पूर्वोत्तर क्षेत्रीय विज्ञान एवं प्रौद्योगिकी संस्थान   
North Eastern Regional Institute of Science and Technology 
deemed-to-be-university under the Ministry of Education, Govt. of India
Nirjuli - 791109, Arunachal Pradesh 
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faculties

Dr. Govinda Pangging

Associate Professor

Natural resource management, Forest management, Community forestry, Agroforestry, Ethnobotany, Forest economics, etc.

e-mail:gp[AT]nerist(dot)ac(dot)in, gpangging[AT]gmail(dot)com,
Phone(EPBX/Office): 0360-2257401-8 (extn.7157 and 6598)

  • Professional Background
  • Honors and Awards
  • Educational Details
  • Administrative Background
  • Sponsored Research Projects
  • Memberships in Professional bodies
  • Projects and Thesis Supervised/ Currently Supervising
  • Participation in short term courses
  • Special Lectures Delivered
  • Publications
  • Research: (Last Two Years)
From To Designation Organisation
June 2020 Till date Associate Professor Department of Forestry, NERIST (Deemed-to-be-University), Nirjuli, Arunachal Pradesh.
June 2006 June 2020 Assistant Professor Department of Forestry, NERIST (Deemed-to-be-University), Nirjuli, Arunachal Pradesh.
2002 June 2006 Assistant Project Officer/Consultant Forest Conservation Programme, WWF-India, Lodhi estate, New Delhi and Itanagar Field Office WWF-India Itanagar Arunachal Pradesh.
       
Honors Institute Year
1. Awarded Gold (Topper) in NPTEL- FDP course "Forest Biometry" AICTE-NPTEL (IIT Kanpur) 2019
2. Best poster award for research paper “Knowledge and valuation of tree species used in traditional agroforestry systems in Eastern Himalaya...” during International conference on strategies for environmental protection and management (ICSEPM-2016) organised by JNU, New Delhi from 11th to 13th December 2016. JNU, New Delhi 2016
3. FAELS (Fellow, Academy for Environment and Life Sciences). Academy for Environment and Life Sciences, Agra. 2013
4. "Best Exhibition Stall Award” of State Level Exhibition on 24th Statehood Day      Celebration-of Arunachal Pradesh, held at Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh. NERIST, Nirjuli 2010
5. National Eligibility Test (NET) ICAR, ASRB 2001
6. WWF-India scholarship received during pursuing P.G. Diploma in Environmental Law from CEL, WWF-India. Centre for Environmental Law, WWF-India, New Delhi 2001-2002
7. NEC Stipend and Book grant received during pursuing  B.Sc. and M.Sc. Forestry. NEC, Shillong 1996-2001
Degree Subject University Year
Ph.D. Forestry Forestry NERIST (Deemed-to-be-University), Nirjuli, Arunachal Pradesh 2019
P.G. Diploma in Environmental Law Forest act & policy, Environmental law, International treaties & convention, etc. Centre for Environmental Law (CEL), WWF-India, Lodhi estate, New Delhi. 2001-2002
M.Sc. Forestry (Economics and Management) Forest management, Econometrics, Environmental economics, etc. Forest Research Institute (FRI), Dehradun, Deemed University, Uttrakhand. 1999-2001
B.Sc. Forestry (10+2+4) Silviculture, Forest protection, Forest mensuration, Forest protection, etc. NERIST, Nirjuli, Arunachal Pradesh. 1995-1999
Certificate course Forestry (10+2) Silviculture, physics, chemistry, etc. NERIST, Nirjuli, Arunachal Pradesh. 1993-1995
From To Designation Organisation
2009 Till date In-charge of Lab-4 (Environment and NRM) Department of Forestry NERIST, Nirjuli
2008 Till date T&P Counsellor (Forestry) T&P cell, NERIST, Nirjuli
2015 2017 Programme officer NERIST NSS Unit
Topic Funding Agency Year
(1) Documentation of Indigenous knowledge system of selected major tribes of Arunachal Pradesh and the relevance of Intellectual property right to IKS. NMHS 2018-2021
(2) Cultural landscapes: The Basis for Linking Biodiversity Conservation with Sustainable Development in Arunachal Pradesh. UNESCO 2007-2011.
(3) Linking cultural heritage with natural heritage – a study on community based conservation and livelihood option in Ziro valley, Arunachal Pradesh. GOI-GBPIHED-UNDP 2007-2012.
  1. Medicinal and aromatic plants association in India, Gujarat. (Life membership)
  2. Bamboo society of India, Bangalore. (Life membership)
  3. Indian Society for plantation crops, Kerala. (Life membership)
  4. National Environmental Science Academy, New Delhi. (Life membership)
  5. Academy for Environment and Life science, Agra. (Life membership)
Teaching Engagements
Title Course Code Module Semester
Concept of Forestry FR-3101 Degree I
Environmental Science and Ecology ES-3200 Diploma II
Forest Protection FR-4106 Degree I
Forest management and working plan FR-6201 Degree II
Forest Policy and instruments FR-7203 PG II
Forest management and resource economics FR-8104 PG I
Title of Project Names of Students
1. Documentation and valuation of culturally important trees species of Monpa community in Eastern Himalaya, India (2017). Niraj Rai
2. Knowledge and valuation of tree species used in traditional agroforestry systems in Eastern Himala- A case study of fringe villages in Doimukh Forest Range, Arunachal Pradesh (2016). Savior J. Sangma
3. Traditional natural resource management practice of Zealiang tribe of Nagaland: A case study of fringe villages in Mbaula forest range. (2015). Chenobu Seb.
4. Plant diversity and community characteristics of Sigphan Wildlife Sanctuary, Nagaland. (2014) Ao Aosanen
5. Soil Physico-Chemical parameters, Regeneration status and Importance of Nepenthes khasiana Hook.f. – A threatened Endemic Plant of Meghalaya (Supervised along with Dr. L.B. Singha). (2013) Trechanmi Synrem
6. Micro-climate and socio-economic study of the tea estate: A case study of tea plantation in Banderdewa. (2012). Sumit Mandal.
7. Natural resource management in eastern Himalaya: A case study of fringe villages of Rupa forest range. (2012). Aribam Sandeep Sharma.
8. The study of traditional agroforestry system in eastern Himalaya: A case study in fringe of Doimukh forest range. (2012). Sagolsem Lenin Singh.
9. Natural Resource Management in Arunachal Pradesh: A case study in fringed villages of Doimukh forest range. (2011). Shanshem Passah.
10. Study the significance of trees and socio-economic aspects in Tea Garden: A case study of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh. (2011). Pawan Tiwari.
11. Study of Eco-restoration of watershed area: A case study of cluster of villages near Loktak lake. (2011). Thangjam Mary Devi.
12. Traditional forest management of Nyishi community of Midhpu-II village in Arunachal Pradesh. (2010). Wungrin Lansing.
13. Diagnosis of the avenue plantation: A case study of avenue trees in NERIST campus, Arunachal Pradesh. (2010). Meyiponger
14. The relevance of Forest Right act 2006 to Arunachal Pradesh: A case study of Banderdewa forest division. (2009). Narang Lento.
15. Natural resource management in Arunachal Pradesh: A case study in fringed villages of Banderdewa forest renge. (2008). Ibadasuk S.L. Mawphlang and Sompa Biswas.
16. Landuse systems and frequency analysis of secondary vegetation along NH-52A in Arunachal Pradesh. (2007). Amethyst Slong.
Course Name Sponsored By Date
(i) 4th INDEST USER Convention (E-Journals user training workshop) organised by the AICTE-INDEST User Committee. INDEST AICTE 22nd to 23rd August 2015 and 31st Oct, 2015.
(ii) Orientation programme on Pedagogy organised by NITTTR, Kolkata TEQIP 8th to 17th October 2014.
(iii) 2 days hands-on Training Course on Bioinformatics: Biological Sequence Analysis organised by Bioinformatics Centre, Department of Forestry, NERIST. DBT 22nd to 23rd November 2014
(iv) Participation in FDP programme on “Remote sensing and GIS applications in NRM” ISRO 14th to 18th May 2012.
(v) Appropriate Technology for Rural Development organised by Department of Mechanical Engineering, NERIST. TEQIP 25th -29th August 2014
(vi) Pedagogical Training for Engineering Teachers organised by IIT Guwahati & NERIST TEQIP 21st -23rd March 2014
(vii) Ergonomics and safety in product Design organised by Dept. of Agricultural Engineering, NERIST TEQIP 14th -18th May, 2013
(viii) “Assessment of training needs and capacities of the concern agencies” organised by Dept. of Forestry and IAIM and FRLHT, NERIST. FRLHT 28th -29th January, 2013
(ix) Third one-day INDEST user convention (E-Journals user training workshop) organised by AICTE-INDEST user committee, NERIST. INDEST AICTE 19th January 2013.
(x) 2nd One day INDEST user convention organised by INDEST in NERIST. INDEST 10th September 2011.
(xi) Three days training programme on Ecotourism, community based tourism and rural tourism in Arunachal Pradesh organised by Department of Forestry, Arunachal Pradesh. Regional centre, NAEB, Shillong. 24th to 26th April, 2010.
(xii) Training program on low cost eco-friendly vermicomposting technology organised by NERIST. Rotary club Rising sun and Arunachal Tamil Sangam, Itanagar. 9th February, 2008.
(xiii) Prospects of NTFP certification and sustainable NTFP management. IIFM 28th to 29th May 2008.
(xiv) Criteria and Indicator for SFM organised by IIFM Bhopal. IIFM 21st to 23rd November 2007.
(xv) Training programme on low cost vermicomposting Technology” organised by Dept. of Forestry, NERIST. DST 29th December, 2007
(xvi) Traditional knowledge systems and community development in North East India organised by Dept. of Forestry. NEC 18th to 19th August 2007.
(xvii) Bamboo species of NE India: Adoption of suitable cultivation techniques for socio-economic development of rural people organised by Dept. of Forestry, NERIST. NEC 15th to 16th December 2006.
Title Place Date
(i) Cultivation and management of large cardamom. Workshop on Management, processing and value additions of NTFPs based Income generating Activities in Arunachal Pradesh conducted by Department of Forestry, NERIST. 29-31 January 2014
(ii) Potential of Ecotourism (Ziro valley). Workshop on Forest, wildlife and ecotourism: Challenges and Opportunities conducted by Department of Forestry, NERIST 21-24 August, 2014
(iii) Relevance of ecotourism in VFMC area of Arunachal Pradesh. Workshop on “Ecotourism, community based tourism and rural tourism in Arunachal Pradesh” conducted by Department of Forestry, NERIST. 24th – 26th April, 2010
Books Authored
  1. Arunachalam, A., Arunachalam, K. (Editors),  Pebam,  R. and Pangging,  G. ( Editorial Assistants). 2008. Biodiversity Utilization and Conservation. Aavishkar Publishers, Distributors, Jaipur, India.
  2. Chatterjee, S., M. Pande, R. Semwal, K. Kumar, P.K. Dutta, S. Soni and, G. Pangging. 2003.  Relevance of Certification to the Wood Carving Industry in India, WWF-India, New Delhi.

Publications

1.     Pangging G.,  Sharma, C. L. and Sharma, M. (2021).  Study on magico-religious plants in Mising tribe of Assam, India.  Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge,  20(2): 390-403.

2.     Sharma, C.L., Sharma, M.B., Lamare, D.M., Wangkhem, M. and Pangging, G. (2021). Anatomical and physical characteristics of Cephalostachyum mannii (Gamble) Stapleton-An endemic scrambling bamboo of Northeast India. Indonesian Journal of Forestry Research. 8(1): 99-110.

3.     Pangging, G., Sharma, M., Sharma, C.L., Rai, N. and Gogoi, J. (2021). Review of plants used in the traditional healthcare systems by Monpa tribe in Arunachal Pradesh in Indian Eastern Himalaya. Pleione. 15(3): 332-345.

4.     Pangging G., Tabin, B.,  Sharma, M. and Sharma C. L. (2020). The  growing stock of Phyllostachys bamboosoides Sie Bold & Zucc. plantation: A case study of Apatani tribe from Ziro valley, Eastern Himalaya. Indian Journal of Hill Farming, 33 (2): 316-321.

5.     Pangging, G., Sharma, C. L., Sharma, M., Rai, N. and Gogoi, J. (2020). Traditional handloom practices of Nyishi tribe of Arunachal Pradesh, Eastern Himalaya.  Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge, 19 (2): 442-449.

6.     Pangging G., Rai, N.,  Sharma, C. L. and Sharma, M. (2019). Utilisation and valuation of important trees of Monpa tribe in Arunachal Pradesh. Indian Journal of Hill Farming, 32 (2):191-202.

7.  Pangging,  G., Sharma,  M., Sharma,  C. L., Rai, N. Gogoi J.  and Nyishi tribe. (2019). Byopa: A traditional headgear of Nyishi tribe from Arunachal Pradesh (India) and its relevance to Geographical Indication. Pleione, 13 (1): 12 - 18.

8. Pangging, G., Sharma, C.L. and Sharma, M. (2019). Ethnobotanical study on plants used in magico-religious practices of Deori tribe in Assam, India. Plant Archives. 19(1). Scopus (Accepted).

9. Sharma, M., Sharma, C. L., Bage, M., Gogoi, B. R. and Pangging, G. (2018). Anatomical characteristics and  fibre dimensions of some grass species of Arunachal Pradesh and their potential for pulp and paper. Journal of Bioresources, 5 (1): 41-48.

10. Pangging, G and Mandal, S. (2017). Assessment of shade trees and socio-economic condition of the tea workers: A case study of tea estate around Banderdewa forest range.  Bulletin of Arunachal Forest Research. 32 (1&2): 62-65. ISSN 0970-9487.

11. Pangging, G., Sharma, M., Sharma, C.L. and Sharma, A.S. (2016). Natural Resource management in eastern Himalaya: A case study of fringe villages of Shergaon Forest Division, Arunachal Pradesh, Current World Environment. 11(3): 800-807.  UGC approved journal (48806).

12. Pangging, G.,  Arunachalam, A., and Das, A.K. (2015). Management of people’s forest in eastern Himalaya: A case study of Arunachal Pradesh. Journal of Environment and Bio-Sciences, 29 (2): 353-356. ISSN 0973-6913.

13. Pangging, G., Arunachalam, A., Mawphlang, I.S.L., and S. Biswas. (2011). Traditional management practices of natural resources of forest dependent communities in Arunachal Pradesh- A case study of fringe villages in Banderdewa forest range. Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge, 10(2): 269-275. ISSN  0975-1068.

14. Pangging, G., Arunachalam, A and P. Gajurel.(2009). “Community forestry – linking conventional and nonconventional forest areas for sustainable development”. Current Science, 97(7). ISSN  0011 3891.

15. Pangging, G., and A. Arunachalam. (2008). Is certification is needed for Jhum certification? Current Science 95 (12): 1655-1656.  ISSN  0011 3891. 

16. Chatterjee, S., Saikia, A., Dutta, P., Ghosh, D., Pangging G, and Goswami, A.K. (2006). Background paper on “Biodiversity Significance of North East India. WWF-India, New Delhi. (http://web.worldbank.org/archive/website01062/WEB/IMAGES/PAPER_13.PDF).

17. Sood, K.K., Meiti, T.C., Pangging, G., and B. Singh.(2000). Dominant Indigenous Agroforestry systems of Biodiversity Rich North Lakhimpur District of Assam, India". Journal of Ecobiology. 12(3): 189-198. ISSN 0970-9037.

Miscellaneous
Book chapters:
  1. Pangging, G. and Arunachalam, A. (2018). Role of forest policy in sustainable development of forests in India. In: K.K. Sood, and V. Mahajan (Eds).  Forests, climate change and biodiversity. Kalyani Publishers, New Delhi.
  2. Pangging, G., Arunachalam, K., and A. Arunachalam. 2012. Sustainable Management of Land and People’s Forests in the Indian Eastern Himalaya: A C & I Approach. In: S. Suthar (ed.). Land Management. Nova Publishers, USA.
  3. Pangging, G., Dutta, J., Balasubramanian, D.,Muang, O.,Arunachalam, A., and M.L. Khan. 2012. Ziro Valley and the Surrounding Hills: A Mega-cultural Landscape. In: Ramakrishnan, P.S., Saxena, K.G., Rao, K.S. and G. Sharma. CULTURAL LANDSCAPES The Basis for Linking Biodiversity Conservation with the Sustainable Development. UNESCO, New Delhi.
  4. Dutta, J., Muang, O., Balasubramanian, D.,Wann, F.M., Pangging, G. and M.L.Khan. 2012. The ‘Tani’ Mega-cultural Landscape. In: In: Ramakrishnan, P.S., Saxena, K.G., Rao, K.S. and G. Sharma. CULTURAL LANDSCAPES The Basis for Linking Biodiversity Conservation with the Sustainable Development. UNESCO, New Delhi.
  5. Arunachalam, A., Arunachalam, K., Pebam, R. and G. Pangging. (2008). Approaches and strategies for conservation of biological diversity in India. In: Arunachalam A. and K. Arunachalam (eds.) Biodiversity Utilization and Conservation. AavishkarPublisers, Distributors, Jaipur.
  6. Arunachalam, A., Arunachalam, K. and G. Pangging. (2008). Biodiversity of Northeast India/ In: Arunachalam A. and Arunachalam  K. (eds.) Biodiversity Utilization and Conservation. AavishkarPublisers, Distributors, Jaipur.
  7. Pangging, G. and A. Arunachalam. (2008). Restoration of degraded forest in a biodiversity hotspot of India: Arunachal Pradesh. In: Arunachalam A. and K. Arunachalam (eds.) Biodiversity Utilization and Conservation. AavishkarPublisers, Distributors, Jaipur.
  8. Arunachalam, A., Arunachalam, K. and G. Pangging. (2008). Biodiversity of Northeast India/ In: Arunachalam A. and Arunachalam  K. (eds.) Biodiversity Utilization and Conservation. Aavishkar Publisers, Distributors, Jaipur.
  9. Dutta, P.K., Pangging, G. and D. K. Saikia. (2007). Western Arunachal Landscape (WAL) A high priority area for conservation of Biological diversity in Eastern Himalaya, India. In: Dutta, B.K., Das, A.K., and Choudhury, P. (eds.) Biodiversity Conservation-The post rio scenario in India. Avishek Printers and Publishers, Cachar, Assam.
  10. Chatterjee, S., Pande, M., Pangging, G and G. Goswami. (2005). Carvers, Conservation and Certification in India.In: Belcher, B., Campbell, B and Cunningham, A (Eds) Carving Out a Future: Forest Livelihood & International Woodcarving Trade. Earth Scan, United Kingdom.
Area of research

 

Natural resource management, Community forestry, agroforestry, ethnobotany, etc.
  1. Pangging, G., Sharma, C.L. and Sharma, M. 2019. Ethnobotanical study on plants used in magico-religious practices of Deori tribe in Assam, India. Plant Archives. 19(1). Scopus (Accepted).
  2. Pangging, G., Arunachalam, A., Mawphlang, I.S.L., and S. Biswas. (2011). Traditional management practices of natural resources of forest dependent communities in Arunachal Pradesh- A case study of fringe villages in Banderdewa forest range. Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge, 10(2): 269-275. ISSN  0975-1068.
  3. Pangging, G.,  Arunachalam, A., and Das, A.K. (2015). Management of people’s forest in eastern Himalaya: A case study of Arunachal Pradesh. Journal of Environment and Bio-Sciences, 29 (2): 353-356. ISSN 0973-6913.
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