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About the Department

Political Science had been an integral part of the umbrella department known as the Department of Economics, Political Science and Civics, which was then headed by Prof. A. E. Brown. After the bifurcation of the umbrella department in 1962, the Department of Political Science came into existence. Dr. Ashraf Ali became the first head of the independent department. In 1985, the Department introduced post-graduate courses under Gauhati University. At present, the Department is functioning as one of the largest department of Cotton University, established by the Cotton University Act, 2017 passed by the Assam Legislative Assembly on 2 March 2017. The Department offers Graduate, Post Graduate and Ph.D. Courses.

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Recent Publications

  • Rubul Patgiri & Dilip Gogoi, Act East through India’s Northeast: Limits of Neoliberal Strategies towards Developing an Underdeveloped Region, South Asian Survey , [2022],

  • Bhaskar Jyoti Deka, The Mekong is Flowing Ahead of the Brahmaputra: An Analysis of the Hydro-Political Behaviour of China and India, Strategic Analysis , vol.46 (2), 187-200, [2022],

  • Dilip Gogoi and Ksenia Glebova, Corporate Social Responsibility and Prevention of HIV & AIDS in the Tea Gardens of Assam, India, Indian Sociological Society , vol.5 (2), 80-104., [2021]

  • Bhaskar Jyoti Deka, Hydro-politics Between India and China: The 'Brahma-hypothesis' and Securing the Brahmaputra, The Royal Society for Asian Affairs/Asian Affairs , vol.52 (2), 327-343, [2021],

  • Routledge/Taylor & Francis, Bhaskar Jyoti Deka, Hydro-politics between India and China: The 'Brahma-hypothesis' and Securing the Brahmaputra, The Royal Society for Asian Affairs/Asian Affairs, 52:2, 327-343, , [2021]

  • Taylor & Francis, Dilip Gogoi, Making of India's Northeast: Geopolitics of Borderland and Transnational Interactions, Routledge , [2019]

  • Taylor & Francis, Dilip Gogoi (Ed.), Unheeded Hinterland Identity and sovereignty in Northeast India, Routledge , [2018]

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Scholarly Resources

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