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Prof. Susmita  Mukherjee

Designation: HOD, Department of Biotechnology

Qualification: Ph.D (Thesis Submitted) IIEST, Shibpur

Research Area:

Passionate to learn and work on Environmental Biotechnology and working in this field for more than 10 years to preserve ecosystems. Working on the East Kolkata Wetlands’ resource recovery system from the very beginning of the research, the efficiency, the cost-effectiveness and many more aspects of this system. Also working on the algal bioremediation of wastewater, understanding the effectiveness of the algal system by experimenting involving different variations compared to other indigenous systems prevalent towards better management of wastewater problem of Kolkata. Did a comparative study on the effectiveness of sewage treatment plants ok Kolkata and the indigenous system of sewage cleaning. Worked on the Arsenic remediation from soil and working on how to adopt a better system for prohibiting entry of arsenic in the food chain to prevent the human being from damaging effects of arsenic. Presently working on the effect of pollution on different types of plants for understanding the extent of harm caused.


Journal Paper:     Estimation of Carbon Credit and Direct Carbon Foot Print by Solar Photovoltaic Cells, West Bengal, India, Susmita Mukherjee, Dr. P. B. Ghosh, International Journal of Low Carbon Technology, Oxford University Press, July, 2012, 1-4. doi: 10.1093/ijict/cts053

Method of interpretations of Dissolved oxygen analysis results in the assessment of health of an aquatic ecosystem, Prabir Kumar Das, Susmita Mukherjee, Phanibhisan Ghosh, Journal of Institution of Public Health Engineers, India, ISSN-0970-3195, Volume 2012-13, Number2, July 2012

Biological Oxygen Demand in Controlling Fish Production and Cost of Supplementary Feed towards better Sustainability of a Sewage-Fed Aquaculture System: A Case Study of East Kolkata Wetlands, West Bengal, India, 2017

Susmita Mukherjee* and Madhumati Dutta, International Journal of   Waste

Resources, ISSN:2252-5211 IJWR, Volume 6 • Issue 2

Conference Presentation:    

  1. Understanding some Physico-Chemical Components for Estimation of Eutrophicationof an Aquatic System, Susmita Mukherjee, Dr. P. B. Ghosh, IEM, International Journal of Management & Technology, January 2012, Vol 2, No1.
  1. Implications of Anaerobic Condition on Carbon Sequestration in Wetland Sediments , Regional Conference of the International Network of Women Engineers & Scientists (INWES) on Green Infrastructure & Projects, 12-13 October 2012.
  1. Urban Waste Water: Treatment & Reuse: A Theoretical Perspective, Susmita Mukherjee, Subhro Chakroborty, Surajit Sur, International Conference on “Advances in Mechanical, Material Science, Manufacturing, Autimobiles, Aerospace Engineering & Applied Physics (AMAEAP-2015),May 30-31, 2015, at JNU, New Delhi,  Journal on Basic & Applien Engineering Research (JBAER), vol2, No 15, April-June 2015, Print ISSN: 2350-0077, on-line ISSN 2350-0255.
  1. Bio-Fuel: An approach towards energy security in India, Susmita Mukherjee, Subhro Chakraborty, 6th International Conference on “Recent Trends in Applied Physical, Chemical Sciences, Mathematical/Statistical and Environmental Dynamics”,9th August, 2015 at JNU, New Delhi. ISBN978-81-930585-8-9.
  1. Assessment of Self Rectification Capacity of the Main Sewage Canal while passing through the East Kolkata Wetlands,a Ramsar site in West Bengal,India. Susmita Mukherjee, Indrani Sanyal, Mouli Sarkar, Monidipa Ray, Indranil Mukherjee, Shreyashi Ghosh Presented in BIOSPECTRUM, The International Conference on   Biotechnology & Biological Sciences, 2017, Springer .
  1. A Comparative Analysis of Treating Urban Wastewater using Bioremediation Method in Kolkata, India

Susmita Mukherjee, Sonali Paul, Ranjana Das, Chiranjib Bhattacharya, Abhishek Dutta Presented in the International    Conference on Advanced Technologies for Industrial Pollution Control (ATIPC, 2018)

Professional Affiliations:

  1. Life Member at Indian Science Congress
  2. Member of Ecological Society
  3. Environmental Educator at Centre for Science and Environment, New Delhi

Moupriya Nag

Dr. Moupriya Nag

Designation: Assistant Professor

Qualification: PhD from Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics

Specialization: Biophysics, Molecular Biology & Bioinformatics


  1. Research Areas

Passionate about learning new scientific skills during the graduation, she  was intrigued to spectroscopy and developed a keen interest in the field of single molecule spectroscopy. Using practical knowledge of Physics, she was able to design a home-built Fluorescence Correlation Spectrometer during my doctorate research loved the challenges and found it exciting to work on different aspects of Biophysical Chemistry and Photochemistry, such as, single molecule studies of protein unfolding/refolding, protein aggregation, protein-ligand interaction and in-vitro detection of metal ions.
Her Postdoctoral work was focused on exploring the aggregation kinetics and mechanism of action of peptides associated with neurodegenerative diseases in presence of various membrane surfaces with solution NMR. It was a rewarding experience as she learnt various state of the art techniques used in a molecularbiology Lab.
Currently, she is working as an assistant professor at UEM Kolkata, She in the process of establishing herself as a research scientist alongside of educating young students and inspiring research in basic science. Her  present research focusses on functional amyloids in bacteria and their relation in forming biofilms.

  1. List of Publications

1. Sensing of hydrophobic cavity of serum albumin by an adenosine analogue: Fluorescence correlation and ensemble spectroscopic studiesJournal of Photochemistry and Photobiology B, 127 (2013) 202.

2. Truncated or 2/2 hemoglobins: a new class of globins with novel structure and functionJournal of Proteins and Proteomics, 4 (2013) 45.

  1. Photophysical effects of nitric oxide and S- nitrosocysteine on acridine orange: use as sequential sensing platform for NO, cysteine, cysteine-NO and Hg+2 under physiological conditionsAnalytical Methods, 6 (2013) 347.
  1. Development of a rhodamine-rhodanine based fluorescent mercury sensor and its use to monitor real time uptake and distribution of inorganic mercury in live zebrafish larvaeAnalytical Chemistry, 86 (2014) 2740.
  2. Use of FCS to Study Protein Denaturation and AggregationBiophysical Journal, 106 (2014) 471a. (Conference Proceeding)
  3. A multicolor fluorescent peptide–nanoparticle scaffold: real time uptake and distribution in neuronal cellsNew Journal of Chemistry, 38 (2014) 2709. (Cover article)
  4. Intermolecular disulfide bond formation promotes immunoglobulin aggregation: Investigation by fluorescence correlation spectroscopyProteins: Structure, Function, and Bioinformatics, 83 (2015) 169.
  5. Unusual denaturation trajectory of bovine gamma globulin studied by fluorescence correlation spectroscopyPhysical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 17 (2015) 19139.
  6. Comparative Study of the Antibiofilm Effect of plant extracts and antibiotic  on Staphylococcus aureus ATCC 0352, International journal of basic and applied research

Faculty Achievements

  • Recipient of Best paper Award- BIOSPECTRUM 2018
  • Recipient of Best Poster Award-SPECTRUM 2018
  • Recipient of SERB-National Post-Doctoral Fellowship (2017).
  • Recipient of Research Associateship of Bose Institute, Kolkata (2016).
  • Recipient of Research Associateship of Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, Kolkata (2015).
  • Recipient of Senior Research Fellowship of Saha Institute of Nulcear Physics, Kolkata (2011).
  • Recipient of Senior Research Fellowship of Saha Institute of Nulcear Physics, Kolkata (2009).
  • Education Scholarship, Scheme for Army Personnel (1993-1996).
  • Lifetime Member of Indian Biophysical Society (IBS).
  • Lifetime Member of Indian Science Community Association(ISCA)


 Dr. Pratik Talukder

Assistant Professor

Department of Biotechnology,

University of Engineering and Management,

Kolkata, India

Qualification: Ph.D (Calcutta University)

Research Area/ Interest:

Plant molecular biology, Tissue culture, Secondary metabolites, Environmental Toxicology, Biochemistry, Bioinformatics.

Educational Qualifications and Awards:

■ National Post Doctoral Fellowship in Life Sciences by Science and Engineering Research Board, India.

■ Qualified CSIR-UGC National Eligibility Test  in Life science.

■ Qualified GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) in Life science.

■ Former Post Doctoral Fellow, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (Pune), India; under National Post Doctoral Fellowship scheme of Science and Engineering Research Board, India.

■ Awarded the University Grants Commission (UGC) Research fellowship in science for meritorious students (UGC RFSMS- 2012).


■ Pratik Talukder, Shonima Talapatra, Nirmalya Ghoshal, Sarmistha Sen Raychaudhuri. Antioxidant activity and HPLC analysis of phenolic compounds during in vitro callus culture of Plantago ovata Forsk and effect of exogenous additives on accumulation of phenolic compounds. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture 96(1): 232–244 (2016)

Pratik Talukder, Sarmistha Sen Raychaudhuri. Effect of additive supplementation and age of callus on the expression pattern of three key genes of phenylpropanoid pathway in P. ovata. Journal of Chemical, Biological and Physical sciences 7(2): 578-592 (2017).

Pratik Talukder, Sarmistha Sen Raychaudhuri. Copper-Induced changes in the expression of Dihydroflavonol-4-reductase (DFR) and its role in anthocyanin production in Plantago ovata Forsk. Journal of Chemical, Biological and Physical sciences 7(4): 1269- 1279 (2017).

■ Nirmalya Ghoshal, Shonima Talapatra, Pratik Talukder, Mandar Sengupta, Suman K Ray, Anindita Chakraborty, Sarmistha Sen Raychaudhuri. “Cross-adaptation to cadmium stress in Plantago ovata by pre-exposure to low dose of gamma rays: Effects on metallothionein and metal content”. International Journal of Radiation Biology 91(8): 611-23 (2015)

Debangana Kundu and Pratik Talukder, Sarmistha Sen Raychaudhuri. Review paper on In vitro Biosynthesis of Polyphenols in Presence of Elicitors and Upregulation of Genes of Phenylpropanoid Pathway in Plantago ovata. Studies in Natural Products Chemistry 60: 299- 304 (2018).

Shonima Talapatra, Pratik Talukder, Nirmalya Ghoshal, Sarmistha Sen Raychaudhuri. In vitro antioxidant activity and polyphenol content of callus extracts during somatic embryogenesis of Bitter gourd (Momodica charantia L.). Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine. (Accepted for publication) (SCI indexed)

Pratik Talukder, Sarmistha Sen Raychaudhuri. Copper-Induced Alterations in Accumulation of Polyphenols, Flavonoids and expression of Phenylalanine Ammonia- lyase (PAL) and Chalcone synthase (CHS) in Plantago ovata Forsk. (Communicated-  Journal of the science of food and agriculture) (SCI indexed)

GenBank submission publication (2014- 2018)

1. Plantago ovata cultivar GI-2 phenylalanine ammonia lyase (PAL) mRNA, partial cds , 547bp linear mRNA, Accession: KT310071.1, GI: 925209069.

2. Plantago ovata cultivar GI-2 chalcone synthase mRNA, partial cds, 706 bp linear mRNA, Accession: KP712708.1, GI: 772519988.

3. Plantago ovata cultivar GI-2 chalcone synthase mRNA, partial cds, 316 bp linear mRNA, Accession: KP198546.1, GI: 743612309.

4. Plantago ovata cultivar GI-2 phenylalanine ammonia lyase (PAL) mRNA, partial cds, 700bp linear mRNA, Accession: KP198547.1, GI: 743612311.

5. Plantago ovata phenylalanine ammonia lyase mRNA, partial cds, 401 bp linear mRNA, Accession: KM198971.1, GI: 674654175

6. Plantago ovata cultivar GI 2 phenylalanine ammonia-lyase mRNA, partial cds, 374 bp linear mRNA, Accession: KJ715208.1, GI: 636571996.

7. Plantago ovata phenylalanine ammonia lyase mRNA, partial cds. 254 bp linear mRNA, Accession: KF990053.1, GI: 590123280.

8. Plantago ovata dihydroflavonol-4-reductase mRNA, partial cds. 639 bp linear mRNA, Accession: KU668976.1, GI: 1009197362.

Paper and poster presentation in Conferences/Workshops Participation:

Presented a paper (oral presentation) on “Oxidative stress induced alterations in accumulation of polyphenols, flavonoids and expression of Phenylalanine Ammonia-lyase (PAL) and Chalcone synthase (CHS) in Plantago ovata Forsk” in the national symposium on Oxidative stress in health and disease, organized by department of Biochemistry and biophysics, University of Kalyani on 30th and 31 st March, 2017.

Presented a poster on “Biochemical and molecular study of phenolic compounds during in vitro callus culture of Plantago ovata Forsk and effect of exogenous additives on accumulation of phenolic compounds” in the International symposium on Trends in plant science research organized by Dept. of Botany, University of Calcutta on 15th and 16th February, 2014.

Presented a poster on “Copper-Induced Changes in Total Phenolics, Antioxidant activity and Phenylalanine Ammonia-lyase Activity in Plantago ovata Forsk” in the 4th Asian conference on Environmental mutagens organized by CSIR- IICB, Kolkata 10-12 December, 2014.

● Presented a poster on “The effect of additives on total polyphenol content in Plantago ovata Forsk” in the National seminar cum workshop “Probing biology In-vivo, In-Vitro, In-silico” jointly organised by the University of Calcutta and the Dept. of Botany, Visvavarati University, Santiniketan on 3rd & 4th December, 2012.

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Dr. Sonali Paul

Qualification: Ph.D (Calcutta University)

Designation :Associate Professor

Research Areas:

Doctoral work comprised of understanding the role of different environmental agents in causing various chromosomal aberrations and enzymatic alterations among patients suffering from haematological malignancy.

Current research areas comprises of studying the different bioremediation methods for counteracting different environmental problems like arsenic toxicity, air pollution, waste water management.

News and Achievements

Optronix-2019 conference
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Poster Competition
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IEM & UEM won Dewang Mehta National Education award 2018
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Poster Competition by Civil Engineering Department at UEM Kolkata
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Press Releases

Dr. Satyajit Chakrabarti featured in The Bengal Post

IEM Trust opens varsity in Jaipur reported by TOI

Celebration of E-week in association with NEN

Robotics Workshop reported by Guardian


World champion by developing a gaming console (Amantron Gaming console)

IEEE Maker project, IEEE, USA – 2016

Champion East

NEN (National Entrepreneurship Network) E-Week, 2011-2016

Champions Runner-up Award, West

NEN (National Entrepreneurship Network) E-Week, 2016

Rated Silver A+++ Business School

“Just Careers” Magazine, 2011

Best Debutant Award, West

NEN (National Entrepreneurship Network) E-Week, 2015

3rd amongst all Government & Private Colleges in West Bengal

The Telegraph, 2009

One amonst the two finalists from India by dreveloping their own innovative Car

International BAJA SAE Motosports Competition

Outstanding Engineering Institute in Eastern India

Star News, 2011

1st amongst all students of India including all IITs and NITs

NPTEL program (IIT Kharagpur and IIT Chennai), 2016


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