Department of Life Sciences

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,


  • 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

  • Departmental Library

  • Field Experimental Plots

  • Botanical Garden


  • 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.(BHU),Ph.D.(BHU) Biochemistry"

         "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"

Associate Professor

        "M.Sc.(DU) Biochemistry"

Assistant Professors

         "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

Ph. 03732370250 


Collaborations and Projects

The faculties of the Department are actively engaged in collaborative research   works both at regional and national level.

Regional Institutions:

  • 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

National Institutions:

  • The Energy Resources Institute, New Delhi

  • National Fishery Development , Hyderabad

  • Regional Medical Research Centre, Bhubaneshwar, Oddissa

  • NBFGR, Lucknow

  • NCL, Pune



Digital database of Medicinal Plants


Digital database of Medicinal Plants


Bulletin of Life Sciences

Bulletin of Life Sciences


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