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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DR. C. L. Sharma


Wood Science & Technology, NTFPs & Their Utilization, Forest Mensuration

e-mail:cls_chaman[AT]yahoo(dot)co(dot)in, cls[AT]nerist(dot)ac(dot)in,
Phone(EPBX/Office): 2257401-8 Extension: 7153

  • Honors and Awards
  • Educational Details
  • Administrative Background
  • Sponsored Research Projects
  • B.Sc.  and M.Sc.  Projects/Dissertations Guided
  • Ph.D. Supervision
  • Participation in Short Term Courses
  • Teaching Engagements & Membership of Professional Bodies
  • Courses or Conferences Organized
  • Research Publications: Last 5 years 
  1. Science and Engineering Research Council Fellowship 1994-1995 by DST, New Delhi.
  2. Research  Associateship, CSIR-New Delhi, July, 1991 To 20th, March, 1992.       
  3. Senior Research Fellowship of CSIR - New Delhi from  Feb., 1988 to Jan., 1991.
  4. Senior Research Fellowship of ICAR- NEW DELHI from Jan.,1987 to Jan., 1988 
Degree Subject University Year
Ph. D. Botany H. P. University Shimla 1990
M. Phil. Botany H. P. University Shimla 1986
M. Sc. Botany H. P. University Shimla 1984
From To Designation Organisation
May, 2021 Contd.. Dean, Administration NERIST
May, 2021 Contd.. Member, Board of Management NERIST
October, 2015 November, 2018 Chairman, House Allotment Committee NERIST
June, 2011 February, 2015 Head, Department of Forestry NERIST
May, 2010 February, 2015 Coordinator Continuing Education Programme NERIST
January, 2008 March, 2008 Dean, Students Affairs NERIST
July, 2007  March, 2008 Chairman, HMC & Chief Warden NERIST
January, 2007  September, 2008 Vice Chairman, NERIST Entrance Examination Committee NERIST
March,2004  December, 2005 Member Secretary, NERIST Entrance Examination Committee NERIST
May, 2002 February, 2011 President, Alumni Association  NERIST
August, 1997 March, 2001 In-charge VIP Guest House NERIST
February, 1996 May, 1997 Vice Chairman, House Allotment Committee NERIST
October, 1996 February, 1997 Coordinating Warden, Hostels NERIST
September, 1994 October, 1996 Hostel Warden NERIST

Sponsored Research Projects

No Project Title Name of P.I./Co-P.I. Duration Funding Agency Amount  (Rs.)
1. Evaluation of Taxus wallichiana from North Eastern and North Western Indian Himalayas for selection of Elite clones for Artificial Propagation C. L. Sharma (PI) Three Years DBT, New Delhi 32.69 Lakhs
2.  Documentation of Indigenous knowledge system of selected major tribes of Arunachal Pradesh and the relevance of Intellectual property right to IKS C.L. Sharma (Co-PI) Three Years

NATIONAL MISSION ON HIMALAYAN STUDIES” G.B. Pant National Institute of Himalayan Environment and Sustainable Development (GBPNIHESD), Kosi-Katarmal, Almora

48.33 Lakhs
B.Sc. (Forestry)  and M.Sc. (Forestry) Projects/Dissertations Guided / Co-guided: Total Students
1. B.Sc.(Forestry) Projects (Final Year)  28
2. M.Sc. (Forestry)  Dissertations   23

Ph. D. Students guided/guiding:

S. No Name of Ph. D. Scholar Supervised / Co-Supervised Status
1. Mr. Kabuk Lego Supervised Ph.D. Completed
2. Ms. Malti Kumar Singh Co-Supervised Ph.D. Completed
3.  Mr. Bibhuti Ranjan Gogoi Co-Supervised Ph.D. Completed
4. Mr. Govinda Pangging Supervised Ph.D. Completed
5. Mr. Lakhyajit Bhuyan Supervised Ph.D. Completed
6. Ms. Pallabi Bharali Supervised Ph.D. Completed
7. Mr. Khaidem Kennedy Singh Co-Supervised Ph.D. Completed
8. Mr. Liagi Tajo Co-Supervised Ph.D. Completed
9. Ms. Dhanshree Laishram Supervised Ph.D. Completed
10. Ms. Momang Tali Supervisor Contd.
11. Ms. Joyshree Debbarma Supervisor Contd.
12. Ms. Sonia Panigrahi Supervisor Contd.
13. Mr. Mahesh Wangkhem Co-Supervisor Contd.
14. Ms. Rimzim Patowary Supervisor Contd.



Participation in Short Term Courses/ Summer Schools/Winter Schools 

Course Name Sponsored By Date
Managing change for the growth of technical institutions Department of HSS , NERIST,  Nirjuli, A. P.   05-06-2000 to15-06-2000
Integrated Watershed Development and Management Department  of Agri. Engineering, NERIST, Nirjuli, A. P. 17-12-2001 to 28-12-2001
IT applications in library and information management NERIST, Nirjuli, A. P. 11-11-2002 to 22-11-2002
Mechanical Engineering Design: A concurrent engineering approach Mechanical  Engg. Department, NERIST, Nirjuli, A. P. 02-12-2002 to 13-12-2002
Translating Ideas into Products and Patents Mechanical Engg. Department, NERIST, Nirjuli, A. P. 17-02-2003 to 28-2-2003
Integrated Management Programme for effective Management of Technical Institutions Department of HSS, NERIST, Nirjuli, A. P. 17-03-2003 to 28-03-2003
Recent advances in design & testing of agricultural machines Department of Agri. Engineering, NERIST, Nirjuli, A. P. 23-06-2003 to 04-07-2003
Biomedical Imaging Department of Computer Sci. & Engg., NERIST, Nirjuli, A. P. 10-11-2003 to 21-11-2003
Technical Institutions and Entrepreneurial Development : OD approach Department of HSS , NERIST, Nirjuli, A. P. 16-12-2003 to 26-12-2003
 Ergonomics and safety in production designs Department of Agricultural Engineering, NERIST, Nirjuli, AP 14-05-2013 to 18-05-2013
Appropriate Technology for Rural  Development Department of Mechanical Engg.,NERIST, Nirjuli, AP 25-08-2014 to 29-08-2014

    Teaching Engagements

    Course Title Course Code Module
    Techniques in Forestry FR-3204 Degree
    Forest Mensuration FR 5106 Degree
    Timber & Non-Timber Forest Products FR-5203 Degree
    Forest Science -II FR-7277 PG
    Forest Goods & Services FR-8102 PG
    Concepts of Forestry -1 FR-9001 Ph.D.
    Timber and Non-Timber Forest Products FR9003 Ph.D.
    Wood Technology FR-9010 Ph.D.


    Memberships in Professional bodies

    1. Life member of ISTE
    2. Life member of IAWS, Bangalore

    Conferences/ Training programmes/ workshops organized

    1. A  short term training programme on "Management of Social Forestry for Sustainable Livelihood" on 25th-30th April, 2011 organized at Department of Forestry, NERIST jointly with  NIRD-NERC, Guwahati.
    2. A short term training programme on "Capacity Building for Rural Development Functionaries of NE Region" on 21st-26th November, 2011 organized at Department of Forestry, NERIST jointly with  NIRD-NERC, Guwahati.

    Lectures delivered:

    1. Social Forestry and Wood Based Industries. A lecturer delivered during a  Training Programme on Management of Social Forestry for Sustainable Livelihood on 25th - 30th, April, 2011 held at Department of Forestry, NERIST
    2. Important NTFPs and their management. A lecturer delivered during a Training Programme on Capacity Building on 11th November, 2011 held at Department of Forestry, NERIST
    3. Wood Seasoning and its importance in rural economy. A lecturer delivered during a Training Programme on Capacity Building on 4th December, 2012  at NIRD-NERC, Khanapara, Guwahati

    Research Publications (Last 5 Years)

    1. Sharma, C. L.,  Sharma, M.,  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.
    2. 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.
    3. Tajo, L,  Bordoloi, R., Paul, A., Das,  B., Sharma,  M. B., Tripathi, O. P. and Sharma, C. L. 2021. Characterization of soil properties and crop yield of a few traditional agroforestry systems of district Papum Pare, Arunachal Pradesh. Journal of Bioresources, 8 (1): 35-43.
    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. Gogoi, B. R , Sharma M.  and  Sharma,  C. L.  2020. Variations in tracheid characteristics of Pinus kesiya Royle ex Gordon. Journal of Bioresources, 7 (1): 37-43.
    6. Gogoi, B. R , Sharma M.  and  Sharma,  C. L.  2020. Radial variation of wood density in Pinus kesiya Royle ex Gordon. Indian Forester, 146 (8): 730-735.
    7. 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.
    8. Wangkhem, M., Sharma, M. and Sharma,  C. L. 2020. Comparative wood anatomical properties of genus Syzygium (family myrtaceae) from Manipur, India. Indonesian Journal of Forestry Research, 7 (1): 27-42.
    9. Singh, M. K.,  Sharma, M. and Sharma, C. L. 2019.  Anatomical characteristics of some plant members of Meliaceae from Assam, India. Journal of Bioresources,  6 (2): 33-43.
    10. 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.
    11. Singh, M. K.,  Sharma, M. and Sharma, C. L. 2019. Wood anatomy of some  members of Euphorbiaceae and Phyllanthaceae from Assam, India. Pleione, 13 (1): 01 - 11.
    12. 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.
    13. 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): 387-399.
    14. Lego,  K., Sharma, C. L. and Sharma, M. 2018. Axial variation of wood density in Pinus merkusii Jungh. &    de Vriese. Journal of Tree Sciences, 37 (1): 1-10.
    15. 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.
    16. Sharma, M.,  Sharma, C. L. and  Haokip, D. 2018. Anatomical and physical characteristics of some rattan  species. Journal of Indian Academy Wood Science, 15 (2):132–139.
    17. Sharma, M.,  Sharma, C. L. and Laishram, D. 2017. Variation in anatomical and physical properties of some Schizostachyum species of Manipur, India. Journal of Indian Academy Wood Science, 14 (1):79–90.
    18. Sharma, M., Shylla, W. and Sharma,  C. L. 2017. Wood anatomy of some members of family Fagaceae from North East India. Pp 83-91 DOI 10.1007/978-981-10-3115-1_9.  
    19. Singh, M. K., Sharma, C. L. and Sharma, M. 2017. Comparative wood anatomy of Artocarpus species of North East India with reference to their identification. Pp 73-81. DOI 10.1007/978-981-10-3115-1_8.