Diganta Narzary

Diganta Narzary

Associate Professor

MSc (Gauhati) PhD (Lucknow)


Department of Botany
Gauhati University, Guwahati, 781014
Email:- d_narzary@gauhati.ac.in

M.Sc. in Botany with specialization in Microbiology from Gauhati University (2001-2002)

Ph.D. in Botany from University of Lucknow, Lucknow (Research work carried out at NBRI-CSIR, Lucknow) (Jan 2005 - Nov 2009)

Worked as Research Associate at NRC on DNA Fingerprinting, NBPGR, Pusa, New Delhi (Dec 2009 - Feb 2011)

Joined as Assistant Professor in the Department of Botany, B.N. College, Dhubri, Assam (Feb 2011 - Dec 2011)

Joined as Assistant Professor in the Department of Botany, Gauhati University (Jan 2012 onwards)

Plant and Microbial Systematics

Environmental microbiology

Food and Agricultural microbiology


v  Junior Research Fellow cum National Eligibility for Lectureship Award in Life Sciences under the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), Govt. of India (Date of Award: 01.06.2004).

v  Senior Research Fellow Award under CSIR, Govt. of India (Date of Award: 05.02.2007)

v  DBT (Govt. of India) Overseas Associateship for the year 2017-18 (Date of Award: 01.08.2017)

1)  Chaudhary LB, Rana TS, Narzary D and Verma S (2007). A new species of Astragalus L. (Leguminosae) from India based on morphological and molecular markers. Botanical Journal of Linnean Society 154: 27-34. [IF 2.534, Cited 6]

2)    Rana TS,  Verma S, Srivastava A, Srivastava J, Narzary D, Ranade SA (2007). Molecular distinction amongst some cultivated and wild species of Bauhinia L. (Leguminosae: Caesalpinioideae) in India using PCR based methods. Plant Cell Biotechnology and Molecular Biology 8 (3 & 4): 179-186. [Cited 4]

3)    Ranade SA, Rana TS and Narzary D (2009). SPAR profiles and genetic diversity amongst pomegranate (Punica granatum L.) genotypes. Physiology and Molecular Biology of Plants 15(1): 61-70. [IF 1.351, Cited 24]

4)  Narzary D, Mahar KS, Rana TS and Ranade SA (2009). Analysis of genetic diversity among wild pomegranates in Western Himalayas, using PCR methods. Scientia Horticulturae 121: 237-242. [IF 1.73, Cited 43]

5)    Narzary D, Rana TS, Ranade SA (2010). Genetic diversity in ISSR profiles across natural populations of Indian pomegranates (Punica granatum L.). Plant Biology 12: 806-813. [IF 2.633, Cited 31]

6)    Rana TS, Narzary D and Ohri D (2010). Genetic diversity and relationships among some wild and cultivated species of Chenopodium L. (Amaranthaceae), using RAPD and DAMD methods. Current Science 98 (6): 840-846. [IF 0.833, Cited 14]

7)  Rana TS, Narzary D and Ranade SA (2010). Systematics and taxonomic disposition of the genus Punica L. Fruit, Vegetable and Cereal Science and Biotechnology 4(2): 19-25. [Cited 02]

8)  Narzary D, Rana TS and Ranade SA (2010). Molecular analyses of genetic diversity in pomegranates. Fruit, Vegetable and Cereal Science and Biotechnology 4(2): 126-143

9)  Rana TS, Narzary D and Ohri D (2012). Molecular differentiation of Chenopodium album complex and some related species using ISSR profiles and ITS sequences. Gene 495: 29-35. [IF 2.138, Cited 11]

10)  Bera SK, Basumatary SK, Gogoi B and Narzary D (2012). Pollen rain signature of Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary, Assam, India. Journal of Frontline Research in Arts and Science 2: 79-87.

11)  da Silva JAT, Rana TS, Narzary D, Verma N, Meshram DT and Ranade SA (2013). Pomegranate biology and biotechnology: A Review. Scientia Horticulturae 160: 85-107. [IF 1.73, Cited 54]

12)  Singh R, Narzary D, Bhardwaj J, Singh AK, Kumar S and Kumar A (2014). Molecular diversity and SSR transferability studies in Vetiver grass (Vetiveria zizanioides L. Nash). Industrial Crops and Products 53: 187–198. [IF 2.837, Cited 8]

13)  Narzary D, Verma S, Mahar KS and Rana TS (2015). A rapid and effective method for isolation of genomic DNA from small amount of silica: dried leaf tissues. National Academy Science Letters (Springer). (DOI 10.1007/s40009-015-0357-5). [IF 0.292, Cited 4]

14) Narzary D, Ranade SA, Divakar PK and Rana TS (2016). Molecular differentiation and phylogenetic relationship of the genus Punica (Punicaceae) with other taxa of the order Myrtales. Rheedea 26(1): 37–51

15)  Das S. and Narzary D (2017). Diversity study on endophytic fungi associated with Oroxylum indicum and their interactions with some phytopathogens. Botanical Journal of Assam 9(2): 27-41. Free to access online:


Book Chapter Published:

1)  Rana TS, Narzary D, Verma S, Mahar KS, Meena B, Ranade SA, Nair KN (2014). Methods & Approaches in Plant Systematics. In: Rana T. S., Nair K. N., Upreti D.K. (Eds.) Plant Taxonomy and Biosystematics: Classical & Modern Methods. New India Publishing Agency, New Delhi, pp 383-416. (ISBN 978-93-83305-41-4)

2)  Sharma B, Narzary D and Jha DK (2014). Culture Independent Diversity Analysis of soil microbial community and their significance. In: Bacterial Diversity in Sustainable Agriculture (Ed. D.K. Maheshwari) Springer International Publishing Switzerland, pp 305-340. (ISBN 978-3-319-05936-5)

Completed Research Project:  

  • Microbiological and biochemical studies on traditionally fermented rice-beer of North East India” funded by DST under SERB special program, 2013-14. (Sanctioned amount Rs. 12.0 lakhs for two years)

On-going Research Projects:

  1.  Analysis of microbial community of coal overburdened sites of different ages in Assam” Funded by DBT under the Scheme “Units of Excellence” in Biotechnology in NER, 2013-14. (Sanctioned amount Rs. 112.85 lakhs for three years)
  2. Metagenomic and transcriptomic studies on Termitomyces growing fungal combs of termites found in Assam for bioprospection” funded by DBT for 03 years (Total Sanctioned Amount = Rs. 113.67 lakhs; GU Share = Rs. 68.22 lakhs)
  3. Microbial and Biochemical study on traditionally fermented fish food ‘Napham’ of Assam for Value Addition” funded by DST under the SYST scheme for 02 years (Sanctioned amount Rs. 11,72,940/-)

  • Life Member, The Indian Science Congress Association (since 2009)
  • Life member, The Indian Association for Angiosperms Taxonomy (since 2009)
  • Life member, The International Society of Environmental Botanists (since 2009)
  • Life member, The Association of Microbiologists of India (since 2012)
  • Life Member, The Botanical Society of Assam (since 2016)
  • Life Member, Rajiv Gandhi International Science & Technology Association (since March, 2017)
  • Member Secretary, Institutional Ethics Committee, Gauhati University, Guwahati, Assam (since 2015)

1. Khomdram Niren Singh, CSIR-NET-JRF (Ph.D. Student)

2. Dipsikha Shyam, SRF, UGC-RGNF (Ph.D. Student)

3. Nitesh Boro, JRF, UGC-RGNF (Ph.D. Student)

4. Lakshmi Rupa Das (Ph.D. Student)

5. Deepjyoti Das, DBT Project JRF

6. Ashis Bora, DST Project Fellow

7. Geetanjali Biswas, M.Phil Student  

8. Priyanka Das, M.Phil Student