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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)


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

Head of the Department

Prof. Sarbani Giri

 (03842) 270823


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