Dr. Sanjoy Kumar Adhikary




    Faculty Member, Agrotechnology Discipline, Life Science School, Khulna University, Khulna-9208, Bangladesh

Sanjoy Kumar Adhikary is a Professor of Agrotechnology Discipline, Khulna University, Khulna. He graduated from Bangladesh Agricultural Universty, Mymensingh under the Faculty of Agriculture in 1979 and also obtained Masters in Plant Pathology from the same University in 1982. He obtained PhD degree in the year 2000 from Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University, Gazipur. He started his career as Lecturer, Patuakhali Agricultural College, Patuakhali (now Patuakhali Science and Technology University) in 1981 and transferred to Hajee Mohammad Danesh Agricultural College, Dinajpur (now Hajee Mohammad Danesh Scince and Technology University). He joined in Khulna University, Khulna as a Professor in October, 2001. Adhikary was appointed as Vice Chancellor of Noakhali Science and Technology University by the Honorable Chancellor of the universities in May, 2008. After going back to Khulna University from Noakhali, in 2012, he entered into the Quality Assurance in Higher Education, a new ocean of knowledge with a Self Assessment sub-project under Higher Education Quality Enhancement Project (HEQEP) implemented by the University Grants Commission of Bangladesh. In April, 2014 he joined as Quality Assurance Specialist in University Grants Commission pf Bangladesh and became Head of Quality Assurance Unit in April 2017. He received training on quality assurance in Malaysia in 2012 and visited two another ASEAN countries to observe quality assurance and accreditation activities of those countries in 2015. He received many training from in and outside the country for academic and professional development. Adhikary published 45 papers in different peer reviewed journals.


 Postgraduate Degrees

PhD in Plant Pathology, 2000 (GPA 4.0 out of 4.0)

Department of Plant Pathology

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University, Bangladesh

Thesis:  Study on the Variability in Isolates of BIPOLARIS SOROKINIANA CAUSING Leaf Blotch of Wheat


              M Sc Agriculture in Plant pathology, 1982 (First Class)

Department of Plant Pathology

Faculty of Agriculture

Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh, Bangladesh

Thesis: Behaviour of Ten varieties of Wheat (Triticum aestivum L.)Against Dreschlera sorokiniana (Sacc.) Subram. & Jain causal agent of leaf spot


Bachelor Degree

 B.Sc. Ag (Hons), 1979 (First Class)

Faculty of Agriculture

Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh, Bangladesh


Higher Secondary Certificate

Higher Secondary Certificate (Science), 1975 (Second Division)

Govt. Rajendra College, Faridpur,

 Dhaka Board, Bangladesh

Secondary School Certificate

Secondary Certificate (Science), 1973 (First Division)

Rupapat Baman Chandra High School, Faridpur

Dhaka Board, Bangladesh

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Patuakhali Agriculture College



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Patuakhali Agriculture College



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Hajee Mohammad Danesh Agriculture College



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Hajee Mohammad Danesh Agriculture College




Khulna University




Noakhali Science and Technology University




Khulna University



Quality Assurance Specialist,

Quality Assurance Unit, HEQEP, UGC




Khulna University




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 1.       S. Sultana,  S. K. Adhikary,  M. M. Islam, and S. M. Mahbubur Rahman. 2018. Evaluation of Pathogenic Variability Based on Leaf Blotch Disease Develop­ment Components of Bipolaris sorokiniana in Triticum aestivum and Agrocli­matic Origin. Plant Pathol. J. 34(2) : 93-103

2.       S.M. Mofijul Islama,, Yam Kanta Gaihreb, Jatish Chandra Biswasa, Md. Sarwar Jahanc, Upendra Singhd, Sanjoy Kumar Adhikaryc, M. Abdus Sattere, M.A. Salequef.2018. Different nitrogen rates and methods of application for dry season rice cultivation with alternate wetting and drying irrigation: Fate of nitrogen and grain yield. Agricultural Water Management 196:144–153

3.       Ashraful Alam, Sanjoy Kumar Adhikary and Mahtalat Ahmed.2017. Effectiveness of Selected Homeopathic Medicine Against Colletotrichum gloeosporioides. Asian J. of Plant Pathol., 11(3): 118.129

4.       Ashraful Alam, Sanjoy Kumar Adhikary and Mahtalat Ahmed.2017. Morphological Characterization of Colletotrichum gloeosporioiedes Identified from Anthracnose of Mangifera indica L. Asian J. of Plant Pathol., 11(3): 102-117

  1. Ashraful Alam1, Sanjoy Kumar Adhikary and Mahtalat Ahmed.2016. Modification of Sporulation Medium for Isolation and Identification of Colletotrichum Gloeosporioiedes - A Causal Agent of Anthracnose of Mangifera Indica L. Global Journal of Botanical Science.4: 43-52

6.       T. Samia, S. Sultana, S. K. Adhikary and K. G. Quddus .2015. Effect of fungicides against Bipolaris sorokiniana isolates collected from different wheat growing regions of Bangladesh. MYCOPATH ( A journal of mychopathological society of Pakistan)  (2):81-88.

7.       Suraiya Yasmi1, S Sultana, S. K Adhikary, Nusrat Jahan, Sanzida Rahman, Md. Imranur Rahman. 2014. In Vitro Evaluation of Trichoderma Harzianum (Rifai.) Against Some Soil and Seed Borne Fungi of Economic Importance. IOSR Journal of Agriculture and Veterinary Science (IOSR-JAVS) e-ISSN: 2319-2380, p-ISSN: 2319-2372. Volume 7, Issue 7 Ver. II (July. 2014), PP 33-37 www.iosrjournals.org

8.       Adhikary S. K., P. K. Das, M. R. Islam, B. C. Sarker and S. Sultana.2013.Evaluation of Botanical Extracts and Cow Urine on In-vitro Mycelial Growth and Sporulation of Bipolaris Oryzae.Bangladesh J. Agris. And Environ.9(2):29-34.

9.       Sabiha Sultana, Rupali Khatun, Sanjoy Kumar Adhikary and Md. Rezaul Islam.2013.In-vitro Evaluation of Suppressing Effect of Some Medicinal Plant Extracts on Redial Mycelial Growth of Fusarium oxysporum f.sp.lycopersici.Khulna University Studies.11(1&3) and 12(1&2):95-102.

10.    Amin, R., B. C. Sarker, S. K. Adhikary, S. Sultana, T. Zubair. 2013. Effect Of Some Botanical Extracts and Cow’s Urine On Sclerotium rolfsii Causal Agent of Foot and Root Rot of Betel Vine. The International Journal Of Engineering And Science. 2(9): 77-82

11.    Rahman S, S. K. Adhikary, S. Sultana, S. Yesmin, N. Jahan. 2013. In vitro Evaluation of Some Selected Fungicides against Pestalotia palmarum (Cooke.) Causal Agent of Grey Leaf Spot of Coconut. J Plant Pathol Microb 4: 197 doi:10.4172/2157-7471.1000197

12.    Das D.,M. Kadiruzzaman, S. K. Adhikary, M. Y. Kabir, and M. Akhteruzzaman. 2013.Yield Performance of Oyster Mushroom Pleurotus ostreatus) on Different Substrates. Bangladesh J. Agril. Res.38(40:613-623.

13.    Nahida Islam, Md. Yamin Kabir, Sanjoy Kumar Adhikary, Md. Sarwar Zahan.2013. Yield Performance of Six Local Aromatic Rice Varieties. IOSR Journal of Agriculture and Veterinary Science.6(3):58-63.

14.    Sarker B.C., S. K. Adhikary, S. Sultana, A. Biswas, and S. F. D. Azad. 2013. Influence of pH on Growth and Sclerotia Formation of Sclerotium rolfsii Causal Agent of Foot Rot Disease of Betel Vine.IOSR Journal of Agriculture and Veterinary Science. 4(1):67-70.

15.    Jahan Nusrat, Sabiha Sultana, S. K Adhikary, Sanzida Rahman, Suraiya Yasmin. 2013. Evaluation Of The Growth Performance Of Trichoderma harzianum (Rifai.) On Different Culture Media Journal of Agriculture and Veterinary Science 3 (4):44-50

16.    Sarker, B.C., S. K. Adhikary and M.S.Jahan.2012. Effect of Sowing Dateon the Yield of Wheat Grown under Zero Tillage Condition.South Asian J. Agril..5(1&2):125-129.

17.    Mondal S. R., M. J. Rehana, M. S. Noman, and S. K. Adhikary. 2010. Comparative Study on the Growth and Yield of Oyster Mushroom (Pleurotus florida) on Different Substrates. J. Bangladesh Agril. Univ. 8(2):213-220.

18.    Shibly Noman Md., S. M. Kamrul Hasan Choudhury., Shuli Rani Mondal, Sanjoy Kumar Adhikary, Md Yamin Kabir, and Md Aktaruzzaman. 2009.Comparative Study on the Growth and Yield of Oyster Mushroom (Pleurotus ostreatus) on Different Substrates. Bangladesh J. Mushroom.3(2).63-71.

19.    Bahar. M. H, S. K. Adhikary and S. S. Roy. 2006. In vitro Evaluation of Fungicides Against Sclerotuium rolfsii, causing Root Pot of Bctelvine. South Asian J. Agrec. 1 (1) : 25-27.

20.    Mondal, M. K., T.P. Tuong, S. P. Ritu, M. H. K. Choudhury, A. M. Chasi, P. K. Majumder, M. M. Islam and S. K. Adhikary. 2006. Coastal Water Resource Use for Higher Productivity : Participatory Research for Increasing Cropping Intensity in Bangladesh. In : Environment and Livelihoods in Tropical Coastal Zones : Managing Agriculture-Fishery-Aquaculture Conflicts. C. T. Hoanh, T. P. Tuong, J. W. Gowing nad B. Hardy (eds). Comprehensive Asssessment of Water Management Series. CAB International. pp. 72-85.

21.    Jahan, M. S., M. K. Fatema, S.F.D. Azad and S.K. Adhikary. 2006. Studies on grain physicochemical characterstics of Bangladesh indigenous rice cultivar. Khulna University Studies Special Issue (1st Research Cell Conference 2006). 61-67.

22.    Parvez, M. T., K. A. Bhuiyan, S. K. Adhikary and H. Begum. 2006. Influence of temperature, pH and nutrient elements on growth and sporulation of Fusarium oxysporum. f.sp. vasinfectum causing witt of Gossypium arboreum. 31(4):571-577.

23.    Adhikary, S. K., M. M. Islam, D.M.M. Rahaman and A. H. M. Sharif. 2006. In vitro evaluation of fungicides against Colletorichum piperis isolated from anthracnose disease of betelvine. Bangladesh J. Plant Pathol. 22(1&2) : 55-58.

24.    Adhikary, S. K. and I. H. Mian. 2006. Gel Eleectrophoresis of Extracellular Enzymes of Bipolaris sorokiniana. Indian J. Agric. Res. 40(4): 246-254.

25.    Adhikary, S. K. and I. H. Mian. 2006. Gel Eleectrophoresis of Extracellular Soluble Protiens of Wheat Leaf Blotch Fungus Bipolaris sorokiniana. Indian J. Agric. Res. 40(4) : 235-245.

26.    Sultana, N., I. H. Mian and S. K. Adhikary. 2005. Morphological Variability in Bipolaris sorokiniana. J. Sci. Tech. 3: 51-54.

27.    Adhikary, S.K. and I. H. Mian. 2005. Variationin Virulence of Isolates of Bipolaris sorokiniana (Sacc. In Sorok.) Shoemaker on Wheat in Bangladesh. Journal of Asiatic Society of Bangladesh (Science). 31(1) : 39-46.

28.    Islam, S. S., M. G. Alam, S. K. Adhikary and S. S. Wickramarachchi. 2004. Efficiency of integrated rice, fish and duck polyculture as compared to rice and fish culture in a selective area of Khulna district, Bangladesh. Pakistan Jounal of Biological Sciences. 7 (4) : 468-471.

29.    M.M. Islam, S. K. Adhikary, P. Gain, M. M. Rahman and N. A. Siddique. 2004. Effect of Plant growth regulators on callus induction and plant regeneration in anther culture of rice. Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences. 7 (3) : 331-334.

30.    Adhikary, S. K. and I. H. Mian. 2004. Reaction of some plant species and rice germplasms to Bipolaris sorokiniana. Indian J. Agric. Res. 38 (2) : 116-120.

31.    Das, A.C., S. K. Adhikary, A.K.M.M. Zamman, S.M.M. Hossain and M.S. Rahman. 2003. Influence of some cultural Practices for the Control of Damping off in Seedlings deviced from True Potatio Seeds. J. Sci. Tech. 1 (1) : 55-58.

32.    Islam, A.T.M.S and S.K. Adhikary. 2003. Differential Reaction of Wheat Genotypes to Bipolaris sorokiniana. Indian J. Agric. Res. 37 (3) : 227-230.

33.    Adhikary, S. K. and I. H. Mian. 2003. Evaluation of extracellular soluble proteins and enzymes as a tool for variability tudy in Bipolaris sorokiniana. Bangladesh J. Plant Pathol. 19 (1&2) : 55-58.

34.    Goswani, B.K., K. A. Kader, S. K. Adhikary, M. R. Islam, K. G. Quddus and P. K. Malakar. 2002. Severity of leaf rol of betelving (Piper betle) throughout the year. Bangladesh J. Agril. Res. 27 (3) : 497-501.

35.    Islam, M.S., M. M. Rahaman, K. A. Bhuiyan and S.K. Adhikary. 2000. Identification of seed-borne fungi in okra and their control by fungicidal seed treatment. Bangladesh J. Agril. Res. 25(4) : 637-641.

36.    Islam, M.R., MH. Ashraffuzzaman, S.K. Adhikary, M.H, Rahman, and M.H. Rashid. 1999. Effect of fungicidal treatments in controlling Alternaria porri causing purple blotch of onion. Progress. Agric. 10 (1&2) : 43-46.

37.    Adhikary S.K., A.K.M.M. Zaman and A.C. Das. 1998. In-vitro evaluation of fungicides for the control of damping off of TPS seedlings caused by Fusarium oxysporum, Rhizoctonia solani and Sclerotium rolfsii. Bangladesh J. Agril. Sci. 25 (20) : 333-334.

38.    Gaffer, M. A., E.A. Islam, M.S. Alam and S.K. Adhikary. 1997. Influence of Planting Density and Time of Weeding on Weed Inestation and Yield Performance in Wheat. Bangladesh J. Sci and Ind. Res. 32 (1) : 30-34.

39.    Kadir, M., B.K. Biswas, P. Podder, M.S. Alam and S.K. Adhikary. 1996. Genetic parameters, characters association and path analysis in sesame. Bangladesh J. Agril, Res. 21 (1) : 37-43.

40.    Miah A.J., M.Z. Rahman, S.K. Adhikary and M.M. Rashid. 1995. Application of soil amendments to control bacterial wilt of tomato. Bangladesh J. Plant Pathology. 11 (1&2) : 17-18. 

41.    Ayub A., M. Z. Rahman, T.K. Dey and S.K Adhikary. 1994. Effect of organic and inorganic soil amendments and soil types on root uptake of vitavax by lentil roots. Progressive Agriculture. 5 (2) : 213-219.

42.    Ashrafuzzaman M.H., M. Rafiqul Islam, S.K. Adhikary and M.M. Gani. 1993. In vitro evaluation of some fungicides and insecticides on the growth of Rhizoctonia solani Kuhn. causing sheath blight of rice. Bangladesh J. Agri. 18:41-45.

43.    Adhikary S.K. and A.R. Khan. 1986. Behaviour of wheat (triticum aestivum) varieties against Drechslera sorokiniana causal agent of leaf blight disease. Bangladesh J. Agri. 11 (2): 45-48.

44.    Khan A.R., S.K. Adhikary and A.R. Howlider. 1985. Evaluation of fungicides against leaf spot fungus Drechslera sorokiniana. Bangladesh J. Plant Pathology 1 (1) : 29-32.