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Algapur East Cachar gets a College

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  30 May 2016 12:00 AM GMT


Silchar, May 29: A college, Dr APJ Abdul Kalam College, has been established in village Algapur East, Cachar, on May 28. The college will start from the next academic session. It will provide for both junior and degree courses. The location of the college will facilitate the students residing in the nearby areas of the old Adarsh Vidyalaya that is situated between Gobindopur and Algapur, an area that is well within their reach. The need of a college arose owing to the problem regarding distance. Students from Gobindopur, Algapur, Baghpur and the nearby areas have to cover a distance of about 9 to 10 kms for studying. They also have to face many troubles in taking admission and attending classes. In case, students take admission, they have to spend Rs 80 to 90 as vehicle fare per day, which becomes quite difficult for the middle or lower class people.

In rural areas, imparting education becomes difficult because of a number of reasons. Distance, lack of infrastructure, funds and lack of students stands as an hurdle in building a college. Normally, parents hesitate to send their wards far from their homes, as they have to remain concerned about their wards’ self-respect and security issues. In addition to it, female students have to come across many incidents related to insecurity and harassment in the vehicles while going to colleges. Of lately, many cases of harassment have come up and therefore parents hesitate to send them to schools or college. Girls have been victim of harassment and they are not sent to colleges. Owing to this factor, female students are not getting proper education. Owing to the above-mentioned reasons, DR AJP Abdul Kalam College have been established. This college is the product of many intellectuals who have thought of these issues and concerns. Guardians residing in those areas have been requested by college administration to send their wards for further studies. The problem of location has been tarnished. In Algapur, around 90% families belong to the below poverty line category. As a result of which, parents are uble to send their wards to institutions which are distanced from their houses.

The establishment of the college will develop the area, as students will be able to receive higher education. Owing to the lack of facilities and opportunities for higher studies, parents send their wards, to places like Bengaluru and Dubai for earning, soon after they pass their Matriculation examition. A meeting was conducted here, which had Maula Ahmed Syed Gobindopuri, an Islamic scholar, as its chief guest. Among others who were present at the meeting include, Abdul Kuddus Laskar, retired teacher, who also presided over the meeting, Abdul Rahim Laskar, secretary, Dr APJ Abdul Kalam College and principals, teachers of various schools and colleges along with some eminent persolities of that areas and its surrounding vicinity. The members present at the meeting also told that they would be providing desk, boards, fan and other required infrastructure.

Various facilities have been provided for the students. Since the area has mostly poor families, the admission fees have been kept very low. Experienced teachers will be taking classes and attendance has been made must for students. In order to ensure good performance of the students, monthly test will be conducted. The subject teachers would provide special guidance to the students for preparing well for their examitions. Instructions and medium of teaching will be both Bengali and English so that students do not fail to grasp the content taught. The establishment of a junior college has brought smiles on the faces of many concerned parents and their wards.

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