School of Language and Literary Studies
To strive towards the study of culture vis-à-vis literature, linguistics and language, and to train students in the knowledge of theories, scientific and ideological perspectives leading towards research and documentation of the indigenous and tribal languages and literature of Northeast India particularly the endangered tribal and indigenous languages. The school aims for a critical study of an in-depth research into local cultures, languages and aesthetics which otherwise, have historically been rather understudied, underappreciated and misrepresented in hegemonic narratives. Using traditional and non-traditional methods of study, the school aims to impart a sense of appreciation of a people, their cultural beliefs, lifestyles, traditional practices, and forms of expression reflected through literary art forms, linguistic identities and effective pedagogical techniques.
The School of Language and Literary Studies presents to its students the cultures and languages of people and empowers them with the means, methods and specialized skills for teaching –learning in the field of Linguistics, English Language Education, and English Literature while endeavouring to participate actively in research, documentation, preservation, promotion, and enhancement of tribal and indigenous languages of Northeast India.