The President of the Governing Body, Dr. Bhagawat Pran Duarah is an academician currently serving as Professor in the Department of Geological Sciences, Gauhati University. Dr. Duarah has vast administrative experience in the University as Head of the Department of Geological Sciences nearly for five years, Member of the Executive Council for two terms (six years), Member of the Academic Council for more than 10 years, and has contributions to Gauhati University as members and chairman at different times.
Dr. Duarah is also extending his service in several other universities as members of academic bodies and disciplinary committees. Dr. Duarah served the well-known pioneer society "Assam Science Society" for four years (two terms) as its General Secretary. He has also served a term as President of Gauhati University Teacher's Association.
Dr. Duarah is at present serving as member of the Assam's State Expert Appraisal Committee on Environment constituted by Ministry of Forest and Environment (MoEF), Govt. of India.
Dr. Duarah has academic and research interest in seismotectonics, sedimentology, geomorphology and remote sensing and seven candidates got awarded PhD degree under his supervision. He has published several research articles in journals of repute.
Dr. Duarah has served as Scientific Officer at Assam Science Technology and Environment Council, Guwahati for six years before joining Gauhati University as Lecturer in 1996 in the present department.