Nipu Kumar Das
Nipu Kumar Das
Senior Research Fellow & PhD Candidate
Suri Sehgal Centre for Biodiversity and Conservation
My research focuses on the systematics of terrestrial malacofauna found in the Indian region. The work also encompasses different fields including molluscan ecology, evolution, and biogeography.
2016-2018: M.Sc. in Life Sciences (Zoology) | National Institute of Technology (NIT) Rourkela, Odisha
2013-2016: B.Sc. in Zoology | Gauhati University, Assam
National Level Entrance Qualifications:
2018: Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) | Life Sciences
2017: Joint CSIR-UGC National Eligibility Test (NET) for Assistant Professor | Life Science
2016: Joint Admission Test for M.Sc. Programmes (IIT-JAM) | Biological Sciences
2018 - present: Senior Research Fellow (SRF) in a DBT funded project entitled "Bioresources and Sustainable Livelihoods in Northeast India" (Suri Sehgal Centre for Biodiversity and Conservation, ATREE Bangalore, India).
2017-2018: M.Sc. thesis dissertation on “Screening of tea industrial wastes and polysaccharides as adsorbents for dye removal” (National Institute of Technology Rourkela, Odisha, India).
May-July 2017: Short term project on "Development of botanical based biopesticidal formulations (WDG and ME) for controlling Fusarium wilt in tomatoes" (Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, New Delhi, India).
a) Research articles:
N.K. Das and N.A. Aravind. (2021). Bibliometric analysis on Indian non-marine molluscan research. The Malacologist, Bulletin of The Malacological Society of London, 76: 12 (ISSN 1759-1406)
A. Jadhav, N.K. Das and N.A. Aravind. (2020). Edible freshwater molluscs from Northeast India. Tentacle, 28: 3-4. (ISSN 0958-5079) Link
b) Popular articles:
N.K. Das (2020). Invertebrates: High diversity but low on conservation agenda. ecoNE. Link
Presented a quick-fire talk on ‘Bibliometric analysis on Indian non-marine molluscan research’ at Molluscan Forum 2020, organized by The Malacological Society of London (MSL) and The Natural History Museum (NHM), London; 19th November 2020.
Training & Workshops Experience (from 2018 onwards):
Attended a conference on "Marine Molluscs at Work: An online one-day Symposium on Molluscs in Fisheries and Aquaculture" organized by The Malacogical Society of Australasia, 22nd June 2021.
Participated in an online workshop on 'Use of IBIN database in Teaching, Education, Research and Conservation', organized by School of Ecology and Conservation, University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore; 17-19th August 2020 .
Participated in an online workshop on 'Science Academies' Science Leadership Workshop (SLW)', India's first Science Leadership Program, organized by the Central University of Punjab, Bathinda, India; 22-28th June 2020.
Participated in a workshop on “Molecular Taxonomy” organized by ATREE Bangalore and Institute of Life Sciences (ILS) Bhubaneswar, at ILS, Bhubaneswar, Odisha; 11-15th March 2019.
Participated in a workshop on “Open Data Kit (ODK) for Field Researchers” organized by The Academy for Conservation Science and Sustainability Studies, ATREE, Bangalore, Karnataka; 12-14th December 2018.
Participated the workshop on “Quantitative Assessment and Mapping of Plant and Selected Animal Taxa and Biological Resources of Northeast India” organized by ATREE and IBSD (Institute of Bioresources and Sustainable development), at IBSD, Imphal, Manipur; July 26-29, 2018.
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Systematics of the select land snail genera of the Indian region (Superfamily: Cyclophoroidea)