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 DR. RANA SARMAH

Associate Professor
Department of Geography
Pandu College,
Pandu, Guwahati-781012, Assam, INDIA
Rana Sarma
Residence:
105/D, Nihar Appartment,
Maligaon Chariali, Guwahati-781012, Assam, INDIA
Phone: 09435309275 (M)
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1

Education

 

  • M.Sc. in Geography,1990
  • Specialization: Cartography (at PG Level), and Fluvial Geomorphology (in Ph.D.)
  • Ph.D, in Environmental Science, 2002 Topic: Fluvial Environment and

       Mechanism of Floodplain Formation in the Jia Dhansiri River Basin, Assam

2.

Date of birth: 01.03.1967

3.

Has 22 years of teaching experience together in the following academic institutions

 

  1. a)14th August 1991 to 30th July 1992 in the Pachhunga University College,

       Aizwal, Mizoram (1 year)

  1. b)31st July 1992 to 3rd March 1993 in the Tezpur College, Tezpur, Assam (8

       months)

  1. c)4th March 1993 till date in the Pandu College, Guwahati, Assam

4.

Experience in setting up of research Laboratory, and designing teaching module

 

  1. 1.Set-up a sedimentological laboratory in the Department of Geography, Pandu College, Pandu, Guwahati
  2. 2.Fabricated a GPS laboratory in the Department of Geography, Pandu College, Pandu, Guwahati
  3. 3.Designed a syllabus of UGC sponsored Career Oriented Programme on GPS for Micro Level Land Survey
  4. 4.Designed a syllabus of UGC sponsored Career Oriented Programme on Geoinformatics-DGPS Aided Land Survey

 

 

5.

Experience in using sofisticated Equipments and systems

 

Instruments: Global Positioning System (GPS), Differential Global Positioning System (DGPS), Flame Photometer

Softwares and Systems: GIS ArcView 9.1, Map Source, Mathematica

6.

RESEARCH GUIDESHIP

6.1

M.Phil guide of Vinayak Mission University, Salem -636308 since 17.09.2007

6.2

Ph.D guide of Gauhati University, Guwahati-781014 since 23.09.2011 (Two students have enrolled for Ph.D. under GU)

 

 

7.

RESOURCE PERSON-03 Nos.

7.1

Delivered an invited lecture in the training programme of school teachers under project Paryavaran Mitra and Dolphin conservation in Kamrup and Kamrup (M) district sponsored by Centre for Environment Education (CEE) and organised by Kalpadrum Fundation, an NGO held in Swahid Nyas Bhawan, Uzambazar, Guwahati on 14 October 2011.

7.2

Worked as resource person on the local level workshop on “Hazards: Minimizing Risk, Maximizing Awareness”, catalyzed and supported by NCSTC, DST, Govt. of India, New Delhi. Organized by Regional Research Laboratory, Jorhat in collaboration with Gramya Janabijnan Manch, Jamugurihat, Sonitpur, Assam at T.H.B. College, Jamugurihat, Sonitpur, Assam on March 1, 2007.

7.3

Delivered a lecture on “Application of Computer in Geographical Studies” in the Department of Geography, Guwahati College, Guwahati-21 on 29.09.2004

 

 

8.

LIST OF PUBLICATIONS-29 Nos.

8.1

Research publications—13 Nos.

8.1.1

Research paper published in peer reviewed journals: 11 Nos.

8.1.1.1

Sarmah, R. (2012) Bank erosion hazard in the Dalgaon Revenue Circle of Assam, INDIA, Journal of Indian Geomorphology, vol.1, No.1., pp.91-102

8.1.1.2

Sarmah, R. (2012) Bank erosion hazard in the Dalgaon Revenue Circle of Assam, INDIA, Journal of Indian Geomorphology, vol.1, No.1., pp.91-102

8.1.1.3

Sarmah, R. (2012) Bed aggradation in the lower reach of the Jia Dhansiri river basin, Assam, INDIA, Geomorphology (ISSN-0169-555X), Elsivier, vol./No. 141-142, p. 1-10, doi:10.1016/

j.geomorph.2011.10.032

8.1.1.4

Sarmah, R. (2008) Soil texture characteristics of the Mora Dhansiri meander belt area, Assam, Indian Journal of Landscape Systems and Ecological Studies (ISSN-0971-4170), Department of Geography, Calcutta University, Kolkata, vol. 31, No.2, pp.225-240

8.1.1.5

Sarmah, R. (2007) Fluvial environment of the Jia Dhansiri river basin, Assam, Enviro-Spectrum, Vol. 2, No.1, pp.75-88.

8.1.1.6

Sarmah (2006-2007) Jia Dhansiri River, Assam, India: A study on channel shifting and channel pattern, Indian Journal of Geomorphology (ISSN-0973-2411), vol. 11+12, No. 1 & 2, pp. 53-64.

8.1.1.7

Sarmah, R. (2005-2006) Some observations on basin morphology and fluvial processes in the Jia Dhansiri river basin, Assam, North Eastern Geographer (ISSN-0973-0915), vol.34, No.1 & 2, pp.52-63.

8.1.1.8

Sarmah, R. (2003) Downstream changes in channel form and grain size in the Jia Dhansiri river (North), Assam, Indian Journal of Geomorphology (ISSN-0973-2411), vol.8, No.1 & 2, pp.7-24.

8.1.1.9

Sarmah, R. and Goswami, D.C. (2001-02) Changing pattern of land use in the Jia Dhansiri river (North) basin, Assam, North Eastern Geographer (ISSN-0973-0915), vol.32, No.1 & 2, pp.26-35.

8.1.1.10

Sarmah, R. and Goswami, D.C. (2001) Fluvial geomorphology and basin ecology of the Jia Dhansiri river (North) basin, Assam, Indian Journal of Geomorphology (ISSN-0973-2411), vol.6, No. 1 & 2, pp.91-106.

8.1.1.11

Sarmah,R. and Goswami, D.C. (2000): Flood frequency analysis of the Jia Dhansiri river, Assam, Journal of Assam Science Society (ISSN-0587-1921), vol.41, No.3, pp.118-122.

8.1.1.12

Sarmah, R. and Goswami, D.C. (1998) Some aspects of flow behavior of the Jia Dhansiri river, Assam, Indian Journal of Geomorphology (ISSN-0973-2411), vol.3, No.2, pp.197-207.

8.1.2

Sarmah, R. and Bora, A.K. (1995) Impact of slope on land use in the Dhaleswari River Basin    of North-East India, Hill Geographer (ISSN-0970-5023), vol. 11, No. 1 & 2, pp.13-19.

8.2

Other publications-17 Nos.

8.2.1

Articles/Book chapters (English) -07 Nos.

8.2.1.1

Sarmah, R. (2012) Institutional career, Pandu College Teachers’ Bulletin, vol.3, p.14

8.2.1.2

Sarmah, R. (2008) Glimpse on the river basins of North East India, In Deka, S (Ed.) North East India : Geo-Environmental Issues, Eastern Book House, Guwahati, pp.63-96.

8.2.1.3

Sarmah, R. (2005-06) Be a jewel among men, Send for publication in the Pandujyoti, vol.33, pp.41-42.

8.2.1.4

Sarmah, R. (2004) 30 Hours in Oxford, Edu News, Pandu College, Vol.2, No.1, pp.6-7.

8.2.1.5

Sarmah, R. (2003) Our next steps, Pandu College Teachers’ Bulletin, vol.3, No.9, pp.2-3.

8.2.1.6

Sarmah, R. (2001-’02) School geography and universal values of mankind, Pandujyoti, vol.29.

8.2.1.7

Sarmah, R. (1990) Environmental pollution: A threat from industries of Assam, Geographical Horizon, vol.2, pp.21-29.

8.2.18

Sarmah, R. (1989) Physical environment of the Brahmaputra valley, Geographical Horizon, vol.1, pp.4-8.

 

 

8.3

Articles/Book chapters (Assamese) -10 Nos.

8.3.1

Sarmah, R. (2006) Bhougolik Gobesana Aru Kishu Anubhuti (Geographical Research and Some Feelings), Bhougolika vol.15, No.1, pp.35-37.

8.3.2

Sarmah, R. (2004-’05) Collegia Shisha Aru Kishu Prasangeek Chinta (College Education and Relevant Thinking), Pandujyoti, vol.32, pp.1-7.

8.3.3

Sarmah, R. (1994) Dur Sangbedan Prajuctibigyan: Amar Asha, Akyankha, Samashya aru Bhabishwat, (Remote Sensing Technology: Hopes, Problems and Future of Assam), Bigyan Jeuti, vol.29, No.3, pp.11-13.

8.3.4

Sarmah, R. (1993-94) Pariskha: Satra Satrir Manashikata, Nakal, Samay, Parikhyat Urtinar Man, Jobika, Adi (Examination: Students’ Mentality, Unfair Means, Time, Standard of Success, Livelihood, etc), Pandujyoti, vol.23, pp.18-21.

8.3.5

Sarmah, R. (1992-’93) Bhougolik Manashikata Aru Bhougol Shisha (Geographical Mentality and Geography Education), Bhougolika vol.7, pp.1-8.

8.3.6

Sarmah, R. (1990) Bhougolik Dristikonar para Asomar Janajati samyasha Aru Yar Samadhan (Goegraphical Angle of the Ethnic Problems of Assam), Bhougolika, vol.5, pp.24-30.

8.3.7

Sarmah, R. (1989) Pyajyatakar Ramyabhumi Goa (Goa: The Tourists’ Playggound), Bhougolika, vol.4, pp.34-38.

8.3.8

Sarmah, R. (1988) Pralayankari Brahmaputra: Ati Alosana (Devastating Brahmaputra: A Discussion), Sovenir, 13th Annual Conference of NEIGS, DHSK College, Dibrugarh, pp.8-15.

8.3.9

Sarmah, R. (1983) Bayumandalar Itihash (History of Atmosphere), Bigyan Jeuti, vol.18, No.5, pp.56-58.

8.3.10

Sarmah, R. (1983) Bayumandalar Dusita Upadan Aru Yar Bisudhikaran (Pollutants of Atmosphere and its Treatment) Bigyan Jeuti, vol.18, No.3, pp.63.

 

 

9.

BOOKS PUBLISHED (Co-Authored)-03 Nos.

9.1

Samaj Bigyan (Social Science) 3rd Part. A text book for class VII developed by SCERT and published by Assam Textbook Production and Publication Corporation Limited, Govt. of Assam, 2005.

9.2

Samaj Bigyan (Social Science) 2nd Part. A text book for class VI developed by SCERT and published by Assam Textbook Production and Publication Corporation Limited, Govt. of Assam, 2004.

9.3

Samaj Bigyan (Social Science) 1st Part. A text book for class IV developed by SCERT and published by Assam Textbook Production and Publication Corporation Limited, Govt. of Assam, 2002.

 

 

10.

PRESENTED RESEARCH PAPERS (SEMINAR  PRESENTATIONS)- 08 Nos.

 

International-08 Nos.

10.1

Soil erosion and sediment transportation in the Mora Dhansiri River catchments in Assam, INDIA Presented in the 32nd conference of the International Geographical Union (IGU) held in Cologne (Germany) during 26 – 30 August 2012

10.2

Impact of bank erosion hazard on human occupance in the Jia Dhansiri River basin, India. Presented in the 32nd conference of the International Geographical Union (IGU) held in Cologne (Germany) during 26 – 30 August 2012

10.3

Soil erosion from Mora Dhansiri River catchments in Assam. Presented in the International seminar on Population, Development and Disaster Management, and  33rd conference of the Institute of Indian Geographers, held in Tripura University during 8 – 11 February, 2012

10.4

Drainage morphometric aided soil erosion sensitivity assessment in Panchnoi River basin of Assam. Presented in the International seminar on River, Society and Sustainable Development, held in Dibrugarh University, Dibrugarh, Assam INDIA during 26-29 May 2011.

10.5

Impact of bank erosion hazard on human occupance in the Jia Dhansiri river basin, Assam, India; Presented in the international workshop on geomorphological hazards organized by International Association of Geomorphologists Working Group on Geomorphological Hazards (IAGEOMHAZ) and Centre for GeoTechnology, Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Tirunelveli – 627 012. Tamil Nadu, India, 21-23 July, 2010

10.6

Jia Dhansiri river, Assam, India: Issues Concerning Channel Instability and Bank Erosion Hazard. Presented in the International geographical Union Regional Conference, held in Brisbane (Australia) during 3-7 July 2006.

10.7

Bank erosion-vis-à-vis bank line migration in the Jia Dhansiri river (North) basin, Assam, India. Presented in the Joint International Geomorphology Conference organized by the British geomorphological Research Group, the International Association of Geomorphologists and the Commission of geomorphic challenges in the 21st century in association of the International Geographical Union Congress, held in Glasgow, UK, 15-20 August 2004.

10.8

Downstream changes in channel form and grain size in the Jia Dhansiri river (North), Assam. Presented in the International Conference on Mountain Environment and Natural hazard Management on the occasion of Institute of Indian geographers meet (IIG) held in NEHU, Shillong, during 27-29 March 2003.

 

National-08 Nos.

10.9

Soil erosion from croplands of Mora Dhansiri River catchments of Assam. Presented in the national seminar on Economic Development of North East India: Problems and Prospects organized by Department of Geography, Moran College, Moranhat, in collaboration with 26th annual conference of the North east India Geographical Society (NEIGS), 8-9 December, 2011.

10.10

Soil erosion and its assessment in the Panchnoi River basin, Assam. Presented in the national seminar on Economic Development of North East India: Problems and Prospects organized by Department of Geography, Moran College, Moranhat, in collaboration with 26th annual conference of the North east India Geographical Society (NEIGS), 8-9 December, 2011.

10.11

River bank erosion in the Dalgaon Revenue Circle of Assam. Presented in the 21st annual conference of the Indian Institute of Geomorphologists (IGI) organized by Department Geography and Disaster Management,Tripura University, Suryamaningar-799130, Tripura, 28-30 November, 2008.

10.12

River bank erosion and channel aggradation in the Jia Dhansiri River, Assam, India Presented in the 23rd annual conference of the Indian Institute of Geomorphologists (IGI) National Seminar on Global Environmental Change: Geomorphological Issues and Challenges organized by Department Geography

Gauhati University, Guwahati-781 012, Assam, 20-27 November, 2010.

10.13

Jia Dhansiri River, Assam, India: A study on channel shifting and channel pattern Presented in the 19th annual conference of the Indian Institute of Geomorphologists (IGI) organized by Regional Centre for Field Operations and Research on Himalayan Glaciology, Department of Geology, Jammu University, 16-28th December, 2006.

10.14

Statistical analysis of bed pebbles of the Jia Dhansiri river (North) at Tarajuli village, Assam. Presented in the 11th annual conference of the 22nd general conference of the North east India Geographical Society (NEIGS) held in Jagiroad College, Jagiroad, 27-28 April 2002.

10.15

Fluvial Geomorphology of the Jia Dhansiri (North) river basin, Assam. Presented in the 11th annual conference of the Indian Institute of Geomorphologists (IGI) held in North Bengal University, Siliguri and Loreto College, Darjeeling, 11-13th February, 2000.

10.16

Some aspects of fluvial geomorphology of the Tlawng river of Mizoram, Presented in the 4th Annual conference of the Indian Institute of Geomorphologists (IGI) held in Shillong, 30th April to 2nd May, 1992.

 

 

11.

FACULTY DEVELOPMENT COURSES COMPLETED – 05 nos.

11.1.1

Short term course on research methodology, Organized by UGC-ASC, NEHU. from 08th August to 13th August, 2011

11.1.2

Refresher course in Geography, Organized by UGC-ASC, G.U. from 19th January to 8th February 2004.

11.1.3

Refresher course in Geography, Organized by UGC-ASC, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi from 26th September to 17th October 2001.

11.1.4

Refresher course in Environmental Science (Geography), organized by UGC-ASC, G.U. from 18th March to 7th April 1996.

11.1.5

Orientation course, Organized by UGCASC, G.U. from 10th March to 6th April 1994.

 

 

12.

OTHER TRAINING COURSES / WORKSHOPS ETC. – 07 nos.

12.1

Regional Workshop for Resource Material Development on Map Learning Programme organized by SSEAP, Nagaon in association with Department of Geography, Nagaon Girls’ College and catalyzed and supported by RVPSP, Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India, New Delhi and held in Nagaon Girls’ College, Nagaon during 11-14 August, 2007.

12.2

Final review workshop on Development of Text Book of Class VII in Assamese medium organized by the SCERT, Govt. of Assam during 20-25 April 2005.

12.3

Two weeks training course in Remote Sensing & Geographic Information System conducted by RRSSC, IIT, Kharagpur, sponsored by ISRO from 16 February to 28 March 2004.

12.4

Two days workshop on Remote Sensing in Planning and Development in the Assam Remote Sensing Application Centre during 30-31 May 2003.

12.5

Final review workshop on Text Books of Classes III and IV in Assamese medium rganized by the SCERT, Govt. of Assam during 13-19 July 2003.

12.6

Certificate course in computer application from Assam Institute of Computer science, Guwahati, Assam, 2003.

12.7

Three days workshop on Remote Sensing Applications in Geography jointly rganized by Department of Geography, G.U. and NEIGS during 13-15 March 1997.

 

 

13.

RESEARCH PROJECTS – 04 Nos.

 

 

13.1

Minor research projects completed-02 Nos.

Sl. No.

Title of the project

Duration

Funding agency

Year of commencement

Year of completion

Budget sanctioned

13.1.1

Study of soil texture characteristics of the Mora Dhansiri meander belt area, Assam

2 years

UGC, NERO, Guwahati

2004

April 2006

Rs.61,000.00

13.1.2

Geomorphological characteristics of the Jia Dhansiri floodplain, Assam

2 years

UGC, NERO, Guwahati.

1997

1999

Rs.27,800.00

13.2

Major research project completed-02 No.

S.No.

Title of the project

Duration

Funding agency

Year of award

Year of completion

Budget sanctioned

13.2.1

Impact of bank erosion hazard on human occupance in the Jia Dhansiri river basin, Assam

2 years

UGC,

New Delhi

May 2006

April 2008

Rs.6,25,800.00

13.3.2

Estimation of suspended sediment yield from the Mora Dhansiri River catchments of Darrang district of Assam. 

3 years

UGC,

New Delhi

February, 2009

January, 2012

Rs.11,37,700.00

 

 

14.

ACADEMIC ORGANISATIONS / COMMITTEES INVOLVED - 08 Nos.

14.1

Corresponding member, International Geographical Union (IGU), Washington D.C. for 2002-2009.

14.2

Life member (Membership No. L-1998), Indian Society of Remote Sensing (ISRS), Dehra Dun.

14.3

Life member (Membership No. L-252), Indian Institute of Geomorphologists (IGI), Allahabad.

14.4

Life member (Membership No. L-141), North East India Geographical Society (NEIGS), Guwahati.

14.5

Life member (Membership No. Nil), Goa Association of Geographers (GAG), Goa

14.6

Life member (Membership No. ……), Indian Institute of Geographers (IIG), Pune.

14.7

Member, Committee of courses and studies in Geography for undergraduate level, G.U. since 2008

14.8

Member, Committee of courses and studies in Environmental Science for undergraduate level, G.U. since 2008

 

 

15.

AWARDS / PRIZES -02 Nos.

15.1

Merit award (Gold Medal) by the Gauhati University for standing first class first position in M.Sc. final examination in geography 1989 held in 1990.

15.2

Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Fund Merit Award (Four number of books written by Jawaharlal Nehru) for being top in the final examination in science group in Geography in 1987.

 

 

16.

ORGANIZATION OF SEMINAR / WORKSHOP / SHORT TERM COURSES

16.1

Organized the Annual Academic Session of the North East India Geographical Society (NEIGS) on 9 February 2008 (Worked in the capacity of Organizing Secretary)

16.2

Presently working as coordinator of the UGC sponsored career oriented course on “GPS for Micro Level Land Survey”

16.3

Presently working as coordinator of the UGC sponsored career oriented course on “Geoinformatics-DGPS Aided Land Survey”

 

 

17.

ENGAGEMENT IN CORPORATE LIFE OF THE COLLEGE

17.1

Worked as Member, College Governing Body, Pandu College, Pandu, Guwahati-12 during 2011-12

17.2

Worked as Superintendent of Pandu College  Boys’ Hostel since Novenmer, 2004 to April 2010 and Girls’ Hostel from November, 2004 to August, 2008.

17.3

Working as Convener, Pandu College Research Council, Pandu College, Pandu, Guwahati-12 since February, 2009

17.4

Worked as coordinator of Research, Consultancy and extension Sub-committee for preparation of the RAR for NAAC’s Assessment, 2009

17.5

Worked as member of the committee for preparation of the Self Study Report (SSR) for NAAC’s Assessment, 2004.

17.6

Working as member of the Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) of the college since 2005.

17.7

Working as member of the Examination Committee of GU Degree and HS examinations for the session 2009-‘10

17.8

Has been a member of the Prospectus committees of the college during 2004- 2005, 2006-2007, and 2007-‘08.

17.9

Worked as a member of the Purchase Committee of the college during 2006- 2007

17.10

Working as member of the “Construction Committee”, “Canteen Committee”and “Library Committee” of the college in the sessions 2007-2008, 2008-2009, 2009-2010.

17.11

Worked as Assistant Zonal Officer, Degree Part-I (Old) Science Examination 2005 and member, Centre Committee (Examination Committee) of AHSEC and GU, 1997.

 

 

18.

ACADEMIC PLANNING

18.1

To publish a research paper in leading journals

18.2

To write a book on fluvial geomorphology

18.3

To apply for sponsored research projects of DST, UGC, etc

 

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