Environment Science

The Department

The Department of Environmental Science, Gauhati University, first established as an Environmental Research Unit in 1978,was later on raised to the status of an academic department in November, 1980 for teaching and research in environmental meteorology, environmental geophysics and environmental pollution., This Department was the first department of higher learning in the North-Eastern Region where teaching and research in this multidisciplinary subject has been conducted since its inception.

The Department has at the core of its mission an overriding concern to provide quality higher education in the area of Environmental Science catering to the need of the North Eastern Region in general and the state of Assam in particular.Towards realization of this dream, the Department has been striving for the last 34 years by engaging itself in teaching, research as well as extension activities to this multidisciplinary subject.

Besides meeting its academic objectives, the Department aims at providing leadership in the area of conservation of environment, rational utilization of natural resources and creation of public awareness in the region. Its unflinching concern for achieving academic excellence both in teaching and research is reflected in the creation of sophisticated technological and manpower base in frontier areas of science and technology such as image processing and GIS, satellite remote sensing, digital broadband monitoring of seismic events, flood analysis, pollution studies, environmental monitoring of air, water and soil quality,environmental impact analysis, occupational health survey etc.

The Department offers research facilities to scholars in the field of air, water and soil pollution studies, environmental meteorology, seismological studies, flood hazards, application of remote sensing and GIS in natural resource management and fluvial geomorphology etc. The Department has conducted several research projects sponsored by DST (FIST), UGC, ISRO,Guwahati Refinery, Border Roads Organization, WWF etc.

Objectives:

The department has at the core of its mission an overriding concern to provide quality higher education in the area of environmental science catering to the needs of the north eastern region in general and the state of Assam in particular. Towards realization of this dream, the department has been striving for the last three decades engaging itself in teaching, research as well as extension activities to this multidisciplinary subject. Besides meeting the academic objectives, the department aims at providing leadership in the area of conservation of environment, rational utilization of natural resources and creation of public awareness in the region.

Vision:

To become a leading University Department in the country through highest standards of teaching, research, creative expression and service to the community, the department plans to focus its research activities in the following thrust areas during the coming years. The thrust areas are

a) Environmental monitoring and Impact Assessment :

Observation, monitoring and analysis of various environmental parameters comprise the core of the research and teaching programmes in environmental science. It is therefore decided to develop a comprehensive programme for monitoring air, water, soil quality, noise level and measurement of meteorological parameters at selected sites in and around Guwahati as well as in other parts of the state. There is an urgent need to develop the scientific and technological infrastructure required for these monitoring programmes.

Environmental Impact Assessment ( EIA ) for developmental projects like construction of Highways, Railways, big dams, thermal power projects, industrial units forms an important research component in environmental studies which is specially relevant in the context of N.E.region. It is therefore planned to develop the technological infrastructure and manpower base required for such studies.

b) Sustainable development of wetland & wasteland

Wetlands, numbering more than 3500, comprise an important component of the natural environment in Assam. Besides being the habitat of unique variety of flora and fauna, these water bodies serve as an effective natural flood-water-retention bodies and productive natural fisheries.However most of the wetlands are presently in derelict condition due largely to anthropogenic factors like encroachment for human settlement, agricultural, industrial uses, road construction etc.and also due to eutrophication and sedimentation. It is therefore extremely necessary to initiate a systematic scientific study of these wetlands in order to develop an action plan for their sustainable development. The focus of our research will mainly be centered on the Deepar Beel – a wetland of national significance close to our university.

c) Natural Hazard Assessment and Risk Zonation using Remote Sensing and GIS

The Brahmaputra basin is extremely disaster prone with respect to natural hazards like floods, earthquakes and landslides. Remote Sensing and GIS techniques are now considered effective tools for management of these hazards and zonation of the areas prone to them at various risk levels. The city of Guwahati with large increase in population, proliferation of high rise buildings, encroachment of hillslopes and wetlands and clearing of forest cover in surrounding areas, the hazard due to flash floods and landslides increase manifold in recent times. The development of research in this particular aspect will have great academic significance as well as practical relevance to this region.

d) Conservation of Biodiversity and natural resource management :

The Department is committed to preserve the vast natural resources of the NE region in general and the state of Assam in particular, its valuable biodiversity, millions of rare and endangered flora and fauna, vast water resources etc. through practical research and training.

Multidisciplinary nature:

Environmental science is a multidisciplinary subject. In order to know the environment and its different complex phenomena, one requires knowledge from various disciplines. Subjects like botany, zoology, biotechnology, bioengineering, microbiology; genetics, biochemistry etc. help in understanding biotic components and their interactions. The basic knowledge of physics, chemistry, mathematics, statistics help in understanding the different phenomena in the environment. Computer science and information technology is a part and parcel of environmental science. Similarly for control of pollution environmental engineering is essential. Other branches of engineering e.g. chemical, civil, mechanical including new innovative technologies have been involved in protecting the environment. Agricultural science, medical science and Green chemistry find their distinct and well specific role in protecting the degraded environment. Subjects like sociology, economics, education, philosophy are involved in a number of ways. Environmental laws are always enacted for the protection of the environment. So environmental science carries the multidisciplinary nature where different aspects are dealt with holistic approach.

About


History

The Department of Environmental Science, first established as Environmental Research Unit in 1978, was raised to the status of an academic department in March, 1980 for teaching and research in Environmental science. Originally it was a research department having only the Ph. D. programme. In 1986, the department introduced one year M. Phil programme in Environmental Science (Physical) with specializations in Environmental Meteorology, Environmental Pollution and Environmental Geophysics and since then it was continued up to 2000. In 2001, the department started M. Sc. in Environmental Science in semester system. However, the M. Phil programme is kept abeyance for the time being. Now the department has been grown to a full fledged Postgraduate teaching and research department. The department has a plan to introduce new revised M. Sc. syllabus from the next session with specialization in Environmental Pollution – monitoring and control and Natural Hazards.

Originally, the Department was housed in a room in the Department of Physics and then it was shifted to an old Assam Type House behind Botany Building. In 2000, the Department got a new RCC Building of its own which was extended recently. However, the space in the new building is not sufficient and the chemical laboratory of the department is still in the old Assam Type House.

Up till now, the department has produced 48 Ph. D, 62 M. Phil and 12 batches of M. Sc. in the subject. Moreover, the subject has already been introduced as an elective subject at the three years degree course under the university.

Heads of the Department:-

  • Dr. Suryya Kanta Sarmah, (July 1979 - February 1994)
  • Dr. Dulal Chandra Goswami (I/C), (March 1994 - May 1995)
  • Dr. Sarbeswar Kalita, (June 1995 - October 1995)
  • Dr. Dulal Chandra Goswami, (November 1995 - May 2003)
  • Dr. Sarbeswar Kalita, (June 2003 - May 2006)
  • Dr. Hari Prasad Sarma,( )
  • Dr. Sarbeswar Kalita,( )
  • Dr. Hari Prasad Sarma,( )
  • Dr. Sarbeswar Kalita, (June 2014 - till date)

Facilities & Assets

Laboratory facilities: The Department of Environmental Science has a number of sophisticated equipments at present, namely-

1. Gas Chromatography – Mass Spectrometer 22. Seismological observatory
2. Ion – Chromatography 23. Geodetic GPS
3. Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer 24. GIS and image processing software
4. UV -Spectrophotometer 25. Hand held GPS
5. Flame Photometer 26. Digital planimeter, Theodolite, Plane table, Surveying equipments etc
6. Turbidity meter 27. Map measurer
7. Conductivity meter 28. SOI Toposheets and Satellite Imageries
8. pH meter 29.Stereoscopes
9. 4 stage Kjeldahl Apparatus 30. Brunton’s Compass
10. Digital balance 31. High Volume Air Sampler
11. DO meter 32. Water analysis portable kit
12. BOD incubator 33. Soil Moisture meter
13. Soil Thermometer 34. Water distillation unit
14. Laminar Flow etc 35. Noise Level meter
15. Automatic Weather Station 36. Map Plotter
16. Continuous air quality monitoring equipments 37. Binocular Optical Microscopes
17. Digital Hygrometer 38. Polarising Petrographic microscope
18. Computer laboratory 39. Mineral and rock samples
19. GIS lab 40. Haemocytometer
20. Digital Broadband seismometer and analogue seismometer 41. LCD Projector
21. Computers - 20 nos 42. Printer – 2 nos.

Library Facility: Seminar library of the department has 872 books.

Computer Lab

16 nos. of Desktop PCs are available for the students with Internet Connection through LAN

Remote Sensing & GIS Lab

  • Sophisticated Survey Equipments
  • Handheld GPS
  • Geodynamic GPS with mm accuracy
  • GIS & Image processing software
  • Map Plotter
    Besides, the Department also has the following-
  • Automatic Weather Station
  • Broad Band Digital Seismometer
  • Permanent GPS Station

M. Phil. holders from the Department

Chandana Sarma, A study of some water quality parameters from different sources in Guwahati area. 1986-87
Hari Prasad Sarma, A study of some water quality parameters of Bharalu river at Guwahati. 1986-87
Smriti Bordoloi Hazarika, A study of seismicity in the western part of North East Indian region. 1986-87
Arun Sarma, A study of the upper mantle structure of Indian sub continent and its neighbourhood by using P-wave travel time from underground nuclear explosions in Kazakh region. 1986-87
Mahesh Ch. ,Sarma Flow environment of the Brahmaputra river in Assam: An analysis. 1986-87
Thaneswar Sarma, A study of contribution of three major drains to the pollution of Bharalu river at Guwahati. 1987-88
Chapalendu Narayan Bepari, A study of seismicity in North East Indian region and seismic potential of the Assam gap. 1987-88
Khiradhar Baruah, Environmental impact analysis of Bokajan cement factory. 1987-88
Bhabani Kt. Sarma, The water balance study of the central Brahmaputra valley. 1987-88
Pradip Kr. Saikia, Water quality analysis of the Brahmaputra near Guwahati. 1988-89
Utpal Jyoti Medhi, A study of characterization of paper mill effluent from HPC paper mill at Jagiroad. 1988-89
Rulee Gogoi, A study of seismicity of Indu - Burma boarder region. 1988-89
Narendra Nath, Flood hazard in the Pagladiya basin: An environmental study. 1988-89
Saroj Kr. Deka, Deepar beel: A Geo-Environmental study. 1989-90
Amulya Sharma, Studies on some water quality parameters of drinking water of Guwahati area. 1989-90
Mallika Baruah, Study of the seismicity of the part of Southern Tibet adjoining North East India. 1989-90
Partha Sarathi Dey, A study of geology and seismicity of Shillong plateau and its adjoining region. 1989-90
Nivedita Mahanta, A few water quality parameters of a section of the river Bharalu. 1989-90
Ranjana Dutta, A study on some physicochemical characterization of roadside soil from a few locations of Guwahati area. 1990-91
Akhil Kr. Gohain, Studies on some water quality parameters of the Deepar beel of Guwahati area. 1990-91
Ranjana Borah, Earthquake prediction oriented studies in the region bounded by long. 880-930E and lat. 300-290N in Eastern India. 1990-91
Jayantajit Kalita , Pre-monsoon rainfall over Jalukbari area : its characteristics and impact in Environment . 1991-92
Pratap Kr. Sarmah, Investigations into storm water quality of an industry. 1991-92
Manisha Sarma, Study of seismicity of the region bounded by long.910E-97.50E and lat.23.50N-300Nin North East India. 1991-92
Anushuya Sarma, A study of seismotectonic of the region bounded by long. 850E-930E and lat. 24.50N-29.50N 1991-92
Pankaj Prakash Deka, Geology, Tectonics and Seismicity on Indo-Burma border region and up to 50N latitudes. 1991-92
Ashok Kr. Das, Study of seismicity of Shillong plateau and its adjoining region. 1992-93
Anjali Puzari Khound, Study of spatial and temporal variation of a few earthquake prediction parameters in western part of North East India. 1992-93
Gopi Adhikari, A study of water quality of non-conventional sources of water in Greater Guwahati area. 1992-93
Niranjan Sarma, Removal of lead, cadmium, copper and zinc from aqueous solution using waste tea and waste tea carbon. 1992-93
Ranjita Goswami, A study on rainfall variation in three districts of upper Assam. 1992-93
Pranjal Kr. Sarma, Environmental impact of Assam earthquake of 1897 and 1950. 1993-94
Pronil Kr. Borah, Removal of lead from aqueous solution of bamboo dust and bamboo dust carbon. 1993-94
Sujata Basak, A study on the degradation of the water quality parameters of the Bharalu river at Guwahati. 1993-94
Pranab Sarma, A study on particulate matter over Jalukbari area. 1993-94
Keshab Borah, Hydroclimatic study of Burhidihing basin. 1994-95
Narayan Ch. Barman, A study of seismicity of parts of Arunachal Pradesh North of Brahmaputra valley. 1994-95
Leena Nath, A study of seismicity of Assam. 1994-95
Ramesh Ch. Barman, Roadside plants : As sinks for atmospheric lead and cadmium. 1994-95
Parthajyoti Das, A climatological study of Guwahati city and its environs. 1994-95
Samudra Kr. Sarma, Modification of water quality by falling tree leaves. 1995-96
Prahash Ch. Sarma Degradation of hydrocarbons in soil under different physicochemical environments. 1995-96
Angira Bhagabati, A comparative study of some drinking water and soil parameters of two villages having different environmental settings. 1995-96
Prafulla Borah, A study on population and environment in Assam. 1996-97
Dipanwita Bhattacharya, Basin environment and the hydrologic regime Barak basin, Assam. 1996-97
Manisha Sharma, Effects of detergents in water quality. 1996-97
Gitanjali Devi, Flood damage and its estimation in Pagladiya river basin of Assam. 1997-98
Bhaskar Saikia, Study of some seismic parameters in the region bounded by lat. 25-270N and long. 89.5-930E. 1997-98
Nava Kalita, Quality of soil in urban agglomeration in Guwahati. 1997-98
Subho Das, Variation of some air quality parameters in and around Adabari bus terminus of Guwahati city. 1997-98
Anjan Kr. Bhattacharyya, A study of the household environment and its effect on morbidity in India. 1997-98
Dwijen Dutta, Hydroclimatology of lower Dhansiri basin. 1997-98
Ranjan Sarma, A study of the pre-monsoon rainfall in North East India. 1998-99
Debajit Kr.Chetia, Monitoring environmental status of selected tanks in Guwahati city. 1998-99
Rajiv Kr.Dutta Choudhury, A geo-environmental study selected tanks in Guwahati city. 1998-99
Dhiraj Kr.Das, A study of the household environment and its effects on morbidity in Assam. 1998-99
Miraj Khan, Quality of roadside soil exposed to pollution by auto exhaust and industry in west Guwahati zone. 1998-99<
Apurba Thakuria, Studies on water quality of the river Bharalu in terms of physicochemical as well as bacteriological water quality parameters. 1998-99
Umananda Dev Goswami, A study on some features of surface air temperature over Assam. 1999-2000
Ashalata Devi, Studies on effect of vehicular pollution on soil of roadside truck stands in Beltola, a zone of Guwahati. 1999-2000
Debajyoti Baruah , A study on productivity of Deepar beel with reference to its pollution status . 1999-2000
Kabita Patowary, A study on some drinking water quality parameters of springs and wells of greater Guwahati. 1999-2000

M. Sc. holders from the Department

Neel Kamal Das, 2003 Mrinalinee Deka, 2003
Pran Krishna Gogoi , 2003 Dip Jyoti Boruah, 2003
Hemen Baishya, 2003 Manash Kr. Gogoi, 2003
Mrinalinee Goswami, 2003 Mridul Kumar Pathak, 2003
Barasha Deka, 2003 Ramendra Dewri, 2003
Rajkamal Gswami, 2004 Junti Mudoi, 2004
Banasri Sarma, 2004 Jaydeep Das, 2004
Biju Prava Sahariah, 2004 Swapna Basumatary, 2004
Marvellous. B. Lynser, 2004 Barnali Bhuyan, 2004
Wazir Alam, 2004 Parag Baruah, 2004
Bornali Malakar, 2005 Sutapa Chakraborty, 2005
Pallavi Sarma, 2005 Hemen Kashyap, 2005
Kishore Kr Bharali, 2005 Nabinita Sarma, 2005
Rahul Roy, 2005 Rakesh Basumatary, 2005
Anamika Das, 2005 Angkita Sarma, 2006
Debrat Barman, 2006 Dipsikha Kalita, 2006
Monjyoti Brahma, 2006 Kausik Krishna Saikia, 2006
Meghali Patowary, 2006 Papia Kar, 2006
Plabita Barman, 2006 Abhijit Kalita, 2007
Madhukankana Choudhury, 2007 Nabanita Haloi, 2007
Nihar Jyoti Kalita, 2007 Pallabi Kalita, 2007
Rasmi Rekha Dutta, 2007 Rupankar Choudhury, 2007
Saurabh Talukdar, 2007 Bidyut Bikash Sharma, 2008
Bhaskar Jyoti Deka, 2008 Debajit Borah, 2008
Nabajit Hazarika, 2008 Queen Sarma, 2008
Sangita Devi, 2008 Suranjana Bhaswati Borah, 2008
Sweety Talukdar, 2008 Rajesh Kumar Sah, 2008
Arpita Bora, 2009 Bishnu Daimary, 2009
Kamal Das, 2009 Linee Goswami, 2009
Nitali Doley, 2009 Y. Rebita Devi, 2009
Samiran Kalita, 2009 Siddhartha Sankar Barua, 2009
Chandamita Basumatary,2010 Dipima Sarma, 2010
Geeta Basfor, 2010 Jeshmin Ara Begum, 2010
Kapil Hazarika,2010 Kaustabh Rakshit, 2010
Kaveri Taye,2010 Machum Hazarika, 2010
Pallavi Chamuah,2010 Pranjal Pratim Konwar,2010
Saherah Jahan,2010 Sangeeta Sarmah,2010
Atulya Kumar Dutta,2011 Chumi Kalita,2011
Dolly Das,2011 Jharna Muchaharry,2011
Karabi Talukdar, 2011 Lovito Swu,2011
Manish Goswami,2011 Minakshi Bora,2011
Silpi Sikha Neog,2011 Ujjwal Gogoi,2011
Kaveri Taye,2011 Ashapurna Talukdar,2012
Bahnika Sen,2012 Harlin Engtipi,2012
Jenifer Mushahary,2012 Manash Pratim Medhi,2012
Mathew Lammuansiam,2012 Preeti Nath,2012
Priti Rekha Devi,2012 Pushpanjali Khound,2012
Sariba Tasneem,2012 Shikha Srikant,2012
Arnav Hazarika,2013 Arundhati Misra,2013
Biswajit Rana,2013 Dwimu Narzary,2013
Gitika Devi,2013 Jahnabi Neog,2013
Pranjal Borah,2013 Purbasha Borah,2013
Suparna Das,2013 Tanvi Hussain,2013
Bharati Paul,2014 Lipika Das,2014
Luna Huzuri,2014 Namita Gogoi,2014
Nayan Das,2014 Pranami Gogoi,2014
Rumi Pait,2014 Sabita Nath,2014
Seema Barman,2014 Shabina Shariff,2014
Sunita Lyngdoh,2014 Bhupali Talukdar,2014
Rabiul Auwal Hazarika,2014

Course and Programmes

Postgraduate Course


Semester-wise distribution of marks:

Course TitleMarksCredits
First Semester
ES-101 - Fundamentals of Environmental Sciences755
ES-102 - Environmental Chemistry756
ES-103 - Environmental Biology756
ES-104 - Environmental Earth Science756
ES-105 - Practical – I and Field Study100
Practicals858
Field Study (local)151
Second Semester
ES-201 - Statistical Methods for Environmental Data Analysis755
ES-202 - Environmental Pollution756
ES-203 - Ecosystem Dynamics756
ES-204 - Environmental Hazards756
ES-205 - Practical – II and Field Study100
Practicals858
Field Study (local)151
Third Semester
ES-301 - Environmental Remote Sensing and GIS755
ES-302 - Analytical Methods for Environmental Monitoring756
ES-303 - Environmental Health and Eco-toxicology756
ES-304 - Eco-hydrology and Watershed Management756
ES-305 - Practical – III and Dissertation Seminar100
Practicals858
Dissertation Seminar151
Fourth Semester
ES-401 - Energy and Environment756
ES-402 - Environmental Impact Assessment756
ES-403 - Environmental Law and Management756
ES-404 - Special Paper (any one of the following papers:)
(a) Environmental Pollution – Control & Mitigation
(b) Natural Hazards in Northeast India
756
ES-405 - Project100
Dissertation758
Viva251
Total1600128

Generally, research in Environmental Science requires multidisciplinary approaches and therefore, students from various disciplines are admitted in the Ph. D. programme of the Department. The basic knowledge in Environmental Science is very much essential for the students having masters in other subjects. Therefore, specific Course Structure and Guidelines have been prepared by considering the background of the students (subject of specialisation in M. Sc.), their research areas, and the existing facilities in the Department.

For Details of Ph.D. programme please go through the syllabus section.

Research

The unflinching concern of the department for achieving excellence both in teaching and research is reflected in the creation of sophisticated technological and man power base in frontier areas of environment. The department offers research facilities to the scholars in the field of air, water and soil pollution studies, solid waste management and technology, environmental meteorology, seismological studies, flood hazard, application of remote sensing and GIS, environmental impact assessment, ecotourism etc.

The department offers research facilities to the scholars in the fields of:

  • Environmental meteorology.
  • Air, Water and Soil Pollution studies.
  • Application of Remote Sensing in natural resource management.
  • Natural hazards - floods and landslides.
  • Fluvial geomorphology.

Research Projects:

The department attained capabilities to conduct several research projects sponsored by DST, UGC, ISRO, Guwahati Refinery, BRO, WWF, ASTEC, NEEPCO etc.

Prof. H.P.Sarma

Name of the project Sponsoring agency Amount in Rs.
As PI
Quality of drinking water in Kamrup district and its impact on public health NRDMS Div, DST, Govt. of India 21,98,440/-
Bio-Geo data base and ecological modelling in the north eastern Himalayas.‘Assessment of water quality parameters’ NRDMS Div, DST, Govt. of India 19,19,600/-
Occupational Health Hazard Survey in Guwahati Refinery Guwahati Refinery Guwahati 2,17,000/-
A study on water quality of Deepor Beel, Guwahati, Assam Assam Science Technology & Env. Council ( ASTEC ) 3,00,000/-
Modelling Atmospheric Pollution And Networking ( MAPAN )(Ongoing Project) Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology( IITM ) Pune 20,00,000/-
Environmental Impact Analysis of SIE river, Arunachal Pradesh for construction of Small Dams ( 30 MW & 70 MW )(Ongoing Project) NEEPCO 2,00,000/-
As Co-PI
Impact Assessment study of proposed National Highway Border Roads Organisation 50,000/-
Fluoride and Arsenic in ground water in selected blocks of Assam World Bank 22,00,000/-

Prof. S. Kalita

Name of the Project Sponsoring Authority Working as Status Period & Amount (in lakhs)
Study of climatology and Air Quality in and around Guwahati DST, Govt. of Assam Co-PI Completed 6 years Rs 4.82/-
Study on Seismicity of Lower Assam Region DST, Govt. of India Co-PI Completed 8 years Rs.11.94/-
Quantification of Manpower and Financial Resources devoted to R & D in Sc. and Tech. from Higher Edu. Sector DST, Govt. of India Co-PI Completed 2 years Rs.21.29/-
Seismic study of Lower Assam Region DST, Govt. of India Co-PI Completed 4 years Rs.26.44/-
Occupational Health Hazard Survey of Guwahati Refinery Gauhati Refinery Co-PI Completed 6 months Rs.1.00/-
Impact Assessment Study of proposed National Highway Boarder Roads Org. Co-PI Completed 2 months Rs.0.50/-
Hydrological Modeling of Rivers using RS & GIS etc. ISRO (Govt. of India) Co-PI Completed 3 years Rs.8.97/-
Study on crustal geodynamics in the Assam Foreland basin using GPS DST, Govt. of India PI Completed 3 years Rs.35.73/-
Seismicity of lower Assam Region and its adjoining areas DST, Govt. of India PI Completed 3 years Rs.6.62/-
Occupational Health Hazard Survey in Bongaigaon Refinery Indian Oil Corporation Limited, Bongaigaon Refinery, Dhaligaon PI Completed 10 months Rs.3,21,600/-
Tracking of Guwahati’s Landmass in the Global Frame Seismology Div, Min. of Earth Science, GOI PI On going 5 years Rs.7,06,000/-

Staff

Professors

Pallavi Sharma
MSc (Gauhati) PhD (Gauhati) Environmental Pollution
Sarbeswar Kalita
MSc (Gauhati) PhD (Gauhati) Meteorology, Seismology
Hari Prasad Sarma
MSc (Gauhati) PhD (Gauhati) MPhil (Gauhati) Environmental Chemistry

Staff

Mr. Tapan Sarmah, Selct. Grd. Scientific Assistant
Mr. Bhaben Das, Sr. Grd. Store Keeper
Mr. Diganta Kumar Bora, Sr. Grd. Lab Assistant
Mr. Bidyut Bikash Sharma, Lab Assistant ;http://www.linkedin.com/in/bidyut84sharma
Mr. Aditya Kalita, Lab Attendant

Research publications

1999
1. Sarma H.P. and K.G.Bhattacharyya ( 1999) : Nitrate and Fluoride content in drinking water of Darrang district, Assam. Journal of Assam Science Society, 40(4),126 –136.
2000
2. Sarma H.P. and K.G.Bhattacharyya ( 2000 ) : Iron in drinking water of the Darrang district, Assam. Journal of Assam Science Society, 41(3), 226-133.
3. Sarma H.P. and K.G.Bhattacharyya ( 2000) : A study on the trace metals in drinking water of Darrang district in Assam. Proc. of the National Conference on EMMI, BHU( India ) Dec.14-16, 2000, 259-263.
2001
4. Sarma H.P. and K.G.Bhattacharyya ( 2001) : Metals in the drinking water of the Darrang district, Assam, Proc. of the International Conference IPC, 2000, BHU, Varanasi ( India ) Feb. 2001. 221-231.
5. Sarma H.P. and K.G.Bhattacharyya ( 2001) : Quality of drinking water of tubewells and municipal supply water with respect to Na, K, Ca, Mg and Fe in the Darrang district, Assam, Indian Journal of Environmental Protection, 21(11), 1006-1011.
6. Sarma H.P. (2004 ) : Some environmental problems of Guwahati city. Prajna, Research journal of Gauhati University Teachers’ Association. Vol. XIII, 2003 - 04, 38 – 42.
2004
7. Bhuyan Bhabajit and H.P.Sarma ( 2004 ) : Public health impact of pesticide use in the tea gardens of Lakhimpur district, Assam . Ecology, Environment & Conservation 10(3), 333 – 338.
2005
8. Bhuyan Bhabajit and H.P.Sarma (2005 ) : A study of soil pH in the tea gardens of Lakhimpur district, Assam . Ecology, Environment & Conservation, 12(1), 21 – 23.
9. Bhuyan Bhabajit, Diganta Kalita and H.P.Sarma (2005 ) : Chemical soil quality of paddy fields around the tea gardens of Lakhimpur district, Assam. Proceedings of the UGC sponsored National Seminar on Environment and Sustainable Development held at Rangia College, Assam, 10 & 11 September, 2005, 82 -88.
10. Sarma H.P. (2005) : Exploring possibilities to achieve sustainability in solid waste management in Guwahati city. Proceedings of the UGC sponsored National seminar on Environment and Sustainable Development held at Rangia college, Assam, 10 –11 Sept., 05,. 228 – 234.
11. Sabitri Saikia Kakoti and H.P.Sarma ( 2005 ) : Nitrate and Fluoride content in drinking water of the Lakhimpur district, Assam , The paper has been presented in the 2nd International congress of Chemistry and Environment held at Indore, India : 24th to 26th December, 2005 and published in the proceedings of the congress. 382 – 386.
12. Goswami U. and H.P.Sarma ( 2005 ) : A study on the generation and disposal ofsolidwastes in Guwahati city.Ecology, Environment & Conservation, 11 ( 4 ), 653 – 656.
2006
13. Bhuyan Bhabajit and H.P.Sarma ( 2006 ) : Evaluation of soil fertility status and chemical indicators of soil quality in the tea gardens of Lakhimpur district,Assam, Ecology, Environment & Conservation. 12 (1), 75 – 79.
14. Bhuyan Bhabajit and H.P.Sarma ( 2006 ) : Health risk pesticide exposure among women labourers in the tea gardens of Lakhimpur district, Assam . Pollution Research, 25 (1), 67 – 72.
15. Bhuyan Bhabajit and H.P.Sarma (2006 ) : Soil acidity and its effects on exchangeable Al, Ca, Mg, Mn and lime requirement of tea garden soils ofLakhimpur district,Assam. Pollution Research, 25 (3), 669 - 672 .
16. Bhuyan Bhabajit, Sabitri Saikia Kakati and H.P.Sarma ( 2006 ) : Chemical quality of water and health effects of drinking water contaminants in and around the teagardens of Lakhimpur district, Assam , Pollution Research, 25 (3), 571 – 575.
17. Goswami U. and H.P.Sarma ( 2006 ) : Chemical characterization of the solid wastes in Guwahati City, Ecology, Environment and Conservation. 13 (2), 297 -301.
18. Nagendra Sharma and H.P.Sarma ( 2006 ) : Fluoride and nitrate content in ground water samples in different locations of Kamrup ( both metro and rural ) district,Asom, India, Enviro -Spectra, 1 (1), 73 -81.
19.Utpal Goswami and H.P.Sarma ( 2006 ) : Study on the seasonal variation of municipal solid waste generation in Guwahati city. Enviro- Spectra, 1(1), 82 – 86.
20. Bhabajit Bhuyan, Ranjit Paul and H.P.Sarma ( 2006 ) : A study of water indices inand around the tea gardens of Lakhimpur district, Assam, Enviro- Spectra, 1(1 ), 110 – 119.
21. Bhabajit Bhuyan and H.P.Sarma ( 2006 ) : Soil quality in and around the tea gardens of Lakhimpur district, Assam, Pollution Research, 25 (4), . 855 – 866.
22. Goswami U. and H.P.Sarma ( 2006 ) : A study on the characterization and management of solid wastes in Guwahati city . Ecology, Env. and Conservation, 12 (4) p. 653 – 656.
2007
23. Goswami U. and H.P.Sarma ( 2007 ) : A study on the generation and disposal of household solid wastes in Guwahati city. Ecology, Env. and Conservation, 13 (1) p. 159 – 162.
24.Sabitri Saikia and H.P.Sarma ( 2007 ) : Study of drinking water quality of the Lakhimpur district, Assam, India
The paper has been presented at the International Workshop on Integrated Water Resource Management, 2007 held at Bangalore from 5th to 7th February, 2007 and published in the Proceedings of the workshop P. 117 – 122. The workshop was organized by Karnataka Environment Research Foundation under the sponsorship of McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
25. Sabitri Saikia and H.P.Sarma ( 2007 ) : Ground water quality for irrigation in a rural district of Assam, India
The paper has been presented at the International Workshop on Integrated Water Resource Management, 2007 held at Bangalore from 5th to 7th February, 2007 and published in the Proceedings of the workshop P. 394 - 398. The workshop was organized by Karnataka Environment Research Foundation under the sponsorship of McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
26. H.P.Sarma and Bhabajit Bhuyan ( 2007 ) : Water quality in and around the tea gardens of Lakhimpur district, Assam, Enviro-Spectra, 2 (1), 15 – 25
27. Nagendra Sharma and H.P.Sarma ( 2007 ) : Statistical approach to physico-chemical analysis of ground water in Kamrup district, Assam, Enviro-Spectra, 2 (1), 89 - 98
28.Goswami U. and H.P.Sarma ( 2007 ) : Physico- chemical characterization of leachates from municipal solid waste dumping site in Guwahati city.Pollution Research, 13 (2), 429 – 432.
29. Sabitri Saikia Kakati and H.P.Sarma ( 2007 ) : A study on the quality of drinking water in the Lakhimpur district, Assam, India, Pollution Research, 26(2), 199 – 202.
30. Utpal Goswami and H.P.Sarma ( 2007 ): Physico-chemical characteristics of bio-degradable solid wastes in Guwahati city, India, Pollution Research. 26(2), 267-269.
31. Nagendra Sharma and H.P.Sarma ( 2007 ) : Langelier Saturation Index for the ground water of Kamrup district, Assam, India. Pollution Research, 26(2), 287 – 290.
32. Sabitri Saikia Kakati and H.P.Sarma ( 2007 ) : Studies on water quality index of drinking water of Lakhimpur district. Ind. Journal of Env. Protection, 27(5), 425 – 428.
33. Utpal Goswami and H.P.Sarma ( 2007 ) : A study on the pH , Electrical Conductivity, and organic carbon content of the biodegradable solid wastes in Guwahati city. Ecology, Environment and Conservation, 13(2), 419-424.
34. Utpal Goswami and H.P.Sarma (2007 ) : Study of physico-chemical characteristics of biodegradable solid wastes in Guwahati city. Ecology, Environment and Conservation, 13(2), 251-254.
35.Utpal Goswami and H.P.Sarma (2007 ) : Strategies for urban solid waste management : A review.Ecology, Environment and Conservation, 13(2), 255-257.
36. Bhabajit Bhuyan and H.P.Sarma (2007 ) : Soil acidity and its effect on exchangeable Al, Ca, Mg, Mn and lime requirement of tea garden soils of Lakhimpur district, Assam, Pollution Research, 26 (2), 203 – 206.
37. Utpal Goswami and H.P.Sarma (2007) : Study of ground water contamination due to municipal solid waste dumping in Guwahati city, Assam, India, Pollution Research, 26(2), 211-214.
38. H.P.Sarma (2007 ) : Assessing ground water quality in Kamrup district of Assam: A plan for its management:Proceedings of the UGC sponsored National seminar on ‘Environment, Development and Human Rights’ held at Panigaon O.P.D.College, Lakhimpur on 24-25 August, 2007, 32-43.
39.Jasmine Bharali, B.Baruah and H.P.Sarma (2007 ): Physico-chemical characteristics of soil of the wetlands of Kaziranga National Park, Assam, Pollution Research, 26(4), 631-636.
40.Mridul Buragohain, Bhabajit Bhuyan and H.P.Sarma (2007 ): Drinking water quality with respect to Fluoride, nitrate, arsenic and iron content in Dhemajidistrict, Assam, Ecology, Environment and Conservation, 13(4), 795-798.
41. Mridul Buragohain, Bhabajit Bhuyan and H.P.Sarma (2007 ): Fluoride distribution in ground water samples in different localities of Dhemaji district, Assam, India, International Journal of Chemical Sciences, 1198 – 1202.
42. Mridul Buragohain, Bhabajit Bhuyan and H.P.Sarma (2007 ): Statistical analysis of drinking water quality with respect to fluoride and arsenic contamination inDhemaji district, Assam, Proceedings of the UGC sponsored National Seminar on Frontier Topics in Chemistry held at Chaiduar College, Gohpur, Assam on 5-6 October, 2007. 9-16.
43. Sabitri Saikia Kakati and H.P.Sarma (2007) : Evaluation of Physico-chemical characteristics of drinking water in Lakhimpur district of Assam, India, Proceedings of the UGC sponsored National Seminar on Frontier Topics in Chemistry held at Chaiduar College, Gohpur, Assam on 5-6 October, 2007. 27-33.
44. Mridul Chetia , R.B.Srivastava and H.P.Sarma (2007 ): Ground water arsenic contamination , health hazard and its removal techniques, Proceedings of the UGC sponsored National Seminar on Frontier Topics in Chemistry held at Chaiduar College, Gohpur, Assam on 5-6 October, 2007. 34-43.
2008
45. H.P.Sarma (2008 ): Sustainability in solid waste management in Guwahati city, Assam, India, Proceedings (ISSN 1091 – 8043) of the 23rd International Conference on Solid Waste Technology and Management held in Widener University, Philadelphia, USA from March 30 to April 2, 2008.
46. M.Chetia, S.K.Singh, .H.P.Sarma (2008 ) : A study on physico-chemical characteristics of ground water in three Blocks of Golaghat district. Indian Journal of Environmental Protection, 28(1), 1-8.
47. Sabitri Saikia and H.P.Sarma ( 2008 ) : Bacteriological studies of drinking water in the Lakhimpur district, Assam. India , Pollution Research, 27(1), 157-160.
48. H.P.Sarma ( 2008 ) : Assessing ground water quality in Kamrup district and its probable impact on human health, Indian Journal of Environmental Protection, 28(4), 355 -362.
49. Utpal Goswami and H.P.Sarma ( 2008 ) : A study on the heavy metal content in the bio-degradable solid wastes of Guwahati city. Pollution Research, 27( 2 ), 265 – 268.
50. Utpal Goswami and H.P.Sarma ( 2008 ) : Study of the impact of municipal solid waste dumping on soil quality in Guwahati city. Pollution Research, 27( 2 ), 327 – 330.
51. Utpal Goswami and H.P.Sarma ( 2008 ) : A study of the generation of municipal solid waste in Guwahati city. Pollution Research, 27( 2 ), 331 – 334.
52. .Utpal Goswami and H.P.Sarma ( 2008 ) : A case study on the status of hospital solid waste disposal in Guwahati city, Pollution Research, 27 (2), 335 – 338.
53. Jasmine Bharali, B.Baruah and H.P.Sarma (2008): Physico-chemical characteristics of water of the wetlands of Kaziranga National Park, Assam,Pollution Research, 27(3), 591 - 597.
54. Kamala Kanta Borah and H.P.Sarma (2008) : Water quality issues in the tea garden belts of Darrang district, Assam. International Journal of Chemical Sciences, 6(4), 1942 – 1959.
55. Mridul Buragohain, Bhabajit Bhuyan and H.P.Sarma (2008): Fluoride, arsenic and iron in ground water in Dhemaji district, Assam, Enviro - Spectra, 3 (1 ), 6 - 15.
56. Mridul Chetia, S.K.Singh, K.Bora, H.Kalita, L.B.Saikia, D.C.Goswamee, R.B.Srivastava and H.P.Sarma ( 2008 ): Ground water arsenic contamination in three blocks of Golaghat district of Assam : Journal of Indian Water Works Association, April – June, 2008, 150 – 154.
2009
57. Hari Prasad Sarma ( 2009 ) : Drinking water in Guwahati city : A plan for its sustainable management. Proceedings of the International Conference on Water, Environment, Energy and Society ( WEES –2009 ) organized by National Institute of Hydrology, Roorkee and Ministry of Water Resources, Govt. of India on 12 – 16th January, 09 at New Delhi. 1448 – 1456.
58. Sutapa Chakrabarty, Jayashree Deka and H.P.Sarma ( 2009 ) : Fluoride in drinking water in Guwahati city: A plan for its effective removal technique, Pollution Research, 28(1), 97 -100
59. Nagendra Sharma and H.P Sarma ( 2009 ) : A study of ground water quality by evaluating water quality index from physico-chemical parameters in Kamrup Metropolitan district, Assam. Ind. Journal of Environmental Protection, 29(2), 152 – 158.
60. Kamala Kanta Borah, Bhabajit Bhuyan and H.P.Sarma (2009) : Distribution of soluble salts in the soils of tea garden belts of Darrang district, Assam. International Journal of Chemical Sciences, 7(3), 2009, 1563 – 1574.
61 Kamala Kanta Borah, Bhabajit Bhuyan and H.P.Sarma (2009) : Lead, arsenic, fluoride and iron contamination of drinking water in the tea garden belts of Darrang district, Assam, India. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, SPRINGER, Netherlands, DOI 10.1007/s10661 –009-1176-2
62. Mridul Buragohain, Bhabajit Bhuyan and H.P.Sarma ( 2009 ) : Seasonal distribution of trace metals of ground water in Dhemaji district, Assam, India. International Journal of Chem Tech Research, CODEN ( USA ) IJCRGG ISSN 0974 – 4290 , 1 (4), 1014 – 1021.
63. K.K.Borah, B.Bhuyan and H.P.Sarma (2009) : Heavy metal contamination of ground water in the tea garden belt of Darrang district, Assam, India, E Journal of Chemistry, ISSN: 0973 – 4945; CODEN ECJHAO, 6 (S1), S501- S507.
64. Mridul Buragohain, Bhabajit Bhuyan and H.P.Sarma ( 2009 ) : Seasonal variations of lead, arsenic, cadmium and aluminium contamination of ground water in Dhemaji district, Assam, India. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, SPRINGER, Netherlands, DOI 10.1007/s10661 –009-1237-6
65. K.K.Borah, B.Bhuyan and H.P.Sarma ( 2009 ): Variation of bulk density and organic matter in soils of tea garden belt of undivided Darrang district, Assam,Arc. Apl. Sci. Res., 1(2), 159 – 164.
66. Sutapa Chakrabarty, Jayashree Deka and H.P.Sarma ( 2009 ) : Water quality issues in Baihata area of Kamrup (rural) district, Assam, India : International Journal of Chemical Sciences, 7(4), 2914 – 2920.
2010
67. Pallavi Sharma and H.P.Sarma ( 2010 ) : Assessment of ground water quality of Nalbari district, Assam, North East India, Proceedings of 3rd International Perspective of Current and Future State of Water Resources & Environment, EWRI of American Society of Civil Engineers, January 5 – 7, 2010, IIT, Chennai, India
68. Mridul Chetia, Hari P.Sarma, Saumen Banerjee, L.Singh and J. Dutta ( 2010 ) : Use of surface water for drinking purpose in Golaghat district of Assam, India, International Journal of Chem Tech Research CODEN (USA): Vol. 2 (1), 269 – 277.
69. Mridul Chetia · Soumya Chatterjee ·Saumen Banerjee · Manash J. Nath ·Lokendra Singh · Ravi B. Srivastava ·Hari P. Sarma (2010) :Groundwater arsenic contamination in Brahmaputra river basin: a water quality assessment in Golaghat (Assam), India : Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, SPRINGER, Netherlands, DOI 10.1007/s10661 –010-1393-8
70. Paresh Chakravarty, N.Sen Sarma and H.P.Sarma ( 2010 ): Removal of lead ( II ) from aqueous solution using heartwood of Areca Catechu powder, Desalination, ELSEVIER, 256 (2010) DOI: 10.1016/j dsal.2010.02.029, 16 – 21.
71. Hari Prasad Sarma ( 2010 ): Importance of field visit in Environmental Studies : Proceedings of the UGC sponsored national workshop on Fieldwork in Environmental Studies held at Dhing College, Nagaon on 18 – 20 February, 2010,
7-12
72. Hari Prasad Sarma ( 2010 ): Climate change and the water resources of North East India:Proceedings of the International conference on Global warming, climate change vis-à-vis management of natural resources in north east India organized by ERD Foundation-Guwahati in collaboration with NEIST, Jorhat on 22 – 23rd March, 2010, 12 - 16.
73. Jasmine Bharali, B.K.Baruah and H.P.Sarma ( 2010 ) : A study on primary productivity of the wetlands of Kaziranga National Park, Assam, Pollution Research, 29 (2), 195 - 197.
74. Jasmine Bharali, B.K.Baruah and H.P.Sarma ( 2010 ) : A study on plankton population of the wetlands of Kaziranga National Park, Assam, India Pollution Research, 29 (2), 199 - 209.
75. Jasmine Bharali, B.K.Baruah and H.P.Sarma ( 2010 ) : Studies on macrozoobenthic community of the wetlands of Kaziranga National Park, Assam, India Pollution Research, 29 (2), 211 - 213.
76. R.Thakur, R. Goswami and H.P.Sarma ( 2010 ) : Sanitary studies of some fresh water wetlands ( Beels ) of Sonitpur district, Assam, International Journal of Chem Tech Research CODEN ( USA ), Vol 2 No.3 p. 1708 – 1713.
77. Paresh Chakravarty and H.P.Sarma ( 2010 ) : Biosorption of cadmium ( II ) from aqueous solution using heartwood of Areca Catechu powder, Chemical Engineering Journal, ELSEVIER, (DOI 10.1016/JCEJ 2010.06.048) 162 (3), 949 – 955.
78.Sutapa Chakrabarty and H.P.Sarma ( 2010 ) : A randomized trial to evaluate the bacteriological quality of drinking water and the health risk associated with it in Kamrup district of Assam, India. Int. Journal of Environmental Engineering and Management, ( Research India Publications ), 1 (1), 51 – 59.
79. Jayashree Deka and H.P.Sarma ( 2010 ): A genuine focus on the distribution of salts and organic matter content in the surrounding soils of Guwahati Refinery of Kamrup district, Assam, India,Int. J.Chem. Sci. 8 (3), 1716 – 1726.
80. Pallavi Sharma and H. P. Sarma ( 2010 ) : A hydrochemical profile of groundwater quality of Pub Nalbari block of Nalbari district , Assam, Northeast India : Int. J. Chem. Sci. 8 (3), 1733 – 1749.
81. Nabanita Haloi and H.P.Sarma ( 2010 ) : Assessment of groundwater quality of a part of Brahmaputra flood plain in Barpeta district, Assam :Int. J. Chem. Sci, 8(3), 1783 – 1792.
82. Mridul Buragohain, Bhabajit Bhuyan and H.P.Sarma ( 2010 ): Distribution of water quality parameters in Dhemaji district, Assam ( India ) : J. Environmental Science & Engineering, 52( 3 ), 241 – 244.
83. Sutapa Chakrabarty and H.P.Sarma ( 2010 ): Heavy metal contamination of drinking water in Kamrup district, Assam, India : Environment Monitoring and Assessment, SPRINGER, DOI 10.1007/S10661 – 010 – 1750 – 7
84. M.M.Saikia and H.P.Sarma ( 2010 ): Physico-chemical characteristics of Kollong river water, Assam, Int. J.Chem.Sci, 8(4), 2575 – 2586.
85. Jayanta.Chutia and H.P.Sarma ( 2010 ): Relative contents of fluoride and nitrate in drinking water samples in different locality of Lakhimpur district of Assam, Int. J. Chem. .Sci, 8(4), 2153 – 2157.
86. Hari Prasad Sarma ( 2010 ): Water scarcity and water crisis: an overview : Proceedings of the XXXIV Indian Social Science Congress ( Focal theme : India-Post 1991, Indian Academy of Social Sciences ) held at Gauhati University, 27 – 31 December, 73- 79.
2011
87. M.Chetia, S.Chatterjee, Banerjee S, Nath M.J., Singh L, Srivastava R.B and H.P.Sarma ( 2011 ): Groundwater arsenic contamination in Brahmaputra river basin : A water quality assessment in Golaghat (Assam ), India, Environment Monitoring and Assessment, SPRINGER, 173, ( 1 – 4 ) pp 371 – 385.
88. M.M.Saikia, S.Chakrabarty and H.P.Sarma ( 2011 ): Quality assessment of ground water of Kollong river basin of Nagaon district of Assam, India, International Journal of Environmental Engineering and Management, 2(1), 1 – 7.
89. M.Chetia, R.L.Goswamee, S. Banerjee, S.Chatterjee, L. Singh,R.B Srivastava and H.P.Sarma ( 2011 ): Arsenic removal from water using calcined Mg – Al layered double hydroxide: Clean Techn Environ Policy, SPRINGER, DOI 10.1007/s10098-011-0365-1
90. Bakul Malla Borah, Hari Prasad Sarma and Ranu Roy ( 2011 ) : Drinking water quality from various sources in Dhaligaon area of Chirang district of Assam, Nature Environment and Pollution Technology, 10 (1), 73 – 75.
91. Sutapa Chakrabarty and H.P.Sarma ( 2011 ) : Fluoride geochemistry of ground water in parts of Brahmaputra flood plain in Kamrup district, Assam, India : Archives of Applied Science Research (Scholars Research Library), 3 (3), 37 – 44.
92. Mukut M.Saikia and Hari P.Sarma ( 2011 ) : Fluoride geochemistry of Kollong river basin, Assam, India : Archives of Applied Science Research (Scholars Research Library), 3 (3), 367 – 372.
93. M.M.Saikia, S.Chakrabarty and H.P.Sarma ( 2011 ) : Irrigational suitability assessment of ground water of Nagaon district of Assam, India, Pollution Research, 30 (2), 117 – 122.
94. M.M.Saikia and H.P.Sarma ( 2011 ) : Hydro-geochemical characterization of ground water of Nagaon district of Assam., India, Journal of Environmental Research and Development, 6 (1), 41 – 50.
95. Nabanita Haloi and H.P.Sarma ( 2011 ) : Heavy metal contamination in the ground water of Brahmaputra flood plain: an assessment of water quality in Barpeta district, Assam ( India ), Environment Monitoring and Assessment, SPRINGER, DOI 10. 1007/s 10661-011-2415-x
96. Pallavi Sharma, Hari Prasad Sarma and Chandan Mahanta ( 2011 ) : Evaluation of ground water quality with emphasis on fluoride concentration in Nalbari District, Assam, Northeast India, Environment Monitoring and Assessment, SPRINGER, DOI 10. 1007/s 12665-011-1195-5
97. Hari Prasad Sarma ( 2011 ) : Water crisis , Souvenir & Abstract Book, UGC sponsored National Seminar on Sustainable soil & water resources management and environmental challenges of the 21st century, 19 & 20 November, 2011 organized by Chaiduar College, Gohpur, Assam
98. Hari Prasad Sarma ( 2011 ) : Solid wastes : potential source for degradation of water, Proc. of the UGC sponsored national seminar on ground water contamination, its challenges to human health and mitigation measures, 9 & 10th December, 2011 organised by Lakhimpur Girls’ College, p 20 – 27.
99. Nabanita Haloi and H.P.Sarma ( 2011 ) : Seasonal distribution of physico-chemical parameters of ground water of Barpeta district, Assam, India : Archives of Applied. Science Research, 3 (6), 107 – 113.
100. Pallavi Sharma ( 2011 ) : Ground water quality assessment of Pachim Nalbari block of Nalbari district, Assam based on major ion chemistry : International Journal of Chem Tech Research, 3 (4), 1914 – 1917.
101. Sutapa Chakrabarty and H.P.Sarma (2011): A study on defluoridation capacity of betel nut coir charcoal from aqueous solutions, Pollution Research 30 ( 4 ), 511 – 516.
102. Bidyut B.Sharma and H.P.Sarma ( 2011 ) : Major ion chemistry of Tenga river at Dahung, Arunachal Pradesh, India, Archives of Applied Science Research, 3 (6), 141 – 146.
103. Hari Prasad Sarma ( 2011 ) : Environmental Pollution : Chapter – 9, in Environmental Education- Concepts, Issues and Problems Edited by Swarnalata Das and published by K.K.Publication, Guwahati – 21 p 114 – 140.
2012
104. Mridul Chetia, H.P.Sarma ( 2012 ) : Arsenic removal from water using calcined Mg – Al layered double hydroxide : Clean Technologies and Environment Policy, Vol 14 Issue 1 p. 21 – 27.
105. Paresh Chakravarty, D.C.Deka, N.S.Sarma and Hari P.Sarma ( 2012 ) : Removal of copper ( II ) from waste water by heartwood powder of Areca catechu: kinetic and equilibrium studies, Desalination and Water Treatment ( Taylor & Francis ) : doi:10/5004/dwt.2012.2920. ( 40 (2012 ) 194 – 203.
106. Sutapa Chakrabarty and H.P.Sarma ( 2012 ) : Defluoridation of contaminated drinking water using neem charcoal adsorbent : Kinetics and equilibrium studies : International Journal of Chem Tech Research, Vol. 4 ( 2 ), 511-516. 107. Budhad

Research Scholars


Research Group of Dr. H.P Sarma

Name: Bidyut Bikash Sharma
Year of Joining: 2009, Finally Registered
Thesis Title: "Hydrogeochemistry of Kameng River, Arunachal Pradesh"
Name: Yamin Hassan
Year of Joining: 2010, Thesis Submitted
Thesis Title:
Name: Abeda Khatun
Year of Joining: 2011; Finally Registered
Thesis Title: "Role of Land Use in Urban Storm Water Quality Management- A case study with respect to Guwahati and Its Suburbs"
Name: Debojit Dutta
Year of Joining: 2012
Thesis Title:
Name: G. Vandana Sarma
Year of Joining: 2012
Thesis Title: "Decomposition of Tree Litter and Its Effect on Water Quality"
Name: Karishma Baishya
Year of Joining: 2012, Finally Registered
Theis Title: "A Study on the Impact of Selected Organophosphorus Pesticides on the Soil Quality of Different Land-Uses of Dimoria Tribal Development Block, Assam"
Name: Bahnika Sen
Year of Joining: 2013
Thesis Title: "Study on Heavy Metal Distribution and Contamination and their Removal Using Locally Available Plant Species in the Urban Soil of Guwahati, Assam"

Research Group of Dr. S. Kalita

Name: Anupama Devi
Year of Joining: 2012, Thesis Submitted
Thesis Title:
Name: Abhijit Kalita
Year of Joining: 2009
Thesis Title:
Name: Nitali Doley
Year of Joining: 2011
Thesis Title: "A study on the status of the wetlands of Lower Subansiri Basin"
Name: Saherah Jahan
Year of Joining: 2012
Thesis Title: " An Investigation on Forest Fragmentation and River Dynamics and its Imapcts on Wildlife Habitat in Sonai-Rupai Wildlife Sanctuary, Assam"
Name: Rumi Kotoky
Year of Joining: 2009; Thesis Submitted
Thesis Title:
Name: Chumi Kalita
Year of Joining: 2012
Thesis Title:

Research Group of Dr. D.C. Goswami

Name: Ankita Sarma
Year of Joining: 2009; Finally Registered
Thesis Title:
Name: Plabita Barman
Year of Joining: 2009; Finally Registered
Thesis Title:
Name: Sangeeta Devi
Year of Joining: 2009; Finally Registered
Thesis Title:
Name: Minakshi Bora
Year of Joining: 2012
Thesis Title:
Name: Soni Talukdar
Year of Joining: 2012
Thesis Title:

Ph.D.s from the Department


Under the guidance of Prof.( Retd.) Suryya Kanta Sarmah

Sl. No. Name of the student Thesis Year
1 Paresh Ch. Barman Study of the earth’s mantle structure by using compressional waves from underground nuclear explosion 1983
2 Hem Ch. Goswami An analysis of seismicity and science risk in the north east India 1984
3 Sarbeswar Kalita Studies on some climatological parameters influencing the physical environment of the Brahmaputra valley 1984
4 Ratneswar Sarma A study of the velocity distribution land alternation of short period p waves in Earth's Lower mantle 1988
5 H. Kulachandra Sarma Study of seismic Hazard in North East India 1989
6 Dilip Kumar Deka A study of seismic activity in the North east India and determination of its seismic potential 1990
7 Pulakananda Dutta Baruah Studies on Air Quality in and around Guwahati 1991
8 Tilaka Das Seismicity patterns, Earthquake source mechanism and seismic Hazards in North East India 1995
9 Babul Pathak Study of some Geophysical properties of the basement and its overlying sediments in greater Guwahati Area, Assam 1995
10 Anajali Pujari Khound A study of Seiemic Risk in the Western part of North east India and adjoining regions 2001
11 S.C Sahu Crustal structure of North eastern India and its Neighbourhood from dispersion of seismic waves 2002

Under the Guidance of Prof.(Retd) Dulal C. Goswami

Sl.No. Name of the student Thesis Year
1 R.K Lallianthanga Impact of shifting cultivation on forest degradation in Aizawal District, Mizoram: A study using satellite Remote Sensing Techniques 1999
2 Rana Sarmah Mechanism of flood plain formation in the Jia Dhansiri River Basin, Assam 1999
3 Uzzalmoni Hazarika Problems of flash flood erosion and sedimentation in the Jia Dhal Basin, Dhemaji District Assam, A Geoenvironmental Study 2004
4 Dipanwita Bhattacharyya Basin Environment and Flow regime of Barak River 2005
5 Parthajyoti Das Rainfall Regime of Northeast India: A hydrometeorological study with special emphasis on the Brahmaputra Basin 2005
6 Nripen Ram Kalita Pattern of Drinking Water Use in Guwahati Metropolitan Area: An environmental Appraisal using GIS Techniques 2005
7 Santanu Sarma Geo-environmental study for Sustainable Development of Kulsi Watershed 2006
8 Narayan Chetry Resource and Infrastructure planning and managaement in Kathiatoli Development Block, Assam using GIS Based spatial models 2006
9 Diganta Goswami 2012
10 Mitali Hazarika Study of waste lands in Sonitpur district, Assam with special reference to Gohpur sub-division 2012
11 Kuntala Bhusan Geo-environmental study of selected landslide areas in Guwahati city using remote sensing , GIS and GPS techniques 2012
12 Nilkamal Das 2014
13 Chinmoyee Gogoi 2014

Under the guidance of Prof. K.G. Bhattacharyya (Part-time Faculty)

Name of the student Thesis Year
Nikhileswar Sarma Characterisation of Pulp and Paper Mill effluent and Development of Methods for its treatment 1999
Amarendra B.D.Choudhury Ambient Air Quality at Guwahati: A case study 2000
Birendra Talukdar A study of the characterisation of efluents and determination of heavy metals in surrounding water course in Nagaon Paper Mill 2000
Rafica Ahmed Characterisation of wet precipitation and surface runoff of Guwahati city, Northeast India 2002

Under the guidance of Prof. Hari Prasad Sarma

Sl. No. Name of Student Title of the Thesis Year
1 Bhabajit Bhuyan A study on the quality of water and soil in the tea gardens of Lakhimpur district, Assam 2006
2 Utpal Goswami A study on the solid wastes in Guwahati city 2007
3 Sabitri Saikia Kakati A study on quality of drinking water in Lakhimpur district of Assam with reference to health hazard 2008
4 Mridul Chetia Water quality in Golaghat district of Assam, India with special reference to Arsenic contamination and its mitigation 2011
5 Jasmine Bharali A study on ecological status of the wetlands of Kaziranga National Park 2011
6 Kamala Kanta Borah A study on the soil and drinking water quality in and around the tea gardens of undivided Darrang district, Assam 2011
7 Sutapa Chakrabarty A study on quality of drinking water in Kamrup district, Assam,India and the defluoridation of water using bioadsorbents 2011
8 Meena Kumari Devi Ecotourism in Assam: Its growth and prospects: A case study of Kaziranga National Park. 2012
9 Pallavi Sharma Study on the ground water quality of a part of Brahmaputra flood plain in Nalbari district, Assam with special reference to arsenic and fluoride 2012
10 Paresh Chakravarty Heartwood of Areca Catechu: a new biosorbent for the removal of heavy metals from contaminated water. 2012
11 Mukut Moni Saikia Hydrochemistry and geo-environmental study of surface and ground water of Kollong river basin, Nagaon, Assam 2012
12 Nagendra Sharma A study on ground water quality and availability in Kamrup ( metro & rural ) district of Assam 2012
13 Mridul Buragohain A study on the drinking water quality in Dhemaji district of Assam 2013
14 Nabanita Haloi A study on ground water quality of a part of Brahmaputra flood plain in Barpeta district, Assam and its treatment by using bio adsorbent. 2013
15 Budhadev Basumatary A study on phytoremediation of hydrocarbon and heavy metal contaminated soil with selected plant species. 2013

Under the guidance of Prof. Sarbeswar Kalita

Sl. No. Name of the student Title of the Thesis Year
1. Nava Kumar Talukdar Flood hazard in Barpeta district, Assam : Environmental perspectives Jan. 2006
2. Narayan Chandra Barman Seismicity and seismo-tectonics of Indo-Burman orogenic belt and earthquake hazard implications in Northeast India Dec. 2007
3. Manju Lata Thakuria Environmental Impact on Malaria incidence in Dhekiajuli PHC under Sonitpur district, Assam April, 2012
4. Manoj Kumar Saikia Impact of paper mill effluents on algal flora of Taranga Beel of Morigaon district, Assam July, 2012
5. Kathakali Bhattacharjee A study on abundance and diversity of aeromycoflora in relation to some weather parameters in Greater Guwahati, Assam March, 2013
6. Amarjyoti Kashyap An investigation on solid waste management in Guwahati June, 2013

New programmes planned for 2014-2015


The department plans to introduce the following courses during 2014 -2015

Scheme for vocational & job oriented new course

  • P.G. Diploma in Environment Impact Assessment ( PGD-EIA )
  • P.G. Diploma in Environmental Monitoring and Assessment ( PGD-EMA )
  • P.G. Diploma in Disaster Management and Mitigation ( PGD-DMM )

Outreach programmes (2014- 2015)

  • The department initiated inter-reactive programmes between the students and faculties of the Dept. with those of the colleges and schools in the neighbourhood areas focusing mainly on the issues of environmental education.
  • The department organizes a number of public awareness programmes regarding the solid waste disposal, drinking water problems, disaster mitigation and preparedness etc on a regular basis.
  • The department initiates to cover the entire city of Guwahati under the research project SAFAR ( System of Air quality Forecasting & Research ).

National Eligibility Test (NET) Qualified Students of the Department:

Dr. Wazir Alam (CSIR-NET )
Debabrata Barman (UGC-NET-LS)
Rakesh Basumatary (UGC-NET-LS)
Dr. Nabanita Haloi (UGC-NET-LS)
Rajesh Kumar Shah (CSIR-NET-JRF)
Navajit Hazarika (CSIR NET-LS)
Sahera Jahan (UGC-NET)
Minakshi Borah (UGC-NET)
Chandamita Basumatary (UGC-NET-JRF)
Kapil Hazarika (UGC-NET-JRF)
Linee Goswami (UGC-NET-LS)
Pranjal Baruah (UGC-NET-LS)
Kaustubh Rakshit (UGC-NET-LS)

Fellowships/Scholarships

DST INSPIRE Fellowship:

Abhijit Kalita
Abida Begum (fellowship surrendered)
Nitali Doley (fellowship surrendered)
Minakshi Bora
Bahnika Sen
Gitika Devi

UGC Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship for SC/ST Candidates:

Maulana Azad National Fellowship for Minority Students::

Saherah Jahan (fellowship surrendered)

Placement

The M.Sc. students from the department are getting their jobs in Govt. and semi Govt. departments besides in various other private and public sector organizations. The students can also opt for consultancy projects. Most of the students are involved in Research and other developmental activities. Few got engagements in a number of leading NGOs of the region. After introduction of Environmental Studies in degree colleges, there is every possibility of recruitment of the students in colleges. Some of the organizations where our students have been recruited are:

Gauhati University, IIT Guwahati, Manipur University, Tezpur University, Assam University, Assam State Pollution Control Board, State Public Health Engineering Dept., North East Space Application Centre, Guwahati Commerce College, Guwahati College, Assam State Technology and Environment Council, PRADAN, ATREE, Patel Engineering Ltd.., Assam State Health and Family Welfare Dept.Assam State Secretariat, State Bank of India, Indian Railways, Indian Central Excise Dept., LICI, India Posts etc.

Contact Us

Head,
Department of Environmental Science
Gauhati University, Guwahati- 781 014
Assam, INDIA
Phone No: 98640-45328 ,
Fax : +91-0361-2700311 ,
Email : hp_sarma@sify.com
Website : environmental.gauhati.ac.in 
                       
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