Professor Purnendu Ghosh

Executive Director, Birla Institute of Scientific Research, Statue Circle, Jaipur

Areas of Interest:

Biotechnology and bioengineering


Biochemical and bioprocess engineering

Consultancy Areas:

Bioprocess development


Sector Associated With:


Sectors Interested to Offer Service:

Educational / Academic institutions, Industry (Private), R&D Organizations, Government (including funding agencies), Consultancy Firms, Private Agencies, Individuals

Major Professional Contributions:

(1) Established an upcoming S&T R&D institution at Jaipur.

(2) Established a reputed Higher Secondary School at Jaipur.

(3) Introduced a unique 5-year integrated M. Tech. course in Biochemical Engineering and Biotechnology for balanced education in engineering and life sciences at IIT Delhi.

(4) National Project Director (UNDP) of advanced studies in Biochemical Engineering and Biotechnology to meet the expanding long-term requirement for qualified human resources in the country.

(5) Principal Investigator of the programme of the Ministry of Non-Conventional Energy Sources, Govt. of India to design, install and commission a pilot facility for the conversion of biomass to ethanol and co-products at IIT Delhi.

Professional Experience:

  • Executive Director, Birla Institute of Scientific Research, Jaipur, Since 1994.
  • Professor IIT Delhi, Since 1989.


teaching research administration biotech bioengineering biofuels biopolysaccharides


Contact Information


Birla Institute of Scientific Research, Statue Circle, Jaipur-302001
Phone: 0141 2385283

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  • B. Tech. Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, HBTI Kanpur, 1969.
  • M. Tech. Biochemical Engineering, HBTI Kanpur, 1971.
  • PhD Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, 1976.


Awards and Major Professional Recognitions

  • INAE's Distinguished Professor.
  • Chief Editor, INAE.
  • Member Task Forces of several government bodies.
  • Member Board of Governor of Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi.

Link to Website

INAE Section Affiliated To: Section IV: Chemical Engineering

Year of Election to Fellowship: 2000

Year of Birth: 1946