Geography

Established in 1949, the Department of Geography, Gauhati University is one of the oldest geography departments of the country. From a modest beginning the department has flourished to reach its present status because of the untiring efforts of the faculty members and the great potentiality possessed by this part of the country for geography education and research. India’s north east, the initial hinterland of the department, continued to be a terra incognita even after the country’s independence. This naturally posed before the department an intellectual challenge to unravel the marvels of the region’s nature and culture. Directed thus by the prevalent situation, curiosity and compulsion, the then faculties of the department decided to set a goal, rather a mission, towards understanding the geographical fabric of the region. Today, as we live in an increasingly interdependent world caught up in a global chain of events, the department redefines its mission to put it under the umbrella phrase- -Understanding Geography of the North-East in a New Global Order-- besides upholding the general academic standard of the discipline.

Courses Offered

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Department of Geography
Gauhati University, Guwahati 781014, Assam
Phone : +91-361-2570372
Email : geography@gauhati.ac.in
Web   : gauhati.ac.in/science/geography

Professor

Abani Kumar Bhagabati
MA (Gauhati) PhD (Gauhati) MPhil (Gauhati)
Environmental Geography and Agricultural Geography
abhagabati@gauhati.ac.in

Professor

Anup Saikia Head of the Department
MA (NEHU) PhD (NEHU) MPhil (NEHU)
Geoinformatics, Remote Sensing, Land Change Science, Climate Change, Protected Areas
asaikia@gauhati.ac.in

Professor

Ashok Kumar Bora (I/C IDOL, Gauhati University)
MSc (Gauhati) PhD (Gauhati)
Geomorphology, Fluvial Geomorphology, Remote Sensing
ashokkumarbora@gauhati.ac.in

Professor

Bimal Kumar Kar
MSc (Gauhati) PhD (Gauhati)
Cartography, Population and Social Geography, Remote Sensing & GIS
bimalkar@gauhati.ac.in

Associate Professor

Dhrubajyoti Sahariah
MA (Gauhati) PhD (Gauhati) MPhil (Gauhati)
Fluvial Geomorphology and GIS
dhrubajyoti@gauhati.ac.in

Professor

Madhushree Das
MA (Gauhati) PhD (Gauhati) MPhil (Gauhati)
Social Geography and Tribal Studies
madhushreedas@gauhati.ac.in

Assistant Professor

Manash Jyoti Nath
MA (Gauhati) PhD (Gauhati)
Population Geography, Medical Geography and Geoinformatics
manashjnath@gauhati.ac.in

Assistant Professor

Nityananda Deka
MA (Gauhati) PhD (Gauhati) MPhil (Gauhati)
Fluvial Geomorphology, Agro-ecosystem and Rural Development Studies
nityananda@gauhati.ac.in

Assistant Professor

Prasanta Bhattacharya
MSc (Gauhati) PhD (Gauhati)
Cartography, GIS & RS, Geography of Tourism
prasanta3@gauhati.ac.in

Associate Professor

Sriprakash Sharma
MSc (Gauhati)
Regional Planning, Cartography, Remote Sensing
sriprakash@gauhati.ac.in

Assistant Professor

Ujjal Deka Baruah
MA (Gauhati)
Cartography
udbmail@gauhati.ac.in