The central focus of the Agro-ecotechnology laboratory (AEL) is the dynamic integration of the knowledge culled from the field and laboratory. This amalgamation is being used to accelerate the development and customization of affordable, efficient and sustainable solutions. A cardinal balance of technological and human factors is essential for the transformation of this amalgamation in to viable outcomes. This vision is translated into the driving principle of the AEL lab “linking science and technology with society”.

Major thrust areas of research:
  • Biochar & Bio-fertilizers development.
  • Crop production and productivity.
  • Converting agricultural wastes in to useful products.
  • Natural Resources Management through watershed based approaches.
  • Soil Pollution studies and its management.
  • Research on greenhouse gases emission from Agriculture sector and its adaptation and mitigation options.
  • Climate Change-V&A at the community level.
  • Disaster Risk Reduction and community-based coping strategies.

Lab News

  • A new book on 'FLORA of IIT Guwahati', a first one published about the rich floral diversity of IIT Guwahati Campus
  • Dr. Sudip Mitra has been invited by TIFAC-DST, Government of India to serve as the expert panel member for Global Technology Watch Group-Sustainable Agriculture Section with reference to adaptation and mitigation aspects of climate change
  • Interns willing to work on soil quality, soil pollution, climate change vulnerability and adaptation, agro-technology adoption may get in touch with the PI
  • Interview for two JRF positions is over.
  • Ms. Sudha Sahoo joins our lab for her PhD thesis research (July 2017)
  • Mr Nihal Gujre joins our lab for his PhD thesis research (Jan 2017)
  • Mr Surnanjit Basumutary, joins our lab for his MTech project (Jan 2017)