Daimary, Rachan | India
Rachan Daimary is a doctoral candidate in Centre for Studies in Science, Technology and Innovation Policy (CSSTIP) at Central University of Gujarat, India. His research focuses on public engagements with conservation science in protected areas for effective wildlife conservation and development. He was awarded an M.Phil. for his dissertation entitle with ‘Public Engagement with Innovations in Informal Settings: A Study of Grassroots Innovation in India’ from Central University of Gujarat. He completed his MA in Mass Communication and Journalism from Tezpur Central University, India with the interest of science communication and development. He did his undergraduate studies at Punjab Technical University, where he graduated in the Bachelor of Computer Application (BCA). Now, he is more interested to understand the human-nature relations from the perspective of STS.
Project at IAS-STS: The notion of public engagement with conservation science in India
My research focuses on ‘conservation’ of the wildlife in protected areas in India and different actors that engaged in it. The scientific community of wildlife conservation articulates that whatever scientific methods they generally practice are for conservation purpose. But in STS (Science and Technology Studies) perspective, the work scientists doing is for the society only. Therefore, it is interesting to see the scientific community, how they are working for society by conserving wildlife. In another dimension, the conservation science is an important subject where scientists or social scientists have been working together on the same platform for effective conservation and society-wildlife coexistence. Thus, it tries to define the relationship between society and the scientific community. The objective lies mainly- to find different national and international actors that engaged in conservation of Asiatic Lion and Greater One-Horned Rhinoceros in India and understanding the nature of actors and communication in wildlife conservation science.
The theoretical frame of the study is public engagement with science and technology (PEST) signifying to science communication. This research is an interdisciplinary by analysing both the scientific approach and the social sciences approach towards wildlife conservation in Kaziranga national park and Gir national park. Understanding of the scientific community and non-scientific community players would be a new dimension for the communication and conservation studies.
Daimary, R. (2019). ‘Shodh Yatra’ and Communication of Innovations in Informal Settings: An Empirical Study of Grassroots Innovation in India, Journal of Scientometric Research, Vol 8, Issue 2.
Daimary, R. and Dey, A. (2017). A Descriptive and Analytical Study of Bodo Films, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, ISBN (10): 1-4438-4551-5.
Daimary, R. (2015). Impact of Social Networking Site on the Separate State Movement of Bodoland: A Descriptive Analytical Study, ISCA Vol. 4(3), 7-13, ISSN 2319–3565.
Daimary, R. (2009). Mudanni Nenashree (Bodo Novel), NL Publications: Guwahati.