Dr. Pabitrapran Goswami

Dr. Pabitrapran Goswami, former principal of Jorhat College, Assam, is an academician, researcher, litterateur, translator and musician. He is a renowned Bargit scholar and singer, specialized in the classical music of Assam. He has remarkable contribution towards spreading Bargit with relevant theoretical discussion.
In the academic arena, under his research guide and consultancy services many aspirants got award of M. Phil. and Ph. D. He has notably contributed in developing Assamese Encyclopaedia. He has written several articles, short stories, poems which have published in different newspapers and magazines of Assam.

Details about the person: Dr. Pabitrapran Goswami, retired Principal, Jorhat College, Jorhat, Assam, Pin:785001.

General Information:
  • Date of birth: 13th September, 1952.
  • Father’s Name: Late Chakradhar Mahanta.
  • Home Address: Saudkuchi Sattra, P.O. Chengeli Gaon, Jorhat-785010.
General Qualification:
  • Graduated from J.B. College, Jorhat, Assam, with Hons. In English Literature, in 1972.
  • Did M.A. in English Literature from Gauhati University in 1974.
Service Information:
  • Date of joining Jorhat College as a lecturer: 26-02-1976.
  • Date of taking charge as the Principal of the College: 01-11-2004.
  • Date of retirement: 31-12-2013.
Research and Consultancy:
  • Did M.Phil. from Dibrugarh University, Assam, in 1994, on Eliot’s Poetry: an Enquiry into the Notion of Self.
  • Did Ph.D. from D.U. on Bargit: a Study of its Literature and System of Music, in 2001.
  • Guided four M.Phil. scholars of the Directorate of Distance Education, Madurai Kamraj University.
  • Examined one Ph.D. thesis of Bhatkhande Sangit Sangsthan University on the Historical Study of the Development of Hindusthani Classical Music in Assam.
Other Qualification:
  • B.Mus. (Vocal)
  • Proficiency in Classical Vocal music, especially in Bargit, a special stream of Classical Music of Assam, reminiscent of Prabandha Gan.
  • An approved Bargit singer and audition expert of A.I.R.
  • Bargit: a Musicological Exploration (modified version of the Ph.D. thesis)
  • Prabandha Gitar Aitijyabahi Purba-Bharatiya Sastriya Sangit Bargitar Rag Bibaran aru Tatvik Alochana saha Swaralipi (an elaborate work of notation of ten ragas of Bargit in Assamese along with relevant theoretical discussions)
  • Glimpses of English Literature (a collection of articles focusing on certain areas of English literature)
  • Eliot’s Poetry: an Enquiry into the Notion of Self (modified version of the M.Phil. dissertation.)
  • Manab Satta (a translation of George Thomson’s The Human Essence)
  • Contributed several articles to Assamese Encyclopaedia; short explanatory notes of technical terms, related to Assamese music and culture, to the Encyclopaedia of Music in India, compiled by Sangit Mahabharati, Mumbai.
  • Several other articles, short stories, poems etc. scattered in the news papers and magazines of Assam.
Read the following article written by Dr. Pabitrapran Goswami:

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