While each affiliated scholar will have an individual focus and expertise, the research undertaken at the New Imaginations will be clustered around 5 sub centres:
- Research unit –India’s Northeast(NE) This unit shall produce research papers and books, institute calendar events of conferences and public policy lecture series in collaboration with institutes based in the regions.
- Case Studies Research Group Questions of culture, community practices, oral memories and the relation of NE and rest of India will be explored through a case study series
- Reportage Group- will analyse news and current affairs
- Archival Centre- for key investigations, civil rights reports and human rights reports. This centre will be an invaluable repository for documentation that has tremendous profit generating potential. Qualitative research completed on strategically chosen areas will be archived to obtain an understanding over long durations