Dr. Manashi Changmai

Assistant Professor



Dr. Manashi Changmai, M.Sc., Ph.D. 

Assistant Professor

Department of Zoology

Jagannath Barooah College (Autonomous), 

Jorhat- 785001, Assam, India

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Mobile No.: +91 9365281932


Area of Specialization:

  • Life Sciences (Biochemistry)

Areas of Research Interest:

  • Eri silkworm in Nutrition
  • Eri Diversity and Ecology

Educational Qualification:

  • Ph. D. (2022): Ph. D. in Life Sciences, Dibrugarh University, Assam
  • M. Sc. (2011): M. Sc. in Life Sciences (Zoology) with specialization in Biochemistry, Dibrugarh University, Assam
  • B. Sc. (2009): B. Sc. with Major in Zoology, J. B. College, Jorhat, Assam
  • H. S. (2005): Salt Brook Academy, Dibrugarh, Assam
  • HSLC (2003): APL High School, Namrup, Dibrugarh, Assam
  • One year UGC Sponsored Career Oriented Course on Commercial Pisciculture (Co-ordinated by Dept. of  Zoology, J. B. College, Jorhat) (2008–2009).
  • Certificate Course in Computer Application from the ICMS (Institute of Computer and Management Studies), Jorhat.


  • Joint CSIR-UGC NET (June 2021) with AIR-8
  • SLET (2021): N.E. Region SLET Commission, Assam
  • GATE-XL (2022)
  • Gold- Medal in Life-Sciences (2011): For Securing First Class First Rank Holder in M. Sc. of Life Sciences
  • Awarded DST-INSPIRE Fellowship (IF 120310, JRF) from DST, New Delhi, Government of India for University First Rank holder (2012) to pursue Doctoral Programme.

Teaching Experience:

  • Assistant Professor [17th February, 2024 to Present]: Dept. of Zoology, Jagannath Barooah College (Autonomous), Jorhat, Assam.
  • PGT in Biology [26th August, 2011 to 18th January, 2012]: Kendriya Vidyalaya, ONGC, Sivasagar, Assam.
  • Assistant Professor on a contractual basis [15th July, 2012 to 15th November, 2012]: Dept. of Zoology, Sonari College, Charaideo, Assam.

Research Experience:

  • Ph.D. in Life Sciences (Zoology), Dibrugarh University, Assam, India (2014–2022).

  • Thesis Title: Genetic Characterization of Different Eco-races of Eri silkworm, Samia ricini (Donovan) in Assam for Development of A Superior Hybrid Variety.

  •  Principal Supervisor: Prof. R. N. S. Yadav, Dept. of Life Sciences, Dibrugarh University, Dibrugarh, Assam, India

  • Associate Supervisor: Dr. Mantu Bhuyan, Principal Scientist, CSIR-NEIST, Jorhat, Assam, India.

  • INSPIRE JRF in the Department of Life Sciences, Dibrugarh University, Assam, india (2012-2017).

Research Publications in Peer-Reviewed Journals:

  • Chetia, J. & Changmai, M. (2018). Phytochemical and Biochemical Activity of Two Host Plants of Muga Silkworm, Antheraea assamensis From Dibrugarh, Assam. Int. J. Pharm. Sci. Rev. Res. (ISSN 0976-044X), Vol. 52(2), pp: 21-25.
  • Changmai, M., Chetia, J., Upadhyaya, S., Yadav, R. N. S. & Bhuyan, M. (2015). Phytochemical and Biochemical Analysis of Two Host Plants of Eri Silkworm, Samia ricini (D.) Int. J. Pharm. Sci. Rev. Res. (ISSN 0976-044X), Vol. 32 (2), pp: 187-192.

Book Chapters:

  • Bedanta Kumar Das and Manashi Changmai (2024). Naari aru Homaaj. In: Jyotirmoyee : A Publication of the Women’s Cell, D. K. D. College, Dergaon; Editors: Dr. T. G. Devina and Dr. S. Upadhyaya, Published by Amulya Kumar Borah on behalf of Aitiya Eshonna, Golaghat, pp 204-208. ISBN: 978-81-963743-7-2.
  • Manashi Changmai and Akash Kachari (2023). Eri Silkworm Pupae: A Sustainable Food Security. In: Environmental Issues and Sustainable Development; Vol. 1, Editors: Dr. Mridul Buragohain, Dr. Kalidash Brahma, Ms. Nibedita Sarma and Mr. Babyson Terang, Published by National Press Associates in Association with Lakhimpur Girls’ College, North Lakhimpur, Assam, India, pp 204-208. ISBN: 078-93-90863-58-7.
  • Manashi Changmai and Priyata Chetia (2014). Threats to the Ichthyofaunal Diversity in Tinsukia District as a Consequence of the Basic Economic Needs of the Local People in Margherita Circle. In: Anthropogenic Threats to Biodiversity, 1; Editors: Dr. Bodheswar Kalita, Dr. Kamal Chandra Bhuyan, Dr. Arunima Sarma, Dr. Dhananjay Kusre and Abdul Quium Omani, published by the Department of Zoology, Morigaon College, pp 210- 214. ISBN: 978-81-927242-1-8.

Seminar/Conference/ Webiner Presentations/Participations:

  • Presented the paper on “Priliminary phytochemical and Biochemical Analysis of Castor, Ricinus communis” in the National seminar on Recent trends of Research in Science and Technology (59th Annual technical Session Assam Science Society) held on 29th March 2014 at Cotton College, Cotton College State University, Guwahati-781001, Assam.
  • Presented the paper on “Conservation of Eri Culture and Its Role in Sustainable Employment Generation in Assam” in the UGC sponsored National seminar on “Biodiversity: Conservation, Crisis and Sustainable Use” held on 29th and 30th September, 2014 at Nanda Nath Saikia College, Titabar.
  • Participated the International conference on “Harnessing the sub- Himalayan Plant Diversity for Human Welfare” organized by Dibrugarh University during 11th- 13th March 11–13, 2015.

Workshop/ Faculty development programme participated:

  • Participated in Three Days Faculty Improvement Programme on “Climate Change, Biodiversity and Role of Biotechnology” organized by Institutional Level Biotech Hub, D.K.D. College, Dergaon, Golaghat, Assam from 20th to 22nd march, 2024.
  • Participated in the Workshop on “Capacity building in grant writing skills and effective management of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) in Biotechnology by universities and research institutions in the North East Region” held at Dibrugarh University from November 16-18, 2016.
  • Participated in two days National Workshop on “Research Paper and Project Proposal Writing” organized by Dibrugarh University Research Scholars’ Association (DURSA) in Dibrugarh University , Assam on October 24th and 25th , 2016.
  • Participated in three days Workshop on “Chemoinformatics and Rational Drug Designing” organized by Bioinformatics Infrastructure Facility (BIF), Centre for Studies in Biotechnology, Dibrugarh University, Dibrugarh on September 22-24, 2014.
  • Participated in three days Workshop on “Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Techniques” organized by Institutional Biotech Hub, Centre for Studies in Biotechnology, Dibrugarh University, on March 19-21, 2014.
  • Participated in One Week National Workshop “Statistical Modelling in Addressing Biological Phenomena” during February 25- March 01, 2014; organized by Department of Statistics, Dibrugarh University.
  • Participated in the DBT sponsored Workshop on “Molecular Techniques in Biological Research” held from 7th to 9th March, 2013 at the Centre for Studies in Biotechnology, Dibrugarh University, Dibrugarh.
Jagannath Barooah College (Autonomous)
Barpatra Ali, Jorhat-785001
Assam, India
Phone: +91 376 3510156
Email:  jbcollege@rediffmail.com
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