SILCHAR, Nov 13 - Notwithstanding the financial and infrastructure constraints, Cachar College is eyeing A+ rating from the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC).
Established in Silchar in 1960, the college is struggling to get an updated assessment and accreditation from NAAC for the past 15 years.
The college had received B+ rating following an evaluation done by NAAC way back in 2004, which has been impeding its much-needed overhaul.
According to the newly appointed principal, Dr Siddhartha Sankar Nath, the teachers are on the same page that achieving A+ grade from NAAC by overcoming all difficulties will usher in development of the college.
The principal said this during a meeting recently. The meeting was presided over by GB president of the college Prof Satya Bhushan Paul.
The college is now awaiting NAAC visit in 2020, which also marks the diamond jubilee year of the prestigious institution.
In the meeting, organised by the Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) of the college, Silchar MP Dr Rajdeep Roy told the academic and administrative staff that the need of the hour is inclusive participation of the stakeholders to step up efforts to restore the past fame of the college.
“Recent incidents, which have surfaced in the college, give an impression that the college is not performing as per expectations. There is need for inclusive participation to achieve the desired goals. While Cotton College has become a university and GC College is also progressing in that direction, it is time for Cachar College to work as a cohesive unit and improve its standard,” he said.
Dr Roy assured all possible assistance from his side to solve the issues impeding development of the college.
An alumnus of the college and the Deputy Speaker of Assam Assembly, Aminul Haque Laskar, expressed concern over issues hindering the progress for the college for nearly two decades.
“From 2004 to November 2019, why NAAC could not be invited and no self study report was sent. Such questions tarnish the glory of the reputed institution, of which I am a part as well….we must resolve these issues in the interest of the college,” the Deputy Speaker said.
In a speech laced with nostalgia and humour, Laskar hailed the Silchar MP as an able physician who could heal the woes afflicting the college much like he does for his patients.
He also sought guidance of former Union Minister and veteran educationist Kabindra Purakayastha in this regard.