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Centre for Studies in Endangered Languages

The Centre for Studies in Endangered Languages, Manuscriptology and Folkloristics(CELMF)

The Centre for Studies in Endangered Languages, Manuscriptology and Folkloristics(CELMF) started its functioning on official basis since 01-01-2009 under UGC approval. The centre is attached to the Department of Bengali and is monitored by a committee having Prof. S. Devi as Chairman, Dr. Biswotosh Choudhury as Vice Chairman and Prof. D. Bhattacharjee as the director cum convener. Presently , there are threefaculty members. Aims and objectives: the centre is mainly a Research Centre. Its main objectives are:

  • To facilitate research activities on the areas relating to Manuscriptology, Folk studies and studies in endangered languages in the North Eastern part of India.
  • To create a comprehensive archive of folk tools, technology, performing arts likedance, music and culture representing different ethnicgroups of NE India.
  • To include planned studies in Endangered Languages of North East India with special reference to lexicography, preparing dictionaries etc.
  • To arrange short term workshop and certificate/diploma courses in the specified areas.
  • To promote publication of research oriented occasional papers in the specified areas.

Faculty

Name Designation Area of Specialization
Ramakanta Das, Ph.D Assistant Professor Folklore
Rahul Das, Ph.D Assistant Professor Literary theory and modern Bengali Literature
Arjundev Sen Sarma, Ph.D Assistant Professor Medieval Bengali Literature

Director(i/c): Dr. D. Bhattacharjee