Prof. (Dr) Rita S Majmdar is a Senior Professor of the Dept of Biotechnology, Sharda University. She guided the Dept of Biotechnology as a Head since its establishment in the year 2009 and continued heading it till September 2018. She has also achieved the “Best Teacher Awards” twice at Sharda University for her overall performance in this department.
Regarding her academic qualification, she did her B.Sc (Hons) from the Presidency College, Calcutta and M.Sc & Ph.D from Calcutta University. After Ph.D, she got a degree Associate-ship in Information Science (AISc) from INSDOC, CSIR, Govt of India; Post-Doctoral research was from IIT, Delhi and AII India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS, Delhi) .Having almost 20years teaching experience & 30 years research experience in the area of Tissue culture of Medicinal & Aromatic plant; Microbial Technology , Soil and Soil health Recovery, Transgenic plants, Genetic Engineering, etc
She has attended a number of International /national conferences in different countries of Europe, UK and India. She has authored four books on different aspects of Biotechnology and also written several book chapters. Apart from this, she has almost 42 publications of her research work. Six candidates got Ph.D awards from Sharda University under her supervision.
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