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Robert Panmei

Designation: Guest Faculty

Specialization: Forestry

Contact: +91- 9862260877

Email: rpanmei4 [AT]gmail.com


Robert Panmei

(INSPIRE- Fellow)


Correspondence Address:

Department of Forestry an Environmental Science, Manipur University, Imphal India

Personal Details

Father name : Late. Poupoklung Panmei

D. O. B. : 7th April 1987

Nationality : Indian

Gender : Male

Marital status : Unmarried

Permanent Add. : Chingkhulong, Lamsang, Imphal West-I, Manipur India, 795146

Current Position

Guest Faculty, Department of Forestry an Environmental Science, Manipur University, Imphal.

Specialization: Forestry

Subjects taught: Ethnobotany and Tribal studies, Silviculture and Silviculture system, Forest products and Utilization, Forest polices, laws and awareness

Academic Qualifications

High School :

(Eng., Maths, Science, Social Sciences) from Board of Secondary Education Manipur (2003)

Intermediate :


(Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics) from Council of Higher Sec. Education, Manipur, First Division (2005)

B.Sc. :

Forestry, HNB Garhwal University, First Division (2010)


M. Sc. :

Forestry, North Eastern Regional Institute of Science & Technology, First Division, Gold Medalist (2013)

Ph.D. :


Forestry, North Eastern Regional Institute of Science & Technology, First Division, Gold Medalist (2019)

Award & Fellowship

  • Awarded Gold Medal by NERIST in M.Sc. Forestry, May 2013

  • Qualified ARSB (ICAR) NET eligibility for Lecturership in Oct. 2013.

  • Awarded DST- INSPIRE Fellowship for Ph.D. as JRF-P in Sept. 2013.

  • 3rd position (Poster Presentation) in International Symposium on Minor Fruits, Medicinal & Aromatic Plants (ISMF, M&AP), College of Horticulture and Forestry Central Agricultural University, Arunachal Pradesh. December, 5th -6th 2017.

Research Interest

Forest products utilization & management, Angiospermic Taxonomy, Biodiversity conservation & Forest management, Ethnobotany and Agroforestry.

Research Experiences Gained

? Forest resource survey and exploration

? Collection and maintenance of germplasm

? Collection, identification, taxonomic enumeration and nomenclatural

verifications of plants and forest resources.

? Documentation of ethnobiological and traditional knowledge systems of

indigenous communities of north east India.

? Nursery management and propagation


Paper Published

Gajurel, P.R., Kashung, S., Nopi, S., Panmei, R. and Singh, B. 2020. Can the Ayurvedic Pippali plant (Piper longum L.) be a good option for livelihood and socio-economic development for Indian farmers? An assessment. Current Science (in press).

Panmei, R., Gajurel, P. R. and Singh, B. 2019. Ethnobotany of medicinal plants used by the Zeliangrong ethnic group of Manipur, northeast India. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 235: 164-182. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jep.2019.02.009

Panmei, R., Gajurel, P. R., and Singh, B. 2018. Ethnomedicinal plants of the Bunning Wildlife Sanctuary of Manipur, India. Pleione 12(1): 1 - 10. (doi:10.26679/Pleione.12.1.2018.001-010)

Panmei, R., Gajurel, P. R., and Singh, B. 2016. Ethnobotany and nutritional values of some selected wild edible plants used by Rongmei tribe of Manipur northeast India. International Journal of Applied Biology and Pharmaceutical Technology 7(4): 1-9. (http://dx.doi.org/10.21276/ijabpt )

Panmei, R., Gajurel, P. R., Singh, B. and Rethy, P. 2014. Utilization pattern of non-timber forest products by Rongmei tribe of Manipur northeast India. Journal of Non-timber forest products 21(1): 9-20.

Singh, N. P., Gajurel, P. R., Panmei, R. & Rethy, P. 2015. Indigenous healing practices and ethnomedicinal plants used against jaundice by some Naga tribes in Nagaland, India. Pleione 9 (1): 40-48.

Book chapter:

Panmei, R., P.R. Gajurel & B. Singh. 2019. Some important forest resources of Manipur having ethnomedicinal values. In Gupta, A (ed), Medicinal Plants exploration, evaluation and Utilization. Pointer Publisher, Jaipur. Pp 144-154.


Paper presented in National/International Conference:

Panmei, R., Imlipokim Pongener and Gajurel, P.R. 2016. Wild Edibles and Medicinal plants used by the Ao tribe of Nagaland. Paper presented (oral) in International Conference on “Global Biodiversity, Climate Change and Sustainable Development” (ICBCS-2016), Rajiv Gandhi University, Doimukh Arunachal Pradesh. 5th-18th October, 2016.

Panmei, R., P.R. Gajurel & B. Singh. Some important forest resources of Bunning Wildlife Sanctuary Manipur having ethnomedicinal values. Paper presented (oral) on International Conference on Natural Resources Management and Technology Trends (ICNRM- 17), Department of Life Sciences, Manipur University, Imphal & SLNA Planning Department, Manipur, 27th to 29th March, 2017.

Panmei, R., P.R. Gajurel & B. Singh. 2017. Ethnomedicinal plants used by Zeme tribe of Manipur, northeast India. Paper presented (poster) in International Symposium on Minor Fruits, Medicinal & Aromatic Plants (ISMF, M&AP), College of Horticulture and Forestry Central Agricultural University, Arunachal Pradesh. December, 5-6th 2017.

Panmei, R., Gajurel, P. R., and Singh, B. 2018. Taxonomic diversity and ethnobotany of wild edible plants consumed by Rongmei tribe of Manipur, NE India. Paper presented (oral)in National Seminar on Himalayan Plant Diversity: Taxonomy, Conservation and Sustainable Utilization. BSI, Shillong. 8th -9th March, 2018.

Refresher Course:

Completed two weeks Science Academies Sponsored Refresher Course on ‘Plant Taxonomy and Ethnobotany’ organized by Department of Botany & Faculty Development Center, MDU, Rohtak (Haryana) India from 8th to 21st Oct. 2018.

Training and Seminar attended:

  1. Participate and Contributed to the Conservation Assessment and Management Prioritization (CAMP) Process using IUCN Red List Categories and Criteria for the wild medicinal Plants held during 9th to 11th Nov. 2016.

  2. Nine days training program on Agriculture, Livestock rearing and Income Generated Activities (from 30th Nov. 2010 to 8th Dec. 2010.

  3. Workshop on Intellectual Property Rights organized by MHRD IPR Chair, Tezpur University, on 23rd March 2012.

  4. Training Program on Forest, Wildlife and Eco-tourism: Challenges and Opportunities. Organized by IIFM, Bhopal and NERIST, Itanagar during 21st to 24th August 2014.

  5. National Webinar on ‘Role of Medicinal Plants in Daily Life’ organized by Udbhav Social Welfare Society, Bareily (U.P.) and National medicinal Plants Board, Ministry of AYUSH, GOI. 28th July 2020.

  6. National Webinar on “Ethnobotanical Research in North East India: Potentiality & Possibility” organized by North Eastern Institute of Folk Medicine (An Autonomous Institute under the Ministry of AYUSH, Government of India) on 27th July 2020.

  7. International webinar of Remote Sensing: Latest Trend and Perspectives, organized by Computer Society of India, Assam University, Silchar. 4th July 2020.