Prof. Satyabrata Pal

Ph.D., F.A.Sc.T., F.I.F.I., F.I.A.H.


Dr. Satyabrata Pal

Formerly, Dean, Post Graduate Studies, Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya and

Professor, Department of Agricultural Statistics, Faculty of Agriculture

Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya (BCKV)

(Bidhan Chandra Agricultural University)

Mohanpur, Nadia, Pin. 741252, West Bengal, India.


Personal details

 Address for communication (Residence):

101/B, Bakul Bagan Road, Calcutta - 700 025, West Bengal, India.

Telephone No. ® : 91 33 65172525;  91 33 24759048; Mobile: 09231539608

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Date of Birth :                                          5th April 1945 (05.04.45)

Married with two children:                          Son (21.08.1980) and Daughter (14.10.88)

Employment history:

June 2003 – April 2005      -                       Dean, Post Graduate Studies, BCKV       

1983        - Till date                                      Professor of Agricultural Statistics, BCKV

December 1975 - 1982                                              Reader (Associate Professor), BCKV

September 1974 - December 1975                Lecturer (Assistant Professor), BCKV

April 1969 - August 1974                                Lecturer, Kalyani University

                                                                              Kalyani, Nadia, West Bengal.

September 1967 - April 1969                      Lecturer, Ashutosh College, Calcutta.


Total Teaching Experience - 39 years

Total Research Experience - 35 years

Administrative experience -Head


Three years and 2 months during 1995-1998 at BCKV


Two years and seven months during 1985-1988 at BCKV (started two-year Post-graduate programme in Agricultural Statistics in the Department as Head in 1985)


Two years and two months during 1979-1981 at BCKV (created positions of Ph.D. research scholars during the tenure)

        Total Experience as Head: 7 years 11 months 


Administrative experience - Dean, Post Graduate Studies (2003-2005)


1979                Award of Ph.D. Degree in Statistics from Calcutta University

                                Title of the Thesis “Some Problems of Factorial Experiments”

1966                M.Sc. Degree (Statistics):  Science College, Calcutta University

                                (Results of M.Sc. examination appeared in May 1967)

1964                B.Sc. Degree (Statistics Honours):  Presidency College, Calcutta University

1961                Higher Secondary Examination (Science):  Board of Secondary Education, West Bengal


Training (Summer School):

June - July 1971:                       “Operational Research”, Delhi University, Delhi – 6,

 May - June 1973:                       “Design and Analysis of Experiments”, Indian Agricultural Statistics Research   

                                                         Institute, New Delhi.        Judged as one among the best five participants.

May 1975:                                     “Application of Operational Research including Management Information

                                                        System,” Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta.

Teaching Experience (Other Universities):

 April 1978 - September 1982: Part Time teacher: PG Courses in Statistics: Econometrics, Design of Experiments.  Kalyani University, Kalyani, Nadia, W.B.

Teacher (Invited):                Summer School-1976, and Refresher Course-1995 Indian Statistical Institute, Calcutta.

Visiting Scientist:      Indian Statistical Institute, Calcutta - 700 035, India, (1995-96) ---  Consulting activities, teaching and research.

Teacher (Invited): Calcutta University, Ballygunge Science College, Calcutta-700019 (Guest Teacher)      


Doctoral Guidance:

 i)  Ph.D. Awarded: 7 (seven)

ii)                   Registered for Ph.D. degree (research work continuing): 1 (one);

iii) Field of specialisation:  Ph. D.  students

                (a) Design of experiments –   5 Awarded, (b) Agricultural Economics -1 Awarded,    (c) Modelling (Agriculture) - 1 Awarded; (d) Modelling in Hydrology- (continuing); Thesis Title: “Modelling of Hydrological Behaviour of Rivers of West Bengal and Temporal Analysis”.


Titles of Ph. D (awarded) theses (with year awarded):

 1985        Dr. Samarendra Nath Pal, Senior Scientist, Indian Jute Industries Research Association Taratola, Calcutta, “Study on some problems of balanced designs”.

1985-86    Dr. Vijay Katyal, Principal Scientist, Project Directorate of Cropping Systems Research, Modipuram, U.P. “Some contributions in multifactor designs”

1988          Dr. Kalyan Bhattacharya, Professor, BCKV, Mohanpur, Nadia, W.B. “An interpretative study of varietal and manurial trials and experiments and identification of some socio-economic constraints to adoption at the farm level with special reference to Nadia districts of West Bengal”.

1989          Dr. Kalyan Kumar Goswami, Principal Scientist, Crop Research Institituteon Jute and Allied Fibres, Barrackpore, W.B. “Some contributions to the development of fractional replicate plans and their applications in the construction of new designs”

1995         Dr. Anurup Majumder, Reader, BCKV, Mohanpur, Nadia, W.B. “Some contributions on the construction of balanced one-way and two-way elimination of    heterogeneity designs”

2002        Dr. Amulya Kumar Parida, Reader, Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology, Bhubaneswar, Orissa, “Modeling Agricultural variables by temporal and spatial analyses” 

2005        Dr. Satyananda Basak, Senior Lecturer, Uttar Banga Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Coochbehar, West Bengal  “New Methods for Determination of Optimum Shape and Size of Plots and Blocks” 


M.Sc. Dissertation supervised: 5 (five)


Reviewer: Mathematical Reviews, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.


Foreign Assignment

 Awarded Senior Post Doctoral Fellow at the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI). P.O. Box - 933, Manila, Philippines during 6.8.83 - 13.8.84:

              i) Perks (a) Stipend and allowances (US $ 1400 per month)

                                  (b) Free Fully furnished air-conditioned apartment

                                  (c) Medical and transportation facilities and Insurance coverage.

              ii) Job description: The main thrust of work was on consultancy services and research investigations. The following research investigations as per IRRI programmes were completed during the tenure of  Fellowship:

               (i)                   Spatial correlation study on IRRI uniformity trial yield-data on rice.

              (ii)                   Comparison of efficiency of the method of detrending with the classical method of blocking under non-existence of treatment effects using non-random IRRI yield data on rice.

              (iii)                  Determination of appropriate modular representation of the non-additivity component existing in data collected from field trials and green house experiments carried out under randomised block structure at IRRI.


Field of specialization: Major area - Design of Experiments; Sub-major - Biometry, Genetical Statistics, Sample Survey, Spatial Analysis and Distribution, Modelling by parametric, non-parametric and semi-parametric methods, Regression Diagnostics, Outlier Theory

Courses Taught: (PG & Ph.D.): Design of Experiments,  Linear models, Stochastic processes, Multivariate analysis, Spatial analysis, Spatial distribution, Regression diagnostics, Outlier theory, Sample survey. Inference theory - parametric and non- parametric.

Publications:  Total: 95

Best Paper Award

The paper entitled “Analysis and connectedness of four dimensional designs” (with V. Katyal) published in the Journal of Indian Society of Agricultural Statistics (1991) received the Best Paper award in the field of Design of Experiments by Indian Society of Agricultural Statistics.

Book Published: ADVANCED STATISTICAL METHODS APPLICABLE IN AGRICULTURE – A Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya publication with Prof. Satyabrata Pal as Editor.




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