Lt. Nittya dutta
(01.12.1941 – 18.06.2008)
Present Principal DR. LAKHIMI PHUKON
The idea of women education in and around the OIL township of Duliajan was conceived by a few dynamic personalities from Duliajan with a public meeting on the 1st of August 1992,in Oil Higher School Duliajan.Hence it was decided that a college by the name Duliajan Girls’ College ,exclusively for higher education for women would be set up.Thus began the saga of Duliajan Girls’ College on the 5th of September 1992 in the Paschim Zaloni L.P.School.
Not having a permanent campus was challenging, as the classes had to be conducted in the morning hours from 6.15 am till 10.45 am before the start of the classes of Paschim Zaloni L.P.School.The timing was shared with the school in the morning hours from 6.15 to 10.45 am, with only two classes ie,H.S first year, with 181 students and degree first year, with 11 students. Today , this institution has since grown into a full fledged degree college along with the H.S section with more than 700 students at present and providing quality education and training in different spheres and bringing out smart, capable young women in the service to the society.
With over 9 bighas of land, and a built up area of 5496 sq m,with all modern amenities like Principal’s room, Vice-Principal’s room,computer laboratory,education laboratory, home-science laboratory, digital library, digital classrooms, for teaching and learning purpose. The college is also well equipped with a big auditorium, with a sitting capacity of more than 400,hygienic canteen, girls’ common room, well planned parking space etc.
Initially the faculty members were paid rupees 250 per month as honorarium by the founder Principal Late Nitya Dutta.The payment was given on time in a very dignified manner –the money in a white envelope with the person’s name and qualification written on it and always on time.Funds were always a constraint and different fund collection drives were carried out at different times.Organizing mobile theatres,lotteries and other fund generating events took place.Getting financial aid from Oil India Limited,Assam Gas Company Limited,DNPL,19 Jath Regiment,Schlumberger and the general public was the great support of the institution which allowed it to survive.From the year of conception, Freshers Social was celebrated.The College Week and Students Election took place from the year 1997 and slowly other festivals like Saraswati Puja,Sankardev Tithi,Biswakarma Puja were celebrated .
As time passed,the college got affiliation from the Dibrugarh University,and permission to open up Major in all subjects.Additional subjects like Advanced Assamese,Advanced Hindi,Sattriya,Yoga,Ranger were introduced.The Teachers Association was formed in the year 1997 and IQAC was formed in 2013.
One thing which we take pride in is the final results of the college.Although we do not recieve the brightest of students in class 11 or degree standard,but,encourage the girl child pass out with flying colours, and stop the dropouts withour untiring efforts we are able to get good results from our students,Star,Distinction marks,and highest marks from the University with good positions and even toppers in a few batches .
To encourage the girl student to study and pass out with flying colours,and stop dropout from the college due to financial crisis,the college has provisions of providing admissions with a nominal fee for the financially weak students. The college also has provisions for awarding scholarships to the meritorious but financially weak students, sponsored by well wishers like ‘Kusum Tamuli Memorial Award ‘for the best graduate of the college, sponsored by the family members. The ‘Sailendra Kumar Borah Memorial Scholarship’ is sponsored by Mrs.Loni Borah.The ‘Premananda Trust Scholarship’is sponsored by Mr. Ajoy Kumar Bhattacharjee,The Biren Borkotoky Memorial Scholarship’is sponsored by Mrs. Sujata Borkotoky,The ‘Shyamananda Baishya Memorial Scholarship’is sponsored by Dr.Santanu Baishya.The ‘Jatin Tamuli Memorial Scholarship’ has been sponsored by Mrs.Chandralekha Tamuli.The Ladies Club of Duliajan has also been providing financial assistance to the meritorious students every year.
The college organizes Educational Excursions, Field Trips, Study Tours,College Picnics,Get togethers for students.With the dedication of teaching and non-teaching staff,this ‘Temple of Knowledge’is all set to empower women through education and reach the heights with dedication and commitment through excellence.