Profile of Dr. Kuheli Biswas Das

Name: Dr. (Mrs.) Kuheli Biswas Das
Designation: Assistant Professor
Academic Qualifications:

  • Ph. D. (Zoology), North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong – 2007

Title of the Ph.D. thesis: Biochemical Characterization of Nitric Oxide Synthases, Nitric Oxide Production and Protein Turnover during Cell Volume Changes in the Hepatocytes of Air-breathing Catfish, Clarias batrachus.

  • M. Sc. (Zoology), North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong – 2000
  • B.Sc. (Zoology), North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong – 1998

Other qualifications:

  • UGC-SWAYAM ONLINE Certificate 4 credit course on “Academic Writing” offered by HNB Garhwal University (A Central University) Srinagar Garwhal, Uttarakhand from 15th July, 2019 – 26th October, 2019, with 94% score in the final proctored examination.
  • 3 months certificate course in Computer Applications, NIIT, Shillong.

Area of Specialization/Interest:

  • Biochemical Adaptation and Metabolic Regulation
  • Personality Development in Higher Education
  • ICT tools in Higher Education

Teaching/Research Experience:

  • Guest Faculty, Department of Zoology North Eastern Hill University, Shillong, 2020-2021 & 2021-2022.
  • Assistant Professor, UGC-Human Resource Development Centre, North Eastern Hill University, Shillong since 26th March 2009
  • Research Associate, under the “University with Potential for Excellence (UPE), North Eastern Hill University, Shillong from 26th June, 2007 – 25th March, 2009

Administrative Responsibilities:

  • Presiding Officer, NEHUSU elections
  • Member, Departmental Technical Evaluation Committee, HRDC, NEHU.
  • Member of Departmental Purchase Committee, HRDC, NEHU.
  • Member of Departmental Library Committee, HRDC, NEHU.
  • In-charge, HRDC Guest House (2014 – 2019), NEHU.
  • Warden, Syntuksiar PG Women’s Hostel No. 6, NEHU (8th May, 2009 – 30th June, 2015)

Academic Affiliations:

  • Life member (D-1158/2020) of Indian Society for training and development, India
  • Life Member of Council for Educational Administration and Management (CEAM), India

Awards:

  • ISCA Young Scientist Award, Indian Science Congress Association – 2007
  • 1st class 2nd position in M.Sc. (Zoology) – 2000
  • NEHU Post-Graduate Scholarship for the year 1998-2000
  • 1st class 2nd position in B.Sc. (Zoology) – 2000
  • Received Meghalaya State Merit Junior Scholarship for the year 1993-1994
  • Secured 4th position in the H.S.L.C. examination – 1993

Publications: 12 (International 7 & National 5)

Total Impact Factor – 30.498

  1. Sharma N. and Mishra M. (2021) Insight into Origin of COVID-19 & Focus on New Opportunities in the New Normal Life. International Journal of Food, Nutrition and Dietetics 9(1): 23-29. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.21088/ijfnd.2322.0775.9121.3
  2. Khongsti K., Das K.B. and Das B. (2021) MAPK pathway and SIRT1 are involved in the down-regulation of secreted osteopontin expression by genistein in metastatic cancer cells Life Sciences, 265: 118787 (Elsevier, Amsterdam). Impact Factor 6.78
  3. Choudhury M.G., Kumari S., Das K.B. and Saha N. (2018) Lipopolysaccharide causes NFĸB-mediated induction of inducible nitric oxide synthase gene and more production of nitric oxide in air-breathing catfish, Clarias magur (Hamilton) Gene, 18-27(Elsevier, Amsterdam). Impact Factor 3.913
  4. Das K.B., Kharbuli Q. and Rynjah B. (2017) Knowledge of ICT and Computer Proficiency in College and University Teachers: A survey The NEHU Journal Vol. XV (2), 113-126 (NEHU Publications, Shillong).
  5. Saha N., Jyrwa L.M., Das, M. and Biswas, K. (2011) Influence of increased environmental water salinity on gluconeogenesis in the air-breathing walking catfish, Clarias batrachus Fish Physiology and Biochemistry, 37: 681-692(Springer Link, Netherlands). Impact Factor 2.794
  6. Biswas K., Jyrwa L.M., Häussinger D. and Saha N. (2010) Influence of cell volume changes on protein synthesis in isolated hepatocytes of air-breathing walking catfish (Clarias batrachus) Fish Physiology and Biochemistry, 36: 17-27 (Springer Link, Netherlands). Impact Factor 2.794
  7. Biswas K., Khongsngi J.L., Häussinger D. and Saha N. (2009) Influence of cell volume changes on autophagic proteolysis in the perfused liver of air-breathing walking catfish (Clarias batrachus) Journal of Experimental Zoology, 311A: 115-124 (Wiley InterScience, New York). Impact Factor 2.693
  8. Kharbuli Z.Y., Biswas K. and Saha N. (2007) Mitochondrial citrulline synthesis from ammonia and glutamine in the liver of ureogenic air-breathing catfish, Clarias batrachus (Linnaeus). Indian Journal of Experimental Biology, 45: 1073-1079 (CSIR, New Delhi). Impact Factor 0.944
  9. Saha N., Datta S., Kharbuli Z.Y., Biswas K. and Bhattacharjee A (2007) Air-breathing catfish, Clarias batrachus upregulates glutamine synthetase and carbamyl phosphate synthetase III during exposure to high external ammonia Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, 147B: 520-530 (Elsevier, Amsterdam). Impact Factor 2.495
  10. Kharbuli Z.Y., Datta S., Biswas K., Sarma, D. and Saha N. (2006) Expression of ornithine-urea cycle enzymes in early life stages of air-breathing walking catfish Clarias batrachus and induction of ureogenesis under hyper-ammonia stress. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, 143B: 44-53 (Elsevier, Amsterdam). Impact Factor 2.495
  11. Goswami C., Datta S., Biswas K. and Saha N. (2004) Cell volume changes affect gluconeogenesis in the perfused liver of the catfish, Clarias batrachus. Journal of Biosciences, 29: 337-347 (Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore). Impact Factor 2.795
  12. Saha N., Datta S., Biswas K. and Kharbuli Z.Y. (2003) Role of ureogenesis in tackling problems of ammonia toxicity during exposure to higher ambient ammonia in the air-breathing walking catfish Clarias batrachus. Journal of Biosciences, 28: 733-742 (Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore). Impact Factor 2.795

GenBank Accessions Received: 9

Seminars/Conferences/ Training Programmes/Webinars attended: 35

Orientation Programmes/Faculty Induction Programmes/ Refresher Courses /Workshops/ Short Term Courses Coordinated in HRDC: 57
Participants Trained: 1954
Lectures Delivered as Resources Persons in various Programmes, Courses, Workshops, etc.: 181
Lectures/hands-on sessions delivered in programmes/courses on the topics:

  • Understanding Soft Skills: Towards a Holistic 21st Century Education
  • Aspects of Personality Development
  • Techniques of Time Management at Work Place
  • Understanding Team Work for Academic Proficiency
  • Positive Attitude in Work Place
  • Developing Effective Presentation Styles and PowerPoint Presentations
  • Getting Started with Google Classrooms
  • Google Forms: Creating, Editing and Distributing
  • Tools of Video Making
  • Know Your Methodology in Teaching – Learning

Professional Contribution:

  • Convener in the One Day National Webinar on “NEP 2020: Global Outreach of Higher Education, Indian Perspective”, organized by UGC-Human Resource Development Centre, NEHU, Shillong on 3rd November, 2022.
  • Convener in the One Day National Webinar on “Information Communication Technology (ICT) Applications in 21st Century”, organized by UGC-Human Resource Development Centre, NEHU, Shillong on 19th October, 2022.
  • Convener in the One Day National Webinar on “Academic Leadership in Higher Education Institutions in India”, organized by UGC-Human Resource Development Centre, NEHU, Shillong on 23rd September, 2022.
  • Coordinator for the Shikshak Parv Lecture Series, on the theme “National Education Policy 2020: Changing Role of Teachers, organized by UGC-Human Resource Development Centre, NEHU, Shillong from 5th – 9th September, 2022.
  • Coordinator for the Two Day National Workshop on the theme “Vocational Education, Experiential Learning and Skilling” on 29th & 30th August 2022, held at North Eastern Hill University, Shillong, organized by Faculty Development Centre, Mahatma Gandhi National Council of Rural Education (MGNCRE), Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Education, GOI.
  • Convener in the One Day National Webinar on NEP 2020: “Motivated, Energized and Capable Faculty”, organized by UGC-Human Resource Development Centre, NEHU, Shillong on 20th July, 2022.
  • Convener in the One Day National Webinar on “Basic Statistical Techniques in Research Methodology”, organized by UGC-Human Resource Development Centre, NEHU, Shillong on 22nd February, 2022.
  • Convener in the One Day National Webinar on “Leadership Development for Academic Administrators of Higher Education Institutions”, organized by UGC-Human Resource Development Centre, NEHU, Shillong on 8th February, 2022.
  • Chairperson in the International Conference on “Gender Equity for Sustainable Development” organized by the Department of Education, NEHU, Shillong in collaboration with the Council of Educational Administration and Management (CEAM), India, from 11th – 12th November, 2021.
  • Convener in the One Day National Webinar on “Introduction to Artificial Intelligence in Future e-Learning, organized by UGC-Human Resource Development Centre, NEHU, Shillong on 26th October, 2021.
  • Convener in the One Day National Webinar on “Role of Media in Different Spheres during the COVID-19 Pandemic”, organized by UGC-Human Resource Development Centre, NEHU, Shillong on 13th August, 2021.
  • Chairperson in the National Webinar on “Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Education” organized by the Department of Education, NEHU, Shillong under the MHRD-PMMMNMTT Scheme, from 18th – 19th March, 2021.
  • Moderator in the Webinar on “Role of Human Resource Development Centres (HRDCs) in Adopting the New Normal Techniques to Sustain Quality in Higher Education” organized by UGC-Human Resource Development Centre, NEHU, Shillong on 31st October, 2020.