25826061
Mobile: 91- 9433145340
® B-4/10, Kalyani-741235, Nadia