Dr. Bijan Majumdar

Principal Scientist

Soil Chemistry / Fertility / Microbiology


RESEARCH AREAS



Development and refinement of low-cost environment friendly retting technology for jute & mesta, crops, the metagenomics of retting microbiome, dynamics of enzymes related to retting process, fibre quality improvement and large scale demonstration and extension of improved retting technology to the jute and mesta growing farming community of India. Microbial dynamics in jute, mesta and ramie-based cropping systems, and under long term fertility experiment. Development of INM based STCR equation for jute-based cropping system of Gangetic alluvium soil, validation of those equations under farmers field level and recommendation to the farmers.


CONTACTS



Tel: +91-33-25353776
Mobile:

E-mail Address:
bijan.majumdar@icar.gov.in
bijju5@rediffmail.com

PROJECTS

  1. Environment friendly low-cost retting technology for jute and metagenomics of retting microbiome, (In House Project; Budget: 92.80 lakhs)
  2. Jute-Intensive Cultivation and Advanced Retting Exercise (Jute-ICARE), (NJB, Ministry of Textiles, GoI sponsored; Budget: 30.0 lakhs/year)
  3. Soil test and resource based integrated plant nutrient supply system for sustainable agriculture, (AICRP-STCR; ICAR sponsored)
  4. To study changes in soil quality, crop productivity and sustainability under jute-rice-wheat cropping system (LTFE; ICAR sponsored)
  5. Soil health characterization and carbon sequestration potential in ramie based cropping system in North Eastern India,(In House Project)
  6. Conservation Agricultural Practices of Jute Based Cropping Systems under Climate Change Scenario; (In House Project)

AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS

  1. IMPHOS (World Phosphorus Institute)-FAI (Fertilizer Association of India) award on “Role of Phosphorus on yield and quality of crops” for the year 2011 for outstanding contribution on P management.
10 IMPORTANT PUBLICATIONS

1. Majumdar, B., Chattopadhyay Lipi, Barai Shrestha, Saha, A. R., Sarkar, S., Sarkar, S. K., Mazumdar, S. P., Saha, R. and Jha, S. K. (2019) Impact of conventional retting of jute (Corchous spp.) on the environmental quality of water: a case study. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 191:440 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10661-019-7589-7.

2. Chattopadhyay Lipi, Majumdar, B., Mazumdar, S. P., Saha, A. R., Saha, R. and Barai, S. (2019) Use of bacterial endospore with longer shelf-life in improved retting of jute. Journal of Environmental Biology, 40: 245-251. DOI: http://doi.org/10.22438/jeb/40/2/MRN-854.

3. Majumdar, B., Saha, A. R., Ghorai, A. K., Sarkar, S. K., Chowdhury, H., Kundu, D. K. and Mahapatra, B. S. (2014) Effect of fertilizer treatments on jute (Chorchorus olitorius), microbial dynamics in its rhizosphere and residual fertility status of soil. Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences, 84 (4): 503-508.

4. Majumdar, B., Venkatesh, M. S. and Saha, R. (2011) Long Term Effect of Land Use Systems on Phosphorus Adsorption Behaviour under Acidic Alfisol of Meghalaya, India. Agrochimica, 55(4): 233-247.

5. Majumdar, B., Saha, A. R., Sarkar, S., Maji, B. and Mahapatra, B. S. (2010) Effect of herbicides and fungicides application on fibre yield and nutrient uptake by jute (Corchorus olitorius), residual nutrient status and soil quality. Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences, 80 (1): 878-83.

6. Majumdar, B., Venkatesh, M.S., Kailash Kumar and Patiram (2005) Nitrogen requirement for lowland rice (Oryza sativa) in valley lands of Meghalaya. Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences, 75 (8): 504-506.

7. Majumdar, B., Venkatesh, M. S., Kailash Kumar and Patiram (2005) Effect of potassium and farmyard manure on yield, nutrient uptake and quality of ginger in a Typic Hapludalf of Meghalaya. Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences, 75 (12): 809-811.

8. Majumdar, B., Venkatesh, M. S. and Saha, R. (2007) Effect of nitrogen, farmyard manure and non-symbiotic nitrogen fixing bacteria on yield, nutrient uptake and soil fertility in upland rice (Oryza sativa). Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences, 77(6):335-339.

9. Kundu, Aditi and Majumdar, B. (2018) Optimization of the Cellulase Free Xylanase Production by Immobilized Bacillus Pumilus. Iranian Journal of Biotechnology, 16(4): 273-278. DOI:10.21859/ijb.1658.

10. Kharbikar, L. L. and Majumdar, B. (2015) A low-cost disruption of rhizospheric microorganismsfor the extraction of total RNA using modified RNeasy Mini Kit protocols. Annals of Microbiology, DOI 10.1007/s13213-015-1052-y. 65:1797–1801.