TheDC team sends our warm “Shout Out” to Dr. Kriti Ghatani for being awarded the National Young Scientist Award – 2018. She was presented at award during the National Conference on Chemistry for Human Health and Environment organized by Green Chemistry Network Centre (GCNC) and National Environmental Science Academy (NESA), Delhi.
Al alumnus of Loreto Convent, Dr. Kriti Ghatani is from Rose Bank, Darjeeling. She has obtained B. Sc and M. Sc in Microbiology from the University of North Bengal and M.Phil and PhD in Microbiology from Sikkim University. Her research interest is in the microbiology of Fermented foods of Darjeeling district and Sikkim.
Currently working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Microbiology at Raiganj University, Uttar Dinajpur, West Bengal. She has also taught in Raniganj Girls College under Kazi Nazrul University, and earlier at the Darjeeling Government College as a part-time lecturer.
Besides this recent award, she is also a recipient of the Young Scientist Award- 2016 at Anand Agriculture University, Gujarat at an International conference.
A recipient of Bhagwan Buddha National Fellowship National Award-2016 at New Delhi, at the 32nd National Conference, Dr. Ghatani has also won the Best poster presentation award in an International Conference on “Ethnic Fermented Foods and Beverages: Microbiology and Health Benefits” held in 2015 at Gangtok, Sikkim. She was also awarded with the Best oral presentation award in an International Conference on “Agriculture, Food Sciences and Environmental Technology for Sustainable Global Development” (AFSET) on Oct 2012 at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
Corresponding with TheDC, Dr. Ghatani said, “I am thankful to my supervisor Dr. Buddhiman Tamang and teacher Dr. Harekrishna Tiwari (Sikkim University). I am also grateful to Professor Anil Bhuimali, the Vice-Chancellor of Raiganj University and the Registrar, Dr. Durlav Sarkar. My parents Dr. Krishnaraj Ghatani, Smt. Tilanjali Singh, sister Smriti, friends and the entire family have been a constant support for me, who have stood like a rock and support me through all my good times and bad.”
We hope that thousands of our young scholars are inspired by Dr. Ghatani, and will be able to pursue their area of interest with the same rigour, hard work and sincerity as her.
Take a bow Dr. Ghatani, you have earned it!!
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[TheDC News Desk]