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Education


1. BSc in Zoology, M. C. College, Barpeta, Assam, 1993

2. MSc in Zoology, Gauhati University, Guwahati, 1996

3. PhD: Gauhati University, Guwahati, Title: Ecology and behaviour of Bengal Slow Loris Nycticebus bengalensis (Lecepede, 1800) in Assam, India, 2014

Professional Experience

  • 23 Dec 1997 to 3 Dec 1999, Lecturer, Bajali College, Pathsala, Barpeta, Assam

  • December 1999 to till date, Assistant Professor, B. H. College, P.O.: Howly, Pin - 781316, Barpeta, Assam

Fellowships received

  • ‘Mirian Rothmands Internship Fellowship’ offered by University of Cambridge, United Kingdom through ‘Student Conference on Conservation Science’. Completed one month Internship at Nocturnal Primate Research Group, Department of Anthropology & Geography, School of Social Sciences and Law, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, OX3 0BP, United Kingdom from 27th March, 2009 to 25th April, 2009 on software application and various aspects of Bengal slow loris (Nycticebus bengalensis) under Dr. K.A.I. Nekaris. , 2009

  • Fellowship for attend the ‘Student Conference on Conservation Science’ (SCCS-2009) at Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Downing Street, Cambridge, United Kingdom, from 24 – 26 March, 2009. , 2009

  • Fellowship to participate in the ‘International Primatological Society’ Pre Congress Training Programme (PCTP) held in Kyoto University, Japan from Sept 7 to September 11, 2010. , 2011

  • International Visiting Research Fellowship at Department of Anthropology & Geography, School of Social Science and law, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, OX3 0BP, United Kingdom from 22 September to 24 October 2011., 2011

  • Travel Grant Award by Primate Conservation Inc., USA to Participate in XXIV Congress of the International Primatological Society in Cancun, Mexico during 12-17August 2012.

  • Travel Grant Award by \\\'Conservation International\\\', USA to Participate in Joint XXVI Congress of the International Primatological Society & the American Society of Primatologist in Chicago, USA during 21-27 August 2016.

International Conferences/ Workshops attended by Invitation

  • ‘Student Conference on Conservation Science-2009’, organized by Dept. of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom, 24th -- 26th March, 2009. Presented a poster on ‘Conservation status and Survey of Bengal slow loris Nycticebus bengalensis in Assam, North-eastern India’. , 2009

  • 5th International Canopy Conference, 25 – 31 October, 2009, Bangalore, India organized by ATREE. Presented a poster entitled ‘Distribution, status and conservation of Capped langur Trachypithecus pileatus in Nameri National Park, Assam, India’. , 2009

  • International Primatological Society XXIII Congress, Sept 12-18, 2010, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan and presented an oral presentation entitled ‘Status & conservation of Bengal slow loris Nycticebus bengalensis in Northeast India’. , 2010

  • International Primatological Society XXIV Congress, August 12-17, 2012, Cancun, Mexico, presented an oral presentation entitled ‘Does Bengal slow loris Nycticebus bengalensis have a feeding preference for medicinal plant exudates? Observation from gibbon wildlife sanctuary, Assam, India’. , 2012

  • Invited speaker at the workshop ‘Proyek Muka Geni: Perlindungan, Perdagangan, dan Pemberdayaan’ on 13 -15 January, 2013, at Cikananaga Wildlife Centre (PPSC), Java, Indonesia. Lecture entitled ‘Bengal slow loris conservation in India’. , 2013

  • International Primatological Society XXV Congress, August 11-16, 2014, Hanoi, Vietnam, presented an oral presentation entitled ‘The Bengal slow loris Nycticebus bengalensis of India, status and conservation prospects’. , 2014

  • Participated by Invitation in ‘Beijing Forum 2014’, held in Peking University, Beijing, China on 7th - 10th November 2014, presentation title ‘Status & conservation prospects of Bengal slow loris Nycticebus bengalensis in Northeast India’.

  • International Primatological Society XXVI Congress, August 21-27, 2016, Chicago, USA, Presented a talk entitled ‘Bengal slow loris Conservation in India: approaching Interdisciplinary Conservation Action Plan (ICAP)’.

  • International Primatological Society XXVII Congress, August 19 -25, 2018, Nairobi, Kenya, Presented a presentation entitled ‘Unveiling the status and threats of Bengal slow loris Nycticebus bengalensis using local ecological knowledge in Arunachal Pradesh, India’.

  • Attended by invitation as speaker and advisor for the ‘Thai Slow Loris Seminar and Workshop’, held in 21-26 January, 2019 in Bangkok, Thailand, organized by the Department of Natural Resources and Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Division (DNP), Govt. of Thailand and Love Wildlife Foundation, Thailand.

  • Presented a talk on entitled “Neglected night: unveiling threats of Bengal slow loris and Chinese pangolin using Local Ecological Knowledge in Arunachal Pradesh, North East India” in the Society for Conservation Biology\\\'s (SCB) International Congress for Conservation Biology (ICCB) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, from 21-25 July 2019.

  • Presented a talk on entitled “Neglected night: unveiling threats of Bengal slow using Local Ecological Knowledge in Arunachal Pradesh, North East India” in the ‘8th Asian Primate Symposium’ held in Hanoi, Vietnam from 13 – 16 November 2022.

Members of Professional Bodies

  • Member, International Primatological Society (IPS), since 2010

  • Member, Primate Specialist Group, Species Survival Commission, IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) since 2009

  • Member and Adjunct Researcher in NPRG (Nocturnal Primate Research Group), Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, United Kingdom since 2009

  • Member and Honorary Research Associate, Primate Research Centre NE India, Guwahati, Assam, Since 2005

  • Member, Zoological Society of Assam

CZA online talk

  • Online talk by Invitation on Bengal Slow Loris, organized by Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, GOI through the Central Zoo Authority (CZA) as part of \\\'Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav: Commemoration of 75 years of India’s Independence\\\', on 2 Feb, 2022 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_naKCyg_kA4)

Screening Committee Member

  • Member of Sub- Committee for screening of documents/ interview of candidates for selection of teachers in Govt. and Provincialised LP/UP schools, during 21st -27th Feb, 2013, DMC, SSA, Barpeta.

  • External Monitor, Pulse Polio Immunization programme 2006, under The National Polio Surveillance Project – India (a GOI & WHO Collaboration programme)

  • ‘Independent Observer’, a mega plantation drive organized by Dibrugarh District Administration, Assam to register the plantation drive for LIMCA Book of Records, dated 7th July 2015.

Professional responsibilities e.g. Conference organizer etc.

  • ‘Co-ordinator’ of the organizing committee for the UGC sponsored National Seminar on ‘Climate Change, Biodiversity and Sustainable Management’ organized by Dept. of Zoology, B. H. College, Barpeta, Assam held on 23rd & 24th June 2017.

  • As National Committee member of Organizing Committee of ‘7th Asian Primate Symposium & 1st International Conference on Human-Primate Interface’, held during 8 -10 February 2020 in Gauhati University, Guwahati, Assam.

Research Grant/Research Project

  • UGC Sponsored Minor Research project on ‘Primate crop raiding: A study of local perceptions in Barpeta District, Assam, India’ during 2016-17. Project role: Principal Investigator


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