Monica Chaudhuri (Nee Mukhopadhyay)

M.Sc.(Ag), Ph.D.


Scientist - C

Specialization: Genetics & Plant Breeding.


Title of the Thesis: Genetic study of some life cycle traits of certain phenotypes of muga silkworm (Antheraea assama Ww) reared on different host plants.


Professional qualification:

*     Certificate on Training Methods and Communication Skills organized by National Institute of Rural Development, North-Eastern Regional Centre, Guwahati (India). June 8-11, 1994.

*     Attended and completed National Workshop on Application of Computers in Biological Sciences organized by Assam Agriculture University and DBT, Govt. of India, Dec 19-20, 1997.

*     Certificate on Direct Trainer Skills organized by Assam Administrative Staff College. January 21-25, 2002.

*     Certificate on Design of Training organized by Assam Administrative Staff College. January 28-February 1, 2002.

*     Certificate on Advance Textile Testing organized by Textiles Committee, Ministry of Textile, Govt. of India. June 26-30, 2006.

*     Underwent Orientation program on Castor Research in the fields of castor Plant Breeding, Pathology, Entomology, Physiology and Agronomy at the Directorate of Oilseeds Research, Indian Council of Agricultural Research, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad from 25-30 October, 2010.

Research papers (best 10)

·     Bhowmik, P.K. Pramanik, S. and Mukhopadhyay M. (1982). Studies on incompatibility in sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) I – Effect of different types of selfing at varied temperature. Incompatibility Newsletter ( Netherlands) 14: 59-75.

·     Chaudhuri, M. Singh S.S. Das, B. Dhar N.J. Basumatary, B. Goswami, D. Das, K. Barah, A. Sahu, M. Kakoty, L.N. Chatterjee, S.N. (1999). Climatic variability in nine locations of north east India and their effect on cocoon productivity of muga silkworm (Antheraea assama ww). Sericologia 39(4): 577-591.

·     Chauduri Monica Mukhopadhyay (2003). Studies on the relationship between silk yield, yield components and rearing environment of muga silkworm (Antheraea assama Ww), Sericologia 43(3): 349-354.

·      Chaudhuri Monica Mukhopadhyay (2003). Salient genetical features of a polymorphic variant vis-à-vis the prevalent muga silkworm (Antheraea assama ww). Sericologia 44(2): 157-169.

·   Chaudhuri Monica Mukhopadhyay (2008). Evaluation of impact of weather on cocoon shell weight of muga silkworm (antheraea assama ww). Sericologia 48(3): 315-322.

·       Chaudhuri Monica (nee Mukhopadhyay), P.K. Das, S.K. Sen and S.S. Singh (2008). Quantitative estimation of some genetic contrivances resulting in yield of muga (Antheraea assama Ww) cocoon shells derived from chief primary host plants. Bull. Ind. Acad. Seric. 12(2): 17-25.

·     Monica Chaudhuri (nee Mukhopadhyay), D. Chakravarty, T.K. Biswas, Asis Ghosh and A.K. Bajpai (2010). Salient features of castor genotype RG 2824 suiting ericulture in West Bengal. Journal of Oilseeds Research 27: 259-261.

·    Chaudhuri Monica Mukhopadhyay, (2004). Quantification of impact of weather on cocoon shell weight of muga silkworm (Antheraea assama ww). Proc. Nat. Workshop on Potential and Strategies for Sustainable Development of Vanya Silks in the Himalayan States: 316-319.

·     Chaudhuri (nee Mukhopadhyay), Monica, Bhat M.M. and Das, P.K. (2002). Our intellectual property right-muga silk: a comprehensive SWOT analysis. Advances in Indian Sericulture Research. (CSB Publ): 383-386.

·   Chaudhuri (nee Mukhopadhyay), Monica, Goswami, Dulal, Bhat M.M. and Das, P.K. (2001). Vermiculture: a profitable accession to mugaculture. Indian Silk 39(11): 13-14.

·   Chaudhuri (nee Mukhopadhyay), Monica, Das, P.K. and Singh S.S. (2002). Quantitative estimation of genetic contrivances of egg yield in muga silkworm (Antheraea assama Ww) reared on chief primary host plants. Proc 4th International Conference on Wild Silkmoths ( Yogyakarta, Indonesia 23-27 April), Abs.L-19-(02): 27.