Prof. Prodyut Bhattacharya is Ex-Dean of University School of Environment Management at GGS Indraprastha University, Govt. of NCT of Delhi, New Delhi. He is Professor in the area of Natural Resource Management. He has twenty-four years of experience in research, training and teaching in post graduate and PhD levels. He has been a fellow of Beahrs Environmental Leadership Program (ELP) of the University of California, Berkley, USA and Visiting Scientist fellowship (JSPS) under the University of Tsukuba, Japan. He received advance training on community forestry and microfinance from RECOFTC, Kassetsart University, Bangkok, and University of Naropa, Colorado, USA, respectively. He has worked with the Indian Institute of Forest Management (IIFM), Bhopal, under MoEF & CC, Government of India (1994-2010). He was the Founder Coordinator to set up the International Centre for Community Forestry (ICCF) at IIFM, Bhopal.
He has published more than 120 research papers in international and national journals including articles, technical reports, and conference papers, and has co-authored/edited five books. He has completed 10 International sponsored research projects (ITTO, IIED, DFID, IUCN, JICA, IDRC etc), and 14 other nationally sponsored research projects from multilateral/bilateral donors, government and corporate bodies.