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Dr. SureshDutta
Principal Panigaon OPD College

Higher Education institutes (HE is) play a pivotal role in the development of a nation.These institutes produce human resources in the form of academicians, planners, policy makers, scientists, technologists etc. today, who will lead the nation tomorrow. Thus, the development of HE s paves the way of development of a nation. Our institution was established in 1984 and has already completed the journey of 32 years offering the opportunity of higher education to a large number of students of this educationally & economically backward area of Lakhimpur district. Presently we have only the single Arts Stream covering both Higher Secondary and Degree courses having present enrollment around 700. Altogether 83.09 per cent (in 2016} of the total students of the College are from SCs, STs, OBCs & Minority communities. As a public institution of higher learning located purely in a remote and rural landscape, we are trying our level best to help the poor students as well as students of socially disadvantaged groups making the system more accessible,reliable and supportive to them. More than percent students in HS 1st year and 91per cent in BA 1st semester were provided free admission in 2016 in our college under the direct support of State Government. We are also planning to introduce Science Stream in the college in near future and have already submitted the proposal to the Director of Higher education for sanctioning the same. Although our college is located in a remote and economically backward area of the district, we are not lagging behind in comparison to the other institutions of the region.Gradually we are developing our infrastructural facilities in the college in recent years.As per academic plan, we are trying our level best to provide quality education to the students.

Focus is given on all round development of the students and accordingly measures have been undertaken:

(1} To maintain a smooth academic environment following a strict time schedule as per the academic calendar of the University
(2} To enhance the student attendance in the classes
(3}  To help the students in order to make them employable in the competitive job market
(4}  To build up the confidence of the students by organizing personality development camps in the college
(5}   To aware the students about the different career options by organizing career counseling programs under Career Counseling Cell
(6} To make all the students Computer literate
(7)To make aware about the health and hygiene problems along with the counseling programs especially for girls' students.
(8)Free text books benefits to the BPL students through the Book Bank. Presently we have more than 1200 text books in our Book Bank.
We have been constantly trying to maintain a vibrant academic environment in the college. As a result, our students perform well in the Final Examinations of Dibrugarh University. 11 students secured first class in the B.A. Final Examination, 2013 which increased to 24 in 2014,29
in2015 and 37 in 2016. Our student Sri Nityananda Das secured the First Class Second position in Political Science in the B.A. Final Examination, 2016.

We are able to move to 'B' grade from 'C' grade in the 2nc1 cycle of NAAC assessment in 2016. A number of programs have been organized in the catchment area of the college for the betterment of the rural people over the years under the banner of NSS, Red Ribbon Club, Women Cell,Equal Opportunity Centre etc. We have been awarded 'Best Red Ribbon Club Award' by AIDS Control Society, Assam which was presented by the Hon'ble Health and Education Minister on 1"' December, 2016in Guwahati.We are successful in the establishment of a Centre   of Handloom and Textile Training and have been conducting as kill based course since 2014 15. We are also successful in handling a Commercial Varmi Compost Unit in the College.

UGC supported Dr. Ambedkar Studies Centre and Centre of Human Rights Education are also there in the college and both the Centre have been organizing a number of programs in and out side the college over the years in addition to their certificate and foundation courses .
Following the goal of pursuit of excellence, we have a strong dedication to take every step to make our institution one of the best institutes of the region.We are trying our level best to ensure the quality of every student of our college enabling him/her to compete with the challenges of the changing world.



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