BSW-44:Tribals in North and Northeast Region of India

By Prof. Rose Nembiakkim   |   Indira Gandhi National Open University
Learners enrolled: 902

The course BSW-044 talks about the tribals in the North and Northeastern Region of India.

It highlights the culture, beliefs and tradition existing among the different tribes found in the eight sisters State of India. It discusses the tribal way of life and practices which make them unique from the rest of India. 

It also highlight the challenges as well as opportunity available to the tribals of North and Northeastern States.

The course has 03 blocks. Assignments will also be uploaded to test your understanding of the course. Happy Learning!

Course Credit


Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Not Applicable
Duration : 12 weeks
Start Date : 15 Feb 2021
End Date :
Exam Date :
Enrollment Ends : 30 Jun 2021
Category :
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit Points : 4
Level : Diploma

Course layout


Block 1 Tribals of Northeast Region-I

Week 1

Unit 1: Tribals of Arunachal Pradesh

Week 2

Unit 2: Tribals of Assam

Week 3

Unit 3: Tribals of Manipur

Week 4

Unit 4: Tribals of Meghalaya

Block 2 Tribals of Northeast Region-II

Week 5

Unit 1: Tribals of Mizoram

Week 6

Unit 2: Tribals of Nagaland

Week 7

Unit 3: Tribals of Tripura

Week 8

Unit 4: Tribals of Sikkim

Block 3 Tribals of Northern India

Week 9

Unit 1: Tribals of Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh

Week 10

Unit 2: Tribals of Rajasthan, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh

Week 11

Unit 3: Displacement and Migration of Tribals

Week 12

Unit 4: Impact of Scientific Culture and Globalization

Books and references

IGNOU’s CTRBS materials -BSW-044

Instructor bio

Prof. Rose Nembiakkim

Indira Gandhi National Open University
Prof. Rose Nembiakkim is Professor of Social Work, Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU). She has worked as an adjunct faculty in the Department of Social Work, Delhi University before joining IGNOU. She has been awarded the Master of Philosophy (M.Phil) and Doctorate degree in Social Medicine and Community Health from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Her interest lies in Adolescent and youth, Women and gender issues, HIV and AIDS, Indigenous/ tribal issues and Community Development. She successfully completed a major research project from Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR) where she studied Migration among the tribals and its effect on their health. She also coordinated the Pan-Africa e-Network project for the School of Social Work which is the Government of India-MEA Initiative for the African country. Prof. Nembiakkim launched the Certificate in Tribal Studies (CTRBS); organized a number of training programmes in and around the country; presented papers in National and International conferences and written chapters in books and has authored two books. She has been awarded the Commonwealth of Learning fellowship to attend the 32nd Asian Association of Open University Conference. Prof. Nembiakkim is also the recipient of the Fulbright-Nehru IEAS fellowship-2019.

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