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FACULTY DETAILS
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Debasish Panda
Assistant Professor
of Plant Physiology

Department
ASEPAN

Date of Birth: 24.08.1977

Date of Joining : 18.03.2004

Qualification:
B.Sc.(Ag), 2000, Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology, Bhubaneswar
M.Sc.(Ag), 2003, Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology, Bhubaneswar
Ph.D.(Agriculture) Plant Physiology, 2013, Visva-Bharati University, Santiniketan

Contact Address: 
Department of ASEPAN
Institute of Agriculture (Palli Siksha Bhavana)
Visva-Bharati, Sriniketan -731 236 
West Bengal, India

Email:
debasish.panda@visva-bharati.ac.in
debasishpanda007@gmail.com

Phone numbers (mobile and/or landline): 
+91-9434375458
+91-3463-264787

Fax:
+91-3463-264118 

Research areas:
Stress Physiology, Plant growth regulation, Mineral Nutrition

Awards:

  • Qualified UGC-CSIR (NET) JRF in Life Sciences in June and  December 2002
  • Winner of Bronze Medal in Poster making in the second All India Inter Agricultural University Youth Festival, held at Assam Agricultural University, Jorhat, Assam during 14 to 18th October 2000.
  • Member of the One Act Play team, adjudged second best team in the second All India Inter Agricultural University Youth Festival, held at Assam Agricultural University, Jorhat, Assam during 14 to 18th October 2000.
  • Recipient of Post-Matriculation Merit Scholarship from MHRD, Govt. of India (1992)

Teaching Experience:
• More than 9 years in Visva-Bharati (since March 2004)

Research Experience:
About 10 years (including Ph.D.)

Academic distinction & Membership in Journal Societies:

  • Life member of Indian Society for Plant Physiology, New Delhi
  • Life Member of Indian Society of Soil Biology and Ecology, Bengaluru
  • Life Member of Crop and Weed Science Society, BCKV, Nadia, West Bengal
  • Acted as an external examiner and  paper setter of different Agricultural Universities
  • Appointed as a jury member by the DSW, Visva-Bharati  to screen and select candidates in debate (English/Hindi) ,extempore and quiz competitions for participation in different National Youth Festivals organized by Ministry of Youth Affairs, Govt. of India

Refresher/ Orientation/ Training Courses Attended:

  • Participated in 21-days 6th UGC Refresher Course in Computer Studies at UGC Academic Staff College, University of Burdwan from 29th January 2008 to 18th February 2008.
  • Participated in 28-days 70th UGC Orientation Programme at UGC Academic Staff College, University of Burdwan from 16th May 2009 to 12th June 2009.

M.Sc.  and Ph. D. students guided: 
• Guided  5 M.Sc.(Ag) students

Significant publications:
Book Chapters:

  • Sugarcane Physiology in: Sugarcane Development: Technological Interface between Tradition and Modernity (D. Das Gupta ed.) Agrobios (India), 2009, pp.57-67 by Debasish Panda, Ganesh Chandra Malik and Dulal Chandra Ghosh (ISBN No. 81-7754-394-6)
  • Panda, D., Hatai, L., Pramanik, K.  and Saren, B. K. 2012. Role of coastal vegetations in mitigation of cyclonic storms: Super cyclone in Orissa a case study. In: K.M. B. Rahim, D. Sarkar and B. C. Roy (Ed.)- Sustainable Agriculture and Environment. New Delhi Publishers, New Delhi, pp. 277-290
  • Saren, B. K., Pramanik, K. and Panda, D. 2012. A Climatic Aberrant: Drought and its Mitigation. In: K.M. B. Rahim, D. Sarkar and B. C. Roy (Ed.)- Sustainable Agriculture and Environment. New Delhi Publishers, New Delhi, pp.265-276

Journal Publications: 

  • Panda, D., Kar. M., Pradhan, T. and Pramanik, K. 2010. Effect of Growth Regulators and Micronutrients on Growth and Yield of Chilli (Capsicum annuum L.). Green Technology. 9: 104-108
  • Pramanik, K., Bera, A. K. and Panda, D. 2011. Effect of Irrigation cum Integrated Nutrient Management on Relative Water Content, Chlorophyll Content and Yield Attributes of Lentil (Lens culinaris Medik). Journal of Soil Biology and Ecology. 31(1-2): 85-93
  • Panda, D., Pramanik, K. and Nayak, B. R. 2012.Use of Seaweed Extracts as Plant Growth Regulators for Sustainable Agriculture. International  Journal of Bioresource and Stress Management.3(3):404-411
  • Panda, D., Rajbonshi, M. and Pramanik, K. 2012. Studies on the Response of Summer Sesame (Sesamum indicum L.) to Moisture Stress and Agrochemicals. Journal of Interacademicia.17(1):86-96
  • Sen, A., Panda, D., Ghosh, D.C. and Pramanik, K.2012. Effect of Moisture Stress and Growth Regulators on Growth and Yield of Chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.). International  Journal of Bioresource and Stress Management.3(4):481-488
  • Pramanik, K., Bera, A.K. and Panda, D. 2013. Response of Different Sources of Phosphatic Fertilizers and Homobrassinolide on Total Chlorophyll Content, Yield Attributes and Yield of Hybrid Rice under Lateritic Zone of West Bengal. International  Journal of Bioresource and Stress Management.4(1):014-018
  • Panda, D., Ghosh, D.C. and Kar, M. 2013. Effect of Salt Stress on the Pigment Content and Yield of Different Rice (Oryza sativa L.) Genotypes. International  Journal of Bioresource and Stress Management.4(3):431-434
  • Bera, A. K., Pramanik, K. and Panda, D. 2013. Response of biofertilizers and homo-brassinolide on growth, relative water content and yield of lentil (Lens culinaris Medik). Journal of Crop and Weed. 9(2):84-90

Proceedings in Seminars/Symposiums/Conferences:

  • Senapati, S.K., Panda, D., Rout, P and Sahu, S.K. 2010. Impact of Climate Change and its Variability on Agriculture. In: Proceedings of the International Conference on Global Climate Change-2010 organized by Centre for Environmental Studies, Institute of Science, Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan during 19-21 February 2010.pp.72-89

Participated and Presented papers in Seminars/Symposiums/Conferences

  • Participated and presented paper in IInd National Seminar on Earthworm Ecology and Environment & IXth National Symposium on Soil Biology and Ecology organized by Soil Testing Laboratory, Palli Siksha Bhavana, Visva-Bharati, Sriniketan in collaboration with Indian Society of Soil Biology and Ecology,21-23 November,2009
  • Participated and presented paper in the National Conference on Horticulture for Rural Development-Biotechnological and Biochemical aspects organized by Department of Chemistry, Jadavpur University, Kolkata and Eastern India Horticulture and Biotechnology Centre Baharu, South 24-Parganas,West Bengal on 25th September 2010.
  • Participated and presented paper in the National Conference of Plant Physiology on Physiological and Molecular Approach for Crop Improvement under Changing Environment jointly organized by Department of Plant Physiology, Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Banaras Hindu University & Indian Society for Plant Physiology, New Delhi at BHU, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh during  25- 27 November, 2010.
  • Participated and presented paper in the International Symposium on System Intensification Towards Food and Environmental Security organized by Crop and weed Science Society, Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, West Bengal, India in collaboration with NABARD, Kolkata at FTC (Lake Hall), Kalyani, BCKV, India during 24–27 February, 2011.
  • Participated and presented  paper in the National Symposium on Pollution: Disbalancing the Global Environment- Threats and Prevention organized by Faculty of Science, Bolpur College, Birbhum, West Bengal in collaboration with National Institute of Technology, Durgapur and Department of Biotechnology & Environmental Science, Burdwan University at  Lipika Hall, Visva-Bharati ,West  Bengal, India during 5 -6 March, 2011.
  • Participated and presented paper in the National Symposium on Science and Nature: Tagore’s Vision and its relevance organized by Siksha-Bhavana, Visva-Bharati at Lipika Hall, Visva-Bharati, West Bengal, India during 12 -13 March, 2011.
  • Participated with presented paper in National Seminar on Agricultural Strategies Vis-à-Vis Environment: Vision 2025 organized by Agro-Economic Research Centre, Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan at Agro-Economic Research Centre, Visva-Bharati, West Bengal during 22-23 March, 2011.
  • Participated and presented paper in the National Seminar on Application of Statistics in Life Science and Engineering organized by Department of Agricultural Extension, Agricultural Economics and Agricultural Statistics (EES), Palli Siksha Bhavan, Visva-Bharati, Sriniketan, West Bengal during 10-11 December, 2011.
  • Participated and presented paper in the National Symposium on Approaches to Maximizing Crop Productivity jointly organized by Agricultural Society of India and  Institute of Agricultural Science, University of Calcutta, 35-Ballygunge Circular Road, Kolkata-700 019, West Bengal during  12- 14 January, 2012.
  • Participated and presented paper in the National Seminar on “Safe Food for All” organized by Department of ASEPAN (Agronomy, Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry, Agricultural Engineering,  Plant Physiology and Animal Science), Palli Siksha Bhavan(Institute of Agriculture), Visva-Bharati, Sriniketan, West Bengal during 21-23 February,  2012.
  • Participated and presented paper in the National Seminar on Science in Sanskrit Literature organized by Department of Sanskrit, Pali and Prakrit, Bhasa Bhavan, Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan, West Bengal during 23-25 February, 2012.
  • Participated and presented paper in the National Seminar on Advances in Agricultural Research towards Food security and Environmental Sustenance organized by Palli Siksha Bhavana, Visva-Bharati, 01-03 September, 2012.
  • Participated and presented paper in the National Symposium on Plant Microbe Interactions and Crop Health Management organized by Department of Plant Protection, Palli Siksha Bhavana in collaboration with Indian Phytopathological Society, at Visva-Bharati, West Bengal, October 6-7, 2012.
  • Participated and presented paper in the First International Conference on Bio-resource and Stress Managementorganized by Ratikanta Maiti Foundation at Science City, Kolkata, West  Bengal, India, February 6-9, 2013
  • Participated and presented paper in National Seminar on Echoes of Silent Spring: Human Impact on Environment organized by Department of Environmental Studies, Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan on 9th March 2013.
  • Participated and presented paper in National Seminar on Recent Advances in Rice Genomics and Biotechnology jointly organized by Department of Biotechnology, Siksha Bhavana and Palli Siksha Bhavana, Visva-Bharati held at Santiniketan during 23-24 March, 2013.
  • Participated and presented paper in International Conference on Harmony with Nature in Context of Ecotechnological Intervention and Climate Change (HARMONY 2013) organized by Department of Zoology, Environmental Science and Biotechnology, DDU Gorakhpur University, Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh during 11-13 November 2013
  • Participated and presented paper in National Conference on Frontiers in Algology and Algal Biotechnology (NCFAAB) organized by Department of Biotechnology, Siksha Bhavana, Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan during 15-17 November  2013
  • Participated and presented paper in National Seminar on Environmental Issues: Protection, Conservation and Management  organized by Department of Environmental Studies, Siksha Bhavana, Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan during 22-23 November  2013