This Platonic motto actuated a group of visionaries to contemplate starting an institution of higher learning in the educationally backward area of Assam way back in 8th July 1964. Bongaigaon College is the translated version of a lofty ideal. The College is situated 200 k.m. away from Guwahati, the capital city of Assam. Affiliated to Guwahati University, the most reputed University of the North –East, Bongaigaon College today can easily stake a claim to be one of the premier colleges in Assam.
The College with a campus spanning 8.46 hectors, offers +2 (Arts and Commerce), Under Graduate (B.A, B.Com., BBA and BMC) — both general and Major and Post Graduate (English) programmes apart from offering a vocational programme in Financial Accounting at the Under Graduate level .
Bongaigaon College has crafted a mission statement to offer an interactionist and value-based education in view of representation from various ethnic and community spaces in its rolls, stressing on the dialogic culturalism in approaching academic and intellectual areas disseminated in the class rooms. Moreover, the College perceives that the academic domain should be supported by consciousness enhancing extra curricular activities testing and enriching social and cultural sensibility of students. With its 3000 – strong student workforce and almost three scores of teachers, the College is committed to upholding the academic values it has scripted in its vision statement addressing both demands of humanist education and contemporary professional exigencies.
The College had its beginning thanks to a concerted enterprise and initiative of a host of starry-eyed, socially conscious individuals, most notably late Sitanath Brahmachowdhury, ex- M.P. and ex-President of Assam Sahitya Sabah, the late Bhabeswar Chowdhury, and the late Damodar Mahanta. The College was accorded the status of deficit grants-in –aid in 1972 by the Government of Assam. Before this the College had run on a self- sustaining basis with many teachers preferring to embrace the sheer nobility of the profession turning back on lucrative opportunities elsewhere. In the formative stages the College offered pre-university (Arts) programme. Later on a full fledged Pre University Commerce course started in 1984. The undergraduate arts classes got under way in 1966-67 session and the programme got affiliation from Gauhati University in 1971. The Degree Commerce classes started in the year 1978.
Bowing to the public demand for post graduate course in English, the College authority took steps to begin the two year PG course in the year 1991. Immediately afterwards Gauhati University granted affiliation to the PG programme. Since 2002 the PG course in English is running on semester system.
- Category : BTech