History of Tinsukia College

The inception of Tinsukia College in the Year 1956 was the result of strenuous efforts of Late B. K. Saraswatji. An adhoc committee was formed under the Chairpersonship of Late Baleshwar Prasad Gupta who was authorized to give a concrete shape to the idea. The maiden meeting of the adhoc-committee was held on 9th May, 1956 under the Chairmanship of Late Baleshwar Prasad Gupta and it was resolved to convene a public meeting on 20th May, 1956 in the Hindi English High School premises. Accordingly a public meeting was held under the Chairmanship of Md. M. Sultan, the erst-while Deputy Commissioner of the Lakhimpur District. The public meeting resolved to open an intermediate Arts College from the Academic session 1956. An organizing Committee was formed under the Chairmanship of Late Jadu Nath Bhuyan to execute the decisions of the aforesaid meeting.

The first meeting of the organizing Committee was held on 26th May, 1956 in the premises of Hindi English High School. The Govt. of Assam also initiated the process of allotting 15 Bighas of Land for this ambititious project. The inaugural ceremony of the College was held on 19th August, 1956 where the leading citizens of the Town voluntarily contributed Rs. 36000/ (Rupees Thirty Six Thousand) in the inaugural ceremony itself. 1st September, 1956 is the red letter day in the annals of Tinsukia College when the Rolls were called out for the first time. Initially the college was housed in the present Senairam Higher Secondary School. It was only in 1961 that it was shifted to the present building and since then thousands of students have left the college and attained eminent positions in the social mainstream.Expansion in terms of building and other infrastructural facilities as well as number of students continued and the college was upgraded to graduation level in 1958 with Arts and Commerce faculty. In 1964, Science faculty was added which made it a multifaculty institution of Higher Education. Till 1964, the college was an affiliate of Gauhati University but after the establishment of Dibrugarh University in 1965, it was automatically adopted by the Dibrugarh University.

At the initial stage, the college had been running on public contributions and generous donations from philanthropists. Later on, it was accorded the status of “ Deficit Grant- in- Aid’’ college by the Govt. of Assam in 1962. In 1969, the college was recognized by the UGC which resulted into receipt of planned financial assistance under various development schemes of the UGC. The Govt. of Assam provincialised all deficit grant in aid college w.e.f. 1st December, 2005and as on today, it enjoys the status of a “Provincialised Institute”.

The college grew from strength to strength on the merit of its students, the dedication of its teachers and the vision of the Principals. For an institute which began its journey with handful of students and four teachers, the college has grown into a premier educational institute with over 2500 students on the Rolls and more then 80 members of the Teaching staff. Being multi-faculty and multi-disciplinary co-educational institution,the students pursue various Higher Secondary and Undergraduate courses in Humanities, Science Commerce and Management . It also has a vibrant study centre of Krishna Kanta Handique State Open University offering Three Years Degree Courses in BA, B.Com, BBA, BMC and BPP (12 Months) and Post-Graduate courses in Political Science, English, Sociology, Assamese, MSW. It also conducts Diploma in Elementary Education for TET Teachers.

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Tinsukia College at a Glance

Sl.ParticularsDetails
1Date of Establishment1st September, 1956
2 Date of Affiliation Arts & Commerce – 1962 (to Gauhati University)
Science – 1969 (Dibrugarh University)
3 Accreditation Grade by NAAC ‘B’ Grade
4 Total Area of the Campus Eighteen Bighas (Excluding Boys Hostel Campus)
5First Principal of the CollegeLate Uma Prasanna Dey
6Present Principal of the CollegeDr. Bhuban Gogoi
7Total Teaching Department17 (Seventeen)
8Number of Academic programme21 (At Degree Level)
9Students Enrolment3030 (Including Higher Secondary) (For the Session 2013-14)
10Total Number of Teachers72 (Excluding Principal) 20 contractual (For the Session 2013-14)
11Teachers with Ph.D Degree20
12Teachers with M.Phil Degree13
13Total Sanctioned Administrative Posts19 (Including Principal)
14Total sanctioned Technical Staff8
15Number of Students’ Hostels3 (Boys – 1) (Girls – 2)
16College Websitewww.tinsukiacollege.com
17College Phone Number(0374) – 2338340
After establishment of Dibrugarh University in 1965, Tinsukia College was subsequently affiliated to it.

VISION, MISSIONS, GOALS

Vision

To create an institution of higher learning with a view to developing human resources by inducing human values, healthy culture, a passion for learning and including a true spirit of Nationalism.

Missions

To
1. provide value based education with special emphasis to need based and professional education.
2. develop skill to encourage intellectual pursuit and passion for knowledge.
3. study and preserve the cultural, ethnic and natural heritage of the region.
4. promote research culture and positive outlook.
5. promote extension activities.
6. create awareness amongst the students against all social injustice.

Goals

Following the objectives of the Higher Education policy of the nation, the College intends to ---
1. contribute to the national development,
2. inculcate value system among students,
3. foster global competency among students,
4. contribute to society through extension activities,
5. promote the use of technology and
6. extend Quest for excellence.

Moto

“Tomoso Ma Jyotirgamaya”

COLLEGE ANTHEM

Principal's Message

Dr. Bhuban Gogoi

Tinsukia College completed its glorious fifty years of establishment on 1st September 2006. In many ways it was not a mean achievement at all. From a very humble beginning in 1956, we have reached a significant milestone against all odds & constraints. Carefully nurtured by illustrious academicians, benevolent philanthropists & dedicated faculties, it created a distinct place of pride in the mind of the citizens of the region.

In the globalised world, economic competence is now based on the capacity to develop & manage knowledge. Since time immemorial, knowledge knew no frontiers and with the advent of IT, the pace of knowledge creation & dissemination have undergone a rapid change. Explosion of knowledge & its delivery mechanism has thrown open new challenges & opportunities which demands more than pro-active role on the part of the learners & teaching fraternity. Nothing can empower people more than good education & as such higher education has become a decisive factor. Students & parents expectation are fast changing in the market driven economy which entails higher education to adopt itself to the global requirements and demands of knowledge economy. To achieve these objectives there is a greater need to be a true “partnership” between teachers & students to achieve the cherished goals of different stake holders.

The glorious past & the illustrious present of our college must not create any sense of complacency. We are fully committed to taking the college towards new vistas of academic excellence. We are still far away from being established as an ideal institution at this juncture & have to take these challenges in its stride and adopt ourselves to the realities of the globalised world.

I take this opportunity to welcome all my budding students and appeal them to feel proud & be part of this great institution

With the inspiring words of Robert Frost, I would like to conclude :

The woods are lovely, dark & deep
But I have promises to keep
And miles to go before I sleep>
And miles to go before I sleep.......
Dr. Bhuban Gogoi
Principal

Management

The College is managed by a govt. constituted Governing Body which consists of the following persons-----

Sl.Management PostPerson Name(s)
1PRESIDENT MR. M. N. SAIKIA
Principal (Rtd.), Tinsukia College
2 MEMBERS DR. SUKHEN CHAKRABORTY
Principal (Rtd.), Tinsukia College
DR. CHANDRA KANTA SHARMA
Principal (Rtd.), Tinsukia Women’s College
MR. HEMANTA SHARMA
Vice-Chairman, Tinsukia Municipal Board
3 GURADIAN REPRESENTATIVE MRS. MRINALINI TAMULY
Subject Teacher, Sarvajanin H.S. Valika Vidyalaya
4 TEACHER REPRESENTATIVES MR. N. K. SHUKLA
MR. M. CHAUDHURI
5 OFFICE STAFF REPRESENTATIVES MR. K.S. BHUJEL
6 PRINCIPAL & SECRETARY DR. BHUBAN GOGOI
7 VICE-PRINCIPAL DR. RISHI DAS