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INDIAN MYCOLOGICAL SOCIETY

The society was established in the year 1954 as Mycological Society at the Department of Botany, University of Calcutta by some eminent Mycologists like Late Dr. S. R. Bose, Late Dr. S. N. Banerjee, Late Dr. S. N. Das Gupta, Late Dr. S. N. Bhaduri, Late Dr. S. B. Chattopadhyay, Late Dr. Tarasankar Ghosh, Dr. P. K. Sengupta, Dr. K.R. Samaddar and others.

The Society is a scientific forum for promoting the cause of science of Mycology, Microbiology, Plant Pathology and other allied disciplines. It is mother of all the present day societies in India dealing in Mycology. It is the second largest Society in Asia and the largest of its kind in India.

 Society Events:

1. Meetings: Ordinary General Meetings and Special General Meetings are held regularly to discuss about the recent developments in different disciplines of Mycology, Plant Pathology and allied subjects.

Annual General Meeting is held every year in the month of May/ June. Secretary and Treasurers place the Annual Report and Audited Statements of Account respectively before the members present. The result of Election of the Executive council when held is also placed at this meeting for the approval of the members.

Memorial Lectures: Memorial lectures are held to remember and for paying regards to different eminent Mycologists and Plant Pathologists. Eminent scientists of the respective field deliver these lectures.

I.M.S. conducts the following Memorial Lectures:-

1. Sir E.J. Butler

2.Prof. S.R. Bose

3.Prof. S.N. Banerjee

4.Prof. H.K. Baruah

5.Prof. T.S. Sadasivan

6.Prof. S.B Chattopadhyay

 Symposium: Symposia are held annually at Head Quarter or at any one of the places to provide a platform for the young scientists to hear the deliberation made by eminent scientists and to discuss with their individual problem. Young scientists are also allowed to deliver their work.

The following Symposia were held from 1979-2008, in collaboration with the Department of Botany, University of Calcutta

 

Title

Date

Venue

1st NATIONAL SYMPOSIUM
ON
‘‘Recent advances in Mycology and Plant Pathology”
(Silver Jubilee Celebration)

22-23 September, 1979

Kennedy Hall, Institute of Jute Technology, Kolkata- 700 019

Department of Botany, University of Calcutta, Kolkata- 700 019

2nd NATIONAL SYMPOSIUM
ON
‘‘Interaction of Plant Pathogens in the host”

25-26 February, 1983

Department of Botany, University of Calcutta, Kolkata- 700 019

3rd NATIONAL SYMPOSIUM
ON
‘‘Tropical Mycology in the 21st Century”

08-10 February, 2001

Department of Botany, University of Calcutta, Kolkata- 700 019

4th NATIONAL SYMPOSIUM
ON
‘‘Frontier Studies in Microbes and Host Microbes Interaction”

02-03 February, 2002

Department of Botany, University of Calcutta, Kolkata- 700 019

5th NATIONAL SYMPOSIUM
ON
‘‘Current Trends in Research on Microorganisms”

15-16 February, 2003

Department of Botany, University of Calcutta, Kolkata- 700 019

6th NATIONAL SYMPOSIUM
ON
‘‘Micro organisms in Relation to Agriculture Forestry and Industry”

20th March, 2004

Department of Botany, University of Calcutta, Kolkata- 700 019

7th  NATIONAL SYMPOSIUM
ON
‘‘Ecology and Sustainable Development”

25-26 March, 2004

Department of Life Sciences, University of Manipur.

INAUGURAL PROGRAMME OF GOLDEN JUBILEE
(1954-2004)

17th September, 2004

Department of Botany, University of Calcutta, Kolkata- 700 019

8th NATIONAL SYMPOSIUM
ON
‘‘Perspective of Plant Disease Management in 21st Century”

1st October, 2004

OUAT, Bhubaneswar

9th NATIONAL SYMPOSIUM
ON
‘‘Microbial Diversity and Plant Health”

29th November, 2007

Farmers’ Training Centre (Lake Hall), B.C.K.V., Kalyani

1st INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM
(Golden Jubilee Celebration)
ON
‘‘Agriculturally Important Microorganisms: Conservation, Utilization,
Bioremediation and Ecological Significance”

23-25 February, 2006

The Golden Park, 13 Ho Chin Min Sarani, Kolkata- 700 019

 3. Awards: At present two eminent Scientists namely Prof. S. N. Banerjee and Prof. S. B. Chattopadhyay are gratefully remembered annually by awarding Gold Medal to the best student in M.Sc., C.U.(with specialization in Molecular and Applied Mycology and Plant Pathology) and M.Sc.(Ag.) in Plant Pathology B.C.K.V.

SILVER JUBILEE CELEBRATION:

The Silver Jubilee Celebration of the society was observed by holding a National Symposium on ‘‘Recent Advances in Mycology and Plant Pathology’’ on September 22-23, 1979. This Symposium was presided over by the Honorable Governor of West Bengal Shri Tribhuban Narayan Singh.

 GOLDEN JUBILEE CELEBRATION:

 Inauguration of the auspicious occasion of the Golden Jubilee Year was started on 17th September, 2004 by some invited lectures. This programme was presided over by an Eminent Scientist Late Prof. A. K. Sarbhoy. Next National Symposium was held in collaboration with QUAT, Bhubaneshwar on 30th October, 2004 at Bhubaneshwar.

 In continuation of celebrating the Golden Jubilee Year in a befitting way which was started in 2004, the Indian Mycological Society and Department of Botany, University of Calcutta, Kolkata, West Bengal, India jointly organized a three days International Symposium on ‘‘Agriculturally Important Microorganisms: Conservation, Utilization, Bioremediation and Ecological Significance”. This Symposium provided an ideal platform for deliberations and discussion by leading national and international mycologists, microbiologists, plant pathologists, biotechnologists, molecular biologists and government officials for long term successful agriculture in India and other countries. This Symposium was presided over and inaugurated by Prof. Asis Kumar Banerjee, Vice-Chancellor, University of Calcutta, Kolkata, India.

NAME OF THE OFFICE BEARERS AND MEMBERS OF THE FIRST EXECUTIVE COUNCIL (1954-55):

President:                                                              Dr. S. R. Bose, Calcutta

Vice- President:                                                    Dr. S. N. Dasgupta, Lucknow

                                                                              Dr. S. N. Banerjee, Calcutta

Hony. Secretary:                                                    Dr. S. N. Bhaduri, Calcutta

Joint Secretary:                                                     Dr.S.B.Chattopadhyay, Calcutta

Treasurer:                                                             Sri A.K. Ganguly, Calcutta

Foray Secretary:                                                   Smt. Hasi Basu, Calcutta

Editing Publication:                                              Dr. S. N. Banerjee, Calcutta

Members:

Dr. P. N. Nandi, Bose Institute                                    Sri S. Y. Padmanabhan, Cuttak

Dr. T. C. Roy, Govt. of India                                        Smt. Anjali Sarkar, Calcutta

Sri T. S. Ghosh, Barrackpore                                      Sri M.Charakbori, Calcutta

Dr. S. R. Sengupta, Kanpur                                         Dr.B. N. Bakshi, Dehradun

Sri U. Sen, Calcutta

 

For further details please visit the Website of Society www.imskolkata.org

 

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