Sabuj Kumar Chaudhuri

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Harvard University

CopyrightX from the Berkman Center for Internet & Society in the Faculty of Law at Harvard University (2016)

Jadavpur University

PhD on Impact of IPR on Biodiversity & Biotechnology in India and Designing a Model Biodiversity Information System (2002-2007)

NISCAIR, CSIR, New Delhi (formerly INSDOC)

Associateship in Information Science (AIS) (equivalent to MS in Information Science) with Specialization in Patent information System (1999-2001)

Annamalai University (DDE)

Master in Library & Information Science (MLIS) with specialisation in Academic Library System (2000-2001)

Bachelor in Library & Information Science (BLIS) (1999-2000)

University Calcutta

M.Sc in Marine Sc (First Class First-Gold Medalist) with specialization in Biological Oceanography (1990-1992)

B.Sc (Honours) in Zoology with Chemistry & Botany (1990)


Other Educational Qualifications and Training 

  1. Technical University, Denmark (DTU) & Copenhagen Business School, Denmark Short term Program (online) on Patenting in Biotechnology with Distinction (96.4%) (July –September 2017)
  2. Duke University, Emory University & The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, US Short term Program (Online) on Copyright for Multimedia with Distinction (92.7%) (July – August 2017)
  3. Two week training program on Intellectual Property (IP) Procedures from 19th -30th September 2016 from Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Intellectual Property Management (RGNIIPM), a National Center of Excellence for IPR under the Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India at Nagpur.
  4. University of Rhode Island, USA -The Media Education Lab, Harrington School of Communication and Media Got Distinction in the Course on Copyright Clarity Fall 2014 (Online) (October 6-December 8, 2014)
  5. Duke University, Emory University & The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, US Short term Program (Online) on Copyright for Educators & Librarians with Distinction (82%) (July 21st -August 18th 2014)
  6. University of Pittsburgh ,  Pittsburgh, PA 15260, USA Got Distinction in the Course on Disaster Preparedness (online) from August 26-October 7, 2013
  7. WIPO Academy, Geneva

Got Distinction in General Course on IPR (Online) October 1-November 2010


Awards, Scholarship & Fellowship

  1. Gold Medal Award in MSc. (Marine science) from the University of Calcutta.
  1. Got Scholarship in Associateship in Information Science course in INSDOC from CSIR, Govt. of India
  1. Junior Research Fellowship Award [JRF (UGC) NET] in Library & Information Science from the University Grants Commission
  1. Got UNESCO First Prize for Best Performance in Assignments in 6th day International workshop on ‘Greenstone Digital Library Software (GSDL)’in IIM , Kozhikode organized by UNESCO-DSIR-IIMK (From November 27 to December 02,2006)
  2. Selected for Turkiye Scholarships 2012 for Postdoctoral Research in Ankara University in the Department of Management of Information and Document in the Faculty of Social Sciences
  3. Selected for Netherlands Fellowship Programme (NFP) in 2015 for Advanced Master in Intellectual Property & Knowledge Management (IPKM) in the Faculty of Law of Maastricht University, the Netherlands
  4. Selected for Netherlands Fellowship Programme (NFP) in 2017 for Advanced Master in Intellectual Property & Knowledge Management (IPKM) in the Faculty of Law of Maastricht University, the Netherlands
  5. CEU/HESP Research Excellence Fellowship (2017-2018) at the Central European University in Budapest, Hungary from January 4, 2018 to April 2, 2018

Research Publications

  1. Microbial Biopiracy in India: How to Fight Back?

Journal of Intellectual Property Rights (JIPR), Vol 8, September 2003, pp 389-399.

[]Impact Factor of JIPR: 0.170 (JCR 2010)

2. Analysing Patenting Activity and Investment in Science and Technology in India.

Patentmatics (e-journal), September 2003 []

3. The Impact of IPR on Biodiversity. Patentmatics (e-journal), June 2003


4 .Role of Patents as Sources of Technical Information in developing countries with Special reference to India

Librarian, Vol 8, 2001, PP.36-44.

5. Intellectual Asset Management

Librarian,Vol 9 & 10, 2002 & 2003,pp.26-32.

6. Genetic Erosion of Agrobiodiversity in India and Intellectual Property Rights: Interplay and some Key Issues.

Patentmatics (e-journal), June 2005[http://www.]

7. Impacts of a Patent on Euryale ferox on Biodiversity at Micro level: A Case Study.

Journal of Intellectual Property Rights (JIPR), Vol 11, November 2006, pp. 430-435.

[] Impact Factor of JIPR:0.170(JCR 2010)

8. Changing Patent Scenario in India.JUAA-WMA Newsletter, IX (I), pp. 7-13

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9. Fair Use Vs Copyright Non-Compliance among the Academic Community in Universities of Developing Nations International

Journal of Digital Library Services (IJODLS), Jan-March 2012, Volume-2, Issue-1 []

10. Digital Information Resources for Disaster Management of Libraries and Information Centres

Bangladesh Journal of Library & Information Science, Vol.2 (1) July 2012 pp.12-21


11. Functional Integration of public, academic and special libraries in order to achieve a homogenous knowledge society in India: challenges and opportunities

Charaibeti-Golden Jubilee Commemorative Volume , August 2014,Department of Library & Information Science, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, West Bengal, India, pp 227-233

Monograph Publication for Post Graduate Course on IPR

Written a Course material for ‘Post Graduate Diploma in IPR (PGDIPR)’ conducted by IGNOU and WIPO, Geneva.

Course name (MIP-005): Protection of Industrial Property at the National Level

    1. Unit 8: Biodiversity and the Indian Law (pp.18-32) (ISBN-10:81-266-1788-8)

Book Chapter (in an edited Book)

Modernisation of Libraries: A Challenge in Digital Era (Edited Book) Published by Mahamaya Publishing House, New Delhi-110 002 (INDIA) (ISBN-13:978-81-8325-053-5)

Chapter 15: Digital Rights Management – a Technological Measure for Copyright Protection and its Possible Impacts on Libraries


1. Intellectual Property Rights, Biodiversity and Information System: From Basics to Challenges Ahead

ISBN-10: 3845474114/ISBN-13: 978-3845474113, Published in Oct 24, 2011, LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing, Germany.

2. An Introduction to Fair Use and Copyright Management of Universities in India ISBN:978-81-7000-819-4

Published by ESS ESS Publications, New Delhi in 2017


Biomes and Ecosystems: An Encyclopaedia 

2 Articles

Godavari Estuary-pp 599-600

Mannar, Gulf of , Coral Reefs- pp.801-803

Editor: Robert Warren Howarth,Cornell University
Associate Editor: Jacqueline Mohan,University of Georgia
May 2013 · 4 vol. / 1,440 pages

Publisher: Salem Pr Inc , US (May 2013) / Hard Cover 

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1429838132

ISBN-13: 978-1429838139


Preliminary Study material prepared for the UGC sponsored WBCS Training course  in Basanti Devi College, University of Calcutta 


1. Peer-reviewed scholarly International Journal The Journal of World Intellectual Property (JWIP) Published by Blackwell Publishing

2. Peer-reviewer for scholarly International Journal Genomics, Society and Policy Published by the ESRC Genomics Network (EGN) spans UK’s 6 leading Universities and the Dutch Centre for Society and Genomics, is a peer reviewed online journal

Editorial Members

Calcutta University Journal of Information Studies (CUJIS)


1.  Member of Bankura University (W.B.) Council nominated by the Hon’ble Chancellor from April, 2014.

2. Member of Book Selection Committee, Government of West Bengal appointed by the Honorable Governor of West Bengal in 2011 for the Public Library Development of West Bengal

3. Member of National Mission on Libraries (NML) , West Bengal from 2014. 

4. Member of Zonal Railway Users’ Consultative Committee (ZRUCC), Eastern Railway, Ministry of Railways, Government of India as representative of the University of Calcutta from 01.10.2015 to 30.09.2017

5.Member of Board of Studies (BOS) in the University of Calcutta of attached to the Faculty Council foPG Studies for Education, Journalism and Library & Information Science

6. Life Member of FOSET (Forum of Scientists, Engineers & Technologists)

7. Governing Body Member of Surendranth Evening College as University of Calcutta Nominee

8.Governing Body Member of Vidyasagar Evening College in Kolkata as Government Nominee.

9.Governing Body Member of Tara Devi Harakh Chand Kankaria Jain College in kolkata as University of Calcutta Nominee

Papers in Seminars/Conferences

  1. Chaudhuri Sabuj Kumar; Freshwater Fish diversity Information System as a Basis for Sustainable Fishery; Conference paper of XXI National Seminar of IASLIC 2004; special Publication no. 44;pp.319-324. [Held at Jadavpur University Campus from December 31
  2. Chaudhuri Sabuj Kumar; College Libraries as Vectors of Sustainable Community Development; UGC Sponsored State Level Seminar on Role of College Libraries in Community Development 2010; pp.71-81 [Held at Central Library Department, Mahishadal Girl’s College from February 05,2010- February 6, 2010]
  3. Chaudhuri Sabuj Kumar and Adhikari Dipan ; Intellectual Property Rights to explore Biodiversity issues: present inputs, current debate, and future prospects. UGC Sponsored National Seminar Organized by Post Graduate Department of Botany, Barasat Government College, in collaboration with Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata on 14th & 15th July 2011 (ISBN-972-93-80673-52-3).
  4. Chaudhuri Sabuj Kumar;Reinventing & Redefining Education: Preparing students for the 21st century through ICT enabled education ; NAAC sponsored seminar on Best Practices of Student Support & Progression organized by the IQAC, Basanti Devi College on 5th & 6th June 2013

National Seminar & Short Term Course Coordinator

1) Organizing Secretary in 2 Days  National Seminar "Rebooting Public Libraries For The 21st Century To Recreate The Future"  on March 3rd  & 4th, 2016 sponsored by the UGC, RRRLF , Govt of India 

2) Coordinated 7 Days Short Term Course "Cross-Cutting Research in Social Sciences for an Inclusive, Innovative and Reflective Society"  from 8th March-14th March 2016 organized by the UGC-Human Resource Development Centre (HRDC), University of Calcutta 

3) Coordinated 7 Days Short Term Course " Information Management and Research Methodology" from 24th March-31st March , 2014 organized by the UGC-Human Resource Development Centre (HRDC), University of Calcutta 

International Conferences

1. Paper accepted and published in QQML2011 (3rd International Conference on Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries) from 24 - 27 May 2011, Athens Greece

Paper title: Copyright and Access Management of E-resources in Digital Libraries in Universities in India, pp.41 []

2. Paper accepted and published in World Library and Information Congress: 77th IFLA General Conference and Assembly, 13-18 August 2011, San Juan, Puerto Rico

SIG: Libraries providing integration, innovation and information for women

Paper title: Realising the Goal of Women Empowerment through Access to Information: Basanti Devi College as a Case Study


Resource Person on ICT

UGC sponsored and collaboration with WEBEL Informatics Ltd. (A Government of West Bengal Undertaking) National Workshop  on ICT Literacy from 12th-17th September 2011 in  Basanti Devi College, University of Calcutta

Invited Lectures

1.In the Refresher Course in Environmental Studies (from 3rd March- 22nd March, 2014) Organized by the UGC, Academic Staff college, University of Calcutta.

TopicIPR on Marine Biogenetic Resources: Bioprospecting to Biodiscovery & Question of Ownership

2. In the Orientation Programme (8th December 2015) in UGC-Human Resource Development Centre, Jadavpur University, Calcutta.

Topic-Understanding Innovation and IPR to Recreate our Future

3. In the Seminar on Users Needs & Satisfaction in Academic Library in Fakir Chand College, Diamond Harbour on 19.12.2015. Title of the lecture was Our library ...our books...our space’.

4. In the 112 th Orientation Programme (21st December 2015) in UGC-Human Resource Development Centre, University of Calcutta, Calcutta.


5. In the 113 th Orientation Programme (25th February 2016) in UGC-Human Resource Development Centre, University of Calcutta, Calcutta.

Topic-Copyright for Academia

6. In the UGC-HRDC, University of Calcutta sponsored Principal's meet-cum-workshop held in the Meghnad saha Auditorium, Rajabazar Science College Campus of the University of Calcutta on 19 March 2016, Saturday. The focal theme of the workshop was 'Use of ICT in Higher Education Institutions of India: Opportunities and Challenges'.

Topic-Grow with ICT: Create, Connect, Access and Share Knowledge to Grow Together

7. Invited Lecture of the Department of Anthropology, University of Calcutta in their Masters in Human Rights Program (2016-17) on 9th December 2016

Topic-IPR and Human Rights: an introduction

8. Invited Lecture on 22nd December 2016 at NIRJAFT, ICAR, Govt. of India Kolkata

Topic-By 1984 Paper Libraries Would Disappear, Except at Museums...We yet to have any…

9. In the 117 th Orientation Programme (5th January 2017) in UGC-Human Resource Development Centre, University of Calcutta, Calcutta.

Topic- Intellectual Property Rights (IPR): protecting your creativity 

10. In the Refresher Course in Life Sciences (9th January 2017) Organized by the Dept. of Zoology, University of Calcutta (thrust area: Challenges and options in Life Science Research in the developing world today) and by the UGC-Human Resource Development Centre, University of Calcutta, Calcutta.

Topic- IPR in Life Sciences: Unlock & Harness Your Innovative Potential

11. In the Short Term Course in Information Sciences (30th January 2017) Organized by the Dept. of Library & Information Science (thrust area: Open Knowledge & Ethics) and by the UGC-Human Resource Development Centre, University of Calcutta, Calcutta.

Topic- Open Innovation Vs Open Knowledge: emerging a new IPR regime

12. In the Short Term Course (27th February 2017) Organized by the UGC-Human Resource Development Centre, University of Calcutta, Calcutta (thrust area: Computer and Digital Education)

Topic- ICT: a catalyst for learning & innovation

13.  In the 5th Celebration of Public Library Day on 31st August 2017 by the Department of Mass Education Extension and Library Services , Government of West Bengal at Nazrul Mancha on "Role of Public Libraries in the Spreading of Education, Culture and Secular Values in Bengal".

14. In 7 days International Workshop (11th-17th October 2017) on Methodological Approach to Research in Language and Social Sciences Organized by the Department of Education, Jadavpur University in collaboration with Byanjanbarna Foundation on 14th October 2017

Topic-Unveiling Intellectual Property Rights

Principal Investigator of the UGC Research Project

Completed UGC sponsored Minor Research Project on Fair Use and Copyright Management in Universities as Principal Investigator.

Title of the Minor Research Project:

“Fair Use of both Analog and Digital Resources by the Academic Community Balancing Stakeholders Interests among the Universities of West Bengal and Designing a Model Copyright Management Policy”.

Educational Administration

  • NAAC (National Assessment & Accreditation Council, Government of India) Coordinator of Basanti Devi College, University of Calcutta from 2007-2013
  • NAAC Steering Committee Coordinator of NAAC Visit for Re-accreditation from 20th -22th February 2012
  • IQAC (Internal Quality Assurance Cell) Coordinator of  Basanti Devi College, University of Calcutta from 2007-2013
  • 2 terms elected Teaching Representative of the Governing Body of  Basanti Devi College, University of Calcutta
  • UGC sponsored West Bengal Civil Service WBCS) training course coordinator from 2010-2013 in  Basanti Devi College, University of Calcutta

Research Supervision


Awarded- Two

1. Redefining Information in The Light of the Major Philosophical Discoveries of Physical Mathematical and Biological Sciences

2. Emergence of Information and Communication Technology-realizing the need and heed of Teaching-learning Process (TLP)


  1. Image Crafting in Social Networking Sites: A Study of Changing Psychodynamics in Indian Society
  2. Digitization of Rare Books of Public Libraries in West Bengal: An Explorative Study
  3. Understanding the role of social media as an effective disaster information tool in the light of few natural disaster in India
  4. Determining the Copyright Ownerships of Unpublished Government Documents as Grey Literature of West Bengal from 1900-1957


Total Research Scholars-8

Yet to be awarded-8

Of them three are Junior Research Fellow (JRF), University Grants Commission, Govt. of India


  1. Research Assistant in Scientometric Research Project in ICMR, P&I Division, New Delhi, Govt. of India. [August 2000-December 2000]
  2. Junior Research Fellow UGC (JRF) NET and Senior Research Fellow UGC (SRF) NET in the Department of Library & Information Science, Jadavpur University, Kolkata  [from  2002- 2005]
  3. West Bengal Civil Service (WBCS) from 2005-2006.
  4. Guest Lecturer for Library & Information Science Program of Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) since January 2010 to 2013.
  5. Librarian in Basanti Devi College under the University of Calcutta in Kolkata, West Bengal from  2006 to  2013.
  6. Presently Assistant Professor in the Dept. of Library & Information Science in the University of Calcutta from 2013