A GLANCE OF JANATA COLLEGE, SERFANGURI
The people of Ramfalbil, Serfanguri area felt
the need of an institution of higher education
as there was no institution imparting higher
education in the locality within a radius of 40
kilometers. For this reason many poor but
talented youths were deprived of their rights to
acquire higher education. So, in order to
fulfill these needs of local youths, some
leading personalities of the locality came
forward to establish a college at Serfanguri.
They mobilized the public support and called a
general meeting in the month of November, 1975.
In that very meeting a sponsoring body was
constituted with the following members for the
establishment of a college.
Late Saniram Brahma, President
Late Harendra Nath Brahma, Secretary
Late Kamaleswar Brahma, Cashier
Late Thaneswar Narzary, Member
Sri Sarat Ch. Dutta, Member
Sri Biraj Mohan Basumatary, Member
Sri Upen Brahma, Member
Sri Baneswar Basumatary, Member
The Sponsoring body could not establish the
college in the same year for not getting
permission from the Govt. of Assam. However,
prior to getting permission they establish the
college in the year 1977, which has become a
memorable year in the history of the college
with P.U. 1st year class. The
Sponsoring Body felt that a local man would be
the best to run the college. Since there were
only few members of Post Graduate Degree holders
in and around Ramfalbil-Serfanguri area, the
most senior and experienced personality, Late
Kamaleswar Brahma who was the cashier of the
Sponsoring Body was entrusted with the
responsibility of Principal ship of the college.
As the college did not have its own building to
begin with, the classes were run till 1979 at
the building of Friendsí Union Club, located at
Ramfalbil Bazar with the following founder
lecturers in their respective departments-
Sri Ajit Kr. Brahma -History
Sri Sukurshing Brahma
- Pol. Science
Sri Keshab Boro
Sri Shisir Kr. Sen - Economics
Sri Amarendra Nath Brahma - English
In 1979 the college obtained formal permission
to start the PU Class when the Janata Party was
in power both at the centre and at the State.
The Sponsoring Body decided to name the college
after thr party out of its gratitude for giving
permission to start the college. In the same
year the Sponsoring Body was converted to
Governing Body. The Governing Body worked
relentlessly for the college till the Govt.
concurrence was received by the college in 1980
for starting PU class.
In the mean time the construction of
Janata College building was completed at its
permanent site at Serfanguri field in 1979. The
college was shifted from Ramfalbil Friendsí
Union Club to its permanent building at
As regards to the permanent site of
the college, mention must be made that the
location was a grazing field under the
possession of the people of Kolabari and
Serfanguri village. The villagers made generous
offer to build the college building a the
proposed permanent site as they also understood
the necessity of the institution in the
locality. The people of the village allowed the
college Governing Body to possess 45 bighas ( 15
acres) of land out of the grazing field.
First year Degree class was introduced in the
college in 1984 after two batches of PU students
appeared their final examination form the
college. The permission for starting first year
TDC course was obtained from the
Gauhati University in 1987.
The progress of the college was
moving in a snail speed. To this slow progress,
the college building and all assets of the
college were gutted in fire during the peak
period of ABSU movement in the month of March
1989. As a result the college remained defunct
for about one year. Thereafter the people of the
area felt the necessity of rejuvenating the
college. So, with a view to rejuvenating the
college, a new Governing Body was constituted in
1990 to look after the whole affairs of the
college. Thus, in the year 1990, the college was
revived and brought back to its life by local
educationally enthusiastic leaders.
In the same year, the newly
constituted Governing Body appointed Sri Kanak
Lal Basumatary as vice Principal who had been
working as a lecturer in both the departments of
Bodo and English since 1979. The Govt.
Concurrence to the GU permission to open 1st
year TDC Class could not be obtained as there
were many conditions yet to be fulfilled by the
college as per GU ordinance. In the meantime,
for the reason best known to him, Kamaleswar
Brahma resigned from the post of Principal in
the month of August 1991.
Subsequently, Vice Ė Principal Sri Kanak Lal
Basumatary was appointed as Principal on
7th August,1991. A heavy
responsibility of placing the college on the
path of growth and progress fell on the shoulder
of the new principal. The door of progress
opened only when the Inspector of colleges, Mr.
A.C.Pegu came to Janata College,Serfanguri for
inspection in July 1992. After the Govt.
concurrence was accorded, the college was
affiliated to Gauhati University upto TDC Part-I
in March,1993. With that there began a real
academic atmosphere in the college. It was fully
affiliated upto TDC (Arts) Part-II in 1994.
After a long period of 15 years it
was finally affiliated as a constituent degree
college under Gauhati University. Since then its
progress was amazing in the sense that it was
able to climb the ladder of development. The
college was finally brought under Deficit System
of Grant- in-Aid in 1996.
At present the college has intake
capacity of 600 Students in Higher Secondary
Classes and 900 students in TDC classes.
The college came under UGCís 2(F)
and 12 (B) Act in the year 2006 and became
Provincialised as per State Governmentís
The college is situated
half-a-kilometer South to Serfanguri Bazar area.
It is located in a picturesque atmosphere with
itís beautiful natural surroundings of rivulets
and green fields providing an atmosphere of
peace and serenity for both Teaching and
learning. Pursuit of excellence is the goal of
our institution. The trend that has been tried
to be created is to produce change in the
behavior and attitude of students to develop
creativity, entrepreneurship and to train
students to meet the demands and challenges of
the modern competitive world.