Connecting Science and Technology for a brighter tomorrow

Biological Sciencesand Technology Division (BSTD) is a multi-disciplinary division of CSIR-NEIST, Jorhat, dedicated to carrying out basic and applied research in frontier areas of microbial diversity, agriculture, environment, and health sciences.
The prime mission of the BSTD is to develop technologies through large-scale interdisciplinary collaborations from the enormous bioresources of North East India, including plants, microbes, and insects, using modern tools and techniques of biotechnology whose utilization can impact different strata of the society.
The division has successfully executed and is pursuing R&D projects funded by CSIR, DBT, DST, SERB, ICMR, ICAR, ONGC, OIL, CSB, MoEF, etc. A number of technologies have been developed and transferred to industries and MSMEs for commercialization leading to the societal benefit. In addition, the division is contributing to a number of quality publications in reputed journals and patents.
The division enrolls students regularly in PhD programmes with brilliant academic credentials both under AcSIR (the Academy of Scientific & Innovative Research) and universities.
We invite to explore our research strengths and the profiles of our faculty to get a flavor of the exciting research currently underway in the division.

The division covers the following research areas:

Microbial Diversity

Agricultural Sciences

Environmental Sciences

Health Sciences

Research Group

Head of the Division
Dr Ratul Saikia
Ph D (Biotechnology)
Sr. Principal Scientist
ID. No. 1058,
Ph : +91 0376-2370121extn 2344 Fax : +91 0376 2370011
Area’s of Interest : Bacterial Genomics, Molecular plant-microbe interactions

Groups Under BSTD