for Biodiversity and Natural Resources Conservation
diversity is fundamental to the fulfilment of human needs. An
environment which is rich in biological diversity, offers the
broadcast array of options for sustaining welfare and for
adapting to change. The Barak Valley falling in Assam in the
Northeast India belongs to the Indo-Burma Hotspots, and one of
the most biological diverse regions of the world. Barak valley
constitutes 8.9% geographical area of the state covering an area
of 6922 sq km. The land use/land cover area of the Valley may be
characterised by evergreen forest, semi evergreen forest, mixed
moist deciduous forest, scrub forest, degraded forest,
agricultural land and tea gardens. Barak Valley has 14 Reserve
Forests and one wildlife sancturay. The valley is richly endowed
with plant and animal resources, which needs to be managed on a
sustainable basis to serve as the main driver of development in
the area. The sustainable development of any area depends on the
proper utilization of its natural resources.
these in view , the Assam university, Silchar being the highest
academic institute in the region, advocated for the
establishment of a Centre for Biodiversity and Natural Resources
Conservation in the University. The Centre is mandated to carry
out research works pertaining to biodiversity conservation and
effective and scientific management of the natural resources of
the valley with the following aim and objectives:
study the ecology and conservation of flora and fauna of
study the landscape ecology in the Barak Valley.
study the natural resources utilization pattern and
management by the communities of Barak Valley.
study the biophysical parameters in major ecosystems.
document indigenous knowledge system of the region.
develop the centre asan excellent academic department.
Graduate Diploma in Biodiversity Conservation (by course
work), Duration:Two Semesters, Intake
||Area of Specialization
|B.K Dutta, Ph.D
Agricultural Ecology, Biodiversity conservation
|Panna Deb, Ph.D
Prof. B.K. Dutta