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History - On the Threshold


THE GENESIS OF THE COLLEGE

The Women’s College, Tinsukia came into being in 1966 on the auspicious day 9 July. A handful of visionaries viz. the Late Anath Bandhu Bose, Late Shanti Ranjan Bhattacharjee, Late Prithwish Chandra Bhadury etc. with unstinted support of academicians like Late Subodh Chandra De Sorcar were behind the genesis of the College. Eminent educationist the Late Uma Prasanna Dey was the founder principal of the College with 78 students on roll as the first batch. The auspicious occasion was blessed by the Late Dr. Indira Miri the revered educationist and pioneer of women empowerment in Assam. At present with the 2(f) and the 12(B) status of the UGC, the College has flourished into a multi faculty institution offering Arts and Commerce programs with fifteen hundred students and more than hundred teaching and non teaching faculties. A full-fledged study centre of the IGNOU and one Distance Education centre of the Dibrugarh University housed in the institution offer various courses at distance mode to aspiring students. Of late a new plot of land has been acquired by the College, where a New Campus is being developed utilizing grants received from the Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan – RUSA.

            The College is located at Durgabari (27.4920° N, 95.3537° E), in the heart of Tinsukia – the industrial and commercial hub of Assam and is well connected by Road, Rail and Airways with all the cities of India.

            The Brilliant results of the College both in the H. S. and the Degree examinations and its ideal location, mixed with its academic ambiance attract students from not only from the entire State, but from other states like Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland etc. The College is a veritable melting point of diverse cultures and different people – creating a confluence of ideas and attitudes among the students, which makes for its unique character among the Colleges of the region.