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.
VISSION & MISSION
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.