Dr. Amit Chakrabarti

Present Designation

Scientist 'E'

Education Qualification


Contact Number

033-2367 4390/4955/3262 Ext. 108

Email Address



  1. Member, National Academy of Medical Sciences, India (M.N.A.M.S)
  2. Member, International Brain Research Organization (I.B.R.O)
  3. Member, Indian Pharmacological Society (I.P.S)
  4. Member, Association of Physiologists and Pharmacologists of India (A.P.P.I)
  5. Member, Association of Indian Humphrey Fellows
  6. Member, International Harm Reduction Association (I.H.R.A)


  1. NIDA International Forum Travel Award by National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) to attend 2011 NIDA International Forum and 73rd Annual Meeting of the College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD), Hollywood, Florida, USA – in 2011.
  2. NIDA International Forum Travel Award by National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) to attend 2009 NIDA International Forum and 71st Annual Meeting of the College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD), Reno, USA – in 2009.
  3. INVEST / Clinical Trials Network (CTN) Drug Abuse Research Fellowship awarded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), NIH, USA at Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse, McLean Hospital & Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA – October 2008 to September 2009.
  4. Hubert H. Humphrey Alumni Professional Development Grant awarded by US Department of State and the Institute of International Education, USA to attend 2007 National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) International Forum and 69th Annual Meeting of the College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD), Quebec City, Canada – in 2007.
  5. UK-India Education and Research Initiative (UKIERI) Project Formulation Travel Grant to the Institute of Reproductive and Developmental Biology, Imperial College London, Hammersmith Campus, London, UK – in 2006.
  6. Good Teacher awarded by Sikkim Manipal Institute of Medical Sciences, Sikkim Manipal University, Gangtok, Sikkim, India – in 2004.
  7. Fulbright Fellowship 2002 – 2003 under the Hubert H. Humphrey / National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) Fellowship Program at Department of Mental Health, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA – August 2002 to June 2003.
  8. Certificate of Excellence for the presented paper at the “12th Annual Conference of the Indian Academy of Neurosciences” at M.L.B Medical College, Jhansi, India – in 1994.
  9. R. Srinivasan Prize for the best paper presented by a P.G student at the “39th Annual Conference of the Association of Physiologist’s and Pharmacologist’s of India” at Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram, India – in 1993.

Foreign Visits

Canada, Singapore, Thailand, UK, USA, Vietnam

Research Interest

  • Mental health – Epidemiology, prevention and treatment
  • Toxicology – Clinical

Number of Publications

(a) International Journal: 12 (b) National Journal: 47
(c) Book & Proceedings-09

Selected Publications

  1. Ahongshangbam S, Chakrabarti A. Current analgesic use predicts low emotional quality of life in youth: A cross-sectional survey among university students in Sikkim, North East India. Indian J Med Res 2013 ; 137 : 1199 – 1203.

  2. Goel A, Chakrabarti A. Prevalence and socio-demographic correlates of substance use in a rural community in Sikkim, North East India – Results from a pilot population survey. J Substance Use 2010 ; 15 : 13 – 23.

  3. Chakrabarti A, Woody GE, Griffin ML, Subramaniam G, Weiss RD. Predictors of buprenorphine-naloxone dosing in a 12-week treatment trial for opioid dependent youth: Secondary analyses from a NIDA Clinical Trials Network study. Drug Alcohol Depend 2010 ; 107: 253 – 256.

  4. Potter JS, Chakrabarti A, Domier CP, Hillhouse MP, Weiss RD, Ling W. Pain and continued opioid use in individuals receiving buprenorphine–naloxone for opioid detoxification: Secondary analyses from the Clinical Trials Network. J Substance Abuse Treatment 2010 ; 38 Supplement 1 : S80 – S86.

  5. Chakrabarti A. Prescription of fixed dose combination drugs for diarrhea. Ind J Med Ethics 2007 ; 4 : 165 – 167.

  6. Bhalla A, Dutta S, Chakrabarti A. A profile of substance abusers using the emergency services in a tertiary care hospital in Sikkim. Ind J Psychiat 2006 ; 48 : 243 – 247.

  7. Maneesh M, Dutta S, Chakrabarti A, Vasudevan DM. Alcohol abuse-duration dependent decrease in plasma testosterone and antioxidants in males. Ind J Physiol Pharmacol 2006 ; 50 : 291 – 296.

  8. Samal IR, Maneesh M, Chakrabarti A. Evidence for systemic oxidative stress in tobacco chewers. Scand J Clin Lab Invest 2006; 66: 517 – 522.

  9. Manjari, Pandey S, Chakrabarti A, Pandey LK and Bhattacharya SK. Plasma isatin is increased in maternal anxiety and obstetrical stress. Stress and Health 2002 ; 18 : 133 – 139.

  10. Bhattacharya SK, Satyan KS and Chakrabarti A. Anxiogenic action of caffeine : an experimental study in rats. J Psychopharmacol 1997 ; 11 : 219 – 224.