Seasonal Migrants and Adaptation: A Study of Kashmiri Muslim Handicraft Merchants in Guwahati, Assam

About the Organisation

TISS Guwahati has been set up at the behest of the government of Assam and the Ministry of Department of North East Region, Government of India. TISS Guwahati has been contributing to the development sector in the North East through a well-conceived Diploma Programme in Community Organisation and Development Practice since June 2009. 

The Vision is to develop the TISS Guwahati Campus as a world class social sciences institution to create human resources and knowledge contributing to build just and peaceful societies across the North-Eastern States.

About the Competition/Event/Opportunity

The Centre for Sociology and Social Anthropology (TISS Guwahati) seek Research Assistant for a research project titled ‘Seasonal Migrants and Adaptation: A Study of Kashmiri Muslim Handicraft Merchants in Guwahati, Assam.’ The project focuses on dimensions of migration, work and cultural interactions especially of Kashmiri handicraft migrants in Guwahati.

Internal migration is mostly due to an economic necessity which propel people to go out of their hometown to new places. This research will explore the nuanced understanding of migrant’s experiences with regard to the socio-cultural, economic and political interactions with the host population



The project will be confined to Sociology and Social Anthropology. Interested applicants need to have one of the following qualification: An M.A or an M.Phil. with research interests in the themes of migration and cultural studies.

The work engagement would include data collection, data analysis, report writing, and project management related activities. Fluency of not only English (written) but also Hindi/Urdu (oral) will be preferred. Please note that the intern will receive a certificate of experience only after the successful completion of the work after four months.

Important Dates


Four months (September-December, 2020)

Registration Process

How to apply?

Interested applicants should send their C.V. to [email protected] with subject line: ‘Application for Post of Research Assistant’, on or before August 24, 2020. There is no application fee. Telephonic interviews for the shortlisted candidates would be held in the last week of August 2020.



Consolidated Pay: INR 15,000 p.m

Contact details for more information


Email: [email protected]