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SOUTH AND SOUTH ASIA STUDY CENTRE

The centre for "South and South East Asia Studies”, Bodoland University was set up in the year 2019 as per Government of Assam office order No.83 Dated 02/05/2018 and as approved by Honourable Vice Chancellor, Bodoland University dated 30/04/2019. The vision of the centre is to explore the areas where trade and commerce, political, cultural and finally people to people contact with South and South East Asian Countries can be built up for the development of India in general and North East India in specific.


Director
Prof. Manjit Das

Assistant Director
Dr. Jhanin Mushahary

Co-ordinator
Dr. Konita Basumatary

ACTIVITIES

International Seminar titled “Act East Policy of India and Engagement with ASEAN” was organised on 30th and 31st January, 2020. Prof. Dr. Md. Elias Hossain, Department of Economics, Rajshahi University, Rajshahi, Bangladesh; Prof. Dr. Md. Abdul Wadud, Department of Economics, Rajshahi University, Rajshahi, Bangladesh; Dr. Rajnish Ratna, Associate Professor, Department of Business Studies, Royal University of Bhutan, Bhutan; Prof. U. K. De, Department of Economics, NEHU, Shillong; Prof. Deb Kumar Chakrabarty, Department of Economics, Dibrugarh University, Prof. Jyotiraj Pathak, Department of Political Science, Bodoland University, Kokrajhar participated as Resource persons.

PROGRAME
  • B.Sc. (Bamboo Studies) (three years)
  • Diploma in Bamboo Technology (one year)
RESEARCH

N/A

TEACHING STAFF

Dr. Arvind Kumar Goyal
Designation: Associate Professor

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Arvind Kumar Goyal

Dr. Derhasat Narzary
Designation: Part time Teacher

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Derhasat Narzary

Mr. Jangila Basumatary
Designation: Part time Teacher

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Jangila Basumatary
NON TEACHING STAFF

Ms. Bijanta Bala Brahma
Designation: Crafts Instructor

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Bijanta Bala Brahma

Mr. Jagajit Brahma
Designation: Laboratory Attendant

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Jagajit Brahma

Mr. Karma Goyary
Designation: Field Attendant

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Karma Goyary
DEPARTMENTAL ACTIVITIES
  • A Foldscope orientation workshop was conducted on 9th November, 2018 at St. Ann’s College, Kokrajhar
  • Celebrated World Bamboo Day” on 18th September, 2018 with an objective to increase the awareness of bamboo globally along with orientation workshop on Foldscope.
  • Demonstration on the use of Foldscope in Life Science Study at Institutional Biotech Hub, Science College, Kokrajhar on 15th September, 2018.
ACHIVEMENTS
  • Established a Bamboo Propagation Centre cum Bambusetum which house a number of ornamental bamboos like black bamboo, yellow bamboo, Buddha belly bamboo, and many more.
  • Bambsetum was visited by students from Science College, Kokrajhar (15th March, 2019) and University of Science and Technology, Meghalaya (12th April, 2019) for gathering information and sample collection for dissertation works.
  • Published six research articles in peer reviewed National and International Journals with cumulative impact factor of 3.164 (JCR reports)
PROJECT
Sl. NoTitle of the ProjectFunding AgencyAmount in Rs.Status
1A Genome-guided investigation of Essential Metabolite Biosynthetic Pathways in Bambusa balcooa of Kokrajhar District of BTAD, Assam, IndiaAgriculture Department, Bodoland Territorial Council, Kokrajhar5,00,000/-Ongoing
2Microscopic morphology and molecular marker based studies for ascertaining the phylogeny among bamboos growing in Kokrajhar, BTAD, Assam, IndiaDepartment of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India8,00,000/-Ongoing
CERTIFICATE COURSE

The course of the Bodo language acquisition is entitle “Certificate Course in Bodo Language”. The course aims for those who cannot speak or write Bodo Language. This is a preliminary course that aims for acquisition of skill of speaking to be used in various contexts of discourses; and aims for enhancement of skill of writing the language in a simple and easy method. Also it aims at developing competency in translation from other language into Bodo & vice versa.

TEACHING STAFF

Dr. Indira Boro
Designation: Associate Professor
Responsibilities: Director I/C
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Indira Boro

Dr. Phukan Ch. Basumatary
Designation: Associate Professor
Responsibilities: Co-coordinator of Linguistics
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Phukan Ch. Basumatary

Dr. Oinam Ranjit Singh
Designation: Associate Professor
Responsibilities: Co-coordinator, Antiquarian studies
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Oinam Ranjit Singh

Dr. Jhanin Mushahary
Designation: Assistant Professor
Responsibilities: Co-coordinator, Cultural Studies
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Jhanin Mushahary

Dr. Rupashree Hazowary
Designation: Assistant Professor
Responsibilities: Guest Asst. Researcher
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Rupashree Hazowary
NON TEACHING STAFF

Mrs. Rwmwi Basumatary
Designation: Peon

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Rwmwi Basumatary