Shri David Arnold Kharchandy

Shri David Arnold Kharchandy

Name : Shri David Arnold Kharchandy

Contact Information : +919774579237

Email : [email protected]

Department  :History
Designation : Assistant Professor
Qualifications : M.A.; N.E.T.
Area of Interest  :  Indigenous Architecture, Tribal Studies, Folklore, Environmental History, Gender Studies, Historiography.
Date of Joining : 15/05/2009
Awards/Achievement : National Eligibility Test for Lectureship, UGC (2008).

Books Edited

  • Edited by David Arnold Kharchandy, “Understanding the Tribes of Asia” Lakshi Publishers, New Delhi, 2018. ISBN: 9789382120360.
  • Edited by David Arnold Kharchandy, David Arnold Kharchandy, Dr. Batskhem Myrboh, Kerl’ihok Lyngdoh Buam & Dr. Ibalari Khongkoh, “Women, Religion and Liberation” Eastern Book House (India), Guwahati, 2016. ISBN Vol. I: 978 93 83252961, ISBN Vol. II: 978 93 83252978.
  • David Arnold Kharchandy & Kerl’ihok Lyngdoh Buam, “Understanding Religion – A Panoramic View,” Eastern Book House (India), Guwahati,2015.ISBN:978 9383252787

Professional Development activities (Presentation of papers and participation in International, National and Regional seminars, conferences, etc.)

  • Participated and presented a paper on Architecture in the Khasi Hills in the 19th Century with special reference to Ka Iing Sad” in the 39th North East India History Association (NEIHA) in Shillong on the 26th-28th October 2019.
  • Participated and presented a paper on “Springs, a Local Phenomenon with a Global Outreach” organized by Tura Christian College, Tura and Meghalaya State Pollution Control Board, Shillong on the 22nd June 2019.
  • Participated in a Special Talk on “From Water crisis to Water as a Common heritage: Towards Realizing the Right to Water and River Rights” by Prof. Philippe Cullet, Professor of International and Environmental Law and the Director of the Law, Environment and Development Centre (LEDC) at the School of Oriental and African Studies – University of London on the 23rd August 2019.
  • Participated and presented a paper on “Forms and Space in Traditional Khasi Houses: Some Insights” in the 38th North East India History Association (NEIHA) in Shillong on the 1st -3rd
  • Participating in a one day Seminar on “Role of IQAC in quality enhancement in Higher Education Institutions (HEIs)” organized by the IQAC, Synod College, Shillong for College teachers of Meghalaya on the 21st April 2017.
  • Participate in the Young Scholars Forum Seminar 2017 on the theme “India’s North Eastern States and Eastern Neighbours: Borderlands, People and Connectivity” organized by Asian Confluence, Shillong on the 9th-10th March 2017.
  • Participated in the International Conference on “Climate Change Mitigation and Technologies for Adaptation, 2016” (IC3MTA 2016) organized by University of Technology and Management, Shillong in collaboration with Synod College, Shillong on the 21st June 2016.
  • Participated in the International Seminar on “Cross Border Connectivity and Inclusive Growth-Possibilities and Challenges with special reference to North-Eastern region” organized by Shillong College, Shillong as part of the Diamond Jubilee Celebration 2016-2017.
  • Participated in the International Colloquium on “Value-based Approach to Sustainable Development” organized by the International Centre for North East Studies, Synod College, Shillong on the 15th -17th November 2016.
  • Participated in a Special Lecture by Dr. G. Raygorodetsky on “Indigenous Voices on Climate Change” organized by IQAC, Synod College, Shillong on the 4th November 2015.
  • Participated and presented a paper on “Revisiting the Female Identity through A Literary Analysis of The Bible” organized by IQAC, Synod College, Shillong on the 13th -14th October 2015.
  • Participated in the International Seminar on “Social Interactions and Cultural Milieu” organized by the IQAC, Lady Keane College, Shillong on the 7th-8th August 2015.
  • Participated in the Interdisciplinary International Seminar on “Human Migration in south Asia: Dynamics and Implications” organized by IQAC, Synod College, Shillong on the 9th-10th October 2014.
  • Participated in a one day workshop on “Relevance of Tourism Studies” in St. Mary’s College, Shillong, on the 12thSeptember 2014.
  • Participated in an awareness programme on “Safety of Women-Protective measures” organized by the Women Cell, Synod College on the 5thNovember 2014.
  • Participated and presented a paper on “Traditional Democracy: Role of Religion in the Khasi system of Governance with special reference to Hima Khyriem” organized by the Department of History, Synod College, Shillong the 10th -11th October 2013.
  • Participated in the State Blood Transfusion Council, Shillong on the 23rd August 2013.
  • Participated in the State Blood Transfusion Council, Shillong on the 04thJuly 2012.
  • Participated in the National Conference on “Sixty Years of the Working of Parliamentary Democracy in India: Experiences and Prospects” organized by the Department of Political Science, Synod College on the27th – 28thJune 2012.
  • Participated at the National Conference on “Human Development in North East India: Special Focus on Youth” held on the 2nd – 3rdMay 2011, Synod College, Shillong.
  • Participated in the National Conference on “Climate Change Potential Environmental Apocalypse: Human Ethic in Question” held on 7th – 8thOctober 2010, Synod College, Shillong.
  • Participated in the two days’ workshop on “Deepening Democracy for a Responsive Society” held at Synod College, Shillong on the 3rd – 4thSeptember 2010.
  • Participated in the workshop on “Creative Tasks for the Communicative Classroom” organized by the Department of English, Synod College on the 7th July, 2010.
  • Participated in the National Seminar on “Innovative Resourcing: Empowering Rural Livelihood” held at Synod College, Shillong on the 15th –16thOctober 2009.
  • Participated in the 96thIndian Science Congress, North Eastern Hill University, 8thJanuary 2009.

Workshop attended and participated

  • Workshop on Safer Access Framework organized by Indian Red Cross Society, Meghalaya State Unit, Supported by Indian Red Cross Society, National Headquarters, New Delhi on the 19th-21st August 2019.
  • Workshop on Academic Writing and Publication organized by Research Cell, IQAC, Synod College, Shillong on the 30th April 2019.
  • Workshop on Short-term Course on Gender Sensitization organized by UGC-HRDC, North Eastern Hill University, Shillong on the 8th-13th October 2018.
  • Workshop on Travel Photography and Travel Documentary organized by Department of Tourism and Travel Management, Lady Keane College, Shillong on the 27th September 2018.
  • Three-day workshop on Stress Management by Effective Teaching Method organized by UGC-HRDC, North Eastern Hill University, Shillong on the 5th-7th March 2018.
  • Workshop on Relevance of History in Tourism Studies organized by Mary’s College, Shillong on the 12th September 2014.
  • Workshop on Creative Tasks for the Communicative Classroom organized by Department of English, Synod College, Shillong on the7th July 2010.
  • Participated in the workshop on “Revisiting Traditional Institutions in Khasi Jaintia Hills” organized by IQAC, Synod College, on the 23rdJune 2014.
  • Participated in the workshop on “Revisiting Traditional Institutions in Khasi Jaintia Hills” organized by IQAC, Synod College, on the 23rdJune 2014.
  • Workshop on Capacity Building for Access to Information organized by Meghalaya Administrative Training Institute in collaboration with Synod College, Shillong on the 25th April 2009.

Faculty Development Programme participated

  • Participated in the Faculty Development Programme organized by IQAC, Synod College, Shillong on the 2018.
  • Participated in the Faculty Development Programme organized by IQAC, Synod College, Shillong on the 3rd June 2016.
  • Participated in the Faculty Development Programme organized by IQAC, Synod College, Shillong on the 20th October 2014.
  • Participated in the Implementing Continuous Comprehensive Evaluation at the Tertiary Level by Michelle Stabler – Havener organized by on the 27th-28th September 2013.
  • Participated in the Residential faculty Development Programme on Enhancing the Person of the Educator organized by on the 23rd-28th August 2012.

International / National Seminars organized

  • David Arnold Kharchandy was the Organizing Secretary for the International Seminar on “Understanding Water Crisis: The Way Forward” organized by Synod College, Shillong in collaboration with P.A. Sangma Foundation and Institute of Natural Resources, Meghalaya Basin Development Authority (MBDA) on the 6th -7th June 2019.
  • David Arnold Kharchandy, Department of History, Synod College, Shillong was a member of the organizing committee for the 39th Annual Conference of the North East India History Association (NEIHA) organized by NEIHA &Synod College, Shillong on the 1st -3rd November 2018.
  • David Arnold Kharchandy was the Organizing Secretary for the International Seminar on “Understanding the Tribes of Asia” organized by the  Department of History and Education, Synod College, Shillong on the 3rd  – 4th  November
  • David Arnold Kharchandy was the Convener of the National Seminar on “Women and Religion in India: Status and Quest for Liberation” organized by IQAC, Synod College, Shillong on the 13th –14th  November 2015.
  • David Arnold Kharchandy was the Convener of the National Seminar on “Religion vis-à-vis Socio-Political, Ecological and Gender Issues: A Historical Perspective” organized by the Department of History, Synod College, Shillong on the 13th -14th October 2013.

UGCMinor Research Project and In-House Research Project Completed

  • Principal Investigator of the In-House Research Project on “Architecture and Urban Development in Khasi Hills with special reference to Shillong” funded by the IQAC, Synod College, Shillong in the year 2019.
  • Principal Investigator of the In-House Research Project on “Understanding Indian Christian role towards the development of India” funded by the IQAC, Synod College, Shillong in the year 2014.
  • Principal Investigator of the In-House Research Project on “The Colonial Diasporic Transition from Cherrapunjee to Shillong” funded by the IQAC, Synod College, Shillong in the year 2013.
  • Principal Investigator of the UGC Minor Research Project on “Architecture and Urban Development in Colonial and Post- Colonial Khasi Hill with special reference to Shillong” funded by UGC, NERO, Guwahati in 2012.
  • Co- Investigator of the In-House Research Project on “Hinduism: A niche in the Jaintia Hills with special reference to Nartiang” funded by the IQAC, Synod College, Shillong in 2009.

Supervisor (s) of Students Research Project Completed

  • Supervisor of the Students Research Project on “A Study of the Non- Governmental Organization (NGO) in Meghalaya: A Historical Perspective” in 2017.
  • Supervisor of the Students Research Project on “Understanding Women’s Position from the Hidden pages of History”in 2015.
  • Supervisor of the Students Research Project on “Genesis of selected Clan names in Khasi-Jaintia society” in 2014.
  • Supervisor of the Students Research Project on “Feminist Movement in 20th Century” in 2013.

 Membership in Institutional Organizations and Associations

  • Life member of the Indian Red Cross Society, Meghalaya State Unit.
  • Life Member of the Nehru Memorial Library, Kolkata.
  • Life Member of the Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Indigenous Culture, Kolkata.
  • Life Member of the British Council Library, Kolkata.
  • Life member of the North East India History Association

Member of the Different Cells and Committees in the College

  • 2020 – Member of the Parents-Teachers Association of Synod College, Shillong.
  • 2019– Member of the National Archive, New Delhi.
  • Convener of the 150th Anniversary Celebration of Mahatma Gandhi in collaboration with the Office of the Deputy Commissioner, East Khasi Hills District, Directorate of Information and Public Relations, Department of Sports and Youth Affairs, Department of Seri Culture and Weaving, Department of Urban Affairs, The Shillong Municipal Board, State Bank of India.
  • Convener of the Quiz Competition to Commemorate the 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi on the theme “Revisiting the Legacy of the Mahatma at 150 years” in Synod College on 28th September 2019.
  • Organizing Secretary of the International Seminar on “Understanding Water Crisis: The Way Forward” Organized by Synod College, Shillong in collaboration with P.A. Sangma Foundation and Meghalaya Basin Development Authority on the 6th – 7th June 2019.
  • Organizing secretary of A Distinguish Lecture delivered by by distinguishing Lectures delivered by Dr. Rajendra Singh popularly known as the “Water Man of India” and the Magsaysay Awardee Chaired by Dr. Arvind Kumar, President of the India Water Foundation on the 5th June 2019 at Synod College Auditorium.
  • Organizing Secretary of A Special Talk by Prof. Philippe Cullet, Professor of International and Environmental Law at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London and a Senior Visiting Fellow at the Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi, on “From Water Crisis to Water as a Common Heritage: Towards Realising the Right to Water and River Rights” on the 23rd August 2019 in the College Auditorium.
  • Programme Officer of The Indian Red Cross Society Synod College Unit 2019 till date.
  • 2018– Member of the organizing committee for the 39th Annual Conference of the
  • North East India History Association (NEIHA) held in Synod College, Shillong on the 1st -3rd November 2018.
  • 2016- Organizing Secretary of the International Seminar “Understanding the Tribes of Asia” organized by Department of History and Education, Synod College, Shillong on the 3rd – 4th November 2016.
  • 2015- Founder Member of the UGC Add on Certificate Course in Tourism Studies (CTS), 2015.
  • Convener of the National Seminar on “Women and Religion in India: Status and Quest for Liberation” organized by the IQAC, Synod College, Shillong on the 13th –14th November 2015.
  • 2014- Teacher in charge of the Inter College Debate Competition held at Shillong Commerce College, Shillong on the 26th July 2014 on the motion: “Ban on rat hole mining will adversely affect the livelihood of the people of the State”.
  • Teacher in charge of the Inter College Debate Competition held at St. Mary’s College, Shillong on the 01st November 2014 on the motion: “Technology reduces Corruption”.
  • Teacher in charge for preparing the account of the history of the Department of History for submission to the Souvenir sub-committee on the 15th September 2014.
  • Teacher in charge for motivating students’ of the Department of History to exhibit their talent or creativity in a programme organized by the Science Club, Synod College on 29thOctober 2014.
  • Convener of the Cultural and Entertainment Sub-Committee for the Golden Jubilee Celebration 2014-2015.
  • Core Working Group (CWG) member of the Golden Jubilee Celebration 2014-2015.
  • Member of the Students’ Association, Synod College, Shillong 2014-2015.
  • Member of the Literary Committee of the Students’ Association, Synod College, Shillong 2014-2015.
  • Convener of the National Conference on “Religion vis-à-vis Socio-Political, Ecological and Gender Issues: A Historical Perspective” organized by the Department of History, Synod College, Shillong on the 10th – 11th October 2013.
  • 2013- Member of the organizing committee for the Inter College Debate Competition organized by the History Club, Synod College, Shillong on the motion “Tirot Sing’s Nationalism prevented Shillong’s development” held on the 16th July 2013.
  • Member of the organizing committee of the National Conference on “Religion vis-à-vis Socio-Political, Ecological and Gender Issues: A Historical Perspective” organized by the Department of History, Synod College, from the 10th – 11th October 2013.
  • Convener of the Search and Rescue Sub-Committee 2013 – 14.
  • Founder Member of the Literary Club, Synod College, Shillong 01stJuly 2013.
  • 2012- Member of the organizing committee for the National Conference on “Sixty Years of the Working of Parliamentary Democracy in India: Experiences and Prospects” to be organized by the Department of Political Science, Synod College on the 27th – 28th June 2012.
  • Teacher in charge for the Graduation Day of Synod College, Shillong on the 04th August 2012.
  • 2011- Founder and Member of History Club, Synod College, Shillong 01st September 2011 till date.
  • Member of the Students Committee for the NAAC Peer Team visit, September 2011.
  • 2010- Member of the Synod College Employees Thrift and Credit Cooperative Society Limited 2010 till present.
  • Member of the Meghalaya College Teachers Association (MCTA) from 2010 till present.
  • Member of the organizing committee for a two days’ workshop on “Deepening Democracy for a Responsive Society” held at Synod College, Shillong on the 3rd – 4thSeptember 2010.
  • Member of the Publicity Committee for the National Conference on “Climate Change Potential Environmental Apocalypse: Human Ethics in Question”2010
  • Member of the Workshop Committee, “Deepening Democracy for a Responsive Society” held at Synod College, Shillong on the 3rd & 4th September 2010.
  • Secretary and Member of the Research, Consultancy and Extension Committee during the NAAC Reaccreditation 2010.
  • Member of the Students’ Association, Synod College, Shillong, 2010-2012.
  • 2009- Member of the Physically Challenge Cell, Synod College 2009-2013

Participation in Institutional Social Responsibility (ISR) and Extension Activities

  • 2019- Teacher in-charge for participation in the Annual Day Celebration 2019 of the Indian Red Cross Society, Meghalaya State Unit on the 25th October 2019.
  • Teacher in-charge for participation in the Health rally under Ayushman Bharat organized by the Directorate of Health Services, East Khasi Hills district, Shillong on the 17th September 2019.
  • 2018- Teacher in-charge for participation in the World Tourism Day 2018 organized by Lady Keane College, Shillong on the 27th September 2018.
  • Teacher in-charge for participation in the Extempore Speech Competition to Commemorate the State’s Martyrs at the Raj Bhavan, Shillong on the 30th June 2018.
  • Was invited as a subject expert for the personal interview for the post of Assistant teacher in Khasi Jaintia Presbyterian Girl’s Higher Secondary School, Jaiaw on the 19th June 2018.
  • 2017- Teacher in-charge for participation in the Debate Competition of the 5th J. J. M. Nichols-Roy Memorial Inter-College Competition on the motion “Education System in India is favourable for Employment” organized by Shillong Commerce College, Shillong on the 11th November 2017.
  • Teacher in-charge for participation in the Debate Competition on the motion “No hope ful future for the Youths even after 45 years of Statehood” organized Campaign for Change and North Eastern Hill University Students Union on the 10th November 2017.
  • Teacher in-charge for participation in the Quiz Competition organized by the Office of the Chief Electoral Officer, Government of Meghalaya on St. Anthony’s College, Shillong on the 4th November 2017.
  • Teacher in-charge for participation in the Quiz Competition to for the Pre-Independence Day Celebration 2017 at the Raj Bhavan, Shillong on the 5th August 2017.
  • 2015- Advisor of the History Club and Newsletter “ OPEN FORUM” of Synod College, Shillong from its inception September 2011 till date.
  • 2014- Was a Judge for the extempore Speech on the Observation of the international day of the Girl Child on “ Empowering adolescent Girls: Ending the Cycle of Violence” organized by Meghalaya state Child Protection Society, District Social Welfare Officer and the District Child Protection Unit, East Khasi Hills, Shllong held on the 10th October 2014.
  • 2013- Was a Judge for the debate competition and extempore speech organized by the District Child Protection Unit, East Khasi Hills, Shillong on observation of the International Day on Drug abuse and illicit trafficking on the 21st June 2013 at Don Bosco Youth Centre, Shillong.
  • 2011- Was a Resource Person in a one day workshop on “Relevance of Studying History” at Cherra Teachers Training Centre, Cherrapunjee and St. John Bosco Boys Higher Secondary School, Cherrapunjee on the 26th July 2011.
  • 2010- Was a Resource Person for a two day Workshop on Deepening Democracy for a Responsive Society organized by synod College, Shillong on the 3rd-4th September 2010.