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Curriculum Vitae

Professor, Department of Agricultural Entomology
Faculty of Agriculture, BCKV, Mohanpur, Nadia, West Bengal
Date of Birth : 31st day of March, 1962
Professor of Agricultural Entomology and In-charge Plant Protection Unit, BCKV (State Agricultural University) West Bengal, India.; Honourary Director, FPI and Horticulture Corporation, and West Bengal Phytochemical and Pharmaceutical Dev. Corpn. , Govt. of W.B., India. ; Member, West Bengal Pollution Control Board.; Member, Agriculture Advisory Committee Dept. of Science & Tech, Govt. of West Bengal.; Vice-Chairman, District Planning Committee, Nadia, West Bengal.
Significant contributions:
Intellectual Property Rights related Activities: Took leadership role in formulating and implementing peoples’ bio-diversity register involving all stakeholders in conserving their own resources at Kalyani, West Bengal, India.; Prepared a bio-diversity register of banana of West Bengal. Submitted to West Bengal Bio-Diversity Board for Publication; Took leadership role in formulating Geographical Indication of three mango varieties i.e. Fazli, Lakshmanbhog and Khirsapati (Himsagar) on behalf of Department of Science & Technology, GOW.
Research/Teaching Involvements :              
Involved under-graduate and post-graduate level teaching (since 1986).; Established Plant Health Diagnostic Laboratory as Principal Investigator.; Guiding/Guided 7 Ph.D. students and 13 M.Sc. students in following areas : Studies on population dynamics of insect pests of mustard with special reference to Lipaphis erysimi Kalt and development of forewarning models.; Studies on the insect pests of cucurbits (bitter gourd and cucumber) and their management : Studies taken up on population dynamics of insect-pests, pest-weather modelling etc. on cucurbitaceous crops. 1 PhD student and 3 PG students completed work. 5 articles published.; Studies on insect-pests of mango with special reference to hopper, leaf-cutting weevil, gallicolous insects, fruit borer and fruit fly. 2 PhD students and 3 P.G. students completed work; Studies on possibilities of using neem based products in IPM initiatives: 1 PhD. student and I PG student working; Examiner at PG & PhD level in different Universities.
Total Number of Publications :
Research Articles – 56; Book/Monograph/Chapter in a Book – 03
Projects Investigated/ing (2002-2009) :   08
PI of Studies on The Infestation of Gallicolous Insect in Mango and Their Management Practices (Funded by Dept. of FPI & Horticulture, GOW.) ; CCPI of NARP : Development of Forewarning Model of Mustard Aphid; PI of West Bengal State Council of Science & Technology funded programme : “Development of a 400 acre vested land at Narayangarh, West Medinipur, West Bengal” which is basically Horticulture based livelihood development programme; Co-PI of Socio-Economic Evaluation of Neem Based Pesticide (Funded by Ministry of Fertiliser and Petrochemicals, GOI.); PI of Horticultural Crop Pest Mapping and Advisory Services (Funded by Deptt. Of FPI & Horticulture, GOW.); CCPI of NAIP Component – 3; Project for GI Registration of Tulaipanji and Kanakchur rice (Aromatic), Mitha Pata Pan (Betel Leaf), Sona Mug (Pulse) (Funded by Deptt. Of Science of Technology, GOW.); Formulation of post – GI Activity plan for three mango varieties of West Bengal. (Funded by Deptt. Of Science of Technology, GOW.)
Organisation of Training / Seminar etc. (2007-2009) : 06     
Taken Lead Role in organising state level workshop on Plant Health Clinic at BCKV in 2007; Taken Lead Role in organising a grower-packer-processor-exporter-scientists-policy-makers’ meet on “Exploring Export Potentialities of Mango from West Bengal 2007”; Organised Seminar on “Impact of Climate Change in Agriculture” at The Annual General Body Meeting of Association for Advancement of Plant Protection; Organised National Symposium on Plant Protection – Technology Interface on 28th – 29th December, 2007 at BCKV.; Organised Seminar on Plant Variety Protection and Farmers’ Right in June, 2008 at BCKV.; Organising National Symposium on ‘Climate Change, Plant Protection & Food Security Interface’ on 17th – 19th December, 2009 at BCKV. 
Participation in National/International Seminar (2002-2009) : National Seminar : 07; International Seminar : 03
Involvement in professional Societies: Secretary, Association for Advancement in Plant Protection (AAPP)
Publication of Journal/ News letter/ Bulletins:         
Journal of Plant Protection Science – in the process of publication; Newsletter (Quarterly) : 12 volumes published; Sasyasuraksha (Quarterly) : 06 volumes
Contact information:
Office : Department of Agril Entomology, Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Kalyani, Nadia
Residence : B-11/21,  Kalyani, Nadia, PIN – 741235, West Bengal, India;
Email address : shantanu_jha@hotmail.com, sjha2007@gmail.com;
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