The goal of the knowledge festival is to create, foster and promote knowledge exchange,
and partnership building for achievement of social development priorities and key
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
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
1. Expert Talks
Drawing from the expertise of practitioners and academics in relevant thematic areas to
dialogue across cultures and communities.
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
the society in a post-conflict scenario.
Documenting the knowledge exchange for continued learning and praxis:
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
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
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.
Frequently Asked Questions
The Bodoland International Knowledge Festival, 2023 will have sessions on the
identified thematic areas at the Bodoland University, Kokrajhar- City of Peace,
BTR. It will be hosted by the Bodoland University and its affiliate institutions,
Central Institute of Technology Kokrajhar, Kokrajhar Government College and
BB Engineering College with support from the Government of Bodoland
No registration fee to be paid.
27th February, 2023 to 2nd March,2023
Thought leaders, educators, researchers, and practitioners of international and
national repute will be invited to engage on the themes and sub-themes in different
plenaries, panel discussions, virtual presentations, poster presentations,
training/workshops, exhibits, and information booths in identified venues.
Government and non-government agencies, officials, academicians, researchers,
students, and practitioners of Bodoland Territorial Region.
The organizers will make modest lodging, food and travel arrangements for invited speakers/presenters/participants.
We offer limited travel grants to the presenter who want to join this festival physically
Kokrajhar. We will reimburse the maximum 3AC train booking amount under this travel
Grants. If you travel by 2AC, 1AC, or by flight you will be paid an amount equal to 3AC
The application form for Travel Grants will be given after the acceptance notification
We will give three awards in each theme. Awards will be announced on the last day of the
festival. The programme committee will select the above awards by judging the
based on the novelty value, application, practicality, presentation etc.
Contributors are requested to send their abstract (Max 250 words) and extended abstract
1500 words) OR Full Paper at the e-mail IDs of the theme coordinator that are mentioned
under each thematic areas.
The Papers have to be submitted in Microsoft Word (Doc./Docx.) format. The body of the
manuscript must be in “Times New Roman” font , font size 12 , line spacing 1.5 and
“justify”. The top , bottom , left and right page margins should be 2.50 cms. The paper
be original and free from plagiarism. The contributors must mention their name and
along with 4 to 5 keywords and the theme and sub-theme must be specified.