The Department of Life sciences was established in 1977 with a mission of discovering and disseminating knowledge in the field of Life Sciences through teaching & learning process and to address problems affecting health & welfare of the society. To meet the requirement, the department offers Post-Graduate Programme like M.Sc. & Ph.D. in Life Sciences, to generate competent human resources as per individual, institutional and societal norms. Life Sciences are the thrust area of the 21st Century and are considered as the fastest growing discipline across the world. This DST-FIST sponsored department is receiving grants from various other agencies such as UGC, DBT, ICMR, MoEF, NBFGR etc. And has the following facilities,
MAJOR FACILITIES OF THE DEPARTMENT:
Central Instrumentation Facility
Classrooms and laboratories equipped with audio-visual facilities
Molecular Biology Laboratory
General Research Laboratories for Ph.D. Scholar
Tissue Culture Laboratory
Internet Facilities for teachers and students
Field Experimental Plots
MAJOR EQUIPMENTS AVAILABLE:
Thermo Cycler (Ependorf, USA), Master Cycler Nexus (Ependorf, USA)
Electrophoresis (Hoefer, USA)
Gel Documentation EZ System ( Alpha Imager, USA & BIORAD, USA)
Millipore Water Purification System
Lyophilizer (CoolSafe 55-4) ( LaboGeneApS, Denmark)
Leica Fluorescence Microscope DM 1000 (Leica, Germany)
High Speed Cooling Centrifuge 5418R (Ependorf, USA)
Gas Chromatography System (Agilent, Germany)
"M.Sc.(JNU),Ph.D.(NEHU) Fish Biology & Ecology"
"M.Sc.(DU), Ph.D.(DU) Plant Ecology"
"M.Sc.(GU), Ph.D.(DU) Zoology (Entomology)"
"M.Sc.(GU), M.Phil.(GU), Ph.D.(DU), Post-Doc Fellow (Southwest University, P.R.China) Cytogenetics & Pl.Breeding"
"M.Sc., Ph.D., PGDBI (Specialization: Plant Taxonomy, Bioinformatics)"
The Department is pioneered in designing unique course curricula to address regional and global challenges in the field of Life Sciences.
Master in Life Sciences (Botany)
Master in Life sciences (Zoology)
Ph.D. in Life Sciences
Post-Doctoral in Life sciences
The faculties of the Department are actively engaged in collaborative research works both at regional and national level.
North East Institute of Science & Technology, Jorhat, Assam
Tocklai Tea Research Institute, Jorhat, Assam
Rain Forest Research Institute, Jorhat, Assam
Central Muga & Eri Research Instiutte, Jorhat, Assam
Assam Agricultural University, Jorhat, Assam
Rajeev Gandhi University, Itanagar
The Energy Resources Institute, New Delhi
National Fishery Development , Hyderabad
Regional Medical Research Centre, Bhubaneshwar, Oddissa