The Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR) was set up by the Government of India in 1969 as an autonomous organization in order to review, promote, encourage, assist and coordinate social science research in the country. From its inception ICSSR was considered as one of the biggest achievements of Indian Democracy and it was conceived as premier national agency expanding social science research, improving its quality and attempting to increase its utilization in policy formulation. In pursuance of the above targets and as part of its programme of decentralizing administration and broad basing social science research, ICSSR took, in the past, a considered decision to set up regional centres all over the country. The North Eastern Regional Centre of the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR-NERC) was established on March 2, 1977 in collaboration with North-Eastern Hill University (NEHU) at Shillong. The Centre has its office complex at the NEHU Campus and an Advisory Committee headed by the Vice-Chancellor, NEHU, Shilling.
ICSSR – NERC
On 3rd May 2019 at 02:30 p.m.
We delighted to invite you for a lecture to be delivered by Ambassador Shri. Ajai Malhotra, IFS (Retd), Former High Commissioner to Nairobi and currently Distinguished Fellow and Senior Adviser (Climate Change), TERI on “India, Russia, USA: Convergences and Divergences” on 3rd May 2019 at 2:30 p.m. at the ICSSR-NERC conference room.
We will appreciate much if you could kindly make it convenient to attend this lecture and participate in the discussion.
(R. K. Satapathy)
The Annual Social Science Congress of the ICSSR-NERC on the topic “Citizenship, Ethinicity and Nation State in North-East India” which was deferred twice due to admistrative and logistic problem has been rescheduled on 25th and 26th march, 2019.
The deadline for the submission of the abstracts has been extended upto 20th February. Full paper must be submitted by 20th March for processing. For further query you can mail to [email protected]
Ambassador Jaideep Mazumdar, Ambassador of India to Manila, Philippines will be delivering a lecture on “India and ASEAN” under the ASEAN Studies Centre and ICSSR-NERC Distinguished Lecture Series on 17th December 2018 at 12 noon at the ICSSR-NERC conference room. Professor S.K. Srivastava, Vice-Chancellor, NEHU and Chairman, ICSSR-NERC and ASEAN Studies Centre will chair the lecture
All are cordially invited.
Training of Trainers
Capacity Building in Local Government
December 3 -5, 2018
Applications are invited from youth participants particularly NSS, NCC, NYKS, representatives from Local Bodies, Faculty Members, research scholars, students from colleges, universities of North Eastern region for a 3 days ToT on Capacity Building in Local Government being organised by ICSSR-NERC and sponsored by Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development (RGNIYD), Chennai from December 3-5, 2018 at the ICSSR-NERC, NEHU Campus, Shillong – 793022.
Interested candidates may apply online or download the application format from www.icssrnerc.org and send the same to the following address by November 15, 2018. Selected candidates will be provided accommodation on twin sharing basis and their actual travel expenses (bus or II Class train fare) will be reimbursed.
Shillong – 793 022
Email: [email protected]
Online Application CLOSED
Applications are invited from research scholars and faculty members of social science discipline for a 10 days workshop on “Research Methodology in Social Sciences” to be organised by ICSSR-NERC from 4th – 13th December 2017 at the ICSSR-NERC, NEHU Campus, Shillong – 793022.
Interested candidates may apply online or download the application format from www.icssrnerc.org and send the same to the following address by October 23, 2017 along with a write up of 200 words on how the workshop would help you in your career. Selected candidates will be provided accommodation on twin sharing basis and their actual travel expenses (bus or II Class train fare) will be reimbursed.
North-East India has come to the centre stage of national attention during the elections to the three state Assemblies that were held recently. The visit of national and regional leaders of most parties for election campaign added importance to the region and drew national as well as international media attention. The direct confrontation between left and right parties in Tripura, the resurgence of National People’s Party along with BJP’s aggressive strategies in Meghalaya and realignment of political forces in Nagaland made the recent elections more attractive. Actually, Assam’s political change and Manipur’s post-electoral development have provided food for thought among serious election observers regarding the ensuing trends in the region. Out of eight states, five states had gone to polls in recent past, one will face election towards the end of this year and two others will have simultaneous elections along with Lok Sabha in early 2019. So, almost all states in North-East either were or are in election mode.
At the same time, high voters’ turnout in elections of the region is a matter of great delight for the lovers of democracy. The features of insurgency, secessionism and backwardness for which the region was known previously, has proved doomsayers wrong and exhibited political maturity to the whole country. The faith in democracy and aspiration of youth mass for a happier life are some of the pointers to ponder among political pundits. It requires also a serious deliberation among scholars to delve on the impact of election outcome on the society. With these things in mind, a daylong national seminar is proposed on 21st April, 2018 in which scholars from within the region and outside have been invited to present papers and deliberate on different dimensions of the last Assembly elections in North-East India.