Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta

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Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta
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Mahanta during a film shooting
Born (1963-01-24) 24 January 1963 (age 59)
Police career
DepartmentAssam Police
RankDirector general of police

Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta (Assamese: ভাস্কৰ জ্যোতি মহন্ত) is a 1988 batch (41RR) IPS officer of Assam-Meghalaya cadre. He is the current Director General of Assam Police, and had previously served as the special Director General of Border.[1][2]


Mahanta did his matriculation from Govt. Higher Secondary School, Sivasagar in the year 1977 and achieved all Assam second rank in the higher secondary examination with highest mark in Economics from Vivekanda Vidyalaya, Digboi. He pursued Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Ramjas College, Delhi and then Master of Arts in Social Works from Delhi School of Social Work. He was selected for Indian Information Service in the 1986 and for Indian Police Service in 1987.[3]

Police career[edit]

Mahanta, a 1988 batch Assam-Meghalaya cadre IPS, has worked in various departments in different capacity. Mahanta has served in below key positions for both Union and Assam Governments (Police) - [3]

Film career[edit]

Mahanta at Delhi International Short Film festival in 2013

Mahanta directed Yugadrashta, an Assamese language short film based on the life of Sentineler and freedom fighter Pitambar Deva Goswami.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta named as new Assam DGP incharge". India Today. Archived from the original on 30 November 2019. Retrieved 29 November 2019.
  2. ^ "List of rank holders" (PDF). Assam Police official website. Retrieved 5 September 2020.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h "Sivasagar rejoices with IPS BJ Mahanta's achievement". The Sentinel. Archived from the original on 23 October 2020. Retrieved 8 February 2016.
  4. ^ Das, Partha Jyoti. "Spirit of reform". The Assam Tribune. Archived from the original on 29 October 2013.