Indian Society of Genetics & Plant Breeding


Fellow, Elected 2020

Born on May 10, 1973, Dr. Bidhan Roy obtained his Ph. D. in Seed Science and Technology from the Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Mohanpur, Nadia 741252, West Bengal in 2003. He started his professional career as Subject Mater Specialist (Plant Breeding) with Cooch Behar Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Uttar Banga Krishi Viswavidyalaya (UBKV), Pundibari, Cooch Behar 736165, West Bengal in 2005. Joined as Assistant Professor (Plant Breeding) in Regional Research Station (Terai Zone), UBKV, Pundibari during 2007. He has been working with UBKV in various positions, such as Head, Department of Seed Science and Technology; Dean, Students’ Welfare (Actg.) etc. In 2014, he joined as Associate Professor in the Department of Seed Science and Technology, UBKV. He is the Founder Head of the Department of Seed Science and Technology, UBKV and till date he is continuing as Professor and Head. Dr. Roy has developed two rice varieties another two rice varieties have been submitted to State Variety Release Committee for release in West Bengal. Many of the rice genotypes are in different stages of AICRIP trials. He has a large collection of Farmers’ Varieties (FVs) of rice. He facilitated to submit 97 FVs of rice, three FVs of potato and two FVs of mustard to PPF&FRA, New Delhi. Out of those 102 FVs, registration certificate of 18 varieties have already been received and distributed among the concerned farmers or farmers’ organization. His current focus is development of blast tolerant rice varieties.

Dr. Roy has secured research funding from various national sources, such as BARC, DBT, DST, ICAR and private organizations. Currently, Dr. Roy is the Principal Investigator of three research projects and Co-PI of two multidisciplinary projects.

Dr. Roy has published 75 research papers, 06 books, 21 book chapters, 03 practical manuals, 04 review papers, 03 popular articles and 04 symposium articles. He has guided 03 Ph. D. scholars and 06 M. Sc. students. Dr. Roy has delivered many invited lectures on seed production and crop improvement.

He is life member of a number of national and international scientific societies and Founder Secretary of Cooch Behar Association for Cultivation of Agricultural Sciences at UBKV. He has organized 04 national seminars and many training programmes for farmers, acted as resource person in training organized by different institutes, acted as external examiners of different Agricultural Universities, reviewed research papers for different reputed journals.

The Indian Society of Genetics and Plant Breeding feels proud to bestow on Dr. B. Roy Fellowship of the Society for his outstanding contributions in rice breeding other scientific achievements.