The world's largest inhabited river island

Evaluative Report of the Department of Geography

  1. Name of the department: Geography
  2. Year of Establishment: 1974
  3. Names of Programmes/ Courses offered ( UG,PG,M.Phil, Ph.D, Integrated Masters, Integrated Ph.D. ,etc.: UG
  4. Names of Interdisciplinary courses and the departments/ units involved:  Environmental studies, Multidisciplinary course, Computer Science.
  5. Annual/ semester/ choice based credit system( programme wise):  Semester
  6. Participation of the department in the courses offered by other departments: Environmental science, D. El. Ed.
  7. Courses in collaboration with other universities, industries, foreign institutions, etc.: No
  8. Details of courses/ programmes discontinued( if any) with reasons: No
  9. Number of Teaching posts:
Associate Professors0202
Asst. Professors0101
Asst. Professors (contractual)0202
  1. Faculty profile with name, qualification, designation,

Specialization, ( D.Sc/ D.Litt./Ph.D/ M.Phil, etc,)

NameQualificationDesignationSpecializationNo. of Years of ExperienceNo.of Ph.D. Students guided
Dr.Ananda HazarikaM.Sc, Ph.D.Associate professorCartography32Nil
Sri Mukheswar SaikiaM.AAssociate professorRegional Planning32Nil
SriPrasanta SaikiaM.A, B.Ed, M. PhilAssistant professorRegional Planning20Nil
SriMonojyoti RegonM.A


Assistant professorRegional Planning06Nil
Miss Jyonti SatolaM.AAssistant professorRemote Sensing02Nil
  1. List of Visiting faculty: Nil
  2. Percentage of lectures delivered and practical classes

handled( programme wise) by temporary faculty: 40%

  1. Student- Teacher Ratio( programme wise):
First SemesterThird SemesterFifth Semester


  1. Number of academic support staff ( technical) and administrative

staff, sanctioned and filled: Technical= 01, administrative staff =0,

sanctioned and filled: 01

  1. Qualifications of teaching faculty with DSc/D.Litt/Ph.D/ MPhil/PG:

Ph.D- 01, MPhil-01, PG-03.

  1. Numbers of faculty with ongoing projects from (a) National

(b) International funding agencies and grants received: Nil

  1. Departmental projects funded by DST-FIST, UGC, DBT, ICSSR, etc.

and total grants received: Nil

  1. Research Centre / faculty recognized by the University: Nil
  2. Publications:

*(a) Publication per faculty:  Publications of Dr. Ananda Hazarika:  (b)Publications:

Sl. No.Year/ISBN No./ISSN No.Topic
1October 2012, ISSN 2231-4946Bio-diversity and its landmass of Majuli Island in the grip of decay
2The Environmentalist 20,19-27,2000 kluwer Academic publisher- NetherlandExperimental study soil conservation using herbaceous plants-
3ISBN- 81-8069-074-12004Majuli a Unique ecological entity
5ISBN-978-81-92178-11-0Bio-diversity and the landmass of Majuli
6ISBN-978-81-924984-2-4Majuli Kristi Samannay Sanskriti aru Kishu Kotha

Publications of Sri Mukheswar Saikia: Nil

Publications of Sri Prasanta Saikia:

Sl. No.Year/ISBN no./ ISSN no.Topic
01ACTA-2015 ISbn-978-81-92178-11-00Climate of Majuli


Publications of Sri Monojyoti Regon: Nil

Publications of Miss Jyonti Satola : Nil

* Number of papers published in peer reviewed journals

(National/ International) by faculty and students: Nil

* Number of publications listed in International Database (   For Eg:

Web of Science. Scopus, Humanities International Complete, Dare

Database- International Social Sciences Directory, EBSCO host, etc)

: Nil

* Monographs: Nil

* Chapter in Books: Nil

* Books Edited:Nil

* Books with ISBN/ ISSN numbers with details of publishers: Nil

* Citation Index:  Nil

* SNIP: Nil

* SJR: Nil

* Impact factor: Nil

* h- index: Nil

  1. Areas of consultancy and income generated: Nil
  2. Faculty as members in: (a) National committees

(b) International Committees (c) Editorial Boards: Nil

  1. Student projects:

(a) Percentage of students who have done in-house projects

including inter departmental / programme: 100%, as per syllabus.

(b) Percentage of students placed for projects in organizations

outside the institution i.e. in Research laboratories/ Industry/

other agencies:  Nil

  1. Awards/ Recognitions received by faculty and students: Nil
  2. List of eminent academicians and scientists/ visitors to the

department: Nil

  1. Seminars/ Conferences/ Workshops organized & the source of


(a) National: Nil

(b) International:Nil

  1. Student profile programme/ course wise:
Name of the Course/ programme(refer question no. 4)Applications receivedSelectedEnrolledPass percentage
2010-11-1st sem1108060250%
2011-12-1st sem20171205100%
2012-13 1st sem2824170740%
2013-14 1st sem2422150760%
2014-15 1st sem2921170452%
2015-16 1st sem3126180856%


  1. Diversity of Students:
Name of the course% of students from the same state% of students from other States% of students from abroad
BA/BSc Major100%0%0%
BA/BSc Core100%0%0%


  1. How many students have cleared national and state competitive

examinations such as NET, SLET, GATE,Civil services, Defense

services, etc.?

  1. Student progression:
Student progressionAgainst % enrolled
UG to PG50%
PG to M.PhilNil
PG to Ph.DNil0%
PG to  Post-DoctoralNil

° Campus selection

° Other than campus


Entrepreneurship/ Self-employment


  1. Details of Infrastructural facilities:

(a) Library: Yes

(b) Internet facilities for Stuff & Students: Yes

(c) Class room with ITC facility:Nil

(d) Laboratories: Yes

  1. Number of students receiving financial assistance from

college,university, government or other agencies: Nil

  1. Details on student enrichment programmes (special lectures / workshops/ seminar) with external experts: Nil
  2. Teaching methods adopted to improve student learning: Group

Discussion, Presentation, Home Assignment, Class Test etc.

  1. Participation in Institutional Social Responsibility (ISR) and

Extension activities: NSS Camp, Field Survey, Excursion.

  1. SWOC analysis of the department and Future plans:


* Highly motivated team of teacher

* Student centric Department

* Major courses


* Laboratory weakness

* Classroom space not sufficient

* Luck of Digital classroom


*Motivating students to learn field survey and Data collection

and preparation of Minor project.


*Annual flood problems, Communication problems, Poor student

quality and quantity, Economic problems.

Future Plans:

*To motivate students to appear in competitive examinations.

* To improve our laboratory.

* To introduce MA course in the Department.

Dr. Ananda Hazarika, M.A., Ph.D.

Designation: Associate Professor

Phone No: 9435203232

Prasanta Saikia, M.A., B.Ed., M.Phil.

Designation: Assistant Professor

Phone No: 9707582128

Junti Satola, M.A.

Designation: Non Sanctioned

Phone No: