Dr. Papiya Saha

  • Qualification: M. Sc. (Botany), Ph. D. (Science)
  • Designation: Assistant Professor & HOD
  • Contact No: On demand
  • Email: piyakmail@yahoo.com
  • Area of Specialization: Cell biology, Genetics and Plant tissue culture

Research Extension:

                                   1.Plant Stress Physiology and Biochemisty 2.Genetic Toxicology

Teaching Experience:

                                     Under Graduate Botany Honours and General courses since 2005


Professional Membership:

1. Botanical Society of Bengal, University of Calcutta- Life Member. 2. Plant Physiology Forum, Bose Institute- Life Member

Important Publication:

  • Saha P, Natural antioxidants: A boon to life, In: Bangabasi Morning College, Golden Jubilee Commemoration Volume (1965-2015), Levant Books, Kolkata, India, 2016.
  • Saha P, Biostatistics: Role in Biological Science, In: UGC-Sponsored National Seminar on Mathematics and its Impact on Natural Sciences Proceedings,Academic Publishers, Kolkata, India, 2015.
  • Saha P, Mukherjee A & Biswas A K, Modulation of NaCl induced DNA damage and oxidative stress in mungbean by pretreatment with sublethal dose, Biol. Plant., 2015, 59, 139-146.
  • Saha P, Kunda P & Biswas A K, Influence  of sodium chloride on the regulation of Krebs cycle intermediates and respiratory enzymes in mungbean (Vigna radiata L. Wilczek) seedlings, Plant Physiol. & Biochem., 2012, 60, 214-222.
  • Saha P, Chatterjee P & Biswas A K, NaCl pretreatment alleviates salt stress by enhancement of antioxidant defense system and osmolyte accumulation in mungbean (Vigna radiata L. Wilczek), Indian J. Exp. Biol., 2010, 48  593-600.

Research Projects:

2 completed Minor Research Project

1. UGC funded Minor Research Project entitled “Physiochemical studies of salinity stress in legumes” (11 April, 2007- 10 April, 2009)

2. UGC funded Minor Research Project entitled “Amelioration of salt induced physio-chemical changes by NaCl pretreatment in mungbean” (25 January, 2012- 24 January, 2014)


Special Achievements:

  • Secured place among top 20% JRF awardees in Life Sciences in the Joint CSIR-UGC NET, held in June/December 2003 and invited to take the SPM fellowship Test, 2004.