Dr. Basanta Kumar Das
Fellow, Elected 2019

Born in Athilabaj, District Balasore, Odisha on 20 March 1966. Educated at Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology, B.F.Sc. 1988, M.F.Sc. 1991, Ph.D. 1998., Post-Doc at FRS Marine Lab, Aberden, Scotland, UK 2006-2007and Post-Doc at Bourns College of Engineering - University of California, UCR, Riverside, USA 2010.

Director, ICAR-Central Inland Fisheries Research Institute, Barrackpore, Kolkata to date; President, Inland Fisheries Society of India to date; President, Professional Fisheries Graduates Forum to date and President, Orissa Fisheries College Alumni Association to date.

Scientist, ICAR-National Academy of Agricultural Research Management, Hyderabad, 1994-95; Scientist, ICAR-Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture, Bhubaneswar, 1995-98; Scientist Sr. Scale, ICAR-Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture, Bhubaneswar, 1998-2003; Sr. Scientist, ICAR-Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture, Bhubaneswar, 2003-2009; Principal Scientist, ICAR-Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture, Bhubaneswar, 2009-2016.

Awards/Honours: Jawaharlal Nehru Award for outstanding post graduate research conferred by ICAR1999; Lal Bahadur Shastri Young Scientist Award conferred by ICAR for the biennium 1999-2000; Dr. Hiralal Chaudhuri Annual Awards 2001-2002; DBT Overseas Associateship 2005; Krushakbandhu Award by Orissa Krushak Samaj 2011; Dr. M.S. Swaminathan Award for Best Indian Fisheries Scientist by Professional Fisheries Graduates Forum2011; KrushiRatna Award from Orissa Krushak Samaj 2016; Eminent Zoologist of the year Award by Zoological Society of India 2017. KrushakGourav Award from Orissa Krushak Samaj 2017. Chairman/ Member of several Professional-international, National and State level Committees.

Fellow: International Society Environmental protection (ISEP)

Research Areas: Aquaculture & Molecular Immunology, Fish Health Management

Address: Director, ICAR-Central Inland Fisheries Research Institute, Barrackpore, Kolkata 700120, W.B.;; [Tel: Off. (033) 2590177; Res. (033) 25920029; Cell: 8420229567; Fax: (033) 25920388; Email: basantakumard@gmail.com]