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BIODATA

 

Name

DR. PRAMOD MEDHI M. Sc (GU), Ph. D. (GU), FEHT.

Designation

Assistant Professor (Sr. Grade)

Department

Dept. of Botany

Pandu College, Guwahati-781012, Assam.

Contact No. & E-mail

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HONOURS AND AWARDS

  1. oFellow of the East Himalayan Society for spermatophyte Taxonomy (FEHT), India.
  2. oArun Pandey Biodiversity award, 2014 conferred by East Himalayan Society for spermatophyte Taxonomy (EHSST), India.
  3. oDr. A. Abraham award, 2011 instituted and conferred by Indian Society for Root Crops, India.

TEACHING AND RESEARCH EXPERIENCES

Teaching Experiences:

Organization/Institution

Duration

Subject

Position held

  Pandu College, Guwahati

1st August 2013 – continued till date

Botany

Asstt. Professor

Haflong Govt. College, Haflong

20th March 2004 – 31st July 2013

Botany

Asstt. Professor

Science College,  Kokrajhar

25th July 2000 – 18th March 2004

Botany

Lecturer

 

Research Experiences:

  1. oA total of 5 years and 6 months (November 2006 to May 2012) research experience in the field of Ethnobotany, Crop Science, Traditional Ecological Knowledge and Traditional Knowledge on Plants Under Gauhati University and National Bureau of Plant Genetic Research (NBPGR)-ICAR, Meghalaya.
  2. oSince April 2016 to till date a major research project funded by Natural Resource Data Management Systems (NRDMS), Department of Science and Technology (DST), Govt. of India.

 

ACADEMIC PROFILE

A. PUBLICATIONS

a). Research papers published in journal:

  1. oA. Sarma, R. Burhagohain, R. P. Barman, S. K. Dey, R. Phukan, P. Sarmah and P. Medhi. (2016). Variability in nutritional content of some underutilized edible aroids found in hilly terrain of assam state of india. World journal of pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences. 5(02):1398-1410. (ISSN 2278 – 4357). Scientific Journal Impact Factor (SJIF):5.210
  2. oAniruddha Sarma, Pranjal Sarmah, Dhruba Kr. Dolai and Pramod Medhi. (2015). Oxalis debilis var. Corymbosa (DC.) Lourteig and Oxalis corniculata L.: A comparative study of nutraceutical properties. International J. Current Research. 7(01): pp.11307-11310. (ISSN-0975-833X). Scientific Journal Impact Factor (SJIF): 5.34
  3. oSharma, P., Sarma, A., Kashyap, D., Mahanta, M. and Medhi, P. (2014). Nutraceutical properties of Stellaria media (L.) Vill. and Persicaria chinensis (L.) H. Gross under Brahmaputra valley agro-climatic condition. Annals of Plant Sciences, 3 (08): pp. 779-782. (ISSN: 2287-688X). Global Impact Factor (GIF): 0.471
  4. oMedhi, P., Sarma, A. and Borthakur, S.K. (2014). Wild edible plants from Dima Hasao district of Assam, India. Pleione 8(1):pp. 133-148. (ISSN: 0973-9467).
  5. oMedhi, P., Kar, A. and Borthakur, S.K. (2013). Medicinal uses of wild edible plants among the Ao Nagas of Mokokchung and its vicinity of Nagaland, India. Asian Resonance, II (IV). (ISSN No. 0976-8602). Scientific Journal Impact Factor (SJIF): 3.676 and Global Impact Factor (GIF):0.384.
  6. oMedhi, P. and Borthakur, S.K. (2013). Wild edible plants sold by the Zeme Nagas at the makeshift market of Mahur, Dima Hasao district of Assam. Pleione, 7(1): pp. 73 - 82. (ISSN: 0973-9467)
  7. oMedhi, P. and Borthakur, S.K. (2013). Sacred Groves and Sacred Plants of the Dimasas of North Cachar Hills of Northeast India. African J. Plant Science 7(2): pp. 67-77. ( ISSN 1996-0824). Impact factor:1.8 (Year 2012)
  8. oMedhi, P. and Borthakur, S.K. (2012). Phytoresources from North Cachar Hills of Assam, India-VII: Semi-domesticated and protected plants. Pleione 6(1): pp. 66 - 79. (ISSN: 0973-9467)
  9. oMedhi, P. and Borthakur, S.K. (2012). Phytoresources from North Cachar Hills of Assam-III: Edible plants sold at Haflong market. Ind. J. Nat. Products and Resour. 3(1):pp. 84-ISSN 0976 0504 (print); 0976 0512 (online). National Academy of Agricultural Sciences, India (NAAS rating 4 out of 6).
  10. oMedhi, P. and Borthakur, S.K. (2011). Genetic Resources of Root and Tuber Crops from North Cachar Hills of Assam. J. Root Crops 37 (2):pp. 131-(ISSN 0378-2409)
  11. oMedhi, P., Borthakur, S.K. and Hore, D.K. (2010). Phytoresources from North Cachar Hills of Assam, India-IV: Bamboos and Canes. J. Bamboo and Rattan, 9 (3&4):pp. 115-125.
  12. oMedhi, P., Borthakur, S.K. and Hore, D.K. (2010). Phytoresources from North Cachar Hills of Assam:II. Landraces of Maize. Pleione 4(2): pp. 263 - 271. (ISSN: 0973-9467)
  13. oMedhi, P., Borthakur, S.K. and Hore, D.K. (2009). Phytoresources from North Cachar Hills district of Assam: I. rice genetic resources and their characterization. Pleione 3(2): pp.115-(ISSN: 0973-9467)

 

b). Books:

  1. oMedhi, Pramod and Roy, Himu (2017). Compendium of Botanical Research in Eastern India. Eastern Book House Publishers, Guwahati-781001, Assam (India). (ISBN:978-93-86302-23-6)
  2. oMedhi, Pramod and Borthakur, S.K. (2016). Traditional Knowledge and Plant Resources of N. E. India (Borail Hill Range). Eastern Book House Publishers, Guwahati-781001, Assam (India). (ISBN-978-93-83252-84-8)

 

c). Chapters in research based books:

  1. oPramod Medhi & Himu Roy (2017). Underground Roots, Tubers, Bulbs and Rhizomatous Crop Resources from Barail Hill Range of North East India. In Medhi, P. and Roy, H. (eds.) Compendium of botanical research in eastern India, pp.155-177. Eastern Book House Publishers, Guwahati, India. (ISBN:978-93-86302-23-6)
  2. oPramod Medhi, Kishor Deka, Prantik S. Baruah & Robindra Teron (2017).  Utilization of plant resources in Socio-cultural aspects by some ethnic groups of Assam, India. In Medhi, P. and Roy, H. (eds.) Compendium of botanical research in eastern India, pp.358-372. Eastern Book House Publishers, Guwahati, India. (ISBN:978-93-86302-23-6)
  3. oA. Kar & Pramod Medhi (2017). Status and Scope of Floristic Research in Assam: An Overview. In Medhi, P. and Roy, H. (eds.) Compendium of botanical research in eastern India, pp.178-227. Eastern Book House Publishers, Guwahati, India. (ISBN:978-93-86302-23-6)
  4. oHimu Roy & Pramod Medhi (2017). Morphology and Anatomy of Selaginella bryopteris (L.) Bak. In Medhi, P. and Roy, H. (eds.) Compendium of botanical research in eastern India, pp.264-270. Eastern Book House Publishers, Guwahati, India. (ISBN:978-93-86302-23-6)
  5. oAniruddha Sarma, Debaleena Kashyap, Kaushik Bharadhwaj & Pramod Medhi (2017). Nutraceutical studies on the three most preferred wild edible Yams (Dioscorea spp.) from hills of Assam state, India. In Medhi, P. and Roy, H. (eds.) Compendium of botanical research in eastern India, pp.433-431. Eastern Book House Publishers, Guwahati, India. (ISBN:978-93-86302-23-6).
  6. oIn Medhi, P. and Roy, H. (eds.) Compendium of botanical research in eastern India, pp.134-154. Eastern Book House Publishers, Guwahati, India. (ISBN:978-93-86302-23-6)
  7. oMedhi, P. and Borthakur, S.K. (2015). Traditional method of black powder production using charcoal of Trema orientalis (L.) Blume (Cannabaceae) from Dima Hasao, Assam. In Kumar, S. (ed.) Recent Advances in Ethnobotany, pp.129-133. Deep Publications, New Delhi, India. (ISBN:978-93-80702-09-4)
  8. oMedhi, P. and Borthakur, S.K. (2014). Assam: Sacred groves of the Dimasas of North Cachar Hills. In Krishna, N. and Amrithalingam, M. (eds.) Sacred groves of India-a compendium, pp. 71-79. C.P.R. Environmental Education Centre, 1, Eldams Road, Chennai, India. (ISBN:978-81-86901-24-3)
  9. oMedhi, P. and Borthakur, S.K. (2014). Phytoresources from North Cachar Hills of Assam: VIII: vegetables. In Panda, S. & Ghosh, C. (eds.), Diversity and Conservation of Plants and Traditional Knowledge, pp. 395-408. Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh, Dehra Dun, India. (ISBN-13:978-81-211-0849-2)

d). General articles:

  1. oMedhi, P. (2016). Lichen as pollution indicator. Botanica, Dept. of Botany, Pandu College, Guwahati. Vol.3: pp.6-7.
  2. oMedhi, P. (2014). Why do flowers have different colours? Botanica, Dept. of Botany, Pandu College, Guwahati. Vol.3: p.1.
  3. oMedhi, P. (2012). Bioinformatics and its Applications. Vision, Haflong Govt. College,Vol. VII: pp.56-57.
  4. oMedhi, P. (2011). IK, LEISA and Endogenous Development in Dima Hasao district of Assam. Souvenir (1961-2011). Golden Jubilee celebration issue, Haflong Govt. College, Assam. pp. 105-108.
  5. oMedhi, P. (2009). TEK and Sustainable Agriculture in North Cachar Hills of Assam. Vision, Haflong Govt. College, Assam. Vol. V: pp. 52-54.

 

B. CONFERENCES/ SEMINARS /SYMPOSIUMS/ WORKSHOPS

  1. a)Research papers presented

International level:

  1. oMedhi, P., Sarma, A. &  Borthakur, S.K. (2016). Wild edible Yams (Dioscorea spp.) and nutraceutical studies on the mostly preferred tubers by the ethnic people of hilly areas of Assam, India. Presented in the International Conference on Global Biodiversity, Climate Change and Sustainable Development (ICBCS-2016). Organized by Rajiv Gandhi University, Arunachal Pradesh, India during 15th to 18th Oct’2016.
  2. oMedhi, P., International Seminar on Harnessing Natural Resources for Sustainable Development- Global Trend during 29th to 31st Jan’2014; Organized by Cotton College, Assam, India.
  3. oNational level:
  4. oMedhi, P. (2017). Collection of edible Aroid variability and their nutraceutical properties study from Borail Hills Range of Assam, India. Presented in the NationalSeminar on Understanding Himalayan Phytodiversity in a Changing Climate. Organized by Botanical Survey of India, Gangtok; East Himalayan Society for Spermatophyte Taxonomy (EHSST) and Sikkim University, Sikkim during 9th and 10th March 2017.
  5. oMedhi, P. (2017). A Glimpse on the Phytoresources of Borail Hills Range, Assam, India. Presented in the National workshop on Applications of Geoinformatics in Geographical and Botanical Studies. Organized by Post Graduate Teaching and Research Center, Dept. of geography and Dept. of Botany, Sir Parashurambhau College, Pune-30, India during 30th and 31st January 2017.
  6. oMedhi, P. (2015). Role of Traditional Knowledge and Keystone Plant Species in the Agricultural Field Management in the Hill Areas of Assam, India. Presented in the National seminar on Bioresources of NE India Vis-a-vis Tribal Development. Organized by Silapathar Science College. Silapathar, Assam, India during 12th and 13th June 2015.
  7. oMedhi, P. & Borthakur, S.K. (2015). Underground roots, tubers, bulbs and rhizomatous crop resources from Barail Hill Range of North East India. Presented in the National seminar on Sustainable Utilization of Plant Resources of North East India. Jointly organized by Dept. of Botany, Gauhati University & Dept. of Botany, University of Science & Technology, Meghalaya; during 23rd May 2015 at Dept. of Botany, GU.
  8. oMedhi, P., & Borthakur, S.K. (2012). Phytoresources from North Cachar Hills of Assam: X: Wild edible plants sold in the makeshift markets by the Zeme Nagas. Presented in the National Conference on Recent Trends in Plant Diversity study and Conservation Strategies; organized by Nagaland University, in collaboration with East Himalayan Society for Spermatophyte Taxonomy (EHSST); at Nagaland University, Lumami campus from 29th to 30th Sept’2012.
  9. oMedhi, P., Borthakur, S.K. & Hore, D.K. (2008). Phytoresources from North Cachar Hills of Assam: Rice germplasm. Presented in the National Conference on Traditional Knowledge Systems, Intellectual Property Rights and their Relevance for Sustainable Development; organized by NISCAIR, CSIR, New Delhi, 24th - 26th Dec’2008.
  10. oMedhi, P. (2003). Water Pollution and Human Health. Presented in the national Seminar on Environment; organized by Gauhati University (Kokrajhar campus) on 22nd Mar’2003.

 

  1. b)Attended/Participated

International level:

  1. oInternational Conference on Tropical Roots and Tubers for Sustainable Livelihood under changing Agro-climate during 9-12th  July 2013; Organised by Indian Society for Root Crops (ISRC) and Central Tuber Crops Research Institute (CTCRI), at Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India.

National level:

  1. oBiology Olympiad Exposure Camp held at Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education, TIFR, Mumbai, during 14th to 16th Oct’ 2015.
  2. oCapacity Building on Molecular Markers and PCR Techniques organised by Institutional Biotech Hub, Biswanath College of Agriculture, AAU during 23rd to 25th Feb’ 2015.

Local/Regional level:

  1. oWorkshop on Assam College Management Rules and UGC Regulations organised by Pandu Colege Teacher’s Unit and held on 30th June 2015.
  2. oAssisted as resource person at Deepar Beel (wetland) on 18th Feb’2015 for the Annual NSS Special Camp, 2014-15, Pandu Colege, Guwahati-12.
  3. oParticipated with the Pandu College team in the Science exhibition Programme on the occasion of Golden jubilee celebration of Milan High School, Arikuchi, Nalbari on 28th Dec’2014.
  4. oParticipated and acted as member of the organizing committee for the Workshop on applications of tools and techniques in biological sciences-III (4th and 5th April 2014), sponsored by DBT, Govt. of India, New Delhi and organized by Institutional Biotech Hub and Dept. of Botany, Pandu Collge, Pandu, Assam.
  5. oPopular talk on economic development and environment in N.E. region of India, organised by H. G. College, Haflong on 8th May 2012.
  6. oParticipated in the Workshop on Performance based Appraisal System (PBAS) and Academic Performance Indicator (API), organised by H. G. College, Haflong on 30th March 2012.
  7. oAttended Zonal orientation workshop of resource persons for children’s science congress, 2010. Organised by Assam Science Technology and Environment Council, Guwahati, Assam (ASTEC) (20th to 21st May 2010).
  8. oAttended workshop for Master Trainer under the National Green Corps Program for the state of Assam, sponsored by MOEF, GOI (05th to 07th Feb’2007).

 

C. INVITED LECTURES OR PRESENTATIONS IN CONFERENCES/SEMINARS/WORKSHOPS

a).  National Conferences/Seminars/Workshops:

  1. oMedhi, P. (2015). Topic: A glimpse on the plant resources of North east India: with special reference to the Borail hills range adjoining to Assam. Nagaland, Manipur and Meghalaya states of India. Delivered lecture in the National seminar on Bioresources of NE India Vis-a-vis Tribal Development; organised by Dept. of Botany, Silapathar Sc. College, Assam during 12th -13th June 2015 at Silapathar, Assam.
  2. oMedhi, P. (2015). Topic: Traditional plant resources and variability within some species from Dima Hasao, Assam. Delivered lecture in the National Conference on Aspects and Prospects of Spermatophyte Taxonomy: Focus on Plant Resources of India; organised by Bioinformatics Centre, Assam University and East Himalayan Society for Spermatophyte Taxonomy (EHSST) during 26th -27th Feb’2015 at Assam University.

 

b).  Regional or Local level Conferences/Seminars/Workshops:

  1. oMedhi, P. (2015). Topic: Teaching of General Science: Classroom Transaction, delivered invited lecture as guest faculty for D. El. Ed course under Krishna Kanta Handique Open University at S. K. Hazarika College, Guwahati on 08th Nov’2015.(Contact hrs.=2 hrs)
  2. oMedhi, P. (2015). Topic: Teaching of General Science: Science in School Curriculum, delivered invited lecture as guest faculty for D. El. Ed course under Krishna Kanta Handique Open University at S. K. Hazarika College, Guwahati on 25th Oct’2015.(Contact hrs.=2 hrs)
  3. oMedhi, P. (2014). Topic: Environmental Studies Teaching-II, delivered invited lecture as guest faculty for B.El.Edunder Krishna Kanta Handique Open University at S. K. Hazarika College, Guwahati on 13th Dec’2014.(Contact hrs. 2 hrs. 30 mins.)
  4. oMedhi, P. (2013). Title of the Workshop: District level workshop and experience sharing on Aromatic and Medicinal plants. Delivered lecture as a Resource Person and the workshop organised by North Eastern Region Community Resource Management Project, Dima Haso District Unit, on 7th Feb’2013, at Haflong, Assam.
  5. oMedhi, P. (2009). Topic: Bioinformatics, a popular talk/lecture delivered as resource person on the occasion of National Science Day (5th June 2009); organised by Deputy Commissioner, N.C. Hills, Assam.
  6. oMedhi, P. (2008). Disaster Management, a popular talk/lecture delivered as resource person in the programmes organised at Dima Hasao district, Assam (26th & 30th April 2008). Organised by SSEAEP and supported by ASTEC, Guwahati, Assam.

 

D. ORGANISED WORKSHOP/ POPULAR TALK

Local/Regional level:

  1. oProgram coordinator of the popular talk program Scope and relevance of Green Economy in Dima Hasao district of Assam, held at NEEPCO, Umrangso (5th April 2012) and also presented a paper entitled Green Economy and Sustainable development in Dima Hasao district of Assam.

 

E. ORIENTATION PROGRAMME AND REFRESHER COURSES

  1. oDegree College Teachers Training Program in Biology / Life Science completed during 23rd Nov’2016 to 13th Dec’2016 at Centre for Excellence in Science and Mathematics education, Indian Institute of Science, Challakere campus, Karnataka.
  2. oRefresher Course in Life Science (ID) completed (Grade-A) during 17th December 2012 to 06th January 2013 at Academic Staff College, GU.
  3. oRefresher Course in Life Science (ID) completed (Grade-during 16th February to 08th March 2009 at Academic Staff College, GU.
  4. oOrientation Programme completed (Grade-A) during 16th December 2005 to 12th January 2006 at Academic Staff College, GU.

 

F. SPONSORED RESEARCH PROJECTS CARRIED OUT/APPROVED PROJECTS

  1. oOngoing NRDMS, DST, Govt. of India sponsored major research project for two years entitled Study on nutraceutical properties, genetic variability analysis and agro-technique development of the edible Aroids from Borail Hill Range of Assam, India since April, 2016 (vide Sanction Order no. NRDMS/01/81/Dated: March 4th 2016).
  2. oUGC, NERO, Guwahati funded minor research project entitled Studies on Traditional Natural Resources and their Management in North Cachar Hills, Assam completed during the year 2009-10 (18 months).

 

G. MEMBERSHIP IN BODIES AND COMMITTEES

  1. oMember of Editorial / Advisory Board of Asian Resonance (ISSN: 0976-8602), published by SOCIAL RESEARCH FOUNDATION, KANPUR, for the period of 2014 to 2015 & 2016.
  2. oEditorial Board Member of the journal Bio-Science Letters, published by Bio-Science Publications, Bodoland University, Kokrajhar, Assam for the year 2015-16.
  3. oNatural member of the East Himalayan Society for Spermatophyte Taxonomy, North Bengal University, Siliguri, 734013, Darjeeling, West Bengal, India.
  4. oMember of Assam Science Society, Assam.
  5. oMember, Pandu College Botanical Forum, Dept. of Botany, Pandu College.
  6. oPandu College, Pandu, Guwahati-12:

Academic session-2014-15:

  1. a.Member of the Library maintenance committee.
  2. b.Member of the playground development committee.
  3. c.Teacher-in-charge for major games.

Academic session-2016-17:

  1. a.Coordinator, Sports Development Board.
  2. b.Member, Cultural Development Committee.
  3. c.Member, Research Council.
  4. d.Member/Prof.-in-Charge, Major Games.

 

H. OTHER EXPOSURES

  1. oExternal /Internal examiner for practical examinations and also Examiner/ Paper evaluator under Gauhati University & Assam University, Silchar.
  2. oActed as Asstt. Officer in-charge (2012) for conducting semester examinations of H. G. College, Haflong under Assam University.
  3. oActed as adviser of NGO the YAPREE SAGANG SOCIETY, Haflong-788819, Dima Hasao, Assam (2010 to 2012).
  4. oActed as Academic Co-ordinator (Honorary) of National Children’s Science Congress (NCSC), N.C. Hills Dist. Committee, Assam from 2008 to 2012.
  5. oActed as District Co-ordinator (Honorary) of National Children’s Science Congress (NCSC), N.C. Hills Dist. Committee, Assam during 2006.

 

MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION

Language known   : English, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali and Bodo.

Hobbies                 : Reading, Gardening and Digital photography.

Computer skills     : Windows (MS-office), Linux (openoffice), Adobe Photoshop and Internet.

 

  All the information given above is correct and true to best of my knowledge.