GUWAHATI, Jan 19 � Dr Ramesh Chandra Goswami, a retired Head of the Department of Physics, Darrang College, has been named as one of the recipients of the the National Award for Outstanding Efforts in Science and Technology Communication through Print Media including Books and Magazines for the year 2014 by the National Council for Science and Technology Communication of the Union Government. The award will be presented to him at a function scheduled for March 2 next at New Delhi.
Dr Goswami has been named as a recipient along with other two Indian science writers, one each from Karnataka and Tamil Nadu and the Kerala publishing house M M Publications Ltd, sources said.
Born in 1950 at village Kaihati in Nalbari district of Assam, he passed HSLC from Belsor High School in 1966 securing the 9th position. Then from Cotton College he did his Pre-University, B Sc and M Sc (1972). He did his LLB in1977 and Ph D in 1989 from Gauhati University. He joined the Department of Physics, Darrang College, Tezpur in 1975 and retired as the Head of Department in 2010. Then, since 2011 he is acting as the HOD, Physics in the newly established Girijananda Chowdhury Institute of Management and Technology in the outskirt of the city.
Starting to write Science articles in popular style since his student life, Dr. Goswami has to his credit till now, more than 20 popular science books, above 700 articles published in various leading magazines and newspapers of Assam, besides contributing numerous writings to books, dictionaries and encyclopedias in science.
Recipient of three awards from Asom Sahitya Sabha for his books titled Sagaror Katha, Chinaki Bastur Bhitaror Katha and Produshan, one award from Asom Sishu Sahitya Nyash, for the book Rong Rong Nana Rong. He also received awards for children literature (Gajendranath Saharia Award) and for science popularization in Assam (Ghanashyam Goswami Sowarani Award). Some of his promnent books are : Hanhi (awarded by the then Union Ministry of Education and Social Welfare, Bharatiyo Bigyanor Sonali Atit Aru Biwarton, Prithivir Katha, Sakti (both translated for National Book Trust, India), Bigyanor Bornil Diganta, Chokure Nedekha Dooronite, among others.