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Gurudas College

Affiliated to University of Calcutta
Re-accredited with “B” grade by NAAC

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DR. MITU DE.,Assistant Professor

  • Department: Botany
  • Qualification: M. Sc., B.T., Ph.D.
  • Email ID: mitude@rediffmail.com
  • Area of Specialization: Taxonomy of Angiosperms
  • Teaching: 16 Years +,

Area of Teaching:

  • Taxonomy of Angiosperms, Morphology, Embryology, Biometry, Plant Breeding.

Research Interest:

  • Documentation and characterization of Rice (Oryza sativa) landraces
  • Ethnobotany and Traditional knowledge
  • Autism

Research Experience:

  • Junior Research Fellow at Bose Institute for 3 (three) years viz. Jan, 1998 – Jan, 2001 before joining Gurudas College.

Title of Ph. D. thesis:

  • Rice Landraces of West Bengal: Genetic Diversity and DNA Fingerprinting

Research Projects:

  • Completed:
  • 2 (Two) year Minor Research Project on ‘Numerical Taxonomy of Folk Rice of West Bengal [No. F. PSW – 138/11-12, (ERO)]’ funded by the UGC during 2012- 2014. Project started on 15th March, 2012. Amount sanctioned was Rs. 173000/-
  • Completed 2 (Two) year Research Project on “Sacred Groves of Murshidabad’ (147/5k (bio)-1/2014, dt. 26/02/2014), funded by West Bengal Biodiversity Board (WBBB) as CoPI. Project started in 2015. Amount sanctioned 200000/-.
  • Ongoing:
  • 2 (Two) year Minor Research Project on ‘Documentation and Characterization of Mango Germplasm Mangifera indica ) and Its Pest From Murshidabad and Malda, West Bengal’ funded by the UGC during 2016- 2018 as CoPI, [No. PSW – 160/15-16, (ERO)], ID No. WK4-002 dated 15 Nov, 2016’ funded by the UGC during 2015- 2016. Project started on 15 Nov, 2016. Amount sanctioned 328285/-.

  •  2 (Two) year Research Project ‘Documentation and Development of Database of indigenous Mango (Mangifera indica ) varieties of Murshidabad and Malda districts: Towards establishment of Mango Orchard Network and ex situ conservation initiative,’ (Memo No. 979/5K (Bio)-2017) funded by West Bengal Biodiversity Board (WBBB) as PI. Project started in Oct, 2017. Amount sanctioned 157000/-.

Membership of Professional Organization(s):

1.Life member of Indian Science Congress Association: (I.S.C.A.)

2.Life member Botanical Society of Bengal

3.Life Member Social Environmental and Biological Association (SEBA)

4.Life Member Autism Society West Bengal (ASWB).

Publications:

  • a. Book(s) Written: …Nil
  • b. Book(s) Edited: Nil
  • c. Articles (in Books, Conference Proceedings, Periodicals, etc.):

Publication in Journals upto October, 2017

1. De, Mitu. 2017. Ecosystem Services from Sacred Groves: an Overview. Harvest- The Journal (ISSN 2456-6551). Spl. Environmental Issue, Jan –June. Vol 1. pp. 14-20. .

2.Pal, Ankush, Bandyopadhyay, Biplab, Dey, Santi Ranjan, Ganguli, Sayak, Singh, Pankaj Kumar and De, Mitu. 2017. Documentation and Diversity Analysis by DNA Fingerprinting of the indigenous Mango (Mangifera indica L.) Germplasm of West Bengal. Int. J. Exp. Res. Rev., (ISSN- 2455-4855), Vol. 11 (June): pp 21-34. RIF

3. De, Mitu and Basu, Indrani. 2017. Barriers to education for students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). NUJS Journal of Regulatory Studies (Quarterly) (Online ISSN: 2456-4605), Volume 1, Issue 3 (April, 2017), 35-46 pp.

4. Dey, Santi Ranjan, Singh, Pankaj K., Ganguly, Sayak and De, Mitu 2016. Seri – Bioinformatics – to enhance the silken touch. J. Environ. & Sociobiol. (eISSN 2454-2601):13(2), Dec. 207-216pp.

5. Dey, Santi Ranjan, Sikdar, Samir Ranjan, Ghose, Tapas Kumar and De, Mitu. Study of the Efficiency of Neuropteran predator, Hemerobius indicus Kimmins as potential Biocontrol agent of notorious aphid, Lipaphis erysimi (Kaltenbuch) on Brassica campestris Linn. (cv. B-9). International Journal of Experimental Research and Review (ISSN- 2455-4855), Vol. 7 (Oct): pp 21-31. RIF 1.13

6. De, Mitu. 2016. Frequency of β (Beta Thalassaemia) trait and Haemaglobin E (HbE) trait: Case study in a Thalassaemia carrier Detection Camp in Gurudas College, West Bengal, India. The Beats of Natural Sciences. (ISSN-2348-7615) Vol. 3, Issue 3-4 (September-December), Article No. 1. pp 1-9.

7. Dey, Santi Ranjan and De, Mitu 2016. Identification of Rice Tungro Disease (RTD) tolerant traditional varieties of rice (Oryza sativa L.) of West Bengal using forced inoculation methods with insect vector, green leafhopper (GLH), Nephotettix virescens (Distant). Global Journal for Research Analysis (ISSN- 2277-8160), Vol. 5, Issue 11 (Nov), pp 231-232.

8. Dey, Santi Ranjan, Sikdar, Samir Ranjan, Ghose, Tapas Kumar and De, Mitu. 2016. Study of the Efficiency of Neuropteran predator, Hemerobius indicus Kimmins as potential Biocontrol agent of notorious aphid, Lipaphis erysimi (Kaltenbuch) on Brassica campestris Linn. (cv. B-9). International Journal of Experimental Research and Review (ISSN- 2455-4855), Vol. 7 (Oct): pp 21-31.

9. De, Mitu. 2016. Qualitative assessment of 30 folk rice (Oryza sativa L.) varieties of West Bengal using descriptor codes. Scotopia (ISSN 2455-5975) Volume 1 Issue 2 (July-December) pp 40-48.

10. De, Mitu, Panigrahi, Ashis Kumar, Roy, Anirban and Dey, Santi Ranjan. 2016. A comparative account of the impact of the urban development on plant and wetland dependent bird population along the two arms of an ox-bow lake, Motijheel in Murshidabad district. Indian Journal of Biology (p-ISSN 2394- 1391, e-ISSN 2455-8249) IJB, Vol.3 No.1 Jan-June 2016, pp. 41 – 47.

11. De, Mitu. 2016. Rice Landraces. The Beats of Natural Sciences. (ISSN-2348-7615) Vol. 3, Issue 2 (June), Article No. 4. pp 1-5.

12. De, Mitu. 2015. Assessment of variation in yield related traits among rice (Oryza sativa L.) landraces of West Bengal. Bodhi Bijnan. (ISSN 2277-4831) Vol. 3. No. 3 pp 61 -70.

13. 10. De, Mitu. 2015. Unsung Creators and Curators of Traditional Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (PGRFA). Eshona (ISSN 2349-0985) pp. 51 – 61.

14. De, Mitu, Chowdhury, Rita, Chattoraj, Sounima, Dutta, Upasana, Tripathy, Smritiratan Pal, Ankush and Dey, Santi Ranjan. 2015. Studies on Antifertility Activity of Bark Aqueous Extracts of Aegle marmelos (L.) Corr. in male Bandicota bengalensis (Gray, 1835): In search for a potential Rodenticide. Indian Journal of Biology (ISSN 2394- 1391) IJB, Vol.2 No.2 Jul-Dec 2015, pp. 135- 139.

15. De, Mitu. 2015. Assessing attitudes of undergraduate college students towards differently abled students. The Beats of Natural Sciences. (ISSN-2348-7615) Vol. 2, Issue 4 (December), Article No. 6. 1-7.

16. De, Mitu. 2015. Custodian Farmers and the Mango Legacy of India. The Beats of Natural Sciences. (ISSN-2348-7615) Vol. 2, Issue 3 (September), Article No. 5. 1-10.

17. De, Mitu. 2015. Green Revolution, Plant Biodiversity and Eco-Feminism. The Beats of Natural Sciences. (ISSN-2348-7615) Vol. 2, Issue 2 (June), Article No. 5. 1-6.

18. De, M., Kumar, V., Huda, N., Chakrabarty, R. and Basu, I. 2015. Empowerment of parents of children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) through parent training and intervention program. The Beats of Natural Sciences. (ISSN-2348-7615) Vol. 2, Issue 1 (March), Article No. 2. pp 1-11.

19.De, Mitu, Das, Jhilik, Saha, Meghna, Pal, Ankush and Dey, Santi Ranjan. 2014. Documentation and Characterization of the Indigenous Mango (Mangifera indica L.) varieties of Malda and Murshidabad districts of West Bengal. J. Environ. & Sociobiol. (ISSN 0973-0834): 11(2), Dec: 187-198pp.

20.De, Mitu. 2014. Morphometric and Genetic Diversity of Folk Rice Varieties of West Bengal. J. Environ. & Sociobiol. (ISSN 0973-0834): 11(2), Dec: 163-170pp.

21. De, Mitu. 2014. Dwindling Treasures of the Rice fields of West Bengal. The Beats of Natural Sciences. (ISSN-2348-7615) Vol. 1, Issue 4 (December), Article No. 5. 1-9.

22. De, M. 2014. Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD): the enigmatic disorder that knows no boundaries. The Beats of Natural Sciences. (ISSN-2348-7615) Vol. 1, Issue 3 (September), Article No. 4. pp 1-15.

23. De, Mitu. 2014. Folk rice varieties and Cultural Heritage. The Beats of Natural Sciences. (ISSN-2348-7615) Vol. 1, Issue 1 (March), Article No. 7. 1-7.

24. De, Mitu. 2014. Biocultural Diversity of Folk Rice Variety Heritage of West Bengal. J. Environ. & Sociobiol. (ISSN 0973-0834): 11(1), June: 95-100pp.

25. De, Mitu. 2013. Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose and Plant Neurobiology. Eshona (ISSN 2349-0985) pp 53-61.

26. De, Mitu and Dey, Santi Ranjan. 2013. Screening folk rice varieties of West Bengal for relative tolerance to angoumois grain moth, Sitotroga cerealella (Olivier) (Lepidoptera:Gelechiidae) and identification of factors contributing to the tolerance. J. Environ. & Sociobiol. (ISSN 0973-0834): 10(2), Dec: 201-212.

27. De, Mitu 2007. Murder within a Flower: Self- Incompatibility in Flowering Plants. Eshona, No. 5. pp: 125- 132.

28. Dey, N., Biswas, S., RayChaudhury, T., Dey S. R., De, M. and Ghose, T. K. 2005. RAPD-based genetic diversity analysis of aromatic rice (Oryza sativa L.). Plant Cell Biotech. Mol. Biol, 6(3&4): 133-142.

Publication of Dr. Mitu De in as a Book Chapter Upto Oct, 2017. 

1.De, Mitu,Recent advances in Natural Weed Management by Allelopathy: A brief review. In, ‘Recent Advances in Biological Sciences.’ (ISBN 978-93-86526-31-1) Edited by Dr. Kakali Sau and Dr. Prodosh Ranjan Ghosh, published by Power Publishers, Kolkata 174-180pp.

2.Bysack, Arpan, Maity, Rohan, Majumdar, Sayan, Chakroborty, Smritikana, Saha Samanta, Bhaswati, Basu, Anamika and De, Mitu Effect on polyphenols present in tea leaves on human health: Case study with estimation of total polyphenol content in some brands of tea commonly available in Kolkata. In, “Chemistry in Human Life- Current Aspects” (ISBN 978-93-84334-94-9) Edited by Dr. Sumana Gangopadhyay, Dr. Jolly Mahapatra and Samrat Chatterjee, published by Power Publishers 33-41pp.

3.Maity, Rohan, Mondal, Gobinda, Mukhoty, Abhrajit and De, Mitu. Review of phytochemicals found in Wild Edible Plants (WEPs) commonly found in local markets near Gurudas College, Kolkata. In, “Chemistry in Human Life- Current Aspects”, (ISBN 978-93-84334-94-9) Edited by Dr. Sumana Gangopadhyay, Dr. Jolly Mahapatra and Samrat Chatterjee, published by Power Publishers 117-127pp.

4.Bhattacharya, Manisha, Basu, Indrani and De, Mitu Changing patterns of concerns among parents with child newly diagnosed with autism following parent training and intervention program. In ‘Parental Involvement in the Education and Rehabilitation of Children with Special Needs’ A Collection of Research Papers, Edited by Dr. Bishnupada Nanda, Department of Education, Jadavpur University (ISBN 978-93-83660-32-2) published by Registrar, Jadavpur University. pp 156-164.

5.Chatterjee, Rima and De, Mitu Seed politics, Biopiracy and feminist environmentalism. In, ‘Media, Politics and Economics in post globalization India’ (ISBN 978-81-8211-134-9) A Collection of Papers from the UGC sponsored Seminar, edited by Dr. Rakhi Banerjee, Dr. Anuja Bagchi and Smt. Madhurilata Basu, published by Das Gupta & Co. Pvt. Ltd. Kolkata pp 90-100.

Publication of Dr. Mitu De in Proceedings of Seminars/Conference Upto October 2017. 

1.Maity, Rohan, Mondal, Gobinda and De, Mitu. 2016. Survey of edible weeds sold in local markets near Sealdah and Ultadanga railway stations that have reported medicinal value: An ethno-botanical case study. Proceedings of the UGC Sponsored National Seminar on “Medicinal Plants, Health and Environment” (ISBN 978-93-84241-27-8) organized by Department of Botany, Acharya Prafulla Chandra College, New Barrackpur in collaboration with Department of Botany, Bajkul Milani Mahavidtalaya, Purba Medinipur on 9th & 10th September, 2016. pp 54-58.

2. De, Mitu. Floral morphology of Jugal, the unique double grained heirloom rice (Oryza sativa L.) variety. Proceedings of the UGC sponsored One Day State Level Seminar on ‘Modern Aspects of Plant Sciences with Special Emphasis to Biodiversity and Conservation’ (ISBN 978-93-81687-56-7) on 23rd May, 2016 organized by the Department of Botany, Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose College, Kolkata in collaboration with Bangabasi College, Kolkata pp 58-61.

3. Dey, Santi Ranjan, Ghose, Tapas Kumar and De, Mitu Diversity analysis for resistance to rice Tungro disease (RTD) among some advanced breeding lines and cultivars of rice (Oryza sativa L.) using mass screening and forced inoculation methods with insect vector, green leafhopper (GLH), Nephotettix virescens (Distant). Proceedings of the UGC sponsored One Day State Level Seminar on ‘Modern Aspects of Plant Sciences with Special Emphasis to Biodiversity and Conservation’ (ISBN 978-93-81687-56-7) on 23rd May, 2016 organized by the Department of Botany, Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose College, Kolkata in collaboration with Bangabasi College, Kolkata pp 62-67.

4. Ali, Ashif, Maity, Rohan, Ali, Aashim, Bose, Debtanu and De, Mitu. Assessment of the changes in the herbaceous angiosperm species diversity over time by ecological sampling methods in Gurudas College campus: a case study. Proceedings of the UGC sponsored One Day State Level Seminar on ‘Modern Aspects of Plant Sciences with Special Emphasis to Biodiversity and Conservation’ (ISBN 978-93-81687-56-7) on 23rd May, 2016 organized by the Department of Botany, Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose College, Kolkata in collaboration with Bangabasi College, Kolkata pp 33-37.

5. De, Mitu. Visual supports for modifying challenging behaviors in individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Proceedings of the UGC Sponsored National Seminar on ‘Behaviour Modification of Children with Special Needs’ (ISBN: 978-93-83660-16-2) on 2nd December, 2015 organized by the Department of Education, Jadavpur University, in collaboration with Arogya Sandhan Charitable Trust. 68-75pp.

6. Dey, S. R., Basu, I., and De, M. The challenges of including individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in class: towards a paradigm shift in inclusive education. Proceedings of the International Seminar on ‘Inclusion in Education for the Challenged Children: Present Context’, (ISBN: 978-93-83660-03-2) on 6th December, 2014 organized by Department of Education, Jadavpur University, in collaboration with Arogya Sandhan Charitable Trust. 54-58pp.

7. De, Mitu. Estimation of Genetic Diversity among folk rice (Oryza sativa L.) varieties of West Bengal by Numerical Taxonomic analysis. In. Sanyal, A. K., Gupta, S. K. and Manna, S. (Eds.). Biodiversity and Livelihood: Proceedings of the National Conference on Biodiversity- Issues, Concerns & Future Strategies (ISBN 978-93-92258-17-9) organized by West Bengal Biodiversity Board, Kolkata from 16th – 18th January, 2014, Proc. Nat. Conf. Biodv. pp 373-378.

8. De, Mitu. Evaluation of the indigenous scented rice biodiversity of West Bengal: The neglected underutilized Aromatic Folk varieties. Proceedings of UGC Sponsored National Conference on Biodiversity: Interrelationship between Flora, Fauna and Human (ISBN: 978-81-929410-0-4) organized by Department of Anthropology, Botany and Zoology of Mrinalini Datta Mahavidyapith, Vidyapith Road, Birati, Kolkata- 700 051 in Collaboration with Department of Anthropologyy, West Bengal State University, Barasat, West Bengal on 29th & 30th September, 2013. pp 92-97.

9. De, Mitu. Use of numerical taxonomy to estimate status of genetic diversity among folk rice varieties of West Bengal vis-à-vis progress in agriculture in the post Green Revolution era: A case study of diversity analysis for tolerance of folk rice varieties to angoumois grain moth. Proceedings of the UGC sponsored State Level seminar on ‘Progress of Science vis-à-vis Environment’ (ISBN 978-93-5174-670-6) organized by Sarojini Naidu College for Women in collaboration with Motijheel college on 14th January, 2013. pp 21- 31.

10. Dey, Santi Ranjan and De, Mitu. Identification of Aphids, Aphid Host Plants and Aphidophagous Chrysopidae (Neuroptera: Insecta) from Murshidabad, West Bengal: A Step towards Integrated Pest Management (IPM).  Proceedings of UGC Sponsored National Conference ‘Animal biodiversity: it’s conservation and management for sustainable development’ (NCABCMSD). ISBN No. 978-1-62951-081-1. Organized by Department of Zoology, Shri Siddheshwar Mahavidyalaya, Majalgaon, Maharashtra on 3rd and 4th October, 2013. pp 279-282.

11. De, Mitu. Phenotypic diversity analysis and cultural importance of rice genetic resources with special emphasis on folk varieties of West Bengal. Proceedings of UGC Sponsored National Level Seminar on “Botanical Resources and Human Welfare” organized by Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda Centenary College, Rahara, Kolkata-700118, on September 06, 2013. pp 26-31.

12. De, Mitu and Dey, Santi Ranjan. 2013. Screening West Bengal rice landraces against rice tungro disease and determination of inheritance pattern of tungro resistance. Proceedings of the Centenary Session of the Indian Science Congress, Kolkata, 3rd January – 7th January, 2013. Part II, Section of Plant Sciences. Abstracts of poster presentations. Poster No. 70 page 106.

13. De, Mitu. Ties that Tie Folk Rice Varieties and Folklore: Interconnectedness of Rice Genetic Diversity and Folkloric Diversity. In: ‘Newer Concepts in Life Sciences.’ (Eds. Sandip Mukhopadhyay and Asok K. Biswas), Proceedings of the Refresher Course in Life Sciences held during 19th Nov, 2012 to 8th Dec, 2012, organized by the UGC-ASC and Department of Botany, Calcutta University, pp: 124.

14. Dey, S. R., De, M., Ghose T. K., Sikdar, S. and Bhattacharya, D. K. 2012. Assessment of Hemerobius indicus Kimmins as Aphid Predator of Lipaphis erysimi (Kaltenbuch) on Brassica campestris (cv. B-9). Proceedings of UGC Sponsored State Level Seminar on ‘Advancement of Biological Science towards Sustainable Development’ organized by Department of Zoology, Berhampore Girls’ college, Murshidabad in collaboration with West Bengal Biodiversity Board, Kolkata on 29th and 30th March, 2012 pp 98-106.

15. De, M., Dey, S. R. and Ghose T. K. Advances in Rice Tungro Disease (RTD) resistance and management: From Conventional to Molecular Breeding. Plant Science Research in Human Welfare. (ISBN 978-93-80673-71-4). Edition 1. Nov 2012. Proceedings of UGC Sponsored National Seminar on ‘Plant science research in Human Welfare’ organized by Department of Botany, Bidhannagar College, Kolkata in collaboration with Botanical Survey of India on 11th and 12th January, 2012 pp 59-68.

16. De, Mitu, Dey, Santi Ranjan, Bandyopadhyay, Souvik, Das, Basabadutta, Sengupta, Shamik and Ghose, Tapas Kumar. 2011. Evaluation, utilization and conservation of versatile rice (Oryza sativa) biodiversity in the post Green Revolution era. Proceedings of UGC Sponsored National Seminar on ” Biodiversity- Crisis, Conservation & Management” Organized by Department of Botany & Chemistry, East Calcutta Girls’ College, Lake Town, Kolkata-89 in collaboration with West Bengal Biodiversity Board, Dept. of Environment, Govt. of West Bengal. 8th and 9th December, 2011, pp 62 – 70.

17. De, M., Dey, S. R., Bandyopadhyay, S., Das, B., Sengupta, S. and Ghose T. K. Dwindling rice (Oryza sativa L.) genetic wealth of West Bengal. Recent advances in Plant Sciences- Diversity, Conservation & its applications (ISBN: 978-81-929646-6-9) Edition 1, Proceedings of UGC Sponsored National Seminar organized by Department of Botany, Rishi Bankim Chandra College, Kanthalpara, Naihati, 24 Parganas (North), West Bengal in Collaboration with Department of Botany, West Bengal State University, Barasat, 24 Parganas (North) on 18th & 19th November, 2011. pp 68-75.

18. De, M., Bandyopadhyay, S., Dey, S. R., Das, B., Sengupta, S. and Ghose T. K. On-Farm Conservation of Rice Landrace Genetic Diversity In West Bengal. Emerging Trends in Plant Science (ISBN- 978-93-80673-52-3) Edition 1, Proceedings of UGC Sponsored National Level Seminar Organized by PG Department of Botany, Barasat Government College in Collaboration with Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata on 14th & 15th July, 2011. pp 37-45.

19. De, M. Folk rice varieties and Folklore. Proceedings of the UGC sponsored seminar, Multiverse of Folk cultures; An Eastern Perspective, 5-6 February, 2010, organized by Gurudas College, Kolkata in collaboration with Sahitya Akademi, pp 46-57.

20. De, M., Bandyopadhyay, S., Dey, S. R., Das, B., Sengupta, S., Debnath, M. and Ghose T. K. 2010. Evaluation of Genetic Diversity in Rice (Oryza sativa) Landraces of West Bengal by Agromorphological Characterisation. Proceedings of the State Level Seminar on ‘Playing God: expanding Frontiers of Biotechnology’ 6th and 7th November, 2009, organized by Gurudas College, Kolkata in collaboration with Indian Institute of Chemical Biology, Kolkata, West Bengal, India, p:65-69.

21. Dey, Santi Ranjan, De, M. and Ghose T. K. 2010. Identification of Tolerant Rice (Oryza sativa) Cultivars against Sitotroga cerealella (Oliver) [Lepidoptera: Gelechidae]. Proceedings of the State Level Seminar on ‘Playing God: expanding Frontiers of Biotechnology’ 6th and 7th November, 2009, organized by Gurudas College, Kolkata in collaboration with Indian Institute of Chemical Biology, Kolkata, West Bengal, India, p: 121-128.

22. De, Mitu Biopiracy: The Silent Terrorism. Proceedings of the UGC sponsored Seminar on ‘Terrorism: Its Means, End and Impact’ organized by Gurudas College, Kolkata, 12th December, 2002, pp 47-50.

 

Dr. Mitu De’s Short communication/abstract & publication in Magazines & Newspapers upto Oct 2017. 

De, Mitu. Use of image-based visual taxonomic keys to augment classical plant identification methods. Proceedings (Abstracts) of UGC Sponsored National Conference ‘Teaching Botany in 21st Century: Prospect and Challenges.’ (ISBN 978-81-922797-7- 0) organized by Department of Botany, Bidhannagar College, Govt. of West Bengal in academic collaboration with Department of Botany, University of Calcutta on 6th and 7th August, 2016 pp A18.

De, Mitu and Dey, Santi Ranjan. 2013. Screening West Bengal rice landraces against rice tungro disease and determination of inheritance pattern of tungro resistance. Proceedings of the Centenary Session of the Indian Science Congress, Kolkata, 3rd January – 7th January, 2013. Part II, Section of Plant Sciences. Abstracts of poster presentations. Poster No. 70 page 106.

De, Mitu. Ties that Tie Folk Rice Varieties and Folklore: Interconnectedness of Rice Genetic Diversity and Folkloric Diversity. In: ‘Newer Concepts in Life Sciences.’ (Eds. Sandip Mukhopadhyay and Asok K. Biswas), Proceedings of the Refresher Course in Life Sciences held during 19th Nov, 2012 to 8th Dec, 2012, organized by the UGC-ASC and Department of Botany, Calcutta University, pp: 124.

De, Mitu. 2015. Why is Autism known as a spectrum disorder? The City Chronicle, South. 25th April, 2015. pp 4.

De, Mitu, 2015. Early detection and early intervention- The Key to the management of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The City Chronicle, South. 24th January, 2015. pp 4.

De, Mitu, 2015. The hidden curse within a blessing: Impact of the Green Revolution on traditional rice diversity of West Bengal. Published in Bengali as: Ashirbad ebong ekti lokono Abhishaap: Pashimbanga r oitijhobahi dhanyo-choritrer upor sabuj biplab r probhab. Sampan Little Magazine. Vol. 5, Winter and Book fair issue, No. 1. pp 29 – 34.

De, M. and Dey, S. R. 2012. Autism: a Little Understood Developmental Disability. Published in Bengali as: ‘Autism, praiojana bikash sankranto ekti protibondhokota.’ Sampan Little Magazine, Book Fair issue. Dec 2012. Vol 2: pp 26-30.

Dr. Mitu De Paper Presentations in Seminars/Conferences as Oral or Poster presentation (Without any subsequent full paper publications as proceedings) Upto October, 2017

1.Dey, Santi Ranjan, Pal, Ankush and De, Mitu. Insect inventories in a mango-based agroforestry area in Murshidabad, West Bengal. Poster presentation in the National Seminar on Forest Resources: Conservation Issues and Management organized by Social Environmental and Biological Association (SEBA) held on 9th September, 2017.

2.Bandopadhyay, Biplab, Santi Ranjan and De, Mitu. Brief account of Sacred Groves of more than 50 year old along with an assessment of their biological Diversity from Murshidabad district, West Bengal. Poster presentation in the National Seminar on Forest Resources: Conservation Issues and Management organized by Social Environmental and Biological Association (SEBA) held on 9th September, 2017.

3.Dey, Santi Ranjan, Pal, Ankush and De, Mitu. Establishment of Plant Rescue Centre in Berhampore Girls’ College campus, Murshidabad, for conservation of indigenous plants. Poster presentation in the National Seminar on “Conservation of Biodiversity and Sustainable use of Biological Resources” organized by Guru Nanak Institute of Pharmaceutical Science & Technology and Sponsored by West Bengal Biodiversity Board, Govt of West Bengal held on 1st September 2017.

4.Das, Dipanwita, Dey, Santi Ranjan and De, Mitu. Pollution load in East Kolkata Wetlands and Use of green bioremediation strategies: A Review. Poster presentation in the National Seminar on “Conservation of Biodiversity and Sustainable use of Biological Resources” organized by Guru Nanak Institute of Pharmaceutical Science & Technology and Sponsored by West Bengal Biodiversity Board, Govt of West Bengal held on 1st September 2017.

5.Meddha, Suchsmita and De, Mitu Documentation of the aquatic plants and avifaunal diversity of Santragachi Jheel, Howrah: Modern approach in using indicator taxa for assessment of ecological quality. Oral presentation in the West Bengal Biodiversity Board sponsored National Seminar ‘Exploring the Modern Approach in Biological Science: From Genome to Organism (Chapter II)’ organized by the Department of Zoology, Sidho-Kanho-Birsa University on 21st -22nd February, 2017.

6.Mondal, Gobinda, Mukhoty, Abhrajit, Maity, Rohan and De, Mitu Recent advances in Natural weed Management: A case study of the allelopathic effect of some common plants. Poster presentation at the UGC-Sponsored National Seminar on ‘Recent Advances in Biological Sciences’ organized by Department of Microbiology, Gurudas College in collaboration with Indian Institute of Chemical Biology, Jadavpur & Dum Dum Motijheel College, Kolkata on 17th and 18th February, 2017.

7.De, Mitu. Physicochemical variation of rice grain quality among some indigenous rice varieties of West Bengal. Oral presentation at the UGC Sponsored National Level Seminar on ‘Recent Advances in Chemical Science and application’ organized by Department of Chemistry, Vidyasagar College for Women (VCFW) in collaboration with Department of Chemistry, Vidyasagar Evening College (VEC) on 6th and 7th January, 2017.

8.De, Mitu and Basu, Indrani 2016. Identifying and understanding the unique needs of students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD): Strategies for attitudinal and social support required by students with autism to access opportunities for quality education. Oral presentation at the two day National Seminar on ‘Disability and Education: A Socio-Legal Approach’ organized by The Centre of Regulatory Studies, Governance and Public Policy (CRSGPP) at the West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (WBNUJS), Kolkata on 29th and 30th November 2016.

9. Bandopadhyay, Biplab and De, Mitu. Documentation of the sustainable use of medicinal plants found in the Sacred Groves of Murshidabad, West Bengal by Santhal tribal community. Oral presentation at the one day UGC Sponsored National Seminar on ‘Recent Advances in Plant Sciences for the Welfare of our People’ organized by Department of Botany, Sripat Singh College, Jiaganj, Murshidabad, West Bengal in association with Berhampore Girls’ College, Berhampore, Murshidabad, West Bengal on 30th November, 2016.

10. Dey, Santi Ranjan, Singh, Pankaj K., Ganguly, Sayak and De, Mitu Bioinformatics-an emerging tool for silk research. Oral presentation at the UGC Sponsored National Level Seminar on From molecules to ecosystem-a zoological perspective organized by Department of Zoology, Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda Centenary College, Rahara, Kolkata-700118 in collaboration with Department of Zoology, West Bengal State University, Barasat, Kolkata on 22nd September, 2016.

11. De, Mitu. Review of common hazardous waste generated from educational institutions: Case study from plant DNA isolation protocol in undergraduate college laboratory. Poster presentation at the UGC-Sponsored National Seminar on “Environmental Awareness: Demand of the Day” organized by Environmental Development Committee, The Bhawanipur Education Society College, Kolkata in collaboration with Department of Environmental Science University of Calcutta, Kolkata on 9th and 10th September, 2016.

12. De, Mitu. Conservation of plants through traditional rituals in rural West Bengal with special emphasis on the traditional rice varieties of West Bengal. Oral presentation at the UGC Sponsored National Level Seminar on “Conservation of Biodiversity and Natural Resources in Sustainable Development” organized by Department of Zoology, Acharya Prafulla Chandra College, New Barrackpur in collaboration with Bajkul Milani Mahavidtalaya, Purba Medinipur on 6th & 7th September, 2016.

13. Maity, Rohan, Paul, Snigdha, Paul, Tapati and De, Mitu. 2016. Documentation of medicinal plants in Gurudas College campus and creating awareness about their role for a better life among the student community: a case study. Poster presentation at the National Science Meet – 2016 organised by Hiralal Mazumdar Memorial College for Women, Dakshineswar, Kolkata in collaboration with West Bengal State University, North 24 Parganas on 2nd and 3rd March, 2016.

14. Dey, Tanusree, Dev Sharma, Somali, Patra, Sneha, Pahari, Goutam and De, Mitu. Use of Natural Antioxidants from Plant sources for better nutrition and health. Poster presentation at the National Science Meet – 2016 organised by Hiralal Mazumdar Memorial College for Women, Dakshineswar, Kolkata in collaboration with West Bengal State University, North 24 Parganas on 2nd and 3rd March, 2016.

15. Mondal, Gobindo, Maity, Rohan and De, Mitu. The positive environmental and socio-economic impact of biodiesel production from Jatropha under the prevailing energy and agricultural conditions in India: A brief review. Poster presentation at the National Science Meet – 2016 organised by Hiralal Mazumdar Memorial College for Women, Dakshineswar, Kolkata in collaboration with West Bengal State University, North 24 Parganas on 2nd and 3rd March, 2016.

16. De, Mitu and Dey, Santi Ranjan. 2015. Aquaresources of Patan Wetland, Murshidabad: Floral and Faunal Diversity. Oral presentation at the National Conference on Natural Resources, Diversity and Sustainable Development organized by the Department of Zoology, University of North Bengal in association with Foundation of Science and Environment, Kolkata in collaboration with West Bengal Biodiversity Board on 11th – 12th December, 2015.

17. De, Mitu. 2015. Biodiversity, Bioprospecting and Biopiracy of traditional pigmented rice varieties: Ancient rice varieties in Modern times. Poster presentation in 2nd National Convention of SFE- India on ‘Integrated Approaches for Promotion and development of Herbal Medicine’ organized by the School of Natural Product Studies, Jadavpur University and Society for Ethnopharmacology, Jadavpur on 5th – 6th December, 2015.

18. De, Mitu, Roy, Anirban and Dey, Santi Ranjan. 2015. Changes in aquatic vegetation and the wetland dependent bird population vis-à-vis urban development on the two arms of an ox-bow lake in Murshidabad: A comparative account. Poster presentation in the Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of West Bengal & West Bengal Biodiversity Board sponsored International Seminar ‘ Exploring the Modern Approach in Biological Science: From Genome to Organism’ organized by the Department of Zoology, Sidho-Kanho-Birsa University in association with Social Environmental and Biological Association (SEBA), Kolkata on 25th -27th November, 2015.

19. Ambiya, Md. Golam, Bhattacharya, Silanjan, De, Mitu and Dey, Santi Ranjan 2015. Vertebrate biodiversity of Ahiran: an important wetland of Murshidabad, West Bengal, India. Poster presentation in the Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of West Bengal & West Bengal Biodiversity Board sponsored International Seminar ‘ Exploring the Modern Approach in Biological Science: From Genome to Organism’ organized by the Department of Zoology, Sidho-Kanho-Birsa University in association with Social Environmental and Biological Association (SEBA), Kolkata on 25th -27th November, 2015.

20. De, Mitu, Development in the agricultural sector with displacement of traditional rice varieties in West Bengal. Poster presentation in the UGC sponsored National Seminar on ‘Development and Displacement: Revisiting the unresolved contradictions’ organized by the Departments of History and Economics, St. Paul’s Cathedral Mission College, Kolkata in collaboration with Rammohon College, Kolkata on 6th October, 2015.

21. De, Mitu, Performance of salinity tolerant, semi-deepwater and deepwater folk rice (Oryza sativa L.) varieties of West Bengal under irrigated ecosystem. Poster presentation in the National Seminar on ‘Aquaresources: Care and Concerns’ organized by the Social Environmental and Biological Association (SEBA) on 14th February, 2015.

22. De, Mitu and Dey, Santi Ranjan. 2015. Aquaresources of Patan Wetland, Murshidabad : Floral and faunal diversity. Poster presentation in the National Seminar on ‘Aquaresources: Care and Concerns’ organized by the Social Environmental and Biological Association (SEBA) on 14th February, 2015.

23. De, Mitu, Pal, Ankush, Banerjee, Biplab and Dey, Santi Ranjan. 2015. Hydrophyte Diversity in Lentic water bodies of Murshidabad, West Bengal. Poster presentation in the National Seminar on ‘Aquaresources: Care and Concerns’ organized by the Social Environmental and Biological Association (SEBA) on 14th February, 2015.

24.De, Mitu and Dey, Santi Ranjan. 2015. Changes in the floral and entomological diversity in Subhas Sarobar area, a manmade urban lake in Kolkata, due to anthropogenic stress. Poster presentation in the National Seminar on ‘Aquaresources: Care and Concerns’ organized by the Social Environmental and Biological Association (SEBA) on 14th February, 2015.

25. De, M., Basu, I., Chakraborty, C. 2015. Use of the Assessment of Basic Language and Learning Skills- Simplified (ABLLS-S) to reveal Differential developmental trajectories in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) following early intervention. Oral presentation at South Asia International Autism Conference 2015 (SAIAC 2015),’ Difference, Not Indifference: The Way Forward’ on 7th – 8th February, 2015 organized by Action For Autism (AFA), The National Centre for Autism India, New Delhi in conjunction with the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare & Autism Speaks.

26. De, M., Kumar, V., Huda, N., Chakrabarty, and Basu, I. 2015. Impact of the parent empowerment programs on the family dynamics: building family resilience for supporting a family member with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Poster presentation at South Asia International Autism Conference 2015 (SAIAC 2015), ‘Difference, Not Indifference: The Way Forward’ on 7th – 8th February, 2015 organized by Action For Autism (AFA), The National Centre for Autism India, New Delhi in conjunction with the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare & Autism Speaks.

27. Dey, S. R., Basu, I., Chakraborty, C., Chakrabarty, and De, M. 2014. Development of Play skills with Behavioral changes among children with Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD) following Play Therapy. Oral presentation at Physicon 2014, the XXVIth Annual National Conference of The Physiological Society of India organized by the Department of Physiology and the Department of Zoology, Berhampore Girls’ College, Berhampore, Murshidabad, West Bengal in collaboration with the Central Sericultural Research and Training Institute, Berhampore, Murshidabad on 19th – 21st December, 2014.

28. De, M., Kumar, V., Huda, N., Chakrabarty, and Basu, I. 2014. Parental Perceptions and involvement in the intervention program for children newly diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD): The first step toward parent empowerment through parent –professional collaboration. Oral presentation at the UGC (UPE-II) Sponsored International Seminar on ‘Education of People with Special Needs’ organized by the Special Education & HEPSN Cell, Jadavpur University in joint collaboration with Turnstone Global, Kolkata on 4th and 5th March 2014.

29. De, Mitu. A campus survey of nondisabled undergraduate college students’ perceptions of differently abled students. Oral presentation at the UGC (UPE-II) Sponsored International Seminar on ‘Education of People with Special Needs’ organized by the Special Education & HEPSN Cell, Jadavpur University in joint collaboration with Turnstone Global, Kolkata on 4th and 5th March 2014.

30. De, Mitu. Role of folk rice varieties in the expression of the biological and cultural diversity in West Bengal: recent trends in rice utilization and conservation. Poster presentation at the International Symposium-Trends in Plant Science Research organized by the Department of Botany, University of Calcutta, as a part of the Centenary Celebration on 15th and 16th of February 2014.

31. De, M., Dey, S. R., Bandyopadhyay, S., Das, B. and Ghose T. K. Identification of novel genotypes among the rice biodiversity of West Bengal. Poster presentation in the UGC Sponsored National Conference on Biodiversity: Interrelationship between Flora, Fauna and Human organized by Department of Anthropology, Botany and Zoology of Mrinalini Datta Mahavidyapith, Vidyapith Road, Birati, Kolkata- 700 051 in Collaboration with Department of Anthropologyy, West Bengal State University, Barasat, West Bengal on 29th & 30th September, 2013.

32. Mohanty, Amitabh; Ghatak, Dipika and De, Mitu. Linkages between Food Security, Traditional varieties and GM crops. Poster presentation in the One – Day – Seminar – cum – Workshop on ‘Food Security & Genetically Modified Crops’ organized by the Department of Botany, Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda Centenary College, Rahara sponsored by the West Bengal State Council of Science & Technology, Catalysed and Supported by NCSTC, DST, New Delhi on 20th September, 2013.

33. De, M., Dey, S. R., Bandyopadhyay, S., Das, B. and Ghose T. K. Documentation of the folk rice varieties of West Bengal: a fast depleting natural resource. Poster presentation at the National Seminar on ‘Natural Resources and Heritage Conservation Issues in India’ organized by Social Environmental and Biological Association (SEBA), Kolkata held on 8th September, 2013.

34. De, Mitu, Dey, Santi Ranjan, Bandyopadhyay, Souvik and Ghose, Tapas Kumar. 2012. Multivariate analysis of folk rice germplasm for identification of tungro tolerance donor: towards development of markers for molecular breeding program. Poster Presentation at the one day National Level Seminar on ‘Emerging Trends in Cell and Molecular Biology’ held on 14th December, 2012, organized by the Department of Life Science and Biotechnology, Jadavpur University.

35. De, Mitu, Dey, Santi Ranjan, Bandyopadhyay, Souvik, Das, Basabadutta, Sengupta, Shamik and Ghose, Tapas Kumar. 2012. Documentation and characterization of the non Basmati aromatic Rice Landraces of West Bengal as a safeguard measure against Biopiracy. Oral presentation in the National Level Conference on “Biodiversity: Threats and Conservation through Traditional and Biotechnological approaches” sponsored by UGC, CSIR & Dept. of Science and Technology, Govt. of West Bengal.  Organized by Dum Dum Motijheel College in collaboration with Bose Institute and Botanical Survey of India on 4th – 6th  Feb, 2012.

36. Dey, Santi Ranjan and De, Mitu. Biodiversity of green lacewings (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae) with their prey aphids and Aphid Host Plants of Western Himalaya. Poster presentation in the National Level Conference on “Biodiversity: Threats and Conservation through Traditional and Biotechnological approaches” sponsored by UGC, CSIR & Dept. of Science and Technology, Govt. of West Bengal. Organized by Dum Dum Motijheel College in collaboration with Bose Institute and Botanical Survey of India on 4th – 6th Feb, 2012.

37. De, Mitu, Dey, Santi Ranjan, Bandyopadhyay, Souvik, Das, Basabadutta, Sengupta, Shamik and Ghose, Tapas Kumar. 2011. Traditional Rice and Rice in Tradition: An Assessment of the Traditional Rice Diversity of West Bengal. Oral presentation in the National Symposium on ” Plant Diversity and Resources: Evolution, Analyses, Stress and Challenges and Palaeophytodiversity: Its Aspects and Prospects. Organised by Botanical Society of Bengal, Kolkata in collaboration with Department of Botany and CAS in Botany, University of Calcutta. 20th- 22nd December, 2011.

38. De, Mitu, Dey, Santi Ranjan, Bandyopadhyay, Souvik, Das, Basabadutta, Sengupta, Shamik and Ghose, Tapas Kumar. 2011. Impact of Genetic Erosion on Sustainable Rice Production: A Case Study in West Bengal. Poster presentation in the UGC Sponsored National Level Seminar on Organic Agriculture and Biosafety. Organized by Bioscience Departments, Gurudas College, Kolkata 54 in collaboration with Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswa Vidyalaya, Kalyani. 18th Nov, 2011.

39. Dey, Santi Ranjan, De, M. and Ghose T. K. 2011. Screening Rice Genotypes for Resistance to Rice Tungro Disease (RTD): Environmentally safe option for Tungro Disease Management. Poster presentation in the UGC Sponsored National Level Seminar on ‘Organic Agriculture and Biosafety’ Organized by Bioscience Departments, Gurudas College, Kolkata 54 in collaboration with Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswa Vidyalaya, Kalyani. 18th Nov, 2011.

40. De, M. and Ghose T. K. 2010. Use of agromorphological descriptors and descriptor codes for evaluation of genetic diversity in Rice (Oryza sativa) landraces of West Bengal. Oral presentation in the National Seminar on Angiosperm Taxonomy: A Tribute to Dr. Sushil Kumar Mikherjee, (Botanical Survey of India), jointly organized by the Botanical society of Bengal and the Department of Botany, Calcutta University.9th January, 2010.

41. Das, B., Sengupta, S., Debnath, M., RoyChaudhury, T.; Biswas, S., De, M., Dey, N., Dey, S. R., Ghosh, M and Ghose, T. K. 2008. Genetic Diversity Assessment of Rice Landraces of West Bengal North East India. International symposium to commemorate the 150th Birth Anniversary of Sir J. C. Bose and the Birth Centenary of Prof. S. M. Sircar. “An Journey from Plant Physiology to Plant Biology’ Bose Institute, Kolkata. 24-28th November, 2008.

42. Mitu De, Narottam Dey, Santi Ranjan Dey, Basabadutta Das, Tathagata Ray Chaudhuri, Sudarsana Biswas and Tapas Kumar Ghose. Rice (Oryza sativa L.) landraces of West Bengal: Assessment of the genetic diversity. International Seminar on Multidisciplinary Approaches in Angiosperm Systematics. Department of Botany, University of Kalyani. 11th – 13th October, 2008.

43. De, M.; Dey, S. R.; Dey, N.; RoyChaudhury, T. and Ghose, T.K. 2008. Determination of Genetic Diversity of Rice (Oryza sativa ): Landraces of West Bengal. National Seminar on ‘Science since Linnaeus.’ Bidhannagar College, Kolkata-64 and sponsored by Department of Higher Education, West Bengal, 18 -19 March, 2008.

44. Das, B., Dey, N., Biswas, S., RayChaudhury, T., De, M., Dey, S. R. and Ghose, K. 2006. An Attempt to Understand Biodiversity. State Level Seminar on Biodiversity, Biotechnology and Biosafety: A New Horizon in Biology. Department of Zoology, Vidyasagar College, Kolkata. 10-11 February, 2006.

45. Dey, N.; Biswas, S.; Raychaudhury, T.; De, M.; Dey, S. R.; Prasad, M. and Ghose,T.K. 2004. Grain and kernel dimensions in rice: genetic diversity and QTL mapping. National Conference on Plants, Microbes and Environment: Issues and Challenges. March 20-21, 2004. Department of Botany, University of Burdwan, Burdwan 713 104, West Bengal, India. pp 65.

46. Sudarsana Biswas, Narottam Dey, Tathagata Raychaudhuri, Santi Ranjan Dey, Mitu De, Manoj Prasad and Tapas Kumar Ghose. 2004. Identification of a major QTL for cooked kernel elongation on Chromosome 8 of rice (Oryza sativa) 8th ADNAT Symposium on Comparative and Functional Genomics, Center for Cellular and Molecular Biology, Hyderabad, February 23-24, 2004.

47. Dey, N.; Biswas, S.; RoyChaudhury, T.; Dey, S. R.; De, M. and Ghose, T. K. 2003. Use of PCR-Based SSLP Markers in Rice Breeding. National Conference on Application of Identified Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, March 14-15, 2003.

48. RoyChaudhury, T; Dey, N; Biswas, S; Dey, S. R., De, M. and Ghose, T.K. 2002. DNA Fingerprinting: A Tool for Determining Genetic Diversity in Rice (Oryza sativa ). National Conference on Biodiversity-Past and Present, The Palaeobotanical Society, Lucknow, 28-29 November, 2002.

49. Roy Chaudhury, T.; Biswas, S; Dey, S. R., Dey, N.; De, M. and Ghose, T.K. 2002. Identification of PCR-based SSLP Markers Linked with Aroma in Rice. International Symposium on Plant Biodiversity: Conservation and Evaluation, Bose Institute, Kolkata, 17-19 December, 2002.

50. Biswas, S.; RoyChaudhury, T.; Dey, S. R.; Dey, N.; De, M. and Ghose, T.K. 2002.Assessment of Genetic Diversity in Rice Based on Agromorphology and DNA-Markers. International Symposium on Plant Biodiversity: Conservation and Evaluation, Bose Institute, Kolkata, 17-19 December, 2002.

51. De, M.; Dey, S. R.; Biswas, S.; Dey, N.; RoyChaudhury, T.; and Ghose, T.K. 2002 Genetic Diversity of Rice (Oryza sativa ): Landraces of West Bengal. International symposium on Plant Biodiversity: Conservation and Evaluation, Bose Institute, Kolkata, 17-19 December, 2002

Other Information, such as Awards, Presentation, etc. (if any):

    The poster presentation onDocumentation of medicinal plants in Gurudas College campus and creating awareness about their role for a better life among the student community: a case study.’ at the National Science Meet – 2016 organized by Hiralal Mazumdar Memorial College for Women, Dakshineswar, Kolkata in collaboration with West Bengal State University, North 24 Parganas on 2nd and 3rd March, 2016 was adjudged 1st.

    The poster presentation onBiocultural Diversity of Folk Rice Variety of West Bengal’ at the National Seminar on ‘Natural Resources and Heritage Conservation Issues in India’ organized by Social Environmental and Biological Association (SEBA), Kolkata held on 8th September, 2013 was adjudged 2nd.

    The poster presentation on ‘Genetic Diversity of Rice (Oryza sativa ): Landraces of West Bengal’ during the International Symposium on Plant Biodiversity: Conservation and Evaluation, organized by Bose Institute, Kolkata during 17-19 December, 2002 was adjudged 2nd.

Member of Editorial Board:

Member of the Editorial Board of Eshona, (ISSN 2349-0985), The Multidisciplinary Research Journal of Gurudas College.

 Invited lectures of Dr. Mitu De as Resource Person in Seminars/Workshops

  1. Resource Person as one of the group leaders in the ‘Power of Roles –A one day invitational Orientation Course on Social Role Valorization (SRV)’ organized by the National Trust for the Welfare of people with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Mental Retardation and Multiple Disabilities in partnership with the Hans Foundation & Keystone Institute, held on 6 March 2017 at Hotel Le Royal Park, Puducherry, India.
  2. Resource Person as one of the group leaders in the Certification of Professional Development at ‘The Power of Roles: A Social Role Valorization Orientation’ as one of the group leaders organized by the National Trust for the Welfare of people with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Mental Retardation and Multiple Disabilities in partnership with the Hans Foundation & Keystone Institute, Keystone Institute, India on 12th Jan, 2017 at the FloatelHotel, Kolkata, India.
  3. Invited lecture at the Two day International Conference on ‘‘Autism Spectrum Disorder: Life in the mainstream” organized by the Asiatic Society, Kolkata, in collaboration with Autism Society West Bengal & Mental Health Foundation, Kolkata. Title of the lecture ‘Supporting students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in Higher Education’ on December 15 & 16, 2016.
  4. Resource person at a Workshop on ‘Scheduling &Visuals for supporting persons with Autism’ organized by Autism Society West Bengal at WBVHA Tower on 4th Dec, 2016.
  5. Resource person at a Workshop on ‘Inclusion of students with Autism at Mainstream Schools’ organized by Autism Society West Bengal held on 28th & 29th Nov 2015 at the Birla Industrial and Technological Museum (BITM).
  6. Resource person at the departmental seminar organized by the Department of Botany, T.H.K Jain College, 6, Ramgopal Ghosh Road, Cossipore, Kol-700002 held on 8th October 2015. Topic of the lecture: ‘Amazing floral diversity of Angiosperms and its evolutionary significance.’
  7. Resource person at a Workshop on ‘Social Response Enhancement (SRE) & Play’ organized by Autism Society West Bengal at A. P. C. Polytechnic, Jadavpur held on 16th November, 2014.
  8. Resource person at a seminar on the occasion of celebration of ‘Biodiversity Day’ organized by the departments of Botany and Zoology of Serampore College approved by the West Bengal Biodiversity Board on 29th May, 2014. Topic of the lecture: ‘Importance of Rice Biodiversity and its role in sustaining economy and cultural diversity’.
  9. Resource person at a workshop on ‘Structured teaching and communication’ organized by Goodricke School of Special Education (GSSE), Siliguri on 7th and 8th February, 2014.
  10. Resource person at a workshop on ‘Teaching Academics to Autistic Children’ was organized by Autism Society West Bengal (ASWB) at the Jadavpur Polytechnic on 31st August & 1st September, 2013.
  11. Resource person at a workshop on ‘Transitioning to adulthood’ organized by Autism Society West Bengal (ASWB) held at Acharya Prafulla Chandra Polytechnic, Jadavpur, Kolkata on 28th April, 2013. Title of the talk ‘Using structure and visuals when supporting an adult with Autism Spectrum disorder (ASD)’.
  12. Resource person at the UGC Sponsored Certificate Course in Human Rights and Duties, organized by Seth Anandram Jaipuria College, Kolkata- 700 005 on 23rd March, 2013 at Seth Anandram Jaipuria College, Kolkata- 700 005. The Title of the talk was ‘Paradigm Shift in the Rights of the Differently Abled Individuals.’ Provided study material for the UGC Sponsored Certificate Course in Human Rights and Duties, 2013.
  13. Contributed to the preparation of an audio-visual presentation of the West Bengal Biodiversity Board (WBBB). Topic ‘Rice Landraces of West Bengal’.
  14. Resource person at the UGC Sponsored Certificate Course in Human Rights and Duties, 2012 organized by Seth Anandram Jaipuria College, Kolkata- 700 005 on 2nd June, 2012 at S. A. Jaipuria College, Kol- 5. The Title of the talk was ‘Human rights for the Differently Abled.’ Provided study material for the course.
  15. Resource Person in the Workshop on “Autism Spectrum Disorder held at Dwar Jingkyrmen, School for children in need of Special Education, Stonyland, Shillong from 7th May to 9th May, 2012. The presentations were Object and Picture Exchange Communication System’ & ‘Structured Teaching Program’ with Hands-on demonstration.

Participation in Workshops by Dr. Mitu De : Upto Jan 2017.

  1. Participated in a 2 day ‘Training on Basics of Plant Nomenclature’ organized by the ENVIS Centre on Floral Diversity in collaboration with Central National Herbarium, Botanical Survey of India, Government of India, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change on 14th and 15th January, 2017.
  2. Participated in a 3 day residential certificate course on ‘Valued Lives’ an Invitational Course on Social Role Valorization (SRV) organized by the National Trust for the Welfare of people with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Mental Retardation and Multiple Disabilities in partnership with the Hans Foundation and Keystone Institute India held in Ocean Pearl Retreat, New Delhi on 20th August to 22th August, 2016.
  3. Participated in a 7 day Short Term Course: Season II on Soft Skills Development and Stress Management organized by the Department of Philosophy and the Department of Sociology Department of Philosophy and the Department of Sociology of Sarojini Naidu College for Women in collaboration with Centre for Counselling Services and Studies in Self Development, Jadavpur University during 9th February to 17h February 2016.
  4. Attended a workshop on ‘Pre-teens and Beyond: Thoughtful Planning Starts Now’ organized by Govt. of West Bengal, Department of Child Development, Women Development & Social Welfare, Office of the Commissioner for the persons with Disabilities in collaboration with autism Society West Bengal on 6th Fen, 2016.
  5. Participated in the 3 day ‘Autism Education and Communication- Rapid Prompting Method’ workshop organized by Akhil Autism Foundation in association with the NGO, Udaan Foundation of ‘For Spastic and Mentally Handicapped Persons (FSMHP),’ at the Jamia Hamdard Convention Centre, New Delhi during 23rd – 25th April, 2015.
  6. Participated in a 2 day Pre-Conference Workshop on Research Methods in Autism and Developmental Disabilities on 5 – 6 February 2015 of the South Asia International Autism Conference 2015 (SAIAC 2015), ‘Difference, Not Indifference: The Way Forward’ organized by Action For Autism (AFA), The National Centre for Autism India, New Delhi in conjunction with the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare & Autism Speaks.
  7. Participated in the 1 day Regional workshop on ‘Career Advancement Scheme (CAS)’ organized by the Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC), Scottish Church College on 12th August, 2014.
  8. Participated in the 8 day workshop on ‘Taxonomy & Biosystematics of Vascular Plants (Workshop VII)’ organized by the Department of Botany, University of Calcutta as a part of the Centenary Celebration on 14th to 22nd July, 2014.
  9. Participated in the 7 day workshop on ‘Hands on Training on Palaeobotanical and Palynological Techniques (Workshop IV)’ organized by the Department of Botany, University of Calcutta as a part of the Centennary Celebration on 21st to 28th April, 2014.
  10. Participated in the 2 day Workshop on B. Sc Botany Honours Part III Practical for College Teachers organized by the Department of Botany, University of Calcutta as a part of the Centennary Celebration on 24th and 25th of October 2013.
  11. Participated in the 3 day workshop on Botanical Nomenclatural Course organized by the Botanical Survey of India (BSI), Government of India, Ministry of Environment and Forests and ENVIS Centre on Floral Diversity, Howrah held on 11th – 13th January, 2013.
  12. Participated in the 3 day RCI- CRE workshop ‘Training in Structured Teaching- Level II’ from 17th to 19th March, 2012 at Action for Autism (AFA), The National Centre for Autism, New Delhi.
  13. Participated in the 1 day workshop on United Nations Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities (UNCRPD) and Persons with Disability Bill, 2011 on 2nd and 3rd February, 2012. This workshop was sponsored by the National Trust. It was held at the Indian Institute of Cerebral Palsy (IICP), State Nodal Agency Centre.
  14. Participated in the 4 day workshop ‘Methods of Teaching Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder,’ organized by the Autism Society of West Bengal (ASWB) from 26th to 29th November, 2011, held in Kolkata.
  15. Participated in the 3 day Workshop and National Seminar on “Present Scenario and Future Prospect of Cryptogamic botany”, from 9th to 11th November, 2011 organized by Probir Chatterjee Research Foundation and Department of Botany, University of Calcutta, Kolkata.
  16. Participated in the 3 day seminar – cum – workshop on ‘Plant Explorations, Herbarium Techniques and Calcutta University Herbarium (CUH)’ during 10th March, 2011 – 12th March, 2011 at the Department of Botany, University of Calcutta.
  17. Participated in the interaction and deliberation in the Seminar – cum – Workshop on the existing syllabi of B.Sc. Hons. & General course in Botany, jointly by the Undergraduate Board of Studies in Botany and Department of Botany, University of Calcutta on 22nd and 23rd January, 2010.
  18. Participated in the interaction and deliberation in the Seminar – cum – Workshop on ‘Theoretical Course of B.Sc. (Hons. & General) in Botany’, jointly organized by the Undergraduate Board of Studies in Botany and Department of Botany, University of Calcutta on 21st and 22nd February, 2008.
  19. Participated in the 3 (Three) day Training course ‘An Introduction to Environmental Policy: A non Technical Approach.’ Funded by UGC and organized by Jadavpur University on 18 – 20th November, 2005 at Jadavpur University.
  20. Participated in the 1 (One) day Workshop on ‘Alien Gene Transfer in Plants.’ organized by Center of Advanced Study, Dept. of Botany, C.U. on 28th March, 2001.

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