Qualification: M.Sc., B. Ed., Ph.D
Designation: Assistant Professor
e-mail id: pintu.banerjee @rediffmail.com

Dr. PINTU BANERJEE received his Master’s & Ph. D. Degree in the year 1995 & 2004 respectively from VISVA-BHARATI, Santiniketan, Gurudev Tagore’s place of Peace and tranquility. He was awarded a Ph.D. degree in Science in the broad area of PLANT BIOTECHNOLOGY for his thesis entitled “IN VITRO PROPAGATION AND BIOCHEMICAL STUDIES OF ARACHIS HYPOGAEA WITH REFERENCE TO GENETIC VARIABILITY”. He is a Life Member of Association of Microbiologists of India. He has published several research papers in National and International Journals of repute. He was also placed as a Lecturer in BOTANY recommended by WBCSC, Kolkata in SREE RAMAKRISHNA BT College, a Govt. Sponsored College in Darjeeling, West Bengal in 2003. He joined in the WBES as a Lecturer in Botany at Taki Govt. College in 2007 March and there after transferred to Krishnagar Govt. College in December 2008. Dr. Banerjee has successfully completed one Minor Research Projects funded by the University Grants Commission, New Delhi. His teaching interests include courses on Plant Biotechnology, Microbiology, & Biochemistry.

Research Activities

(1) Projects Completed/ Continuing: Completed Study of medicinal plant diversity with special emphasis on folklore medicinal plant of Nadia district and assessment of their antimicrobial activity (As a Principal investigator) vide letter No F. PSW- 085/10-11 (ERO) Dated 20.10.2010.
(2) Research Guidance:
(3) Publication (till date):

1. P. Banerjee, KC Ghosh, SK Sen and N. Banerjee. 2001. In vitro studies of Arachis hypogaea L. var. JL-24. Perspectives in Cytology and Genetics (Eds G K Manna and S C Roy, AICCG Publ.). vol. 10: 731-736. Peer Reviewed Journal, ISSN: 0970-4507.

2. S.Maity, P. Banerjee, and N.Banerjee. 2004. Plant regeneration through callus mediated organogenesis in Albizia lebbeck. Perspectives in Cytology and Genetics (Eds G K Manna and S C Roy, AICCG Publ.). vol. 11: 201-204. Peer Reviewed ISSN: 0970-4507.

3. Sharmistha Maity, Pintu Banerjee and Nirmalya Banerjee. 2006 Influence of plant organ on rapid clonal propagation of Albizia lebbek: A fast growing fuel wood species. J. Bot. Soc. Bengal 60(2): 78-82. ISSN: 0971-2976.

4. Pintu Banerjee, Sharmistha Maity. Sudhansu S. Maity and Nirmalya Banerjee. 2007. Influence of genotype on in vitro multiplication potential of Arachis hypogaea L. Acta Botanica Croatica 66(1). 15-23. International Journal, Impact Factor: 0.484 ISSN: 0365-0588.

5. Pintu Banerjee, Sharmistha Maity and Nirmalya Banerjee. 2010 In vitro propagation of Arachis hypogaea L. var. AK-1224: Direct and indirect plant regeneration. Plant Cell Biotechnology and Molecular Biology 11 (1&2). International Journal, Indexed in ISI, Scopus, SJR, CAB ISSN: 0972-2025.

6. Pintu Banerjee 2011 Phytoestrogens: an overview. Conscientia ISSN: 2278-6554, Volume- 1, No. 2. Page: 33-38.

7. Pintu Banerjee. 2012 (February) Kinema: a traditional fermented food. Conscientia ISSN: 2278-6554.

8. Pintu Banerjee, Sharmistha Maity and Nirmalya Banerjee 2012 High frequency somatic embryogenesis and plantlet regeneration of Bauhinia variegata, a multipurpose tree legume. Indian Journal of Fundamental and Applied Life Sciences. 2012: 2(2) April-June, pp-87-95. Peer Reviewed, International Journal, ISSN: 2231-6345.

9. Pintu Banerjee. 2012 Traditional system of medicine and medicinal plants of Darjeeling and Sikkim: Present status. MS Academic, 2012, 2(2&3):141-147. Peer Reviewed, International Journal, ISSN-2229-6484.

10. Pintu Banerjee 2013. Rapid in vitro propagation of Acacia auriculiformis on solid and liquid media: role of organic additive, antioxidant and plant growth regulators. Cibtech Journal of Bio-Protocols. Vol. 2 (1) January-April, pp.39-49. Peer Reviewed, An Online International Journal, ISSN: 2319–3840.

11. Pintu Banerjee. 2013 Somatic embryogenesis and plantlet regeneration in three high yielding varieties of Arachis hypogaea L. Indian Journal of Plant Sciences. Peer Reviewed, An Online International Journal, Vol. 2 (2) April-June, pp.28-34 ISSN: 2319-3824.

12. Pintu Banerjee 2013 In vitro plant regeneration of Bauhinia variegata Linn. through direct and indirect shoot bud development from different explants on MS solid and liquid media. Indian Journal of Applied and Pure Biology, Vol. 28(2), 181-192. International Journal, Abstracted and indexed in Indian Science abstracts, Paryavaran abstracts, Aromatic and medicinal plant abstracts, BIOSIS, Zoological Record, scholar.google.com and Copernicus abstracts. Impact Factor: 3.0.

13. Pintu Banerjee 2014. Rapid in vitro propagation of Arachis hypogaea L. Var. AK 1224: A comparative study using different explants. CIBTech Journal of Bio-Protocols, Peer Reviewed, An Online International Journal, Vol. 3 (1) pp. 35-41 ISSN: 2319–3840.

14. Pintu Banerjee 2014. Documentation of ethno-medicinal plants of Nadia district of West Bengal and in vitro screening of three local medicinal plants for their antibacterial activity. CIBTech Journal of Microbiology, Vol. 3 (2) April-June, pp. 4-10 Peer Reviewed, An Online International Journal, ISSN: 2319-3867.

15. Pintu Banerjee and Sharmistha Maity 2014. Regeneration of Plantlet through Somatic Embryogenesis in a High Yielding Variety of Arachis hypogaea L. Var. ICG 11337. Manan (ISSN: 2348-3849), Vol. 1 (1), 22-28.