I am presently acting as the Head, Department of Spices and Plantation Crops, Faculty of Horticulture, Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya (Agricultural University), India. I am in the profession of teaching for about twenty years and was instrumental in the process of coconut improvement leading to the release of a variety Kalpamitra from CPCRI. I spent times in Prof. Cousen’s lab in Melbourne, Prof Picha’s lab in USA, Dr Dobson’s lab in UK and continued research on herbs and spices. One of my papers has ranked among the top 25 articles in ScienceDirect. I have published about 60 research papers in peer-reviewed journal, 50 conference papers, 15 books from reputed publishers including SPRINGER as well as several book chapters published from SPRINGER, Tailor and Francis, CRC Press (USA), Nova Publishers (USA) and scores of popular scientific articles. Presently I am associated with 40 international and national journals as editor in chief, regional editor, technical editor, editorial board member and reviewer. I have visited abroad extensively on academic mission and obtained several international awards viz., ENDEAVOUR Post-doctoral Award (Australia), INSA-RSE Visiting Scientist Fellowship (UK), FULBRIGHT Visiting Faculty Fellowship (USA), Achiever’s Award (SADHNA), Marquis Who’s Who (USA), Man of the Year-2015 (Cambridge, UK),OUTSTANDING Scientist (Venus Intl Foundation-Research Award),Reviewer's Excellence Award,etc. I have delivered a couple of invited lectures in UK, USA, Australia, Thailand, Israel and Bangladesh on several aspects of herbs and spices. I am associated with a number of research projects as Principal and Co-Principal Investigators having academic and empirical implications. I am an elected FELLOW of WB Academy of Science and Technology, (FAScT).I am also the Fellow of International Society for Research and Development (FISRD, UK), Society of Applied Biotechnology (FSAB) and ISROSET. I am an active member of several science academies and societies like NASI, NABS, ISNS, HIS, CWSS, SAH including the New York Academy of Science (NYAS), World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology (WASET),ATBC,AFF, to name a few.