Dr. Asit B. Mandal

Principal Scientist (PB)

Plant Breeding


Towards harnessing cell technological approaches for enhancement of jute and allied fibres in which elaborate experiments have been conducted to optimize in vitro culture system for profuse plantlet regeneration especially in jute and flax for ultimate use in transgenic research for value addition especially lepidopteran insect pest tolerance. Furthermore, floral dip transformation protocol has been optimised in jute and flax to dispense economically important gene/s in this two important fibre crops.


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  1. Development of an efficient in vitro micropropagation protocol for production of of healthy propagules in ramie (Boehmeria nivea) as planting material for enhanced productivity at sustainable- scale. 2016-2019. Sanctioned by DST. Govt of West Bengal. (Grant:20 lakhs)
  2. Natioal-PDF Project: Development of transgenic flax enndowed with a bio plastic gene- polyhydroxy butytate for therapeutic use to cure chronic wound. 2017-2019. Sanctioned by SERB, DST, New Delhi . (Grant:19.2 lakhs)
  3. Towards harnessing cell technological approaches for enhancement of jute and allied fibres (JB9.3)


  1. INSA Visiting Fellow (1994-95)
  2. ICAR Team Work Award (1991-93)
  3. DBT Overseas Associateship (2003-04)
  4. Hari Om Asharam Trust Award (biennium 2002-2003)
  5. Life Time Achievement Award from ASA, Port Blair (2016)

  1. Sarangi, N., A.B. Mandal, A.K. Bandyopadhyay, T. Venugopal, S. Mathavan and T.J. Pandian (1999). Electroporated sperm mediated gene transfer in Indian major carps. Asia Pacific J. Molecular Biology & Biotechnology, 7(2): 151-158, Malaysia

  2. < Mandal, A.B., S.C. Pramanik, Bikash Chowdhury and A.K. Bandyopadhyay (1999). Salt-tolerant Pokkali somaclones; performance under normal and saline soils in Bay Islands. Field Crops Research. Elsevier Publication 61: 13-21. The Netherlands

  3. Chowdhury, Bikash and A.B. Mandal (2001). Microspore embryogenesis and fertile plantlet regeneration in a salt susceptible x salt tolerant indica hybrid. Plant Cell, Tissue & Organ culture, 65: 141-147. Kluwer Academic Publishers. The Netherlands

  4. Biswas, Joyeeta, Bikash Choudhary, A Bhattacharya and A.B. Mandal (2002) In vitro screening for increased drought tolerance in rice, In vitro Cell. Dev. Biol- Plant, (37) 599-604, CAB International Wellingford, UK.

  5. Chattopadhay, D;G.Arunachalam, Subash C Mandal, R. Bhadra and A.B. Mandal (2002) CNS activity of the methanol extract of Mellotus peltatus (Gist) Muel Arg leag:Ethnomedicine of Onges. J.Ethanopharmacology 85: 99-105 Elseiver Science, The Ireland.

  6. Roy Bidhan and A.B. Mandal (2005) Towards development of Al-toxicity tolerant lines in indica rice by exploiting somaclonal variation 145: 221 -227 Euphytica, Springer, The Netherlands.

  7. Bora Anjana, Partha Roy Choudhary, Veena Pandey and A.B. Mandal (2016) Assement of genetic purity in rice (Oryza sativa L hybrids using microsatellite markers, 3 Biotech, 6 : 50 - Springer,TheNetherlands.DOI:10.1007/s13205-015-0337-y.

  8. Mandal Raju, Kanti Meena, P.G .Karmakar, Mrinal K Maiti, Satyahari Dey and A.B. Mandal (2018) Development of an efficient micropropagation based Agrobacterium - mediated genetic transformation protocol in a commercial cultivor of Jute (Corchorus capsularis L) Vegetos 31(1): 115-128

  9. Mandal, A.B.., Pranit Mukherjee, Anjana Bora, Partha Ray Choudhury, Sourav Dutta, and Chiranjib Mandal, (2019) Amplified fragment length polymorphism analysis to assess genetic diversity in rice. Vegetos, Springer: 1-9.

  10. Sarangi, Susmita, Chiranjib Mandal, Sourav Dutta, Pranit Mukherjee, Raju Mandal, SP Jeevan Kumar, P. Ray Choudhury, Vijay Pratap Singh, Durgesh Kumar Tripathi, and A.B. Mandal (2019) Microprojectile based particle bombardment in development of transgenic indica rice involving AmSOD gene to impart tolerance to salinity. Plant Gene 19, Elsevier 100183. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.plgene.2019.100183