The Centre for South East Asian Studies, which was established in 2017 under the financial assistance of Government of Assam in the Gauhati University and currently being located in the Department of Political science, is the first of its kind in North East India. The North East India region has assumed crucial significance with regard to India’s emerging relationship with South East Asian countries particularly in the context of India’s Act East Policy. Against this backdrop the Centre for South-East Asian Studies has been designed to further dialogue and generate knowledge network to understand the challenges and opportunities faced by the India and particularly North-East India in relation to East and South East Asia. In order to act as a knowledge hub for promoting India’s relation with South East Asia, the Centre has proposed to undertake number of academic activities which includes organizing regular seminars and symposia, publication of peer reviewed books, monograph and journals by research scholars and faculty members, liaison with scholars and students in various universities of North-eastern region, promoting inter university research programme on themes of trans-border challenges and opportunities.
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