Prof. Y. Kumar

Botany Department

Designation: Associate Professor


M.Sc(Botany), Ph.D(Botany)

Areas of Interest/ Specialization:

Plant diversity of vascular plants, biosystematic, phytogeography, conservation, ethnobiology, ethnobotany of Northeast India.


34 years of teaching and research

List of  Ph.D and M. Phil awarded / supervised :

Mr. Joy K. A M. Phil Studies on Paphiopedilum Pfitz. of Northeastern region of India 1990-1992
Dr. S. Changkija Ph.D Ethnobotanical study of Mokokchung and Tuesang districts of Nagaland 1989-1993
Dr. Joy. K. A Ph. D Experimental Taxonomy on Paphiopedilum of Northeastern region of northeast India 1993-1996
Dr. Johns Augustine Ph.D Experimental Taxonomy and Biodiversity on selected Bulbophyllum Thou. species of North east India 1995-1999
Dr. P. J Bora Ph.D Studies on Flora Biodiversity in Pabitora Wildlife Sanctuary of Assam-North East India 1995-2000
Dr. Limasenla Ph.D Studies on Indian species of Vanda Jones  ex.R.Br. with respect to Experimental Taxonomy` 1999-2002
Dr. Padma Raj Gajurel Ph.D Experimental taxonomic studies on the Piper L. species of Arunachal Pradesh 1999-2005
Dr. Adani Lokho Ph.D Studies on Biodiversity and Experimental Taxonomy of Dendrobium SW. of North East India. 2005-2011
Dr. Sierra R Hynniewta Ph.D Ethnobotanical studies in Khasi Hills, Meghalaya. 2008-2014
Dr. Neli L. Pfoze Ph.D Ethnobotanical studies and Phytochemical analysis of selected medicinal plants of Senapati district, Manipur 2008-2014
Dr. Nilofer Sheikh Ph.D Systematics and Phylogeny of Dioscorea species of Meghalaya. 2009-2015
Dr. Pantilunglu Daimei Ph.D Floristic studies on the family Zingiberaceae of Tamenglong District, Manipur. 2009-2015

Research Scholars (On going): 5

Administrative responsibilities undertaken:

  • Chairman, Campus Welfare Society, NEHU (2016-17)
  • President, Teachers Co-operative Society, NEHU (2017-18)

Life members of:

  • The Indian Science Congress Association, Kolkata
  • Journal of Association for Plant Taxonomy, Dehradun
  • International Journal of the Society of Ethnobotanist, Lucknow
  • The Orchid Society of India (TOSI), Chandigarh
  • International Association of Angiosperm Taxonomy, Kerala
  • East Himalayan Society for Spermatophyte Taxonomy, Darjeeling

Research Projects: 3 (UPE, DBT, UGC)

Publications: 75


Book Chapters: 5

Digitization of Herbarium