Department of Plant Pathology

The Department of Plant Pathology was created among the Ten Department in the erstwhile College of Agriculture in 1978. The Department has been offering core courses in Plant Pathology since 1978 and Elective courses since 1983. The Department started offering Post Graduate courses (Minor) in Horticulture since 1986. Post Graduate course programme in Plant Pathology was first started in 1989. After the establishment of Nagaland University, the Department runs regular PG course programmes wef 1997.


The department has Teaching, Research and extension activities with following objectives:

i) To develop specialized human resources in the field

ii) Research studies on living, non-living and environmental causes of Plant diseases and investigation for suitable control measures.

iii) To train extension workers un Agriculture and Plant protection officials with recent trends in plant disease control.

iv) To provide plant protection service to farmers and other plant growers.

v) To develop and provide technical know how for cultivation of mushrooms.


Thrust area of research:

i) Microbial Ecology

ii) Mushroom Technology

iii) Survey investigation and Management of important plant diseases in NE region.

iv) Biological control.


Academic activities in the Department:

i) Teaching: -of plant Pathology course in B.Sc(Ag) -M.Sc(Ag) Plant Pathology courses

ii) Research: -Studies on Plant diseases and their Management and Mushroom Production Technology



Dr. L. Daiho

Assoc. Professor

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Ph.D (NEHU, Shillong)


Mrs. Narola Pongener

Asst. Professor

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M.Sc (AAU, Jorhat)


Dr. N. Tiameren Ao

Asst. Professor

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Ph.D (AAU, Jorhat)


Dr. Susanta Banik

Asst. Professor

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Ph.D (IARI, New Delhi)