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Preeti Sarmah

Designation: Adjunct Faculty


Academic Qualifications:

  • Masters in Social Entrepreneurship and Livelihood from Tata Institute of Social Sciences
  • Masters in Social Work (Community Development) from Institute of Advanced studies in Education
  • Bachelors in English from Gauhati University


  • 7 years in Development Organisation.
  • 2 Years in Academic organisation

Professional Experience:

  • Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India as Programme officer
  • Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs as Social Development Expert
  • Guwahati Municipal Corporation in “Pradahan Mantri Awas Yojana(Urban)” as Social Development Expert
  • Sampoorna Bamboo Kendra,Melghat,Maharashtra as Project Trainee
  • National Rural Livelihood Mission as Co-ordinator
  • District Physically Handicapped Organisation as Project Co-ordinator
  • Indian Institute of Development Management as State Co-ordinator

Fields of Interest:

  • Gender and Entrepreneurship
  • Social Business innovation
  • Radical Social Work

Project Experience:

  • Submitted Dissertation on “Fishery, Climate variability and Livelihood Challenges in Brahmaputra Floodplains: A case of Morigaon District” to digital Repository of Tata Institute of Social Sciences
  • Completed a Project on Social Marketing on “Jal Tara” a product of Development Alternatives ,New Delhi
  • Completed a Baseline survey and Analysis on the “livelihood Challenges of Community living in Char Areas” with collaboration Rangsutra, New Delhi.
  • Completed a project on “Slums and Future of India: A case analysis” covering slums of Major Cities in India in assistance from Inner Wheel Club
  • Prepared Detailed Project Report on “Affordable Housing for Urban poor on Beneficiary Led Construction” for Guwahati Municipal Corporation,Govt. of Assam
  • Prepared Convergence Policy Document for National Urban Livelihood Mission and Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana,Govt. of Assam

Career Highlights & Awards:


  • Awarded Gold Medal  and Shield for Best student in Social Field Work for the year 2017 by Tata Institute of Social Sciences during 4th Convocation day 30th May 2017.
  • Awarded Social Work Award for outstanding contribution towards imparting education for street children by Rotary International Dist. 3240 during District Annual Conference  10th to 12th January 2015 by District Chairman.
  • Certified as Trainer  Tata Institute of Social Sciences ,School of Vocational Education for Livelihood and Entrepreneurship.


Workhop Attended/Conducted:

  • Attended “National Training for trainer Programme in Entrepreneurship Development” conducted during 26th to 30th November 2018 at Indian Social Institute,Bangalore
  • Attended Training on Financial Inclusion and role of Community during 14th June to 19th June 2017,National Institute of Rural Development,Hydrabad
  • Attended Training on Resource Block Strategy conducted during 13th to 18th January, 2016 by Society for Elimination of Rural Poverty in Kurnool,Andhra Pradesh.
  • Attended Training on Community Resource Persons Strategy Conducted during 15th March to 18th March 2016 by Society for Elimination of Rural Poverty,Andhra Pradesh
  • Conducted Entrepreneurship Awareness Camp for College students in Different locations for the year 2018-19 ,sponsored by Department of Science and Technology,New Delhi
  • Conducted Faculty Development Programme for the Faculties of different academic institutions from 18th March 2019 to 29th March 2019 ,sponsored by Dapartment of Science and Technology.

Paper Publication/Presentation:

  • Presented a paper on “Traditional Fish Capturing Devices: A way of Livelihood Generation in Brahmaputra Flood Plains” in the “National Conference on Paradigm Shifts in Business Practices and Technology” organised by Amity Business School ,Amity University Chattisgarh ,India on 23rd and 24th January,2019 and has been accepted for publication.