Department of Tea Science

(Assisted by UGC and Tea Board of India)

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The Department

The Department of Tea Science the only UGC approved department. of its kind in the country was established in the year 1995 with a professional course in Tea Management on self financing basis and has been gradually developed today to provide the courses of M.Sc. (in early 2010), M. Phil and PhD programme apart from the Post Graduate diploma course. The primary focus of the department is to educate our students to strengthen the backbone of the Tea Industries and to add performance for the overall growth of them in this northern part of West Bengal and other tea growing parts as well of our country. The course curriculum and research programmes have been introduced in an updated version of Tea Science to meet the present needs. The department has a Tea Board approved soil analysis laboratory to do the R & D work in the subject and to provide the scientific need of the tea industries to improve the level of production and quality of the finished products. In addition, the departmental faculties are associated with several laboratories namely Tissue Culture, Molecular Biology, Tea Chemistry and Pharmacology, Tea Taxonomy and Ecology to enrich them for the benefit of the students.

The department organizes training programmes/workshops for small tea growers, seminars, student training programmes, refresher courses, Industry - University meet (Tea Link) in regular intervals. The department also provide training programme for the aspirants from European and other Asian countries. We do arrange campus interview in regular intervals (once or twice in a year) for the placement of our M.Sc and P G diploma students and as a consequence the students from our department are now posted in various eminent positions. We are delighted to mention that the PGDTM and the M.Sc. students from our dept. gets 100% placement every year.

The department is well equipped with various instruments to facilitate the research and developmental work related to Tea Science and allied subjects. We do run joint research projects with our sister departments like Chemistry, Botany, Bioinformatics etc. A combination of highly educated, well experienced along with dynamic young faculties are the academic strength of the department. Invited experienced Visiting faculties from the industries, Tea associations and Tea Boards educate the students in the positive direction to build their carrier as per the need of the industries for the benefit of the nation.

Constant R and D activities of the department is reflected in the published research articles in reputed national and international research journals from the various research groups of the department.

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  1. M. Sc in Tea Science
  2. Post Graduate Diploma in Tea Management
  3. M. Phil and
  4. Ph.D.
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Research Profile:

Area of Research:

  1. Tissue Culture and Mol. Biology Lab
  2. Tea Taxonomy and ecology lab
  3. Tea Chemistry and Pharmacology Lab

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Tea board approaved soil analysis lab:

Service provided by the Tea Science department:

  1. Soil Physical parameters: Moisture content, Ash content, Bulk density, Soil aggregates separation and class determination.

  2. Soil Chemical Parameters: pH, Organic Carbon, Organic matter, Total Nitrogen, Ammonical Nitrogen, Nitrate Nitrogen, Phosphorus, Potassium, Sulfur, Electrical conductivity, Cation exchange Capacity, Calcium, Magnesium, Boron, Zinc, Copper, Molybdenum, Manganese, Iron.

  3. Organic fertilizer analysis: Compost and Vermicompost.

  4. Inorganic fertilizer analysis: Urea, Mop, SSP, RP etc.

  5. Made Tea Analysis:TF and TR, Total color, Brightness, Caffeine, Crude fiber.

  6. Leaf sample analysis: N,P,K,Chlorophyll.

  7. Water analysis/Chloride/Bicarbonate.

  8. Nematode detection

  9. Consultancy & Advisory wing

Journals available in the Department:

  1. Assam Review

  2. The Planters Chronicle

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Faculty Directory


Name and Research Area Contact

Dr. Chandra Ghosh

Associate Professor & Head

Taxonomy of Angiosperms, Botany



[email protected];

[email protected]


Faculty Members

Dr. Malay Bhattacharya

Assistant Professor


(+91) 9832094875(M)

[email protected]  [email protected]

Dr. Sonali Ray

Assistant Professor

Phytochemistry and Pharmacognosy.


+91 8249250490(M), +91 9433440343(M).

[email protected] , [email protected]

Sri Anand Sharma

Guest Faculty


(+91) 9434353597

Dr. Tanmayee Mishra

Guest Faculty

(+91) 9679742965

Mr. Satyajit Sarkar

Guest Faculty

Tea Science

+91 89000 50070(M), +91 97493 88948(M)

[email protected]


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Supportive Staff

Name Designation Qualification
Mr. N.C.Nandi Field Instructor
Ms. Kalpana Subba Peon (Permanent)
Mr. Mainak Mukherjee Soil Analyst (Contractual)
Mr. Nripen Biswas Office staff (Contractual)
Mr. Subhash Singha Soil Analysis Lab. support staff (Contractual)



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Tissue Culture/Molecular Biology Lab:

Description of Lab 1


Taxonomy and Ecology:

 This laboratory involves for identification of different tea varieties, clones, weeds, shade trees of tea gardens, biodiversity characterization, biology of weeds and their control, medicinal plants and Ethnobotany etc.


Tea Chemistry and Pharmacology Lab:


This laboratory involves the process for the identification, determination, quantitation and purification of the biologically active components from nature using chromatography, electrophoresis and flow cytometry.





Depository of preserved plant specimens and data for different tea varieties, common weeds, shade trees and other associated plant specimens of this region.



Basic Computer Lab:


Hardware: Keyboard, Monitor, Mouse, Processor, Memory chipSoftware: Operating system, Device drivers, Compiler, Linker, Loader, Assembler.


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Departmental Library

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No. of Books:






Other Information(if Any)


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Particulars (Click to Download)
Syllabus (M.Sc., Ph.D. Coursework , M.Phil. CourseworkNew)
Academic Calender
CL Form
EL Form
Provisional Certificate Application Form
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Contact Us

Department Address: Department of Tea Science, University of North Bengal, Raja Rammohunpur, P.O.- NBU, Dist- Darjeeling, West Bengal, Pin -734013, India.

Phone: +91 353 2776380 / 9474441468

E-Mail: [email protected]

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