Govt. of West Bengal
Bethune College
Bethune College

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Dr. Ashok Kumar Das

General Information
Department Botany
Designation Associate Professor in West Bengal Education Service, Head and Chaiperson, U.G. and P.G. Department of Botany
Qualification First class in M.Sc. in Botany, Calcutta University (1981)

Ph.D, Calcutta University (1990)

Specialization Mycology and Plant Pathology
Email ashokpressi@yahoo.co.in

Teaching Experience

28 years of teaching experience including 22 years of postgraduate teaching.

Colleges Served

  • Taki Govt. College: 1987-93
  • Darjeeling Govt. College: 1993-98
  • Presidency College: 1998-2004
  • Barasat Govt. College: 2004-2013
  • Bethune College: 2013-till date

Research

  • Interested in Taxonomy of Leaf Inhabiting Fungi, Biopesticides, Biological Control, Aeromycoflora. Completed two research projects funded by U.G.C. Total number of publications 45, published in several National and International journals.
  • Chaired a Scientific Session in a UGC sponsored National Seminar conducted by Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda Centenary College, Rahara, 2013.
  • Delivered Invited Lecture on "Recent concept on Mycology and Plant Pathology" at Department of Botany, Rishi Bankim Chandra College, Naihati, 2013.
  • Supervision of PhD candidate: 02
  • Academic membership: Life member of Indian Mycological Society
  • Supervised PG dissertations in Darjeeling Govt. College, Presidency College, Barasat Govt. College and Bethune College.

Publications

Some Important Publications

  • Diversity of Mycoflora in conifer forests of Munsiary and its adjoining areas of Uttarakhand, India, A. K. Das & N. Das; International Journal of Plant, Animal and Environmental Scinces, Oct-Nov 2014, vol. 4, Issue -4.
  • Study of Aeromycoflora in Indoor and outdoor Environment off National Library, Kolkata; D. Ghosh, P. Dhar, T. Chakraborty, N. Uddin & A. K. Das, International Journal of Plant, Animal and Environmental Scinces, July-Sept 2014, vol. 4, Issue -3
  • "Bacopa Monnieri (L.) Penn.- a promising antimycotic agent and study of its effect on acid and alkaline phosphatase activities of Rhizoctonia solani" S. sengupta, A. K. Das, S.B.Ghosh and S.N. Ghosh, Journal of Mycopathological Research, Vol. 52, No. 1, April 2014.
  • "Identification and distribution of Aeromycoflora in the indoor environment: West Bengal State Science Congress 2013. Organised by Deparment of West Bengal State Science and Techology and BESU.
  • "Screening of antimicrobial activities of three lichen", S. Sengupta, A. K. Das, .NaimUddin, P.Chakraborty, G.Biswas and S.Roy, J. Mycopathol Research, 50(1), 112-113, 2012.
  • "Identification and Distribution of Aeromycoflora in the indoor environment of Shyambajar Railway Metro Station, Kolkata, India", D. Ghosh, P.Dhar, A. K. Das and N.Uddin, African Journal Of Microbiology, 5(31), 5569-5574, 2011.
  • "Antifungal potentiality of the latex of Plumeria acutifolia Poir", S. Sengupta, S. N. Ghosh and A. K. Das, Indian Phytopathology, 61(4), 499-503, 2008.
  • "Antimycotic potentiality of the plant Extract, Bacopa monieri (L). Penn.", S. Sengupta, S. N. Ghosh and A. K. Das, Research Journal of Botany, 3(2), 83-89, 2008."Four foliicolous hyphomycetes from Nagaland", T.K. Jana, A. K. Das and S. N. Ghosh, J. Mycopathol. Research, 46(1), 101-103, 2008.

Administrative Responsibilities

  • H.O.D. of Botany, Darjeeling Govt. College (1997-1998)
  • H.O.D. of Botany, Barasat Govt. College (2011-2012)
  • H.O.D. of Botany, Bethune College (2013-till date)