Department of Anthropology

Dr. Jaydip Sen

Dr. Jaydip Sen

M.Sc, Ph.D.


Members of Learned Societies: Nutrition Society of India, Indian Anthropological Society

Contact Addresses:

Contact No. +91-09932268224 / 0353-2580027
Mailing Address Department of Anthropology, University of North Bengal, P.O.- NBU, Dist- Darjeeling, West Bengal, Pin -734013, India.
e-Mail  jaydipsen@rediffmail.com

Subject specialization: Physical Anthropology

Areas of Research Interest: Human growth and nutrition, forensic anthropology

No. of Ph.D. students:    (a) Supervised: 01      (b) Ongoing: 06 .

No. of M.Phil. students: (a) Supervised: Nil      (b) Ongoing: Nil.

No. of Publications:        50

Achievement & Awards: Nil

Professional experiences:

Administrative Experiences:

Research Projects Completed:

Selective List of Publications:

            Books Edited:
  1. Mondal Nitish, Sen Jaydip. Nutrition and Health among Tribal Populations of India: A bio-cultural Approach. New Delhi, B.R.Publishing Corporation, 2016.

    International publications:

  2. Sen Jaydip, Kanchan Tanuj, Ghosh Ahana, Mondal Nitish, Krishan  Kewal (2015)  Estimation of sex From index and ring finger lengths in an indigenous population of Eastern India. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research. 9:HC01-HC05. doi: 10.7860/JCDR/2015/14940.6846
  3. Dorjee Binu, Das Sukanta, Mondal Nitish, Sen Jaydip (2015) Dermatoglyphic variations among the Limbo of Sikkim, India. Journal of Comparative Human Biology HOMO. 66:455-70. doi: 10.1016/j.jchb.2015.02.010.
  4. Sen J, Mondal N, Ghosh P (2015) Upper arm composition as an indicator of body composition and nutritional status of adolescent boys aged 10-18 years. Journal of Nepal Paediatric Society 35(2):151-160. doi:  http://dx.doi.org/10.3126/ jnps.v35i2. 13250
  5. Melody Seb Rengma, Sen Jaydip, Mondal Nitish (2015) Socio-economic, demographic and lifestyle determinants of overweight and obesity among adults of Northeast India. Ethiopian Journal of Health Sciences. 25:199-208.  doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ejhs.v25i3.2
  6. Tigga Pushpa Lata, Mondal Nitish, Sen Jaydip (2015) Effects of certain socio-economic, socio-demographic and life style factors on the prevalence of thinness among pre-school children of North Bengal, India. Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Public Health. 12:e10282-11. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.2427/10282
  7. Tigga Pushpa Lata, Sen Jaydip, Mondal Nitish (2015) Association of some socio-economic variables and socio-demographic variables with wasting among preschool children of North Bengal, India. Ethiopian Journal of Health Sciences. 25:63-72. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ejhs.v25i1.9
  8. Mondal Nitish, Sen Jaydip (2014) Role of Anthropometry in Assessment of Excess Adiposity and Metabolic Disorder in Asian Indian. In. K. Bose and R. Chakraborty (ed.) Health Consequences of Human Central Obesity. Nova Publishers, Hauppauge NY, pp. 71-84.
  9. Sen Jaydip, Kanchan Tanuj, Ghosh Ahana, Mondal Nitish, Krishan  Kewal (2014) Estimation of stature from lengths of index and ring fingers in a North-eastern Indian population. Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine, 22:10-15. doi: 10.1016/j.jflm.2013.11.010. 
  10. Sen Jaydip, Mondal Nitish (2013) Fat mass and fat-free mass as indicators of body composition among Bengalee Muslim children. Annals of Human Biology. 40:286-293. doi:10.3109/03014460.2013.764014
  11. Sen Jaydip, Mondal Nitish, Dutta Sweeta(2013) Factors affecting overweight and obesity among urban adults: a cross-sectional study. Epidemiology Biostatistics and Public Health. 10:e8741-1 – e8741-11  doi: 10.2427/8741
  12. Sen Jaydip, Mondal Nitish (2012) Socio-economic and demographic factors affecting the Composite Index of Anthropometric Failure (CIAF). Annals of Human Biology. 39:129-136. doi: 10.3109/03014460.2012.655777
  13. Sen Jaydip, Mondal Nitish, Dey Sima (2011) Assessment of the nutritional status of children aged 5-12 years using upper arm composition. Annals of Human Biology.  38: 752-759. doi: 10.3109/03014460.2011.610358.
  14. Sen Jaydip, Dey Sima, Mondal Nitish (2011) Conventional nutritional indices and Composite Index of Anthropometric Failure: which seems more appropriate for assessing under-nutrition among children? A cross-sectional study among school children of the Bengalee Muslim Population of North Bengal, India. Italian Journal of Public Health. 8: 172-185. doi: 10.2427/5659
  15. Sen Jaydip, Kanchan Tanuj, Mondal Nitish (2011). A comparison of palmar dermatoglyphics in two ethnic Indian populations of north Bengal, India. Journal of Forensic Science. 56:109-117. doi: 10.1111/j.1556-4029.2010.01554.x.
  16. Sen Jaydip, Kanchan Tanuj, Shila Ghosh (2011). Sex estimation from foot dimensions in an indigenous Indian population. Journal of Forensic Science. 56 Suppl 1:S148-53. doi: 10.1111/j.1556-4029.2010.01578.x.
  17. Mondal Nitish, Sen Jaydip (2010a). Prevalence of undernutrition among children (5-12 years) belonging to three communities residing in a similar habitat in North Bengal, India. Annals of Human Biology. 37:198-216. doi: 10.3109/03014460903341844
  18. Mondal Nitish, Sen Jaydip (2010b). Thinness is a major underlying problem among Indian children. Journal of Tropical Pediatrics. 56:456-458. doi: 10.1093/tropej/fmq014
  19. Krishan K, Kanchan T, Ghosh A, Kanchan T, Ngangom C & Sen Jaydip (2010). Sex differences in fingerprint ridge density--causes and further observations. Journal of Forensic Legal Medicine. 17:172-173. doi: 10.1016/j.jflm.2009.12.003.
  20. Sen Jaydip, Roy Arpita, Mondal Nitish (2010). Association of maternal nutritional status, body composition and socio-economic variables with low birth weight in India. Journal of Tropical Pediatrics. 56:254-259. doi:10.1093/tropej/fmp102.
  21. Mondal Nitish, Sen Jaydip (2010c) Prevalence of stunting and thinness among rural adolescents of Darjeeling district, West Bengal, India. Italian Journal of Public Health. 7:54-61.
  22. Sen Jaydip, Ghosh Shila (2008) Estimation of stature from foot length and foot breadth among the Rajbanshi: an indigenous community of North Bengal. Forensic Science International. 181:55.e1-55.e6. doi: 10.1016/j.forsciint.2008.08.009.
  23. Sen Jaydip, Mondal Nitish (2008) Sex variation and Mongoloid strain in dermatoglyphic patterns among the Rajbanshi: an indigenous community of North Bengal. International Journal of Anthropology. 23:37-49. 
  24. Sen Jaydip, Das Chaudhuri Asit Baran (2008) Arsenic exposure through drinking water and its effect on pregnancy outcome on Bengalee women. Archives of Industrial Hygiene & Toxicology. 59:271-276. doi: 10.2478/10004-1254-59-2008-1871
  25. Sen Jaydip, Chaudhuri Asit Baran Das (2007) Effect of arsenic on the onset of menarcheal age. Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology. 79:293-296. doi:10.1007/s00128-007-9206-7.
  26. Sen Jaydip (2007) Applications of trace element analysis in Biological Anthropology. In. Proc. 2nd International Anthropological Congress, Athens, 5th – 10th June 2006. Organized by the Anthropological Museum/Faculty of Medicine, University of Athens.
  27. Sen Jaydip, Chaudhuri Asit Baran Das (2001) Choice of washing method of hair samples for trace element analysis in environmental studies. American Journal of Physical Anthropology. 115:289-291. doi: 10.1002/ajpa.1083
  28. Sen Jaydip, Chaudhuri Asit Baran (1996) Human hair lead and copper levels in three occupationally unexposed population groups in Calcutta. Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology. 57:321-326. doi: 10.1007/s001289900193

    National publications:

  29. Dorjee B,  Sen J (2016) Estimation of stature from arm span, arm length and tibial length among Bengalee children aged 3-11 years. Human Biology Review, 5(2):128-145.
  30. Tigga PL, Mondal N, Sen J (2016) Head circumference as an indicator of undernutrition among tribal pre-school children aged 2-5 years of North Bengal, India. Human Biology Review.  5(1):17-33.
  31. Sen Jaydip, Tigga Pushpa Lata (2015) The effects of toxic trace elements in humans, with special reference to the toxic element mercury. In. Mithun Sikdar (ed.) Human growth: the mirror of the society. Delhi, B. R. Publishing Corporation, pp. 55-98.
  32. Dorjee Binu, Mondal Nitish, Sen Jaydip (2014) Applications of dermatoglyphics in anthropological research: a review. South Asian Anthropologist. 14(2):171-180.
  33. Ghosh Partha, Mondal Nitish, Sen Jaydip (2014) Evidence of a double burden of malnutrition among Rajbanshi adolescent boys. South Asian Anthropologist. 14(1):81-88
  34. Sen Jaydip (2013) Studies on nutritional assessment with special focus on the tribes of West Bengal. In: P. Dash Sharma and D. Chatterjee (eds.) Livelihood and Health: Issues and process in rural development. Serial Publications, New Delhi, pp. 385-397. 
  35. Sen Jaydip, Mondal Nitish (2013) Ageing and Gerontologial Issues, with Special Reference to India. South Asian Anthropologist. 12:157-169.
  36. Sen Jaydip, Mondal Nitish (2012) Hair diameter and Medulla among the Rajbanshis of North Bengal. Oriental Anthropologist. 12:165-174.
  37. Sen Jaydip, Mitra Kapil, Dey Sima (2012) Studies on Mid-Upper Arm Circumference with special reference to under-nutrition. South Asian Anthropologist. 10:135-145.
  38. Sen Jaydip, Mitra Kapil, Dey Sima (2011) Nutritional status of pregnant women using mid-upper arm circumference and skin fold thickness. South Asian Anthropologist. 11:29-31.
  39. Sarkar Debolina, Mondal Nitish, Sen Jaydip (2009) Obesity and Blood Pressure Variation among Kayastha Population of North Bengal, India. Journal of Life Science. 1: 35-43.
  40. Mondal Nitish, Sen Jaydip (2009) Use of MUAC-for-height for the assessment of nutritional status of rural children. South Asian Anthropologist. 9:115-116.
  41. Sen Jaydip (2009) Human head hair as an indicator of environmental lead exposure. The Oriental Anthropologist. 9:255-265.
  42. Mondal Nitish, Sen Jaydip (2009) Use of body mass index to assess nutritional status and health: A review of the studies done in India. South Asian Anthropologist. 9:13-21.
  43. Sen Jaydip (2008) Contributions of biological anthropologists in assessing human exposure to toxic elements with special reference to India. South Asian Anthropologist. 8:103.110.
  44. Sen Jaydip (2008) Trace elements and their applications in Biological Anthropology. Journal of the Indian Anthropological Society. 43:83-92.
  45. Sen Jaydip (2008) Trace elements and their applications in Biological Anthropology. Journal of the Indian Anthropological Society. 43:83-92.
  46. Sen Jaydip (2007) Occupational exposure and trace elements in human scalp hair. In: Arnab Ghosh (ed.) Environment, Drinking Water and Public Health. Delhi, Daya Publishing; pp 72-84.
  47. Sen Jaydip, Das Chaudhuri AB (1996) Hair trace element concentrations in the Bengalee Population. Journal of Ecotoxicology and Environmental Monitoring. 6:237-242.
  48. Sen Jaydip (1996) Human scalp hair as an indicator of environmental lead pollution and lead exposure. Journal of Human Ecology. 7:2:133-141.
  49. Sen Jaydip, Das Chaudhuri AB (1997) Relationship of human hair diameter and medulla with their copper and lead concentrations. Indian Journal of Physical Anthropology and Human Genetics. 20:2:177-183.
  50. Sen J, Chaudhuri ABD (1995) Trace element analysis of human hair in physical anthropology. Journal of the Indian Anthropological Society. 30:3:259-268.
  51. Sen J (1995) Further studies on the relationship between hair diameter and incidence of medulla. Journal of Human Ecology. 6:3:185-190.