Mahua Banerjee Maiti
Assistant Professor


DATE OF BIRTH 16th April, 1976
DATE OF JOINING 19.07.2007
Correspondence Address 

Dept of Agronomy, Palli Siksha Bhavana, Visva-Bharati, Sriniketan
Email: mbanerjee16@rediffmail.com / mahua.banerjee@visva-bharati.ac.in

Contact Address C/o-Amita Maiti, Kanakpur (Professor Colony)
Panskura R.S., East Midnapur, Pin-721152,
West Bengal, India
Ph: 03228-252327
M.Sc. Research Title

:“Response of popcorn (Zea mays everta Sturt) varieties to nitrogen and plant population”

Ph.D. Research Title:

Comparative assessment of single super phosphate and rock phosphate on the productivity of Maize-Wheat cropping system as influenced by chemical fertilizers and biofertilizers

Research experience         

12 years

Institution Name

Full time/Part time

Particulars in full


Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi

Full time M.Sc student

Response of popcorn (Zea mays everta Sturt) varieties of nitrogen and plant population

2 years (Sep, 1999 to Aug, 2001)

Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi

Full time Ph.D student


3 years 6 months (Sep, 2001 to Feb, 2005)

Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi

As SRF sponsored by Ministry of Environment & Forest 

Utilization of treated effluent from paper mills for crop irrigation and its impact on crop productivity and soil health

8 months (April, 2005 to November, 2005)

Honours and Awards:

  1. National Scholarship for Higher Secondary results
  2. University merit scholarship during B.Sc. (Ag) Hons form Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Mohanpur, West Bengal.
  3. Indian Council of Agricultural Research- Junior Research fellowship   (ICAR-JRF) holder during M.Sc. (Ag) in Agronomy.
  4. ICAR-NET (Indian Council of Agricultural Research - National Eligibility Test) qualified in Agronomy in 2001 and 2006.
  5. IARI fellowship during Ph.D. programme sponsored by Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi
  6. IARI Gold Medal during Ph.D. programme
  7. G.A.Dastane Award by Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI, New Delhi) for outstanding performance in Ph.D.

Administrative Service

As Deputy Magistrate and Deputy Collector (WBCS on probation) Govt. of West Bengal, from 07.12.2005 to 18.07.2007

Academic service      

i) Assistant Professor in Agronomy in Visva-Bharati University since, July 19, 2007

Teaching Experience 7 years
Research Experience 13 years
Supervision of Research

Supervised M.Sc.(Ag.) students: 6
Supervising M.Sc. (Ag.) students: 3
Ph.D students- guiding: 6

Research Publication

25 Research articles in national aand International Journals
30 in Seminar, Symposium volume,
5 Book chapters
1 Book in Press

On going Research Projects Four
Academic Distinction:

Life Member of Indian Society of Agronomy, New Delhi
Life Member of Indian Society of Agricultural Sciences, New Delhi
Life Member of Indian Science Congress
Life Member of Indian Society of Soil Biology and Ecology
Life Member of Crop and Weed Science Society
Acting as Assistant Chief Editor of International Journal of Bio Resource and Stress management

Extension activities:

Actively participating in different extension programmes of the
department/institute as resource person in many training programmes, farmers-scientist meets, krishi mela, Radio Programme, T.V.Programme, transfer to technology programme etc.