Dr. Prarthana Priyom Hazarika

Dr. Prarthana Priyom Hazarika

Assistant Professor

  • Faculty of Agricultural Sciences and Technology


Name: Specialization:
Dr. Prarthana Priyom Hazarika Soil Science, Heavy metals, Water Quality, Biochar, GIS


M.Sc (Agri.) from Department of Soil Science, Assam Agricultural University

Ph.D in Soil Science from Assam Agricultural University

Personal Interest

Music and singing

Working Experience

Young Professional (Agriculture) at North Eastern Regional Institute of Water and Land management, Tezpur (Assam)


M.Sc research : Characterization of grey water as influenced by soil depths and loading rates

Ph.D research: Spatial analysis of heavy metals in soil, plant and ground water in Nagaon District of Assam using GIS technique.


1. Assessment of Groundwater Arsenic vulnerable zones using Geographic Information System for employing bio-char as soil amendment in irrigated rice ecosystem- a case study from Central Assam

2. Qualitative Characterization for suitability assessment of residential grey water in terms of water quality Index

3. Characterization of Grey Water to Assess its Feasibility for Irrigation

4. Characterization of Grey Water to Assess its Feasibility for Irrigation under different soil types and depths

5. GIS Aided Groundwater Quality Mapping of Central Brahmaputra Valley Zone of Assam, India

6. Physicochemical Characteristics of Activated Biochar Derived from Different Sources

7. Characterization of residential grey water to assess its feasibility for reuse under Different soil depths and loading rates

8. Characterization of Biochars and their application rates on Soil Moisture Retention in Light Textured Soils of Assam

9. Assessment of Key Ground Water Quality Parameters and Their Mapping Using GIS in Central Brahaputra Valley Zone of Assam, India .

10. Phytoremediation Assisted with Nano-materials for the removal of Soil Contaminants

11. Physico-Chemical Characteristics of Grey Water- A Review

12. Mapping and Characterizartion of Meleng watershed foir Identification of Priority Areas of Agriculture using GIS: A Case Study from Assam.

13. Adoption of ConseravationAgriculture: A Sustainable Approach Towards an Efficient Resource Management and Soil Health Restoration..

14. Geo-Textile Fabrics in Agriculture

15. Chemistry of Cadmium in Soils and its Impact on Plant Growth..

16. Nano-Particles Induced DefenseResponsevof Plants in Phytoremediation Systems.

17. Heavy Metal Toxicity and Prospects of Phytoremediation- A review

18. Selenium in Soil Health and Plant Nutrition

19. Advances in improving phosphorus availability in cropping system.

20. Prospects of Biochar and its utilities in Agriculture, Contaminant Remediation,SDGs and Indian Perspectives

21. Implications of Toxic  Heavy Metals on Plant, Soil, Aquatic Environment and Human Health – a Review

Awards & Achievements

  1. Cleared ASRB NET, December, 2018 (Soil Science)
  2. Second Prize in Poster Presentation at Research Conclave’18 organized at IIT Guwahati, 8-11 March 2018.
  3. Best Paper award in Poster Session (Technical Session V) at 27th National Conference of Soil Conservation Society of India, New Delhi on sustainable management of soil and water resources for doubling farmers’ income organized at Assam Agricultural University, Jorhat (2018).
  4. Bagged the best interactive poster award at International Conference on Next Generation Plant Production and Bioresources Utilization Technologies held at IIT, Guwahati during February 11-13,2019
  5. Bagged the best poster award at Research conclave’19 held at IIT, Guwahati during March 14 to 17, 2019.
  6. Third prize at three minutes thesis presentation at Research conclave’19, held at IIT, Guwahati during March 14 to 17, 2019.
  7. Awarded the best paper in poster section at National Symposium on Innovations in Geospatial Technology for Sustainable Development  with spatial emphasis on NER held at North Eastern Space Application Centre (NESAC), Umiam (Meghalaya) during 20 to 22 November 201
  8. Awarded with the Best Ph.D thesis award on the occassion of International conference on Innovative approaches in agriculture, horticiulture and allied sciences organied by SGT University , Gurugram, ISAHRD, Chandigarh and Just Agriculture-the magazine, 29-31 March, 2023