Nityananda Deka

Nityananda Deka

Assistant Professor

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

Fluvial Geomorphology, Agro-ecosystem and Rural Development Studies

Department of Geography
Gauhati University, Guwahati, 781014
Email:- nityananda@gauhati.ac.in

1.  P.G. in Geography  with specialization in fluvial geomorphology from GU in 2002.

2. M.Phil in 2005 from GU. Topic: Fluvio-geomorphic Characteristics of the Char-chaporis of Baghbor and it's Adjoining Areas in Barpeta District, Assam. Supervisor- Prof. R. Barman

3. Ph. D. in 2013 from GU (under a collaborative research programme between the Department of Geography, GU and CSEAS, Kyoto University, Japan). Topic: Agroecosystems in the Brahmaputra Valley, Assam: Dynamics and Sustainability. Supervisor- Prof. A.K. Bhagabati.

 1. Fluvial geomorphology, Rural development, Social geography (special paper).

2. Geomorphology, Climatology, Environmental geography, human geography, North East India, Myanmar.

 

 1. Fluvial Geomorphology

 2. Rural Hydrology

 3. Agroecosystem

 4. Rural Landscape,ecology and livelihood,

5. Periodic market

 PUBLICATIONS:

International Journal

1. Deka N. and Bhagabati, A.K. (2017): Dynamics of Agroecosystems in the Brahmaputra Valley, Assam, (India), Journal of Agroforestry and Environment, Vol. 11, Agroforestry Society of Bangladesh, ISSN. 1995-6983, Pp.61-66.

2.   Deka, N., Bhagabati, A.K. and Ando, K. (2011): Land Tenure Systems in a Floodplain Village of Assam, India, Research for Tropical Agriculture, Vol. 4, Extra issue 1, 2011, Japanese Society of Tropical Agriculture, ISSN. 1882-8434. 

3.   Deka, N., Bhagabati, A.K. and Ando, K. (2011): Floral Resources in a Village Environment of the Brahmaputra Valley, Assam: Inventory, Use and Conservation, Journal of Agroforestry and Environment, Vol. 5, 2011, Agroforestry Society of Bangladesh, ISSN. 1995-6983, Pp.75-82.

4.    Miyamato, S., Ando, K.,Deka, N., Bhagabati, A.K. and Riba, T.(2011): Historical Land Development in Central and Eastern Himalaya, Journal of Agroforestry and Environment, Vol. 5, 2011, Agroforestry Society of Bangladesh, ISSN. 1995-6983, Pp.37-40. 

5.  Deka, N. and Bhagabati, A.K. (2010): Farming Practice in a Floodplain Village of Assam: Continuity and Change, Indonesian Journal of Geography, Vol. 42, No.1, The Indonesian Geographers Association, Pp.13-36. ISSN. 0024-9521.

6.   Deka, N., Bhagabati, A.K. and Ando, K. (2010): Rural Land Use in the Brahmaputra Floodplain Environment, Assam: The Case of Muktapur Village, Contemporary India, Vol.1, NIHU Programme Contemporary India Area Studies (INDAS), Japan, Pp. 177-193. ISSN. 2185-9833.

7.   Deka, N., Bhagabati, A.K. and Ando, K. (2009):Recent Changes in Cropping Technology in the Floodplain of the Brahmaputra valley: A Case in Muktapur Village, Kamrup District, Assam, Research for Tropical Agriculture, Japanese Society for Tropical Agriculture,  Vol. 2, ISSN. 1882-8434.

8.      Ando, K. and Deka, N. (2007): Survey Note on Agricultural Tools in Assam and Manipur States, India, Japanese Journal of Tropical Agriculture, Japanese Society of Tropical Agriculture, Vol.51, Pp.39-40, ISSN. 0021-5260.

  National / Regional Journal

9.  Deka, N. and Bhagabati, A.K. (2015): Wetlands in the Village Environment: A Case from Brahmaputra Floodplain, Assam, Transactions, Institutions of Indian Geographers,Vol.37, Pp.35-45.

10.  Deka N. and Bhagabati, A.K. (2015):Rice Farming in the Brahmaputra Valley, Assam: Some Agroecological Observation, Geographical Review of India, Vol.77, No.1, Pp.55-67.

11.  Deka N. and Bhagabati, A.K. (2013): Land Use Pattern in the Agro-Climatic Context of the Brahmaputra Valley, Assam, North Eastern Geographers, Vol.37, Pp.69-78.

12. Deka, N. and Bhagabati, A.K (2009): Periodic Markets in an Agricultural Environment: A Case from Brahmaputra Floodplain, Assam, Geographical Review of India, Vol. 71, No. 4, 2009, pp. 412-425. ISSN. 0375-6386.

13. Deka, N. and Bhagabati, A.K (2010): Periodic Market Systems in the Rural Areas of the Brahmaputra Valley, Assam: The Case of Muktapur Hat, North Eastern Geographer, Vol.36, No.1&2, ISSN. 0973-0915.

14.    Deka, N. and Bhagabati, A.K (2010): Role of Periodic Markets on Agricultural Resources Mobilization and Sustainable Rural Livelihood in the Brahmaputra Valley, Assam: The Case of Kaskata Bazar of Kamrup (Rural) District, Journal of GURSA, Vol. IV, Pp.26-36.

15. Deka, N. (2006): Dynamism of the Brahmaputra River, Journal of GURSA, Vol. III, Pp.14-16. 

16.  Deka, N. (2005): Chars of Baghbor and its Adjoining Area in the Brahmaputra River, Assam: A Study of Environmental Challenge and Human habitation, Journal of GURSA, Vol. II, Pp.54-60.

 

In Proceedings of International / National Seminar/ Workshop

 

17.   Saha, S. and Deka, N.(2017): Diversity and Dynamics of Rural Landscapes in the Brahmaputra Floodplain, Assam, Natural Resource Management for Sustainable Development and Rural Livelihood, Vol.3, Today and Tomorrow’s Publisher, New Delhi.

18.  Deka, N., Bhagabati, A.K., Usami, K. and Ando, K. (2011): Structure and Functions of a River Bank Periodic Market, Darrang District of Assam, India, Integrated Study on Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development towards Research and Education, Yezin Agricultural University, Myanmar, ISBN. 978-4-9016689-0-3, Pp.112-123.

19.  Deka,N. Asada, H. and Bhagabati, A.K.(2010): Landholding Structure and Rural Land use in the Brahmaputra Floodplain: A Comparative Study in two Villages in Upper and Lower Assam, Land Use, Biodiversity and Climate Change, E-Proceeding of International Geographical Union (IGU) commission seminar organized by Department of Geography, Cotton college, Guwahati, Assam, India.  

20.  Deka, N. and Barman, R. (2009): Braiding Pattern and Bankline Shifting in the Charland Areas of the Brahmaputra river: A Case study of Bhagbor Area in Barpeta District, Assam, Changing Face of Geography and Challenges Ahead, Proceedings of a UGC & NEC sponsored National Seminar organized by Dept. of Geography, Cotton College, Guwahati, Pp. 27-35. 

21.  Deka, N. and Bhagabati, A.K.(2009): Role of Periodic Markets on Agricultural Resource Mobilization in the Brahmaputra Valley, Assam : The Case of Muktapur Bazar of Kamrup (Rural) District, Strategy For Resource Functioning of the India’s North-East : A Geographical Perspective, Proceedings of National Seminar, 22nd Biennial Conference of NE India Geographical Society, organized by Dept. of Geography, NN Saikia College, Titabar, Pp. 184- 189.

22.  Deka, N., Usami, K. and Bhagabati, A.K. (2008): Structure and Function of Periodic Markets in the Floodplain Agro-ecosystem of Rural Kamrup, Assam-The case of Kaskata hat, Agricultural Ecosystem and Sustainable Development in Brahmaputra Basin, Assam, Short papers and Abstracts, International Workshop organized by Department of Geography, G.U. in collaboration with Centre for South-East Asian Studies, Kyoto University, Japan, , Pp. 47-55.

23. Ando, K., Deka, N. and Bhagabati, A.K (2008): Villager-Subjective Development in Brahmaputra Floodplain Agro-ecosystems, Agricultural Ecosystem and Sustainable Development in Brahmaputra Basin, Assam, Short papers and Abstracts, International Workshop organized by Department of Geography, G.U. in collaboration with Centre for South-East Asian Studies, Kyoto University, Japan, Pp. 13-18.

24.    Usami, K. and Deka, N. (2008): Livelihoods in Muktapur Village, Assam-Task Ahead towards Sustainable Rural Development, Agricultural Ecosystem and Sustainable Development in Brahmaputra Basin, Assam, Short papers and Abstracts, International Workshop organized by Department of Geography, G.U. in collaboration with Centre for South-East Asian Studies, Kyoto University, Japan, Pp. 67-71.

Book & book chapters

25.  Deka, N. and Bhagabati, A.K.(2017): Natural Resources in a Village Environment of the Brahmaputra Floodplain, in Thakur, B, et al. (ed) Regional Development-Theory and Practice, Vol.3, Concept publishing Co.Pvt.Ltd, Pp.356-380.

26.  Bhagabati, A.K. and Deka, N. (2016) Muktapur Gaon- Paramparagata Krishi aru Sanslista Lokasanskriti, Published by the Dept. of Geography, GU and CSEAS, Kyoto University, Japan. (Book)

27. Deka, N. (2016): Importance of Studying Geography in the Present Day Context, in Sarma, P. (ed) Insight, Purbayon Publication, Pp.158-162.

28.   Deka, N. and Bhagabati, A.K. (2016): Regional Geography of North-East India as Referred in the Works of Professor Taher” in A.K.Bhagabati and P. Bhattacharya (ed), Professor Mohammed Taher: Life and Contributions, Dept. of Geography, Gauhati University.

29.  Deka, N. and Bhagabati, A.K.(2015): Asomar Krishi, in Jana, J. and Laskar, M. (ed) Adhunik Asom, Vol.1, published by Nowgong Girls’ College, Nagaon.

30.  Deka, N. and Ahmed, M. (ed) (2014): Adhyapak Tazuddin Ahmed:Jiwanatkoiu Bisal Jar Sikshakata, GDAA, Pub-Kamrup College, Baihata Chariali. (Book)

31.   Deka, N. (ed) (2011): Patidarrangar Mahiruh: Santopal Das, Pub.by editorial board, SDFCC, Patidarrang,  (Book)

Popular Article/ Short Story

1.    Deka, N. (2016): Krishir Unnayan: Paribartan aru Pratyahban, Amar Bigyan, 24th State Level Children’s Science Congress, Pp.41-43.

2.    Deka, N. (2016): Asomar Gramya Bebesthar Bibartan, Paribartan aru Pratyahban, Souvenir, Dimond  Jubilee Celebration of Muktapur M.V. School, Pp.22-24.

3.    Deka, N. and Bhagabati, AK. (2009): Asomar Grammya Bebastha aru Gramonnayan: Kichu Prashangik Katha, Samay.

4.   Deka, N. (2002): Mor Patidarrang Vidyapith: Kichu Anubhab, Kichu Nastaljia, Golden Jubilee Souvenir of Patidarrang Vidyapith Highschool, Golden Jubilee Celebration Committee, PVHS.

5.   Deka, N. (2001): Stained Earth, Geographical Horizon, P.G.S. Geographical Forum, Dept. of Geography, G.U., Vol IX, Pp 27-28.

6.   Deka, N. (1998): Pratyasha, (an Assamese short story), Pub-Kamrup College Magazine, Vol. 24.

7.     Deka, N. (1997): Tazuddin Ahmed Sarak Moi Jidare Janisilo, Pub -Kamrup College Magazine, Vol. 23.

 

 

Presentation and Participation in International and National Seminar/Workshop

  1. 2016: Presented a paper entitled “Agroecosystems in the Brahmaputra Valley: Changes,  Challenges and Sustainability” in the 11th Workshop on “Environment and Human Activities in South Asia: Towards the share of Disaster Prevention Knowledge”,  organized by Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University, Japan.
  1. 2016: JCAS Next Generation Workshop held on 6th February in Kyoto University, Japan, co- presented a paper on “Muktapur Village in Assam, India Over the Past Decade” (presented by H. Asada).
  1. 2016:   UGC-SAP National Seminar on “North-East India: Society and Environment” organized by Department of Geography, Gauhati University Guwahati, March 29-30, presented  two research papers (one co-authored).
  1. 2016:   Delivered a lecture on “Combating Desertification, Soil Erosion and Draught” at GU Model School on the occasion of World Environment Day organized by GU Model School in  collaboration with Ministry and Environment an Forests, Govt. of India.
  1. 2015: National Seminar organized by Dept. of Anthropology, GU in collaboration with Indian Science News Association, ASI and ICSSR, 10-11th Sep., 2015 and presented a paper.
  1. 2015: 28th Indian Institute of Geomorphologists (IIG) Conference and National Seminar organized by Dept. of Geography, NEHU, (co-authored).
  1. 2010: Participated and presented a paper in International Geographical Union (IGU) commission Seminar on “Land Use, Biodiversity and Climate Change” organized by Dept. of Geography, Cotton College, Guwahati, on 11-13th December.
  1. 2010: Participated and presented a paper in 23rd Annual Conference of Indian Institute of Geomorphologists (IGI) and National Seminar on  “Global Environmental Change: Geomorphological Issues and Challenges” organized by Dept. of Geography, Gauhati University, Guwahati on 20-22nd November.
  1. 2009: Participated and presented a paper in a two day National Seminar on Changing Face of Geography and Challenges Ahead, sponsored  by UGC & NEC and organized by Dept. of Geography, Cotton College, Guwahati..
  1. 2009: Participated and presented a paper in a two day UGC sponsored National Seminar on  “Strategy For Resource Functioning of the India’s North-East : A Geographical Perspective” on the occasion of  22nd Biennial Conference of North East India Geographical Society, organized by Dept. of Geography, NN Saikia Collage, Titabar.
  1. 2008: Participated and presented a paper in the International Workshop on “Agricultural Ecosystem and Sustainable Development in the Brahmaputra Basin, Assam, India” organized by the Department of Geography, G.U in collaboration with Centre for South East Asian Studies, Kyoto University, Japan.
  2. 2007: Participated and presented a paper in the seminar on “Research Perspectives in North East India” organized by North East Regional Centre, Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts (IGNCA). 

 1. Warden, A.T. 8 Boys' Hostel,G.U

2. Treasurer, North East India Geographical Society.

 3. Chief Advisor, Gaone Gaone-Concerning Village Life and Livelihood (An NGO in Kamrup district, Assam)

M.Phil candidates

1. Sourav Saha in 2015 (completed)

2. Aminul Haque in 2015 (completed)

3. Manash Jyoti Bhuyan in 2017 (ongoing)

 

 1. Best graduate in Geography in 2000 from GU and DU by North East India Geographical Society.

Contact no. - 9854920804,  WhatsApp no. -7002741406. E-mail id- nityageog@yahoo.co.in. 

Present residential address- Quarters no.-105, near AT 8 boys' hall, Namghar colony, GU campus, Ghy-14.