Vice Chancellor


Prof Pratap Jyoti Handique
Vice Chancellor, GU




Professor (Dr) Pratap Jyoti Handique, formerly a professor of Biotechnology, Gauhati University, obtained PhD degree from Gauhati University and postdoctoral research on molecular biotechnology at Leicester University, United Kingdom. He is one of the pioneers who worked for the development of Biotechnology in North East India. He has been involved in frontline areas of research in Biotechnology for last 30 years. He was awarded the prestigious Biotechnology Overseas Associateship Award, 2004-05 by the DBT, New Delhi. He has published over 153 research papers in national and international journals, over 45 book chapters. He has developed several bioinformatics based ‘Database’; authored one research book on Medicinal Plants and edited two books on various aspects of Science and Technology. He has contributed over 130 DNA and gene sequences to biological databases. Dr. Handique has successfully completed 17 major R&D research projects on Biotechnology funded by DBT, DST, IACR, NMBP and other government agencies.


Prof Handique has guided 49 (forty nine) PhD students till July 2021 on various aspects of Biotechnology. He has coordinated and contributed in the formulations of the State Biotechnology Policy of Assam which has been declared by the Government of Assam under Advantage Assam Policy in 2017. He is a recipient of Fellow of Linnean Society (FLS) of London in the year 2017. He has been associated with and holding key positions in various scientific organizations/ institutions/societies of the country and abroad. He has also contributed a good number of literary articles, stories and poems and popular science articles in Assamese and English language.