Abhayapuri College

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Brief History

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Abhayapuri College, located in the heart of Abhayapuri Town, the headquarters of North Salmara Sub-division, is one of the oldest colleges in Assam. It came into existence on 13th August ,1955 as a result of the untiring efforts of some luminaries of this locality under the able leadership of Late Govinda Chandra Dev Sarma for their zeal for a higher educational institution in the administrative headquarters of the erstwhile Bijni Raj Estate. The people of Abhayapuri, Srijangram, Jogihopa, North Salmara, Bijni, Bongaigaon, Lengtisinga, Chakla, Kokila and other adjoining areas, although were not economically sound, contributed liberally in cash and kind to translate the dream of a college for their posterity into a reality. The name Abhayapuri itself came after the name of Ranee Abhayeswari, the Queen of the Bijni Raj Estate. Abhayapuri, surrounded by isolated hillocks, is a small town and called "Devadaru Nagaree" because of the scenic beauty of the Deodar trees standing majestically on both the sides of the main road. It is well known for its calm and clean environment as well as natural beauty. Started as a single faculty Arts College affiliated to the University of Gauhati, the college came under deficit Grants - in - Aid system in 1962. With the opening of the Science stream in 1979, which was also brought under Deficit Grants - in - Aid system in 1986, the college attained a broader dimension in its stride for higher education. Recently in 2015-16, the college has introduced the NSQF level skilled based UG Courses of Vocational Stream (B.Voc.) in Information Technology (IT) and Travel and Tourism Management (TTM) and advanced Diploma in Banking and Financial Services & Insurance under UGC Scheme.

It has been a fruitful but arduous journey for Abhayapuri College since last 65 years. A host of highly qualified dedicated teachers has been imparting knowledge using modern methods and techniques to the students of this college, majority of which comes from its surrounding rural areas, as well as from the backward char areas. Since the day of its establishment, the college had to pass many ups and downs; yet due to the ceaseless efforts of the college authority with the active co-operation of the teaching and non-teaching staff and that of the students community and the public of this locality, it has attained the present prestigious position. It is a matter of pride that in the Golden Jubilee year of 2004 the College was assessed and accredited by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) with ‘B" Grade during the first cycle of its inspection. In the year 2016, the college was again awarded ‘B" grade (CGPA 2.50) by National Accreditation and Assessment Council (NAAC) during its 2nd Cycle of inspection. However, in the year 2023 during the 3rd Cycle of assessment by NAAC, the college could achieve "B++" grade (CGPA 2.87). In course of time Abhayapuri College has developed into an institution of excellence for higher learning. Today, the hallmarks of the College are regular classes, good academic performance, periodic evaluation, ample opportunities for holistic growth, a disciplined ambience, and an affable teacher-student relationship.