Faculty Member


Shibani Chaudhury

Environmental Studies

Date of Birth: 02/10/1956

Date of Joining: 16/05/2009

B.Sc., 1977, Visva-Bharati
M.Sc., 1979, Visva-Bharati
Ph.D., 1985, Visva-Bharati

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



Phone numbers (mobile and/or landline):
+91-3463-261913 (O)

Research areas:
Soil Pollution, Water Pollution, Biogas, Environmental Bioremediation & Toxicology

• DST Young Scientist, 1999

Teaching Experience:
• More than 20 years

Research Experience:
• Post Doctoral Fellowship, 1987,University of Mississippi Medical Centre, Jackson, Mississippi, USA.
• Post Doctoral Fellowship, 1985, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s, Canada. A1B 3X9

Number of Ph.D students produced:
Five are working at present and one awarded.

Publications (few significant publications):
• Muthusamy Senthil Kumar and Srinivasan Balachandran, Shibani Chaudhury - A comparative analysis of total phenolic, flavonoids content and antioxidant activity of callus and in vivo plant parts from Heliotropium indicum L. Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Biomedicine (2012)1-7
• Sulata Maity , Sonali Roy , Shelley Bhattacharya , Shibani Chaudhury , 2010. Metallothionein responses in the earthworm Lampito mauritii (Kinberg) following lead and zinc exposure: A promising tool for monitoring metal contamination, European Journal of Soil Biology, 47 (1), 69-71
• Sulata Maity, Shelley Bhattacharya and Shibani Chaudhury, 2009. Metallothionein response in earthworms Lampito mauritii (Kingerg) exposed to fly ash. Chemosphere 77, 319-324.
• Sulata Maity, Pratap Kumar Padhy, Shibani Chaudhury, 2008. The role of Lampito mauritii (Kinberg) in amending lead and zinc treated soil. Bioresource Technology, 99: 7291-7298
• Sulata Maity, Sonali Roy, Shibani Chaudhury and Shelley Bhattacharya, 2008. Antioxidant responses of the earthworm Lampito mauritii exposed to Pb and Zn contaminated soil. Environmental Pollution 151, 1-7.
• Shibani Chaudhury and H.M. Mechendale, 1991. Amplification of carbontetrachloride toxicity by chlordecone : destruction of rat hepatic microsomal cytochrome P-450 subpopulation. J. Toxicol. Environ. Health. 32 : 277-294.
• Shibani Chaudhury, S. Khan and A.D. Rahimtula, 1988. Comparison of the inhibitory effects of some crude oil components on the rat platelet aggregation : role of intra and extra-cellular calcium. Toxicol. 51 : 35-46.
• Shibani Chaudhury, S. Macko and A.D. Rahimtula, 1987. Inhibition of rat platelet aggregation by a Prudhoe Bay crude oil and its aliphatic, aromatic and heterocyclic fractions. Toxicol. Appl. Pharmacol. 90 : 347-356.

Ongoing research projects:
• Name of the project: A comparative study of biotransformation mechanisms of earthworm Lampito maurittii and Eisenia fetida to soil of industrial origin.
Sponsoring agency: UGC, New Delhi
Amount Sanctioned: Rs.8,70,800/-

• Name of the Project: Development and Integration of Biomass and Concentrating Photovoltaic System for the Rural and the urban Energy Bridge : BioCPV.
A research project under the Indo-UK Collaborative Research Initiative on Bridging the Urban and the Rural Divide (BURD).
Sponsoring agency: DST, New Delhi (Indian Side) (2012-2015)
Amount Sanctioned: Rs.5,57,17,125/- of which amount for Visva-Bharati is Rs.2,26,70.325/-. Prof. Shibani Chaudhury (PI), Prof. A. Hazra (Co-PI) and Dr. S. Balachandran (Co-PI). The other Co-PIs are from IITM and IITB