Dr. Seemanti Ghosh

Dr. Seemanti Ghosh

Position Assistant Professor (Stage 2) in WBES
Department Botany
Specialization Cell Biology, Molecular Genetics and Plant Tissue Culture


Degree Field of Study Institution Year
M. Sc. Botany University of Calcutta 2000
Ph. D. Botany University of Calcutta 2007

Contact Information

  • seemantighosh@gmail.com

Teaching Experience

  • Since 2006

Colleges served

  • Taki Govt. College: 2006-2010
  • Bethune College: 2010-till date

Research Interests

  • Interested in exploring indigenous medicinal plant looking for its ex-situ conservation and genetic diversity in terms of polymorphism.
  • Investigation of genetic diversity and evolutionary relationships of economically important plants of India with the aid of molecular cytogenetic tools.

Teaching Responsibilities

  • Undergraduate course in Botany as per University of Calcutta Syllabus (CBCS and NEP)
  • Postgraduate course in Botany as per University of Calcutta Syllabus (CBCS)
  • Supervision of PG dissertation in the field of morphotaxonomy, cytotaxonomy and numerical taxonomy of plant taxons.


Book Chapters

  • Ray S, Mukherjee S and Ghosh S (2021), Medicinal plants: a boom towards antiviral drug development in Sinha D eds. Hand Book of agriculture and plant sciences, ABS Books, Delhi. ISBN: 978-93-91002-25-1
  • Mukherjee S, Ray S, Ghosh S and Sinha Ray D (2020) Women and Nature interface in Voices beyond silence: issues and insights, Bethune College publication, (ISBN: 978-81-948279-2-4)

Articles in Journals

  • Ghosh S, Ghosh B, Jha S (2015) Role of Exogenous Carbohydrate and Amino Acid Sources on Biomass and Colchicine Production in Non-transformed Root Cultures of Gloriosa superba. Plant Tissue Cult. & Biotech. 25(2): 247‐256. IF: 0.17ISSN 1818-8745
  • Ghosh S, Das A, Ghorai A, Jha T.B. (2013) Comparative kayomorphology of edible Musa cultivars of West Bengal. Caryologia 66(3):243-250. IF: 0.632 ISSN 0008-7114 (Print), 2165-5391 (Online)
  • Ghosh S, Das A, Ghorai A, Jha T.B. (2011), Meiotic studies in Musa L. cultivars. Chromosome Science 14: 33-38. ISSN: 1344-1051
  • Ghosh S, Biswajit Ghosh, Sumita Jha (2008)Polymorphism in Gloriosa superba. , Plant Genetic Resources7(01): 9-15. IF: 0.728 ISSN: 1479-2621 EISSN: 1479-263X
  • Ghosh S and Jha S (2007) Colchicine - an Overview for Plant Biotechnologists In: Bioactive molecules and Medicinal Plants (Eds. K.G. Ramawat and J.M. Merillon); Springer, Germany. Chapter 11: 215-232. ISBN: 978-3-540-74603-4
  • Ghosh S, Ghosh B and Jha S (2007) In vitro tuberisation of Gloriosa superba L. on basal medium. Scientia Horticulturae 114: 220-223. IF: 1.105 ISSN: 0304-4238
  • Ghosh S, Ghosh B and Jha S (2006) Aluminium chloride enhances colchicine production in root cultures of Gloriosa superba. Biotechnology Letters 28: 497-503. IF: 1.281 ISSN: 0141-5492 (print) 1573-6776 (web)

Conference Proceedings

  • Ray S, Das A, Sarkar S, Chamling SF, Mitra S and Ghosh S (2020) Increased carbon footprint: a review in Proceedings of seminar on Environment: Issues for concern, pp 58-61, held on 24th Feb, 2020, Bethune College
  • Ghosh S and Jha T B (2010) Medicinal plant and medicinal plant biotechnology in human welfare. Proceedings of the The All India Seminar on Recent Trends in Utilization of Plants in Human Welfare, Ramakrishna Mission Ashrama.

Conference/ Seminar Paper Presentation Details

  • Acted as a resource person in the workshops conducted by Department of Botany, Bethune College under DBT-STAR College Scheme - Workshop on Instrumentation to celebrate National Science Day 28th February, 2023'; Workshop on Lab Techniques on Phycology, Mycology, Plant Pathology and Microbiology, 6th-7th December, 2022; '7 day workshop in Research Techniques', 25.04.2022-02.05.2022; 'Workshop on Plant Genomic DNA Isolation 'on 15.12.2021 and 16.12.2021'and 'Virtual Workshop on Biostatistics' conducted by Department of Botany, Bethune College, under DBT-STAR College Scheme, 24th June, 2021
  • Act as a Convener in 'Virtual Workshop on Herbarium Techniques' in collaboration with Central National Herbarium and ENVIS resource partner on Biodiversity, Botanical Survey of India, Howrah, under DBT-STAR College Scheme, as a part of dated 23rd December, 2020.
  • Act as Convener in an International Webinar on "Human Ailment: Basic Research and Clinical Implications", organized by the PG Department of Botany in collaboration with IQAC, Bethune College on 22nd August, 2020.
  • Act as Convener in the Webinar on "Coastal areas of West Bengal: Botany and Beyond" organized by the PG Department of Botany in collaboration with IQAC, Bethune College on 18th July 2020.
  • Participated in the Workshop on B.Sc. Syllabus organized by Probir Chatterjee Foundation in collaboration with CAS, Department of Botany, University of Calcutta from 4th to 6th March 2020.
  •  Awarded Best Poster Presentation Award on "Numerical Taxonomy of Canna sp" in National Seminar on Advancement in Plant Sciences: An Insight on 30th September 2019 organized by Botanical Society of Bengal in collaboration with CAS, Department of Botany, University of Calcutta..

Professional Affiliation

  • Indian Science Congress (Life member)

Administrative Responsibility

  • Member PGBOS Botany, CU (2023-till date)