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Dr Sunanda Biswas


Field of Specialisation : Soil Science-Soil Chemistry / Fertility / Microbiology

Dr Sunanda Biswas


M.Sc. : Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya

Ph.D : Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya

PG School, Faculty Disciplines : Soil Science

No. of Students Guided : -    M.Sc :   4

   Ph.D :   2 (Continuing)

Top 10 Publications having NAAS rating 6 and above with first or corresponding author only

  1. Biswas, S*., Singh, P., Rahaman, R., Patil, K.V. (2023). Soil quality and crop productivity under 34 years old long-term rainfed rice-based cropping system in an Inceptisol of sub-tropical India. Frontiers in Soil Science. 3:1155712. doi: 10.3389/fsoil.2023.1155712.
  2. Ghorai, P.S., Biswas, S*., Purakayastha, T.J., Ahmed, N., Das, T.K., Prasanna, R., Gawade, B.H., Bhattacharyya, K., Singh, P., Das, S. (2022). Indicators of soil quality and crop productivity assessment at a long term experiment site in the lower Indo-Gangetic plains. Soil Use and Management 022;00:1–18.DOI: 10.1111/sum.12847.
  3. Biswas, S*., Das, T. K., Bhattacharyya, R., Das, S., Dwivedi, B.S. (2021). Biological soil quality and seasonal variation on enzyme activities under conservation agriculture-based rice-mustard system in the Indo-Gangetic Plains. Soil Research https://doi.org/10.1071/SR21054.
  4. Biswas, S*., Kundu, D.K., Mazumdar, S.P., Saha, A.R., Majumder, B., Ghorai, A.K., Ghosh, D., Yadav, A.N. and Saxena, A.K. 2018. Long term effect of manure and fertilization on activity and diversity of bacteria in sub-tropical Inceptisol with rice-wheat-jute cropping system. Journal of Environmental biology 39 (3), 379-386.
  5. Biswas, S., Hazra, G. C., Purakayastha, T. J., Saha, N., Mitran, T., Singha Roy S., Basak, N., Mandal, B. 2017. Establishment of critical limits of indicators and indices of soil quality in rice-rice cropping systems under different soil orders. Geoderma 292, 34-48.
  6. Das, T. K., Nath, C.P., Das, S., Biswas, S., Bhattacharyya, R., Sudhishri, S., Raja, R., Singh, B., Kakralia, S. K., Rathi, N., Sharma, A. R., Dwivedi, B.S., Biswas, A. K., Choudhari, S.K. (2020). Agriculture in rice-mustard cropping system for five years: Impacts on crop productivity, profitability, water-use efficiency, and soil properties. Field Crops Research 250, 107781.
  7. Purakayastha, T.J., Bera, T., Bhaduri, D., Sarkar, B., Mandal, S., Wade, P., Kumari, S., Biswas, S., Menon, M., Pathak, H., Tsang, D.C.W. 2019. A review on biochar modulated soil condition improvements and nutrient dynamics concerning crop yields: Pathways to climate change mitigation and global food security. Chemosphere, 227, 345-365.
  8. Purakayastha, T.J., Pathak, H., Kumari, S., Biswas, S., Chakrabarti, B., Padaria, R.N., Kamble, K., Pandey, M., Sasmal, S., Singh, A. 2019. Soil health card development for efficient soil management in Haryana, India. Soil & Tillage Research, 191, 294-305.
  9. Das, R., Purakayastha, T.J., Das, D., Ahmed, N., Kumar, R., Biswas, S.,Walia, S.S., Singh, R., Shukla, V.K., Yadava, M.S., Ravisankar, N., Datta, S.C. 2019. Long-term fertilization and manuring with different organics alter stability of carbon in colloidal organo-mineral fraction in soils of varying clay mineralogy. Science of the Total Environment, 684, 682-693.
  10. Purakayastha, T.J., Das, R., Kumari, S., Shivay, Y.S., Biswas, S., Kumar, D., Chakrabarti, B. 2019. Impact of continuous organic manuring on mechanisms and processes of the stabilisation of soil organic C under rice�wheat cropping system, Soil Research, 58(1), 73-83d.

Patent / Technologies / Methodologies / System etc. (Upto Five) :

  1. Developed decision support system (DSS) with minimum indicators for online assessment of soil health
  1. Established critical limits of soil quality indicators and indices in rice-rice cropping system under different soil orders of India.
  1. Developed protocol for assessment of biological soil health under conservation agriculture based systems
  1. Identified key soil health indicators and indices with their critical limits under different agro-ecological regions of India
  1. Developed protocol for assessment of resistance and resilience of soil

Awards / Recognitions / Fellowship (Upto Five) :

  1. �Early Career Research Award� for the project proposal on �Identification of key indicators and establishment of their critical limits in assessing soil health under different agro-ecological regions of India� by SERB, DST under ECRA Scheme in August, 2018.
  1. Best Innovative Woman Scientist Award by Society for Advancement of Agricultural Innovations (SAAI), Khowai, West Tripura in 2018.
  1. Best oral presentation award in 1st Farm Innovation Congress (FIC) by Society for Advancement of Agricultural Innovations (SAAI), Khowai, West Tripura in 2018.
  1. Best poster presentation award by International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI), New Delhi in 2017.
  1. Senior Research Fellowship by NAIP, ICAR