NAGAON, Aug 7: Assam Governor Prof. Jagdish Mukhi inaugurated the opening session of Platinum Jubilee celebration of Nowgong College in Nagaon district on Tuesday.
The Governor recalled the stalwarts like Moti Ram Bora, Historian Dr. Surya Kumar Bhuyan, Social workers Brindaban Goswami, Purna Ch. Sarmah, Pratap Ch. Sarmah, Yog Singh Chetry, Mohi Ch. Borah, Haladhar Bhuyan, Priya Ranjan Sengupta, Bimala Kanta Borah, Dr. Lalit Baruah, Priyanath Sen and others whose tremendous contributions moulded the institution to its destined shape. Nagaon has the recognition of being the “Cultural Capital” of Assam of the 15th century where the great Vaisnavite saint Srimanta Sankardeva was born. He also said that the services of Sahityachharya Jajneswar Sarma, a person well-versed in Assamese and Sanskrit literature, as the first Principal of the college must be remembered as his efforts and unparalleled sagacity took the college to the zenith of excellence.
The Governor acknowledged the services of teaching, non-teaching staff and all the stakeholders for which the college was re-accredited at ‘A’ Grade by NAAC in 2011 and awarded Star College status by the Department of Bio-Technology, Government of India. He was happy to know that the college has been accredited at “A” grade by NAAC with a CGPA of 3.27 in the year 2016 which is next to Cotton University in Assam and first amongst the colleges of Assam.
The Governor also hailed the college for having been recognised as a member of Academic Impact for sharing a culture of intellectual social responsibility by the United Nations. The recognition of the laboratories of the college as Ph.D. level research laboratory is praiseworthy and he said that the effort of the authority and the teachers will go a long way in producing excellent research outcomes beneficial to society.
Prof. Mukhi said, “The active involvement of teachers in teaching, research and in the area of social accountability is really noticeable. It is very inspiring for the students of this institution that the college has produced significant number of students who are shining stars in areas like education, research, culture, sports, politics and entrepreneurship.”
The Governor also said that new experiments have been carried out in education system at different times to cope with changing situation. Rapid growth in information and communication technology and its application in pedagogy have created a new chapter in education. Our education system needs reorientation. UGC has selected recently some higher educational institutions under “Autonomous Status” which have got NAAC score above 3.25 CGPA. As per latest recommendation of NAAC, Nowgong college has initiated step and volunteered itself to be brought under Autonomous Status by UGC. Nowgong College has the latest NAAC score of 3.27 CGPA and this initiative will help the institute to develop some need based and value based courses related to skill development which is in fact the need of the hour.
Science & Technology minister Keshab Mahanta, education minister Siddharth Bhattacharya, MLA Nagaon Constituency Rupak Sarmah, Principal of Nagaon College Dr.S.Borkotoki along with a host of other dignitaries were also present in the opening session of Platinum Jubilee celebration of Nowgong College.