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Present Position: Distinguished Professor

Highest educational Qualification:  Ph.D.(Statistics); Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata

Curriculum Vitae:



November 1, 2016 - present
Distinguished Professor
National Institute of Biomedical Genomics, Kalyani
June 9, 2018 - Present
Emeritus Professor  
Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata
March 4,2010 – Sept 30,2016
Director (Founding Director)
National Institute of Biomedical Genomics, Kalyani
May 7,2004 - Sept. 30,2017
Professor and Head (May7, 2004-March 3, 2010)
Human Genetics Unit
Indian Statistical Institute, Calcutta
September 29,2016
- Present
Adjunct Professor
Translational Health Science and Technology Institute, Faridabad
12/2009- 2015
Indian Institute of Science Education & Research, Kolkata
Honorary Professor
Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research
June 1, 1991 - May 6, 2004
Professor & Head (from October 5, 1999 to May 6, 2004)
Anthropology &  Human Genetics Unit,
Indian Statistical Institute, Calcutta
2001 – 2011
Honorary Director
TCG-ISI Centre for Population Genomics, Calcutta
June 1, 1987 to May 31, 1991
Associate Professor
Anthropology & Human Genetics Unit,
Indian Statistical Institute, Calcutta
1990 - 1996
Genetics Consultant 
Center for Education  &  Drug Abuse Research,
Western Psychiatric Institute  & Clinic,
University of Pittsburgh, U.S.A. 
1987 - 1989
Visiting Assistant Professor of Human  Genetics and Biostatistics
Department of Biostatistics, University of Pittsburgh,U.S.A.
July 29, 1983 to to May 31, 1987
Indian Statistical Institute, Calcutta
1982 - 1983
Research Instructor
Center for Demographic  & Population Genetics, University of Texas,
Houston, U.S.A.
1980 - 1982
Senior Research Associate
Center for Demographic   &  Population Genetics,
University of Texas,
Houston, U.S.A. 


Doctor of Philosophy (Statistics). 1982. Indian Statistical Institute, Calcutta, India.          

Master of Statistics. 1975. Indian Statistical Institute, Calcutta, India. (Specialization:  Applied Statistics & Data Analysis).

Bachelor of Statistics (Honours). 1974. Indian Statistical Institute, Calcutta, India.


  • 2018: Golden Jubilee Commemoration Medal (Animal Sciences), 2018. Indian National Science Academy.
  • 2018: First Archana Sharma and Arun Kumar Sharma Memorial Oration, Archana Sharma Foundation, Kolkata
  • 2017: Lifetime Achievement Award 2017, SciGenom Research Foundation, Bangalore
  • 2017: Dr. Rustam D Ranji Rotary Award and Lecture, Rotary Club of Hyderabad Dist 3150.
  • 2016: 2nd S.S. Agarwal Oration Award, Indian Society of Cancer Genetics.
  • 2015: 5th G.K. Manna Memorial Lecture-Award, 17th All-India Congress of Cytology and Genetics, Indian Institute of Chemical Biology, Kolkata, 22 December 2015.
  • 2015: Acharya Prafulla Chandra Roy Memorial Award, Institute of Pulmocare & Research, Kolkata.
  • 2015: J.C. Bose National Fellowship
  • 2015: Re-Elected Member of Council, Human Genome Organisation (HUGO)
  • 2014: Lifetime Achievement Award, Society of Biotechnologists’s M.V. Pylee Lifetime Achievement Award for Original Contributions to Biotechnology
  • 2014: Elected Member, International Statistical Institute, The Hague, The Netherlands
  • 2014: Centenary Medal for Excellence, School of Tropical Medicine, Kolkata
  • 2012: Elected Member of Council, Human Genome Organisation (HUGO)
  • 2011: Elected Member, TWAS: The Academy of Sciences for the Developing World, Trieste
  • 2010: Elected Fellow, West Bengal Academy of Science & Technology
  • 2009: TWAS Prize in Biology, The Academy of Sciences for the Developing World, Trieste, Italy.
  • 2006: Elected Fellow, The National Academy of Sciences, India
  • 2002: G.D. Birla Award for Scientific Research, Shri K.K. Birla Foundation, New Delhi & Kolkata.
  • 2001: Shri Om Prakash Bhasin Award in Biotechnology, Shri Om Prakash Bhasin Foundation, New Delhi.
  • 2001: Elected Fellow, Indian National Science Academy
  • 2000: Ranbaxy Research Award in Applied Medical Sciences , Ranbaxy Science Foundation, New Delhi
  • 2000: New Millennium Science Medal awarded by the Indian Science Congress Association and the Council for Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), Government of India (Gold Medal)
  • 2000: G.S. Randhawa Oration Award - 1999  of the Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar (awarded in 2000)
  • 2000: Elected Member, Human Genome Organization (HUGO)
  • 1998: Elected Fellow, Indian Academy of Sciences



Mahendra Lal Sircar Memorial Endowment Lecture, Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, 14th December 2018.

‘Meet the Scientist’ Lecture, West Bengal State Student-Youth Science Fair, 30th January 2018, Netaji Indoor Stadium, Kolkata.

Foundation Day Lecture of the Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics, 28th December 2017, Pune. [https://www.youtube.com/user/IUCAASciPOP/live]

Rajasekhara Reddy Endowment Lecture of the Operational Research Society of India, 23rd December 2017, Kolkata.

Presidency University Bicentenary Celebrations Lecture “The Walls of Classrooms are Developing Cracks: The Future Appears Bright.” 9th January 2017, Kolkata. [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eQ7SDbgnnBw]

Air Vice Marshal V. Krishnaswamy Memorial Oration, Madhuram Narayanan Centre for Exceptional Children, Chennai, 17th November 2016.

Sudhindranath Mukherjee Memorial Oration, Indian Association of Cancer Research, 16 June 2016.

B. Ramamurthy Memorial Lecture, National Brain Research Centre, Manesar, 29 January 2016.

D.M. Bose Memorial Lecture, Bose Institute, Kolkata, 26 November 2015.

Igniting Innovations in Young Minds Lecture, Pulmocon-2015, Institute of Pulmocare & Research, Kolkata, 10 October 2015.

Foundation Day Lecture, Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology, Thiruvananthapuram, 18 November 2014

Public Lecture, Indian Institute of Science Education & Research, Mohali, 29 October 2014

Centenary Lecture, School of Tropical Medicine, 27 March 2014

Golden Jubilee Lecture, Pandit Ravishankar Shukla University, Raipur, 27 December 2013.

First D.K. Sen Memorial Lecture, Indian Anthropological Society, Kolkata, September 13, 2013.

20th Foundation Day Oration, Society for Advancement of Human Development & Research, Kolkata, July 21, 2013,

First Aloke K. Ghosh Memorial Lecture, Department of Anthropology, University of Calcutta, June 5, 2013.

B. Mukherji Oration, Indian Pharmacological Society, Kolkata, February 23, 2013

Third Dr. Basu Kumar Bagchi Memorial Lecture, Geeta Palace, Shantipur, West Bengal, January 14, 2013.

Golden Jubilee Lecture of the Indian International Centre, New Delhi. December 1, 2012.


B.N. Chopra Memorial Lecture, School of Tropical Medicine, Kolkata, February 24, 2012.

First Foundation Day Plenary Lecture, Centre for Cellular and Molecular Platforms, Bangalore, November 18, 2011

Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis Memorial Lecture, Department of Science & Technology, Government of West Bengal, February 28, 2011

J.C. Ray Oration, Indian Institute of Chemical Biology, April 2, 2011.

L.D. Sanghvi Oration Award, Indian Society of Human Genetics, February 16, 2011.

West Bengal Academy of Science & Technology Annual Oration, December 27, 2010

Professor S.K. Bhattachaya Oration Award, Indian Society of Medical Statistics, November 2010.

Golden Jubilee Lectures, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, 12-13 April 2010

Professor S.P. Ray-Chaudhuri Memorial Lecture, S.P. Ray-Chaudhuri Foundation, Benaras Hindu University, 2 March 2009.

Dr. Gour Gopal Das Memorial Oration of the Indian Physical Society, 28 March 2008, Bose Institute, Kolkata.

India Foundation Day Lecture, 20 February 2008, “The Indian Identity in Science”, Kolkata.

Foundation Day Oration, 11 February 2008, Institute of Life Sciences, Bhubaneswar.

V. Ramalingaswami Memorial Lecture, 30 July 2007, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore.

The 3rd Jyotirmoy Das Memorial Lecture, 2006, XXIX All India Cell Biology Conference, Lucknow.

National Science Day Lecture, 28 February 2006, National Chemical Laboratory (CSIR), Pune.

The 8th Manasi Ram Memorial Lecture, 23 November 2005, Miranda House, University of Delhi.

The 2nd C.C. Li Memorial Lecture of the University of Pittsburgh, entitled “Our Footprints in the Sands of Time: A Statistical-Genetic Traceback”, 29 April 2005, Pittsburgh, U.S.A.

Dimensions of Science Lecture entitled “Tribes, Castes and Genes”, India International Centre, New Delhi, 16 July 2004.

Shri J.N. Bose Memorial Oration entitled “Genetics and the Practice of Medicine – Great Expectations”, R.G. Kar Medical College & Hospital’s Foundation Day, 5 July 2004, Kolkata.

Institute Lecture – 2003, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur.

UNESCO Lecture in celebration of the 10th Anniversary of the IBC and the 50th Anniversary of the Discovery of DNA Structure entitled “Our Place in the Genomic Universe”, 14 May 2003, Paris.

Bireswar Chakraborty Memorial Oration – 2003, L.V. Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad

CSIR Foundation Day Lecture - 2001, Institute of Microbial Technology, Chandigarh.

U.S. National Institutes of Health “Stigma & Global Health” Lecture, 6 September 2001, Washington D.C.

NCBS-CSCS ‘Through the Lens of Life Sciences’ Public Lecture entitled 'Human Footprints in the Sands of Time: A Genetic Reconstruction with Special Reference to India'. Bangalore, 20 April 2001

Foundation Day Lecture - 2000, National Institute of Immunology, New Delhi.

Foundation Day Lecture - 2000, Centre for Archaeological Studies & Training (Eastern India), Calcutta.

Platinum Jubilee Lecture, Anthropology & Archaeology Section, Indian Science Congress, 2000, Pune, entitled Anthropology and Genomics: The Landscape of this Interface.

Special Lecture, Sixty-sixth mid-year Meeting of the Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore

Lt. Col. Upendranath Mukerjee Oration 1999 of the Federation Hall Society, Calcutta, entitled Human Genome Studies: Some Ethical Issues and Dilemmas.

Platinum Jubilee Lecture, Statistics Section, Indian Science Congress, 1998, Hyderabad, entitled Some Statistical Methods and Applications in Human Genetics.



On June 24, 2017, Professor Partha Majumder  has participated in a hour-long discussion on “The Kith and Kin” (#TKAK)  with Professor Raghavendra Gadagkar of IISc and Professor Deepak Mehta of Shiv Nader University.  The discussion is available for free-listening on

https://syntalk.wordpress.com/episodes/turn-three/tkak/  (website link)
https://goo.gl/BkxaBH  (short link, SoundCloud).

Genes and Probabilities : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oiDbzevzQdE

Infectious Disease – Tuberculosis:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2mxkGDMgZzM

Eureka:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2mxkGDMgZzM

An Overview of Our Second Genome: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jN5IPBB5P6o

Mint Interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s-s5pTNbWLE



2018:  President, Indian Academy of Sciences

2017:  Vice-President, All India Congress of Cytology & Genetics

2017: Member, Organizing Committee, International Human Cell Atlas Project

2017: President, West Bengal Academy of Science & Technology.


Council Member (2016-2018) Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore.

Co-Chair (2014-2015) Regulatory and Ethics Working Group, Global Alliance for Global Health

Council Member (2012-2014), Human Genome Organisation (HUGO); Re-elected on the Council for the period 2015-2017.

Member (2012-2013), Global Agenda Council on Genetics, World Economic Forum

Council Member (2006-2008), Indian National Science Academy

Elected Member (2000-2002), Board of Directors, International Genetic Epidemiology Society

Elected Chair (2000-2002), ELSI Committee, International Genetic Epidemiology Society

Member (1998-2006), National Bioethics Committee (India)

Elected Member of Executive Committee (1993 -1998), International  Human  Genome Diversity Project of the Human Genome Organisation (HUGO)

Elected Member of Governing Council (1993 - 1996),  Indian  Society  of  Human Genetics

Elected Member of Executive Committee (1992 - 1994), International Biometric Society (Indian Region)