FELLOWSHIPS / SCHOLARSHIPS
- Awarded Gold Medal for DBT Biology Scholarship by Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology, New Delhi for academic excellence in Biology during ISC Examination (2010)
- Awarded ICAR-JRF (PGS) Scholarship by ICAR, New Delhi for securing in 18th rank in Agricultural Entomology during 19th All-India ICAR-AIEEA-PG Examination (2014)
- Secured 1st Rank in Crop Sciences-II (Agricultural Entomology) during All-India ICAR- AICE SRF (PGS) Examination (2016)
- Awarded University merit certificate for academic excellence during M.Sc. (Entomology) programme (2014-2016)
Got Third Best Thesis Award by the Association for the Advancement in Plant Protection at Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya (BCKV), Kalyani (West Bengal). The award consists of medallion, certificate and cash prize of Rs. 2000/- (2016)
❖ Got Best Poster Presentation Award in the Fifth National Conference on Biological Control: Integrating Recent Advances in Pest and Disease Management held at UBKV, West Bengal (February 9-11, 2017)
INTERNATIONAL/ NATIONAL SEMINAR/ SYMPOSIUM PARTICIPATED
❖ National (3)
TRAININGS & COURSES COMPLETED
❖ Awareness Training Programme on “Mulberry Sericulture” organized by Central Sericultural Research & Training Institute (CSR & TI), Berhampur, West Bengal. 21-23 March, 2017.
❖ AgMOOCs on “Integrated Pest Management” organized by IIT Kanpur, UAS Raichur and Commonwealth of Learning from 12th January to 20th March, 2017.4
❖ MOOC on “Competency Enhancement for Effective Teaching” organized by ICAR-National Academy of Agricultural Research Management (NAARM), Hyderabad from 18th November to 22nd December, 2016.
❖ Karmakar P and Shera P S (2018) Seasonal and biological interactions between the parasitoid, Aenasius arizonensis (Girault) and its host, Phenacoccus solenopsis Tinsley on cotton. Phytoparasitica. 46: 661-670. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12600-018-0696-0 (NAAS Rating 7.01; Impact factor: 1.007)
❖ Karmakar P and Shera P S (2018) Lethal and sublethal effects of insecticides used in cotton on the mealybug endoparasitoid Aenasius arizonensis. International Journal of Pest Management. (NAAS Rating: 7.09; Impact factor: 1.090)
❖ Shera P S and Karmakar P (2018) Effect of mating combinations on the host parasitization and sex allocation in solitary endoparasitoid, Aenasius arizonensis (Girault) (Hymenoptera: Encyrtidae). Biocontrol Science and Technology. 28(1): 49-61.
(NAAS Rating 6.92; Impact factor: 0.919)
❖ Shera P S, Karmakar P, Sharma S and Sangha K S (2017) Suitability of different mealybug species as hosts to solitary endoparasitoid, Aenasius arizonensis (Girault) (= Aenasius bambawalei Hayat). International Journal of Pest Management. 63(4): 280-288. (NAAS Rating: 7.09; Impact factor: 1.090)
❖ Shera P S, Karmakar P, Sharma S and Sangha K S (2018) Impact of Bt cotton expressing single (Cry1Ac) and dual toxins (Cry1Ac and Cry2Ab) on the fitness of the predator Chrysoperla zastrowi sillemi (Esben-Petersen): prey mediated tritrophic analysis. Egyptian Journal of Biological Pest Control. (NAAS Rating: 6.18; Impact factor: 0.183)
❖ Karmakar P and Shera P S (2017) Toxicity of insecticides to Aenasius arizonensis (Girault) (=Aenasius bambawalei Hayat), a solitary endoparasitoid of Phenacoccus solenopsis Tinsley on Bt cotton under semi-field conditions. Journal of Biological Control. 31 (1): 5-9. (NAAS Rating 5.34)
❖ Karmakar P and Soumita P (2017) Influence of temperature on food consumption and utilization parameters of the common cutworm, Spodoptera litura (Fab.) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). Journal of Entomology and Zoology Studies. 5(5): 92-95. (NAAS Rating: 5.53)
❖ Karmakar P and Shera P S (2018) Does host stage affect the morphometry of Aenasius arizonensis (Girault), a solitary endoparasitoid of Phenacoccus solenopsis Tinsley? Journal of Entomology and Zoology Studies. 5(4): 1946-1951. (NAAS Rating: 5.53)
❖ Karmakar P and Soumita P (2017) Impact of transgenic on biocontrol agents of major insect pests- A review. Journal of Entomology and Zoology Studies. 6(6): 537-543. (NAAS Rating: 5.53)
❖ Soumita P and Karmakar P (2018) Symbionts associated with insect digestive system and their role in insect nutrition. Journal of Entomology and Zoology Studies. 6(5): 421-425. (NAAS Rating: 5.53)