Education


1. BSc in Anthropology, DHSK College, Dibrugarh University , 2001

2. MSc in Anthropology , Dibrugarh University , 2004

3. PhD: Dibrugarh University , Title: Indigenous Knowledge System: A Study among the Tai Khamyangs of Sivasagar District, Assam, 2014

Professional Experience

  • March 2018 - Present, Assistant Professor, North Gauhati College, Guwahati-31

  • July, 2015 - December, 2016 , District Coordinator , Weekly Iron & Folic Acid Supplementation Programme (WIFS) Project, UNICEF - North Eastern Social Research Centre

  • October, 2009 – May, 2011 , Medical Social Worker, ICMR Project: Sexual Behaviour & Contraceptive Use among HIV +ve People, Div. of Epidemiology & Nutrition, RMRC (ICMR), NE Region, Dibrugarh, Assam

  • July, 2009 – September, 2009, Bill & Melinda Gates foundation sponsored Project: Mapping, Size Estimation & Integrated Behavioural, and Biological Assessment (IBBA) in High HIV Prevalence Setting in India, RMRC (ICMR), NE Region, Dibrugarh, Assam

  • August, 2006 – June, 2009, Field Worker, Project: Sibling species profiling of Anopheles dirus complex, the forest malaria vector in North-East India, Div. of Malariology, RMRC (ICMR), NE Region, Dibrugarh, Assam

Areas of Academic & Research Interest

  • Indigenous Knowledge Systems (IKS), Cultural Ecology, Medical Anthropology, Basic and Applied Ethnobotany, Tribal Studies in NE India, Biostatistics, Public Health, South-East Asian Studies

Additional qualifications

  • Qualified State Eligibility Test (SET), 2014

Society Interface

  • 1. Life Member - The Indian National Confederation and the Academy of Anthropologists (INCAA) 2. Life Member - Assam Science Society 3. Member of Aaranyak - NGO for biodiversity conservation in North East India

Administrative Assignments

  • • College Nodal Officer - All India Survey on Higher Education (AISHE) • Faculty In-charge for preparing College Annual Report • Member, Routine Committee, H.S. & undergraduate courses, 2020-21 • Member, IQAC Executive Committee • Convener, NAAC assessment report preparation Committee for Criterion 3: Research, Innovations and Extension • Member, College Website Committee • Member, Committee for preparation of College Newsletter • Member, Red Ribbon Club, NGC • Member, Eco-Club, North Gauhati College • Member, Internal Complaints Committee (Anti-Sexual Harassment Cell) • Member, Admission Committee for the years 2018-19, 2019-20, 2020-21 & 2021-22 • Asstt. Convener, Admission Committee, Session 2022-23

Other Profile to Connect

  • ResearchGate Profile: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Ripunjoy-Sonowal

  • Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=am3WItUAAAAJ&hl=en


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