About the Department

Department of Botany was established on 22nd July, 1927 with Prof. Atul Ch. Dutta as the founding head of the department. In his memory A.C. Dutta Bhawan was inaugurated on 4th Feb., 1994 by then Hon’ble Chief minister of Assam. It maintains a herbarium with 3000 sheets. It also has a museum which harbours many plant specimens, plant based products and paleobotanical specimens. Departmental garden is maintained with many medicinal and RET plants of Assam and of North East India in general. The department is presently running Botany course of HS; UG course in Botany Honours or Major; PG in Botany and Ph.D. in Botany. It has a hobby center and runs a annual wall magazine named “Gulancha”.

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Recent Publications

  • J.Y.Yumnam, Ethnomedicinal plants of Amchang Wildlife Sanctuary, Assam, North Eastern India., Indian forester, 148 (1) , vol.148, 64-71, [2022], 10.36808/if/2022/v148i1/151059

  • J.Y. Yumnam and N. Dey. , Biomass and Carbon Stock of Trees Growing in Cotton University, Guwahati, Assam, India, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, India Section B: Biological Sciences , [2022], 10.1007/s40011-022-01365-z

  • Zesmin Khan, Thorny Chanu Thounaojam, Rupankar B hagawati, Hrishikesh Upadhyaya , Impact of arsenic on the seedlings of Ranjit and Aijung, two most edible rice cultivars of Assam, Journal of Stress Physiology & Biochemistry , vol.18, 28-39, [2022]

  • Zesmin Khan, Thorny Chanu Thounaojam, Hrishikesh Upadhyaya, Arsenic stress in Rice (Oryza sativa) and its amelioration approaches. , Plant Stress. , vol.4, p.100076, [2022], https://doi.org/10.1016/j.stress.2022.100076.

  • Selim Mehmud & Himu Roy, HENRY’S PALM CALAMUS HENRYANUS (FAMILY ARECACEAE), AN ADDITION TO THE FLORA OF TRIPURA, INDIA. , J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. , vol.119, [2022], 10.17087/jbnhs/2022/v119/153837

  • Mehmud, S. and Roy, H. , TAXONOMIC NOTES ON STAMINATE INFLORESCENCE OF CALAMUS LEPTOSPADIX GRIFF. (ARECACEAE) AND THE SECOND-STEP LECTOTYPIFICATION OF THE NAME , JOURNAL OF ECONOMIC AND TAXONOMIC BOTANY , vol.46, 55-58, [2022]

  • S Some, A Talukdar, H Upadhyaya , Antibacterial activity of curcumin and its essential nanoformulations against some clinically important bacterial pathogens: A comprehensive review., Biotech Appl Biochem. , [2021], doi: 10.1002/bab.2289.

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Scholarly Resources

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