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PROSPECTUS 2011-12

COTTON COLLEGE
Estd. 1901 Reaccrdited A Grade by NAAC

From the Principals Desk


A hundred and ten years, by any reckoning, is a long time, in the existence of an academic institution. Within that period tectonic changes have been evinced in the scholastic space of Cotton College. Infrastructure facilities have been continually upgraded, in step, to make for a more meaningful interface of knowledge and technology in the years to come. Cotton College had been established to act as a beacon of change in this far flung region. This premier institution took up the cudgels to articulate the aspirations of a resurgent society. History is testimony to the fact that Cotton College has consistently been at the vanguard of the most defining changes that the region has witnessed. In the process this august institution has evolved down the ages, throwing up leadership that has catalyzed positive changes and held a steadying hand to disparate forces in a dynamic and evolving world order. Cotton College has continuously endeavored to negotiate the path of vertical and horizontal expansion in its core area of dissemination of knowledge and the crystallization of research activity. It is now successfully grappling with the changes consequent upon the new found dynamism of an increasingly digitized and knowledge based society. Here new technology abounds in varied fields and these have been encapsulated in an ever widening delivery mechanism. Underlying this transformation has been a consistently humane approach applied in a changing social and policy framework. The pace of change has become inexorable, bringing with it the need for a wider range of choice to those that partake of the formal education system. With a view to this the College has tied up with a number of institutions of national and international repute to arrange for the delivery of specialized courses. Like wise, in the last couple of years, transitional courses that lay the foundation for a fruitful career have been further developed and introduced in a number of emerging areas. Today change is the hallmark of any progressive society more so in transitional societies that have to make up for lost time. Cotton College lying at the vortex of this quest for positive often chaotic change has weathered the storm in commendable fashion. Once again as the development paradigm is altered the college finds itself donning the mantle of leadership with renewed vigour. This confidence augurs well for the intellectual and social rejuvenation of the region and the nation at large. It is my earnest belief that Cotton College will continue into the future as a fountainhead of all things progressive in a setup that places increasing importance on knowledge creation and dissemination.

( D rI . K.Bh a t ta c ha r y ya ,M . S c .P h . D ) P r i n c i p a l C o t t o nC o l l e g e ,G u w a h a t i
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"Assam is the only province which has not got a college. Indeed it does not have a high institution worth the name. A college at Gauhati with a European Principal will be appreciated by the students than similar private institution to which they generally resort.

Excerpts from Manik Chandra Barooah's 'Representation' to the Government submitted on 28th March, 1899, in which he argued strongly for establishment of Cotton College and this ultimately paved the way for establishment of Cotton College in 1901.

"To the encouragement of education I devoted the best of my energies. I regard it as a great honour that my name should be associated with a first-class college which I inaugurated at Gowhatty. It had made a good start, even in my time; it has thriven since, and long may it flourish !"

Sir Henry John Stedman Cotton, K.C.S.I., Chief Commissioner of Assam (1896-1902) in 'Indian and Home Memories' (published by T.Fisher Unwin, London, 1911, page 245)

"The principles which guided its (Cotton College) past must guide its future. Avoiding all narrowness of thought or class or creed, with charity towards all, let students and staffs remember that education is only of value as it leads to greater service to mankind, that narrowly pursued it produces but Dead Sea fruit of disappointment and embitterment."

Prof. Frederick William Sdmersen, I.E.S., the founder Principal of Cotton College (1901 - 1926). Prof. Sdmersen sent the message on 26th May, 1951 from Word wick Farm, Nutley, Sussex for the Golden Jubilee Commemoration Volume, published in 1951-52.
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Contents
Page No. INTRODUCTION Cotton College A Profile COURSES OF STUDY Regular Courses Two year Higher Secondary (HS) Course in Science & Arts Three years (Six Semesters) Degree Course in Science & Arts Two years (Four Semesters) Post-Graduate Course in Science & Arts Self-Financing Courses ADMISSION PROCEDURE Selection of Candidates for TDC (1st Sem) Class Selection of Candidates for Post-Graduate Class General Reservation Rules for HS, TDC & PG Admissions (i) (ii) (iii) (iv) (v) (vi) General Information Attendance Rules Cancellation of seats Examination Rules Maintenance of discipline among students Code of Conduct for students Others A. B. C. D. E. F. G. H. I. J. Students Travel Concession Renewal of College Identity Card Renewal of Admission Admission of Unsuccessful Students College Diploma Certificate Hostel Facilities and Hostel Rules Library Facility Hospital Facility Scholarship College Transfer Certificate 10 13 13 4 4 6 8 1 Fee Structure for TDC 1st Semester (Arts) Fee Structure for M.Sc. 1st Semester Fee Structure for M.A. 1st Semester Fee Structure for Research Scholar Hostel Fees Structure (viii) Academic Calendar of Cotton College for the year 2011 ACADEMIC DEPARTMENTS Anthropology Assamese Bengali Biotechnology Bodo Botany Chemistry Computer Science & IT Economics Education English Geography Geology Hindi History Islamic Studies (Arabic & Persian) Mathematics Philosophy Physics Political Science Sanskrit Statistics Zoology ACADEMIC CENTERS Center for Mass Communication & Journalism (CMCJ) 61 Bioinformatics Infrastructure Facility (BIF) Center 62 CO-CURRICULAR & EXTENSION SERVICES SOCIETY/ASSOCIATION/FORUM etc. OF COTTON COLLEGE COLLEGE ADMINISTRATION & NON-TEACHING STAFF MEMBERS RESULT OF HS (FINAL) EXAMINATION (1999 to 2010) 63 66 29 31 33 34 34 35 37 39 40 42 43 45 47 48 49 50 51 53 54 56 57 58 59 Page No. 23 24 25 25 26 27

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(vii) College Fees Fee Structure for HS 1st year (Science) Fee Structure for HS 1st year (Arts) Fee Structure for TDC 1st Semester (Science) 19 20 21

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Founders of Cotton College

Sir Henry John Stedman Cotton, K.C.S.I. Chief commissioner of Assam (from 1896 to 1902)

Manik Chandra Barooah

Raibahadur Bhuban Ram Das

Raja Prabhat Chandra Barua

Prof. F. W. Sudmersen First Principal of Cotton College


[Courtesy : 'IMAGES' (1st Edition, 2002); published & edited by Pradip Hazarika, Abhijit Barthakur, Suresh Kumar Nath & Ankuran Dutta]

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Introduction
Cotton College - A Profile
With a heritage that goes back to more than a hundred years, Cotton College, the premier seat of higher learning in Northeast India, unequivocally occupies the pride of place among the institutions of its kind in the North-Eastern part of the country. Having contributed significantly to the academic and cultural life of the region the institution has not only withstood the test of time but has also carved a niche for itself in the sphere of higher education in the country. Contemporaneous with Murarichand College of Sylhet (now in Bangladesh) of the undivided India under the British rule, Cotton College came into existence on 27th May, 1901 through the untiring efforts of such magnanimous and illustrious sons of the soil like Late Manik Chandra Barooah, Rai Bahadur Bhuban Ram Das and Raja Prabhat Chandra Barua, backed by the unstinted support of the intelligentsia of the region of that time. However, had it not been for the unreserved support and concern of the then Chief Commissioner of the then Assam Province from 1896 to 1902, Sir Henry John Stedman Cotton, K.C.S.I., the institution would not have perhaps seen the light of day. While the time came, therefore, to express their sense of gratitude to the foremost popular ruler of the province, the people of Gauhati decided to name the institution itself after him. The first admission took place on 17th June, 1901 with 37 students in the first year F.A. Class and 2 students in the second year of the same course. The faculty was consisted of only five members including Prof. Frederick William Sdmersen (1871 1953), the first Principal of the college from 1901 to 1926. The other four faculty members were Prof. Chunilal De, Prof. Indu Bhusan Brahmachary, Prof. Paresh Nath Lahiri and Prof. Maulvi Abu Nasr Muhammad Oheed. Classes during the initial years of the establishment of the College were held in the building which presently houses Chemistry Department of the College. However, no girl student was admitted to the course. It was only in 1933 that two girl students were admitted to the first year Intermediate (Science) class of the College for the first time thus marking the beginning of co-education in the history of higher learning in this part of the country. The College was first affiliated to Calcutta University, Kolkata. It was under this university itself that the institution developed into a full-fledged Degree College and barring Persian, secured affiliation for the Honours course too in all the subjects taught then. However, with the establishment of Gauhati University in 1948, it became one of its original constituent colleges. Although Post-Graduate classes in certain subjects like English, Economics and Botany were introduced in the College at different points of time under Calcutta University itself, such classes had to be finally discontinued as part of economy drive and also because of the establishment of Gauhati University. It was only in 1969 that the Assam State Government decided to introduce PG classes in Physics in the College on a permanent affiliation basis. Subsequently, the benefit of PG classes was extended to other subjects as well and finally on 17th October, 1992, the then Honble President of India, Late Dr Shankar

In 2011, Cotton College has been reaccredited with grade A by the National Assessment & Accreditation Council (NAAC) with CGPA 3.39

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Dayal Sharma, at a glittering function held in the premises of the College formally declared Cotton College as a PostGraduate institution. Today, PG teaching is done in the College in as many as 21 subjects in 20 Departments. Now, the College, which began with 39 students and 5 teachers only, currently has a student enrolment of more than 5000 right from Higher Secondary to the PG level and a faculty strength of 215 (including the faculty in adhoc basis). In 2011, Cotton College has been reaccredited grade A by the National Assessment & Accreditation Council (NAAC) with CGPA 3.39 and the University Grants Commission (UGC) has identified it as a College with Potential for Excellence in 2005. The present day College has an infrastructure built on a sprawling campus covering an area of about 34 acres in Panbazar locality and about 6.4 acres in Rupnagar locality (second campus). The facilities include a modern Library, well stocked with books, journals as well as rare manuscripts and with UGC INFLIBNET-NLIST e-journal browsing facility; well equipped laboratories in different academic departments; a newly developed Central Instrumentation Centre; a full fledged Department of Computer Science & IT; a well equipped Centre for Mass Communication & Journalism, a vibrant Placement Cell, an ever dynamic Entrepreneurship Development Cell (EDC) [the only Govt. of India recognized EDC in the entire State of Assam] and a state of the art Bioinformatics Infrastructure Facility (BIF) Center. In addition to these facilities, the College also has a hospital, a Career & Counseling Cell, a Guest House, separate hostels for girls and boys, quarters for faculty and office staff, an Indoor Stadium with a modern gymnasium, a canteen, a coffee house and a State Bank of India ATM. All the Academic Departments, Centers and the College office are connected with round the clock internet connectivity. In the year 2003, an Internal Quality Assurance Cell was established to look after the internal quality of the institution for continuous academic excellence. Recently, the Assam Government has taken the initiative to develop Cotton College to an international level institution of higher learning and to achieve this goal, an internationally reputed consultancy firm named Educational Consultants India Limited (Ed.CIL) has been entrusted with the responsibility to prepare a detailed Master Plan for the College. A Board of Governors constituted by the Government of Assam sits from time to time to decide on the policy matters relating to the academic and administrative activities of the College. Moreover, the Council of the Heads of the Departments and the Staff Council are two empowered dicision making bodies of the College. The College Emblem The official emblem of Cotton College was unveiled in the year 1933. The emblem was designed by Late Mohendra Nath Deka Phukan, an ex-Cottonian. This emblem is just like a shield meaning the symbol of protection of Assam. The shield comprises of two colours - orange signifying the sense of Tyaga wherein lies the sense of renunciation and green symbolizing peace. The oval-shaped arc with eight corners reminds us of the glory of Ahom kingdom. The blue colour is used to mean the clear and vast sky that teaches us to widen our hearts embracing all. The hills in the emblem remind us of the Asomiya people belonging to the plains and hills of Assam. The rising sun behind the hills symbolizes hope and light. The sun also signifies that it is the dispeller of darkness. The lamp burning in the middle is used to indicate the light of knowledge. The Sarai immediately below the lamp tells us of the glory of ancient Assam. The stars indicate the path of progress beyond limitation. Mohendra Nath The College Emblem gives us all that Assam has had and as such it makes us to understand Deka Phukan that students in their alma mater must be invigourated with the meaningful ideas that can make us great in the truest sense. The motto The motto of the college Apramattena Veddhavyam, taken from the Mundaka Upanisad signifies that knowledge in any field, whether technical, professional or general must be attained with an unfaltering aim. In attaining knowledge in proper perspective, without being perturbed by various anxieties-mundane or spiritual, one must be absorbed with ones goal in view. Remaining indifferent to obstacles or hurdles that may come along the way, one must pursue knowledge with concentration and perseverance. It is the avowed aim of the institution, therefore, to prepare the youth to remain resolutely fixed to their goal and the ever changing values and perspectives of life so as to enable them to identify themselves as conscious, integrated and wholesome human beings capable of meeting the challenges and opportunities of life in the noblest and most disciplined way.

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Principal Dr Indra Kumar Bhattacharyya Vice-Principal Dr Sudarsan Barua Contacts :


Principal Vice-Principal Administrative Officer Medical & Health Officer Cotton College Fax Dr Surya Kumar Bhuyan Library Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) Entrepreneurship Development Cell (EDC) Bioinformatics Infrastructure Facility (BIF) Center : : : : : : : : : (0361) 2540715 (Off); (0361) 2737138 (Res.) 9435195807 (Mobile) (0361) 2608839 (Off); 9435733120 (Mobile) (0361) 2510667(Off) 9864085073 (Mobile) (0361) 2540715 / 2606610 (0361) 2606155 (0361) 2734783 [Phone & Fax] / 09207049360 (0361) 2606610 [Phone & Fax] (0361) 2131697

Website of Cotton College


E-mail of Principal E-mail of Vice-Principal E-mail of Administrative Officer

:
: : :

www.cottoncollege.org.in
principalcottoncollege@rediffmail.com viceprincipalcottoncollege@rediffmail.com aofficercottoncollege@rediffmail.com

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Courses of Study
Regular Courses
A. Two year Higher Secondary (HS) Course in Science and Arts
Admission is given purely on merit and is subject to the Assam Higher Secondary Education Council (AHSEC) regulations. 1. Number of Seats available : (i) Science Day Shift Evening Shift (ii) Arts Day Shift Combination of subjects : I. Higher Secondary (Science) [HS (Sc)] : (i) English is compulsory. (ii) A student must select one Modern Indian Language (MIL) or Alternative English. In the case of MIL, facilities for study are available in the college in Assamese, Bengali, Bodo and Hindi only. (iii) A student must select three/four elective subjects from the following list : (1) Physics (2) Chemistry (3) Mathematics (4) Biology/Geography/ Statistics/Anthropology/ Geology/ Computer Science & Application (only for Day Shift). II. Higher Secondary (Arts) [HS (Arts)] : (i) English is compulsory. (ii) A Modern Indian Language (MIL) or Alternative English. Modern Indian Languages taught in the college include Assamese, Bengali, Bodo and Hindi only. (iii) A student must select three/ four elective subjects from the following list : (1) Economics (2) Political Science (3) History/ Mathematics (4) logic & Philosophy (5) Education (6) Geography/Anthropology/Statistics/Sanskrit/Arabic/Persian/Advance Bengali/Advance Hindi/ Computer Science & Application. Note : (i) In case of HS Arts, Anthropology is allowed only with Economics, Political Science, History/Mathematics. (ii) In case of HS Arts, Computer Science & Application is allowed only with Economics and Mathematics (Compulsory). (iii) As per AHSEC regulation, a student offering Computer Science & Application as an elective subject in Science/Arts /Commerce stream shall have to offer Mathematics and two other elective subjects, i.e. such a student shall have four elective subjects.

= 350 = 150 = 160

2.

B. Three Years (Six Semesters) Degree Course in Science and Arts


The three years (six semesters) programme leads to the Degree in Bachelor of Science (B. Sc.) and Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) with Major only.

Admission is given purely on merit and is subject to Gauhati University (GU) regulations. The qualifying examination is Higher Secondary or equivalent (10+2 standard)

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1. Number of Seats in Major Subjects available (Subject wise) : Science Stream Subject Anthropology Botany Chemistry Computer Science Economics Geography Geology Mathematics Physics Statistics Zoology No. of Seats 05 45 50 15 20 05 30 80 60 20 45 Arts Stream Subject Anthropology Arabic Assamese Bengali Economics Education English Geography Hindi History Mathematics Persian Philosophy Political Science Sanskrit No. of Seats 15 08 20 06 50 20 60 20 10 25 05 08 20 40 15

2. COMBINATION OF SUBJECTS : The applicant should read carefully the rules below before filling the forms. In indicating preferences for Major subjects, he/she should pay due attention to the criteria for admission. A candidate may submit one application form showing preferences in 3 subjects. If any candidate is found submitting more than one application form, his/her candidature will not be considered for admission into the College. However, an applicant should submit separate forms for the Arts and Science streams if he/she desires to be considered for both the streams. (a) Combination of Subjects (Science Stream) : English is compulsory for all. In addition, an applicant will be allowed to offer one of the following combinations from among the three indicated by him/her in order of preference in the application form consistent with the norms fixed by the Gauhati University vis--vis the combination of subjects. Major Subject

Subsidiary Subjects Botany/Zoology (i) Chemistry, Zoology (ii) Zoology, Anthropology Physics, Mathematics Mathematics, Physics Mathematics, Statistics/ Computer Science (i) Geology, Mathematics (i) Physics, Mathematics (ii) Physics, Chemistry (iii) Chemistry, Mathematics (i) Physics, Chemistry (ii) Physics, Statistics/ Computer Science (iii) Economics, Statistics (i) Chemistry, Mathematics

Eligibility Must pass Biology & Chemistry in HS Must pass Biology & Chemistry in HS Must pass Biology in HS Must pass Physics and Mathematics in HS Must pass Mathematics securing at least 40% marks and Physics in HS Must pass Mathematics in HS Must pass Mathematics in HS Must pass Physics and Mathematics in HS Must pass Physics, Mathematics and Chemistry in HS Must pass Chemistry and Mathematics in HS Must pass Physics and Chemistry in HS Must pass Physics in HS

Anthropology Botany Chemistry Computer Science Economics* Geography Geology

Mathematics*

Physics

Must pass HS with Chemistry and

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Statistics

(ii) Mathematics, Statistics/ Computer Science (iii) Mathematics, Geology (i) Physics, Mathematics (ii) Economics, Mathematics (i) Chemistry, Botany (ii) Botany, Anthropology

Mathematics securing at least 40% marks in Mathematics Must pass Mathematics in HS with 40% marks Must pass Mathematics in HS with 40% marks Must pass HS with Physics and Mathematics securing at least 40% marks in Mathematics Must pass Mathematics in HS with 40% marks Must pass Chemistry in HS

Zoology

* A student offering Major in Economics & Mathematics will have added advantage in his/her Fifth & Sixth semesters if he/she offers Computer Science as a Subsidiary subject. (b) Combination of Subjects (Arts Stream) : English and MIL/Alt. English are compulsory for all. In addition, an applicant will be allowed to offer one of the following combinations from among the three preferences indicated by him/her in the application form in keeping with the norms fixed by Gauhati University vis--vis the combination of subjects. Major Subject

One subsidiary subject to be chosen from Economics/Political Science/History. Economics/Political Science/History/Mathematics/Philosophy/Education Economics/Political Science/History/Mathematics/Philosophy/Education Economics/Political Science/History/Mathematics/Philosophy/Education Political Science/History/Mathematics/Education/Philosophy/ Geography/ Classical Language Economics/Political Science/History/Classical Language Economics/Political Science/History/Mathematics/Philosophy/Education Economics/Political Science/Mathematics Economics/Political Science/History/Mathematics/Philosophy/Education Economics/Political Science/Philosophy/Anthropology /Classical Language Economics. Economics/Political Science/History/Mathematics/Philosophy/Education Economics/Political Science/History/Classical Language Economics/History/Education/Philosophy/Anthropology/ Classical language. Economics/Political Science/History/Mathematics/Philosophy/Education.

Anthropology Assamese Arabic Bengali Economics Education English Geography Hindi History Mathematics Persian Philosophy Political Science Sanskrit (i) (ii)

Note :

Modern Indian Languages taught in the college : Assamese, Bengali, Bodo and Hindi. Classical Languages taught in the college : Arabic, Persian and Sanskrit.

Candidate will be selected in order of merit for each Major subject separately. For this purpose a separate merit list will be prepared for each Major subject from among the applicants. For ranking an applicant in order of merit, the criterion will be the Credit Point.

C. Two years (Four Semesters) Post-Graduate courses in Arts and Science


M.A. / M.Sc. Courses are offered in 21 (twenty one) Subjects in 20 Departments of the College. The list of the subjects along with the number of seats available and special papers offered in the different subjects is given below.

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Subject

No. of Seats 10 20 50

Special papers offered Physical Anthropology/Social Anthropology ------------------Literature (Group A)/Language (Group B) (Group should be chosen in the 1st Semester itself. Both Group A and Group B students can offer special papers) Literature Microbiology/Angiosperm Taxonomy/ Mycology & Plant Pathology/ Plant Physiology & Biochemistry. Organic Chemistry/Inorganic Chemistry/Physical Chemistry Demography/Financial Economics/Quantitative Methods/Environmental Economics/Econometrics Developmental Psychology/ Continuing Education/Abnormal Psychology /Environment and Population Education. Option - A = Indian English Literature Option - B = American Literature Option - C = Women and Literature Option - D = Literary Theory. Geoinformatics/Fluvial Geomorphology/Regional Planning/Cartography/Population Geography Individual Project Work ------------------Modern Indian History Fluid Dynamics & Relativity ------------------Logic Electronics/High Energy Physics/Condensed Matter Physics/ Nuclear Physics Public Administration Literature (Kavya) Operation Research Animal Ecology/Entomology/Fish Biology & Fishery Science

Anthropology Arabic Assamese

Bengali Botany Chemistry Economics Education English

15 16 16 40 30 50

Geography Geology Hindi History Mathematics Persian Philosophy Physics Political Science Sanskrit Statistics Zoology

25 13 15 35 35 20 35 20 50 20 10 16

Old Administrative Block ( East-West Wing) [Estd. 1909] New Administrative Block (Manik Ch. Barooah Bhawan) [Estd. 1980]
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Self Financing Courses

A. Three Year Undergraduate Courses


1) Bachelor in Computer Application (BCA) Duration Eligibility No. of Seats Fees Structure (a) College Fees (b) Security deposit (c) Course Fees : : : : : : 3 (Three) years : 6 (Six) Semesters HS (any Stream) with Mathematics 25 (Twenty five) Same as B.Sc. Rs. 1,000/Rs.14,000/- per semester

Admission to BCA Course is made along with B.Sc. (1st semester) admission. 2) B.Sc. in Biotechnology Duration Eligibility No. of Seats Fees Structure (a) College Fees (b) Security deposit (c) Course Fees : : : : : : 3 (Three) years : 6 (Six) Semesters HS (Science) with Biology, Chemistry and Physics/Mathematics 25 (Twenty five) Same as B.Sc. Rs.1,000/Rs. 25,000/- per semester (to be paid in one installment)

Admission to B.Sc. in Bio-Technology Course is made along with B.Sc. (1st semester) admission.

B. Post-Graduate Courses / Add-on Courses


1) Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Application (PGDCA) Duration Eligibility No. of Seats Fees Structure (a) College Fees (b) Security deposit (c) Course Fees : : : : : : 1 (One) year : 2 (Two) semesters Graduate from any discipline (preference will be given to candidates with Mathematics at HS level) 40 (Forty) Same as M.Sc. Rs.1,000/Rs. 12,000/- per semester

Admission to PGDCA Course is made after declaration of TDC (Final) results.

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2)

Post Graduate Diploma in Mass-Communication and Journalism (PGDMJ) Duration Eligibility No. of Seats Fees Structure (a) College Fees (b) Course Fees : : : : : 1 (One) year : 2 (Two) semesters Graduate in any discipline 40 (Forty) Same as M.A. Rs. 10,000/- per semester

Admission to PGDMJ Course is made twice in a year in June and December through an admission test, held on 3rd Thursday of June & December every year and classes start from July and January respectively.

C. Other Self Financing Certificate / Add-on Courses


Fees Structure per student (in `)
12,000.00

Name of the Course

Duration

Eligibility
Science Graduate with Biology in HS HS in any discipline

No. of seats

Course starts from

Departments/Centers involved
*Zoology, Botany, Chemistry, Statistics, Mathematics & Computer Science *Anthropology, Assamese, Bengali, Bodo, English, Islamic Studies, Hindi, History & Sanskrit English

PG Diploma in Bioinformatics

1 year

16

August

Diploma in Cultural Studies

1 year

20

5,000.00

May

Certificate Course in Functional English Certificate Course in Hardware and Networking Certificate Course in Montessori Teachers Training - a course for early childhood care and training UGC Career Oriented Certificate Course in Video Production & Editing Certificate Course in Concept of GIS & GPS Certificate Course in Principles of Remote Sensing and Satellite Image Processing with Application in Natural Resource Management Certificate Course in Computer Science and IT

6 months

HS Students HS in any discipline with Mathematics HS Students

30

5,000.00

May & November May

6 months

20

6,000.00

Computer Science

6 months

25

5,000.00

March

*Education, Assamese, English, Mathematics & Philosophy Entrepreneurship Development Cell (EDC) Geology

4 months

Graduate in any discipline Graduate in any discipline

15

17,000.00

2 courses in a year Maximum 5 courses in a year Maximum 2 courses in a year

4 weeks

10

5,000.00

4 weeks

Science Graduate

10

5,000.00

Geology

100 hours

Students of TDC (Science)

30

2000.00 (Free studentship for 2 poor students)

August

*Physics & Mathematics

* Nodal Department

For all the above-mentioned self financing courses, Course Fees must be paid at the time of admission
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Admission Procedure

I.

Application for admission into the College should be made in prescribed application form issued by the College Office on payment of Rs. 150/- (Rupees one hundred and fifty only). An attested copy of the mark sheet of the qualifying examination must be enclosed with the application form. Admission into the College is made strictly in order of merit and is governed by the college admission rules. The Principals decision regarding admission is final. Any pressure or interference from any quarter for the admission of a particular student will result in forfeiture of the claim. Candidates are required to produce at the time of interview the original copies of (a) Mark sheet of the last qualifying examination, (b) Age certificate (c) Character Certificate from the head of the Institution last attended and (d) Caste Certificate wherever necessary. Students passing the qualifying examination earlier than the current year will have to submit a gap certificate from the Head of the Institution last attended or the Office in Charge of nearest Police station testifying to his/her activities during the interim period. Candidates having more than three years study gap will not be eligible for admission. All candidates must submit attested copies of (a) and (c) above at the time of admission. Students belonging to SC, ST(P), ST(H), OBC or MOBC categories must also submit an attested copy of (d) in addition to (a) and (c). Admission to the college and the hostels takes place on the same day unless otherwise notified. Necessary payment for the purpose will have to be made on the same day as well. Announcement regarding the commencement of regular classes will be made on the date of admission itself.

II. III. IV.

V.

A. Selection of Candidates for TDC (1st Semester) Class


Candidates will be selected in order of merit for each Major subject separately. For this purpose a separate merit list will be prepared for each Major subject from among the applicants in order of merit, the criteria being the Credit Point.

Calculation of Credit Point


(a) For Science Stream
Percentage (%) of marks secured by a candidate at the HS or equivalent examination in English or MIL/Alt. st nd rd English whichever is more + % of Marks in 1 Elective + % of marks in 2 Elective + % of marks in 3 Elective (only best 3 Electives) will be treated as Total Marks for the purpose of calculating credit point. While computing total marks on the basis of the best 3 electives, subjects like Physical Education will not be taken into account as such subjects have no bearing on the B.A. & B.Sc. courses offered in this college. After calculating Total Marks as above % of Marks of the subject in which the candidate desires to offer Major will be added. The marks so arrived at will be treated as Credit Point for the purpose of preparing the merit list of candidates against each Major subject. Example 1 : Say, a candidate has secured the following marks in HS Examination out of 100 in each subject and he/she has shown first preference for Chemistry Major.

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Eng MIL/Alt. Eng Chem Phy Maths Bio 65 68 85 80 82 75 His / Her Total marks will be 68 + 85 + 80 + 82 = 315 His / Her Credit Point for Chemistry Major will be 315 + 85 = 400

Grand Total 380

Note : Where the candidate has not offered the subject in HS examination in which he/ she desires Major (only in case of those subjects which are allowed as per GU regulation) his/her Credit Point will be calculated by adding the aggregate % of marks as shown in the Mark sheet to his/her total marks. Example 2 : Say, the candidate (Ref. Example 1) desires to offer Geology as Major. His/ Her Total Mark = 315 of the grand total His/ Her aggregate % of marks = 380/5 = 76 His/ Her Credit Point = 315 + 76 = 391 His/ her position in the merit list of Geology Major will be determined by this Credit Point. However, this general rule is not applicable to Statistics and Economics Major. Calculation Procedure of Credit Point for admission into TDC 1st Semester (Science) for the following Major Subjects, B.Sc (Biotechnology) & BCA : Major Subject

Minimum requirement HS (Sc.) with Anthropology HS (Sc.) without Anthropology HS (Sc.) with Biology & Chemistry HS (Sc.) with Chemistry, Mathematics & Physics HS (Sc.) with Geography or HS (Sc.) without Geography HS (Sc.) with Geology & Chemistry or HS (Sc.) with Chemistry but without Geology HS with Mathematics HS (Sc.) with Physics & Mathematics

Credit Point Total marks + % of marks in Anthropology Total marks + aggregate % of marks Total marks + % of marks in Biology. Total marks + % of marks in Chemistry Total marks + % of marks in Geography Total marks + aggregate % of marks Total marks + % of marks in Geology Total marks + aggregate % of marks Total Marks + % of marks in Mathematics Total marks + % of marks in Physics. Minimum marks in Mathematics must be 40%. Total marks + % of marks in Statistics

Anthropology Botany Chemistry Geography

Geology

Mathematics Physics

Statistics

HS (Sc./Arts) with Statistics & Mathematics or HS (Sc./Arts) with Mathematics & without Statistics Zoology HS (Sc.) with Chemistry & Biology Economics HS with Mathematics Computer Science HS with Mathematics (atleast 40%) & Physics/Computer Science & Application, whichever is more B.Sc. (Biotechnology) HS with Physics, Chemistry & Biology BCA HS with Mathematics (atleast 40%) & Physics/Computer Science & Application (whichever is more)

Total marks + % of marks in Mathematics Total marks + % of marks in Biology. Total marks + % of marks in Mathematics Total Marks + % of marks in Mathematics

Total Marks + % of marks in Biology Total Marks + % of marks in Mathematics

Note : Concerned department may specify from time to time the minimum % of marks required to be eligible for offering any particular subject. 11 C o t t o n C o l l e g e P r o s p e c t u s

(b) For Arts Stream


% of marks in English + % of marks in MIL/Alt. English + % of marks in 1 Elective + % of marks in 2 Elective rd + % of marks in 3 Elective = Total marks. Credit Point = Total marks so arrived + % of marks of the subject which the candidate desires to offer as major. Example 3 : Say, a candidate secured the following marks in HS out of 100 in each subject. English-70, Alt. English-75, Political Science-68, Economics-78, History-70 and Education-62. The candidate has shown preference for English as major. The Credit Point of the candidate for English major will be calculated as follows : Total Marks = 361 Credit Point = 361 + 70 = 431 His/her position in the merit list for English major will be determined by this Credit Point. Note : In case the candidate desires to offer major in a subject which he /she did not study in HS ( provided GU regulation allows it), his / her Credit Point will be calculated as follows if nothing else is mentioned specifically : Total Marks Aggregate % of Marks Credit Point = 361 (Ref. Example 3) = 361/5 = 361 + 72.2 = 72.2 = 433.2
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Say, the candidate has shown preference for Geography major. The candidates position in the merit list of Geography major will be determined by this credit point. Calculation Procedure of Credit Point for admission into TDC 1st Semester (Arts) for the following Major Subjects : Major Subject Anthropology Minimum requirement HS with Anthropology or HS without Anthropology HS with Arabic or HS without Arabic but HSLC with Arabic HS with Assamese MIL Credit Point Total marks + % of marks in Anthropology Total marks + aggregate % of marks Total marks + % of marks in Arabic Total marks + % of marks in English Total marks + % of marks in Assamese MIL/Advance Assamese (whichever is higher) Total marks + % of marks in Bengali MIL Total marks + % of marks in Economics Total marks + % of marks in Mathematics/ Statistics Total marks + % of marks in Education Total marks + aggregate % of marks Total marks + % of marks in English Total marks + % of marks in Geography Total marks + aggregate % of marks Total marks + % of marks in Hindi Total marks + % of marks in History Total marks + aggregate % of marks

Arabic

Assamese

Bengali Economics

Education

English Geography

Hindi History

HS with Bengali MIL HS with Economics or HS without Economics but with Mathematics/Statistics HS with Education or HS without Education HS (Arts / Sc.) HS with Geography or HS without Geography HS with Hindi MIL HS with History or HS without History

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Mathematics Persian

Philosophy

Political Science

Sanskrit

HS with Mathematics HS with Persian or HS without Persian but HSLC with Persian HS with Logic or HS without Logic HS with Political Science (P.Sc.) or HS without Political Science HS with Sanskrit or HS without Sanskrit but HSLC with Sanskrit

Total marks + % of marks in Mathematics Total marks + % of marks in Persian Total marks + % of marks in English Total marks + % of marks in Logic Total marks + aggregate % of marks Total marks + % of marks in P.Sc. Total marks + aggregate % of marks Total marks + % of marks in Sanskrit Total marks + % of marks in English

NO CHANGE OF COMBINATION OF SUBJECTS (BOTH IN ARTS AND SCIENCE STREAM) WILL BE ALLOWED AFTER THE ADMISSION PROCESS IS OVER. HOWEVER, CHANGE OF MAJOR SUBJECT IS ALLOWED ONLY DURING THE PROCESS OF ADMISSION AS PER RULES. IN CASE A STUDENT FAILS TO CONTINUE HIS/HER STUDIES IN A MAJOR COURSE, HE/ SHE WILL FORFEIT THE SEAT. FOR QUALIFIED CANDIDATES, A SUBSEQUENT ADMISSION DURING TDC (3RD SEMESTER) SESSION MAY TAKE PLACE SUBJECT TO THE AVAILABILITY OF VACANT SEATS IN ANY SUBJECT.

B. Selection of Candidates for Post-Graduate Class


In Cotton College, Post-Graduate teaching is imparted in 21 subjects. The admission is given on the basis of merit, keeping in view of the reservation policy of the Govt. of Assam.

C. General Reservation Rules for HS, TDC & PG Admissions


a. There is a provision for reservation of seats, as per Govt. of Assam rules [OBC/MOBC - 15%, SC - 7%, ST(P) - 10% & ST(H) - 5%] for SC, ST(P), ST(H), OBC/MOBC candidates belonging to the State of Assam and in this respect caste certificate issued by the competent authority under Govt. of Assam only shall be valid. (i) A few seats may be allotted in HS (Day Shift) and TDC (Arts and Science) courses to the students having outstanding performance in the field of Sports, Culture, NCC and Scouts & Guides. A relaxation of 10% is allowed in cut-off marks for HS and cut-off credit point for TDC admission. However, for OBC (MOBC)/SC/ST(P)/ST(H) candidates the relaxation is 15% of cut off mark/Credit Point. Thus, if the cut off mark/ Credit Point for admission in a particular class/ subject is 400 then the maximum relaxation will be 40 marks for general category and 60 marks for caste quota category students. (ii) For each course [HS (Sc.), day shift; HS Arts; TDC (Sc.) and TDC (Arts)] the maximum number of reserved seats are as follows : Sports = 5, Cultural = 5, NCC = 2, Scouts & Guides = 1 (iii) Outstanding sports person/ cultural activist who represented the country in International meet will be admitted directly without considering the cut off mark/ credit point. However the maximum number of reserved seats in a particular field will not be enhanced for inclusion of such candidates. (iv) Sports persons will be selected from those disciplines which are recognized by IOC and BCCI and also such sports which are included in the Gauhati University inter-college meets and All India University meets. (v) In case of Cultural quota, candidates will be selected for their proficiency in the fields of Music (Vocal), Drama, Debating and Quiz, Fine Arts and Sculpture. In case of music (instrumental) and Dance, candidates will have to produce degree/diploma certificates from recognized institution.

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(vi) There is a provision of reservation of 3% of the total seats for Differently Abled candidates. (vii) A Candidate seeking admission in any of the above categories (i to vi), must hand over personally to the Convener of the admission committee concerned, a photocopy of his/her original application, submitted to the office. Attested copies of the supporting documents as regards to his/her eligibility for consideration under the concerned quota must be enclosed with this SEPARATE APPLICATION, which should be submitted in a cover on which APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION TO HS/TDC COURSE UNDER SPORTS/ CULTURAL/ NCC/ SCOUTS & GUIDES/ DIFFERENTLY ABLED QUOTA SEATS- must be clearly written. However, if the candidates, selected under abovementioned quota (except Differently Abled), do not participate in the respective events/activities on behalf of Cotton College, they may forfeit their seats. They will have to give written undertakings in this regard. (viii) Interview/ Selection trial of such candidates will be held on date and time notified on the College notice board. Candidates must appear and submit the original documents at the time of interview/ selection trial/ Medical check up (in case of Differently Abled Quota seats). (ix) There is no reserved seat for extra-curricular activities in case of admission into Post-Graduate courses. (x) Students who have graduated from recognized universities situated outside Assam may also apply for admission into Post-Graduate courses. However, the number of seats for such students will be restricted to 1,2 and 3 according to the total number of seats is 20 (or less), more than 20 but less than (or equal to) 40 and more than 40 respectively.

D. General Information
There are various committees viz. Admission committee, Examination committee etc. headed by conveners to advise the Principal in the matter of admission, examination etc. respectively in the college. (i) ATTENDANCE RULES HS 1st Year Students who do not attend at least 75% of the total number of classes held in 1 year will not be allowed to appear in the annual examination held by AHSEC. nd HS 2nd Year : Students who do not attend at least 75% of the total number of classes held in 2 year will not be allowed to fill up the forms for HS Final Examination held by AHSEC. The attendance st nd in the HS 1 year classes will not be taken into account in HS 2 year classes. st nd TDC 1st & 2nd Sem : Students who do not attend at least 75% of the total number of classes held in 1 & 2 semesters will not be allowed to appear in the selection test held by the College. This applies to all the subjects (major and subsidiary). rd th TDC 3rd & 4th Sem : Students who do not attend at least 75% of the total number of classes held in 3 & 4 semesters will not be allowed to appear in the selection test of the College. This applies to all the subjects (compulsory, major and subsidiary). th th TDC 5th & 6th Sem : Students who do not attend at least 75% of the total number of classes held in 5 & 6 semesters will not be allowed to appear in selection test of the College. Attendance in a particular semester will not be taken into account in the subsequent semester. PG COURSE : Students who do not attend at least 75% of the total number of classes held in Semester I, Semester II, Semester III and Semester IV will not be sent up for appearing in the corresponding University Examination. Attendance in a particular semester will not be taken into account in the subsequent semester. The 75% class attendance is also applicable to all the self financing and/or add-on courses mentioned in the Prospectus. Students who fail to attend their classes for a certain period of time at a stretch on genuine, reasonable, and acceptable grounds such as serious diseases or accidents and related treatment involving themselves and members of their family, death of near and dear ones, academic/ sports/ cultural activities approved by the College etc. must apply, in writing to the Head of the Department concerned for consideration of exemption of the absence for the period, immediately after such absence. Application must be supported with testimonials/ documents wherever necessary. However, such applications will be considered if and only if the student has the requisite 75% class attendance till the last date he/she has attended classes. Even for such cases the :
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actual attendance must not fall short of 50%.


(ii) CANCELLATION OF SEATS a. Students failing to attend classes for 15 (fifteen) days at a stretch in the first month of commencement of classes will forfeit their seats.
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(iii) EXAMINATION RULES : The College Examination Branch Conducts all the College Examinations. 1. All students must appear in all the examinations conducted by the College during an academic year and attend their classes regularly - the minimum attendance must be 75% of the classes held. Sick bed will be provided to the sick students during all college examinations. The following examinations will be conducted by the College during an academic year : Cl ass a) b) c) d) e) f) H.S. 1 Year H.S. 2 Year T.D.C. 1 & 2 Sem T.D.C. 3 & 4 Sem T.D.C. 5 & 6 Sem P.G. Classes
th th rd th st nd nd st

2.

Examination Test Examination Test Examination Unit Tests and One/Two Sessional Examinations per Semester as per GU norms Unit Tests and One/Two Sessional Examinations per Semester as per GU norms Unit Tests and One/Two Sessional Examinations per Semester as per GU norms One/Two Sessional Examinations per Semester as per GU norms

3. (a) The suitability of the students to appear at the final examination with subject(s) having practical will be decided on the basis of their regularity and performance in the laboratory work. Those found below standard will not be allowed to appear in the final examination. (b) Marks in the Internal Assessment for practical papers of Three year degree course student will be decided on the basis of their regularity and performance in the laboratory work and test conducted by the concerned departments at least one month before the final examination. 4. For all the College examinations, pass marks as laid down by AHSEC/Gauhati University will be taken as standard for selection test. Relaxations, if any, will be decided by the Committee for finalization of results of selection test examination. A student not appearing in any subject in any examination shall be deemed to have secured ZERO in that particular examination. Absence from the selection test examination shall mean detention but under special circumstances may be considered on the merit of the periodical examination. No such consideration will be made in case of students attending below 75% classes in respect of both Higher Secondary and Three Years (Six Semesters) Degree Course students. Students declared as discollegiate are debarred from appearing in the test examination. If a B.A./B.Sc student desires to discontinue Major course, he/she must take transfer certificate from the College. Result of defaulters on account of College, Hostel, N.C.C., Sports, Students Union, Library matters will be kept withheld. Re-admission of unsuccessful students will be governed by College Admission Rules. Expulsion from any examination will lead to the expulsion from the College.

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7. 8. 9. 10.

(iv) MAINTENANCE OF DISCIPLINE AMONG STUDENTS : A. B. Great emphasis is laid on discipline and character building of students and they are expected to maintain a high standard of discipline. They are subject to the rules and regulations of the College and Hostel. The student admitted to the College must abide by all rules and regulations as prescribed by the College Authority. Violation of rules, unsatisfactory progress, irregular attendance, irregular clearance of college and hostel fees, showing discourtesy to the teachers and staff members in any form, adoption of unfair means during examination etc. are some of the offences which may make students liable for disciplinary action like termination of scholarship, non-awards of college diploma, forced transfer and even expulsion from the College and hostel. 15 C o t t o n C o l l e g e P r o s p e c t u s

C.

As per the UGC Guideline [no. F 1-16/2007 (CPP-II), April, 2009], all forms of ragging in hostels and the college campus are prohibited. Ragging is considered as a cognizable offence under the law of the land and ragging in all its forms is totally banned in the entire institution, including its departments, constituent units, all its premises (academic, residential, sports, canteen etc.) whether located within the campus or outside and in all means of transportation of students whether public or private. Punishable ingredients of Ragging are (1) Abetment of ragging; (2) Criminal conspiracy to rag; (3) Unlawful assembly and rioting while ragging; (4) Public nuisance created during ragging; (5) Violation of decency and morals through ragging; (6) Injury to body, causing hurt or grievous hurt; (7) Wrongful restraint; (8) Wrongful confinement; (9) Use of criminal force; (10) Assault as well as sexual offences or unnatural offences; (11) Extortion; (12) Criminal trespass; (13) Offences against property; (14) Criminal intimidation; (15) Attempts to commit any or all of the above mentioned offences against the victim(s); (16) Physical or psychological humiliation; (17) All other offences following from the definition of Ragging. The College Authority has set up an empowered Anti-Ragging Committee. Following strong disciplinary action may be taken if any one is found to be involved directly or indirectly in ragging : Suspension from attending classes and academic privileges Withholding/withdrawing scholarship/fellowship and other benefits Debarring from appearing in any test/examination or other evaluation process Withholding results Debarring from representing the institution in any regional, national or international meet, tournament, youth festival etc. Suspension/expulsion from the hostel Cancellation of admission Rustication from the institution for period ranging from 1 to 2 years Expulsion from the institution and consequent debarring from admission to any other institution for a specified period Fine ranging between Rs. 25,000/- and Rs. 1,00,000/Collective punishment : when the persons committing or abetting the crime of ragging are not identified, the authority will resort to collective punishment. Any form of sexual harassment may be reported to the College Authority by means of written complaints to be filed in the Sexual Harassment Complaint Box, fitted near the cash counter of the College. The courses of studies in Cotton College are full time courses. No student can take any other full time course simultaneously. Student Societies and Associations shall be subject to such rules and regulations as the College Authority may prescribe from time to time. Only those Societies and Associations recognized by the College Authority shall have the facilities of the College premises. Any notice desired to be pasted or circulated by the students anywhere in the College and hostel premises will need the prior approval of the College Authority. All powers of maintenance of discipline are vested with the Principal and his/her decision shall be final in all such matters. Departmental get together will be held in respective department on the same day instead of separate Freshers meet. Date of the get together will be fixed by the Principal. CODE OF CONDUCT FOR STUDENTS : The guide line for Dress Code of Students in the College Campus : Formal Salwar Kamiz with Dopatta or Mekhala Chadar or Saree or Formal Tribal Traditional Dress for girl students. Formal Trouser with Shirt or T-Shirt for boy students. Mobile phone must be switched off over the plinth area of the College except in the Hostels and the Canteen. Gossiping and loitering on the plinth area of the College is strictly prohibited. Students must carry their Identity Cards on person while inside the College Campus. Any violation of the Code of Conduct will invite strict disciplinary action extending upto expulsion from the College.
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(vi) OTHERS : A. Students Travel Concession : Students are entitled to Travel concession by rail or air on their way home from the institution and back during vacation only. B. Renewal of College Identity Card : College Identity Cards are issued annually. Old identity cards are to be surrendered at the end of each academic session for renewal. C. Renewal of Admission :

Students promoted to HS 2nd year, TDC (3rd & 4th semesters) and TDC (5th & 6th semesters) classes on the basis of results declared by AHSEC/GU shall have to deposit college fees at the counter within two weeks of the declaration of results-the exact dates will be notified by the Principal. All the above categories of students must get their college identity cards revalidated. Students who are found eligible to attend M.A./M.Sc. (3rd and 4th Semester) class shall have to deposit college fees for the course within two weeks of commencement of classes. The exact date will be notified by the Principal. All the above categories of students must get their college identity cards revalidated.

D. Admission of Unsuccessful Students :

HS 1st year and TDC (1st & 2nd semesters) students detained in Pre-final/Test Examination or declared as discollegiate, are to apply for admission along with the fresh applicants. However, they will not get any preference in respect of admission to the College or to a hostel. Students detained in the same class for two consecutive years will not be admitted to the regular classes of the College. Students detained at the Pre-final / test Examination of HS 2nd year and TDC (3rd & 4th semesters) and TDC (5th & 6th semesters) classes or declared as discollegiate, will be re-admitted to the respective classes as regular students. They must attend regular classes and appear in the pre-final test. Unsuccessful candidates of HS (Sc.) final examination who appear from this College shall have to attend requisite number of practical classes. The same rule will apply to unsuccessful candidates of HS (Arts) final examination, if they have Geography or Anthropology as a subject. Other unsuccessful candidates of HS (Arts) final examination shall have to get their name enrolled as casual students and such candidates need not appear in the pre-final / test examination. st The unsuccessful students of HS 1 year Examination of AHSEC can take admission as casual students just after st the completion of regular admission in HS 1 Year. This facility will not be extended to the same candidate who st fails to clear the 1 year HS examination in the subsequent year. Unsuccessful candidates of TDC (1st & 2nd semesters) & (3rd & 4th semesters) Examinations of Gauhati University appearing from this College shall have to enroll their names as regular students of TDC (3rd & 4th semesters) and (5th & 6th semesters) classes respectively as notified by the College Authority. Unsuccessful candidates of HS Final Examinations of AHSEC and TDC (6th semester) Examination of Gauhati nd University appearing from this College shall have to enroll their names as casual students of HS 2 year and TDC (6th semester) class respectively as notified by the College Authority.
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E. College Diploma Certificate : College Diploma Certificates are awarded to HS (1 year and 2 year) students who secure 70% aggregate marks or above in the selection test examination and pass in every subject in all the examinations. In case of HS students, 70% of aggregate marks is calculated on the basis of their performance in all the subjects including the th 4 elective subject. No student will be qualified for a certificate if he or she has not regularly attended the classes and appeared in all the examinations of the College. F. Hostel Facilities and Hostel Rules :

The College has three Girls Hostels and seven Boys Hostels. These are all situated within and around the College campus. Hostel seats are allotted at the time of admission on the basis of merit. Conduct in the hostel is governed by the Cotton College Hostel Rules, copies of which are available in the College Office free of charge. Hostels remain closed during Summer and Puja Vacations. Students of both Under-Graduate and Post-

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Graduate classes are allowed to stay in the Hostel for one session only. Hostel seats are limited. The number of seats in different hostels are : Name of the Hostel Krishna Kanta Handique (KKH) PG Boys Hostel Swahid Mozammil Haque (SMH) Boys Hostel Rajani Kanta Bordoloi (RKB) & Ambikagiri Roychoudhury (AR) Boys Hostel Swahid Ranjit Borpujari (SRB) Boys Hostel Anundo Ram Barooah (ARB) Boys Hostel Seeta Nath Brahma Choudhury (SNBC) Boys Hostel Mohendra Nath Deka Phukan (MNDP) Boys Hostel Padmashree Nalini Bala Devi (NBD) Girls Hostel Swahid Kanaklata (SKL) Girls Hostel Dr Kamala Roy (KR) Girls Hostel Total Number of Seats 75 64 80 45 45 90 110 112 105 60

Hostel seats are allotted on merit basis and stream wise. Students can not show preference for any particular

hostel. Hostel seats are generally allotted to HS (Day shift) students. However, after allotment of seats to HS (Day shift) students the vacant seats, if any, will be allotted to HS (Evening shift) students on merit basis. All boarders are to maintain strict discipline as per the Hostel rules. Violation will invite punitive action even to the extent of expulsion from the hostel and the College. G. Library Facility : Dr Surya Kumar Bhuyan Library of Cotton College, founded at the time of the inception of the college itself, is one of the oldest libraries in entire NE region. Presently it has got a collection of 1,25,977 (updated upto May, 2011) books and a large collection of journals, periodicals, reports and other documents. The library caters the need of both Undergraduate and Post-Graduate students. Library remains open Book Issue Hours Number of Cards issued : : : Monday to Friday Saturday Monday to Friday Saturday HS classes TDC classes PG classes 10-00 AM to 6-00 PM 10-00 AM to 4-00 PM 11-00 AM to 1-30 PM & 2-00 PM to 3-00 PM 11-00 AM to 2-00 PM 2 each 2 + 2 each 2 each.

Two extra cards are issued to the student of TDC (B.A./B.Sc) & PG classes of some subjects where the number of students is limited. A student can borrow books for a maximum period of 15 days from the date of issue. If he/she fails to return the same within that stipulated period, a fine of Rs. 1.00 per day thereafter will be imposed. Photostat facility is available at the college library. Rs. 1.00 is charged per photocopy. Other facilities available in the library include Internet, On-Line Public Access Catalogue (OPAC), Offline CD-ROM Databases, E-Resources, Monthly Book Display, Display of Current Book List, Career Literature, User Orientation, Information Display Notification, Access of library books from all academic departments etc. By using SOUL (Software for University Libraries, Network version), developed by INFLIBNET, a database of 83,000 volumes of this library has already been created. The other databases available in the library are - Users (faculty & students) databases, publisher database, vendor database etc. Circulation function is fully automated and books are bar coded. Since 2010, the UGC INFLIBNET-NLIST e-journal browsing facility to all the faculty members and research scholars of the College has been extended to this library by the UGC.

H. Hospital Facility : Cotton College has hospital facilty for all the students, particularly for those residing in hostels under the supervision of one Medical & Health Officer and one Pharmacist. The old hospital building has been dismantled and a new building is being constructed in that place. However, as a stop gap arrangement, the hospital facility is being provided in a few rooms of the SRB Boys Hostel.

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I. Scholarship : There is a scholarship section in the College Office, which is responsible for all matters relating to various scholarships. Generally the following categories of scholarship are available to the meritorious students : 1. National Scholarship 2. State Merit Scholarship 3. SC /ST Scholarship 4. OBC/MOBC/Tea-garden Labour Scholarship 5. Hindi Scholarship for Non-Hindi Speaking States 6. Scholarship awarded by Rastriya Sanskrit Samsthan, New Delhi for students of Sanskrit 7. Special Scholarship for students other than OBC/SC/ST 8. Special Scholarship for the Children of Political Sufferers 9. National Merit Scholarship for the children of School Teachers 10. Other State Scholarships 11. Scholarship for Char area students / Minorities

SCHOLARSHIP MONEY IS PAID TO THE STUDENTS THROUGH A/C PAYEE CHEQUES ONLY
J. College Transfer Certificate : Any student seeking transfer from the college will have to apply to the Principal for transfer certificate. The following documents must accompany the application. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Clearance certificate from the College Office. Clearance certificate from the Librarian. Clearance certificate from the Superintendent of the Hostel concerned (in case of boarder). Clearance certificates from the Vice-President, Athletic/Cultural Section, Cotton College Union Society (CCUS) [in case of office-bearer of the CCUS]. Clearance certificate from the Treasurer, Students Aid Fund. Records of percentage of attendance duly signed by the Heads of the concerned Departments. Certificate of the Convener of the Admission Committee regarding the surrender of the College Identity Card. Clearance certificate from the Head of the Department concerned in case of a Major / PG student.

(vii) COLLEGE FEES : At the time of admission, a student has to deposit the following amount which includes Admission Fees and Tuition Fees for 12 months among other Fees :

Fees Structure for HS 1st year (Science)


Major Head Govt. Fees: Sub. Head 1. Tuition Fees 2. Admission Fees 3. Pankha Fees 4. Hostel Fees Total: I. Male (General/OBC) II. Male (ST/ SC)/Female (all categories) Amount (in Rs.) 720.00 60.00 10.00 39.00 829.00 829.00 (With Hostel) 790.00 (Without Hostel) 109.00 (With Hostel) 70.00 (Without Hostel)

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AHSEC Fees

1. 2. 3.

AHSEC Enrollment Fees Registration Fees Migration Fees for students from CBSE or any other Non-SEBA Board

15.00 25.00 100.00

Total : Rs. 40.00 (for SEBA) / Rs. 140.00 (for Non SEBA) Non-Govt. Fees: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. CCUS Fees Examination Fees Library Fees Student Aid Fund Fees MCB Debating Fund Fees Seminar Fees Scouts & Guide Fees Campus Maintenance Fees Extra Curricular Fees Laboratory Fees IQAC Fund Fees Emergency Maintenance Fund Fees Computer Maintenance Fees Identity Card Fees Miscellaneous Fees (including hospital facility) Student Welfare Fees Science Deposit Fees Student Safety Insurance Fees Total General/OBC Male (SEBA) SC/ST (Male) & All Female (SEBA) General/OBC Male (Non-SEBA) SC/ST (Male) & All Female (Non-SEBA) 180.00 120.00 90.00 50.00 30.00 30.00 5.00 100.00 20.00 250.00 50.00 50.00 300.00 10.00 30.00 40.00 70.00 80.00 1505.00 2374.00 (With Hostel) 2335.00 (Without Hostel) 1654.00 (With Hostel) 1615.00 (Without Hostel) 2474.00 (With Hostel) 2435.00 (Without Hostel) 1754.00 (With Hostel) 1715.00 (Without Hostel)

Grand Total:

1. 2. 3. 4.

N.B.:1. Any student offering Computer Science & Application as an elective subject will have to pay an additional amount of Rs. 600/- as Computer Fees under Non-Govt. Fees Head. 2. SC/ST students and female students of any category need not pay tuition fees for HS course; however, they will have to pay all other fees.

Fees Structure for HS 1st year (Arts)


Major Head Govt. Fees : 1. 2. 3. 4. Sub. Head Tuition Fees Admission Fees Pankha Fees Hostel Fees Total : Amount (in Rs.) 600.00 50.00 10.00 39.00 699.00

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I. Male (General/OBC) II. Male (ST/ SC)/Female (all categories) AHSEC Fees

699.00 (With Hostel) 660.00 (Without Hostel) 99.00 (With Hostel) 60.00 (Without Hostel)

1. AHSEC Enrollment Fees 15.00 2. Registration Fees 25.00 3. Migration Fees for students 100.00 from CBSE or any other Non-SEBA Board Total : Rs. 40.00 (for SEBA) / Rs. 140.00 (for Non SEBA) 1. CCUS Fees 2. Examination Fees 3. Library Fees 4. Student Aid Fund Fees 5. MCB Debating Fund Fees 6. Seminar Fees 7. Scouts & Guide Fees 8. Campus Maintenance Fees 9. Extra Curricular Fees 10. IQAC Fund Fees 11. Emergency Maintenance Fund Fees 12. Computer Maintenance Fees 13. Identity Card Fees 14. Miscellaneous Fees (including hospital facility) 15. Student Welfare Fees 16. Student Safety Insurance Fees Total 1. General/OBC Male (SEBA) 2. SC/ST (Male) & All Female (SEBA) 3. General/OBC Male (Non-SEBA) 4. SC/ST (Male) & All Female (Non-SEBA) 180.00 120.00 90.00 50.00 30.00 30.00 5.00 100.00 20.00 50.00 50.00 300.00 10.00 30.00 40.00 80.00 1185.00 1924.00 (With Hostel) 1885.00 (Without Hostel) 1324.00 (With Hostel) 1285.00 (Without Hostel) 2024.00 (With Hostel) 1985.00 (Without Hostel) 1424.00 (With Hostel) 1385.00 (Without Hostel)

Non-Govt. Fees:

Grand Total :

N.B.: 1. Any student offering Computer Science & Application as an elective subject will have to pay an additional amount of Rs. 600/- as Computer Fees under Non-Govt. Fees Head. 2. Any student offering Anthropology or Geography will have to pay an additional amount of Rs. 250/- as Laboratory Fees under Non-Govt. Fees head. 3. SC/ST students and female students of any category need not pay tuition fees for HS course; however, they will have to pay all other fees.

Fees Structure for TDC 1st Semester (Science)


Major Head Govt. Fees : Sub. Head 1. 2. 3. 4. Tuition Fees Admission Fees Pankha Fees Hostel Fees Total Amount (in Rs.) 1020.00 85.00 10.00 39.00 1154.00

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I. II. Gauhati University Fees 1. 2. 3.

General/ OBC ST/ SC GU Enrollment Fees Registration Fees (a) Eligibility Fees for students from CBSE schools in Assam (b) Eligibility Fees for students from CBSE/other Board schools outside Assam

1154.00 (With Hostel) 1115.00 (Without Hostel) 134.00 (With Hostel) 95.00 (Without Hostel) 100.00 210.00 810.00 1110.00

Total : Rs. 310.00 (AHSEC) / Rs. 1120.00 (CBSE in Assam) / Rs. 1420.00 (CBSE/Other Board outside Assam) Non-Govt. Fees: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. CCUS Fees Examination Fees Library Fees Student Aid Fund Fees MCB Debating Fund Fees Seminar Fees Scouts & Guide Fees Campus Maintenance Fees Extra Curricular Fees Laboratory Fees (not applicable for
Mathematics Major Students)

180.00 120.00 90.00 50.00 30.00 30.00 5.00 100.00 20.00 500.00 50.00 50.00 300.00 10.00 30.00 40.00 70.00 80.00 1755.00 3219.00 (With Hostel) 3180.00 (Without Hostel) 2199.00 (With Hostel) 2160.00 (Without Hostel) 4029.00 (With Hostel) 3990.00 (Without Hostel) 3009.00 (With Hostel) 2970.00 (Without Hostel) 4329.00 (With Hostel) 4290.00 (Without Hostel) 3309.00 (With Hostel) 3270.00 (Without Hostel)

IQAC Fund Fees Emergency Maintenance Fund Fees Computer Maintenance Fees Identity Card Fees Miscellaneous Fees (including hospital facility) Student Welfare Fees Science Deposit Fees Student Safety Insurance Fees Total General/OBC (AHSEC) ST/ SC (AHSEC) General/OBC (CBSE in Assam) ST/ SC (CBSE in Assam) General/OBC (CBSE outside Assam) ST/ SC (CBSE outside Assam)

Grand Total :

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

N.B.: 1.A student selected for admission will have to pay an additional amount of Rs. 500/- as Excursion related Establishment Fees under Non-Govt. Fees head in case he/she offers a combination involving one or more of the following subjects: Major/Subsidiary Anthropology, Botany, Geography, Geology, Zoology; Major Statistics. 2.Students admitted with Computer Science will have to pay an additional amount of Rs. 1000/- if Computer Science is offered as a Subsidiary subject or Rs. 1500/- if offered as the Major subject. nd 3. All the students will have to pay Rs. 150/- as Environmental Studies related Fees in TDC 2 rdyear admission. 4. Students having Mathematics (Major) will have to pay Rs. 100/- as Laboratory Fees in TDC 3 year admission.
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Fees Structure for TDC 1st Semester (Arts)


Major Head Govt. Fees: 1. 2. 3. 4. Sub. Head Tuition Fees Admission Fees Pankha Fees Hostel Fees Total Amount (in Rs.) 840.00 70.00 10.00 39.00 959.00 959.00 (With Hostel) 920.00 (Without Hostel) 119.00 (With Hostel) 80.00 (Without Hostel) 100.00 210.00 810.00 1110.00

I. General/ OBC II. ST/ SC Gauhati University Fees 1. GU Enrollment Fees 2. Registration Fees 3. (a) Eligibility Fees for students from CBSE schools in Assam (b) Eligibility Fees for students from CBSE/other Board schools outside Assam

Total : Rs. 310.00 (AHSEC) / Rs. 1120.00 (CBSE in Assam) / Rs. 1420.00 (CBSE /Other Board outside Assam) Non-Govt. Fees: 1. CCUS Fees 2. Examination Fees 3. Library Fees 4. Student Aid Fund Fees 5. MCB Debating Fund Fees 6. Seminar Fees 7. Scouts & Guide Fees 8. Campus Maintenance Fees 9. Extra Curricular Fees 10. IQAC Fund Fees 11. Emergency Maintenance Fund Fees 12. Computer Maintenance Fees 13. Identity Card Fees 14. Miscellaneous Fees (including hospital facility) 15. Student Welfare Fees 16. Language Laboratory Fees (1st semester only) 17. Student Safety Insurance Fees Total Grand Total: 1. General/OBC (AHSEC) 2. ST/ SC (AHSEC) 3. General/OBC (CBSE in Assam) 4. ST/ SC (CBSE in Assam) 5. General/OBC (CBSE outside Assam) 6. ST/ SC (CBSE outside Assam) N.B.: 1. 2. 3. 4. 180.00 120.00 90.00 50.00 30.00 30.00 5.00 100.00 20.00 50.00 50.00 300.00 10.00 30.00 40.00 10.00 80.00 1195.00 2464.00 (With Hostel) 2425.00 (Without Hostel) 1624.00 (With Hostel) 1585.00 (Without Hostel) 3274.00 (With Hostel) 3235.00 (Without Hostel) 2434.00 (With Hostel) 2395.00 (Without Hostel) 3574.00 (With Hostel) 3535.00 (Without Hostel) 2734.00 (With Hostel) 2695.00 (Without Hostel)

Any student offering Anthropology or Geography either as Major or as Subsidiary subject will have to pay an additional amount of Rs. 500/- as Excursion related Establishment Fees under Non-Govt. Fees head. Any student offering Anthropology, Education or Geography either as Major or as Subsidiary subject will have to pay an additional amount of Rs. 500/- as Laboratory Fees under Non-Govt. Fees head. nd All the students will have to pay Rs. 150/- as Environmental Studies related Fees in TDC 2 rd year admission. Students having Mathematics (Major) will have to pay Rs. 100/- as Laboratory Fees in TDC 3 year admission. 23 C o t t o n C o l l e g e P r o s p e c t u s

Fees Structure for M.Sc. (1st Semester)


Major Head Govt. Fees: 1. 2. 3. 4. Sub. Head Tuition Fees Admission Fees Pankha Fees Hostel Fees Total : Amount (in Rs.) 1200.00 100.00 10.00 39.00 1349.00 1349.00 (with Hostel) 1310.00 (without Hostel) 149.00 (with Hostel) 110.00 (without Hostel) 100.00 * 100.00

I. General/ OBC II. ST/ SC Gauhati University Fees 1. GU Enrollment Fees 2. Registration Fees Total :

(* To be deposited at Gauhati University directly by graduates migrating from other Universities) Non-Govt. Fees : 1. CCUS Fees 2. Examination Fees 3. Library Fees 4. Student Aid Fund Fees 5. MCB Debating Fund Fees 6. Seminar Fees 7. Scouts & Guide Fees 8. Campus Maintenance Fees 9. Extra Curricular Fees 10. Laboratory Fees (Rs. 100.00 for Mathematics students) 11. IQAC Fund Fees 12. Emergency Maintenance Fund Fees 13. Computer Maintenance Fees 14. Identity Card Fees 15. Miscellaneous Fees (including hospital facility) 16. Student Welfare Fees 17. Research Journal Fees 18. Science Deposit Fees 19. Student Safety Insurance Fees Total 1. General/OBC 2. ST/ SC 180.00 120.00 120.00 50.00 30.00 30.00 5.00 100.00 20.00 500.00 50.00 50.00 300.00 10.00 30.00 40.00 100.00 100.00 80.00 1915.00 3364.00 (with Hostel) 3325.00 (without Hostel) 2164.00 (with Hostel) 2125.00 (without Hostel)

Grand Total:

N.B.:- At the time of admission, students admitted to P.G. course in Anthropology, Botany, Geography, Geology, Statistics and Zoology will have to pay an additional amount of Rs. 500/- as Excursion related Establishment Fees under NonGovt. Fees head.

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Fees Structure for M.A. (1st Semester)


Major Head Govt. Fees: Sub. Head 1. 2. 3. 4. Tuition Fees Admission Fees Pankha Fees Hostel Fees Total: Amount (in Rs.) 1200.00 100.00 10.00 39.00 1349.00 1349.00 (with Hostel) 1310.00 (without Hostel) 149.00 (with Hostel) 110.00 (without Hostel) 100.00 * 100.00

I. General/ OBC II. ST/ SC Gauhati University Fees 1. GU Enrollment Fees 2. Registration Fees Total :

(* To be deposited at Gauhati University directly by graduates migrating from other Universities) Non-Govt. Fees: 1. CCUS Fees 2. Examination Fees 3. Library Fees 4. Student Aid Fund Fees 5. MCB Debating Fund Fees 6. Seminar Fees 7. Scouts & Guide Fees 8. Campus Maintenance Fees 9. Extra Curricular Fees 10. IQAC Fund Fees 11. Emergency Maintenance Fund Fees 12. Computer Maintenance Fees 13. Identity Card Fees 14. Miscellaneous Fees (including hospital facility) 15. Student Welfare Fees 16. Research Journal Fees 17. Student Safety Insurance Total Grand Total: 1. General/OBC 2. ST/ SC 180.00 120.00 120.00 50.00 30.00 30.00 5.00 100.00 20.00 50.00 50.00 300.00 10.00 30.00 40.00 100.00 80.00 1315.00 2764.00 (with Hostel) 2725.00 (without Hostel) 1564.00 (with Hostel) 1525.00 (without Hostel)

N.B.:1. A Student offering Anthropology, Education and Geography will have to pay an additional amount of Rs. 500/- as Laboratory Fees and Rs. 500/- as Excursion related Establishment Fees under Non-Govt. Fees head. 2. Any student offering Arabic, Assamese, Bengali, English, Hindi, Persian and Sanskrit will have to pay an additional amount of Rs. 10/- as Language Laboratory Fees under Non-Govt. Fees head.

Fees Structure for Research Scholar


Research Scholars carrying out research work under the guidance of any Gauhati University recognized guides in the Departments of Anthropology, Botany, Chemistry, Geography, Physics and Zoology have to pay the Laboratory Fees (as per Gauhati University rate) at Cotton College just after the registration at Gauhati University. Concerned Ph.D. guides from the above-mentioned departments are responsible for monitoring the timely deposit of the fees.

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Research Scholars carrying out research work in any department of Cotton College have to pay one time Library Fees of Rs. 500/- (Rupees five hundred only) [maximum for 3 years] at Cotton College just after the registration at Gauhati University. Concerned Ph.D. guides from the above-mentioned departments are responsible for monitoring the timely deposit of the fees. All the Research Scholars will be issued Cotton College Identity Card.

Hostel Fees Structure


1. Mess Admission Fees & Establishment Fees 2. Miscellaneous Fees 3. Security Deposits (refundable) Total Rs. 700.00 Rs. 300.00 Rs. 1500.00 Rs. 2500.00

Mess Dues of the first month in the hostel will have to be deposited at the time of admission. Mess Dues of a particular hostel will be fixed by the Mess Committee of the concerned hostel.

Hostels of Cotton Collge

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(viii) ACADEMIC CALENDAR OF COTTON COLLEGE FOR THE YEAR 2011 Month January Date(s) 14,15,16 23 * 26 31 2,9,16,23,30 Occasion Magh Bihu & Tusu Puja Netajis Birth Day nd st 2 Unit Test of HS 1 year classes Republic Day Me-Dam-Me-Phi Sundays No. of Holidays including Sundays 03 01 01 01 05

No. of Working days


February 8 18 21 24 * 6,13,20,27 Saraswati Puja Bir Chilarai Divas HS Final year Examination, 2011 commences B.A./B.Sc. Part-II Examination, 2011 commences st Filling up of forms of HS 1 year Examination Sundays

22
01 01

04

No. of Working days


March 2 14 19 24 6,13,20,27

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Shiva Ratri 01 HS 1st year Examination, 2011 commences Dol Jatra 01 B.A./B.Sc. Part-I & III Examinations, 2011 commence Sundays 04

No. of Working days


April 14,15,16 22 3,10,17,24 Bohag Bihu Good Friday Sundays

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03 01 04

No. of Working days


May 1 2 4 17 18 27 1,8,15,22,29

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May Day 01 nd nd rd HS 2 year & B.A./B.Sc. 2 & 3 year classes commence Tithi of Sri Damodar Dev 01 Buddha Purnima 01 Janmotsava of Sri Sri Madhav Dev 01 College Foundation Day Sundays 05

No. of Working days


June * * 16 - 30 5,12,19,26
st

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HS 1 year Admission nd th M.A./M.Sc. 2 & 4 Semester Examinations commence Summer Vacation 15 Sundays 04

No. of Working days


July 1 15 * * 16 * 28 30 * 3,10,17,24,31

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Summer Vacation 15 st B.A./B.Sc. 1 Semester Admission PG 1st Semester Admission within 3 days of Gauhati University Admission st st HS 1 year & B.A./B.Sc. 1 Semester classes commence th Hostel Freshers Social on or before 26 July Change of Subjects of HS 1st year class College Freshers Social st nd nd rd 1 Unit Test of HS 2 year; B.A./B.Sc. 2 & 3 year Sundays 05

No. of Working days

13
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August

1 2,3 4,5 9,10 15 18 22 30 31 * 7,14,21,28

Admission of HS 2nd year class Admission of B.A./B.Sc. 2nd year class rd Admission of B.A./B.Sc. 3 year class Admission of PG 3rd Semester class Independence Day Tithi of Sri Sri Madhav Dev Janmastami Tithi of Srimanta Sankar Dev Id-Ul-Fitre Publication of College magazine COTTONIAN Sundays

01 01 01 01 01 04

No. of Working days


September 1 7&8 *

22

27 30 4,11,18,25

Id-Ul-Fitre 01 Manik Ch. Barooah National Debating Competition st st 1ndUnit Test of HS 1 nd year, B.A./B.Sc. 1st Semester and nd rd 2 Unit Test of HS 2 year and B.A./B.Sc. 2 & 3 year th classes (to be over by 20 nd September) Casual Admission for HS 2 year class C.C.U.S. Election Sundays 04

No. of Working
October 2 3 11 18 26 * 2,9,16,23,30 Birth Day of Mahatma Gandhi Durga Puja, Janmotsava of Srimanta Sankar Dev & Laksmi Puja Kati Bihu Kali Puja & Diwali Excursion / Educational Tours Sundays

25
01 09 01 01 05

No. of Working days


November 7 10 24 * * 6,13,20,27 Id-Uz-Zuha Guru Nanaks Birth Day Lachit Divas HS 2nd year Form Fill-up nd Annual College Week in the 2 half of the month Sundays

16
01 01 01

04

No. of Working days


December 2 6 25 - 31 * * * * 4,11,18,25

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Asom Divas (Su-ka-Pha Divas) 01 Muharram 01 Christmas Day & Winter Break 07 HS 2nd year Test Examination B.A./B.Sc. Test Examination and Form Fill-up st B.A./B.Sc. 1 Semester Examination to be th completed byst20 rd December M.A./M.Sc. 1 & 3 Semester Examinations commence Sundays 04

No. of Working days

19

Total No. of Working Days : 245


* : Indicates the dates that will be notified by the Principal in due course of time. The dates of termination of HS and B.A./B.Sc. classes will be notified in due course of time. Schedule of the Unit Test & Test Examinations will be decided by the Council of the HODs.

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Academic Departments
Anthropology
Year of establishment Location E mail Website History : : : : : 1947 Eastern side of the KBR Hall on the way to the Dr. S.K. Bhuyan Library cotton_anthro@gmail.com www.cottoncollege.org.in/anthropology.htm

The teaching of Anthropology in cotton College marked the beginning of new era in the study of social sciences in this part of the country. The department started functioning from 1947. It became possible due to the initiative of Lokapriya Gopinath Bordoloi, the first Chief Minister of Assam. His vision was to have all round development of different tribes and communities of Assam, for which he felt the necessity of systematic study of their problems. On his request, Prof. K.P. Chattopadhaya, the then Head of the Department of Anthropology, Calcutta University had prepared a syllabus for the Intermediate Science (I.Sc.) Course and the Department of Anthropology came into being on 15th December 1947 with 24 students in the first year class. Prof. Mohendra Nath Saloi was the founder Head of the Department. Honours course in Anthropology was introduced in this department in 1959 and PG course was introduced in 1991. The Laboratories of the department have been recognized by Gauhati University for carrying out Ph.D. research. This department has produced as many as 14 Best Arts Graduates of Gauhati University since 1959.
HS Course Three years (six semesters) Degree Course (B.A. & B.Sc.) Two years (four semesters) Post-Graduate Course (M.A. & M.Sc.)

Courses offered :

Nodal Department :

One year Diploma in Cultural Studies (Self-financing)

Faculty Members : Name Dr Jonali Devi, Head of the Department Dr Lanu Devi Dr Upala Barua Dr Eliza Medhi Dr Suparna Barua Dr Tiluttoma Baruah Dr Chandana Sarma Sri Dhaniram Baro Vacant Vacant Ongoing Minor Research Projects : Title of the Project Listing, Cataloging and Preservation of Selected Bhaona Scripts of Dhekial Region of Golaghat District of Assam Funding Agency Department of Culture, Govt. of India

Specialization Prehistoric Archaeology Social Anthropology Social Anthropology Social Anthropology Social Anthropology Physical Anthropology Social Anthropology Physical Anthropology

Principal Investigator Dr Jonali Devi

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Recognized Ph. D. Guides of the Department : Name of the Teacher Dr Upala Barua Dr Tiluttoma Baruah Facilities : Recognizing University Gauhati University Gauhati University

The department has one Seminar Library with about 300 books, three Laboratories and one Museum. It is well equipped with modern audio-visual teaching aids like OHP, LCD projector, handy cam etc. It has got one computer having internet connectivity. Anthropology department regularly organizes guest lectures, talks etc. on various anthropological issues by renowned scholars, and get-together of anthropologists of this region. The faculties of the department offer career counseling to students from time to time. The department organizes exposure visit and field visit for students to various places of anthropological interest in India. Since 2011, the department has started organizing a memorial lecture in memory of Prof. Bhuban Mohan Das, renowned anthropologist of international fame, under the banner of Prof. Bhuban Mohan Das Memorial Trust. Anthropology department annually brings out its wall magazine named Charachar.

Activities :

NET/SET/JRF/GATE/GRE Qualifier (2006-2010) : NET - 3 Examination Result : a) TDC


2006 B e s t A r ts G ra d u a te; 1 st & 2 n d ran k s 5 2 100% 2007 B est A rts G r a d u a te ; 1 s t, 2 n d & 3 rd ra n k s 10 7 100% 2008 B est A rts G r a d u a te ; 1 s t, 2 n d & 3 rd ra n k s 14 2 100% 2009 B e st A r ts & S c ie n c e G r a d u a te s; 1 s t, 2 n d & 3 rd ra n k s 21 100% 2010 1 st , 2 n d & 3 rd r a n k s 14 4 100%

S p e c ia l D istin c tio n

N o . o f F irs t C la s s N o . o f S e c o n d C la s s P a ss %

b) Postgraduate

Special Distinction No. of First Class No. of Second Class Pass %

2006 1 100%

2007 1 100%

2008 2 100%

2009 2 rank 4 2 100%


nd

2010 9 100%

Cotton College Centenary Celebrations (from 27th May, 2001to26th May 2002)
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Assamese
Year of establishment Location E mail Website History : : : : : 1943 Ground Floor, Manik Chandra Barooah Administrative Building asdepccg@gmail.com www.cottoncollege.org.in/assamese.htm

Assamese, as a vernacular language subject at college level was first recognized by Calcutta University in 1907 as per the recommendation of the then Vice-Chancellor of the University, Prof. Ashutosh Mukherjee. From the year 1909 onwards, Assamese has been taught in the Degree level. During those initial years, Assamese was attached to Sanskrit department of the College and the teaching of Assamese was entrusted to a graduate teacher of the Collegiate School, Guwahati who took it up in addition to his own duties. In 1913, Prof. Satyanath Bora was appointed as a part-time teacher to teach Assamese. He was succeeded by Prof. Uma Kanta Goswami in 1924. A full-time teacher post in Assamese was created in 1927 and Prof. Goswami was appointed in this post. Assamese as a second language subject at degree level was introduced in 1939. In 1943, the Department of Assamese was established as an independent department and Prof. Dibakar Goswami was appointed as the first Head of the Department. In 1979, PG course in Assamese was introduced in this department under Gauhati University.
HS Course Three years (six semesters) Degree Course (B.A.) Two years (four semesters) Post-Graduate Course (M.A.) One year Diploma in Cultural Studies (Self-financing) 6 months Certificate Course in Montessori Teachers Training (Self-financing)

Courses offered :

Faculty Members : Name Dr Jamuna Sharma Choudhury, Ms. Manju Devi Ms. Madhumita Mikir Dr Binita Baruah Ms. Lutfa Hanum Salima Begum Dr Dipti Dutta Das Dr Champakali Talukdar Ms. Kalpana Sarma Kalita Ms. Najma Kausar Dr Dipanjali Das Goswami Dr Maheswar Kalita Md. Nur Islam Saikia Ms. Chiranjita Borah Sri Dilip Rajbongshi

Head of the Department

Specialization Literature [Criticism, Indian & western Literature] Literature [Poetry] Language [Pali, Prakrit] Language [Pali, Prakrit, Dialectology] Literature [Poetry & Comparative Literature] Literature [Old Poetry] Language [Linguistic & Grammar] Literature [Textual criticism & Folklore] Literature [Comparative Literature] Language [Dialectology, Linguistics] Literature [Modern Poetry] Language [Literary Theory] Literature [Old Poetry] Language [Dialectology]

Recognized Ph. D. Guides of the Department : Name of the Teacher Dr Ramesh Pathak (Retired Teacher) Dr Jamuna Sharma Choudhury Dr Binita Baruah Recognizing University Gauhati University Gauhati University Gauhati University

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Facilities :

The department has one Seminar Library with 465 books & journals and is equipped with modern audiovisual teaching aids like OHP etc. It has got 2 computers having internet connectivity. Assamese department is a part of the multimedia Language Laboratory established in the college with a fund provided by the University Grants Commission under CPE Scheme to facilitate the learning of Assamese language besides some other languages so that the students can develop effective communication skills in these languages. Assamese department has the credit of already publishing as many as eight books on various subjects. It has been organizing a series of Memorial Lectures annually since 2005 in memory of Dr. Hemanta Kumar Sharma, a former Professor of the department. From the year 2009, the department has started felicitating the students of Cotton College who secure highest marks in Assamese in HS, B.A. and M.A. examinations with Dr Hemanta Kumar Sharma Memorial Award. Under the banner of Asomiya Alochana Chakra, the department organizes seminars, lectures and other literary programmes from time to time. Academic and cultural tours are also arranged occasionally especially for the PG students. Assamese department annually brings out its wall magazine named Writue-Writue.

Activities :

NET/SET/JRF/GATE/GRE Qualifier (2006-2010) : NET 11, SET 14 and JRF - 02 Examination Result : a) TDC

No. of First Class No. of Second Class Pass %


b) Postgraduate

2006 1 18 91%

2007 6 12 90%

2008 7 14 90%

2009 2 9 97%

2010 6 16 92%

No. of First Class No. of Second Class Pass %

2006 2 46 96%

2007 49 98%

2008 47 91%

2009 4 48 97%

2010 23 26 100%

Centenary Gate (erected in 2001) Main Gate (erected in 2003-04)

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Bengali
Year of establishment Location E mail Website History : : : : : 1945 2nd Floor, Manik Chandra Barooah Administrative Building bangladeptcottoncollege_2009@rediffmail.com www.cottoncollege.org.in/bengali.htm

The teaching of Bengali language in Cotton College started in the year 1907-08 and in the same year a hand written Bengali magazine entitled ARUN was published by the Bengali students. Initially there was not a separate Department of Bengali and it was run under the supervision of Sanskrit department of the college. The teachers of Sanskrit department took classes of Bengali too. Prof. Ram Lal Kanjilal, who joined in Sanskrit department in 1910, was officially given the additional responsibility of teaching Bengali besides Sanskrit. It is worth mentioning that the study and teaching of Bengali language in Assam was started from this Bengali department of Cotton College. Prof. A.T. Biswas, who joined in 1927, was the first full time teacher in Bengali. In 1945, Bengali department got the status of an independent department and Prof. Jatindra Mohan Bhattacharjee was the first Head of the Department. PG course was introduced in Bengali department in 1992.
HS Course Three years (six semesters) Degree Course (B.A.) Two years (four semesters) Post-Graduate Course (M.A.) One year Diploma in Cultural Studies (Self-financing)

Courses offered :

Faculty Members : Name Dr Mita Chakraborty, Head of the Department Dr Sipra Guha Neogi Ms. Banani Roy Dr Prasanta Chakraborty Dr Debjani De Ms. Madhupee Purkayastha Sri Prasun Barman Ongoing Minor Research Projects : Title of the Project
Recent publication of Poems &

Specialization Modern prose & poetry Tagore literature Literature Modern Prose Nineteenth century Prose Literature Literature

Funding Agency UGC UGC UGC

Principal Investigator Dr Mita Chakraborty Sri Prasun Barman Dr Prasanta Chakraborty

Diaries of Jibanananda Das


Bengali Prose Writings of Assam

in the Nineteenth Century Padmanath Bhattacharjee Bidyavinode : Life & Works Facilities

The department has one Seminar Library with about 900 books and is equipped with modern audiovisual teaching aids like OHP etc. It has got 2 computers having internet connectivity. Bengali department is a part of the multimedia Language Laboratory established in the college with a fund provided by the University Grants Commission under CPE Scheme to facilitate the learning of Bengali language besides some other languages so that the students can develop effective communication skills in these languages. Bengali department regularly organizes literary talks and Kavi Sammelan. The department has an association called Banga-Bhasa-sahitya-Samskriti Parishad. The association publishes the century old journal of the department, Arun. It has also published three books so far. Bengali department annually brings out its wall magazine named Udayan. b) Postgraduate
2007 2008 1 1 100% 2009 2010 2006 2007 1 50% 2008 4 100% 2009 4 100% 2010 1 50%

Activities :

Examination Result : a) TDC


2006 1 100%

No. of First Class No. of Second Class Pass %

No. of First Class No. of Second Class Pass %

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Biotechnology
Year of establishment Location Website History : : : : 2008 3rd Floor, Manik Chandra Barooah Administrative Building www.cottoncollege.org.in/biotech.htm

The Department of Biotechnology was established as the most recent discipline in Cotton College in the year 2008. The B.Sc. in Biotechnology has been introduced in the college from the academic session 2008-09. This course has been started in the department as a self- financing, 3 years Degree Course with six Semesters, which is affiliated to Gauhati University. The department is functioning with three technical faculties in addition to the in-house faculty pool from the allied subjects and branches. Biotechnology department has been receiving financial assistance from the UGC since 2008-09 under the scheme Rejuvenation of Basic Scientific Research in Indian Universities/PG Colleges.

Courses offered : Three years (six semesters) Degree Course (B.Sc.) (Self-financing) Faculty Members (Adhoc basis) : Name Sri Manoj Kumar Das Ms. Ajanita Mazumdar Dr Novonita Baruah Facilities : Specialization Food Biotechnology --Plant Cell Tissue & Organ Culture

The department is fully equipped with an independent laboratory for teaching practical Biotechnology in the Degree level. The department has one Seminar Library with about 100 books. It has got 2 computers having internet connectivity.

Bodo
Year of establishment Location E mail Website History : : : : : 1994 1st Floor, Manik Chandra Barooah Administrative Building biru_gb@rediffmail.com www.cottoncollege.org.in/bodo.htm

On 21st of November 1994, Bodo Department of Cotton College was started as a result of the endeavor of Cotton College Union Society and the Bodo Sahitya Sabha in the meeting held in the Kalaguru Bishnu Rabha Auditorium, Cotton College. This department was opened for the convenience of the HS and TDC students of Cotton College, eager to opt for Bodo language as MIL. HS Course Three years (six semesters) Degree Course (B.A.) [only as a subsidiary subject] One year Diploma in Cultural Studies (Self-financing) Specialization Language & Literature

Courses offered :

Faculty Member : Name Sri Birupaksha Giri Basumatary Facilities :

The department has one Seminar Library with about 500 books. It has got one computer having internet connectivity. Bodo department is a part of the multimedia Language Laboratory established in the college with a fund provided by the University Grants Commission under CPE Scheme to facilitate the learning of Bodo language besides some other languages so that the students can develop effective communication skills in these languages. Bodo department regularly brings out its yearly magazine named Cottonsa under the banner of the Bodo Literary Society. The wall magazine of the department named Khampha (The Pillar) is also published regularly.

Activities :

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Botany
Year of establishment Location Phone E mail Website History : : : : : : 1927 Dighalipukhuri (West) 0361 - 2601991 ccgbotany@yahoo.in www.cottoncollege.org.in/botany.htm

The Department of Botany was established in Cotton College in 1927. It was the first Botany department in the entire NE Region and Prof. Atul Chandra Dutta was its founder Head. The first year I.Sc. Class in Botany was started on 22nd July, 1927 in a small corner of the old Physics Laboratory (presently Bhuban Ram Das Bhawan) with a batch of 47 students. On 4th March, 1935, the department was shifted to its new premises and till today it is functioning from there. 25th October 1936 was a remarkable day for the department as Sir Jagdish Chandra Bose paid a visit to the department. In 1941, the department got affiliation to start B.Sc. course in Botany. The PG course in Botany under Gauhati University was introduced in this department in 1974. The Laboratories of the department have been recognized by Gauhati University for carrying out Ph.D. research. Botany department has been receiving financial assistance from the UGC since 2008-09 under the scheme Rejuvenation of Basic Scientific Research in Indian Universities/PG Colleges.

Courses offered : HS Course Three years (six semesters) Degree Course (B.Sc.) Two years (four semesters) Post-Graduate Course (M.Sc.) Faculty Members : Name Dr Manju Rani Devi, Head of the Department Dr Purnima Devi Dr Pradip Kumar Baruah Dr Saranga Ranjan Patgiri Dr Karabi Goswami Dr Mina Ram Nath Sri Dandadhar Borah Dr Ruma Sarma Dr Mandira Sarma Dr Jinu Devi Rajkumari Dr Reetooparna Patowary Kakati Ms. Jayati Das Ms. Manju Deori Ms. Jayashree Chakrabarty Vacant Vacant Ongoing Minor Research Projects : Title of the Project Assessment of Bio-diversity of Grass of Kamrup District Studies on the role of PGRS in cultivation of Jasmine, Camellia, Azalea used in floriculture and their possibilities in uplifting the economic condition of rural areas of Kamrup District, Assam Funding Agency UGC UGC Principal Investigator Dr Purnima Devi Dr Ruma Sarma Specialization Microbiology Angiosperm Taxonomy Microbiology Microbiology Plant Physiology & Bio-Chemistry Plant Physiology & Bio-Chemistry Angiosperm Taxonomy Plant Physiology & Bio-Chemistry Mycology & Plant Pathology Cyto-Genetics & Plant Breeding Plant Physiology & Bio-Chemistry Higher Plant Ecology Higher Plant Ecology Plant Physiology & Bio-Chemistry

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Production potential of Trigonella foenum-graecum under different mutagen treatment Recognized Ph.D. Guides of the Department : Name of the Teacher

UGC

Dr Jinu Devi Rajkumari

Recognizing University Gauhati University Gauhati University Gauhati University Gauhati University Gauhati University Assam University

Dr Ranjit Nath Bhattacharyya (Retired Teacher) Dr Aparna Bujarbaruah (Retired Teacher) Dr Manju Rani Devi Dr Purnima Devi Dr Pradip Kumar Baruah Dr Mina Ram Nath Facilities :

The department has one Seminar Library with 1686 books, 6 Laboratories, one Museum, one Herbarium, one Greenhouse and is well equipped with modern audio-visual teaching aids like OHP, Slide Projector, LCD projector etc. It has got a separate Computer Room with 6 computers having internet connectivity. A tissue culture laboratory has also been developed recently. Botany department regularly organizes workshops, seminars, popular scientific talks etc. at different levels. Since 2000, the department has been organizing Prof. A.C. Dutta Memorial Lecture annually in memory of Late Prof. Atul Chandra Dutta, the great legendary teacher and the founder Head of Botany department. Prof. A.C. Dutta Memorial Awards have been conferred on the students who secure highest mark in Biology in HS st (Final) examination under AHSEC and 1 rank in Botany (Major) in TDC (Final) examination under Gauhati University and also conferred to the Botany (Major) topper among the students of Cotton College since 2001. The department, under the banner of the Botanical Hobby Centre, Cotton College has also been organizing Prof. Parukutty Baruah Memorial Lecture and award giving ceremony since 2001 in memory of Late Prof. Parukutty Baruah, a former teacher of the department . A few teachers of the department have developed a low cost module to study microorganisms at school level in collaboration with the Assam Science, Technology and Environment Council and with financial support from RVPSP, DST, Govt. of India. The DST has enlisted this kit as one of the major achievements of the department and has taken steps to popularize it throughout the country. Botany department, under the banner of Botanical Hobby Centre has organized one National brainstorming workshop on Microorganism, one National, one Regional and one State level Teachers Orientation Training workshops on the topic Let us observe and learn Microorganisms since 2005. Since 2006, Botanical Hobby Centre has also been participating every year in the National Environment Awareness Campaign (NEAC) of the Ministry of Environment & Forest, Govt. of India. In 2011, Botany department successfully organized the UGC sponsored National Seminar on Plant Resource Management and Conservation Strategies in NE India. One popular scientific magazine entitled Malancha is regularly published by the department. Botany department also brings out its wall magazine named Gulancha annually.

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NET/SET/JRF/GATE/GRE Qualifier (2006-2010) : NET 1 and SET 3 Examination Result : a) TDC

b) Postgraduate

Special Distinction No. of First Class No. of Second Class Pass %

2006 5 4 100%
2 00 6

2007 9 7 88%
20 0 7 14 2 1 00 %

2008 10 6 94%
2 00 8 12 1 0 0%

2009 11 5 100%
2 0 09 2 n d & 3 rd ra n ks 14 10 0 %

2010 1st rank 21 7 100%


2 0 10 1 st & 2 n d ra nk s 12 100%

S p ec ia l D istin c tion N o . of F irst C las s N o . o f S ec on d C lass P ass %

10 1 0 0%

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Chemistry
Year of establishment Location Phone E mail Website History : : : : : : 1901 Chemistry Department Complex 0361 - 2603629 chem.ccg@rediffmail.com www.cottoncollege.org.in/chemistry.htm

The Department of Chemistry, Cotton College was among the first few departments started in the year 1901. Prof. Chunilal De was the first teacher of the department who taught both Chemistry and Physics. Since its inception, this department has been functioning from the original 110 years old first building of Cotton College. In 2001, a new building, the Harish Chandra Goswami Bhawan, was constructed by the side of the old building in order to cater the need of the increasing number of students. The B.Sc. Honours (now called Major) Course in Chemistry was introduced in 1913-14 under Calcutta University. The Post-Graduate Course in the department under Gauhati University was started in 1974. The Laboratories of the department were recognized by Gauhati University for carrying out Ph.D. research in 1998. Presently, there are 7 registered Ph.D. scholars in this department. Chemistry department received financial assistance from DST, Govt. of India under its Fund for Infrastructure Development in Science & Technology in Higher Educational Institution (FIST) programme. The department has also been receiving financial assistance from the UGC since 2008-09 under the scheme Rejuvenation of Basic Scientific Research in Indian Universities/PG Colleges.

Courses offered : HS Course Three years (six semesters) Degree Course (B.Sc.) Two years (four semesters) Post-Graduate Course (M.Sc.) Faculty Members : Name Dr Archana Sarma Goswami, Head of the Department Ms. Bidyabati Bhuyan Bordoloi Dr Saad Uddin Choudhury Dr Kishore Kumar Sarma Dr Prahash Chandra Sarma Dr Pankaj Malla Bujar Barua Dr Arabinda Chandra Nath Ms. Sonali Borah Hazarika Dr Ritu Raj Kalita Dr Mausumi Ganguly Dr Nirada Devi Sri Manjit Kumar Bhattacharyya Sri Angshuman Gogoi Vacant Vacant Vacant Vacant Vacant Ongoing Major Project : Title of the Project Popularization of Science of Water Quality through Water Testing Funding Agency Assam Science, Technology & Environment Council (ASTEC) Principal Investigator Dr Archana Sarma Goswami Specialization Inorganic Chemistry Physical Chemistry Organic Chemistry Inorganic Chemistry Organic Chemistry Organic Chemistry Organic Chemistry Organic Chemistry Physical Chemistry Organic Chemistry Organic Chemistry Inorganic Chemistry Inorganic Chemistry

Ongoing Minor Research Projects : Title of the Project Funding Agency Identification of non-degradable UGC components of petroleum in soil influenced by Oxidizing Agents Synthesis of analytical investigation of UGC

Principal Investigator Dr Prahash Chandra Sarma Dr Sudarsan Barua

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heterocyclic azodyes for trace determination of metal ions To prepare semiconductor nanoparticles within polymer matrix and study of optical and optoelectronic properties Green synthesis of Imidazols Design & synthesis of AMPS-dased hydrogels for biomedical applications

UGC UGC ICMR

Ms Bidyabati Bhuyan Bordoloi Dr Nirada Devi Dr Nirada Devi

Recognized Ph.D. Guides of the Department : Name of the Teacher Dr Bijoy Krishna Sen (Retired Teacher) Dr Satyendra Kumar Choudhury (Former Teacher) Dr Sudarsan Barua (Present Vice-Principal) Dr Archana Sarma Goswami Dr Pankaj Malla Bujar Barua Dr Mousumi Ganguly Dr Nirada Devi Dr Saad Uddin Choudhury Facilities : Recognizing University Gauhati University Gauhati University Gauhati University Gauhati University Gauhati University Gauhati University Gauhati University NIT, Durgapur

The department has one Seminar Library with about 1700 books and 6 volumes of journals; 14 Laboratories for the undergraduate, post-graduate students & research scholars, and is well equipped with modern audio-visual teaching aids like OHP, LCD projector etc. It has got a separate Computer Room with 11 computers having internet connectivity. Chemistry department has an Instrumentation Room equipped with UV-Vis Spectrophotometer, IR Spectrophotometer, Nephelometer, Flame photometer and Cyclic Voltammeter. Chemistry department regularly organizes workshops, guest lectures, scientific talks etc. Since 2006, it has organized two National level Workshops, one on Computers in Chemistry, sponsored by UGC and another on Green Chemistry, sponsored by DST. The department has been organizing a series of Memorial Lecture annually since 2005 in memory of Late Soumendralal Mukherjee, an eminent Scientist. Since the year 2005, Prof. Jadulal Mukherjee Memorial Awards, in memory of Late Prof. Jadulal Mukherjee, former Head of the Department, have been conferred on the students who secure highest marks in Chemistry in HS (Final) examination and in Chemistry (Major) in TDC (Part-III) examination among the students of Cotton College. The department under the banner of the Cotton College Chemical Society publishes an annual magazine entitled Molecule, and regularly organizes seminars, workshops, quiz competitions, exhibitions & science popularization programme. The Society has also released an educational CD The Magic World of Chemistry. Recently, Chemistry department has formed an Alumni Association comprising of the past and present students and faculty members. The department also brings out its wall magazine named The Clarion annually.

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NET/SET/JRF/GATE/GRE Qualifier (2006-2010) : NET 10; GATE 6 and GRE 1 Examination Result : a) TDC

2006 2nd rank 13 2 93%

2007 2nd rank 9 2 100%

2008 9 2 80%

2009 3rd rank 9 2 92%

Special Distinction No. of First Class No. of Second Class Pass %


b) Postgraduate

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No. of First Class No. of Second Class Pass %

2006 5 3 80%

2007 11 5 100%

2008 11 3 93%

2009 10 3 93%

2010 11 1 100%

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Computer Science & Information Technology (IT)


Year of establishment Location Phone & Fax E mail Website History : : : : : : 2003 1st Floor, Students Day Home 0361 - 2608074 hod_cs@cottoncollege.org www.cottoncollege.org.in/computer.htm

The Cotton College Computer and IT education center was inaugurated on 30 July, 2003 at the first floor of the Students Day Home of the College premise. The North East Council, Shillong, had funded the center initially. In the year 2004, this Center was upgraded to a full-fledged department with the appointment of one regular faculty member. In 2006, B.Sc. (Major) course in Computer Science was introduced in the department. Computer Science & IT department has also been receiving financial assistance from the UGC since 2008-09 under the scheme Rejuvenation of Basic Scientific Research in Indian Universities/PG Colleges. HS Course Three years (six semesters) Degree Course (B.Sc.) Three years (six semesters) Bachelor of Computer Application (BCA) Course (Self-financing) One year Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Application (PGDCA) Course (Self-financing) Certificate Course in Hardware & Networking (Self-financing) Specialization Web technology& Data Mining Specialization Networking Networking Web technology& AI Web technology& AI DBMS Electronics

Courses offered :

Faculty Member : Name Ms. Sangita Baruah, Head of the Department Associate Faculties (Adhoc basis) : Name Sri Anupam Das Sri Samarjit Das Md. Atowar-Ul-Islam Ms. Nabanita Das Sri Biswajit Das Sri Kashyap Mahanta Facilities :

The Department of Computer Science & IT has three Computer Rooms with 54 computers having internet connectivity, 2 printers and 1 scanner. The Seminar Library has 324 books. The department is equipped with modern audio-visual teaching aids like OHP etc. Computer Science & IT department regularly organizes guest lectures, scientific talks etc. by well known speakers from various organizations.

Activities :

Examination Result : a) TDC

2009 Special Distinction No. of First Class No. of Second Class Pass % 1st, 2nd & 3rd ranks 4 67%

2010 3rd rank 6 3 90%

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Economics
Year of establishment Location E mail Website : : : : 1914 1st Floor, Banikanta Kakati Bhawan ccgeco@gmail.com www.cottoncollege.org.in/economics.htm

History : Since 1914, Economics has been the part of an umbrella department known as the Department of Economics, Political Science and Civics, where Prof. A.E. Brown was the founder teacher. The Department of Economics was established as an independent department of Cotton College in the year 1962 and Prof. Ikramuddin Saikia was the first Head of the Department. The Post-Graduate Course in the department under Gauhati University was started in 1985. Courses offered : HS Course Three years (six semesters) Degree Course (B.A. & B.Sc.) Two years (four semesters) Post-Graduate Course (M.A. & M.Sc.) Specialization Labour Economics, Agricultural Economics Econometrics, Agricultural Economics Mathematical Economics Monetary Economics & Banking, Public Finance Econometrics, International Economics Quantitative Economics Environmental Economics, Fiscal Studies Banking & Finance, International Economics Econometrics Demography Econometrics Econometrics, Mathematical Economics Principal Investigator Dr Prodip Kumar Adhyapok Co-Investigators
Dr Bandana Sharma, Department of Statistics Dr Sangeeta Barthakur, Department of Statistics

Faculty Members : Name Sri Buddhadev Mahanta, Head of the Department Dr Padma Sharma Ms. Manisha Sarma Ms. Anjalee Devee Dr Gautam Mazumdar Dr Prodip Kumar Adhyapok Sri Manoj Kumar Talukdar Sri Suresh Kumar Nath Ms. Chandrima Chakravarty Ms. Mitali Das Ms. Biswarupa Sarma Ms. Shahnaaz Benazir Ongoing Major Research Project : Title of the Project Funding Agency Assam : level of development UGC an inter-district study

Ongoing Minor Research Projects : Title of the Project Funding Agency Impact assessment of an irrigation scheme UGC on agricultural production, Kamrup (Kopili FIS) Growth of entrepreneurship in SSI sector in Assam UGC - a study during Post Independence period Recognized Ph. D. Guides of the Department : Name of the Teacher Dr Padma Sharma Dr Prodip Adhyapok Dr Gautam Mazumdar Facilities : Principal Investigator Dr Padma Sharma Sri Suresh Kumar Nath

Recognizing University Periyar University & Madurai Kamraj University Periyar University, IGNOU & Dravidian University Tilak Maharashtra Vidyapeeth (Deemed University)

The department has one Seminar Library with about 1,000 books and is well equipped with modern audio-visual teaching aids like OHP, LCD projector etc. It has got a separate Computer Room with 5 computers having internet connectivity. Economics department regularly organizes guest lectures, Union & State Budget discussions, workshops, seminars, interactions, parent-teacher meet, counseling to students etc. In 2004, the department organized

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one National level Seminar. The department under the banner of the Cotton College Economic Forum publishes a journal named Econ. Economica is another journal published by the students of the department. Economics department also brings out its wall magazine named Economic Buzz annually. NET/SET/JRF/GATE/GRE Qualifier (2006-2010) : SET 1 Examination Result : a) TDC

2006 Special Distinction No. of First Class No. of Second Class Pass % 12 42 96%

2007 13 39 89%

2008 15 44 98%

2009 1 , 2nd & 3rd ranks 24 44 97%


st

2010 1 , 2nd & 3rd ranks 19 45 95%


st

b) Postgraduate

No. of First Class No. of Second Class Pass %

2006 35 61%

2007 12 41%

2008 18 64%

2009 1 20 64%

2010 1 29 83%

Students in Library

Students in Laboratory

Students in Computer Laboratory

Students in Annual College Week

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Education
Year of establishment Location E mail Website History : : : : : 1959 2nd Floor, Manik Chandra Barooah Administrative Building edu.departmentcottoncollege@gmail.com www.cottoncollege.org.in/education.htm

The Department of Education was established in Cotton College in 1959 and Dr Lakhahira Das was its founder Head. The PG course in Education under Gauhati University was introduced in this department in 1985. A Psychological Laboratory was started here in 1975. HS Course Three years (six semesters) Degree Course (B.A) Two years (four semesters) Post-Graduate Course (M.A.) 6 months Certificate Course in Montessori Teachers Training (Self-financing)

Courses offered : Nodal Department : Faculty Members :

Name Dr Rupa Das Borbora, Head of the Department Dr Meena Kumari Devi Ms. Sadhana Goswami Dr Deepali Goswami Dr Juri Mahanta Ms. Chitra Sarma Dr Phunu Das Vacant Recognized Ph. D. Guides of the Department : Name of the Teacher Dr Rupa Das Borbora Dr Parbin Rabia Akhtar (Retired Teacher) Facilities : Activities :

Specialization Primary Education Adult & Continuing Education Environmental Education Women Education Tribal Education Primary Education Primary Education

Recognizing University Gauhati University Gauhati University

The department has one Seminar Library with about 243 books and is well equipped with modern audiovisual teaching aids like LCD projector, OHP etc. It has got 2 computers having internet connectivity. Education department has so far organized one National level Seminar and one each State level Seminar and Workshop besides holding guest lectures, talks etc. by renowned speakers time to time. The department has the unique distinction of organizing parent-teacher meet regularly. The department under the banner of the Educational Association organizes time to time various competitions among students, health camps, HIV-AIDS awareness programme, Street play on literacy etc. Education department also brings out its wall magazine named Anuranan annually.

NET/SET/JRF/GATE/GRE Qualifier (2006-2010) : NET 7; SET - 3 Examination Result : a) TDC

2006 9 13 100%
2006

2007 8 10 100%
2007 9 16 96%
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2008 5 17 100%
2008 19 9 97%

Special Distinction No. of First Class No. of Second Class Pass %


b) Postgraduate

2009 1st, 2nd & 3rd ranks 15 2 100%


2009 2nd rank 24 6 100%

2010 3 rank 9 11 100%


2010 2nd & 3rd ranks 12 16 93%
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Special Distinction No. of First Class No. of Second Class Pass %

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English
Year of establishment Location Website History : : : : 1901 2nd Floor, Banikanta Kakati Bhawan www.cottoncollege.org.in/english.htm

The Department of English has been an integral part of Cotton College since 1901, the year the college itself came into being. For more than a century now it has been playing a pivotal role in contributing to the academic and cultural life of the entire northeastern region of the country. Prof. F.W. Sdmersen, founder Principal of Cotton College also taught English initially for two years. Prof. Narendranath Roy, who joined the college in 1903, was the first full time teacher of the department. From the session 1913-14, Honours (now called Major) Course in English was introduced under Calcutta University. M.A. course in English (Group-A) under Calcutta University was introduced in Cotton College in 1914 and that was the beginning of Post-Graduate education in Assam. However, with the close of the session 1932-33, the M.A. classes in English were abolished due to economic depression. Again PG course in English under Gauhati University was started in this department only in 1979. HS Course Three years (six semesters) Degree Course (B.A.) Two years (four Semesters) Post-Graduate Course (M.A.) 6 months Certificate Course in Functional English (Self-financing) One year Diploma in Cultural Studies (Self-financing) 6 months Certificate Course in Montessori Teachers Training (Self-financing)

Courses offered : Faculty Members :

Name Dr Gautam Sarma, Head of the Department Ms. Aditi Sharma Sri Amlandeep Das Sri Santanu Phukan Dr Abanti Barua Dr Geetam Sarma Dr Garima Kalita Dr Arunabha Bhuyan Sri Kiron Chandra Bhuyan Dr Rakhee Kalita Moral Dr Deetimali Barua Nath Ms. Afsana Begum Borbhuyan Dr Merry Baruah Bora Sri Dhrubajyoti Das Ms. Sanghamitra Sadhu Dr Arpana Nath Ms. Kalpana Bora Barman Vacant Recognized Ph. D. Guides of the Department : Name of the Teacher Dr Partha Sarathi Misra (Retired Teacher) Dr Gautam Sarma Dr Rakhee Kalita Moral Facilities :

Specialization Renaissance Drama, Literary Criticism, Indian Drama English Language Teaching & Phonetics Seventeenth Century Poetry, Drama Fiction, Drama and Phonetics Fiction and Indian English Literature American Fiction, Modernism Modern Fiction, Literary Theory, European Literature Fiction and Indian Fiction in English American Fiction Literary Theory, American Poetry, Modernism Fiction and Indian writing in English Linguistics and Indian writing in English Literary Theory, Indian writing in English, American writing Literary Criticism, Fiction Literary Theory Literary Theory, Indian writing in English Indian writing in English, Womens writing

Recognizing University Gauhati University Singhania University Gauhati University

The department has one Seminar Library equipped with books, journals and modern audio-visual teaching aids. It has got 5 computers having internet connectivity. The department is part of the multimedia Language Laboratory established in the college with a fund provided by the University Grants Commission

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under CPE Scheme to facilitate the learning of the English and other languages so that the students can develop effective communication skills in these languages. Activities : English department regularly organizes workshops, guest lectures, talks etc. The department publishes a Departmental journal entitled Negotiations and another student journal entitled Voices. English department has two intra-departmental associations namely English Association and Shakespeare Society, under whose banner various academic as well as extracurricular activities are carried out. The department also brings out its wall magazine named Graphiti annually.

NET/SET/JRF/GATE/GRE Qualifier (2006-2010) : NET - 14 Examination Result : a) TDC

No. of First Class No. of Second Class Pass %


b) Postgraduate

2006 53 96%

2007 63 97%

2008 -

2009 36 72%

2010 54 97%

Special Distinction No. of First Class No. of Second Class Pass %

2006 43 96%

2007 1st rank 47 96%

2008 37 77%

2009 24 48%

2010 38 77%

Kabiguru Rabindranath Tagore in Cotton College in 1919

Netaji Subhash Ch. Bose in Cotton College in 1938

Dr S. Radhakrishnan in Cotton College in 1949


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Geography
Year of establishment Location Phone & Fax E mail Website History : : 1959 : : : : 2nd Floor, Banikanta Kakati Bhawan 0361-2541459 geographycotton@yahoo.com www.cottoncollege.org.in/geography.htm

The Department of Geography was established in the year 1959. On 19th August, 1959, the department was started with Commercial Geography as one of the subjects of Pre-University (PU) Course. Prof. Tirtha Nath Borkataky was the founder Head and the lone faculty in the department till the opening of the degree course. This department was upgraded to a Degree Department in the year 1961 and in 1962, Honours (now Major) Course was started. The subject was taught in both Arts & Science streams. From the session 1984-85, PG Course was started under Gauhati University. The Laboratories of the department have been recognized by Gauhati University for carrying out Ph.D. research. 9 scholars have already got Ph.D. degree working in the department and presently, there are 29 registered Ph.D. scholars in this department. Geography department has received the financial assistance from DST, Govt. of India under its Fund for Infrastructure Development in Science & Technology in Higher Educational Institution (FIST) programme. The department has also been receiving financial assistance from the UGC since 2008-09 under the scheme Rejuvenation of Basic Scientific Research in Indian Universities/PG Colleges. HS Course Three years (six semesters) Degree Course (B.A. & B.Sc.) Two years (four semesters) Post-Graduate Course (M.A. & M.Sc.)

Courses offered :

Faculty Members : Name Specialization Dr Bhaben Ch. Kalita, Head of the Department Political, Social and Environmental Geography Dr Mahfuza Rahman Medical Geography, Social Geography & Cartography Dr Rupali Phukan Bhuyan Regional Planning & Gender Geography Dr Jayasree Borah Regional Planning & Social Geography Dr Pradip Sharma Cartography; Regional Planning & Wetland studies Dr Narayan Chetry Cartography, GIS & Remote Sensing Dr Manoj Hazarika Regional Planning & Geoinformatics Dr Barnali Gogoi Fluvial Geomorphology & Urban Geography Dr Mala Dutta Agricultural Geography & Geographical Thought Dr Madhushree Das on lien Ms. Rituporna Bhattacharjee on study leave Ms. Pallabi Borah Social & Urban Geography Dr Parijat Borgohain Social & Urban Geography Vacant Ongoing Major Research Project : Title of the Project Geo-environmental problems and its impacts on sustainable development of Lower Digaru Basin, Assam Ongoing Minor Research Project : Title of the Project Impact of Toklai Research Centre on the member tea gardens Funding Agency UGC Principal Investigator Dr Jayasree Borah Funding Agency UGC Investigators Principal Investigator : Dr Ranjan Saikia (Retired Teacher) Co-Investigator : Dr Pradip Sharma

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Recognized Ph. D. Guides of the Department : Name of the Teacher Dr Ranjan Saikia (Retired Teacher) Dr Bhaben Ch. Kalita Dr Mahfuza Rahman Dr Jayasree Borah Dr Pradip Sharma Facilities :

Recognizing University Gauhati University Gauhati University Gauhati University Gauhati University Gauhati University

The department has one Seminar Library with 1084 books and 4 Laboratories including one Remote Sensing & GIS Laboratory with 18 computers and one Server having up-to-date GIS & Image Processing software as well as internet connectivity, 1 plotter, 3 scanners and 4 GPS. Geography department is well equipped with modern audio-visual teaching aids like OHP, LCD projector etc. It has got Photocopying facility too. The Disaster Management Unit of the department generates awareness through extension activities for the schools, colleges and community at large. Geography department regularly organizes guest lectures, talks etc. by renowned speakers of National as well as International repute. The department under the banner of the Cotton College Geographic Forum regularly organizes Seminar and Quiz competition for college students in collaboration with Assam Remote Sensing Application Centre. The department has organized one AHSEC sponsored Refresher Course in Geography for HS and Junior College teachers. The 52nd Annual Technical Session of Assam Science Society was held in this department in 2007. In 2009, a UGC sponsored National Seminar on Changing Face of Geography and Challenges Ahead was organized by the department. In 2010, an IGU Commission International Seminar on Land Use, Bio-diversity and Climate Change has sucessfully been organized by the department. Geography department also brings out its wall magazine named Dharitri annually.

Activities :

NET/SET/JRF/GATE/GRE Qualifier (2006-2010) : JRF - 1, Rajiv Gandhi Fellow - 1, NET 5; SET - 6 Examination Result : a) TDC
2006 Special Distinction No. of First Class No. of Second Class Pass % 14 8 100%
2006 Special Distinction No. of First Class No. of Second Class Pass % 1 rank 17 3 100%
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2007 1 rank 6 14 100%


2007 1st , 2nd & 3rd ranks 13 8 100%
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2008 1 rank 13 9 100%


2008 2 rank 10 8 100%
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2009 10 11 100%
2009 1st & 3rd ranks 17 6 100%

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2010 1st & 2nd ranks 17 13 100%


2010 1st , 2nd & 3rd ranks 17 6 100%

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Sir C.V. Raman in Cotton College in 1952

Frontier Gandhi in Cotton College in 1970

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Geology
Year of establishment Location E mail Website History : : : : : 1959 1st Floor, KBR Hall cottongeol@rediffmail.com www.cottoncollegegeology.org www.cottoncollege.org.in/geology.htm

Geology department of Cotton College was established in the year 1959 as an Undergraduate Department under Gauhati University. Prof. Hare Krishna Gayan was the founder Head of the Department. Initially the department was opened in a small outhouse belonging to Zoology department, Cotton College. It was later shifted to the present Anthropology department of Cotton College for a short period and was finally shifted to the first floor of the Union Hall (now called Kalaguru Bishnuprasad Rabha Prekhhagriha) where it now occupies almost the entire building except the auditorium. At the initial stage, only B.Sc. (General) course was offered by this department. In the year 1963, B.Sc. (Honours) [now called Major] course was introduced in this department while the department attained the Post-Graduate status in 1986 under Gauhati University. Geology department has received the financial assistance from DST, Govt. of India under its Fund for Infrastructure Development in Science & Technology in Higher Educational Institution (FIST) programme. The department has also been receiving financial assistance from the UGC since 2009-10 under the scheme Rejuvenation of Basic Scientific Research in Indian Universities/PG Colleges. HS Course Three years (six semesters) Degree Course (B.Sc.) Two years (four semesters) Post-Graduate Course (M.Sc.) 4 weeks Certificate Course in Concept of GIS & GPS (Self-financing) 4 weeks Certificate Course in Principles of Remote Sensing (Self-financing)

Courses offered :

Faculty Members : Name Dr Hemangi Sarma, Head of the Department Dr Madhurjyajit Chakravartty Ms. Reema Das Dr Abhijit Bardoloi Dr Santanu Sarma Sri Tamal Barma Sri Satyajit Kataki Sri Paragjyoti Dutta Ms. Anamika Gogoi Vacant Ongoing Minor Research Project : Title of the Project Study of spatial variability of chemical quality of groundwater in parts of Nagaon & Morigaon districts, Assam using RS & GIS Facilities : Funding Agency UGC Principal Investigator Sri Satyajit Kataki Specialization Structural Geology & Metamorphic Petrology Geomorphology & Sedimentology Hydrogeology Structural Geology & Metamorphic Petrology Geoinformatics & Environmental Geology Sedimentology Economic Geology & Hydrogeology Economic Geology Igneous Petrology

The department has one Seminar Library with 955 books, one Museum, 8 Laboratories including one GIS & Remote Sensing Laboratory with 8 computers having up-to-date GIS & Image Processing software as well as internet connectivity, 1 plotter, 1 scanner and 2 GPS. Geology department is well equipped with modern audiovisual teaching aids like OHP, LCD projectors, Movie projector, PA system etc. Geology department regularly organizes guest lectures, talks etc. by renowned speakers. Since 2004, the department has been organizing a series of Memorial Lecture annually in memory of Late Dr Nalin Ch. Baruah, a former teacher of the Department. Since the year 2006, Dr Pabindranath Datta Memorial gold medal, in memory of Late Dr Pabindranath Datta, a former teacher of the department, has been awarded to the student who secures 1st rank in Geology (Major) in TDC (Part-III) examination under Gauhati University. From the last academic year, Dr Pabindranath Datta Memorial silver medal has also been awarded to the student of Cotton College having Geology (Major), who secures highest aggregate marks in subsidiary subjects in TDC (Part-III) examination under Gauhati University. The department under the banner of the Cotton College Geology Club regularly organizes exposure trips for students. Geology department also brings out its wall magazine named Prabah annually.

Activities :

Examination Result : a) TDC


Special Distinction No. of First Class No. of Second Class Pass % 2006 2nd & 3rd ranks 2 3 83% 2007 1st rank 12 5 94% 2008 1st rank 17 6 100% 2009 1st, 2nd & 3rd ranks 20 4 100% 2010 1st & 2nd ranks 14 1 88%

b) Postgraduate
No. of First Class No. of Second Class Pass % 2006 2 7 100% 2007 2 3 100% 2008 2009 1 1 100% 2010 11 1 100%

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Hindi
Year of establishment Location E mail Website History : : : : : 1963 New Arts Building cottonhindi@rediffmail.com www.cottoncollege.org.in/hindi.htm

The Department of Hindi was established in the year 1963. Dr. Paresh Chandra Deva Sarma was the founder Head of the Department. At the initial stage, only HS and B.A. (Pass) courses were offered by this department. From the session 1972-73, B.A. (Honours) [now called Major] course was introduced in this department while the department attained the Post-Graduate status from the session 1992-93 under Gauhati University. HS Course Three years (six semesters) Degree Course (B.A.) Two years (four semesters) Post-Graduate Course (M.A.) One year Diploma in Cultural Studies (Self-financing)

Courses offered : Faculty Members :

Name Specialization Dr Amulya Barman, Head of the Department Surdas Ms. Chhaya Bhattacharyya Surdas Sri Narayan Talukdar Kathasahitya Dr Bhusan Chandra Pathak -----------(on lien)----Dr Kusum Kunja Malakar Krishna Kavya Recognized Ph. D. Guide of the Department : Name of the Teacher Dr Amulya Barman Facilities : Recognizing University Gauhati University; MK University

The department has one Seminar Library with 666 books and 8 documentary films related to well known Hindi writers of modern period. It has got one computer having internet connectivity. Hindi Department is a part of the multimedia Language Laboratory established in the college with a fund provided by the University Grants Commission under CPE Scheme to facilitate the learning of Hindi language besides some other languages so that the students can develop effective communication skills in these languages. Hindi department regularly organizes guest lectures, talks etc. on literary issues by well known speakers. In 2006, the department has organized one National level Seminar cum Kavi Sanmelan in collaboration with the Sahitya Academy, New Delhi. The department under the banner of the Cotton College Hindi Sahitya Samiti has published two volumes of the departmental annual journal entitled Ankur. It also brings out its wall magazine named Prayas annually.

Activities :

NET/SET/JRF/GATE/GRE Qualifier (2006-2010) : NET 1 Examination Result : a) TDC

2006 Special Distinction No. of First Class No. of Second Class Pass % 1 8 100%
2006 8 100%

2007 1 8 100%
2007 9 100%
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2008 1 9 96%
2008 1 6 85%

2009 1 rank 1 8 100%


2009 14 93%
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2010 11 100%
2010 4 6 100%

b) Postgraduate

No. of First Class No. of Second Class Pass %

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History
Year of establishment Location E mail Website History : : : : : 1901 Ground Floor, Banikanta Kakati Bhawan histdeptt@yahoo.com www.cottoncollege.org.in/history.htm

The Department of History, Cotton College synchronizes its existence with the establishment of Cotton College itself in 1901. Since then the department has been associated with the noble task of imparting education in its own discipline and has shown exemplary performance both in teaching and research. Prof. Paresh Nath Lahiri was the first teacher of this department who taught History besides Sanskrit. At the initial stage, only HS and B.A. (Pass) courses were offered by this department. From the session 191314, B.A. (Honours) [now called Major] course was introduced in this department under Calcutta University while the department attained the Post-Graduate status in 1985 under Gauhati University. HS Course Three years (six semesters) Degree Course (B.A.) Two years (four semesters) Post-Graduate Course (M.A.) One year Diploma in Cultural Studies (Self-financing)

Courses offered : Faculty Members :

Name Dr Bhagaban Goswami, Head of the Department Dr Bandana Barua Ms. Ritu Thaosen Ms. Bornali Sarma Ms. Akunthita Borthakur Sri Chiranjib Sahu Sri Manas Jyoti Kakati Vacant Facilities : Activities :

Specialization Ancient Indian History Modern Indian History Ancient Indian History Modern Indian History Ancient Indian History International Relations Modern Indian History

The department has one Seminar Library with about 150 books and is well equipped with modern audiovisual teaching aids like OHP etc. It has got 1 computer having internet connectivity. History department under the banner of the History Association time to time organizes guest lectures, talks etc. by well known speakers. In 2004, it has organized a workshop on Historiography. The department also brings out its wall magazine named Sabda Prapat annually. Itihash Bithika is an irregularly published journal of the department.

NET/SET/JRF/GATE/GRE Qualifier (2006-2010) : NET 3; SET - 3 Examination Result : a) TDC

2006 Special Distinction No. of First Class No. of Second Class Pass % 25 100%

2007 25 100%

2008 1 rank 5 20 100%


st

2009 1 rank 9 14 98%


st

2010 1st rank 2 17 90%

b) Postgraduate

2006 Special Distinction No. of First Class No. of Second Class Pass % 4 27 80%

2007 27 75%

2008 28 76%

2009 3 rank 1 13 70%


rd

2010 4 31%

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Islamic Studies (Arabic & Persian)


Year of establishment Location E mail Website History : : : : : 1901 2nd Floor, Manik Chandra Barooah Administrative Building apudpt.cottoncollege@gmail.com www.cottoncollege.org.in/islamic.htm

The Department of Arabic and Persian (Islamic Studies ) was started in Cotton College from the very inception of the College in 1901. Prof. Maulvi Abu Nasr Muhammad Oheed was the founder Head of the Department who taught all the three languages - Arabic, Persian and Urdu. This department has been playing a vital role in the expansion of higher qualitative education in the field of Perso-Arabic literature in the NE Region in general and in Assam in particular. Initially, Calcutta University accorded affiliation to Intermediate Course in Arts in Arabic and Persian in 1907. In 1909, the University extended affiliation to B.A. (Pass) Course in both the subjects. Affiliation to Honours (now called Major) Course was granted to Persian in 1924 by Calcutta University and subsequently to Arabic in 1966 by Gauhati University. The PostGraduate Courses in Arabic and Persian under Gauhati University was started in this department in 1992. HS Course Three years (six semesters) Degree Course (B.A.) [in Arabic & Persian] Two years (four semesters) Post-Graduate Course (M.A.) [in Arabic & Persian]

Courses offered :

Faculty Members : Name Md. Ataur Rahman, Head of the Department Dr Roushan Ara Begum Dr Painuruddin Ahmed Dr Fazlur Rahman Dr Noor Uddin Ahmed Dr Abu Bakkar Siddique Md. Forman Ali Vacant Ongoing Minor Research Projects : Title of the Project Funding Agency Medieval history of Assam as depicted UGC by the historians through the Persian sources Principal Investigator Dr Painuruddin Ahmed Specialization Language & Literature Indo-Iranian Literature Classical Literature Language & Literature; Linguistics Language & Literature Language & Literature Modern Literature

Recognized Ph. D. Guide of the Department : Name of the Teacher Dr Painuruddin Ahmed Dr Noor Uddin Ahmed
Facilities :

Recognizing University Gauhati University Singhania University; CMJ University

The department has one Seminar Library with about 100 books and is well equipped with modern audiovisual teaching aids like LCD projector etc. It has got 2 computers having internet connectivity. Islamic Studies department is a part of the multimedia Language Laboratory established in the college with a fund provided by the University Grants Commission under CPE Scheme to facilitate the learning of Arabic and Persian languages besides some other languages so that the students can develop effective communication skills in these languages. The Department of Arabic and Persian (Islamic Studies ) under the banner of the Arabic Persian Study Circle organizes time to time guest lectures, talks etc. by well known speakers. In 2008, it organized a National Seminar on Iqbal and his philosophy in collaboration with the Department of Persian, Gauhati University. b) Postgraduate
2006
Arabic Persian

Activities :

Examination Result : a) TDC


2007
Arabic Persian

2008
Arabic Persian

2009
Arabic Persian 1 rank
st

2010
Arabic Persian

2006
Arabic Persian

2007
Arabic Persian

2008
Arabic Persian

2009
Arabic Persian

2010
Arabic Persian

Special Distinction No. of First Class No. of Second Class Pass %

1st rank

1 100%

1 3
100%

1 1
100%

2 2
100%

1
100%

1 rank

st

1
100%

4
100%

1 1
100%

3 100%

1 100%

No. of First Class No. of Second Class Pass %

3
100%

2 2
100%

3 5
100%

7 1
100%

4 2
100%

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Mathematics
Year of establishment Location E mail Website History : : : : : 1901 1st Floor, Manik Chandra Barooah Administrative Building cotcoldom@gmail.com www.cottoncollege.org.in/mathematics.htm

The Department of Mathematics was started in Cotton College from the very inception of the College in the year 1901. Prof. Indu Bhusan Brahmachary, an eminent scholar was the founder Head of this Department. Initially, the subject was taught in the Intermediate level and in the year 1910, Calcutta University accorded affiliation to the department to teach Mathematics at Degree level. From the session 1913-14, Honours (now called Major) Course in Mathematics was introduced under Calcutta University. The Post-Graduate Course in this department under Gauhati University was started in 1974. Mathematics department has received the financial assistance from DST, Govt. of India under its Fund for Infrastructure Development in Science & Technology in Higher Educational Institution (FIST) programme. The department has also been receiving financial assistance from the UGC since 2008-09 under the scheme Rejuvenation of Basic Scientific Research in Indian Universities/PG Colleges. HS Course Three years (six semesters) Degree Course (B.A. & B.Sc.) Two years (four semesters) Post-Graduate Course (M.A. & M.Sc.) One year Diploma in Bioinformatics (Self-financing) 6 months Certificate Course in Bioinformatics (Self-financing) 6 months Certificate Course in Montessori Teachers Training (Self-financing) 100 hours Certificate Course in Computer Science & IT (Self-financing)

Courses offered :

Faculty Members : Name Dr Sitanath Lahkar, Head of the Department Dr Dilip Kumar Sarma Dr Parag Kumar Deb Dr Nirupama Devi Ms. Anulekha Bhuyan Sri Rajib Kumar Bhuyan Dr Chandra Rekha Mahanta Sri Dilip Gogoi Dr Dipak Sarma Ms. Kalpana Sarma Sri Hiren Deka Sri Sankar Haloi Dr Jonali Choudhury Vacant Vacant Vacant Recognized Ph. D. Guides of the Department : Name of the Teacher Dr Nirupama Devi Dr Chandra Rekha Mahanta Dr Dipak Sarma Recognizing University Gauhati University Gauhati University Gauhati University Specialization Fluid Dynamics & Relativity Functional Analysis Graph Theory Fluid Dynamics & Relativity Modern Algebra Fluid Dynamics & Relativity Topology, Relativity & Operational Research Modern Algebra Fluid Dynamics & Relativity Modern Algebra & Functional Analysis Topology & Operator Theory Modern Algebra & Functional Analysis Modern Algebra & Topology

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Facilities :

The department has one Seminar Library with 1725 books and it is well equipped with modern audiovisual teaching aids like OHP, LCD projector etc. It has got an ultramodern Computer Room with 15 computers having internet connectivity. It has got Photocopying facility too. The department has a well furnished, air conditioned Research cum Conference Room, which was constructed with the financial grant from UGC under the scheme Rejuvenation of Basic Scientific Research in Indian Universities/PG Colleges. Mathematics department, under the banner of the Cotton College Mathematics Association regularly organizes guest lectures, talks and discussions on both scientific and socially related topics. Since the year 2004, Phanidhar Dutta Memorial Award, in memory of Late Prof. Phanidhar Dutta, former teacher of the department, has been conferred on the student who secures 1st rank in Mathematics (Major) among the students of Cotton College in TDC (Part-III) examination under Gauhati University. Another award in memory of Dr Dilip Kumar Das, 1935 batch Honours graduate of the department, has been instituted st from the year 2010 and it is being awarded to the 1 rank holder in Mathematics (Major) among the students of Cotton College in TDC (Part-III) examination under Gauhati University. The department has been organizing Rajani Kanta Chakravarty Memorial Lecture since 2009 in memory of Late Prof. Rajani Kanta Chakravarty, a former teacher of the department. Mathematics department also brings out two wall magazines named Ganit Prabah and Kuhi Pat annually.

Activities :

NET/SET/JRF/GATE/GRE Qualifier (2006-2010) : JRF 1 Examination Result : a) TDC

2006 Special Distinction No. of First Class No. of Second Class Pass % 4 10 79%

2007 7 41%

2008 9 15 76%

2009 2 rank 11 17 78%


nd

2010 8 15 73%

b) Postgraduate

No. of First Class No. of Second Class Pass %

2006 6 16 58%

2007 16 15 89%

2008 1 2 50%

2009 2 1 100%

2010 1 4 50%

Prof. R.S. Mali (Former Vice Chancellor, North Maharashtra University, Pune), Chairperson, NAAC Peer Team to Cotton College, delivering his key note address in the Exit Meeting held on 22nd December, 2010.

NAAC Peer Team members handing over the Assessment & Accreditation Report to Dr Indra Kumar Bhattacharyya, Principal, Cotton College in the Exit Meeting held on 22 nd December, 2010.

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Philosophy
Year of establishment Location E mail Website History : : : : : 1901 New Arts Building dept_philosophy95@yahoo.co.in www.cottoncollege.org.in/philosophy.htm

The Department of Philosophy, Cotton College is one among the few departments with which Cotton College started functioning in the year 1901. Prof. Indu Bhusan Brahmachary was the first teacher of the department who taught logic besides his own subjects - Mathematics. This department has the distinction of being one among the first six departments of Cotton College that offered Honours (now called Major) course in the B.A. Class from the session 1913-14 under Calcutta University. The department attained Post-Graduate status from the session 1992-93 under Gauhati University. HS Course Three years (six semesters) Degree Course (B.A.) Two years (four semesters) Post-Graduate Course (M.A.) 6 months Certificate Course in Montessori Teachers Training (Self-financing)

Courses offered :

Faculty Members : Name Dr Geeta Goswami, Head of the Department Sri Pradip Khataniar Dr Jagadish Patgiri Dr Sagarika Goswami Ms. Basanti Medhi Dr Sabitri Devi Ms. Kabita Payeng Ongoing Minor Research Projects : Title of the Project Philosophical traditions of Assam Recognized Ph. D. Guides of the Department : Name of the Teacher Dr Jagadish Patgiri Dr Sabitri Devi Facilities : Activities : Recognizing University Gauhati University, Singhania University Singhania University Funding Agency UGC Principal Investigator Dr Jagadish Patgiri Specialization Western & Indian Philosophy, Religion Contemporary Philosophy, Logic Western Philosophy, Logic Logic Logic Analytic Philosophy, Logic Logic

The department has one Seminar Library with 318 books. It has got one computer having internet connectivity. Guest lectures, talks etc. are organized in the department on a regular basis. Several talks on topics of philosophical importance have been organized by the department. The department has so far conducted two fifteen-day long Refresher Courses for the subject teachers of Logic and Philosophy in the HS Schools and Junior Colleges in the years 1999 and 2000 in collaboration with AHSEC. In 2010, the department has organized two National level seminars, one sponsored by ICPR and another in collaboration with the Centre for studies in Civilization, New Delhi. Philosophy Department, under the banner of the Philosophical Forum brings out a wall magazine named Darshan Jyoti annually.

NET/SET/JRF/GATE/GRE Qualifier (2006-2010) : NET/SET 20 Examination Result : a) TDC

2006 Special Distinction No. of First Class No. of Second Class Pass %
Special Distinction No. of First Class No. of Second Class Pass %

2007 5 9 100%
2007 5 21 100%

2008 7 7 100%
2008 4 14 80%

1 rank 4 10 100%
2006 1 rank 3 17 87%
st

st

b) Postgraduate

2009 1st & 2nd ranks 7 10 100%


2009 1 15 73%

2010 2 rank 8 12 100%


2010 5 18 100%
nd

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Physics
Year of establishment Location Phone & Fax E mail Website History : : : : : : 1901 Physics Department Complex 0361-2730789 cotton_ phy@rediffmail.com www.cottoncollege.org.in/physics.htm

The foundation of the Physics department coincided with the foundation of Cotton College in 1901. Prof. Chunilal De was the first teacher of Physics & Chemistry in the present Assam type building of Chemistry department with a faculty strength of 5 and a student strength of 39. By 1909, Physics classes were held in the Old Curzon Hall (presently Bhuban Ram Das Bhawan) until the then Govt. built a new building for Physics and Chemistry with four rooms for each department with a gallery and a dark room for Physics. In 1958, Physics department was shifted to its present building. It was the first department in Cotton College where Post Graduate Course was introduced under Gauhati University in 1969. The Department of Physics is the pioneer in the field of research in the entire NE Region. The Laboratories of the department have been recognized by Gauhati University for carrying out Ph.D. research. Stalwarts in the field of research in Physics in this part of the country like Dr Hiranya Chandra Bhuyan, Dr S.B. Mali, Dr Premtosh Shyam, Dr G.C.Deka and Dr K.D. Krori all carried out their research work in this department. The first Ph.D. in Physics of Gauhati University, Dr K.M. Pathak, former Vice-Chancellor, Tezpur University obtained his Ph.D. degree working in this department. Physics department has received the financial assistance from DST, Govt. of India under its Fund for Infrastructure Development in Science & Technology in Higher Educational Institution (FIST) programme. The department has also been receiving financial assistance from the UGC since 2008-09 under the scheme Rejuvenation of Basic Scientific Research in Indian Universities/PG Colleges. HS Course Three years (six semesters) Degree Course (B.Sc.) Two years (four semesters) Post-Graduate Course (M.Sc.) 100 hours Certificate Course in Computer Science & IT (Self-financing)

Nodal Department : Courses offered : Faculty Members :

Name Dr Prasanta Kumar Bordoloi, Head of the Department Dr Dilip Sarma Dr Santanu Baishya Dr Paban Kumar Saharia Sri Deben Chandra Das Dr Ranjit Singha -----------(on lien)----Dr Namita Sarma Bordoloi Dr Nripendra Kumar Deka Dr Kalpana Sarma Dr Nripanka Saikia Ms. Simi Deka Dr Ganesh Chandra Wary Sri Abhijit Barthakur Dr Debojit Sarma Dr Mahadev Patgiri Sri Rahul Mahanta Dr Sudipta Nandy Dr Debojyoti Barooah Dr Munima Bora Sahariah Dr Abu Mohd. Pharhad Hussain 54

Specialization Astrophysics Electronics Condensed Matter Physics High Energy Physics Nuclear Physics High Energy Physics Theoretical Physics Electronics Condensed Matter Physics Nuclear Physics Electronics Electronics Theoretical Physics Particle Physics Condensed Matter Physics Theoretical Physics Condensed Matter Physics Condensed Matter Physics Condensed Matter Physics

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Recognized Ph. D. Guides of the Department : Name of the Teacher Dr Kamalendu Dev Krori (Retired Teacher) Dr Anil Kumar Goswami (Retired Teacher) Dr Indumati Laskar (Retired Teacher) Dr Debojit Sarma Dr Sudipta Nandy Dr Munima Bora Sahariah Dr Abu Mohd. Pharhad Hussain Facilities : Recognizing University Gauhati University Gauhati University Gauhati University Gauhati University Gauhati University Gauhati University Gauhati University

The department has one Seminar Library with about 2500 books, 8 Laboratories and is well equipped with modern audio-visual teaching aids like OHP, LCD projector etc. It has got a separate Computer Room with 25 computers having internet connectivity. Physics department regularly organizes guest lectures, scientific talk etc. In 2005, the department conducted one Refresher Course for the HS teachers of Physics in collaboration with AHSEC. Since the year 2005, Prof. Premtosh Shyam Memorial Awards, in memory of Late Prof. Premtosh Shyam, former teacher of the department, have been conferred on the students who secure highest marks in Physics in HS (Final) Examination, conducted by AHSEC and 1st rank in Physics (Major) among the students of Cotton College in TDC (Part-III) examination under Gauhati University. A very important project in the department is the Instrument Development Service Center (IDSC) being managed in collaboration with the Assam Science Technology & Environment Council (ASTEC) since 1996. IDSC, a unique centre in the entire country, designs and fabricates various instruments and laboratory equipments at low cost for the under graduate institutions of the regions in particular. It also provides laboratory electronic training. A training cum workshop in electronics & computer application for college teachers of Assam has been organized by IDSC in July, 2010 and such workshops will be organized by IDSC on regular basis. The department under the banner of the Cotton College Physical Society regularly organizes class seminars, career counseling to students etc. The department also brings out its wall magazine named La Phylite annually.

Activities :

Examination Result : a) TDC

2006 Special Distinction No. of First Class No. of Second Class Pass %
b) Postgraduate

2007 13 5 95%

2008 13 4 95%

4 5 95%

2009 1st & 3rd ranks 18 5 100%

2010 1st & 3rd ranks 7 3 83%

No. of First Class No. of Second Class Pass %

2006 1 8 60%

2007 5 8 81%

2008 1 10 100%

2009 1 7 53%

2010 2 5 54%

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Political Science
Year of establishment Location Website History : : : : 1962 Ground Floor, Manik Chandra Barooah Administrative Building www.cottoncollege.org.in/political_ science.htm

The Department of Political Science was established as an independent department of Cotton College in the year 1962. Initially, it was the part of an umbrella department known as the Department of Economics, Political Science and Civics. Prof. Ashraf Ali became the first Head of the Department when it came to be recognized as an independent department. The department attained Post-Graduate status from the session 1985-86 under Gauhati University. Courses offered : HS Course Three years (six semesters) Degree Course (B.A.) Two years (four semesters) Post-Graduate Course (M.A.) Faculty Members : Name Dr Arupjyoti Choudhury, Head of the Department Dr Purabi Sarma Dr Rita Choudhury Ms. Banalakshmi Barua Dr Santanu Chakraborty Ms. Paramita Dey Sri Dilip Gogoi Vacant Recognized Ph. D. Guide of the Department : Name of the Teacher Dr Arupjyoti Choudhury Facilities : Specialization Administration Sociology & Public Administration Administration & Sociology Political Sociology Sociology Administration International Politics & Human Rights

Recognizing University Vinayak Mission University, Chennai

The department has one Seminar Library with about 200 books and is well equipped with modern audiovisual teaching aids like OHP etc. It has got 2 computers having internet connectivity. It has got Photocopying facility too. Political Science department regularly organizes guest lectures, talks etc. by well known political scientists. The department under the banner of the Political Science Association time to time organizes educational tours, debates and discussions; conducts political studies and arranges visits to the State Assembly and the Parliament. It also brings out its wall magazine named Samayiki annually.

Activities :

Examination Result : a) TDC

2006 Special Distinction No. of First Class No. of Second Class Pass % 3 40 100%

2007 4 40 100%

2008 5 40 100%

2009 2010 1st, 2nd & 3rd 1st, 2nd & 3rd ranks ranks 17 13 26 30 100% 100%

b) Postgraduate

2006 Special Distinction No. of First Class No. of Second Class Pass % 1 38 83%

2007 -

2008 -

2009 1st rank 4 38 90%

2010 5 49 92%

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Sanskrit
Year of establishment Location E mail Website History : : : : : 1901 2nd Floor, Manik Chandra Barooah Administrative Building sktccg@sify.com www.cottoncollege.org.in/sanskrit.htm

The Department of Sanskrit, Cotton College is one among the few departments with which Cotton College started functioning in the year 1901. Prof. Paresh Nath Lahiri was the first Head of the Department. During 1907-08, the subjects Assamese and Bengali were taught as separate subjects in this department and the teachers of this department took classes of Bengali also. The department has the distinction of being one among the first six departments of Cotton College that offered Honours course (now called Major) in the B.A. Classes from the session 1913-14 under Calcutta University. The Post-Graduate Course in Sanskrit department under Gauhati University was started in 1992. HS Course Three years (six semesters) Degree Course (B.A.) Two years (four semesters) Post-Graduate Course (M.A.) One year Diploma in Cultural Studies (Self-financing)

Courses offered :

Faculty Members : Name Dr Suresh Chandra Bora, Head of the Department Sri Arun Sarma Dr Binima Buzarbaruah Ms. Bagmita Sandilya Vacant Vacant Recognized Ph.D. Guides of the Department : Name of the Teacher Dr Sudhendu Mohan Bhadra (Retired Teacher) Dr Nandita Bhattacharjee Goswami (Retired Teacher) Dr Suresh Chandra Bora Facilities : Recognizing University Gauhati University Gauhati University Gauhati University Specialization Literature (Kavya) Literature (Kavya) Literature (Kavya) Philosophy (Darshana)

The department has one Seminar Library with 191 books and is well equipped with modern audio-visual teaching aids like OHP etc. It has got 1 computer having internet connectivity. It has got Photocopying facility too. This department is a part of the multimedia Language Laboratory established in the college with a fund provided by the University Grants Commission under CPE Scheme to facilitate the learning of Sanskrit language besides some other languages so that the students can develop effective communication skills in these languages. The Department of Sanskrit organizes seminars, guest lectures and talks by well known scholars from time to time. The department under the banner of a forum called Suravanee Samsad also organizes educational tours, field study-cum-seminars and brings out its wall magazine named Saswati annually.

Activities :

Examination Result : a) TDC

Special Distinction No. of First Class No. of Second Class Pass %


b) Postgraduate

2006 2007 1st, 2nd & 3rd 1st, 2nd & 3rd ranks ranks 4 6 9 6 93% 86%

2008 12 92%

2009 5 7 86%

2010 1 11 92%

No. of First Class No. of Second Class Pass %

2006 13 68%

2007 5 36%

2008 8 40%

2009 1 9 56%

2010 2 16 90%

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Statistics
Year of establishment Location E mail Website History : : : : : 1954 1st Floor, Manik Chandra Barooah Administrative Building cotton.statistics@yahoo.in www.cottoncollege.org.in/statistics.htm

The Department of Statistics was established in the year 1954. In 1955, Honours (now called Major) Course in Statistics was started. The Post-Graduate Course in the department was introduced from the academic session 1986-87. Statistics department has received the financial assistance from DST, Govt. of India under its Fund for Infrastructure Development in Science & Technology in Higher Educational Institution (FIST) programme. The department has also been receiving financial assistance from the UGC since 2008-09 under the scheme Rejuvenation of Basic Scientific Research in Indian Universities/PG Colleges . Statistics department has produced many Best Science Graduates of Gauhati University over the years. HS Course Three years (six semesters) Degree Course (B.Sc.) Two years (four semesters) Post-Graduate Course (M.Sc.)

Courses offered :

Faculty Members : Name Dr Geeta Dey, Head of the Department Sri Kamal Barman Dr Sangeeta Barthakur Dr Bandana Sharma Ms. Ruma Talukdar Ms. Monita Baruah on study leave Ms. Dulumoni Das -(on lien) Vacant Vacant Vacant Vacant Ongoing Minor Research Project : Title of the Project Funding Agency A statistical study on epidemiological UGC characteristics of Assam and their significant effect on the health scenario in Assam Facilities :

Specialization Operation Research Operation Research Design of Experiment, Bio-Statistics Design of Experiment, Operation Research Operation Research

Principal Investigator Sri Kamal Barman

The department has one Seminar Library with about 400 books and is well equipped with modern audio-visual teaching aids like OHP, LCD projector etc. It has got a separate Computer Room with 6 computers having internet connectivity. Statistics department regularly organizes guest lectures, talks by renowned speakers and offers career counseling to students from time to time. The department under the banner of the Cotton College Statistical Society regularly organizes guest lectures, health check-up camps etc. Statistics department also brings out its wall magazine named Pratyush annually.

Activities :

NET/SET/JRF/GATE/GRE Qualifier (2006-2010) : NET 1 Examination Result : a) TDC

2006 Special Distinction No. of First Class No. of Second Class Pass % 1st rank 6 4 100%

2007 1 &2 ranks


st nd

4 3 100%

2008 Best Science Graduate 12 100%

2009 2nd rank 9 2 100%

2010
Best Science Graduate; 1 st & 2 nd ranks

6 100%

b) Postgraduate

No. of First Class No. of Second Class Pass %

2006 2 100%

2007 1 25%
58

2008 3 100%

2009 -

2010 3 100%

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Zoology
Year of establishment Location Phone E mail Website History : : : : : : 1940 Dighalipukhuri (West) 0361 - 2516312 zoologycotton2011@gmail.com www.cottoncollege.org.in/zoology.htm

Zoology department of Cotton College was started in May, 1940 by introducing the subject in I.Sc. class. Dr. K. N. Sarma was the founder Head of the Department. In Graduate level, the subject was introduced as Pass Course in B.Sc. in 1947. The Honours (now called Major) Course of Zoology in B.Sc. was introduced in 1953. The Post-Graduate Course under Gauhati University, in this department has been started since 1974. The Laboratories of the department have been recognized by Gauhati University for carrying out Ph.D. research. Zoology department has received the financial assistance from DST, Govt. of India under its Fund for Infrastructure Development in Science & Technology in Higher Educational Institution (FIST) programme. The department has also been receiving financial assistance from the UGC since 2008-09 under the scheme Rejuvenation of Basic Scientific Research in Indian Universities/PG Colleges. HS Course Three years (six semesters) Degree Course (B.Sc.) Two years (four semesters) Post-Graduate Course (M.Sc.) One year Diploma in Bioinformatics (Self-financing) 6 months Certificate Course in Bioinformatics (Self-financing) Specialization Fish & Fishery Biology Fish & Fishery Biology Cell Biology Cell Biology Cell Biology Entomology Freshwater Biology Fish & Fishery Biology Freshwater Biology Cell Biology Entomology Cyto-Genetics Entomology Fish & Fishery Biology

Nodal Department : Nodal Department : Courses offered :

Faculty Members : Name Dr Subrata Sharma Bhattacharya, Head of the Department Dr Naren Kumar Dutta Dr Mamata Goswami Dr Rita Mahanta Dr Binod Kumar Baruah Dr Ratul Chandra Rajkhowa Md. Rasad-Ul-Islam Sri Binoy Kumar Deka Dr Karobi Saikia Dr Uma Dutta Sri Monuranjan Borgohain Dr Arup Kumar Hazarika Dr Rezina Ahmed Dr Devajit Basumatari Vacant Ongoing Major Research Project : Title of the Project Genetic basis of infertility in NE India Recognized Ph. D. Guides of the Department : Name of the Teacher Dr Indra Kumar Bhattacharyya (present Principal) Dr Subrata Sharma Bhattacharya Dr Naren Kumar Dutta Dr Mamata Goswami Dr Rita Mahanta Dr Binod Kumar Baruah Dr Uma Dutta Dr Arup Kumar Hazarika Funding Agency DST, New Delhi

Principal Investigator Dr Rita Mahanta

Recognizing University Gauhati University Gauhati University Gauhati University Gauhati University Gauhati University Gauhati University Gauhati University Gauhati University

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Facilities :

The department has one Seminar Library with 793 books and is well equipped with modern audio-visual teaching aids like OHP, LCD projector etc. It has got a separate Computer Room with 7 computers having internet connectivity. Zoology department regularly organizes workshops, guest lectures, scientific talks etc. Since 2006, it has organized two National level Seminars, one Workshop, besides several scientific talks. The department has organized one AHSEC sponsored Refresher Course in Zoology for HS and Junior College teachers. Since the year 2007, Prof. Buta Ram Memorial Award, in memory of Late Prof. Buta Ram, former Head of the Department, have been conferred on the students who secure 1 st rank in Zoology (Major) in TDC (Part-III) examination under Gauhati University. The department under the banner of the Zoological Society of Cotton College regularly organizes lecture series and Thanu Ram Kalita Memorial State level quiz competition. Zoology department also brings out its wall magazine named Zonic Info annually.

Activities :

NET/SET/JRF/GATE/GRE Qualifier (2006-2010) : NET 1; SET 2 Examination Result : a) TDC

Special Distinction No. of First Class No. of Second Class Pass %


b) Postgraduate

2006 2 10 100%

2007 4 5 100%

2008 13 4 100%

2009 18 5 100%

2010 1st rank 18 5 92%

No. of First Class No. of Second Class Pass %

2006 12 1 100%

2007 12 2 86%

2008 12 1 100%

2009 13 2 100%

2010 16 100%

Principals Quarter (Estd. 1886)

Frist College Building (Estd. 1901) (Presently belongs to Chemistry Department)

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Academic Centers
Center for Mass Communication & Journalism (CMCJ)
Year of establishment Location Phone & Fax E mail Website History : : : : : : 2005 Entrepreneurship Development Cell, Bhuban Ram Das Bhawan (West) 0361 - 2606610 edc_fbsp@rediffmail.com www.edccottoncollege.org www.cottoncollege.org.in/cmcj.htm

The one year PG Diploma in Mass Communication & Journalism (PGDMJ) course has initially been conducted by the Entrepreneurship Development Cell (EDC), Cotton College under the banner of the Media and Communication Study Center (MCSC) since the year 2005. In 2007, Department of Science & Technology, Govt. of India has sanctioned a Science Communication Project to Cotton College for five years to introduce Science Communication as a special paper in PGDMJ Course. In August, 2008, the MCSC was renamed as the Center for Mass Communication and Journalism (CMCJ) and from January, 2008, the PGDMJ course is being conducted by the CMCJ at EDC. Uptill now, about 200 passed out students of PGDMJ course have got employment in different media houses.

Courses offered : One year Post-Graduate Diploma in Mass Communication & Journalism (Self-financing) Faculty Members (on contractual basis under Science Communication Project) : Name Ms. Bharati Bharali Ms. Nilakshi Kalita Facilities : Specialization Science Communication & Film Studies Science Communication

The Center has one Seminar Library with about 500 books, journals, 6 daily news papers, and is well equipped with modern audio-visual teaching aids like OHP, LCD projector, Video Camera, handy cam, PA system etc. It has got a separate Computer Room with 15 computers having internet connectivity. The Centre is also equipped with one Audio Recording Studio and one Final Cut Pro (FCP) Video Editing setup. It has got Photocopying facility too. Center for Mass Communication & Journalism regularly organizes guest lectures, talks etc. by renowned speakers on various topics. It offers career counseling as well as internship to students. The students of the Center regularly publishes its Laboratory Journal entitled Amar Mot (Our View Point) and Video Magazine entitled Dapon (The Mirror). Students are also taken for exposure trip as well as field visit to various places in India. The students of PGDMJ bi-annually bring out a wall magazine named Journos Nest.

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Bhuban Ram Das Bhawan (Old Curzon Hall) [Estd. 1900]

Chemistry Building (2nd Block) [Estd. 1909]

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Bioinformatics Infrastructure Facility (BIF) Center


Year of establishment Location Phone E mail Website : : : : : 2008 Near Rajani Kanta Bordoloi Boys Hostel 0361 - 2131697 ccguwahati.btisnet@nic.in www.bifcotton.org www.cottoncollege.org.in/bif.htm

History :

The Bioinformatics Infrastructure Facility (BIF) Center is established in the Cotton College in June, 2008 with the financial support from the Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India, New Delhi. The objective of the Centre is to provide infrastructural facility for utilization of Bioinformatics for understanding, study and development of Life science and different branches of Biological science. The target area for providing service is the in-house as well as outside and guest students, faculty and research scholars of Biological and allied branches of science. The Center is equipped with two high capacity Broadband independent servers and connected simultaneously with both BSNL and Sify high-speed Broadband Internet connections as well as the Cotton College website and is routed to ten independent PC terminals accessible to individual users either independently or as batch activity. The setup is capable of functioning twenty four hours a day and is backed up with uninterrupted servo stabilized power supply system. Along with the primary function of providing Bioinformatics Infrastructure Facility, the Center also holds periodical workshop and training programmes for sensitization and exposure to Bioinformatics tools and sites to the interested newcomers in this field as well as holding and organizing advanced training schedules with interactive participation of National and Regional resource persons and practicing Bioinformatics under the target area.

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Activities :

New Arts Building (Estd. 1929)

K B R Hall (Estd. 1961)

Dr S. K. Bhuyan Library (Estd. 2001)


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Co-Curricular & Extension Services


1. Internal Quality Assurance Cell ( IQAC) The Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) has been set up in order to trigger action plans for quality enhancement and quality sustenance of the institute. Accordingly the cell has been making untiring effort to motivate and guide the students, teachers and non-teaching staff of the college to achieve quality excellence. Some of the most important quality events taken up by the IQAC are the introduction of Student Feedback System and Extension Education Services in various forms benefiting the students of the college as well as the society. The IQAC also publishes regularly a bimonthly bulletin entitled Events, which contains all the happenings of the college mostly relating to the academic matters and achievements of students, teachers and the office staff. This bulletin is also available online in the Cotton College website. From the year 2008, the IQAC has been maintaining a Central Facility Center for extending technical support to the students, teachers and staff of the college for modern teaching-learning system. Further, the IQAC has introduced a Computer Center from 2009 to provide internet facilities to the students, teachers and staff of the college for modern teaching-learning system. Moreover, the IQAC has introduced a Computer Center from 2009 to provide internet facilities to the students, research scholars and teachers of the college. 2. Placement Cell Cotton College has a Placement Cell, run by a group of senior teachers of the college. A large number of companies conduct campus recruitment drives in the college. The companies that have visited the college campus include State Bank of India, Cognizant Technology Solutions, Tata Consultancy Services, IBM-Daksh Federal Bank, South Indian Bank, HSBC Bank, Wipro Technologies, Infosys, HCL, Reliance Retail Ltd., SBI Life Insurance and Vedanta Aluminium. A good number of students are recruited each year by these companies. 3. Career & Counseling Cell In the 11th Plan grant to Cotton College, the UGC has provided financial assistance to set up a Career & Counseling Cell. In 2010, the cell was se up and it has already organized several counseling programmes for students in the last academic session. 4. Entrepreneurship Development Cell (EDC) Entrepreneurship Development Cell (EDC), Cotton College was set up in 2003 with financial grant from NSTEDB, DST, Govt. of India. It is worth mentioning that Cotton College is the first non-technical college in the entire country, where DST has set up such a Cell. Today, it is the only Govt. of India recognized EDC in the entire State of Assam. Its primary aim and objective is to foster as well as promote entrepreneurial mind set and culture among the students and unemployed educated youth of this part of the country. EDC is well equipped with (a) Computer facility (17 PCs) with internet connectivity, (b) Video photography and editing facility, (c) Digital Audio studio, (d) Library facility, (e) Class Rooms with all the modern projection facility and (f) Photostat facility. In 2004, the Media and Communication Study Center was set up at EDC, which was instrumental in starting the one year professional course viz. Post-Graduate Diploma in Mass Communication & Journalism (PGDMJ). Presently also this course is being held at EDC and is run by the Center for Mass Communication & Journalism (CMCJ), formed by the Cotton College Authority. Till date, EDC has organized 8 Entrepreneurship Awareness Programmes (EAP), 8 Entrepreneurship Development Programmes (EDP), 5 Technology based Entrepreneurship Programmes (TEDP) and 2 Skill Development Training Programmes. 5. Central Instrumentation Centre (CIC) A Central Instrumentation Centre (CIC) has been established in Cotton College in 2010. As a beginning, CIC has acquired an Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer (Model : AA 240, Make : Varian VB, the Netherlands) using a part of the grant provided by the UGC under the scheme Rejuvenation of Basic Scientific Research in Indian Universities/PG Colleges. It will be used by the departments of Botany, Chemistry, Geology, Physics and Zoology for various experimental works. In near future, CIC plans to procure (1) Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM), (2) Vacuum Evaporation Unit (Coating) with accessories, (3) XRD, (4) XRF, (5) Differential Global Positioning System (DGPS), (6) Total Station, (7) 42 inch Coloured Scanner, (8) Astronomical Telescope (Compound Telescope), (9) High Speed Refrigerated Centrifuge (10) Automatic Weather stations, (11) UVVIS-NIR Spectrophotometer, (12) Fluorescent Spectrophotometer, (13) HPLC, (14) Monochromator, (15) 63 C o t t o n C o l l e g e P r o s p e c t u s

Fibre optics tool kit, (16) Ultra Probe Sonicator, (17) High Performance Computational System etc. Moreover, UGC has provided a grant to the College for Maintenance of this Centre under the scheme Instrumentation Maintenance Facility (IMF). 6. Language Laboratory : A multimedia Language Laboratory funded by the University Grants Commission under CPE Scheme has been established in the college to facilitate the learning of Arabic, Assamese, Bengali, Bodo, English, Hindi, Persian and Sanskrit so that the students can develop effective communication skills in anyone of these languages. The prime objective of the Language Laboratory is to facilitate efficient teacher-student interaction to teach and correct phonetic accents to be effectively used for an effective inter-personal communication in the target language. The Laboratory will help the learners to learn any language very easily with audio and video and the Language Departments of the college have been preparing a number of courses to be imparted with the help of the facilities available in the Language Laboratory. Clarity software incorporating language platforms for the teachers and the students have been installed to facilitate language learning. 7. Cotton College Research Council : Cotton College Research Council was set up in the centenary year of the college, 2001. The Principal is the ex-officio Chairperson of the Council and the other office bearers are nominated by the Principal. It has a mission and a vision of nurturing, encouraging and flourishing research activities in the college by organizing seminars, workshops, conferences etc. It brings out an annual publication entitled RJCC - Research Journal of Contemporary Concern, which is devoted to publishing refereed papers covering original research work with contemporary relevance in the fields of both sciences and humanities. The papers submitted to the journal are reviewed by a group of experts in the relevant fields and as per comments of the referees, the editorial board takes decision for publication. Contribution of articles is not restricted to the college alone. 8. Cotton College Women Forum (CCWF) : The Cotton College Women forum aims at the advancement of women of the state of Assam in particular and the women of the North-East in general. Various dimensions of women and children are the focus areas of its activities. The forum is also carrying out research on women related issues of the North-East India. CCWF has already undertaken some extension activities for underpriviledged children and women of remote areas under the CPE scheme, sponsored by the UGC. The Forum publishes a journal named Concerns and Voices, published annually dealing with women and children related issues. 9. Study Centers for the Open University Courses : Cotton College has taken up the responsibility of conducting Open University courses under Open and Distance Learning System from the session 2008-09. The Study Center of Krishna Kanta Handique State Open University, Guwahati has been started from the month of February, 2008 with Bachelors Preparatory Course (BPP). A Study Center for Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) sponsored schemes on Convergence of Open and Distance Learning (ODL) and Conventional Systems has also been instituted with the following courses, implemented from July, 2008. The courses selected in Cotton College Center are - (1) Master of Arts (Tourism Management), (2) Post Graduate Diploma in Audio Programme Production, (3) Post Graduate Diploma in Disaster Management, (4) Diploma in Creative Writing in English, (5) Diploma in Womens Empowerment and Development, and (6) Diploma in Tourism Studies. Since the last academic session beginning in July, 2010, two new courses viz. (1) Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) and (2) Master of Social Work (MSW) have been introduced in this Centre. 10. Centre for Media Studies : Centre for Media Studies (CMS) is a social communication centre established as an extension service at Cotton College. The objective of CMS is to spread a mass media culture that helps people to integrate harmoniously the communication media into their cultural lives. CMS conducts workshops, seminars and training programmes on variety of media related subjects throughout the year. 11. A. Scouts and Guides : Scouts and guides activity has been introduced in Cotton College form the session (2002-03) in the wake of state Governments decision to make it compulsory for all educational institutions in the state. The Cotton College Ranger Team is actively engaged in various community services. B. NSS : NSS is functioning with a strength of 100 volunteers since 1982 in Cotton College.

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12. Student Aid Fund : In 1918, the Student Mutual Aid Fund was founded in Cotton College by Late Prof. L.N. Chatterjee, which was later discontinued. The present day Student Aid Fund was established in 1989 in order to provide some financial assistance to students coming from economically weaker sections of the society. The Cotton College Union Society donated a sum of Rs. 50,000/- to this Student Aid-Fund in the year 1988-89. This amount has been kept in the Bank. The annual interest which is derived from this amount and the annual collection of Rs. 50/- from each student is utilized for the purpose. The Aid-Fund Committee after taking into consideration of all aspects determines the quantum of aid every year. 13. Blood donation : With the purpose of offering humanitarian service to the society, the Cotton College Union Society (CCUS) has formed a Voluntary Blood Donation Group comprising Cottonians. The scheme came into effect from 4th December, 1991. Under this scheme, the Volunteers keep themselves ready to donate blood whenever the need arises. However, the blood is provided only if the recipient fulfils the conditions formulated by the Cotton College Union Society (CCUS). 14. TISS, Guwahati Study Centre : The Study Centre of the newly conceived second campus of the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Guwahati has temporarily been started from Cotton College since 2010. In this regard, TISS has already signed a MoU with the College Authority.

Prof. F. W. Sudmersen First Principal (1901-26)

Prof. S. C. Roy First Indian Principal (1937-40)

Dr S. K. Bhuyan First Assamese Principal (1946)

Dr (Mrs.) Kamala Roy First Lady Principal (1969-70)

Nidhiram Bordoloi First Head Assistant (1908-38)

Jaharmull First Chowkidar (1901-58)

Raghunandan Ozah First Hostel Cook (1901-32)

[Courtesy : 'IMAGES' (1st Edition, 2002); published & edited by Pradip Hazarika, Abhijit Barthakur, Suresh Kumar Nath & Ankuran Dutta]

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Society / Association / Forum etc. of Cotton College


The Cotton College Union Society (CCUS) made humble beginning in the opening decades of the college. It is the most comprehensive corporate body among the students of Cotton College. It is the General Body of the students of the college whose membership is compulsory for every Cottonian. The office bearers of this Society are elected annually by the Cottonians. The Principal is the ex-officio President of the Society. CCUS was first formed in 1919-20, and Late Tilak Chandra Sarma was the first Student Secretary of the Society. However, in those initial years, office bearers of CCUS were not elected, but selected by the college authority. The practice of election was started from the academic session 193435, and Late Pabitra Pran Changkakati was the first elected Student Secretary. From the academic session 1947-48, the name of the post Student Secretary was changed to General Secretary and Sri Birendra Kr. Das was the first General Secretary. From the academic session 1981-82, the post of Student Vice President was incorporated in this Society. CCUS, although at the beginning, was only a literary society, at present; it has been playing an important role in moulding the activities of the students in a manner calculated to build up character and thus forming a filling supplement to the intellectual training received within the class rooms. One of the most notable aspects of the year 1922, the first issue of The Cotton College Magazine was published on 1st December, printed entirely in English under the editorship of Prof. R. C. Goffin. In 1933, the name of the magazine was changed to the more euphonious Cottonian and provision was made for student editors. Late Suresh Chandra Rajkhowa and Late Maulvi Md. Raihan Shah were the first student editors (joint) of Cottonian. For the academic session 2010-11, Sri Pradyut Bikash Gogoi and Sri Satyajit Borthakur are Late Tilak Chandra Sarma respectively the Student Vice President and the General Secretary of CCUS.
First Student Secretary of CCUS

The earliest available issue of Cotton College Magazine

The latest issue of Cottonian

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The Cotton College Science Society (CCSS) was revived on 7 January, 2010 by some enthusiastic Cottonian with the cooperation of the Principal and the faculty of the college. Its sole aim is to provide a common platform to all the Cottonian to share and exhibit their scientific knowledge. The main objectives of the Society is to disseminate scientific knowledge by publishing magazines; holding symposia, seminars and discussions on original work, and on scientific topics of public interests. As a part ofst its objectives, the Society publishes a monthly Science Bulletin and the first edition of this bulletin was published on 21 January, 2010. The Cotton College Teachers Association (CCTA) is the General Body of all the teachers of the College. Each and every teacher of this college is the member of this Association. Office bearers of this Association are elected annually in the general body meeting. For the session 2010-11, Dr Sitanath Lahkar and Dr Maheswar Kalita are respectively the President and the Secretary of the CCTA. The Cotton College Karmachari Santha (CCKS) is the General Body of all the non-teaching staff members of the College. Each and every non-teaching staff member of this college is the member of this Santha (Association). Office bearers of this Association are elected annually in the general body meeting. For the session 2010-11, Sri Abani Kalita and Sri Kamal Kumar Goswami are respectively the President and the Secretary of the CCKS. Besides these, the college has a large number of other Associations, Society, Forum, Club etc., which are (in alphabetical order) : 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. Association of Past and Present Office bearers of Cotton College Union Society (APPOCCUS) Cotton College Alumni Association Cotton College Bodo Literary Society Cotton Conclave Cotton College Eco-club Cotton College Inter Hostel Association Cotton College Moral Society Cotton College Retired Teachers Forum Cotton College Sakha Sahitya Sabha Cotton College Study Circle Cotton College Teachers Co-operative Society Mising Study Circle NAVEEN, Cotton College Unit

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First lady student of Cotton College who took admission in Cotton College in 1929 and studied in the College for some time as an I. A. and later on as a B. A. student.

Sujata Roy

Two lady students who took regular admission in I. A. class of Cotton College in 1933, thus ushering a new era in the field of co-education as well as higher education for the women in Assam.

Lila Devi

Usha Lata Bhattacharyyee

[Courtesy : 'IMAGES' (1st Edition, 2002); published & edited by Pradip Hazarika, Abhijit Barthakur, Suresh Kumar Nath & Ankuran Dutta]

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College Administration & Non-Teaching Staff Members


Principal Dr Indra Kumar Bhattacharyya Vice-principal Dr Sudarsan Barua
Administrative Officer : Ms. Kabita Deka, ACS Finance & Accounts Officer : Sri Nandit Kumar Das, AFS Librarian : Ms. Zabeen Ahmed Medical & Health Officer (M.O. & H.O.) : Dr Santimoyee Sarmah Barua
STAFF MEMBERS OF THE OFFICE OF THE PRINCIPAL 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. Md. Anowar-Uz- Zaman (Head Assistant) Sri Uday Barman (Supervisory Assistant) Sri Dhareswar Kakati (UDA) Sri Sailen Patgiri (Accountant/Cashier) Md. Islamuddin Ahmed (UDA) Sri Kailash Sarma (UDA) Sri Deben Hazarika (UDA) Sri Nripen Deka (UDA) Sri Sarat Patgiri (LDA) Ms. Sunita Deka (LDA) Sri Gautam Das (LDA) Sri Dwipen Sarma (LDA) Sri Jiten Talukdar (LDA) Ms. Phula Bora (LDA) Sri Umesh Roy (LDA) Md. Abdul Mazid (LDA) Sri Kanak Mali (LDA) Sri Bhupen Deka (LDA) Sri Tarani Sarma (LDA) Ms. Anamika Baishya (LDA) Sri Kulen Das (Physical Instructor) Ms. Bulimoni Bhattacharyya (LDA) Md. Asfak Ahmed (LDA) Md. Bubul Haque Choudhury (LDA) Chemistry Department : 1. Sri Prabhat Chandra Deka (UDA/Keeper) 2. Sri Chandra Kumar Arjya (UDA) 3. Sri Jagneswar Barman (Laboratory Assistant) 4. Sri Santanu Choudhury (LDA/Laboratory Assistant) Education Department : 1. Sri Ram Chandra Das (Laboratory Assistant) Geography Department : 1. Sri Tankeswar Das (Laboratory Assistant) Geology Department : 1. Md. Maznur Ali (Section Cutter) Physics Department : 1. Sri Abani Kumar Kalita (Foreman) 2. Sri Narayan Chandra Deka (UDA) 3. Sri Dinesh Kumar Sarmah (Mechanic) 4. Sri Pulak Baishya (Radio Mechanic) 5. Ms. Dipali Bora (LDA/Laboratory Assistant) Statistics Department : 1. Md. Roful Ali (Laboratory Assistant) Zoology Department : 1. Sri Nripendra Nath Sharma (UDA) 2. Sri Gambhir Das (Laboratory Assistant) 3. Ms. Bijoylakshmi Devi (Laboratory Assistant) Centre for Mass Communication & Journalism : 1. Sri Jeetmoni Gogoi [Technical Assistant (adhoc)] 2. Sri Pragjyotish Bhuyan [Technical Assistant (adhoc)] STAFF 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. MEMBERS OF DR. S.K. BHUYAN LIBRARY Md. Modasir Haque (Senior Library Assistant) Sri Hitesh Kakoti (Library Assistant) Ms. Safika Begum (Library Assistant) Ms. Amina Begum (Library Assistant) Sri Prabin Chandra Das (Library Clerk)

LABORATORY STAFF MEMBERS OF DIFFERENT ACADEMIC DEPARTMENTS Anthropology Department : 1. Sri Tarun Sarma (LDA) Biotechnology Department : 1 Sri Chandan Mohan Das [Laboratory Assistant (adhoc) ] Botany Department : 1. Sri Kamal Kumar Goswami (Laboratory Technician) 2. Sri Diganta Kalita (LDA) 3. Sri Girindra Nath Bhagawati (Laboratory Assistant)

STAFF MEMBER OF GOVT. EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTE HOSTEL HOSPITAL 1. Sri Promod Das (Pharmacist)

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Result of HS (Final) Examination (From 1999 To 2010)


Year
1999

Examination
HS (Sc.) HS (Arts) HS (Sc.) HS (Arts) HS (Sc.) HS (Arts) HS (Sc.) HS (Arts) HS (Sc.) HS (Art) HS (Sc.) HS (Arts) HS (Sc.) HS (Arts) HS (Sc.) HS (Arts) HS (Sc.) HS (Arts) HS (Sc.) HS (Arts) HS (Sc.) HS (Arts) HS (Sc.) HS (Arts)

Rank Holders
12 6 9 6 10 1 10 3 7 5 6 1 13 6 4 9 3 10 2 6 5 9 2

Percentage of Pass
97.00% 96.50% 95.60% 95.00% 92.00% 73.00% 90.10% 96.00% 88.80% 96.80% 91.64% 91.21% 91.78% 96.00% 82.54% 97.72% 90.80% 95.40% 97.14% 98.12% 96.96% 97.50% 95.20% 96.00%

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

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