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Women's College, Silchar

Women's College

Established : 1963
Type : Women
President : Dr. Saurindra Kumar Bhattacharjee
Principal / Teacher-in-Charge : Dr. Manoj Kumar Paul
Former Name : --
Location : Silchar
Affiliation(s) : Assam University
Category : Higher Secondary, Graduate & Self Financing Course
Accreditation / Recognition : National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC)
Department(s) : Arts & Commerce

Subjects Taught in Higher Secondary Course (Arts & Commerce)

Higher Secondary (Arts)
Core Subjects English
MIL (Bengali/Manipuri/Hindi/Alternative English)
Elective Subjects Political Science
Logic & Philosophy
Adv. Bengali
Adv. Manipuri
Computer Science & Application
Additional/Optional Subject One of the Elective subject may be offered as additional/optional subject.
Higher Secondary (Commerce)
Core Subjects English
MIL (Bengali/Manipuri/Hindi/Alternative English)
Elective Subjects - Compulsory Subjects Business Studies
Third Elective Subject (any one from the following Optional Subjects)
Additional / Optional Subject Economics
Computer Science & Application


  • Additional/Optional subjects carry no extra benefit of marks, but will be treated as elective subject in case a student fails in any one of the elective subjects.
  • More than one language subjects cannot be offered as "Elective".
  • The decision of the Admission Committee regarding selection of subjects shall be final and binding.

The Core Subjects, Elective Subjects and Honours Subjects under the Semester System and Annual System

Core Subjects English
MIL (Bengali/Manipuri/Hindi/Alternative English)
Foundation Course
Elective Subjects Political Science
Elective Bengali
Elective Manipuri
Elective Hindi
Mass Communication
Honours Subject English
Political Science


  • A pass course student shall choose any 3 (three) elective subjects while a honours student shall study 2 (two) elective subject in addition to honours subject and core subjects.
  • The approximate number of seats in each honours subject is 10 (Ten). Students opting for honours in English and Bengali should preferably have Alternative English and Bengali (MIL) respectively, as a subject in Higher Secondary level.

Self-Financing Courses

Sl. No. Name of the Course Duration of Course
1 Fashion Designing 6 Months
2 Beautician Course 6 Months
3 Desk Top Publishing (DTP) 6 Months
4 Tally 6 Months
5 Computer Basics & Internet 4 Months
6 Diploma in Computer Applications (DCA) 6 Months
7 Functional English 3 Months
Advanced Courses
Sl. No. Name of the Course Duration of Course
1 C Programming 30 Classes
2 C++ Programming 30 Classes
3 Java Programming 30 Classes
4 Visual Basic with Database Connectivity 40 Classes


  • Prior knowledge of computer basics is essential for advanced courses.
  • Two Hours duration per class.
  • Printed study materials will be provided.
  • Extra practice time will be provided.

Admission Information

Preference in Admission will be given to the students who have passed their last qualifying examination in the current year as a regular candidate (i.e. not through distance education mode). The students passed out in HS examinations from Women’s College will also be given preference.

Candidates are required to produce the copies of the following documents at the time of submissions of their filled in application forms.

  • Attested copy of the mark sheet of the last qualifying examination.
  • Two copies of passport size coloured photographs taken recently.
  • Certificate from competent authority for SC, ST, OBC, MOBC, PH, TGL etc.
  • A student who passed the qualifying examination earlier than the year, in which admission is sought, will have to submit a “Gap Period Certificate” regarding her activities during the period to the satisfaction of the authority.

The candidates are to produce the following in original at the time of admission:

  • Mark sheet of the last qualifying examination.
  • Certificate from the Head of the Institution last attended.
  • Migration certificate (in case of students passed from boards/councils other than SEBA/AHSEC)
  • Certificate from competent authority for SC, ST, OBC, MOBC, TGL etc

Total Numbers of available Seats
TDC Arts 300
TDC Com. 50
HS Arts 150
HS Commerce 50

Admissions will be strictly on the basis of merit and the reservation policy for SC, ST, OBC, MOBC, PH, TGL etc will be followed as per Assam Government’s rule.

Students passed out from Women’s College are to take admission into TDC (Arts/Commerce)

Direct Admission to TDC

  • Eligibility criteria: At least 45 % marks in HS under HSEC, Assam & with at least 60% under CBSE in the concerned stream (without gap).
  • For Honours Course: At least 45% marks on average (i.e. at least 2nd Division) with minimum 50 marks in the concerned subject

Direct Admission to HS (Arts/Com)

  • Eligibility Criteria: At least 50% marks in HSLC under SEBA / at least 60% in HSLC under CBSE.
  • »  Library
    The College has a moderately furnished computerized and well ventilated library. The main objective of the library is to fulfill the information needs of the students and teachers in the form of study materials such as Books, Journals, Magazines, Newspapers, and audio visual materials etc. Question banks for previous years are also available in CD form. The Library is well stocked with more than 15,000 books. It has a specious reading hall for the students and teachers.

    The college library provides following services to the readers:
    • Reading Room
    • Current Awareness Service
    • Reprography Service
    • Reference Service
    • Internet
    • E-mail
    • Database Search Service
    • Book Bank
  • »  Barak Upatyaka Pustak Sangrahalay O Gobeshana Kendra
    Barak Upatyaka Pustak Sangrahalay O Gobeshana Kendra has been opened on the 27 December, 2007 in the College Library with the aim of preserving books and journals published by authors of Barak Valley and others writing on topics that concern the valley. Our aim is to build up a store house of knowledge and information which will benefit academic researchers and educationists in their pursuit of excellence. An advisory committee has been formed with noted Educationists, Authors and Academicians of the three districts of Barak Valley to guide and direct the Sangrahalay in its path of progress. The wing will act under the supervision of Library Committee Women's College, Silchar.

    Facilities available:
    • The Sangrahalay is open to public membership.
    • Reading room facility is available.
    • Study material is available only in Xerox form.
    • Internet facility is also available.
  • »  Learn-and earn scheme
    After completion of the self-financing courses, the learner is placed in the institution itself or elsewhere. Some students of Beautician Course and Fashion Designing Course have already been placed in service through Beauty Care Centre and Tailoring Centre of the college. For the placement of the other vocational courses, college organized a 'Fair cum Exhibition' in the month of May 2007. In near future, the college itself will open a permanent 'Exhibition cum Sale' Counter to earn after completion of the courses.
  • »  Special coaching for slow learners and SC, ST, OBC and minority students
    Besides regular classes, special classes are taken by the teachers and experts from outside to improve the academic quality of the students.
  • »  Reward for good achievers
    The college awards cash prize worth Rs. 1001.00 along with a certificate of appreciation to a student obtaining highest aggregate marks in H.S. final or T.D.C. III (Honours Course) or T.D.C. III (Pass Course), subject to certain conditions, which are duly notified after the commencement of classes.
  • »  Career Guidance Cell
    In the highly competitive atmosphere of the modern age, most students find themselves on the horns of a dilemma when they come to choosing a career, because they do not know exactly the career options available to them and also because they do not have access to basic information on career options. With a view to fulfilling the above said objectives, the college has launched the career guidance cell under the leadership of an able teacher. The cell works through two 'Placement Officers' who are the faculty members of Mass Communication and Foundation Course and who would provide necessary information's to the students regarding career and future placement.
  • »  Academic and Personal Counseling Centre
    Keeping in mind various difficulties faced by the students in respect of their studies on various subjects, the college has opened Academic Counseling Centre to provide students with necessary counsel and guidance on academic matter or problems, related to study. The centre remains open on all working days and the students can seek counseling on any problem related to their study.
  • »  Grievances Redressal Cell
    Any complaint of a student, teacher or employee as regard any academic or non-academic privilege is looked into and remedied by this cell. The cell is constituted by the Governing Body of the college with one of its senior member as Chairperson. The procedure of lodging a complaint and the relevant rules and regulations are available in the office of the Vice-Principal, who is the Convener of the cell.
  • »  Centre for Extension of Education
    The college aims at promoting a sense of commitment towards the community. With this end in view, the institutional centre for Extension of Education conducts periodical awareness programmes or services activities, which can benefit the educationally or socially backward sections of people. The students get an opportunity to take part in extension activities and develop their insight as the responsible member of the society.
  • »  Students' Welfare Committee
    The college authority proposes to earmark Special Funds under the head 'Students' Aid Fund'. The object of the fund is to render financial assistance to economically poor and needy students for payment of examination fees, for purchase of books and other pressing needs of the students considered to be genuine by the Students' Welfare Committee. Poor students are also allowed to borrow text books from the Book Bank for a longer period on receipt of recommendation of Students' Welfare Committee.
  • »  The NSS and NCC Unit
    The NSS Unit of the college also is involved in different social activities and perform different activities in collaboration with different social organization. Students are get involved in these activities as social responsibility.

    A unit of NCC has been functioning in the college for the last several years. Students willing to join the NCC unit are require to apply in separate application form after the college admission process is over.
  • »  College Canteen
    Within the college premises there is a canteen that provides snacks and tea. The canteen can adequately meet the needs of the students.
  • »  Student's Union
    Every year, a student body is formed with the specific portfolio holder in order to empower and aware the students about their rights and duties as a citizen and to ensure the participation of the students in the college development.
  • »  Students' Health Care Centre
    There is a Students' Health Care Centre in the campus. The students thus can get an opportunity of free periodical medical check-up by and advice from a qualified Doctor. The centre is looked after by the students Health Care Committee.
  • »  Curricular Activities
    As designed by Assam University, the curricular consists of some conventional core and combination subjects along with some unconventional subjects like Mass Communication, Basic foundation of Environmental Science etc.

    In the beginning of the session, lesson plan for each subject is done by the teachers. Teaching is done in accordance with the lesson plan through lectures, interactive sessions, visual aids, tutorial classes etc.

    Value Education is imparted to the students through invited teachers on human values, celebration of the birth days of great man, social service etc.
  • »  Co-curricular Activities
    Every department hold three co-curricular activities in a session to support class-room teaching. These are done in the form of subject related quiz, group discussion, seminars and invited talks.
  • »  Extra curricular Activities
    Sports: The Sports Club of the college organizes various sports and games round the year. Short coaching in athletics and outdoor games like Volley-ball, Badminton, Cricket is provided to the students in the college campus. Occasional coaching is also provided by District Sports Association, Silchar to which the Sports Club of the college is affiliated. Competitions in all category sports are organized annually, winners are awarded with attractive prizes, of which one is 'Best Sports Women of the Year'.

    Cultural: Mainly three cultural functions are arranged in a session such as 'Nabin Baran and Sharadutsab' in September, 'Cultural Competition and Annual Cultural Show' in December and 'Fare-well Ceremony of the final year Students' in January. Winners of different cultural events are awarded with attractive prizes. Besides, Independence Day, Birth-day of Rabindranath Tagore, Yuba Dibas, Sanskrit Dibas etc. are also celebrated through cultural activities like song, dance, drama, exhibition and procession.
  • »  Seminar / Workshop / Quiz
    National Seminar on 'Women and Sustainable Development (with reference to South Assam)' organized in collaboration with North-East Centre for Advanced Studies, Silchar, sponsored by I.C.S.S.R., New Delhi.

    Two-day Programme on 'Training of HIV/AIDS to Peer-educator and Community Youths' organized by NSS. unit of Women's College in collaboration with NSS. Regional Centre, Guwahati, sponsored by Ministry of Youth and Child Affair, New Delhi.

    Seminar cum Workshop on 'Gender inequality - dimensions and challenges with reference to South Assam' organized by NSS. unit of Women's College in collaboration with Nehru Yuba Kendra, Cachar.

    District level quiz competition on 'Adolescent Health and HIV' organized by NSS. unit of Women's College in collaboration with NSS. unit of Nehru College, Pailapool, sponsored by NSS. Regional Centre, Guwahati.
  • »  Publication
    Student Magazine 'Eshana' published annually with creative writings from students and teachers.

The history of Women's College is entwined with the history of Women education in undivided Cachar district after independence. Along with the rest of the country, the independence and partition of India brought a dramatic upheaval in political, social and economic life of Barak Valley - a region still not easily accessible. The security and comfort of the agrarian life-style got disturbed and women had to come out to shoulder equal responsibility of earning a living. To acquire both employability and intellectual capability, women needed to be educated and two existing colleges - Gurucharan College (1935) and Cachar College (1960) could not bear the influx of so many aspiring minds. Many intellectuals and social workers of that period thus felt a need to open a college exclusively to cater for the higher education needs of the women.

This feeling was given a shape of a movement by the dedicated effort of Late Dhirendra Mohan Deb who was sincerely supported by eminent persons like N.C. Shyam, Late J.C. Purkayastha, Late Dr. Sudhangshu Nath and others.

The first meeting for organizing the Women's College was held on July 31st, 1963 in the Normal School premises of Silchar and was attended by some twenty-two educationalists, officials, social and political workers. The meeting resolved to start 'Women's College', Silchar from 1st of August, 1963 in the premises of Normal School in morning shift. Late D.C. Dutta was appointed as Principal and teachers of other institutions promised voluntary service to teach the students of this newly founded institution. The year 1963 had put a landmark in the history of women education in Barak Valley.

With sincere love and co-operation from the education loving people of Silchar, the college steadily continued its journey and got affiliated to Gauhati University. In 1964 the college acquired land from Brahma Samaj, Silchar and in 1968, it was shifted to its present site. In 1972, the college received grant-in-aid and on 1st January, 2005 it has been provincialised.

There has been a significant growth in the number of students over the years and the institution has become a famed centre of higher education for women. Women's College is situated in the heart of the town and hence is well-connected with the localities around. It is trying to achieve excellence in teaching - learning and extension activities through its emphasis on 'quality in every activity'.. It is providing a wide range of employment oriented vocational and non-formal courses to meet the changing needs of the globalize world. Women's College is imparting training of ethical values to its students to make them self-confident and socially responsible. Women's College is continuously trying to make new initiatives to keep its students updated in every sphere.

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