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North East India Studies Programme to be launched by DU soon

Delhi University is going to soon launch a North East India Studies Programme (NEISP) in their campus, which would encourage research scholars to take up the region as their interest area. The research programme is likely to begin from the next academic session.

Mar 19, 2015 13:05 IST
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In order to make interested students study various important aspects of the North Eastern India, Delhi University is going to soon launch a North East India Studies Programme (NEISP) in their campus, which would encourage research scholars to take up the region as their interest area. The research programme is likely to begin from the next academic session and would be fully funded one.

The programme NEISP has approval from the Department of Sociology’s council but it has to be placed before university’s Academic Council in order to officially introduce it. A five-member committee has been established in the department which will be taking care of it.

The university, seeing the large number of inclusions in the DU’s curriculum, is planning to include North East studies in the MA and MPhil syllabi as well which are offered by the Department of Sociology.

The bigger picture in launching this programme is to bridge the constantly widening gap between the region and the rest of the country giving rise to unnecessary violent turn of events on frequent basis. In order to discuss and take out decisions in matters related to the North East, the university has also established a think-tank, consisting of academics from JNU, JMI, North Eastern Hill University, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Media Professionals, Delhi Police and representatives from the DONER (Development of North Eastern Region) ministry and NEC (North Easter Council).

Important Points

  • DU s going to soon launch a North East India Studies Programme (NEISP) in their campus
  • This programme will act as a bridge to constantly widening gap between the region and the rest of the country and lessen violent turn
  • The research programme is likely to begin from the next academic session

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