Alak Kumar Buragohain joined Dibrugarh University as the Vice–Chancellor on 10 June, 2013. Earlier, he was the Registrar of Tezpur Central University and a Professor in the Department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology in the same University. Professor Buragohain was the founder head of the Department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology at Tezpur Central University. Professor Buragohain studied at St. Anthony’s College, Shillong, from where he graduated in Science. He obtained his M.Sc. in Botany with specialization in Cytogenetics and Plant Breeding from Gauhati University. He joined the Department of Biology and Applied Biology at Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, London from where he gained the Ph.D. degree in Plant Molecular Biology.
Professor Buragohain has been engaged in teaching and research for over three decades. His research interests are – drug discovery for tuberculosis from natural products, bacterial evolutionary genomics and nanobio material.
A number of his articles has been published in various journals and books. As the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Buragohain focuses on enhancing the quality of higher education and research at Dibrugarh University.