Nipu Kumar Das

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Nipu Kumar Das
Senior Research Fellow & PhD Candidate
Suri Sehgal Centre for Biodiversity and Conservation
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Research areas:

My research focuses on the systematics of terrestrial malacofauna found in the Indian region. The work also encompasses different fields including molluscan ecology, evolution, and biogeography.


  • 2016-2018: M.Sc. in Life Sciences (Zoology) | National Institute of Technology (NIT) Rourkela, Odisha
  • 2013-2016: B.Sc. in Zoology | Gauhati University, Assam

National Level Entrance Qualifications:

  • 2018Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) | Life Sciences
  • 2017: Joint CSIR-UGC National Eligibility Test (NET) for Assistant Professor | Life Science
  • 2016: Joint Admission Test for M.Sc. Programmes (IIT-JAM) | Biological Sciences

Research Experiences:

  • 2018 - present: Senior Research Fellow (SRF) in a DBT funded project entitled "Bioresources and Sustainable Livelihoods in Northeast India"  (Suri Sehgal Centre for Biodiversity and Conservation, ATREE Bangalore, India). 
  • 2017-2018: M.Sc. thesis dissertation on “Screening of tea industrial wastes and polysaccharides as adsorbents for dye removal” (National Institute of Technology Rourkela, Odisha, India).
  • May-July 2017: Short term project on "Development of botanical based biopesticidal formulations (WDG and ME) for controlling Fusarium wilt in tomatoes" (Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, New Delhi, India).


a) Research articles:           

  1. Nipu Kumar Das, Barna Páll-Gergely, Fred Naggs, Richard C. Preece, Tom S. White & Neelavar Ananthram Aravind. (2021). Redescription of Acmella tersa (Benson, 1853), the type species of Acmella W.T. Blanford, 1869 (Gastropoda: Assimineidae), from Meghalaya, Northeast India. Molluscan Research
  2. Nipu Kumar Das and N.A. Aravind. (2021). A new species from the Genus Georissa Blanford, 1864 (Gastropoda, Neritimorpha, Hydrocenidae) from a limestone cave of Meghalaya, Northeast India. Journal of Conchology, 44(2): 93-101.
  3. Nipu Kumar Das and N.A. Aravind (2021). A new species of land snail from the genus Diplommatina Benson, 1849 (Gastropoda, Caenogastropoda, Diplommatinidae) from Sikkim Himalaya, North East India. Molluscan Research41: 262–268, doi-
  4. N.K. Das and N.A. Aravind. (2021). Bibliometric analysis on Indian non-marine molluscan research. The Malacologist, Bulletin of The Malacological Society of London, 76: 12 (ISSN 1759-1406) 
  5. A. Jadhav, N.K. Das and N.A. Aravind. (2020). Edible freshwater molluscs from Northeast India. Tentacle, 28: 3-4. (ISSN 0958-5079) Link
b) Popular articles:
  • A Roy, NK Das, N Malakar, DD Tamang (2020). Reciprocity in Research through Citizen Scientists’ perspective. Medium blog, Link
  • N.K. Das (2020). Invertebrates: High diversity but low on conservation agenda. ecoNELink

Paper Presentations:

  • Presented a poster presentation entitled ‘Terrestrial microsnails diversity from a limestone cave: A case study of Mawsmai cave, Meghalaya’ at National seminars on ‘Life & Life Processes: Interdisciplinary Approach for Sustainable Development’, organized by Department of Zoology, Goa University; 19-21st July 2021.
  • Presented a quick-fire talk on ‘Bibliometric analysis on Indian non-marine molluscan research’ at Molluscan Forum 2020, organized by The Malacological Society of London (MSL) and The Natural History Museum (NHM), London; 19th November 2020.

Training & Workshops Experience (from 2018 onwards):

  • Participated in the conference "EUROMAL 2021- the 9th European Congress of Malacological Societies", 5-9th September 2021.
  • Attended a conference on "Marine Molluscs at Work: An online one-day Symposium on Molluscs in Fisheries and Aquaculture" organized by The Malacogical Society of Australasia, 22nd June 2021.
  • Participated in an online workshop on 'Use of IBIN database in Teaching, Education, Research and Conservation', organized by School of Ecology and Conservation, University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore; 17-19th August 2020 .
  • Participated in an online workshop on 'Science Academies' Science Leadership Workshop (SLW)', India's first Science Leadership Program, organized by the Central University of Punjab, Bathinda, India; 22-28th June 2020.
  • Participated in a workshop on “Molecular Taxonomy” organized by ATREE Bangalore and Institute of Life Sciences (ILS) Bhubaneswar, at ILS, Bhubaneswar, Odisha; 11-15th March 2019.
  • Participated in a workshop on “Open Data Kit (ODK) for Field Researchers” organized by The Academy for Conservation Science and Sustainability Studies, ATREE, Bangalore, Karnataka; 12-14th December 2018.
  • Participated the workshop on “Quantitative Assessment and Mapping of Plant and Selected Animal Taxa and Biological Resources of Northeast India” organized by ATREE and IBSD (Institute of Bioresources and Sustainable development), at IBSD, Imphal, Manipur; July 26-29, 2018.
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Thesis Title: 
Systematics of the select land snail genera of the Indian region (Superfamily: Cyclophoroidea)
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