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Dr. Bidisha Mazumder

Dr. Bidisha Mazumder

Associate Professor and Head Department of

Soil Science and Agriculture Chemistry

Qualification:

  • Ph.D. (Science) Jadavpur University, Calcutta, Year-2007
  • M.Sc Ag (Soil Science) Ballygunge Science College, Calcutta University, Year 2001
  • B.Sc. Chemistry Hons, Lady Brabourne College, Calcutta University, Year-1999

Broad Current Research Interest:

  • Carbon sequestration in Soil
  • Soil Carbon decomposition/CO2 efflux measurement
  • Soil aggregates
  • Waste characterization and waste management

Publications:

Scopus Index/SCI journals:  9

  • Gunarathna YAHK, Majumder Bidisha (2018) Effect of Moisture Content on Carbon Dioxide Emission from the Soil of Rice Fields in Raozan, Bangladesh. The Int. J Sci Tech 7: 1-9.
  • Majunder Bidisha,  Jahowa Islam and Amitava Gangopadhyay (2016) The effective use of solid and liquid waste in urban agriculture.Int J Res Chem Environ 6 : 8-17
  • Majumder Bidisha, Ruehlmann Joerg, Kuzyakov Yakov (2010) Effects of aggregation processes on distribution of aggregate size fractions and organic C content of a long-term fertilized soil.European J of Soil Biol46: 365-370. [(Impact Factor:951) (Cited 30 times)]
  • Majumder Bidisha, Yakov Kuzyakov (2010) Effect of fertilization on decomposition of 14C labelled plant residues and their incorporation into soil aggregates. Soil Till Res 109: 94–102.  [(Impact Factor: 1.709) (Cited 82 times)]
  • Mandal Biswapati, Majumder Bidisha, Adhya T K, Bandyopadhyay PK, Gangopadhyay A, Kundu S, Sarkar Dibyendu, Samanta Ray RN, Mishra AK, Hazra GC and Mandal LN (2008) The potential of double-cropped rice ecology to  conserve organic carbon under subtropical climate.Glob Change Biol 14: 2139-2150.  [(Impact Factor: 10.44) (Cited  110 times)]
  • Majumder Bidisha, Bandyopadhyay PK, Mandal Biswapati (2008) Soil organic carbon pools and productivity in relation to nutrient management in a 20-year-old rice–berseem agroecosystem. Biol Fert Soils 44:451–461.[(Impact Factor:069) (Cited 66 times)]
  • Majumder Bidisha, Mandal Biswapati, Bandyopadhyay PK, Gangopadhyay A, Mani PK, Kundu AL(2008) Organic Organic Amendments Influence Soil Organic Carbon Pools and Rice–Wheat Productivity.Soil Sci Soc Am J72:775–785[(Impact Factor: 2.18) (cited 157 times)]
  • Majumder Bidisha, Mandal Biswapati, BandyopadhyayPK, Chaudhury Jaladhi (2007) Soil organic carbon pools and productivity relationships for a 34 year old rice–wheat–jute agroecosystem under different fertilizer treatments Plant Soil  297:  53-67. [(Impact Factor: 2.773) (cited 110 times)]
  • Mandal Biswapati, Majumder Bidisha, Bandyopadhyay PK, Hazra GC, Gangopadhyay A, Samantaray RN, Mishra AK, Chaudhury Jaladhi, Saha MN, Kundu Somaresh (2007) The potential of cropping systems and soil amendments for carbon sequestration in soils under long-term experiments in subtropical India. Glob. Change Biol13: 357–369.  [(Impact Factor: 10.44) (cited 162 times).]

NAAS/Care Journals: 

Majumder Bidisha, Mukharjee Partha, Das Bashudeb, Gupta Ranjini, Gangopadhyay Amitava, Mukhopadhyay Swapan Kumar, Chatterjee Debasis (2004) The effective use of co-recycling of solid and liquid waste in agriculture.Journal of the IPHE, India 4: 12–17.

Book Chapters: 

Majumder, Bidisha., Sur, Gautam., Gupta, Ranjini.,  Chatterjee, Debashis., Mukhopadhyay, Swapan Kumar. and Gangopadhyay, Amitava. (2007) Co-recycling of Municipal Wastes in Urban Agriculture. Department of Environment, Government of West Bengal, 119 pp.

Abstracts and Presentations in National and International conferences/Symposium/Workshops:

  • Bidisha Majumder (2020) Influence of Synthetic Organic Compound for Improving aggregation and Curbing erosion in Sandy Soil. 36th International Geological Congress, New Delhi 2-8 March 2020
  • Bidisha Majumder (2019) Plenary lecture on: Influence of Synthetic Organic Compound for Improving aggregation and Curbing erosion in Sandy Soil In: L N Mandal Memorial Seminar, Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Mohanpur, West Bengal 10 June 2019
  • Bidisha Majumder, Jahowa Islam, Amitava Gangopadhyay (2014) The effective use of solid and liquid waste in urban agriculture In: 4th International Conference on Solid Waste Management and Exhibition (IconSWM 2014) Government of Andhra Pradesh and Jadavpur University, India.
  • Bidisha Majumder (2013) Estimation of CO2 Emission from Old, New and Expired landfills of Chittagong, Bangladesh In: International Conference on Emerging Trends in Renewable Energy. C.V. Raman College of Engineering, Bhubaneswar 27-29 December 2013.
  • Bidisha Majumder (2013) The effective use of solid and liquid waste in urban agriculture(2013)  In: International Conference on Solid Waste 2013 Innovation in Technology and Management (ICSWHK2013). Hong Kong Baptist University, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong Hong Kong, China May 5-8, 2013
  • Bidisha Majumder (2013) Effect of Aggregation on decomposition of 14C labelled plant residues in Cultivated Sandy Soil. In: 100th Indian Science Congress. Agriculture and Forestry Sciences,  Jan 3-7, 2013, Kolkata, India
  • Bidisha Majumder, Joerg Ruehlmann, Yakov Kuzyakov (2011) Distribution of plant residue C in aggregate size fractions: depending on long-term fertilization. In: Deutschen Bodenkundlichen Gesellschaft Berlin, Germany.  3-9 September, 2011.
  • Guido Wiesenberg, Bidisha Majumder, Martina Gocke, Yakov Kuzyakov, Jennifer Dungait, Liz Dixon, and Roland Bol (2011) Influence of soil moisture on plant biosynthesis, C incorporation and storage in soils at a molecular level. In: Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 13European Geological Union General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, 3 – 6 Apr2011.
  • Bidisha Majumder, Yakov Kuzyakov (2009) Effect of aggregation on soil organic carbon content for different aggregate size fractions of cultivated sandy soil. In: European Geological Union General Assembly. Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 11, Vienna, Austria, 19 – 24 Apr 2009.
  • Bidisha Majumder, Yakov Kuzyakov (2009) Annual Meeting of the DBG (German Soil Science Society). ’Effect of Aggregation on Plant Derived Carbon in Cultivated Sandy Soil.Bonn, Germany, 06 – 10 September 2009
  • Bidisha Majumder (2008) Departmental seminar lecture ‘Effect of Plant Residue on Aggregation and Aggregate Carbon in Cultivated Sandy Soil’.Department of Agroecosystem Research, University of Bayreuth. 21Jan 2009.
  • Bidisha Majumder (2008) The Potential of Double-Cropped Rice Ecology to Conserve Organic Carbon and Curb Global Warming under Subtropical ClimateIndia’. 95th Indian Science Congress. Andhra University Vishakhapatnam, India. 3-7 Jan 2008.

Workshop participated:

  • EUROSOIL 2008. Soil – Society – Environment. Vienna, Austria. 25 – 29 August 2008.
  • Workshop “Stabile Isotope in der Bodenkunde”. Göttingen, Germany. 29 – 30 September 2008.
  • Departmental seminar lecture ‘Rice based ecology – an enigma for carbon budgeting in soils of subtropical India’.Department of Agroecosystem Research, University of Bayreuth. 13 May 2008.
  • Award lecture ‘The Potential of Double-Cropped Rice Ecology to Conserve Organic Carbon and Curb Global Warming under Subtropical ClimateIndia’. 95th Indian Science Congress. Andhra University Vishakhapatnam, India. 3-7 January 2008.
  • All India Peoples Technology Congress in Science City, Kolkata, India. 9 – 11 February 2007.
  • National Seminar on Technology Options of Organic Inputs for Sustaining Health in Indian Agriculture, Sponsored by National Centre of organic Farming, in Viswa-Bharati, Santiniketan, West Bengal, India. 25-27 November, 2006.
  • International Conference on Soil, water and environmental Quality- Issues and strategies, organized by Indian Society of Soil science, New Delhi, India. 28 January – 1 February 2005.

Other professional contribution: Identify important scholarly activities- attendance in webinars, 

  • Co-convener of “National Conference on Natural Sciences and Technology (NCNST-2014, 2015), 24-25th April 2014 in AUW, Chittagong, Bangladesh.
  • Selected for International Training Programme in “Integrated Sustainable Coastal Development” – the ISCD 2014 A-programme of Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA).
  • A tutorial course on ‘Land use and climate change‘in 10th World Congress of the Regional Science Association International, Bangkok, May 27-29, 2014

Professional affiliations: Memberships in professional bodies

  • Life Member of Indian Science Congress Association (Membership No L23658)
  • Life member of Alumni Association of Institute of Agricultural Science, Calcutta University.

Teaching interests:


Course code

Course Title

Course Hours

Program

University

ENVS 2000

Soil
Microbiology

2 (1+1)

BS (Environment)

Asian University for Women, Bd

RCHA 2000

Environmental
Challenges in
Asia

2

BS (Environment)

Asian University for Women, Bd

ENVS 4001

Environmental
Chemistry and
toxicology

(2+1)

BS (Environment)

Asian University for Women, Bd

ENVS 4003

waste
management


2 (1+1)

BS (Environment)

Asian University for Women, Bd

ENVS 4005

Senior
Seminar

1

BS (Environment)

Asian University for Women, Bd

ES 252

Environmental
Chemistry

3 (2+1)

B. Tech

BIET, Suri West Benagal

CHIR11 and 12

Chemistry
(with Lab.)

3 (2+1)

B.Tech

BIET, Suri West Benagal
Course code Course Title Course Hours Program University
ENVS 2000 Soil
Microbiology
2 (1+1) BS (Environment) Asian University for Women, Bd
RCHA 2000 Environmental
Challenges in
Asia
2 BS (Environment) Asian University for Women, Bd
ENVS 4001 Environmental
Chemistry and
toxicology
(2+1) BS (Environment) Asian University for Women, Bd
ENVS 4003 waste
management

2 (1+1) BS (Environment) Asian University for Women, Bd
ENVS 4005 Senior
Seminar
1 BS (Environment) Asian University for Women, Bd
ES 252 Environmental
Chemistry
3 (2+1) B. Tech BIET, Suri West Benagal
CHIR11 and 12 Chemistry
(with Lab.)
3 (2+1) B.Tech BIET, Suri West Benagal
   
   
   
Fall semester    
   
Spring semester    
   
# of major advisees   
   
15   
   
14   
   
# of UG1/2 advisees   
   
8   
   
8   
   
Estimated average hours:   
   
11 hours   
   
9hours   

Fall semester

Spring semester

# of major advisees

15

14

# of UG1/2 advisees

8

8

Estimated average hours:

11 hours

9hours

Service Role:

  • Member of Student support Team
  • Organized Workshop:
    1.“Prepare for Graduate School” for UG3 and UG4 Environmental Science students.
    2.“Senior thesis workshop” for UG3 Environmental Science students
  • Institutional and professional service activities.
    1.Supervised 7 UG4 Environmental Science Students for their Senior Thesis.
    2.advised students for their Sumer project presentation (Summer Project Showcase) “Usefulness of Biogas in Managing Organic Waste” on Environmental Science

Fellowships/Grants/Selections:

List with granting/
awarding agency
List with granting/
awarding agency
Duration (years) In Year

Post doctoral research

awarding agency

2 years

2008

Visiting Fellowship in Canadian Government
Laboratories

Canadian Government Laboratories by NSERC, Canada

5 years

(not joined)

2012

Women Scientist
A scheme

Department of Science and Technology, Govt. Of India.

2 years

2019
List with granting/
awarding agency
List with granting/
awarding agency
Duration (years) In Year
Post doctoral research awarding agency 2 years 2008
Visiting Fellowship in Canadian Government
Laboratories
Canadian Government Laboratories by NSERC, Canada 5 years

(not joined)
2012
Women Scientist
A scheme
Department of Science and Technology, Govt. Of India. 2 years 2019

Academic positions:

   
Previous academic   positions held   

Duration

(M: Months and
Y: Years)
   
affiliating organization   
   
Principal   Investigator [under Women Scientists Scheme - A (WOS-A)], BCKV, West Bengal   
   
1 Y 11 M    
   
Department of Science and   Technology (DST), Govt. of India   
   
Assistant Professor,
   
Department of   Environmental Science
   
   
   
4 Y   
   
Asian University   for Women (AUW) http://asian-university.org/
   
Chittagong,   Bangladesh   
   
Post Doctoral Fellow
   
Dep. of Agroecosystem Research, University of   Bayreuth, Germany.   
   
2Y   
   
Alexander-von-Humboldt foundation, Germany.
   
   
   
Lecturer in Environmental Science   
   
8M   
   
Department of Chemistry, Birbum Institute of   Engineering and Technology, Suri, Birbhun, India   
   
Research assistant in Jadavpur University, Calcutta   
   
5Y   
   
Project: titled “Study   of Traditional Approach of utilizing urban Waste in agriculture and   Standardizing the Technology for application in Municipalities” funded by Department of   Environment, Government of West Bengal.   

Previous academic positions held
Duration

(M: Months and
Y: Years)

affiliating organization

Principal Investigator [under Women Scientists Scheme - A (WOS-A)], BCKV, West Bengal

1 Y 11 M

Department of Science and Technology (DST), Govt. of India

Assistant Professor,

Department of Environmental Science


4 Y

Asian University for Women (AUW) http://asian-university.org/

Chittagong, Bangladesh

Post Doctoral Fellow

Dep. of Agroecosystem Research, University of Bayreuth, Germany.

2Y

Alexander-von-Humboldt foundation, Germany.


Lecturer in Environmental Science

8M

Department of Chemistry, Birbum Institute of Engineering and Technology, Suri, Birbhun, India

Research assistant in Jadavpur University, Calcutta

5Y

Project: titled “Study of Traditional Approach of utilizing urban Waste in agriculture and Standardizing the Technology for application in Municipalities” funded by Department of Environment, Government of West Bengal.

Research project grants:


List with Complete title

duration

Funding agency

Year of grant

‘Assessing plant residue effect on organic C-stock in soils of different agro-climatic regions of West Bengal under agricultural land use practice in relation to land productivity’

3Y

Women Scientists
Scheme - A (WOS-A) of Department of Science and Technology, Govt. Of India.

2019
List with Complete title duration Funding agency Year of grant
‘Assessing plant residue effect on organic C-stock in soils of different agro-climatic regions of West Bengal under agricultural land use practice in relation to land productivity’ 3Y Women Scientists
Scheme - A (WOS-A) of Department of Science and Technology, Govt. Of India.
2019

Developmental projects:


List with Complete title

duration

Funding agency

Year of grant

Recommendations for Mango, Plastic, Coal and Wastewater Management


1Y

PRAN Agro Ltd., Bangladesh

2014
List with Complete title duration Funding agency Year of grant
Recommendations for Mango, Plastic, Coal and Wastewater Management

1Y PRAN Agro Ltd., Bangladesh 2014

Awards/recognitions:


Award

List with granting/awarding agency,

In Year

Young Scientist Award in Environmental Science

Indian Science Congress Association, 2008.

2007 - 2008

Award

List with granting/awarding agency,

In Year

Young Scientist Award in Environmental Science

Indian Science Congress Association, 2008.

2007 - 2008

Previous Organisation:

Principal Investigator, Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalay, Nadia, India

Achievements:

  1. Young Scientist Award’ in Environmental Science by the IndianScience Congress Association, 2008. It is a presidential award, so the experience was remarkable.
  2. The Humboldt Research Fellowship is one of the most prestigious fellowships for researchers. Achieving the Alexander von Humboldt Post-doctoral Research Fellowship for conducting advanced research in Germany was also a wonderful experience.

Dr. Bidisha Mazumder says:

“I have known Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar ji for years, as a spiritual leader who helps millions of people to find relief from stress and discover inner reservoirs of energy and inner silence in daily life. Considering Guruji’s creation, I have noticed Sri Sri University, which is a new University with its unique vision and mission statements towards holistic and value-integrated education”.