Department of Botany

About the Department :

The Department of Botany of Sipajhar College is one of the departments of newly introduced science stream in the year 2018. We offer both major and general undergraduate courses under Gauhati University.

With the very congenial climate of its own, this part of the North East India is known for being the habitat of many botanically curious and botanical rarities with natural propagation and traditionalism in cultivation for multiple species.

The Department of Botany envisions a concerned and conscious community, protecting and reducing depletion of the indigenous plant diversity and exploring the diversity in continuum, in an explicitly comparative context.

With an optimal infrastructure including the laboratory, modern classrooms with audiovisual aids and the environs with rich botanical diversity, the department is ever percipient to the inquisitiveness and changing demands of the student fraternity.

STUDENT STRENGTH :

  1. B.Sc. 3rd Semester: : 13 (Major); 42 (pass-course)
  2. B.Sc. 1st Semester: 23 (Major); 44 (pass-course)

DEPARTMENTAL ACTIVITIES :

  1. On 25th of October, 2019 we visited Shillong and Cherapunjee as a part of course curriculum with B.Sc. 1st semester students.
  2. On 8th November, 2019 we conducted an exposure program to IASST, Guwahati with B.Sc. 3rd semester students under Gauhati University syllabus.

Faculty Members :

1.Dr. Karabi Devi, M.Sc., B.Ed., Ph.D.
Position Assistant Professor
Contact no. - 9508177666
Email devikarabi@gmail.com
Area of interest Mycology, Plant Pathology, Taxonomy
Research Activities Doctoral degree from North Eastern Regional Institute of Science & Technology (NERIST), Nirjuli, Arunachal Pradesh.
Publications
  1. Shrivastava Karuna and Devi Karabi. (2010). "Wild edible Fungi: An imperative non-wood forest produce for rural people of North Eastern hill region of India". In the proceedings of National Seminar on 'Transformation of Rural Economy of North-East Hill Region in India: Status, Determinants and Prospects'. B. Singh & S. Seetharaman (Eds.). NIRD, North Eastern Regional Centre, Khanapara, Guwahati, Assam, Pp. 124-131.
  2. Karabi Devi , Jahnovi Brahma , Karuna Shrivastava. (2016). "Documentation of four hitherto unreported wild edible macro fungi from Chirang district of Assam, North-East India" International Journal of Conservation Science, Volume 7, Issue 3, Pp 709-718.
  3. Karabi Devi. (2017) "Ethnomycological studies of some wild edible and medicinal mushrooms in Kamrup District of Assam, India". International journal of current advanced research, Volume 6, issue 5, pp 3954-3959.
PAPERS PRESENTED IN CONFERENCES AND ABSTRACT PUBLISHED
  1. Karabi Devi (2016). "Dietary and medicinal use of mushrooms in two villages of Chirang district of Assam, India". Paper presented in DST Sponsored National Conference on Current Issues in Non Timber Forest Products (NTTFs) , organized by Department of Life Science and Bioinformatics , Assam University, Diphu campus, Karbi Anglong, Assam, India from 22nd November to 23rd November, 2016.
  2. Karabi Devi (2017). "Studies on diversity of macrofungi in the tropical moist Sal forest of Kamrup district, Assam, India" Paper presented in International conference on Scientific indigenous Bio cultural knowledge in understanding climate change in biodiversity hotspots to develop strategies for socio ecological development: Data availability requirements and gaps organized by Assam University, Silchar and Centre for ecological economics and natural resources , Institute for social and economic change, Bengaluru on 27th and 28th July, 2017
Awards and achievements

2.Hirak Jyoti Kro, M.Sc., M.Phil.
Position Assistant Professor
Contact no. - 7002733672
Email jyotihirak777@gmail.com
Area of interest Bio-control of microorganisms, profiling of metabolites and Drug discovery.
Research Activities Worked on a dissertation entitled "Occurrence of soil fungi in Kholahath Reserve Forest of Morigaon district, Assam" towards the partial fulfillment of M. Sc. in Botany, from Gauhati University.
Worked on a dissertation entitled "Studies on fungi associated with post harvested stored grains of West Guwahati, Assam and their biocontrol using botanicals" towards the partial fulfillment of M. Phil. in Botany, from Gauhati University.
Publications
  1. Kro HJ, Das S and Tayung K (2017) Antifungal activity of Cymbopogon nardus essential oil against some fungi contaminating cereals and pulses. Res J Life Sc. Bioinfo. Pharma. Chem. Sc. 3(4): 36. ISSN: 2454-6348.
  2. Kro HJ and Tayung K (2017) Biocontrol potentials of some plant and spice extracts against fungi contaminating post harvested stored grains. Int. J Adv. Res. 5(10): 575 - 580. ISSN: 2320-5407.
  3. Kro HJ, Das S and Tayung K (2017) Fungi Associated with Contaminated Stored Grains and their Biological Control using Zanthoxylum rhetsa Essential oil. Int. J Adv. Agri. Sc. Tech. 4(11): 10-26. ISSN: 2348-1358.
BOOK CHAPTERS
  1. Kro HJ and Tayung K (2017) Ethno-medicinal uses of Zanthoxylum rhetsa and its metabolites profiling. In Indigenous Communities of N.E. India: Issues and Challenges. Mahanta M and Deka D (ed). ISBN No: 978-93-87035-15-7.
  2. Borah G and Kro HJ (2018) Wilt Disease of Tomato and its Management in North- East India. Diseases of vegetables and fruits: Current status and management. Trivedi P.C(ed). ISBN 978-81-7910-573-3.
PARESENTATION ORAL PAPERS
  1. Presented oral paper entitled "Antifungal activity of Zanthxylum rhetsa essential oil against some fungi contaminating cereals and pulses" in a national seminar on "Harmony with nature in context of chemistry environmental issues and challenges" dated 11th-12th September 2017.
  2. Presented a paper entitled "Biocontrol potentials of some botanicals against fungi contaminating post harvested stored grains and pulses" in a national seminar on "Prospects and Challenges of Plant Science Research in India" dated 25th-26th November 2017.
  3. Presented a paper entitled " Inhibitory effect of essential oils on mycelia growth of two major post harvest fungal pathogens" in national conference on "Drug Discovery from Natural Products and their Traditional Uses" dated 23rd-24th March 2018.
Awards and achievements
  1. Qualified Graduate Aptitude Test for Engineering (GATE) - Life science, 2017.
  2. Qualified NEľ State Eligibility Test (SET) for Lectureship, 2017.
  3. Qualified CSIR NET-JRF 2019.