Bimal Kumar Kar

Bimal Kumar Kar

Department of Geography
Gauhati University
Guwahati 781 014, Assam, India.

Phone : +91-9864039200

Email bimalkar@gauhati.ac.in



  • Head of the Department
  • Population
  • Social and Urban Geographic Issues
  • Development Dynamics
  • Population Geography
  • Cultural Geography
  • Urban Geography
  • Social Geography
  • Cartography
  • Quantitative Methods
  • GIS & Remote Sensing
  • Research Methodology in Geography

  1. Recipient of Host and Travel Grant from IGU for attending 30th International Geographical Congress held in Glasgow, UK, Year: August, 2004, Awarding Organisation: International Geographical Union
  2. Recipient of Host and Travel Grant from the IGU Population Geography Commission for attending 29th International Geographical Congress held in Seoul, South Korea, Year: August, 2000, Awarding Organisation: International Geographical Union
  3. Recipient of Gold Medal from Gauhati University for securing first position in the MA/MSc Examinations in Geography, Year: November, 1988, Awarding Organisation: Gauhati University
  4. Recipient of Best Graduate Award in Geography for securing highest marks in the BA/BSc Geography Honours Exam, 1984 in Assam, Year: February, 1985, Awarding Organisation: North East India Geographical Society (NEIGS)

Selected Publications
Journal Publications
  1. Begum, S.W. and Kar, B.K., Population growth and landuse change in the fringe areas of Guwahati city, North Eastern Geographer (ISSN 0973-0915), Vol. 37, 79-89 , 2012-13
  2. Bora, J. and Kar, B.K., Channel Shifting and Consequent Socio-Economic Problems: The Case of Aie River, Assam (India), Geographical Review of India (ISSN 0375-6386) Vol. 75(2), 111-24 , June 2013
  3. Bora, J. and Kar, B.K., Brunt of climate change on fluvial character of Manas river, Assam (India) and the associated environmental implications, Asian Journal of Research in Social Sciences and Humanities (ISSN 2250-1665) Vol. 4(2), 82-86, 2014
  4. Bora, J. and Kar, B.K., Bankline Migration of Aie River (Assam) and Associated Problems in its Surrounding Areas, Research Journal, Bajali College (ISSN. 2349-8374) Vol. 1(1), 41-48, 2014
  5. Bora, J. and Kar, B.K., Changing courses of the Beki river in Assam and associated geo- environmental problems, Hill Geographer (ISSN: 0970-5023) Vol. 29 (1), 51-61, 2014
  6. Gogoi, B.N. and Kar, B.K., The prevalence of social justice among homeless dwellers in Guwahati city, India, The Clarion (ISSN: 2277-1697) Vol. 4 (1), 113-119, 2015

Conference Publications
  1. Bora, J. and Kar, B.K., IGU Commission Seminar on Land Use, Biodiversity and Climate Change, Cotton College, Guwahati, 2015

Book (or Book Chapters)
  1. Bhagabati, A.K., Bora, A.K. and Kar, B.K., Text-book on Elective Geography, Class IX (Assamese & English) (Assam Text-book Corporation Ltd, Guwahati, 2014)
  2. Bhagabati, A.K., Bora, A.K. and Kar, B.K., Text-book on Social Science-Geography for Class IX (both in Assamese and English) (Assam Text-book Corporation Ltd, Guwahati, 2015)
  3. Kar, B.K., Bhagabati, A.K. and Bora, A.K., Text-book on Social Science-Geography for Class X (both in Assamese and English) (Assam Text-book Corporation Ltd, Guwahati, 2016)
  4. Das, M. and Kar, B.K., in Women and Empowerment in the Global South (ISBN 978-967- 412-027-6), Empowerment begins with Recognition: Female Workforce and its Under- recognised Contribution to the Economy of North East India, 153-166 , (UKM, Bangi, Malayasia, 2013)
  5. Basumatari, S. and Kar, B.K., in Human Development Performance in N. E. India (ISBN 978-93-81694-67-2), Child Mortality Patterns in North East India: Trend, Regional Variations and Future Scenario, 299-305 (Morigaon College, Assam, 2013)
  6. Kar, B.K., Ahmed Saikia, S. and Das, M., in Interdisciplinary Advances in Geography, Class limit determination techniques for choropleth mapping, 63-80, (R. K. Books, New Delhi, 2013)
  7. Das, M. and Kar, B.K., in Interdisciplinary Advances in Geography, Social change and development: Some perspectives on concept and method , 199-216, (R. K. Books, New Delhi, 2013)
  8. Magar, C.K. and Kar, B.K., in Dynamics of Gender Disparity: North East Lens, Pattern of female literacy in Assam: A socio-spatial analysis, 166-185, (EBH Publishers, India, 2015)
  9. Begum, S.W. and Kar, B.K., in Dynamics of Gender Disparity: North East Lens, Pattern of female literacy in Guwahati city and its adjoining areas, 195-203, (EBH Publishers, India, 2015)

Ongoing Research Projects
  1. Major research project on "Whither Urbanism?: Exploring the Changing Faces of Urban Development in Assam", Sponsored by ICSSR, New Delhi, 2013-2015.
  2. Major research project on "Education, Occupation and Associated Demographic Character and Socio-Economic Well-being in Bodoland Territorial Areas District (BTAD), Assam", Sponsored by UGC, New Delhi, 2013-2016.

PhD Research Scholars

  1. Chandra Kala Magar
  2. Dhananjoy Medhi
  3. Bibeka Nanda Gogoi
  4. Bhaskarjyoti Bhuyan
  5. Sibani Basumatari
  6. Rakesh Chetry
  7. Pahari Doley
  8. Dharitri Bordoloi

MPhil Scholar

  • Rima Devi

Other Positions

  1. Editor, North Eastern Geographer, a research journal of the NEIGS, Guwahati. 
  2. Member of Gauhati University Court
  3. Member, Academic Council
  4. Member of the Executive Committee, Assam Science Society

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