Scientific personals of Sikkim:           

 NAME Dr. Utpal Gupta
DESIGNATION Sr. Scientist (Crop Botany)

Indian Cardamom Research Institute (ICRI), Regional Research Station, Spices Board, Tadong


AFFILIATION/UNDERTAKING Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Govt. of India
MAILING ADDRESS ICRI, RRS, Spices Board, Yakthung House, Tadong, Gangtok, Fax/Tel:03592-231301
CONTACT NUMBER 03592- 231379 (landline), 094343-38533 (Mobile)
ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION (AFTER GRADUATION) M.Sc.(Ag) in Genetics and Plant Breeding, Calcutta University, Ph.D in Medicinal plants, North Bengal University
ADDITIONAL PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATION (IF ANY) 1.   Fellow of Indian Association of Biological Sciences.  

2.  Life member of Indian Science Congress association.   

3.   Life member of Sikkim Science Society.

FIELD OF SPECIALIZATION Plant Breeding and Biotechnology
RESEARCH EXPERIENCE 30 years Research experience on Improvement of Medicinal plants, quality determination in tea and crop improvement in large cardamom
BOOKS /BOOK CHAPTERS 1.  Sudharshan, M.R. & Gupta, U (2007).  Large cardamom (Amomum subulatum Roxb.) biodiversity in Horticultural crops Vol. 1, Eds. K.V. Peter & Publicaions, Day publishing house, New Delhi.   

2.   Gupta, U., Biswas, A.K, Thomas, J & Madhusoodhanan, J (2007).  Field evaluation of tissue cultured (TC) plant against open pollinated (OP) seedlings of large cardamom (Amomum subulatum Roxb.) seedlings.  In recent trends in horticultural Biotechnology Eds. Raghunath, Keshavachandran et al. pp- 457 -461, New India Publishing Agency, New Delhi.