Research Profile of the College



Although North Lakhimpur College is not a recognized research centre, over the years the College is able to develop important infrastructure for providing research facilities to its faculty and students. In fact, a sophisticated “Plant Tissue Culture Laboratory” was established in the year 2008 as part of Post B.Sc. Diploma Course in Plant Tissue Culture and Micropropagation. The laboratory is well equipped with some costly instruments like BOD incubator, Laminar Air Flow Bench, UV-VIS spectrophotometer, Deep freezer etc. The College has also established a “Complete Weather Station Unit” along with some instruments like GPS, Anemometer, Dumpy level – 2, Prismatic Compass etc. As the area, where the College is situated, is rich in medicinal plants showing diverse bio-diversity, the College has set up an ethnobotanic garden with shade house. Moreover, some other departments like Zoology has also initiated in developing muga seeds by culturing muga silk worms in the College Sericulture garden. The college also has a well equipped state of the art Ethernet laboratory with IBM-X Server with open source OS server- Linux which is connected to broadband. The College library has separate reference / periodical section for ready reference. Each research guide and project investigator has been allowed to use their department laboratory. The College has also received grant from DST under FIST programme as well as from UGC under Basic Science Resarch Development scheme to renovate its existing infrastructure and other research facilities in science departments. The College has acquired sophisticated equipments like Bacteriological Chamber, Digital BOD incubators, Rotary Microtome, Deep freezer, Hot air oven, Distillation Unit, Laminar Flow, GPS, Soil and Water testing kit, Kjedahl distillation plant, shaking machine, UV-Vis spectrophotometer, Muffle Furnace, Anderson Bridge with head phone & oscillator, Craft’s trinocular research Microscope with 35mm SLR camera for microphotography, Fume Hood etc. through the DST and UGC funding. The aim of developing research through in house publications, internal research projects, seminars, symposia and workshops will be fulfilled through the CPE assistance in the next two years.

PhD Guideship:

  1. Dr. Biman Chetia, Department of Mathematics, recognised Ph.D. guide in Mathematics under Dibrugarh University.
  2. Dr. Chittrajan Borah, Department of Botany, recognised Ph.D. guide in Botany under Down Town University.
  3. Dr.Mowchumi Chetia, Department of Assamese, recognised Ph.D. guide in Assamese under Dibrugarh University.  
  4. Dr.Arabinda Rajkhowa, Department of Assamese, recognised Ph.D. guide in Assamese under Dibrugarh University.  

The following teachers are recognised as M.Phil Supervisor:

  1. Dr. Bhabajit Bhuyan, Department of Chemistry.
  2. Dr. Chitta Ranjan Borah, Department of Botany.
  3. Dr. Debajit Boruah, Department of Anthropology.
  4. Mr. Diganta Hatiboruah, Department of Political Science.
  5. Dr.Chuchengfa Gogoi, Department of Political Science.
  6. Dr.Arabinda Rajkhowa, Department of Assamese.
  7. Dr. Dhanaranjan Kalita, Department of Assamese.
  8. Dr.Hemanta Sarmah, Department of Assamese.
  9. Dr.Dhiraj Patar, Department of Assamese.



i) Composition: There will be a Research Council for monitoring all the research activities in the College. The Research Council is the apex body that administers the research programmes of the College. The Research Council has to take all strategic decisions, corrective actions, preparing, updating policies as per the UGC norms. Research Council is to be headed by the Principal. The Research Council will consist of the following members:

a) Principal – Chairperson.

b) The Controller of Examinations – Member.

c) The Member Secretary, Academic Council – Member.

d) The Coordinator, Internal Quality Assurance Cell – Member.

e) Three Associate Professors/Assistant Professor (with Phd Degree) - Members representing each Discipline to be nominated by the Principal.

f) Three (03) Professors/Associate Professors as - Invited Members - Representing each disciplines as Nominated by the Principal.

g) Chairpersons of DRCs.

h) Members Secretary.


ii) Term of Research Council: The term of all the members of the Research Council shall be for three years from the date of appointment. The Chairperson has the authority to appoint the council's invited members.


iii) Meetings: The research council should meet Quarterly.


iv) Functions of the Research Council: The Research Council will be primarily responsible for the following responsibilities:

a) It is responsible for receiving, scrutinising, and approving the Departmental Board of Study's recommendations on research programmes.

b) The Research Council shall advise, observe, and make recommendations on the operation of the Departmental Board of Study on research matters.

c) It shall review the Policy Matters/Regulations pertaining to Ph.D. and M.Sc. research.

d) It will look into ways to promote innovative research by students and faculty members, as well as develop policy initiatives to support it.

e) It will develop policy initiatives to promote more Industry-Academia research.

f) It will look into increasing Action Research by students and faculty members.

g) It will consider applications for Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) awards recommended by the Academic Coordinator.

h) The Chairperson shall examine the Reports of the Examiners of the Ph.D. Theses on behalf of the Research Council and advise the Controller of Examinations on the necessary action under report to the Research Council.

i) It shall receive annual Academic Report(s) from the Principal Investigator(s) of ongoing Research Project(s) in various departments, regardless of funding sources, via the Academic Coordinator.



Current Members of Research Council:

a) Dr.Biman Ch. Chetia, Chairman.

b) Dr.Chuchengfa Gogoi, Member Secratery.

c) Dr.Dudumoni Bhuyan, Member.

d) Dr. Jiten Dutta, Member.

e) Dr.Bhabajit Bhuyan, Member.

f) Dr.Raghab Parajuli, Member.

g) Dr.Swapnali Gogoi, Member.

h) Dr.Arabinda Rajkhowa, Member.

i) Dr.Budhadeb Basumatary, Member.