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Dr. Jayanta Kumar Sarmah

Designation: Professor, Dean, School of Basic Sciences


Academic Qualifications:

  • PhD in Chemistry, Gauhati University. 
    Topic : " Studies on the development and characterization of a novel anticancer drug delivery system ".


  • Academics and Research: 11 Years
  • Ongoing Research Project: 1
  • Research Interest: Synthesis and characteristics of nanomaterials, drug delivery.

Worked in:

Highlights of Teaching and Research Works:

Courses taught at the PG Level:

  • Non - Equillibrium Thermodynamics, Statistical Thermodynamics, Macromolecules, Chemical Dynamics and Electrochemistry, Catalysis, Surface Phenomena, Chemistry of Materials, Quantum Chemistry, Chemical Biology

Courses taught at the UG Level:

  • Solid State, Chemical Thermodynamics, Reaction Kinetics and Catalysis, Electrochemistry, Phase Rule, Catalysis, Adsorption, Macromolecules, Colloids, Chemical Bonding.
  • MSc Thesis Guided: 13
  • MTech Thesis Jointly Guided: 2
Administrative Experience:
  • Dean, School of Basic Sciences, KU, since January’2016 till date.
  • Chairman, Board of Studies, School of Basic Sciences, KU, January’2016 till date.
  • Director of Student Affairs, KU, 2013 till date.
  • Member, VC’s Executive Committee, KU, February’2016 till date.
  • Member of Disciplinary Committee, KU, May’2012 till date.
  • Faculty Coordinator of Admissions, KU, May’2012 till date.
  • Member of Career Development and Placement Cell (CDPC), KU, Aug’2015 till date.
  • Member of Purchase Committee, KU, 2013 till date.
  • Warden, Boys Hostel, May’2012 till date.
  • Member, Anti-Ragging Committee, KU, July’2013 till date.
  • Associate Dean, School of Basic Sciences, KU, Aug’2014 to Dec’2015.
  • Head of Department of Chemistry, School of Basic Sciences, KU, 2015-2016.
  • Member of Academic Council, KU, 2012-2013.
  • Coordinator, I and II Convocation of KU, 2014-2015.
  • Member of Research Council, KU, 2012-2014.
  • Chairman, KU Annual Fest, 2013 till date.
  • Chairman of all clubs of KU, 2013 till date.
  • As a KU Representative, visited ABAC, Bangkok and UTCC, Bangkok for student and faculty exchange programs and Student Immersion programs, June’2015.
  • Visited and sought permission from UGC-DAE CSR, Kolkata Centre for collaborative research proposals, students summer projects, January’2016
  • Established collaboration with the Department of Surface Physics and Material Science, SINP for students summer projects,, January’2016
  • Visited Department of Material Science, IACS, Kolkata for possible collaboration for students summer projects, faculty collaboration for joint research proposal.

Career Highlights & Awards:

  • Published several research papers in peer reviewed international journals.
  • Book Chapter entitled 'Nanotechnology in Medicine', awarded best article in life sciences: ISBN: 978-93-5067-394-2.
  • Attended national/ international conferences, workshops, etc.
  • Participated as a resource person in the workshop on 'Bioinformatics and Techniques of Molecular Biology', organized by Zoological Society of Assam, Dept. of Zoology, Cotton College, Guwahati.
  • Serving as reviewers of peer reviewed international journals.
Organized Seminar/Workshop/Symposium:
  • National thematic workshop on ‘Advances in Nanostructured Materials: Applications and Perspectives’ to be organized in 1-2nd June’2016.
  • Organized 21st National Conference of Indian Colleges Forum(ICF) on “Challenges of Development of Higher Education through Public and Private Initiatives” 23rd – 25th April, 2015.
  • Organized a workshop on Hands on Techniques of Molecular Biology and Bioinformatics for PG Students in association with the Institutional Biotech Hubs, Cotton College, April’ 2016.
  • Co-Convener of a workshop on Indian Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) Capacity Building Program conceived by Internet Society (ISOC) Kolkata Chapter and approved by DeitY, Government of India, Feb’ 2016
  • Organized an invited talk by Padma Shri (Professor) Jai Pal Mittal, Scientist, DAE Raja Ramanna Fellow of Bhabha Atomic Research Centre and Distinguished Professor, National Academy of Sciences, 18th March’2016.
  • Organized an invited talk by Dr A Saha, Scientist F, UGC-DAE, CSR, Kolkata Centre at KU, 2015.
  • Organized an invited talk on "Recent advances in Computational Drug design" by R Raghu, VP, Schrodinger, Inc USA, 9th Nov’2015
  • Coordinated a joint workshop of Kaziranga University and ISI, Kolkata, 2015.
  • Coordinated an event ‘Dewang Mehta Felicitation of toppers to recognize academic excellence in engineering’ on 21st August 2015.
  • Coordinated a Leadership Programme for Principals of CBSE affiliated school under Guwahati Region 15-19th Sept’2014.
  • Organized an invited talk by Dr D Chakravarty, Emeritus Professor, IIT Bombay at KU in 2015.
  • Coordinated an event ‘KU Talent Search’ for school childrens (10-12th Std), 2013
Member of Professional Bodies:
  • Member of American Chemical Society (ACS).
CSR Activity:
  • Co-Chairman of the Mega Cultural Event the ‘Winter Festival’ of KU 2015- 2016.
  • Coordinated the Great Save Rhino Walkathon of KU as per of its CSR activity during the year 2012 and 2013.
  • Organized Blood Donation Camp in association with the LIONS CLUB Jorhat during 2013 and 2015.


List of Publications:
  • Effect of Blend of Span 80 and Tween 80 on size of paclitaxel loaded nanoparticles, Poster presented in MRSI North East Symposium on Advanced Materials for Sustainable Applications, 2016
  • PEGylated guar gum based nanocarrier as a controlled delivery system, paper presented in 61st Annual Technical Session of Assam Science Society, 2016.
  • Nanotechnology in Medicine; ISBN: 978-93- 5067-394- 2. Frontiers in Life Sciences (Reference Book), 2013. Awarded Best Article in Life Sciences.
  • Biodegradable Guar Gum Nanoparticles as Carrier for Tamoxifen Citrate in Treatment of Breast Cancer, 5(4), 2014
  • Preparation of cross-linked guar gum nanospheres containing tamoxifen citrate by single step emulsion in situ polymer cross-linking method, Journal of Inclusion Phenomena and Macrocyclic Chemistry, 65: 3-4, 329-334, 2009. Link: DOI 10.1007/s10847-009- 9589-7.
  • Controlled release of tamoxifen citrate encapsulated in cross-linked guar gum nanoparticles.; International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, 49, 390– 396, 2011. Link:
  • In-vitro cytotoxicity analysis of tamoxifen citrate loaded crosslinked guar gum nanoparticles on Jurkat (human T-cell leukemia) cell line JDDT, 2(2), 2012.
  • Recent Inventions in Biodiesel Production and Processing – A Review, Recent Patent on Engineering 2, 47-58, 2008
  • Parametric study on transesterification process for biodiesel production from Pongamia pinnata and Jatropha curcus oil, International Energy Journal, 9(1), 2008.
  • Effect of administration of tamoxifen citrate on xanthene oxidase activity of liver during 3-methylcholanthrene induced carcinogenesis in female albino mice, Biology and Medicine,4:3, 111-116, 2012.
  • Decreased aryl hydrocarbon hydroxylase activity in liver tissue during Tamoxifen citrate treatment in 3-methylcholanthrene induced carcinogenesis, International Journal of Pharmacy and Biological Sciences, 2:1, 231-237, 2012.
  • Sustained release lopinavir loaded nanoparticles: preparation and characterization, RJCC: ISSN 0972 - 7922, 8, 107-111, 2013.
  • Nanoparticulate systems for improved drug delivery: Preparative methods and Characterizations, Invited Article in DELVE, 2014.
  • HPLC determination of ampicillin in pharmaceutical formulations, RJCC, 7, 49, 2009 Preparation and characterisation of guar gum based nanoparticles for controlled drug delivery, Indian Journal of Clinical Biochemistry, 22(suppl), 468, 2007.
  • Comparison of solvent extraction process in conventional and modified soxhlet apparatus from seeds of pongamia pinnata, INTERNATIONAL ENERGY JOURNAL, 2010.
Conference Papers/proceedings:
  • Direct observation of 2D crystallization at Air/Water Interface by Brewster Angle Microscope; Materials Today Virtual Conference: Frontiers of Microscopy, UK 2013.
  • Modification of Pressurized Kerosene Stove into Steam Injected Stove, ICAER, IIT, Bombay, 2007.
  • “Effect of glutaraldehyde cross-linking on in-vitro release characteristics of biodegradable guar gum nanoparticles, International Conference on Perspective and Challenges in Chemical and Biological Sciences: Innovation crossroads, IASST, 2012.
  • In-vitro effects of chemically cross-linked guar gum nanoparticles on proliferation of human T-cell leukemia cell line, Jurkat cells, 57th Annual Technical Session of Assam Science Society, GU, 2012.
  • Development of biodegradable polymer based tamoxifen citrate loaded nanoparticles and effect of some process parameters on them: a physicochemical evaluation, Recent Aspects Chemistry Education and Research, GU, 2012.
  • Guar gum: A natural polysaccharide for preparation of nanoparticulate anticancer drug delivery system and for controlled release of the drug, National Seminar on Recent Trends in Phytochemical & Phytopharmaceutical Research and Future Prospects, GU, 2010
Seminars and Workshops Attended:
  • International Seminar on Bioresources and Human Sustenance, Zoological Society of Assam, 2011.
  • Attended as a resource person in Bioinformatics and Techniques of Molecular Biology, Zoological Society of Assam, 2009.
  • Seminar-Cum- Workshop on GCMS system, Forensic Science Laboratory, Govt. of Assam, Guwahati, 2009.
  • Bioinformatics for Research Scholars and Teachers Involved in Undergraduate Teaching in Life Science and Biotechnology, Bioinformatics Infrastructure Facility Centre, Cotton College, Guwahati, 2009.
  • National Workshop cum Seminar on Bio Diesel for the North Eastern Region ( Dr. A.P.J. Kalam, the Hon. President of India, inaugurated the seminar.), NEDFI, Guwahati, Assam, 2006.
  • National Seminar on Energy Technologies-Strategies for Optimal Utilization of Natural Resources, 22nd National Convention of Mechanical Engineers on Resources, The Institution of Engineers (India), 2006.