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Calendar of Events
Sl No Date Name of Event Speaker Target Participants
1 26/08/2022 to 28/08/2022 Boot camp for Women Entrepreneurs Faculty of IIM Shillong, Senior Industry leaders Senior level women entrepreneurs, directors, CXO, CFO, CEO and other women professionals.
2 11/07/2022 to 15/07/2022 MDP on Contemporary Project Management for Administrative Officers Faculties of IIM Shillong and Industry leaders Senior Bureaucrats- Secretary level officers
3 01/07/2022 MoU with Indian Institute of Entrepreneurship
4 10/06/2022 Conference on “Creation of Wealth Through Capital Markets”
in association with Department of Investment and Public Asset Management (DIPAM)
Live inaugural address by Hon’ble Finance Minister, Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman
Speakers at IIM Shillong:
Prof. D. P. Goyal, Director IIM Shillong,
Shri Joy Dey, SMC Global Securities Ltd.
Prof. Sharad Nath Bhattacharya, Associate Professor (Finance & Control), IIM Shillong
Ms. Tshering Diki, Chairman Meghalaya Rural Bank
Ms. Sneha Kochar, Investment Advisor, Sapient Wealth Advisors and Brokers Pvt. Ltd.
Prof. Ambika Prasad Pati, Dept. of Commerce, Dean, SEMIS, NEHU
Mr. Biswajit Saha, Sr. Associate, Govt & Bank Relationship, NPCI
Mr. Tarif Ul Ameen, Senior Vice President, UTI Mutual Fund
Investors, Bankers, Entrepreneurs, Academicians, Students and other stakeholders.
5 08/06/2022 Brainstorming on handloom and handicraft Smt. R. Lalrodingi, Adviser, NEC, Director-NIFT Shillong, Centre coordinator- Dr. Kalam Centre, IIM Shillong Faculties NIFT Shillong and Research Assistants Dr. Kalam Centre, IIM Shillong
6 09/05/2022 – 10/052022 Round Table Discussion on Tourism Domain Experts Stakeholders of NER
7 25/04/2022 to 02/05/2022 Capacity Building Programme Faculty of IIM Shillong & Domain Experts District Commissioners of Arunachal Pradesh
Knowledge Dissemination

Imparting skills and expertise to stakeholders, target audience and end beneficiaries has been a fundamental role the Centre plays. In its pursuit of knowledge dissemination exercises the Centre has been actively engaged in hosting/organizing round-table discussions, deliberations, seminar, symposiums, workshop and conferences. This kind of exercises has played a crucial role in understanding the nuances of the policies and helped in providing significant contributions to the concerned agencies.

Sl No Date Nature of Event Subject/Theme/Topic
1 28/02/2019 Consultation meet Status of Handicraft, Handloom and Tourism in NER
2 23/09/2019 Orientation Awareness Camp on Government Programme and Policies
3 13/02/2020 Consultation Meet Developing Roadmap for Tourism
4 05/06/2020 E-Symposium Emerging North East
5 20/06/2020 E-Symposium Emergent North-East India: Strategic and Developmental Imperatives in Tourism
6 03/07/2020 E-Symposium Emergent North-East India: Strategic and Developmental Imperatives in Horticulture
7 11/07/2020 E-Symposium Logistics Management in the Emergent North-East India Strategic and Developmental Imperatives
8 20/07/2020 E-Symposium Handloom Sector in the Emergent North-East India: Strategic and Developmental Imperatives
9 24/07/2020 E-Symposium Emergent North-East India: Strategic and Developmental Imperatives in Handicrafts
10 31/07/2020 E-Symposium Emergent North-East India: Strategic and Developmental Imperatives in The BPO Sector
11 5/02/2021 Virtual Consultation meet of Vice Chancellors of Central Universities and Directors of Institute of National Importance Implementation of NEP 2020 in NER
12 22/05/2021 Virtual Consultation meet of Experts of Hindi Subject of NER Scope of Implementing Functional Hindi at Professional Colleges of NER
13 09/07/2021 & 10/07/2021 Virtual Workshop & Training Digital Transformation of Small Businesses
14 16/07/2021 &


Virtual Workshop & Roundtable Discussion Business Incubators of NER Meet
15 26/08/2021 &


Virtual Workshop Emerging Digital Technologies for Agriculture, Food Processing and Horticulture Businesses
16 24/09/2021 & 25/09/2021 Summit – Stakeholders meet North East Summit on Food Processing
Research & Consultancy

Dr. Kalam Centre has a team of strong researcher supported and guided by senior faculty members of IIMS and reputed institutions. The strength of the centre is in publishing high value and impactful research work in multiple dimensions focussed on development of the NER.

Research & Consultancy undertaken:

  • Status reports of the Handloom, Handicraft, Horticulture, BPO, Logistic and Tourism. Submitted to the North Eastern Council.
  • PMO Project on Action Plan on Handloom and Handicrafts. Funded by the North Eastern Council.
Policy Analysis and Recommendations

Policy Analysis – In-order to understand the development paradigm and assess the performance metric, it is very essential to conduct a gap study. The centre has conducted a gap analysis of the 6 sectors. In this gap analysis an effort has been made to compare the current performance in the specific sector of a certain policy/scheme with its desired and expected performance as laid down in the objective. Through the gap analysis the centre could recognise the current state of the sector and the impact the policy/scheme has created. Certain tool list SWOT and PEST analysis were used to ascertain the gap analysis.

Policy Recommendations- The centre has undertaken an extensive study to understand the anomalies in the existing schemes, policies and acts related to 6 sectors. A comprehensive report with critical interventions in the form of policy recommendations has been submitted to concerned sectoral advisors of NEC. These recommendations would provide the concern agencies a significant amount of understanding of ground realities which will be helpful in further policy planning and formulation.

Impact Study

Policy evaluation and impact of the existing central/state policies & schemes relevant to north east in the assigned 6 sectors were carried out. A detailed stakeholder’s perception, idea generation and inputs were collected through round-table discussions, virtual consultations etc.

Studies Undertaken:

  • A Study on Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana-National Rural Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NRLM) and its impact on Rural Women of Assam: A Case of Morigaon, Assam. Under Mahatma Gandhi National Council of Rural Education.
Key Initiatives
  • Capacity Building Programme for Offier’s of Arunachal Pradesh
  • 75 Young Entrepreneurs of NER
  • Facilitating Government of Arunachal Pradesh in recruiting Young Professionals
  • Implementation of Functional Hindi in Professional colleges of NER
  • Implementation of NEP 2020 in NER
  • Dr. Kalam Memorial Lecture Series
  • Dialogue on Developing a Seamless Travel Experience in NER
  • Dialogue on Developing a Robust Roadmap and Feasible Logistic Management of NER