The HRD ministry had earlier constituted a task force to promote educational opportunities and welfare of students from the northeastern region. The team in its report suggested the curriculum be modified to include in English literature stories from the northeast translated from different languages. It also recommended that the history of northeast (pre-colonial, up to independence) should be taught at school, graduate and post graduate level.
The task force also recommended regular cultural exchanges between institutions in the northeast and other areas. “The university is requested to take steps, as it may deem appropriate to implement the above recommendations,” the UGC notice said.