Research Projects




List of Ongoing Projects



Sl. No Name of the Scientist Title of the Project Co-PI Project Code Date of Start & Completion
1 Dr.S. Mukherjee, Pr. Scientist National Mission on Sustainable Himalayan Ecosystem (NMSHE) (Network project) Dr. Nazrul Haque, Dr. M.H. Khan, Dr. Jayanta Kumar Chamuah OXX03330 May 2015 To May 2020
2 Dr. Jayanta Kumar Chamuah, Scientist AICRP on FMD, Network project( Externally funded project) No Co-PI OXX03039 July 2014 To July 2019
3 Dr.S. Mukherjee, Pr. Scientist Genetic characterization of Mithun (Bos frontalis) population through Mitochondrial genome sequencing Dr. Sapunii S. Hanah, Dr. Kobu Khate, Dr. Kezhavituo Vupru, Dr. Abhijit Mitra XX13444 July 2017 To July 2018
4 Dr. Sapunii Stephen Hanah, Scientist Genetic improvement of growth performance of Mithun (Bos frontalis) Dr. S. Nukherjee, Dr. M.H. Khan, Dr. S. Tappo, Dr. N. Haque, Dr. Jayanta Kumar Chamuah, Dr. Lalchamliani May 2017 To April 2020
5 Dr. Nazrul Haque, Pr. Scientist Effect of feeding agro-industrial by-product based feeds on growth performance of Mithun and its application in field condition Dr. Saroj Tappo, Dr. Kezhavituo Vupru May 2017 To April 2018
6 Dr. Mrs. Saroj Tappo, Principal scientist Profiling of gut microbiome of Mithun Dr. Nazrul Haque, Dr. Sabyasachi Mukherjee, Dr. Abhijit Mitra May 2017 To April 2018
7 Dr. M.H. Khan, Principal Scientist Characterization of Physiochemical properties of Cervical mucus with reference to estrus behavior and endocrine profile in Mithun Dr. Sapuni Hanah, Scientist, Dr. Kezhavituo Vupru,CTO May 2018 To
8 Dr. M.H. Khan, Principal Scientist Development of Mithun based Integrated Farming system Models for sustainability and Livelihood security of small Marginal farmers Dr. Nazrul Haque, Dr. S. Mukherjee, Dr. Perumal. P, Dr. Rakesh Kumar, Dr. Rajesha. G, Dr. Kobu Khate 1XX10749 1 April 2014 To 31 March 2019
9 Dr. Nazrul Haque, Pr. Scientist Chemical Fingerprinting and in vitro testing of some Traditional Medicinal Herbs against bacterial and parasitic diarrhoea in Mithun (4/4/2015 To 4/03/ 2018) IXX11575
10 Dr. Jayanta Kumar Chamuah, Scientist Phyto-Formulation for effective control against Leech infestation in Mithun (Bos frontalis) Dr. Sapunii .S. Hanah, Dr. Kezhavituo Vupru IXX13418 June 2017 To May 2018
11 Dr. Lalchamliani, Scientist Physiochemical properties on mithun (Bos frontalis)meat Dr. S.S Hanah, Dr. Khobu Khate, Dr. Saroj Tappo, Dr. Abhijit Mitra IXX13418 May 2017 To April 2018


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List of Research Projects of ICAR-NRC on Mithun till date



Sl. No Name of Scientist / Title of the Project Co-PI Date of Start & Completion
1 Dr. Nazrul Haque, Pr. Scientist
1) Standerdization of drying and block making technique using locally available feed ingredients including industrial by product Dr. Tasmina R. Borah, Dr. Naresh Prasad, Dr. Kobu Khate April 2015 To March 2017
2) Development of economically viable feeding strategy for rearing Mithun in intensive system using spent grains from breweries industries Dr. K.C.Das, Dr. Mohan Mondal, Dr. Naresh Prasad, Dr. Saroj Tappo April 2010 To Sept 2014
3) Isolation and characterization of botanicals from NEH Region for their antibacterial or antimethagenic activities Dr. K.C Das, Dr. Mohan Mondal, Dr. Naresh Prasad, Dr. Saroj Tappo April 2015 To March 2017
4) Effect of feeding agro-indistrial by-product based feeds on growth performance of Mithun and its application in field condition Dr. Saroj Tappo, Dr. Kezhavituo Vupru May 2017 To April 2018
5) Chemical Fingerprinting and in vitro testing of some Traditional Medicinal Herbs against bacterial and parasitic diarrhoea in Mithun Dr. Nazrul Haque, Pr. Scientist 4/4/2015 To 4/03/ 2018
6) Establishment of Bioinformatics Infrastructure facility for Biology Teaching Through Bioinformatics (BIF-BTBI) under the BTISnet Dr. Nazrul Haque 22/3/2011 To Continued
7) Establishment of Institutional level Biotech Hub (IBT hubs) by DBT Under Special Programme for North Eastern States Dr. Nazrul Haque Oct 2011 To Continued
2 Dr. Mrs. Saroj Tappo, Principal scientist
1) Effect of dietary supplementation of unsaturated fatty on conjugated linoleic acis (CLA) levels in milk and meat of mithun Dr. Nazrul Haque, Dr. Khobu Khate May 2016 To April 2018
2) Profiling of gut microbiome of Mithun Dr. Nazrul Haque, Dr. Sabyasachi Mukherjee, Dr. Abhijit Mitra May 2017 To April 2018
3 Dr. Sabyasachi Mukherjee , Pr. Scientist
1) Genetic characterization of Kappa Casein gene of Mithun (Bos frontalis) Dr. Anupama Mukherjee, Dr. C.Rajkhowa, Dr. Kobu Khate, Dr. Kezhavituo Vupru, Dr. Sanjeev Kumar March 2011 To March 2014
2) Genetic characterization of Mithun (Bos frontalis) population through Mitochondrial genome sequencing Dr. Sapunii .S. Hanah, Dr. Kobu Khate, Dr. Kezhavituo Vupru, Dr. Abhijit Mitra July 2017 To July 2018
3) Transcriptome Analysis through RNA-seq Approach and Whole Genome sequencing of Mithun (Bos frontalis) Dr. Anupama Mukherjee, Dr.kezhavituo Vupru, Dr. Kobu Khate 1 Feb 2013 To 31 March 2016
4) Genome Wide Association Studies for Growth and Efficiency of Mithun Dr. Nazrul Haque, Dr. Kezhavituo Vupru, Dr. Anupama Mukherjee, Dr. Rohan L. Fernando July 2013 To March 2015
5) National Mission on Sustainable Himalayan Ecosystem (NMSHE) (Network project) Dr. Nazrul Haque, Dr. M.H. Khan, Dr. Jayanta Kumar Chamuah May 2015 To May 2020
4 Dr. M.H. Khan, Principal Scientist
1) Optimization of Mithun Semen Freezing Protocols through controlled Freezing and Minimizing sperm Damage Dr. Perumal .P, Dr. S. Mukherjee, Dr.Vidya Singh 1 April 2014 To 31 March 2017
2) Development of Mithun based Integrated Farming system Models for sustainability and Livelihood security of small Marginal farmers Dr. Nazrul Haque, Dr. S. Mukherjee, Dr. Perumal. P, Dr. Rakesh Kumar, Dr. Rajesha. G, Dr. Kobu Khate 1 April 2014 To 31 March 2019
3) Onset of puberty and induction of estrus: Role of kisspeptin (kiss1) in bovine species (Mithun and cattle) (DBT project) Dr. Perumal P. March 2014 o September 2017
4)Evaluation of melatonin as a fertility marker in Mithun (Bos frontalis): Effect on circadian rhythm and seasonal variation in semen quality parameters. (DBT project) Dr. Perumal P, Dr. Jayanta Kumar Chamuah December 2014 To December 2017
5) Characterization of Physiochemical properties of Cervical mucus with reference to estrus behavior and endocrine profile in Mithun Dr. M.H. Khan, P.Scientist, Dr. Sapuni Hanah, Scientist, Dr. Kezhavituo Vupru,CTO May 2018 To
5 Dr. Jayanta Kumar Chamuah, Scientist
1) Therapeutic and Prevention management of gastrointestinal helminthes parasites of Mithun (Bos frontalis) Dr. Vidya Singh, Dr. Kobu Khate, Dr. Naresh Prasad, Dr. C. Rajkhowa July 2010 To Dec 2013
2) Studies on Ectoparasites of Mithun (Bos frontalis) Dr. Vidya Singh, Dr. Akhilesh Kumar, Dr. Kobu Khate, Dr. P.R. Dutta Feb 2014 To Jan 2016
3) "Epidemology and genetic characterization of Important Helmith Parasites of Mithun (Bos frontalis) in North- Eastern Hilly Region of India " DBT Project Dr. Vidya Singh, Dr. K. Khate and Dr. R.K. Singh 13/4/2012 to 12/10/2015
4) Epidemology and genetic characterization of Eimerian species in Mithun (Bos frontalis) Calves Dr. P.R Dutta, Dr. Vidya Singh, Dr. Akhilesh Kumar Jan 2015 To Dec 2016
5) Phyto-Formulation for effective control against Leech infestation in Mithun (Bos frontalis) Dr. Sapunii .S. Hanah, Dr. Kezhavituo Vupru June 2017 To May 2018
6) AICRP on FMD, Network project( Externally funded project) No Co-PI July 2014 To July 2019
6 Dr. Sapunii Stephen Hanah, Scientist
1) Genetic improvement of growth performance of Mithun (Bos frontalis) Dr. S. Nukherjee, Dr. M.H. Khan, Dr. S. Tappo, Dr. N. Haque, Dr. Jayanta Kumar Chamuah, Dr. Lalchamliani May 2017 To April 2020
7 Dr. Lalchamliani, Scientis
1) Physiochemical properties on mithun (Bos frontalis)meat Dr. S.S Hanah, Dr. Khobu Khate, Dr. Saroj Tappo, Dr. Abhijit Mitra May 2017 To April 2018
8 Dr. Perumal.P, Scientist
1) Studies on biochemical profile of Mithun (Bos frontalis) Semen for enhancing fertility Dr. Jayanta Kumar Chamuah, Dr. Vidya Singh, Dr. A. Mukherjee, Dr. Kezhavituo Vupru 1 March 2012 To 28 Feb 2014
2) Studies on endocrinological profiles of Mithun (Bos frontalis) bulls for enhancing fertility Dr. M.h.Khan, Dr. Jayanta Kumar Chamuah, Dr. S. Mukherjee, Dr. Kobu Khate, Dr. K.K. Baruah 1 March 2014 To 28 Feb 2017
3) Melatonin: A Potential fertility Marker for Mithun (Bos frontalis) Bulls Dr. K.K. Baruah, Dr. M.H.Khan, Dr. Jayanta Kumar Chamuah, Dr. Kobu Khate 3 Years
4) Studies on Catsper genes for evaluation of reproductive traits of Mithun (Bos frontalis) bulls for enhancing fertility Dr. Jayanta Kumar Chamuah 1 March 2014 To 28 Feb 2017
9 Dr. Mrs. Anupama Mukherjee, Principal Scientist
1) Genetics studies on Mithun (Bos frontalis) Dr. S. Mukherjee, Dr. B.R Yadav, Dr. C. Rajkhowa, Dr. Kobu Khate April 2007 To March 2010
2) Application of fish to find out unique features of Mithun chromosomes Dr. B.R Yadav, Dr. Ravindra Kumar 1 April 2011 To 14 Dec 2014
3) Genetics study of Leptin gene and its association with growth and nutrition performance of Mithun (Bos frontalis) Dr. S. Mukherjee, Dr. K.C. Das, Dr. N.R Sahoo, Dr. C. Rajkhowa, Dr. Kezhavituo Vupru Sept 2008 To Oct 2012
10 Dr. Akhilesh Kumar, Scientist
1) Chemical Fingerprinting and in-Vitro testing of some traditional Medicinal Herbs against Bacterial and Parasitic Diarrhoea in Mithun Dr. Jayanta Kumar Chamuah, Dr. Vidya Singh, Dr. P.R. Dutta, Dr. Atul Borgohain, Dr. Nazrul Haque, Dr. K.K. Baruah, Dr. R.K. Singh 1 April 2015 To March 2018
2) Comparative evaluation of Humoral and cell-mediated immune response of Mithun(Bos frontalis) and Tho-Tho Cattle. Dr. Vidya Singh, Dr. Jayanta Kumar Chamuah, Dr. Kobu Khate Oct 2013 To Sept 2015
11 Dr. Vidya Singh, Scientist
1) Study on the Epidimology of Important Diseases of Mithun and their Association with Diseases Resistance/ Susceptibility Dr. Akhilesh Kumar, Dr. Jayanta Kumar Chamuah April 2014 To march 2016
2) Etio-Pathological study of Papillomatosis (Warts) of Mithun (Bos frontalis) Dr. Jayanta Kumar Chamuah, Dr. R.K.Singh, Dr. Naresh Prasad,Dr. Kobu Khate, Dr. C. Rajkhowa July 2010 To June 2013
3) Study on the Expression Pattern of TLR and other Cytokmes in Mithun Dr. Jayanta Kumar Chamuah, Dr. Akhilesh Kumar 1 April 2015 To 31 May 2016
12 Dr. Naresh Prasad, Scientist
1) A study to find out status and economic of Mithun Husbandry in Nagaland Dr. R.K Singh, Dr. Nazrul haque, Dr. Mohan Mondal, Dr. K.C.Das, Dr. K.K. Baruah Jan 2010 To July 2011
2) Assessments of Veterinary Service. Delivery, Livestock Diseases Reporting Surveillance systems and Preventions and control measures taken in Nagaland for Mithun and Other Livestock Dr. vidya Singh, Dr. Akhilesh Kumar, Dr. Jayanta Kumar Chamuah, Dr. Perumal .P Jan 2015 To Dec 2016
13 Dr. K.K.Baruah, Principal Scientist
1) Standardization of super ovulation and embryo transfer protocols in Mithun (Bos frontalis) Dr. mohan Mondal, Dr. C. Rajkhowa, Dr. Dr. B.C. Sarmah, Dr. B.C. Deka, Dr. P. Chakraverty 1 April 2007 To 31 March 2012
2) Characterization and purification of Lactoferrin from Mithun (Bos frontalis) Milk and its Antimicrobial patency on different pathogenic Bacteria of Mithun (DBT) Dr. Mohan Mondal, Dr. Rajkrishna Mondal 16 Nov 2011 To 15 March 2013
3) Conservation and preparation of quality Mithun (Bos frontalis) germplasm in Nagaland (DBT) Dr. Mohan Mondal, Dr. A. Dhali, Dr. B.C Sarmah, Dr. B.C. Deka, Dr. C. Rajkhowa 13 June 2008 To 13 June 2011
4) Impact of heat stress on Mithun production and its amelioration strategies Dr. Nazrul Haque, Dr. R.K. Singh, Dr. Vidya Singh, Dr. A. Kumar, Dr. Kobu Khate 1 May 2014 To 30 April 2016
14 Dr. K.C. Das, Senior Scientist
1)Comparative studies on growth, Nutrition utilization carcass charateristics and leather quality in Mithun and Local cattle on tree leaves based ration Dr. K.K. Baruah, Dr. Gautam Mukherjee Dr. Anupama Mukherjee, Dr. C. Rajkhowa 1 April 2007 To 31 March 2012
2) Isolation and characterization of fibre degrading microbes and manipulation of reumen ecosystem in Mithun (Bos frontalis) for improving fibre degradation Dr. S.S. Paul, Dr. P.K Subudhi, Dr. S. Mukherjee, Dr. Mohan Mondal, Dr. K.K. Baruah, Dr. C. Rajkhowa 21 August 2009 To 20 Aug 2012
3) Effect of feeding different baker yeast (saccharomyces cerevisie) in Mithun (Bos frontalis) on roughage based diet Dr. B. Prakash, Dr. C. Rajkhowa 1 April 2017 To 31 Mar 2010
4)Effect of feeding different levels dietary protein on growth, nutrient, utilization, carcass characteristics and leather quality in Mithun(Bos frontalis) Dr. K.K. Baruah, Dr. G. Mukherjee, Dr. C. Rajkhowa April 2017 To Dec 2011
15 Dr. Mohal Mondal, Senior Scientist
1) Development and validation of hormone principles by enzyme immunoassay in Mithun( Bos frontalis) Plasma and its application for growth studies Dr. B.S Prakash, Dr. C. Rajkhowa, July 2003 To June 2006
2) Identification of Novel genes involved in muscles growth of Mithun (Bos frontalis) and its comparison with local cattle (Bos frontalis) Dr. K.K. Baruah, Dr. Nazrul Haque, Dr. S. Mukherjee, Dr. C. Rajkhowa, Dr. K.C. Das Oct 2009 To Oct 2013
3) Application of Endocrine Biotechniques for induction of mother-neonates Bonding in Mithun (Bos frontalis) (DBT) No -Co-PI 19 Nov 2009 To 18 Nov 2012
4) Elucidating the Physiological and genomics regulation of ovarian follicular Development for Reproduction Augmentation in Mithun (Bos frontalis) Dr. K.K. Baruah, Dr. P.R Ghosh 16 March 2010 To March 2013
5) Studies on different physiological stages of growth blood metabolites and minerals and their relationship in Mithun (Bos frontalis) Dr. C. Rajkhowa Nov 2002 To April 2008
6) Hormonal Regulation of Reproductive Health in Mithun Dr. K.K. Baruah, Dr. Chandan Rajkhowa June 2010 To May 2012
7) Isolation and characterization of Pathogenic Bacteria from Mithun Meat and Milk using Microbiological and Molecular Techniques Dr. C. Rajkhowa June 2010 To May 2012
8) The mother neonate binding- use of oxytocin intranasal spray Dr. C. Rajkhowa April 2006 To March 2008
9) Freezing and Evaluation of Mithun Semen Dr. M. Karunakaran, Dr. C. Rajkhowa April 2006 To Sept 2007
16 Dr. A. Mech, Scientist
1) Mithun Milk Protein: Its characterization and Bioactive properties Dr. B. Mann, Dr. C. Rajkhowa,Dr. Jayanta Kumar Chamuah, Dr. R.K. Singh, Dr. A. Mech, Dr. A. Dhali Jan 2008 To June 2011
2) Studies on the role colostrums on neonatal immunity and its effects on growth performance in Mithun (Bos frontalis) Calves Dr. A. Dhali, Dr. C. Rajkhowa, Dr. S. Rajkhowa Jan 2005 To Jan 2008
3) Mithun Milk Leptin: characteristics and Bioactive propertise Dr. A. Dhali, Dr. B. Mann, Dr. C. Rajkhowa June 2008 To Oct 2011
4) To study the Milk production performance of Mithun (Bos frontalis) under Semi- intensive system Dr. A. Dhali, Dr. B. Prakash, Dr. C. Rajkhowa May 2004 To Nov 2005
17 Dr. Dhali, Scientist
1) Studies on Estrous cycle in Mithun (Bos frontalis) Dr. A. Mech, Dr. M.Karunakaran, Dr. C. Rajkhowa Nov 2004 To Oct 2005
2) Developing Macro and Micro element map of Mithun grazing area in Nagaland Dr. M. Mondal, Dr. B.C. Sharma, Dr. C. Rajkhowa, Dr. A. Mech July 2003 To June 2005
3) Development of suitable protocol for preservation on Mithun (Bos frontalis) semen Dr. Dr. M. Karunakaran, Dr. A. Mech, Dr. C. Rajkhowa Jan 2005 To Dec 2005
4) Genetic characterization of Rumen microbes in Mithun Dr. A. Dhali, Dr. A. Mech, Dr. B. prakash, Dr. S. Naskar, Dr. S. Mukherjee, Dr. C. Rajkhowa April 2007 To Sept 2009
5) Performance of Mithun at different altitude during different seasons Dr. A. Mech, Dr. C. Rajkhowa April 2006 To March 2009
6) Evaluation and improving locally available feed resources and developing feding system for improved livestock production Dr. K.S Sharma, Dr. D.T Pal, Dr. A. Dhali 25 June 2001 To 31 Dec 2004
7) Evaluation of the draught capability of Mithun Dr. K.K. Baruah, Dr. A. Mech, Dr. Kobu Khate, Dr. C. Rajkhowa Aug 2008 To July 2011
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1) Studies on Prevailing diseases of Mithun Dr. D.K Sarma, Dr. K.M. Bujar baruah May 2000 To May 2005
2) Studies on production and deficiency diseases of Mithun Dr. C. Rajkhowa May 2005 To May 2007
3) Isolation, identification and characterization of important bacterials pathogens of Mithun Dr. C. Rajkhowa May 2006 To May 2009
4) Studies on FMD in Mithuns (Bos frontalis) with particular reference to epjdemiology and seromonitoring Dr. D.K Sarma, Dr. C. Rajkhowa May 2003 To May 2006
5) Isolation, characterization pathogenesis, antibiogram and treatment Dr. C. Rajkhowa May 2006 To May 2009
6) Screening, evaluation and monitoring of parasitic diseases in captive Mithuns Dr. S Rajkhowa, Dr. K.M Bujar baruah, Dr. C. Rajkhowa May 2000 To May 2005
19 Dr. B. Prakash, Scientist
1) Feeding locally available feed stuffs based rations on Nutrients utilization in Mithun (Bos frontalis) Dr. A. Dhali, Dr. A. Mech, Dr. C. Rajkhowa Nov 2003 To Oct 2007
2) Mithun (Bos frontalis) rumen ecology and its manipulation Dr. Bhukya Prakash, Dr. A. Dhali, Dr. Mohan Mandal, Dr. C. Rajkhowa April 2005 To March 2008
20 Dr. Saket Bhusan, Senior Scientist
1) Cytoggenetic and DNA investigation in Mithun No- Co- PI 2 May 2001 To 2 May 2008