Prof. S. R. Hajong

Designation: Professor

Department: Zoology



Areas of Interest/Specialization:      Insect Diversity, Taxonomy and Ecology

Date of Joining NEHU :                     19th December 2002

Experience:                                        Research (25 years) and P.G Teaching (20years)

Awards:                                              CSIR- UGC NET (JRF,SRF  & LS)

Ph.D Awarded/Supervised:               Ph.D awarded - 6

Administrative responsibilities undertaken:  

  • Warden, PG Men Hostel NEHU;
  • Member, School Board of Life Sciences; 
  • Member, DRS
  • Member DRC 
  • Member Department Admission Committee
  • Member A.C

Research Projects

  1. DBT Project 2018-2021  (3 years)  Amount 70 lakhs
  2. DST SERB Project  2013-2015 (2 years)  Amount 12 lakhs
  3. MBDA (Meghalaya Basin Development Authority) – 2014-2018
    (4 year) – Rs. 3.51 lakhs


  1. Hajong, S. R. and Raghu Varman, A. 2002 : A report on positive phototaxis exhibited by polymorphic forms of an aphid.J. Insect Behavior. 15 (2) : 285-289.
  2. Hajong,S.R & Yaakop, S (2013) Chremistica ribhoi sp. n. (Hemiptera: Cicadidae) from North-East India and its mass emergence . Zootaxa 3702 (5): 493–500.
  3. Kharbani, H and Hajong, S.R (2013)  Seasonal patterns in ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) activity in a forest habitat of West Khasi Hills, Meghalaya, India. Asian Myrmecology .Vol.5.103-112.  
  4. Rahman,S ;Thangkhiew,I  & Hajong, S.R  (2014) Hypopharyngeal Gland Activity in Task-Specific Workers under Brood and Broodless Conditions in Apis  cerana indica (Fab.) Journal of Apicultural Science. 58(2):59–70.  
  5. Hajong, S.R. (2014) First record of the Genus Lichnofugia from India with description of a new species (Orthoptera: Tettigoniidae; Conocephalinae;   Agraeciini; Liarina) Zootaxa  3878 (3): 298–300.
  6. Liu, X & Hajong,S.R. (2015) Inocellia indica sp. nov. (Raphidioptera: Inocelliidae): a new snakefly species from northeastern India. Zootaxa 4040 (3): 393–400
  7. Rahman, S.,Hajong.S.    Gévar.,  J. .,  Lenoir ., A &  Darrouzet.,E (2016)  Cuticular Hydrocarbon Compounds in Worker Castes and Their Role in Nestmate Recognition in Apis cerana indica. J Chem. Ecol . 42:444–451
  8. Rahman, S., Hajong, S.R., Shemilt, S.,Drijfhout,F.P (2016) Cuticular Hydrocarbon in queens,workers and drones of the Indian honeybee Apis cerana indica (Fab.). Entomologia Generalis. 36(2) 117-126.
  9. Hajong, S.R & Limatemjen (2021) Platylomia kohimaensis n. sp.—a new cicada species (Hemiptera: Cicadidae) from the Naga Hills in the Eastern Himalayas. Zootaxa. 5047 (1): 081–091.
  10. Hajong, S. R. and Raghu Varman, A. 1997: Neurosecretory cells in the brain of the aphid Macrosiphum rosaeiformis (Homoptera: Aphididae). Ann. Entomol. 15(1) : 35-38.
  11. Hajong, S. R. and RaghuVarman, A. 1999: Occurrence of intermediate forms in the aphid Macrosiphum rosaeiformis (Homoptera: Aphididae) . Sci & Cul. 65(7-8): 259-260).
  12. Varman, A. R; Deb, M. K; Meyer-Rochow, V. B; Blum, M. S.; Sharan, R. N.; Kharbuli, B.; Hajong, S. R.; and Sentimenla. 1999: Fluorescent compounds in the eyes of some mammals in relation to fluorescence. Special issue of  U.P.J.Z. ,Adv. Radiation Biol. & Peace (2): 85-89. 
  13. Hajong, S. R. and Raghu Varman, A., 2001: Effect of photoperiod on polymorphism and life cycle of the rose aphid, Macrosiphum rosaeiformis (Das) (Homoptera: Aphididae). J.Aphidology. 15 : 67-74.
  14. Rahman,S & Hajong,S.R (2013) Quantitative changes in lipids and Carbohydrates of temporal workers and drones in Apis cerana indica (Fab.) Halteres, Vol. 4, 59-67. 
  15. Kharbangar,M.,Hajong,S.R., Choudhury,S (2013) New records of thrips (Thysanoptera) species associated with rice in Khasi Hills Meghalaya. J.Ento & Zool.Studies. 1(6):100-104. (IF.
  16. Hajong,S.R. (2013) Record of a rare snakefly (Raphidioptera : Inocelliidae) from Meghalaya. NeBIO.Vol.4(4),50-51.
  17. Hajong,S.R (2013) Mass emergence of a cicada (Homoptera : Cicadidae) and its capture methods and consumption by villagers in Ri-bhoi district of Meghalaya. J. Entomological Research.Vol 37(4): 341-433.
  18. Kharbangar,M.,Hajong,S.R., Choudhury,S (2014) Occurrence and Abundance of Thrips (Thysanoptera) Associated with Rice Crops from Meghalaya. Int. Jour.of Res. Stud.Biosci. (IJRSB).   2(5). 1-7
  19. Walling B.& Hajongs ,S.R (2014) .Localization of an Ouabain-Sensitive, Na+-K+ – Activated ATPase in the Visual Apparatus of the Domestic Fowl (Gallus domesticus) and the Indian Blue Rock Pigeon (Columba livia intermedia Strickland) . Vol.IV.,pp  7-22   Fazl Ali College Journal ISSN : 2319-6769
  20. Kharbanger,M, Hajong,S.R and Choudhury,S. (2015). Total phenol content in thrips Infested rice leaves of Khasi Hills. Ento & App.Sci letters. Vol 2(1)
  21. Hajong, S. R., 2015. Observations of Black-tailed Crake Zapornia bicolor in Shillong, Meghalaya. Indian BIRDS 10 (6): 156-157.
  22. Shangpliang,J.W & Hajong,S.R. (2015) Diversity, species richness and evenness of wild silk moths collected from Khasi hills of Meghalaya, North East India. J  of Entomology & Zoology Studies. 3(1):168-173.
  23. Shangpliang,J.W & Hajong,S.R (2015) The wild silk moths (Lepidioptera: Saturniidae) of Khasi Hills of Meghalaya, North-east India. Int.J. P. Ani. & Env.Sci. Vol. 5(2).
  24. Kharbanger,M., Hajong,S.R & Choudhury,S. (2015) Total phenol content in thrips infested rice leaves of Khasi Hills. Entomology and Applied Science Letters, 2:42-46.
  25. Thangkhiew,I., Hajong,S.R (2017) Gut cells in the workers of Apis cerana indica (F.).Indian Journal of Entomology .79(1):49-54.
  26. Shangpliang,J.W., Shira.,S.D., and Hajong.S.R.(2017): Genitalia of some wildsilk moths (Lepidioptera : Saturniidae) from Meghalaya . Indian Journal of Entomology. 79 (3):326-335.
  27. Langshiang,E.S. and Hajong,S.R (2018): Determination of structural features of the nest material of Crematogaster rogenhoferi (Mayr,1879),(Hymenoptera :Myrmicinae). Journal of Entomology & Zoology Studies. 6(1):1626-1631  
  28. Langshiang,E.S. and Hajong,S.R (2018): Antifungal Activity of Isolates Obtained from the Nest Material of Crematogaster rogenhoferi (Mayr, 1879) (Hymenoptera: Myrmicinae) Research & Reviews: Journal of Zoological Sciences. 6(1):1-8
  29. Hajong,S.R and Thangkiew,R (2018) Extension in its distribution range and a new record for the cicada genus Salvazana Distant, 1913 (Hemiptera: Cicadidae: Cryptotympanii) from India. Journal of Threatened Taxa .10(3), 11454-11458.
  30. Kharbisnop,B., and Hajong,S.R (2019) New Records of two genera of Mymaridae (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea) from Northeast India. Halteres. 10:75-79.
  31. Kharbisnop,B & Hajong,S.R (2020) : Chalcididae of Meghalaya : new records of three genera with note on their distribution. Pranikee-Journal of Zoological Society of Orissa. Vol.XXXII.33-42.
  32. Kharbani,H and Hajong,S.R. (2020) Influence of Ant (Hymenoptera-Formicidae) activity on soil properties. Journal of Science and Environment Today. Vol.4.1-8
  33. Kharbisnop,B., and Hajong,S.R (2021) New records of Pseudanaphes sikkimianus (Insecta: Chalcidoidea: Mymaridae) from Meghalaya,India. Bionotes. 23 (2&3):115-116.
  34. Kharbisnop,B., and Hajong,S.R (2021) An updated diversity pattern of Chalcididae (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea) between disturbed and undisturbed forest of Meghalaya with some new records .Ambient Science 09(01):13-16

Proceeding Papers

  1. Raghu Varman, A; Hajong, S. R. et al (2002) : Role of vitamin T (torutilin) in the differentiation of soldier caste in the termite Odontotermes distans (Holmgren). In Proc. XX Symp Reprod Biol Comp. Endocrinol. pp. 5-6.
  2. Raghu Varman, A.; Hajong, S. R.; Kharbuli. B.; Ao. B.; Renthlei C. Z.; and Kroeger, H. 2003:  Induction of puffs in the polytene chromosomes of the salivary gland cells of the middle IV instar larvae of Chironomus kesiya by spermine, RNA-polymerase and cyclic-AMP. In the Proceedings of XXth Natl. Symp. Rep. Biology and Comp. Endo. (SRBCE), 283-29.
  3. Kharbani, H and Hajong, S. R (2012) Diversity and Species Composition of Ant (Hymenoptera-Formicidae) in Sub-Tropical Forest Habitat of Meghalaya. In Proceedings of the National Seminar on Status of Biodiversity in India Conservation and Social Relevance with Reference to NE India. Excel India Publishers, New Delhi. ISBN: 978-93-82062-24-0.pp.

Books Chapters:

  1. Kharbani,H and Hajong, S.R ( 2011)   ‘Ant Fauna in a Forest Ecosystem of West Khasi Hills Meghalaya’, in ‘Species Extinction in Meghalaya’, DVS Publishers, Gawahati, INDIA
  2. Rahaman, S & Hajong, S.R (2014) ‘Life Cycle, Growth Rate and Developmental Phases In Workers and Drones of the Indian Honeybee, Apis cerana indica Fab., In: “Biodiversity, Environment and Functional Biology”, Serajuddin,M. (Ed.),  Excellent Publisher, New Delhi.
  3. Kharbanger,M., Hajong,S.R & Choudhury,S. (2016) Endemic Thrips of North-east India.In J. Purkayastha (Ed), ‘Bio-prospecting of Indigenous Bio-resources of North East India’.pp 269-277. Springer ISSN 978-981-10-0619-7
  4. Hajong,M.R and  Hajong,S.R  (2020) Socio-Cultural Aspects of the Hajongs of Meghalaya. In ‘>The Cultural Heritage of Meghalaya’ Q.Marak and  S. K. Chaudhuri ( Eds.). Taylor & Francis.pp752.
  5. Hajong,S.R., and Syiemlieh,H.J., (2020) "Ñiangtaser’Festival –in celebration of the mass emergence of a cicada in Ri-Bhoi district of Meghalaya- and its potential for ecotourism” In,  ‘Indigenous Food And Beverages- Ethnic Tourism Potentials Of Northeast India’  S.K. Kulshreshtha & A.Kumar (eds) COPAL Publishing. ISBN: 978-93-83419-821 (In press)