Affiliated to Dibrugarh University

Dr. Rajeev Basumatary

Designation: Assistant Professor

Phone No: 8638064285

Specialization : Cell and molecular biology
Qualification: M.Sc., Ph.D.
Area of Interest: Freshwater turtles and tortoises, Man elephant conflicts, Wildlife photography

Publications :


1. Repeated topical application of para-phenylenediamine induces renal istopathological changes in rats. Toxicology International. 2012 May-Aug; 19(2): 132–137..

2. The turtle fauna of Kaziranga National Park, Assam, India with notes on natural history and conservation status. Herpetology Notes, volume 6: 59-72 (2013).

3. Butterfly Fauna of Nambor and Garampani Wildlife Sanctuary, Assam, India. Indian Streams Research journal, March, 2014.

4. Diversity and conservation potential of captive chelonian colonies at temple ponds in north-east India. The Herpetological Bulletin 154, 2020: 12-17.

5. Fishery bycatch in Kaziranga National Park: an understated issue of freshwater turtle conservation in Assam. Biodiversity and its Conservation: Issues and cases from Assam. 2019. ISBN-978-81-940053-8-4

Edited Book-

1. Biodiversity and its Conservation: Issues and cases from Assam. 2019. ISBN-978-81-940053-8-4

OP/RC/Seminar/wokshop Partcipation :

A.  As Resource Person:

1. Hoolock Gibbon Awareness and Education Programme, Ultajan, 20th May 2011, organized be SEENE  Golaghat at Adarsha High School,.

2. Paryavaran Mitra Training Programme, 9th &10th February, 2012, SEENE Golaghat, at HPB Girls’ College.

3. Workshop on Basics of Photography and Career Opportunities in Photography, Furkating College

4. Aaranyak Nature Camp, 30th  January to 1st February, 2016, organized by Aaranyak at Dihing Patkai WLS

5. Wild Life Week Expert Talk, 5th October, 2016 at Kaziranga High School, Kohora, organized by The Corbett Foundation

6. Internship Programme on Biodiversity Conservation, 3rd April, 2017, by Assam State Biodiversity Board.

7. Expert Talk on Biodiversity of Central Assam Assam, organized by Assam Biodiversity Portal, ATREE at NERIWALM, Tezpur

8. Tourist Guide Training Programme, Kaziranga National Park, Kaziranga NP Authority

9. Talk on Climate Change on Environment Day Observation, 5th June, 2016 at HPB Girls’ College organized by IQAC

10. Turtle Husbandry and Conservation Breeding Workshop at Nagaland Zoological Park, Dimapur on 23rd April, 2018 by TSA India.

11. Nature Orientation Initiative, 2018 at Kaziranga National Park, on 18th May, 2018.

12. 23rd Children Science Congress, 2015 (As Judge),  29th October to 1st November, 2015 at Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Titabor

13. Science Model Competition, (As Judge), 24th March, 2013, Aryabhatta Science Centre.

14. Resource Person in 3 Day Workshop on ICT, 2nd to 4th September, 2014, at BEd College, Golaghat

B. As a participant:

1. NSS Programme Officer Orientation Course, 5th to 11th February, 2017 at Indian Institute of Entrepreneurship, Guwahati

2. 2 Day NSS Programme Officer Orientation Course, 18th to 19th May, 2017 at Indian Institute of Entrepreneurship, Guwahati

3. North East Butterfly Meet, on 25th to 28th Octobe, 2015 at Bornadi WLS

4. National Workshop on Climate Change, 3rd March, 2011, Tezpur University

5. Students Conference on Conservation Science, SCCS Bangalore, 14th to 17th September, 2011 at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

6. National Workshop on Photography, 6th &7th October, 2012, Digboi College

7.  Strategic Conservation Planning for Turtle and Tortoise of North East India, 1st June 2012, Aaranyak, Guwahati

8. State Level Workshop on Higher Education, 11th February, 2011 at Furkating College

9. State Level Seminar on Student Teacher Relationship. 29th March, 2012 at Sarupathar College.

C.  As a paper presenter:

1. UGC National Seminar on Recent Trends in Bioresource Management and Biodiversity Conservation,17th to 19th October, 2013, at Rajiv Gandhi University, Itanagar

2. UGC National Seminar on Biodiversity and Wildlife Conservation, 24th & 25th February, 2018, at Digboi College, Digboi.

3. ZSI National Seminar on Integrated Approach in Zoological Research, 30th &31st March 2017, at Dept. of Zoology, Gauhati University Guwahati

4. International Symposium on Plant Biotechnology and Crop Improvement (Poster Presentation), 2nd to 4th September, 2017, at IIT, Guwahati

Awards/Achievement received:

1. BEST SHORT DOCUMENTARY AWARD in TIFF-2020 -The Garden Elephants WON BEST SHORT DOCUMENTARY AWARD in TIFF-2020 (Tigerland india Film Festival)

2. My documentary on human elephant conflict in Golaghat “The Garden Elephants screened at Wildlife Week State Level function on 6th October, 2018 at Srimanta Shankardev Kalakshestra, Oraganised by Govt of Assam Environment and Forest department

3.Won First Prize in Photography competition 2014 of Assam Biodiversity Board

Other Responsibility :

1. Program Officer, NSS Debraj Roy College Unit since 2018

2. Advisor, College Website 

3. Co ordinator, Institutional Biotech Hub

Membership in Professional Bodies/organization/Committees :

1. Member of the Executive Council of Black Softshell Turtle Vision-2030 of Govt of Assam Environment and Forest and TSA India

2. State Executive collaborator for Assam with TSA/WCS India Turtle Conservation Program, 2019-2021

3. State Executive collaborator for Assam with TSA/WCS India Turtle Conservation Program, 2018

4. Member Wetland Monitoring Committee of Kaziranga National Park and Tiger reserve 2020

5. Editorial Committee of Coffee table Book of Kaziranga Tiger reserve

Extension Activities :




1. The Garden Elephants, a documentary on human wildlife conflict in Golaghat. Link to watch

2. Turtles of the Brahmaputra, a documentary on turtle species found in Brahmaputra River of Assam. Link to watch


1. The Scenario of Turtle and Tortoise Conservation in North east India. Webinar Talk in Namrup College. Link to video

2. Turtle conservation in India, Webinar in Debraj Roy College. Invited talk by Dr. Shailendra Singh, Director of TSA India. Link to the video


1. Turtle and Tortoises of Kaziranga NP

2. Turtles of Kaziranga (Assamese)

3. Save Assam roofed Turtle


1. Cell Cycle Regulation Check points. Link to watch

2. Mitochondria: The Endosymbiotic Theory. Link to watch

3. Eye in arthropods and Vision. Link to watch

4. Peroxisomes : Structure and Functions. Link to watch

5. The Cell. Link to watch

6. Regulation of Gene expression in Prokaryotes: The lac operon model. Link to watch

7. Mendel's Experiments: Part I. Link to watch

8. Mendel's Experiments: Part II. Link to watch

9. Promoters. link to watch

10. Mitochondria. Link to watch

11. Peroxisomes. Link to watch

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