Prof. D. K. Nayak

Geography Department

Designation: Professor

Joined NEHU on

01-07-1985

Qualifications:

M.A., Ph.D. (JNU, New Delhi )

Areas of Interest/Specialization: Social and Population Geography, Geography of Ageing, Environment

Experience: 34 years

Phd Awarded/Supervised:

  1. “Work and Employment in a Traditional Society: A Geographi­cal Analysis with Reference to selected Naga Villages", 1997.(T.Sangyu Yaden) (co-supervisor)
  2. "Rural ? Urban Migration in Meghalaya". 2000 (D.D. Nengnong) (co-supervisor)
  3. “Population Redistribution and Urbanisation in Mizoram". 2002 (B. Vanlalthlana)  
  4. "Tribal Non Tribal Boundaries in Assam with Special Refer­ence to Areas of Boro Concentrations".(Mithu Sinha) 2004
  5.  “Decentralised Planning, Poverty Alleviation Programmes and Tribal Development: A Case Study of Selected Tribes of Arunachal Pradesh ( Nang Helina Mantaw) 2004
  6.  “Redistribution of Population in Areas of Bodo Concentration in Assam” (Aparesh patra) 2004
  7. " Major Diseases in Meghalaya : A Spatial Analysis".(S. Mukherjee) (2005)
  8. "Availability and Utilisation of Health Care Facility in Mizoram: A Geographical Analysis".(Zarjoliana) (2006)
  9.  “Demographic Consequences of Conflict on Santhal Women in Bodo areas of Assam-A study of Kokrajhar District” (Mahasweta Satpati) (2009)
  10.  “Reproductive Health in Mizoram with Special Reference to Champhai District” (K. C. Lalmalsawmzuava) (2012)
  11.  “Ageing Of Population In North Eastern Region Of India With Special Reference To The State Of Meghalaya” (Markynti Swer) (2014)
  12.  “Socio-Economic And Demographic Consequences Of River Bank Erosion In Majuli Island, Assam” (Mayuri Das) (2014)
  13.  “Conflict-Induced Internally Displaced Persons in the Hill Areas of Manipur: A Socio-Geographic Study with Special Reference to Churachandpur District” (S. Thangboi Zou) (2014)
  14.  “Assessment of HIV/AIDs Vulnerability in Mizoram” (Khupmuanlal Zou) (2015)
  15.  “A Geographical Study Of Karbi-Kuki Conflicts In Assam” (L T. Sasang Guite) (2015)
  16.  “Health and Communicable Diseases in Meghalaya with Special reference to West Khasi Hills District” (Daianolin Nongshli) (2016)
  17. “Commercial Crops and Food Security in Rural Meghalaya”(Rabi Narayan Behera) (2016)
  18. Morphology of Language Boundaries, The Case of Khasi and Garo in Meghalaya” (Mary Ann Jyrwa. (2016)
  19.  “Ä Geographical Perspective on the Social Exclusion of the Boroks in Tripura” (Mousami Debbarma) (2018).

Administrative responsibilities undertaken:

  • Dean, Students welfare, NEHU, Shillong, 2003-2006;
  • Head, Department of Geography, NEHU, 2006-2009;
  • Provost, NEHU, Shillong, 2010-2014,
  • Dean, Schoool of Human and Environmental Sciences, 2015-2018;
  • Executive Committee Member, NEHU, 2016-2018,
  • Member, Academic Council, NEHU;
  • Member, University Court, NEHU

Academic affiliations  

  1. Member, International Union for Scientific Study of Population
  2. Life member, Geographical Society of the North Eastern Hill Region, India, Shillong.
  3. Life Member, Geographical Society of the Institute of Indian Geographers, Pune.
  4. Life Member, National Association of Geographers, India.
  5. Life Member, North-East India Geographical Society, Gauhati University, Guwahati
  6. General Secretary of the Geographical Society of the North East Hill Region, India, 1987?2008
  7. Member, Editorial Committee, Hill Geographer, Shillong, 1987?2008.
  8. Executive Committee Member, North-East India Geographical Society, Gauhati University, Guwahati 1998-2003
  9. Member, Editorial Board, North Eastern Geographer, 1998-2000
  10. Executive Committee Member, National Association of Geographers, India-2001-2004
  11. Secretary, Institute of Indian Geographers, Pune 2006-2009 
  12. Member, Joint National Committee of IUGG and IGU, Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi, Jan. 1, 2004 – Dec. 31, 2011.
  13. Life Member, Deccan Geographical Society, Pune
  14. National Representative, International Association of Hydrological Society, 2004-2007
  15. National Representative and executive committee member of the International Association of Meteorology and Atmospheric Sciences (IAMAS)
  16. Editor, Hill Geographer, GSNEHR since 2008
  17. Joint editor, Transactions, Institute of Indian Geographers, Pune
  18. Editor, Transactions, Institute of Indian Geographers, Pune

Research Projects

  1. UGC Minor Research Project on “Disease, Health And Health Care in Meghalaya: A Geographical Perspective On Availability And Utilisation of Health Care Facility With Special Reference To The Khasi Hills” (completed, 2003)
  2. Co-ordinator, Survey Team, “Bench Mark Survey of Shillong, Meghalaya for Developing Target Oriented City Plan under the Urban Basic Services for the Poor” Sponsored by the Meghalaya Urban Development Agency, Shillong, 1994.
  3. Advisor, London School of Economics and Political Science Sponsored Project on Crises of Governance, North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong (Ongoing)
  4. Co P.I. BRNS Project “Studies on Health Status and Demographic Pattern of Population Around Domiasat Area, West Khasi Hills, Meghalaya” (Ongoing w.e.f. Nov. 2007)
  5. Co P.I. Baseline Survey for Provision of Infrastructure (Sewerage and Solid Waste Management) for Greater Shillong Planning Area. Mott Macdonald, Ahmadabad

Publications

a) Books:

  1. Hill Area Development: Issues and Perspectives, Geographical Society of the North Eastern Hill Region, India, Shillong, 1990 (Co?editor)
  2. Environment, Resources and Development, Geographical Society of the North Eastern Hill Region, India, Shillong, 2001 (Co-editor)
  3. Environment, Locational Decisions and Regional Planning: Proceedings of the International Conference on Environment, Locational Decisions and Regional Planning, Geographical Society of the North Eastern Hill Region, India, Shillong, 2003 (Co-editor)
  4. A Country Report: Progress in Indian Geography, 2004-2008 Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi, 2008 (edited)

b) Articles

  1. "Female Participation in Economic activity: A Geographical Perspective with Special Reference to Rural Areas in India”, The Indian Geographical Journal, Vol. 59, No. 2, 1984. (With A. Ahmad)
  2. "The Identity of Geography", Hill Geographer, Vol. 4, No. 2, 1985
  3. "Periphery and Flux: Changing Chandigarh Villages" (Review article) Hill Geographer, Vol. 5, No. 1and 2, 1986
  4. "Changing Rural Scenario and Women's Participation in Econom­ic Activity", NEHU Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, Vol. 6, No. 1, 1988.
  5. Above Article reprinted in M.S. Mahajan (Ed) Women's Contri­bution to India's Economic and Social Development, Deep and Deep, New Delhi, 1989.
  6. " Man?Environment Relationship in Geography ? A Review" in B.N. Sinha (ed.) Ecosystem Degradation in India, Ashish, New Delhi, 1990.
  7. "Geography, Environment and Social Concern", Transaction of the Institute of Indian Geographer, Vol. 12, No. 2, July 1990.
  8. " Social Perspective on Hill Area Development", in R.K. Rai et al.(ed.)  Hill Area Development: Issues and Perspectives, GSNEHR, Shillong, 1990.
  9. " Age at Marriage with Special Reference to North East Re­gion" in M.C. Pandey (ed.) Reading Material on population Educa­tion, NEHU, Shillong, 1991. (With BS Butola)
  10. "Patterns of Migration in Meghalaya with Special Reference to the Rural ? Urban Stream”, North Eastern Geographer, Vol.24, No. 1& 2, 1992?93. (With DD Nengnong)
  11. " Morphology of Tribal/Non Tribal Boundary : Evidences from Meghalaya, Hill Geographer, Vol. 10, No. 1&2, 1993?94.(With Mithu Sinha)
  12. "The Irreversible Process of Migration", The Sentinel, 20th September 1995 (Newspaper Article). (With DD Nengnong)
  13. " Pattern of Urbanisation in the North East" in J.B. Ganguly (ed.) Urbanisation and Development in North East India, Deep and Deep, New Delhi, 1995. (With Susmita Das)
  14. "Process of Urbanisation in Meghalaya: Evidences of Rural to Urban Migration" in J.B.Ganguly (ed.) Urbanisation and Development in North East India, Deep and Deep, New Delhi, 1995. (With DD Nengnong)
  15. " Peripheral Urban Development : An analytical Model with Special Reference to Shillong" in J.B. Ganguly (ed.)  Urbanisation and Development in North East India, Deep and Deep, New Delhi, 1995. (Co?authored)
  16. "Demographic Dilemma of Lesser Known Tribes of Meghalaya: A Geographical Perspective" Hill Geographer, Vol. 13 No. 1&2, 1997. (Joint)
  17. "Geographical Background to Tribal Situation in the North East" in M.K. Raha & A. K. Ghosh (ed.), North East India: The Human Interface, Gyan, New Delhi, 1998.
  18. "Pattern of Disease Prevalence and Related Environment in Meghalaya in Jayashree De (ed.) , Changing Patterns of Health in Developing Countries, Proceedings of the International Geographi­cal Conference, Vadodra , India, 1998. (Co?authored)
  19. "Role of Transport in the Process of Development in North East India” in B.C. Vaidya (ed.) Readings in Transport Geogra­phy: a Regional Perspective, Devika, New Delhi, 1998. (Joint)   
  20. “Spatial Distribution of Tribal Population and Inter-Tribal Differences in Population Growth- A study in Tribal Demography of the North-East” North-Eastern Geographer, vol.29 no. 1 &2, 1998 (revised and enlarged) (joint)
  21. "A Geographical Background to Peopling of North?East India: A Study in the dynamics of Identity and Inter?group Relations” in K.S.Aggarwal (ed.) Dynamics of Identity and Inter-group Relations in North?East India IIAS, Shimla, 1999.(Co?authored)
  22. "Disease, Health and Health Care in Meghalaya" in B.Datta Ray (ed.)  Souvenir volume, Silver Jubilee Year, Voluntary Health Association of Meghalaya, Shillong, 1999. 
  23. “Status and Problems of Education in Meghalaya” in A.K.Bhagabati ed. Status and Problems of Education in North-East India, Proceedings of Regional Seminar, Department of Geography, Gauhati University, 1999.
  24. “Spatial Distribution of Tribal Population and Inter-Tribal Differences in Population Growth- A study in Tribal Demography of the North-East” in B. Datta Ray ed. Population, Poverty and Environment in North-East India, Concept, New Delhi, 2000. (Co-authored)
  25. “Prevalence of Major Diseases with Special Reference to Acute Respiratory Infection Diseases in Meghalaya” Hill Geographer, vol. XVI, no. 1&2, 2000, pp37-49. (Co-authored)
  26. “Tribal Economy and Spatial Pattern of Literacy in Meghalaya: A Block Level Analysis.” Man in India, Vol. 81 no. 1&2, 2001, pp.209-218. (Co-authored)
  27. “Gender, Caste and Discrimination: A Geographical Perspective on the Pattern of Literacy among the Scheduled Caste Women of Orissa” Ambedkar Journal of Social Development and Justice, vol X, 2002, pp 167-182
  28. “A Geographical Perspective on the Pattern of Literacy in Meghalaya, India” Journal of Geography vol. 3, Oct. 2002 pp 36-53 (With A.D. Syiem)
  29. “Ethnic Conflict and Forced Migration in the Areas of Bodo Concentration in Assam, India” Transactions Institute of Indian Geographers, vol 25, Nos 1&2, 2003 pp 30-48 (With Aparesh Patra)
  30. “Redistribution of Population in Areas of Bodo Concentration in Assam, India” Journal of the Bangladesh National Geographical Association Vol.31, Nos 1&2, 2003, pp 10-25, (With Aparesh Patra)
  31. “Inter-tribal Variation in Population Growth in Meghalaya” Hill Geographer, vol. XX, No. 1 & 2 2004, pp. 54-62
  32. Pattern of Work in Unorganised Sector: A Time Use Study in Khasi Hills, Meghalaya Monograph no. GE/SAP-UGC/2 Department of Geography, North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong, 2004 (Co-authoured)
  33. “Social Transformation and Social wellbeing” in H.N.Sharma (ed.) Progress in Indian Geography: 2000-2004, Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi, 2004  pp.125-130
  34. “Spatial Patterns of Health Care in Khasi Hills of Meghalaya” The Deccan Geographer, vol.42, no.1, June 2004. pp.81-96
  35. Review of “Tribes: Education and Gender Question” by Sanjoy. K.Rai, Northern Book Centre, New Delhi. NEHU Journal Vol.IV (1&2): 2006. pp.85-88
  36. “A Social Perspective on Natural Disasters: Management and Planning” Maharashtra Bhugolshastra Sansodhan Patrika XXI (2): 3-7. 2005.
  37. A Geographical Perspective on the Trends and Patterns in Ageing in India with a Special Reference to the North-Eastern Region. Research Monograph No. GE/UGC/DKN/7. Department of Geography, North Eastern Hill University, Shillong 2007.
  38. “Social Geography” in Nayak, D. K. (ed.) A Country Report: Progress in Indian Geography, 2004-2008 Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi, 2008
  39. “Influence of Geographical Factors on the use of Antenatal Care in Champhai District, Mizoram” Transactions of the Institute of Indian Geographers Vol. 31, No.1. 2009 pp.57-67
  40. Book Review: Ageing in North-East India: Manipur Perspetive, vol. 5 Edited by Sheikhohao Kipgen and Benjamin Natter and Ageing in Meghalaya, vol.6 by Joshua Thomas and Fiasta T. Diengdoh Akansha Publishing House, New Delhi in The NEHU Journal VII (1), 2009) Pp 105-111
  41. “Utilisation of Delivery Care in Champhai District: Role of Spatial Factors” Geographic, Vol. 3, 2008 pp.68-80 (with K.C. Lalmalsawmzauva)
  42. “A Geographical Perspective on the Patterns of Aging in North-East India with Special Reference to the Tribal areas” in Ramesh Sharma and C. Joshua Thomas (ed) Ageism: Problems and Prospects, Akansha Publishing House, New Dehli, 2009, Pp135-162
  43. “Determinants of Institutional Delivery in the Hill State of Mizoram”  Annals of the Association of Geographers, India Vol XXIX no.1 June, 2009 Pp 53-61.(with K.C. Lalmalsawmzauva)
  44. Book Review: Water Ecosystem and Society: A Confluence of Disciplines by Jayanta Bandyopadhyay in The NEHU Journal vol.VIII no.2, July, 2010 pp 128-132
  45. “A Geographical Perspective on the Patterns of Ageing in the Tribal Areas of the North-Eastern Region of India” in S Lahiri, B. Paswan and K C Das (ed.) Migration, Health and Development Rawat, New Delhi 2011 pp. 279-298.
  46. “Use of Antenatal Care Services in Mizoram” Demography India, Vol. 39, No. 2 (July-December), 2010, pp 173-186. (with K.C. Lalmalsawmzauva)
  47. “Interface Between Developments and Female Age at Marriage in Mizoram” Transactions  of the Institute of Indian Geographers, vol. 33, no.1, 2011 pp139-149 (with K.C. Lalmalsawmzauva and R. Vanlalvena)
  48. “Trends of Pattern in Ageing in Tribal Areas of the Northeast India” in Sujit Deka (ed.) Population Development and Conflicts in North East India, EBH Publishers, Guwahati, 2012. pp 75-90.
  49. “Demographic Change and Ageing in North-East India” in D.V. Kumar (ed.) Social Change and Development, Rawat, Jaipur, 2012, pp 286-304.
  50. “Social Geography” in R.B. singh (ed.) Progress in Geography: A Country Report, 2008-2012, Indian National Science Academy, 2012. New Delhi:150-160.
  51. “Are We Losing Regions as Focus of our Study?: Some Reflections on Regional Perspective in Geography” Transactions, Journal of the Institute of Indian Geographers special issue on Philosophy and Research Methodology of Geography, December. 2012. Pp. 55-63.
  52. “Language Retention and Change among the Immigrant Tea Garden Labourers of Assam”in Awadesh K. Mishra, Melissa G. Wallang and Ch. Sarajubala Devi (ed) Studies in Linguistics of the North-Eastern Languages Lakshi Publishers, New Delhi, 2013, pp133-145. (with Pradip Goswami)
  53. “Changing household size in India: An Interstate Comparison” Transactions of the Institute of Indian Geographers, 2014, Vol. 36, no. 1 pp. 1-18. (with Rabi Narayan Behera)
  54. “Geography, geomorphology and geology as coupled factors in Shillong and Sikkim plateau hydrological cycles”.International Journal of Earth Sciences and Engineering. 2014, vol. 7, no. 5 pp. 1681-1689. (with Deepak Bhattacharya, Bijoy Kumar Misra, and Dwiti Krishna Panigrahi)
  55. “A Social Perspective on Natural Disaster Management and Planning” in B.K. Misra and G.K. Panda (eds.) Natural Hazards and Disaster Management: Concept and Approaches Artech, Bhubaneswar, 2015 pp 38-48.
  56. “From jhum to broom: Agricultural land-use change and food security implications on the Meghalaya Plateau, India”. Ambio, February, Volume 45, Issue 1, 2016 pp 63-77. (with Rabi Narayan Behera, Peter Andersen, Inger Elisabeth Måren).
  57. “Rural outmigration across agro-climatic regions in West Bengal”. Hill Geographer, vol. XXXII  no. 2. 2016  pp. 59-75. ISSN 0970-5023. (with Manoj Debnath; Sheuli Ray)
  58. “Assessment of Vulnerability to HIV/AIDS in Mizoram: A Study of Groups at Risk” in B K Kar and A K Bhagabati (eds.) Society and Development: Human Geographic Perspective, EBH Publication, Guwahati, 2017 pp182-197. (with Khupmuanlal Zou)
  59. “Migration In West Bengal in the Context of Muslim Concentrated Region Since 1971” Academicia South Asian Academic Research Journal ISSN:2249-7137 Vol. 7 Issue 4, April 2017 (with Manoj Debnath)
  60. “ Rural Female Out-Migrantion in West Bengal” Asian Journal of Research in Social Sciences and Humanities” Vol. 7, No. 5, May 2017, pp. 206-216. ISSN 2249-7315 (With Manoj Debnath; Sheuli Ray)
  61. “Male Outmigration in West Bengal: Regional Pattern and Determinants” Transactions, Vol 40, No.1 January, 2018 pp 119-130 ISSN 0970-9851 (with Manoj Kumar Debnath)
  62. “Demographic Dynamics and Climate Change” Journal of Indian Institute of Public Administration, 2018 Vol. XXV  pp.44-49. ISSN2231-556X.
  63. “Population pressure and upland food security: local food production and availability in Meghalaya” Hill Geographer Vol. XXXIV, No.1 pp. 19-31 (With Rabi Narayan Behera)

Papers presented in Conferences/Seminars

International

  1. International Conference on Man, Culture, Environment, Natu­ral Hazards and Resource Management,  Utkal University, Bhubanes­war, Sept. 21?23, 1995. Paper presented “Female Work Participation in Agro ecological Regions of India- A Cross Cultural Study”
  2. IGU International Conference on Changing Patterns of Health in Developing Countries, M.S.U., Vadodra, Jan. 21?23, 1998. Paper presented "Pattern of Disease Prevalence and Related Environment in Meghalaya”
  3. International Conference on 21st Century: Challenges of Urbanization, Sixth South Asian Urbanization Conference, University of Madras, Chennai, 5-9 Jan. 2000. Paper presented “Patterns  of  Urbanization  in  North–East  India with  Special  Reference  to  Mizoram: A  Geographical  Analysis”
  4. International Conference of the 9th National Geographical Conference, University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh, 24-26, Nov. 2000. Paper presented “Socio-economic Impact of Umiam Hydel Project, Meghalaya, India”
  5. XXII Conference of Institute of Indian Geographers (IIG) and International Seminar on Land Degradation and Desertification of the IGU, Santiniketan, Jan. 9-11, 2001. Paper presented “Identification of Shifting Cultivation Areas and Demographic Changes in Garo Hills of Meghalaya: A Geographical Analysis”.
  6. XXIV IUSSP General Population Conference, Salvador-Bahia, Brazil, 18-24 August, 2001. Paper (poster) presented “Tribes and Literacy: A Geographical Perspective on Spatial Patterns of Literacy in Meghalaya, India”.
  7. The 8th Conference of International Association for the Study of Forced Migration on Forced Migration and Global Processes, Chiang Mai, Thailand, 5-9 January, 2003. Paper presented: “Ethnic Conflict and Forced Migration in the areas of Bodo Concentration in Assam, India”
  8. XXIVth Institute of Indian Geographers Meet and International Conference on Mountain Environment and Natural Hazards Management, North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong, 27-29 March 2003. Paper(s) presented “Ethnicity Territory and State: The Quest for Bodoland, Assam, India” and “A Few Aspects of Tropical Cyclones”
  9. 3rd Asian Scholars Meet (ICAS3), National University of Singapore, Singapore, 19-22 August 2003. Paper presented “Ecological Potential and Competition for Space: A Geographical Perspective on Natural and Social Differentiation in Barak Valley of Assam, India”.
  10. 30th International Geography Congress on One Earth, Many Worlds, Glasgow, United Kingdom, 15-20 August 2004. Papers presented “Rural Labor Market and Female Participation in Economic Activity in India: A Geographical Analysis” and Disease, Health And Health Care in Tribal Areas of India: A Geographical Perspective on Availability and Utilization of Health Care Facility with Special Reference to the Khasi Tribe of Meghalaya”.
  11. Sixth International Conference on South Asian Languages, ICOSAL-6, Department of Linguistics, Osmania University, Hyderabad, January 6-8, 2005. Paper presented Language Retention and Change among the Immigrant Tea Garden Labourers of Assam, India.
  12. XXV IUSSP General Population Conference, Tours, France, 18-23 July, 2005. Paper presented “Language Retention and Shift among the Immigrant Tea Garden Labourers of Assam, India”
  13. International Conference on Emerging Population Issues in the Asia-Pacific Region: Challenges for the 21st Century, 10-13 December, 2006, International Institute of Population Sciences, Mumbai. Paper presented A Geographical Perspective on the Trends and Patterns in Ageing in the North-Eastern Region of India.
  14. PRIPODE workshop on Urban Population, Development and Environment Dynamics in Developing Countries , Jointly organized by CICRED, PERN and CIESIN, 11-13 June 2007, Nairobi, Kenya. Paper Presented Role of Water Supply and Sanitation for Hill Area Development Using Remote Sensing and GIS Techniques: A Case Study of Shillong Urban Agglomeration, India. (with Dr. Aparesh Patra)
  15. International Conference on Building Together Our Territories, 31st International Geography Congress, Tunis, Tunisia, 12-15 August, 2008. Paper presented Trends and Patterns in Ageing in Tribal Areas of the North-eastern Region of India.
  16. 37th Congress of International Association of Hydrological Sciences and 37th Congress of the International association of Hydrologists and International Conference on Water: Vital resource under stress- How science can help, Hyderabad International Convention Centre, Hyderabad, 6-12 September, 2009. Presented a research Paper on Role of Water Supply and Sanitation in Hill Area Development: A Case Study of Shillong Urban Agglomeration.
  17. XXVI International Population Conference, IUSSP, Marrakech, Morocco, 27 September-2 October, 2009. Presented research paper on Role of Water Supply and Sanitation in Hill Area Development Using GIS Techniques: A Case Study of Shillong Urban Agglomeration, India (oral) and Inter-Regional Variation in the Growth of Muslim Population in India: A Geographical Perspective (poster)
  18. Attended 31st IIG Meet and International Seminar on Environment, Agriculture and Food Security in India and Chaired a Session, Bangalore University, Bengaluru 19-21 March, 2010. Presented a Paper on Gender Equality: A Demographic Perspective with Special Reference to North-East India.
  19. International Geographical Union Commission Seminar on Landuse, Bio Diversity and Climate Change, Gauhati University, Guwahati-11-13 December, 2010. Chaired a session on 12th Dec. 2010.
  20. Inter-Disciplinary International Seminar on Human Migration in South Asia: Dynamics and Implications, Synod College, Shillong, 9-10 October, 2014. Presented a paper on Development Projects and Forced Migration. Chaired a session.
  21. 36th IIG Congress and International Seminar on Environmental Changes and Challenges: Local, regional and Global Perspectives. Presented special lecture on Changing Household size and composition in North-East India-Demographic Implications and consequences. Chaired technical Session on Urbanization, Development and Emerging Challenges.
  22. 10th DGSI International Seminar on Sustainable Planet Earth: Ecological Dimensions and Strategies, Department of Geography, Mohanlal Sukhadia University, Udaipur, October, 17 to 19, 2015. Presented a Paper Language Change among Immigrant Labourers of Assam.
  23. 8th India International Geographical Union Conference on Landuse, Water and Urban Health in Changing Urban Environments, SNDT Women’s University, Pune, 4-6 November, 2015 Presented special lecture on Assessment of Vulnerability to HIV/AIDS in Mizoram: A Study of Groups-at-Risk.
  24. International Conference on Urbanization and Regional Sustainability, Department of Geography, University of Calcutta, 28-30 January, 2016. Presented a key note paper on Geography, Regions and Regional Cooperation. Chaired sessions-I, XVIII and XIII.
  25. 37th Geographers Meet and International Conference on Land Resource Policies, Agriculture and Expanding Urban Industrial Complexes, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshtra, 11-13 February, 2016. Presented a paper on Spatial Analysis of Internal Migration in Odisha: A district Level Analysis. Member, Panel of Judges for Young Geographers Award.
  26. International Seminar and 48th Regional Science Conference on Rural habitat, institutions and development: changing nature and challenges, 5-7 January, 2017, Department of Geography and Disaster Management, Tripura University . Presented a paper on Agricultural commercialisation and food security issues in rural Meghalaya: a geographical perspective. Chaired a session on Social inequality and impact of globalisation.

National

  1. Third National Symposium on Dialect Regions and Regional Dialects NAGI Commission on Linguistic Geography, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, March 28?29, 1986. Paper presented: “Language, Script and the Quest for Ethnic Identity in Meghalaya”
  2. UGC National Seminar on Man, Eco?system and Environment Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, Feb. 5?9, 1987. Paper prented: “Man-Environment Relationship in Geography: A Review”
  3. National Seminar on Problems of Hill Area Development Geographical Society of the North?Eastern Hill Region, Deptt. of Geography, N.E.H.U., Shillong, March 1988. Paper presented: “Social Perspective on Hill Area Development”
  4. National Seminar on Environmental Management in Hill and Tribal Areas NAGI, N.E.H.U., Shillong, Oct.14?17, 1988. “Management of Water Resources- Experiences of a Hill Town in the North-east
  5. National Seminar on Dynamics of Identity and Inter?group Relations in North?East India IIAS, Shimla, Nov. 12?13, 1996. Paper presented "A Geographical Background to Peopling of North?East India: A Study in the dynamics of Identity and Inter?group Relations”
  6. XVIII Indian Geography Congress National Association of Geographers’ India N.E.H.U., Shillong, Oct. 29?31, 1996. Papers presented 1) “Spatial Patterns of Literacy in Meghalaya: A Geographical Analysis” 2) “Geographical Patterning of Urbanization in North-East India”
  7. National Seminar on Physical and Cultural Ecology of North?East India N.E.H.U. in Association with Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav San­grahalaya,Bhopal, Sept. 8?9, 1998. Paper presented “Prevalence of Major Diseases with Special Reference to Acute Respiratory Infection Diseases in Meghalaya”
  8. National Seminar on Education in 21st Century, Challenges and Perspectives Assam University, Silchar March 4, 2000. (Attended only)
  9. XXII Indian Geography Congress National Association of Geographers, India Department of Geography, Karnatak University, Dharwad, 22-24 Dec. 2000. Paper presented “Natural Differentiation and Social Differentiation: A Study of Ecological Potential and Distribution of Socio-Cultural Groups in Barak Valley of Assam”
  10. XXIII Indian Geography Congress National Association of Geographers, India Department of  General and Applied Geography, Dr. H.S. Gaur University, Sagar, M.P. 28-30 Dec. 2001. Paper Presented “Language Change and Shift Among the Tea Garden Labourers of Assam: A Case Study”
  11. Golden Jubilee Seminar on Anthropological Perspectives on North-East India, Anthropological Survey of India, North-East Regional Centre, Shillong, 28-30 April, 2003. Paper Presented A Geographical Perspective on the Availability and Utilisation of Health Care in Meghalaya
  12. XXV Institute of Indian Geographers Conference, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, 28-30 Nov. 2003. Chaired a Session on “Water Crisis and Sustainable Management”
  13. National Seminar on Population and Development in North-East India, International Institute of Population Sciences, Mumbai and North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong, 25-27 February, 2004. Presented a Background Paper on Spatial Distribution of Population in North-East India. Chaired a session on Human Resource Development
  14. National Seminar on Changing Scenario of Man-Environment Relationship in North-East India Department of Geography, Women’s College, Agartala, 11-12 December, 2004. Presented Key Note Paper on Changing Man-Environment Relationship: A theoretical Perspective with Special Reference to the North-East India.
  15. Central Institute of Indian Languages Sponsored Colloquium on “Philosophy, Language and Space” North- eastern Hill University, Shillong, 4-6, May 2005. Presented a paper on Significance of Language in Understanding Space and Milieu.
  16. UGC Sponsored National Seminar on Natural Disasters: Management and Planning 22nd Annual National Geography Conference, (Maharashtra Bhugol Shastra Parishad, Pune), Bharatiya Mahavidyalaya, Morshi, Amravati, Maharashtra, 1-3 December, 2005. Presented Key Note Paper on A Social Perspective on Natural Disasters: Management and Planning.
  17. BARC Sponsored Seminar on “Oorza Swabalamban Niti, Paryavaran Sanrakshan abam Poorvotar Anchal ki Chunoutiyan” 23-24th Feb. 2005, North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong. Presented a Paper on Oorza ki Khapat, Utpadan Ebam Bhabi Apekshyayen.
  18. National Symposium on Natural Hazards and Disaster Management with Special Reference to Orissa, 18-19 March, 2007, Ravenshaw University, Cuttack, Orissa. Presented How Natural are Natural Disasters?: A Social Perspective on Natural Disaster Management.
  19. National seminar on “Tradition, Continuity, Change: Assessment into Gender Disparity in the Context of North-east India”, St. Mary’s College, Shillong, 15-16, May 2007. Presented Research Paper entitled Gender Gap and its Demographic Implications and Sex-Differential in Ageing in the North-East (with Markynti Swer)
  20. UGC National Seminar on “Demographic Dynamism in North-East India” J.B.College Jorhat, Assam, 7-8, Dec. 2007. Presented Research Paper on “Demographic Dilemma in the North-East-The case of Ageing”
  21. Indian National Science Academy Sponsored National Seminar on Science and Society INSA, New Delhi, 13-14 March, 2008 (attended only)
  22. BRNS Seminar, 16th March, 2008 Demography and Health Issues, North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong delivered a lecture on Demographic Issues in Health Studies.
  23. National Seminar on Natural Resources, Traditional Practices, Livelihood and Poverty with Special Focus on North-Eastern Region of India, Department of Geography, NEHU Shillong 24-25 March, 2008. Presented research Papers on (i) Rapid Rural Appraisal of Selected villages in Garo Hills, (ii) Livelihood Changes in Garo Hills based on Focus Group Discussion.
  24. IIG Meet, National Conference on “Land, Water and Food Security: Globalisation Perspective” Department of Geography, Punjabi University, Patiala, 29-31 March, 2008. Presented research paper on Demographic Transition and Problems of Ageing: The Experience in the North-East. 
  25. National Seminar on Ageing in India with Special Reference to North-East India, Indian Council of Social science Research-North-Eastern Regional Centre, North-eastern Hill university Campus, Shillong, 1-2 October, 2008. Paper Presented Ageing in the North-East with Special Reference to the Tribal Areas: A Geographical Perspective
  26. National Seminar on Social Change in North-East India: Processes and Responses Department of Sociology, North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong, 25-26th November, 2008. Presented a Paper Demographic Change and Ageing in the North-East: Issues and Challenges.
  27. 21st Indian Institute of Geomorphologists(IGI) Conference and National Seminar on Geomorphic Hazards: Issues and Challenges, Tripura University, Agartala, 28-30 November, 2008. Presented research Paper on Gender Perspectives in Environmental Management and Mitigation of Natural Disasters: The Case of Climate Change.
  28. UGC National Seminar on Postmodernism in Geography, Nowgong Girls College, Dec. 13, 2008. Presented a Paper Postmodernism and Geography.
  29. National Seminar on Urban Problems and Strategies for Development with Special Reference to Manipur Manipur University, 29-30 December, 2008. Presented a paper The Myth of Rural Urban Divide: Revisiting the Concept of Urban in a Globalised World.
  30. 96th Indian Science Congress, North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong, 3rd-7th January 2009. Presented a poster (With K.C. Lalmalsawmzauva) on Influence of Geographical Factors on the Use of Antenatal Care in Champhai District, Mizoram
  31. Chaired a session in the UGC National Seminar on “Strategy for Resource Functioning of India’s North-East: A Geographical Perspective” NN Saikia Govt. College Titabar, Assam 3-4 August, 2009
  32. Invited Resource Person DST Sponsored Summer School, Gauhati University, Guwahati, 7-28 July 2009. Lectures Delivered Population Displacement and Associated Issues in Micro-regional Context and Micro-level Study of Socio-economic Wellbeing: Concept, Approach and Case Study Approach
  33. Invited Resource Person to Deliver a Key Note Paper in the UGC Sponsored National Seminar on Population, Environment and Development in North-East India, 20-21 October, 2009, Arya Vidyapeeth College, Guwahati. Paper presented “Demographic Dynamics and Climate Change: Does Size Matter?
  34. Attended DST National Workshop on Hydro-Geomorphic Hazards: Challenges for Science Communication, Department of Geography and Disaster Management, Tripura University, 18-20 November, 2009. Presented a paper on Science Outreach and People’s Participation in Challenging Hydro-geomorphic Hazards.
  35. Attended National Seminar on Rural Empowerment in North-East India, Tura Campus, North-Eastern Hill University, Tura, 26-27 November, 2009. Presented a paper on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment: A Demographic Perspective with Special Reference to North-East India.
  36. Attended National Seminar on Changing Face of Geography and Challenges Ahead and Chaired a Session on Socio-Cultural Issues in North-East India, Cotton College, 18-19 Dec. 2009
  37. Attended UGC-SAP Seminar on Geo-Hazards in the Sub-Himalayan North-Bengal, North Bengal University, 6-7 March, 2010.
  38. Seminar on Resettlement and Rehabilitation Policy: Hype and Hope, Indian Environmental Society supported by Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, Hotel Pine Wood, Shillong, 5-6 July 2010. Presented a paper (with Mayuri Das) Resettlement and Rehabilitation: The Case of Majuli .
  39. DST Sponsored Seminar on Global Climate Changes and Clean Development Mechanism: Issues and Challenges, Department of Chemistry, Tripura University, 6th September, 2010. Presented a paper “Climate Change and its Impact on Human Migration with Special Reference to the North-east India”. Delivered the Valedictory Address.
  40. National seminar on Climate Change: Issues and Challenges, Department of Geography, Faculty of Sciences, M.S.U. Vadodara, 22-23 October, 2010. Presented an invited Lecture on “Demographic Dynamics and Climate Change.
  41. XXXII Indian Geographers Meet and International Conference on Climate Change, Geo Hazards and Disaster Management, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, 17th-19th January, 2011. Presented a paper on “Population and Climate Change”.
  42. UGC SAP National Seminar on Disasters: Perception and Mitigation Department of Geography, North-Bengal University, Siliguri, 11-12 March, 2011. Presented a paper on “Social Construction of Disasters: The Case of Floods”.
  43. National Seminar on Climate Change, Development and Social Transition in North East: Impact and Issues, Department of Geography, Rajiv Gandhi University, 10-12 November, 2011. Paper presented “Demographic implications of Climate Change”.
  44. UGC Seminar on Landuse vis-à-vis Environmental Impact in India with Special Reference to Himalayan Foothills, Prasannadeb Women’s College, Jalpaiguri, West Bengal, 26-27 Nov. 2011. Paper presented Urbanization and the Sustainable Use of Space.
  45. National Brainstorming Workshop on Philosophy and Research Methodology of Geography, Centre for Earth Science Studies, Thiruvantapuram, 7-8 Dec. 2011. Paper presented: “Are we Losing Regions as Focus of our Study? Some Reflections on Regional Perspectives in Geography”.
  46. UGC Seminar on Tourism, eco-tourism and Eco-terrorism: What is the Ultimate Goal-A Discussion in the Context of India Vivekanand Mahavidyalaya, Haripal, Hugli, 10th January, 2012. Paper Presented “Are We Heading for Eco-Terrorism?”
  47. Attended International Seminar on Population Development and Disaster Management, Tripura University, Agartala, 8-11 Feb. 2012 and chaired Technical Session -20 on Social and Ethnic Geography: Harmony and Conflicts.
  48. UGC National Seminar on Mapping Disasters and Hazards, North Bengal University, Siliguri, West Bengal, 3-4 March, 2012. Presented Key note paper on “Social Construction of Disasters”.
  49. Attended UGC National Seminar on Globalization and its Impact on India’s Economy, Society and Culture, Suri College, Siuri, West Bengal 26-27 March, 2012. Presented a paper on “Impact of Globalisation on India’s Society and Culture”.
  50. National seminar on Results of the 2011 Census: Spatial Patterns and Implications CSRD, JNU, New Delhi, 6-7 September, 2012. Paper presented: Trends and Patterns in Changing Household Size in India: An Inter-State Comparison (with Rabi Narayan Behera)
  51. National Symposium on Curriculum Development in Geography, Centre for Earth Science Studies, Thiruvantapuram, 12th Dec. 2012. Presented a paper on “Need for Regional Perspective in Geographical Studies and Research”
  52. National Seminar on Reorienting Geography Education & Training for Sustainable Development in India, Banaras Hindu University, 29-31 October, 2012. Presented a paper on “On the Need for a Reassertion of Regional Perspective in Geography Curriculum”. Chaired a session
  53. 34th IIG Meet and National Seminar on Natural Resource Management and Decentralized Planning Centre for Earth Science Studies, Thiruvantapuram 13-15 Dec. 2012. Presented a special Lecture on Changing Spatial Pattern in Household Size in India: An Inter-State Comparison. Chaired a Session
  54. National Seminar on Sustainable Livelihood, Environment and Development, Department of Geography and Applied Geography, North-Bengal University, Siliguri, West Bengal, 2-3, March, 2013.
  55. National Symposium on Re-Orienting Teaching and Research in Geography at the University Level, Department of Geography, Savitribai Phule University of Pune, Pune, December, 26 to 28, 2014 Presented a Paper Recapturing ‘region’ in geography teaching and research.
  56. National Seminar on Gender and Displacement in the North East, Department of Women’s Studies, Gauhati University in collaboration with Indian Association for Women’s Studies, 17-18 March, 2015. Presented a paper Development Induced Displacement and the Gender Question.
  57. National Seminar on Climatic Aberration: Contemporary Dilemma of the Anthropogenic Climate in Socio and Ecological Issues Sankardev College, Shillong, 23-24 July, 2015. Presented a paper Climate Change and Migration.
  58. Delivered a special lecture in UGC National seminar on Health Disparity in India: Conceptual and Empirical Explorations, Seetalkuchi College, Cooch Bihar, West Bengal, 9th January, 2016 on Vulnerability to HIOV/AIDS in Mizoram: A Study of Groups-at-Risk
  59. UGC National Seminar on Development and Management of Urban Infrastructures in India: Growth, Constraints and Prospects, Patna women’s College, Patna, Bihar, 18-19, January, 2016. Presented invited Paper on “Smart Cities: The New Urban Utopia”.
  60. Attended IIG Workshop on “Why do we Teach What we Teach”, Department of Geography, Delhi University, 9-10 February, 2016 and presented a paper on “Importance of Regional Perspective in Geography Curriculum”.
  61. Delivered Invited Special Lecture at the Central University of Punjab, Bathinda on 15th Feb, 2016 in the Workshop on GIS and its Applications: Recent Trends in Geography and Geology, 15-19th Feb. 2016. Presented a Paper “Changing Fields of Geography”
  62. National Conference on Development and Environment , West Bengal State University, Barasat, Kolkata, 17-18 March, 2016. Presented a paper on “Development Projects and Forced Migration”. Chaired a session.
  63. Attended SAP Seminar on North-East India: Society and Environment, Department of Geography, Gauhati University, 29-30 March, 2016 and Presented a paper on Commercialization of Agriculture and Food Security Issues in Tribal areas of the North-East India: The Case of Meghalaya
  64. Chaired Technical Session-I: Track I: Date: June 20, 2016 in International conference on climate change mitigation and technologies for adaptation (IC3MTA 2016) June 20-21, 2016 Synod College, Shillong, Meghalaya, India.
  65. National Seminar on The need for the development of cartographic education in india and indigenous production of maps and atlases,  University of Mumbai, Mumbai, 30-31 August 2016, Department of Geography. Presented a paper on Declining cartographic skill and education in India.
  66. Delivered an invited lecture on Geographical perspective on changing sex ratio in India with special reference to child sex-ratio at Competitive Examination Centre, Savitribai Phule Pune University on 2nd September, 2016.
  67. Delivered a invited lecture on commercialisation of agriculture and food security issues in tribal areas of the north-east India: the case of Meghalaya at Department of Geography, Savitribai Phule Pune University on 3rd September, 2016.
  68. UGC sponsored national seminar on Development paradigm in context of aboriginal resource management, Department of Geography, Jawaharlal Nehru College, Pasighat, Arunachal Pradesh, September 29-30, 2016. Presented an invited paper on Socio- economic and environmental dimensions of inclusive growth. Chaired a session.
  69. UGC National Seminar on Need and prospects of environmental education, Alipurduar College, Alipurduar, West Bengal,  November 16-17, 2016. Delivered an invited lecture on Relevance of environmental education in the present context.
  70. UGC sponsored National Seminar on Status of tribes in North East India, Geographical Society of West Bengal, 17-18 December, 2016 at Jayanti near Alipurduar. Delivered a special lecture on Understanding tribal problems in India from a geographical perspective.
  71. Delivered key note address Population growth, land and smart city project in India at the UGC National Seminar on Population growth, urbanization and land utilization at the Department of Geography and Applied Geography, North Bengal University, West Bengal, 13-14 February, 2017.
  72. 38th Annual Meet and national Conference on Sustainable earth resource development, School of Earth Science, Banasthali Vidyapeeth (Deemed University), Banasthali, Rajasthan, 18-20 March, 2017. Presented a paper Vulnerability, sustainable management and livelihood security of Lodhas in Rarh and Terai regions of West Bengal. Chaired a session on  Concepts and methods in geography.
  73. National Seminar on Recent Trends in Human Geography, 22-23 September 2017, Department of Geography, Savitribai Phule Pune University. Paper presented Recapturing “region” in geography teaching and research
  74. Workshop on Syllabus restructuring for paper related to Human Geography, 24th September, 2017 Department of Geography, Savitribai Phule Pune University. Paper presented “Making Human Geography more Humane”
  75. 39th IIG Meet and National Conference on Population, Environment and Sustainable Development, 26-28 Dec. 2017, Ravenshaw University, Cuttack. Paper presented Comparing the socio-economic behaviour of seasonal migrants to non-migrants: A study on selected villages of Kalahandi district, Odisha. Chaired a session.
  76. XI International Geographical Union Commission Seminar on Environment and Sustainable Livelihood, February 08-10, 2018, B. Borooah College, Guwahati. Papers Presented Exploring Linkages between Environment, Poverty and Human Development and Geography Education: its Contemporary Relevance.
  77. XXIX Biennial conference of North east India Geographical Society (NEIGS), B. Borooah College, Guwahati. February 08-10, 2018. Delivered a lecture on Geography Education: Its Contemporary Relevance as a member of the Paramananda Kalita Memorial Panel Discussion
  78. National Seminar on Non-traditional Challenges and Prospects of co-operation in South Asia Region, 26-27 March, 2018 Department of Geography, Savitribai Phule Pune University. Paper presented The Greying South East Asia
  79. Chairperson and lead speaker in the session Urbanisation and Environment in the National Seminar on Environmental Issues, Vivekananda College For Women Barisha, Kolkata 7th April, 2018.
  80. National Symposium on Regional Disparity of Development in South Asia with Special Reference to North-East India, October 12-13, 2018, Department of Geography, Gauhati University. Paper presented “Demographic Transformation  of South Asia: Trends and Implications”
  81. Chairperson and lead speaker in the session Urbanisation and Environment in the National Seminar on Environmental Issues, Vivekananda College For Women, Barisha, Kolkata 7th April, 2018.
  82. National Symposium on Regional Disparity of Development in South Asia with Special Reference to North-East India, October 12-13, 2018, Department of Geography, Gauhati University. Paper presented “Demographic Transformation of South Asia: Trends and Implications”
  83. International Conference on “Society and Sustainability: An Interdisciplinary Approach, Vivekanand College, Kolkata, 12-13 January, 2019. Delivered a plenary lecture entitled “The Greying South Asia”. Chaired a session on Urban Issues: Challenges and mitigation.
  84. National Seminar on Negotiating Nature, Culture and the Future, 28 February- 1st March, 2019, Presidency University, Kolkata. Presented a special lecture on “Environment, Inequality and Human Development”
  85. Guest of Honour at National Conference on Social Science and Humanities, 20-21, December, 2018, Mahatma Gandhi University, Khanapara, Meghalaya. Delivered a lecture entitled “Relevance of Social Science in Science and Technology”
  86. National Seminar on “Harnessing wetlands for Sustainable Livelihood”, 26-27 November, 2018, Cotton University, Guwahati.
  87. National seminar on “Water, Sustainability, Livelihood and Climate Change” 14-16 March, 2019, Centre for the Study of Regional Development, JNU, New Delhi. Chaired a Session on ecology and Development: Practices, Assessment and Implications.

Regional

  1. Regional Seminar on Pattern and Problems of Population Growth in India with a special Reference to NE India Population Education Club, Oct.4, 1991. Paper presented: “Trends in the population Growth in North-East India”
  2. Regional Seminar on Pattern, Problems and Prospects of Urban­ization in North?East India NEICSSR, Shillong, Nov. 22?23, 1991. Papers presented: 1) “pattern of Urbanization in the North-east” 2) “Peripheral urban development: An Analytical Model with special Reference to Shillong” 3) Process of Urbanization in Meghalaya: Evidences of Rural to Urban Migration”
  3. Regional Seminar on Processes of Development and Planning in the North?East India N.E.H.U., March 26?27, 1993. Paper presented “Problems of Educability among Indian Tribes: A Case Study of the Khasis of Meghalaya”
  4. Regional Seminar on Rural Development in North?East India: Spatial Pattern, Dynamics and Planning Strategy Gauhati Uni­versity, Guwahati, April 8?9, 1995. Paper presented “Socio-economic Changes in Down-stream Areas of Wah Umiam River from Barapani Hydel Project”
  5. Seminar on A Demographic Study of Lesser Known Tribes of Meghalaya Directorate of Arts and Culture, Meghalaya, Shillong, Oct. 9?10, 1996. Paper presented "Demographic Dilemma of Lesser Known Tribes of Meghalaya: A Geographical Perspective"
  6. Seminar on Problems of Geography Education in North?East India Gauhati University, Guwahati, Dec.2, 1998. Paper presented “Status and Problems of Education in Meghalaya”
  7. Annual Conference of the North-East India Geographical Society Gauhati University, Guwahati held at Guwahati College Guwahati, March 4, 2001 (attended only)
  8. Seminar on Appraisal on Adult Education Programmes with Special Reference to the North-East, Adult and Continuing Education, North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong, 14-15 June, 2001. Paper Presented “Women and Literacy in India: Some Observations from 2001 Census Data”
  9. 22nd General Conference, North-East India Geographical Society, Jagiroad College, Jagiroad, Assam, April 27-28, 2002. Paper presented “Redistribution of Population in the Areas of Bodo Concentration in Assam, India”.
  10. Seminar on Role and Function of the State Land Use Board for Conservation, Management and Development of Land Resources in Meghalaya Directorate of Agriculture, Government of Meghalaya, 1-2 August, 2002. Paper Presented “Land Resources: Present Status and Trends”
  11. Regional Seminar on Value Education, NCERT-NERIE, Shillong, 15-17 March, 2005. Chaired a session on “Constitutional Safeguards for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes with Special Reference to B.R. Ambedkar”

Workshop/Training

  1. Inter-Disciplinary Workshop on Methodology and Philosophy of social Sciences Department of Philosophy, North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong, Oct.26-31, 1995. (Acted as a Resource Person) Paper presented Models in Social Sciences.
  2. Workshop on Environmental Awareness NEBRC, NERDS, Da-la-Mariang, Umsohlait village, Ri Bhoi District, Meghalaya, 23?24 July, 1999. Paper presented “Population and Environment”
  3. Orientation Programme on Population and Development Education for the NGOs, State Resource Centre, Population Education Cell, North Eastern Hill University, 6-7 Oct.1999 (acted as a resource person) Paper presented “Migration and Development”
  4. Residential Training on Population and Development Education for Literacy activists of IEHC, World Vision and YWCA, State Resource Centre, Population Education Cell, North Eastern Hill University, 14-16, Oct.1999 (acted as a resource person) Paper presented “ Migration and Development”
  5. Workshop on Philosophical and Methodological Issues in Geographical Studies and Research Department of Geography, Gauhati University, March 31-April 2 , 2000. (Attended as a Resource Person) Paper presented “Research Organization, Quantitative and qualitative Presentation, Illustration and Documentation and Referencing”
  6. Workshop on Environment, Agriculture and Health : Strategies for Human Development In North-East India Indian Statistical Institute and Department of Anthropology, Gauhati University, Guwahati, 23-24 March, 2001. Paper presented “Disease, Health, Health Care and Human Development in North East India- Need for a Geographical Perspective”
  7. North-Eastern Regional Workshop on Emerging Issues on Population and Health Towards Achieving National Population Policy-2000 Goal Sponsored by Indian Association for the Study of Population organised by Gauhati University, Guwahati, 26-28 Nov. 2001. (Attended as a resource person) Paper presented, “Disease, Health and Health Care in Meghalaya- A Geographical Perspective”
  8. Workshop on Community, Conflicts and Crisis of Demographic Governance: An Analysis of the Societies of North-East India (Focus on Meghalaya) organised by CSDS LOKNITI in collaboration with London School of Economics’ Crisis States Programmes, North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong, Sep. 18-19, 2002. (Attended as a resource Person) Papers Presented “A Note on Demographic Profile of Meghalaya” and “Literacy and Education in Meghalaya”
  9. Workshop on Writers’Workshop on Writing a Book on Geography of the North-East India Department of Geography, UGC (SAP), 22-23 March 2005. Presented a paper on “Social Geography of North-East India”
  10. ICSSR, New Delhi Sponsored Workshop on Watershed Management Programme on Socio-Economic Development in North-East Region Society for Environment Protection and Human Resource Development, Guwahati. April 23-24, 2005. Chaired a session on Hydrology of small Watersheds and participated in the Panel Discussion on Watershed Management: An agenda for Socio-Economic Development in North-eastern Region.
  11. Attended as a Resource Person in CIIL sponsored Workshop on Khasi Dialect Survey, Department of Linguistics, North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong, 7-13, May 2005
  12. Attended and chaired technical session-II in DST workshop on “Identification of Problems in Different Development Sectors of the State Which Need S&T Solutions”, 29-30 Nov. 2006, Science Centre, NEHU, Shilong
  13. DST Workshop on Natural Resource Data Management System, 19-21 September, 2007, Guwahati, organised by North East Regional Institute of Water and Land Management. Paper Presented Habitat Mapping in Meghalaya.