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The “CENTRE FOR BODO STUDIES (CBS)” started functioning in 2014 on the basis of Memorandum of Settlement of Bodo Accord, 2003 (Annexure-IV under Appendix C, Sl. No. 1 of the MoU in the Bodoland). Bodoland University designed the centre to facilitate scholars, thinkers and interested individuals in augmenting new approach of study on the Bodo Ethnic Group of North East India with reference to national and international viewpoints. The primary concept of the centre is to contribute enormity of Indian diversity in nation building approaches. Bodoland University, erstwhile Gauhati University: Kokrajhar Campus envisioned building Bodo language and culture and antiquity an entity of the great Indian culture. Now, the centre has become a part of University with substantial autonomy to function and solitary identity as “Centre,” to run by this Regulation. The Centre for Bodo Studies will support three types of scholars to undertake their studies. Firstly, the research scholars who want to undertake their studies on the related premise of Language, Culture and Antiquity of the Bodos can be a registered member scholar of the Centre. Secondly, the writers or thinkers who have no requisite degrees to carryout research work but having good studies and knowledge on the area can also register as member scholar. Thirdly, who are energized to study on various aspects of the Bodos methodically or want to publish their research works in an organized way, they can also become member scholar of the Centre. In all these three categories of scholars and learners the Centre would extend memberships with support of available sources and guidance to find the goal.

  • 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

Centre for Bodo Studies (CBS) has envisioned to reconstruct the endangered Bodo culture, language and antiquity which was about to disappear in the midst of globalization process. The Bodo language and culture need to be developed suitably to cope with the other language and culture of the country. India being the multi-cultural and multi-lingual nation offers scope for self development and self identity to all small communities. The mission of the Centre shall be to carry out extensive study in organized ways for creating and enhancing domain of fundamental knowledge with new tools and methods in scientific way through quality study, research, consultancy, learning & teaching, documentation, archiving and digitization, exchanging ideas of culture, language, racial identity and so forth.

Centre for Bodo Studies (CBS) is an interdisciplinary concept in its own realm with quest for true knowledge and disseminating to truth. It intends to become a pioneering force in the development of scholastic potential among its ethnic group in the region. It shall have facilities and provision for extension and exchange of knowledge and studies with other likeminded institutions of India and abroad.


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