Research & Projects
The department has been very much active in academic as well as in research activities right from the beginning and the pace still continues. At present there are 10 teachers in the department and most of them are engaged in research activities of different fields of Zoology. There are 08 numbers of teachers at present in the department guiding 05 numbers of Ph D scholars under Cotton University 04 teachers are guiding students under Gauhati University.
Presently, in the department four research projects are going on funded by DBT, Govt. of India. The research activities are mainly focused on field of chronobiology, characterization, structure elucidation of anticancer active principle(s) from different medicinal insects and plants collected from North East India, study on heteropteran diversity, toxicology and phyto-remediation, study of natural mosquito repellent, study of different aquatic organisms as environmental stress indicator, DNA barcoding of indigenous fishes, better technique Fish preservation, study of benthic fauna of wetlands, seribiotechnology, study of butterfly diversity and wetland ecology.
|Sl. No.||Principal Investigator||Co. Principal Investigator||Title of the Project||Period||Sponsoring Agency||Sanctioned Amount||Status|
|1||Dr. Mamata Goswami||
Dr. Ratna Sarma,Dr.Tanushree Maitra
|Arsenic contamination of ground and prevalence of Arsenicosis in Assam: an ecological study.”||3 yrs||ICMR||Rs. 10,00000||Completed|
|2||Dr. Binoy Kumar Deka||
Biology and culture of Cirrhinus reba (Ham) in Assam.
|2 yrs||UGC||Rs. 50,000||Completed|
|3||Dr. Arup Kumar Hazarika||“Environmental-Monitoring and Moduling of Tasek Lake of Garo Hills (a techtonic lake)”.||2 yrs||UGC||Rs. 1,40,000||Completed|
|4||Dr. Karobi Saikia||Monitoring ongoing water quality changes in Guwahati city and its effect on destruction of habitat of endangered fauna||2 yrs||Education for Nature World wildlife fund, Washington, D.C.||Rs. 2,47,500||Completed|
|5||Rezina Ahmed||Study on diversity & ecology of insects of the family Chrysomelidae in some forest patches of Bhutan foothills of Nalbari district of Assam||2 yrs||UGC||Rs. 2,72,000||Completed|
|6||Dr. Uma Dutta||Study of ameliorative potential of bamboo shoot( Bambusa balcooa) against ethophen induced toxicity in albino rat||UGC||Rs. 5,00,000||Completed|
|7||Dr. Namram Sushindrajit Singh||Nil||Time is on your side: the importance of short photoperiod in reproduction of bird||3 yrs||SERB- DST, Govt. of India||Rs. 23,00,000||Ongoing|
|8||Dr. Akalesh K Verma||Nil||Study of anticancer potential of north east indian propolis and isolation of possible active principle(s).||2016-19||DST, Govt. of India||Rs. 32,000,00||Ongoing|
|9||Dr. Anjana Singha Naorem||Dr. Namram Sushindrajit Singh||Study and comparison of heteropteran diversity in two areas of Guwahati region.||1 yrs||DBT, Govt. of India||Rs. 8,00,000||Ongoing|
|10||Dr. Shamim Rahman||Dr. Devajit Baumatari||To what extent benthic diversity indicates water quality of wetlands of Guwahati having different pollution load||1 yrs||DBT, Govt. of India||Rs. 8,00,000||Ongoing|