Dr Raktim Ranjan Saikia

Assistant Professor & Head of the Department













Raktim Ranjan Saikia, M.Sc. Ph.D

Assistant Professor and Head of the Department

Jagannath Barooah College (Autonomous)

Jorhat 785001, Assam, India

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Teaching responsibilities

Earth System Science, Palaeontology, Metamorphic Petrology, Fuel Geology,  Earth and Climate

Research projects

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Title of the project

Name of the funding agency



A Study on the Paleo-channels of Dihing River and its impact on the Pre-Ahom inhabitant of Upper Assam (Principal Investigator)

INSA (Indian National Science Academy)



A Study on Salt Production in ancient Assam (Principal Investigator)

INSA (Indian National Science Academy)



A Study on river channel modification of Jorhat District of Assam. (Principal Investigator)

INSA (Indian National Science Academy)



PUBLICATIONS (latest first)

  1. Kishor Goswami and Raktim Ranjan Saikia., The Making of Jorhat: Understanding the Patterns of Migraton and Settlement (2500 BC to 1947 AD), Journal of Politics, Vol. XXI, pp. 219-236.
  2. Raktim Ranjan Saikia., Economics of Ancient Pragjyotish-Kamarupa (In Assamese), Aitihya, The Heritage, XII (1), pp.155-177.
  3. Goswami, K., Saikia, R. R. and Gogoi, M., 2021. The Tradition of Manuscript Writing and the Development of Libraries in Pre-Colonial Assam. Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal). 5985. https://digitalcommons.unl.edu/libphilprac/5985
  4. Saikia, R. R. and Goswami, K. 2021. Technology in historical study: Iron culture and History of Assam. Academia Letters, Article 1332. https://doi.org/10.20935/AL1332
  5. Raktim Ranjan Saikia, and Nurul Amin, A Study on the Salt Production of Ancient Assam. Indian Journal of History of Science, Vol-54(4), e-ISSN: 2454-9991, P-ISSN 0019-5235.
  6. Raktim Ranjan Saikia and Nurul Amin., 2016. A Study of River Channel Modifications of Jorhat District of Assam, Indian Journal of History of Science, Vol-51(3), 556-559, e-ISSN: 2454-9991, P-ISSN 0019-5235.
  7. Raktim Ranjan Saikia, Nurul Amin, and Yogesh Chand Nagar., 2016. Dating of Paleochannel Sediment of Jorhat District of Assam, North Eastern India, International Research Journal of Engineering and Technology,  Vol-3(11), 156-164, eISSN: 2395-0056, PISSN 2395-0072.
  8. Chattarjee, N., Saikia, R. R., Mazumdar, A. C. and Bhattacharya, A., 2007. Mesoproterozoic granulites of the Shillong–Meghalaya Plateau: Evidence of westward continuation of the Prydz Bay Pan-African suture into Northeastern India. Precambrian Research. 152 (1-2), Pp. 1-26.
  9. Mazumdar, A. C., Saikia, R. R. and Sharma, B. B., 2005. PT path history of the Ajagarh Hill Granulites and its implication in the crustal evolution of the Gneissic Complex of the Shillong plateau. Journal of Geoscience, Vol.7, Pp. 1-5.

Book Chapters:

  1. Saikia, Raktim Ranjan and Amin, Nuril, The Migration of the Dimasas in North East India, in Book Studies on Dimasa, History, Language and Culture (Vol. 2), Edited by Monali Longmailai, DVS Publishers, H B Road, Panbazar, Guwahati-781001, ISBN-978-93-85839-32-0, 2019
  2. Migration Pattern of Jorhat, in Book Jorhat, Compiled and Edited by Samiran Goswami, Published by Directorate of Information and Public Relations, Dispur, Guwahati-6, ISBN-978-81-929727-4-9, 2013
  3. Technology in Historical Study: Iron Culture and History of Assam, in book Atavika-A Dialouge Between Present and Past, Volume 2. Edited by P. k. Dandasena and Gitanjali Routa, Published by B. R. Publishing Corporation, New Delhi,  2023, ISBN- 9789391123185
  4. ৰাজনৈতিক চিহ্নৰ পৰা উপাস্য দেৱতালৈ চোমদেউৰ পৰিক্ৰমা, ডঃ গিৰিন ফুকন সম্পাদিত “টাই ভাষা সাহিত্যৰ জিলিঙণি, DVS Publishers, H B Road, Panbazar, Guwahati-781001, ISBN-978-93-85839-80-1, 2023


  1. প্ৰাক-ঔপনিৱেশিক অসমৰ অৰ্থনৈতিক ইতিহাস, অসম পাবলিচিং কোম্পানী, পানবজাৰ, গুৱাহাটী-১, ২০২২, ISBN-978-93-92305-41-2

Participation in Workshop/Seminar/Fieldwork

  1. A National Training Course on “Inductively coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry and Associated Analytical Techniques for Geochemical, Mineral exploration and environmental Studies” at NGRI Hyderabad From 21st-25th July 2003.
  2. A Regional Workshop on “X-ray Diffraction and X-Ray Fluorescence: Procedures and Applications,” at USIC, GauhatiUniversity from 10th-13th November 2003.
  3. A workshop on “Application of Statistical techniques in Basic and Social Science Research” organized by Assam Science Society, from 9th-10th May 2004.
  4. workshop on “Application of Remote sensing, GIS, and GPS in Geography and allied sciences” at Department of Geography, Gauhati University, from 9th –11th April, 2004.
  5. Successfully completed Geological modeling of TS-3A Sand of Geleki oil Field, in   Upper Assam which leads to release 3 Development wells and one Water Injection well in the field.
  6. Successfully completed Geological modeling of TS-2 Sand of Geleki oil Field, in Upper Assam which leads to release 4 Development wells and one Water Injection well in the field.
  7. NACC sponsored National Workshop on Post Accreditation Initiative on Quality Sustenance and Quality Enhancement, Organized by J B College on 23rd-24th August, 2013.
  8. Completed a short term course on “Basics of Python Programming” conducted by NIELIT from 22 to 28 July, 2020
  9. Present a paper on the Topic “Geological Parks, Eco Tourism and Sustainable Development” in ICSSR sponsored National Seminar on “Sustainable development of tourism in North-East India with Special reference to World Heritage site Kaziranga National Park, organized by Department of Commerce, JDSG College, Bokakhat on 26-27 April, 2019.
  10. Present a paper on the Topic “Domestic Violence against women in Assam: Causes and Impact on Family” in ICSSR sponsored National Seminar on “Shielding Women from Violence and Search for Newer Avenues, organized by Department of Political Science, THB College, Jamugurihat on 2nd-3rd March, 2019.

Participation as resource persons in refresher courses/orientation course/ summer schools/ workshops/ seminars/ symposia etc. including open university courses/M.Phil., Ph.D.

  1. Invited to Deliver a lecture on “History of Salt-A precious Commodity of Medieval Assam, to North Lakhimpur College (Autonomous) on 4th April, 2023.
  2. Invited to Deliver a lecture on “Economy of Medieval Assam” at Department of History, Dibrugarh University on 14th October, 2022.
  3. Invited to Deliver “Rontu Sharma Memorial Lecture” on the topic –Study of History from interdisciplinary point of View” on 12th September, 2022, to Dr Nobin Bordoloi College, Jorhat.
  4. Invited as a resource person by Sahitya Academy to discuss the topic-Liturature and Assam History, on 3rd March, 2021 at Jorhat.
  5. Invited as a resource person by C. K. B. College, Teok, to discuss the topic-“the Application of Science and Technology in the Study of History, on 19th April, 2018.
  6. Invited to Deliver “Punaram Mohan Phukan Endowment Lecture” on the topic –“Chomdeo” on 5th March, 2017, organized by Institute of Tai Studies and Research, Moranhat, Assam.
  7. Invited as Chairperson to the Seminar associated with Nomami Brahmaputra Mahotsav, organized by District administration, on 2nd April, 2017
  8. Invited as resource person for historical field work by Dept. of History, Jorhat College, on 31-10-2011.
  9. Invited as resource persons to a National symposium on History and Archaeology of Doiyang Valley, organized Jorhat College, on 27-04-2015.
  10. Invited as resource persons to an orientation programme of Science and Mathematics teachers of Upper Primary level under “Bijnan Jagaran Jatra, organized by Jorhat District Administration on 14th - 15th November, 2012.
  11. Invited as Chief Panelist by ONGCL on 31st Oct., 2014 on the occasion of ‘Combating corruption- Technology as an enabler’.
  12. Invited as Expert to a symposium on “Geography, Geology and History of Numaligarh area”, organized by Department of Assamese, J B College, on 14th March, 2013.
Jagannath Barooah College (Autonomous)
Barpatra Ali, Jorhat-785001
Assam, India
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