Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra
   
DR. BISWATRISH SARKAR
Assistant Professor , Pharmaceutical Sciences and Tech
M. Pharm., Ph.D., R.Ph.
Contact Address
Residence Address C/O Mr. Biresh Chandra Sarkar. 100/2 Jaigirghat Road. Thakurpukur. Kolkata: 700063
Permanent Address Quarter No: CII/23. Beside Dispensary. Outer Campus. Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra. Ranchi: 835215
Phone (Office) 06512275444 (extn. 423)
Phone Residence 09430764892
Email Id biswatrishsarkar@bitmesra.ac.in
   Joined Institute on : 9-Jul-2007

  Work Experience
 
Teaching : 12 Years

Research : 8 Years


  Professional Background
 
  1. Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences in B.I.T, Mesra, Ranchi since 9th July 2007 to till date.
  2. Worked as a Lecturer in Royal College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences, Berhampur, Orissa from 12th July 2005 till 3rd July 2007.  

  Research Areas
 
  1. Antioxidative and DNA protective properties of Polyphenols like Anthocyanins
  2. Antibacterial. bactericidal effects of synthetic nano-materials and natural products

  Award and Honours
 
  1. 2002: Qualified GATE (Pharmacy)
  2. 2015: DBT-CTEP International Travel Fellowship by Department of Biotechnology,Government of India. 
  3. 2015: International Travel Fellowship by Centre for International Co-operation in Sciences (CICS),Chennai, India.

   Publications
 

 Journals (09):

  1. Sarkar, B., Vyas,P., Haque,I., Mukhopadhyay, K. (2018). A rapid UPLC method for simultaneous separation and detection of anthocyanidins from Ocimum, Hibiscus and Syzygium species and estimation of their antioxidant activity. Journal of Liquid Chromatography & Related Technologies, 41(10), 658–667 (https://doi.org/10.1080/10826076.2018.1506932) (Impact factor 0.827). 
  2. Soni, S.R., Kumari, N., Bhunia, B. K., Sarkar, B., Mandal, B., Ghosh, A. (2018). Synthesis and characterization of a non-cytotoxic and biocompatible acrylamide grafted pullulan- Application in pH responsive controlled drug delivery.International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, 120, 753-762. (Impact factor 3.909) 
  3. Soni, S.R., Kumari, N., Bhunia, B. K., Sarkar, B., Mandal, B., Ghosh, A. (2018). In vitro and in vivo evaluation of pirfenidone loaded acrylamide grafted pullulan-poly(vinyl alcohol) interpenetrating polymer networks. Carbohydrate Polymers, 202, 288-298. (Impact factor 5.158) 
  4. Singh, S., Sarkar, B., Mukhopadhyay, K., Banerjee, M., Kumar, M. (2018). Antioxidants, DNA damage protective properties and antibacterial activity of leaf extract of Phlogacanthus thyrsiflorus Nees. Asian Journal of Microbiology Biotechnology and Environmental Sciences, 20, S145-S151. (SCOPUS - H Index - 13).
  5. Adhikary, M., Sarkar, B., Mukhopadhyay, K. (2017). Identification of flavonoids of Wheatgrass (Triticum aestivum L.) at various stages 
    of growth and evaluation of their Antioxidant Activity. Canadian Journal of Biotechnology, Volume 1, Special Issue, Page 159. (https://doi.org/10.24870/cjb.2017-a145)
  6. Sarkar, B., Kumar, D., Sasmal, D., Mukhopadhyay, K. (2014). Antioxidant and DNA damage protective properties of anthocyanin-rich extracts from Hibiscus and Ocimum: a comparative study. Natural Product Research, 28 (17), 1393-1398. (Impact factor 1.828) 
  7. Panda, A. B., Laha, P., Harish, K.,  Sarkar, B., Chaure, S.V., Sayyad, W.A., Jadhav, V.S., Kulkarni, G.R., Sasmal, D., Barhai, P. K., Das, A. K., Mahapatra, S. K., Banerjee, I. (2010). Study of bactericidal efficiency of magnetron sputtered TiO2 films deposited at varying oxygen partial pressure. Surface & Coatings Technology, 205,1611–1617 (Impact factor 2.589).
  8. Mani, M., Vaibhav, D. A., Sarkar, B., Dev, A., Ashok, Patra, A. (2008). Antibacterial Activity of the Leaves of Abutilon indicum Linn. PHARMBIT, Vol.XVII, No.1, Jan-Jun. 
  9. Sarkar, B (2004). Bioinformatics- A Glimpse; PHARMBIT, 13, 38-41
 
Conferences/Proceedings (08):
  1. Adhikary, M., Sarkar, B. and Mukhopadhyay, K. Identification of flavonoids of Wheatgrass (Triticum aestivum L.) at various stages of growth and evaluation of their Antioxidant Activity [Abstract]. Nextgen Genomics, Biology, Bioinformatics and Technologies Conference; Oct 02-04, 2017; Bhubaneswar, Odisha. Odisha. (https://doi.org/10.24870/cjb.2017-a145). 
  2. Anand, A. & Sarkar, B. Phytochemical screening and antioxidant property of anthocyanins extracts from Hibiscus rosa-sinensis.National Conference on Biotechnology for Sustainable Development (BSD 2015)”. Organized by Centre of Excellence on Bioresources & Bioprospecting (TEQIP II), Department of Bio-Engineering, Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi, Jharkhand. Dated: December 17-19, 2015
  3. Sarkar, B., Kumar, M. & Mukhopadhyay, K. A rapid method for detection and characterization of anthocyanins from Hibiscus, Ocimum and Syzygium species and evaluation of their antioxidant potential. National Conference on Biotechnology for Sustainable Development (BSD 2015)”. Organized by Centre of Excellence on Bioresources & Bioprospecting (TEQIP II), Department of Bio-Engineering, Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi, Jharkhand. Dated: December 17-19, 2015.
  4. Sarkar, B. & Mukhopadhyay, K. A comparative study of in-vitro and in-vivo antioxidant activity and DNA protective properties of anthocyanins from Ocimum and Hibiscus species. “8th International Workshop on Anthocyanins -2015”, Organized by INRA, Montpellier, France. Dated: September 16-18, 2015. (S3-P28, Page No. 84).
  5. Sarkar,B., Vyas,P.,Chaudhary,B.,Haque,I., Kumar,M.,Sasmal,D., Mukhopadhyay, K. Optimization and validation of a fast UPLC method for the quantification of anthocyanins.  “International Workshop on Anthocyanins -2011”, Organized by Plants for Human Health Institute, North Carolina, USA. Dated September 11-14, 2011. (Peer Reviewed)
  6. Sarkar, B.; Chandra, R.; Mazumder, R.; Production of Cellulase from Pleurotus ostreatus on spent straw bed. Conference on Bioprocess Engineering and Biotechnology- Trends and Opportunities. B.I.T, Mesra, Ranchi. India. Dated: 17-19th March 2005.
  7. Mazumder, R.; Bhattacharya, S.; Mazumder, A.; Sarkar, B; The More Fast Moving a Brand Is, Greater Is Its Therapeutic Efficacy: Do we Agree?. International Convention of Association for Pharmaceutical Teachers in India (APTI). Vizag. India. Dated: 2nd- 3rd October 2004.
  8. Sarkar , B.; Jayaram Kumar, K.; Bhatnagar, S. P.; Pharmacists in Continuous Food Hygiene & Sanitation Awareness Education (CFHSAE) – An important aid in the implementation of health policies in Jharkhand. 55th Indian Pharmaceutical Congress 2003. Chennai, India. Dated: 19th -21st December 2003.

  Member of Professional Bodies
 
  • Registered Pharmacist, Jharkhand State Registration Tribunal, Pharmacy. Jharkhand. India (Reg. No.: 22525-JH-2026, Date: 8.01.2015)
  • Life Member of Association of Pharmaceutical Teachers in India (APTI)(OR/LM-142)
  • Life Member of Indian Pharmaceutical Graduate’s Association (IPGA )(IPGA, LM-1762)
  • Member of Association of Microbiologists in India
  • Member, Pharmaceutical Society, Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi.

  Current Sponsored Projects
 

Ongoing Projects:

1. Title: "Phyto-chemical characterization of polyphenols in Ocimum tenuiflorum and investigation on its protective potentials against oxidative stress and DNA  damage"(File No.EMR/2016/ 005695)
   Grant amount: 34.23 Lakhs 
   Sponsoring Agency: DST-SERB, Govt. of India
   Role: Principal Investigator
   Period: 2018-2020
   Status: On-going

2. Title: "Design and Synthesis of Substrate Based Peptide Inhibitors of DENV Protease for the Treatment of Dengue Viral Infections" (File No. EMR/2016/005711) 
   Grant amount: 45.604 Lakhs 
   Sponsoring Agency: DST-SERB, Govt. of India
   Role: Co-Principal Investigator
   Period: 2017-2020
   Status: On-going

Completed Projects

1. Title: "Study on hepatoprotective properties and expression of antioxidant enzymes by anthocyanins from Ocimum tenuiflorum"
   Grant amount: 0.8 Lakhs
   Sponsoring Agency: Seed Money Scheme, BIT, Mesra, Ranchi
   Role: Principal Investigator
   Period: 2015-2017
   Status: Completed

2. Title:"Study of Antioxidant and DNA Protective Properties of Anthocyanins" 
   Grant amount: 10.8 Lakhs
   Sponsoring Agency: Major Research Project, UGC, Govt. of India
   Role: Co-Principal Investigator
   Period: 2009-2012
   Status: Completed


  Text and Refrence Books
 

Book Chapters:

  1. Anand, A. & Sarkar, B (2017). Phytochemical screening and antioxidant property of anthocyanins extracts from Hibiscus rosa-sinensis. In Application of Biotechnology for Sustainable Development. K. Mukhopadhyay et al. (eds.) Page No. 139-147. DOI 10.1007/978-981-10-5538-6_17 (Springer Nature Scientific Publishing Services (P) Ltd.ISBN-10: 9811055378; ISBN-13: 978-9811055379)
  2. Sarkar, B., Kumar, M. & Mukhopadhyay, K (2017). A rapid method for detection and characterization of anthocyanins from Hibiscus, Ocimum and Syzygium species and evaluation of their antioxidant potential. In Application of Biotechnology for Sustainable Development. K. Mukhopadhyay et al. (eds.) Page No. 129-137.  DOI 10.1007/978-981-10-5538-6_17 (Springer Nature Scientific Publishing Services (P) Ltd.ISBN-10: 9811055378; ISBN-13: 978-9811055379)



  Member, Editorial Board
 
  1. Reviewer for “Natural Product Research”-2017
  2. Reviewer for “Indian Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences”-2017