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Departmental Profile

The Master Degree programme in the department started in July 1996. Ph.D. and M.Phil. Programmes were launched subsequently in 1998 and 1999, respectively. Ongoing researches in the department include areas like Natural Resource Management & Biodiversity Conservation, Microbial Ecology, Rivers, Wetlands, Forests and Agro ecosystems, Insect Ecology, Algal Ecology, Wild Life Ecology, ethnobotany and Medicinal plants. Over the years, the Department has established collaboration with national level institutes like Indian Institute of Remote Sensing, Dehradun, G.B. Pant Institute of Himalayan Environment & Development (NE Unit). Itanagar, North Eastern Regional Institute of Science & Technology (NERIST), Itanagar, National Botanical Research Institute, Lucknow, Central Agriculture University (CAU), Imphal, Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), New Delhi and North East Institute of Science and Technology (NEIST), Jorhat, Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture (CIFA), Bhubaneswar, Bose Institute Kolkata, Bharthidasan University, Tiruchirapalli. The department is supported by the UGC Special Assistance (DRS) and DST-FIST programmes. The department has been given a "Centre for Bidiversity and Natural Resource Conservation" by UGC under XIth Plan. An Ornamental Fish Hatchery Unit has been established in the department. A MOU was signed between Assam University and Bamboo and Cane Development Institute (BCDI), Agartala for a P. G. Diploma Course on "Bamboo Cultivation and Resource Utilization".

Courses Offered

Courses Offered Duration Number of Seats
M.Sc. (by course work) Four Semester 38
M.Phil. (by course work & dissertation)
Ph.D. (by course & research work)
D. Sc. (by research work)
PGDTM (by course work) Two Semesters 15
PGDBC (by course work) Two Semesters 10
PGDBCRU (by course work) Two Semesters 10
Open Course Paper


 1st Semester Syllabus

 3rd Semester Syllabus

 IPP Syllabus

 M.Sc. Programme CBCS


 Class Routine


Name & Qualification Designation Area of Specialization Contact & Email ID
Abhik Gupta, Ph.D. Professor Freshwater Ecology and Biodiversity, Environmental Pollution and Toxicology

Ashesh Kumar Das, Ph.D. Professor Forest Ecology, Agro-ecology and Soil Ecology, Carbon Sequestration

Dulal Chandra Ray, Ph.D. Professor Population Ecology, Insect Diversity, Ecology of soil fauna, IPM and Ecotoxicology

Jyashree Rout Ph.D. Professor Algal Ecology and Biodiversity, Freshwater Ecology and Environmental Biotechnology, Lichenology and Medicinal Plants

Parthankar Choudhury, Ph.D. Professor(HoD) Agro-ecology, Pesticide Toxicology & IPM, Wildlife Ecology

Mithra Dey, Ph.D. Professor Ecotoxicology, Ecology & Biodiversity, Freshwater Ecology

Ajit Kr. Das, M.Phil., Ph.D Associate Professor Plant Taxonomy, Ethnobotany & Medicinal Plants, Higher Plant Ecology

Susmita Gupta, Ph.D. Associate Professor Freshwater Ecology, Aquatic Biodiversity & Biomonitoring, Environmental Monitoring and Management, Functional Morphology of Aquatic Insects

Aparijita De, Ph.D. Assistant Professor Forest Ecology, RS & GIS Application in Forest Ecology
Tapati Das, Ph.D. Assistant Professor Aquatic Ecology, Biodiversity & Management, Wetland Ecosystem Service

Arun Jyoti Nath, Ph.D. Assistant Professor Bio-Carbon Sequestration


Head of the Department

Prof. Parthankar Choudhury



The passed out students are employed in Public & Private Sector organizations like WWF, NESAC, Rainforest Research Institute, Deovan, Orbis International, IIRS Dehradun, Asian Engineering Consultancy, New Delhi, Tripura Govt. College, National A forestation and Eco development Board, NEHU, Various NGOs, Burdwan Institute of Science & Technology, Burdwan , Research Fellow in Graduate Student Exchange Program (GSEP), Concorde University, Montreal.