Dr. Ashok Kumar Das

Designation: Associate Professor and Head of the Department
Qualification: MSc, PhD
Specialization: Mycology and Plant Pathology
E.mail: ashokpressi@yahoo.co.in

Teaching Experiences: 27 years (PG+UG)

Administrative Experience:

H.O.D. of Botany, Darjeeling Govt. College (1997-1998)

H.O.D. of Botany, Barasat Govt. College (2011-2012)

Supervision of PhD candidate: 02

Research project: Completed two research projects funded by U.G.C

Seminars/Symposiums: Chaired a Scientific Session in a UGC sponsored National Seminar conducted by Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda Centenary College, Rahara, 2013

Delivered Invited Lecture: “Recent concept on Mycology and Plant Pathology” at Department of Botany, Rishi Bankim Chandra College, Naihati, 2013

Membership in Educational Institute: Life member of Indian Mycological Society

College served:

  1. Taki Govt. College (1987-93)
  2. Darjeeling Govt. College (1993-98)
  3. Presidency College (1998-2004)
  4. Barasat Govt. College (2004-2013)
  5. Bethune College (2013-till date)
Published Articles & Presented papers in conference :
  1. Diversity of Mycoflora in conifer forests of Munsiary and its adjoining areas of Uttarakhand, India, A.K. Das & N. Das; International Journal of Plant, Animal and Environmental Scinces, Oct-Nov 2014, vol. 4, Issue -4.
  2. Study of Aeromycoflora in Indoor and outdoor Environment off National Library, Kolkata; D. Ghosh, P. Dhar, T. Chakraborty, N. Uddin & A K Das; International Journal of Plant, Animal and Environmental Scinces, July-Sept 2014, vol. 4, Issue -3
  3. “Bacopa Monnieni (L.) Penn.- a promising antimycotic agent and study of its effect on acid and alkaline phosphatase activities of Rhizoctonia solani” S. sengupta, A. K. Das , S.B.Ghosh and S.N. Ghosh, Journal of Mycopathological Research, Vol. 52, No. 1, April 2014.
  4. "Identification and distribution of Aeromycoflora in the indoor environment: West Bengal State Science Congress 2013. Organised by Deparment of West Bengal State Science and Techology and BESU.
  5. “Screening of antimicrobial activities of three lichen”, S. Sengupta, A.K.Das, .NaimUddin, P.Chakraborty, G.Biswas and S.Roy, J. Mycopathol Research, 50(1), 112-113, 2012.
  6. “Identification and Distribution of Aeromycoflora in the indoor environment of Shyambajar Railway Metro Station, Kolkata, India”, D. Ghosh, P.Dhar, A.K Das and N.Uddin, African Journal Of Microbiology, 5(31), 5569-5574, 2011.
  7. “Antifungal potentiality of the latex of Plumeria acutifolia Poir”, S.Sengupta, S.N.Ghosh and A.K.Das, Indian Phytopathology, 61(4), 499-503, 2008.
  8. “Antimycotic potentiality of the plant Extract, Bacopa monieri (L). Penn.”, S.Sengupta, S.N.Ghosh and A.K.Das, Research Journal of Botany, 3(2), 83-89, 2008.
  9. "Four foliicolous hyphomycetes from Nagaland”, T.K. Jana, A.K Das and S.N.Ghosh, J. Mycopathol. Research, 46(1), 101-103, 2008. 
 Research Interest: Taxonomy of Leaf Inhabiting Fungi, Biopesticides, Biological Control, Aeromycoflora.