Dr. Mala Dutta

Dr. Mala Dutta

Associate Professor

Ph.D. : Gauhati University

Research Interests:

Agricultural Geography, Environmental Geography, Cultural Geography, Gender Geography
Date of Joining : Jun 1, 2000

Phone: 9435303239
Email: mala.dutta@cottonuniversity.ac.in

Dr. Mala Dutta CV    Vidwan Profile


Activities/Assignments in the University.

  1. Member of Means cum Merit Scholarship Scrutiny Committee for Colleges in Assam, 2017.
  2. Member of Working Group for the co-ordinating and collaborative works between Cotton University and Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH), Assam State Chapter, 2018.
  3. Member of PG Admission Co-ordination Committee, Cotton University, 2018-19, 2019-20.
  4. Member of Executive Committee (Departmental Representative) of Cotton College Teachers’ Association 2017 onwards till date.
  5. Teacher-in-Charge of Departmental Library, 2002-2018


Teaching experience for the last 20 years in PG, UG and HS.

Research Projects

slno Name of the Project Name of the Principal Investigator Name of the Copi Name of the Funding agency Type (Government/Non-Government) Year Funds sanctioned (INR in lakhs) Duration of the project
1 Agriculture in Morigaon District in Assam with special reference to Gender. Mala Dutta Cotton University In House 2023

Research paper publications


1. Pranamika Bora, Mala Dutta and Rani Kumari Shah, Status of Horticulture in Lakhimpur District of assam with Special reference to Laluk and Narayanpur ADO Circle , Indian Journal of Natural Scinces, vol. 14, 0976-0997, 2024


1. Mala Dutta and Rani Kumari Shah, E-Waste Generation, Awareness and Management Policies in Higher Educational Institutions: A Case Study from Cotton University, Assam , Indian Journal of Natural Sciences, vol. 14, 65897-65906, 81, 0976-0997, 2023

2. Mala Dutta, Agricultural Landuse and Productivity in North-East India, Recent Advances in Social Science Research: In the Context of India's North-East, Gogoi, Saikia (Eds), 64-80, 978-81-92726-11-3, 2023


1. Mala Dutta, Crop Productivity Zones in Assam: A Geospatial Analysis, North Eastern Geographers, vol. 42, 78-90, 1 & 2, 0973-0915, 2022


1. Mala Dutta, Sericulture Farming in Udalguri, Assam: A Case Study of Sericulture Farming of Sapkhaity Farm, Exploring the North-East: Past, Present and Future, An edited volume of selected articles, Kalita, Sarma (eds), vol. 1, 116-135, 978-81-947376-7-4, 2021


1. Mala Dutta, Environmental Status and Changing Landuse/Landcover of Kapla Beel in Barpeta District, Assam, International Journal of Research and Analytical Reviews, vol. 6, 314-322, 2, 2348-1269, 2019

2. Mala Dutta, Ecological Status of Wetlands in Barpeta District, Harnessing Wetlands for Sustainable Livelihood, P. Sharma et.al (eds), 125-136, 978-1-68466-656-0, 2019


1. Mala Dutta, HYV Rice Farming in Assam: Spatio-Temporal Patterns, Problems and Prospects. , Geographical Review of India, vol. 71, 32-43, 1, 0375/6386, 2009

2. Mala Dutta, Women's Participation in Rice Faming in Assam, Concerns and Voices: A Collection of Essay, Cotton College Women's Forum, vol. 1, 2009


1. Mala Dutta, Place of Rice Farming in Assamese Life and Culture, City, Society and Planning, vol. 2, 359-373, 81-8069-460-7, 2007


1. Mala Dutta, Agriculture, Geography of Assam, Bhagabati, Bora, Kar (eds), First ed: 2001, 169-189, 81-85891-41-9, 2001

Research Scholars

Sl.No Name Research Topic Roll No
1 Moonlima Hazarika Human Geography ( Women and Labour Market )
2 Suntoo Das Urban Geography
3 Sahil Choudhury Geoinformatics, Environmental Geography, Quantitative Geography, Soil & Water Sciences

Other Informations

Association with professional bodies

  1. North East India Geographical Society, Guwahati, Life Member.
  2. The Geographical Society of India, Kolkata, Life Member.


Any  Other Information

  1. Ph.D Topic : Place of Rice Farming in the Culture and Economy of Assam.
  2. Acted as a Co-ordinator in a Technical session at International Conference on “Harnessing Natural Resources for Sustainable Development- Global Trends”, Cotton College, 29- 31 January 2014.
  3. Acted as Co-Chairperson in a technical session at XI International Geographical Union(IGU) Commission Seminar, Department of Geography, B.Barooah College, Guwahati, 8-10 February, 2018.
  4. Acted as a Resource person in an interactive session on “Space, Music, Career, Health and Personality Development ” in Ayushmaan  ( Institute for Psycho- behavioural Management and Mental Health Research ) run by AIDMASH, India on 5th Nov, 2019.
  5. Served as Resource Person on the topic, “Research Design” in the ICSSR sponsored workshop on Research Methodology in Social Sciences, 1-10 April, 2019, organised by Dept. of Geography, Cotton University.
  6.  Delivered a talk on “Development of Geographical Thought with special reference to Post Modernism (For Post Graduate Students), organised by Sonapur College on 14th June, 2020. (Zoom Mode)



1. Development of Geographical Thought with Special Reference to Post Modernism
Institute : Sonapur College
Place : Guwahati, Assam
Type of Conference : National
Date of Conference : 2020-06-14

2. Conceptualizing Gender Perspectives in Geography: Origin and Discourse
Institute : Sonapur College
Place : Guwahati, Assam
Type of Conference : National
Date of Conference : 2020-07-23

3. Space, Music, Career, Health and Personality Development
Institute : Ayushman (Institute for Pshycho-Behavioural Management and Mental Health Research) run by AIDMASH)
Place : India
Type of Conference : National
Date of Conference : 2019-11-05

4. Research Design
Institute : Cotton University (ICSSR Sponsored Workshop of Research Methodology in Social Sciences)
Place : Guwahati, Assam
Type of Conference : National
Date of Conference : 2019-04-01 to 2019-04-01

5. Geographical Thought: Progress Through Evolution
Institute : Mangaldai College
Place : Assam
Type of Conference : National
Date of Conference : 2022-02-10

6. Chronology of Geographical Thought with Special Reference to Locational and Behavioural Schools
Institute : Goalpara College
Place : Assam
Type of Conference : National
Date of Conference : 2022-05-31

7. Postmodernism with Special Reference to Postmodernism in Indian Society
Institute : Pandu College
Place : Assam
Type of Conference : National
Date of Conference : 2023-03-20


1. Conducted and delivered a series of lectures in a Workshop on Quality Developments in Geographical Thought.
Institute : Department of Earth Science, USTM
Place : Meghalaya
Type of Conference : National
Date of Conference : 2023-05-09 to 2023-05-09