Prof Hari Prasad Sarma, Rector, GU



Prof.(Dr.) H.P. Sarma is the Rector of Gauhati University. Earlier, he has served as the Head of the Department of Environmental Science, Gauhati University, for two terms. Prof. H.P. Sarma has a vast and invaluable experience of over 38 years of teaching and research and also in the areas of human resource management, technology transfer and social outreach activities. He is well known for his institution building abilities and democratic leadership. He has visited and lectured in different universities in India and abroad. As a keen researcher and an avid academician, Prof. Sarma has authored several books and has more than 130 national and international research papers to his credit. He is serving as reviewer for various high level impact factor international journals. He is currently member of the various other committees of the university.


  • Rector Gauhati University (2014 - till date)
  • Head Dept. of Environmental Science, Gauhati University (2006 -2008 & 2011- 2014)
  • Chancellor’s nominee State Universities of West Bengal (2012 – 2015)
  • Member Gauhati University Court (2013 - till date)
  • Member Executive Council, Gauhati University (2013 - till date)
  • Member Academic Council, Gauhati University (2006 - 2008, 2011 - till date)
  • Member Finance Committee, Gauhati University  (2013 - till date)
  • Member College Development Council, Gauhati University (2014 - till date)
  • Member Construction Committee, Gauhati University  (2013 - till date)
  • Member Affiliation Committee, Gauhati University  (2014 - 2017)
  • Member Grievances Redressal Commiittee to examine the demands of GUTA/GUOA, Gauhati University  (2014 - till date)
  • Member Academic Council, Kumar Bhaskar Varma Sanskrit and Ancient Studies University, Nalbari, Assam (2013 - 2016)
  • Member School of Human and Environmental Sciences, North Eastern Hill University, Shillong (2014 - 2017)
  • President Gauhati University Teachers’ Association (GUTA), Gauhati University (2011 - 12 & 2012-13)
  • Chairman Consultative Committee on Examination Matters, Gauhati University (2014 - 2017)
  • Chairman Central Purchase Committee, Gauhati University (2015 -2 017)
  • Chairman Gauhati University Press (2015 – till date)
  • General Secretary Society for Environmental Protection, Education and Research (SEPER), an NGO (2007 - till date)


  1. Total 19 research scholars have been awarded Ph.D. degree under his guidance.
  2. Publication: 134

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