Ashok Kumar Bora

Ashok Kumar Bora


MSc (Gauhati) PhD (Gauhati)

Geomorphology, Fluvial Geomorphology, Hydrology, Remote Sensing, Environmental Geography, Quantitative Methods

Department of Geography
Gauhati University, Guwahati, 781014


  • M.Sc. (GU), Ph.D. (GU)
  • Trainnig in Remote Sensing


Teaching & Research Experience:

  • PG teaching: 28 years
  • Research experience: 25 years


Academic Postions held:

  • Professor & former Head, Department of Geography, Gauhati University
  • Co-ordinator of DRS SAP-III level


Administrative Positions held:

  • Former Executive Council Member, Gauhati University
  • Former Director, College Development Council, Gauhati University
  • Former Director, Institute of Distance and Open Learning,Gauhati University
  • Member of IQAC, Gauhati University



  •  Associated with different academic activities and programmes at University level


 Teaching Areas:

  • Geomorphology
  • Fluvial Geomorphology
  • Climatology
  • Remote Sensing
  • Research Methodology
  • Quantitative Techniques
  • Environmental Geography


 Research Areas:

  • Geomorphology
  • Fluvial Geomorphology and Hydrology
  • Disaster management
  • Health studies
  • Wetland studies
  • Resource studies
  • Landscape dynamics



               Candidate                                                     Area of research

  1. Dr. Lakhi Roy                                                   River hydrology                                 
  2. Dr. Sidhi Nath Sharma                                     Fluvial geomorphology
  3. Dr. Dhrubajyoti Sahariah                                  Wetland study
  4. Dr. Sujit Deka                                                   Wasteland study
  5. Dr. Enamul Haque                                            Hydrology and Fluvial hazards
  6. Dr. Pabitra Mahanta                                         Fluvio-geomorphic hazard study
  7. Dr. Mrinal Nath                                                 Dynamics of Foothill Landscape
  8. Dr. Bikul Barman                                              Floodplain Morphology
  9. Dr. Manash Jyoti Nath                                      Health Geography
  10. Dr. Nilutpal Kalita                                              River Geomorphology
  11. Dr. Purabi Hazarika                                          Channel Dynamics
  12. Dr. Dhruba Jyoti Rajbanshi                              Urban Geomorphology
  13. Dr. Arzufa Khanom                                           Charland Morphology      



  1. Mr. Krishna Das (UGC-BSR fellow)                                                                                    
  2. Miss Labnya Das (Rajiv Gandhi National scholarship fellow)         
  3. Miss Chinmoyee Borpujari       
  4. Miss Rashmi Sarkar (Rajiv Gandhi National scholarship fellow)    
  5. Miss Inku Devi (UGC-NET JRF)





  1. Mr. Dhruba Jyoti Sahariah
  2. Md. Khairul Islam
  3. Mr. Pabitra Mahanta
  4. Mrs. Maitreyee Brahma
  5. Miss Arjufa Khanom
  6. Miss Rashmi Sarkar



  1. Miss Inku Devi
  2. Miss Debashree Bora


  • 2013: Prioritizing Areas of Malaria Control using GIS in Sonitpur District, Assam, India,  Public Health, Philadelphia, PA 29203-2879, USA .
  • 2013: Depositional Activities of the Lower Bhogdoi River, Jorhat District, Assam, Journal of Indian Geomorphology, Vol.1, pp.83-90.
  •  2014: Floods, Associated Geo-Environmental Problems and Socio-Economic Development: A Case Study of   Assam, in Singh, R.S. (ed) Resource Use, Development and Environment: Interface and Implications, Y.S. Books International, New Delhi, pp.285- 298.
  • 2015: Assessment and Management of Flood Hazards in Noa-Mangaldoi River Basin of Assam, N. E. India, International Journal of Current research, Vol. 7, Issue 4.
  • 2015: Mapping and Assessment of Surface Water Resource in Dhemaji District of Assam using Remote Sensing and Geographic Information System, International Journal of Research in Management and Social Sciences, Vol. 3, Issue 1.
  • 2015: A Geographical Study on Land Use and Land Cover Changes in Nonoi Watershed, Assam, in  R. Deka (ed.) Environment and Civil Society-Issues, Problems,and Remedies, ISBN-978-81-929759-0-0.
  • 2016: Contributions of Prof. M. Taher to the Field of Physical Geography, in A.K.Bhagabati and P. Bhattacharya (ed), Professor Mohammed Taher: Life and Contributions, Professor M. Taher Memorial Committee and EBH Publishers, Guwahati, ISBN 9789383252923.
  • 2016: A GIS Based Assessment of Bank-Line Shift and Associated Erosion and Deposition in Jiadhal and Simen River of Dhemaji District, Assam, Asian Journal of Spatial Science, Vol. 3.
  • 2016: ‘Channel Shifting Pattern and Charland Morphology in the Lower Brahmaputra Reach in Assam’, Asian Journal of Spatial Science, ISSN 23477636, Vol.4, Centre for Geographical studies, Dibrugarh University, Assam.
  • 2016: Charland Morphology and Environment in the Lower Brahmaputra Reach in Assam; Indian Journal of Landscape Systems and Ecological Studies, Kolkata, Vol. 39, No. 2, pp. 31-36.
  • 2016: Forests in Rural Landscape of Nonoi Watershed and their Utilisation Pattern. A Comparative Study in Ahutali Karbigaon, Silfata and Langkoi Villages of Assam; Indian Journal of Landscape Systems and Ecological Studies, Kolkata, Vol. 39, No. 2, pp. 53-60 .
  • 2016: A study of Low – Flow Hydrology of  Noa Nadi, Assam,  Asian Journal of Spatial Science, ISSN 23477636, Vol.4, Centre for Geographical studies, Dibrugarh University, Assam.
  • 2016: Spatial Patterns of Backwardness in Assam, North Eastern Geographer (ISSN 0973-0915), Vol. 38, No. 1 & 2, 2014-15, pp. 18-34.
  • 2016: A GIS – Based Model For Flood Relief Camp Site Selection in Dhemaji District, Assam, Indian Cartographer,  Vol.35, 2016 .
  • 2017: Climate Change : Issues and Concern in Hazarika, M. and Barthakur  G. edited book on ‘Challenges of Climate Change in India with reference to N.E. India’, pp 18-26 (ISBN – 9789382931), P.G. Department of Geography, J. B. College, Jorhat, Assam.
  • 2017: Geophysical changes of wetland resources and their management in Nonoi watershed   Assam, Transactions ; Jr. of Institute of Indian Geographers, Vol.39, No.2, pp-223-236.
  • 2017: Water resources: Its potential and utilization in rural landscape of Nonoi watershed, Assam, Jr. of N-E India Council for Social Science Research, NEICSSR, Shillong, Vol. 41.1/41.2, ISSN No. 0970-7913, pp.41-43.
  • 2017: Impact of Landuse/Landcover changes in Guwahati city, Assam India, International Journal of Innovative Research in Technology Vol. 4, Issue.4, ISSN : 2349-6002.
  • 2017: Geo-environmental problems in Guwahati city, Assam India, The Public: Problems and Solutions, Vol.6 (2), PP.56-61.