Prof. R. N. K. Hooroo

Zoology Department

Designation: Professor


B.Sc. (Hons), B.Ed., M.Sc. (NEHU), Ph.D. (NEHU

Areas of Interest / Specialization:

Prof. (Mrs.) Hooroo is involved in research in the field of Developmental Biology, Aquatic Biology, Ecology and Environmental Biology. The focus of research areas is on the diversity, distribution, breeding biology and development of some amphibians in Northeast India with special reference to the state of Mizoram and Meghalaya. Besides analysing the role of some ecological factors on the breeding, development and metamorphosis of anuran amphibians, the morphological, histological and ultra-structural changes of different tissues of tadpoles during development are also being studied.  Further, investigation on the effects of pesticides and fertilizers on the development and morphology of anuran tadpoles is being carried out.  In addition, analysis of the cuticular structures of Lepidoptera and changes in the surface features of the egg   shell of silk moth during development was carried out.

Experience: Twenty six years of PG Teaching and Research till date.

Publication: Total publication Forty Four.

Research Projects: Three research projects (Two DST Project and 1 UGC Project).

Awards : Received S.C. Goel Memorial Prize (1993) and J.J.M. Nichol’s Roy award (1977)

Ph.D. Awarded/ supervised: Eight Ph.D and one M.Phil degree awarded and three currently registered for Ph.D.

Administrative responsibilities undertaken:

Head Department of Zoology w.e.f. (1st July 2008 to 5th August 2011. Chairman Board of Undergraduate Studies of Zoology, Fishery Science w.e.f. (2008 to 2011). Chairman Board of Post Graduate studies in Zoology (2008-2011).Member Board of Studies of Zoology, Botany, and Home Science.Member of School Board of Life Sciences, NEHU. Member of Board of Research Studies .Member of Academic Council.  Dean (In-charge), School of Life Sciences (July, 2019). Member of Governing Body of several Colleges affiliated to NEHU. Other administrative responsibilities assigned from time to time by the University.

 Academic affiliations :

Member of the National Academy of Sciences, Allahabad ,India. Life Member Zoological Society, Kolkata. Life Member of Electron Microscope Society of India. Life Member Indian Society of Developmental Biologist. Member DST-PAC (NCSTC) Division, Govt. of India. Member DST-PAC (SEED) Division, Govt. of India. Member Advisory committee under DBT Star College Scheme, Synod College . Working Group Committee Member For Science Popularisation of State Council of Science, Technology & Environment, Meghalaya.

Papers presented in Coferences/ Seminars: Presented and participated in > 50