Kandarpa Das

Kandarpa Das

Professor

MA (JNU) PhD (Moscow)

Russian Language & Literature

Department of Foreign Languages
Gauhati University, Guwahati, 781014
Email:- kandarpadas@gauhati.ac.in

                 

                Dr. Kandarpa Das, presently Professor and Head of the Department of Foreign Languages, Gauhati University did his post graduation in Russian Language and Literature from the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi and obtained his Doctorate degree from the Moscow State University, Russia.

 

Dr. Das has published several research papers in the field of Russian Studies, Comparative Literature, Cultural Studies and Open and Distance Learning. Since, the year 2000, he has been supervising doctoral candidates in Gauhati University and till date successfully supervised 17 (seventeen) scholars for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy. He has edited and published two books in the field of Open and Distance Learning & Cultural studies.

 Dr. Das has completed two major research projects funded by the UGC and the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India. He also acted as a co-investigator and local coordinator for India in the International Project on “OER Differentiation in Global South” jointly conducted by Brazil, South Africa, Indonesia, Malaysia, India and sponsored by IDRC, Canada. He has participated in various national and international seminars and conferences, delivered key note addresses, acted as panelist/ resource person, chaired sessions and presented papers. Dr. Das was invited by various foreign universities to deliver lectures which include Russian State University for Humanities, Moscow, Moscow State Regional University, Moscow, Russia, Universitas Terbuka, Jakarta, Indonesia, Open University, Hongkong, Hanoi Open University, Vietnam and Open University, Japan. He is also a regular resource person in the UGC Human Resource Development Centre, Gauhati University for its Orientation and Refresher courses.

 Dr. Das has been playing important roles in administration and management at high level in Gauhati University in various capacities, and has actively participated in policy making as members of the Court, Academic Council and various statutory bodies of the University. He has successfully performed important administrative responsibilities like Director, Institute of Distance and Open Learning (IDOL), Secretary, University Classes, Head of the Department and Chairman, Press Advisory Committee. Presently, he holds the position of the Chairman, Town Advisory Committee of Gauhati University.

 Dr. Kandarpa Das served as the Director of the Institute of Distance and Open Learning, Gauhati University for two terms during 2006 – 2016, As Director of the Institute, he was responsible for transforming it into a pioneer institution of distance and open learning in the country. Under his stewardship, the Institute grew into a viable, self sustained and important centre of the University and was recognized as a premier institute of distance and open learning in the Country and abroad. With a combination of experience and exposure at grass root level in the University system and educational administration at high level, Dr. Das has earned the recognition from the academic fraternity as a successful educational administrator and institution builder.

 Dr. Das also played a pivotal role in the establishment and development of the KK Handiqui State Open University, Assam and served as the founder member of the Board of Management, Finance Committee, Academic Council and the Selection Committee. He had led the group of experts for preparation of the first self-learning materials of the University and training of the academic staff. As recognition to his service in the field of Open and Distance Education, he was empanelled as a candidate for the post of Vice Chancellor, KK Handiqui State Open University in 2015.

 Dr. Kandarpa Das is also associated with the establishment and expansion of the Community Radio services in India and served as the founder Station Director of the Radio Luit 90.8 FM, the community radio service of Gauhati University during 2011 - 2016. He was instrumental in formation of the Community Radio Association of India, a platform of the community radio broadcasters of the Country and served as its founder national President. He has acted as a Jury member for the prestigious National Community Radio Award, 2014. Recently, he has completed a major Project “Science for Women’s Health & Nutrition through Community Radio” sponsored by the department of Science and Technology, Government of India as its Principal Investigator.

 Dr. Das has been honoured with important positions at national and state level bodies including Member, State Audit Advisory Board (SAAB), Assam, Member and Neutral observer, State level Empowered Committee (TET for primary and secondary schools, Government of Assam), Vice President of the Indian Distance Education Association, National Vice President, Indian Association of Teachers of Russian language and Literature (INDAPRYAL)  and many academic and professional bodies in the country and abroad.

 Dr. Das has actively participated in policy making and consultations of various national and international bodies including National Council for Teacher Education, India, Distance Education Council, University Grants Committee, Asian Association of Open Universities, OER Asia etc. In 2016, he has been nominated as the member of the Steering Committee of the “Asian MOOCs”, an initiative of the Asian Association of Open Universities (AAOU), Manila, Philippines for a period of three years.

           Dr. Kandarpa Das was awarded the Fulbright Fellowship to attend the Fulbright-Nehru International Education Administrators’ Seminar and visit several higher education institutions in Boston, New York city and Poughkipsie, USA.

                 Recently, Dr. Das was invited by the Federation Council of the Russian Federation (Upper house of the Russian Parliament) to act as an International Observer for the elections of the Russian President held on 18th March, 2018.

 Ø  Ph.D. in Russian Literature, Moscow State University, Russia, 1994

Ø  Stadzirovka in Russian Literature, Pushkin Institute of Russian Language, Moscow, 1990.

Ø  MA in Russian Language and Literature, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, 1989

Ø  BA (Hons) in Russian Studies from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, 1987

Ø  P.U (Science), Cotton College, Guwahati, 1983

Ø  Online Certificate “MOOC on MOOC”, IIT, Kanpur & COL, Vancouver, 2014

 

 

Administrative Positions held

Ø  Director, Institute of Distance and Open Learning, Gauhati University. (2006 – 2016)

Ø  Secretary, University Classes i/c, Gauhati University  (October, 2013 to December, 2013)

Ø  Chairman, Press Advisory Committee, Gauhati University (2013 – 2014)

Ø  Chairman, Town Advisory Committee, Gauhati University (2016 – till date)

Membership of committees & positions currently held:

Ø  Member, Steering Committee, “Asian MOOCs”, an initiative by Asian Association of Open Universities, UPOU, Manila, Philippines.

Ø  Member, Advisory Committee, Institute of Distance Education, Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan (Deemed University), New Delhi.

Ø  Member, Editorial Board (Assamese), Bharatavani Project, Centarl Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore

Ø  Member, Regional Advisory Committee, NIOS, New Delhi

Ø  University Nominee, Governing Body, Nabajyoti College, Kalgachia

Ø  University Nominee, Governing Body, KC Das Commerce College, Guwahati

Membership of committees & positions already held:

Ø  Member, Advisory Board, Centre for Distance Learning, Tezpur University &  Directorate of Distance Learning, Tripura University

Ø  Member, NCTE Committee for formulation of “National Monitoring Framework for Teacher Education through ODL.”  .(2015-2016)

Ø  Member, Gauhati University Court

Ø  Member, Anti Ragging Committee, Gauhati University

Ø  Member, Residence, Health and Discipline Board, Gauhati University

Ø  Member, Board of Management, KK Handiqui State Open University, Assam (2008-2011).

Ø  Member, Finance Committee, KK Handiqui State Open University (2008 -2011)

Ø  Member, Academic Council, KK Handiqui State Open University.

Ø  Member, Governing Body, SB Deorah College & Barnagar College

Ø  Member, Governing Body, Barnagar College, Sorbhog

ØCoordinator, Regional Consultation of National Council for Teacher Education, 2014.

Ø External Member, IQAC, Cotton College State University, Guwahati.

Ø Coordinator, Gauhati University, IGNOU Convergence scheme, 2008

 Ø  Member, State Audit Advisory Board (SAAB), Assam

Ø Neutral Observer, Teacher Eligibility Test, 2012, Assam. 

Ø Member, Empowered Committee, Secondary Teacher Eligibility Test,        

     2013, Assam.

Ø Member, Empowered Committee, Special Teacher Eligibility Test for 6th Scheduled district of Assam, 2013.

Ø Member, Empowered Committee, Special Teacher Eligibility Test for Sikshamitra, Assam, 2013.

Ø Member, Empowered Committee, Medium Teacher Eligibility Test, Assam, 2014

Ø Member, Empowered Committee, Special Teacher Eligibility Test for Reserved categories, Assam, 2014

Ø Member, Empowered Committee, Teacher Eligibility Test for Madrassa Schools, Assam, 2014

  •  Station Director, Radio Luit 90.8 FM (community Radio service, Gauhati University) (2011-2016)
  • President, Community Radio Association (2011-2015)
  • Chair, Special Session, 4th National Community Radio Sammelan, New Delhi, 2014
  • Member, Screening Committee, Community Radio, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, New Delhi(2013-2014)
  • Jury member, National Community Radio Award, 2014

General Secretary, Gauhati University Teachers Association (2001-2003)

Vice-President, Gauhati University Teachers Association (2004-2005)

Vice President, Indian Distance Education Association (2008-2011)

President, Community Radio Association of India (2011-2015)

Joint Secretary, Cotton College Alumni Association (2014 - )

Vice President, Indian Association of Teachers of Russian Language and Literature (2017 – till date)

Assamese

Bengali

Hindi

English and

Russian

 1.    Perception of Russia and Russian Literature in Assam: A Cross Cultural Study.           Sponsored by University Grants Commission (2006-2009).

2.    Retention and drop out in ODL: A Study on IDOL (2006-2010). Sponsored by Distance Education Council, 2011. (Jointly with Dr. Dulumani Goswami)

3.     Tracer Studies on IDOL Students:  Success, withdrawal and Retention. Sponsored by        Distance Education Council, 2011. (Jointly with Dr. Dulumani Goswami).

4.    Science for Women’s Health and Nutrition through Community Radio by Department       of Science and Technology, Government of India (Rs. 14 lacs), 2016 -2017

5.    International Project on OER Differentiation in Global South jointly conducted by Brazil,

    South Africa, Indonesia, Malaysia and India and sponsored by IDRC, Canada

    (Co-Investigator & local coordinator for India), 2014-2015. 

 Russian Language and Literature, Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies

Open and Distance Learning, OER and MOOCs

1. Особенности жанра прозаической миниатюры. Проблема циклизации, Russian Philology, CIEFL, Hyderabad, Vol. 19, April, 2000. pp. 9 – 20. ISSN:2231-1564

2. Reading Ahat Moral (The wounded Swan- in Assamese) Post script to the book of Lyrics of Alexander Pushkin rendered by Navakanta Baruah. Students’ Stores, Guwahati. Second edition,

       Dec. 2000. ISBN: 81-7665-052-8

 

3. Russian Literature in Assam, Translating a Nation: An Indo-Russian Saga, (seminar papers) ed. A. Charumati Ramdas & Ram Das Akella, CIEFL, Hyderabad, 2003. pp. 175 – 183. 

 

4. Восприятие России и русской литературы в Ассаме, Русское слово в мировой культуре – Proceedings of the Congress of the International Association of Teachers of Russian Language and Literature, Vol. II. ed. Bukharin P. E. , Rogozina, Yourkov E. E., St. Petersburg, Russia, 2003. ISBN: 5-7325-0756-6

5. Miniature Prose in Contemporary Russian Literature: Victor Astafiev’s Zatesy, Modern Russian language, Literature & Society: A post-Perestroika Overview, ed. Vinay Totawar & Neeraja Jaiswal. CIEFL, Hyderabad, 2005. pp.117-125

6. Diversity of the Authorial Voice in Dr. Zhivago: An Indian Reader’s Perception of the Author – Narrator in Russian Fiction, Windows into Russia: Art and Society in the XXI Century. (proceeding of the 2nd International Conference, 10-12 December, 2008, New Delhi, 2008 pp. 147 – 170. (Jointly with Tandra Das)

7. The Acculturation of 'Open' Materials and the Enhancement of Learning”, ODL System in Transition: Experiences and Reflections, ed. Kandarpa Das, Vikas Publishing House, New Delhi, 2010. pp. 239 – 250. ISBN: 978–81-259–4458-4. (jointly with Uttara Debi)

8. Mapping the Performance of IDOL: An Insight into the Feedback from Learners, ODL System in Transition: Experiences and Reflections, ed. Kandarpa Das, Vikas Publishing House, New Delhi, 2010. pp. 189 - 205. ISBN: 978–81-259–4458-4. (Jointly with Bhaskar Sarma)

9. Negotiating Culture: Tradition of Translation of Russian Literature in Assam, Issues in Teaching Second and Foreign Languages. ed. Awadesh K. Mishra, Kandarpa Das & Radha Mohan Meena. Lakshi Publishers and Distributors, Delhi, June, 2011. pp. 118 – 123. ISBN: 978-81-906622-5-3 (co-author)

10.Прозаическая Миниатюра в русской литературе, Русский Язык и Литература во воемени и пространстве, proceedings of the XII Congress of the International Association of Teachers of Russian Language and Literature, Vol. 4. ed. Berbitskaya L. A., Liminya Liu, Yurkov E.E., Shanghai International Studies University, Shanghai, China, 2011. ISBN: 978-7-5446-2256-1.

11.Image of Russia in Assamese Literature (1846 – 1947): A Critical Survey, The Heritage, Issue No. 3, Vol. II, Guwahati, 2011. pp. 7 – 21. ISSN: 2229 - 5399

12.Increasing Accessibility in Higher Education: The Role of Distance and Open Learning, Higher Education. Ed. Gangapada Choudhury et al. APPOCUS, Cotton College, Guwahati, 2011.  pp. 164 – 182. ISBN: 978-81-920547-4-2

13. Image of Russia in Assamese Travelogue, Assonance, Department of Russian & centre for Comparative Literature University of Calicut, No. 14, June – July, 2011. pp. 79 – 98. ISSN: 2394-7893

14. Organising Counselling and Tutoring Services, Learner Support System and Services (MDE – 413), IGNOU SLM for Master in Distance education, New Delhi, 2012. ISBN: 978-81-266-6190-9

15. The Voice of the Author – A Bakhtinian Perspective, Literature, Culture and Language Education. ed. Awadesh Mishra et Al. Lakhi Publishers and Distributors, Delhi, 2011. pp. 111 -129. ISBN: 978-81-906622-8-4 (Jointly with Tandra Das)

 

16. Трава-Мурава  Ф. Абрамова: жанровое своеобразие,   Critic, Centre for Russian Studies, JNU, New Delhi, No. 9, 2012. Pp. 64 – 75. ISSN: 2229-7146

 

17. Re-thinking Socialist Realism: An Assamese Perception, Russian Philology, Occasional papers, EFL University, Hyderabad, 2013, pp. 29 – 44. ISSN: 2231-1564. (jointly with Birinchi Kumar Das)

18. Bildungsroman: An Appraisal of Mikhail Bugakov’s the Master and Margarita, Research Journal of Contemporary Concerns, Cotton College, Guwahati, Vol. 8, 2013. pp. 131 – 134 . ISSN: 0972-7922  (Jointly with Chandrima Goswami)

19. Open and Distance Learning in the 21st Century: The Role of ICT, publication on the occasion of Golden Jubilee year of Sualkuchi Budram Madhab Satradhikar Mahavidyalaya, Assam, 2013. pp. 217 -219.

20. Индийское Возрождение ХХI века и Лакшминатх Безбаруа (1864 – 1938), сын Ассама. Translation of the Centenary Lecture by Suniti Kumar Chatterji, Gauhati University, March, 2014.

21. Towards an Inclusive Higher Education: Open and Distance Learning in India, Challenges of Higher Education in Assam – A Report on the Current Status, An Agenda for Action, ed. D. N. Bezboruah, Rasmi Prakas, Guwahati, 2014. pp. 259 – 280.

22. Кришна Канта Хандикой и его вклад в Российские Исследования в Индии, Русский Язык и Литература во Пространстве Мировой Культуры, ,proceedings of the XIII Congress of the International Association of Teachers of Russian Language and Literature, Vol. 14. ed. Berbitskaya L. A. Rogova K.A., Popova T. I. and others, University of Granada, Spain, 2015. p. 171 – 176. ISBN: 978-5-9906636-4-0,

23. Representation of Terrorism in Fiction: The Lineage of Dostoyevsky, James and Conrad, Russian Philology, Occasional papers, No. 33 (2014) & No.34(2015), EFL University, Hyderabad, 2015, pp. 257 – 270. ISSN: 2231-1564. (Jointly with Indrajyoti Roy Choudhury)

24. Love in the Time of Revolution: A Study of the Novel and Film Adaptation of Boris Pasternak’s Doctor Zhivago Assonance, Department of Russian & centre for Comparative Literature University of Calicut, No. 16, Jan, 2016. pp. 98-115 ISSN: 2394-7893.(co-author, Bashabi Gogoi)

25. Das, Kandarpa. ODL System in Transition: Experiences and Reflections, Vikas Publishing House, New Delhi, 2010. ISBN: 978-81-259-4458-4. (edited book)

26. Mishra, Awadesh K.,  Das, Kandarpa  & Meena, Radha Mohan. Issues in Teaching Second and Foreign Languages, Lakshi Publishers and Distributors, Delhi, June, 2011. ISBN: 978-81-906622-5-3.  (edited book)

 

  •  Awarded Fulbright Fellowship  (2015-2016)
  •  Nominated as Member, Asian MOOCs Steering Committee, Asian Association of Open Universities (2016 - till date).
  • Invited by the Federation Council of the Russian Federation as International Observer in the Elections of the President of the Russian Federation held on 18th March, 2018.

 

 Ø  Invited as Plenary Speaker in the International Symposium organised by the Open University, Japan, Chiba, Tokyo on 20th February, 2018

Ø  Chaired sessions, acted as Jury Member for the Best Practice Award in 31st  Annual Conference of AAOU held in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, 26-29 October, 2017

Ø  Invited as Pleanry Speaker in the International Conference on Open and Innovative Education (ICOIE) on 12-14 July, 2017 at The Open University of Hongkong, Hongkong.

Ø  Invited to attend meeting of the Steering Committee, Asian MOOCs & OU5 in Danang, Vietnam from 20 – 22 March, 2017 by Hanoi Open University, Vietnam.

Ø  Attended, chaired sessions, acted as Jury Member for the Best Paper and Best Practice Award in 30th Annual Conference of AAOU held in Manila, Phillipines, 26-29 October, 2016

Ø   Invited as Plenary Speaker in the “Asian MOOCs Symposium 2016” held on August 5, 2016 in Universitas Terbuka, Jakarta, Indonesia.

Ø  Attended Fulbright-Nehru International Education Administrators’ Seminar, 2015, held in Boston, New York city and Poughkipsie, USA from 23rd October to 8th November, 2015.

Ø   Nominated by Commonwealth Educational Media Centre for Asia to attend Regional Workshop on ICT Leadership,  held on 5 – 6 June, 2014, Kandy, Sri Lanka, attended by Minister, Higher Education, Chairman, UGC, Sri Lanka, 20 Vice-Chancellors, Pro-Vice Chancellors and Directors.

 Ø  Attended and chaired sessions in 31st  Annual Conference of AAOU held in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, 26-29 October, 2017

Ø  Attended and delivered lecture to the International Conference on Open and Innovative Education (ICOIE) on 12-14 July, 2017 at The Open University of Hongkong, Hongkong .

Ø  Attended meeting of the Steering Committee, Asian MOOCs & OU5 in Danang, Vietnam from 20 – 22 March, 2017 organised by Hanoi Open University, Vietnam.

Ø  Attended and chaired sessions in the 30th Annual Conference of AAOU held in Manila, Phillipines, 26-29 October, 2016

Ø   Attended “Asian MOOCs Symposium 2016” held on August 5, 2016 in Universitas Terbuka, Jakarta, Indonesia as an invited Speaker.

Ø  Attended Fulbright-Nehru International Education Administrators’ Seminar, 2015, held in Boston, New York city and Poughkipsie, USA from 23rd October to 8th November, 2015.

Ø  Attended 13th Congress of the International Association Teachers of Russian Language and Literature (MAPRYAL) held in the University of Granada, Spain from 13th to 20th September, 2015.

Ø  Attended the Regional Workshop on ICT Leadership,  held on 5 – 6 June, 2014, Kandy, Sri Lanka along with the Minister, Higher Education, Chairman, UGC, Sri Lanka, 20 Vice-Chancellors, Pro-Vice Chancellors and Directors.

Ø  Attended 28th Annual Conference of the Asian Association of Open Universities (AAOU) held from 28th to 30th October, 2014 at the Open University of Hong Kong.

Ø  Attended 2nd Regional Symposium on Open Educational Resources held on 24th to 27th June, 2014 at Wawasan Open University, Penang, Malaysia.

Ø  Attended and presented paper at the Second International workshop “Open Pages in South Asian Studies” on 25 – 26 April, 2013 at the E.M. Melensky Institute for advanced Studies in Humanities under Russian State University for Humanities, Moscow, Russia.

Ø  Attended and presented paper at the XII Congress of the International Association of the Teachers of Russian Language and Literature (MAPRYAL) held from 10th – 15th May, 2011 at Shanghai Shanghai International Studies University, Shanghai.

Ø  Attended the 25th Annual Conference of the Asian Association of Open Universities (AAOU) held from 28th to 30th September, 2011. Wawasan Open University, Penang, Malaysia.

Ø  Attended 24th Annual Conference of the Asian Association of Open Universities (AAOU) held from 26-28 October, 2010 in Hanoi Open University, Vietnam.

Ø  Attended 5th Pan Commonwealth Forum Conference held on 10th to 14th June, 2008 in London, United Kingdom organized by the University of London and the Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, Canada.

 1.    Delivered lecture in the National Seminar “Quest for Quality in Open and Distance Learning” on 27-06-2009 organized by the Netaji Subhash State Open University, Kolkata.

2.    Attended, chaired session & delivered lecture as a panelist in the 15th Annual Conference of the Indian Distance Education Association (IDEA 2009) held on November 5 – 7, 2009 at the Kashmir University, Srinagar.

3.     Attended & delivered lecture at the Round table Conference of Directors of the distance education institutes of the country on 23rd March, 2010 in the University of Mumbai.

4.    Attended & delivered lecture at the Round table Conference of Directors of the distance education institutes of the North-East region on 18th & 19th May, 2010, Shillong.

5. Attended & delivered lecture at the National seminar on “Distance Education: Challenges in the New Millennium” as a Resource person from 14th September to 15th September, 2010 organised by the Department of Distance Education, Punjabi University, Patiala, Punjab.

6.    Attended and presented paper in the 3rd International Conference "India and Russia in the third Millennium: Dialogue of Cultures, held on 15 - 17 September, 2010, organised by Indian Association of Teachers of Russian Language and Literature in New Delhi.

7.    Attended & delivered lecture at the National Seminar of AIAER on “Policy Perspectives in Education” as resource person on 8th December, 2010 organised by the Department of Education, Dibrugarh University.

8.    Attended & delivered lecture on “Regulatory policies in ODL vis-a-vis DEC", at the national seminar organised by the Maulana Azad National Urdu University, Hyderabad on 24th March, 2011.

9. Attended & delivered lecture at the International Conference of the Indian Distance Education Association (IDEA) on 25th to 27th March, 2011 organized by School of Distance Learning and Continuing Education, Kakatiya University, Warangal, Andhra Pradesh.

10. Attended 1st Community Radio Sanmelan on 7th to 9th April, 2011 at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi organized by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India.

11. Attended & presented paper at the International seminar celebrating the tercentenary of M.V. Lomonosov “In Search of the New Age Renaissance Man” organized by the Centre of Russian Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi from 14th November to 16th November, 2011.

12. Attended 2nd Community Radio Sanmelan from 18th to 20th February, 2012 at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi organized by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India.

13. Attended 38th Community Radio Awareness Workshop at Itanagar organized by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India and Commonwealth Educational Media Centre for Asia, New Delhi from 12th to 13th March, 2012.

14. Attended, chaired session & delivered lecture at the 17th Annual Conference of the Indian Distance Education Association (IDEA 2012) held from 17th to 19th April, 2012 on the theme “Quality Assurance in Open and Distance Education: Issues, Concerns, Challenges And Development”organized by the Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University , Nashik.

15. Attended the two day National consultation on Community radio Policy held in Delhi on 9th & 10th May, 2012 organized by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India.

16. Attended two day National Workshop/orientation programme for the nodal Community radio stations of the country in Madurai, Tamilnadu on 17th & 18th September, 2012 organized by DST, Government of India.

17. Attended First Roundtable Meet for the proposed CR Technician Certificate programme on 4th to 5th October, 2012 in New Delhi organized by the Commonwealth Educational Media Centre for Asia, New Delhi.

18. Attended & chaired sessions at the International Seminar on Ethnicity, Identity and Literature at Sibsagar from  11th to 14th October, 2012 organised by the  Sibsagar College, Joysagar, Sibsagar.

19. Attended Roundtable Conference of the Directors of Distance Education of the country organized on the occasion of the National conference on “Fifty Years of ODL in Dual Mode Universities in India” from 23rd to 24th November, 2012 organised by the University of Mumbai.

20. Attended & chaired sessions at the 3rd Community Radio Sammelan organized by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Govt. of India in partnership with One World Foundation from 9th February to 11th February, 2013 at the Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi.

21. Attended, chaired session & delivered lecture in the 3 day international conference " Disseminating Learning, Diminishing Boarders - ODL in 21st Century" (IDEA 2013) held from 5th to 7th April, 2013, organized by the Maulana Azad National Urdu University, Hyderabad.

22. Attended workshop on Community Radio station on 5th July, 2013 as an Expert speaker organized by the National Institute of Open Schooling, Government of India, Noida, UP.

23. Attended 3rd National Conference of Vice Chancellors of Open University held on 9 – 10th September, 2013 at IGNOU campus, New Delhi organized by the Inter-University Consortium, Indira Gandhi National Open University.

24. Attended and delivered lecture in the Seminar as a Resource person on the status of Distance Learning in the North East on 18th to 19th March, 2014 organised by the Tripura University, Agartala

25. Attended and chaired session in the 4th National Community Radio Sammelan on 13th to 15th March, 2014 in Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi organized by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India.

26. Acted as Resource person at the Regional Community Radio Awareness Consultation organised by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Mussouri on 25th to 27th November, 2014.

27.  Acted as Resource person at the Regional Community Radio Awareness Consultation organised by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Kolkata on 22nd to 24th January, 2015.

28. Attended and delivered Key note address in the National seminar “Teaching Learning in Digital Age”, organised by the Netaji Subhas Open University, Kolkata, January, 2017.

29. Attended and Chaired session in the International Conference “The Russian Studies: Changing Dimensions in Literature & Culture, Language & Translation” organised by the Centre of Russian Studies, JNU, New Delhi on 7-11 November, 2017.

30.  Attended and delivered Lecture on “Promoting Asian MOOCS: Issues of Quality and Credit Transfer” in the International Conference “Developmental Intervention and Open Learning for Empowerment and Transforming Society”  organised by the KK Handiqui State Open University, Guwahati on 17-18 December, 2017.

 1.    Poetry of Anna Akhmatova and the Great Russian Tradition: An Indian Perception. Pranjit Bora. 2010

2.    Socialist Realism in Mikhail Sholokhov’s Novels: A Cross Cultural Study. Birinchi Kumar Das. 2010

3.    A Comparative Study of Russian Folktales and Folktales of Assam. S. K. Boro. 2010

4.    Dialogism in Assamese Novels: A Bakhtinian Study. Sultan Ali Ahmed. 2011

5.    Varied Roles of the Author’s Voice: A Critical Study of Boris Pasternak’s Fiction. Tandra Das. 2011

6.    Narratives, Cultural Symbols and Ethnicity: The Case of Tai-Ahom Identity. Hemanta Kumar Nath. 2012

7.    Magical Contortion of Reality in Magical Realism: A Comparative study of Mikhail Bulgakov’s Master and Margarita and Gunter Grass’ The Tin Drum. Chandrima Goswami. 2013

8.    Translations of Assamese Poetry: Its Accessible past. Pampi Baruah. 2014

9.    Postcolonial Critique and Realities: A Study of Amitav Ghosh and Chinua Achebe,  Diba Barooah, 2016

10. Textual Narratives into Visual: A Cross-Cultural Study of Film Adaptations of Three Classic Novels (Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak, Devdas by Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay and The Guide by R. K. Narayan),Basabi Gogoi, 2016.

11. Community Journalism in Assam: A Study of Its Role and Impact on Society, Chandan Kumar Goswami, 2016

12. Modern Assamese Mobile Theatre as a medium of entertainment: A Study, Rabindra Sarma, June, 2017

13. Growth and Development of the Assamese Short Story and the Influence of the Russian Short Story, Ms. Jonalee Patowary, July, 2017.

14. Post Globalisation Advertising Ethics in Indian Television vis-à-vis Human Rights, Ms. Juhi Pushpa Pathak, July, 2017.

15.  Literary Contribution to Eco-feminism: A Study of Margaret Atwood and Vandana Shiva, Ms. Prarthana Baruah, September, 2017.

16. Development and Designing of Health Communication Policies; A Case Study of Assam, Devajit Bora, November, 2017.

17.   Parallels and Disagreements in the Treatment of Nihilism in the fictions of Feodor Dostoyevsky and Joseph Conrad, Mr. Indrajyoti Roy Choudhury, December, 2017.

18. Russian Elements in Assamese Literature, Mr. Simanta Das, 2017 (Submitted)