Dr. Chitta Ranjan DebProfessor
Department of Botany, Nagaland University, Lumami, India
Ph.D. in Plant Biotechnology from North Eastern Hill University, India
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Dr. Chitta Ranjan Deb has joined Nagaland University, Nagaland, India in August 1997 as Lecturer and presently working as Professor in the Department of Botany and the Head of the Department. Prof. Deb also served in different administrative positions including Dean, Students Welfare. A graduate of Tripura University, Agartala and Postgraduate (in 1994) and Doctoral degree (in 2000) from the North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong. Prof. Deb is actively associated with several National/International academic organizations as a member. His current research interests include conservation biotechnology, clonal propagation, somatic embryogenesis, conservation and cryopreservation of rare/threatened/medicinal/ economically important forests plants (orchids, medicinal plants etc.) of North-East India. He is in receipt research grants from different National Agencies like Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India, New Delhi, G. B. Pant Institute of Himalayan Environment and Development, Almora, Uttaranchal, CSIR, New Delhi. He has completed fifteen research projects/programmes and four Post Doctorate Projects funded by different funding agencies. Currently two research projects/programmes/consultancies are in progress. He is the Coordinator of DBT sponsored INSTITUTIONAL BIOTECH HUB, and SAP-DRS(III) programme and Coordinator of DST-FIST programme. His group has developed protocol for one step hardening of tissue culture raised plants which could be directly transferred to the potting mix. Recently protocol is developed for use of some low cost raw materials as substratum against agar which has the potentiality to replace the use of agar in the culture media (which is one of the costliest ingredients in tissue culture medium). Prof. Deb has published/written over 138 research papers/book chapters in different research Referred and Internationally indexed journal and three popular articles and several abstracts. His works are being highly appreciated world over and cited by different internationally renowned Scientists in their works and also indexed by different international indexing agencies. In 2007 he is being awarded FNRS by ‘International Society of Conservation of Natural Resources (ISCON) and International Scientist Awards 2021 (Outstanding Scientist Award) on ‘Engineering, Science and Medicine’ by VDGOOD Professional Association, India in 2021. He has published two books and another four books are under publication. Under his Supervision 15 Scholars awarded Ph. D. degree, 02 Scholar submitted Ph. D. thesis and 10 Scholars are working for their Ph. D. degree.