The Vice Chancellor of Bodoland University, Prof Hemanta Kumar Baruah, dismissed the allegation of the university neglecting Assamese language as appeared in a few Assamese newspapers.
The allegation was made by some research scholars pursuing M.Phil in Bodoland University stating that the university has asked the scholars pursuing M.Phil in Assamese were asked to submit their dissertations in English instead of Assamese language.
The Vice Chancellor of Bodoland University, while talking to media persons, denied the allegation saying that the university has never made such decision asking the scholars to submit their thesis in English.
Baruah said, “The scholars who are doing research under our university are still writing their thesis in Assamese and Bodo depending on their subjects.”
He, however, said as a copy of the thesis needs to be sent to a university outside the respective State, the scholars were asked to submit their dissertations with translated copies in English. “It is not literary translation but a kind of synopsis about their research paper,” he said.
Baruah said Bodoland University has never discriminated any language and has given equal importance to all languages like Assamese, Bodo, etc.