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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.

1.      Late Saniram Brahma, President

2.      Late Harendra Nath Brahma, Secretary

3.      Late Kamaleswar Brahma, Cashier

4.      Late Thaneswar Narzary, Member

5.      Sri Sarat Ch. Dutta, Member

6.      Sri Biraj Mohan Basumatary, Member

7.      Sri Upen Brahma, Member

8.      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-

1.      Sri Ajit Kr. Brahma                      -History

2.      Sri Sukurshing Brahma              - Pol. Science

3.      Sri Keshab Boro                         - Education

4.      Sri Shisir Kr. Sen                        - Economics

5.      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 Serfanguri field.

            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 Gazette Notification.

            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.

 

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