Sister Nibedita Government General Degree College for Girls

Sister Nibedita Government General Degree College for Girls

Affiliated to University of Calcutta

Dr. Indrani Chakraborty W.B.E.S


M.Sc., Ph.D.

Contact Details :

Associate Professor
Department of Physiology
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After completion of BSc. in Physiology honours from Presidency college (1981) and Masters from Calcutta University with Microbiology and Immunology as special paper (1984), I started my research career from Indian Institute of Chemical Biology (CSIR),Jadavpur, Kolkata, as a research scholar (1985-1990) and awarded PhD degree (1991) and joined as Research Associate of DBT at department of Biotechnology, Jadavpur University,Kolkata.During that period I was awarded Full bright Fellowship of Rockefellor Foundation,USA and joined at University of Kansas Medical Center,Kansas,USA as a post-doctorate fellow (1991-1996). Coming back to India, I joined Bose Institute, Kolkata as a Pool-officer, CSIR and continued until I joined in WBES as lecturer (1999). I worked as a full time researcher for thirteen years (1985-1998) and presently involved in teaching for fifteen years at UG & PG level.

Reseach Area :

At PhD level thrust area of research was protein chemistry and reproductive biology as Research Associate, I worked on Immunological aspect of reproduction, at post-doc period emphasis was given to molecular reproduction and Transgenic research.

Presently several MSc projects are supervised which are mainly based on the physiological aspects and medicinal values of various herbal products on different system of animal and human .

Research Activities:

  1. Projects Completed/ Continuing: NIL
  2. Research Guidance: Two Ph.D Scholar, Registered under Calcutta University
  3. One student awarded PhD
  4. Publication (till date): Annexure I

Annexure- I

List of Publications :

  • Chowdhury,M. and Bhattacharya,I.(1988).Sperm binding activity of the rat uterine agglutinins. Ind. J. Biochem. Biophys. 25, 197-99. (IF-1.026)
  • Bhattacharya,I. , Mandal,C. and Chowdhury,M. (1989).Functional heterogeneity of sialic acid binding agglutinins of rat uteri towards in vitro lymphocyte blastogenesis.Am.J. Reprod. Immunol. 20, 81-86.(IF-3.317)
  • Chakraborty,I. and Chowdhury, M.(1993).Activation epididymal sperm by Sialic acid Binding (SAS) of uterus in rats. Mol. Andrology. 5(1), 59-68.(IF-0.89)
  • Chakraborty,I. ,Chatterjee,P. and Chowdhury,M.(1993).Hormonal regulation of sialic acid binding(SAS) protein synthesis of rat uterus. Mol. Cell. Biochem. 124(2), 115-120.(IF-2.329)
  • Chakraborty,I. , Mandal,C. and Chowdhury,M.(1993).Modulation of sialic acid-binding proteins of rat uterus in response to changing of hormonal milieu. Mol. Cell. Biochem.126, 77-86. (IF-2.329)
  • Das,S.K. ,Paria,B.C. , Chakraborty,I. and Dey,S.K.(1995).Cannabinoid ligand-receptor signaling in the mouse uterus. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA. 92, 4332-4336. (IF-9.771)
  • Chakraborty,I. , Das,S.K. and Dey,S.K.(1995).Differential expression of Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor and its receptor mRNAs in the mouse uterus around the time of implantation. J. Endocrinol. 147, 339-352. (IF-4.058)
  • Das,S.K. , Chakraborty,I. , Paria,B.C. ,Wang,X.N. ,Plowman,G. and Dey,S.K.(1995).Amphiregulinis an Implantation-Specific and Progesterone-Regulated Gene in the mouse uterus. Mol. Endocrinol. 9, 691-705.(IF-5.389)
  • Surveyor,G.A. ,Gendler,S.J. ,Pemberton,S. ,Das,S.K. , Chakraborty,I. ,Pimental,A. ,Wegner,C.C. ,Dey,S.K. and Carson,D.D.(1995).Expression and steroid hormonal control of Muc-1 in the mouse uterus. Endocrinol. 136(8) , 3639-3647.(IF-4.058)
  • Chakraborty,I. , Das,S.K. and Dey,S.K.(1996).Developmental expression of Cyclooxygenase-1 and Cyclooxygenase-2 genes in the pre-implantation mouse uterus and their differential regulation by ovarian steroids. J. Mol. Endocrinol.16, 107-122. (IF-3.347)
  • Das,S.K. ,Chakraborty,I. ,Wang,J. ,Dey,S.K. and Hoffman,L.H.(1997).Expression of Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF) and VEGF Receptor Messenger Ribonucleic acids in the Peri-implantation rabbit uterus.Biol. of Reprod. 56, 1390-1399. (IF-4.027)
  • Pradhan,N.K., Ghosal, S. and Chakraborty, I. (2013). Jussiae repens is a nontoxic antigonadal herb—A dose dependent study on male rats. Int. J.Pharm. Bio. Sci. 4(2), 131- 143. (IF-2.958)
  • Ghosal.S.,Chakraborty, I and Pradhan .NK. (2013). Jussiae repen L Induced Morphological Alterations In Epididymal Spermatozoa Of Rat. Int.J.Pharm.Sci.Rev.Res. 22(2), Sept-Oct, 288-295. (IF-2.191)
  • Chakraborty,I., Show, S and Sikdar,M. (2013). Searching for the Anti-inflammatory Activity of Zinc Oxide Nano Particle (ZnONPs) Suspensions In Staphylococcus aureus Induced Inflammatory Rat Model. Int.J.of.Adv. In. Pharma. Res.4(10),Oct. 2331-2339 (IF- 0.524)
  • Show,S., Chakraborty, I and Sikdar, M. (2013). Catharanthus roseus :as a Bacteriostatic Inhibitor of Antibiotic Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Strain. Int.J.of.Adv In.Pharma. Res. 4(11), Nov. 2469-2474 (IF- 0.524)
  • Chakraborty, I., Ghosal.S and Pradhan .NK. (2014). Jussiae repen (L) Acts as an Antifertility Agent--A search for Herbal Male Contraceptive .Int.J.Pharm.Sci.Rev.Res. 24(2),Jan-Feb,288-296 . (IF-2.191)
  • Show,S.,Banerjee, S, Chakraborty, I and Sikdar, M. (2014).In Vitro Comparison between Antibacterial Activity of Catharanthus roseus and Nyctanthes arbortristis on Antibiotic Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Strain. Indo American Journal of Pharmaceutical Research. 4 (03), 1487-1493 (IF-0.85)
  • Banik, Gopi Nath ,Chakraborty, I and Mukhopadhyay, Prabir Kr .(2014) .Ameliorative effect of α-tocopherol and ascorbic acid on the accessory reproductive glands of adult male rats in arsenic toxicity Int.J.Pharm.Sci.Rev.Res.26(2) 282-287.( IF-2.191)
  • Chakraborty, I , Ghoshal, S and Pradhan, N.(2014). Jussiae repen (L) Acts as a uterotonic agent –An In Vitro Study. Int.J.Pharm.Sci.Rev.Res. 27 (2) 368-372.( IF-2.191)
  • Chakraborty, I , Ghoshal, S and Pradhan, N.(2014). Jussiae repen (L) Acts as a uterotonic agent –An In Vitro Study. Int.J.Pharm.Sci.Rev.Res. 27(2) 368-372 .( IF-2.191)
  • Das,A., Bose,C., Ghosal, S., Chakraborty, I and Pradhan, N. (2014). Effect of Pure Mangiferin Vis-A- Vis Crude Ethanolic Extract from Mangifera Indica Bark on Hematological Parameters in Male Albino rats. World Journal of Pharmaceutical Research.3 (9) 1390-1403. (IF-5.045)
  • Ghosal, S., Chakraborty, I and Pradhan, N. (2015). Reversible action of Jussiae repen (L) induced alterations of histoarchitechture, VIS-À-VIS functions in Tesiticular tissued of rat. World Journal of Pharmaceutical Research. 4(5) 1667-1687. (IF-5.045)
  • Das, M., Bhattacharya, R.,Biswas, R., Chakraborty,I and Chanda,S. (2015). Hyperglycemia induced osmotic disequilibrium, oxidative stress and cell death in Type II diabetes patients.. Research Journal of Pharmaceutical ,Biological and Chemical Sciences. 6(3) 189-200
  • Ghosal,S. Das, A, Bhattacharya, K, Mondal,M, Chakraborty,I and Pradhan, N.(2015). Jussiaea repens as a Herbal Contraceptive-A mating study in male rats. J.Environ.& Sociobiol.12(1), 123-131.
  • Das, A, Ghosal, S, Chakraborty, I and Pradhan,N. (2015). Haematinic potential of Jussiaea repens L.-A search for Antianaemic Herb. British J. of Pharmaceutical Research. 8(5), 1-11.
  • Ghosal, S, Chakraborty I, Pradhan, N.(2016).Histoarchitecture and Biochemical Studies of Epididymis in Male Rats Induced by Aqueous Extract of Jussiaea repens L. Int.J.Pharmaceutical Sci.& Res.7(5), 2209-2218.
  • Ghosal, S, Chakraborty I, Pradhan, N.(2016).Effects of jussiaea repens L on sperm DNA integrity in male albino rats. Int.J.Pharmaceutical Sci.& Res. 7 (11) 4659-4667.
  • Ghosal, S., Chakraborty I., Pradhan, N.(2016). Histoarchitecture and Biochemical Studies of Epididymis in Male Rats Induced by Aqueous Extract of Jussiaea repens L. Int.J.Pharmaceutical Sci.& Res.7(5), 2209-2218. [ISSN: 2320-5148; IF: 1.11].
  • Ghosal, S., Chakraborty I., Pradhan, N. (2016). Effects of jussiaea repens L on sperm DNA integrity in male albino rats. Int. J. Pharmaceutical Sci.& Res. 7(11), 4659-4667 [ISSN: 2320-5148; IF: 1.11].
  • Khandekar,T., Bose,C., Chakraborty.I , Ghosal,S. and Pradhan,N. (2017). A comparative study of male gonaedal activity in magniferin induced rats vis-à-vis crude bark extract of Mangifera Indica. World Journal of Pharmaceutical Research. 6 (15), 260-274. ([ISSN: 2277-7105; IF-5.045) ]
  • Khandekar,T., Ghosh.,A., Ghosal,S., Chakraborty.I and Pradhan,N.(2018).Spermatogenic Assessment in Mangiferin induced male rats in comparison to crude extract of Mangifera Indica (Bark).Int. J of Med.Sc.and Inov.Res.(IJMSIR).3(1),166-174.[ISSN:2458-8687]
  • Maity,A.,Bhattacharya,N., Chakraborty,I.,Pradhan,T.,Pradhan, N. (2019). Is Dengue a Sex Dependent Disease-A Demographic Report at Jhargram Belt,West Bengal in 2017-18. World journal of Pharmaceutical and LifeSciences(WJPL). 5(2) 117-120 [ISSN: 2454-2229; SJIF IF:5.008
  • Book Chapter:- Chakraborty,I. ,Radioactivity and Environmental Pollution in Physiological Science : some emerging issues. Ed. Paul. Tr. Published by Govt. of West Bengal. Post graduate Dept. of Physiology,Hoogly Mohsin College. (2003) .

IV. Seminars / Symposium / Conferences Attended

  1. State level seminar on ‘Recent Trend In Sports Physiology’ at Bhairab Ganguly College, Kolkata, December, 2008.
  2. National Seminar on Stress, Drug Development and Nanotechnology’, at Bethune College,, Kolkata, March 2009.
  3. International Conference on Integrative Physiology : Modern Perspective, at Science City, Kolkata, November 2009
  4. 20th. State Science Congress, at BESU, Shibpur. 2013. “ Structural alteration of epididymal spermatozoa and testicular functions of administered with aqueous extract of Jussiaea repens (L) in male Wistar rats.
  5. 20th. State Science Congress, at BESU, Shibpur -2013. “Effect of Mangiferin (Mangiferaindica) bark extract on hyperglycemic patients-a trial for diabetic amelioration .


  • Chowdhury,M. and Bhattacharya,I.(1987). Sperm binding activity of rat uterine agglutinin. Presented in the International Symposium on Biochemical roles of Eukaryotic cell surface macromolecules, New Delhi.
  • Chakraborty,I. and Chowdhury,M. (1987). Synthesis of sialic-acid receptor (SAS) proteins by rat uterus .Modulation by estrogen and progesterone.Presented in the International Conference on Frontiers in Reproductive Physiology .AIIMS , New Delhi.
  • Chakraborty,I. ,Das,S.K. and Dey,S.K.(1994). Temporal and cell-type specific expression vascular endothelial cell growth factor in the mouse uterus during peri-implantation period.Presented in the Gordon Conference, New Hampshire, USA. Chakraborty,I. ,Das,S.K. ,Wang,X-N ,Plowman,G.D. and Dey,S.K.(1994). Unique expression of the amphiregulin gene in the mouse uterus during peri-implantation period and the regulation of this uterine gene by progesterone and estrogen. Presented in the Serono Symposium, Massachusetts, USA.
  • Chakraborty,I. , Das, S.K. and Dey,S.K.(1995). Cyclooxygenase-1 and Cyclooxygenase-2 genes are differentially regulated in the mouse uterus. Presented in the Society for the Study of Reproduction, California , Davis, USA.
  • Chakraborty,I., Ghosal, S and Pradhan., N (2010). Jussiaea repens L acts as an Antifertility Agent in male albino rats. Presented in IABMS Symposium, Tiruchendagode, Tamilnadu.
  • Chakraborty,I., Sadhu, T., Bhowmik, S, and Mukhopadhyay, P.K. (2011). Gonadoprotective effects of aqueous methanolic extract of Caesaipinia bonducella seed on streptozotocin induced diabetic rats. Presented in International Conference of ICMPS 100, Calcutta University, Kolkata.
  • Chakraborty, I., Sikdar, M., Shaw, S and Banerjee, S. (2011). Searching for the antibacterial activity of Zinc oxide nanoparticles (ZnONPs) against Staphylococcus aureus: An alternative approach against conventional antibiotics. Presented in IABMS Conference, Punjab University, Chandigarh.
  • Chakraborty, I., Ghosal,S., Moyra, S., Das., Sil, M and Pradhan, N. (2012). An Inhibitory role of aqueous extract of ‘kesardam’ in Spermatogenesis in rat. Presented in 19th State Science Congress, W.B
  • Chakraborty,I., Ghosal,S and Pradhan, N. (2012). Synthetic vis-à-vis herbal contraceptive. Presented in 33rd IABMS Conference, Nitte University,Mangalore.
  • Chakraborty,I., Ghosal,S and Pradhan, N. (2013) Jussiaea repens L induced rat infertility, caused by DNA damage in spermatozoa. Presented in 34th IABMS Conference,Madras University, Chennai
  • Chakraborty, I., Ghosal,S., Moyra, S., Das., Sil, M and Pradhan, N. (2013). Presented in 20th West Bengal State Science & Technology Congress at BESU, Shibpur,WB
  • Chakraborty,I., Nirmal Pradhan, Arpita Ghosh, Chaitali Bose and SubhasisGhosal (2014).Crude extract of Mangifera indica bark Vis-a-Vis Pure Mangiferin – A search for male herbal Contraceptive. Presented in 35th IABMS Conference, CSK H.P Agriculture University,Palampur,H.P
  • Chakraborty,I., Ghosal,S and Pradhan, N. (2015). A Molecular Approach of Jussiaea repens (L) Induced Sperm DNA Integrity In Rats. Presented in National Conference of 36th IABMS Conference, Pondicherry University, Puducherry.
  • Chakraborty,I., Ghosal,S and Pradhan, N. (2016). Jussiaea repens L - A novel male herbal contraceptive. Presented in National Conference of 37th IABMS Conference, Shobhit University, Meerut, U.P
  • Chakraborty, I., Bhoumik,S,Khandekar,T., Roy, A., Ghosal,S and Pradhan, N.,(2017).Ameliorative effect of Jussiaea repens extract in alloxan induced diabetic rats-A search for an antidiabetic herb. Presented in National conference of 38th IABMS Conference, Saveetha Medical College, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu.

Workshops Attended :

  • ‘ Cloning, Sequencing and Chromosomal Localization Of Animal Genes’ at Bose Institute, Calcutta from March 6th to March 20 1989.
  • ‘Indo-USA Workshop on Frontiers of Reproductive Biology’ at Indian Institute Of Chemical Biology, Calcutta from 30th November to 11th December 1992.
  • ‘Radiation Safety Course For Laboratory Personal’ At University Of Kansas Medical Centre, USA in October 1993.
  • ‘In- House Transgenic Animal at National Institute Of Immunology, New Delhi from December 23rd 1996 to 10th January 1997.
  • DST sponsored workshop on ‘Molecular Analysis of--------------------Western Blot Analysis’ at Centre For Liver Research in 25th to 27th June 2009

Participation of Teachers’ Training Programme and Courses Work:

  1. Refresher Course in Physiology, UGC sponsored, at ASC-CU, Kolkata, March 2001.
  2. Orientation Program, UGC sponsored, at ASC-CU, January 2003.
  3. Refresher Course in Biochemistry, UGC sponsored, at ASC- Burdwan University, September 2006
  4. Refresher course in Life Science, UGC sponsored, at ASC-CU, Kolkata, March 2008.


  • Full Bright Fellowship of Rockefeller Foundation , USA , 1993.
  • National Scholarship.

Other Information

Paper setters and examiners of both theory and practical examinations at UG & PG level:
Calcutta Burdwan , Kalyani, Vidyasagar, Presidency and Barasat State University

Member of UG and PG Board of Studies:
Burdwan and West Bengal State University

Member of Research Board of Studies:
Burdwan University

Member of Board of Moderators:
Burdwan (UG &PG), Kalyani and West Bengal State University (PG)

Enrolled as PhD Supervisor under Calcutta University:
one student awarded Ph.D.

Examiner of a thesis entitled :
‘Purification And Characterization of A Novel Protein.............COWAN- I' by Srikanta Jana of Bose Institute, under Jadavpur University,; Kolkata in 2002.

Conducted eight educational field tours of both UG & PG students. Organized several ‘Star College Workshops’ as coordinator under DBT star college programme.

MSc. Projects Supervised:

Title of Dissertation Name of the student College/University hYear
1) ‘How the Allogenic Foetus is Immunologically Accepted By Mother’ ---Reviewed Rakhi Mukherjee Hooghly MohsinCollege, Budrwan University 1999



2)Autoimmune Disease: Causes, Manifestation and Management’.--- Reviewed Tilottama Chatterjee Hooghly MohsinCollege, Budrwan University 2000
3) ‘ Nitrogen Fixing Bacteria : Its Effect On Environment”-- Reviewed Swati Ganguly Hooghly MohsinCollege, Budrwan University 2000
4) ‘Malaria and Its Registance To Drugs’ ----Reviewed Debasis Biswas.



Hooghly MohsinCollege, Budrwan University 2001
5) ‘ Effect Of Lead On Cardiac Activity Of Perfused Amphibian Heart’- Arijit Debnath. Hooghly MohsinCollege, Budrwan University 2001
6) ‘Effect Of Lead On Female Reproductive Tissue’- Biswajit Ghati Hooghly MohsinCollege, Budrwan University 2002
7) ‘ Pathophysiological Effects Of Dietary Supplementation Of Chromium (VI) On Some Hematological Parameters In A Mammalian Model’--- Sougata Karmakar Hooghly MohsinCollege, Budrwan University 2002
8) ‘ Pathophysiological Effects Of Oral Supplementation Of Ajinomoto In Mammalian Model : Female Albino Rats’ Bithi Bandhopadhyay Hooghly MohsinCollege, BudrwanUniversity 2004
9) ‘Some Physiological Changes In Occupational Exposure To Lead On Battery Workers’-- Premananda Mandal Hooghly MohsinCollege, BudrwanUniversity 2004
10) ‘Neem(Azadirachta indica) : A Potent Antidiabetic Is Also Antihypercholesteromic In Mammal’--- Nazir Husnain Hooghly MohsinCollege, BudrwanUniversity 2004
11) ‘A Study Of CHD Risk Factors Among Sedentary Diabetic Patients’---- Pratyusha Mukherjee Hooghly MohsinCollege, BudrwanUniversity 2005
12) ‘Some Physiological Changes In Occupational Exposure To Jute Fibers Or Dusts On Jute Mill’s Workers Anusree Bhattacharya Hooghly MohsinCollege, BudrwanUniversity 2005
13) ‘ Assessment Of Aerobic Fitness And Its Corelates In Young People Of Chinsurah With Special Reference To Their Physical Activity’ Dalia Kar Hooghly MohsinCollege, BudrwanUniversity 2006
14) ‘Study On Effect Of Menopause On The Risk Of Cardiovascular Diseases’ Pritikana Saha Hooghly MohsinCollege, Budrwan University 2006
15) ‘ Effect Of Tarminalia arjuna Stem Bark Extract On Certain Biochemical Parameters Of Alloxan Induced DiabeticRats’ Kausiki Karuri Presidency College, Kolkata 2008
16) ‘Studies On Supplementary Effect Of Tomato( Solanum Lycopersicum) On CCl4-induced Liver & Kidney Injury In Rats’ Siddharta Dutta Presidency College, Kolkata 2008
17) ‘ Hepato Protective Effect Of Termina arjuna Stem Bark Extract On Alloxan Induced Diabet Rats’ Ayan Das Presidency College, Kolkata 2009
18) ‘Effect Of mangiferin (Mangifera indica) bark extract on hyperglycemic human’----- Biswajit Santra Presidency College, Kolkata 2009
19) ‘Effect Of Trigonella Foenum-graecum (Fenugreek) Seed Extract On Alloxan-Induced Liver Injury In Rat Model’ Anusree Chakraborty Presidency College, Kolkata 2009
20)‘Effect of Vitamin E on mercury exposed female workers of ‘Sindoor’ factory. Anamika Saha Presidency College, Kolkata 2010
21) ‘Study of the effect of Turmeric supplementation on lipid profile of pre and post menopausal woman’. Kuheli Pan Presidency College, Kolkata 2010
22) ‘Effect of Vitamin E on few hematological parameters of Mercury induced toxicity of male worker of ‘Sindoor’ factory’ Shrestha Dey Presidency College, Kolkata 2010
23)’ Synergestic Effect of L-Ascorbic Acid & alpha-Tocopherol On Lead Exposed Battery Workers’ Pratim Biswas Presidency College, Kolkata 2010
24) ‘Study Of Antibacterial Property Of Nyctanthes arbortristis (Siuli) Against Staphylococcus aurueus Sreyashi Banerjee. Presidency University Kolkata 2011
25) ‘Screening Of Catharanthus roses for its antibacterial potency againt Staphylococcus aureus’ Suparna Show



Presidency University, Kolkata 2011
26) ‘Hypogonadal Effect of crude aqueous extract of Keshardam (Jussaea repens L) in male albino rats’- Subhamoy Mayra Presidency University,Kolkata 2011
27)’ An Inhibitory Role of Aqueous Extract of” Kesardam” In Spermatogenesis in Rats’-- Sabarna Das Presidency University, Kolkata 2012
28) ‘Kesardam A search For A Safe Non-toxic and Potent Plant’ Mandira Seal Presidency University,Kolkata 2012
29)‘Arsenic induced oxidative change in accessory reproductive organs and the possible protection by alpha tpcopherol and ascorbic acid : Studies on male rats. Gopinath Banik Presidency University,Kolkata 2012
30) ‘Effect of aqueous methanolic extract of caesalpenia bonducella on diabetes induced testicular activity in adult male rats’ Tithi Sadhu Presidency University,Kolkata 2012
31) “Studies of the reversal effect of crude extract administration of Jussiaea repens L. in male reproduction of albino rats”. Koustav Roy Presidency University,Kolkata 2013
32)” Effect of ZnONPs on S. aureus infected rat inflammatory model” Joyati Basak Presidency University, Kolkata 2013