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.