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(Spring Semester) for Doctor of Philosophy

(A Central University) Napaam, Tezpur, Assam 784 028


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Tezpur University was established on 21st January in 1994 by an Act of Parliament of India, The Tezpur University Act, 1993 (Act No. 45), as a non-affiliating and residential Central University. The University is located at Napaam, about 15 Km. east of Tezpur town in the Sonitpur District of Assam. It has a campus of 262 acres of land, in which required infrastructure is developed to provide an excellent atmosphere for quality education and research. The University offers Doctor of Philosophy programme in 17 disciplines, Masters Degree programme in 19 disciplines, Post-Graduate Diploma in 3 disciplines, B. Tech. in 5 disciplines, Certificate programme in 1 discipline and Integrated M. Sc. programme in 4 disciplines, Integrated B. A. B. Ed. Programme in 1 discipline, Integrated M. A. in 1 discipline and Integrated B. Sc. B. Ed. programme in 3 disciplines. The academic programmes have a distinct focus on science, technology and humanities, reflecting the objective of the University. During the last eighteen years of its existence, the University has engaged itself in the process of capacity building, both in terms of infrastructure and human resource development. The University has mounted tremendous efforts in developing it into a modern university incorporating all elements from the contemporary scientific and socio-cultural milieu. The University has already developed a few state-of-the-art laboratories, computing facilities, internet connectivity, a dedicated power supply system and a relatively small but rich library having connectivity to several digital libraries. While students’ accommodation is provided in 10 well-designed hostels, several residential quarters have been built for accommodating teachers and non-teaching staff. Other basic amenities like central water supply, campus security, guest house, canteen, gymnasium, outdoor & indoor sports facilities, post office, banks, school, etc. are also available to cater to the various needs of the university community. Being a Central University, the University is privileged to receive funds from the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, through the University Grants Commission. Assistance has also been received from the Non-Lapsable Central Pool of Resources of the Government of India. Faculty members of different academic departments have been able to earn a large number of research projects worth crores of rupees from different sources. The University promotes industry-academy alliance and the existence of a few prestigious industry sponsored projects in the university bear testimony to this.

The University has the following facilities and services for the students and research scholars. University Library The University has a Central Library with a rapidly increasing collection of books, periodicals and journals. The library has the INFLIBNET connectivity to facilitate access to other libraries. Most of the necessary books are available. Besides the Central Library, the Departments also have their Departmental Libraries. The catalogue of books and journals is available for users for online access on the campus network. Computing Facilities The University started using computers from its very inception both in its academic and administrative activities. The University has elaborate computing facilities accessible to the students. There are two clusters of modern state-of-the-art Computer Centre situated appropriately within the campus for use by the students and research scholars in addition to the Departmental computer laboratories. Apart from a large number of PCs and several servers, all connected to the High Speed



campus LAN, the Centre also has a 4-processor SGI ALTIX-350 server. There are also high quality laser printers, DMP printers, scanners and multimedia projectors. Various software systems are available that run in environments such as NIX/LINUX, MSWindows-2000/NT/XP/Windows 7 Professional. The campus LAN is connected to the Internet through 1-Gbps National Knowledge Network (NKN) optical fiber link. It also has a 2-Mbps leased line for Internet as a backup link. Hostel Accommodation The University has separate hostels for boys and girls adequate to accommodate all students and research scholars. Scholarships A limited number of scholarships are offered to Tezpur University students by various Government/ semi-Government organizations such as NEC, DBT, ITDP, MNRE, DTE, DST, UGC, ICSSR, Institutional fellowship, AICTE, other State Governments, ONGC etc. Free studentships are also provided to a limited number of meritorious students of PG/UG programmes belonging to economically weak families. Health Services The University has a Health Centre to provide basic medical services with its own medical and paramedical staff. The students are also provided with the benefit of health insurance scheme. Games and Sports The University provides opportunities for students to excel in various departments of sports. The University has basketball, volley ball and tennis courts, cricket and football grounds with playing facilities under flood light and a well equipped multi gymnasium. Tezpur University Alumni Association (TUAA) TUAA was formed in 2000 to create a network of the alumni of the University. The web-site of the association provides full listing of events, news and other relevant information. Instruction Methodology The medium of instruction / examination in the University at all levels is English. In framing the courses, care has been taken to see that they are NOT burdened with formal lectures only. There is adequate provision for seminars, tutorials, case studies, guided field work, etc., whatever necessary, to promote the habit of independent thinking. To relate theoretical knowledge to the practical field, proper measures are taken to conduct case studies and guided field works. Group Discussion is an integral part of teaching pedagogy to help the students in increasing their analytical capability and creativity. Training and Placement One of the unique features of the University is its commitment not only to produce quality manpower, but also to guide and shape the career of students. In order to meet this objective, the University has a Training and Placement Cell which acts as the interface between the recruiting organizations and the University students. It facilitates recruitment events on-campus as well as off-campus as required. It also organizes various pre-placement training programmes to enhance the employability of the targeted students. Currently, the cell is headed by the Deputy Director (Training and Placement). Academic Calendar The university strictly adheres to a well planned academic calendar specifying the schedule of academic activities. Detailed academic calendar is made available in the University Website as well as in the departments in due time.



Each academic programme is designed to provide enough flexibility in the choice of courses for the students. Besides the compulsory (core) courses for each of the programmes, the students also have the option to choose courses of their own interest from the elective courses. In framing the courses, care has been taken to avoid over emphasis on formal lectures alone. There is adequate provision for laboratory works, seminars, tutorials, case studies, guided field work, etc., wherever appropriate, to inculcate the spirit of independent thinking and enrich hands-on experience. Group discussion is an integral part of the curriculum in some programme. Evaluation system Continuous and internal, relative grading is followed. Relative grading is awarded on the basis of continuous internal assessment through class tests, assignments, seminars and term tests. A Letter Grade signifies the level of standard of qualitative/quantitative academic achievement, which a student attains in a particular course/ research work. Each of the letter grades represent a Grade Point as tabulated below. The letter grades A+ to D are considered as Pass grades and F is considered as Fail grade. Letter Grade A+ A B+ B C+ C D F Grade Point 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 0 Description Outstanding Excellent Commendable Very Good Good Average Marginal Poor

In addition there are other grades as stated below: Letter Grade Status Remarks/Context Letter grade assigned in case any evaluation component remains to be completed due to an extraordinary situation faced by the student. This grade must be converted to any of the regular grades above within the first month of beginning of the following semester by completing the remaining evaluation component(s). Letter grade assigned if (i) a student withdraws from a course after the last date for withdrawal of course and (ii) deficient of attendance.





Course work, course registration and attendance A student admitted to the Ph. D. programme shall be required to complete specified course work prior to the submission of plan of research as per the recommendation of the Departmental Research Committee (DRC) / Central Research Committee (CRC). The DRC / CRC shall suggest course work of minimum six credit (eight credits for those with a B. Tech. degree) and a maximum of twelve credits (sixteen credits for those with a B. Tech. degree) on the areas of research and/or areas related to that of research to be carried out by the students within the first two semesters, however, employed part time candidates shall be given the option of carrying out the course work during any two of the first three semesters. In order to continue research a candidate must secure a CGPA of 6. During course work, students shall report at the Department/Centre regularly and attend classes or do assigned tasks. The percentage of attendance during the course work shall be 75 for all categories of students.



Abridged Academic Calendar 2013 (Tentative) JANUARY 16 Commencement of classes for spring semester MARCH 11-19 Mid term tests MAY 16-24 Spring semester end term examinations JULY 31 Counselling and course registration for new entrants AUGUST 1 Commencement of classes for autumn semester SEPTEMBER 19-27 Mid term tests DECEMBER 2-10 Autumn semester end term examinations NOTE: Detailed academic calendar will be made available on the University website as well as in the departments

Students must strictly follow the discipline as prescribed in the Regulations on Maintenance of Discipline of the University. Violation of any clause by any student will attract disciplinary action as per the regulations. Ragging in any form is strictly prohibited inside or outside the university. Students found indulging in ragging will be subjected to punishment as per rule.

Course registration The Courses opted by the students in a particular semester are to be registered on the specified date (s). For newly admitted students, registration of courses is done during 17-18 January, 2013. Attendance requirement All students must attend every lecture, tutorial and practical classes, of the course registered by him / her. However, to account for late registration, sickness or such other contingencies, the attendance requirement will be a minimum 75% of the classes. Students with deficiency in attendance in a course will not be allowed to appear in the end-term examination and will be assigned W grade in the course. Renewal of admission Every student will renew his/her admission in the successive semesters on or before the notified dates. No student is allowed to get himself/herself admitted after scheduled date. Monitoring the progress of research During the period of research work all categories of students shall be in touch with their supervisors and give at least one seminar in each semester on experiments / field work / library work done. Except for part-time students, other categories of students shall be generally available in the department / centre unless they are engaged in experiments/ field work/ library work elsewhere with prior permission of the supervisors. Academic session Academic session of the University shall be started from August to July and shall consist of two semesters-Autumn (July to December) and Spring (January to June). For details please refer to the academic calendar in the website ( [For detail Ph. D. rules please visit]





(Year of Establishment: 1995) The Department of Business Administration came into existence in 1995 with the objective of producing quality management professionals and carrying out research in the areas of Finance, Human Resources, Marketing, Production and Systems Management. The Department also offers a programme on Tourism Management. Programmes offered 1. PG Diploma in Tourism Management 2. Master of Business Administration (MBA) (Full Time) (2 Years, 4 Semesters) 3. Ph. D. Faculty Professor Sarma, M. K., Ph. D. (Tezpur University) Goswami, C., Ph. D. (Gauhati University) Sarkar, S. S., Ph. D. (Tezpur University), HoD Das, D., Ph. D. (Rajiv Gandhi University, Itanagar) Associate Professor Goswami, C., Ph. D. (Tezpur University) Baruah, P., Ph. D. (Tezpur University) Sarma, T. R., Ph. D. (Tezpur University) Bhuyan, A., Ph. D. (Tezpur University) Assistant Professor Barpujary, H., M. C. A. (Tezpur University, Ph. D. (Tezpur University) Roy, A., M. B. A. (Tezpur University, Ph. D. (Tezpur University) Mahanta, K., M. B. A. (Assam University), Ph. D. (Dibrugarh University) Das, R., Ph. D. (Gauhati University) Dutta, M., M. B. A. (Tezpur University) Facilities The Department is well equipped with modern educational facilities like state of the art computer laboratory and instructional audio-visual aids including LCD projector etc. The Department has an air conditioned board room for facilitating case study, group discussion etc. Research Activity Nos. of papers published in the year 2012 (up to September): 17 Nos. of ongoing research project/consultancy: 3 Selected publications 1. Baruah, P. & Chomal, N. Achieving Organizational Efficiency in a Globalized era through Performance Management: A case study on small enterprises of Sonitpur District in Assam, IFRSA Business Review, 2(1), 2012. 2. Das, D. & Debnath, J. Performance of Insurance Companies in India: A Comparison of Public and Private Insurers. The IUP Journal of Risk & Insurance, Vol IX No. 1, 7-25, 2012.




(Year of Establishment: 1997) The Department was established in the year 1997 with the objectives of providing students with broad based training in various disciplines related to Chemical Sciences and Polymer Technology and reach out to the society. The Department is offering M. Sc. programme in Chemistry, Integrated M. Sc. in Chemistry, Integrated B.Sc. B. Ed. in Chemistry, M. Tech in Polymer Science & Technology and Ph. D. programme. The faculty members are actively involved in advanced research programmes in the areas of synthesis, characterization and processing of polymers, nanocomposites drug delivery, bioinorganic chemistry, catalysis, surfactant systems, water purification technique, synthetic organic chemistry, theoretical chemistry and green chemistry.

Programmes offered Integrated M. Sc. in Chemistry Integrated B. Sc./ B. Ed. in Chemistry M. Sc. in Chemistry. M. Tech in Polymer Science & Technology Ph. D. Faculty Professor Dolui, S. K., Ph. D. (IIT- Kharagpur) Islam, N. S., Ph. D (NEHU- Shillong Maji, T. K., Ph. D. (Calcutta University Dutta, R. K., Ph. D. (NEHU,- Shillong) Karak, N., Ph. D (IIT- Kharagpur) HoD Deka, R. C., Ph. D (NCL- Pune) Associate Professor Borah, R., Ph. D (NEIST, Jorhat) Thakur, A. J., Ph. D (NEIST, Jorhat) Phukan, A. K., Ph. D. (Hyderabad University) Assistant Professor Puzari, P., Ph. D. (IIT, Guwahati) Bania, K. K., M. Sc. (Gauhati University) Bharali, P., Ph. D. (IICT, Hyderabad) Gogoi, N., Ph. D. (IIT, Mumbai) Sarma, B., (ad-hoc) Ph.D. (Hyderabad University) Facilities In addition to the laboratory facilities required for post graduate level studies in Chemical Sciences and Polymer Technology, the Department is equipped with sophisticated instrumentation facilities, like FT-IR spectrophotometer, CHN Analyzer, Thermal analyzer, UV-Visible spectrophotometer, Universal testing machine (UTM), Atomic absorption spectrophotometer, Polarizing microscope, Computational facilities etc. Besides these, the University has central instrumentation facilities of Scanning electron microscope, 400 MHz Nuclear Magnetic Resonance spectrophotometer, GC-MS, ICP-AES, GPC, HPLC, GC etc.




Award The highest scorer among the students of the department is awarded with the Applied Chemistry Education Award. Research Activity Nos. of papers published in the year 2012 (up to September 2012): 56 Nos. of ongoing research projects: 13 Other relevant information The Department has received financial assistance under UGC-SAP and DST-FIST special grants for strengthening teaching, research and training. Selected publications 1. Iman, M. & Maji, T. K. Effect of crosslinker and nanoclay on starch and jute fabric based green nanocomposites. Carbohyd. Polym. , 89, 290–297,2012. 2. Konwarh, R., Pramanik, S., Devi, K. S. P., Saikia, N., Baruah, R., Maiti, T., Deka, R. C. & Karak, N. J. Mat. Chem. , 22, 15062-15070, 2012. 3. Bania, K. & Deka, R. C. Experimental and Theoretical Evidence for Encapsulation and Tethering of 1, 10 Phenanthroline Complexes of Fe, Cu and Zn in Zeolite-Y, J. Phys. Chem. C , 116, 14295-14310, 2012. 4. Das, V. K., Devi, R. R., Raul, P. K. & Thakur, A. J. Nano rod shaped and reusable basic Al2O3 catalyst for N-formylation of amines under solvent free condition: A novel, practical and convenient ‘NOSE’ approach, Green Chem., 14, 847-854, 2012. 5. Borah, C. & Dolui, S. K. Fabrication of polypyrrole/graphine oxide nanocomposites by liquid / liquid inerfacial polymerization and evaluation of their optical, electrical and electrochemical properties, Polymer, 50,920-930, 2012. 6. Das, S. P. Boruah, J. J. Sharma, N. & Islam, N. S. New polymer-immobilized peroxotungsten compound as an efficient catalyst for selective and mild oxidation of sulfides by hydrogen peroxide, J. Mol. Catal. A : Chemical 356, 36-4, 2012. 7. Boruah, B. Saikia, P. M. & Dutta, R. K. “Binding and stabilization of curcumin by moxed chitosan-surfactant systems : A spectroscopic study”, J. Photochemistry and photobiology A : Chemistry, 245, 18-27, 2012. 8. Borah, K. J. & Borah, R. Poly (4-vinylpyridine) - supported sulfuric acid : an efficient solid acid catalyst for the synthesis of coumarin derivatives under solvent-free conditions, Monatshefte für Chemie—Chemical Monthly, 142, 1253-1257, 2011. 9. Guha, A. K. & Phukan, A. K. Do carbenes have “Hidden” Carbon (0) character? Revisiting the electronic structure of 2,2’- Bipyridyl carbene, Chem. Eur. J, 18, 4419-4425, 2012. 10. Sardar, S., Puzari, P. & Adhikari, S. Multi - state multi - mode nuclear dynamics on three isomers of C6H4F2 using paralelize TDDVR approach. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 13, 1596015972, 2011. 11. Bharali, P., Saikia, P. & Reddy, B. M. Large-scale synthesis of ceria-based nano-oxides with high CO oxidation activity, catalysis Science & Technology, 2, 931-933, 2012. 12. Venkatakrishnan, T. S., Duhayon, C., Gogoi, N. & Sutter, J. P. Self Assembly of a FeIII(L) complex with octacyano metallates [Miv(CN)8]4-(L = pentadentate macrocyclic ligand, M=Mo, W): Crystal structure and Magnetic properties, Inorganica Chimica Acta, 372, 403-406, 2011.




(Year of Establishment: 2009) The department of Civil Engineering of the Tezpur University was established in the year 2009 under the School of Engineering for offering B.Tech Degree. PhD progamme was initiated in winter, 2010. The department aims to provide quality educational, research and professional experiences that enable our graduates to become leaders in their professional careers, to pursue excellence in research, and to serve the profession, community and nation, and to be competitive in the international scene. Programmes offered 1. B. Tech. in Civil Engineering. 2. Ph. D. Faculty Associate Professor Das, U. K., Ph. D. (Gauhati University), HoD Assistant Professor Saikia, A., M. Tech, (IIT- Kharagpur) Ahamad, K. U., Ph. D. (IIT-Guwahati) Sil, B. S., Ph. D. (NIT- Silchar) Narzary, B. K., M. Tech (IIT -Guwahati) Sonowal, B. D., M. Tech (IIT- Roorkee) Deka, S., Ph. D. (IIT-Guwahati) Facilities The Department has the following Laboratory facilities 1. Computational Laboratories Matlab and Simulink R2011b Plaxis 2D Civil FEM for Ansys, version 12.1 Sap 2000 ETABS version 9 AutoCAD 2. Core Departmental Laboratories Geotechnical Lab Surveying Lab Water Resources Lab Environmental Engg. Lab* Structural Lab* Transportation Lab*
(* Equipments to be installed by November 2012)

Library Facilities The central library has subscribed number of international and national journals of reputed publishers. Research Activity • No. of papers published in last two years: 10 • Department has already started research activity and has one PhD candidate in its enrollment. Select publications 1. Ahamad, K. U. & Jawed, M. Breakthrough Studies with Mono- and Binary-Metal Ion Systems Comprising of Fe(II) and As(III) using Community Prepared Wooden Charcoal Packed Columns, Desalination, 285, 345-351, 2012 . 2. Saikia, A. Precisely estimating primary consolidation settlement of homogeneous NC clays with an alternate equation, International Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, 5(2), 223-227, 2011. 3. Saikia, A. Vertical stress averaging over a layer depth down the axis of symmetry of uniformly loaded circular regime: An analytical cum graphical solution, International Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, 6(3), 359-364,2012.




(Year of Establishment: 1994) The Department of Computer Science and Engineering is one of the oldest departments of the University. The Department has the support of the UGC under SAP (DRS-I) since 2009. During 2005-2009 the Department received support from the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Govt. of India under its FIST programme. In addition to the academic programmes at the UG as well as the PG levels, the Department has been carrying out active research in the fields of computational theory, computer networks, network security, mobile computing, soft computing & data mining, natural language processing, workflow management, qualitative spatial reasoning, web services, robotics, and pattern recognition. Currently, the department has 5 sponsored research projects (including UGC SAP DRS-I) worth over Rs. 300 lakhs. Programmes offered 1. B. Tech. in Computer Science & Engineering 2. Master of Computer Application (MCA) 3. M. Tech. in Information Technology 4. Ph. D. Faculty Professor Dutta, M., Ph. D. (IIT, Kanpur) Saikia, D. K., Ph. D. (IIT, Kharagpur) (currently away on lien) Bhattacharyya, D. K., Ph. D. (Tezpur University) Sinha, S. K., Ph. D. (Tezpur University) Hazarika, S. M., Ph. D. (Leeds, England) Associate Professor Sharma, U., Ph. D. (Tezpur University), HoD Saharia, S., Ph. D. (Tezpur University) Sarma, N., Ph. D. (IIT, Guwahati) Borah, B., Ph. D. (Tezpur University) Nath, B., Ph. D. (Tezpur University) Assistant Professor Singh, S.I., MCA (Manipur University) Satapathy, S. S., M. Tech. (Tezpur University) Singh, L. B., M. Tech. (Tezpur University) Sarmah, R., Ph. D. (Tezpur University) Deka, S. K., M. Tech. (Tezpur University) Boro, D., M. Tech. (Tezpur University) Karmakar, A., Ph. D. (ISI, Kolkata) Nath, S., M. Tech. (Tezpur University) Facilities The Department has several state-of-the-art computer laboratories, viz., • Two basic programming laboratories,



• A software engineering laboratory, • Two network security laboratories, • A hardware laboratory • A natural language processing laboratory • Robotics laboratory • A network laboratory. These laboratories house a host of servers, workstations and a large number of PC terminals connected to the campus-wide LAN with access to the Internet. The network laboratory is equipped with wireless and wireline network equipment, wireless sensor network accessories, LAN trainers, internet security trainers etc. The hardware laboratory is equipped with various training kits, experimental setup, logic analyzer, embedded system kits, etc. The systems run on wide variety of operating systems including Linux, Windows NT/XP/ vista 2003, Sun Solaris, etc. The laboratories are equipped with up-to-date DBMS packages, graphics and animation packages, multimedia authoring packages, GIS packages, Web servers & browsers, Matlab, NS2 Qualnet, Mathematica, Matrox, in addition to the various state-of-the art compilers and programming environments, and office automation software. Departmental Library The Department has a library with a collection of more than 1400 book volumes in the field of computer science and information technology. The library also receives 8 international and 3 national journals in the field of computer science in addition to those at the central library. The digital libraries of ACM, IEEE, are accessible to the Department. Scholarship M. Tech. students with GATE qualification are eligible for scholarship of Rs. 8000/- per month from AICTE. Other M. Tech., B. Tech. and MCA students have also been receiving scholarships from other sources such as NEC. Research Activity No. of papers published in last one year (up to September): about 25 Select publications 1. Sarma, N. & Nandi, S. Enhanced Service Differentiation using Priority based MAC Protocol for MANETs, Int. J. Computer Networks and Distributed Systems (IJCNDS), Inderscience, (1/2), 8, 149-187, 2012. 2. Hazarika, S. M. (Editor). Qualitative Spatio-Temporal Representation and Reasoning: Trends and Future Directions, pp. 1-381, IGI Global, May 2012. 3. Mahanta, P. Ahmed, H. Bhattacharyya, D. K. & Kalita, J K. An Effective Method for Network Module Extraction from Micro-Array Data, BMC Bioinformatics, 13, S4, 2012.




(Year of Establishment: 1996) Established in 1996, the Department of Cultural Studies is one of the few departments in the country devoted exclusively to the academic pursuit of Cultural Studies. A truly twentieth century discipline, Cultural Studies initially emerged in Great Britain and later on in conjunction with developments in the United States, evolved into a vibrant interdisciplinary approach in the understanding of society, culture and expressive forms associated with human behaviour across a wide range of disciplinary engagements. Asia is fast emerging as an important location where methods evolved in Cultural Studies is used to interrogate disciplinary approaches in an attempt to promote a discursive understanding of various issues like ethnicity, migration, national and nationalistic assertion, gender and society, media generated cultural forms, environment and development, and emerging lifestyle patterns. The Department of Cultural Studies at Tezpur University mediates global concerns and theoretical approaches of the discipline with issues that is of local importance and promotes an understanding of the rich cultural heritage and the ingrained plural nature of the region, the folk and oral inheritance and ethnic and cultural assertions amongst others. PhD scholars in the department are drawn from an array of disciplines and include a number of UGC JRFs and NET qualified candidates. The University awards institutional fellowships to deserving non JRF candidates to pursue their research. Programmes offered 1. M. A. in Cultural Studies (Modular) 2. Ph. D. Faculty Professor Mahanta, P. J., PhD (Gauhati University), HoD Dutta, S. K., PhD (Visva Bharati, Santiniketan). Associate Professor Nath, D. P., Ph. D. (Rajiv Gandhi University, Itanagar) Assistant Professor Goswami, M., Ph. D. (Tezpur University) Dutta, P., Ph. D. (Tezpur University) Konwar, J. G., Ph. D. (Dibrugarh University) Das, J. V., M. A. (Tezpur University) Baruah, M., Ph. D. (Tezpur University) Hashik, N. K., M. A. (Calicut University) Facilities The Department has a well equipped seminar cum conference hall with projection facilities and audio-visual teaching aids and an archival centre cum edit suite. The student support infrastructure also includes the Pratibha Kath Hazarika Memorial Library and a cultural museum. Select Publications 1. Mahanta, P. J. “The Percussion Instruments in Vaishnava Music of Assam: A Historical Perspective” Svar-Bharali, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, April, 2011. Print. 2. Dutta, S. K. “Importance of Burhi Air Sadhu” Golden Jubilee Souvenir of Assam Academy for Cultural Relations, Guwahati, Nov., 2011. Print. 3. Nath, D. P. and M. Baruah. “Representation of the Mother-Figure in Folk Genres of Assamese” Contemporary Discourse, January, 2011. Print. 4. Dutta, P. and Nath, P. 'Ethnicity and Elite Politics: Some Reflections on oral narratives of Assam' Janakristi 2.5-6, 2011-12, ISSN 09746188, Guwahati, Assam. 5. Das, J. V. “The Impact of FM channels in Rural Assam: A Case Study on Adjoining Areas of Guwahati”. ISRJ 1.9, 2011. Print. 6. Nath, D. P., & Dutta, J., "Africa and India in the Novels of Dai and Emecheta", Comparative Literature and Culture, PurdueUniversity Press, 14 (2), 2012. Online.



(Year of Establishment: 1997) The Department started functioning with the first batch of students admitted in 1997 into the M. Tech. in Electronics Design & Technology course. This course has been designed with an aim to meet the industry requirements in the field of Electronics Design with emphasis on latest technological developments. From August, 2004 the Department has started a new programme "M. Tech. in Bioelectronics" approved by the UGC under its innovative programmes - Teaching and Research in interdisciplinary and emerging areas. The courses, designed with interdisciplinary relevance, aims at producing professionals in the fields of medical, food safety, agriculture, defense, biotech and biosensor industries. Both courses have been recognized by AICTE. The Department has also started B. Tech. programme in Electronics and Communica-tion Engineering from August 2006. The department has also started career oriented programme “Advanced Diploma in Healthcare Informatics and Management” supported by UGC from September,2012. Programmes offered 1. B. Tech. in Electronics & Communication Engineering 2. M. Tech. in Electronics Design & Technology 3. M. Tech. in Bioelectronics 4. Ph. D. 5. Advanced Diploma in Healthcare Informatics and Management. Faculty Professor Bhuyan, M., Ph. D. (Gauhati University), Dean, School of Engineering Dutta, J. C., Ph. D. (Jadavpur University), HoD Sahu, P. P., Ph. D. (Jadavpur University) Bhattacharyya, S., Ph. D. (Delhi University) Associate Professor Sharma, S., Ph. D. (Tezpur University) Roy, S., Ph.D. (Tezpur University). Deka, B., Ph.D. (IIT-Guwahati) Nath, V. K., Ph. D. (IIT, Guwahati) Assistant Professor Chutia, R., M. Tech. (Tezpur University) Hazarika, D., M. Tech. (IIT, Guwahati) Kakoty, N. M., M. Tech. (Tezpur University) Barua, R. K., M. Tech. (Tezpur University) Mondal, B., M. Tech. (Tezpur University) Sonowal, D., M. Tech. (Tezpur University) Kumar, C., M. Tech (ISM, Dhanbad) Bonjyotsna, A., M. Tech (Tezpur University) Kakoty, P., M. Tech (Tezpur University) Facilities Digital Laboratory: There are a good number of analog and digital ICs and their application facilities, logic analysers, microprocessors, microcontrollers, data acquisition cards, stepper motor controller cards, relay & opto-coupler interfacing cards etc. Instrumentation Laboratory: It is equipped with temperature transducers - thermocouple, IC sensors, Multi-channel temperature indicators, Load cell indicator, humidity sensor, sensor interfacing to PC, Indus-trial type of remote transmitter, PC based stepper motor, Servo motor driver etc. PCB Fabrication Facilities: It is equipped with Art work table, magnifier, photo resist U. V. exposure unit, photo resist coating whirler, sprayer, oven etching machine, guillotine shearing machine, high speed drill, roller tining machine and all necessary chemicals. Computer Laboratory: Computer hardware consists of Pentium based PCs attached to a LAN server



by powerful Pentium Based Novel Netware consisting of about 25 terminals all connected to Internal Server. Software: There are up-to-date office automation software, ORACLE, Web Server & browser, MATLAB, Circuit Simulator like MICROSIM, PCB layout, CPLD-FPGA Electronic Design Automation (EDA) software, High Performance Data Acquisition - Control- Manipulation Software – GENIE, Lab View, XILINX, ORCAD. Mechanical Workshop: It is equipped with the following machines: Lathe, High Speed Drilling, Milling, Turning, Wood Working Grinding, Shearing, Cutting, Bending, Electric Welding Plastic Welding etc. Bioelectronics Engineering Laboratory: Robotics, vision development with Lab view, E-nose, Insectronics, Device Simulator. Bioneuro-engineering Laboratory: Power Lab (AD instruments having capabilities of measuring and processing of ECG, EMG, EEG etc.) Research Areas: 1. Bioelectronics 2. Biosensors 3. Microwave Engineering 4. Vehicular Electronics Research Output: 1. Completed: 04 2. Ongoing: 17 Nos. of completed research project: 04 Nos. of ongoing research project: 05 Selected publications: 1. Dutta, J. C. & Ahmed, T. “A Simple Electronic Analog of the Postsynaptic Membrane: The NEUROBIOFET”, IEEE International conference publication. Digital Object Identifier: 10.1109/ ICDCSyst.2012.6188656, Page(s): 670 - 672, 2012. 2. Dutta, J. C. & Warjri, P. S. ’’Threshold voltage and I-V Characteristics of Cylindrical, SurroundingElectrolyte ISFET”, IEEE International conference publication. Digital Object Identifier: 10.1109/ ICDCSyst.2012.6188658, Page(s): 678 – 680, 2012. 3. Dutta, J. C. & Hazarika, M. “Modeling of Enzyme Biosensor based on pH-sensitive Field Effect Transistor for detection of Glucose”,IEEE International conference publication. Digital Object Identifier:10.1109/ICDCSyst.2012.6188660, Page(s): 686 – 688, 2012. 4. Dutta, J. C. “Ion Sensitive Field Effect Transistor for Applications in Bioelectronic Sensors: A Research Review”. IEEE conference publication. Digital Object Identifier:10.1109/ NCCISP.2012.6189704, Page(s): 185 – 191, 2012. 5. Roy, S., Ahmed, T. & Dutta, J. C. “A Simple Variant of Integrate-and-Fire Model of Neuron for Application in Neuronal Area”, IEEE conference publication. Digital ObjectIdentifier:10.1109/ NCCISP.2012.6189679, Page(s): 28 – 30, 2012. 6. Dutta, J. C. & Roy, S. “An Electronic Circuit Model for simulation of Synaptic Communication: The NEUROISFET for Wireless Biotelemetry”, 978-1-4244-9190-2/11/2011 IEEE.doi:10.1109 / ICDE COM.2011.5738455 7. Sahu, P. P. “All optical switch using optically controlled two mode interference coupler”, Applied optics [In Press]. 8. Chatterjee, B. C.; Sarma, N. & Sahu, P. P. “Priority based Routing and Wavelength Assignment with Traffic Grooming for Optical Networks", IEEE/OSA, Journal of Optical Communications and Networking, (In Press). 9. Chatterjee, B. C., Sarma, N. & Sahu, P. P. “A Heuristic Priority based Wavelength Assignment Scheme for Optical Networks", Optik - International Journal for Light and Electron Optics (Elsevier), (In Press).



(Year of Establishment: 1996) Department of Energy started in 1996, with an aim to produce manpower pool in the field of energy, develop new and efficient energy technologies, R & D and extension activities in diverse areas of energy. The department offers a two-year (four semesters) AICTE approved M. Tech. programme in Energy Technology and Ph. D. in energy related areas. The thrust areas of research are Biomass energy, Solar energy, Hydro-energy, Energy-Environment interaction and Energy Conservation and Management. Apart from the teaching and research, the department also organizes training programmes, workshops and seminars in the relevant areas of energy. Recently Department has also initiated international collaborative research project with Institutes, like University of Nottingham, UK and Abo Akademi, Finland. Programmes offered 1. M. Tech. in Energy Technology 2. Ph. D. Faculty Professor Samdarshi, S. K., Ph. D. (IIT -Delhi), Baruah, D. C., Ph. D. (Punjab Agricultural University), HoD Deka, D., Ph. D., (Tezpur University) Associate Professor Bora, D. K., PhD. (IIT-Delhi) Kataki, R., Ph. D. (Tezpur University) Assistant Professor Choudhury, P. K., M. Tech. (Tezpur University) Mahapatra, S., M. Tech. (Jadavpur University) Facilities Laboratory The Department is equipped with various equipments such as Gas Chromatograph, Computerized power meter, Bomb Calorimeter, Biomass gasifier system, Solar radiation measuring equipments, Wind speed direction measuring equipments, Wind electric generator, Briquetting Press, Single cylinder 4-stroke petrol engine Test Rig with electrical Dynamometer, Fibertech apparatus, Toxic Gas analyzer, Carbon-Hydrogen analyzer, UV-visible spectrophotometer, TOC Analyser, Petrol and Diesel Engine Test set-up, Hydrocarbon type Analyser, Pyrolyser, Adiabatic Bomb Calorimeter, TBP Apparatus, Duel Fuel Engine, Vacuum Distillation Apparatus, Microhydel test set-up, Research Radiometer, Solar thermal collector test set-up, Solar Dryer, Peristaltic Pump, Ultrasonicator, Programmable Muffle Furnace, Biodiesel Plant and various renewable energy systems.




Departmental Library A good number of books, video cassettes and CDs on Energy and related areas are available for the students. A number of national and international journals related to different areas of energy are also being subscribed by Central Library of the University. Scholarship Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), Government of India offers fellowship for M. Tech. and Ph. D. students under its National Renewable Energy Fellowship Schemes on the basis of GATE score. MHRD fellowships are also available for GATE qualified candidates. NEC fellowships are available for the students from North East regions. ONGC has also offered scholarship to M. Tech. student of the Department. UGC offered scholarship to SC/ST students. Research Activity No. of ongoing sponsored research projects: 04 No. of papers published in referred journals in 2011 (Upto September): 13 Selected Publications 1. Bora, D. & Baruah, D. C. Assessment of tree seed oil bio-diesel: A comparative review based on biodiesel of a locally available tree seed, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 16, 16161629, 2012 2. 3. Chakraborty, M. & Baruah, D. C. Investigation of oxidation stability of Terminalia belerica biodiesel and its blends with petrodiesel, Fuel Processing Technology 98, 51-58, 2012. Boury, B., Nair, R. G., Samdarshi, S. K., Makiabadi, T. & Mutin, P. H. Non-hydrolytic synthesis of hierarchical TiO2 nanostructures using natural cellulosic materials as both oxygen donors and templates, New Journal of Chemistry (RSC), 2012 (In Press) Lahkar, P. J., Bhamu, R. K. & Samdarshi, S. K. Enabling inter-cooker thermal performance comparison based on cooker opto-thermal ratio (COR), Applied Energy 99, 491- 495, 2012. Nair, R. G., Roy, J. K. Samdarshi, S, K. & Mukherjee, A. K. Mixed phase V doped titania shows high photoactivity for disinfection of Escherichia coli and detoxification of phenol, Solar Energy Materials and Solar cells 105, 103-108, 2012. Boro, J. & Deka, D. A Review on Biodiesel, Journal of Biobased Materials and Bioenergy 6, 125 -141, 2012. Boro, J. & Deka, D. Doped waste shell as heterogeneous catalysts in the transesterification of waste cooking oil for biodiesel production, Energy Sources Part A: (Recovery, Utilization and Environmental Effect), 2012 (in press) Boro, J., Thakur, A. J. & Deka, D. Comparative study of waste shells derived catalysts and conventional catalysts for low cost environmentally benign biodiesel synthesis from waste cooking oil, Journal of Sustainable Energy and Environment, 2012 (in press)

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(Year of Establishment: 1994) The Department, which was established in 1994, aims to provide instruction and carry out research in American Literature as well as in English Language Teaching, English Literature, Indian Writing in English, Linguistics, New Literature in English and Women’s Writing in English. Programmes offered 1. M.A. in English 2. Intregated B.A.B.Ed. (English Major) 3. Integrated M.A. Programme 4. M.A. in Linguistics and Language Technology 5. One Year Certificate Course of Chinese (Full Time) 6. Ph. D Faculty Professors Sarma, M. M., Ph.D (Dibrugarh University) Danta, B. K., Ph.D., (Utkal University), Danta, F., Ph.D., (Dibrugarh University) Das, P. K., Ph.D., (Gauhati University), HoD Barbora, M., Ph.D., (Tezpur University) Associate Professors Borah, G.K., Ph.D., (NTNU, Trondheim, Norway) Biswas, Sravani, Ph.D., (NEHU) Assistant Professors Mohapatra, D., M.Phil. (CIEFL- Hyderabad), Ph.D. (EFL University, Hyderabad) Medhi, H. M., M.Phil, (Delhi University) Chakraborty, R., M.Phil. (Chinese) (JNU, New Delhi) Narzari, R., M.A., (NEHU, Shillong) Jha, P., M.Phil., (University of Hyderabad) Sahoo, S., Ph.D., (Tezpur University) Mondal, S., (Ad-hoc) M.A. Chinese (Viswa Bharati) Facilities Digital Language Laboratory The department has a digital multimedia, multipurpose language laboratory with fifteen booths. Students can improve their pronunciation of English and foreign languages (Chinese and French) at the moment and develop interactive language skills by utilizing the software and other facilities available in the Laboratory. Departmental Library Selected books and photocopied materials relating to literature, linguistics and ELT are available in the Departmental Library. The department also has a collection of audio cassette of English Pronunciation and spoken English and number of Video CDs on library texts. The department has a small Computer Laboratory for use of students and research scholars. Research Activity: SAP-DRS project on Travel Writing, Life Writing, and the Assamese Language Number of papers published in the year 2012 (Upto September): 05 Number of ongoing research projects: 02




(Year of Establishment: 2004) Initially established as a centre for Environmental Science in 2003, the centre was converted to the Department of Environmental Science in 2004, with the objective of imparting education on regional and global environmental issues. The curriculum for the M. Sc. programme focuses on all important aspects of Environmental Science covering contemporary problems of natural resource conservation and environmental quality. Thrust areas of research include Environmental Pollution, Greenhouse gas emission, Riverine Hazards, Regional and Local Climate, Geomorphology, Pollution remediation and Biodiversity conservation. Programmes offered 1. M. Sc. in Environmental Science 2. Ph. D. Faculty Professor Baruah K. K., Ph. D. (PAU, Ludhiana) Sarma K. P., Ph. D. (NEHU, Shillong) Associate Professor Hoque, R. R., Ph. D. (JNU), Head of the Department Das, A. K., Ph. D (JNU) Assistant Professor Devi. A., Ph. D. (NEHU, Shillong) Gogoi. N, Ph. D (Dibrugarh University, Dibrugarh) Bhattacharya, S. Sundar, Ph.D. (Visva Bharati University) Kumar, M, Ph. D [Environmental Engineering (the University of Tokyo)] Handique, Sumi, M.Sc. (JNU) Facilities The Department has a sophisticated instrumentation laboratory to facilitate research and other academic activities. The laboratory has the following equipments: ICP, Optical Emission Spectrophotometer, Laser Leaf Area Meter with Root Measurement Attachment, Light Meter, Portable Photosynthesis Systems, Gas Chromatographs, High Precision Electronic Balance, UV-Visible Spectrophotometer, Ion meter, Ultra centrifuge, Repairable dust sampler and Flame Photometer, GIS laboratory, plant culture house and a Meteorological Observatory is under construction. Research Activity: Number of papers published in the year 2012 (Upto September) : 10 Number of ongoing research projects : 09 Selected Publications: 1. Baruah, K. K, Gogoi B, Borah L, Gogoi M and Boruah, R Plant morphophysiological and anatomical factors associated with nitrous oxide flux from wheat (Triticum aestivum). Journal of Plant Research (Springer) DOI: 10.1007/s10265-011-0464-4, 2012 2. Gogoi B and Baruah, K. K Nitrous oxide emissions from fields with different wheat and rice varieties. Pedosphere (Elsevier) 22(1), 112-121, 2012 3. Hoque R. R, Sarma D. K and Deka D Studies on the Siltation and Chemical contamination in the Wetlands of Kaziranga National Park. Journal of Ecotoxicol. Environ. Monit. 22(3) 201-206 ,2012 4. Das A. K, Sah R. K, Hazarika N Bankline change and the facets of riverine hazards in the floodplain of Subansiri–Ranganadi Doab, Brahmaputra Valley, India. Nat Hazards, DOI 10.1007/s11069-012-02835,2012 5. Devi A and Borah M Effect of heavy metals on Pisum sativum Linn. 2012, International Journal of Advanced Biological Research, 2(2), 314-321, 2012 6. Baroowa B and Gogoi N Effect of induced drought on different growth and biochemical attributes of black gram (Vigna mungo L) and green gram (Vigna radiate L.) Environmental Research and Development 6(3A), 2012 7. Paul S and Bhattacharya S. S Vermicomposted Water Hyacinth Enhances Growth and Yield of Marigold by Improving Nutrient Availability in Soils of North Bank Plain of Assam. Research & Reviews: Journal of Agricultural Science & Technology 2(1), 36-46, 2012 8. Baruah S, Hazarika K. K, Sarma K. P Uptake and localization of Lead in Eichhornia crassipes grown within a hydroponic system. Advances in Applied Science Research, 3(1), 51-59, 2012



(Year of Establishment: 2006) The Department of Food Engineering & Technology (FET) at Tezpur University is pioneer in the area of food processing and engineering in North East India. It was established in 2006 and was earlier named as Department of Food Processing Technology. The vision of the department is to create trained and skilled human resources to cater to the needs of the rapidly growing food processing sectors in India. The department is currently offering B. Tech., M. Tech., Integrated M. Tech. and Ph. D. programmes. The programmes aim at providing the students both with skills and knowledge to succeed as entrepreneurs and professionals. The students visit food industries as part of their course work to get practical demonstration and first-hand knowledge of processing methods at industrial scale. Various projects have been carried out and some are on the progress. These projects are funded by different Central Govt. Agencies like DBT, UGC, MoFPI, DRDO and DST, etc. Faculties are involved in high level research to develop effective and low cost technologies for the society. Some developed food products have also been patented by the faculties. Workshops are organized regularly in the department for motivating youth of local area to start their own enterprise. Programmes offered B. Tech. in Food Engineering & Technology M. Tech. (Integrated) in Food Engineering & Technology M. Tech. Ph. D. Faculty Professor Mahanta, C. L., Ph. D. (CFTRI, Mysore) Deka, S. C., Ph. D. (CCS HAU, Hisar), HoD Associate Professor Hazarika, M.K., Ph. D. (IIT, Kharagpur) Srivastava, B., Ph. D. (IIT, Kharagpur) Assistant Professor Sit, N., M. Tech. (GBPUAT, Pantnagar) Mishra, P., M. Tech. (HBTI, Kanpur) Badwaik, L .S.M. Tech. (SLIET, Longowal) Seth, D., M. Tech. (IIT, Kharagpur) Duary, R.K., Ph. D. (NDRI, Karnal) Dash, K.K., M. Tech. (IIT, Kharagpur) Facilities The Department is well equipped with processing and analytical equipments and is in the process of procuring many more equipments to make the state of the art facilities. Great emphasis is laid on practical for processing of foods and for analyzing their quality. List of some major equipments



available with department are as follows: HPLC, Texture Analyser, Hunter Lab Color Spectrophotometer, Rapid Visco Analyser, UV-Vis Spectrophotometer, Binocular Microscope, Deep Freezer, BOD Incubator, Rotary Vacuum Evaporator, Photoflurometer, Biohazard Safety Cabinet, Lab. Scale Spray Drier, Tray Drier, Drum Drier, Fluidized Bed Drier, Baking Oven, Canning Unit, Food Processing Equipments, Packaging Equipments, Hammer Mill, Ball mill, Laboratory Pasteurizer, Paddy Huller, Paddy Sheller, Laminar Flow, Fruit Crasher, etc. Research Activity: No. of ongoing research projects: 10 Selected Publications:

1. Duary, R. K., Bhausaheb. M. A., Batish, V. K. and Grover, S. Anti-inflammatory and immunomodulatory efficacy of indigenous probiotic Lactobacillus plantarum Lp91 in colitis mouse model. Molecular Biology Reports, 39 (4), 4765-4775, 2012. DOI: 10.1007/s11033-011-1269-1.

2. Das, D. K Dutta, H. and Mahanta, C.L. Development of a rice starch based coating with antioxidant
and microbe-barrier propertiesand study of its effect on tomatoes stored at room temperature, LWT - Food Science and Technology, 2012. DOI:10.1016/j.lwt.2012.05.018.

3. Badwaik, L. S., Choudhury, S., Borah, P. K. and Deka, S. C. Optimization of osmotic dehydration
process of bamboo shoots in mixtures of sucrose and sodium chloride solutions. Journal of Food Processing and Preservation, 2012. DOI:10.1111/j.1745-4549.2012.00807.x

4. Dash, K. K., Goswami, T. K., and Deka, S. C. Modeling for the modified atmosphere
packaging of Sapota fruit, Agricultural Engineering International.14 (2),18,2012.

5. Seth, D., Gopirajah, R. Development of extruded snacks using soy, sorghum, millet and rice blendA response surface methodology approach. International Journal of Food Science and Technology, 47, 1526-1531, 2012.

6. Das Purakayastha, M., Kalita, D., Das,V. K., Mahanta, C. L., Thakur, A. J., and Chaudhuri, M. K.
Effect of L-ascorbic acid addition on micro-filtered coconut water : Preliminary quality prediction study using 1H-NMR, FTIR and GC-MS. Innovative Food Science & Emerging Technologies, 13, 184-199, 2012.

7. Konwarh. R, Pramanik, S, Kalita, D, Mahanta, C.L., Karak. N. Ultrasonication: A complementary
‘’green chemistry’’ tool to biocatalysis: A laboratory-scale study of lycopene extraction. Ultrasonics Sonochemistry, 19, 292-299,2012.
8. Duary, R. K., Batish, V. K. and Grover, S. Relative gene expression of bile salt hydrolase and surface proteins in two putative indigenous Lactobacillus plantarum strains under in vitro gut conditions. Molecular Biology Reports, 39(3),2541-2552, 2012.




(Year of Establishment: 2010) The Department of Hindi, which was established in January, 2010, currently offers a Certificate Course in Official Hindi, Level-1 to the employees of the University in order to help them to develop their skill and self-confidence in speaking and writing in Hindi Language. The Department also offers Ph.D programme (in Hindi Literature/language) and Post Graduate Diploma Programme in Translation (Hindi). M.A. Programme in Hindi is proposed to be started from the academic year 2013-14. Programmes offered 1. Certificate Course in Official Hindi 2. Post Graduate Diploma in Translation (Hindi) 3. Ph.D Faculty Professors Nath, A. K., M.A. (G.U.), Ph.D (Manipur University, Manipur), HoD Associate Professors Tripathi, S. K., M.A., Ph.D (B.H.U.) Assistant Professor Lata, A., M.Phil (JNU) Anushabda, Ph.D (D.U., Delhi) Facilities: The Department has a small departmental library. Selected Publications: 1. Nath, A.K., Arunachal Pradesh mein Hindi Dasha Aur Disha, Samsamayik Hindi Sahitya : Vividh Ayam (Dr.Malatlal Patel Abhinandan Granth), Shanti Prakash, Gujrat, 2012. 2. Tripathi, S.K., Bhojpuri Lokgit : Shailivaigyanik Sandarbha, Priya Sahitya Sadan, New Delhi, 2012. 3. Tripathi, S.K., Baba Bateswar Nath Mein Muhawaroin Ki Tak-Jhank, Wagprawah, U.P., 2011. 4. Tripathi, S.K., Kerala Mein Hindi Prachar-Prashar Ka Aitihasik Sandarbha, Samsamayik Hindi Sahitya : Vividh Ayam (Dr.Matatlal Patel Abhinandan Granth), Shanti Prakashan, Gujrat, 2012. 5. Anushabda, Ajneya aur Muktibodh ke kavya mein adhunikta ki prakriti, Samanway Poovottar, Kendriya Hindi Sansthan, Shillong, 2012.




(Year of Establishment: 1994) The Department was started in July 1994 with the objective of producing trained manpower for undertaking research and teaching in mathematics and allied branches of basic or applied sciences. The Department carries out research in the areas of probability distributions, Optimization theories, Number theory (Algebraic and Analytical), Operator theory, Fuzzy topology, Finite element method, Algebraic graph theory, Algebra (Group Theory and Ring Theory) etc. The Department is currently supported by the UGC under its SAP (DRS-I) scheme. Programmes offered 1. Integrated M.Sc. in Mathematics 2. Integrated B.Sc./B.Ed. (Mathematics Major) 3. M.A./M.Sc. in Mathematics 4. Ph.D. in Mathematical Sciences Faculty Professor Borah, M., Ph.D. (Gauhati University) Baruah, N.D., Ph.D. (Tezpur University), Dean, School of Sciences Hazarika, D., Ph.D. (JMI, Delhi), HoD Associate Professor Hazarika, M., Ph.D. (Tezpur University) Nath, M., Ph.D. (IIT, Guwahati) Barman, R., Ph.D. (IIT, Guwahati) Deka, B., Ph.D. (IIT, Guwahati) Dutta, S., Ph.D. (Tezpur University) Basnet, D.K., Ph.D. (Dibrugarh University) Assistant Professor Sarmah, B.P., Ph.D. (Gauhati University) Sen, S., Ph.D. (IIT, Guwahati) Haloi, R., Ph.D. (IIT, Kanpur) Sarmah, B.K., Ph.D. (Tezpur University) Nath, R.K., Ph.D. (NEHU) Kalita, D., Ph.D. (IIT, Guwahati) Facilities The Department has a computer laboratory established with financial assistance from the DST and UGC. Mathematical softwares such as Mathematica, Matlab, Systat, SEISAN, SPSS, etc. are available in the laboratory. The laboratory is fully networked and it is linked with the Central Computer Center via LAN with access to the INTERNET. Research Activity Number of papers published/accepted in referred journals in 2012: 40 Number of ongoing research projects: 04 Selected publications 1. Barman R. & Kalita, G. Hypergeometric functions over Fq and traces of Frobenius for elliptic curves, Proc. Amer. Math. Soc. (In Press) 2. Nath, M., & Paul, S. On the distance spectral radius of bipartite graphs, Linear Algebra and its applications, 436 (5), 1285-1296, 2012. 3. Deka Baruah, N. & Ojah, K. Analogues of Ramanujan’s partition identities and congruences arising from his theta functions and modular equations, The Ramanujan Journal, 28(3), 385-407, 2012. 4. Gogoi, J. & Borah, M. Identical Stress for a Warm Standby System with Imperfect Switching, IAPQR Transactions, 37(1), 2012. 5. Deka, B. & Ahmed, T. Semidiscrete Finite Element Methods for Linear and Semilinear Parabolic Problems with Smooth Interfaces: Some new Optimal Error Estimates, Numer. Functional Analysis and Optimization (In Press) 6. Kalita, D. On 3 colored digraph with exactly one nonsingular cycle, Electronic Journal of Linear Algebra, 23, 397-421, 2012. 7. Deka Baruah, N. & Sarmah, B. K. Identities for self-conjugate 7- and 9-core partitions, International Journal of Number Theory, 8 (3), 653-667, 2012.



(Year of Establishment: 2001) The Department was started in 2001 to provide training in Journalism and Mass Communication and undertake research in tune with changing needs of the society. The thrust areas of the Department are Mass Communication and Community Media, laying emphasis on theories and practice of communication and media by imparting skills in Radio, Television, Newspaper, News Media, Advertising and Public Relation productions. Programmes offered 1. M. A. in Mass Communication and Journalism 2. Post Graduate Diploma in Mobile and Multimedia Communication 3. Ph. D. Faculty Associate Professor Bora, A., Ph. D. (Gauhati University), HoD Anbarasan, P., M. Phil. (JNU, New Delhi) Murthy, C.S.H.N., Ph. D. (Andhra University) Assistant Professor Chakraborty, J., Ph. D. (University of Hyderabad) Pegu, U. K., MMC (Assam University) Kabi, Kh., Ph. D. (Assam University) Nagaraju, A., M. A. (University of Hyderabad) Borah, A., M. A. (Tezpur University) Daimari, P.J., M. A. (Tezpur University) Malakar, K., M. A. (Jamia Millia Islamia) Lakhendra, B., M. A. (Benaras Hindu University) Facilities The department has a spacious exclusive three-story building from August, 2010 academic session. The Department is endowed with specialized high quality equipment for print, TV, Radio and web journalism. These include industry grade high definition digital video cameras, linear and non-linear editing suites, all in broadcast quality. Students get hands-on experience in multi camera production in the well-equipped studio. An exclusive multimedia lab with latest software enables students to gather expertise in the nuances of different media productions. A well-equipped screening room with a 100 seat capacity is available for the screening and discussion of short films. Productions Students as part of their academic curriculum regularly produce laboratory journals, audio programmes, web designs, brochures, TV news bulletin, corporate videos, documentary films and traditional communication programmes like puppet shows and street plays on a regular basis. Selected publications ; 1. Bora, A. Public Service Broadcasting By Radio: Challenges Ahead (P 11-20). Journal of New Media and Mass Communication {} (, ISSN 2224-3275 (Online), 1, 2011, 2. Bora, A. Journalism in the 21st Century World – Tackling Challenges (P 393-400). Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences, 3 (1), 2012. ISSN 2039-9340 (print) 3. Murthy, C. S. H. N. Dilemma of Course Content and Curriculum in Indian Journalism Education: Theory, Practice and Research. Journal of Asia Pacific Media Educator, 24-42, 2011. 4. Murthy, C. S. H. N. & Das, R. Communicating Social Change through Diffusion of Innovation: An Analytical Study of Indian Cinema. Journal of Asian Cinema. Intellect Books & Journals, UK. 22 (2), 269-296, 2011. 5. Kabi, Kh. Press and Human Rights in Manipur. Media Watch Journal, 62, 2012. ISSN : 0976-0911. 6. Kabi, Kh. Naga Peace Process & Media, EBH Publishers (India), Guwahati, 2012. ISBN 978-9380261-75-1.



(Year of Establishment: 2006) The Department of Mechanical Engineering was established in 2006 under the School of Engineering for offering B.Tech degree in Mechanical Engineering. At present the department offers Ph.D programme also. Moreover, an M.Tech programme in Mechanical Engineering (Specialization: Applied Mechanics) will be started from the July 2013 session. Programmes offered 1. B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering 2. M.Tech in Mechanical Engineering (to be started from July 2013 session) 3. Ph.D Faculty Associate Professor Gogoi, T.K., Ph.D (Tezpur University) Mallick, A., Ph.D. (NUS, Singapore) Datta, D., Ph.D (IIT -Kanpur), HoD Assistant Professor Dutta, Partha P., M.Tech. (Tezpur University) Kalita, P., M. Tech. (Institute of Technology, BHU) Dutta, Polash P., M.E. (BIT Mesra) Kirtania, S., M. Tech. (IIT- Guwahati) Haloi, P., M.E. (Gauhati University) Singh, S., M. Tech. (IIT -Guwahati) Banarjee, S., Ph.D. (IIT- Guwahati) Bardalai, M., M.E. (Gauhati University) Kashyap, S., M.Sc. (University of Alberta, Canada) Facilities: CAD Laboratory: This laboratory is equipped with computers having server based installed software such as ANSYS 12.0 version, FLUENT 6.3 teaching version and Pro-E Wildfire 3.0 version. Fluid Mechanics Laboratory: This Laboratory is equipped with Hydraulic Bench, Discharge through Orifice Apparatus, Bernoulli’s Apparatus, Flow meter demonstration Apparatus, Impact of jet Apparatus, Discharge over weir and notches attachments and Reynolds Apparatus. Theory of Machine Laboratory: This laboratory is equipped with Universal Governor Apparatus, Static and Dynamic Balancing Equipment, Whirling of Shaft Apparatus, Influence of Inertia upon velocity and acceleration Apparatus, Gyroscope Apparatus. Strength of Materials Laboratory: This laboratory is equipped with Rockwell Hardness Testing Machine, Brinell Hardness Tester, Vickers Hardness Tester, Impact Testing Machine and Universal Testing Machine of 1000 kN capacity with computer interface. Automobile Laboratory: This laboratory is equipped with internal combustion engine cut section model, Gear box cut section model, Differential gear cut section model, various types of steam engine models, One Esteem car and pneumatic cylinder model. One computerized variable compression ratio single cylinder 4 stroke



diesel engine set up and a diesel smoke meter have also been installed in this laboratory. Kinematics laboratory: In this laboratory, there are various types of models for demonstration to the students such as models of different mechanisms, shaper model, clutch model, Oldham coupling model, gear drive, belt drive, chain drive etc. Turbo machinery laboratory: One centrifugal pump unit, one plunger pump unit with computer interface has been installed in this laboratory. One Turbine service unit and a Francis turbine with computer interface have also procured recently. Vibration laboratory: One Universal Vibration Apparatus which can perform thirteen numbers of experiments has been installed in this laboratory. Metrology laboratory: Instruments such as Plunger type dial indicator, lever type dial indicator, external micrometer, Universal bevel protractor, venire caliper, sine vice are presently available. Instruments such as slip gauge, surface plate, surface roughness tester, digital micrometers of different types of various ranges, depth gauge etc. are arriving the department. Central Workshop: This is a central facility under Mechanical Engineering department. The Central Workshop is well equipped with CNC Lathe Machine (Make: MTAB), CNC Milling Machine (Make: MTAB), High Speed Precision Lathe Machine (Make: HMT), Conventional Lathe Machines, Shaping Machine, Vertical Milling Machine (Make: BFW), Horizontal Milling Machine (Make: BFW), Universal Milling Machine (Make: HMT), High Precision Surface Grinding Machine (Make: Praga Tools), Universal Tool and Cutter Grinder (Make: HMT), Radial Drilling Machine, Pillar Drilling Machine, Double ended Pedestal Grinding Machine, Slotting Machine, Arc welding Machine, Oxy Acetylene Gas Welding Setup, TIG Welding and MIG Welding Machine. Up-gradation of sheet metal shop and fitting shops are under the process and good many numbers of machines are arriving very soon. Selected publications 1. Datta, D. & Dutta, S. A binary-real-coded differential evolution for unit commitment problem. International Journal of Electrical Power and Energy Systems, 42(1), 517-524, 2012. 2. Datta, D., Malczewski, J. & Figueira, J. R. Spatial aggregation and compactness of census areas with a multi-objective genetic algorithm: a case study in Canada. Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design, 39, 376-392, 2012. 3. Mallick, A., Tun, K. S. & Gupta, M. Deformation behaviour of Mg/Y2O3 anocomposite at elevated temperatures. Material Science & Engineering - A, 551, 222-230, 2012. 4. Mallick, A. Tensile properties of ultrafine grained Mg-3%Al alloy studied at elevated temperature, Int. J. Mat. Res. 102, 48-53, 2011. 5. Gogoi, T. K. & Baruah, D. C. The use of Koroch seed Oil Methyl Ester blends as Fuel in a Diesel Engine, Applied Energy, 88, 2713-2725, 2011.




(Year of Establishment: 1997) The Department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology was established in the year 1997 with the objectives to create quality human resources and to persuade quality research work in the challenging and frontier areas of modern Biotechnology. The department has a close linkage with the industry and academic institutes of the country. The current research activities in the department include microbial biotechnology, petroleum biotechnology, snake venom biochemistry, enzymology and enzyme technology, plant biotechnology, medicinal plants, immunology and immunogenetics and evolutionary genetics. Programmes offered 1. M. Sc. in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology 2. Integrated M. Sc. in Bioscience and Bioinformatics 3. Ph. D. Faculty Professor Konwar, B. K., Ph. D. (Imperial College, London) On lien as Vice Chancellor of Nagaland University Buragohain, University Associate Professor Baruah, S., Ph. D. (PGIMER- Chandigarh), HoD Ray, S. K., Ph. D. (CCMB-Hyderabad, Degree awarded by JNU) Mandal, M., Ph. D. (IGIB, CSIR, Delhi) Ramteke, A., Ph. D. (JNU- New Delhi) Assistant Professor Medhi, T., Ph. D. (IIT, Kharagpur) Kalita, E., Ph. D. (Gauhati University) Doley, R., Ph. D. (Tezpur University) Ponnam, S., Ph. D. (Hyderabad University) Borah, L., Ph. D. (Gauhati University) Jha, A., Ph. D. (IISc- Bangalore) Mukhopadhya, R., Ph. D. (Indian Association for Cultivation of Science, degree awarded by Jadavpur University) Saha, S., Ph. D. (IISc- Bangalore) Namsa, N. D., MSc. (Tezpur University) Facilities The department houses instruments like Automated DNA sequencer, Spectrofluorimeter, Lyophiliser, PCR Thermal cycler, UHPLC, FPLC, HPLC systems, Trinocular research microscope, UV -VIS spectrophotometer, GC mass spectrometer, Fermenter, Gel documentation system, Ultra low deep freezer (-80oC), Incubated shaker, Inverted microscope, CO2 incubator, Biofuge / MicrocentriTEZPUR UNIVERSITY

A. K., Ph. D. (Imperial College, London) On lien as Registrar of


Mukherjee, A. K., Ph. D. (Burdwan University)



fuge (Refrigerated), ELISA plate reader, Cold room, Oxygraph, etc., apart from animal and plant cell culture facilities. Departmental Library Besides basic and advanced text books in the departmental library, additional books, collection of latest reference books, number of national and international journals –print and e-journals are available in the University central library. Fellowship The students admitted to the M. Sc. programme in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology are eligible for a DBT sponsored monthly studentship of Rs. 3000/- only. (for detail information visit: Research Activity No. of papers published in the year 2012 (up to September) : 25 No. of ongoing research projects : 19. Research Publications 1. Sawian, C. E., Lourembam, S. D., Banerjee, A. & Baruah, S. Polymorphisms and expression of TLR4 and 9 in malaria in two ethnic groups of Assam, northeast India. Innate Immun, 2012. (Epub ahead of print) 2. Saikia, D., Bordoloi, N. K., Chattopadhyay, P., Choklingam, S., Ghosh, S. S. & Mukherjee, A. K. Differential mode of attack on membrane phospholipids by an acidic phospholipase A(2) (RVVAPLA(2)-I) from Daboia russelli venom. Biochim Biophys Acta, 1818 (12), 3149-3157, 2012. (Epub ahead of print) 3. Phukon, P., Saikia, J. P. & Konwar, B. K. Bio-plastic (P-3HB-co-3HV) from Bacillus circulans (MTCC 8167) and its biodegradation. Colloids Surf B Biointerfaces, 92, 30-4, 2012. Epub, 2011. 4. Mukherjee, A.K. & Bordoloi, N. K. Biodegradation of benzene, toluene, and xylene (BTX) in liquid culture and in soil by Bacillus subtilis and Pseudomonas aeruginosa strains and a formulated bacterial consortium. Environ Sci Pollut Res Int,19(8), 3380-8,2012. Epub, 2012. 5. Tanti, B., Ray, S. K. & Buragohain, A. K. Differentiation of petroleum hydrocarbon-degrading Pseudomonas spp. based on PCR-RFLP of the 16S-23S rDNA intergenic spacer region. Folia Microbiol (Praha), 57(1), 47-52, 2012. Epub, 2011.




(Year of Establishment: 1998) Started in 1998, the Department has strived to create an environment and enhanced resources for development in research in the forefront areas. Department has strong experimental and theoretical groups working in various areas of condensed matter physics, photonics, high energy physics, microwaves, plasma physics, astrophysics, neutrino physics and nanoscience & technology. The department is also working in association with other institutes like IUCAA, Pune; CMACs, Bangalore, IIT, Guwahati, CAT, Indore, VECC, Kolkata, and others, to give impetus to the research students. A rigorous course work schedule is mandatory for all the students and research areas are chosen after its successful completion. Programmes offered 1. Integrated M. Sc. in Physics 2. Integrated B.Sc. B.Ed. (Physics Major) 3. M. Sc. in Physics 4. M. Sc. in Nanoscience and Technology 5. Ph. D. Faculty Professor Choudhury, A.., Ph. D. (Oxford University) Kumar, A., Ph. D. (IIT,- Kanpur) Sarma, J. K., Ph. D. (Gauhati University) Associate Professor Bhattacharyya, N. S., Ph. D. (Delhi University), HoD Das, N., Ph. D. (Gauhati University) Deb, P., Ph. D. (Jadavpur University) Ahmed, G. A., Ph. D. (Gauhati University) Mohanta, D., Ph. D. (Tezpur University) Assistant Professor Karmakar, P. K., Ph. D. (Gauhati University) Francis, Ng. K., M. Sc. (Delhi University) Das, M. K., Ph. D. (Gauhati University) Biswas, R., M. Sc. (Dibrugarh University) Nath, P., Ph. D. (Gauhati University) Pathak, A., Ph. D. (Gorakhpur University) Gogoi, R., Ph. D. (Gauhati University) Borah, D., Ph.D. (IIT -Bombay)




Facilities The Department has state-of-art instruments and facilities for both experimental and theoretical research. Some of the equipments housed in the department are high vacuum coating, X-band microwave bench, electrochemical workstation, LCR HiTester meter, SEM, XRD, Double Distilled water treatment plant, material developing facilities, semiconductor characterization set-up, UV-VIS spectrophotometer, Millipore water purification system, LBM film deposition unit, FT-IR, spectrophotometer, vector network analyzer, spin wave instability characterization system, antenna parameter measurement facility, hydraulic press and other systems. The Department also has high ended computational facility to carry theoretical and astrophysics research work in addition to a departmental library. The department also offers its facilities to the students of other institutes and inter-departments. The research activity in the department is also supported by University’s Sophisticated Instrument and Analytical Centre (SAIC) and modernized library Research Activity No. of papers published in the year 2012 (up to September) : 42 No. of ongoing research projects : 14 Selected publications 1. Ghosh, S., Choudhury, A. & Sarma, J. K. External magnetic field with different radii of electron and intrinsic properties of electron invoking the spinning sphere model of electron. Pacific Asian J. of Maths. (PAJM), 5(2), 109-115, 2011. 2. Das, M. K. & Sarma, J. K. Deviation from tri-bi-maximal mixing with charged lepton correlation in case of normal and inverted hierarchical mass models. Reseach J. Recent Sc., 1(5), 72-74, 2012. 3. Kumar, A. & Deka, M. PEO/P(VdF-HFP) blend based Li+ ion-conducting composite polymer electrolytes dispersed with dedoped (insulating) polyaniline nanofibers. J. Solid State Electrochem, 16 (1), 35-44, 2012. 4. Borah, S. & Bhattacharyya, N. S. EM Transmission Response of Microstrip Notch Filter on Obliquely Magnetized Magneto-Dielectric Substrate in X band Under Influence of Low Magnitude of External DC Magnetic Field. Progress In Electromagnetics Research, 21, 47-59, 2011.




(Year of Establishment: 2006) The major objective of the programme is to disseminate knowledge in sociological theory and method with a view to creating a pool of trained manpower that is sensitive to the regional specificities with a national -global perspective. Programmes offered 1. M. A. in Sociology 2. Ph. D. Faculty Professor Bhatt, C., Ph. D. (Delhi University) Sharma, C. K., Ph. D. (Delhi University) Associate Professor Deka, R., Ph. D. (Dibrugarh University), HoD Kedilezo Kikhi, Ph. D. (NEHU) Assistant Professor Das, A. K., M. Phil. (Delhi University) Sumesh, S. S., Ph. D. (University of Kerala) Goswami, N., Ph. D. (IIT- Kanpur) Das, S., M. Phil. (JNU, New Delhi) Salah, P., M. Phil (JNU, New Delhi) Selected publications 1. Bhat, C.S. “Indian Diaspora, Globalization and Transnational Networks: The South African Context” (with K. Laxminarayan), in Anand Singh, R.K. Jain and Shobhita Jain (eds) Adversity to Advantage: The Saga of People of Indian Origin in South Africa, New Delhi: Kamal-Raj Enterprises, 13-23, 2010. 2. Sharma, C.K. “Conflict over Commercializing Water: State Water Policy of Assam 2007”, Compendium of Water Conflict Case Studies from the North-East, Forum for Policy Dialogue on Water Conflicts in India, Pune, 2012. 3. Deka, R. ‘Raij versus The Raj: The Phulaguri Mobilisation of 1861’, in Brij Raj Chauhan & Atluri Satyanarayana (Eds.) Changing Village India, New Delhi: Rawat Publishers, 338 -348, 2012. 4. Kikhi, K. ‘An Evaluation of Self-employment Schemes in Nagaland’ in Economic Challenger, Ajmer, 14 (55), 58 – 64, 2012. 5. Das, A.K. ‘Women Empowerment sans Power: Cases from Northeast India’ in Kedilezo Kikhi & Narola Dangti Kikhi (eds.), Changing Gender Equation: with Special Reference to Nagaland, New Delhi: Akansha Publishing House, 44-56, 2009. 6. Sumesh, S.S, ‘HIV/AIDS Stigmatization Fears as Social Barrier to Health-Seeking Behaviour of People Living with HIV/AIDS in Kerala, India’ in Kerala Sociologist, XXXVI(1), 54-66, 2010. 7. Goswami, N. ‘Multiple Identities and Educational Choices: Reflections on Students from Ansari Community in Banaras’ in Jairath, V. (Eds.) Frontiers of Embedded Muslim Communities in India, Routledge, New Delhi, 174-195, 2011. 8. Punathil, S. ‘Caste and Religion in the Public Sphere: Political Articulation of Community Identities in Colonial Kerala’ in Indian Journal of Politics and International Relations (ISSN 0973-5011), Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, 153 – 168, 2010.




Recognised supervisors of Tezpur University and their area of specialization
Name and Designation 1. Department of Business Administration Services Marketing Financial Management ,General Management Accounting , Taxation, Social Development Issues Financial Management, Financial Markets and Development Finance Marketing and Promotional Strategies, Consumer Behaviour Change Management and Human Resource Development Systems Management, Operations, Project Management, Tourism Area of Specialization Dr. M. K. Sarma, Professor Dr. (Mrs.) C. Goswami, Professor Dr. S. S. Sarkar, Professor Dr. D. Das, Professor Dr. C. Goswami, Associate Professor Dr. (Mrs.) P. Baruah, Associate Professor Dr. T. R. Sarma, Associate Professor 2. Department of Chemical Sciences Fibre reinforced plastic, self reinforced plastic, water based coating and adhesive, diffusion of small molecule through plastic Synthetic Inorganic Chemistry and Biomimetic Chemistry of Transition Metals Polymer Nanocomposite, Drug Delivery Surfactants and micelles, Water Purification Synthesis of advanced Polymers, Polymer Nanocomposites and Nanomaterials Theoretical Chemistry and Computer Modeling Synthesis of bioactive molecule, Development of green methodologies for organic transformation Heterocyclic chemistry, Organic synthesis and Molecular container chemistry Theoretical Inorganic and Organometalic chemistry Physical Chemistry Inorganic Materials, Catalysis, Adsorption Molecular Magnets, Metal Organic frame work

Dr. S. K. Dolui, Professor Dr. (Mrs) N. S. Islam, Professor Dr. T. K. Maji, Professor Dr. R. K. Dutta, Professor Dr. N. Karak, Professor Dr. R. C. Deka, Professor Dr. R. Bora, Associate Professor Dr. A. J. Thakur, Associate Professor Dr. A. K. Phukan, Associate Professor Dr. P. Pujari, Assistant Professor Dr. P. Bharali, Assistant Professor Dr. N. Gogoi, Assistant Professor 3. Department of Civil Engineering

Dr. U. K. Das 4.

Geotechnical Engineering

Department of Computer Science & Engineering Optimization, Computational Theory Networks, Mobile Computing Data Mining, Cryptography Workflow Automation, Web Theory Spatial Reasoning, Cognitive Robotics Natural Language Processing Wireless Network and Mobile Computing Data Mining Pattern Recognition Data Mining, Bioinformatics Folklore and culture, Assamese language and culture Cultural History, Comparative religion, Traditional visual and performing arts Gender Studies, Comparative Literature, Translation, and Critical Theory Heritage Studies, New Museology Medical Anthropology, Anthropology of Food and Costume

Dr. M. Dutta, Professor Dr. D. K. Saikia, Professor (on Lien) Dr. D. K. Bhattacharyya, Professor Dr. S. K. Sinha, Professor Dr. S. M. Hazarika, Professor Dr. U. Sharma, Associate Professor Dr. N. Sarma, Associate Professor Dr. B. Bora, Associate Professor Dr. S. Saharia, Associate Professor Dr. R. Sharma, Assistant Professor 5. Department of Cultural Studies Dr. S. K. Dutta, Professor Dr. P. J. Mahanta, Professor Dr. D. P. Nath, Associate Professor Dr. P. Dutta, Assistant Professor Dr. J. Gogoi Konwar, Assistant Professor



Name and Designation 6. Dept. of Electronics & Communication Engineering

Area of Specialization

Dr. M. Bhuyan, Professor Dr. P. P. Sahu, Professor Dr. J. C. Dutta, Professor Dr. S. Bhattacharyya, Professor Dr. S. Sharma, Associate Professor 7. Department of Energy

Sensor Design, Image Processing, Machine Vision. Optoelectronics Bio-electronics Microwave Antennas MOSFET, Bioelectronic Device-ISFET, Design and development of miniature car models.

Dr. S. K. Samadarshi, Professor Dr. D. C. Baruah, Professor Dr. D. Deka, Professor Dr. R. Kataki, Associate Professor Dr. D. K. Bora, Associate Professor 8.

Solar Energy, Solar Photocatalysis, Energy Materials, Hydrogen Energy, Energy Education. Biomass Energy, Energy Management and Mathematical Modeling and Farm Mechanisation. Biofuels, Biomass Assessment, Bioenergy & Environment. Energy and Environment, Biomass energy Alternative fuels, Single cylinder diesel engine, Storage stability of biodiesel, Life-cycle assessment

Department of English & Foreign Languages Applied Linguistics, Literature in English, ELT American Literature, Critical Theory, Fiction Studies American Literature, Cultural Studies, Modernist Poetics American Literature, Indian Writing in English Linguistics (Syntax, Psycholinguistics) Linguistics, Cognitive Semantics, Philosophy of Language. Critical Theory, Indian Writing in English Curriculum Development, Materials Production, Language Policy

Dr. M. M. Sarma, Professor Dr. B. K. Danta, Professor Dr. F. Danta, Professor Dr. P. K. Das, Professor Dr. M. Borbora, Professor Dr.G. K. Borah, Associate Professor Dr. S. Biswas, Associate Professor Dr.D. Mohapatra, Associate Professor 9. Department of Environmental Science

Dr. K. K. Baruah, Professor Dr. K. P. Sarma, Professor Dr. R. R. Hoque, Associate Professor Dr. A. K. Das, Associate Professor Dr. (Mrs.) A. Devi, Assistant Professor Dr. (Mrs.) N. Gogoi, Assistant Professor Dr. S. S. Bhattacharya, Assistant Professor Dr. M. Kumar, Assistant Professor 10.

Environmental Plant Physiology and Biochemistry Water Pollution & Remediation of Toxic substances Air pollution and Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Geomorphology, Regional Climate Plant Ecology and Biodiversity conservation Stress Physiology & Biochemistry Vermiculture, Plant Nutrition & Soil Fertility Management Hydro-geochemistry, Groundwater modeling, Contaminant transport, Heavy metal speciation; Isotope fingerprinting, Soil and water pollution

Department of Food Processing Technology Food Biochemistry & Food Quality, Fermented Foods Rice Science & Technology, Product Development & Food Quality. Process & Food Engineering, Fruits & Vegetable Processing and Machineries, Drying & Dehydration, Unit Operations in Food Engineering.

Dr. S. C. Deka, Professor Dr. C. L. Mahanta, Professor Dr. B. Srivastava, Associate Professor 11. Department of Hindi

Dr. A. K. Nath, Professor 12.

Medieval Poetry, Folkloristic, Comparative Literature

Department of Mass Communication and Journalism Journalism, Print Media, Development Communication, Radio / Community Radio, Community Media. Film and TV Studies, Ad-film Making, Advertising and PR, Media Research, Political Communication and International Communication.

Dr. A. Bora, Associate Professor Dr. C. S. H. N. Murthy, Associate professor




Name and Designation

Area of Specialization Research in Communication and Media Studies (Mediatization), Print, Film &Electronic, Development Communication, Communication/Cultural Studies. International Communication, North East India, Political & Cultural Communication Design/Optimization, specially Evolutionary Algorithms (such as GA, DE, and PSO) Thermal, Energy and Environment Engineering Mechanics of materials Discrete Distribution, Combinational Optimization, Genetic Algorithms, Numerical Analysis. Number Theory, Ramanujan’s Mathematics. General Topology, Fuzzy Sets and Applications. Functional Analysis, Operator Theory. Ordinary Graph Spectra, Inverse Eigen Value Problem Algebraic Number Theory, Iwasawa Theory Numerical Analysis, Finite Element Method Algebra;Fuzzy Set Theory Statistics(Non-parametric) Plant biotechnology, Microbial genetics, Petroleum biotechnology Biochemistry of venom toxins, Enzyme technology, Microbial biotechnology, Nanobiotechnology Plant biotechnology, Evolutionary genomics Molecular immunology and Immunogenetics Virulence functions bacteria, Molecular evolution Industrial Microbiology Radiation and cancer biology, Computational biophysics Molecular Toxicology Cardiovascular disease biology, Regulation of inflammatory gene expression, Microbial Biotechnology Protein organisation and its role in cellular function, Host pathogen interaction

Dr. Kh. Kabi, Assistant professor 13. Dr. D. Datta, Associate professor Dr. T. Kr. Gogoi, Associate professor Dr. A. Mallick, Associate professor 14. Dr. M. Borah, Professor Dr. N. Deka Baruah, Professor Dr. D. Hazarika, Professor Dr. (Mrs.) M. Hazarika, Associate Professor Dr. M. Nath, Associate Professor Dr. R. Barman, Associate Professor Dr. B. Deka, Associate Professor Dr. D. K. Basnet, Associate Professor Dr. S. Dutta, Associate Professor 15. Dr. B. K. Konwar, Professor (on Lien) Dr. A. K. Mukherjee, Professor Dr. A. K. Buragohain, Professor Dr. (Mrs.) S. Baruah, Associate Professor Dr. S. K. Ray, Associate Professor Dr. M. Mandal, Associate Professor Dr. A. Ramteke, Assistant Professor Dr. R. Doley, Assistant Professor Dr. R. Mukhopadhyay, Assistant Professor Dr. S. Saha, Assistant professor 16. Department of Physics

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Department of Mathematical Sciences

Department of Molecular Biology & Biotechnology

Dr. A. Choudhury, Professor Dr. A. Kumar, Professor Dr. J. K. Sarma, Professor & HoD Dr. N. S. Bhattacharyya, Associate Professor Dr. N. Das, Associate Professor Dr. P. Deb, Associate Professor Dr. G. A. Ahmed, Associate Professor Dr. D. Mohanta, Associate Professor Dr. P. K. Karmakar, Assistant Professor Dr. A. Pathak, Assistant Professor Dr. M. K. Das, Assistant Professor Dr. P. Nath, Assistant Professor 17. Department of Sociology

Condensed matter physics, Laser physics, Quantum electronics, Nanoscience Condensed matter physics, Solid state ionics Theoretical high energy physics, Particle physics Microwave Devices and EMI materials Plasma physics Nano science and Nano technology, Physics of materials Laser physics, Optoelectronics Condensed matter physics and Nanoscience Plasma physics, Astrophysics & Nonlinear dynamics Molecular Astrophysics of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs), Interstellar Dust (Cosmic Dust), UV Astronomy Theoretical High Energy Physics, Nuclear Physics Fibre optics sensor and instrumentation, Photonic crystal modelling, High bank gap semiconduction for materials

Dr. C. K. Sarma, Professor Prof. C. Bhat, Professor of Eminenece Dr. K. Kikhi, Associate Professor

Social Development, Nationalism.







Industrial Sociology, Social Movements, Diaspora Studies Urban Studies Research Methodology, Gender and Society, Sociology of Northeast India.





The University shall admit Ph. D. students under the following categories: a) Full Time: Students under this category shall work full time for the Ph. D. courses/ research. They may apply for fellowship/assistantship available from different funding agencies. b) Sponsored: Candidates may be sponsored by recognised R&D organisations, national institutions, other universities, government organizations or industries. They shall be admitted through the normal process, and they shall not be entitled to any fellowship/assistantship from the University. They shall work full time for the Ph. D. courses/research. c) Project Fellows: Students working on different research projects at Tezpur University may be admitted to the Ph. D. programme provided they satisfy the eligibility criteria, subject to the consent of the Principal Investigator of the project. d) Part Time: Candidates employed in academic institution /University (including Tezpur University)/ R&D organizations may be considered for admission into the Ph. D. programme of Tezpur University, following the normal admission procedure. They shall fulfill the stipulated requirements for Ph. D. admission. Eligibility for Admission Master's Degree in Humanities and Social Sciences / Management Sciences / Science / Engineering / Technology or Master’s degree in the allied subject with consistently good academic record and minimum of 55% marks or an equivalent CGPA in the Master's Degree / B. E. / B. Tech. with an aggregate of 80% marks or equivalent CGPA with valid GATE score. A fellowship in Chartered Accountancy / Company Secretary-ship from a recognized Indian or foreign institution with not less than 60% of marks or equivalent CGPA having a minimum of Bachelor's Degree. Relaxation in requisite qualifications for SC/ST candidates shall be followed as per Central Govt. rules. Admission Procedure 1. The application form for admission to Ph. D. programme in Form A & B attached to this prospectus duly filled in and completed in all respects must reach the Head of concerned Department on or before the last date specified for the purpose in Annexure–I. 2. Applications of the candidates of categories (b), (c) & (d) must be submitted through proper channel. 3. Sponsored candidates should submit the sponsorship certificate from his/her employer in proper format attached to this prospectus. 4. Employed Part time candidates shall have to submit a no objection certificate from their employer stating that the candidates shall be allowed to get themselves admitted to the Ph. D. programme at Tezpur University, if selected. Such candidates shall complete their course work by the end of third semester after obtaining necessary leave in the prescribed format from their employers. 5. Project fellows shall have to submit their application accompanied by a no objection certificate from the principal investigator in the prescribed format attached to this prospectus. 6. Students selected for admission to Ph. D. programme shall have to get admitted within stipulated date by paying all fees as given in Annexure–I.




Selection of candidates will strictly be done on merit on the basis of Entrance Test followed by personal interview. Canvassing in any form to obtain a seat will lead to disqualification of the candidate.

Requisite qualifications for admission into different disciplines of Ph. D. programmes
School Department
Chemical Sciences

M. Sc. in all branches of Chemical Science / Physics /Nano Science / Material Science / Biotechnology / Biochemistry / Bioinformatics / Environmental Science. M. E. / M. Tech. in allied subjects (Chemical Engineering / Polymer Technology / Material Sciences / Environmental Engineering, etc.; B.Tech. in Chemical Engineering / Polymer Technology / Material Sciences / Environmental Engineering, etc. with 80% marks in aggregate or equivalent grade. M. A. / M. Sc. degree in Mathematics / Statistics / Physics / Computational Seismology / Economics with requisite background in Mathematics. M. Sc in Biotechnology / Molecular Biology / Molecular Biology and Biotechnology / Biochemistry / Microbiology / Genetics / Plant Breeding / Agriculture Biotechnology / Life Sciences / Botany / Zoology / Applied Botany / Biophysics / Bioinformatics. M. Tech. in Biotechnology / Bioinformatics / Food Processing Technology / Biochemical Engineering / M. Pharma / M.V.Sc. / M.F.Sc. / M.D. / M.B.B.S. with 80% or equivalent GPA / M. Sc. in Nanoscience & Technology. M. Sc. in Physics / Electronics / Geophysics / Material Science / Applied Mathematics / Nano Science & Technology / Biotechnology / Environmental Science and Chemical Science. M. Phil. / M. Tech in Solid State Material / Materials Science / Electronics / Energy / Nanoscience and Technology / Biotechnology / Environmental Science and Chemical Sciences. B. Tech. in Engineering Physics with 80% marks in aggregate or equivalent CGPA. M. Sc. in Environmental Science / Botany / Applied Botany / Chemistry / Physics / Zoology / Earth Sciences / Life Sciences / Agro-Forestry M. Sc. (Agri) in Crop Physiology / Biochemistry / Horticulture / Agronomy / Soil Science / Meteorology M. Sc. in Agricultural Sciences. Masters degree in Engineering / Technology / Science. B. E. / B. Tech with 80% marks in aggregate or equivalent CGPA with a valid GATE Score. M. Tech. in Computer Science / I.T. / Electronics MCA M. Sc. in Computer Science / I.T. B. E. / B. Tech. with 80% marks in aggregate or equivalent CGPA with valid GATE score. M. E. / M. Tech. / M. Sc. Engg. / M. S. in Electronics / Communication / Electronics Design / Electrical / Instrumentation / Control / Microwave / Biomedical / Bioelectronics / Bio-Technology / Computer Science / Information Technology. M. Sc. in Electronics / Physics / Applied Mathematics. MCA with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics in Bachelor degree, MBBS with MD / MS degree. B. E. / B. Tech. with 80% marks in aggregate or equivalent CGPA with valid GATE score. 42

Mathematical Sciences


Molecular Biology & Biotechnology


Environmental Science

Civil Engineering Computer Science & Engineering


Electronics & Communication Engineering


Food Engineering and Technology


M. Sc. / M. Tech. / M. E. in Food Tech / Food Processing Technology / Food science and Technology / Food and Nutrition / Microbiology / Food Microbiology / Microbiology / Biochemistry / Chemistry / Biotechnology / Food Engineering/ Applied Microbiology/ Dairy engineering/ Food Biotechnology Engineering. M. E. / M. Tech. / M Sc. (Engg) in Mechanical Engg. or allied areas. B. E. / B. Tech with 80% marks in aggregate or equivalent CGPA with a valid GATE Score. M. Sc. / M. E. / M. Tech. degree in Energy Technology / Energy Management / Energy related Engineering & Technology / Physics / Chemistry / Agriculture / Allied subjects. M. A. in any of the disciplines in Humanities or Social Sciences with a uniformly good academic career. Candidates with UGC JRF, UGC NET or NE SET will be given preference M. A. in English (specialization may be in Literature, English Language Teaching or Linguistics) M. A. in Linguistics M. A. in Hindi M. A. in Mass Communication, Mass Communication & Journalism / Communication. Master of Mass Communication (MMC). Master of Journalism & Communication (MJMC). Master of Science in Communication (M. S. Communication). M. Sc. Communication. Master of Journalism. Post Graduation in Sociology / Cultural Studies / Anthropology (with specialization in Social Anthropology) / Economics / History / Political Science / Philosophy / Mass Communication / English / Law / Management / Social Work.

Mechanical Engineering


Cultural Studies

Humanities & Social Science

English & Foreign Language Hindi

Mass Communication & Journalism


Business Administration

M. B. A. M. Com. M. A. / M. Sc. in Economics M. A. in Psychology / Sociology / Social Work / Cultural Studies M. C. A M. T. M. / M. T. A. FCA / FCS / FICWA

Seats are reserved for SC/ST/ OBC (NCL), Kashmiri Migrant and Person with Disability (PWD) candidates as per central government rules. PWD candidates with at least 40% permanent disabilities will only be considered. Direct Admission: Candidates with B.Tech. degree of Tezpur University in Computer Science and Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering and Mechanical Engineering with an aggregate of at least 80% marks or equivalent CGPA in the relevant branch may apply for direct admission to Ph.D. degree. How to Apply Eligible candidates seeking admission into Ph. D. programme in Tezpur University are required to fill in Tezpur University (TU) application form. TU application form along with the prospectus can be obtained from (i) select branches of Punjab National Bank (please refer to ) by paying Rs. 260/- for SC/ST categories and Rs. 510/- for general categories or (ii) by sending a request to the Controller of Examinations, Tezpur University with a demand draft of Rs. 310/- for SC/

Management Sciences



ST category candidates and Rs. 560/- for general categories in favour of the Registrar, Tezpur University, payable at Tezpur, with a self addressed unstamped envelope of 36 x 25 cm., or (iii) downloading the forms from the website ( Downloaded application form should be accompanied with a draft (in favour of The Registrar, Tezpur University, payable at Tezpur) of Rs. 250/- for SC & ST category candidates and Rs. 500/- for other category candidates. Applications may be submitted online. Procedure for online submission of application fee can be found from the appropriate link given in the website. Filled in application should reach to the respective HoDs on or before 3rd December, 2012. It may be noted that Tezpur University is located outside the Tezpur town area; some private courier services may not deliver mails to the University in time. Applications received after the last date will not be considered under any circumstances. Please fill the form neatly using capital letters as far as possible. Before filling in the Form please read the instructions given below. Column 1 and 12 to 16: Column 4: Name in Full: Just tick the appropriate box. The name should be written in CAPITAL LETTERS in full and should conform to the name as given in the last Board / University examination. Candidates are to note that the name given in the form will appear in the grade sheets and certificates that will be issued to them by the University. Candidates are to give their personal telephone numbers and correspondence address. If any candidate has no personal telephone number, the candidate is advised to mention a telephone number at which he/she can be contacted. Candidate must tick if he/she belongs to General (Gen) / Scheduled Caste (SC) / Scheduled Tribes (ST) / OBC-Non Creamy Layer (OBCNCL). Also, if the candidate is Person With Disability (PWD) / Kashmiri Migrant (KM) or belongs to minority communities, this should be indicated accordingly. Give details of educational qualifications as specified in the table. Declaration should be signed by the candidate: Form received without candidate’s signature will be rejected. Ensure that the form is complete. Incomplete forms will not be entertained.

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1. SC / ST / OBC (NCL) / Person with Disability (PWD) certificate (if applicable). Recent (issued not
earlier than 6 months) Non-Creamy Layer certificate in prescribed format is a must in case of OBC candidate.

2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Sponsorship/ No Objection Certificate (if applicable). Bank Draft (if the form is downloaded) Acknowledgement cum admit card. A self addressed envelope with postal stamp of Rs. 5/- for sending the admit card. Attested copies of mark sheets and Pass certificate of all exams (HSLC onwards)

The selected candidates will have to produce all relevant documents in original at the time of admission. They also have to submit attested copies of all mark sheets and certificates at the time of admission.



The entrance examination and the personal interview will be held in the respective departments. No TA/DA will be paid to the candidates for appearing in the entrance examination and/or interview. The list of selected candidates for admission, including a waiting list, will be notified in the University Notice Board and on the University website. Admission The tentative schedule of Course Registration and Admission is given in Annexure I. Selected candidates get admitted to the concerned programme by paying all fees as per schedule. The candidate’s presence at the time of verification of testimonials etc., course registration and hostel admission is essential. The fee structure is given in annexure-II. Application for Hostel Accommodation Candidates who wish to apply for hostel accommodation will have to indicate in column 16 of the Admission Form and to apply in the prescribed form for hostel accommodation to be provided at the time of admission. Refund of Caution Deposit Refund of caution money shall be made to a student after his/her release from the University. The claim for refund of caution money shall not be entertained beyond a period of one year from the date of release of the student. The caution money shall not be refunded if a student leaves the programme without permission and/or does not join and attend any class after admission. Refund of caution money shall be made against application in prescribed form and production of Release Order.




IMPORTANT DATES Issue of prospectus (a) For PG Degree / Diploma / Certificate / B. Tech. programmes / Integrated M. Sc. (b) For Ph. D. programme (i) Spring Semester, 2013 (ii) Autumn Semester, 2013 Last date of submission of application (a) For PG Degree / Diploma / Certificate / B. Tech. programmes / Integrated M. Sc. (b) For Ph. D. Programme (i) Spring Semester, 2013 (ii) Autumn Semester, 2013 March 31, 2013 (Tentative) December 3, 2012 March 29, 2013 (Tentative) January 25, 2013 to March 25, 2013 (Tentative) November 9, 2012 to November 30, 2012 January 25, 2013 to March 25, 2013, (Tentative)

Schedule of written test and personal Interview for Ph. D. programme Spring Semester, 2013 Autumn Semester, 2013 Schedule of admission and course registration Spring Semester, 2013 Autumn Semester, 2013 January 17-18, 2013 July 29, 2013 (Tentative) December 20-21, 2012 June 16-17, 2013 (Tentative)




Particulars Mode Ph. D. Full Time Ph. D. (Part time Sponsored)

Admission Registration Enrolment

Once on admission Once on admission Per semester (w.e.f. 2nd semester onwards) Tuition Per semester Library Per semester Students’ activity Per semester Medical Per semester Convocation Once on admission Transport Per semester Identity card Once on admission Laboratory (including Computer usage) Per semester Caution deposit (Library & Laboratory) Once on admission Hostel Caution deposit Once on admission Provisional certificate Once on admission Examination Fee (Theoretical) Per semester Alumni Association Once on admission Hostel Admission/re-admission* Per semester in case of Hostel boarder Hostel Mess Advance Once on admission (in case of Hostel boarder) Infrastructure & amenity Per semester Fan, Electricity & water Charges Students’ Welfare Fund Development Fund Fee Consumable Charge** Per semester Per semester Per semester Per semester (Additional fee for the students of the Depts. of Chem. Scs., MBBT, Physics, Env. Sc and FET) Per semester (Students above 35 yrs. Of age are not covered in this scheme)



* Health Insurance




SC/ST students are exempted from paying hostel seat rent of Rs. 675/-

** Candidates admitted to the Ph. D. programme in the Departments of Chemical Sciences, MBBT, Physics, Environmental Science and Food Engg. & Tech. will be required to pay an additional fee of Rs. 2000/- per semester on account of consumables.




All enquiries about academic programmes and requisite qualification should be directed to Department concerned offices. Enquiries relating to receipt of applications, entrance examination centre and other matters relating to the entrance examinations should be directed to the Controller of Examinations at 03712-267114. The EPABX extension numbers of all the Departments and of the Controller of examinations are given below. Please dial (03712) 267007, 267008, 267009 and then the respective extension number.

Department/Office Extension number Business Administration 5000 Chemical Sciences 5050 Civil Engineering 5951 Computer Science 5100 & Engineering Controller of Examinations Cultural Studies Electronics & Communication Engineering Energy English & Foreign Languages Environmental Science Food Engineering & Technology Hindi Mass communication & Journalism Mathematical Sciences Mechanical Engineering Molecular Biology & Biotechnology Physics Sociology 3140 5150 5250 5300 5200 5600 5700 5751 5450 5500 5850 5400 5550 5800

Mobile number (HoDs) 9435081446 (03712)275051/50 9957189386 (03712)275101/00 (03712) 267114 9954449460 9954449462 9435508563 9954449463 9954449464 (03712)275703 9435185346 9864072390 9957191528 (03712)275850 9957184351 9954449470 9954449471

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