Department of Vice-Chancellor1 Department of Vice-Chancellor2

Professor Alak Kr. Buragohain


"Prof. Alak Kr. Buragohain, envisages Dibrugarh University as a major centre of Teaching, Learning and Research with emphasis on enhancing human values, inclusiveness and strong industry academia interfacing within the framework of an all encompassing holistic world view."

Alak Kumar Buragohain joined DibrugarhUniversity as the Vice–Chancellor on 10 June, 2013. Earlier, he was the Registrar of Tezpur Central University and a Professor in the Department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology in the same University. Professor Buragohain was the founder head of the Department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology at Tezpur Central University. Professor Buragohain studied at St. Anthony’s College, Shillong, from where he graduated in Science. He obtained his M.Sc. in Botany with specialization in Cytogenetics and Plant Breeding from Gauhati University. He joined the Department of Biology and Applied Biology at Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, London from where he gained the Ph.D. degree in Plant Molecular Biology.

Professor Buragohain is engaged in teaching and research for more than over three decades. His research interests are – drug discovery for tuberculosis from natural products, bacterial evolutionary genomics and nanobio material.

He has a number of journal articles and book chapters to his credit. As the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Buragohain focuses on enhancing the quality of higher education and research at Dibrugarh University, a premier institute of higher learning in the North-East India which was established in 1965.