Our Vision

William Carey University is a unique institution committed primarily to higher education where the academy integrates with the socio-economic and environmental realities in order to bring about the total transformation of people and their contexts. The university will bring together social, economic, environmental, cultural and academic activities in order to facilitate holistic growth for the community as well as to become a strategic institution.

An innovative range of study programs and research will be conducted within the unique context of the hill regions of NE India, where indigenous culture and the natural environment will be sustained alongside socio-economic development. Food, water, and energy will be the focus and partners from all over the world will participate with WCU.

William Carey University will soon emerge as a unique institution where the academy integrates with the socio-economic and environmental realities. Our vision is to the see total transformation of people and their contexts.

Our Mission

In keeping with the vision, WCU will offer academic courses and programs that will equip students to get involved in commercial as well as service-oriented opportunities to bring transformation in the region and to the peoples of NE India. Thus, whether the teaching of Environment or Management, Education or IT programs; students will be trained and will study in an appropriate context in preparation for their professional activities. Knowledge, skills and the dispositions for service to the community will be cultivated. WCU programs will be both formal and non-formal as the university goes to the people rather than people coming into an academic sanctuary.

William Carey University will cultivate strategic alliances, both national and international, for the economic advantage of the people of NE India. WCU will facilitate appropriate research leading to industrial and commercial collaborations to create job opportunities at all levels. There is a wide scope for profitable ventures, as human, as well as natural resources; are plentifully available. Capital, as well as other investments will be encouraged. Commercial operations will be encouraged to simultaneously develop a commitment to the community.

Environmental Development

The region is rich in its biodiversity but its fragile ecology. With significant changes in global economic conditions and in India in particular, the academia will need to identify areas of study that affect NE India’s economic development alongside its environmental sustainability. Studies must address the changing economic, social, political or institutional context that will promote environmentally sustainable economic development.

Alongside attention to sustaining the rich but fragile ecology of the region, appropriately scaled productive operations could be developed for the optimal use of the rich biodiversity. The forest cover, soil and water management etc must be carefully studied. Students will be encouraged to engage in research to propose projects for sustainable resource utilization. People can be lifted out of poverty.

NE India offers an ideal “laboratory” for serious study of environmental sustainability for economic development. Researchers and institutions from all over the world will collaborate with WCU. Such studies must change human behavior and actions so as to reduce ongoing damage to the ecosystem while optimizing the available potential.

Socio-Cultural Development

Conscious efforts must be made to safeguard the socio-cultural environment. The key to the transformation of NE India will also be a culturally sensitive development. There is a growing tendency in the developing world to consider purely physical and environmental factors without reference to socio-cultural and religious realities. Studies of socio-cultural and religious factors affecting development and grassroots issues in tribal societies will play a vital role in the development process of NE India.

WCU will commission research projects that will study the sensitive tribal culture and religion in their societies now being impacted by globalization. Studies must show how values and behavior distinctive to the area can be carefully maintained alongside interaction with outside influences from the rest of India as well as global forces.

William Carey University will soon emerge as a unique institution where the academy integrates with the socio-economic and environmental realities. Our vision is to see total transformation of people and their contexts.