The Department of Botany was established in the year 2018 by introducing B.Sc. as self-financed programme under Gauhati University. It was started with just 8 students and 1 teacher (contractual). It was provincialised in the year 2020 by Government of Assam, creating three sanctioned three posts for Assistant Professors in the Department. Accordingly, Dr. Deepanwita Deka, Somir Warisa and Kashmita Ojah were inducted as Assistant Professors in the department against the three sanctioned posts. At present the department has grown to accommodate 75 students in its B.Sc. programme. The Department offers both Honors and Regular courses to students. The Department is housed in a building with two well-equipped laboratories. The Department has started construction of a Departmental Botanical garden including some medicinal and ornamental plants.
Assessment of Antimicrobial activity and Phytochemistry of Cannabis sativa L. (ongoing project)
M.Sc.(Gauhati University), M.Phil.(Gauhati University), Ph.D. (Gauhati University)
E-mail – [email protected]
Research Interest – Plant-microbe interactions, endophytic association, rhizosphere soil microorganisms, microbial/plant bioactive secondary metabolites, metabolomics, bio-nanotechnology, antimicrobial activity, phytochemistry.
*Research Articles published:
1.Deepanwita Deka and Dhruva Kumar Jha, 2020, Bioactivity assessment of endophytic fungi associated with Citrus macropteraMontr: an endangered ethnomedicinal plant used in folk medicines in North-East India. Indian Phytopathology. 73(1): 11-19. ISSN: 0367-973X. doi:10.1007/s42360-019-00179-w.
2.Deepanwita Deka and Dhruva Kumar Jha, 2018, Optimization of culture parameters for improved production of bioactive metabolite by endophytic Geosmithia pallida (KU693285) isolated from Bruceamollis Wall ex. Kurz, an endangered medicinal plant. Journal of Pure and Applied Microbiology. 12(3): 1205-1213. ISSN: 0973-7510.
3.Chayanika Deka, Deepanwita Deka,Montu Moni Bora, Dhruva Kumar Jha, Dilip Kumar Kakati, 2018, Investigation of pH-sensitive Swelling and Curcumin Release Behaviour of Chitglc Hydrogel. Journal of Polymers and the Environment, 26(10): 4034-4045. ISSN: 1566-2543.
4.Deepanwita Deka and Dhruva Kumar Jha, 2018, Antimicrobial Activity of Endophytic Fungi from Leaves and Barks of Litsea cubeba Pers., a Traditionally Important Medicinal Plant of North East India. Jordan Journal of Biological Sciences. 11(1):73-79. ISSN: 1995-6673.
5.Chayanika Deka, Deepanwita Deka, Montu Moni Bora, Dhruva Kumar Jha, Dilip Kumar Kakati, 2016, Synthesis of peppermint oil-loaded chitosan/alginate polyelectrolyte complexes and study of their antibacterial activity. Journal of Drug Delivery Science and Technology. 35: 314-322. ISSN: 1773-2247.
6.Chayanika Deka, Manali Dutta, Deepanwita Deka, Dhruva Kumar Jha and Dilip Kumar Kakati, 2016, Study of olive-oil loaded chitosan/carrageenan coacervate and its antimicrobial property. International Journal of Pharma Sciences. 6(3): 1524-1533. ISSN: 2320-6810.
7.Deepanwita Deka and Bandana Nabis Das, 2015, In vitro Antimicrobial Activity of Fungal Endophytes Isolated from Plumbago indica. Indian Journal of Tropical Biodiversity. 23(2): 208-212. ISSN: 0971-4642.
*Research articles under review:
*Book Chapters published:
*Book chapter accepted:
1.Deepanwita Deka, JnanbhiramChutia and Bhaben Tanti, Endophytes: The Immune System Modulator of Rice Plants Under Abiotic Stresses. In Prof. Mirza Hasanuzzaman, Dr. Barbara Hawrylak-Nowak, Prof. Md. Tofazzal Islam, Prof. Masayuki Fujita (eds.), Biostimulants for Crop Improvement and Sustainable Agriculture, CAB International (CABI), Oxon, UK.
M.Sc. (Assam University)
Email- [email protected]
Specialization – Plant Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
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