Dr Jayanta Sonowal

M. Sc, B.Ed, SLET. Ph. D.
Joined Namrup College on 23 Feb, 2016
He is a curious fellow to learn and make him fit to adapt with everchanging surroundings. He is working hard to make his professional life very dynamic. He always believes in his work and working hard to achieve personal and institutional goals. He has published 9 research papers in the national and international journal, 4 book chapters, one edited book, presented several seminar papers; some other writing in magazines, news paper, etc.
Research Interest:
Currently, he is working as a volunteer worker to develop the wetlands and aquatic plants database in upper Assam. He devotes his time to the promotion of non-conventional cultivation practices i.e. mushroom, hydroponics etc.
Specialized Courses:
Life Sciences (Botany) and specialization in Plant Ecology. Teaching courses - a) Plant Ecology, b) Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, c) Genetics and d) Plant Physiology.

Research Publication(s)

1. Sonowal, J. & Baruah, A. (2009). Cypselar Morphology of twelve species of Asteraceae and their  Taxonomic discrimination. J. Swamy Botanical Club, Tiruchirappalli, 26: 15-22, ISSN:  0256-9493

2. Sonowal, J. & Baruah, A. (2010). Foliar epidermis of twenty orchid species from Northeast India with emphasis to their taxonomy. Pleione, West Bengal, India, 4(2): 163-171, ISSN: 0973- 9467

3. Baruah A, Gohain K and Sonowal J. (2010) Plants used in the preparation of Starter culture of Rice-beer by the Ahom, Deori, and Mishing tribes of Dhemaji   District,  Assam.Pleione.    West    Bengal, India,  0973- 9467

4. Baruah A and Sonowal J. (2010). Comparative vegetative anatomy of ‘Blue Venda’ and   ‘Red    Venda’ (Orchidaceae)  Phyotomorphology, India, 60 (1 &2): 39-42, ISSN: 0031-9449

5. Jayanta Sonowal & Akhil Baruah. (2010). Vegetative Anatomy of  Acampe papillosa (Lindl.) Lindl. Orchidaceae, J. Econ. Taxon. Bot.  36(2): 427-430, ISSN: 0250- 9768

6. Jayanta Sonowal and Debajit Baruah (2015). A statistical overview of certain Physicochemical Parameters of Borodoibam Bilmukh Birds’ Sanctuary, an Important  Bird area of Assam (IBA), North East India. Int. J. Int. Sci. Inn. Tech.4(5): 5- 9, ISSN: 2278-1145

7. Jayanta Sonowal and Debajit Baruah (2017). Study of Certain Physicochemical   Properties of Water in Bordoibam Bilmukh Birds’ Sanctuary (IBA), Wetlands of Assam, North-Eastern India. Annals of Biological Research, 2017, 8 (3):24-31, ISSN 0976-1233

8. Jayanta Sonowal, Kaustubh Rakshit, and Debojit Baruah (2018). Study of phytoplankton diversity in relation to physicochemical characteristics of water in  Bordoibam Bilmukh, an  Important Bird Area Site of Assam, Northeast India. International journal of basic and applied research.  8 (11): 131-147. ISSN: 2249-3352 (P) 2278-0505 (E)

9. Abhijit Baruah and Jayanta Sonowal (2019). Screening of Probiotic potentiality of Lactobacilli Strains, isolated from Fermented Bamboo Shoots of Assam. International Journal of Biological & Medical Research.Int J Biol Med Res.2019 ;10(1):6565-6570. ISSN 0976:6685

10. Jayanta Sonowal, Kaustubh Rakshit, and Debojit Baruah (2020). Analysis of water quality status in Bordoibam Bilmukh wetland ecosystem of Assam, India. Eco. Env. & Cons. 26 (November Suppl. Issue) : 2020; pp. (S127-S134), EM International, ISSN 0971–765X

Writings in magazine/news paper/book chapters

Book Chapters

1. Jayanta Sonowal, Ranjit Dutta and S. K. Sarma, (2015). In:  Biodiversity: Conservation,  Crisis  and Sustainable Use (Proceeding Volume)Aquatic Macrophytes of the  Subansiri River  Ecosystempp 159-175, ISBN 978-81-930-653-2-7

2. Akhil Baruah, Jayanta Sonowal and Khereswar Loying, (2015). In: Medicinal and  Aromatic Plants: Exploration and Utilization. Indigenous Knowledge of Starter  Culture of Rice-Beer Produced by the Missing Tribe of Golaghat and Lakhimpur  of Assam with Reference to other Tribes. EBH Publishers (India). pp 163- 172, ISBN:   978-93-83252-13-2

3. Jayanta Sonowal and Akhil Baruah (2018). Medicinal Importance of Spices and Condiments. In: Ethnobotnay for Human Welfare. Avaishkar Publishers. pp 216 - 244

4. Jayanta Sonowal (2019). ICT-Based Online Teaching- Learning and its Challenges in  Higher Education. Kaustubh Publication, Dibrugarh. pp 37-58 ISBN:  9789382283638

5. Jayanta Sonowal and Debojit Baruah (2021). Assessment of macrophytes diversity and conservation status of Bordoibam Bilmukh, an Important Bird Area (IBA) site of Assam, Northeast India. pp. 29 - 44. ISBN: 978-93-5566-144-9

Published Articles

1. Sonowal, J. & Baruah, A. (2010).  Ethnobotany of Rice-Beer Prepared by the Sonowal-  Kachari  tribe of   Dhemanji District, Assam Minor Forest Product (MPF), India, Vol. XIX No. 1: 6-8

2. Sonowal, J. & Baruah, A. (2010). Ethno-medico-botany of Sonowal-Kachari tribe of  Dhemaji district, Assam. Minor Forest Product (MPF), India, Vol. XX  No. 3: 31-33

3. Dr. Akhil Baruah and Jayanta Sonowal,(2011). Oxomor Jonogusthihomuhor Poromporagoto Hura Prastut Korar Boigyanik Bhitti (অসমৰজনগোষ্ঠীসমূহৰ  পৰাম্পৰাগতসুৰাপ্ৰস্তুতকৰাৰবৈজ্ঞানিকভিত্তি), PRANTIK,  1-15 March 2011,  pp  31-333.

4. Jayanta Sonowal,(2015).  Prakritik Robor Kheti aaru Orthonoitik Gurutwa(প্ৰাকৃতিক ৰবৰখেতি আৰু অৰ্থনৈতিক গুৰুত্ব),  Naksha, 4th Year, Vol-19, pp-29-35

5. Jayanta Sonowal, (2017).  Bhimkalor gun (ভীমকলৰগুণ) Published in Assamese popular magazine (Prantik) PRANTIK, 1-15 January, pp 36-37

6. Jayanta Sonowal (2018). Bibhinna rongi aaru bibhinna Gandhi phulbur বিভিন্নৰঙী আৰু  বিভিন্নগন্ধীফুলবোৰ, Published in Assamese popular         magazine (Prantik)     PRANTIK,     16- 31 January, pp 36-37

Papers/Poster Presentation in Seminars/Workshops

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Sl. No.TopicTheme/Sub-themeDate & YearSeminar LevelOrganizing Institute
1Ethnobotany of rice-beer prepared by the ‘Sonowal-Kachari’ of Dhemaji district, AssamBiodiversity research and prospects 12th & 13th Sep 2009NationalDhemaji College
2The Socio-Economic Conditions, Resource Utilization and the Livelihood Patterns of the People Depending on the River SubansiriBiodiversity Conservation11th & 12th Sep 2014NationalNorth Bank College
3The Socio-Economic Conditions, Resource Utilization and the Livelihood Patterns of the People Depending on the River SubansiriBiodiversity Conservation11th & 12th Sep 2014NationalNorth Bank College
4Aquatic macrophytes of the Subansiri river ecosystemBiodiversity: Conservation Crisis & Sustainable Use29th & 30th Sep 2014NationalN. N. Saikia College, Titabar
5A Review of Development of Natural Rubber Plantation Sector and Rural Economy in Northeast India Make in India and Rural North east: The Challenges25th & 26th Feb 2016NationalNIRDPR, NERC, Guwahati
6Certain physicochemical properties of water in relation to phytoplankton diversity of Bordoibam Bilmukh Bird Sanctuary (IBA), Assam, North Eastern India.Current trends of Biological research in Northeast India: Challenges and Prospects29th & 30th June 2016NationalNamrup College
7National rubber plantation: A potential commercial crops for eco-restoration and improvement of Rural Economy in Northeast India.Current trends of Biological research in Northeast India: Challenges and Prospects.29th & 30th June 2016NationalNamrup College
8Natural rubber plantation: A potential sector for the changing of rural livelihood in AssamSocio-economic & Scientific Development in Northeast India: Problems & Prospects/Livelihood challenges in a transforming society27th & 28th October 2017National Arya Vidyapeeth College
9Bio-resources Management & Conservation of Biodiversity in Bordoibam Bilmukh Bird Sanctuary of Assam.Socio-economic & Scientific Development in Northeast India: Problems & Prospects/Resource management and ecological conservation.27th & 28th October 2017NationalArya Vidyapeeth College

11Analysis of Livelihood Patterns among Local Communities near Bordoibam Bilmukh Bird Sanctuary, Downstream of NHPC-Gerukamukh River DamSocio-Economic Valuation of Rivers of Northeast India15th March 2024NationalMadhav Dev University
12Impact of Brahmaputtra Valley Fertilizer Coorporation Limited (BVFCL) Industrial Effluent on Water Quality Parameters of Dilli RiverEnvironmental Issue and Sustainable Development: The Global and Indian Perspective3rd & 4th May 2024InternationalDept. of History & Chemistry, NN Saikia College, Titabar, Assam (India) in collaboration with ACTA, Assam


Participation in Seminars/Workshops/Webinar

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Sl.Nos. SubjectsDurationInstitute
1Public Speaking and Personality Development02 days (10th & 11th December 2012)NSS Human Resource Centre, NSS Taluk Union, Vaikom, Kerala.
2Capacity building in grant writing skills and effective management of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) in Biotechnology by universities and research institutions in the North East Region

03 days (16th to 18th November 2016)

Organised by:BCIL/ NER-BPMC, New Delhi & Department of Life Sciences, DU 
3Choice Based Credit System (CBCS)

29th April 2017

Organized by IQAC, Tingkhong College 

Venue: Conference Hall,

Tingkhong College

412th Annual Conference8th January 2018ACTA DHSK College Teachers’ Unit 
58th Review and mentoring meeting of NER-IBt-Hub Coordinator, Govt. of India11 & 12th April 2018, organized by NERIST, Arunachal Pradesh.


Arunachal Pradesh

6Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) at the under Graduate Level6th March 2019IQAC, Naharkatiya College
7Revised assessment and reaccreditation of NAAC 17th August 2019IQAC, Dibrugarh University
8Draft New Education Policy 201926th October 2019IQAC and Office of the Registrar, Dibrugarh University.
9Online Basic Training on Use of ICT20 and 23 April 2020

Teaching Learning Centre,

Tezpur University

10One week Online Faculty Development Program (FDP) on ICT Tools for effective Teaching Learning (ETL)27th April to 2nd May 2020


Swami Ramanand Teerth Marathwada University, Nanded, Maharashtra

11One Day online workshop for “Enhancing Research Communication Skills through Science Direct and Mandeley” with Elsevier3rd May 2020IQAC and School of Education, Dayalbagh Educational Institute, Dayalbagh, Agra.

Orientation/Refresher Courses/FDP/Training

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YearName of the Course/ProgramTheme/SubjectDurationPeriodOrganizing Institute
2024Faculty Development ProgrammeArtificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in Teaching 7 days25 June to 1st July 2024AMU, Aligarh
2023Faculty Development ProgrammeImplementation of NEP­2020 for University and College Teachers7 days12th - 20th June 2023IGNOU
2022Faculty Development ProgrammeStress Management3 days27th - 29th October 2022Namrup College & ICT Academy
2020Refresher CourseEnvironmental Studies (Multidisciplinary)3 weeks3rd  - 18th September 2020UGC-HRDC, Aligarh Muslim University
2020Faculty Development ProgramAssessment and Evaluation1 week24th - 29th August 2020TLC, Tezpur University
2020Faculty Development ProgramPreparation of Self-Learning Materials for University and College Learners1 week12th to 18th May 2020Dibrugarh University
2018Orientation ProgramCommon for all disciplines4 weeks21st February - 20th March 2018UGC-HRDC, Mizoram University

Extension activities

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Sl. Nos.Name of the activity/programRole playedTheme/event/dayDate and Venue
1Tobacco dayOrganizing SecretaryWorld NO Tobacco Day31st May 2018, Namrup College
2Mushroom cultivationCoordinatorSkill Enhancement 27 – 29 November 2018, Namrup College
3Animal HusbandryCoordinatorSkill Enhancement 8th January 2019, Namrup College
4Innovation and Rejuvenation of Teaching in Higher EducationJt. CoordinatorFDP9-14th February 2019

Book/Edited Book

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Year of publication

Tittle of the book

Individual Editor

Group Editors


2022Smritir Rodali (স্মৃতিৰ ৰ'দালি)

Jayanta Sonowal



2021Current Biological Research-Jayanta Sonowal, Dr. Urmika Phangchopi and Sajidur Rahman


2019Innovation and Rejuvenation of Teaching in Higher Education-Dr. Nibedita Phukan and Jayanta Sonowal9789382283638