Research Certificate and Diploma Programmes

The Kohima Institute is currently in the planning stages for a series of Post-Graduate Certificate and Diploma programmes addressing contemporary humanities and social sciences topics, generally couched empirically as well as theoretically in the contexts of South and Southeast Asia, and Highland Asia or 'Zomia'. The purpose of the Post-Graduate Certificate and Diploma programmes is to maintain standards of excellence in postgraduate teaching and link The Kohima Institute to the debates and processes of critical local, regional and international topics. The programmes expose students to important professional development, both in the academic and research fields.


Launched for the first time in 2017, the current PG Certificate and PG Diploma programmes currently in the final planning stages, namely Introduction to Mental Health (Taught by the Faculty of Social Care and Mental Health), and Exploring Indigenous Knowledge (Taught by the Faculty of Social Anthropology), complement professional training with the knowledge and abilities necessary for studying and addressing specific problems in a discipline or theme within the humanities and social sciences, or in fields applied to development and public policies. The PG Certificate programme requires an academic dedication of three months, with weekly lectures, and class credits. The more extended PG Diploma programme requires the presentation of a research thesis.

Open Courses

Open courses offer participants the possibility of studying a specific topic or issue. The student has the option of taking the course with or without credits. In case of withdrawal from the course, the fee for the open course will not be reimbursed.

Ongoing training courses

Continuing education courses offer the exploration of specific topics or concrete areas of theoretical-practical knowledge, with the purpose of perfecting skills applied in professional environments. Continuing education or community outreach courses do provide receive credits.