Dr. Sanjib Kr Paul was born on 19th September 1987 in Agomani, a small town of Dhubri district in the state of Assam in India. He did his early schooling from his native village and completed Higher Secondary (10+2) from Agomani Higher Secondary School in the year 2005. He completed his Bachelors (Honours/Major) in Biological Sciences from B N College, Dhubri under Gauhati University, Assam with 1st class (Distinction) in the year 2008. Further, he pursued his Masters in Food Processing Technology from Tezpur University (Central) during the year 2008-10 followed by PhD in Agricultural Engineering (Food Process Engineering) from Assam University (Central), Silchar during the year 2012-2018.
He qualified Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) in 2010 with Food Technology as a subject in Engineering Sciences (XE) stream for MHRD, Govt of India Fellowship. He was also awarded with UGC-Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) through the UGC-NET examination in 2012.
He started his professional career as MPW under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of Assam in 2010 and served for eight months and joined as a Technical Assistant in the Department of Agricultural Engineering of Assam University, Silchar. During his service as a TA, he was actively involved in academic and research activities like- up-gradation of practical course syllabi, lab facility creation, innovation and introduction of new courses. He played a key role in introducing Bachelor of Vocation (B. Voc) programme in Food Processing in Assam University. In 2016, Dr. Paul joined in Indian Patent Office as Examiner of Patents and Designs under the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Govt of India. As Patent Examiner, he carried out the formal, scientific and legal examination of patent applications belonging to Biotechnology and allied sciences, issuing First Examination Report (FER), handling amended applications, assisting Controllers in hearing and decision making process. He was also involved in RMID activities and assigning IPCs to the patent applications. For his capabilities and performance, he received several appreciation letters from CGPDTM< Ministry>
He is well acquainted with different intellectual property rights (IPR) as in addition to on job full-time classroom and hands-on training for Patent Examiners at RGNIIPM, Nagpur and IPO, Kolkata; he also underwent various courses on IPs including IP Panorama and DL-101: Introduction to the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) from World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO), United Nations. In addition, he was also recommended by CGPDTM, Govt of India and participated in WIPO-INDIA training course on Patent search and examination for Asian-Pacific countries at RGNIIPM, Nagpur in October-2016. He also undergone NPTEL-Certification Course of IIT madras on Patent Law for Engineers and Scientists (July-October 2017), Sponsored by Ministry of HRD, Govt of India.
Dr. Paul is also involved in various interdisciplinary R&D activities. His area of interest includes environmental safety and biodegradable packaging, edible films and coatings, nano-food biotechnology for environmental and nutritional safety and security, microbial processing of food, food microbiological assay, bioprocess technology, fermentation, food biotechnology, food bioengineering, food product development, industrialization of indigenous food products, IPR management and related issues. In his domain, he has already published more than 15 international research papers in reputed journals including the journals of Elsevier, Springer, Taylor and Francis, De Gryiter etc and several are under process. He also published 5 international book chapters and encyclopaedia content published by Elsevier and CRC press. Two (02) books in his name are under process with the publisher. Dr. Paul also filed one patent on functional edible coating in India and also in WIPO-PCT, for which commercialisation avenues are being explored.
Dr. Paul also acts as a reviewer and editorial board member of various journals of his domain. He was also honoured with the life membership of Association of Food Scientists & Technologists, India (AFSTI) and Assam Science Society.
Presently Dr. Paul is serving as a Scientist in CSIR-IICT, Hyderabad.