No. of Publications: 61 (01 Patent filed & published)
Achievement & Awards:
Was sanctioned research projects funded by DBT, Government of India, New Delhi (03 numbers); DBT, Government of West Bengal, Kolkata (01number); University Teacher Grant (01 number) and UGC Minor Research Projects (02 numbers).
Nominated as Task Force Member/Expert Member of DBT, Government of India, New Delhi.
Acted as Sectional President in the Animal Science Section of DST, Government of West Bengal organized 22nd State Science & Technology Congress held on 28th February & 01 March, 2015.
Acted as Member of Court, University of North Bengal (2014 to 2015)
Expert Member of Selection Committee of Gauhati University and University of Gaur Banga.
Member of Executive Council, University of North Bengal
Member of Expert Committee for the promotion of Technical Officers of Central Inland Fisheries Research Institute, Barrackpur (ICAR) for two terms.
Invited as Resource Person for the National Surveillance Programme for Aquatic Animal Diseases (NSPAAD) Workshop on “Advance Practices on Fish and Shrimp Health Management for Sustainable Aquaculture” held on 22nd March, 2016 at Dept. of Aquatic Animal Health, Faculty of Fishery Sciences, West Bengal University of Animal and Fishery Sciences, Kolkata.
Was selected under the International Bilateral Scientists Exchange Programme sponsored by Indian National Science Academy (INSA), New Delhi to undertake a one month training programme (01to31 May, 1995) in Fisheries & Aquaculture at Fish Culture Research Institute, Szarvas, Hungary.
Served two Universities during my professional career (Orissa University of Agriculture & Technology, Bhubaneswar (January, 1987 to May, 1990) and University of North Bengal, May, 1990 onward till date).
Acted as Chairperson in National Conference & Seminar organized by Department of Zoology, University of North Bengal
Acted as Chairperson in an International Conference on “Aquatic Resources and Sustainable Management” held during 17-19 February, 2016, Science City, Kolkata.
Co-ordinator of “Fisheries Research and Training Centre”, University of North Bengal.
Evaluated Ph.D. thesis of Indian Universities (Gauhati University, University of Kalyani, University of North Bengal, Patna University, Vidyasagar University, Burdwan University, Jadavpur University, Berhampur University( Odisha), Utkal University , Fakir Chand University (Odisha), Delhi University and Foreign University (Mansoura University, Egypt).
Acted as Co-ordinator of Refresher Courses organized by Department of Zoology and UGC Academic Staff College, University of North Bengal.
Member of the Faculty Council (Science), University of North Bengal.
Organized as Convenor a collaborative Workshop on “Skill Upgradation on Processing of Fish and Fishery Products” held on 13th and 14th August, 2015 with Dept. of Fish Processing Technology, Faculty of Fishery Science, WBUAFS, Kolkata.
Acted as Joint Organizing Secretary of the National Conference on “Natural Resources, Diversity and Sustainable Development” in collaboration with Foundation for Science and Environment, Kolkata and West Bengal Biodiversity Board, Kolkata held on 11 and 12th December, 2015 at Department of Zoology & Department of Biotechnology, University of North Bengal.
Served in Orissa University of Agriculture & Technology, Bhubaneswar from January, 1987 to May, 1990 as Lecturer (Grade I) and then University of North Bengal as Lecturer from 04 May, 1990 and continuing.
Conducted numerous field oriented extension programmes on Ornamental Fish rearing and breeding in the hills and plains of North Bengal.
Guided Ph.D. students; conducted Post Graduate classes, examinations etc.
National Editorial Board Member of the Journal of Environmental Biology (ISSN: 0254-8704).
Member of Review Board of the Journal of Food Processing and Preservation (International Journal: Wiley & Blackwell Publishers, USA)
Member of the Review Board of the Turkish Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences (ISSN: 1303-2712)
Member of the Review Board of the African Journal of Biotechnology (ISSN: 1684-5315)
Editor-in-Chief, North Bengal University Journal of Animal Science.
Served as Head, Department of Zoology, University of North Bengal for Three (3) terms:
05 February, 2003 to 04 February, 2005;
06 February, 2012 to 05 February, 2014 and
07 February, 2014 to 29 September, 2015.
A Patent application publication(Application No. 201631003059 A) was filed on 28.01.2016 and which was published on 12.02.2016. The title of the invention is “A Synthetic Hormone enabled process of Captive Breeding of genus Barilius”. The inventors/ authors of the publication are Ms. Arpita Dey and Dr. Sudip Barat, Department of Zoology, University of North Bengal.
Selective List of Publications:
Dey, Arpita and Sudip Barat. 2016. A synthetic hormone enabled process of captive breeding of genus Barilius (Patent Application No: 201631003059 A; Date of Filing of Application: 28.01.2016 and Publcation Date: 12.02.2016).
Scientific Paper Publications:
Jana,B.B & S. Barat. 1983. Development of heterotrophic and ammonifying bacterial populations as affected by the fish Clarias batrachus (Linn) under different experimental conditions. Acta Hydrochem Hydrobiol. 11(5): 569-576.
Jana,B.B & S. Barat. 1984. Ammonification as affected by the oxygen level. Limnologica (Berlin). 16 (1): 67-70.
Barat,S & B. B. Jana. 1987.Effect of farming management on the distribution pattern of ammonification rates, protein mineralizing and ammonifying bacterial population in experimental culture tanks. Bamidgeh. 39 (4): 120-132.
Barat,S & B. B. Jana. 1990. Density differences of heterotrophic bacteria of water between carnivorous catfish farming and polyculture system of herbivorous carps. In: Impacts ofEnvironment on Animals and Aquaculture (Eds:G.K.Manna & B.B.Jana) Department of Zoology, University of Kalyani, West Bengal, India. 207-214 pp.
Barat,S & B. B. Jana. 1991. Distribution of nitrifying bacteria in fish culture tanks: Influence of management factors. Acta MicrobiologicaHungarica. 38 (1): 7-16.
Jana,B.B & S. Barat. 1992. Management - induced changes in water quality in fish farming systems: Pattern and magnitude. Journal of Aquaculture in the Tropics. 7: 53-62.
Chakraborty,T, A. K. Bose, S. Barat & M. K. Bhowmik. 1998. Spontaneous coenurosis in Himalayan Thar and Markhor. Indian Journal of Animal Health. 37 (2): 33-34.
Majumder,S & S. Barat. 2001. Effect of quinalphos pesticide during monsoon on the water quality in the stream of Nischintapur tea estate of Darjeeling district in West Bengal. In: Recent Advances in Animal Science Research (Eds. Prof.S.K.Ghoshal & Prof.D.Ray). Orion Press International, Chandernagore, West Bengal, India. Vol. II: pp.227-230.
Majumder,S, S.Biswas & S.Barat. 2002. Abundance of ammonifying and heterotrophic bacterial populations in the water manured with cowdung and distillery sludge in outdoor model tanks. Asian Journal of Microbiology, Biotechnology andEnvironmental Sciences. 4(2):229-233.
Barat,S & P.Jha. 2002. Changes in the water quality and total coliform bacterial load in a stretch of River Mahananda at Siliguri city, West Bengal, India. Asian Journal ofMicrobiology, Biotechnology and Environmental Sciences. 4(4):571-575.
Jha,P & S.Barat. 2003. Hydrobiological study of lake Mirik in Darjeeling Himalayas. Journal of Environmental Biology, 24(3): 339 – 344.
Jha,P. and S. Barat. 2003. Recreational fishing to bring tourists to Mirik lake. Fishing Chimes, 22(12),52 – 54.
Jha,P, S.Barat & R.F.Lepcha.2003. A comparative study of limnochemistry and primary productivity of some fish ponds in the northern districts of West Bengal, India. Ecology, Environment & Conservation. 9(2):135-140.
Lepcha, R. F., P. Jha, and S. Barat. 2003. Efficacy of fishmeal as supplementary feed for the fingerlings of Chocolate Mahseer, Neolissocheilus hexagonolepis (McClelland), cultured in artificial Jhora ponds in Darjeeling hills. Journal of Hill Research, 16(1): 5 –
Dhar, G, S. Barat & K.Mitra Dhar. 2004. Influence of the organophosphorus insecticide phosphamidon on lentic water. Journal of Environmental Biology. 25(3):359-363 Jha,P, S. Barat & R.F. Lepcha. 2004. Jhora Fishery of Darjeeling Hills. Fishing Chimes, 24(3):08-10.
Jha,P, A.Mandal & S. Barat. 2004. Mahananda Reservoir, W.B.: Its Ichthyofauna, Fishery and Socio- economic Profile of Fish Production. Fishing Chimes, 24(6):14-17. Mandal ,D & S. Barat. 2004. Effect of varying stocking density of sword tail (XiphophorushelleriHeckel) on the water quality and growth rate. Journal ofthe Inland Fisheries Society of India. 36(2):25-30.
Jha,P, K.Sarkar & S. Barat. 2004. Effect of different application rates of cowdung and poultry excreta on water quality and growth of ornamental carp, Cyprinuscarpio vr. Koi, in concrete tanks. Turkish Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 4 (1):17-22.
Barat,S., P.Jha & R.F. Lepcha.2005. Bionomics and Culture prospects of katli (Neolissocheilushexagonolepis, McClelland) in Darjeeling district of West Bengal. In: Proceedings of Training Programme on Coldwater Fisheries Research and Development in North East Region of India, (Eds. B.C.Tyagi, Shyam Sunder & Madan Mohan)) ICAR, Bhimtal, Nainital (Uttaranchal), 66-69 pp.
Jha, P & S. Barat. 2005. Management induced changes in food selection, growth and survival of Koi carp, Cyprinus carpio var. Koi, in tropical ponds. The Israeli Journal of Aquaculture – Bamidgeh. 57(2):115-124.
Jha,P. & S.Barat. 2005. Effect of water exchange on water quality and the production of ornamental carp (Cyprinus carpio var. Koi (L.) cultured in concrete tanks manured with poultry excreta. Archives ofPolish Fisheries , 13(1):77-90.
Jha,P. & S.Barat. 2005. Participatory Training in Ornamental Fish (Gold Fish) Culture and Management to Women of Backward Rural Communities of West Bengal (Darjeeling & Jalpaiguri Districts). FishingChimes. 25(8):34-37.
Jha, P.& S.Barat. 2005. The effect of stocking density on growth, survival rate, and number of marketable fish produced of Koi Carps, Cyprinus carpio vr. Koi, in concrete tanks. Journal of Applied Aquaculture. 17(3):89-102.
Jha,P., S.Jha, B.C.Pal & S.Barat. 2005. Behavioural responses of two popular ornamental carps, Cyprinus carpio L and Carassius auratus (L.) to monoculture and polyculture conditions in aquaria. ActaIchthyologica et Piscatoria. 35(2):133-137.
Jha,P., S.Barat & C.R.Nayak. 2006. A comparison of growth, survival rate and number of marketable koi carp produced under different management regimes in concrete tanks and earthen ponds. AquacultureInternational (In Press).
Jha,P., K.Sarkar & S. Barat. 2006. Comparison of food selection and growth performance of koi carp, Cyprinus carpio (L.) and goldfish, Carassius auratus (L.) in mono- and polyculture rearing in tropical ponds. Aquaculture Research. 37:389-397
Mandal,D.S.Barat & M.K.Mukhopadhyay.2007. Toxicity of neem pesticideson a fresh water loach,Lepidocephalichthys guntea (Hamilton Buchanan) of Darjeeling district in West Bengal. Journal of Environmental Biology. 28(1):119-122.
Jha, P., S.Barat & K. Sarkar. 2007. Comparative effect of live-food and manured treatments on water quality and production of ornamental carp, Cyprinus carpio var. koi L., during winter, summer, monsoon and post monsoon grow out experiments in concrete tanks. Journal of Applied Ichthyology. 23:87-92.
Jha.P., S. Jha, B.C. Pal & S. Barat. 2007. Observations on aquarium depth preference of Koi carp, Cyprinus carpio L. and Goldfish, Carasssius auratus (L.) under mono- and polytypic conditions. NBU Journal of Animal Sciences, 1:29-34.
P. Dhar and S. Barat. 2008. Bioremediation and its implication in water quality management. NBU Journal of Animal Sciences.2 (1):14-19
Jha, P., S. Barat and Chitta R. Nayak. 2008. Fish Production, Water Quality and Bacteriological Parameters of Koi Carp Ponds Under Live-food and Manure Based Management Regimes. Zoological Research, 29(2): 165—173.
Basak, S. and S. Barat. 2008. Biofiltration: Its role in water recirculating system for fish culture. Fishing Chimes. 28(9): 13-15.
Acharjee, M.L. and S. Barat. 2010. Impacts of fishing methods on conservation of ichthyofauna of river Relli in Darjeeling Himalaya of West Bengal. Journal of Environmental Biology, 31:431-434.
Jha, P., R.P.Roy and S. Barat. 2010. Application of sensory and microbial analysis to assess quality of fish sold in Siliguri city of West Bengal, India. Journal of Environmental Biology, 31: 587-594.
Nur,R., K.Gurung, M.Bahadur, S. Barat and R.F.Lepcha. 2010. Integrated culture of coldwater fish, Neolissocheilus hexagonolepis (McClelland), with livestock in Jhora ponds of Darjeeling hills in West Bengal. NBU Journal of Animal Sciences, 4: 59-64.
Roy, R.P. and S. Barat. 2011. Influence of water quality on the bacterial contamination of resident loach, Lepidocephalichthys guntea (Hamilton Buchanan) and on a Terai River Lotchka of Darjeeling District, West Bengal, India. Archives of Environmental Sciences, 5:116-123.
Acharjee,M.L. and S. Barat. 2011. Spatio-temporal dynamics of physico-chemical factors of River Relli in Darjeeling Himalaya, West Bengal, India. NBU Journal of Animal Sciences, 5:24-31
Banerjee, S and S. Barat. 2012. Effect of cow dung and stocking density on growth and production of Indian Major Carps and Ctenopharyngodon idella (Grass Carp) under integrated farming system in Terai region of West Bengal. Journal of Interacademica, 16(2a): 541-549.
Chakraborty,C., T. Misra and S. Barat. 2012. Physico-chemical changes in pond water and bottom sediments during intensive polyculture of Indian Major Carps in Cooch Behar district of West Bengal, India. Advances in Life Sciences. 1(1):159-161.
Acharjee,M.L. and Sudip Barat. 2012. Diversity of loach and catfish in a Darjeeling Himalayan hill-stream- their prospects as ornamental fish and constraints. NBU Journal of Animal Sciences, 6: 53-60.
Acharjee, M.L. and S. Barat. 2013. Icthyofaunal diversity of Teesta river in Darjeeling Himalaya of West Bengal, India. Asian Journal of Experimental Biological Science, 4(1): 112-122.
Chakraborty,C., P. Jha and S. Barat. 2013. Growth, survival and overall economics of pond polyculture operations with Indian Major Carps under differential diet regimen utilizing local food products in Cooch Behar district of West Bengal, India. Advances in Life Sciences, 2(1): 77-81.
Banerjee, Soma and Sudip Barat. 2013. Economics of different livestock-carp integrated farming systems over traditional non integrated farming system in Terai region of West Bengal. Journal of Krishi Vigyan, 1(2): 20-24.
Banerjee, Soma, Ruksa Nur and Sudip Barat. 2013. Effect of different organic manures on live weight gain of Indian Major Carps and Grass Carp (Ctenopharyngodon idella, Hamilton) under integrated fish farming system in Terai region of West Bengal. Environment & Ecology, 31(2B): 938-942
Goswami, P., P. Mandal, P. Jha, T. Misra and S. Barat. 2013. Antioxidant activities of different spices on the lipid oxidation of cooked and uncooked fillet of two fish species belonging to the genus Puntius. Journal of Agricultural Science and Technology, 15: 737-746.
Roy, Rudra Prasad., M. Bahadur and S. Barat. 2013a. Isolation, identification and antibiotic resistance of Aeromonas spp. and Salmonella spp. from the fresh water loach, Lepidocephalichthys guntea (Hamilton Buchanan) and water of Terai river Lotchka, Darjeeling district, West Bengal, India. Zoologica Poloniae, 58: 1-13
Banerjee, Soma abd Sudip Barat. 2013. Poultry based Integrated Farming in Jalpaiguri District – A Case Study. NBU Journal of Animal Sciences (Short Communication), 7: 43-44.
Roy,R.P., M. Bahadur and S. Barat. 2013b. Isolation and identification of multi-antibiotic resistant Aeromonas veronii by 16s rDNA gene sequencing from gut of fresh water loach, Lepidocephalichthys guntea (Hamilton Buchanan). International Journal of Bio-resource and Stress Management, 4(4): 496-499.
Roy, Rudra Prasad., M. Bahadur and S. Barat. 2014. Studies on antibiotic resistant activity of Pseudomonas sp., isolated from fresh water loach, , Lepidocephalichthys guntea and water sample of river Lotchka, Darjeeling, India. Journal of Environmental Biology, 35(1): 237-241.
Das, Ram Krishna and Sudip Barat. 2014. Fishing gears operated in lentic and lotic water bodies of Cooch Behar district, West Bengal, India. Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge, 13(3): 619-625.
Acharjee, M.L. and S. Barat. 2014. Loaches of Darjeeling Himalaya and Adjoining areas of West Bengal: their Prospects as Ornamental Fish and Constraints. International Journal of Pure & Applied Bioscience, 2(3): 258-264.
Dey, Arpita, Ruksa Nur, Debapriya Sarkar and Sudip Barat. 2015. Ichthyofauna diversity of river Kaljani in Cooch Behar district of West Bengal, India. International Journal of Pure & Applied Science, 3(1): 247-256.
Roy, Rudra Prasad, Min Bahadur and Sudip Barat. 2015. Comparative study of antibiotic resistance profile of Enterobacteriaceae bacterial isolates from the gut of intestinal air-breathing fish, Lepidocephalichthys guntea and its habitat. International Journal of Science and Research, 4(6):2565-2569.
Dey, Arpita, Kripan Sarkar and Sudip Barat. 2015. Evaluation of fish biodiversity in rivers of three districts of eastern Himalayan region for conservation and sustainability. International Journal of Applied Research, 1(9):424-435.
Dey, Arpita, Reshmi Verma, Mahender Singh and Sudip Barat. 2015. Evolutionary and taxonomic relationships in loach (Genus:Botia) through molecular characterization in a river of Terai region of West Bengal, India. European Journal of Biotechnology and Bioscience, 3(9):12-17.
Dey, Arpita and Sudip Barat, 2015. Standardization of proper dose of synthetic hormone for induced breeding of three loaches of genus Botia. International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development, 2(10): 507-509.
Dey, Arpita and Sudip Barat, 2015. Captive breeding and embryonic development of an endangered loach, Botia almorhae (Gray, 1831), in Cooch Behar, West Bengal, India. International Journal of Recent Scientific Research, 6(10): 3931-3935.
Dey, Arpita and Sudip Barat, 2015. Spawning biology and captive breeding of vulnerable loach Botia histrionica (Blyth) in Cooch Behar, West Bengal, India. European Journal of Experimental Biology, 5(10): 46-48.
Dey, Arpita, Debapriya Sarkar and Sudip Barat, 2015. Spawning biology, embryonic development and captive breeding of vulnerable loach Botia dario (Hamilton). Journal of Entomology and Zoology Studies, 3(6): 183-188.
Dey, Arpita, Debapriya Sarkar and Sudip Barat, 2015. Spawning biology, embryonic development and rearing of endangered loach, Botia lohachata (Chaudhuri) in captivity. International Journal of Current Research, 7(11): 22208-22215.
Bhagat, Rakesh Prasad, 2015. Water quality parameters for the culture of Rainbow trout, Onchorhynchus mykiss (Walbaum) in the raceways of Kathmandu, Nepal. Our Nature, 13(1): 50-57.