General Information 

Name                      : Prof. A. N. Kargupta 

Mailing Address      :
P. G. Department of Botany, L.N. Mithila University, Darbhanga (Bihar).

E-mail                      : 



Academic Experience (Teaching & Research) 

U.G. & P.G. classes over 38 Years at L.N. Mithila University, Darbhanga.

Research Research Projects Operated : 02 (One Minor and One Major) funded by UGC. 

               Research papers published  : 51 (National and International Journals) 

               Books and monographs published   : 02 

(i) The genus Spirogyra (Zygnematales) in West Bengal, India. 

J. Cramer Publisher, Stuttgart, Berlin, Germany, 1992, pp. 75, 229 figs. 

(ii) Algar flora of North Bihar (Zygnemataceae), India  

Bishen Singh and Mahendra Pal Singh Publisher, Dehradun, 2004. Pp. 237 ISBN : 81 – 511 – 0330 -0. 

               Books (edited) : 04 

                            (i) Kargupta, A.N. and Siddiqui, E.N. (1995) : Algal Ecology : An Overview, 

                             International publishers, Dehradun, India pp. 438, ISBN : 81 – 7089-206 – 6. 

                            (ii) Verma, B.N., Kargupta, A.N. and Goyal, S.K. (1998) : Advances in Phycology, 

                              Associated Publishing Co. Ltd., New Delhi, pp. 394, ISBN : 81 – 86580 – 32 – 8. 

                            (iii) Verma, B.N., Kargupta, A.N. and Yadav, R.N. (2003) : Phycology : Nature       

                             Nurture, Kalyani Publisher, New Delhi, pp. 425, ISBN : 81 – 2720 – 0825 – 6. 

                           (iv) Keshri, J.P. and Kargupta, A.N. (2005) : Glimpses of Indian Phycology (P. 

                             Sarma Felicitation Volume) Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh Publisher, 

                             Dehradun, pp. 384, ISBN: 81 – 211 – 033 – 9.  

                 Books (contributed)- Chapters/Papers contributed in over 5 books 

                 M.Phil. Guided & degree awarded– 01 

                 Ph.D. Guided & degree awarded– 04 

                 Invited/Contributed Paper Presentationsin over 15 International/National Conferences/Symposia/Seminars held in India and abroad

Citations of Work in Authoritative Indian/Foreign Books/Monographs

Kargupta, A.N. (1987), Phykos 26, p. 51 cited in Krishnamurthy, V. 1998 Algae of India
and neighboring countries 1 Chlorophycota in page No. 65 – 66.
(ii) Kargupta, A.N. and Sarma, P. (1992), Cited in Algae of India Vol. – II, Botanical
Survey of India, 2012 (R.K. Gupta) pp. 77 – 90.
(iii) Kargupta, A.N. and Jha, R.N. (1995), in Biology of conjugales (Eds. Vidyavati & Noor)
Printwell publisher cited in Kadlubowska, J.Z. (2001) in Phytomorphology, Golden Jubilee Vol.
(iv) Kargupta, A.N. and Jha, R.N. (2004), Algal flora of North Bihar cited in Algae of India
Vol. – II (R.K. Gupta) , 2012, Botanical Survey of India Publisher, pp. 77-90.

Publications of Research Papers :

1)     Sarma, P. and Kargupta, A.N. (1981) : On a new variety of Stigeoclonium geraldii Islam (S. geraldii Islam var. bengalense var. nov.) from West Bengal (Abstr.) Proc. 68th Indian Sci. Congres Pt. 3:7.

2)     Sarma, P.,  Mustafa, G. and Kargupta, A.N. (1982) : New records of Spirogyra spp. from West Bengal – II (Abstr.) Proc. 69th
Indian Sci. Congr.
Pt. -3:12.

3)     Sarma, P. and Kargupta, A.N. (1982) : On the occurrence of Leptosiropsis Jao – A chaetophoralean alga, new to Indian flora (Abstr.) JIBS, 61:2.

4)     Sarma, P. and Kargupta, A.N. (1983) : On three species of the genus Stigeoclonium, new to Indian flora (Abstr.) Proc. Indian Sci. Congr. Pt. 3:4.

5)     Jha, V., Kargupta, A.N. and Jha, U.N. (1985) : Utilization and conservation of aquatic resources in Mithila, North Bihar, India (Abstr.) Proc. 2nd International Conf. Environ. Edu. 9.

6)     Kargupta, A.N. and Sarma, P. (1986) : Two new varieties of the genus Draparnaldiopsis Smith & Klyver from West Bental, (Abstr.) JIBS, 65 (Suppl.) : 2.

7)     Kargupta, A.N., Sarma, P. and Jha, V. (1986). : New Record of a chaetophoralean alga Leptosiropsis (L. torulosa Jao) from eastern India. Environment & Ecology 4 (1): 179-181.

8)     Sarma, P. and Kargupta, A.N. (1986): New species of the genus Zygnemopsis (Zygnematales: Cholorophyceae) from India. Hydrobiologia

9)     Verma, A.M. and Kargupta, A.N. (1986): Seasonal variation of wall vegetation of Darbhanga, North Bihar. Environment & Ecology 4 (2): 339-342.

10) Kargupta, A.N. (1987): New records of some members of Ulotrichales from West Bengal. Phykos 26: 47-52.

11) Kargupta, A.N. (1987) : Occurrence of two rare chaetophoralean algae new to Bihar (Abstr.) Proc. 74th Indian Sci. Congr. Pt. – 3:3.

12) Kargupta, A.N. and Sarma, P. (1987): Rare species of Bulbochaete (Cholorophyceae: Oedogoniales) from Birbhum and Murshidabad districts of West Bengal, India. Hydrobiologia 153: 13-21.

13) Kargupta, A.N., Dwivedi, N.P., Verma, A.M. (1987): A revised key to species of Spirogyra Link (Cholorophyceae: Zygnemataceae) occurring in India. Mendel 1(4): 76-88.

14) Kargupta, A.N., Kumari, B. and Verma, A.M. (1987): Two new species of the genus Spirogyra Link from esterm India. Science &
Culture 53:

15) Sarma, P. and Kargupta, A.N. (1987): New records of Stigeoclonium spp. (Chaetophorales: Chlorophyceae) from West Bengal, India. Bangladesh J. Bot. 16 (1): 15-37.

16)Sarma, P. and Kargupta, A.N. (1987): New records of Zygnema spp. (Chlorophyceae: Zygnematales) from West Bengal, India. Nova Hedwigia 45 (3-4): 471-485.

17)Kargupta, A.N. (1987): New reports of some members of Chaetophorales from Bihar, India. Adv. Biosc. 6 (2): 155-173. 

18)Kargupta, A.N. (1989): Indian Zygnemataceae – I. The genus Mougeotia from West Bengal. Biojournal 1 (1): 97-105.

19)Kargupta, A.N., Jha, V., Mishra, R.K. and Mahto, A. (1990): Periphyton on Euryale ferox Salisb. A primary observation on the composition and ecology. Biojournal 2 (2): 369-370.

20)Ahmad, M.R. and Kargupta, A.N. (1990): New records of some green algae from Bihar. J. Econ. Tax. Bot. 15 (1): 203-209.

21)Kargupta, A.N. and Ahmad, M.R. (1991): Freshwater green algal flora of North Bihar – II. J. Econ. Tax. Bot. 15 (1): 203-209.

22)Kargupta, A.N., and Sarma, P. (1991): New records of Coleochaete species from West Bengal, India. Bangladesh J.
Bot. 20 (2):

23)Jha, V., Kargupta, A.N., Dutta, R.N., Jha, U.N., Mishra, R.K. and Sarswati, K.C., (1991): Utilization and conservation of Euryale ferox Salisb. In Mithila (North Bihar), India. Aquatic Botany, The Netherland. 39: 295-314.

24)Kargupta, A.N. and Mishra, V. (1992): A new species of Cylindocapsa (Chlorophyceae: Ulotrichales) – C. iyengarai sp. nov.  from Bihar, India. Nova Hedwigia 55 (3-4): 527-531.

25)Kargupta, A.N. and Dubey, P. (1994): Cyanobacterial flora of Darbhanga and bordering areas of Nepal: A taxonomic consideration. Adv. Plant. Sci. 2: 92-119.

26)Jha, V., Saraswati, K.C., Kargupta, A.N. and Mishra, S. (1994): Plants in cultural life of Mithila (N. Bihar), India. Adv. Plant Sci. Res. 2:

27)Kargupta, A.N. and Jha, R.N. (1995): Taxonomy of Indian Zygnemataceae: A review. In: Biology of Conjugales (Eds. Vidyavati & M.N. Noor), Printwell, Jaipur, pp. 104-129.

28)Kargupta, A.N. and Ahmad, MD. R. (1995): The genus Spirogyra (Chlorophyceae: Zygnemataceae) from Mithilanchal, Bihar. In: Biology of Conjugales (Eds. Vidyavati & M.N. Noor), Printwell, Jaipur, pp. 195-218.

29)Kargupta, A.N. and Jha, V. (1996): Makhana (Euryale ferox salisb.): A potential aquatic crop of Northern India. In: Agriculture and Biotechnology (Special number) (Ed. A.K. Bhatnagar, Delhi University Botanical Society, New Delhi) pp. 101-108.

30)Kargupta, A.N. (1996): Monotypic genus Arnoldiella (Cladophorales: Chlorophyceae): A new record from Indian subcontinent. J. Econ. Tax. Bot. 18 (2): 439-441.

31)Jha, V., Kargupta, A.N. and Jha, A. (1996): Leaves and flowers utilized as supplementary vegetables in Darbhanga (N. Bihar) and their ethnobotanical significance. J. Econ. Tax. Bot. 12: 395-402.

32)Kargupta, A.N. (1996): New record of Draparnaldiopsis alpina (Chlorophyta) for India. Bangladesh J. Botany 25 (1):  99-101.

33)Kargupta, A.N. (1996): Contribution to our knowledge of Bulbochaete (Chlorophyta: Oedogoniales) from West Bengal, India. Phytomorphology 46 (4): 329-333.

34)Kargupta, A.N. (1996): Notes on two taxa of Bulbochaete (Chlorophyta: Oedogoniales) from West Bengal, India. Phykos 35 (1&2): 53-56.

35)Kargupta, A.N., Mukherjee, D.D. and Sarma, P. (1997): On two new taxa of Bulbochaete (Chlorophyceae: Oedogoniales) from West Bengal, India. Phytomorphology 47 (2): 135-139.

36)Kargupta, A.N. and Jha, S. (1997): The genus Stigeoclonium from North Bihar and bordering areas of Nepal. Phykos 36 (1-2): 37-42.

37)Kartupta, A.N. (1998): conjugation in Zygnemataceae. In : Advances in Phycology (Ed. B.N. Verma, A.N. Kargupta and S.K. Goyal), APC Publ., New Delhi, pp. 95-111.

38)Kargupta, A.N. (1999): Taxonomy of Zygnemataceae: Problems and Prospects. In: Recent Trend in Algal Taxonomy Vol. 1. Taxonomical issues (Ed. Vidyavati & Mahato), APC Publ. Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, pp. 141-154.

39)Jha, S. and Kargupta, A.N. (2001): Cyanobacterial flora of Eastern Koshi Basin, Nepal. Ecoprint 8 (1): 37-43.

40)Kargupta, A.N. (2003) : Taxonomy of Zygnemataceae: An Overview in Phycology : Nature and Nurture (Edt Verma, B.N., Kargupta, A.N and Yadav, R.N.) pp263-272.

41)Kargupta, A.N. and Ahmad, M. R., (2004): The genus Oedogonium (Chlorophycae: Oedogonialis) from Bihar, India. J. L. N. Mithila University 1 (1): 1-5. 

42)Keshri, J.P. Kargupta, A.N. and Mustafa, G. (2005) : Contributions of the Burdwan school of Phycology In Glimpses of Indian Phycology (Edt. Keshri, J.P. and Kargupta, A.N.) pp. 361-384.

43)Kargupta, A.N. and Keshri, J.P. (2006): New records of macrandrous Oedogonium (Oedogoniales: Chlorophyceae) taxa from West Bengal, India. Algological Studies  (Arch für Hydrobiologia) 122: 57-71.

44)Kargupta, A.N. and Keshri, J.P. (2006): New records of Chaetophorales (Chlorophyta) from West Bengal, India. Geophytology 36 (1-2): 43-45.

45)Jha, S. and Kargupta, A.N. (2006): Taxonomy of the genus Oscillatoria Vaucher from the river Koshi Basin. In Environment and Plants : Glimpses of Research in South Asia (Edt. Jha et. al.) ECOS, Nepal, pp. 264-274.

46) Mairh, A. and Kargupta, A.N. (2009): Cyanophytes of Damodar river, Jharkhand, India. Vegetos 22 (2): 71-74.

47)Jha, S. & Kargupta, A.N. (2012): Record of two Genera: Spirulina and Arthrospira (Nostocales, Cyanophyceae) along River Koshi Basin of Nepal and Bihar. Phytomorphology 62 (1-2): 25-31.

48)Kargupta, A.N. and Bose, S.K.(2012): Marphotaxonomy of some Chlorococcales from Darbhanga, North Bihar. Biospectra 7 (1): 119-126.

49)Verma, A.B. and Kargupta, A.N. (2012) : Vetiveria zizanioides (L.) Nsh. : A miracle grass. Botanica Mithilantica 1: 50-58.

50)Keshri, J.P. and Kargupta, A.N. (2013) : The genera Draparnaldia Bory and Draparnaldiopsis Smith et. al. Klyver (Chaetophorales : Chlorophyta) in India. (Abstr.) National confer. On “Frontiers in Algology and Algal Biotechnology: (NCFAAB). pp. 47 – 48.

51)Kargupta, A.N., Keshri, J.P. and Mallick, P. (2013): Mougeotia nummuloides (Hassall) DeToni – A new record from India J. Econ. Taxon. Bot. 37 (4) : 644 – 646.




  1. Amarendra Nath Kargupta

    I am Amarendra Nath Kargupta.I want to update my biodata.I have published 2 more monographs: 1.Kargupta,A.N. and Kumari, Swati 2022
    Oedogoniales(Chlorophyceae) of Bihar.,India .Bishen Singh and Mahendra Pal Singh Publ.,page 208. 2.Kargupta,A.N.and Keshri,J.P. 2022. A monograph on Indian Chaetophorale ( Sensu Fritsch 1935) 239.

  2. Amarendra Nath Kargupta

    I am Amarendra Nath Kargupta .I am updating my contributions as follows: 1.Kargupta,A.N. and Kumari,S. 2015 New record of some taxa of the genus Bulbochaete ( Chlorophyceae: Oedogoniales) from North Bihar .Phytomorphology 65 (324): 150-155. 2Kargupta ,A.N. and Kumari, S.2016 A new record of nannandrous species of the genus Oedogonium link( Oedogoniales,Chlorophyceae) from Bihar,India. Indian Journal Plant Science,5(3):59-62. 3 .Kargupta,A.N. Morphotaxonomy and ecological understanding In Bioprospecting of Algae ( Noor,M.N.,Bhatnagar,S.K. and Sinha,S.K.) Soc.Plant Research Pub.( J.P
    Sinha Memorial Volume) pp. 209- 213. 4.Kargupta,A.N.,Kumari,S. and Kumari, Shipra 2018. Distribution of genera: Bulbochaete,Oedogoniumand Oedocladium in India since 1980 .A review. In Bioprospecting of Algae( Edt. Noor,M.N.,Bhatnagar,S.K.and Sinha,S.K.) ,Soc.Plant Research Pub.,pp.193-208.