Department of Botany

The Department was established in 1966 for offering Botany as a elective subject in science faculty of North Lakhimpur College, Assam. During the initial phase, a single room with a small laboratory was provided at the Arts Building of the College to run the Department. However, keeping in view of the increasing number of students and laboratory requirements, the Department was permanently shifted the present building during the month of September,1996. Core course in Botany was commenced from 1979. The students with Core in Botany from this institution has shown outstanding results with an all time record of as many as 100 First Class Graduates in the B.Sc. Final Examination of Dibrugarh University, Assam and also the students of this department has topped 9 times in Botany (Major) in the B.Sc.(Final) Examination till 2011. In the year 2009, Best Science graduate under Dibrugarh University was obtained by the student of Botany Department, North Lakhimpur College. In addition to the normal course, the following Post B.Sc. Course / add on course with B.Sc. programme are running in the Department.

Courses Intake Capacity
B.Sc. Core  
B.Sc. Elective  
One Year Career Oriented Certificate Course in "Herbal (Medicinal) Plantation" sponsored by UGC
One year Post B.Sc. Diploma Course in "Plant Tissue Culture and Micropropagation" Sponsored by DBT.
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NAME DESIGNATION QUALIFICATION PHONE PROFILE LINK
Dr. Budhadev Basumatary Assistant Professor M.Sc., Ph.D 9954847844 View Profile
Dr. Dharitri Borgohain Assistant Professor M.Sc.(GU), Ph.D (GU) 9706242245 View Profile
Dr. Rupa Phukan Associate Professor (Head) M.Sc., PhD (Gold Medalist) 9435820908 View Profile

There is a departmental library comprising of 312 books and 12 Journals. Most of the books available in the Departmental Library are contributed by the teachers.As learning resource, audio-visual aids such as computer with LCD projector, Slide projector, etc are available in the department. Some of the sophisticated equipments available at the Department are B.O.D. Incubator, Laminar air flow bench, Bacteriological Incubator, Distillation Plant, Hot Air Oven, Digital Electronic Balance, Colorimeter, centrifuge, Chromatographic chamber, Muffle furnace ,Soil testing kit, pH meter, etc. The students are given free hand to handle the equipments with proper assistance by the teachers.

The course curriculum prepared by the University includes a number of modern and developing subjects such as biotechnology, laboratory methodology, biostatistics, computer application etc. The Department follows a sincere and systematic teaching procedure with developing teaching aids such as audio-visual methods, microphone system, computer power point methods etc. to make the procedure of teaching a student friendly one.

Head 
Department of Botany, 
North Lakhimpur College (Autonomous), 
Khelmati-787031, North Lakhimpur
Dist.- Lakhimpur.

SL Publication Description
1 Research Article Budhadev Basumatary, Rubul Saikia, Hamendra Chandra Das and Sabitry Bordoloi (2013). Field Note: Phytoremediation of petroleum sludge contaminated field using sedge species, Cyperus rotundus (Linn.) and Cyperus brevifolius (Rottb.) Hassk. International Journal of Phytoremediation, 15(9): 877-888. Impact Factor: 1.9. (ISSN: 1522-6514).
2 Research Article Budhadev Basumatary, Rubul Saikia, Sabitry Bordoloi, Hamendra Chandra Das and Hari Prasad Sarma (2012). Assessment of potential plant species for phytoremediation of hydrocarboncontaminated areas of upper Assam, India. Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology, 87: 1329–1334. Impact Factor: 2.5. (ISSN: 1097-4660).
3 Research Article Sabitry Bordoloi, Budhadev Basumatary, Rubul Saikia and Hamendra Chandra Das (2012). Axonopus compressus (Sw.) P. Beauv. A native grass species for phytoremediation of hydrocarbon-contaminated soil in Assam, India. Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology, 87: 1335–1341. Impact Factor: 2.5. (ISSN: 1097-4660).
4 Research Article Budhadev Basumatary, Sabitry Bordoloi and Hari Prasad Sarma (2012). Crude Oil-Contaminated Soil Phytoremediation by Using Cyperus brevifolius (Rottb.) Hassk. Water Air and Soil Pollution, 223:3373–3383. Impact Factor: 1.8. (ISSN: 0049-6979).
5 Research Article Budhadev Basumatary, Rubul Saikia and Sabitry Bordoloi (2012). Phytoremediation of crude oil contaminated soil using nut grass, Cyperus rotundus. Journal of Environmental Biology, 33, 891-896. Impact Factor: 0.68. (ISSN: 0254-8704).
6 Research Article Budhadev Basumatary, Sabitry Bordoloi, Hari Prasad Sarma and Hamendra Chandra Das (2012). A study on the physico-chemical properties and heavy metal content in crude oil contaminated soil of Duliajan, Assam, India. International Journal of Advanced Biological Research, 2(1):64-66. (ISSN: 2250-3579).
7 Research Article Budhadev Basumatary, Rubul Saikia, Sabitry Bordoloi, and Hari Prasad Sarma (2014): A Study on Phytoremediation of Petroleum Hydrocarbon (PHC) Contaminated Soils by Using Mimosa pudica L. Journal of environmental Science and Engineering, 56(3): 327-332. (ISSN: 0367-827 X).
8 Research Article Budhadev Basumatary and Sabitry Bordoloi. (2015). Phytoremediation of petroleum hydrocarbon contaminated soil with native plants. Environmentalism, 1: 1-7. (ISSN: 2455-3050).
9 Research Article Budhadev Basumatary, Mrinal Kumar Das, Santana Baishya and Sabitry Bordoloi (2017). A study on concentration of total petroleum hydrocarbons in lentic water bodies near oil field areas of upper Assam, India. Journal of Environmental Biology 38(3): 375-381. Impact Factor: 0.68. (ISSN: 0254-8704).
10 Research Article Budhadev Basumatary, Rubul Saikia and Sabitry Bordoloi (2011). A study on native plant species for phytoremediation of petroleum hydrocarbon contaminated soil. In Proceedings of plant resource management and conservation strategies in NE region, Guwahati, Assam pp 331-337 (ISBN: 978-93-81139-47-9).
11 Research Article Budhadev Basumatary and Sabitry Bordoloi (2014). Phytoremediation of hydrocarbon contaminated field using sedge species, a review. Published in the Springer e-book, Netherlands, Phytoremediation: Management of Environmental Contaminants. PP 279-282. (ISBN: 978-3-319-10395-2).
12 Research Article Budhadev Basumatary and Sabitry Bordoloi (2016). Phytoremediation of crude Oil Contaminated Soil using Cynodon dactylon (L.) Pers). Published in the Springer e-book, Netherlands, Phytoremediation: Management of Environmental Contaminants. (EAN: 9783319418100, ISBN: 3319418106), Springer International Publishing AG).
13 Research Article Budhadev Basumatary and Sabitry Bordoloi (2016). A study on degradation of heavy metals in crude oil contaminated soil by using Cyperus rotundus. Published in the Springer e-book, Netherlands, Phytoremediation: Management of Environmental Contaminants. (EAN: 9783319418100, ISBN: 3319418106, Springer International Publishing AG).
14 Research Article Budhadev Basumatary, Rubul Saikia and Sabitry Bordoloi (2009). Field application of phyto and bioremediation technique for reducing oil and oily sludge contaminated soil developed at IASST. In Proceedings of Conference on Synergy for Energy Challenges and Opportunity in North East India, Organized by Oil India Limited, 11-12 November, 2009.
15 Research Article Budhadev Basumatary, Rubul Saikia and Sabitry Bordoloi (2011). Field project for vegetating and decontaminating crude oil contaminated soil in the century old oil fields of Upper Assam, India. In proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Phytotechnologies held at the Portland University during 13-16 September, 2011. PP. 112-118.
16 Research Article Budhadev Basumatary, Rubul Saikia and Sabitry Bordoloi (2010). Two potential herb species for phytoremediation of hydrocarbon contaminated soils in Assam India. In Proceedings of the the 7th International Conference on Phytotechnologies held at University of Parma, Italy from 26 to 29 september, 2010. PP. 43-50.
17 Research Article Budhadev Basumatary, Rubul Saikia and Sabitry Bordoloi (2011). Phytoremediation of total petroleum hydrocarbon (TPH) by Cyperus odoratus L. and Cyperus laevigatus L. In Proceedings of the 5th European Bioremediation Conference held at Technical University of Crete, Chania, Greece, 4-7 July, 2011. PP. 109-115.
18 Research Article 1. Dharitri Borgohain and Bhaben Tanti (2014). Diversity of freshwater diatoms from few silica rich habitats of Assam, India. Journal of Research in Biology. 4(1): 1162-1173 (ISSN No: 2231-6299).
19 Research Article 2. Dharitri Borgohain and Bhaben Tanti (2014). Seasonal variations of freshwater diatoms in the silica rich soils of Assam. Journal of Research in Plant Sciences. 3(1) : 242-248 (ISSN No : 2319-1651).
20 Research Article 3. Dharitri Borgohain and Bhaben Tanti (2014). Characterization of silica nanoporous structures of few diatom frustules. Journal of Research in Biology. 3(7) : 1195-1200 (ISSN No: 2231-6299).
21 Research Article 4. Chittaranjan Bora, Anil Bora and Dharitri Borgohain (2015). Ethno-medico-botanical approach of preventing cough, fever and headache by the local people of Lakhimpur district, Assam. Environmentalism. 1: 31-35 (ISSN No: 2455-3050).
22 Research Article 5. Dharitri Borgohain (2016). Study of the available species of the family Apiaceae (Umbelliferae) in Lakhimpur district, Assam. Environmentalism. 2(2): 107-114 (ISSN No: 2455-3050).
23 Research Article 6. Dharitri Borgohain (2017). Ethnobotanical study of wild edible fruits consumed by the people of Lakhimpur district of Assam, India. Annals of Plant Sciences. 6(11): 1728-1735 (ISSN No: 2287-688X).
24 Text Book 1. A book named 'Introductory Botany' with ISBN 978-93-5067-987-6 published by Prithibi Prakashan, Guwahati -28.
25 Research Article Phukan,Rupa (1998). Activity of enzyme peroxidase and catalaseIn leaves of tobacco plants in relation to senescence.J.Liv.World 5(2);33-37.
26 Research Article Phukan,R. (1998). Alteration pattern of chlorophyll level and chlorophyllaseactivity in tobacco leaves during senescence.J.Liv.World.5(2):29-32
27 Research Article Phukan,S.N.and Rupa Phukan (1999). Role of phenolics, peroxida phenoloxidase in the mechanism of infection and resistance of potato plants to late blight. Ad.Plant Sci. 12:275-278.
28 Research Article Rupa Phukan (1999).Rate of fixation of 14CO2 in leaves of tobacco plants in relation to senescence. Ad.Plant Sci.12:305-308.
29 Research Article Rupa Phukan (1999). Protein content of senescing tobacco leave as affected by IAA,Kinetin and ABA. Indian J.Ecol.26(1):73-75.
30 Research Article Rupa Phukan, C.R.Bora, P.K.Mitra and S.N.Phukan(2002). Microbial diversity in the air over a paddy field in the district of Lakhimpur, Assam. Proc.Nat.Sem.biodiversity conservation vis-à-vis sustainable development, N.L.College(UGC spon.) dtd.29.8.02 pp.88-91.
31 Research Article Rupa Phukan (2003). Protein and Nucleic Acid content of tobacco leaves during different growth phases till senescence. Bulletin of pure and Applied Sciences 22(B). No1:21-23.
32 Research Article Rupa Phukan (2004). CO2 assimilation rate in tobacco leaves of different age groups till Senescence. Indian Biologist.36(2):12-15.
33 Research Article Rupa Phukan (2006). Changes in amino acid and protein content in tobacco leaves from maturity to senescence. Ad.Plant Science 19(1): 99-101.
34 Research Article Rupa Phukan (2008).Distribution pattern of phytoplankton in water logged rice fields of Lakhimpur District, Assam. Indian Biologist 40(1). Pp 45-47
35 Research Article Rupa Phukan (2008). Weeds of low land rice fields of Assam and their ethnobotanic significance. J.Liv.World. Vol.14.,No.2 14-16.
36 Research Article Rupa Phukan & Anil Borah (2008) . Aquatic weeds – Evaluation & Utilization. Paper presented in National Seminar on ‘ Recent aspects in Environmental Sciences, 12th & 13th sept., 2008
37 Research Article Rupa Phukan & Binita Bhagawati (2008). Biodiversity Conservation- importance and Future strategies.Paper presented in National Seminar on ‘ Recent aspects in Environmental Sciences. 12th & 13th sept., 2008
38 Research Article Rupa Phukan & S.N.Phukan (2008). Weed flora of low land rice fields of Lakhimpur District and its economic significance. Nature, Env. & Pollution Technology, 7(1):127-128.
39 Research Article Rupa Phukan (2008).Distribution pattern of aquatic plant in waterlogged rice fields of Lakhimpu District, Assam, India. Eco. Env. & Cons. 14(4); 2008 pp.637-639.
40 Research Article Rupa Phukan & S.N.Phukan (2008). Weed flora of low land rice fields of Lakhimpur District and its economic significance. Nature, Env. & Pollution Technology, 7(1: 127-128)
41 Research Article Rupa Phukan (2008). A preliminary survey of the hydrobiology and physico-chemical profile Of water-logged rice fields in Lakhimpur District of Assam. Advances in Plant Science.
42 Research Article S.N.Phukan & Rupa Phukan (2010). Depleting population of Herbs and Creepers useas Traditiona;l Medicine by the Assamese Community of Lakhimpur District, Assam. Nature, Env. & Pollution Technology, 9(3):481-487.
43 Research Article S..N.Phukan & Rupa Phukan (2010) Impact of Traditional Herbal Medicine on the Socio-cultural life of Assamese Community of Lakhimpur District, Assam. Nature, Env. & Pollution Technology, 9(4):687-690.
44 Research Article 20 S.N.Phukan & Rupa Phukan (2011). Herbal Medicinal Plants used traditionally by rural women of Lakhimpur District, Assam – Need for conservation. Paper submitted for publication in the E- Journal, Social Science Research, to be published by North Lakhimpur College During June, 2011.