Govt. of West Bengal
Bethune College
Bethune College


Dr. Dipayan Chattopadhyay

General Information
Department Botany
Designation Associate Professor
Qualification First class first in M.Sc. in Botany, Calcutta University (1983)

Ph.D, Calcutta University (1991)

Awarded with National Scholarship, Jubilee Merit Prize (1980); J
Sen Memorial Medal (1992) from Botanical Society of Bengal.

Specialization Cytogenetics

Teaching Experience

30 years of teaching experience including 12 years of postgraduate teaching.

Colleges Served

  • Darjeeling Govt. College: 1989-95
  • A.B.N. Seal College: 1995-2013
  • Bethune College: 2013-till date


  • Interested in Plant chromosome studies (Both mitotic and Meiotic); Estimation of In situ nuclear DNA and Plant Tissue Culture. Completed a Minor Research project, UGC funded: 01(2008-2010), Sanction No.FPSW-047/07-08(ERO) dt 21.2.2008, amount: 1lakh, Title: Studies of Algal Biodiversity of the Coochbehar Block, District Cooch Behar, West Bengal. Supervised PG dissertations at A.B.N. Seal College and Bethune College.
  • PG dissertation area: Cytogenetics and mutagenesis study along with the chromosomal sex determination mechanism of plants.
  • Act as Coordinator in The National Seminar on "Urban Biodiversity: Documentation and Conservation" in collaboration with West Bengal Biodiversity Board on 6th & 7th March, 2018, at Department of Botany, Bethune college.

Paper Presentation/Invited lecture

  • Presented poster entitled ‘Genetic Diversity as a tool in Crop Improvement’ in the National Seminar on "Urban Diversity: Documentation
    and Conservation" on 6th & 7th March, 2018 at Bethune College, Kolkata.
  • Presented poster entitled 'Antiviral plants: a promising tool to drug development' in the International seminar on "Recent trends in microbiology", 14th January 2017, at Department of Microbiology, Ramkrishna Mission Vidyamandir, Belur.
  • Participated in the UGC sponsored National Seminar on "Teaching Botany in 21st century: prospects and challenges", 6th-7th August, 2016 in Bidhannagar College, Kolkata.
  • Presented papers at various UGC sponsored State level and National level seminars hosted by A.B.N. Seal College, Coochbehar (2009-2012).
  • Organized a National Level Seminar on “Trends in Microbiology”, 20-21st December 2009, in Collaboration with the Dept. of plant Pathology, Uttar Banga Krishi Viswavidyalaya.


Article in journals

  • Chromosomal sex determination in dioecious angiosperms – a review, Datta A and Chattopadhyay D. (2018) Heritage, Vol.V 158-182. ISSN 2349-9583.
  • Molecular markers in sex determination of dioecious angiosperms, Datta A, Ray S and Chattopadhyay D. (2017) Heritage, Vol.IV 185-193 ISSN 2349-9583.
  • Diversity of Angiosperms in new town, Rajarhat, North 24 Parganas, West Bengal, S Sanyal, A. K. Das and D. Chattopadhyay. (2017) Heritage, Vol.IV 66-178 ISSN 2349-9583.
  • In vivo and in vitro propagation of economically important Cajanus cajan varieties, Das M, Chattopadhyay D and Mukherjee S. (2016) Heritage, Vol.III 144-152 ISSN: 2349-9583.
  • Study of Algal Biodiversity of the CoochBehar Block, District Coochbehar, West Bengal, Chattopadhyay D, Mukherjee S. and. Sanyal S. (2015) Heritage: Vol.II.109-118 ISSN: 2349-9583.
  • A checklist of medicinal plants available in A.B.N. Seal College Campus (2011), Chattopadhyay D and Adhikari D, A.B.N Seal Journal of Science, Vol. IV,65-71 (ISSN 0975-5624)
  • Cytological Investigation and Karyotype study of 8 different strains of Brassica juncea, Chattopadhyay D, (2009) , A.B.N Seal Journal of Science, Vol. II 34-38 (ISSN 0975-5624)
  • Chattopadhyay D, Chromosomal Determination of Sex in Dioecious Plants (2008) A.B.N Seal Journal of Science, Vol. I 28-30 (ISSN 0975-5624)

Other academic pursuits

  • H.O.D. of Botany, A.B.N. Seal College for 18 years (1995-2013)
  • Officer-in-Charge: A.B.N Seal College for 8 months (2010-2011)
  • Executive editors of A.B.N. Seal Journal of Science (ISSN-0975-5624) (2008-2012)
  • A.N.O.(Associate NCC Officer), 5 Bengal Battalion NCC, Darjeeling Govt. College for 6 years (1990-1995)
  • Editor of 'Heritage Journal' Bethune college.
  • Resource Person: External examiner of Calcutta University and Tripura University.