Bioengineering and Technology


The Department of Biotechnology and Bioengineering, Gauhati University was established in the year 2009 with the aim to promote academic cum research programme in Biotechnology and Bioengineering through up-to-date curricula for developing trained manpower in its various branches. The department is presently running B.Tech Programme in Biotechnology with an intake capacity of 20 students. The Department is all set to ensue the M.Tech Programme from the next session (2012-2013). All the faculty members of this department are actively involved in their routine academic as well as research works. There are two ongoing major research projects in the department.

Visitors to the Department during the year 2010-11

Name of Visitors Address & Designation Purpose of visit
Dr. S. Chauhan Scientist, NDRI, Karnal Deliver Lecture


Sponsored Research Project

Name of the Principal Investigator

Prof. M. C. Kalita
1.Title of the Project: Collection, characteri-zation and screening of biodiesel potential micro-algae of Assam. Funding Agency: DRL (DRDO) Duration: Two years
2.Title of the Project: Optimization of Mass Cultivation of a few selected indigenous Microalgae for Bio fuel Production(PI) Funding Agency: DRL (DRDO) Duration: Two years
3.Title of the Project: Harnessing Microalgal diversity of N E India for development of renewable biofuel technology and biomittigation of carbon dioxide (PI) Funding Agency: Govt. of Assam Duration: Three years
4.Title of the Project: Screening of indigenous medicinal plant varieties for development of potential antimalarial drug/drug intermediates and characterization of potent plant species through DNA bacoading (PI) Funding Agency: DBT, Govt. of India (Twining) Duration: Three years
5.Title of the Project: Institutional BIOTECH HUB, Deptt. of Biotechnology, Gauhati University (Coordinator) Funding Agency: DBT, Govt. of India Duration: Three years
Dr. D. Baishya
1.Title of the Project: Value addition and invitro induction of active principles in Arttmisia annnua Funding Agency: DBT, Govt of India Duration: Three years
Dr. K. K. Saikia
1.Title of the Project: Molecular Characterization of Clinically Important Bacterial isolates and Evaluation of Antibacterial Efficacy of Some Indigenous Medicinal Plants Funding Agency: DBT, Govt of India Duration: Three years
2.Title of the Project: Adult Community acquired pneumonia: A study on prevalence, drug resistance and pathogen molecular characterization. Funding Agency: DBT, Govt of India Duration: Three years


Manab Deka
MSc (Gauhati) PhD (Gauhati) Microbiology and Biomedical Sciences
Debabrat Baishya
MSc (Gauhati) PhD (Gauhati) Microbial Biotechnology
Kandarpa Kumar Saikia
MSc (JMI) PhD (AIIMS) Medical Microbiology
Madhuri Das
MTech (Tezpur) PhD (IITG) Bioelectronics
Sofia Banu
MSc (Gauhati) PhD (NCL, Pune) Plant Molecular Biology
Mohammad Ghaznavi Idris
Subhash Medhi


Department of Bioengineering & Technology
Gauhati University, Guwahati 781014
Assam, INDIA
Phone No : 0995718163 ,
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