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Tihu College, Tihu, Assam


Tihu College, Tihu, Assam
Tihu (District Nalbari)
Assam, India
Pin Code : 781371

Tihu College, Tihu Assam is a recognised institute / college.
Principal of Tihu College, Tihu Assam is Dr. Kishor Kr. Talukdar.

Tihu College is situated in Tihu of Assam state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Contact Person(s) of the Tihu College, Tihu Assam is (are): Coordinator: Dr. Diganta Deka.

email ID(s) is Tihu College Tihu Assam

Website of Tihu College, Tihu Assam is http://www.tihucollege.org/.

Contact Details of Tihu College, Tihu Assam are : 03624-281238


Tihu College, Tihu Assam runs course(s) in Arts.science stream(s).
MA in Assamese
MA in English
MA/M.Sc in Economics
MA in History
MA in Political Science
MA/M.Sc in Mathematics

MA in Philosophy
MA in Bengali
MA in Bodo
Post Graduate Diploma in Sales and Marketing Management (PGDSMM)
PG Diploma in Human Resource Management (PGDHRM)
Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management (PGDBM)

Post Graduate Diploma in Finance Management (PGDFM)
Post Graduate Diploma in Insurance and Risk Management (PGDIM)
Post Graduate Diploma in Banking and Finance Services (PGDBFS)

Approval details: Tihu College is affiliated with Gauhati University, Guwahati (Gauhati)

Profile of Tihu College

Tihu College came into existence on July 4, 1963 in a small rural town of Tihu, which was then an agro-based centre of local commerce for the greater Tihu- Sarthebari- Bajali -Dharmapur- Simlaguri area. Under the enthusiastic guidance of three noble and provident visionaries ( DR. Akshay Thakuria, Mr. Lalit Talukdar, Mr. Madhu Pathak) who are by now departed souls, it was established solely on public donation and peoples enthusiastic participation. The public of greater Tihu locality started collecting funds, for which they approached every villager, shop kipper, office and businessmen who contributed according to their capacity. After admitting many of the teething pains, overcoming many challenges, they succeeded in founding an institution of higher education in a backward, remote rural place of Assam in the early 1960s.There was an enrolment of 177 students in its 1st year PU (Arts) Class.

About Us
One of the premier institutions of higher education in Assam, College was established on a very auspicious date 04-04-1963, a dream true for the group of illustrious personalities with support from the rural of greater Tihu area. Under the dynamic leadership with relentless and efforts of Sjt. Sailendra Prasad Medhi, the founder Principal of Tihu it grew into one of the premier rural institutions imparting education from HS to TDC level. The College has trodden a long way with four decades of eventful history behind it catering to the needs of the opting for higher education in the greater Tihu, Namati, Baksa, Khetri Dharmapur area of Nalbari and Barpeta districts of Assam. Even emergence of almost a dozen of colleges in the same hinterland College still continues its rich intellectual heritage academic ethos.

Beginning with the Arts stream (in night shift) in the year of its inception the College was housed in the Tihu Gandhi Bhawan. The College affiliated to the Gauhati University in 1963 and subsequently shift present site in August, 1966 and brought under Deficit grants-in-by the Govt. of Assam in 1969. Since then the College has been showing marks of progress in all respects to the satisfaction of the students along with the elite-education-enthusiasts of this vast area. The beauty and eco-friendly campus of the College with calm green surroundings is conducive to pursuit of academic activities.

Over the years, Tihu College has burgeoned, from its nascent a centre of quality education, nurturing simultaneously both scholastic and non-scholastic curricular endeavours. The forty- eight years of the College's existance have been filled with a brilliant record of academic performance in examinations conducted by the G.U. & AHSEC.

With the full-fledged streams of Arts and Science and Major course in almost all the teaching departments Tihu College continues to add new features in its cap so far as its academic excellence is concerned. In view of the current demand, the College has introduced Three Years BCA course from the session 2008-09. At present Tihu College is moving heaven and earth to implement successfully the semester system going to be introduced in T.D.C. from the coming session(2011-12).

The aim of the educational programme at Tihu College is to foster a sprit of academic excellence, encourage critical thinking, create innovative ways to broaden horizons and discover the liberating power of new ideas and insights. It is however, a delight to declare that apart from the academic progress the college moves ahead with the objectives of the fullest exploration of inherent talents of the students in extra curricular area. Tihu College welcomes and entertains the talents with due weight in admission process providing all possible infrastructural facilities. There are well qualified dedicated teachers in each department. It is needless to mention that the College is the first to get assessed within the Nalbari district by National Assessment and Accreditation (NAAC), Bangalore in 2004 and accredited ‘B+’ grade, it vows to attain further progress and run ahead in the days to come with the unsparing efforts of the students, the guardians, the alumni and the society by and large.

In the new academic session 2011-12 Tihu College extends its warm welcome to the fresh scholars and bonafide students and hopes that its peaceful academic environment with good teaching-learning process would positively help them to reach their goals in life.

Media coverage of Tihu College, Tihu Assam, Assam

NAAC report of Tihu College

The Tihu College is a GrantÆ’{inÆ’{aid institution affiliated to Gauhati University, Assam. Established on 4th July 1963 the college was recgonised by the University Grants Commission (UGC) under 2(f) in 1969. It is situated in a semiÆ’{urban setting with a campus area of 8.62 acres. The college was established with the goal and objective of providing higher education facilities to the rural poor students of the region and preserve the cultural heritage of the nation. So that the students can confidently face the challenges of modern India. The college offers 31 UG, I certificate and 7 PG correspondence programmes. The college has two faculties namely Arts and Science. The Arts faculty offers subjects like English, Alternative English, Assamese, Elective Assamese, Sanskrit, Geography, History, Economics, Education, Political Science, and Philosophy.

The Science faculty offers subjects like Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Zoology and Botany. The college offers one certificate course in Computer. The college has 56 permanent teachers and 4 teachers have already obtained Ph.D. and 7 M. Phil. degrees. There are 19 Administrative and 12 Technical Staff in the college. The total student strength is 1,495. The drop out rate of students in the college is 12% approximately. The college follows annual system of examination. The unit cost of education per student is Rs.13,497.58. The college has Central Library, Computer Centre, Sports facilities, Canteen and Grievance redressal cell as support services. The Governing Body (GB) of the college is the main executive body running the administration. The total budget allocation for 2002Æ’{2003 was Rs.2,79,11,691.63. The college has mobilized resources such as Rs.40,000 from well wishers, Rs.1,00,000 from a local MLA, Rs.2,50,000 from alumni and Rs.11,000 from guardians.

The college volunteered to be assessed by NAAC, Bangalore and submitted the Self Study Report on 30th July, 2003. NAAC Constituted a Peer Team with Prof. Ananda Deb Mukhopadhyay, Former ViceÆ’{Chancellor of Vidyasagar University, West Bengal and Prof. R. K. Kar, Principal Ravenshaw College as member coÆ’{ordinator and Prof. A. Saha, Professor and Head, Department. of Economics, Tripura University, Tripura as member. The Peer Team assessed the Self Study Report. They visited the college from 27Æ’{28 January, 2004 and went through relevant documents and the infrastructural facilities. The Peer Team also interacted at depth with the Principal, GB members, teaching and nonÆ’{teaching staff, students, alumni and parents. The assessment of the team on various criteria laid down by NAAC is given below.

The College is offering UG courses in Arts and Science in different subjects. In Arts faculty the college offers 9 subjects for B.A Major and in Science faculty 3 subjects in B.Sc Major. It is also offering one certificate course in computer. They follow syllabus of Gauhati University to which it is affiliated. There is little scope for the college to redesign or redraw the syllabus.

The University has adopted syllabus following UGC model curriculum. The goals and objectives of the college are well defined keeping in view the needs of society, students and the surrounding rural community. Following the present curriculum the college is gradually achieving its goal for imparting higher education to the rural poor. The college takes more than a year to introduce a new course. The students of the college have flexibility in elective options with restricted nonÆ’{core options. There is also flexibility for horizontal mobility from Arts to Sciences. There is a feedback system in the college from the students about teaching activities.

The Institution has a transparent admission process based on the merit of the students and the Government policy of reservation. The institution facilitates effective running of teachingƒ{learning programmes. The college has a well framed plan for monitoring student¡¦s progress through class tests, terminal, institutes annual examination, seminars etc. The college also takes special initiative to facilitate opportunity for continued academic progress and professional advancement.

The teachers of the college prepares its academic calendar well in advance and distribute the same at the beginning of the academic session. The college has an open participatory mechanism for evaluation of teaching, research and extension activities of the faculty. The college has a clear cut mechanism to run bridge / remedial courses for the educationally disadvantaged. There is also process for enthusing advanced learners for further intellectual development through personal guidance outside the class room. Teachers are entrusted¡Kto prepare teaching plan for students. The lecture method of teaching is being supplemented by discussion and direct interactive students participation in seminar, field work and tutorial class. Some departments use audioƒ{visual aid for class teaching. The teachers are recruited strictly following UGC and State Govt. regulations. The college has 234 working days and 176 teaching days. Many teachers have attended national and international seminars / conferences / workshops. 3 teachers have acted as resource person. The college follows a well planned selfƒ{appraisal method to evaluate the performance of faculty in teaching, research and extension activities. Twelve teachers have obtained grants from UGCƒ{MRP programme.. Twenty teachers have participated in Refresher course, and twentytwo in orientation course, and three in training .programme

Out of 56 teachers 4 have obtained Ph.D and 7 M. Phil degrees. Some are pursuing their research for Ph.D. degree. The institute needs serious efforts to promote research culture. Two teachers have already been promoted for FIP. The institution is responsive to community awareness programmes. The college has extension activities in community development, adult education and literacy, social work and Health & Hygiene, AIDS and Environmental awareness programmes. The colleges is yet to develop expertise for consultancy. The college has 9 part time research scholars and during the last five years 2 were awarded Ph.D from this college. The teachers have received institutional recognition for teaching / research / consultancies..

The college has infrastructural facilities to cater to the academic and administrative needs. It has adequate class rooms, laboratories, central and departmental library facilities, boys and girls common room facilities, canteen, computer centre(CIC), sports facilities etc. Moreover the infrastructural growth has kept pace with the academic growth of the institution. It has effective mechanism for maintenance and optimal use of infrastructure. The college has no internet facility in general. The central library has 23,989 books, 15 national journals. The Central library may also have internet facilities for the students and teachers The Central Library has reprographic and book bank facilities. The college has limited internet facilities in CIC wing where a VSAT has been installed. The college has 8 computers of its own. It has initiated a grievance redressal cell.

The college publishes its prospectus annually. The prospectus contains all relevant information for students¡¦ admission, fees, examination, evaluation system etc. The college offers competent academic counselling and placement services to its students. It has specific arrangements for financial aids to students. The college has an effective mechanism for obtaining student feedback for quality enhancement. The institution has sufficient and well run support services to ensure the physical and intellectual health of all its constituents. The college is yet to open a Employment Cell. It has a helping Alumni Association. It has a good play ground with indoor and outdoor games facilities. The students have leisure time for cultural programmes and other extra curricular activities. The College has recently laid the foundation work of the auditorium to be built soon from the donation received from the family of the founder Secretary

The college being a GrantÆ’{inÆ’{aid college is managed by a Governing Body (GB) constituted by the Government as per Assam NonÆ’{Government College Management Rules 2001. The GB of the college consists of . representatives of teachers, nonÆ’{teachers, guardians etc. The Principal is the ExÆ’{officio Secretary of the GB. The academic and administrative planning of the college run hand in hand. There is a good governance of the offices and the departments by principles of participation and transparency. The college has well planned welfare schemes for its constituents. There is good financial management of the institution. There is a regular internal audit mechanism in the college. It has an effective resource mobilisation and management strategies. The college has a fair internal monitoring and coordinating mechanism.

The key healthy practice of the college is to promote a good academic atmosphere in the campus. The institution displays sensitivity to changing social, educational and market demands. The college has an inƒ{built mechanism of internal quality check of students, teaching and nonƒ{teaching staff. The Academic Council¡¦s criteria for assessing quality performance on the basis of (a) punctuality and sincerity, (b) responsibility and accountability (c) willingness for and acquisition of latest information on the subject and self improvement is another indication of healthy practice in the college. The college has sensitised itself to managerial and strategic planning; teamƒ{work on decision making and collective wisdom. The college has developed national linkages with different institutions and organizations in academic fronts.Another healthy practice is the collective participation of college community in extension activities for societal needs.

The Peer Team after a careful assessment of Self Study Report, available infrastructure and close interaction with all segments of the college has noted that the college is making all efforts to translate the vision and goal of its founders to reality. The college has balanced academic faculty, healthy environment, transparent management and fair infrastructural facilities. The Peer Team wants to record the following observations :

The college in general offers traditional courses. The College may think now of introducing some new courses in innovative/emerging/vocational/trade related areas.

The college may run some PG Courses in traditional and utility / job oriented areas.

The college has arranged a training program for computer literacy for nonÆ’{teachers. It may take more efforts to develop computer culture amongst its students and teachers.

Central computer facilities for teachers, students and others may be initiated beyond the existing CIC infrastructure.

The college may take initiative for internet connectivity with LAN facilities.

The Central library may be computerised.

Book bank facilities may be made available to all students.

A placement cell may be established.

All departments may be enthused to undertake extension activities for societal development.

The college may approach UGC for financial assistance for construction of girls hostels.

A health centre may be opened in the college for catering appropriate health services to its communities.

The regular publication of news letter from many departments is a note worthy feature of the college.

Each department of the college publishes a wall magazine.

The teachers of the college played a commendable role by donating Rs.2,00,000/- for renovation work of the college.

A remarkable feature that needs mention is that the Students¡¦ canteen has been built with the donations of Rs.70,000/- from teachers, Rs.25,000/- from a MLA and Rs.7,000/- from the guardians.

The functioning of a Women¡¦s Forum in the college is a good feature.

The college have both boys and girls common rooms but needs further development

The college may try to increase sports and games facilities for girls students such as table tennis , basket ball etc.

The college may open training programme for girls students in Karate and Judo.

The Peer Team expresses its gratitude to all the constituents of the college for their hospitality and other facilities given to the team during the time of its visit.

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