ABOUT Bongaigaon College
Bongaigaon College, located in an ideal setting covering 64 bighas of land, has been working hard with its rich potential to realize its desired goal of spreading quality education from HS to Postgraduate level and meeting the needs of the people of Assam in general and Bongaigaon in particular. Established on 8th July, 1964, Bongaigaon College completed its glorious Fifty years of journey. This College is the brainchild of a concerted enterprise of Late Sitanath Brahma Choudhury, ex-MP and ex-President of Assam Sahitya Sabha, Late Bhabeswar Choudhury, and Late Hariprasad Goswami and Late Damodar Mahanta. Their resourcefulness, sense of resilience and will power were bolstered by a host of others who worked behind the scene with a mission at heart.
Recently, the declaration by the Govt. of Assam in its Cabinet Meeting held on 24th November, 2021 at Bongaigaon to upgrade Bongaigaon College as a full-fledged State University within three years was the most historic and cherished moment for us. The College family as well as the well-wishers of Bongaigaon College showed their tremendous sense of gratitude and acknowledgement with lighting the lamps in and around the college campus.
The College was accorded the status of Deficit Grants-in-Aid in 1972 by the Govt. of Assam. Ever since, the College has grown in stature, in academic excellence and as a citadel of spreading intellectual values. Constraints notwithstanding, Bongaigaon College has made it a mission to promote best values and cherished ideals which symbolized a worthy academic culture.
Located at a distance of 200 kilometers to the west of the State's Capital, Bongaigaon town, over the years, has grown both industrially and educationally making it an important spot in Assam as well as in India. Situated on a sprawling 64 bighas of land in serene and rural surroundings, the College campus provides a perfect backdrop where learning is an enriching and enjoyable experience, and where apart from giving basic thrust on learning, emphasis is also given on personality development, sports, extra-curricular, co-curricular, cultural activities and career development of the students.
The College had a humble beginning with the opening of Pre-university (Arts) classes under Gauhati University in the year 1964 with 150 students and eight teachers. Later, two Commerce subjects were introduced in the pre-university course. The full-fledged Pre-university Commerce course started in 1984. Degree Arts classes started in 1966-67 session and subsequently got affiliated by Gauhati University in 1971. Realizing the absence of any institution for commerce education in undivided Goalpara District and also realizing the increasing commercial importance of the place, Degree Commerce classes started in the year 1978. Today, the College has an enrollment of over 3000 students and offers a wide range of courses and activities. While retaining its natural beauty and spaciousness, the College has moved with times to meet the demands of a developing modern society. Over the years Bongaigaon College has worked tirelessly to develop infrastructure and facilities for students.
We have, at present, three programmes at UG level, i.e., BA, B.Com and BBA (Three years degree course) and two programmes at PG level, i.e., MA in English and MA in Hindi. Apart from these, we introduced from the 2003-04 Session some short-term professional courses like Certificate, Advanced Certificate and Diploma courses in computer application, Taxation Practice & Procedure and TALLY based Financial Accounting under UGC sponsored scheme of Equal Opportunity Centre in the College for career orientation of the students. From the Academic Session 2010-11, the College has introduced Major course (now Honours) in Finance in B.Com courses. From the academic Session 2016-2017 the College has introduced Sociology as Elective Subject both in Degree & H.S. Level.
It is worth mentioning here that Bongaigaon College has completed the Third Cycle of NAAC accreditation in the year 2019 and was awarded Grade B (2.02 Grade Point) by the National Assessment & Accreditation Council (NAAC) of UGC on 11th March 2020. The College has been preparing for its Fourth Cycle of accreditation since 2021 and the same may likely be done in 2025-26. In this connection seven Sub-Committees have been formed in conformity with the Seven Assessment Criteria designed by the UGC-NAAC and as per the direction of the Govt. of Assam. It is hoped that the fourth cycle of NAAC accreditation will aggrandise its teachers and students to upgrade the status of the College in future.
The Institution intends to extend all institutional supports to the learners in honing their skills leading to various professions and also to nourish the personality strengthening indigenous values.
•Promoting career enhancement activities through student enterprise,exchange programme and work based learning.
•Developing bonding in the mentor-mentee relationship for enhancing strong mindset to face future challenges.
•Inculcating skills among the learners that help serving the society in best possible ways.
•Creating high quality and collaborative research space by grooming research culture to enrich knowledge creation.
•Encouraging pursuit of knowledge under global perspective with conferences, research publications, and collaborative internships for holistic development of learners as future citizens.
The University will work as a true visionary and harbinger of moral, ethical, cultural and educative values. The Institution would make spirited efforts to impart quality and inclusive value-based education irrespective of all communities and gender. Promotion of innovation, creative endeavours and scholarly enthusiasm towards global destination of higher learning platform has been the perceived vision of this Institution.