The “CENTRE FOR BODO STUDIES (CBS)” was established in 2014 on the basis of Memorandum of Settlement of Bodo Accord, 2003 (The MoS leading to the formation of the Bodoland Territorial Council under the sixth Scheduled of the Indian Constitution, Annexure-IV under Appendix C, Sl. No. 1) by a group of scholars and thinkers interested in developing new approaches to study on Bodo Ethnic Group of North East India lining with National Philosophy and abroad under Bodoland University which was established by Bodoland University Act. 2009. Now it becomes part of University as “Constituent Institution” in the Faculty of Social Science with its own identity as “Centre” (not department) governed by its Regulations/Bye-Laws as stated in the statute no. 4 of the University. The interest has been energized by our sense to undertake, aid, promote on problems and processes of social transformation of Bodo ethnic group of Assam and other States of North Eastern Region through coordinate research, learning, teaching, sharing and deriving a common and distinctive culture, racial, religion, language, ethnic dance, ethnic sculpture and painting, linguistic tradition etc. referring to the origin, classification, characteristics etc. of such groups and engaging seriously with the problems and crisis of the recent time of value for national integration.
CENTRE FOR BODO STUDIES (CBS) is an interdisciplinary concept of its own objectives and knowledge generating and propagating centre, and will come out as a pioneering force in the development of academic potential among its ethnic group throughout India and abroad. It has own facilities of learning, teaching and research and, has provision of expansion with other likeminded institutions of India and abroad.
At present, the Centre has different sections; Culture Section, Language Section, Ethnicity Section, Antiquity and Archive section. Each section has in-charge from its Teachers. There will be a Research Section comprising of all research activities in all sections which will be maintained by Research Officer.
The initial social responsibilities of CBS will be in the area of providing vocational training to weaker sections of society of Assam in Ethnic dance, Ethnic music, Classical Music, Classical Dance, Sculptures, Art & Paintings; and opening of Language/Dialect speaking courses of Bodo, Dimasa, Karbi, Deori, Rabha, Mishing, Tiwa, Lalung, Santal, Koch Rajbongshi etc. including English Speaking Course/other Foreign Language Speaking Courses.