Assistant Professor

Department of Zoology

Netaji Mahavidyalaya Arambagh, Hooghly-712601

Mobile: +91-8145295072



Date of Birth: 07-01-1987, Nationality-Indian, Marital Status: Single Religion-Hinduism


Characterization and estimation of surface wax alkanes, Characterization and estimation of free fatty acids from leaf surface waxes, Characterization and estimation of long-range volatiles organic compounds (VOCs) from undamaged and insect damaged leaves, Thin Layer Chromatography (TLC), Identification with coupled gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS), The olfactometer and bioassay

Position Held

Assistant Professor in Zoology: Netaji Mahavidyalaya, Arambagh, Hooghly since January 2017


  • Ph.D- May 2017 from The University of Burdwan (February, 2012- May, 2017) under the supervision of Dr. Anandamay Barik.
    Title of the Ph.D thesis-‘‘Chemical interactions between the weed, Polygonum orientale L. (Polygonaceae) and the herbivore, Galerucella placida Baly (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae)’’
  • M.Sc-Zoology (Special Paper-Environmental Biology), Visva-Bharati,Santiniketan, India, (2010, 1st class)
  • B.Sc- Zoology, Visva-Bharati,Santiniketan, India, (2008, 1st class)

Research Experience and Interest

Ecology, Plant-insect interaction, Nutritional Ecology of insect

Publications in peer reviewed journals


1. Mukherjee, A., Malik, U. and Barik, A. (2014). Allelopathic effects of the weed, Polygonum orientale L. on Jute. Indian J. Agric. Res.., 48 : 278 – 286. Online ISSN: 0976-058X

2. Sarkar, N., Malik, U. and A. Barik. 2014. “n-alkanes in Epicuticular Waxes of Vigna unguiculata (L.) Walp. Leaves.” Acta Botanica Gallica: Botany Letters161: 373–377. ( I.F-0.871)

3. Malik, U. and Barik, A.(2015). Free fatty acids from the weed, Polygonum orientale leaves for attraction of the potential biocontrol agent, Galerucella placida (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae). Biocontrol Science and Technology    25: 593−607. (I.F-0.95)

4. Malik, U. and Barik, A. (2016). Volatiles, and surface wax long-chain alkanes and free fatty acids from Polygonum orientale L.(Polygonaceae) flowers. Botany Letters163: 453−460. ( I.F-0.871)

5. Karmakar, A., Malik, U. and Barik, A.(2016). Effects of leaf epicuticular wax compounds from Solena amplexicaulis (Lam.) Gandhi on olfactory responses of a generalist insect herbivore. Allelopathy Journal 37:253−272. ( I.F-1.050)

6. Malik,U.,Karmakar, A. and Barik, A. (2016). Variation in fatty acids throughout the developmental stages of Vigna unguiculata (L.) Walp. Leaves. Botany Letters 163:461−468. ( I.F-0.871)

7. Adhikary, P., Malik, U. and Barik, A. (2016). Effects of four varieties of Lathyrus sativus L. seeds on the bionomics of Callosobruchus maculatus (F.) (Coleoptera: Bruchidae). The Canadian Entomologist148: 102–111. ( I.F-1.264)

8. Malik, U., Karmakar, A. and Barik A. (2016). Attraction of the potential biocontrol agent Galerucella placida (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) to the volatiles of Polygonum orientale (Polygonaceae) weed leaves. Chemoecology 26: 45−58. ( I.F-1.863)

9. Adhikary, P., Malik, U. and Barik, A. (2016). Oviposition behavior of Callosobruchus maculatus (F.)(Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Bruchinae) on four varieties of Lathyrus sativus L. seeds. Entomon 41:1–10. NAAS rating 4.42

10. Malik U., Das, S. and Barik, A. (2016). Biology of Galerucella placida, a potential biocontrol agent of the rice-field weed Polygonum orientale. Proceedings of the Zoological Society.  doi: 10.1007/s12595-016-0203-x.Online ISSN: 0974-6919

11. Malik, U., Mitra, S. and Barik, A. (2017). Attraction of the biocontrol agent, Galerucella placida Baly (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) to the leaf surface alkanes of the weed, Polygonum orientale. Allelopathy Journal 40:103−116. ( I.F-1.050)

Presentations in Conference/Experience

  1. “Long-chain fatty acids: Allelochemicals for attracton of the potential biocontrol agent, Galerucella placida Baly (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae)” Ujjwal Malik, oral presentation in the National Conference at University of North Bengal, West Bengal,India. 11-12 December 2015.
  2. Attended International Symposium on Genetic Analysis Translational and Development, Burdwan, West Bengal. 21-23 November 2014.
  3. Attended National Seminar on Bioprospecting of Natural Products, Burdwan, West Bengal. 5-6 December 2013.
  4. Participated Workshop on Frontiers in Molecular Biology and Basic Flowcytometry, Burdwan, West Bengal. 9th July 2012.


Awards and Honors

  1. Senior Research fellowship-June, 2016
  2. Junior Research fellowship-June, 2012
  3. Awarded SET-Conducted by West Bengal College Service Commission, West Bengal, India on December, 2014.
  4. Qualify Joint MTech/ MCP-Ph.D Admission 2011-12 at IIT Kharagpur.
  5. Awarded GATE- Conducted by IIT, Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), India on February, 2011.