Research Interest

Microbial Biofilm, Bioenergy, Probiotics and Nutrition.

Position held

Education qualification

    • Post Doc, Harvard Medical School, Harvard University, Massachusetts.
    • PhD, IGIB, University of Delhi, Delhi.
    • M. Phil (Limnology)
    • MSc in Life Science, Assam University, Silchar.

Ongoing projects

Sl. Title Sponsored Start date End date Fund
1 Bioconversion of organic wastes and de-oiled algal residue into biodiesel and value added products (carotenoids) using oleaginous microbes. DBT 2019-04-29 2021-04-29 1199450
2 Standardization of Indigenous Probiotic based Formulation for Immunity, Glucose and Lipid metabolism. DBT 2019-09-09 2022-09-09 6757360
3 Bioremediation and reclamation of petroleum oil hydrocarbon contaminated soil/water by microaerophilic/anaerobic bacterial consortium ONGC-CPBT 2020-06-04 2022-06-03 1134000

Completed projects

SL Title Sponsored Start date End date Fund
1 Studies on antimicrobial and anti-biofilm activities of medicinal plant extracts from North Eastern India against pathogenic bacteria isolated from pigs, cattle and poultry of NER India and cattle, poultry and ducks of West Bengal. DBT 2017-01-19 2020-07-18 5297000
2 Study of microbial diversity and biochemical characteristics of selected non alcoholic fermented (milk, vegetable and pulses) food product of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh. DBT 2011-11-21 2014-11-21
3 Isolation and characterization of hydrogen producing bacteria from North-Eastern states of India, (With special emphasis on Assam and Arunachal Pradesh), for efficient conversion of biomass to hydrogen. DBT 2011-12-14 2014-12-14


  1. Pritam Bardhan, Minakshi Gohain, Niran Daimary, Sumit Kishor, Pronobesh Chattopadhyay, Kuldeep Gupta, Chayanika Chaliha, Eeshan Kalita, Dhanapati Deka, Manabendra Mandal, Microbial lipids from cellulolytic oleaginous fungus Penicillium citrinum PKB20 as a potential feedstock for biodiesel production, Annals of Microbiology, 69-11(1135-1146), 2019, 1.5, Click Here (DOI)
  2. Kuldeep Gupta, Salam Pradeep Singh, Ajay Kumar Manhar, Devabrata Saikia, Nima D Namsa, Bolin Kumar Konwar, Manabendra Mandal, Inhibition of Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa Biofilm and Virulence by Active Fraction of Syzygium cumini (L.) Skeels Leaf Extract: In-Vitro and In Silico Studies, Indian journal of microbiology, 59-1(13-21), 2019, 1.8, Click Here (DOI)
  3. Gohain, Minakshi, Maskura Hasin, Khalifa SH Eldiehy, Pritam Bardhan, Khairujjaman Laskar, Hridoyjit Phukon, Manabendra Mandal, Dipul Kalita, and Dhanapati Deka, Bio-ethanol production: A route to sustainability of fuels using bio-based heterogeneous catalyst derived from waste., Process Safety and Environmental Protection, 146 : 190-200, 2021, 4.9, Click Here (DOI)
  4. Rather, Muzamil Ahmad, Kuldeep Gupta, and Manabendra Mandal, Inhibition of biofilm and quorum sensing-regulated virulence factors in Pseudomonas aeruginosa by Cuphea carthagenensis (Jacq.) JF Macbr. Leaf extract: An in vitro study, Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 269:113699, 2021, 3.69, Click Here (DOI)
  5. Pritam Bardhan, Kuldeep Gupta, Sumit Kishor, Pronobesh Chattopadhyay, Chayanika Chaliha, Eeshan Kalita, Vaibhav V Goud, Manabendra Mandal, Oleaginous yeasts isolated from traditional fermented foods and beverages of Manipur and Mizoram, India, as a potent source of microbial lipids for biodiesel production, Annals of Microbiology, 70(1-14), 2020, 1.5, Click Here (DOI)
More Publication >>


  1. Microbes as bio-resource for sustainable production of biofuels and other bioenergy products, New and Future Developments in Microbial Biotechnology and Bioengineering, 2019, Elsevier
  2. Aquatic Microbial Oxygenic Phototrophs: A Short Treatise on Diverse Applications and the Future Biofuel Scenario, Environmental Microbiology and Biotechnology, 2021, Springer


SL Awards Year
1 ICAR Senior Research Fellowship (SRF) 2000
2 CSIR-JRF 2000
3 CSIR-SRF 2003

Research Scholars

Muzamil Ahmad Rather
Muzamil Ahmad Rather Contact: 6005145124 Email:;

  • Year of Joining PhD: August, 2017.
  • MSc in Life Science, Central University of Punjab, Punjab.
  • GATE (2019).
  • Area of research: Anti-biofilm, Medicinal plants.

Shuvam Bhuyan
Shuvam Bhuyan Contact: 8876812557 Email:

  • Year of Joining PhD: August, 2019.
  • MSc in Botany, Darrang College, Tezpur, Assam.
  • CSIR/UGC-JRF/NET (2018, 2019), GATE (2020).
  • Area of research: Plant Pathology.

Khalifa Said Mohammed Hassen
Khalifa Said Mohammed Hassen Contact: 6901347852 Email:

  • Year of Joining PhD: August, 2018.
  • MSc in Microbiology, Al-azhar University, Egypt.
  • ICCR, African Scholarship Scheme.
  • Area of Research: Biodiesel.

Munmi Borah
Munmi Borah Contact: 7099515304 Email:

  • Year of Joining PhD: February, 2017.
  • MSc in Zoology, University of Science and Technology, Meghalaya.
  • GATE (2019).
  • Area of research: Probiotics.

Anupama Sarkar
Anupama Sarkar Contact: 8812082592 Email:

  • Year of Joining PhD: August, 2018.
  • MSc in Botany, Gauhati University, Assam.
  • CSIR/UGC-NET (2017), GATE (2017), SLET NE (2018).
  • Area of research: Probiotics.

Mayur Jyoti Nath
Mayur Jyoti Nath Contact: 9957087368 Email:

  • Year of joining PhD: August 2021
  • M.Sc in Biotechnology, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, Telangana.
  • CSIR/UGC-NET (2021), GATE (2021), JGEEBILS (2020).
  • Area of Research: Antibiofilm

Dhirangkana Bora
Dhirangkana Bora Contact: 9435799299 Email:

  • Year of joining PhD: August, 2021.
  • MSc in Zoology, Visva Bharati University, Santiniketan, West Bengal.
  • CSIR/UGC-NET (2021), GATE (2020), GATE (2021), SLET NE (2021).
  • Area of research: Alternative to conventional antibiotics.

 Rahul Kumar Das
Rahul Kumar Das Contact: 9678338644 Email:

  • Year of joining: August, 2022.
  • MSc in Plant Biotechnology, Banaras Hindu University, Banaras, Uttar Pradesh.
  • GATE (2021), GATE (2022).
  • Area of research: Secondary metabolite.

Shubham Roy Choudhury
Shubham Roy Choudhury Contact: 8638910766 Email:

  • Year of joining: August, 2022.
  • MSc in Biotechnology (Gold Medalist), Gauhati University, Assam.
  • GATE BT (2021), DBT JRF Category II (2021), GATE XL (2022), GATE BT (2022).

NG Ibamlung Azor Newme
NG Ibamlung Azor Newme Contact: 7629854083 Email:

  • Year of Joining PhD: August, 2022
  • M.Sc Biotechnology Manipur University, Imphal, Manipur
  • CSIR NET DEC (2021)

Project Students

M.Sc. students

Integrated M.Sc. students


Dr. Kuldeep Gupta

Dr. Kuldeep Gupta

Contact: 8486743328 Email:

Former Research Associate

Title of PhD thesis: Effect of plant extract essential oils and their nanoformulations on inhibition of P. aeruginosa and C. albicans biofilm formation.

Dr. Pritam Bardhan

Dr. Pritam Bardhan

Contact: 8638547259 Email:

Research Associate

Title of PhD thesis: A study on oleaginous microorganisms from fermented foods and soil samples of North East India for biodiesel production using renewable feedstock.

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