Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma

Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma, who was the Student Union leader of erstwhile Cotton College from the late 1980s becomes the 15th Chief Minister of Assam. Dr Sarma who was a former general secretary of Cotton College Union Society (CCUS) is the eight Chief Minister of Assam to study at this prestigious institution.

Neeraj Kayal

Principal Researcher, Microsoft Research, Bengaluru, India

The Infosys Prize in Mathematics for 2021 is awarded to Neeraj Kayal of Microsoft Research, Bangalore, for his outstanding contributions to Computational Complexity. In particular, Kayal’s extensive, innovative work on algebraic computation includes the development of deep lower bound techniques proving limitations of this natural model, as well as designing efficient algorithms for reconstruction and equivalence of such algebraic circuits.

Neeraj did his Higher Secondary from Cotton University (then erstwhile Cotton College) 1996 -98 batch (science stream). He is currently a Principal Researcher at the Microsoft Research lab in Bangalore, India, where he has been working since 2008. Neeraj works in the areas of complexity theory, algorithms, and related areas of theoretical computer science.

CONGRATULATIONS NEERAJ!!

Dr. Binoy Kumar Saikia

Hearty Congratulations to Dr Binoy Kumar Saikia, Scientist, NEIST, Jorhat and Ex-Cottonian from the Department of Chemistry (2000-2001 M. Sc Batch) on wining the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award for Science and Technology 2021, the topmost prestigious award in scientific research in

India (Earth, Atmosphere, Ocean and Planetary Sciences). Cotton family congratulate him on his well

deserved success.

Mr. Kaushik Barua, Ex Cottonian, country director of the international fund for agricultural development, awarded

Kaushik Barua , an ex Cottonian was awarded a medal under the Royal Order of Sahametrei in Cambodia for his contributions to poverty reduction, rural development and smallholder agriculture. He was recognised as a Grand Officer or Mahasena of the Royal Order of Sahametrei, equivalent to a knighthood. Along with his team and partners, he was recognised for contributing to increased agricultural yields and incomes for over 60,000 rural families, for promoting renewable energy technologies to smallholder farmers, and supporting the development of digital technologies for agricultural markets.

Kaushik Barua graduated from Cotton University (then erstwhile Cotton College) in 1999, completing his Higher Secondary examination where he secured the 9th position state-wide. He then studied economics at St. Stephen’s College, New Delhi and the London School of Economics. Initially employed with the World Bank in India, he joined the United Nations’ International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) in 2008.

Kaushik is also the author of two novels and won the Sahitya Akademi Yuva Puraskar for his first novel Windhorse.

Congratulations Kaushik!

Details: https://cambodia.un.org/en/113032-national-honours-medals-awarded-united-nations-staffs

Prof. Bhupendra Nath Goswami

Prof. B.N Goswami, Head, Centre for Clouds and Climate Research, Cotton University has been placed amongst the top 2% scientists of the World and Rank 1 in India (World top% 0.6152166) in the field of Meteorology and Atmospheric Science By Stanford University, USA

Hearty Congratulations !!!

Dr. Rakhee Kalita Moral

Dr Rakhee Kalita Moral, Associate Professor of English, and Head, Centre for Women’s Studies, Cotton University has been awarded the WISCOMP Saahas Prerna Award, 2020 by Women in Security, Conflict and Management of Peace, New Delhi, an initiative of the Dalai Lama’s Foundation for Universal Responsibility. The award is given in recognition of her exemplary contributions towards fostering gender justice and education in higher education institutes in India. CONGRATULATIONS !!