Agrotechnology Discipline, Life Science School, Khulna University, Khulna 9208, Bangladesh.



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Shimul Das
Associate Professor

Academic Credentials:

Yet to defend Ph.D. in Plant Virology at Washington State University, Washington, USA.


Master of Science in Entomology

First Class First in the Batch (3.92 out of 4.0)

Department of Entomology, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh.

Major Subjects

Insect taxonomy and morphology, Insect pathology, Pest management 

Insect Ecology, Insect physiology, Toxicology, Biochemistry 

2004 – 2008

Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (Honors)

First Class First in the Batch (3.89 out of 4.0)

Agrotechnology Discipline, Khulna University, Bangladesh.

Major Subjects

Agronomy, Horticulture, Entomology, Plant Pathology, Soil Science

Ecology, Genetics and Plant Breeding, Biotechnology, Biochemistry


Higher Secondary Certificate


First Class






Secondary School Certificate


First Class (Star)





April 12 – May 15, 2014

Foundation Training for University Teachers


Graduate Training Institute, Mymensingh, Bangladesh.

May 28-29, 2013

Training on Curriculum and Learning Assessment


Life Science School, Khulna University, Bangladesh

February 16-17, 2013

Training on Self-Assessment and Academic Quality


Life Science School, Khulna University, Bangladesh

November 25-29, 2012

Training on Continuation and Updating of Digital Archive on Agricultural

Theses and Journals of Bangladesh


Sher-E-Bangla Agricultural University, Dhaka, Bangladesh

July 24-28, 2011

Training on Teaching methodology


Khulna University Research Cell, Khulna University, Bangladesh

  • Molecular plant virology
  • Genome-wide association mapping (GWAM) and QTL analyses
  • Host-virus-vector interactions
  • Insect ecology and IPM prioritizing biological control
  • Advanced bioinformatics analyses

Projects Planned



Evidence of Vertical Transmission of BCMV in Bean Seed Supplied by BD Companies (Running)


Acquisition and Transmission Efficiency of BBA against BCMV (Running)


GWAM of an Indigenous Rice Core Collection for Detecting Genomic Part(s) associated with Resistance to BPH (Proposed For 2020


Isolation of Host Immunity from Some Select Cereals against FAW (Proposed)

Projects Accomplished


Jan 2016 – Dec 2018

“USAID and USDA Funded Genomic Project on BCMV and CPMMV Threatening Legume production in Bangladesh” conducted in WSU, USA under Supervision of Dr. Naidu Rayapati (Professor, Plant Path, WSU, USA).

June 2013 – June 2014

Principal Investigator of Khulna University Research Cell Funded Research “Efficacy of Seed Extract of Mahagoni and Neem on Stored Grain Pest of Rice, Sitophilus oryzae L.”  conducted in Agrotechnology Discipline, Khulna University.

Dec 2012 – Dec 2014

Alternate Sub- Project Manager of HEQEP Funded Sub-Project “Self-Assessment (SA) Exercise for Programs of Agrotechnology Discipline and Initiation of Subsequent Action Plan”. conducted in Agrotechnology Discipline, Khulna University, Khulna. 

International Conference


July 29 – Aug 03, 2018

Presented an abstract on “Host-specific lineages of Bean common mosaic virus in Bangladesh, Cambodia and Nepal” in a five-day International Congress of Plant Pathology (ICPP) in Boston, ‎Massachusetts, USA.

Nov 26, 2018

Presented a seminar on “Ecological Factors Affecting Survival and Pathogenicity of Ralstonia solanacearum” in Plant Pathology seminar series, Washington State University, USA.

Oct 16, 2018.

Presented a seminar on “Direct and indirect impacts of the root-knot nematode (Meloidogyne graminicola) on rice” in Plant Pathology seminar series, Washington State University, USA.

Soft Skills



Adept in statistical analyses with JMP14pro, R-Studio, Xl-Stat and Minitab 18.


Good at bioinformatics analyses with CLC for NGS data, BioEdit 7.2, Vector NTI, Mega 7, SigmaPlot and RDP 4.0 for Sanger-sequenced and NGS-filtered molecular data.

Published Research Articles:


S. Das, B. Bagewadi, L. Shah, K. H. Seng, A. C. Fayad, A. V. Karasev and Naidu, R. 2018. Host-specific lineages of Bean common mosaic virus in Bangladesh, Cambodia and Nepal.  Phytopathology 108 (10): 115-115.

H. Sultana, M.  A. Mannan, M. M. Kamal, K. G. Quddus and Das, S. 2018. Management of brinjal shoot and fruit borer using selected botanicals. Bangladesh J. Agril. Res. 43 (3): 431-440.

H. Sultana, M.  A. Mannan, M. M. Kamal, K. G. Quddus and Das, S. 2018. Appraisal of resistant genotypes against brinjal shoot and fruit borer (BSFB), Leucinodes orbonalis, Guenee. J. Bangladesh Agril. Univ.  16 (2): 227–231.

S. Das, M. M. Rahman, M. M. Kamal and Shishir, A. 2017. Species richness of thrips and whiteflies and their predators in mustard fields. J. Bangladesh Agric. Uni. 15 (1): 7-14.

M. Dey, S. Das, M. M. Kamal and Sarkar, R. 2017. Performance of different management practices on tomato fruit borer (Helicoverpa armigera Hubner) abundance and infestation. J. Bangladesh Agric. Uni. 14 (2): 161-166.

R. Sarkar, S. Das, M. M. Kamal, K. S. Islam and Jahan, M. 2017. Efficacy of management approaches against cucurbit fruit fly (Bactrocera cucurbitae coquillett) of bitter gourd. Bangladesh J.  Agric. Res. 42 (4): 757-766.

A. Shishir, M. M. Kamal, M. A. R. Khokon, M. R. Islam and Das, S. 2017. Effect of compost tea, streptomycin and cupravit in controlling bacterial leaf blight of rice. Bangladesh J. Agric. Res. 42 (3): 447-456.

S. Das, M. Z. Rayhan, M. M. Kamal, R. Sarkar, R. K. Gharami and Adhikary, S. K. 2015.   Assessment of Toxic and Repellent Effect of Natural Bio Pesticides on Rice Weevil (Sitophilus Oryzae L.) J. Agric. & Vet. Sci. 8 (7): 16-23.

M. S. Islam, S. Das, K. S.  Islam, A. Rahman, M. N. Huda and Dash, P. K. 2013.  Evaluation of different insecticides and botanical extracts against yellow stem borer, Scirpophaga incertulas in rice field.  Int. J. Biosci. 3 (10): 117-25.   

Z. Rayhan, S. Das, R. Sarkar, S. K. Adhikary, S. N. Tania, M. Islam and Rabbani, G. 2014. Bioefficacy of neem, mahogoni and their mixture to protect seed damage and seed weight loss by rice weevil in storage. J. Bio. & Env. Sci. 5 (1): 582-589.

S. Das, M. M. Uddin and Islam, K. S. 2011. Effect of brinjal varieties on the biology, food consumption and incidence of epilachna beetle, Epilachna dodecastigma Wied. Bangladesh J. Entomol. 21 (2): 83-96.

S. Das, M. M. Uddin and Islam, K. S. 2012. Effect of temperature on the behavior of Epilachna beetle (Epilachna dodecastigma Wied.) among different brinjal varieties.  J. Environ. Sci. & Natural Res. 5(1): 167 -172.

S. Das, P. K. Dash, M. R. Ali and Mannan, M. A. 2013. Infestation patterns of the coconut mite (Eriophyes guerreronis Keifer) and resulting yield loss in the southwestern region of Bangladesh. Int. J. Biosci. 3(7): 132-147.