The Department firmly believes that academic and research collaboration immensely helps in improving research skills as well as the overall quality of the work, as it not only helps the faculty in getting access to new research and teaching tools, but also broadens students’ knowledge and aptitude. The national and international level collaborations in both the teaching and research domain, with universities, research institutions and other governmental and non-governmental organizations is one of the core strengths of the Department. Such collaborations span the entire range of activities and programs including Public lectures, special lectures and talks by scholars, activists and practitioners belonging to different fields from all parts of India as much as other countries; seminars, workshops and conferences to the collaborative research projects and special teaching programs such as the U-21 program.
The Department engages in a number of collaborative activities with collaborative agencies placed in different parts of the world like University of Melbourne, Australia; University of Birmingham, UK; Uppsala University, Sweden; Bhulan University, Bangladesh; Royal University of Bhutan, Bhutan; Nanjing University, PR China; University of Science and Technology of China, PR China; Bogor Agricultural University (IPB Bogor), Indonesia; Kathmandu University, Nepal; Tribhuvan University, Nepal; Lahore University of Management Sciences, Pakistan; University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka; Kasetsart University, Thailand; Visayas State University, The Philippines; The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), The Philippines; AGRINATURA, Czech Republic; and many more. These collaborative activities are funded by some of the world’s top most institutions like European Commission, European Union, British Council’s Trilateral Research in Partnership (TRIP) Awards and UK-India Education and Research Initiative (UKIERI), Leverhulme Trust, UK, World International Studies Committee (WISC), Germany, Maulana Azad Institute of Asian Studies, Kolkata (MAKAIS), UGC-CAS Special Assistance Programme, Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR).