“Without justification salvation is not of grace, but of works.”
― William Carey
An innovative range of study programs and research be conducted within the unique context of the hill regions of NE India, where indigenous culture and the natural environment be sustained alongside socio-economic development. Food, water and energy be the focus and partners from all over the world participate with WCU.
In keeping with the vision, WCU offer academic courses and programs that equip students to get involved in commercial as well as service oriented opportunities to bring transformation in the region and to the peoples of NE India. Thus, whether teaching of Environment or Management, Education or IT programs students train and study in an appropriate context in preparation for their professional activities. Knowledge, skills and the dispositions for service to the community be cultivated. WCU programs be both the formal and non-formal as the university goes to the people rather than people coming into an academic sanctuary.
William Carey University cultivate strategic alliances, both national and international, for economic advantage of the peoples of NE India. WCU facilitate appropriate research leading to industrial and commercial collaborations to create job opportunities at all levels. There is wide scope for profitable ventures, as human as well as natural resources are plentifully available. Capital as well as other investments be encouraged. Commercial operations be encouraged to simultaneously develop a commitment to the community.
The region is rich in its biodiversity but its fragile ecology must be addressed. With significant changes in global economic conditions and in India in particular, the academia need to identify areas of study that affect NE India’s economic development alongside its environmental sustainability. Studies must address the changing economic, social, political or institutional context that promote environmentally sustainable economic development.
Alongside attention to sustaining the rich but fragile ecology of the region, appropriately scaled productive operations could be developed for optimal use of the rich biodiversity. The forest cover, soil and water management etc must be carefully studied. Students be encouraged to engage in research to propose projects for sustainable resource utilization. People can be lifted out of poverty.
NE India offers an ideal “laboratory” for serious study of environmental sustainability for economic development. Researchers and institutions from all over the world collaborate with WCU. Such studies must change human behavior and actions so as to reduce ongoing damage to the ecosystem while optimizing the available potential.
Socio Cultural Development
Conscious efforts must be made to safeguard the socio-cultural environment. The key to transformation of NE India also be a culturally sensitive development. There is a growing tendency in the developing world to consider purely physical and environment factors without reference to socio-cultural and religious realities. Studies of socio-cultural and religious factors affecting development and grassroots issues in tribal societies play a vital role in the development process of NE India.
WCU commission research projects that study the sensitive tribal culture and religion in their societies now being impacted by globalization. Studies must show how values and behavior distinctive to the area can be carefully maintained alongside interaction with outside influences from the rest of India as well as global forces.William Carey University soon emerge as a unique institution where the academy integrates with the socio-economic and environmental realities. Our vision is to see total transformation of people and their contexts.
President 2. Vice President 3. Dramatic Secy 4. Secretary/Treasurer
Lisa Wapan Drew Singhdeo Lori Japng Madhusmita Kurphy
1.Geeta Basra 2. Yasmin Shaikh 3. John Yapman 4. Joseph Kepling 5.Swetlana Singh