Govt. of West Bengal
Bethune College
Bethune College


Dr. Sritama Mukherjee

General Information
Department Botany
Designation Assistant Professor in West Bengal Education Service
Qualification First class in M.Sc. in Botany, Burdwan University (2006)
Ph.D, Bose Institute-Calcutta University (2014)
Specialization Molecular Biology, Biotechnology and Microbiology

Teaching Experience

1st appointment in Bethune College: 2015-till date.


  • Delivered a lecture on 'Women and Nature' on an awareness programme on gender inequality, on 11th March, 2016 at Chandernagore college.
  • Participated in the UGC sponsored National Seminar on "Teaching Botany in 21st century: prospects and challenges", 6th-7th August, 2016 in Bidhannagar College and presented poster on 'Antidiabetic plants: sustainable use, conservation and future prospects' in UGC sponsored National Seminar- "Medicinal plants, health and environment", 9th-10th September, 2016 in APC College, New Barrackpore
  • Presently working on the current status of inositol metabolic engineering in rice plants with special emphasis on galactinol synthase pathway. Also interested in plant abiotic stress biology and in vitro regeneration and exploration of endangered /medicinally important plant species.
  • Presented paper on 'Galactinol Synthase: Evolution and diversification among different species' in National Conference on 'Recent trends in Plant and Microbial Sciences' organized by Botany Dept., Burdwan University, March, 2011.
  • Presented posters on 'Engineering Inositol Metabolism for Improved Plant survival under abiotic stress' in International symposium entitled 'Dialogue on Designer Rice', organized by ICRISAT, Hyderabad, July,2012; 'Galactinol Synthase: Evolution and diversification among different species' in International Conference on 'Plant Science in Post Genomic Era, organized by Sambalpur University, February, 2011; 'Transgenic approach to increase salt tolerance in rice by modulating the myo-inositol biosynthetic pathway' in International Symposium on 'A journey from Plant Physiology to Plant biology' organized by Bose Institute, Kolkata, Nov,2008.
  • Attended workshops on 'Bioinformatics in Evolutionary Studies', organized by Bioinformatics Dept., Kalyani University, Feb, 2010; 'Mass Spectrometry and its applications' organized by NEHU, Shillong, March'2013.
  • Supervised PG dissertations in Bethune College.


Some Important Publications

  • Das M, Chattopadhyay D and Mukherjee S .In vivo and in vitro propagation of economically important Cajanus cajan varieties. Heritage, Vol.III 144-152 ISSN: 2349-9583, 2016
  • Mukherjee S, Sengupta S and Majumder AL. Complex-Multilevel regulation of gene expression in plants: a general overview. Heritage, Vol.II.127-134 ISSN: 2349-9583, 2015.
  • Chattopadhyay D, Mukherjee S. and. Sanyal S. Study of Algal Biodiversity of the CoochBehar Block, District Coochbehar, West Bengal. Heritage,Vol.II.109-118 ISSN: 2349-9583, 2015.
  • Sengupta S, Mukherjee S., Basak P and Majumder AL Significance of galactinol and raffinose family oligosaccharide synthesis in plants. Frontiers in Plant Science, 2015, doi: 10.3389/fpls.2015.00656,
  • Mukherjee R, Mukherjee S, Chattopadhyay D, Basak P, Adak S, Sengupta S and Majumder AL. Improvement of plants through biotechnology: An assessment of the present status. Vegetos 26 Vol. (Special): 01-20 (2013).
  • Chatterjee J, Patra B, Mukherjee R, Basak P, Mukherjee S, Ray S, Bhattacharyya S, Maitra S , Ghosh Dastidar K, Ghosh S, Sengupta S, Majumder AL, Cloning, characterization and expression of a chloroplastic fructose-1,6-bisphosphatase from Porteresia coarctata conferring salt-tolerance in transgenic tobacco. Plant Cell, Tissue and Organ Culture, September 2013, Volume 114, Issue3, pp395-409.
  • Goswami L, Sengupta S, Mukherjee S , Mukherjee R, Ray S and Majumder AL, Targeted expression of L-myo- inositol 1-phosphate synthase from Porteresia coarctata (Roxb.) Tateoka confers multiple stress tolerance in transgenic crop plants. Journal of Plant Biochemistry and Biotechnology, (July-September 2014) 23(3):316 - 330.
  • Sengupta S, Mukherjee S, Goswami L, Sangma S, Mukherjee A, Mukherjee R, Ray N, Basak P, Majumder AL, Manipulation of Inositol Metabolism for Improved Plant survival under Stress: A "Network Engineering Approach". Journal of Plant Biochemistry and Biotechnology, 2012, Volume 21, Issue 1 Supplement, pp 15-23.
  • Sengupta S, Mukherjee S, Parween S and Majumder AL, Galactinol synthase across evolutionary diverse taxa: Preference for higher plants? FEBS Letters, 2012, Volume 586, pp1488 - 1496.Equal contributors.
  • Mukherjee S, Ghosh S, Sadhu S, Ghosh P and Maiti TK, Extracellular polysaccharide production by a Rhizobium sp. Isolated from legume herb Crotalaria saltiana Andr. Indian Journal of Biotechnology, 2011, Volume 10, pp 340-345.