Niru Hazarika, former Dean Faculty of Arts, Gauhati University and Former Memebr of ICSSR, New Delhi served Gauhati University as teacher of Political Science for more than three decades. She started her service career as teacher in Political Science of Gauhati University and ended her career in it. She was also a student of this University.
She is the first lady in Northeast India to be awarded the degree of D.Litt. Under her guidance 60 students from various professions have been awarded the degree of Doctor of Philosophy till date. Her specialization is in public administration, Government and Politics in Northeast India and Human Rights
Dr. Hazarika authored and Co-authored several books. Her same significant works are Public Service Commissions in India, Ethnic Autonomy in Northeast India: A Search for an Answer, Insurgency and Beyond, A Century of Civil Service in Northeast India etc. She co-authored Local-Self Government in India, Government and Politics in Northeast India (Three volumes etc.)
She attended several international conferences and seminars and visited USA, UK, France, Holland, Spain etc. on academic programmes. She published articles in several national and international journals.