Core Strengths:

  1. Self–motivated, patient and hardworking, willing to learn, adapt, and able to integrate academic learnings in dealing with various projects, research studies and new ideas.
  2. Proficient in writing, editing and public speaking, and interpersonal skills.
  3. Ability to conduct academic research, archival as well as ethnographic data collection,  documentation, document analysis, and development of project ideas and proposals.
  4. Ability to conduct action-based research and undertake monitoring and evaluation.
  5. Rich in travel experiences and adept in volunteer work and team management.
  6. Other Work and Research Experiences:

    • Teaching (August, 2018)
    • Coordinator : Maitree Summit: India Myanmar Young Leaders’ Dialogue 2015 (November 2014- February 2015 - Core Organizing Committee of Youth Forum on Foreign Policy (YFFP) team
    • Deputy Under Secretary General: Conference Management and General Assembly at the  North East India International Model United Nations (NEIMUN) 2015 ( April – November 2015)
    • Debate Secretary - Cotton University Students’ Union (CUSU) 2015-16
    • Education:

      Educational Qualification




      Ph.D. Educational Studies 

      Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India 





      M.Phil. Educational Studies

      Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India 



      73.40 % 

      FGPA 6.84/9 


      Master of Arts (MA) Economics

      Cotton College State University Assam, India 




      C.G.P.A.  8.5/10 


      Bachelor of Arts (BA) Economics

      Cotton College, 

      Gauhati University, Assam, India



       C.G.P.A. 9.1/10 


      CBSE | Class XII Humanities

      Faculty Higher Secondary School, Assam, India 




      CBSE | Class X

      Faculty Higher Secondary School, Assam, India 




      Academic Projects:


      • Contextualizing the Idea of the University in Early Twentieth Century India (1900-1950)  Doctoral Thesis (2018-pursuing) | Supervisor: Professor Dr Dhruv Raina 
      • Understanding the Domestication of the Idea of the University: A Study of policies and Thinkers from Colonial India (1857- 1920) M Phil Dissertation (2016-2018) | Supervisor: Professor Dr Dhruv Raina   
      • ECONOMICA 7th edition 2013-2014 : Editor of the annual departmental magazine of Department of Economics, Cotton College, Guwahati, Assam.


      Awards and Acknowledgements:


      • Grantee of The Zubaan-Sasakawa Peace Foundation Grants for Young Researchers from the Northeast, 2021-22 awarded by Zubaan Publishers, India and Sasakawa Peace Foundation, Japan | Paper titled ‘Covid-19 and the Caged Birds of our Hometown’ (forthcoming) on the Theme A Year of Loss and Resilience with fellow Grantee Juri Baruah | September, 2021
      • Research Fellowship at The Ryoychi Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship Fund (SYLFF) awarded by Nippon Foundation and Tokyo Foundation, Japan | January 2021- January 2022 
      • Awarded MPhil degree in Educational Studies from Zakir Husain Centre for Educational  Studies (ZHCES), School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi | September 2020 


      Published Articles:


      • Writing Technology in India: From the Colonial Era to the Digital Age : Dhruv Raina, Om Prasad and Nayani Sarma, in Global History of Techniques, Globalization of the History of Techniques, edited by Guillaume Carnino, Liliane Hilaire-Pérez, Jérôme LamyISBN 978-2-503-59151-3 published by Brepols - Brepols Publishers NV  Begijnhof 67  2300 Turnhout (Belgium)  (scheduled for 2023)  Book Series: Techne. Knowledge, Technique and Material Culture - Global Matters, vol. 9
      • Article titled An Ode to an Era in a bilingual (English & Assamese) book “175 Years of Media in Assam & Beyond” ed. Anjan Sarma. History of 175 years of Media in Assam & Beyond : A compilation of Assamese and English articles on compilation of 175 years of Media in Assam), published by : Bhabani Edition : 2021 |  ISBN : 978-93-87494-48-0 


      Paper Presentations:


      Teaching during a Pandemic: The Gender Dynamics

      • National Research Conclave -2022 (Virtual) on “Students’ Ongoing Research in Education (STORIES)” organized by the Centre for Studies and Research in Education, School of Education, Central University of Gujarat held from 23rd to 25th June, 2022.


      Emergence of the OTTs and the New Media: A Perspective from the Millennial Audiences  

      • National Seminar on Cinema in the Digital Age: A Medium of Transformation organized by the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, North Eastern Hill University, Shillong held on 4th & 5th  February, 2022.  


      Social Inclusion in Schools: A Critical Analysis of the Role and Agency of the Teacher in Education Policy Documents  

      • UGC-CAS Graduate Seminar 2019 on Educational Landscapes in  India’s Changing Socio-Political Context organized by Zakir Husain Centre for Educational Studies, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi | March 25-26, 2019   


      What is Wrong with Students?  

      • UGC-CAS Graduate Seminar 2018 on Education for Transformation: Interdisciplinary Imaginations and Dialogues organized by Zakir Husain Centre for Educational Studies, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi| March 23-24, 2018   


      Participatory Modes for Progress: Transition from NGOs to Social Enterprise for Skill Formation to Aid the Development Initiative 

      • ‘Winner’ students’ session: UGC Sponsored National Seminar on the Role of NGOs in the Economic Development with Special Reference to the North East Economy | Economic Planning Forum, Department of Economics, Pragjyotish College, Guwahati, Assam | September 5-6, 2013  
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