Dr. Surajit Barman

Dr. Surajit Barman started his teaching career in Barama College, Barama in 1985 and then joined Tihu College, Tihu in 1988. He promoted to Associate Professor and continued in Tihu College till 30th November, 2014. On 1st December, 2014 he joined as Principal of North Kamrup College, Baghmara. He received his M. Phil. from Gauhati University, Guwahati and eventually earned his Ph. D. from North Eastern Hill University, Shillong.

Born in Bhojkuchi, a remote village in Nalbari District of Assam, Dr. Barman has spent almost 28 years of his life as a teacher nurturing and educating his students to become lifelong learners. In this long term career, what he has experienced is that the role of the educators goes beyond transmitting knowledge — their role is to nurture their students to become lifelong learners — to teach them the skills of how to learn and to teach them the appreciation and the love for knowledge. His idea on teaching speaks about teaching as an exciting adventure in which both the teacher and the students participate and cooperate to achieve a common goal.

Apart from teaching, he is also a dynamic social activist with involvements with various academic and socio-cultural organizations and communities, whether regional and state level. He was Core Executive Committee Member of Assam College Teachers' Association or ACTA.

In the year of 2012, he was awarded the Vidya Ratan Award by the The Economic for Health & Educational Growth, New Delhi, for his contributions to the society.

So far, Dr. Barman has authored Fluvio-Morphology and Settlements: A Case Study of Pagladiya-Morapagladiya River Catchment, a Book based on his studies and research, numerous Research paper, articles in journals and magazines. He is also a Recognized Research Guide in Geography by Vinayak Missions University, Salem, Tamilnadu.

He is married with two sons and currently living in his private apartment along with his family in Tihu Town.


Ph. D. Thesis

Fluvio-Morphological Impact of Pagladiya-Morapagladiya Rivers on Rural Settlements, North Eastern Hill University, Shillong.

M. Phil. Thesis

A Spatial Analysis of Settlement Characteristics of Nalbari District, Assam, Gauhati University, Guwahati.

Research Guidance

  • Problem and Prospect of Rural Agriculture in Bajali Subdivision (Assam), M. Phil.
  • A Study on Socio-Economic Status of Karbi People, M. Phil.

Research Project

  • Impact of Channel Migration and Bank Erosion of Burhadiya River on Agriculture and Settlements, Assam, sponsored by UGC, 2010-2011.
  • Root and Shoot Project, Assam Science Technology & Environment Council, sponsored & catalyzed by National Council for Science Technology Communication, DST, GoI.


Presentation of Papers in Conferences and Seminars

  • Concentration of Scheduled Caste Population and their Socio-Economic Development in Nalbari District, Assam in Rural Development in North-East India: Problems and Prospects, (National Level), organized by Tihu College.
  • Administrative Changes in N. E. India in Interdisciplinary Seminar on History, (Local/College Level), organized by Dept. of History, Tihu College.
  • History and Culture in Geographical Study in Reconfigurating Comparative Literature through Translation/Text History & Culture, (National Level), organized by Departments of English, Assamese & Boro, Barama College, Barama.
  • Students Enrollment and its impact on Quality aspects of Tihu College in Quality Enhancement in Higher Education with Special Reference to North-Eastern Region, (National Level), organized by Internal Quality Assurance Cell, Tihu College.

Participation in Conferences and Seminars

  • National Level Workshop on Land Use and Environmental Degradation, organized by North East India Geographical Society (DE&F, GoI).
  • National Level Workshop on Remote Sensing Applications in Geography, organized by Dept. of Geography and North East India Geographical Society.
  • National Level Workshop on Research Methodology & GIS Application in Scientific Research, organized by North-Eastern Hill University (UGC Sponsored).
  • International Level XXIV Institute of Indian Geographers Meet, 2003, organized by Indian Institute of Geographers & North-Eastern Hill University.
  • National Workshop on Quality Issues in Under-Graduate Education: Challenges & Opportunities, organized by Dept. of Education, Tihu College, Tihu.
  • Public Funded Education System: Challenges & Responsibilities (District/Local Level), organized by Nalbari District Zonal Committee of ACTA.
  • National Seminar on Millennium Development Goals on Education, organized by Dept. of Education, Tihu College, Tihu.
  • State Level Workshop on Evaluation Process under Semester System & Policies of Higher Education, organized by Assam College Teachers’ Association, Nalbari Zone.
  • Seminar cum Workshop on Information Technology & Management Concept (Regional), organized by Regional Study Centre of Management & Science, Rangiya.
  • Seminar on Environmental Changes & Bio-Diversity with Special Reference to North-East India & Sustainable Development (Regional), organized by Dept. of Geography, Bajali College, Pathsala (UGC Sponsored).
  • National Workshop on Impact of Man-Made Environment on Society & Its Management, organized by Tihu College Science Forum in collaboration with Assam Science Society (UGC Sponsored).
  • Feminism & Women’s Texts in North-East India (National), organized by Dept. of English, Tihu College in collaboration with SDPCTE, Tihu (UGC Sponsored).


Published Book

  • Fluvio-Morphology and Settlements: A Case Study of Pagladiya-Morapagladiya River Catchment (ISBN 978-93-84096-98-4), published by Mrityunjoy Prakhasan, Guwahati.

Research Publication in Journal

  • Dispersion of Rural Settlements in Pagladiya-Morapagladiya Drainage Complex in Tihu College Research Journal, Vol. II, Dec, 2011 (ISSN 2248-9657).
  • Environmental Perception and Adjustment to Fluvio-Murphological Setup of Pagladiya-Morapagladiya River Catchment in Tihu College Research Journal, Vol. III, Dec. 2012 (ISSN 2248-9657).

Full Paper in Conference Proceedings

  • Quality Enhancement in Higher Education with Special Reference to N.E. Region in Seminar Organising Committee, Tihu College.

Research Publication Chapters in Books other than referred Journal Articles

  • Summary of Doctoral Theses, Vol. III in Compilation of Research Summaries, Edited, published by Assam College Teachers’ Association (ISBN 978-81-920635-2-2).
  • Impact of Flood on Settlement in Pagladiya-Morapagladiya River Catchment, Assam (Pg. 315-328) in Environmental Changes and Geomorphic Hazards, Edited, published by Bookwell, New Delhi (ISBN 978-81-89640-46-0).

Published Articles in Magazine / Journal

  • Tribes in North-East India
  • Tihu : A Perspective on Urban Morphology
  • Concentration of Scheduled Caste Population and their Socio-Economic Devlopment in Nalbari District
  • Flood Disaster and Its Management in Assam
  • Disaster Management in Assam
  • Aitihyamandit Bhojkuchi : Atit aru Vartaman (Assamese)
  • Bihu aru Tihu (Assamese)
  • Seuj Samal Sarathi, Translation & Adaptation (Ministry of HRD, GoI)
  • Editor, Souvenir, Tihu College Golden Jubilee, 2013
  • Editor, Souvenir, Conference of North-East India Geographical Society, 1991

Invited Lectures or Presentations or Conferences / Symposia

  • Need of Environmental Study in Academic Syllabus in Environmental Study in Higher Secondary & Under-Graduate Level, organized by S. D. College, Tihu.
  • Bio-Diversity & Its Conservation with Special References to North-Eastern Region in Bio-Diversity of North-Eastern Region, organized by Assam Science Society, Tihu Branch.
  • Application of Remote Sensing & GIS in Resource Utilization in Remote Sensing & GIS: Its Application, organized by Tihu College Science Forum.
  • River Dams & Its Impact on Socio-Economic Development in River Dams: Problems & Potentialities, organized by Tihu College Science Forum.
  • Global Warming : A Threat to Human Society in Global Warming, organized by Assam Science Society in collaboration with Jatiya Vidyalaya, Tihu.

Social Activities

Administrative Involvements

  • Central Executive Committee Member, Assam College Teachers' Association
  • President, Tihu High School (Since 2012)
  • President, Bhojkuchi High School (1993-2002)
  • Member, Tihu College Governing Body
  • Member, Governing Body, SDP College of Teachers' Education
  • Secretary, Bhojkuchi High School (1987-1993)
  • Secretary, Jatiya Vidyalaya, Tihu

Social and Academic Involvements

  • Secretary, Tihu Anchalik Unnayan Samity
  • Acting President, Tihu Sub-Division Demand Committee
  • Secretary, Tihu Public Library, Tihu
  • Life Member, Tihu Gandhi Bhawan (Cultural Organisation)
  • Life Member, The Geographical Society of North Eastern Hill Region
  • Project Co-ordinator, National Environment Awareness Campaign (NEAC 2003-2004; ME & F, GoI) at Tihu College
  • District Academic Co-ordinator, National Children Science Congress, 2004 (NCSTC & ASS)
  • Project Guide/Judge, District Level Children Science Congress (ASTEC & RVPSP, DST, GoI)
  • District Co-ordinator, Nalbari District, Rajiv Gandhi Study Circle, New Delhi