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Dr. Gurumayum Ranibala

Designation: Guest Faculty

Specialization: Forestry

Contact: 9862634627

Email: granibala [AT] gmail.com

M.Sc. Degree: FRI University, Dehradun; Ph.D. Degree: North Eastern regional Institute of Science and Technology (NERIST), Arunachal Pradesh; NET: ICAR-ARS NET 2010, 2011, 2013


RESEARCH INTEREST: Forest Tree Improvement, Forest Genetic Resource Conservation, Forest Product Utilization, Ethnobotanical studies, Molecular taxonomy.



  • Guided 25 (twenty-five) M.Sc. students in their dissertation projects for a period of 6 months for each student since 2013 till date.



  1.  Worked as JRF in a DBT. Govt of India sponsored twinning research project entitled “Isolation, Characterization and Identification of the natural pigment of food and industrial value from filamentous fungi” from 2011 to 2012 in the Dept of Forestry NERIST under Dr. S. Sureshkumar Singh, Department of Forestry, NERIST (Deemed University), Arunachal Pradesh.

  1. Worked on a project entitled “Taxonomy, biology and management of Leptocybe invasa Fisher & LaSalle, an invasive gall inducer on Eucalyptus for M.Sc Forestry, under Dr Sudhir Singh, Scientist-E, Forest Entomology Division, Forest Research Institute, Dehradun.

  1. Worked on “Chalcids (Important biocontrol agents)-Methodologies for their collection, preservation and taxonomic studies” for M.Sc Forestry III Semester Divisional attachment, under Dr Sudhir Singh, Scientist-E, Forest Entomology Division, Forest Research Institute, Dehradun.

  1. Done a term paper entitled “Plantation techniques of some fodder species of hilly regions of Uttarakhand” in M.Sc. II semester under Manisha Thapliyal, Scientist D, Silviculture Division, Forest Research Institute, Dehradun.

  1. Worked on “Vegetative propagation of Bambusa balcooa by stem cutting” for M.Sc. I semester term paper under Mr. M. Z. Singson, ACF, NWFP Division, Forest Research Institute, Dehradun.

  1. Worked on a project entitled “Diversity of soil micro-fungi in some forest soil of Manipur” (making of database) for Degree Forestry, under Dr. S. Sureshkumar Singh, Department of Forestry, NERIST (Deemed University), Arunachal Pradesh.



  1. Attended 45 days Summer Training project entitled Generation of transgenic Tobacco plant for disease resistance” in B. Sc. Forestry, 2007 under Dr Lingaraj Sahoo, Assistant Professor, Department of Biotechnology, IIT Guwahati, Assam.

  1. Six days training course on Management of Social Forestry for Sustainable Livelihood (April 25-30, 2011) conducted by National Institute of Rural Development, Ministry of Rural Development, Govt. of India, Guwahati.

  1. Two days workshop on Optical Microscopy (June 16-17, 2011) conducted by Centre for the Environment, IIT Guwahati.

  1. 2nd one day INDEST user convention (September 10, 2011) conducted by Indian National Digital Library in Engineering Sciences and Technology User Commottee, NERIST, Arunachal Pradesh.

  1. Five days workshop on Statistical Data analysis Using SPSS (October 31- November 4, 2011) conducted by Computer and Statistical Service Centre, ISI, Kolkata and Forestry Department, NERIST, Arunachal Pradesh.

  1. One day workshop on Intellectual Property Rights (March 23, 2012) conducted by MHRD IPR, Tezpur University in collaboration with NERIST.

  1. 3rd one day INDEST user convention (January 19, 2013) conducted by the AICTE-INDEST User Committee, NERIST, Arunachal Pradesh.

  1. Two days workshop on Joint Forest Management in Arunachal Pradesh: Analysis of Policies and Programmes (January 31 –February 01, 2013) organized by Department of Forestry, NERIST, Arunachal Pradesh under the sponsorship of Regional Centre, National Afforestation & Eco-development Board, Shillong.

  1. Two days National Workshop on “Sustainable Development of Medicinal Plants Sector in North Eastern India “held at Jubilee Hall, Regional Institute of Medical Sciences, Imphal on 16-17 February, 2015 organized by Forest Department, Government of India and National Medicinal Plants Board, Ministry of AYUSH, Government of India.

  1. Four days International Conference on “Global Biodiversity, Climate change and Sustainable Development” held at RGU, Rono Hills, Arunachal Pradesh, India from 15 to 18 October 2016.

  2. Attended 10 days Training programme on “Capacity Building of Teachers, Researchers and Bio-Medical Practitioners of North Eastern Region on Advanced Techniques in Molecular Biology and Microscopy”, organized and conducted by Department of Animal Biotechnology, C.V.Sc, A.A.U., Khanapara, Guwahati from 30th May to 8th June, 2017.

  1. Organised one day National Webinar Series on “Forest, Wildlife and Environmental Issues”, organized by Department of Forestry and Environmental Science, School of Human and Environmental Sciences, Manipur University, Canchipur, Manipur on 28th June 2020.

  1. Attended one day webinar on “FOC Race 4- An invasive threat for banana production”, organized by Kerala Agricultural University on 30th June 2020.

  1. One day International Webinar on “Remote Sensing: Latest Trends and Perspectives”, organized by Computer Society of India, Student Branch, Assam University, Silchar in association with Dept. of Computer Science & Engineering, Assam University, Silchar on 4th July 2020.



  1. Ranibala, G., Singh, S. S., Singh, W. R. and Khan, M. L. (2018). Molecular identification and phylogeny of Musa species from North Eastern India by internal transcribed spacer 2 of nuclear DNA. Bionature, 38(4):266-276

  1. Ranibala, G., Singh, S. S. and Khan, M. L. (2018). Species diversity and distribution of Musa species (Musaceae) in Arunachal Pradesh, North Eastern India. Annals of Plant Science, 7 (6): 2342-2346.

  1. Benjamin, Ak., Dilip, S., Ranibala, G. and Chanu, N.B. (2019). Effect of seed size, pre-sowing treatments and potting mixture on seedlings growth character and biomass production under nursery conditions of Terminalia chebula Retz. International Journal of Chemical Studies, 7 (4): 1502-1507.

  1. Vemai, S., Dilip, S., Ranibala, G. and Loushambam, R.S. (2022). Documentation of medicinal plants traditionally used in health care by Poumai tribe of Manipur, India. International Journal of Economic Plants, 9(2): 130-138.

  1. Mangang, C. S., Dilip, S., Ranibala, G., Panmei, R., Singh, N. R. and Loushambam, R. S. (2022). Pre-treatment enhances the germination and early growth of Aquilaria agallocha Lam. (Agarwood). International Journal of Environment and Climate Change, 12(12): 448-453.



  1. S. Sureshkumar Singh, G. Ranibala and M.L. Khan (2013). A digital database on Banana (Musa spp.) resources on North East India (Musanei 1.0). In Proc., National Symposium on “Bioinformatics: Role of bioinformatics in Biodiversity Management” BTISNet & NBRI, Lucknow, 01-02nd February 2013, Lucknow, U.P

  1. G. Ranibala, S. Sureshkumar Singh and M.L. Khan (2014). Diversity of ornamental bananas (Musa spp.) in Arunachal Pradesh, North Eastern India. In Proc. National Symposium on “Himalayan Biodiversity: Prospects and Challenges, held at NEHU, Shillong, Meghalaya, 20-21 March 2014.

  1. G. Ranibala, S. Sureshkumar Singh and M.L. Khan (2016). Diversity of banana (Musa species) in Arunachal Pradesh, North Eastern India: Focus on Ornamental Species, In Proc., Int. Conf. on Global Biodiversity, Climate Change and Sustainable Development-2016, 15-18th October 2016, RGU, Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh.

  1. G. Ranibala, S. Sureshkumar Singh and M. Latif Khan (2017). Evaluation of nuclear and chloroplast genome sequences for delineation of species identity in six ornamental species of Musa from North East India, In Proc. 7th Symposium of the DNA Society of India, 17-18th Nov 2017, DNA Society of India and IAAST (DST), Guwahati, Assam.

  1. G. Ranibala, S. Sureshkumar Singh and M. Latif Khan (2020). Genome types of wild and cultivated bananas occurring in Arunachal Pradesh and Manipur, NE India, International Conference on Banana-2020” Innovations in sustainable production and value chain management in banana” held at Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu from February, 2020.

  1. G. Ranibala and S. Sureshkumar Singh (2024). Population dynamics and species diversity of soil microfungi in disturbed and partially disturbed forest soils of Manipur, North-Eastern India. National Seminar on Current Understandings of Plant Health held at Department of Life Science, Manipur University, Manipur on 12th May 2024.


  • Ranibala, G., Singh, S. S. and Khan, M. L. (2022). Morphological and molecular characterization of genome types in wild and cultivated bananas (Musa species) of two states in North Eastern India. In: Kumar, A., Choudhury, B., Dayanandan, S., Khan, M.L. (Eds.), Molecular Genetic and Genomic Tools in Biodiversity Conservation, Springer-Nature, ISBN 978-981-16-6004-7


  • 100 DNA sequences (ITS region of nuclear DNA and matK, rbcL and psbA-trnH regions of chloroplast DNA) of 26 Musa (banana) specimens found in Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh have been submitted to NCBI Genbank.


I do hereby declare that all the above given details are true and relevant to the best of my knowledge.


- Gurumayum Ranibala