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Dr Ritusmita Goswami

Assistant Professor , Guwahati campus

Centre for Ecology, Environment and Sustainable Development , School of Social Sciences and Humanities

M. Sc.,

Ph. D. in Environmental Science (Tezpur University, Tezpur)

Post Doctoral (IIT,Gandhinagar)

 Dr. Ritusmita Goswami is currently working as Assistant Professor at the Centre for Ecology, Environment, and Sustainable Development, Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Guwahati. She earned her Ph.D. in Environmental Science from Tezpur University. During her research journey, she has received many prestigious Awards and Fellowships including Jagdish Bose National Science Talent Search (JBNSTS) visiting student fellowship, Young Scientist Award, Women Scientist Award, Science and Technology Award for Research (STAR) from DST, Govt of India. Recently she has received another prestigious grant POWER (Promoting Opportunities for Women in Exploratory Research) from the Govt of India to carry out new research in the field of Emerging contaminants.
The thrust area of her research is exploration of environmental problems and finding sustainable solutions and more specifically she has been working in the field of groundwater contamination; pollution pathways, health risk assessment, and remediation. She has published 27 papers in reputed international journals, along with a number of book chapters and more than a dozen publications in many conference proceedings. She has been serving as a reviewer for many reputed international journals, such as Chemosphere, Journal of Hazardous Materials, Ecological Engineering, Groundwater for Sustainable Development, Adsorption Science and Technology, etc. Also, she is engaged with many outreach activities and awareness programs on water literacy and the betterment of the environment.

Groundwater pollution, Contaminant transport in the sediment-water matrix, Arsenic Food chain accumulation study, Pollution remediation, Application of nanomaterials for water treatment, Health risk assessment 

 Publications (Last Five years)

  1. M. Kumar, V Srivastava, P. Mazumder, J P Deka, S Gupta, R Goswami, C Mahanta, AL. Ramanathan,  M Joshi (2021). The Spectre of SARS-CoV-2 in the Ambient Urban Natural Water in Ahmedabad and Guwahati: A Tale of Two Cities. Environmental Research, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envres.2021.112067, 112067, Elsevier. IF: 6.498
  2. S. Mukherjee, A. Kumar Thakur, R. Goswami, P. Mazumder, K. Taki, M. Vithanage, M. Kumar (2021). Efficacy of agricultural waste derived biochar for arsenic removal: Tackling water quality in the Indo-Gangetic plain. Journal of Environmental Management, 281 111814. Elsevier, IF: 6.789, ISSN: 0301-4797
  3. M. Kumar, S. Mohapatra, P. Mazumder,  A. Singh & R. Honda, C. Lin,R. Kumari, R. Goswami, P. K. Jha, M. Vithanage, K. Kuroda. (2020). Making Waves Perspectives of Modelling and Monitoringof SARS-CoV-2 in Aquatic Environment for COVID-19 Pandemic. Current Pollution Reports, https://doi.org/10.1007/s40726-020-00161-5, 6, 468-479 Springer, IF: 6.373, ISSN: 2198-6592
  4. B. Shaikh, U. B. Barache , B.T. Khogare, R.Goswami, B. N. Kokare,P. P.Wadgaonkar, S. H. Gaikwad. (2020). Highly reproducible, simple and selective analytical method for extractive UV–visible spectrophotometric determination of ruthenium (III): Analysis of catalyst, fissium alloy and sequential separation. Spectrochimica Acta Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy 243, 118814. Elsevier, IF: 4.093, ISSN: 1386-1425
  5. M. Kumar, R.Goswami, A. K. Patel, M. Srivastava, N. Das (2020). Scenario, perspectives and mechanism of arsenic and fluoride Co-occurrence in the groundwater: A review. Chemosphere 249, 126126. Elsevier, IF: 7.086, ISSN: 0045-6535
  6.  R. Goswami, M. Kumar, N.Biyani, P.Shea (2020). Evaluation of Exposure and People’s Perception of Health Risk due to Arsenic Contamination in Majuli (River Island), Assam, India. Environmental Geochemistry and Health. 42(2):443–460 doi: http://doi.org/10.1007/S10653-019-00373-9, Springer, IF: 4.609, ISSN 0269-4042
  7.  R. Goswami, M. Kumar, N.Avasti, R.Das (2019). Provenance and Fate of Rare Earth Elements in the Sediment Aquifers Systems of Majuli River Island, India. Chemosphere 237, 12447. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.Chemosphere.2019.124477 Elsevier, IF: 5.778
  8. A. Patel, N.Das, R. Goswami, M.Kumar (2019), Arsenic mobility and potential co-leaching of fluoride from the sediments of three tributaries of the Upper Brahmaputra floodplain, Lakhimpur, Assam, India. Journal of Geochemical Exploration. 203, 45–58. Elsevier, IF: 3.746, ISSN: 0375-6742
  9. J.Shim, M.Kumar, R. Goswami, P.Mazumder, B.T.Oh, P.Shea (2019), Removal of p-cresol and tylosin from water using a novel composite of alginate, recycled MnO2and activated carbon. Journal of Hazardous Materials. 364 ,419–428. Elsevier, IF: 10.588, ISSN: 0304-3894
  10. J.Shim, M.Kumar, S.Mukherjee, R. Goswami (2019), Sustainable removal of pernicious arsenic and cadmium by a novel composite of MnO2 impregnated alginate beads: A cost-effective approach for wastewater treatment. Journal of Environment Management. 15,8-20. doi: 10.1016/j.jenvman.2018.12.084. Elsevier, IF: 6.789, ISSN: 0301-4797
  11. R., Borah, D., Kumari, A., Gogoi, S., Biswas, R., Goswami, J., Shim, N., Begum, M., Kumar (2018). Efficacy and field applicability of Burmese grape leaf extract (BGLE) for cadmium removal: An implication of metal removal from natural water. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety. 147, 585–593. Elsevier, IF: 6.291, ISSN: 0147-6513
  12. R. Goswami, M.Kumar. (2018). Removal of fluoride from aqueous solution using nanoscale rice husk biochar. Groundwater for Sustainable Development. 7, 446–451. Elsevier, IF: SNIP-1.076. ISSN: 2352-801X
  13. R. Goswami, D.Kumari, M.Kumar, P.Mazumder, R.Kataki, J.Shim (2018). Removal of Cr(VI) ions from the aqueous solution through nanoscale zerovalent iron (nZVI) Magnetite Corn Cob Silica (MCCS): A bio-waste based water purification perspective. Groundwater for Sustainable Development. 7, 470–476. Elsevier, IF: SNIP-1.076.
  14. R., Saikia, R. Goswami (Corresponding author), N.Bordoloi, K. K.,Pant, M.Kumar,  R. Kataki, (2017). Removal of arsenic and fluoride from aqueous solution by biomass based activated biochar: Optimization through response surface methodology. Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering. 5, 5528-5539. Elsevier, IF: 5.909, ISSN: 2213-3437
  15. M. Kumar, A. K. Patel, A. Das, R. Goswami, P. Kumar, P. Deka, N. Das. (2017). Hydrogeochemical Controls on Mobilization of Arsenic and Associated Health Risk in Nagaon District of the Central Brahmaputra Plain, India. Environmental Geochemistry & Health. 39, 169-178. Springer IF: 4.609 ISSN 0269-4042
  16. N. Bordoloi, R. Goswami, M. Kumar, R. Kataki. (2017). Biosorption of Co (II) from aqueous solution using algal biochar: Kinetics and isotherm studies. Bioresource Technology, 244, 1465–1469. Elsevier, IF: 9.642. ISSN: 0960-8524
  17. D. Gogoi, N. Bordoloi, R. Goswami, R. Narzari, R. Saikia, D. Sut, L. Gogoi, R. Kataki. (2017). Effect of torrefaction on yield and quality of pyrolytic products of Arecanut Husk: an agro-processing wastes. Bioresource Technology. 242, 36–44 Elsevier, IF: 9.642. ISSN: 0960-8524
  18. R.Goswami, J.Shim, S.Deka, D.Kumari,R.Kataki, M.Kumar. (2016). Characterization of Cadmium Removal from Aqueous Solution by Biochar Produced from Ipomoea Fistulosa at Different Pyrolytic Temperatures. Ecological Engineering, 97, 444–451. Elsevier, IF: 4.035, ISSN: 0925-8574
  19. M.Kumar, N.Das, R.Goswami, K.P.Sarma, P.Bhattarcharya, AL.Ramanathan(2016).  Coupling fractionation and batch desorption to understand arsenic and fluoride co-contamination in the aquifer system. Chemosphere, 164, 657-667. Elsevier, IF: 7.086, ISSN: 0045-6535
  20. M. Kumar, A. Das, N. Das, R. Goswami, U.K Singh. (2016). Co-occurrence perspectives of arsenic and fluoride in the groundwater of Diphu, Northeastern India. Chemosphere. 150,  227-238. Elsevier, IF: 7.086, ISSN: 0045-6535


  1. Title of the project: Inorganic Arsenic in food chain through irrigation water-soil-crop pathway: Risk assessment for sustainable agriculture in Brahmaputra floodplain. Funding agency- DST-SERB, Govt of India. Duration: 3 years


  1. Title of the project: Occurrence of Pharmaceutical and Personal Care Products and Associated Antibiotic Resistance in the Aquatic Environment: A Correlation Perspective with Urban Bio network. Funding agency- DST-SERB, Govt of India. Duration: 3 years


  1. Title of the project: Understanding of arsenic phase distribution and co-contamination perspective with fluoride in the Brahmaputra flood plains. Funding agency- DST-SERB, Govt of India. Duration: 3 years


Climate change and natural disaster, Gender environment and sustainable development, Introduction to GIS and remote sensing, Environmental legislations, Environmental Impact Assessment, Social Impact Assessment, Environmental audit, Food security issues, Environment and public health, Current environmental issues and problems

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