Department of Botany


Department Faculties


Dr. Panna Das

Name: Dr. Panna Das
Date of Birth : 11/05/1979
Phone number's : +91-9774001159
E-mail's : pdasbot[at] , panna11d[at] , panna11d[at]
Academic Qualifications : M.Sc.
Present Designation/position : Assistant Professor
Topics Taught : Microbiology, Mycology, Ecology, Economic Botany.

Publications (year wise) :

  1. Das, P. and Kayang, H. (2008). Stamp pad ink, an effective stain for observing arbuscular mycorrhizal structure in roots. World journal of agricultural sciences. 4: 58-60. (Peer reviewed) ISSN-1817-3047.
  2. Das, P. and Kayang, H. (2009). Occurrence of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in natural forest and arable land of Meghalaya, northeast India. Proceeding of the workshop cum training programme on "Recent advances in microbial technology and molecular biology." Department of Forestry, NERIST, Arunachal Pradesh.
  3. Das, P. and Kayang, H. (2009). Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi association with Blechnum orientale Linn. in pine forest and anthropogenically disturbed areas of northeast India. Archives of agronomy and soil sciences. 55, 623-632. (Peer reviewed) ISSN-0365-0340.
  4. Das, P. and Kayang, H. (2009). Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi from northeast India. Journal of Agricultural Technology. 5: 291-298. (Peer reviewed) ISSN-1686-9141
  5. Das, P., Chettri A., and Kayang, H. (2009) Habitat Preference of Auriscalpium vulgare Gray Inhabiting Slash and Burn Affected Khasi Pine Cones of India. Our Nature. 7: 32-38 (Peer reviewed) ISSN-1991-2951.
  6. Barik, S.K. Lakadong N.J., Baishya, R., Chettri, A., Das, P., Kayang, H. and Marbaniang, D. (2009). A new record of Monotropa hypopitys L., A myco-heterotrophic plant from India. Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society. 106: 127-128 (Peer reviewed) ISSN-0006-6982.
  7. Das, P. and Kayang, H. (2010). Mycorrhizal colonization and distribution of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi associated with Michelia champaca L. under plantation system in northeast India. Journal of forestry research. 21: 137-142. (Peer reviewed) ISSN-1007-662X.
  8. Das, P. and Kayang, H. (2010) Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi and dark septate endophyte colonization in bamboo from northeast India. Frontiers of agriculture in China. 4: 375-382. (Peer reviewed) ISSN-1673-7334.
  9. Das, P. and Kayang, H. (2010) Association of dark septate endophytes and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in potato under field conditions in the northeast region of India. Mycology. 3: 171-178. (Peer reviewed) ISSN-2150-1203.

Seminar/Conference/Workshop /Refresher/Orientation etc.participated :

  1. Workshop on "Science and technology for the better quality of life." Organized by Atomic Energy, Science Seminar Hall, NEHU, Meghalaya. 25/02/2006.
  2. Workshop on "GIS & RS Application in Environmental Studies." Department of Geography, NEHU, Meghalaya. 22-23/03/2007.
  3. Workshop on "Introductory statistical analysis of Biological data" Department of Statistics, NEHU, Meghalaya. 27-01/11-12/2007.
  4. Training programme on "Recent Advances in Microbial Biotechnology & Molecular Biology." Department of Forestry, NERIST, Arunachal Pradesh. 06-10/10/2008.
  5. Training course on "Bioinformatics: Recent trends in sequence analysis" Bioinformatics Centre, NEHU, Meghalaya. 28-30/03/2007.
  6. Participated in National Symposium on "Issues and Challenges for Conservation of Plants and Ecosystems in India" Department of Botany, NEHU, Meghalaya. 02-03/11/2006
  7. Participated in "National Symposium on Frontiers in Biocomplexity and Biodiversity of Plants." Department of Botany, NEHU, Meghalaya.14-15/03/2008.
  8. Poster presentation in "International Symposia on Microbial Biotechnology: Diversity, Genomics and Metagenomics." Delhi University, Delhi.18-20/11/2008.
  9. Poster presentation in "National Academy of Sciences 77th Annual Session and Symposium on Novel Approaches for Food and Nutritional Security" Central Food Technological Research Institute, Mysore. 06-08/12/2007.
  10. Poster presented "96th Indian Science Congress" NEHU, Meghalaya. 03-07/01/2009.
  11. Oral presentation in Conference on "International Society on Biotechnology: Diversity, Genomics and Metagenomics." Sikkim Manipal University. Sikkim. 28-30/12/2008.
  12. Oral presentation in "Recent Advances in Microbial Biotechnology & Molecular Biology." Department of Forestry, NERIST, Arunachal Pradesh. 06-10/10/2008.
  13. Participated in IUAC Acquaintance Program Organized by Department of Physics, Tripura University. 03/10/2010.

Membership/Positions in learned academic bodies/organizations :

  • Life member of Association of Microbiologist of India.
  • Member of Academic Council, North Eastern Hill University for session 2003-04.

Scholarship/Award/Recognitions of National and International status:

  • B.Sc (Botany) = 1st Class 1st- Gold Medalist.
  • Prof. J.C. Dutta Award for securing highest % in B.Sc level by St. Anthony's College, Shillong.
  • M.Sc (Botany) = 1st Class 1st- Gold Medalist.
  • Meritorious scholarship in M.Sc.
  • NET-JRF UGC (2004).
  • Best Poster Presentation Awarded-77th National Academy of Sciences, 2007.
  • Best Poster Presentation Awarded-96th Indian Science Congress, 2009.

Other information:

  • Research experience as JRF (2005-2008) and SRF (2008-2009)
  • President Rotaract Club, NEHU (2008-2009)
  • President Botanic Club, NEHU (2007-2008 & 2008-2009)

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