Connecting Science and Technology for a brighter tomorrow



Data sciences has emerged as a critical technology for all basic and translational research endeavours. The abundance of natural wealth, bio-diversity, geo-diversity can be put to great use for the development of the North East region in particular and nation in general by adopting contemporary scientific and technological advances. CSIR-NEIST undertakes the path of documentation, digitization, deposition of data and analyse this data with Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence applications, with outcomes leading to societal benefit.



The division’s mandate is to conduct fundamental and applied research in Computational Modelling and Data Science Spanning. The division is expected to facilitate various R&D Divisions viz. Geosciences, Chemical Sciences, Materials Sciences, Biological Sciences and Engineering Sciences to perform big data analysis by adopting contemporary scientific and technological advances. Also it will undertake the path of documentation, digitization, deposition of data and subject this data for Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence applications.



  • Developing disease specific webportals based on galaxy platform on metabolic disorders, NAFLD (non-alcoholic fatty liver disease), HIV, etc.
  • Chemoinformatics and developing a compound library, where each compound available in public domain is obtained and a given a special MPDS ID, akin to Aadhar card.
  • Developing interaction with medical doctors and clinicians in healthcare, and kickstart the initiative of DISHA (development of informatics for societal health advancement), which was conceived a while ago.
  • Employing the state of art AI, ML and statistical approaches for data analysis in chemo-, bio-, pharmaco-, geo-, plant-, and soil informatics.
  • IoT based real time data generation, modeling with AI, ML.
  • Documentation, digitization & deposition of plant species collected from North Eastern region of India.
  • Development of potential disease modifying agent using Computer Aided Drug Design approach.
  • Designing pharmacophore & drug target interaction models using structural bio informatics.
  • Development of new functional materials for device designing.
  • Development of new geo dynamic model to understand the lithospheric deformation pattern beneath North East Himalaya and Indo-Burmese wedge.
  • Understanding the complex lithospheric and asthenospheric interaction in Shillong plateau and understanding its pop up tectonics.

Head of the Division
Dr. G N Sastry
PhD (Theoretical & Computational Chemistry)
ID. No. 1290
Area’s of Interest : Interdisciplinary area of computational chemistry and computational biology, application of molecular modeling techniques to drug design

Mr Khirod Buragohain
M Tech (Electronics)
Sr Scientist
ID. No. 1057,
Ph : +91 0376-2370014 / Fax : +91 0376 2370011
Areas of interest: Network Administration, System Administration
Mr. Debabrata Das
M.C.A, M.B.A
Sr Scientist
ID. No. 1120
Ph.:+91 0376-2370121 ext 2311 / Fax : +91 0376 2370011
Areas of interest: Use of AI/ML algorithms in R/Python, Software Development
Dr. Supriya Saha
Ph D(Theoretical and Computational Material Chemistry)
ID. No. 1283,
Area’s of Interest : Computational Chemistry, Electronic Structure of nanomaterials, Carbon Nanotube, Catalysis.
Mr Dipankar Neog
BE (Mechanical engg) M Tech (Petroleum exploration & production)
Pr Scientist
ID. No. 1054
Ph.:+91 0376-2370117 /Fax:0376-2370011
Area’s of Interest : Engineering design, Mathematical modelling
Dr. Dipanwita Banik
Ph D (Plant taxonomy)
Sr Scientist
ID. No. 1115,
Ph : 91-0376-2370139 extn 2308 Fax : +91 0376 2370011
Area’s of Interest : Bioscience and biotechnology, Environmental science
Technical Officers
Mr. Dhiman Bhattacharjee
B E (IT), M. Tech (Software System, BITS-Pilani)
Technical Officer
ID. No. 1165
Ph : +91 0376 2370121 extn 2602, 0376 2370014
Fax : +91 0376 2370011
Areas of interest: Software Development and System Administration
Post Doctoral Fellows
Dr. Selvaraman Nagamani
Ph. D
Post Doctoral Fellow
Mobile No.: +91-7010813454
Email ID:
Area of Interest: Software development, machine learning, network pharmacology
Research Topic: Development of disease specific web portal, Applying machine learning in chemoinformatics and biological data
Dr. Himakshi Sarma
Ph. D, Tezpur University, Tezpur, Assam
Post Doctoral Fellow
Mobile No.: +91 60032 07602 / 8011114543
Email ID:
Area of Interest: Development of galaxy based Cancer Specific Web portal (MPDS-Cancer) using Machine Learning, Computational Biology and Bioinformatics.
Research Topic: Understanding the pathogenesis of cancer metastasis using integrated machine learning and bioinformatics approach

Research Scholars
Ms Esther Jamir
M.Sc. in Biotechnology
Mobile No.: 7576894618
Email ID:
Area of Interest: Computer Aided Drug Designing, Network Pharmacology, Database Development, Web Portal Design, Molecular Biology
Research Topic: Exploration of novel therapeutic agents for treatment of infectious diseases.
Ms. Ngairangbam Yaipharembi Devi
M.Sc. Botany, UGC-NET JRF
Junior Research Fellow
Mobile No.: 7630900647
Email ID:
Area of Interest: Plant Molecular Biology, Plant Bioinformatics,Database development.
Research Topic: Exploration of plant diversity of North East India and in silico analysis of phytochemicals.
Ms Rosaleen Sahoo
M.Sc. in Bioinformatics
Project Fellow
Mobile No.: 9439909543, 7735552571
Email ID:
Area of Interest: Computational Biology, Data driven approaches, Database and Software Development.
Research Topic: Development of disease-specific web portal for metabolic disorder, Application of data-driven approaches and network pharmacology for drug discovery and drug repurposing for metabolic disorders.
Mr. Bhargav Kumar
M. Sc Organic Chemistry
DST Inspire Fellow
Mobile No.: 8977586923
Email ID:
Area of Interest: Computational Chemistry, Cheminformatics and Data driven approaches
Research Topic: Understanding the nature of different non-covalent interactions occurring in nature by employing quantum mechanics and data driven approaches.
Mr. Pradip Si
M. Sc (Chemistry)
Mobile No.: 8617860172, 7679515197
Email ID:
Area of Interest: Non-covalent Interaction, Computational Chemistry
Research Topic: Understanding non-covalent interactions in biological and chemical system using quantum chemical calculation and molecular simulation methods.
Technical Staff
Mr. Prasad Hazarika
B Sc
Senior Technician(2)
ID. No. 465
Ph : +91 0376 2370121 extn 2341
Fax : +91 0376 2370011
Mr. Jaganath saikia
D. Engg
ID. No. 1152,
Ph : +91 0376 2370121 Extn: 2446 , 0376 2370014 / Fax : +91 0376 2370011
Area’s of Interest : Information and Communication Technology.
Mr. Jogot Bora
ID. No. 1094
Ph : +91 0376 2370121 extn 2341
Fax : +91 0376 2370011
Mr. Chandan Boruah
ID. No. 1155
Ph : +91 0376 2370121 extn 2341
Fax : +91 0376 2370011
Mr. Ananda Saikia
ID. No. 1117
Ph : +91 0376 2370121 extn 2341
Fax : +91 0376 2370011