Department of Botany


Department Faculties


Prof. Rabindra Kumar Sinha

Name: Prof. Rabindra Kumar Sinha
Date of Birth : 30/11/1958
Phone number's : +91-9436168884(M)
E-mail's : rksinhabot[at] , khsinhark[at]
Academic Qualifications : M.Sc., Ph.D.
Present Designation/position : Professor
Topics Taught : Plant Tissue Culture & Cytogenetics

Publications (year wise) :

  1. Rabindra Kumar Sinha and Ranjit Mallick. 1987. In vitro initiation, maintenance and growth rate study of cotyledonary derived callus culture of Acacia catechu wild.Cell and Chromosome Res., 10 (1): 8 - 12. ISSN 0748 - 2377.
  2. R. K. Sinha, A.Chatterjee and R.Mallick. 1987. Changes in Histomorphological, Cytological and total protein content during in vitro morphogenesis of Sesbania grandiflora Pers. Cell and Chromosome Res., 10 (2 & 3): 48 - 56.ISSN 0748 - 2377.
  3. R. K. Sinha and R. Mallick. 1989. In vitro propagation of Sesbania grandiflora(L.) Poir through callus culture.Cell and Chromosome Res.,12 (1): 1 - 8. ISSN 0748 - 2377.
  4. R. K. Sinha, A. B. Das and A. Chatterjee 1989. Evaluation of Nutritional value in three Legume Tree as a source of fodder.Ind. J. For., 12 (4): 285 - 288. ISSN 0250-524X.
  5. R. K. Sinha, R. Choudhury and R.Mallick. 1989. Cytological Effects of Phosalone on Root Meristem of Allium cepa L. Cytologia., 54: 429 - 435. Japan. ISSN 0011- 4545.
  6. R. K. Sinha and R. Mallick. 1991. Plantlets from somatic callus tissue of the woody legume Sesbania bispinosa (Jacq.) W. F. Wight. Plant Cell Rep., 10: 247-250. Springer- Verlag. ISSN 0721-7714.
  7. R. K. Sinha and R. Mallick. 1992. In vitro regeneration and Clonal multiplication of Sesbania rostrata. Cell Chro. Res. 15 (2): 76 - 80. ISSN 0748 - 2377.
  8. R. K. Sinha and R. Mallick. 1993. Regeneration and multiplication of shoot in Albizia falcataria. Plant Cell Tiss. Org. Cult. 32: 259 - 261, The Netherland. ISSN 0167 - 6857.
  9. R. K. Sinha and R. Mallick. 1993. Effect of gamma radiation on in vitro callus growth and regeneration of Sesbania grandiflora (L.) Poir. Cytobios. 76: 187 - 193. Great Britain. ISSN 0011 - 4529.
  10. B. Debnath, S. Sil, R. K. Sinha and S. Sinha. 1995. Chromosome number and karyotype of Aquilaria agallocha Boxb. (Thymelaeaceae). Cytologia. 60: 407 - 409. Japan. ISSN 0011- 4545.
  11. R. K. Sinha, K. Majumdar and S. Sinha. 1996. Sarsasapogenin - A Steroidal drug for mitotic chromosome preparation in plant cells. Ind. J. Exp. Biol. 34: 366 - 367. ISSN 0019-5189.
  12. S. Sinha, B. Debnath and R. K. Sinha. 1996. Karyological Studies in dioecious Momordica cochinchinensis (Lour). with reference to average packing ratio. Cytologia. 61: 297 - 300. Japan. ISSN 0011- 4545.
  13. R. K. Sinha, A. Guha, K. Majumdar and S. Sinha. 1996. Study of Arsenic trioxide toxicity on Mitotic Cell division of Allium cepa L. Acta Botanica Indica. 24: 73 - 75. ISSN 0379-508X.
  14. S. Sinha, B. Debnath and R. K. Sinha. 1997. Differential condensation of chromosome complements of dioecious Momordica dioica Roxb in relation to DNA Content. Ind. J. Expt. Biol. 35: 1246 - 1248. ISSN 0019-5189.
  15. K. Majumdar, S. Sinha and R. K. Sinha. 1998. In vitro regeneration and multiplication of shoots in Albizia procera Benth. Ad. Plant Sci. 11(2): 7- 12. ISSN 0970-3586.
  16. R. K. Sinha and R. Mullick (1998) Cytological effect of two synthetic Auxins on callus culture of Sesbania grandiflora (L.) Poir. J. Natl. Bot. Soc. 52 (1-5). ISSN 0971- 2976.
  17. R. K. Sinha, K. Majumdar and S. Sinha (2000) Somatic embryogenesis and plantlet regeneration from leaf explants of Sapindus mukorossi Gaertn. : A soapnut tree. Curr. Sci. 78 (5): 620-623. ISSN 0011-3891.
  18. K Majumdar, S. Sinha and R. K. Sinha (2000) Comparative karyological and Biochemical studies of Albizia procera Benth. and A chinensis (Orb.) Merr. Cytologia. 65: 135-139. ISSN 0011- 4545.
  19. R. K. Sinha, K Majumdar and S. Sinha (2000) In Vitro differentiation and plant regeneration of Albizia chinensis (orb.) Merr. In Vitro Cell. Dev. Biol. - Plant. 36: 370-373. ISSN 1054-5476.
  20. S. Sinha, B. Debnath, A. Guha and R. K. Sinha (2001) Sex Linked polypeptides in dioecious Momordica dioica. Cytologia. 66: 55-58. ISSN 0011- 4545.
  21. R. K. Sinha (2003) Peroxidase isoenzyme pattern during shoot bud organogenesis in cotyledon culture of Albizia lebbeck (L.) Benth. Ad. Plant Sciences. 16(II): 355-359. ISSN 0970-3586.
  22. S. Sinha, A. Guha and R. K. Sinha (2003) Karyotype and sex expression in Trichosanthes dioica. Cytologia. 68 (4): 357-361. ISSN 0011- 4545.
  23. A. Guha, R. K. Sinha and S. Sinha (2004) Average packing ratio as a parameter for analyzing the karyotype of dioecious cucurbits. Caryologia, 57 (I): 117-120. ISSN 0008-7114.
  24. Chakraborti, S. Sinha, S. and Sinha, R. K., 2004. Caesalpinia bonduc (L.) Roxb. - a promising ethno-medicinal species of Tripura. J. Natn. Bot. Soc. Vol. 58: 11 - 15, India. ISSN 0971-2976.
  25. Sinha, R. K. Roy, K. and Sinha, S. 2005. Foliar morphometric analysis in two species of Tinospora- an ethnobotanically important taxon of Tripura. Ad. Plant. Sci. 18: 629 - 633 ISSN 0970-3586.
  26. Chakraborti, S. Sinha, S. and Sinha, R. K. 2005. Psidium guineense Swartz. (Myrtaceae) - an endemic threatened species of Tripura. J. Phytol. Res. 18 (2): 209-210, India. ISSN 0970-5767.
  27. Chakraborti, S. Guha, A. Sinha, S. and Sinha, R. K. 2006. Karyomorphology of Houttuynia cordata Thunb. J. Cytol. Genet. 7. NS: 43 - 46, India . ISSN 0253-7605.
  28. Chakraborti, S. Sinha, S. and Sinha, R. K. 2006. High frequency induction of multiple shoots and clonal propagation from rhizomatous nodal segment of Houttuynia cordata Thunb. - an ethnomedicinal herb of India. In vitro Cell Dev. Biol. - Plant. 42: 394-398. CABI Publishing CAB International Wallingford, UK. ISSN 1054-5476.
  29. Sinha, R. K. Chakraborti, S. and Sinha S. 2006. Karyological analysis of two species of Tinospora: an ethnomedicinally important taxon of Menispermaceae. J. Cytol. Genet. 7 (NS): 105-108, India . ISSN 0253-7605.
  30. Chakraborti, S. and Sinha, R. K. 2007. Electrophoretic distinction between two varieties of Parkia javanica Lamk. - a wild tree legume of non-conventional food value of Tripura Physiol. Mol. Biol. Plants. 13 (1): 69-71, India ISSN 0974-0430.
  31. Chakraborti, S. Sinha. R. K. and Sinha S. 2007. Biochemical and electrophoretic distinction between two populations of Caesalpinia bonduc (L.) Roxb. : an useful ethno-medicinal species of Caesalpiniaceae. Ind. J. Bot. Res. Vol. 3 (1): 121 - 126, India ISSN 0973-2233.
  32. Chakraborti, S. Sinha, R. K. and Sinha, S. 2007. Parkia javanica Lamk. of Mimosaceae a less known pod vegetable and its socio economic relevance in Tripura. J. Phytol. Res. Vol. 20 (1): 111 - 114, India ISSN 0970-5767.
  33. Sinha, R. K. Chakraborti, S. Dey, B. and Roy, M. L. 2007.Terrace cultivation of tissue culture raised Dwarf Cavendish banana at different elevations in a hill side region of Tripura. J. Phytol. Res. Vol. 20 (2): 175 - 178, India ISSN 0970-5767.
  34. Chakraborti, S. Sinha, S. and Sinha, R. K. 2007. Biochemical and electrophoretic distinction between Psidium guineense Sw. and P. guajava L. of the family Myrtaceae. Ind. J. Forestry. Vol. 30 (3): 367 - 370, India ISSN 0250-524X.
  35. Chakraborti, S. Sinha, S. and Sinha, R. K. 2007. Biochemical changes during fruit ripening of Psidium guineense Swartz. (Myrtaceae) - An endemic wild guava of Tripura. J. Phytol. Res. Vol. 20 (2): 183 - 187, India. ISSN 0970-5767.
  36. Sinha, R. K. and Sinha, S. 2008. Ethnobotanical studies on wild and semi-wild plants of Western Tripura. Ad. Plant Sci. 21 (1): 359 - 362 ISSN 0970-3586.
  37. Chakraborti, S. Sinha, R. K. and Sinha, S. 2009. Karyomorphology of Caesalpinia bonduc (L.) Roxb. (Caesalpiniaceae). J. Cytol. Genet. Vol. 11 (NS): 75 - 80. ISSN 0253-7605.
  38. Chakraborti Saswati and Sinha Rabindra Kumar. 2009. Market potential of Muli [Melocanna baccifera (Roxb.) Kurz] bamboo shoots and its traditional recipes in Tripura. Vegetos. Vol. 22 (1): 23 - 32. ISSN 0970-4078.
  39. Chakraborti, S. Sinha S. and Sinha R. K. 2010. Chromosome Number and Karyotype Analysis of Wild Guava Psidium guineense Sw. - A New Report From Tripura, India. Ind. J. Sci. & Tech. Vol. 3 No. 8: 925 - 927. ISSN: 0974- 6846.
  40. Chakraborti, S. and Sinha R. K. 2010. Karyomorphology of Bambusa Balcooa Roxb. – A new report from Tripura, India, J. Bamboo & Rattan, Vol. 9 No. 1 & 2,pp: 79-83.
  41. Sinha R.K., Debbarma S. and Sinha S. 2012. Cyclic Macroproliferation of Bambusa caharensis through seedling – A Socio-economically important Bamboo species of Northeast India. J. Basic and Applied Chem. Sci Vol. 2(3) pp: 14-17.
  42. Karmakar, K. Sinha, R.K. and Sinha S. 2013 Karyological and electrophoretic distinction between sexes of Trichosanthes bracteata. Amarican J. Plant Sci. vol. 4 pp:494-497.
  43. Karmakar, S. Sinha, R.K. and Sinha S.2013. Electrophoratic distinction between sexes of Hodgsonia macrocarpa. Adv. Biol. Res. Vol.7(3),pp:77-80.
  44. Debnath B., Sinha S. and Sinha R.K. 2013. In vitro differentiation and regeneration of Momordica cochinchinensis (Lour) Spreng. Ind. J. plant Sci. Vol.2(2),pp.17-21.
  45. Debnath B., Sinha S. and Sinha R.K. 2013. In vitro multiplication of shoot buds of Auilaria agalloca Roxb. (Thymelaeaceae). J. Biotech. Vol 2(2),pp7-10.
  46. Kanika Karmakar, S.Sinha and R.K. Sinha 2013. Biochemical distinction in dimorphic culms of Bambusa balcooa- a potential species of North-East India. NeBIO. Vol.4(3) pp.6-9.
  47. Sunita Debbarma, Sangram Sinha and Rabindra Kr. Sinha, 2013. Flowering, vivipary and natural seedling of Bambusa cacharensis, Majumdar- A socio economically important endemic species of north east India.Ind. J. Plant Sci. Vol.2(2),pp.567-60.
  48. Sunita Debbarma and Rabindra Kumar Sinha, 2013. Indigenous method of Bamboo shoot preservation by the Tripuri communities of Tripura, India. NeBIO. Vol. 4(2).pp.1-3.
  49. Bimal Debnath, Sangram Sinha and Rabimdra Kumar Sinha, 2013. Rapid in vitro differentiation and regeneration of Momordica dioica Roxb. Ind. J. Plant Sci. Vol. 2(3).pp.43-47.
  50. M.M. Das, P. Mahadani, R.K. Sinha, Kanika Karmakar and S.K. Gosh, 2013. matK sequence based plant DNA barcoding failed to identify Bambusa (Family: Poaceae) species from Northeast India. J. Environ. & Sociobiol. Vol. 10(1).pp.49-54.

Conference Papers published::

  1. R. K. Sinha, R. Mallick and A. Chatterjee. 1986. In vitro induction of Adventitious shoot buds in the cotyledonary explants of Sesbania grandiflora. In: Proc. Genetic Improvemnet of Fuelwood Species (eds. A. Chatterjee and R. Mallick): 14 – 17.
  2. R. K. Sinha, R. Mallick and A. Chatterjee. 1986. Relative moisture retention capacity and Biomass yield in some Leguminous taxa in two distinct heterogenerous soil condition during one year of growth. In: Proc. Genetic Improvement of Fuelwood species (eds. A. Chatterjee and R. Mallick): 69 – 77.
  3. R. K. Sinha and A. Chatterjee. 1989. Karyomorphological and Cytophotometric analysis of in vitro regenerated Tropical Tree species Sesbania grandiflora Pers. In: Perspectives in Cytology and Genetics (eds. G. K. Manna and U. Sinha)., 6: 187 – 192.
  4. R. K. Sinha and R. Mallick. 1991. Karyological characterization of callus derived regenerated plantlets of Sesbania bispinosa (Jacq.) W. F. Weight, In: Proc. Intl. Pot. Conf. Islam AKMN, QA Fattah, IA Muttaqi & A. Axiz (Eds). Bangladesh Botanical Society, Dhaka, Bangladesh: 125 – 132.
  5. R. K. Sinha and R. Mallick. 1995. Karyomorphological and Anatomical analysis of different species of Aloe under the tribe Aloineae. In: Presp. Cytol & Genet. (Eds. G. K. Manna & S. c. Roy) 8, 783 – 789.
  6. R. K. Sinha, K. Majumdar and S. Sinha (1999) Cytological studies in three different populations of Centella asiatica (L.) Urban of Tripura. Pers. Cytol. Genet.10: 399-404.
  7. B. Debnath, A. Guha, R. K. Sinha and S. Sinha (1999) Electrophoretic distinction between sexes of Momordica dioica. Pers. Cytol. Genet.10: 831-834.
  8. Sinha, R. K. Chakraborti, S. Roy, K. and Sinha, S. 2005. Traditional knowledge on some ethnobotanical species of Tripura. In: Proc. Inter. Confer. on Botanicals : 272 – 275. Kolkata, India
  9. Sinha, R. K. and Chakraborti, S. 2006. Caesalpinia bonduc (L.) Roxb. – an useful medicinal plant of traditional value. Souvenir, Tripura Govt. Ayurved Doctor’s Association: 9-11, India
  10. R. K. Sinha, A. Chatterjee and R. Mallick. 1988. Strategies of Modern Forest Research and Role of Tissue Culture in Forestry. In: Advances in Forestry Research in India (ed. S. S. Ramprakash): 1 – 13.
  11. Sunita Debbarma, U.K. Paul, S. Sinha and R. K. Sinha, 2011. Bamboo resources and utilization in incense stick production – A report (in Tripura). In : Proc. National Conf. on water, energy and Biodiversity, (eds. Gosh, N.C., Bhaumik, S., Gupta, A.K., Lodh, T.,Debbarma, M. and Chakraboty, S.). pp.294-296. Agartala, Tripura.

Seminars /Workshops and Symposium Participated:

  1. Organized five days National seminar cum workshop on “Bamboo Cultivation and Resource Utilization “as Organizing Secretary.2nd to 6th March, 2012
  2. Organized five days DBT Workshop on “Bamboo Carving and Rhizome Sculpting” as Organizing Secretary, 20th to 24th March, 2013.

Seminars /Workshops and Symposium Participated:


  • 71st Session of Indian Science Congress held at Rachi University form 3rd to 8th January, 1984.
  • 72nd Session of Indian Science Congress held at Lucknow University from 3rd to 8th January, 1985.
  • Symposium on "Recent Advances in Plant Sciences" held at D. A. V. College, Dehradun, U. P. on October 7th - 9th 1985. (Presented one paper).
  • National symposium on "Genetic Improvement of fuel wood species" held at Centre of Advanced Study, Dept. of Botany, University of Calcutta from 23rd to 25th May, 1986 (Presented two papers).
  • 6th All Indian congress of "Cytology and Genetics" held at Department of Bio-Science, University of Jammu, from 12th - 17th October, 1987 (Presented one paper).
  • International symposium on "Genetic Toxicology" held at Indian Institute of Chemical Biology, Calcutta from 16th to 18th November, 1987.
  • International symposium on "Cellular and Biochemical changes during growth and regeneration in vitro" held at Centre of Advanced Study in Cell and Chromosome Research, Dept. of Botany, University of Calcutta from 4th to 5th February, 1988 (Presented one paper).
  • Seminar on "Agroforestry in Eastern India - Problems and Prospects" held at Birla Institute of Technological Museum, on 16th - 17th May, 1990 (Presented one Paper).
  • National seminar on scope of Microbiology in Agriculture and Industry and information on Medicinal plants at Shantikunj, Hardwar on 4th - 5th October, 1996 (Presented one paper).
  • 10th All India Congress of Cytology and Genetics at Kalyani University, Kalayani, on 29th - 1st October, 1999 (Presented one paper).
  • "National Symposium on Impact of Chemistry on Life & Society" Organized by Deptt. of Chemistry, Tripura University, October 1 - 3, 2004 (Poster presentation).
  • National Seminar on "Management of Environment: North East India Perspective" Organized by Iswarchandra Vidyasagar College, Belonia, South Tripura, September 11 - 12, 2010 (Chaired the Academic Session - 5).


  • International Botanical Conference, held at the Dept. of Botany, University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh on 10th - 12th January, 1991 (Presented one paper).
  • Plant Tissue Culture Conference, held at Bangladesh Institute of Nuclear Agriculture (BINA), Mymensingh, on 7th - 8th December, 1991. Organized by Bangladesh Association for Plant Tissue Culture (Presented one paper).
  • 3rd International Plant Tissue Culture Conference, held at the Deptt. of Botany, University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh on 8th to 10th March, 1999 (Presented one paper).
  • XXth Annual Conference of The Physiological Society of India - 2008. Organized by Department of human Physiology, Tripura University held on December 12th to 14th, 2008. (Best poster presentation).


  • Instructional Workshop on "Perspectives in Chromosome Research" held at Centre of Advanced Study, Dept. of Botany, University of Calcutta from 23rd to 24th December, 1985.
  • National Workshop on "Recent Advances in cytology" held at Centre of Advanced Study in Botany, University of Calcutta from Feb. 27th - 7th March, 1989.
  • Workshop on "Cloning and Analysis of Rice Genome" sponsored by DBT. Govt. of India. (4th to 25th May, 1992).
  • Workshop-cum Training programme on "Statistical Methods and computer Programming" organized by Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, (18-22 March, 2002).
  • "Workshop on Conservation and Sustainable Utilization of Medicinal Plants of North - East India" Sponsored by Ministry of Environment & Forests, Govt. of India. Held at NEHU, Shillong, May 27 - 28, 2004.
  • Workshop on Traditional Healing Practices in Tripura. Jointly organized by Department of Botany, Tripura University and North Eastern Institute of Folk Medicine, Department of AYUSH, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Pasighat, Arunachal Pradesh, 8th December, 2008.


  • Training course on Science Journalism and Media practice sponsored by NCSTC, Govt. of India (May, 1990).
  • "Short term training - cum - demonstration on Hardening and Plantation of Tissue Culture raised plants" Organized by West Bengal State Council of Science & Technology, Kolkata, West Bengal, 30th May, 2005 - 4th June, 2005.


  • Refresher course in Life Science (Biotechnological Advances in the Life Sciences) at the School of Life Science, Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan, W.B. (3rd Nov. to 23rd Nov. 1996.
  • Refresher course in Life Science at Department of Life Sciences, Manipur University, Manipur. (23rd Dec.1997, to 12th January, 1998).
  • Refresher course in Botany at Deptt. Of Botany, University of Kalyani, Kalyani, W. B. (12th June to 5th July, 2001.

Membership/Positions in learned academic bodies/organizations Positions :

Academic Administration :
Post held / assigned by the authority .Department/CentreInstituteDuration
Programme Supervisor, BCRU Centre for P. G. Diploma in BCRU Tripura University From 06.08.2006 to 16.11.2006.
Head, Department of Botany Department of Botany Tripura University From 12.06.2007 to 14.06.2009.
Programme Supervisor, BCRU Centre for P. G. Diploma in BCRU Tripura University. From 02.12.2009 to till date

Membership of Professional Bodies:
  1. Life member of the Journal "Advances in plant Sciences" INDIA.
  2. Member of International Association for Plant tissue culture and Biotechnology.
  3. Executive member of the Manipuri Sahitya Parisad, Agartala, Tripura.
  4. Member of the Advisory Board of the journal NeBIO, NECEER,Manipur

Innovative Programme Developed:

YearAcademic ProgrammeUniversityApproving authority
2006 Post graduate Diploma course in Bamboo cultivation and its Resource utilization(BCRU, Two Semester) Tripura University NCRI, MHRR, Govt. of India and Tripura University

Research Projects:

Title of the projectName of the funding authorityImplementing institute / sAmountDurationStatus
"Conservation and improvement of some ethnobotanical plants of Tripura through cytological and Tissue culture technology" Department of Biotechnology(DBT), Govt. of India Tripura University 12.24 Lakhs Three Years 2002 - 2005 Completed
"Hardening of selected Tissue Cultured Plants and their Demonstration Plantation in Tripura" Department of Biotechnology(DBT), Govt. of India Collaborative project between Tripura University and Tripura State Council for Science & Technology, Govt. of Tripura 59.21 Lakhs Three Years 2005 - 2008 Completed
"Studies on wild and semi wild plants of Tripura with special reference to their diversity and socio economic values" GBPIHED Sponsored IERP Project (Almora) Tripura University 5.52 Lakhs Three years 2005 - 2008 Completed
"Extension programme on bamboo cultivation and its resource utilization" Department of Biotechnology(DBT) Govt. of India Tripura University 115.00 Lakhs Five years programme 2009 - On going

Consultancy Programme :

Name of the ProgrammeFunding AgencyAmount Sanctioned (Lakhs)YearStatus
Survey and evaluation of pharmaceutical potential of North East India (Tripura Chapter) NIPER, Chandigarh 1.20 2007 -2008 Completed

Research Supervisions:

Sl. NoScholar NameTopicStatus
1 Khokan Majumdar "In vitro studies of some forest trees and their biochemical aspect of growth and differentiation" Awarded (11.03.2002)
2 Saswati Chakraborti "Cytological and Biochemical Studies on Some Ethnobotanical Species of Tripura and in vitro Morphogenesis of Houttuynia cordata Thunb." Awarded (27.01.2009)
3 Kush Roy "Studies on Ethnomedicinal Plants of Tripura." Registered (2008)

Scholarship/Award/Recognitions of National and International status:


Other Information (if any):

  1. Radio Talk on "Social Forestry and Economic Development" at Science corner of AIR, Calcutta 9.12.1990.
  2. Radio Talk on "Strategy of Social Forestry" at Science corner of AIR, Calcutta. 8.12.1991.
  3. Served as invited Guest Faculty in the short term course in Tissue Culture for unemployed youth. Organised by NECON and sponsored by DST 1999.

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