Dr. Prativa Deka, M.Sc., M.Phil. Ph.D

Associate professor, Department of Botany
pdeka.Mld@gmail.com

Phone: 9435510566
Address: WARD NO-8, SANKAR NAGAR, MANGALDAI, DIST-DARRANG, ASSAM, PIN-784125

Date of Joining
03/01/1993
Area of Interest
Specialization of subjects
Taxonomy of Angiosperms and Economic Botany

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Publications

1. Deka P. & Borthakur S. K. 1995. “Pteridophytic flora of Darrang District, Assam” Bull. Bot. Surv. India, Vol.37. Nos. 1-4: pp. 70-78.

2. Borthakur S. K., Sarma T. R., Nath K. K. & Deka P. 1998. "The House Gardens of Assam : A Traditional Indian Experience of Management and Conservation of Biodiversity- I" ETHNOBOTANY Vol. 10. pp. 32-37. ISSN: 0971-1252.

3. Borthakur S. K., Sarma T. R., Nath K. K. & Deka P. 1999. "The House Gardens of Assam : A Traditional Indian Experience of Management and Conservation of Biodiversity- II" ETHNOBOTANY Vol. 11. pp. 65-80. ISSN: 0971-1252.

4. Deka P., Nath K. K. & Borthakur S. K. 2001. "New Records of Ferns for Assam" PHYTOTAXONOMY Vol. 1. pp. 21-34. ISSN: 0972-4206.

5. Deka P., Nath K. K. & Borthakur S. K. 2001. "Ferns of Assam : Ecological and Phytogeographical Observations" PHYTOTAXONOMY Vol. 1. pp. 82-94. ISSN: 0972-4206.

6. Nath K. K., Deka P. & Borthakur S. K. 2007. "Ethnomedicinal aspects of some weeds from Darrang district of Assam". ETHNOBOTANY Vol. 19, pp. 82-87. ISSN: 0971-1252.

7. Deka P., Nath K. K. & Borthakur S. K. 2008. "Ethoiatrical uses of Euphorbia antiquorum L. and E. ligularia Roxb. in Assam". in INDIAN JOURNAL OF TRADITIONAL KNOWLEDGE Vol.7(3), July. pp. 466-468. ISSN: 0972-5938.

8. Nath K. K., Deka P. & Borthakur S. K. 2008. "Traditional Remedies of Respiratory Disorders from Assam". PLEIONE Vol. 2(2), pp. 211 - 216. ISSN: 0973-9467.

9. Nath K. K., Deka P. & Borthakur S. K. 2009. "Ethnomedicinal uses of Cyperus rotundus L. in Assam". PLEIONE Vol. 3(1). pp. 63-66. ISSN: 0973-9467.

10. Deka P., Nath K. K. & Borthakur S. K. 2010. Observations on the use of indigenous knowledge for rice beer (Chako) and liquor (Phatika) production by Rabha tribe of Assam. PLEIONE Vol. 4(2). pp. 272-276. ISSN: 0973-9467.

11. Deka P., Nath K. K. & Borthakur S. K. 2010. “Rare and Endangered Ferns of Sub-Himalayan Tract of Assam and their Conservation”. E- Proceedings of International Geographical Union (IGU) Commission Seminar, held in Cotton College, Guwahati.

12. Nath K. K., Deka P. & Borthakur S. K. 2011. "Traditional remedies of Joint diseases in Assam". INDIAN JOURNAL OF TRADITIONAL KNOWLEDGE Vol.10(3) July, pp. 568-571. ISSN: 0972-5938.

13. M. Baruah, S. Upadhyaya, L. J. Gogoi*, P. Deka , 2019, “Probiotic potentials and biochemical characterization of lactic acid bacteria isolated from different curd samples”, International Journal of Pharmacy and Biological Sciences (IJPBS), ISSN:2321-3272, IJPBS Vol. 3 Issue 9.

14. L. J. Gogoi, S. Upadhyaya, M. Baruah, A. Konwar, M. P. Nath, K. K. Borah*, P. Deka, “A Comparative and Biochemical Evaluations of Edible Parts of Diplazium esculentum (Retz.) SW. A locally available fern of Assam at Different growing stages”, Ecology, Environment and Conservation, 27 (November Suppl. Issue) 2021; pp S178-S182, ISSN: 0971-765X.


Conference | Seminar | Workshop

1. Nath K. K. & Deka P. 2006. “Green Medicine and Primary Health Care. (Presented in All India Seminar on Medicinal and Aromatic Plants : Harnessing the Botanical Resources of North East India”, held on 11th and 12th February, 2006 in Guwahati. Pp. 40.

2. Deka P. & Borthakur S. K. 2006. “ Traditional uses of Ferns in Assam”. In Silver Jubilee Symposium on Ethnobotany in the New Millennium, at National Botanical Research Institute (NBRI), Lucknow on January 12-14, 2006 (International). Pp. 21.

3. Deka P.,Nath K. K. & Borthakur S. K. 2009. Medicinal aspects of some Ferns of Assam” (Presented in National seminar on Bioresources of northeast India: Industrial Potentials and Intellectual Property Rights Issues, held on 2nd and 3rd January, 2009 at Nagaon College, Nagaon, Assam.

4. Nath K. K., Deka P. & Borthakur S. K. 2009. “Hypocholesterolemic Plants: an Ethnomedicinal Report from Assam”. (Presented in National seminar on Bioresources of northeast India: Industrial Potentials and Intellectual Property Rights Issues, held on 2nd and 3rd January, 2009 at Nagaon College, Nagaon, Assam.

5. Deka P., Nath K. K. & Borthakur S. K. 2010. “Rare and Endangered Ferns of Sub-Himalayan Tract of Assam and their Conservation”. (Presented in the International Geographical Union (IGU) Commission Seminar, on Land use, Biodiversity and climate change held in Cotton College, Guwahati, from 11th to 13th December, 2010).

6. Deka P., Nath K. K. Roy H. & Borthakur S. K. 2010. Studies on Fern-allies of Assam: Selaginella-I. In International Symposium on Ferns and Fern-allies : Diversity, Bioprospectation and Conservation”. IHBT, Palampur, Himachal Pradesh, pp. 107.

7. Deka P., Nath K. K. Roy H. & Borthakur S. K. 2011. Taxonomic Studies on the family Selaginellaceae of Assam”. In National Seminar on The Exploration, Protection and Conservation of Biodiversity and Traditional Knowledge”. Gour Mahavidyalaya, Malda, West Bengal. pp.24.

8. Roy H., Deka P., Nath K. K. & Borthakur S. K. 2011. Fern-allies of Assam: Documentation needs to precede Conservation, Management and Utilization. In National Seminar on “Plant Resource Management and Consrvation Strategies in N.E. Region”. Cotton College, Guwahati, Assam. pp. 82.

9. Upadhyaya S., Deka P. & Ahmed S. 2016. “Biochemical of three species of Clerodendron from Assam”. In National Seminar on “Prospects and Challenges of Chemical Education and Research Activities in the UG Colleges of Assam”. Mangaldai College, Mangaldai, Assam.

10. Upadhyaya S., Ahmed S., Deka P. & Saharia S. 2017. “Nutrient Profile and Biological activity of different Curcuma species from Rain forest areas of Assam”. In National Seminar on “Harmony with Nature in the Context of Chemistry, Environmental issues and Challenges”. Pub Kamrup College, Baihata Chariali, Assam. pp. 43.

11. “Training Programme on Plant Taxonomy", at Forest Research Institute, Dehradun from 21st to 31st January, 2008.

12. Hands on Training programme “Gene Connect in Expression, Purification, Characterization”. Conducted by Bioscience division of Merck Millipore in Collaboration with IBH, Cotton College, Guwahati from 27th March to 30th March, 2012.

13. Hands on Training programme on Basic tools and techniques in Bioinformatics at Mangaldai College, Mangaldai on 27th and 28th October, 2014.

14. Hands on Training programme on Basic Techniques in Molecular Biology with special emphasis on PCR and Gel Electrophoresis at Mangaldai College, Mangaldai on 27th and 28th March, 2015

15. Gogoi L.J., Baruah M., Upadhyaya S., Deka P. & Borah K. K. 2020. “Assessment of Phytochemical Status of Few Locally Available Medicinal Plants of Darrang District, Assam- Diplazium esculentum (Retz.) SW, Amaranthus spinosus L., Corchorus olitorius L.. In International Conference on “Emerging Trends in Chemical Science”. Department of Chemistry, Gauhati University, Guwahati.

16. Blended/Flipped Training on Digital services organised by NIELIT Kokrajhar in association with Spoken Tutorial IIT Bombay on 29 th and 30 th June, 2020.

17. Online workshop on Assessment and Evaluation organised by Teaching Learning Centre, Tezpur University under PMMMNMTT Scheme on 24 th -29 th August, 2020.


Books | Chapter in Books

1. ”Illustrated manual of Ferns of Assam”, 2000, ISBN: 81-211-0205-7.

2. “Bonsai (Assamese)”, 2008.

3. “Phytochemical Analysis, Antioxidant Activity and Crude fat contents of three medicinally important plants of Darrang District, Assam -Amarantus viridis L., Amaranthus spinosus L., Corchorus olitorius L.” M. Baruah, S. Upadhyaya, L. J. Gogoi*, P. Deka, “The Herbal Wealth of North East India”. EBH Publishers (India) an imprint of Eastern Book House, ISBN: 978-81-94747-51-2. (2021).


Memberships

1. Life Member of Society of Ethnobotanists.

2. Life Member of Association for Plant Taxonomists.

3. Life Member of Indian Fern Society.

4. Life Member of East Himalayan Society for Spermatophyte Taxonomy.

5. Life Member of Assam Science Society.

6. Life Member of Society of Ethnobotanists.

7. Life Member of Association for Plant Taxonomists.

8. Life Member of Indian Fern Society.

9. Life Member of East Himalayan Society for Spermatophyte Taxonomy.

10. Life Member of Assam Science Society.

11. Life Member of Indian Science Congress Association.

12. Life Member of Indian Red Cross Society.


Projects

1. “A Systematic Study on the Ferns of Assam” – Minor Research Project sponsored by UGC, as Principal Investigator (PI).

2. “Pteridophytic Flora of Assam: Fern-allies” – Major Research Project sponsored by IGNOU, New Delhi, as Principal Investigator (PI).

3. “Ethnobotany of Rabha tribe of Assam” – Minor Research Project sponsored by UGC, as Co-Investigator.


Other Activity

1. Compiler, Editor and Contact person of online Database of Medicinal Plants of Assam (http://www.assamplants.com).