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Department of Garo


Department of Garo

The Department of Garo is one of the first Departments of NEHU, Tura Campus. It is the only Department of its kind in the entire country and came into being in August, 1996 when NEHU, Tura Campus was created. Prof. Caroline R. Marak joined on 19th August, 1996 and functioned as the Prof. and Head of the Department till her retirement on 28th February,2007. Mrs.Jacqueline K. Marak and Mrs.Fameline K. Marak subsequently joined on 1st June, 1996 as Lecturers. Later Mrs.Dokatchi Ch. Marak joined the Department as Lecturer on 12th April, 2002. After the retirement of the HOD on 28th February,2007, Mrs.Jacqueline R.Marak, Lecturer took charge over the Department as Teacher in-charge from 28th February to 12th March,2007 and Mrs.Fameline K.Marak, Lecturer is in charge of the Department from 12th March, 2007 onwards till date.

The Department offers a wide scope and view of ‘Literature’ as a whole, thus empowering the students with options of double M.A. Courses even after the completion of 4 (four) Semesters in the Department. Besides a thorough study of A chik Literature, the Department offers the inclusion of Folklore, Linguistics and World Literature including Indian Writing in English. This in fact, offers a ground for future Research and helps in the unearthing, preservation and documentation of the precious and rich A chik Literature, prepare to increase and widen the knowledge of the students equipping them with a broadened concept of Literature beyond the boundaries of parochialism. Thus, by producing well informed and responsible citizens for the nation, the Department takes pride in the goals it has been able to achieve in the last ten years since its inception.

The Department has organized an association called A∙chik Mande Students Literary Forum in order to encourage original writings in Garo by the students of the Department. The Department continues in its research activities in the field of the Written and Oral Literature, Culture, Language and Dialects of Garo Hills in general and of the Garos in particular.

Department of Garo
North-Eastern Hill University,
Umshing Mawkynroh
Shillong 793022,


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