Prof Ichha Purak retired as Professor of Botany from Ranchi Women College, University of Ranchi, Ranchi. She obtained her post graduate and Ph. D. degree in Botany from Ranchi University and joined as Assistant Professor in 1981 in the Department of Botany, Ranchi Women College, Ranchi. She became Professor in November 1998 and retired in 2010. Dr Ichha published 26 papers in reputed journals and delivered few lectures in various conferences. She was the Organizing Secretary of National Conference on Recent Advances in Environmental Biotechnology for Forest and Bio-diversity Management (NCEB-2006) and Chief Organizing Secretary of National Seminar on Environmental and Biotechnological prospects and issues in India (NSEB 2017 held at Ranchi Women College.
Professor Ichha Purak had been associated with the Society since beginning and had been instrumental in organizing many events of SPR and VEGETOS. Dr Ichha is the Fellow of SOCIETY FOR PLANT RESEARCH (SPR ), recipient of the Award of Excellence, HRD, Jharkhand Government; Excellence Award and Prof YSRK Sarma Memorial Award by SOCIETY FOR PLANT RESEARCH (SPR). Recently as the the Zonal Secretary (East) SPR during 2016-2017, she organized National events and a Webinar.