Cotton College, Guwahati

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Cotton College
Cotton College, Guwahati logo.jpg
Motto Apramattena Veddhavyam
Established 27 May, 1901
Academic affiliation Cotton College State University
Principal Nirada Devi
Students 4118 (Estimated)
Postgraduates 23 Departments
Location Guwahati, Assam, India
26°11′14″N 91°44′40″E / 26.18722°N 91.74444°E / 26.18722; 91.74444Coordinates: 26°11′14″N 91°44′40″E / 26.18722°N 91.74444°E / 26.18722; 91.74444
Campus Urban
Website www.cottoncollege.org.in

Cotton College (Assamese: কটন কলেজ) is an institution for higher education located in the heart of Guwahati, Assam, a northeastern state of India.

History[edit]

Main structure of the college
A structure at Cotton College

Cotton College was declared open on May 27, 1901 by Sir Henry Stedman Cotton, K.C.S.I., the then-chief commissioner of the erstwhile British province of Assam. The college was named after Sir Henry, as "Cotton College", in appreciation of his genuine concern for the cause of higher education in the province. The college was started with five professors, which included Frederick William Sudmerson, the first principal of the college, and 39 students.

Cotton College was the centre of the freedom movement and the literary and cultural movements of the state to build the identity of Assam as a distinct integral component of India.

On October 16, 1992, the college was declared as a center of excellence, an occasion celebrated in a solemn ceremony with Shankar Dayal Sharma, the then-President of India.

Cotton College celebrated its centennial with a year-long program from May 27, 2001 to May 26, 2002. Krishan Kant, the then-Vice President of India graced the closing ceremony. India Post issued a ₹ 4.00 commemorative postage stamp on May 25, 2002, as part of the centenary celebration.

Cotton College has produced politicians, authors, athletes, and artists.[citation needed]

List of principals[edit]

The institute had 50 principals from 1901 till 2012.[1]

Accreditation[edit]

This institution has been accredited with CGPA of 3.39 on four point scale at A grade (validation up to 7 January 2016) on 8 January 2011 by the executive committee of the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC)..

Creation of Cotton College State University[edit]

Cotton College State University (CCSU) was created via an Act of the Government of Assam (Act XIX of 2011), with Cotton College as a constituent College of this new University. This Act received the assent of the Honourable Governor of Assam on the 3rd of September 2011, and was notified via the Assam Gazette on 5th September 2011. The vision of this new University is to be a world-class one, excelling in both teaching and research, developing knowledge and skills with an emphasis on this part of our country, providing broad-based education to students to take on the challenges of tomorrow via modern curricula, learning and assessment methods, upholding the highest ethical standards, and providing a clean, efficient and transparent administration.

CCSU website:http://www.ccsu.ac.in/

Education[edit]

Cotton College caters to students pursuing the following qualifications.

HSSLC[edit]

Study for the Higher Secondary School Leaving Certificate is possible in the Arts and Science streams. This qualification is awarded upon successful completion of two years of study followed by relevant examinations.

Bachelors[edit]

Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science graduate degrees are offered. This degree is awarded upon successful completion of three years of study followed by relevant examinations.

Masters[edit]

Master of Arts and Master of Science postgraduate degrees are offered. This degree is awarded upon successful completion of two years of study followed by relevant examinations.

PhD[edit]

Doctoral studies are possible in selected fields under the guidance of recognised experts.

BCA[edit]

The Bachelor of Computer Applications is possible under the Computer Department. It is a self-financed course. This degree is awarded upon successful completion of three years of study followed by relevant examinations.

Hostels[edit]

  • Krishna Kanta Handique Post Graduate Boys' Hostel
    • Year of establishment: 1901
    • Capacity: 75 students (in 22 rooms)
  • Swahid Mozammil Haque Boys' Hostel
    • Year of establishment: 1902
    • Capacity: 64 students (in 20 rooms)
  • Rajanikanta Bordoloi Boys' Hostel
    • Year of establishment: 1910
    • Capacity: 85 students (in 30 rooms)
  • Swahid Ranjit Barpujari Boys' Hostel
    • Year of establishment: 1913
    • Capacity: 93 students (in 33 rooms)
  • Anundo Ram Barooah Boys' Hostel
    • Year of establishment: 1913
    • Capacity: 99 students (in 33 rooms)
  • Seetanath Brahma Chaudhury Boys' Hostel
    • Year of establishment: 1929
    • Capacity: 90 students (in 25 rooms)
  • Mahendra Nath Deka Phukan Boys' Hostel
    • Year of establishment: 1955
    • Capacity: 110 students (in 28 rooms)
  • Padmashree Nalini Bala Devi Girls' Hostel
    • Year of establishment: 1950
    • Capacity: 112 students (in 25 rooms)
  • Swahid Kanaklata Girls' Hostel
    • Year of establishment: 1971
    • Capacity: 105 students (in 21 rooms)
  • Dr. Kamala Roy Girls' Hostel
    • Year of establishment: 2001
    • Capacity: 60 students (in 25 rooms)

Notable alumni[edit]

[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Principals of Cotton College". cottoncollege.org.in. Retrieved 22 March 2012. 
  2. ^ Principal (Prof) Udayaditya Bharali's '100 years of Cotton College

3. Cotton College State University : http://www.ccsu.ac.in/

External links[edit]