Prof. Nirode Boruah

Prof. Nirode Boruah
Prof. Nirode Boruah
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Education:

  1. Bachelor’s Degree:
  2. Master’s Degree: M.A. (Dibrugarh University)
  3. Ph.D.: Ph.D (GU)

Professional Experience:

  • Assistant Professor in Sibsagar College, Joysagar from 1989-91.
  • Assistant Professor in R.G. Baruah College, Guwahati from 1991-2005.
  • Associate Professor in Dibrugarh University from 2008 to 2012.
  • Professor in Dibrugarh University from 2012 till date.

Areas of Interest/ Specialization:

  • History of Ancient & Medieval Assam, Socio-Political History North-East India, Art & Archaeology, Ethno-History

Research Project Submitted

  1. Historical Geography of Early Assam, from the Inscriptions, UGC sponsored under MRP scheme.
  2. On Going Project: Compilation of  ‘Moran Jatir Buranjee’, State Government Sponsored (Rs. 27 lakhs)

Research Experience: 14yrs. (excluding the research period for Ph.D. Degree)

Research Experience (as Supervisor)

  1. Ph.D.: 13 (5 Awarded, 2 Submitted)
  2. M.Phil.: 7 (awarded),
  3. Teaching Experience: 25yrs.
  4. Administrative Experience: 4yrs

Academic Activities Related to Distance Education

  1. No. of Workshop/Induction Programme on Distance Education attended as Resource Person : 6
  2. No. of Workshop on Distance Education attended as Participant:

                                                                                              : 2 (at IGNOU, New Delhi)
                                                                                              : 1 (Shillong Reional Centre, IGNOU)
                                                                                              : 1 (Tripura University, DDE, Agartala Reional Centre, IGNOU)
                                                                                              : 1 (DDE, Dibrugarh University)

Workshops  Attended:
As Resource Person :

  1. DEC Sponsored Workshop on Counseling and Evaluation in Distance Learning held in the   DDE, Dibrugarh University.
  2. DEC Sponsored Workshop on Pre and Post-Admission Counseling in Distance Learning held in the DDE, Dibrugarh University.
  3. INDUCTION PROGRAMME, DDE, Dibrugarh University
  4. DEC Sponsored 3 days Workshop on Self-Learning Materials in Distance Learning held in the DDE, Dibrugarh University.
  5. DEC Sponsored 1day Orientation Programme on Open and Distance Learning held in the DDE, Dibrugarh University.
  6. Workshop on Development of Self Instructional Package in Social Science (History) for Upper Primary Teachers Based on NCF 2005 and NCERT text Books for KVS, NVS and CBSC affiliated Schools of North-East Region, NERIE (NCERT) Shillong
  7. Workshop on Development of Self Instructional Package in History for Senior Secondary Teachers of North East Region to Handle New Text Books developed by NCERT, NERIE (NCERT) Shillong

As Participants:

  1. ‘National Workshop on Development of Self-Learning Materials for Distance and Online Learning’, from August 28- September 2, 2006, STRIDE, IGNOU, New Delhi.
  2. ‘National Workshop on Training of Academic Counsellors for ODL System’, from May 12 to 26, 2007, STRIDE IGNOU, New Delhi.
  3. ‘Researching Distance and Online Learning’, from September 17 to 19, 2007, at IGNOU Regional Centre, Shillong, Organized by STRIDE in collaboration with EDUNEP Unit, IGNOU.
  4. Workshop on SIM Format Editing and Academic Counselling, held in Dibrugarh Univerasity from February 12 to 14, 2007.
  5. Workshop on Open and Distance Learning (ODL) in North East India: Issues and Challenges, from January 18 to 19, 2008, DDE, Tripura University and IGNOU Regional Centre, Agartala.
  6. Roundtable-Cum-Workshop on the Challenges of Open and Distance Learning (ODL) in the North East Region (NER), Directorate of Distance Education, Tripura University, Sponsored by Distance Education Council (DEC), New Delhi, May, 2010

DESIGNING OF COURSE AND CURRICULA
One of the members of the Body prepared the design of courses and curricula of :

  1. MA in History, DDE, Dibrugarh University
  2. BA in History, Dibrugarh University
  3. MA in History, Dibrugarh University
  4. M.Phil in History, Dibrugarh University

Administrative Assignments:

  • Director of Distance Education, Dibrugarh University 2011-15
  • Director i/c of Educational Multimedia Research Centre from 2012-2015

Ph.D Scholars:

 

Sl. No.

Name

Topic

Status

1.

Nirmal Jyoti Konwar

History and Management of the Temples of Upper Assam. (from the 16th to the 20th century A.D.)

Awarded

2.

Lakhinanadan Bora

Tools, Technology and the Labour Process : Understanding Social Formation in Pre-Colonial Assam

Submitted

3.

Rashmi Rekha Bhuyan

Understanding the Kalika Purana in Historical Perspective: A Study in Society, Religion and Culture of Early Assam

Awarded

4.

Pranjal Borah

A Paradigm of Change and Continuity : A Socio Historical Critique of Woman Protagonists in Contemporary Hindi and Assamese Cinema

Submitted

5

Sonaram Kalita

Polity and Society in Medieval Assam:(From the 13th to the 16th century AD)

 Awarded

6

Manash Mazumdar

Social Formation in Early Assam ( From the Earlieast Times to the 13th Century AD)

 Awarded

7

Vidyananda Barkakaty

A Study of the School Dropout in the Secondary Level of Education among the Tea Garden Labourers of Sivasagar and Jorhat Districts of Assam (1980 to 2000)

 Awarded

8

Swapna Kakati

Archaeology of Northern Bank of Upper Brahmaputra Valley: A Study of Monuments, Sites and Ancient Remains

Ongoing

9

Jyotimonjuri Kalita

Social History of Clothing in Assam

Ongoing

10

Rubul Khatoniar

Vaishnava Monasteries in Assam: Bengenaati Satra in Historical Perspective (1673-2000)

Ongoing

11

Probha Rani Das

Change and Continuity of Society and Culture of the Kaivartas of Assam in the Post Colonial Period: Special Reference to the Kaivartas of Sivasagar District

Ongoing

12

Juri Saikia

Vaishnavism among the Sonowal Kacharis of Assam

Ongoing

13

Debasis Gogoi

Photographs as Narratives in the Socio-Political History of Assam: 1874AD to 1985

Ongoing

 

M. Phil Awarded:

Sl. No.

Name

Topic

1.

Probha Rani Das

The Kaivartas of Sivasagar District, A Study of Their Social and Cultural Life

2.

Manab Jyoti Neog Buddhism in Assam: Its Impact on Society and Culture of the Brahmaputra Valley till 16th Century AD

3.

Nirmal Jyoti Konwar Temple Management During the Ahom Period with Special reference to the Golaghat and Sivasagar Districts

4.

Jahnabi Bardoloi Socio-Religious Beliefs and Changes in Ancient Assam (from the 4th to the 12th Century AD)

5

Lakhinandan Bora Vaisnavism in Pre-Sankaradeva Assam: Its Forms and Practices

Publications

Publications and Other Academic Activities:

Book:

  1. Early Assam, State Formation, Political Centres, Cultural Zones, Spectrum Publication, Delhi, Guwahati, 2007
  2. Historical Geography of Early Assam, DVS Publication, Guwahati, 2010
  3. Vocationalisation of Highier Education, A collection of Articles,(edited), Guwahati, 2003
  4. Asomar Itihas, Co-Author, (A text book for Degree Level Students of Gauhati & Dibrugarh University,) K.M. Publishing, Guwahati, 2004, 2nd edition, 2007
  5. Prachin Bharatar Itihas, Co-Author, (A text book for Degree Level Students of Gauhati & Dibrugarh University,) K.M. Publishing, Guwahati, 2005

Research Paper Published:

  1. ‘Hatappesvara – The Capital City of Ancient Assam’, Journal of Historical Research, Vol. X, 2000, Dibrugarh University
  2. ‘In Search of New States in Early Assam’, Proceedings of North East India History Association, 20th Session, Dibrugarh University
  3. ‘Karnasuvarna – The Jayaskandhavara of Bhaskaravarman’, Journal of Historical Research, Vol. XI, 2001, Dibrugarh University
  4. ‘Barpathar-Dubarani, A cultural Zone of Ancient Assam’, Proceedings of North East India History Association, 22nd Session, Tezpur
  5. ‘The Kingdom of Doiyang-Dhansiri Valley of Assam’, Proceedings of Indian History Congress, Calcutta Session, 2000-01,
  6. ‘The Kingdom of Kapili Valley of Assam’, Proceedings of Indian History Congress, Bhupal Session, 2001-02,
  7. ‘Kamarupanagara – The Capital City of Early Assam’, Proceedings of Indian History Congress, Amritsar Session, 2002-03,
  8. ‘Sri Durjaya – The Capital City of Ancient Assam’, Journal of Historical Research, Vol. XIV, 2004, Dibrugarh University
  9. ‘Sunitapura, A cultural Zone of Early Assam’, Proceedings of North East India History Association, 24th Session, Gauhati University
  10. ‘Pragjyotisapura – The Capital City of Early Assam’, Proceedings of Indian History Congress, 64th Session, Mysore, 2003,
  11. ‘Goalpara, A cultural Zone of Early Assam’, Brahmaputra Becons, Souvenir, 2nd International Conference on Brahmaputra Civilization, Goalpara, 2005
  12. ‘Nagaon-Davaka, A cultural Zone of Early Assam’, Proceedings of North East India History Association, 25th Session, NEHU, Shillong
  13. ‘Pragjyotisapura – A cultural Zone of Early Assam’, Proceedings of Indian History Congress, Berailly Session, 2004,
  14. Prachin Rajdhani Durjoynagar aru Guwahati, Pragjyoti, Souvenir, 52nd Annual Conference, Assam College Teachers’ Association, Guwahati, 2004
  15. ‘Cultural Variations and Social Formation of Early Assam’, Proceedings of North East India History Association, Kokrajhar Session, Gauhati University, 2005
  16. ‘Historical-Geography of Early Assam as Reflected in the Land Grant Inscriptions’, Journal of Historical Research, Vol. XV, 2006, Dibrugarh University
  17. ‘Urbanization in Early Assam: A Study in Theoretical Aspects’, Proceedings of Indian History Congress, Calicut Session, 2006-07,
  18. ‘Historical Geography of Early Assam ― Some Methodological Issues’, Proceedings of North East India History Association, XXVIII Session, Goalpara, 2007.
  19. ‘Early-State Formation in the Brahmaputra Valley of Assam’, Journal of Political and Socio-economic Research, Vol. 1 Jan-June 2008, Department of Political Science, Tripura University, Tripura
  20. ‘Rivers and Riverine Settlements: Interface of Environment and Emerging Agrarian Society in Early Assam’, Proceedings of Indian History Congress, Delhi University, Delhi, 2007
  21. Historical Geography of Early India: A Historiographical Survey, Journal of Historical Research, Vol. XIX, 2009, Dibrugarh University
  22. The Geography of Pragjyotisha-Kamarupa: A Study in Historiography, Proceedings of North East India History Association, XXIX Session, Dibrugarh University, 2008.
  23. ‘Sanskritization and Detribalization in Early Assam: Some Geographical Aspects’, 69th Session of Indian History Congress, Kannur University, Kerala
  24. ‘Ksatriyaization’, Various Modes of Legitimation and Social Change in Early Assam, NEHU Journal, 2010,  ISSN 0972-8406
  25. The Geographical Movements, Power Centres and the States: Understanding the Political mapping of the Ruling Dynasties of Ancient Assam, Proceedings of Indian History Congress, 71st Session, Malda, West Bengal, 2010-11
  26. ‘Early-State Formation in the Kapili Valley of Assam’, National Seminar on State Formation, Dept. of History, NEHU, Shillong

Paper Accepted for Publication:

  1. Mapping the Trajectory of Religious Beliefs in Early Assam, National Seminar on Religious Beliefs in the Northeast India: Structure and Institutions, Sponsored by MAKAI, Kolkata, Dept. of History, Dibrugarh University.
  2. ‘Sanskritic Bhinnata aru Prachin Asomar Barerahania Sanskritiloi yar Avadan’, National Seminar on Cultural Heritage of Ethnic Groups of North East India, Dept. of Assamese, Dibrugarh University, 2008
  3. Mapping the Early Settlements of Assam, International Seminar on River, Society and Sustainable Development, Dibrugarh University, Assam
  4. Gandhian Perspective on Communalism and Approach to Communal Harmony in India, 9th Annual International Conference on History: from Ancient to Modern, From 1–4 August 2011, Athens Institute for Education and Research, Athens, Greece 

Articles in Assamese:

  1. ‘Rajahua Jivanat Prachin Bharatiya Narir Bhumika, Gariyasi’, June, 2000
  2. ‘Prachin Asomat Natun Rajyar Sandhan’, Gariyasi, January, 2001
  3. Hatappesvara, Prachin Asomar Rajdhani, Gariyasi, November, 2001
  4. ‘Pragjyotisapura, Prachin Asomar Rajdhani’, Souvenir, Siver Jubilee Celebration, R.G. Baruah College, Guwahati, 2004.
  5. ‘Prachin Asomat Nagarayan’, Bhasa Sahitya Sanskriti Veethika, ed. Dr. Lakhi Hazarika, Ank-Bank, Guwahati, 2011, ISBN: 978-9380454412
  6. ‘Itihaser Padachinhe Sivasagar’, Desher Khabar, Guwahati, November, 2008

Seminars and Conferences Attended with Papers:

International:

  1. 9th Annual International Conference on History: from Ancient to Modern, From 1–4 August 2011, Athens Institute for Education and Research, Athens, Greece

National:

  1. Annual Conference of North East India History Association, 20th Session, Dibrugarh University
  2. Annual Conference of North East India History Association, 22nd Session, Tezpur
  3. Annual Conference of Indian History Congress, Calcutta Session, 2000-01
  4. Annual Conference of Indian History Congress, Bhupal Session, 2001-02
  5. Annual Conference of Indian History Congress, Amritsar Session, 2002-03
  6. Annual Conference of Indian History Congress, 64th Session, Mysore, 2003
  7. Annual Conference of East India History Association, 24th Session, Gauhati University
  8. Annual Conference of North East India History Association, 25th Session, NEHU, Shillong
  9. Annual Conference of Indian History Congress, Berailly Session, 2004
  10. National Seminar on State Formation, Dept. of History, NEHU, Shillong
  11. Annual Conference of North East India History Association, Kokrajhar Campus, Gauhati University, 2005
  12. Annual Conference of Indian History Congress, Visva Bharati, Santiniketan, West-Bengal, 2005
  13. Seminar organized by Sri Sri Aniruddhadeva Chair, Dept. of History, Dibrugarh University
  14. UGC Sponsored Seminar, R.G. Baruah College, Guwahati
  15. Annual Conference of Indian History Congress, Farook College, Calicut, Kerala, 2006-7
  16. Annual Conference of Indian History Congress, Delhi University, Delhi, 2007-8
  17. Annual Conference of North East India History Association, Goalpara Session, Goalpara College, 2007.
  18. National Seminar on Cultural Heritage of Ethnic Groups of North East India, Dept. of Assamese, Dibrugarh University, 22nd- 23rd February, 2008
  19. Annual Conference of North East India History Association, 29th Session, Dibrugarh University, 2008
  20. Annual Conference of Indian History Congress, Kannur University, Kerala, 2008-09
  21. Annual Conference of North East India History Association, 30th Session, Nagaon, 2009
  22. Annual Conference of Indian History Congress, 71st Session, Malda, West Bengal, 2010-11

Self Learning Materials (SLM) for PG Level: 5 Blocks (Submitted to the DDE, Dibrugarh University)

  1. Course : His 101 : Political History of Assam (from the Earliest Times to 1857) : (Block I)
  2. Course : His 102 : Social, Cultural and Economic History of Assam (from the Earliest Times to 1857) : (Block I & II)
  3. Course : His 103 : Political Structures in India till 1526) : (Block II & III)

 

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