Connecting Science and Technology for a brighter tomorrow



Data sciences has emerged as a critical technology for all basic and translational research endeavours. The abundance of natural wealth, bio-diversity, geo-diversity can be put to great use for the development of the North East region in particular and nation in general by adopting contemporary scientific and technological advances. CSIR-NEIST undertakes the path of documentation, digitization, deposition of data and analyse this data with Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence applications, with outcomes leading to societal benefit.



The division’s mandate is to conduct fundamental and applied research in Computational Modelling and Data Science Spanning. The division is expected to facilitate various R&D Divisions viz. Geosciences, Chemical Sciences, Materials Sciences, Biological Sciences and Engineering Sciences to perform big data analysis by adopting contemporary scientific and technological advances. Also it will undertake the path of documentation, digitization, deposition of data and subject this data for Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence applications.



  • Developing disease specific webportals based on galaxy platform on metabolic disorders, NAFLD (non-alcoholic fatty liver disease), HIV, etc.
  • Chemoinformatics and developing a compound library, where each compound available in public domain is obtained and a given a special MPDS ID, akin to Aadhar card.
  • Developing interaction with medical doctors and clinicians in healthcare, and kickstart the initiative of DISHA (development of informatics for societal health advancement), which was conceived a while ago.
  • Employing the state of art AI, ML and statistical approaches for data analysis in chemo-, bio-, pharmaco-, geo-, plant-, and soil informatics.
  • IoT based real time data generation, modeling with AI, ML.
  • Documentation, digitization & deposition of plant species collected from North Eastern region of India.
  • Development of potential disease modifying agent using Computer Aided Drug Design approach.
  • Designing pharmacophore & drug target interaction models using structural bio informatics.
  • Development of new functional materials for device designing.
  • Development of new geo dynamic model to understand the lithospheric deformation pattern beneath North East Himalaya and Indo-Burmese wedge.
  • Understanding the complex lithospheric and asthenospheric interaction in Shillong plateau and understanding its pop up tectonics.

Head of the Division
Mr Khirod Buragohain
M Tech (Electronics)
Sr Scientist
ID. No. 1057,
Ph : +91 0376-2370014 / Fax : +91 0376 2370011
Areas of interest: Network Administration, System Administration

Mr. Debabrata Das
M.C.A, M.B.A
ID. No. 1120
Ph.:+91 0376-2370121 ext 2311 / Fax : +91 0376 2370011
Areas of interest: Computer Application & Software Development
Dr Yumnam Silla Devi
ID. No. 1246,
91 376 2370121 (ext-2951), Fax : +91 0376 2370011
Area’s of Interest : Structural Bioinformatics and Molecular Modeling (Docking, MD simulation), Pharmacogenomics (Drug Design and Therapeutic Targets Identification), Modeling, Building and Exploration of Biological Networks, Biological Database Creation, Proteomics, Metagenomics and Human Genome Variation Analysis.
Dr. Supriya Saha
Ph D(Theoretical and Computational Material Chemistry)
ID. No. 1283,
Area’s of Interest : Computational Chemistry, Electronic Structure of nanomaterials, Carbon Nanotube, Catalysis.
Mr Dipankar Neog
BE (Mechanical engg) M Tech (Petroleum exploration & production)
Sr Scientist
ID. No. 1054
Ph.:+91 0376-2370117 /Fax:0376-2370011
Area’s of Interest : Engineering design, Mathematical modelling
Dr Dipanwita Banik
Ph D (Plant taxonomy)
ID. No. 1115,
Ph : 91-0376-2370139 extn 2308 Fax : +91 0376 2370011
Area’s of Interest : Bioscience and biotechnology, Environmental science
Dr. Debasis D Mohanty
PhD (Seismology), IIT Kharagpur
ID. No. 1277;;
Ph : + 91- 0376-2370114 Fax:0376-2370011
Area’s of Interest : Seismology and Structure, Seismic Tomography, Tectonics and Geodynamics, Seismic Anisotropy, Integrated Geophysics
Dr. G N Sastry
PhD (Theoretical & Computational Chemistry)
ID. No. 1290
Area’s of Interest : Interdisciplinary area of computational chemistry and computational biology, application of molecular modeling techniques to drug design
Technical Officers
Mr. Dhiman Bhattacharjee
B E (IT), M. Tech (Software System, BITS-Pilani)
Technical Officer
ID. No. 1165
Ph : +91 0376 2370121 extn 2602, 0376 2370014
Fax : +91 0376 2370011
Areas of interest: Software Development and System Administration
Technical Staff
Mr. Prasad Hazarika
B Sc
Senior Technician(2)
ID. No. 465
Ph : +91 0376 2370121 extn 2341
Fax : +91 0376 2370011
Mr. Jaganath saikia
D. Engg
ID. No. 1152,
Ph : +91 0376 2370121 Extn: 2446 , 0376 2370014 / Fax : +91 0376 2370011
Area’s of Interest : Information and Communication Technology.
Mr. Jogot Bora
ID. No. 1094
Ph : +91 0376 2370121 extn 2341
Fax : +91 0376 2370011
Mr. Chandan Boruah
ID. No. 1155
Ph : +91 0376 2370121 extn 2341
Fax : +91 0376 2370011
Mr. Ananda Saikia
ID. No. 1117
Ph : +91 0376 2370121 extn 2341
Fax : +91 0376 2370011
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