Manas Tiger Reserve is developing into an excellent research centre due to its rich flora and fauna and diverse habitat. In mid eighties, before the civil agitation, study initiated by the Botanical Survey of India (BSI) and the Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS) on Bengal Florican was the beginning of the scientific research in the NP. Two doctorate degrees have been awarded in one for research on Golden langur and the other for research on mammalian fauna of Manas National Park in late nineties.
In 1995, Pygmy Hog Conservation Programme started under an MoU between Govt. of Assam, Govt. of India, Pigs, Peccaries and Hippo Specialist Group of IUCN and the Durrell Wildlife Trust, UK. Since inception of the programme, regular studies have been carried out on Pygmy hog (Porcula salvania) and grassland ecology in the park.
The Manas National Park has been a living laboratory for academicians of numbers of Indian University. A significant number of Ph.Ds has been awarded in post agitation period for Manas which are as follows-
- Pranjal Bezbarua (2007): Study of plant diversity status in Manas Biosphere Reserve with special reference to community structure, Gauhati University.
- Bibhuti P Lahkar (2008): Ecology and Management of Grassland with special reference to Grass and Bird Communities in Manas National Park, Assam, Gauhati University
- Jyoti P Das (2011): Habitat utilization pattern and habitat suitability modeling of Asian elephant Elephas maximus in Manas National Park, India, North Orissa University
- Naba K Nath (2011): Study on Human-Elephant Conflict in Manas Tiger Reserve, Assam: Magnitude, Spatial Distribution and Mitigation Methods, North Orissa University
- Ghosh, S. (2014) Habitat suitability analysis for Tigers (Panthera tigris) in the Indo-Bhutan Manas Tiger Conservation Landscape. Aberystwyth University, UK.