Bodoland International Knowledge Festival

The goal of the knowledge festival is to create, foster and promote knowledge exchange, solution sharing and partnership building for achievement of social development priorities and key Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) 2030 in contemporary BTR and the world.

It aims to draw the best practices from across the world to enhance scientific temperament for creation of “Peaceful, Green and Smart Bodoland” in the light of the Bodo Peace Accord 2020. It seeks to provide a platform for thought leaders, educators, researchers and practitioners to engage with constituents of Higher Education Institutions in BTR through participation in interactive and collaborative workspace, discussions and presentations. It will provide avenues for participants to learn the latest perspectives and trends on a given domain of knowledge, methodology and practice pertaining to the SDGs and other priorities, and opportunities for networking and developing collaborative initiatives for the future. A plethora of sessions aiming to encourage spontaneous and informal exchange of ideas and discussions for deepening ties and partnerships will be a key feature of the International Knowledge Fest Bodoland 2023.



1. Expert Talks

Drawing from the expertise of practitioners and academics in relevant thematic areas to enhance epistemic dialogue across cultures and communities.

2. Dialouge

Creating an atmosphere of dialogue and participatory priority‐setting for addressing concerns of contemporary human society which would promote scientific temperament to address social and economic concerns of the society in a post-conflict scenario.

3. Praxis

Documenting the knowledge exchange for continued learning and praxis: knowledge-action-reflection by different communities of practice in BTR.

About Bodoland Territorial Region

Bodoland, officially the Bodoland Territorial Region (BTR), is an autonomous region in Assam, Northeast India. It is made up of five districts, namely, Baksa, Chirang, Kokrajhar, Tamulpur and Udalguri, on the north bank of the Brahmaputra River, below the foothills of Bhutan and Arunachal Pradesh. As the Bodoland Territorial Region borders the state of West Bengal, it is also the gateway to Northeastern India. It is administered by an elected body known as the Bodoland Territorial Council. The region covers an area of over nine thousand square kilometers and is predominantly inhabited by the Bodo people and other indigenous communities of Assam. As per 2011 Census, its population is a little over 3 million. The protracted Bodoland Movement that lasted for several decades (1960s to 2020) left an indelible mark on the physical, psychological, social, cultural, emotional, relational, and spiritual aspects of individuals, groups and communities of the region. The negative experiences of the people continue to affect institutions and delivery of services. The Third Bodo Peace Accord inked on the 27th of January 2020 ushered in a new era of peace with possibilities for fostering all-round development and progress in North East India and Assam in general, and the BTR in particular. By means of this accord, the socio-cultural, economic and development aspirations of all the communities in BTR were sought to be addressed while also settling the political demands of the Bodos, and carrying forward the agenda for establishing peace and stability in North East India. It seeks to address disparities in the region through good governance and expedited establishment of institutions, infrastructural development and financial investments. The Bodoland University and its affiliate colleges, Central Institute of Technology Kokrajhar, BB Engineering College and Kokrajhar Government College, with support from the Government of Bodoland Territorial Region (BTR) are set to organize the Bodoland International Knowledge Festival (25-28 February 2023) at Kokrajhar- the City of Peace.

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