Dr Diganta Kumar Das

M. Com, MA(Tourism Management), Ph.D, PGDHE
Joined Lakhimpur Commerce College on 12 May, 2007
Dr. Diganta Kr. Das S/O Sri. Bhugin Chandra Das and Smt. Sarala Das of Nalbari District, Assam is currently working as Assistant Professor for last 14 years. He has 12 years of experience as counselor of IGNOU and DODL, DU at Post Graduate level. He published 48 Research articles at different International and National Level Journals. He has also presented 76 Research Papers in International and National Seminars/Conferences. He also received Research Excellence Award in 2020.
Research Interest:
Microfinance, Tourism Management, Rural and Tribal Development, Financial Management
Specialized Courses:
Accounting and Finance


Minor Research Projects (Completed):

a)    ‘Microfinance and Self-Help-Groups (SHGs): A case study of   SHGs linked with United Bank of India’, Minor Research Project, funded by UGC, New Delhi (From 26-02-2014 to 18-08-2015).

Major Research Projects (Ongoing):

a)    The Role of National Rural Livelihood Mission (NRLM) for Socio-Economic Development of SC Communities: A study with special reference to Lakhimpur, Dhemaji and MajuliDistrict of Assam’, ongoing Major Research Project, funded by ICSSR (ICSSR-IMPRESS), New Delhi commencing from 9th July 2019.

Ph.D Research Work:

a)    ‘Microfinance through Self-Help-Groups (SHGs) and its impact on the socio-economic development of tribal communities -A case study of Lakhimpur District of Assam” under Dibrugarh University.


1.     Research Excellence Award 2020 offered by Institute of Scholars (InSc), India. website: http://www.insc.in

2.     NSS Propagate award as Programme Officer at NSS Mega Special Camping Programme held at Dibrugarh University from 7th – 11th February, 2018.


1.     Primary Evaluator in Toycathan, 2021 awarded by the Ministry of Education’s Innovation Cell, Govt. of India in association with Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. Ministry of MSME, Ministry of Women and Child Development, Ministry of Commerce & Industry and Ministry of Textile, Govt. of India 


Books/Edited Books:

1.     (2017). Rural Development Programmes in North-East India: Issues and Futurity, Balaji Publications, Meerut, U.P., ISBN 978-93-85756-20-7 (co-editor).

2.     (2014).A Simple Study of Security Analysis and Portfolio Management, Kaustubh Prakashan, New Market, Dibrugarh, ISBN 978-93-82283-74-4(co-authored)

Articles in Journal:

1.     (2021), “Covid-19 Pandemic and Lockdown Impact on Economic and Health Status of Women SHG Members in Rural Assam, North East India” International Journal of Advance and Innovative Research (IJAIR), peer-reviewed journal (Conference Special) of Indian Academician and Research Associations (IARA), Vol. 8, Issue 3 (XII), July-September, 2021, pp. 13-18, [ISSN: 2394-7780], (Impact Factor: 7.36), online available at www.iaraedu.com

2.     (2021), “Acceptability of E-Learning as a tool for Education during Covid-19 Pandemic among College students in Assam”, Akshar Wangmay, International Research Journal, Peer Reviewed and Referred Journal, (UGC Care List-I Journal), Special Issue on Challenges of Higher Education in India to Compete with Global Level, Vol. II, July 2021, pp. 117-121, [ISSN 2229-4929 (Print)

3. (2020), “Impact of Lockdown due to Covid-19 on the Economic Condition of SHG Members in Lakhimpur District of Assam, India”, Vidyabharati International Interdisciplinary Research Journal (VIIRJ), a Web of Science & UGC Care List II Index Journal, Special Issue ofInternational e-Conference on Impact of COVID-19 on Various Areas of Global Economy, Science & Humanities, (Special Issue June 2020), pp. 62–67, [ISSN 2319-4979 (Online)], online available at http://viirj.org/specialissue.html

4. (2020). “Role of National Rural Livelihood Mission (NRLM) on Cost of Living Standard of the Scheduled Caste Communities at Dhemaji and Lakhimpur District of Assam”, International Journal of Research -Granthaalayah, Vol. 8, Issue. 4, April, 2020, pp. 119-126, [ISSN: 2350-0530(O), ISSN- 2394-3629 (P)], Online available at. https://doi.org/10.29121/granthaalayah.v8.i4.2020.16

5. (2020), “Role of Education and Income Generating Activities for Empowering Tribal Women Communities in Rural Assam, North-East India”, Inspira-Journal of Commerce, Economics & Computer Science (JCECS), A National Quarterly Double Blind Peer Reviewed Refereed Journal of IRA, Vol.  06, Issue. 01, January-March, 2020, pp. 85-94, [ISSN: 2395-7069], (Impact Factor: 4.964), online available at https://inspirajournals.com/uploads/Issues/455151277.pdf

6. (2020). “Higher Education and Social Responsibility: A Case Study on the Role of National Service Scheme (NSS) in Higher Educational Institutions in Rural Areas of Assam, India”, Diverse Journal of Multidisciplinary Research, Vol. 2, Issue 3, March 2020, pp. 1-6: (ISSN: 2704-4777),online available at


7. (2019). “A study on the Constraints faced by the Scheduled Caste (SC) Women under National Rural Livelihoods Mission (NRLM) in Lakhimpur District of Assam”, International Journal of Research in Commerce, Economics & Management (IJRCM), A Monthly Double-Blind Peer Reviewed (Refereed/Juried) Open Access International e-Journal - Included in the International Serial Directories, Vol. 9, Issue No. 01, January2019, pp. 20-24: (ISSN 2231-4245) (Impact Factor: 0.803) online available at https://ijrcm.org.in/article_info.php?article_id=8844

Chapter/Articles in Edited Books:

1.     (2018). “Microfinance and National Rural Livelihood Mission (NRLM): A Study on the Problems faced by the Scheduled Caste women in Lakhimpur District of Assam”. In D. Upadhyaya, D. Bhuyan& T. Dutta (Eds.), RESONANCE, Assam College Teachers’ Association, pp. 128-137, January, Guwahati (ISBN 978-93-87494-02-2).

2.     (2016). “Few Socio-economic Observations of Tribal SHG members: A case study of a Rural Fabricated District Lakhimpur, Assam”. In Dr.Thanu Ram Majinder (Ed.), Rural Development-The Strong Dimension of India’s Prosperity-with Special Reference to North-East India, pp. 267-288, December 2016, Principal, Sadiya College, Assam; (ISBN 978-93-84303-73-0).

3.     (2016). “Higher Education and Rural Development in Assam”. In Dwijen Sarmah (Ed.), Higher Education in North-East India: Issues and Concerns, pp. 215-224, January, Department of Education, Nowboicha College, Lakhimpur, Assam; (ISBN 978-93-82976-26-4).

4.     (2014). “Role of Higher Education for Rural Development in Assam”. In Rantu Gohain & Rajashree Phukan (Ed.), Higher Education in India: Post Independence Era, pp. 99-107, Guwahati, Assam: EBH Publishers (India) an imprint of Eastern Book House; (ISBN 978-93-83252-43-5).

5.     (2014). “Role of SHGs in Empowering Rural Women (A case study of Lakhimpur District of Assam”. In Sangeeta BorthakurTamuli (Ed.), Women Empowerment in North-East India , pp. 128-136, Guwahati, Assam: EBH Publishers (India) an imprint of Eastern Book House; (ISBN 978-93-83252-17-6).

6.     (2014). “A study with reference to registered SHGs at Development Blocks in Lakhimpur district of Assam”.In Dr. Jayanta Baruah (Ed.), Changing Socio-Political scenario of North-East India: A study in wider perspective, pp. 93-103, Guwahati, Assam: Shri Ganesh Printers; (ISBN 978-81-928118-1-9).

7.     (2013). “Micro Finance as a tool of Financial inclusion among the rural people of Assam- A case study with special reference to Lakhimpur district of Assam”. In G.N. Sharma (Ed.), Microfinance and Sustainable Development in North East India, pp. 256-268, New Delhi: Commonwealth Publishers; (ISBN 978-81-311-0451-4).

8.     (2013). “Role of SHGs in Socio-economic Empowerment of Tribal Women- A case study with special reference to Lakhimpur district of Assam”. In G.N. Sharma (Ed.), Microfinance and Sustainable Development in North East India, pp. 205-214, New Delhi: Commonwealth Publishers; (ISBN 978-81-311-0451-4).

9.     (2013). “Career opportunities in Even Management”, In Jahnabi Lahkar Barua & Dr.Dilip Kr. Jha, Career Oriented Course; Policies & Executions, Its needs, Possibilities and Challenges in North East India, pp. 192-204, Dutta Publication, North Lakhimpur. (ISBN: 978-93-81689-40-0).  


Paper Presented:

1.     Participated and presented a paper entitled “Financial Management Practices by Self-Help-Groups: A Study in Rural Assam” inenal e-Conference on ‘Recent Advancements in the Areas of Management, Social Sciences, Technology & Tourism, organized by Indian Academicians and Researchers Association (IARA), Delhi, NCR on     June 14, 2021.

2.     Presented a paper entitled “Micro-finance through SHGs: A tool for socio-economic development of rural Assam- a case study of Lakhimpur and Dhemaji district” at the XIV International Seminar on 2nd& 3rd January, 2013 titled Economics, Politics and Civil Society at Delhi School of Professional Studies and Research, New Delhi and also got best paper award in the Technical Session “Inclusive Growth: A New Paradigm”. Paper Available at: https://www.semanticscholar.org/paper/Micro-Finance-Through-Self-Help-Groups-(SHGs):-A-of-Das-Boruah/967d793458f2868f96cbdbe64651e02b798650de


Paper Presented:

1.      Participated and presented a paper entitled “A Study on History and Evaluation of Microfinance in India”, in one day National E-Seminar on ‘Resent Trends in Modern History’, organized by Department of History, Lokmanya Mahavidyalaya, Warora, Chandrapur, Maharashtra, India held on June 5, 2021.

2.     Participated and presented a paper entitled “Impact of Covid-19 on Change in Cost-effective Life of Tribal Communities in Rural areas of Assam” in one day Multidisciplinary National e-Conference on “Covid-19: Challenges, Concerns and Road ahead” organized by IQAC, A. E. Kalsekar Degree College, Thane, Mumbai, India held on 22nd May, 2021.

1.     Participated and presented a paper entitled “Change in Learning Environment during Covid-19 Pandemic: A Study from Students Perspective”in Two dayNational e-Conference on “Emerging Trends in Information Technology” organized by Department of Computer Science, K.G.R.L. College (Autonomous), Bhimavaram, India held on 11th -12th February, 2021.

2.     Participated and presented a paper entitled “Women Empowerment through Education and Micro-Finance in Rural Areas of Assam”in Two dayNational e-Conference on “Business Dynamics: Local to Global” organized by Dr. D. Y. Patil Institute of Management Studies (DYPIMS), on 5th& 6th February, 2021



1.     Participated a 7 days International Workshop on “Research in Culture and Humanities: Methodological Issues and Emerging Trends” organized by Centre for Studies in Cultural Diversity and Wellbeing, Jadavpur University, West Bengal, India at Jadavpur University, Salt Lake Campus, West Bengal from 17th October to 23rd October 2019.