|Head of the Department
Prof. Hirendra Nath Sarma
Brief History & Background
Arunachal Pradesh is located between 26º28’to 29º30’ N and 91º30’ to 97º30’ E with 83,743km2 in north-east India. The state is undoubtedly the richest terrestrial biodiversity region in India. The huge (81.37%) forest cover, zoo-geographic location, altitudinal variation, various vegetation, high rainfall, different climate regimes etc., contribute in making Arunachal Pradesh an extremely rich biodiversity region. The biodiversity resources of the state are mostly inaccessible due to rugged mountainous terrain and bottleneck surface communication. Subsequently, biological diversity is remained relatively less explored and studied by scientist. With this backdrop, a mega proposal was prepared to carry out a diversified research on biodiversity of Arunachal Pradesh and the proposal was submitted to University Grant Commission (UGC), New Delhi, in 2002 under the leadership of Prof. K. K. Dwivedi, the then Vice-Chancellor of the Arunachal University ( Now renamed as Rajiv Gandhi University). The proposal was considered by UGC and Rajiv Gandhi University has been recognized as one of the University with Potential for Excellence in (particular area). Under this scheme the Department of Zoology & Botany of this University has been recognized as the “centre with potential for excellence in biodiversity (CPEB)” in the year, 2002, vide UGC DO Letter No. F14-2/99(IUC/UNIV. Excellence, dated 23rd May, 2002.
Consequent upon the establishment of centre, a sum of Rs.300 lakhs was released to Rajiv Gandhi University as a onetime grant as financial assistant (vide UGC D.O. letter No.F-1/15/2002 (NS), dated 29th October, 2003) to undertake the diversified exploration on biodiversity in Arunachal Pradesh. UGC constituted a Research advisory committee drawing experts from various reputed universities of the country with join Secretary, UGC, New Delhi, as it member Secretary, to give proper guidance for carrying out research activities of the centre. The centre undertook the diversified and scientific exploration on biodiversity to generate base line data on the biological diversity in the state. The centre carried out research on the following identified thrust areas:
1. Survey and exploration of Higher Plant diversity.
2. Survey and exploration of Microbial diversity.
3. Survey and exploration of Fish diversity
4. Survey and exploration of insect diversity.
The centre carried out the diversified research satisfactorily and so far able to generate sufficient data on the flora and fauna of the state. Particularly, the baseline data created on higher plant diversity, microbe diversity, Fish diversity and Insect diversity has laid a foundation for further research on the rich biodiversity of Arunachal Pradesh. During the tenure of the programme, the centre also able to developed database on the findings of plant and animal diversity as digitized information system using IT tools RDBMS. Research networking and collaboration in different thrust areas was also established with different reputed National and International institutes. These include State Forest Research Institute (SFRI), Itanagar, North East Regional Institute of Science and Technology (NERIST),Itanagar, Zoological Survey of India, Kolkatta, Botanical Survey of India, Kolkatta , G.B. Pant Institute of Himalayan Environmental Studies, Itanagar, Manipur University, Imphal, Tezpur University, Assam, Jorhat Agricultural University, Assam, Jadav University, West Bengal, National Bureau of Fish Genetic Research, Lucknow, Directorate of Cold Water Fisheries, Bhimtal, Central Institute of Fish and Aquaculture, Bhubaneswar, Uppsala University, Sweden and Hey Herbarium, United Kingdom (UK).
The Expert Committee visited the Centre with potential for Excellence in Biodiversity (CPEB) to review its progress on 3rd – 4th November, 2011. The report was placed before University Grant commission (UGC) on 13th of February, 2012. UGC approved to extend the CPEB for further period of 5 years w.e.f 2011-2012 ( vide UGC DO letter NO. F1-15/2002/2011, dated 20th March, 2011). The UGC recommended Prof. H. N. Sarma as coordinator for the programme in the 2nd phase. In the 2nd phase, new thrust areas was identified, in addition to the already identified thrust areas of the 1st phase. Consequent upon the order, UGC released 700 lakhs for the extended programme of the CPEB (vide UGC DO letter NO. F1-15/2002/2011, dated 20th March, 2011). Subsequently, the 2nd Phase activities started with the 1st Advisory Committee meeting on 18th September, 2012. The Advisory Committee as per UGC recommendation, four research groups were constituted covering the thrust areas identified in the programme. The research groups constituted in the 2nd phase are as follows
1. Phytochemical analysis and its validation( for Reproductive Physiology and others
2. Fish biology and Nutrition Biology
4. Wildlife Biology
In the 2nd phase, Advance Post Graduate Diploma in Biodiversity (APGDB) , one year Diploma ( two semesters) has been introduced to develop expertise and manpower resources on Biodiversity and its conservation and sustainable use.
Central Equipment facility
The highly dedicated faculty members of Life Science (Zoology and Botany department) along devoted research scholars are involved enthusiastically in research activities to generate a comprehensive data on the biodiversity of the state and to build CPEB, Rajiv Gandhi University a reputed and permanent Centre of Excellence in Biodiversity.
Advance Post Graduate Diploma In Biodiversity
|Department||Centre with Potential for Excellence in Biodiversity|
|Minimum Age Limit||0|
|Intake Capacity||Two Semesters Course under CPEB-II|
|Entrance Test||Required (RGUCET)|
|Advance Post Graduate Diploma In Biodiversity Syllabus
Semester I – II : APGDB Course Structure and Syllabus
Contents to be uploaded soon
Series Name :International Seminar
Presenter :Faculty of Life Science
Location :Rajiv Gandhi University,Rono Hills
INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON
“Global Biodiversity, Climate Change and Sustainable Development”
Date: 15th-18th October, 2016
Conference Venue: Rajiv Gandhi University, Rono Hills, Doimukh,
Itanagar-791112, Arunachal Pradesh, INDIA
BACKGROUND OF ICBCS 2016
Impending threats which the humanity are facing in 21ST Century is critical which is unlikely to be reversed if
sustainable developmental practices are not put in place. Most vital among the natural resources of our blue
planet is the Biodiversity Wealth. But current UN reports (2010, 2014) revealed that all is not well. There are
global objectives and mandates on biodiversity, climate change and sustainable developments which the member
nations still need to build up capacity for effective implementation at national and regional level. Among the
significant global mandates, Convention on Biological Diversity (1992) and its supplementary agreements such
as World Summits on Sustainable Development (Rio+10 Summit) at Johanesburg-2002; Nagoya Protocol (2010)
on Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS) and the Aichi Targets (2010) are among the path breaking global
agreements periodically reviewed in every meeting of Conference of Parties to CBD to which each of the member
nations need to implements in both letter and spirit if current rate of biodiversity loss has to be reversed. The
Aichi Biodiversity Targets 2020 is ten-year framework for action by all countries and stakeholders to save
biodiversity and enhance its benefits for people. UN Inter-Governmental Panel on Climate Change (2014) has
observed changes and causes in Global Climate which calls for urgent mitigation measures.Consensus action
plan is urgently required at regional and global level tocounter climate change impact on biodiversity, ecosystem
and livelihood sectors. As per CBD report (2014), global forest and biodiversity losses are increasing in alarming
rate while there is a drastic lacking in basic taxonomic research and information system on many unknown
biological taxa which need to be strengthened further. There is an urgent need for effective south-south and
north-south cooperation for intensification of systematic biological research on different life forms which are yet
to be catalogued in scientific literatures. Biodiversity baseline studies is expected to help in developing tools for
effective conservation and sustainable utilization of those species living in some of the most critical ecosystem of
earth. The State of Arunachal Pradesh, the proud East Himalayan Indian State being the top 12 Global
Biodiversity Hotspots suitably deserves to host the upcoming mega event at Rajiv Gandhi University, Rono Hills,
Doimukh-791112, Itanagar, wherein the researchers and global think tank working in the area of Biodiversity,
Climate Change and Sustainable Development are cordially invited to present their papers in technical session
and to take active participation in side events.
AIMS OF CONFERENCE
The ICBCS-2016 at RGU aims to bring together all stakeholders in a single plate form to share knowledge, have
academic debate and to highlight the biodiversity research and academic activities taking place around the globe
among the Universities and Research institutes, NGOs and corporate bodies who are currently working towards
addressing the concerns & issues relating to biodiversity research, climate change, sustainable development,
conservation issues and key challenges and way forwards for implementing those shared global conservation
vision and mandates at regional and country level.
CONFERENCE THEME & CALL FOR ABSTRACT/FULL PAPERS
The conference will be focusing on the following main theme and sub-theme under which the academicians,
scientists, research students, and civil societies, government representatives working in the diverse field of
Biodiversity, Climate Change and Sustainable Development may send their abstracts/papers for oral/poster
presentation in the upcoming ICBCS-2016 at RGU, INDIA which is slated on 15th -18th October, 2016.
GLOBAL BIODIVERSITY, CLIMATE CHANGE AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
1. Biodiversity Research & Documentation –Emerging Approaches & Techniques
2. Taxonomy and Database Development on Biodiversity – Role in Conservation
3. Biodiversity, Food & Energy Security – Fuel wood and Bio-Energy
4. Biodiversity and Climate Change – Impact Research and Mitigation Measures
5. Biodiversity and Sustainable Development – Sustainable Harvesting & Wise Use Practices
6. Biodiversity & Conservation – In-Situ and ex-Situ methods, emerging approaches
7. Biodiversity and Biotechnology – Biosystematics, Pharmaceuticals, Bioinformatics of plants, animals,
Microbes and Transgenic organisms
8. Biodiversity, Drug Discovery and Health Care sector – Reproductive regulation, Medicinal and
9. Mountain Biodiversity-Landscapes, Tourism, Community Livelihood & Conservation issues
10. Aquatic Biodiversity – Research, Conservation and Livelihood
11. Biodiversity Laws, Indigenous Knowledge System, Intellectual Property Rights and Bio-piracy
12. Wildlife Research, Conservation and Sustainable Livelihoods
13. Crop-diversity, Agro-ecosystems and Importance of Wetlands
14. Cultural, Spiritual and Linguistic Linkages of Biodiversity – Community Land and Sacred Grooves
15. Impact of Alien and Invasive Weeds on Global/Regional/Local Biodiversity
16. Biodiversity & Ecosystem Services- Economic Valuation and Livelihood
17. Biogeography, Plant, Animal and Microbial Bio resources- Taxonomy, Conservation, Endemism, Scopes
18. Himalayan Biodiversity Special– Research, Conservation, Climate Change and Impact Assessment
1. Biodiversity Conservation Pavilion
2. Photo Gallery: Culture, Flora and Wildlife of East Himalayan Biodiversity Hotspot
3. Literature Stalls
4. Documentary Film: Local Culture, Flora and Wildlife
5. Cultural Evening showcasing local culture
TOP KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
1. Prof. Gerry Bodeker, University of Oxford, UK
(Biodiversity, Traditional Healthcare & Sustainable Livelihood)
2. Dr.Meyer-Rochow, Research Institute of Luminous Organisms, HachijojimaTokyo, Japan
(Biodiversity Research Needs& Sustainable Development)
3. Prof. K. Raja Reddy, Mississippi State University, USA
(Biodiversity, Climate Change & Crop Dynamics)
4. Prof.VasanthaPadmanabhan, University of Michigan, USA
(Biodiversity, Global Medicine& Healthcare)
5. Dr. Magnus L. Liden, Uppsala University, Sweden
(Biodiversity, Taxonomy and Global Research Priorities)
6. Dr. T. Madhan Mohan, Adviser, Department of Biotechnology (DBT), GOI
(Biodiversity, Biotechnology and National Development Needs)
He will also inaugurate the Conference on 15th October 2016 as Chief Guest
7. Prof. Aditya Prasad Dash, Vice Chancellor, Central University of Tamil Nadu, INDIA
(Biodiversity, Tropical Disease and Global Health care)
8. Dr. P.P.Dhyani, Director GBPIHED, KosiKatharmal, Almora, India
(Himalayan Biodiversity, Traditional Knowledge and Sustainable Mountain Development)
9. Dr.Banwari Lal, Director Industrial and Biotechnology Division, TERI, New Delhi, India
(Biodiversity, Biotechnology and Global Business)
IMPORTANT DATELINES ABOUT ICBCS-2016
Early Bird Registration/Abstract Deadline June 30, 2016
Final Registration/Abstract Deadline July 30, 2016
Notification of Finalized Technical Programme July 31, 2016
Arrival of Conference Delegates 13th-14thOctober 2016
Commencement of Conference 15th October 2016
Closing of Conference /Touring/Sightseeing 18th October 2016
HOW TO SUBMIT ABSTRACT/PAPERS:
The abstracts should not exceed 500 words in font Times New Roman with font size 12 typed in MS word file.
The paper/abstract should bear article title, author, author affiliation, pin code/Zip code and mail ID of each
author involved in the papers. Abstract should contain 4-6 key words. The abstract and registration form along
with bank draft should be sent to the Organizing Secretary ICBCS-2016 in the e-mail ID
The paper accepted for Poster Presentation will come up with Poster size of 3 feet wide and 4 feet height. Poster
presenter will be intimated in advance for their self-preparation and printing.
BEST PAPER & POSTER AWARD
Best paper and poster award will be given to those come up with best paper/poster that contain lucid and
integrated information based on research objectives.
REGISTRATION FEE: (A 50% waiver on registration fee shall apply to both foreign and Indian participants. Participants are requested to write for waiver in registration fee well in advance to organizing committee).
STANDARD REGISTRATION FOR FOREIGN DELEGATES
Delegate Type Late Registration USD (by 30th July 2016) 300 350 Students 250 275 Accompanying Persons 250 260
STANDARD REGISTRATION FOR INDIAN DELEGATES
Delegate Type Academician/Scientists/NGOs/Govt. Officials 6000 6500 Students 2000 2500 Business House/Corporate 10000 10500 Accompanying Person 300 3500
SUBMISSION OF REGISTRATION FORM & REGISTRATION FEE
Hard copy of Registration Form may be duly filled up as instructed and may be submitted through
courier and postal service to the contact address given in this leaflet.
Scanned and soft copy of Registration form and Bank Draft (scanned copy) of Registration Fee may be
sent to the mail ID firstname.lastname@example.org (of Organising Secretary ICBCS-2016).
Registration Fee may be deposited directly to the conference account name ICBCS-2016, Account
No. 880201011001687, Vijaya Bank, Arunachal University Branch, Rajiv Gandhi University, Rono
Hills, Doimukh-791112, District Papum Pare, Arunachal Pradesh. IFSC Code: VIJB0008802; Service
Tax Reg No. AAACV4791JST002; Swift Code: VIJBINBBOAC (swift code for foreign participants)
The conference organizer will ensure accommodation for those who clearly write for need of
accommodation.There are good Hotels available with modest price in the twin Capital City Itanagar
and Naharlagun which is just 7-10 km drive from conference venue RGU campus.
HOW TO REACH ICBCS 2016 VENUE, RONO HILLS, ARUNACHAL PRADESH
The conference Venue Rajiv Gandhi University (RGU), Rono Hills, Doimukh, Arunachal Pradesh is
approachable by air, rail and road.
For the foreign and Indian participants who start their journey from Delhi may take Superfast direct
Train from Delhi to Naharlagun Railway Station. From Naharlagun Railway Station one can take taxi
and reach their respective Hotel and may directly report to help desk at conference venue RGU which
is 10 km away from Railway Station.
Foreign and Indian Nationals travelling via Chennai, Kolkata, Mumbai, Bangalore and Hyderabad
may first reach Gawahati city via rail or flight which is gateway to Northeast India. Then from
Gawahati, they may take Night AC Train,Pawan Hans Helicopter Service or Night Shuttle Bus, and
Taxi (Innova, Xylo, Bolero) and fare is minimum and can be shared and negotiated (5-8 hrs journey by
train, Bus or Taxi; 20 minutes journey by flight). Indian Airlines Flight and Private Airlines also fly
from Guwahati to Lilabari Airport, North Lakhimpur. RGU is just 2 hours drive from Lilabari
Airport. Indian Airlines Flight and Private Airlines also fly from Guwahati to Mohanbari Airport,
Dibrugarh, Assam. RGU is just 4 hours drive from Mohanbari Airport.
(Note: Travel/protected area permit, Inner Line Permit and
Accommodation Booking assistance, please contact Mr. Nalong
Mize, Joint Organising Secretary ICBCS 216 (EMAIL:
ENTRY FORMALITIES FOR ARUNACHAL PRADESH, INDIA
(A) PROTECTED AREA PERMIT (PAP) MUST FOR FOREIGN PARTICIPANTS
On arrival at Delhi, Foreign participants in a single or two or more persons can obtain Protected Area
Permit (PAP) for a period of 30 days from the following office to visit Arunachal Pradesh which is mandatory:
1. Ministry of Home Affairs, Govt. of India, New Delhi
2. Resident Commissioner, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh,Kautilya Marg, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi
3. Secretary Tourism, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh, Itanagar-791111. Phone: +91-360-2212457
4. The Commissioner (Home), Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh, Itanagar-791111. Phone: +91-360-2212638
Note: The foreign participants may kindly enclosed the conference invitation letter, security clearance
letter issued by MoHA GOI (to be provided by conference organiser), conference brochure of ICBCS2016
along with Foreign Travel Passport documents during submission of application for Protected
Area Permit (PAP) in any of the above mentioned office. Clearance may take 1-2 working days.
Note: Foreign participants are requested to apply Indian visa in advance through Indian Embassy (2-
3 months before the commencement of the conference) for early political clearance to be made by ministry of External Affairs, GOI.
(B) Inner Line Permit for Indian Nationals For Indian Nationals, Inner Line Permit (ILP) will be required to enter Arunachal Pradesh. The ILP can be obtained from the following offices located in India:
1. The Resident Commissioner, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh Kautilya Marg, Chanakyapuri, New
Delhi. Phone: +91-11-230113915/+91-11-23013956/+91-11-26880901
2. Deputy Resident Commissioner, CE-109, Sector 1, Salt Lake City, Kolkata, Phone: +91-33- 23341243/+91-33-23589865
3. Deputy Residential Commissioner, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh, GS Road, Rukminigoan, Opposite ManasaMandir, Dispur, Guwahati-781021. Phone: +91-361-2412859/+91-361-2416720/+91-361- 2412859
4. Deputy Residential Commissioner, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh, Shillong, Meghalaya. Phone: +91-
5. Deputy Residential Commissioner, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh, Parvati Nagar, Tezpur, Assam.Phone: +91-3712-260173
6. Deputy Residential Commissioner, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh, Mohanbari, Dibrugarh, Assam.Phone: +91-373-2382560/+91-373-2382738.
7. Deputy Residential Commissioner, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh, Lilabari, North Lakhimpur,Assam. Phone: +91-3752-22186.
8. Deputy Residential Commissioner, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh, Jorhat, Assam. Phone: +91-376-2340173.
9. From the all Deputy Commissioner of 18 Districts of Arunachal Pradesh.
10. Temporary ILP are also issued from Office of the Extra Assistant Commissioner (EAC) at every entry gate where there are EAC and Circle Officers.
(NOTE: PARTICIPANTS ARE REQUESTED TO SUBMIT SCANNED COPY OF THEIR
PASSPORT AND ID CARDS TO MR NALONG MIZE, JOINT ORGANIZING
SECRETARY ICBCS 2016 FOR SECURING YOUR PAP AND ILP. YOUR PAP AND ILP
SHALL BE ENSURED IN ADVANCE IF YOU SUBMIT YOURAUTHENTIC ID PROOF 2
MONTHS BEFORE THE COMMENCEMENT OF THE CONFERENCE).
ABOUT HOST INSTITUTION: RAJIV GANDHI UNIVERSITY:
Rajiv Gandhi University (formerly Arunachal University) is the premier institution for higher
education in the state of Arunachal Pradesh which is located in the placid ambience of biocultural
rich Eastern Himalayan region of Republic of India. Late Smt. Indira Gandhi, the then Prime Minister
of India laid the foundation stone of the university on 4th February 1984 at Rono Hills, where the
present campus is located. Ever since its inception, theuniversity has been trying to achieve excellence
and fulfil the objectives as envisaged in the University Act. RGU was accorded status of Central
University by the Act of Parliament in the year 2007 which comes under the direct funding of
Ministry of Human Resource Development, GOI. By virtue of prime location of the University in the
exceptionally biocultural rich region of the globe with potential to excel, the UGC, Govt. of India has
established the Centre with Potential for Excellence in Biodiversity in the year 2003 under the faculty
of Life Sciences. In 31 years of its existence, the University has grown in both diversity and
magnitude, proven itself as one of the leading Universities in India in terms of reliable higher
educational institution, efficient knowledge delivery mechanism intensely focusing towards
harmonising the critical issues related to social and natural environment thereby contributing
towards the sustainable regional and national development. For detail please visit www.rgu.ac.in.
ABOUT ORGANIZERS OF ICBCS – 2016 AT RGU:
1. CENTRE WITH POTENTIAL FOR EXCELLENCE IN
BIODIVERSITY,RAJIV GANDHI UNIVERSITY, ARUNACHAL PRADESH
The Centre with Potential for Excellence in Biodiversity of Rajiv Gandhi University was established
with the sponsorship of University Grant Commission, Govt. of India in the year 2003. The Centre
was established with fundamental aims to promote research and documentation activities in the
diverse areas of biodiversity and culture of one of the World’s Top 12th Biological Hotspots
comprising the Eastern Himalayan Region of India. Currently, the centre has six thrust areas namely
Higher Plant Diversity Unit, Insect and Mammalian Diversity Unit, Fisheries and Aquatic Ecology
Unit, Microbial Diversity Unit, Reproductive Biology Unit and Wildlife Biology Unit which is
functioning through the supervision of dynamic PIs of Faculty of Life Sciences, RGU under whom the
researchers are dedicatedly pursuing both basic and cutting edged applied research on biodiversity
towards achieving the noble vision and mission set forth since the inception of the centre. As of now,
the Centre has been contributing significantly in the area of biodiversity and conservation science,
documentation of traditional bio-cultural knowledge, regional capacity building on nature
conservation and sustainable development in Arunachal Himalayan region of India and would
continue to grow in terms of both magnitude and dimension through effective collaboration with
some of thefamed national and international institutes, local and regional stakeholders.
2. SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT FORUM ARUNACHAL PRADESH
Sustainable Development Forum Arunachal Pradesh (SDFA) is a registered not-for-profit forum
where the civil society, academia, entrepreneurs, legislators, government, youth and the media can
collectively discuss and work in facilitating the state towards a sustainable development pathway.
The SDFA aims to facilitate dialogues; research and sustainable policy keeping in mind the state’s
development challenges, environment and economy.
ABOUT ICBCS-2016 HOST STATE: ARUNACHAL PRADESH
Arunachal Pradesh with 83,743.00 sq.km land area with population density of 17 persons per sq. km
is really a curious territory on the planet Earth. It is 24th State of Republic of India and has diverse
climate and landscapes ranging from tropical foot hill rainforest to snow-clad alpine peaks. The
thunderous Himalayan Peak so little known to majority of humanity of this planet is awesome and
breathtaking. The jungle is so diverse teeming with different life forms some of which the scientists
are yet to catalogue. It is a veritable treasure house of nature which attracts every visitor and known
to be abode of primitive, rare and endemic life forms on the planet Earth. Around 500 major rivers
and rivulets mysteriously originating from the snow peak, lofty hills and mountain slopes of
Arunachal Himalaya finally fused with the Mighty Brahmaputra river in Assam Valley is known to
be the water tower of the world. Ethno-cultural diversity, hospitality of the colourful local tribes is
amazing which enchants every visitor which is why the Arunachal Pradesh is known as Shangri-La
which means a mystical harmonious valley. The region has got the rare ranking of top 4 regions in the
World by the Lonely Planet’s Magazine and one among the top 12th Global Biodiversity Hotspots by
IUCN (2000) which must be really surprising, enchanting and satisfying for those concerned for the
nature and for those who seek ultimate solace amidst diversity. This Eastern Himalayan State of India
is famed for having 36 major forest types, estimated 10,000 species of lower and higher plants, 600
species of Orchids, magnificent endemic mammals, curious fresh water fishes, camouflaging reptiles,
colourful endemic birds, highly competitive non-catalogued insects, loving and hateful microbes and
fearsome amphibian belonging to diverse families found in diverse ecological region. The State has
the distinction of having to receive the highest forest coverage and conservation award from GOI.
The 26 major tribes and 110 sub-tribes living in close association with nature in this “Lost Horizon” or
Land of Dawn-lit Mountain is the real custodian of the nature’s wealth delicately treasured in
different life forms since time immemorial. For a tourist and a researcher, the options are diverse,
each more tempting than the others and even more confusing for those visiting the region for first
time as a researcher. The capital city of Arunachal Pradesh is Itanagar which is located at an altitude
of 200-700 msl. Rajiv Gandhi University is just located at picturesque Rono Hills, which is 20 km drive
from Itanagar and 10 km drive from Naharlagun Railway Station.
PLACES OF TOURISM INTEREST AND BIODIVERSITY HOTSPOTS IN
Biodiversity Hotspots and Nature Reserves
1.Sessa Orchid Sanctuary (West Kameng), 2. Pakke Wildlife Sanctuary & Tiger Reserve (East
Kameng), 3. Eagle Nest Wildlife Sanctuary (West Kameng), 4. Talle Valley Wildlife Sanctuary (Lower
Subansiri), 5. Kane Wildlife Sanctuary (West Siang), 6. DayingEring Memorial Wildlife Sanctuary
(East Siang), 7. Mouling National Park (Upper Siang), 8. Dihing-Dibang Biosphere Reserve (Dibang
Valley), 9. Kamlang Wildlife Sanctuary (Anjaw), Namdhapa National Park (Changlang), 9. Orchid
Research Centre (Balukpong); 10. Itanagar Zoological Park (Papum Pare), 11. Itanagar Wildlife
Sanctuary (Papum Pare), 12. Nameri National Park (Assam), 13. Kaziranga National Park (Assam).
Places of Religious, Historical and Cultural Importance
The Arunachal Pradesh is categorised into different ethnocultural zone known as Tawang and
Kameng Cultural Zone, Subansiri Cultural Zone, Siang Cultural Zone, Dibang-Anjaw Cultural Zone,
LohitCuleftural Zone, Tirap-Changlang-Longding Cultural Zone. Following places are worth visiting:
1.Almost400 years old TawangMonastry, fountain head of spiritual life of Gelukpa sect of Mahayana
School Buddhism (600 km from Itanagar, 300 km from Gauhati) 2. Malinithan (Hindu Shrine), the
part of Abode of Lord Krishna (200 km from Itanagar) 3. Bhismaknagar, named after King Bhismak,
the father of Rukmini (consort of Lord Krishna) 4. Parsuramkund of Lohit River, the place of penance
and austerity for famous Saint Parsuram 5. Chongkam (Lohit District)– the abode, fountain head of
Theravada Buddhism in Arunachal Pradesh 6. ManghaMandir, Upper Subansiri District, the natural
cave temple renowned for mystic Maha Shiva Linga 7. World’s Tallest and Largest Natural Shiva
Linga at Kardo, Hapoli (Ziro) the head quarter of Lower Subansiri District, A.P – 150 km from RGU
Places worth Visiting atCapital Town Itanagar
1. GekarSinyik (Ganga Lake) – 30 km from RGU campus, Itanagar, 2. Itanagar Zoological Park – 25
km from RGU Campus, Itanagar, 3. Historical Itafort, Itanagar – 20 km from RGU campus, 4. JN State
Museum, Itanagar – 19 km from RGU campus, 5. Buddha Vihar (Buddha Temple) – 19 km from RGU
campus, 6. Central NyedarNamlo, Doimukh – 3 km from RGU campus, 7. RGU Botanical Garden – at
RGU Campus, Rono Hills.
CHIEF PATRON OF ICBCS-2016
Prof.TamoMibang, Vice-Chancellor, Rajiv Gandhi University, Rono Hills, Doimukh, Itanagar, INDIA.
PATRONS OF ICBCS-2016
Prof.RachobTaba, Registrar, Rajiv Gandhi University, Rono Hills, Doimukh, Itanagar, INDIA.
Fantry Mein Jaiswal, Chairman, Sustainable Development Forum Arunachal (SDFA), Itanagar
Prof. Arup K. Das, Department of Botany, Rajiv Gandhi University, Rono Hills, Doimukh, Itanagar, INDIA.
Prof. H.N. Sarma, Coordinator of CPEB and Professor in Zoology, Rajiv Gandhi University, Rono Hills,
Doimukh, Itanagar, INDIA.
ORGANISING SECRETARIES ICBCS-2016
Dr. Hui Tag, Deputy Coordinator CPEB, Faculty of Life Sciences, Rajiv Gandhi University, Rono Hills, Doimukh,Itanagar, INDIA.
Dr. Daniel Mize, Department of Zoology, Rajiv Gandhi University, Rono Hills, Doimukh, INDIA.
JOINT ORGANIZING SECRETARY ICBCS-2016
Mr. Nalong Mize, Secretary Sustainable Development Forum Arunachal (SDFA), Itanagar
Dr.Tenya Rina, Department of Botany, Rajiv Gandhi University, Rono Hills, Doimukh, INDIA. I/c Reception &Registration
Dr. Liza Lomdak, Rajiv Gandhi University, Rono Hills, Doimukh, Itanagar, INDIA. I/c Reception & Registration
Dr. Hiren Gogoi, Department of Zoology, Rajiv Gandhi University, Rono Hills, Doimukh, Itanagar, INDIA. I/c Conference hall arrangement, poster session & Conference logistics
Mr. Moji Riba, Department of Mass Communication, Rajiv Gandhi University, Rono Hills, Doimukh, Itanagar,INDIA. i/cBiodiversity Pavilion , Film & Media outreach
Dr.JumyirBasar, Rajiv Gandhi University, Rono Hills, Doimukh, INDIA. I/c Inaugural & Valedictory programme
and Gala Barbecue)
Dr.TageRupa, Rajiv Gandhi University, Rono Hills, Doimukh, INDIA. I/c Cultural programme
Er. MahenderLodhi, G.B Panth Institute of Himalayan Environment and Development, North East Unit Head
Quarter, Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh, INDIA. I/c Conference catering
Dr.GibjiNimachow, Department of Geography, Rajiv Gandhi University, Rono Hills, Doimukh, INDIA. I/c
Travel and Accommodation
MEMBER OF EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF ICBCS -2016
Prof.JharnaChakravorty, Dean, Faculty of Life Sciences, Rajiv Gandhi University, Rono Hills, Doimukh, Itanagar,
Prof. D.N Das, Department of Zoology, Rajiv Gandhi University, Rono Hills, Doimukh, Itanagar, India.
Prof. Rajiv Kumar Singh, Department of Botany, Rajiv Gandhi University, Rono Hills, Doimukh, Itanagar, India.
Prof.AmitavMitra, Department of Economics, Rajiv Gandhi University, Rono Hills, Doimukh, Itanagar, India.
Prof. K.C. Kapoor, Department of Education, Rajiv Gandhi University, Rono Hills, Doimukh, Itanagar, India.
Prof.TomoRiba, Department of Geography, Rajiv Gandhi University, Rono Hills, Doimukh, Itanagar, India.
Prof. S.K Pathnaik, Department of Geography, Rajiv Gandhi University, Rono Hills, Doimukh, Itanagar, India.
Dr.JumyirBasar, Arunachal Institute of Tribal Studies, Rajiv Gandhi University, Rono Hills, Doimukh, Itanagar,
Mr. Nalong Mize, Secretary Sustainable Development Forum Arunachal (SDFA), Itanagar
Dr.SumpamTangjang, Department of Botany, Rajiv Gandhi University, Rono Hills, Doimukh, Itanagar, India
Dr. A.V. Singh, Department of Botany, Rajiv Gandhi University, Rono Hills, Doimukh, Itanagar, India.
Dr.ManujBharali, Department of Zoology, Rajiv Gandhi University, Rono Hills, Doimukh, Itanagar, India.
Dr. (Ms) Heikim Evelin, Department of Botany, Rajiv Gandhi University, Rono Hills, Doimukh, Itanagar, India.
Dr. Pankaj Kumar, Department of Zoology, Rajiv Gandhi University, Rono Hills, Doimukh, Itanagar, India.
Dr. Amit Tripathi, Department of Zoology, Rajiv Gandhi University, Rono Hills, Doimukh, Itanagar, India.
Dr.Oyi Dai Nimachow, Department of Botany, Rajiv Gandhi University, Rono Hills, Doimukh, Itanagar, India.
Mr. MairembamStelin Singh, Department of Zoology, Rajiv Gandhi University, Rono Hills, Doimukh, Itanagar,
SCIENTIFIC PROGRAMME COMMITTEE
Prof. A.K. Das, Rajiv Gandhi University, Rono Hills, Doimukh, Arunachal Pradesh, India
Prof. J. Chakravorty, Rajiv Gandhi University, Rono Hills, Doimukh, Arunachal Pradesh, India.
Prof. H.N. Sarma, Rajiv Gandhi University, Rono Hills, Doimukh, Arunachal Pradesh, India
Mr. Nalong Mize, Secretary Sustainable Development Forum Arunachal (SDFA), Itanagar
Prof. D.N. Das, Rajiv Gandhi University, Rono Hills, Doimukh, Arunachal Pradesh, India
Prof. R.K. Singh, Rajiv Gandhi University, Rono Hills, Doimukh, Arunachal Pradesh, India.
Prof. S.K. Patnaik, Rajiv Gandhi University, Rono Hills, Doimukh, Arunachal Pradesh, India.
Prof.TomoRiba, Rajiv Gandhi University, Rono Hills, Doimukh, Arunachal Pradesh, India.
Prof. N.C. Roy, Rajiv Gandhi University, Rono Hills, Doimukh, Arunachal Pradesh, India.
Dr.JumyirBasar, Rajiv Gandhi University, Rono Hills, Doimukh, Arunachal Pradesh, India.
Dr. P.K. Samal, GBPIHED, Itanagar,Arunachal Pradesh, India.
Dr. M. Lodhi, GBPIHED, Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh, India.
Dr.PallabiKalita Hui, National Institute of Technology, Yupia, Arunachal Pradesh.
Dr.Anantha Atta, National Institute of Technology, Yupia, Arunachal Pradesh.
Dr.KimjollyLhouvum, National Institute of Technology, Yupia, Arunachal Pradesh.
Dr.Saikat Kumar Jana, National Institute of Technology, Yupia, Arunachal Pradesh.
Dr.KarunaShrivastava, NERIST, Nirjuli, Arunachal Pradesh, India
Dr. P. R. Gajurel, NERIST, Nirjuli, Arunachal Pradesh, India Dr.PradipLingfa, NERIST, Nirjuli, Arunachal
Dr. J. Mahanta, Arunachal Pradesh State Council for Science & Technology, Itanagar.
Mr. P. Lombi, Arunachal Pradesh State Council for Science & Technology, Itanagar.
Mr. Rakesh Srivastava, State Institute of Rural development, Itanagar.
LOCAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Prof. J. Chakravorty, Dean Faculty of Life Sciences, Rajiv Gandhi University, Rono Hills, Arunachal Pradesh.
Prof. P.K Das, Director, NERIST, Nirjuli, Arunachal Pradesh.
Prof. C.T Bhunia, Director, NIT, Yupia, Arunachal Pradesh.
PCCF & Principal Secretary, Department of Environment & Forest, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh, Itanagar.
PCCF (P&D), Department of Environment & Forest, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh, Itanagar.
PCCF (WL & B), Department of Environment & Forest, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh, Itanagar.
Director, State Forest Research Institute, Itanagar.
Scientist Incharge, GBPIHED, North East Unit Hq. ,Itanagar.
Member Secretary, State Medicinal Plant Board, Itanagar
Member Secretary, Arunachal Pradesh State Biodiversity Board, Itanagar.
Scientist Incharge, BSI Itanagar
Scientist Incharge, ZSI Itanagar
Scientist Incharge, Ayurvedic Regional Research Centre, Itanagar
Director Department of Tourism, Government of Arunachal Pradesh
Director Department of Agriculture, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh
Director Department of Horticulture, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh
Director Department of Animal Husbandry, Veterinary & Diary Development, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh
Director Department of Fisheries, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh
Director Department of Disaster Management, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh
Director State Institute of Rural Development, Government of Arunachal Pradesh
Director Department of Rural Development and Panchayat Raj, Government of Arunachal Pradesh
Director State Council for Science & Technology, Government of Arunachal Pradesh
Director Information, Public Relation and Printing, Government of Arunachal Pradesh
Director Department of Arts & Culture, Government of Arunachal Pradesh
President Arunachal Science Academy, Rono Hills, Arunachal Pradesh
Secretary Sustainable Development Forum Arunachal, Itanagar
INTERNATIONAL AND NATIONAL ADVISORY MEMBERS
Prof. Gerry Bodeker, University of Oxford, UK
Prof.Berit Paulsen, University of Oslo, Finland
Dr.Eklabya Sharma, Director Programme Operation, ICIMOD, Kathmandu, Nepal.
Dr. Rebecca Pradhan, Royal Society for Nature, Thimpu, Bhutan.
Prof. K. Raja Reddy, Mississippi State University, USA
Prof.VasanthaPadmanabhan, University of Michigan, USA
Prof. A.K. Pandey, Department of Botany, University of Delhi, New Delhi, India.
Prof. Swati Sen Mandi, Division of Plant Biology, Bose Institute, Kolkata, India.
Dr. Magnus L. Liden, Uppsala University, Sweden
Dr.Banwari Lal, Director Industrial and Biotechnology Division, TERI, New Delhi, India
Dr.Pratap Kumar Mukhopadyay, Principal Scientist (Retired), ICAR Central Institute of Fresh Water
Aquaculture (CIFA), Bhubaneswar, India.
Dr. Sanjay Jambulkar, Baba Atomic Research Centre, Trombay, India.
Dr. Vijay Veer, Director, Defence Research Laboratory, Tezpur, Assam, India
Dr. P.P. Dhyani, Director, GBPIHED, Almora, Uttarakand, India
Prof.Pulok K. Mukherjee, Department of Pharmaceutical Technology, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India
Prof. Subhas C. Mandal, Department of Pharmaceutical Technology, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India
Prof. A.K. Mishra, Department of Botany, BHU, Varanasi, India
Prof. D. Velmurugan, Department of Biophysics and Cystallography, University of Madras, India
Prof. A.P. Das, Department of Botany, North Bengal University, Siliguri, India.
Prof.PratapJyotiHandique, Department of Biotechnology, Guwahati University, Guwahati, India.
Prof.Ashis Kumar Mukherjee, Department of MBBT, Tezpur University, Tezpur, Assam, India.
Dr.Ranjan Das, Department of Crop Physiology, Assam Agricultural University, Jorhat, Assam, India.
Prof. B.K. Tiwari, Department of Environmental Science, NEHU.
Prof.JogenKalita, Department of Zoology, Guwahati University, Assam, India.
Prof. M.C. Kalita, Department of Biotechnology, Guwahati University, Guwahati, India.
Prof.PadmanabDwivedi, Department of Plant Physiology, IAS, BHU, Varanasi, India.
Prof. S.P. Shukla, Central Institute of Fishery Education, Mumbai, India.
Prof. A.K. Shukla, Department of Botany, Indira Gandhi National Tribal University, Amarkantak, Madhya
Prof. R.N.S. Yadav, Department of Life Sciences, Dibrugarh University, Dibrugarh, Assam, India.
Dr.ManabJyotiBordoloi, Department of Natural Product Chemistry, North East Institute of Science & Technology
(NEIST), Jorhat, Assam, India.
Prof. S.R. Yadav, Department of Botany, Shivaji University, Kolhapur, Maharastra, India.
Dr.Sarnam Singh, Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (IIRS), Dehra Dun, India.
Dr. A.A. Mao, Botanical Survey of India, Eastern Circle, Shillong, Meghalaya, India.
Dr. Tariq Hussain, Division of Angiosperm Taxonomy, National Botanical Research Institute (NBRI), Rana
Pratap Marg, Lucknow, India.
Dr.AshamBorang, State Forest Research Institute, Van Vihar, Itanagar, India.
Dr. K. Haridasan, Foundation for Revitalization of Local Health Tradition (FRLHT), Bangalore, India.
- Students qualified civil services like IAS, IPS, PCS and are posted in various capacities.
- Students are qualifying NET, JRF’s.
Department of Centre with Potential for Excellence in Biodiversity
Rajiv Gandhi University, Arunachal Pradesh, India
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The department of English has performed the play entitled “Mission Swachhata-A Gandhian Play” to commemorate 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi