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Training on “Breeding and Seed Production of the Endemic Fish – Pengba”


Applications are invited from interested fish farmers, unemployed youths and entrepreneurs for two days residential hands-on training programme on Breeding and Seed Production of the Endemic Fish – Pengba for doubling of farm income during June 7-8, 2018 at National Bioresources Park, IBSD, Haraorou, Imphal East District. Accommodation and food will be provided but TA will not be provided and seats are limited.



Office Reception / e-mail: / Mobile: 9383239133



First Freshwater Floating Laboratory of India at Loktak Lake


IBSD Initiated First Freshwater Floating Laboratory of India at Loktak Lake of Manipur


Loktak Lake is the largest freshwater lake in north-east India, and it is now home to a floating laboratory that patrols its waters analysing pollution load to help conserve this biome. The 15-metre-long boat that can accommodate 10 people is a full-fledged laboratory made at cost of Rs. 5 lakh. It cruises on the vast waters of the Loktak Lake analysing the water quality.

The lake, which has shrunk by 40 sq km, is home to hundreds of massive circular rings of floating vegetation called “phumdis” or floating islands. Locals use them to culture fish, and about one lakh people depend on this massive lake. As a consequence, the pristine nature of the lake is getting lost.

The model of a floating laboratory ties into a larger initiative by Department of Biotechnology (DBT) to monitor the health of aquatic systems in the northeast. Last September, the DBT announced plans to have multiple floating boats cruising the 3,500-km Brahmaputra river and collecting water samples to track its health.

The health of the lake also affects the Phumdis of the Loktak lake. These islands, made of a mix of vegetation and soil, coalesce to form a thick mat that, for centuries, has hosted huts and fishing settlements. “We are also studying the nutrient uptake of these vegetation and monitoring their health,” said Prof. Sahoo, Director, IBSD.

The pH of the lake, as per measurements so far, varies from 6.8-7.2 (ideally the pH of a healthy lake should be slightly below 7). “However studies of ocean acidification have shown that even a 0.1 increase in pH can cause (harmful) decalcification,” Prof. Sahoo added, “We shouldn’t wait for the lake to hit the intensive care unit before thinking of ways to save it.”



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Date: May 26, 2017 (Friday) 

Time: 10 AM to 5 PM


Institute of Bioresources and Sustainable  Development

A National Institute of Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India

Takyelpat (behind Manipur Science Centre), Imphal, Manipur


Registration Form: CLICK HERE


For free registration, please visit and register on or before May 24, 2017. Pre-registered students will be given preference. However, walk-in registration on May 26, 2017 (9 a.m. onwards) will be considered subject to availability of space.

For details please contact:

Mobile: 9436287906

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Global Sustainable Development Summit Towards United Nations Sustainable Development Goals


Date: December 5 – 6, 2016

United Nations has fixed 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) which needs to be fulfilled by the year 2030. IBSD has taken the initiatives in this direction to work towards some of these Goals from the Grass root levels to Global level. Some of the major themes for deliberations are listed below.


Major Themes

Goal 1: No Poverty – End hunger, achieve food security, improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture.

Goal 13: Climate Action – Taking urgent actions to combat climate change and its impacts.

Goal 15: Life on Land – Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forest, combat desertification halt, reserve land degradation and halt biodiversity loss.

Goal 16: Peace, Justice and Strong InstitutionsPromote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels.

Goal 17: Partnership for the Goals – Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development.


Who can participate

People from all walks of life starting from Academic, civil societies, Industries and NGOs.


Registration Fee*

Participants Before November 15, 2016  After November 15, 2016
Full Delegate Rs. 3,000 Rs. 4,000
Student Delegate Rs. 1,500 Rs. 2,500
Private Institutions Rs. 7,000 Rs. 10,000

*Cheque / Bank Draft may be drawn in favour of Institute of Bioresources and Sustainable  Development, Payable at Imphal, Manipur.


Registration Form: Download Pdf  Download Word


Flyer: Download


Last date of Registration: November 15, 2016



Accommodation can be booked in advance on payment basis.





Prof. Dinabandhu Sahoo 


Organizing secretary 

Dr. Biseshwori Thongam 
Phone: 9774029007 (M)

Institute of Bioresources and Sustainable  Development
Takyelpat, Imphal-795001, Manipur, India

National Stakeholders Meet (August 18-19, 2016)




National Stakeholders Meet on “Conservation and Sustainable Development of North East Himalayan Region” at IBSD, Imphal, Manipur during August 18-19, 2016


Institute of Bioresources and Sustainable Development (IBSD), an autonomous Research Institute of Department of Biotechnology, Govt. Of India, Imphal, Manipur is organizing a two days Stakeholders Meet during August 18-19, 2016 on “Conservation and Sustainable Development of North East Himalayan Region” at IBSD, Imphal.


The main purpose of the meeting will be;

→ To discuss Himalayan issues specific to North East: Ecology, Bio-Economy & Sustainable Development.

→ To review resource status in the North East i.e. forest, water, soil etc.

→ Agriculture, Horticulture and community participation.

→ To assess current livelihood practices & scope of ecological entrepreneurship.

→ Himalayan wisdom

→ The way ahead.


Interested Persons can register by filling up the registration form and send it to E-mail: by August 11, 2016. Only limited seats are available on first come first serve basis.


 Registration Form: stakeholder_meet_regd_form


For details please contact:

Dr. S. Indira Devi


Ph: 9436892491



IBSD Wins ASEAN Sustainability Leadership Award for 2016

IBSD has won the ASEAN Sustainability Leadership Award for 2016 in the field of Academic Leadership for its outstanding contribution in the field of Sustainable Development.

The ASEAN Corporate Sustainability Summit and Awards were focused on the agenda of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as defined by the theme “Empowering Sustainable Convergence”. The ceremony was organized at The Hotel Marriott in Manila, Philippines, where more than 200 delegates were participated from all over the world.

Prof. Dinabandhu Sahoo thanked the organizers and the people of ASEAN countries for this international recognition. Further, he stated that Indo -Myanmar region is amongst top 10 biodiversity hotspot in the world and has a lot of potential for biodiversity, jobs and ecosystem services and it should be protected.


IBSD Director Prof. Dinabandhu Sahoo receiving ASEAN Leadership Award for Sustainable Development at Manila, Philippines


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Training for Fish Farmers on “Fish Hatchery & Seed Production Technology”, 3 – 6 June, 2016

Training for Fish Farmers on “Fish Hatchery & Seed Production Technology”
Date: 3 – 6 June, 2016

Application are invited from interested fish farmers, fish hatchery owners, entrepreneurs and unemployed youth for the 4 days hands-on training program on “Fish Hatchery & Seed Production Technology” to be organized from 3 – 6 June, 2016 at the Institute of Bioresources and Sustainable Development, Takyelpat, Imphal on or before 27th May, 2016, through e-mail or the Office Reception. Chances will be given on first come first serve basis and seat will be restricted to 20 only.

IBSD, Imphal

e mail:
Mobile: 9856083153

Recruitment for Scientist-C; Last Date: 5th May, 2016

Recruitment for Scientist-C; Last Date: 5th May, 2016.

The Institute of Bioresources and Sustainable Development (IBSD) is one of the autonomous institutes under the Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science & Technology, Govt. of India. The objective of IBSD is to develop and utilize the rich bioresources of the Northeastern Region of the country through the application of modern tools of biology and biotechnology. This institute committed to become a premier research institute in the region with state-of-the-art modern research facility and infrastructure. The institute has its Regional Centre in Sikkim.

The institute invites application for Scientist-C posts

LINK: Click Here for Scientist-C Advertisement Copy

National Symposium on Bioresources and Sustainable Development & 2nd National Bioresources and Sustainable Development Summit (28-29 October, 2015)

The ‘National Symposium on Bioresources and Sustainable Development & 2nd National Bioresources and Sustainable Development Summit’ is being organized jointly by the Department of Botany, NEHU and the Institute of Bioresources and Sustainable Development, Department of Biotechnology, Takyelpat, Imphal. The Symposium will provide a platform for scientists and researchers to deliberate on strategies for sustainable development of bioresources in the country. During the symposium, Padma Shri Pramod Tandon, Professor of Botany and an eminent scholar will be felicitated on his superannuation from NEHU service on October 31, 2015.

Click here to download the brochure and registration form

The symposium would focus on the following six themes:

1. Microbial diversity and sustainable development
2. Plant resources: Taxonomic and genetic diversity
3. Ecosystem diversity and services
4. Bioprospection: Novel biomolecules, processes and organisms
5. Conservation of plant resources
6. Bioresource development vis-à-vis climate change

Call for Abstracts
Abstracts of papers not exceeding 200 words each indicating the full title of the paper, name(s) of the author(s) and affiliation, should reach the Organizing Secretary on or before September 15, 2015 through email as per the prescribed format in Times New Roman 12 Point Font only.

Instruction for Poster
Posters should not be more than 1.0 m width and 1.5 m height

Accommodation will be arranged on twin sharing basis in the University Guest House and Hotels at normal rate if requested on or before September 15, 2015.

Registration Form
All participants are requested to get registered by filling up the form below and send the same along with the demand draft in favor of Finance Officer, North – Eastern Hill University, Shillong payable at Shillong.

Click here to download the registration form

Deadline for early registration is September 15, 2015


Registration Fee

Category By Sept 15, 2015 (Rs.) After Sept 15, 2015 (Rs.)
Full Delegate 2000 2500
*Student 1000 1500
Accompanying Person 1000 1000

*Students without fellowship: Rs.500/- (on production of certificate by their supervisors)


Prof. Suman Kumaria
Organizing Secretary
Department of Botany, Centre for Advanced Studies
North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong – 793 022
Phone: +91 364 272 2210; Fax: +91 364 255 0108


Prof. S. K. Barik, Head
Department of Botany
Centre for Advanced Studies
North-Eastern Hill University
Shillong, Meghalaya
Prof. D. Sahoo, Director,
Institute of Bioresources and Sustainable Development,
Department of Biotechnology
Takyelpat, Imphal, Manipur



Prof. Suman Kumaria



Dr. Meera C. Das



Prof. M.S. Dkhar



Prof. P. Tandon
Prof. A. K. Misra
Prof. N. K. Chrungoo
Prof. M.S. Dkhar
Prof. N. Venugopal
Prof. S. K. Barik
Prof. Uma Shankar
Prof. H. Kayang
Prof. S. Kumaria
Dr. Y. Kumar
Dr. L. Kharlukhi
Dr. P. Ramanujam
Dr. Meera C. Das



Prof. A. K. Koul, Jammu
Prof. A. K. Paul, Kolkata
Prof. Anil Tripathi, Lucknow
Prof. B. C. Tripathy, Delhi
Prof. D. J. Bagyaraj, Bangalore
Prof. H. N. Pandey, Varanasi
Prof. J. P. Khurana, New Delhi
Dr. P. P. Dhyani, Almora
Dr. Paramjit Singh, Kolkata
Dr. R. R. Rao, Bangalore
Prof. R. S. Tripathi, Lucknow
Dr. S.K. Apte, Mumbai
Prof. S.P. Adhikary, Odisha
Prof. Sumita Jha, Kolkata
Prof. S.P.Singh, Dehradun