Prof. Porag Kumar Boruah Memorial Third Golden Jubilee Lecture

The Department of Applied Geology is celebrating the Golden Jubilee of its establishment and to commemorate this notable moment the department has organised a series of lectures.

The department organized Dibrugarh University sponsored third Golden Jubilee Lecture in honour of late Prof. Porag Kumar Boruah on 21st December, 2021 at Prof. S.K. Memorial Conference Hall of the Department. Prof. Boruah was an eminent geologist who served in the Department Applied Geology, Dibrugarh University from 1992 to 2009. He also chaired
the prestigious K. D. M. chair and was awarded with many major projects by ONGC, India and published many research papers in reputed national and international journals.

The sedimentology laboratory of the department dedicated in honour of late Prof. Porag Kumar Boruah was unveiled by Mr. Indrajit Barua, Former Executive Director, Oil India Limited who was also batch mate of late Prof. Boruah during the period of 1986 to 1989 in the Department of Applied Geology pursuing M.Tech in Applied Geology. Mr. Indrajit Barua, was the invited speaker of this event who delivered his lecture on “Geology in the new energy order”. At the beginning, Prof. Kalpana Deka Kalita, HOD, department of Applied Geology delivered the welcome speech. The event was inaugurated by Prof. Dilip Majumder, department of Applied Geology followed by lighting of lamp to pay tribute to Late Prof. Porag Kumar Boruah. Ms. Malobika Bora, Asst. Professor, department of Applied Geology introduced Prof. Porag Kumar Boruah to the audience recalling his
achievements and the contributions in the field of sedimentology. As an honour to this renowned sedimentologist the sedimentology laboratory of this department was named after him.

The event host, Dr. Ratamali Machahary, Asst. Professor, department of Applied Geology spoke a few words about Mr. Indrajit Barua, the invited speaker of this event. He was an alumni of the department of Applied Geology, Dibrugarh University and he is an experienced geologist not only in the Indian oil fields but also in some international oil fields. Mr. Indrajit Barua talked about the evolution of geosciences in the oil and gas industry. As he spoke about the energy transition, he mentioned the aspects of geothermal energy and the key minerals such as Cobalt, Lithium, natural Graphite and rare earth minerals crucial for the energy transition. He concluded his lecture mentioning the global current scenario of oil and
gas prices. Vote of thanks was delivered by Mrs. Pallabi Borkakoty, Asst. Professor, department of Applied Geology