GANGTOK, JULY 7: Sushen Pradhan, son of Shri T.B. Pradhan and Smt. D.K. Pradhan of Development Area, Gangtok has completed his Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Biotechnology from Guwahati University on June 30. His topic was “Development of tissue culture system for in vitro regeneration, biochemical and molecular characterization of ginger varieties grown in Sikkim”. Pradhan was under the guidance of Prof. P.J. Handique, Guwahati University.
Pradhan in his press release has acknowledged his family, Dr. B.C. Basistha (Additional Director), Department of Science and Technology & Climate Change and all the people who directly and indirectly supported him for the completion of his research work.
Graduated from Sikkim Government College, Tadong, Sushen Pradhan did his schooling at Tashi Namgyal Senior Secondary School. He completed his MSc form Bangalore University in 2007. Presently he is working as a research associate in Sikkim State Council of Science and Technology, Biotech Hub, Sajong, Rumtek. His areas of interest in research are particularly in cash crops and medicinal plants of Sikkim Himalaya.