1. Collection
Registered Number 931
Acronym VBCCA
Full Name VISVA-BHARATI CULTURE COLLECTION OF ALGAE
Institution VISVA-BHARATI CENTRAL UNIVERSITY
2. Correspondent
Correspondent Assoc.Prof. Jnanendra Rath
Postal Address Assistant Professor, Department of Botany,Visva-Bharati University, Santiniketan,West Bengal,731235
Country India
Telephone 1 (91) 947-4766362
E-mail 1 vbcca@visva-bharati.ac.in
E-mail 2 jrath@visva-bharati.ac.in
Homepage http://www.visva-bharati.ac.in/ 
3. Status of the collection
Status University
4. Sponsors and budget
Sponsor Visva-bharati University
5. Personnel
Director Prof. Samit Ray
Curator Assoc. Prof. Jnanendra Rath (Algae)
Number of Staff Assistants (1)
Total (1)
6. Main Subjects
Subjects Applied microbiology
Culture and preservation methods
Industrial microbiology
Marine biology
Systematics and taxonomy
7. Preservation
Method and category of cultures Subculturing(cyanobacteria, Diatoms, Green algae)
Deposit Mainly to collections in our country
Source(s) of strains for people in this country: isolated by or introduced from Isolation by ourselves
Personally from the scientists in our country
From the collections in our country
From the research institutions in our country
Number of Strains until now Type Holding strains
(total number)/(number from your country)
new species
(total number)/(number from your country)
Algae 50 50
Number of strains last year Type Holding strains
(total number)/(number from your country)
new species
(total number)/(number from your country)
Microbes distributed
(total number)/(in your country)
Algae
8. Availability of Cultures
Availability Free to Academic culture collection within network
Exchange with Most recognised collection
9. Catalogue
10. Services
Training Management of a culture collection
Identification
11. Entry and Update Dates
Date of Entry 2008-10-14
Date of Reply 2009-11-23