Prof. D. K. Limbu

Anthropology Department

Designation: Professor

Teaching experience Joined North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong, India in 2001 and Professor since March, 2013.
Educational Qualifications MSc., M.Phil, Ph.D
M.Phil Title: Dental Eruption and Pathology among the Gallong of Arunachal Pradesh
Ph.D Title The Semsa: A population Genetical Study
Area of Interest Population Genetics, Demography, and Dental Anthropology

Research Supervision:

Ph.D. Degree Awarded: 10

  1. Dolly Gogoi, 2009.Populational Genetics of the Mishimis of Arunachal Pradesh.
  2. Sarnali Saikia, 2011.Dental Anthropology of the Khasis of Shillong.
  3. Anjali Haloi, 2012.A study on fertility and maternal health of the Assamese Muslims of Kamrup District, Assam.
  4. Kobita Deka, 2013. Awareness and Attitudes towards Family Planning among the Adolescent Girls of Shillong.
  5. C.Lalrammuana, 2013.Dental Anthropology of the Mizo of Aizawl Town, Mizoram.
  6. Letminthang Khongsai, 2013. Bio-Social determinations of fertility and child mortality among the Khongsai Kukis of Manipur.
  7. Happystone Syngkon.2014. Status and determinants of Child mortality among the Pnars of Jaintia Hills Districts, Meghalaya.
  8. Chintu Sanju B.Marak. 2016. Dental Morphology and Pathology among the Garo of Meghalaya.
  9. Asui Nsarangbe, 2016. Biosocial Proximates of Fertility and Child Mortality among the Khasis of Shillong, Meghalaya.
  10. Chinthuiliu Kamei.2018. Biosocial Factors Influencing Fertility and Infant and Child Mortality among the Kabui Nagas of Manipur.

M.Phil Degree Awarded: 1

 Sarada Gandu.2015. A Study on Genetic Prevalence of Haemoglobin E and its Health Implications among Garo Population in Tura Town, Meghalaya. (Joint supervisor)

Academic affiliations

  • Life Member, Indian Anthropological Society, Kolkata
  • Life Member, Indian National Confederation and Academy of Anthropologists (INCAA)
  • Executive Member Indira Gandhi Rastriya Manav Sangrahalaya, Bhopal
  • Life Member, Indian Science Congress Association

Research Projects

  1. Culture, Genetics and Status of Health in Northeast India.2006-2011(member).
  2. Physical Growth and Development of Children in North-East India: A Public Health Issue. 2015 Collaborated with Anthropological Collaborated with Anthropological Survey of India.

Publications

  1. Ghosh, A.K., D.K. Limbu., and R.Sarkar .1996. A MORPHO - GENETICAL STUDY ON THE MIZO. Bulletin Of The Department Of Anthropology Dibrugarh University. 24:48-62.
  2. Limbu, D.K.1996. Eruption of Permanent Teeth among the Gallong of Arunachal Pradesh. Journal of Human Ecology.7 (3):221-222.
  3. Limbu, D.K., and A.K.Ghosh.1998.Inbreeding in the Semsa of Semkhor Village in North Cachar Hills District, Assam. Journal of Indian Anthropological Society.33:257-259.
  4. Ghosh, A.K., and D.K.Limbu.2000.The Semsa: a bio-demographic study. International Journal of Anthropology.15 (1-2)109-124.
  5. Limbu, D.K., and R. Khongsdier.2000. The Semsa: A Population Genetical Study. In: R.Khiongsdier (Ed.) Contemporary Research in Anthropology. New Delhi: Commonwealth Publishers.
  6. Limbu, D.K., and S. Sengupta. 2004. Dermatoglyphics of the Garos of Meghalaya, India.  Tribal Research Bulletin. 25 (2):26-28.
  7. Limbu, D.K. 2005. Distance between the Semsa and other Mongoloid Populations of Assam and Meghalaya in Respect of Certain Genetic Traits. In: R.K.Das and D.Basu (Ed.) NORTHEAST INDIA IN PERSPECTIVE: BIOLOGY, SOCIO-CULTURAL FORMATION AND CONTEMPORARY PROBLEMS. New Delhi: Akansha Publishing House.
  8. Haloi, A., C.R. Thabah., D.K.Limbu., Paul S. Dkhar., and R.Chakraborty.2010.  Assessment of Certain Essential Elements in Some Common Edibles from Dadara and Agyathuri Villages of Kamrup District of Assam. Journal of Human Ecology. 31(2):79-85.
  9. Haloi, A., and D.K.Limbu.2012.Impact of Socio-Economic Factors on Fertility among the Assamese Muslims of Dadara and Agyathuri Villages of Kamrup District, Assam. Journal of Indian Anthropological Society.47:211-216.
  10. Limbu, D.K. 2012. Dental Anthropology of North-East India. In: T.B.Subba (Ed.) North-East India. New Delhi: Orient Black Swan.
  11. Haloi.A., and D.K.Limbu.2013.Nutritional status, fertility and factors associated with anaemia: A cross sectional study among a rural population of Muslim women in Assam, India. Anthropologischer Anzeiger. 70(2): 193-201.
  12. Kamei, C., and D.K.Limbu.2013.Eruption of Permanent Teeth among the Gowda Girls of Kodagahalli Village of Mysore District of Karnataka. Anthropologist, 16(3):731-734.
  13. Haloi, A., and D.K.Limbu.2013. Socio-Economic factors influence the age at first marriage of Muslim Women of a remote population from North-East India. Antrocom, 9(1):75-79.
  14. Limbu, D.K., and L.Khongsai.2013.Reproductive Performance and ABO Blood Group Incompatibility among the Khongsai Kukis of Manipur, India. In the Proceeding volume of the National Seminar on Development and Population Stabilization in India. Doomdooma College, Assam.
  15. Marak,C.S.B.,  D.K.Limbu., and J.W.Dkhar.2014. A study on Growth among the Garo Children of Ri-Bhoi district, Meghalaya. Nritattv.3 (5):122-139.
  16. Marak, C.S.B., and D.K.Limbu.2014. Eruption of permanent teeth among the Garo males of Garo Hills, Meghalaya. Nritattv.3 (5):13-26.
  17. Limbu, D.K., and A. Haloi. 2014. Biosocial Correlates of Fertility and Maternal Morbidity among the Assamese Muslim Women of Kamrup District, Assam. Spectrum-Humanities, Social Sciences and Management.1:3-20.
  18. Limbu, D.K., and C.Lalrammuana.2014. Eruption of Permanent Teeth and Prevalence of Dental Caries among the Garo Girls. In: J.Singh and P.Bora (Ed.) Ethnic Groups of North East India. New Delhi: Mittal Publications.
  19. 19.Gandu.S.,  B.K.Mishra.,  and D.K.Limbu.2015. Perception of HbE Probands-A study among the Garo Tribes in Tura Town, Meghalaya. International Journal Of Current Research.7 (8):004-009.
  20. Jami, J., and D.K. Limbu.  2015. Digital and Palmar Dermatoglyphics of the Bhoi Khasis of Umden Village, Ri-Bhoi District, Meghalaya. Journal of Life Sciences.7 (1, 2)12-14.
  21. Limbu,D.K., G.K.Khual., and H.Syngkon.2015.Influence of Biosocial Factors on Child Mortality among the Jaintias of the Jaintia Hills District,Meghalaya. National Seminar Proceeding, on Child Health in India with special Reference to North-East India.
  22. Limbu, D.K., A.Haloi., and C.S.B.Marak.2015.Maternal Morbidity among the Assamese Muslim of Dadara and Agyathuri Villages of Kamrup District, Assam. National Seminar Proceeding, on Child Health in India with special Reference to North-East India.
  23. Passah, M.C., D.K. Limbu., and H.Syngkon.2015.Fertility and Maternal Health among the Jaintias of Meghalaya. National Seminar Proceeding, on Child Health in India with special Reference to North-East India.
  24. N. Ranjita., and D.K.Limbu.2016. Eruption of Permanent Teeth among the Chakhesang Children of Sodzulhou Village, Dimapur District, Nagaland. The Oriental Anthropologist.16 (1):99-107.
  25. Limbu.D.K., and L.D.Marwein.2016.Anthropometric Characters of the Sakacheps of the Saitsama village, Meghalaya. Spectrum-Humanities, Social Sciences and Management.3:21-36.
  26. Limbu, D.K., and S.Saikia.2016.Eruption of Permanent Teeth among the Khasi Children of Shillong, Meghalaya. Spectrum-Humanities, Social Sciences and Management.3:99-111.
  27. Limbu,D.K., L.Khongsai., and P.Khongjirem.2016. Periodontal Disease among the Garos of West Garo Hills District, Meghalaya. International Journal of Advanced Research.4 (7):2144-2147.
  28. Limbu,D.K., L.Khongsai., and S.Syiemlieh.2016. Eruption of Permanent Teeth among the Deori Boys of Mahadevpur Deori Village of Arunachal Pradesh, India. Imperial Journal of Interdisciplinary Research. 2 (4)157-159.
  29. Limbu,D.K., and H.Syngkon.2017.Influence of Socio-Economic Factors on Infant and  Child Mortality among the Pnars of Jaintia Hills District, Meghalaya. In: R. Khongsdier and S. Sengupta (Ed.) People of North East India: Bio-Cultural Dimensions. New Delhi: Kalpaz Publications.
  30. Limbu, D.K.2017. A Brief Review of Physical Anthropology in North East India. In:K.Jose and B.Das (Ed.)Social Science Researches in North East India: Challenges and Pathways. Guwahati: DVS Publishers.
  31. Limbu.D.K, G.K.Khual and H. Syngkon. 2017. Influence of Biosocial Factors on Child Mortality among the Jaintias of Jaintia Hills District, Meghalaya. In: B.Das, M.Talukdar and A.J.Bharali (Ed.) Child Health in India. New Delhi: Omsons Publication.
  32. Limbu,D.K., M.M.Marak.(2018).A Genetic study among the Garos of Asanang village,West Garo Hills District,Meghalaya.Tharjournal.1.(1):1-15.

Book Published: Readings in Biological Anthropology.  B.R.Publishing Corporation, Delhi-52 . 

Participated in Refresher Course/Training Courses /Workshops, etc.

  1. Presented a paper on Prevalence of dental caries among the Gallongs of Arunachal Pradesh  in the“ First Indian Anthropological Congress ” On Indian Anthropology  for the 21st century the challenges ahead, organized by the Department of Anthropology, NEHU on March 25-27, 2004 in collaboration with             Indira Gandhi Rastriya Manav Sangrahalaya, Bhopal and Anthropological Survey of India, Kolkata and Shillong.  
  2. Chaired a session in the UGC-Sponsored National Seminar on Religion and Society in the contemporary time with special reference to the North-East Tribes of India.10th and 11th April, 2010. Organised by the Department of Philosophy in collaboration with the Internal Quality Assurance Cell, Silapathar College, Silapathar, Assam.
  3. Participated in the Three-Day National Workshop on Lithics: Issues and Problems held on 3-5th November, 2011 at North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong, Meghalaya, Sponsored by North-Eastern Council and Indian Council of Social Research, North-East Regional Centre, Shillong.
  4. Presented a paper on “Eruption of permanent teeth and prevalence of dental caries among the Garo girls”, in the UGC Sponsored National Seminar on Problems and Prospects of the Ethnic Communities of India with special reference to North-East India on 18th and 19th January, 2012. Organised by the Department of Anthropology, Dibru College, Dibrugarh, Assam.  
  5. Attended the Capacity Building in Social Research Training cum-workshop on Statistical Package for Social Sciences held on 13-22nd February, 2012. Organised by the Indian Council of Social Science Research, North-Eastern Regional Centre, Shillong.
  6. Presented a paper on “Reproductive performance and ABO Blood Group Incompatibility among the Khongsai Kukis of Manipur”, in the ICSSR sponsored National Seminar on Development and Population Stabilization in India held on 4th and 5th March, 2013.Organized by Doomdooma College, Assam.
  7. Presented a paper on “Fertility and morbidity among the Assamese Muslim women of Kamrup District, Assam”, in the UGC-Sponsored National Seminar on Anthropology in the 21st Century held on 25th and 26th March, 2014. Organized by the Department of Anthropology, University of West Bengal, in collaboration with Anthropological survey of India.
  8. Organized a National Seminar on New Arenas of Biological Anthropology in India on 19-21st November, 2014, Sponsored by the North-Eastern Hill University, Anthropological Survey of India, Indian Council of Medical Research and Indian Council of Social Science Research, North Eastern Regional Circle, Shillong.
  9. Paper presented on “Child health in India”, in the UGC Sponsored National Seminar on Child Health in India with Special Reference to North-East India held on 2nd and 3rd May, 2015.Organised by the Department of Anthropology, DHSK College, Dibrugarh, Assam and Bal Sakha ,Assam.
  10. Presented a Lead Paper on “ New  Trends of Biological  Anthropology in North-East India”, in the 45th Annual Conference of The Indian Anthropological Society held on 23-25thMay,2015.Organinised by The Indian Anthropological Society, Kolkata in collaboration with Calcutta University ,Visva- Bharati and West Bengal State University.
  11. Presented paper on, “Prevalence of Dental Caries among the Garos of Garo Hills,Meghalaya ”, in the two days’ National Seminar organized by Department of Anthropology, Rajiv Gandhi University, Itanagar in collaboration with Indira Gandhi Rastriya Manav Sangrahalaya (IGRMS), Bhopal, 17th and 18th March,2017.
  12. Presented paper on, “  Socio-economic proximate of fertility among the Khasis of Meghalaya ”, in International Conference on Indigenous People, Human Security and Sustainable Development: Emerging Challenges in the Present Global Context on 19-21 January, 2018 organized  by Commission on Human Rights, International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences and Department of Anthropology, West Bengal State University, Barasat, Kolkata 700126 in collaboration with Indian Council of Medical Research ; Indian Council of Historical Research ; Anthropological survey of India.
  13. Chaired a Session in the ICSSR Sponsored National Seminar on “Indigenous Knowledge: Special focus on the Tribes and communities of North-East India, ” organized by Department of Anthropology, NB City College, Dibrugarh, Assam on 27th and 28th April, 2018.