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Departmental Profile

The Department of Life Science and Bioinformatics was established in the year 1996. This department meets the national and regional needs for interdisciplinary teaching and research through its two years Masters Degree Course in Life Sciences and M. Phil. / Ph. D. Programme. The faculties of the department are vastly experienced and motivated representing almost all areas of modern biology. The department made pioneering efforts in formulating syllabi that takes care of all modern and common subjects in first year of M. Sc. Programme. In the second year students get exposed to the frontier areas in plant and animal sciences depending upon their previous courses.

A number of research projects funded by DBT, DST, UGC, TAI, ICAR, MOEF has been undertaken by the faculty members. The department has been recognized under Special Assistance Programme (SAP) by UGC and FIST by DST. The Bio-informatics Centre and Biotech Hub are also associated with the department.

Almost all our Faculty Members have received specialized training reputed institution and research laboratories around the globe. Quality teaching requires ongoing research activity which is being reflected by regular publications by our Faculty members in high impacted journals.

Courses Offered

Courses Offered Duration Number of Seats Program Course Structure
M.Sc. (by course work) (in two streams i.e., Botany & Zoology) Four Semester 50
M.Phil (by course work & dissertation)
Ph.D. (by course & research work)
D.Sc (by research work)

Faculty

Name & Qualification Designation Area of Specialization Contact & Email ID
Sarbani Giri, Ph.D Professor (HOD) Cell & Molecular Biology, Cytogenetics & Environmental Health girisarbani@gmail.com
 09435374207
G.D. Sharma, Ph.D Professor(On Lien) Microbial Ecology, Microbial diversity and Microbial Technology gduttasharma@yahoo.co.in
 09435500660
Devashish Kar, Ph.D Professor Fish Biology, Aquaculture, Limnology
M. Dutta Choudhury, M.Phil, PhD. Professor Ethnobotany, Medicinal Plants and Drug Discovery monishi_dc@writeme.com
Sanjib K. Panda, M.Phil., Ph.D., D.Sc. Professor Plant Molecular Biology, Plant Computational & Functional Genomics, Biochemistry drskpanda@gmail.com
A. Giri, Ph.D. Associate Professor Toxicology & Conservation rudha124@yahoo.com
 09435175243
Meenakshi Bawari, Ph.D. Reader Molecular Biology, Neurobiology
Sanjeev Kumar, Ph.D. Associate Professor Applied Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Immunology skpuniya@gmail.com
s_puniya@yahoo.com
Suchismita Das, Ph.D. Assistant Professor Fish Cytotoxicity
Debjyoti Bhattacharyya, Ph.D. Assistant Professor Plant Diversity, Systemic Botany debjyoti_bsi@yahoo.co.in
A. D. Talukdar, Ph.D. Assistant Professor Medicinal Plants, Phytochemistry, Natural Products adtdmr@rediffmail.com
A. Borah, Ph.D. Assistant Professor Neurobiology, Pharmacology anupomborah@gmail.com
H. K. Prasad, Ph.D. Assistant Professor Biotechnology, Comparative Genomics himanshu17@gmail.com
S. Roychoudhury, Ph.D.(Slovakia) Assistant Professor Environmental Health & Biodiversity, Animal & Medical Biotechnology shubhadeep1@gmail.com

Head of the Department

Prof. Sarbani Giri

 (03842) 270823

Placement

Allumni of the department are now serving as faculty members, research fellow in universities, colleges, national level research institutes and other educational institutions.

Bio-informatics Centre

Bioinformatics is the application of Information Technology to the Biosciences with the object of collation of knowledge. It is a bright new area, which refers to data management, algorithm development and data mining. Bioinformatics stands for the development and use of computational and mathematical methods for acquiring, storing, analyzing, retrieving and interpreting biological data to solve biological problems. Considering the importance of Bioinformatics for the growth of Life Sciences and Biotechnology, the Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Govt. of India has provided Bioinformatics Infrastructure Facility to Assam University, Silchar. The Centre was established in the year 2008, and since its birth it is actively associated with the popularizing Bioinformatics applications in Biological researches in Southern Assam and North East India as a whole. Computer Aided Drug Designing is the main thrust area of the centre. The centre is actively engaged in research on Legend Based Drug Designing from natural products. The centre provides teaching and research facilities to the students and researchers of the region. The centre coordinates the DeLCON facility where more than 900 high impact science journals are accessible.

Courses Offered

Courses Offered Duration Number of Seats Program Course Structure
PG Diploma in Bioinformatics (self financing) Two Semester 20

Classes are conducted on Saturdays and Sundays only

Faculty

Name & Qualification Designation Area of Specialization Contact & Email ID
M. Dutta Choudhury, M.Phil, PhD. Professor Ethnobotany, Medicinal Plants and Drug Discovery monishi_dc@writeme.com
A. D. Talukdar, Ph.D. Assistant Professor Medicinal Plants, Phytochemistry, Natural Products adtdmr@rediffmail.com
Pankaj Chetia, M.Sc., Bioinformatics A-Level. Research Associate Bioinformatics, Computer Aided Drug Designing

Coordinator

Prof. M. D. Choudhury

 (03842)270920(O)

Deputy Coordinator

Dr. Anupam Das Talukdar

 (03842)270920(O)

Email : bioinfoaus@bioinfoaus.ac.in
Website : www.bioinfoaus.ac.in