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Faculty Member


Pratap Kumar Padhy
Associate Professor

Environmental Studies

Date of Birth:
25th April 1972

B.Sc. (Hons.), 1991, OUAT, Bhubaneswar
M.Sc., 1993, JNU, New Delhi
M.Phil, 1995, JNU, New Delhi
Ph.D., 2000, JNU, New Delhi

Contact Address:
Department of Environmental Studies
Siksha Bhavana, Visva-Bharati
Santiniketan – 731235

Email: ;


Phone numbers (mobile and/or landline):
+91-3463-261913 (O);
+91-8900441143 (M);
+91-3463-264295 (R)

Research areas:
Air Pollution, Air Pollution and Health, Air Pollution and Plants, Pollution Biology

• President of India Medal for General Proficiency at JNU
• Post-Doctoral Fellow in a project funded by Imperial College, London at JNU
• JRF and SRF in JNU from UGC
• GATE-93
• Full Foreign Travel Grant from CSIR
• Merit Scholarship from JNU

Other Academic Distinctions:
• First class first in graduation
• First class second in M.Sc
• First class first in M.Phil
• Number of papers published: In International Journal = 25 ;
In National Journals & Books = 18

Teaching Experience:
• More than 13 years in Visva-Bharati

Research Experience:
• About 20 years (including Ph.D.)

Number of Ph.D students produced:
Four; Six more working at present

Publications (few significant publications):
• Saha, D. C. & Padhy, P. K. (2012). Effect of particulate pollution on rate of transpiration in Shorea robusta at Lalpahari forest. Trees – Structure and Function, 26, 4, 1215-1223.
• Saha, D. C. & Padhy, P. K. (2011). Effect of air and noise pollution on species diversity and population density of forest birds at Lalpahari, West Bengal, India. Science of the Total Environment, 409, 24, 5328-5336.
• Saha, D. C. & Padhy, P. K. (2011). Effects of stone crushing industry on Shorea robusta and Madhuca indica foliage in Lalpahari forest. Atmospheric Pollution Research, 2, 463-476.
• Goswami, R., Ghosh, D., Saha, D. R., Padhy, P. K. and Mazumder, S. (2011). Effect of acute and chronic arsenic exposure on growth, structure and virulence of Aeromonas hydrophila isolated from fish. Microbial Pathogenesis, 50, 63-69.
• Padhi, B. K., Padhy, P. K., Sahu, L., Jain V.K. and Ghosh R. (2010). Assessment of intra-urban variability in indoor air quality and its impact on children’s health. Air Quality, Atmosphere and Health, 3, 3, 149-158.
• Padhy, P. K. and Padhi, B. K. (2009). Effects of biomass combustion smoke on hematological and antioxidant profile among children (8-13 years) in India. Inhalation Toxicology, 21, 8, 705-711.
• Padhi, B. K. and Padhy, P. K. (2008). Assessment of intra-urban variability in outdoor air quality and its health risks. Inhalation Toxicology, 20, 11, 973-979.
• Padhy, P. K. and Varshney, C. K. (2005). Isoprene emission from tropical tree species, Environmental Pollution, 135, 1, 101-109.
• Padhy, P. K. and Varshney, C. K. (2005). Emission of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) from Tropical Plant Species in India, Chemosphere, 59, 11, 1643-1653.
• Padhy, P. K. and Varshney, C. K. (2000). Total Non-methane volatile organic compounds (TNMVOC) in the environment of Delhi. Atmospheric Environment, 34, 577-584.