Prof. Dr. Sisir Kumar Mitra

Worked (until 28.02.2014) at the Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Mohanpur, West Bengal, India from 1980 until 28.02.2014. Served as Head, Department of Fruits and Orchard Management (1996-2000), Dean, Faculty of Horticulture (2007-2009) and Dean, Post Graduate Studies (2009-2012). Did Post doctoral research (1985-1986) at the Horticulture Research International, East Malling, UK as Commonwealth Fellow and worked as visiting Professor at the Institute Coltivazoni Arboree, Italy in 1990.University of Lavras, Brazil, 2016.

Carried out fifteen research projects on tropical fruits funded by ICAR, UGC, Government of West Bengal, NABARD APEDA, and PPIC. Guided 25 Ph.D and 22 M.Sc. (Horticulture) students. Published 270 scientific papers, 74 popular articles, 11 books, 1 IBPGR Descriptors and 5 technical reports. Developed one coconut variety (Kalpa Mitra), two mango (Himsagar-HT 10 and Langra-LT 64 ) and three Jackfruit ( Jt-1, JT 39 and JT 40) clones.

Chairman, International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS) Section, Tropical and Subtropical Fruits, served or presently serving as Chairman, ISHS Working Group on Papaya, Guava and other Myrtaceae, Avocado, and Jackfruit and other Moraceae. Board of Trustee Member of International Tropical Fruits Net Work of FAO, FAO Consultant. Served as Member, Research Advisory Committee (RAC) of NRC on Citrus, Nagpur, RAC of National Research Centre on Orchids, Sikkim, National Research Centre on Litchi, Muzaffarpur, Central Plantation Crops Research Institute, Kasaragod, Kerala, Central Institute for Subtropical Horticulture, Lucknow, Served as QRT Member of CPCRI and AICRP on Palms and litchi, CAC of NAIP Project on "Off season production of mango”. Advisor, CAB International, UK, Editor-in-Chief of "The Horticulture Journal” Member, Editorial Board, Indian Horticulture (DIPA), Fruits (Paris).

E-mail: sisirm55(at)gmail.com