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Department of Botany

Dr. Monoranjan Chowdhury

Dr. Monoranjan Chowdhury


M.Sc., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Members of Learned Societies: Fellow of: EHSST (East Himalayan Society of Spermatophyte Taxonomy); Member- Indian Association of Angiosperm Taxonomy, East Himalayan Society for Spermatophyte Taxonomy, Medicinal and Aromatic Plant Association of India


Contact Addresses:

Contact No. +91- 9830802175
Mailing Address Department of Botany, University of North Bengal, P.O.- NBU, Dist- Darjeeling, West Bengal, Pin -734013, India.
e-Mail mono_malda@yahoo.co.in

Subject Specialization: Plant Taxonomy and Biosystematics

Areas of Research Interest: Floristics, Wetland ecology, Palynology, Ethnobotany,   Systematics, Medicinal plants, Biodiversity conservation

No. of Ph.D. students:    (a) Supervised: Nil      (b) Ongoing: 05 .

No. of Publications:       25

Achievement & Awards:

Professional Experiences:

Administrative Experiences: Nil

Selective List of Publications:

            Book Chapter:
  1. Maldah Jelar Jalabhumi o Jibo baichitra.  Maldah Charcha. Bangiya Prakasana, Kolkata

    Published Full Papers:

  2. Chowdhury, Monoranjan & Das, A. P. (2007). Folk Medicine Used by the Rabha Tribe in Coochbehar District of West Bengal: a preliminary Report. In Advances in Ethnobotany, ed. A.P. Das & A. K. Pandey, Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh, Dehradun. Pp. 289 – 296.
  3. Chowdhury, Monoranjan & Das, A. P. (2009). Inventory of some ethno –  medicinal plants in wetlands areas in Maldah district of West Bengal. Pleione 3(1): 83 – 88.
  4. Chowdhury, Monoranjan & Mukherjee, Rajrupa (2010). Ethno-Medicinal Survey of Santal tribe of Malda District of West Bengal, India. J. Econ. Taxon. Bot.  34(3): 602-606.
  5. Chowdhury, Monoranjan & Das, A. P. (2010). Hydrophytes of different wetlands in the Maldah district of West Bengal, India. Envir. Biol. Consr. 15: 22 – 28.
  6. Chowdhury, Monoranjan & Das, A. P. (2011). A note on the distribution and association of Rosa clinophylla Thory var glabra (Lindey ex Prain) C. Ghora & G. Panigrahi (Rosaceae) at the Maldah district of West Bengal, India. Pleione 5(1): 196 – 197.
  7. Chowdhury, Monoranjan Anurag Chowdhury, Apu Sikdar, A. P. Das and T.K. Paul. 2011. Occurrence of Soliva anthemifolia (A. Jussieu) R. Brown (Asteraceae) in Eastern India. Pleione 5(2): 352 - 356.
  8. Chowdhury, Monoranjan & Das, A. P. (2011). Macrophytic diversity and community structure of Adh soi wetland of Maldah district of Paschimbanda, India. Rect. stud. biodiv. Tread. Knowldg. Ed. C. Ghosh & A.P. Das. Gour. Mahavidhyalaya. Pp 109-115.
  9. Chowdhury, Monoranjan & Mukherjee, Rajrupa (2012). Wild Edible Plants Consumed by Local Communities of Maldah District of West Bengal, India. Indian J. Sci. Res. 3(2) : 163 – 170, 2012.
  10. Chowdhury, Monoranjan (2012). Chokoth a traditional alcoholic drink of rabha tribe in India. Life science leaflets. 4: 54-59.
  11. Chowdhury, Monoranjan & Das, A. P. (2012). Centratherum puctatum Cassini ssp. fruticosum (Vidal) Kirkman (Asteraceae): record of a newly naturalized Species in India. Bull. Bot. Soc. Beng. 66 (1): 69 – 71.
  12. Chowdhury, Monoranjan & Das, A. P. (2013). Notes on the distribution of Hemarthria longiflora  (J. D. Hooker)  A. Camus (Poaceae) in the Indian Subcontinent. Ind. Jour. Appl. Res. 3(5): 48 – 49.
  13. Anurag Chowdhury, Monoranjan Chowdhury, Dibakar Chowdhury, and A. P. Das. 2013. Ludwigia peruviana  (Linneaus) H. Hara (Onagraceae): a new record for West Bengal, India. Pleione 7(1): 286-289.
  14. Chowdhury, Monoranjan and A. P. Das. (2013). Present status of flora, fauna and vegetation structure in the wetlands of Maldah district of West Bengal, India. NBU J Pl. Sc. 7(1): 29-34.
  15. Anurag Chowdhury, Monoranjan Chowdhury and A. P. Das. 2013. Transcontinental migration of Brazilian Adenostemma suffruticosum Gardner (Asteraceae) to India in the Northern Hemisphere. Pleione 7(1): 589-593.
  16. Monoranjan Chowdhury. 2013.  Plant diversity of tilasan forest at indo-bangladesh boarder of West Bengal, india. Scientific Research Report. 1(1): 11-18.
  17. Monoranjan Chowdhury & Bidyut Nandi. 2014. Avifauna in five wetlands of Diara and Barind region in Maldah District of West Bengal, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa | www.threatenedtaxa.org | 26 April 2014 | 6(4): 5660–5666.
  18. Monoranjan Chowdhury & A.P. Das 2014. Plant diversity and community structure of Hazar Takia palustrine of central West Bengal, India. NBU J. Pl. Sc. 8(1) 25-35.
  19. Monoranjan Chowdhury 2014. Preliminary screening of Medicinal plants growing in different habitats of Maldah district of West Bengal, India. NBU J. Pl. Sc. 8(1) 37-51.
  20. Anurag Chowdhury, Sarkar S and M. Chowdhury 2016. Diversity, Ecology and Utilization of Tea Garden Pteridophytes at Duars in West Benal, India. Int. Res. J. Biological Sci. 5(1), 47-53.
  21. Anurag Chowdhury, Monoranjan Chowdhury and A. P. Das. 2013. Notes on the aquatic ferns in West Bengal, India. Pleione 9(1): 160 - 166.
  22. Anurag Chowdhury, Monoranjan Chowdhury and A. P. Das. 2015. Murdannia keisak (Hasskarl) Handel-Mazzetti (Commelinaceae): a new record for India. Pleione 9(2): 531 - 534. 2015.
  23. Anurag Chowdhury, Monoranjan Chowdhury and A. P. Das. 2015. Polygonum hastatosagittatum Makino (Polygonaceae):a new distributional record for India. Asian J. Biol. Life Sci. Jan-Apr 4:1. 38-40.
  24. Anurag Chowdhury, S. Sarkar, P. Roy, S. Mandal and  M. Chowdhury. 2015.  Inventory of Shade Trees in Tea Gardens of Sub-Himalayans Region of West Bengal, India. The International Journal of Science & Technoledge. 3:12.164-168.
  25. Anurag Chowdhury, Mandal, P, A. Chowdhury,  S. Sarkar and  M. Chowdhury. 2016.  Prospects and Problems of Small Tea Growers in Terai & Duars of West Bengal, India. International Journal of Current Advanced Research. 5:2.587-590.