Professor Dr. Prasanta Kumar Mitra is a very senior Medical Teacher and Researcher. He has completed thirty seven years in Medical Teaching and about forty years in Research. He has four Ph.D’s to his credit and published one hundred five research papers in National and International journals. Fifteen students did their Ph.D work under his guidance. He was co-supervisor of the research projects of five MD students. He was Editor-in-Chief of the European Journal of Biotechnology and Biosciences. He is now Editor, Associate Editor and Member of Editorial Board of many National and International research journals.
On behalf of Govt. of West Bengal, India, he worked as Coordinator of World Bank and GTZ projects for Health Sector Development in North Bengal. He is a well known writer and science popularizer. He has written fifteen hundred eighty seven popular science articles in different newspapers/magazines. He is the recipient of Rajiv Gandhi Excellence Award for his academic excellence and outstanding contribution in the field of popularization of science in society.
Medicinal Plants; Nutrition; Epidemiological studies.