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Prof. G. A. Shantibala Devi

Designation: Retd. Professor & Former Dean(Life Sciences)

Specialization: Plant Physiology

Contact: +91-08974593884

Email: shantibala_guruaribam [AT] rediffmail.com, Shantibalaguruaribam [AT] gmail.com

B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D., Post.Doc.

Guruaribam Shantibala Devi

Keishamthong Hodam Leirak, Imphal West, P.O. Imphal- 795 001, Manipur, India



Professional Experiences

  1. Dean, School of Life Sciences

  2. Former Head, Department of Life Sciences

  3. Members:

    • Executive Council of Manipur University

    • State Board of Wildlife, Forest and Environment Department, Govt. of Manipur.

    • Academic Council, Manipur University

    • Proper Management of North Eastern Region Water Resources under NITI AAYOG, Govt. of India

    • Board of Studies, Dharamsala, Central University of Himachal Pradesh.

  4. Visiting scientist:

(a)Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) Mumbai from 21st June to 22nd July 2011.

(b) Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) Mumbai from 22nd June to 20th July 2004

  1. Chairman, Board of Studies, School of life Science



Post Doctoral, 1997-1999 IARI, New Delhi

Ph.D. 1984, Manipur University

Master of Sciences 1978, Jawaharlal Nehru University

Bachelor of Sciences 1975, Gauhati University


Details of the past and present employment

Professor 2003- till date, Manipur University

Associate Professor 1995-2003, Manipur University

Assistant Professor 1984-1995, Manipur University

Lecturer 1979-83, Modern College, Govt. of Manipur


No. of Research Scholars successfully guided

No. of Ph.D. candidates successfully completed : 11

  1. Th. Basundhara Devi

  2. RK Shantilata Devi

  3. W. Indira Devi

  4. Y.Sushila Devi

  5. C. Panmei

  6. O.Arunkumari

  7. Th. Mina Devi

  8. Y. Pramoda Devi

  9. S.Yoirentomba Meitei

  10. Sushma Khomdram

  11. K.Eshingchaobi Chanu


Details of Research Projects undertaken

  1. Regulation of SUB1 and snorkel pathway through transgenic approach to prevent lodging due to internode elongation during folds and retaining submergence tolerance in deep water rice cultivars of North east region Sponsored by DBT BT/PR25304/NER/95/1122/2017 Date 21.03.2018

  1. Role of Sub1 locus in the improvement of submergence tolerance in the deep water rice cultivars of North-East Region Sponsored by BT/310/NE/TBP/2012, Date 06/12/12

  2. Control of Insect infestation by radiation processing of colour aromatic rice from Manipur and characterization of its prophylactic properties Sponsored by DAE,2012/35/9/BRNS/No.541

  3. Investigation on the formation of oleoresin in Aquilaria agallocha Sponsored by SP/45/150/87, DSTE, Govt. of Manipur

  4. Physiological and Biochemical studies of Mushroom of Manipur Sponsored by 4/5/06-STE/38, DSTE, Govt. of Manipur


Peer Review Research Paper (for the last three years)

  1. Lourembam Chanu Bonita, GA. Shantibala Devi, Ch Brajakishor Singh (2019) Physical and cooking characteristics of some lima bean cultivars grown in north east India. Research on crops Joural Vol.20, No.2 (June) 2019. (accepted for publication)

  2. Konthoujam Rohini Devi, and GA Shantibala Devi (2018). Proximate composition and elemental contents of three landrace rice varieties of Manipur, India. Research on crops 19(3): 394-397.

  3. Shijagurumayum, Subhalakshmi, Shantibala Devi, G.A, Singh Ch. Brajakishore (2018). Grain quality evaluation of some aromatic rice varieties of Manipur, India. Research on crops. 19(2): 162-181.

  4. Van Cuu Nguyen, Van Khiem Ngugen, Chongtham Henary Singh, Guruaribam Shantibala Devi (2017), Vanga Siva Reddy, Sadhu Leelavathi. Fast recovery of transgenic submergence tolerant rice cultivars of north-east India by co-cultivation of agrobacterium with pre-cultured callus. Physiol Mol Biol Plants. 23(1): 115-123.

  5. Sushma Khomdram, Shyamananda Arambam, Sharmistha Barthakur and Guruaribam Shantibala Devi (2017). Biochemical, Nutritional Profiling and Optimization of an Efficient Nucleic Acid Isolation Protocol from Recalcitrant Tissue of Wild Edible Fruit Antidesma bunius L. spreng. Int. J. Curr. Microbiol. App. Sci. 6(4): 253-264


Book chapters

  1. A. K. Senapati, Anton Ann, Anup Raj, Anupama Gupta, Arun Sharma, Bhanu Neopany, Chamgongliu Panmei, Deepa H. Diwedi, Dev Raj, Dorjey Angchok , Fatimah A. Bakar, Fook Y. Chye, George F. Rapsang, Gitanjali Vyas, Guru A. S. Devi, J. P. Prajapati, kKeng Y. Sim, Konchok Targais, I. Y. A. Reddy, Manas R. Swain, Haheed Reza, Muhammad Z. Zaman, Neelima Garg, Ningthoujam S. Singh, Nivedita Sharma, Ramesh C. Ray, S. S. Thorat, S. V. Pinto, Satyendra Gautam, Sharmila Thokchom, S. R. Joshi, Sushma Khomdram, and Tsering Stobdan (2016). Diversity of Indigenous Fermented Foods and Beverages of South Asia Edited by V. K. Joshi CRC Press :70-99
  2. Anila Kumari, Anita Pandey, Anton Ann, Anup Raj, Guruaribam Shantibala Devi et.al. (2016) Indigenous Alcoholic Beverages of South Asia. Edited by V. K. Joshi CRC Press: 501-596

  3. Anita Pandey, Arun Sharma, Chamgongliu Panmei, Gururaribam Shantibala Devi, Lok Man S. Palni, Md. Shaheed Reza, Ningthoujam Sanjoy Singh, Oluwatosin Ademola Ijabdeniyi, S.S. Thorat, Satyendra Gautam and Susma Khomdram (2016). Industrilization, Socio economic conditions and sustainability of indegeneous fermented foods. Edited by V. K. Joshi CRC Press:829-849

  4. Ningthoujam Sanjoy Singh, C. Panmei, Eshingchaobi Keisam Chanu and G.A. Shantibala Devi. 2007. Traditional Fermented Foods of Manipur. In Dwivedi P, Dwivedi S.K. and Kalita M.C edited Biodiversity and Environmental Biotechnology; published by Scientific Publishers (India), Jodhpur; pp no.399-416.