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The Act East Policy is the successor to the Look East Policy which was launched in 1992 by the then Prime Minister Narasimha Rao. The objective of Look East Policy was to strengthen the relationship with the six “Asian Tigers” which were growing at a rapid rate. Since its inception, India became a sectoral partner of ASEAN in 1992 and a dialogue partner and member of the ASEAN Regional Forum in 1996. India and ASEAN entered into a summit partnership in 2002 and launched negotiations for a FTA in goods in 2003. These discussions ended with a bilateral deal in 2009. In 2014, NDA Government outlined the Act East Policy. The policy wants to strengthen India’s relationship with ASEAN as well as to expand the tie Korea in the North to Australia and New Zealand in the South and from neighbouring Bangladesh to Fiji and Pacific Island countries in the far East.

Infrastructure project such as India-Myanmar-Thailand Trilateral Highway, Trans-Asia Railway Project indicates India’s willingness to improve relationship with them. In addition to economic, good relationship with ASEAN and other Eastern countries is also important from strategic point as China has been trying to encircle India. Therefore, conducive political relationship with these nations is utmost important. In addition to these, as the origin of most of the tribes of North East India are Myanmar, China, Mongolia and other South East Asian Countries, cultural and linguistic linkage with them cannot be overlooked. The prime purpose of South and South East Asia Study Centre, Bodoland University is to study economic, political, strategic, cultural and linguistic aspects of India in relation to South and South East Asian countries. This study centre is expected to mark a new line of thought which will boost the tie with these countries and help Government to accomplish its objectives.

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



Dr. Arvind Kumar Goyal
Designation: Associate Professor


Arvind Kumar Goyal

Dr. Derhasat Narzary
Designation: Part time Teacher


Derhasat Narzary

Mr. Jangila Basumatary
Designation: Part time Teacher


Jangila Basumatary

Ms. Bijanta Bala Brahma
Designation: Crafts Instructor


Bijanta Bala Brahma

Mr. Jagajit Brahma
Designation: Laboratory Attendant


Jagajit Brahma

Mr. Karma Goyary
Designation: Field Attendant


Karma Goyary
  • 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.
  • 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)
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

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.


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

Indira Boro

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

Phukan Ch. Basumatary

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

Oinam Ranjit Singh

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

Jhanin Mushahary

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

Rupashree Hazowary

Mrs. Rwmwi Basumatary
Designation: Peon


Rwmwi Basumatary