Dr. Ashim Chowdhury
Fellow, Elected 1999

Born in Kolkata, India on 27 January 1947. Educated in Ashokenagar Boys' Higher Secondary School, 1957-64; B.Sc. (Ag) Hons., M.Sc. (Ag), University of Kalyani, W.B., 1964-70; Ph.D. 1975., BCKV, W.B.; Post-Doctoral Work at Institute of Ecological Chemistry, GSF, Neuherberg, Germany 1979-80 under DAAD International Exchange Programme; Senior Fulbright Scholar, USDA/ARS Beltsville (Environmental Chemistry Laboratory), Maryland, USA 1991.

Emeritus Fellow - UGC, 2013 to date; Visiting Teacher, Calcutta University & In-charge of the Calcutta University syndicate approved Centre for Testing & Training Ag/Hort Development.

Lecturer, 1975, Reader 1983, and Professor & First HOD, Department of Agricultural Chemicals, 1998-2004, BCKV; Acharya P.C. Ray Professor in Agricultural Chemistry, Institute of Agricultural Science, University of Calcutta, 2004-12; UGC Emeritus Fellow, 2013-15; Invited Visiting Teacher in Sbeles Merat University, Solocity, Indonesia, 2013; Visiting Scientist: Germany, 1980, 1993, 1997, 2001-2004; Canada, 1991; USA, 1994, 1997, 1998; UK, 1980, 1998, 2005; China, 1995; Thailand & Taiwan, 1995; Japan, 2006; Australia, 2010; Indonesia, Lombok Island-2012, Bangladesh-Mymansingh-Ag University, Dhaka University, Forest Research Institute,Tea Research Center-Sri Mongal, 2010; E.I. Dupont, Delware, USA, 1994 & 1997; American Cynamide, Princeton, USA, 1997; Belgium (Brussels), 2002; Switzerland (Zurich & Basel) 2002 & 2005; Hoechst Center in Frankfurt & Bayer R&D in Leverkusen, 1993, 2002, 2003; Research Collaboration with Institute of Chemical Dynamics & Geosphere (Agrosphere) ICG-IV, Forschung Zentrum-Zuelich, Germany & Institute of Ecological Chemistry, GSF, Germany. Former Member, State Medicinal Plant Board, and Technical Advisory Committee, Technical Support Group & Farm Development Committee, FPI&H Dept, Govt. of West Bengal; Expert Member of CIB&RC, BIS, Govt of India.

Awards/Honours: Vice-President of the Eastern India Regional Chapter, 2004-05, Society of Pesticide Science, India; Councillor, Indian Science News Association, 2000-2002; First S.B Chatopadhyaya Memorial Lecture, 2006 at the Calcutta University; P.C. Dutta Memorial Lecture, 2008 by Botanical Society of Bengal.

Fellow: West Bengal Academy of Science and Technology, 2000; Indian Society of Agricultural Chemists, Allahabad, 2004; Society of Pesticide Science India, 2004.

Research Areas: Agricultural chemicals and Agricultural chemistry, Developing phytochemicals as biocides, Pesticides residue & degradation & effect on Soil microbiological parameters, Soil health and bioremediation, Medicinal plant development & quality standardization, value addition

Address: Emeritus Fellow - UGC, Institute of Agricultural Sciences, University of Calcutta, 52/1 Hazra Road, 35-Ballygunge Circular Road, Kolkata 700019, West Bengal; 36, Gorakshabasi Road, Bengal D.C. Pal Housing Complex, (SUBARNABHOOMI), Building-Koli-1, Flat A-302, Kolkata 700028, West Bengal; [Tel: Off. (033) 24615445 Ext 355; Res. 2529-2045, Cell: 09830243208; Fax: (033) 24614849; Email: ashimchowdhry@gmail.com]