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CENTRE FOR BAMBOO STUDIES
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Initiated in 2013-14 as Diploma in Bamboo Technology course under the aegis of Department of Biotechnology, Bodoland University was sponsored by the Agriculture Department, Bodoland Territorial Council Secretariat, Bodofa Nwgwr, Kokrajhar and National Mission on Bamboo Applications, New Delhi. It was upgraded to the “Centre for Bamboo Studies” in 2017 with its independent identity.

Bamboo is an important natural, renewable livelihood resource in Bodoland Territorial Council which grows in about one third of natural forest as pure and mixed are cultivated on homestead & Non-forest land. Bamboo production in Bodoland Territorial Council area is quite low and there is a need to enhance it through scientific Cultivation of suitable species and improved management of bamboo based Non-forest or forest.

Since, bamboo is the main source of livelihood for rural people of this region. It is therefore the need of the hour to make the people aware of the proper use and scope of Bamboo in Bodoland.

The course is very much important for Bodoland Territorial Council because it provides them in-depth knowledge in various aspects of bamboos.

AIM & OBJECTIVES

Centre for Bamboo Studies provides “Diploma in Bamboo Technology” and “B.Sc. (Bamboo Studies)” with the following aims:

  • The primary aim of the course is to motivate students for self employment, as well as to carry out extensive research in various aspects of bamboo with particular emphasis in bamboo cultivation and germplasm conservation
  • Provide unique opportunity to the youngsters for a career in one of the green gold industrial processing sectors viz. bamboo based industry, responsible for processing bamboo and other renewable fibre materials to meet certain vital human needs in most environment friendly manner.
  • It will facilitate evolving strategies for augmenting production, application of relevant technologies and adaptation to global market.
PROGRAME
  • B.Sc. (Bamboo Studies) (three years)
  • Diploma in Bamboo Technology (one year)
RESEARCH

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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