Women's College
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Welcome To WOMEN'S COLLEGE, SILCHAR - A Brief History


The history of Women's College is entwined with the history of Women education in undivided Cachar district after independence. Along with the rest of the country, the independence and partition of India brought a dramatic upheaval in political, social and economic life of Barak Valley - a region still not easily accessible. The security and comfort of the agrarian life-style got disturbed and women had to come out to shoulder equal responsibility of earning a living. To acquire both employability and intellectual capability, women needed to be educated and two existing colleges - Gurucharan College (1935) and Cachar College (1960) could not bear the influx of so many aspiring minds. Many intellectuals and social workers of that period thus felt a need to open a college exclusively to cater for the higher education needs of the women.


This feeling was given a shape of a movement by the dedicated effort of Late Dhirendra Mohan Deb who was sincerely supported by eminent persons like N.C. Shyam, Late J.C. Purkayastha, Late Dr. Sudhangshu Nath and others.


The first meeting for organizing the Women's College was held on July 31st, 1963 in the Normal School premises of Silchar and was attended by some twenty-two educationalists, officials, social and political workers. The meeting resolved to start 'Women's College', Silchar from 1st of August, 1963 in the premises of Normal School in morning shift. Late D.C. Dutta was appointed as Principal and teachers of other institutions promised voluntary service to teach the students of this newly founded institution. The year 1963 had put a landmark in the history of women education in Barak Valley.


With sincere love and co-operation from the education loving people of Silchar, the college steadily continued its journey and got affiliated to Gauhati University. In 1964 the college acquired land from Brahma Samaj, Silchar and in 1968, it was shifted to its present site. In 1972, the college received grant-in-aid and on 1st January, 2005 it has been provincialised.


There has been a significant growth in the number of students over the years and the institution has become a famed centre of higher education for women. Women's College is situated in the heart of the town and hence is well-connected with the localities around. It is trying to achieve excellence in teaching - learning and extension activities through its emphasis on 'quality in every activity'.. It is providing a wide range of employment oriented vocational and non-formal courses to meet the changing needs of the globalize world. Women's College is imparting training of ethical values to its students to make them self-confident and socially responsible. Women's College is continuously trying to make new initiatives to keep its students updated in every sphere.

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