Dr. L. R. Saikia

Dr. L. R. Saikia
Dr. L. R. Saikia
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Professor
Life Sciences

Profile

Education:

  1. Bachelor’s Degree: B.Sc. Botany (Hons.)
  2. Master’s Degree: M.Sc. Life Sciences (DU)
  3. Ph.D.: Dibrugarh University

Professional Experience:

  • Assistant Professor: Department of Life Sciences, Dibrugarh University, Assam, from 1989 (May)- 1996 (December)
  • Associate Professor: Department of Life Sciences, Dibrugarh University, Assam, from 1997 (January)- 2012 (January)
  • Professor: Department of Life Sciences, Dibrugarh University, Assam, from 2012 (February)- till date

Areas of Interest/ Specialization:

  • Plant Ecology, Chemical Diversity of Medicinal Plants

 

Research Projects:

Sl. No.

Title

Cost (in Lakhs)

Duration

Agency

1

Medicinal Plants

Germplasm

Repository:

Establishment of a

Propagation Centre

Rs.

84,000/-

2003-04

Assam Science

Technology

and

Environment

Council

2

Integrated

Aquafarming with

carps and air

breathing fish: fishery

development at

Dibrugarh University

Rs.

2,00,000/-

2003-05

District Rural

Development

Agency,

Dibrugarh

3

Integrated Organic

Farming with

provision for human

resource development

Rs.

2,00,000/-

2004-05

MP-LAD

Fund, Honb‟le

MP Sri S.

Sonowal,

Dibrugarh

 

Ph.D Scholars:

Sl. No.

Name

Topic

Status

(On-going /Completed)

1

Dr. Mitali Boruah

Autecology of L.parviflora .

Completed

2

Dr. Nabajyoti Das

Ecology of Tea garden weeds

Completed

3

Dr. Dipali Borpujari

Soil regeneration in coal mine spoil

Completed

4

Dr. Sristisri Upadyaya

Agrotechnology of medicinal plants

Completed

5

Dr. Mridul Gogoi

Vegetation and Soil of Dibrugarh University

Completed

6

Dr. Mousomi Madhab

Microbial Ecology of Tea soil

Completed

7

Dr. Binita Boruah

Water lilies of Upper Assam

Completed

8

Dr. Munmi Borkataky

Pharmacology of medicinal plants

Completed

9

Debumoni Borah

Bamboo litter decomposition

On-going

10

Junali Chetia

Phytochemistry of medicinal plants

On-going

11

Kalyan Das

Phytochemistry of Curcuma spp.

On-going

12

Anuradha Gogoi

Water health of Dikhow river

On-going

13

Borsha Tamuli

Host-microbe interaction in medicinal plants

On-going

14

Parishmita Borgohain

Litter decomposition of deciduous trees

On-going

15

Dipika Rajput

Biological activity of Alpinia rhizome

On-going

 

Administrative Assignments:

  1. Head of the Department (July 2009- June 2012)
  2. Zonal Officer in University Examinations

Extension Service:

  • Community service in relation to wild fire, spider atrocities, etc.

 

Publications

Research Publication:
  1. Upadhyaya, S., & Saikia, L. (2015). Agronomic Requirements for Organic Cultivation of Andrographis Paniculata (Burm) Nees. In the Upper Brahmaputra Valley Agroclimatic Zone of India. Indian Forester, 141(2), 167-172.
  2. Upadhyaya, S., & Saikia, L. (2014). Influence of Eco-friendly Manures on Dry Matter Production of Centella asiatica (L.) Urban under Upper Brahmaputra Valley Agroclimatic Zone. J. Environ. Science & Engg. 56(4), 405-410.
  3. Borkataky M., Kakoty, B.B. and Saikia L.R. 2013.  Influence of total Phenolic content and total Flavonoid content on the DPPH radical scavenging activity of Eclipta alba (L.) Hassk. International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Vol 5, Suppl 1: 224-327.
  4. Borkataky M., Kakoty, B.B. and Saikia L.R. 2013. Proximate analysis and antimicrobial activity of Eclipta alba (L.) Hassk.- a traditionally used herb. International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Vol 5, Suppl 1: 149-154.
  5. Upadhyaya S. and Saikia L.R.  2012. Evaluation of phychemicals, antioxidant activity and nutrient content of Centella asiatica (L.) Urban leaves from different localities of Assam. Int J Pharm Bio Sci, 3(4): 656–663.
  6. Kardong D. Upadhyaya S. and Saikia L.R.  2012. Screening of Phytochemicals, Antioxidant and Antibacterial Activity of Crude Extract of Pteridium aquilinum Kuhn. Journal of Pharmacy Research 5(11): 5194-5196.
  7.  S. Upadhyaya and Saikia L.R.  2012. Effect of eco-friendly manures and cutting types on rhizome production of Acorus calamus L. Indian Journal of Ecology, 39(2): 252-254.
  8. Upadhyaya S. and Saikia L.R.  2012. Influence of eco-friendly manures on leaf biomass production of a traditional medicinal plant Adhatoda vasica Nees under upper Brahmaputra valley agroclimatic zone. Journal of Agricultural Science and Technology A2: 115-119 (USA)
  9. Binita Baruah & L.R. Saikia 2012. Water lilies of Sibsagar of Assam, India. Science & Culture, 78 (7-8): 329-334.
  10. Upadhyaya S. and Saikia L.R.  2011. Effect of cutting type and time of cultivation on leaf biomass production of A. vasica. Ecology, Environment and Conservation 17(4): 733-737,
  11. Saikia L.R. and Upadhyaya S. 2011. Antioxidant activity, phenol and flavonoid content of some less known medicinal plants of Assam. International Journal of Pharma and Bio Sciences, 2(2): 383-388.
  12. Upadhyaya S., Mahanta J.J. and Saikia L.R. 2011. Antioxidant activity, phenol and flavonoid content of a medicinal plant Andrographis paniculata (Burm.F.) grown using different organic regime, Journal of Pharmacy Research, 4(3): 614-616.
  13. Upadhyaya S and Saikia L.R. 2011. Antioxidant activity, phenol and flavonoid content Asparagus racemosus Willd.; a medicinal plant grown using different organic regime, Research Journal of Pharmaceutical, Biological and Chemical Sciences, 2(2): 457-463.
  14. Mausomi Madhab, L.R. Saikia & B.K. Borthakur 2011. Screening of phosphate solubilizing bacteria isolated from tea soil of Brahmaputra Valley sowing antagonism against Fomes lamoenisis and Ustulina zonata. Science & Culture, 77(11-12): 514-517.
  15. Upadhyaya S., Khatiwora E and Saikia L.R., 2010. Comparison of total phenol and flavonoid content in Adhatoda vasica: grown using different organic manure. Journal of Pharmacy Research, 3(10): 2408-2409.
  16. Upadhyaya S., Khatiwora E and Saikia L.R., 2010.  Mineral element analysis of selected ethnomedicinally valued plants from Assam. Asian J. Chemistry, 22(6): 4330-4334.
  17. Mausomi Madhab, L.R. Saikia & B.K. Borthakur 2009. Microbial diversity in the tea soils of Brahmaputra Valley. Two and a Bud, 56: 48-51.
  18. Sristisri Upadhyaya & L.R. Saikia 2007. Influence of different soil supplements on the growth and dry matter production of indigenous medicinal plant Andrographis paniculata Nees., Eco. Env. & Cons., 13(2): 395-401.
  19. I. Hussain & L.R. Saikia 2005a. Obnoxious weeds of Sivasagar district and their utility as folklore medicine among the Ahom and Khamti communities, Eco. Env. & Cons., 11(2): 231-234.
  20. M. Baruah & L.R. Saikia 2000. Biological spectrum of a floristic community in and around Dibrugarh University campus, Indian J. Ecol., 27(1): 1-16.
  21. Dipali Borpujari & L.R. Saikia 2006. A study of growth performance of five dominant  plant species in coal mine spoil at Tikak Opencast Mine under Patkai Range of Eastern Himalaya, Nature, Environment and Pollution Technology, 5(1): 13–20.
  22. L.R. Saikia & S. K. Sarma 1991. Seed germination and reproductive capacity of certain weeds of Dibrugarh District of Assam, Comp. Physiol. Ecol., 16(2): 47-57.
  23. M. Baruah & L.R. Saikia 1999. Seed germination and reproductive capacity of certain weeds of indigenous agriculture as affected by storage conditions, Geobios, 26(1): 21-26.
  24. M. Baruah & L.R. Saikia 1999. Water stress on reproductive capacity of Lwdwigia  parviflora Roxb. Geobios, 26(2-3): 107-110.
  25. L.R. Saikia & S. K. Sarma 1993. Phytosociological investigation of the rice field weeds of Dibrugarh, Assam, Indian J. Ecol., 20(2): 173-175.
  26. Mahanta J.J., Saikia N., Upadhyaya S., Saikia L.R. and Sarma T.C. (2011): In vitro evaluation of mitotic and genotoxic effect of Cymbopogon citratus L. extract on root meristem cells. Jour. Advanced Pl. Sciences, 4(3 & 4, 2009): 90 -94.
  27. M. Borkataky, K. Sood, D. Kardong, B.B. Kakati and L.R. Saikia, 2011. Antibacterial and phytochemical analysis of two folklore medicinal plants of North-East India, Bull. Life Sci., Vol. XVI, 73-80.
  28. Gogoi M., Upadhyaya S., Borkataky M., Kardong D. and Saikia L.R., 2010. Use of indigenous plants in traditional health care systems by Mising tribe of Upper Assam. Sibcoltezo, 5: 92-101.
  29. Sristisri Upadhyaya & L.R. Saikia 2007. Phenological observations of certain medicinal herbs of Dibrugarh, Bull. Life Sci., XIII: 41-53.
  30. Dipali Borpujari & L.R. Saikia 2006. Physico – chemical properties of coal mine  spoil with respect to spoil age and vegetation, Bull. Life Sci., XII, 47 – 54.
  31. I. Hussain & L.R. Saikia 2006. Ecology of certain plants used as folklore medicine by Ahom and Khamti tribes of Sivasagar district of Assam, Bull. Life Sci., XII: 24-30.
  32. I. Hussain & L.R. Saikia 2005b. Indigenous plants used as herbal medicine among the Ahom and Khamti tribes of Sivasagar district of Assam, Bull. Life Sci., XI: 7-17.
  33. I. Hussain & L.R. Saikia 2004a. Ethnomedicinal values of certain plants among theAhom and Khamti communities of Sivasagar district, National Journal of Life Sciences, 1(1):67-71.
  34. I. Hussain & L.R. Saikia 2004b. Indigenous fruits used as folklore medicine by Ahom and Khamti communities of Sivasagar district, National Journal of Life Sciences, 2(1): 389-394.
  35. M. Baruah & L.R. Saikia 1998. Allelopathic effects of obnoxious weed Ludwigia purviflora Roxb. On seed germination of two rice cultivars. Bull. Life Sci., VIII: 63-68.
  36. O.N. Srivastava & L.R. Saikia 1996. Some phonological observations on rice field weeds of Dibrugarh district of Assam, Geobios new reports, 15: 119-122. .
  37. L.R. Saikia & S.K. Sarma 1996. Phytosociological investigation of the rice field weeds of Duliajan, Assam, Indian Journal of Forestry, 19(1): 40-44.
  38. L.R. Saikia & S.K. Sarma 1992. Phytosociological investigation of the rice field weeds of  Maranhat, Assam, J. Ass. Sci. Soc., 34(3): 13-18.
  39. L.R. Saikia & S.K. Sarma 1991. Nutrient status in some rice field weeds, rice plants and rice field soil of Dibrugarh District of Assam, Bull. Life. Sci., I: 9-12.
  40.  L.R. Saikia & S.K. Sarma 1988. Seed germination efficacy of some obnoxious rice field weeds of Dibrugarh District of Assam, J. Ass. Sci.  Soc., 30(4): 26-33.
  41. Sristisri Upadhyaya & L.R. Saikia 2009. Ex-situ conservation and sustainable utilization of medicinal plants at Dibrugarh, In: Biodiversity-Herbal Medicine, Eds: D. Marngar and S. Jyrwa; Akansha Publishing House, New Delhi-110002, India, p.140-147.
  42. Dipali Borpujari & L.R. Saikia 2003. Vegetation restoration process on coal mine spoil at  Tikak opencast mine under Patkai Range of Himalayas, in: Biodiversity in Eastern Himalayan Protected Areas, Ed. P.P. Baruah, Handique Girls’ College, Gauhati-1, p 222-228
  43. Sristisri Upadhyaya & L.R. Saikia 2007. Ex – situ conservation and sustainable utilization of medicinal plants at Dibrugarh, Proceeding, National Seminar on “Recent trends of  Biological Research Towards Rural Development”, Ed. B. Saikia, Chaiduar College, Gahpur, Assam. Oct.13-14, p.5-10.
  44. L.R. Saikia 2008. Medicinal and Aromatic Plants: Management strategies and challenges.  In: Folkloremedicinal plants of North East India for family planning and birth control, Ed. M.K. Saikia; Pub: Principal, Dhing College, Dhing, Assam- 782123, p-119–123.
  45. L.R. Saikia 2009. Biodiversity- strategies for conservation at present and future. In Biodiversity: Strategies for conservation, pp. 1-6, Ed. B. M. Borah, N.B. College, North Lakhimpur, Assam.
  46. Mausomi Madhab, L.R. Saikia & B.K. Borthakur 2008. Distribution of beneficial microbes in the soils of Upper Assam. In: Bio-piracy pp. 80-85. Ed. Dr. R. Borthakur, D.K.D. College, Dergaon.
  47. Sristisri Upadhyaya & L.R. Saikia 2008. An approach to in-situ conservation and sustainable utilization of medicinal and aromatic plants (MAP) at Dibrugarh, In: Folklore medicinal plants of North East India for family planning and birth control, Ed  M.K. Saikia; Pub: Principal, Dhing College, Dhing, Assam-782123, p-60-69.
Book Published (Co-author):
  1. “A Text Book of Environmental Studies” (For U.G.C. recommended T.D.C Courses under Dibrugarh University), Banalata, Dibrugarh, 2004.

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