Prof. Siba Prasad Adhikary
Fellow, Elected 2008

Born in Surada, India on 2 April 1954. Educated at Sashi Bhusan High School, Surada, 1964-70; Khallikote College, Berhampur, 1970-74; Berhampur University, 1974-1980; B.Sc. 1974; M.Sc. 1976; Ph.D. 1980; Post. Doc. at Institute of Microbiology, Freiburg i.Br., Germany,1982-83 and National Institute for Basic Biology, Okazaki, Japan, 1987, 1991-92; D.Sc. Botany, Utkal University, 2000.

Professor and Head, Department of Biotehcnology, Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan, West Bengal, October 2017 to date.

Lecturer, Government College, Orissa, 1980-84; Senior Lecturer, 1984-93; Reader 1994-2002, and Professor, Post Graduate Department of Botany and Department of Biotechnology, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, 2002-09. Visiting Fellow at: University of Konstanz, Germany 1996; Institute of Microbiology and Molecular Biology, Giessen, Germany 2002; Forschungs Zentrum, Juelich, Germany, 2006; Institute of Botany, ASCR, Trebon, Czech Republic, 2006; Institute of Agriculture Biotechnology, University of Florence, Italy, 2007; Commenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia, 2008; Biological Research Centre, Szeged, Hungary, 2011; University of West Hungary, Mosonmagyarovar, Hungary, 2014, Professor and Head-cum-Coordinator of DBT-HRD Program, Department of Biotechnology, Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan, 2009-2014; Vice-Chancellor, Fakir Mohan University, Balasore, Odisha, 2014-17. Chairman, Odisha State Higher Education Policy, 2015.

Awards/Honours: University gold medal,1976; IBS Young Scientist Award1983; Orissa Bygyan Academy Samanta Chandra Sekhar Award, 1999; Bijoy Govinda Memorial Award, 1999; UGC Research Award 2000; MOEF Dr. B.P. Pal National Environmental Fellowship Award for Biodiversity, 2009; KIA Life-time Achievement Award in Phycology, 2011; OBS Prof. H. Pattanaik Memorial Award in Algology, 2012.

Fellow: Indian Botanical Society; National Environmentalists Association

Research Areas: Biodiversity and Bioprospecting of Cyanobacteria, micro-algae and seaweeds, Biofertilizers and Organic farming, Aquatic Microbiology, Biodeterioration and conservation of stone monuments of cultural heritage

Address: Professor, Department of Biotechnology, Visva-Bharati (a Central University), Santiniketan 731235, W.B.; C1/1, Talpukur Apartments, Simantapalli, Santiniketan 731235, W.B.; Permanent Address: 200B, Blue-Green, BDA Duplex Colony, Baramunda, Bhubaneswar 751003 Odisha; [Tel: Cell: 09439431600, 7008937526; Email: adhikarysp@visva-bharati.ac.in; adhikarysp@gmail.com]

Member Executive Council 1 Jan, 2015 to 31 Dec, 2017