Dr. Mohan Chandra Kalita (M.Sc., PhD, and FLS-London) is a Senior Professor and former Head (2007-2010) of the Department of Biotechnology, Gauhati University. He was also founder Head i/c (2009-2014) of Department of Bioengineering and Technology, Gauhati University-Institute of Science and Technology (GUIST). His diverse fields of research interests include Plant Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Ethnology-Pharmacology and Human Diseases, Bio-fertilizers and Bio-pesticides, Micro-algae Bio-refinery and Bio-mitigation of CO2 and Nano-biotechnology.

He has also accomplished numbers of environmental and agricultural extension activities including land to lab activity for the upliftment of the farmers of the State. Currently, Prof. Kalita is associated with Indo-Brazil Research Collaboration under the “Bilateral Scientific and Technological Cooperation between the Republic of India and the Republic of Brazil in the area micro-algal bio-refinery” jointly with Tezpur University (TU) and Indian Institute Technology Guwahati (IITG) from India and Department of Chemical Engineering, Federal University Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.


1981 – 1983

Master of Science

Gauhati University


Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Gauhati University

1997 – 1998

National Biotechnology Associateship

Govt. of India

2004 – 2008


Linnaean Society London (FLS)

Professional Skills

Plant Biology
Bioresource and Environmental Biotechnology

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