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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 XI

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 15
PGDBCRU (by course work) Two Semesters 10
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Name & Qualification Designation Area of Specialization Contact & Email ID
Abhik Gupta, Ph.D. Professor Freshwater Ecology and Biodiversity, Environmental Pollution and Toxicology abhik.eco@gmail.com


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


Dulal Chandra Ray, Ph.D. Professor Population Ecology, Insect Diversity, Ecology of soil fauna, IPM and Ecotoxicology raydulal@yahoo.co.in


Jayashree Rout Ph.D. Professor Algal Ecology and Biodiversity, Freshwater Ecology and Environmental Biotechnology, Lichenology and Medicinal Plants routjaya@rediffmail.com


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


Mithra Dey, Ph.D. Professor Ecotoxicology, Ecology & Biodiversity, Freshwater Ecology mithradey@rediffmail.com


Ajit Kr. Das, M.Phil., Ph.D  Professor Plant Taxonomy, Ethnobotany & Medicinal Plants, Higher Plant Ecology dasajitkumar15@gmail.com


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


Aparijita De, Ph.D. Assistant Professor Forest Ecology, RS & GIS Application in Forest Ecology aparajita.dehajra@gmail.com
Tapati Das, Ph.D. Assistant Professor Aquatic Ecology, Biodiversity & Management, Wetland Ecosystem Service das.tapati@gmail.com


Arun Jyoti Nath, Ph.D. Assistant Professor Bio-Carbon Sequestration arunjyotinath@gmail.com


Head of Department

Prof. Mithra Dey


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.


Biological diversity is fundamental to the fulfillment of human needs. An environment which is rich in biological diversity, offers the broadest array of options for sustaining human 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 plantations. Barak Valley has 12 Reserve Forests, (RFs) and one Wildlife Sanctuary (WLS). The Valley is richly endowed with plant and animal resources, which needs to be managed on a sustainable basis to serve as the main drive of development in the area. The sustainable development of any area depends on the proper utilization of its natural resources.

The Centre for Biodiversity and Natural Resource Conservation is attached to the Department of Ecology & Environmental Science is mandated to carry out research works pertaining to biodiversity conservation and effective and scientific management of the natural resources of the valley.


Name Designation Area of Specialization Contact & Email ID
PARTHANKAR CHOUDHURY Ph.D. Professor Agro-ecology, Pesticide Toxicology & IPM, Wildlife Ecology parthankar@rediffmail.com
PANNA DEB Ph.D. Assistant Professor Forest Ecology, Biodiversity Conservation,Plant Invasion pannadeb@rediffmail.com
HILLOLJYOTI SINGHA Ph.D  Assistant Professor  Wildlife Ecology, Biodiversity Conservation hillojyoti.singha@gmail.com


Phone : (03842) 270824 (O)