Dr. Swarup Kumar Chakrabarti
Fellow, Elected 2016

Born in Gopinathpur, West Bengal, India on 5 March 1958. Educated at Birsingha Bhagavati Vidyalaya, West Midnapur, West Bengal 1969-76; Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Kalyani, West Bengal 1976-81; Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, 1981-86; B.Sc. (Ag.) Hons. 1980; M.Sc. 1983; Ph.D. 1987.

Director, ICAR-Central Potato Research Institute, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh 2016 to date.

Scientist S1, 1986-91; Scientist (Sr. Scale), 1991-98; Senior Scientist, 1998-2006; Principal Scientist (Biotechnology), 2006-09; Head, Division of Plant Protection, ICAR-Central Potato Research Institute, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, 2009-12 and Director, ICAR-Central Tuber Crops Research Institute, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala 2012-16.

Awards/Honours: Dr. S. Ramanajuam Award, ICAR-Central Potato Research Institute, Shimla, 2014; IPA-Kaushalaya Sikka Memorial Award, Indian Potato Association, 2014; Biotechnology Overseas Associateship, Department of Biotechnology, 2002-03; Biotechnology National Associateship, Department of Biotechnology, 1995-97; Dr. J.P. Verma Memorial Award, Indian Phytopathological Society, 2010; Recognition Award, Indian Potato Association, 2011; Pioneers in Genomic Education, Ocimum Biosolutions and Gene Logic, 2010; Expert Member, Academic Council of Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, 2013-16; President, Indian Potato Association, 2016 to date; Councillor, International Society for Tropical Root Crops, UK, 2013 till date; Councillor, International Society for Plant Pathology, USA, 2010 till date; Junior Fellowship, ICAR, 1981-83; Senior Research Fellowship, ICAR, 1983-86; Merit Scholarship, ICAR, 1976-80.

Fellow: Indian Phytopathological Society, New Delhi; Indian Potato Association, Shimla; Confederation of Horticultural Associations of India, New Delhi.

Research Areas: Plant Pathology, Plant Biotechnology, Plant Genomics.

Address: Director, ICAR-Central Potato Research Institute, Shimla 171001, H.P.; [Tel: Off. (0177) 2625073; Fax: (0177) 2624460; Email: Chakrabarti.sk@icar.gov.in; director.cpri@icar.gov.in; directorcpri@gmail.com]

Shri L.C. Sikka Endowment Award 2013-2014