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OMEO KUMAR DAS INSTITUTE OF SOCIAL CHANGE AND DEVELOPMENT is a vision turned reality for some of the most eminent academics of the entire Northeast. The Institute was established after a prolonged and strenuous effort of the academicians on March 30, 1989 under the joint initiative of the Government of Assam and the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR), New Delhi. OKDISCD is registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860. Formerly known as the Institute for Social Change and Development, the Government of Assam renamed it after the first Education Minister of Assam, Omeo Kumar Das in 1995 as a mark of respect towards him on his birth centenary.The Chief Minister of Assam, Sri Tarun Gogoi, laid the foundation stone of the Institute on April 13, 2005 and inaugurated the building on February 20, 2009. More...

Ongoing Research

Special Cells

Decentralisation and District Development Cell

It is increasingly felt that for effective decentralisation there is a severe want of disaggregated data on relevant indicators of development at sub-state as well as sub-district level. Besides, objective analysis of impact of development funds at district and sub-district level also assumes importance for intervention and subvention. The primary objective of this Cell is to fill these critical gaps to usher in the envisaged decentralisation and development process in the region. More...


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  • Journal


    Newsletter (September-December, 2015) Newsletter (April-August, 2015) Newsletter (January-April, 2015) Newsletter (August-December, 2014)

    The Institute's journal Social Change and Development intends to provide an academic platform to scholars belonging to the the northeastern region of India as well as outside to project issues focused particularly on the region, express their views and analyse the issues putting them in proper perspective, both historically and as guidelines for the future. However, issues cutting across the region are also welcome. More...

  • Digital Archive


    The Institute's Digital Archive is a repository of documents pertaining to the social movements of the region. Presently the archive has about thousand policy documents besides about 3000 original texts produced by the groups spearheading political movements, newspapers and magazines with ideological tilts, little-magazines which are not to be found easily and newspaper clippings collected by organizations and individuals. More...

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