Dr. Anamika Ray Memorial Trust, a registered educational and charitable nonprofit organization, is dedicated towards the upliftment of research and other development activities in the field of media, education, ethnic community, open and distance learning, communication for development and other related areas of media and social sciences. The Trust aspires to uphold the diverse languages and literature of the South Asian region, along with promoting skills development among the students and young learners. It encourages and supports production of educational and informational films and documentaries. The Trust operates with the ideology of serving and developing the various ethnic groups or the marginalized communities of the South Asian region through numerous charitable work and assistance to the needy. The work conducted by the Trust extends to the field of environment, mental health, gender issues, child care, labour welfare, youth affairs and culture, as well. Any innovation or innovative idea towards the welfare of the society is encouraged by the Trust.
Dr. Anamika Ray Memorial Trust, a registered educational and research nonprofit organization, is dedicated towards the upliftment of research and development activities in the field of media, education, ethnic community, communication for development, science, risk & health communication, communication for social & behavioural change and other related areas of media and social sciences. The Trust aspires to uphold the diverse languages and literature of the South Asian region, along with promoting skills development among the students and young learners. It encourages and supports the production of educational and informational films and documentaries. The Trust operates with the ideology of serving and developing the various ethnic groups or the marginalized communities of the South Asian region through numerous outcome-oriented work and assistance to the needy. The work conducted by the Trust extends to the field of environment, mental health, gender issues, child care, labour welfare, youth affairs and culture, as well. Any innovation or innovative idea towards the welfare of society is encouraged by the Trust.
About Dr Anamika Ray
Dr Anamika Ray hailed from Santinketan, West Bengal but in course of time she soaked herself wholeheartedly into the Assamese culture. After completing her post graduate studies from Visva Bharati (a Central University established by Rabindranath Tagore) she came to Guwahati for the first time in 2005 to pursue her research on traditional communication methods among the Karbis of Karbi Anglong and Kamrup. In 2010 she achieved her Doctoral degree from the prestigious Visva Bharati and that most certainly was her very first contribution to Assamese life. Dr Ray had huge number of research papers to her credit on different aspects of mass communication published in several international journals and some fifty papers she had read in various national and international seminars. Collaborating with her husband Dr Ankuran Dutta she wrote two books for the Mass Communication students in Assamese titled Janasamparka (2008) and Bijnapon (2010) both of which were published by Bina Library. Dr Ray had translated a book on science communication into Assamese and Bengali during the period 2008-09.
The most impressive aspect about Dr Ray was her personality and the intensity with which she loved the Assamese language and culture. She mastered the Assamese language in no time and started writing valuable articles and books. She was a regular contributor to Employment News, The Assam Tribune, The Sentinel and so on. The kind of sincerity and responsibility that she felt for the Assamese language and culture led her to translating four books of Assamese literature into Bengali in an attempt to disseminate the sheer beauty of Assamese literature. She translated Kanchan Baruah’s much loved novel Asimat Jaar Heral Sima, Mrinal Talukdar's 1962into Bengali, both these two works are on its way to be published. Moreover, she completed translating Lakshminath Bezbarua's autobiographyMor Jiwon Xowaranand Dr Bhupen Hazarika's autobiography Moi Eti Jajaborshe had planned to complete by the end of July 2015. Dr Ray was engaged in more than ten projects at the same time. Dr Ray was a dedicated educator with a noble heart. There have been numerous instances when she even helped students financially. For an orphanage at Jalukbari, Guwahati she took entire responsibilities to teach the students English so much so she engaged one of her own students with a salary from her own pocket.
From June 2006 onwards Dr Ray got herself consistently engaged in media education. She had taught in the Media Study centre of Cotton College, Gauhati University and Sikkim Central University. Her passion, creativity and nobility towards media education in India will remain incomparable.
Dr. Abhijit Barthakur, India
Prof. David Skinner, Canada
Dr. Jahangir Alam, Bangladesh
Prof. K V Nagaraj, India
Mr. M C Rasmin, Sri Lanka
Prof. Manoj K Patairiya, India
Prof. Mrinal Chatterjee, India
Mr. Rafiqul Khokan, Bangladesh
Mr. Saifuddin Sabuj, Bangladesh
Prof. Srinath Baruah, India
Prof. Subhash Dhuliya, India
Mr. Suman Basnet, Nepal
Mr. Swapon Guho, Bangladesh
Prof. Vir Bala Aggarwal, India
Prof. WADP Wanigesundera, Sri Lanka
Board of Trustees
Advisor BoT: Professor Madhab C Sarma
Professor Sarma rendered his service to Assam Agricultural University, Jorhat as a professor for decades and with different charges of administration. He also served Gauhati University as Registrar and KKHSOU as Director, CIQA.
Chairperson: Shri Rajat Baran Mahanta
He is a former administrative service officer, who served the Government of Assam in different capacities such as Joint Secretary (Industries & Commerce), Deputy Secretary (Secondary Education) etc.
Vice-Chairperson: Shri Dip Bhuyan
Shri Bhuyan is a renowned documentary film maker, who received the best Director’s award in State Film Festival 2015 and a few films of Shri Bhuyan have been nominated to Indian Panorama.
Managing Trustee: Dr. Ankuran Dutta
Dr. Dutta is presently head of department of Communication and Journalism, Gauhati University and he served Commonwealth of Learning, an UN body as the Programme Officer of livelihoods and skills of 8 Commonwealth Asian Countries.
Director, Program: Shri Bhaskar Jyoti Bhuyan
Shri Bhuyan is a known media personality of Assam and associated with a satellite channel- News Live, after his service at NETV.
Treasurer: Dr. Badan Barman
Dr. Barman is a renowned information science expert of India, who is also resource person for Defense Research Organisation. He is a faculty of Library and Information Science of Gauhati University.
Member: Prof. Aparna Sharma
Dr. Sharma is a renowned documentary filmmaker and theorist. She is an Associate Professor at UCLA Department of World Arts and Cultures, USA. Her film scholarship focuses on Indian documentary cinema, films in northeast India, new media and documentary in northeast India and, documentary practice-based research.
Member: Dr. Gitanjali Goswami
Dr. Goswami is a known social anthropologist and social activist, currently based in Mumbai. She is associated with many social organisations in India and abroad.
Member: Dr. Anupa Lahkar Goswami
Dr. Lahkar is an ICSSR Post Doctoral Research Fellow and served as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication and Journalism, Gauhati University, Guwahati. Dr Lahkar has also been rendering her service an English Newsreader at Regional News Unit, Doordarshan, Guwahati.
Dr. Raman Bora
Dr. Moushumi Bhattacharjee
Sr. Program Officer
Former Staff Members
Program Officer (2017-18)
Program Officer (2016-17)
Program Officer (2018-22)
Jennifer Shaheen Hussain
Research Officer (2018-20)
Admin Associate (18-22)
Program Associate (20-22)
Admin Assitt & Graphic Designer