Kohima, October 18 (NEx): The Asiatic Society Kolkata awarded the prestigious Dr. Panchanan Mitra award for 2019 to Dr I. Anungla Aier, former Director, Higher Education and former Principal of Kohima Science College, Jotsoma. The award is given in recognition of her whole research in cultural studies and prolific writings on issues of gender, development and cultural heritage.
The Asiatic society is an autonomous body under the Ministry of Culture, Govt of India. It was established in 1784 by John Williams and it is one of the oldest Academic research institute in the country. In 1984 during the bi- centenary celebration the government of India recognized the Asiatic society as an institute of National importance. With centuries of quality research works, it is a treasure house of knowledge and past history of the Asiatic region.
In March 2012, the Department of Anthropology, Kohima Science College, Jotsoma and the Asiatic Society jointly organized a national seminar during which Dr I.Anungla Aier played a central key role and the presentations of the seminar papers were published in a special edition of the prestigious Asiatic journal. Dr I.Anungla Aier is known for her contribution to the Anthropology of North East India.
The Principal, faculties and students of Kohima Science College, Jotsoma have congratulated Dr I Anungla Aier on being awarded the prestigious Dr Panchanan Mitra award 2019 by the Asiatic Society, Kolkata.