Educational Qualification:

  • MA, NET-JRF, PhD (North-Eastern Hill University)


  • Oral History and Heritage Studies.

Course Engagements:

  • History of the Modern World.
  • History of Europe: 1789-1919.
  • History of India: Post Gupta to 1200 C.E.


  • Member, Research and Development Cell.
  • Member, Anti-Ragging & Grievance Cell.


  • Gurung, Karan. “The Environmental Crisis: A Naga Folktale.” Morung Express, 2023,
  • Gurung, Karan. “The Ghatu Epic: Towards a Generative Model of Language.” Man and Society: A Journal of North-East Studies, ICSSR-NERC Shillong, 2021, (In Press).
  • Gurung, Karan. “Ecology and Gurung Oral Literature.” Melange, AART Center, Guwahati, 2015.
  • Gurung, Karan. “As the Bomb Ticks.” Zenith, NEHU Publications, Shillong, 2014.

Seminars, Symposiums, and Conferences:

  • Moderator, ICCSR-NERC sponsored National Seminar on “Religion and Society of North East India: Exploring New Frontiers,” 27th March-28th March 2024, organized by Department of Sociology, Unity College, Dimapur.
  • Resource Person on “How to Write a Research Paper” at Tetso College, Dimapur, Nagaland, 17th May 2023.
  • Participated in the workshop “Stories & Life Stories: Recording, Archiving & Disseminating Oral History,” organized by Northeast Audio Visual Archive & Sasakawa Peace Foundation Japan, 3rd-5th April 2023, Shillong, Meghalaya.
  • Presented paper on “The Environmental Crisis: A Naga Folktale” at the 4th Naga Cultural Symposium, North East Christian University, December 2, 2022.
  • Presented paper on “In Search of New Pastures: Gurung Pastoralists in the Modern World” at Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, November 2-4, 2017.
  • Presented paper on “Ghatu: The Language of the Gods” at the 23rd Himalayan Language Symposium, Tezpur University, July 5-7, 2017.
  • Presented paper on “An Epic Order: Gurung Oral Discourse and Performance” at NEHU Shillong, August 22-23, 2017.
  • Presented paper at the International Conference on Biodiversity and Sustainable Development, Rajiv Gandhi University, October 15-18, 2016.

Professional Development:

  • Technology Management and Information System Management, Three Day Faculty Development Program organized by All India Council for Technical Education, India (2021).
  • Attended ICSSR Research Methodology Course in Social Science. (2020).
  • Foundation Course in Product Design, Design & Innovation Centre, NEHU Shillong, India (2018).


  • Aswaklanta – Site-Specific Performance at Guwahati organized by the Indian Foundation of the Arts (2014).
  • UThlen – Site-Specific Performance at NEHU Shillong for Korean Cultural Troupe (2015).
  • The Pen is Mightier than the Dao – Featured in the 9th Carnival of e-Creativity organized by the Academy of Electronic Arts (2015).