About the Department

Established in 1959, the Department of Geography introduced Undergraduate Honours (Core) course both in Arts and Science streams in the year 1962. The Department introduced Postgraduate programme from the session 1984-85 under the Gauhati University. In the year 1990, the Department got recognition from Gauhati University for carrying out research for Ph.D. Since 1990 about 30 researchers from this Department have been awarded the degree of Doctor of Philosophy.

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Head of the Department

Recent Publications

  • G. Thakuriah & G. Sonowal, Channel migration of Kulsi River and influencing hydro-geomorphic attributes using RS & GIA, The Indian Geographical Journal , vol.98, 17-33, [2024]

  • M. Rongphar & G. Thakuriah, Morphometric Analysis of Dilai Watershed using Geographical Information System, Annals of BORI , vol.CV, [2024]

  • 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, [2024]

  • Girimallika Borah and Nandita Saikia, Changing Population Dynamics, Losses and Adaptation to Recurring Floods in Bongaigaon, In: Biswas, B., Ghute, B.B. (eds) Flood Risk Management. Springer Natural Hazards. Springer, Singapore. , [2024], https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-97-2688-2_7

  • Kuladip Sarma,.., Ujjal Deka Baruah, Distribution mapping of five threatened medicinally important plant species of Arunachal Himalaya, Vegetos , [2023], https://doi.org/10.1007/s42535-023-00619-z

  • Parijat Borgohain, Barnali Patowary/ Edited by Subhash Anand, Madhushree Das, Rituparna Bhattacharyya, R.B. Singh, published by Springer, Sustainable Ethnic Tourism Development in Arunachal Pradesh, Sustainable development goals in North East India : Challenges and Achievements, International Geographical Union (IGU) Series: Advances in Environmental and Geographical Sciences, Springer Nature , 489-506, [2023]

  • Girimallika Borah, Nandita Saikia, Shyamanta Das, and Sanjeev Sharma, Wellbeing in the aftermath of floods: Findings from a qualitative study in Bongaigaon District of Assam, India, Wellbeing, Space and Society , [2023], https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wss.2023.100147

  • Gitika Thakuriah, Geospatial Tool-Based Geomorphological Mapping of The Lower Kulsi Basin, India, Indonesian Journal on Geoscience , vol.10, 229-244, [2023], 10.17014/ijog.10.2.229-244

  • Sonowal Gulap and Thakuriah Gitika, Used of Geospatial tools to detect the Flood Hazards in Dibru River Basin, Assam (India), Disaster Advances , vol.16, 42-52, [2023], 0974-262X DOI: 10.25303/1601da042052

  • Gitika Thakuriah, GIS‑based revised universal soil loss equation for estimating annual soil erosion: a case of lower Kulsi basin, India, SN Applied Sciences , vol.5, [2023], https://doi.org/10.1007/s42452-023-05303-0

  • Gitika Thakuriah, Geographic information system and analytical hierarchical process approach for groundwater potential zone of lower Kulsi basin, India , Sustainable Water Resources Management (2023) 9:85 , vol.9, [2023], https://doi.org/10.1007/s40899-023-00870-x

  • Gitika Thakuriah, Geospatial and. Analytical Hierarchical Process approach for potential ssiyrs of water harvesting in lower Kilsi basin, India, GeoScape , vol.17, 58-73, [2023], https://doi.org/10.2478/geosc-2023-0005

  • 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, [2023]

  • 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, [2023]

  • Ujjal Deka Baruah, Agro-Climatic Constraints and the Adaptive Empirical Knowledge System of Indigenous Farmers in Assam, India, Traditional Ecological Knowledge of Resource Management in Asia , 333–348, [2023], https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-16840-6_20

  • Anwesha Mahanta, Parijat Borgohain, Urban livability and contextual uncertainties: An assessment of livability through the lens of urban dwellers in Guwahati, India, Journal of Infrastructure, Policy and Development, Singapore , vol.6, [2022], 1395

  • Das K, What Additionally the Ecologically Fragile North-East Region of India Could do to Alleviate Poverty and Ensure Decent Work, North Eastern Geographer , vol.41, 113-136, [2022]

  • Das. R and Barnali Gogoi, Analysing River Bank Erosion Vulnerability of Sadiya Region, Assam, India, Ecology, Environment and Conservation Paper , vol.28, 452-458, [2022]

  • Gulap Sonowal, Gitika Thakuriah and Satyendra Hazarika, Role of Channel Migration and Influencing Hydro-Geomorphic Attributes in Dibru River Basin Using Remote Sensing and GIS, Nature Environment and Pollution Technology , vol.21, 2035-2054 , [2022], https://doi.org/10.46488/NEPT.2022.v21i05.003

  • Gulap Sonowal and Gitika Thakuriah, Land use and Land cover Detection using Geo-spatial Tools for Sustainable Land Use Planning , Eco. Env. & Cons. , vol.28, S311-S318, [2022], http://doi.org/10.53550/EEC.2022.v28i01s.044

  • Ujjal Deka Baruah, Habitat suitability of Gymnocladus assamicus - A critically endangered plant of Arunachal Pradesh, India using machine learning and statistical modeling, Acta Ecologica Sinica , [2022], https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chnaes.2022.05.009

  • Ujjal Deka Baruah, Spatio-temporal characterization of tropospheric ozone and its precursor pollutants NO2 and HCHO over South Asia, Science of The Total Environment , vol.809, 151135, [2022], https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2021.151135

  • Gitika Thakuriah and Gulap Sonowal, Hydro-Geomorphic Approach for Identifying River Dolphin Habitation in Kulsi River, India, Journal of Indian Geomorphology , vol.10, 62-76, [2022]

  • Mala Dutta, Crop Productivity Zones in Assam: A Geospatial Analysis, North Eastern Geographers , vol.42, 78-90, [2022]

  • Girimallika Borah , Distress Migration and Involuntary Return During Pandemic in Assam: Characteristics and Determinants, Indian Journal of Labour Economics , [2022], doi.org/10.1007/s41027-022-00392-8

  • Ujjal Deka Baruah & Nitashree Mili, Spatial Distribution and Trend Estimation of Tropospheric Formaldehyde: A Space-Borne Observation Over South Asia, Environmental Change in South Asia , 171-185, [2022], https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-47660-1_9

  • Ujjal Deka Baruah, When the Bough Breaks: Spatial Variability of Tropospheric Ozone in the Indian Sub-continent, In: Saikia, A., Thapa, P. (eds) Environmental Change in South Asia. Springer, Cham , [2022], https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-47660-1_11

  • Girimallika Borah, Gender gap in life expectancy in India and role of age groups: A comparison between before and after male – female life expectancy at birth crossover, PLos One, 16 , [2021], https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0260657

  • Shrabani Devi, Parijat Borgohain, Influence of Namghars in Assamese Society of Barpeta District of Assam, Shodh Sarita , vol.8, 144-148, [2021]

  • Shrabani Devi, Parijat Borgohain, Management of Namghar in Assam, Shodh Sanchar , vol.11, 166-169, [2021]

  • Dr. Barnali Gogoi, Health care facility mapping with GIS in Majuli,India Health care facility mapping with GIS in Majuli,India, International Journal of Innovalitive Technology, Volume 9 Issue-2,December,2019 ISSN:2278-3075( scopus listed),impact factor:5.54 , [2021]

  • Dr. Gitika Thakuraiah, A study on the bank erosion by the river Jia Bharali and its impact on the Panchmile area of Tezpur town, IJARET(Scopus listed) , [2021]

  • Ujjal Deka Baruah, Perceptions and adaptation behavior of farmers to climate change in the upper Brahmaputra Valley, India, Environment, Development and Sustainability, Springer Nature, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10668-021-01309-z , [2021]

  • 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, [2021]

  • Dr. Mala Dutta, A study on Avifaunal diversity and distribution in the Puthimari beel of Barpeta District, Assam., Studies in Indian Place Names (UGC Care Listed), Volume 40, Issue 50, ISSN 23943114. , [2020]

  • Dr. Mala Dutta, Economic potential of Kapla Beel of Barpeta District, Assam., TEST, Engineering and management (Scopus Indexed journal), Vol. 83,Issue March-April 2020, ISSN: 01934120 , [2020]

  • Dr. Barnali Gogoi, Soil Loss Assessment in Sadiya Region, Assam , India using Remote Sensing and GIS.(Co-authored), Indian Journal of Science and Technology , vol 13 issue 23, 2020 pages 2319-2327 ISSN P- 0974-6846, E - 0974-5645 , [2020]

  • Ujjal Deka Baruah & Nitashree Mili, Detection of Anomalies and Approximate Change Point in Temperature, Assam, India, 42 (1), Transaction, https://iigeo.org/transaction-contents-vol-42-1/ , [2020]

  • 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, [2019]

  • Mala Dutta, Ecological Status of Wetlands in Barpeta District, Harnessing Wetlands for Sustainable Livelihood, P. Sharma et.al (eds) , 125-136, [2019]

  • Mala Dutta, HYV Rice Farming in Assam: Spatio-Temporal Patterns, Problems and Prospects. , Geographical Review of India , vol.71, 32-43, [2009]

  • 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]

  • Mala Dutta, Place of Rice Farming in Assamese Life and Culture, City, Society and Planning , vol.2, 359-373, [2007]

  • Mala Dutta, Agriculture, Geography of Assam, Bhagabati, Bora, Kar (eds), First ed: 2001 , 169-189, [2001]

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