Dr. Ajit BoroM.A., B.Ed., M.Phil., Ph.D., D.Litt
Principal and Secretary gossaigaon B.Ed. College
From the Desk of the principal
Gossaigaon B.Ed. College was set up in the years 1995 on 30th April with a motto – Quality and Security and the vision to establish of this institution as a CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE FOR TEACHER’S TRAINING.
The classes of the college were formally inaugurated on 12th September, 1995 by Mr. Japendra Nath Narzary, the then Director of Education, Bodoland Autonomous Council, Kokrajhar, Assam. Mr. S.R. Roy, Principal of Kokrajhar Govt. College of teacher education graced the occasion as guest of honour. The college in its initial stage was started in the campus of Gossaigaon Boys’ H.S. School with the benevolent founder academic staff headed by Mr. Guneswar Mushahary as principal – in – charge and lecturers namely-Mrs Anima Narzary, Mr. Malin Bhattacharjee, Mrs. Anu Rani Brahma, Mrs. Labanya Lahkar, Mr. Sarbeswar Ch. Roy, Mrs. Nilima Brahma and Guest Lectutres- Mr. Sonaram Baglary, Mr. Ramadhar Singh and Mr. Ganapati Brahma.
The college was permitted to set up a new B.Ed. College in the year 1995 by the Gauhati University vide letter no. GU/AFF/Pr/98/119 Dated 26-03-1998 and initially recognized by NCTE Bhubaneswar on conditions in the session 2000-2001 vide order No. 191 Dated 11-01-2001/Letter No. ERC-09/30/2011/1241 Dated X. 4-2001/01-05-2001. The college obtained affiliations from G.U in the session 1998-99 vide Letter No. GU/AFF/2006-2371 Dated 04-08-2006. The College is now formally recognized by NCTE, Bhubaneswar (vide Letter No. ERC/7.54/(ER-54.6(a) 2/2005/83591) Dated March 18 -2005).
For conducting B.Ed. programme of two years duration from the academic session 2015-2016 the NCTE, ERC, Bhubaneswar granted recognition vide order no. F.ERC/NCTE/APE00216/B.Ed. (Revised Order) /2015/31855 to Gossaigaon B.Ed. College. It is to be mentioned that a good number of social workers and political leaders has extended their noble help and co- operation in the development of this college. Mr. Tojen Narzary, the then MLA 28th Gossaigaon constituency extended his helping hand by according grant of Rs. 2 (two) Lacs from MLA Development fund in the year 1995-1996. The Bodoland Territorial Council has allotted 9 bighas 16 lechas from general khas in the name of Gossaigaon B.Ed. College. Sjt.Hargrama Mohilary Hon’ble chief of B.T.C. granted financial assistance for the construction of RCC building in the years 2007.
The ground floor of the same building was inaugurated by Sjt. Hagrama Mohilary, Hon’ble chief of B.T.C. on 05-01-2010 and 1st floor was inaugurated by Sjt. Derhasat Basumatary, Hon’ble E.M., Education of B.T.C. and on 7/2/2013 B.T.C. govt. again granted financial assistance for the construction of two additional classrooms in the year 2015 and the same was completed in the month of July 2015.
I feel proud that Sri Rabisankar Borgoyari the then Director of Education, B.T.C. had been deputing in- service teachers in the college for undergoing B.Ed. training since 2011 vide letter no. De/BTC/APPTT-56/05/152 dated 25-07-2011. It has undoubtedly raised the professional status of teachers.
I am, always positively looking forward the support and inspiration from all the generous minds in setting up this college as centre of excellence for teacher’s training.
It makes me feel proud that ERC, NCTE, has granted permission to this college vide order No. F.No.ER239.6.64/ERCAPP3355/D.El.Ed./2017/52911 dated 02-05-2017 for starting D.El.Ed. Course of two years duration with an intake 50 (one basic unit) from the academic session 2017-18. Now then Gossaigaon B.Ed. College has become a composite institution as per NCTE guidelines.
Besides B.Ed. and D.El.Ed. Course (Regular) the college had been offering 2 year D.El.Ed. Course ODL mode under KKHOU, NIOS, and SCERT for untrained pre and in- service teachers with formal affiliation of the concerned authority. The college started offering B.A. course from the year 2020 with the permission from BTC govt. Vide memo No.DE/BTC/42/2017/519-A and Bodoland University vide memo No.B/CUDC/58/Gossaigaon B.Ed. college/2017-18/1848-54. We know teachers are not only the universal provider of useful information but also the social engineer. The teacher can design, build, maintain, control, contrive, society & profession is the professional ethics of teacher. The teacher should leave no stone unturned to transmit this ideology to the young generation.
Quality teaching is the urgent need of the hour. Quality teaching can definitely assure skilled life. Skill does not only mean doing something well, in wider sense it signifies well adjustment, earning love and faith, accountability, close relationship.
Our college, since its inception, has been taking utmost care in producing quality and proficient teachers. We are always looking for the best system in teaching learning process.
I am happy to say that pass percentage in the examination is improving. I am proud that all of our teachers are quite motivated and energetic.
We visualize establishing this institution as a centre of excellence for teacher’s training.
To realise our vision we stress to:-
- Develops in students the skill and competencies necessary to play the multifaceted role of the teacher in the new millennium.
- Develops an understanding of the principles of pedagogy and it application to curriculum transaction and evaluation.
- Provides opportunities to the teachers and student-teacher to undertake action research projects contributing to new insights into the teaching learning process.
- Enables the student-teacher to live in harmony with oneself and others in the profession, community and society at large.
- Instill the spirit of fellowship among students to prepare them to be global citizens through cooperation and peaceful co-existence.
- Inspires students for lifelong learning and for reaching the unreached.
Keeping this vision in mind we have appointed qualified teachers in newly introduced subjects like Arts (Visual art and performing arts) and physical education as per NCTE regulation, 2014. Discussion, seminars, workshop, meeting are also being organized time to time.
I joined this college as a principal on 01/11/2005 and it’s been a long 12 years since I have started working as an academician and I took the charge of secretary of Governing Body of Gossaigaon .Ed. college on 01/11/2014 as per the resolution of G.B. dated 01/11/2014.
I feel confidence to assure that, as a head of the institution, I will render my services towards the achievement of goal keeping “Second to None” attitude in mind.