Gurucharan College

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Gurucharan College, Silchar
Gurucharan College Logo.jpg
Logo of the college
Motto To strive, to seek, to find and not to yield...
Established 1935
Type Government College
Chancellor Gulzar
Vice-Chancellor Prof. Somnath Dasgupta
Principal Dr. Sutapa Dutta[1]
Location Silchar, Assam, India
Campus Urban
Nickname G.C. College
Affiliations Assam University, UGC
Website www.gccollege.ac.in

Gurucharan College (Bengali: গুরুচরণ কলেজ), popularly known as GC College, is a college imparting 10+2, undergraduate, certifications (self-financing) and postgraduate (self-financing) education under the aegis of Assam Higher Secondary Education Council, Guwahati and Assam University, Silchar.

Gurucharan College, Silchar is affiliated under Assam University (Central University).

History[edit]

Gurucharan College, Silchar, abbreviated as G.C. College, was established on 15 July 1935. Originally the college was housed in a deserted bungalow of Promode Chandra Dutta at Rongpur on the bank of river Barak. Unfortunately, riverbank erosion began to engulf the college premises, and Gurucharan College was shifted temporarily to the campus of Silchar Normal School. This temporary phase of accommodation was soon over and, with the help of insistence from different quarters, the school was able to acquire a vast area of about 7.1 acres (2.9 ha) in the Silchar Municipal area.

The college started its mission with a mere 15 students on its roll; today it boasts of almost 3,000 students. Now, it is a full-fledged institution of higher education to the undergraduate level. It has attained a distinct identity of its own in the field of higher education in eastern India.

Initially, the college had been affiliated to Calcutta University. In 1949, the college got affiliated to the Gauhati University. With the establishment of the Assam University (Central), Silchar, G.C. College has been affiliated to it since 1994. It is listed under 2(F) and 12 (B) by the University Grants Commission (UGC) and offers higher secondary (10+2) and three-year degree course (1+1+1) in its Arts, Science and Commerce streams.

The college has been toiling for the last 75 years to provide access to higher education to the students of urban and rural areas of the north eastern region of India.

Goals and objectives[edit]

  • To impart quality education to all students coming from different parts of the society — urban and rural.
  • To encourage female education by providing suitable environment.
  • To develop comprehensive personality among students in tune with the development of supreme human values.
  • To develop dynamic, scientific and secular outlook.
  • To make education context-oriented.
  • To encourage teachers to undertake research studies and to participate in academic programmes.

Status[edit]

The college was accredited by NAAC during 2006 and graded as B++. The college also achieved the status of College with Potential for Excellence from UGC in the same year. Gurucharan College is a premier and one of the oldest educational institutes in the northeastern region of the country with a growing list of accolades earned nationally, throughout its 75 years.

The institute is listed under 2(F) and 12 (B) by the University Grants Commission (UGC), and accredited by NAAC and graded B++. The institute enjoys the status of College with Potential for Excellence for its remarkable achievements in many fields of human endeavor.

Academics[edit]

Higher secondary courses[edit]

In two-year higher secondary courses in Arts, Science and Commerce with two core subjects (English and any one MIL Bengali/Assamese/Manipuri/Hindi or alternative English (in lieu of MIL)), three elective subjects are offered.

Degree courses (TDC)[edit]

In the three-year course for the degrees of Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Science (BSc.) and Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com) pass and honours combinations are offered.

Postgraduate courses (self-financing)[edit]

Postgraduate studies in Political Science, Economics, Bengali, History, English, Mathematics, Philosophy, Commerce are offered.

Certificate, diploma and advance diploma courses (self-financing)[edit]

Certificate, diploma and advance diplomas are available in Travel & Tourism Management, Insurance Business, Entrepreneurship Development.

References[edit]

Coordinates: 24°49′01″N 92°47′27″E / 24.8170°N 92.7909°E / 24.8170; 92.7909