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. Kamal Saharia

Associate Professor

Theoretical Plasma Physics, Simulation

, ksaharia[AT]rediffmail(dot)com
Phone:2257401 - 410 extn. 6193 (Off)

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From To Designation Organisation
22/12/2009 21/12/2021 Assistant Professor NERIST
22/12/2021 till date Associate Professor  NERIST
Degree Subject University Year
M.Sc. Physics Tezpur University 2004
Ph.D. Plsama Physics Gauhati University
(Centre of Plasma Physics)
From To Designation Organisation
2015 Till date Library Advisory Committee Member NERIST
2016 Till date Programme Officer -NSS NERIST

Life member of Plasma Science Society of India,
Life member of  Physics Academy of North East.

Title Course Code Module Semester
Classical Mechanics PH 7101 M.Sc. I
Elementary Condensed Matter Physics PH 7203 M.Sc. II
Atomic, Molecular and LASER Physics PH 8101 M.Sc. III
Electronics PH 8102 M.Sc. III
Plsama Physics PH 8001 M.Sc. IV
Physics I PH 1101 Base I
Physics II PH 1201 Base II
Physics III A PH 3101 Degree I
Physics III B PH 3102 Degree I
Physics IV A PH 3201 Degree II
Physics IV B PH 3202 Degree II
Title of Project (M.Sc.) Names of Students (Year)
1. Study of Formation of Sheath in Plasma. Mr. Tapak Dabi (2010)
2. Monte-Carlo Method and its Application. Mr. Enuk Libang (2014)
3. Simulation study of DC glow discharge in Argon. Mr. Dipjoy Bora (2015)
4. Effect of q-nonextensivity on Debye Shielding in plasma Ms. Anju Maga (2016)
5. A comparative study of Waves and Instability due to Streaming Electron beam and Positron beam in Plasma Mr. Diptimonta Neog (2018)
6. Study of Helicon Waves in Bounded Plasma Mr. Menlar  Rallen (2019)
7. Review on occurence of Landau Damping in Different Plasma Systems Mr. Kaustov Moni Borah (2019)
8. PIC Simulations for plasma studies Ms. Dharishmita Gogoi (2020)   
9. Study of Streaming Instability in Multicomponent Plasma Ms. Rimli Boruah (2020)
10. Study of magnetosperic plasma. Ms. Ankita Borah (2021)
11. Ionospheric Plasma Mr. Hibu Bida (2021)
12. Langmuir Probe in Plasma Diagnostics Ms. Kabyashree Gogoi (2021)
13. Confinement of Plasma Ms. Himashree Das (2021)
14. Study of Magnetic Reconnection in Plasma Mr. Harsha Pratim Hazarika (2022)
15, A Study on Role of Ionospheric Plasma in Radio Communication Mr. Jumnya Kamdak (2022)
16. A Study on Plasma Sheath Evolution, Structure and its Behavior in Electronegative Plasma Mr. Ankur Nath (2022)
Topic Scholar Name Status of PHD Registration Year
2. Study of some nonlinear wave phenomena in multicomponent plasma.  RAJKAMAL KAKOTI Degree Awarded(2021) 2016


Title Place Date

1. Vlasov Simulation of parallel transport of charged particles.

FDP on Computational and Experimental aspects in Thermal science, NERIST, Nirjuli.

Feb. 27th - March 2nd, 2012

2. Plasma Physics: Basics and Applications.

3 days National lecture series webinar on the theme “Advancement and innovations in Modern Physics” Jawaharlal Nehru College, Pasighat Hill-Top, East Siang District-791103 ARUNACHAL PRADESH

7th to 9th August 2020

3. Electronics Lab: A quick overview for beginners.

VIRTUAL SEMINAR ON EXPERIMENTAL PHYSICS in collaboration with Indian Association of Physics Teachers (IAPT), RC-17  , NERIST, Nirjuli.

3-4th October, 2020

4. Plasma Sheath: Effect of q-nonextensive particle distribution.

27th International Conference of International Academy of Physical Sciences (CONIAPS – XXVII) on “Recent Advances in Applied Physics” at NERIST, Arunachal Pradesh

26-28 Oct., 2021

5. q-Nonextensive particle distribution, Negative ions and Plasma Sheath.


30th April 2022
  1. K. Saharia and K.S.  Goswami ‘Small amplitude current free double layers in a collisionless plasma’, Physics of Plasmas 14, 062103 (2007).  ISSN: 1070-664X
  2. K. Saharia and K.S.  Goswami, ‘One-dimensinal Vlasov simulation of parallel electric fields in two electron population plasma’,  Physics of Plasmas 14, 092302 (2007).  ISSN: 1070-664X.
  3. K. S. Goswami, K. Saharia and H. Schamel , ‘Theory of current free double layers in plasmas’,  Physics of Plasmas 15, 062111 (2008). ISSN: 1070-664X.
  4. K. Saharia and K.S.  Goswami, Evolution of electron holes in two electron population plasmas,  Physics of Plasmas, 15, 122311 (2008). ISSN: 1070-664X.
  5. Dima Rani Borgohain, K. Saharia and K. S. Goswami, 'Behavior of plasma sheath with nonextensively distributed two temperature electrons and isothermal ions', Physics of Plasmas, 23, 122113 (2016).  ISSN: 1070-664X. http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4972072
  6. Dima Rani Borgohain and K. SahariaCharacteristics of Electronegative Plasma Sheath with q-Nonextensive Electron Distribution, Plasma Physics Reports  44 (1), 137-144 (2018).  DOI:https://doi.org/10.1134/S1063780X1801004X
  7. Dima Rani Borgohain and K. SahariaBehavior of collisional sheath in electronegative plasma with q-nonextensive electron distribution ,Physics of Plasmas, 25 (3), 032122 (2018). DOI:https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5005582
  8. Dima Rani Borgohain and K. SahariaSheath criterion in constant mean free path collisional plasma with two distinct temperature q-nonextensive electrons, Indian Journal of Physics, 93(1):107-114  (2019).  DOI:https://doi.org/10.1007/s12648-018-1263-8
  9. Rajkamal Kakoti and K Saharia, Effect of nonextensivity on the characteristics of supersolitons in a two-temperature electron plasma; Contributions to Plasma Physics, 60:e201900167 (2020), DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/ctpp.201900167
  10. Rajkamal Kakoti and K Saharia, Effects of adiabaticity of electrons and negative ions on the modulational instability of ion-acoustic waves in electronegative Plasma, Eur. Phys. J. D 74, 219 (2020).  DOI: https://doi.org/10.1140/epjd/e2020-10371-5
  11. Rajkamal Kakoti & K. Saharia, The overtaking interaction of electron acoustic solitary waves in a plasma with hot non-extensive electrons, Radiation Effects and Defects in Solids, 176:11-12, 1129-1145, DOI: 10.1080/10420150.2021.2014492 
  12. Rajkamal Kakoti & K. Saharia, The dust ion acoustic rogue waves in a plasma with Maxwellian negative ions, AIP Conference Proceedings 2357, 040015 (2022);   https://doi.org/10.1063/5.0080648   
  13. Rajkamal Kakoti & K. Saharia, Study of formation of rogue waves in an electronegative plasma with nonextensive electrons, AIP Conference Proceedings 2357, 040005 (2022); https://doi.org/10.1063/5.0080646


Courses or Conferences Organised

Title Sponsored by Date
Induction Training Programme on Pedagogy and Research Methodology TEQIP 11th -20th Sept. 2015