Fifty Years Of Experience
Tingkhong College was established on 1st September, 1972 and was included in 2(f) of the UGC Act in the year 2001. It is the first institution of Higher Education established in the 119 Tingkhong Legislative Assembly Constituency of Assam aiming at offering quality education to its students in fulfillment of all the specifications laid down by the University Grants Commission, Dibrugarh University (the affiliating university), the Government of Assam and the National Assessment and Accreditation Council, Bangalore (NAAC). The college started and has been running as an Arts college with 7 departments currently. Recently however, Tingkhong College has been granted the science stream by the Govt. of Assam and the administration is doing the needful for the successful initiation of the stream as soon as possible. The college has successfully undergone two cycles of NAAC visit and evaluation and is preparing to welcome the third cycle of NAAC evaluation and peer team visit. The vision of Tingkhong College authority and stakeholders is to build up the college as a centre of excellence in Higher Education and to equip and empower students with knowledge, skill, competence, and creativity to face the global challenges.
The college started and functioned as an Arts college with the Higher Secondary and the B.A courses being offered. Tingkhong College took shape in its initial phases with the sheer determination and contributions of the responsible members of the local society as the urgent need for a higher education institution was felt. The college had been running on the funds generated through admissions and other institutional fund-raising initiatives, public contribution and generous donations from philanthropists in those times. However, with the status of “Deficit Grant-in-Aid” being received by the college later on, the need for regular and secure financial assistance from the government was met. Tingkhong College was recognised by the University Grants Commission and included in 2(f) of the UGC Act in the year 2001 which proved to be a huge step in its development. Subsequently, the college further benefitted from the historic decision of the Government of Assam to provincialize all deficit grant-in-aid colleges with effect from 1st December, 2005. Now the college enjoys the status of “Provincialized College”.
The College grew from strength to strength on the merit of its students, the dedication of its teachers and the visions of the different Principals serving office through different phases of its history. An institution which began its academic endeavour with just a handful of teachers and students now offers education to roughly 1600 students yearly with the help of near 30 teachers including sanctioned and non-sanctioned contractual teachers. The college presently has 7 Arts departments that cater to the needs of the Higher Secondary and Undergraduate level education. The college also has a Krishna Kanta Handique State Open University Study Centre at the College premises which offers a wide range of choices to students. With the science stream being granted to the college by the Govt. of Assam, the college looks forward to becoming the first institution to offer the HS and Undergraduate course in science and eradicate a major setback faced by the area.
Recommendation of the NAAC Peer Team in the First Cycle of Assessment and Accreditation, Visit dates: 28th and 29th December 2005
The NAAC peer team visited Tingkhong college on 28th and 29th December, 2005 made the following recommendations and the college authority made their best efforts to work accordingly.
1. Yoga classes may be started for the physical and mental development of the student.
• A certificate course in Yoga has already been started.
2. System of written assignments for the students may be introduced.
• This system has been in vogue since 2011.
3. Students’ feedback system of teachers may also be introduced.
• Students’ feedback system has been in vogue since 2005.
4. Inter-disciplinary teaching and research may be encouraged.
• Inter-disciplinary teaching has been prevailing since 2005 in two subjects i.e. Environmental Studies and Skill-base. Inter-disciplinary research has also been encouraged.
5. The use of Audio-visual systems may be introduced to improve the standard of teaching.
• The audio-visual system has been introduced from this year (2014).
6. The system of teaching-counselling may be introduced by dividing the students into groups and planning them under each teacher for guidance.
• This system is prevailing. A group of 12-15 students has been given under one teacher for his/her personal guidance and observation.
7. Teachers be encouraged to register for Ph.D. degrees and for pursuing other research works.
• A research culture has been created in the institution. Two faculty members have been awarded Ph.D. and Nine members have been awarded M. Phil. Degree in the post-accreditation period. Presently three faculty members are pursuing Ph.D course.
8. Teachers may be motivated to undertake publication in referred and professional journals.
• A good number of research papers are published in the books and journals having ISBN and ISSN.
9. Teachers may also be encouraged to become members of their respective professional bodies.
• Most of the teachers are life member/members of NEIHA, NEIPA, NEIEA etc.
10. A source mobilization committee may be introduced for the development of the college.
• A committee for this purpose has already been constituted.
11. The existing facilities of Games and Sports may further be strengthened.
• These are already strengthened. Coaching camps for Football, Volleyball, Kabaddi, Taekwondo, Sepak tacraw are organized by the college.
12. Number of books in the library may be increased. At least one research journal may be procured for each department.
• The total number of books exceeds 9000. Research journal like, ‘International Journal of Tai Studies and Research’ has been procured. The Dept. of History starts publishing a research journal (Journal of Buranji Chora) of its own from the current year(2014).
13. Lecture by resource persons from the neighbouring colleges and the university may be arranged.
• Resource person/Guest faculty have been invited by the departments like History, Education and Sociology to their departmental seminars.
14. Initiative may be taken to start commerce section.
• Initiative has been taken to start Commerce section.
15. The college may introduce NCC units both for boys and girls.
• Necessary arrangements have been made.
16. Professional and vocational self-employable certificate courses like tailoring, carpentry, fine arts, music, handicraft and weaving mushroom cultivation, tea technology and agricultural based courses may be introduced in phases.
• Certificate courses of dance and music are started. Proposal for introducing tea-technology has also been taken.
17. The extra land in the campus may be utilized for small tea gardens.
• Proposal for utilization of the extra land in the campus has been taken.
Moreover, in the post-accreditation period, the college authority has taken the measures for infrastructural development of the institution which are stated in this SSR and in the AQARs.