Mukta Biswas

Mukta Biswas

Professor

MA (Gauhati) MPhil (Gauhati) PhD (Gauhati)

Professor and former HOD, Department of Sanskrit, Gauhati University

Department of Sanskrit
Gauhati University, Guwahati, 781014
Email:- muktabiswasgu@gauhati.ac.in

Dr. (Mrs) Mukta Biswas is a senior professor in the Department of Sanskrit, Gauhati University, Assam. She joined Gauhati University as a Reader in 1999 and became professor in the same department in 2009. Dr.Biswas served as Head of the Department of Sanskrit from 2012-2015.

Address:                            Department of Sanskrit, Gauhati University, Guwahati - 781014

Contact Number:              +91 - 9435548615

Email Id:                            muktabiswasgu@yahoo.co.in

Specialization:                  Indian Philosophy

Areas of Interest:              Samkhya-Yoga Philosophy, Upanisadic and Puranic Literature

Academic Qualification

  • Passed H.S.L.C. Examination in First Division from Board of Secondary Education, Assam
  • Passed Two-year Pre-University Examination in First Division from North-Eastern Hill University
  • Passed B.A Examination ( With Honours in Sanskrit) in 1st Class from North-Eastern Hill University
  • Passed M.A Examination in Sanskrit standing 1st in 1st Class from Gauhati University
  • Passed M.Phil Examination in Sanskrit standing 1st position from Gauhati University
  • Obtained Ph.D Degree from the Gauhati University

 Medals / Awards

  • Received University Gold Medal for securing First Class First position in M.A Examination
  • Received Jogiraj Basu Memorial Gold Medal for securing highest aggregate marks in M.A. Examination amongst all special papers
  • Received Sarat Chandra Goswami Memorial Gold Medal for securing highest aggregate marks in Sanskrit and Assamese
  • Received complimentary award from the Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Fund, New Delhi in recognition of academic achievements
  • Received Dr. V. Raghavan award for best paper presented in the 42nd session of the All India Oriental Conference, Sampurnananda Sanskrit University, Varanasi
  • Received Jyotsnamoy Chatterjee prize in the 44th session of the All India Oriental Conference, Kurukshetra University

Teaching Experience - 36 years

Administrative Experience

  • Served as Head of the Department of Sanskri, Gauhati University for three years from 1.9.2012 to 1.9.2015
  • Served as the Warden of the Research Scholars’ Hostel (Girls), Gauhati University for 12 years

Experience in guiding research scholars - 20 years

  • No. of students guided for Ph.D degree: 7
  • No. of students guided for M.Phil degree : 6

Conference/Seminar Attended

  • No. of National & International Conference attended: 19
  • No. of National Seminar attended: 30

Publications

  • Research Papers: 43 (National) and 5 (International)
  • Books: 1 published and 3 books under publication
  • Journals Edited: 4
  • Popular Articles: 25

Chaired Conference/Seminar

  • Chaired one session in the World Sanskrit Conference at Bangkok
  • Chaired two sessions in International Conference at Benaras Hindu University, Varanasi
  • Chaired one session in International Conference at Delhi Sanskrit Academy, New Delhi
  • Chaired one academic session in the National seminar at Asiatic society, Kolkata
  • Acted as Chairperson in the National Seminar conducted by the Department of Sanskrit, Assam University, Silchar

Delivered Lectures on invitation

  • Invited Speaker and delivered lecture on invitation in the Department of Sanskrit, Jadavpur university, Kolkata
  • Invited Speaker and delivered lecture on invitation in the Department of Sanskrit,Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi
  • Invited Speaker and delivered lecture on invitation in the Assam University, Silchar
  • Invited Speaker and delivered lecture on invitation in the KK Handiqui State Open University, Assam
  • Engaged in popularising and propagating Sanskrit in Assam by way of holding Sanskrit Spoken Camps, Seminars and Public meetings in different parts of Assam.
  • Deliver talks in Sanskrit through All-India Radio station, Guwahati since 1992

Resource person in Workshop / Forum

  • Acted as a resource person in 15-day basic level workshop on Manuscriptology & Palaegraphy conducted by Department of Sanskrit, Gauhati University & National Mission for Manuscripts, New Delhi, 2010
  • Acted as a resource person in 30-day advanced level workshop on Manuscriptology & Palaegraphy conducted by Department of Sanskrit, Gauhati University & National Mission for Manuscripts, New Delhi, 2012
  • Acted as a resource person in 21-day basic level workshop on Manuscriptology & Palaegraphy conducted by the Department of Sanskrit, Pali & Prakrit, Visvabharati, Shantiniketan & National Mission for Manuscripts, New Delhi, 2017
  • Acted as a resource person in Research Forum of the Rabindra Bharati University from 2015-17

Resource Person in Refreshers’ Course

  • Acted as a resource person in Sanskrit in Gauhati University in 2003, 2005, 2012
  • Acted as a resource person in Philosophy in Gauhati University in 2004
  • Acted as a resource person in Sanskrit in Banaras Hindu University in 2006

 Member of Academic body / Committee

  • Member of the Executive Council, Cotton University,Guwahati
  • Member of the Executive Council, Kumar Bhaskar Barma Sanskrit and Ancient Studies University,Nalbari.
  • Member of the West Bengal College Service Commission, Kolkata
  • Member of the Governing Body of the Asom Sikshak Prasikshan Mahavidyalaya,Guwahati
  • Member of the Board of Studies in Sanskrit, Assam University, Silchar
  • Member of the Board of Studies in Sanskrit,Dibrugarh University,Dibrugarh
  • Member of the Academic Council, Gauhati Univerisity
  • Member of the Research Committee, Deptt of Sanskrit, Gauhati University
  • Member of the Academic Council of the Purvanchal Yoga Mahavidyalaya, Guwahati
  • Member of the Assam Research Society, Guwahati
  • Member of the Governing body of South-East Asia Ramayana Research Centre, Guwahati
  • Member of the Board of Studies in Sanskrit, Tripura University, Agartala
  • Former Member of the Executive Council, Gauhati Univeristy
  • Former Member of the Academic Council Vidya Bharati,Assam 

Community Service

  • Actively associated with an orphan home for the upliftment of the society as well as to spread education among the destitute children since 1999
  • Connected with other social organizations located in Guwahati for the welfare of the society

Recent Publications

Journals:

  • Reflections of the Puranic Elephantlore in the Hastividyarnava of Assam in the Surabharati vol.13., the annual journal of the Department of Sanskrit , Gauhati University, 2014.
  • Contemplation of Swami Vivekananda on woman in the perspective of Vedanta philosophy in Srotaswini, vol. –II, the research journal published by J.B.College Women Cell, J.B.College, Jorhat, December, 2015, ISSN: 2277-5277, Page no. 7-13
  • Published research article entitled Reflections of Vedic Thoughts on the Religious Practices of Tantric Sadhana in Assam on Vangmayam half yearly research journal of Sanskrit literature published by Trivenika Sanskrit Parisad, Allahabad, June, 2016, ISSN: 2278-0084
  • Published research article on Vagisvari,the research journal of the Department of Sanskrit, Assam University, Silchar, July , 2017

Chapters / Research Papers published in books:

  • Humanism in Buddhism with special reference to the concept of compassion in Priyansudarpanah Mirror of Indic Wisdom,published by Pratibha Prakasan, New Delhi,2013
  • Puranic information on Ethno-Botany and its social impact in Mukundamukurah Reflections of Indic Light :Prof. Mukunda Madhava Sharma commemoration volume ISBN :978-81-7702-331-2, Pratibha Prakashan, New Delhi, 2014
  • Yogic concept of liberation in the light of Vijnanabhiksu in Sanskriti Gauravam, Dr. Sukhamay Bhattacharya Felicitation volume on Sanskrit and Indian cultural Studies, Silchar Sungraphics, 2014
  • Ahimsa in the Vedic and allied Literature in Satyen Goswami Felicitation volume, Guwahati, 2014
  • Arms and Armours in Kautilya’s Arthasastra : Perspective of plant and animal origin in Apurvajyotih, Glimpses of Indic Light, Professor Apurba Chandra Barthakuria felicitation volume, published by Pratibha Prakasan, New Delhi, 2016
  • Published research article entitled Remembering Dr. Uma Chakravarty: A True Educationist in Contribution of Women to Sanskrit , Pali and Prakrit Literature, Prof. Hansaben Hindocha Felicitation volume published by Standard Publishers, New-Delhi, 2016, ISBN: 978-81-87471-95-0
  • Published research article entitled Value- Oriented Education in the Upanisads with special reference to Spiritual Values in Sahrṛdayabhāratī, Professor Dr. Sitanath Acharya Sastri Felicitation Volume published by Sanskrit Book Depot, Kolkata, June, 2016, ISBN: 978-81795-71-2
  • Managment of horse in Kaitilya’s Arthasastra and its relevance in the modern world in Sañcāriņī pulished by Sanskrit Uddipani Parishad, Department of Sanskrir, J.B.College, Jorhat, 2016-17, ISBN: 978-93-83230-36-5

Proceedings of Full Paper:

  • Linkage of Vedic lore with prevalent medicinal plants of Assam- A religious and cultural observation published in The North- East and the Vedic Lore, select proceedings of the National seminar, ISBN:978-81-924984-2-3, Deptt of Sanskrit, Gauhati University,2013
  • Value-based education and its impact on society in Human Values and Its Impact on Society, the proceedings of National Seminar published by the Department of Sanskrit, J.B. College, Jorhat, 2015