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Mizoram University is a central university under the University Grants Commission, Government of India, and was established on July 2, 2001, by the Mizoram University Act of the Parliament of India. The President of India is the official Visitor, and the Governor of Mizoram acts as the Chief Rector as per Mizoram University Bill, 2007. According to the Act, the objectives of the university are "to disseminate and advance knowledge by providing instructional and research facilities in such branches of learning as it may deem fit, to make provisions for integrated courses in humanities, natural and physical science, social science, forestry and other allied disciplines in the educational programmes of the University; to take appropriate measures for promoting innovations in teaching-disciplinary studies and research; to educate and train man-power in the development of the state of Mizoram; and to pay special attention to the improvement of the social and economic conditions and welfare of the people of that State, their intellectual, academic and cultural development". Keeping these objectives in view, Mizoram University has embarked on various programmes for academic and administrative development. Wikipedia.


Hazarika T.K.,Mizoram University
Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution | Year: 2012

The North-eastern region of India is rich treasure of various Citrus species. A vast reservoir of Citrus diversity exists in wild, semi wild form and is found scattered here and there without commercial cultivation and much care. The edaphic and climatic set up as well as the physiographic condition of the region makes it possible to grow a number of species, landraces and probable hybrids of Citrus without any care. But of now with the population increase, changing attitude of the farmers towards some newly introduced cash crops there is genetic erosion of the valuable resources and most of them are in verge of extinction. So, it is the high time for the scientific community to exploit all the rare and endangered resources of Citrus of north eastern region and for their conservation. In addition molecular and morphological characterization of the reported germplasm, evaluation and screening against biotic and abiotic stresses should also be needed to safeguard the existing population of Citrus and for future Citrus improvement programme. © 2012 Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht. Source


Rai P.K.,Mizoram University
Environmental Monitoring and Assessment | Year: 2010

Aquatic pollution pose a serious challenge to the scientific community worldwide, since lakes or reservoirs find multifarious use and most often their water is used for drinking, bathing, irrigation, and aquaculture. Nine metals and several physicochemical parameters, from four sampling sites in a tropical lake receiving the discharges from a thermal power plant, a coal mine, and a chlor-alkali industry, were studied from 2004 to 2005. Pertaining to metal pollution, the site most polluted with heavy metals was Belwadah, i.e., waters and sediments had the highest concentration of all the metals examined. The reference site was characterized by the presence of low concentrations of metals in waters and sediments. Following the water quality monitoring, 2-month field phytoremediation experiments were conducted using large enclosures at the discharge point of different polluted sites of the lake. During field phytoremediation experiments using aquatic macrophytes, marked percentage reduction in metals concentrations were recorded. The percentage decrease for different metals was in the range of 25% to 67.90% at Belwadah (with Eichhornia crassipes and Lemna minor), 25% to 77.14% at Dongia nala (with E. crassipes, L. minor and Azolla pinnata), and 25% to 71.42% at Ash pond site of G.B. Pant Sagar (with L. minor and A. pinnata). Preliminary studies of polluted sites are useful for improved microcosm design and for the systematic extrapolation of information from experimental ecosystems to natural ecosystems. © 2009 Springer Science+Business Media B.V. Source


The aim of this study is to synthesise indigenously the hybrid materials and their efficient use to treat the wastewater contaminated with one of important micro-pollutant diclofenac. The hybrid materials are obtained modifying the commercial bentonite (B) and locally collected clay (LC) with the hexadecyltrimethylammonium bromide (HDTMA) as to obtain the organo-modified clay samples (BH and LCH). Moreover, the B and LC clay samples are pillared with aluminium and modified with the HDTMA as to obtain inorgano-organo-modified clay hybrid materials (viz., BAH and LCAH solids). The hybrid materials are characterised by the XRD (X-ray diffraction) and FT-IR (Fourier Transform Infra-Red) analytical methods and the surface morphology is obtained by the FE-SEM (Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscope) images of these solids. pHPZC (Point of Zero Charge) of these solids is obtained by acid base titrations. Further, these materials are assessed in the efficient and effective treatment of aquatic environment contaminated with diclofenac sodium under the batch and fixed-bed column reactor operations. Batch data is obtained for various physico-chemical parametric studies viz., the effect of solution pH (3.8-10.0), sorptive concentrations (1.0-20.0mg/L), and background electrolyte concentrations (0.0001-0.1mol/L NaCl). The kinetics of the uptake of diclofenac by these solids is conducted using the pseudo-first, pseudo-second and fractal-like-pseudo-second order non-linear rate equations. The rate constants along with the removal capacity are, therefore, estimated. Further, the fixed-bed column reactor operations are performed to obtain the loading capacity of column for diclofenac under the dynamic conditions. © 2014 Elsevier B.V. Source


Jagetia G.C.,Mizoram University | Rajanikant G.K.,National Institute of Technology Calicut
International Wound Journal | Year: 2012

Fractionated irradiation (IR) before or after surgery of malignant tumours causes a high frequency of wound healing complications. Our aim was to investigate the effect of curcumin (CUM) on the healing of deep excision wound of mice exposed to fractionated IR by mimicking clinical conditions. A full-thickness dermal excision wound was created on the shaved dorsum of mice that were orally administered or not with 100 mg of CUM per kilogram body weight before partial body exposure to 10, 20 or 40 Gy given as 2 Gy/day for 5, 10 or 20 days. The wound contraction was determined periodically by capturing video images of the wound from day 1 until complete healing of wounds. Fractionated IR caused a dose-dependent delay in the wound contraction and prolonged wound healing time, whereas CUM administration before fractionated IR caused a significant elevation in the wound contraction and reduced mean wound healing time. Fractionated IR reduced the synthesis of collagen, deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) and nitric oxide (NO) at different post-IR times and treatment of mice with CUM before IR elevated the synthesis of collagen, DNA and NO significantly. Histological examination showed a reduction in the collagen deposition, fibroblast and vascular densities after fractionated IR, whereas CUM pre-treatment inhibited this decline significantly. Our study shows that CUM pre-treatment accelerated healing of irradiated wound and could be a substantial therapeutic strategy in the management of irradiated wounds. © 2011 The Authors. © 2011 Blackwell Publishing Ltd and Medicalhelplines.com Inc. Source


Lalramliana,Mizoram University
Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters | Year: 2012

Schislura aizawlensis, new species, is described from Muthi River, a tributary of Tuirial River (Barak River drainage) in Mizoram, northeastern India. It is distinguished from its congeners in having 5-7 regular broad bars, dorsal side of pectoral fin with small tubercles, very low or no adipose crest on dorsal and ventral side of caudal peduncle, intestine without loop behind the stomach, and several morphometric and meristic characters. © by Verlag Dr. Friendrich Pfeil. Source

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