Dr. Devabrata Saikia

Dr. Devabrata Saikia

Assistant Professor

  • Faculty of Science


Name: Specialization:
Dr. Devabrata Saikia biotechnology


2017: Ph.D. from Tezpur University
Thesis title: “Study of culturable microbial diversity in selected
fermented foods of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh for probiotic

2011: MSc in Biotechnology from North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong, first division

2009:BSc in Biotechnology from St. Anthony's College, Shillong, first division

2005: Higher Secondary Examination, Star mark

2003: High school-leaving examination, Distinction.

Personal Interest

Sports, music

Working Experience

Assistant Professor, Assam down town University, 2018-present


Gupta, K., Singh, S. P., Manhar, A. K., Saikia, D., Namsa, N. D., Konwar, B. K., & Mandal, M. (2018). Inhibition of Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa Biofilm and Virulence by Active Fraction of Syzygium cumini (L.) Skeels Leaf Extract: In-Vitro and In Silico Studies. Indian Journal of Microbiology, 59(1), 13–21.

Hazarika, D., Saikia, D., Gupta, K., Mandal, M., & Karak, N. (2018). Photoluminescence, Self cleaning and Photocatalytic Behavior of Waterborne Hyperbranched Polyester/Carbon dot@TiO2 Nanocomposite. ChemistrySelect, 3(22), 6126–6135.

Saikia, D., Manhar, A. K., Deka, B., Roy, R., Gupta, K., Namsa, N. D., Mandal, M. (2017). Hypocholesterolemic activity of indigenous probiotic isolates Saccharomyces cerevisiae ARDMC1 in a rat model. Journal of Food and Drug Analysis, 26(1), 154–162.

Baishya, P., Saikia, D., Mandal, M., Maji, T. K. (2017). Biodegradability, flammability, dimensional stability, and UV resistance study of green wood starch gluten nanocomposites. Polymer Composites, doi:10.1002/pc.24598

Qureshi, A., Itankar, Y.B, Saikia, D., Mandal, M., Purohit, J. (2016). Bacteria associated with non-alcoholic fermented bamboo shoot food product. Journal of Microbiology, Biotechnology and Food Sciences, (1), 722–729.

Manhar, A. K., Saikia, D., Borah, A., Das, A. S., Gupta, K., Roy, R., … Mandal, M. (2016). Assessment of goat milk-derived potential probiotic L. lactis AMD17 and its application for preparation of dahi using honey. Annals of Microbiology, 66(3).

Nath, D., Manhar, A. K., Gupta, K., Saikia, D., Das, S. K., & Mandal, M. (2015). Phytosynthesized iron nanoparticles: Effects on fermentative hydrogen production by Enterobacter cloacae DH-89. Bulletin of Materials Science, 38(6).

Manhar, A. K., Saikia, D., Bashir, Y., Mech, R. K., Nath, D., Konwar, B. K., & Mandal, M. (2015). In vitro evaluation of celluloytic Bacillus amyloliquefaciens AMS1 isolated from traditional fermented soybean (Churpi) as an animal probiotic. Research in Veterinary Science, 99, 149– 156.

Gupta, K., Hazarika, S. N., Saikia, D., Namsa, N. D., & Mandal, M. (2014). One step green synthesis and antimicrobial and anti-biofilm properties of Psidium guajava L. leaf extract-mediated silver nanoparticles. Materials Letters, 125, 67–70.

Research link: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=fT1DHPMAAAAJ&hl=en


Awards & Achievements

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE), 2013
State Level Eligibility Test (SLET), 2017.

Organized a national conference on behalf of Faculty of Sciences, Assam down town University in collaboration with Society of Biological chemists (India), Northeast chapter (SBC) and Tea Improvement consortium, Tocklai (TIC) in 2018.

Organized a national conference entitled " Bioexploration for human welfare- an integrative approach" on behalf of Faculty of Sciences, Assam down town University in collaboration with Institute of Advanced Study in Science and Technology (IASST) in 2019.

Represented Assam down town University in Science day celebration organized at Tezpur University in 2019.