From a Correspondent
JORHAT, June 25: A meeting of UGC Fresh Autonomous Status to JB College and the introduction of Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) with effect from academic session 2016-17 was held in the college auditorium on Saturday at Jorhat. The meeting began with the college song presented by a group of students under the guidance of Dr. Mril th, Associate Professor, Geography, which was presided over by Prof. Binita Dutta, noted educationist and the chairman of the governing body of the college.
Dr. D. Ramaiah, noted scientist and Director of North East Institute of Science and Technology, Jorhat, graced the meeting as the chief guest. He said, “With autonomy, responsibility and accountability will increase and for this the faculty members, the college authority and other stake holders will have to give extra time. The institute, as an autonomous one, must be ready to compete not only with other institutes of higher education in the country, but also globally.”
Dr. Mukut Hazarika, Dean, School of Education, Dibrugarh University, who attended the meeting as the guest of honour, presented various important aspects of CBCS and advised the college to take certain steps to make the system a success. He also congratulated the college on achieving the status of autonomy from the UGC and taking a bold step for introducing CBCS. It must be mentioned that the Jaganth Barooah College, the premier institute of higher education in upper Assam, is the second college in Assam and fourth within Northeast India to have been conferred upon the coveted status of autonomy by the UGC.
Again, it is the first college in Assam to introduce the CBCS at the undergraduate level. Prof. Binita Dutta highlighted the strength of JB College in her comment from her chair and said,”Preparatory activities carried out so far towards implementing the CBCS system are a mere beginning of a long journey to be covered and for this the institute must take pain.”
Earlier Dr. Bimal Borah, Principal of the college, highlighted various developments that the college had witnessed in its journey covering nearly nine decades. The meeting, which was anchored by Prof. Anmo Bora, Department of English, came to an end with the vote of thanks proposed by Subhasish Sarmah, Head of the Department of Political Science.