Department of Forestry and Biodiversity


Department Faculties


Dr. Bimal Debnath

Name: Dr. Bimal Debnath
Phone number's : 9436526026
E-mail's : bimalbc[at], bimaldebnath[at]
Academic Qualifications : M.Sc., Ph.D.
Present Designation/position : Associate Professor
Topics Taught : Plant Biodiversity, Plant Biotechnology & Plant Genetics

Publications (year wise) :

  1. Iqrar Ahmad Ansari, Bimal Debnath, Saikat Kar, Harun M. Patel, Sudhan Debnath, Magdi E.A Zaki & Pinaki Pal (2023). Identification of potential edible spices as EGFR and EGFR mutant T790M/L858R inhibitors by structure-based virtual screening and molecular dynamics, Journal of Biomolecular Structure and Dynamics, doi: 10.1080/07391102.2023.2223661, Taylor & Francis. IF - 5.235
  2. Sudhan Debnath, Bimal Debnath, Pradip Debnath (2022). Carvacrol: A PLpro Inhibitor of SARS-CoV-2 is a Natural Weapon for COVID-19. Chem. Proc. 2022, 12(1), 11, MDPI
  3. Abhilash Dutta Roy, Sumit Kumar Das, Bimal Debnath* (2022) A non-destructive approach to develop tree-level allometric equations for estimating aboveground biomass in the forests of Tripura, Northeast India. Tropical Ecology.; Springer, IF 1.33
  4. Sudhan Debnath, Moumita Nath, Alekhya Sarkar, Gourab Roy, Suman Kumar Chakraborty, Bimal Debnath* (2022) Phytochemical characterization of Styrax benzoin resin extract, molecular docking, ADME, and antibacterial activity study. Natural Product Research, ; Taylor & Francis, IF 2.48
  5. Debanjan Sen, Bimal Debnath, Pradip Debnath, Sudhan Debnath, Magdi E. A. Zaki & Vijay H. Masand. (2022). Identification of potential edible mushroom as SARS-CoV-2 main protease inhibitor using rational drug designing approach. Scientific Report, 12, 1503 (2022). ; IF 4.379
  6. Chiranjit Paul, Kripamoy Chakraborty, Abhijit Bhattacharjee, & Bimal Debnath. (2022). Gender-specific differences in micro-morphology, secondary metabolites, antioxidant and antimicrobial activity of wild Dioscorea species. Vegetos (2022). Springer
  7. Abhijit Bhattacharjee, Madhumita Bhowmik, Chiranjit Paul, Bipul Das Chowdhury, Bimal Debnath. (2021). Rubber tree seed utilization for green energy, revenue generation and sustainable development- A comprehensive review, Industrial Crops & Products, 174 (2021) 114186. Elsevier, IF 5.64
  8. Sudhan Debnath, Samhita Bhowmik, Debanjan Sen, Bimal Debnath (2021). Phytochemicals of Zingiberaceae family exhibit potentiality against SARS-CoV-2 main protease identified by a rational computer-aided drug design. Natural Product Research, , Taylor & Francis, IF-2.86
  9. Bimal Debnath, Pradip Debnath, Rajat Ghosh, Sudhan Debnath. (2021). In Silico Identification of Potential Inhibitors of SARS-CoV-2 Papain-like Protease from Natural Sources: A Natural Weapon to Fight COVID-19, Coronaviruses, 2(8), 12. , Bentham Science
  10. Debnath B., Das S.K. & Debnath A. (2021). Diversity, community characteristics and regeneration status of tree species in Rowa Wildlife Sanctuary: an Indo-Burmese Hotspot—Tripura, North East India. Vegetos. , IF-0.4
  11. Sumit Kumar Das, Sourabh Deb & Bimal Debnath*(2020). An assessment of plant diversity in home-gardens of rural & urban areas of Tripura, North-East India. Indian Journal of Agroforestry. 22(2): 71-79.
  12. A S Langshiang, A Debnath, A Bhattacharjee, C Paul & B Debnath. (2020).Traditional healing practices of Pnar and War communities in West Jaintia Hills district of Meghalaya, Northeast India. Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge, 19(4), 776-787., IF-0.73
  13. Bimal Debnath, Apu Kr. Saha, Samhita Bhaumik and Sudhan Debnath.(2020). In Silico Identification of Potential Inhibitors of the Main Protease of SARS-CoV-2 Using Combined Ligand-Based and Structure-Based Drug Design Approach. Eurasian Journal of Medicine and Oncology. 4(4): 336-348. doi: 10.14744/ejmo.2020.91768
  14. Paul C, Debnath A, Chakraborty K, Ghosh S. Bhattacharjee A & Debnath B. (2020). Sex-specific variations in phytochemicals and antimicrobial potentiality of Dioscorea. Futur J Pharm Sci 6, 60 (2020).
  15. DebanjanSen ,Pradip Debnath , Bimal Debnath , SamhitaBhaumik & Sudhan Debnath (2020). Identification of potential inhibitors of SARS-CoV-2 main protease and spike receptor from 10 important spices through structure-based virtual screening and molecular dynamic study, Journal of Biomolecular Structure and Dynamics. Ahead of print. Taylor & Francis, IF: 3.22
  16. Debnath, Pradip; Debnath, Bimal; Bhaumik, Samhita; Debnath, Sudhan. (2020). In Silico Identification of Potential Inhibitors of ADP-Ribose Phosphatase of SARS-CoV-2 nsP3 by Combining E-Pharmacophore- and Receptor-Based Virtual Screening of Database. Chemistry Select, 5(30), 9388–9398. Wiley, IF:1.81
  17. Paul, C. & Debnath, B. (2019). Assessment of sex specific relationship among nine Dioscorea species found in Tripura by using morphometric and micro morphometric markers. Vegetos.
  18. Paul C, Debnath B. (2019). A report on new chromosome number of three Dioscorea species. Plant Science Today; 6(2):147-150. (Scopus)
  19. Debnath A, Paul R and Debnath B. (2018). Effects of the Invasive shrub, Chromolaenaodorata on Soil Properties in the Atharamura forest ecosystem: Indian Himalayan state of Tripura, North East India. Vegetos 31(2):77-90. Doi:10.5958/2229- 4473.2018.00059.9 (Scopus)
  20. Paul C, Debnath A and Debnath B. (2018). A Documentation on Dioscorea spp. (A neglected Wild tuber) with Special Reference to its Domestication and Seasonal Food Security to the Indigenous Forest Dwellers in Tripura, India. Ambient Science 05(2): 1-3. DOI:10.21276/ambi.2018.05.2.aa02 (UGC care List)
  21. Debnath A, Paul C and Debnath B. (2017). "Eight new additions of plant species to the Flora of foot Himalayan state Tripura, North East India: Distributional range extension, geographic map and their less known ethno medicines". NeBio, 8(4):246-254 (UGC care List)
  22. Paul C, Debnath A, Chanda R and Debnath B. (2017). Taxonomical note, new distributional record and traditional use for Dioscoreawallichii Hook. f. (Dioscoreaceae) of Tripura North-East India. Annals of Plant Sciences 6(12): 1868-1871.
  23. Debnath A, Paul C and Debnath B. (2017). Two invasive alien giant sensitive weeds - new additions to the flora of Tripura, India. Bioscience Discovery, 8(4): 720-725.
  24. Debnath A., Paul C., Yadav SK. and Debnath B. (2017). Allelopathic potentialities of two ornamental plants Alamandacathartica (L) Jack and Murrayapaniculata L. on germination and growth behaviour of four selected crops, International Journal of Current Research, 9(7): 53831-53836.
  25. Debnath, A. and Debnath, B. (2017). Diversity, Invasion Status and Usages of Alien Plant Species in Northeastern Hilly State of Tripura: A Confluence of Indo-Barman Hotspot. American Journal of Plant Sciences,8, 212-235, Scientific Research Publishing,
  26. Sarma D, Debnath A, Paul C and Debnath B. (2017). Hygrophilapogonocalyx (Acanthaceae), new distributional record of threatened taxa from India: Its ecology and proposal for conservation. Journal on New Biological Reports, 6(1): 1-5
  27. Bimal Debnath and Dipan Sarma, 2016. Angelica sinensis (Apiaceae): A new distributional record for Tripura, North East India. Science Research Reporter, 6(2):115-118.
  28. Bimal Debnath, Dipan Sarma, Chiranjit Paul and Amal Debnath. 2016. New distributional records for the flora of Tripura, India and their ethno-medicinal uses. Bioscience Discovery, 7(2):116-120.
  29. Dipan Sarma and Bimal Debnath. 2016. Two species of Amaryllidaceae, new distributional record for Tripura, North East India. Annals of Plant Sciences 5(6): 1360-1362. DOI:
  30. Debnath B, Paul C, Debnath A and Saha D. 2016. Evaluation of cytotoxicity of Terminalia arjuna (Roxb.) Wight & Arn. andMoringa oleifera Lam. in root Meristem cells of Allium cepa, Journal of Medicinal Plants Studies, 4(3): 107-110
  31. Debnath B, Sarma D, Paul C and Debnath A. 2016. Arundina graminifolia (D.Don) Hochr(Orchidaceae) – a new addition to the Flora of Tripura, India. Asian Journal of Plant Science & Research, 6(3): 28-31
  32. Debnath B, Paul C and Debnath A. 2016. Allelopathic effects of invasive weed (Solanum sisymbriifoliumLamk.) on germination and seedling growth of four widely cultivated Indian crops, International journal of Current Science and Nature,7(1): 194-198
  33. Debnath B, Debnath A,Paul C and Chakraborty K. 2016. Allelopathic effects of Hevea brasiliensis leaf extracts on four common legumes,International journal of Current research, 8(1): 24897-24901
  34. Debnath B, Debnath A, and Paul C. 2015.Diversity of invasive plant species in Trishna wildlife sanctuary, Tripura, Northeast India. Life sciences leaflets, 70: 9-21
  35. Debnath B, Paul C and Debnath A. 2015. Dioscoreaesculanta (Lour.) Burkill var. spinosa R. Knuth, [Dioscoreaceae] - A new distributional record for Tripura, India. Global Bioscience, 4(7): 2869-2872
  36. Debnath B, Debnath A, and Paul C. 2015. Diversity of invasive alien weeds in the major roadside areas of Tripura and their effect and uses. JCBPS, 5(3): 3091-3102.
  37. Debnath B, Debnath A, Shilsharma S. and Paul C. 2014. Ethnomedicinal knowledge of Mog and Reang communities of south district of Tripura, India. IJAPR, 1(5):49-54
  38. Paul C, Debnath A and Debnath B.2014. DioscoreaoppositifoliaLinnaeus [Dioscoreaceae] - a new distributional record for Tripura, India. Pleione, 8(1): 184 – 187.
  39. Debnath B.Sinha S. and Sinha R. K. 2013. In vitro differentiation and regeneration of Momordicacochinchinensis (Lour.) Spreng. Indian Journal of Plant Sciences,2(2): 17-21
  40. Debnath B.Sinha S. and Sinha R. K. 2013. Rapid in vitro differentiation and regeneration of MomordicadioicaRoxb. Indian Journal of Plant Sciences,2(3):43-47
  41. Ghosh R., Debnath B.and Deb P. 2013. Pharmacognostic, phytochemical and biological studies of Synedrellanudiflora- a review. IRJIPS, 1(3): 01-04
  42. Debnath B. Sinha S. and Sinha R. K. 2013. In vitro multiplication of shoot buds of AquilariaagallochaRoxb. (Thymelaeaceae). CIBTech Journal of Biotechnology, 2(2): 7-10.
  43. Debnath B. 2013. In vitro response, growth and maintenance of callus of AquilariaagallochaRoxb. (Thymelaeaceae). Biosci. Disc., 4(2):155-159.
  44. Sinha S, Debnath B, Guha, A. and Sinha R. K. 2001. Sex linked polypeptide in dioeciousMomordicadioecaRoxb. Cytologia. 66: 55-58.
  45. Sinha, S., Debnath, B. and Sinha, R. K 1997. Differential condensation of chromosome compliments of dioeciousMomordicadioecaRoxb. in relation to DNA content. Indian J. Expt. Biol. 35: 1246- 1248.
  46. Sinha, S., Debnath, B. and Sinha, R. K. 1996. Karyological studies in dioeciousMomordicacochinchinensis (Lour.) with reference to average packing ratio. Cytologia, 61: 297-300.
  47. Debnath, B., Sil, S., Sinha, R. K. and Sinha, S. 1995. Chromosome number and karyotype of AquilariaagalochaRoxb. (Thymelaeaceae). Cytologia, 60: 407 – 409.
  48. Debnath, B. and Sinha, S. 1993. Chromosome studies in AquilariaagalochaRoxb. A new report. Cell and Chromosome Res., 16(1): 38

Orientation/Refresher Course Attended:

  1. Refresher Course at Jadavpur University, on "Thrust areas on Development of Natural Products", 2008.
  2. Orientation Programme (OP-56) at The University of Burdwan, 2006.

Conference (s)/ Symposium (s)/ Workshop Attended

  1. National Symposium on Impact of Chemistry on Life and Society held during October 1-3, 2004, Organized by Department of Chemistry, Tripura University.
  2. Workshop on Orientation Programme, held during 25-27 July 2008 at Agartala, Organized by IGNOU in collaboration with Dept. of Education (Higher), Govt. of Tripura.
  3. Workshop on Pollution control on 31st July 2010, at SIPARD, Sponsored by Revenue Department, Government Of Tripura.
  4. National Seminar on "Scope and Recent Development of Natural Product" held during 12-13th November 2010, at Iswar Chandra Vidyasagar College, Belonia, Tripura (S).
  5. National Seminar on Recent Trend in Environmental Research and Management 8th to 9th September 2012, Organized by Netaji Subhas Mahavidyalaya, Udaipur.
  6. Symposium on Integrated Approach for Teaching and Research in Life Sciences held on September 28th - 29th, 2012, at Tripura University.
  7. Workshop on the BARCODING and PCR Techniques Sponsored by Department of Biotechnology Government of India, at Tripura University state Biotech Hub, from 22nd - 26th February 2013
  8. National Seminar on "Recent Trends in Ethno Botanical Research in North East India" 15th and 16th March 2013, Organized by Dept. of Botany, Tripura University
  9. National Seminar on Water and Biodiversity, 22nd May 2013, Organized by Tripura Biodiversity Board and Department of Botany, TU

Seminar/Symposium Organized:

National Seminar on "Management of Environment: North East India
Perspective" on 11th and 12th September 2010 at Iswar Chandra Vidyasagar
College, Belonia, sponsored by UGC, NERO, Guwahati, State Pollution Control
Board and Directorate of Higher Education, Govt. of Tripura.

Books Published / Edited:

  1. Bimal Debnath, Chiranjit Paul, and Amal Debnath. (2018). Antioxidant, Total phenol, and some nutritional status of Dioscorea hamiltonii Hook. F. and Dioscorea bulbifera L. Var sativa (Hook. F) Prain, in Tripura NE India, In: Trends in Frontal Areas of Plant Science Research, (Ed) S. Sinha and RK Sinha. Narosa Publishing House, New Delhi, pp 121-127, ISBN: 978-81-8487-605-5
  2. Management of Environment: North East India Perspective. 2010. (Edited Books - Proceedings of National Seminar)

Research Supervisions (Scholar's Name, Topic and Status):

Sl No. Scholar's Name Topic Status
1 Dr. Chiranjit Paul Studies on Genetic Diversity and Some Nutritional Aspects of Dioscorea (Dioscoreaceae) in Tripura Awarded (2019)
2 Dr. Amal Debnath Impact Assessment of Chromolaena odorata (L.) King & Robinson (Alien Invasive) on Diversity and Composition of Vegetation, Soil Properties and Litter Decomposition Rate in Atharamura Forest Range of Tripura State Awarded (2019)
3 Bipul Das Chowdhury Work in progress Registered (2019)
4 Abhijit Bhattacharjee Work in progress Registered

Research Project:

Title of the Project Funding Agency Amount involved in Lakh Duration Status
Phytochemical and pharmacological evaluations of bioactivity guided fractions of medicinal plants of Tripura DBT, New Delhi 73.918 Lakh 3 years Ongoing
Cytological Investigation of Important Forest Tree Species In Tripura UGC - New Delhi 6.00 2 years Completed
DATA Base Generation on Medicinal Plant Diversity, Its Traditional Uses in Tripura and Relation With Their Phytochemical Constituents CSIR, New Delhi 20.00 (appx.) 3 years Ongoing
Integrated approach to understand agarwood formation and value addition of Agarwood (Aqualaria malaccensis)  DBT, New Delhi 17.30( for T.U. component) 3 years Ongoing


Under-graduate teaching experience: Since 6th January 2004 to 24th April 2012

Other Qualification:

Qualified Joint CSIR-UGC Test (NET) held on 1st July 2001



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