Designation: Associate Professor
Dr. Papiya Ramanujam joined the Botany Department in February, 2006. She did her M. Sc. from the North Eastern Hill University, Shillong in 1976. She worked on biology of a predominant weed of the region under the supervision of Prof. P. S. Ramakrishnan and obtained Ph.D. degree from the same university in 1982. She served as Lecturer in the Department of Botany, G. C. College, Silchar from 1982 to 1992, in Pachhunga University College, Aizawl from 1992 to 2004 and in Center for Distance Education from 2004 to 2006. In Botany department she is working on Algal ecology. Students are mostly working on the documentation of algal potential from different water bodies of the region and screening of dominant ones for their possible use in pisciculture, nutraceuticals and pharmaceuticals. Four students have already been awarded Ph.D degree and three more are pursuing their doctoral degree.