Dr. Trailokya Deka
Department of Economics
Dr Biman Lahkar
Asst. Counselling Officer
Department of Geography
B.P. Chaliha College, Nagarbera has established the Career Guidance and Information
Centre (CGIC) in the year 1995 to provide life skills to students and make them efficient to cope with the competitive job market. The centre was primarily initiated by Dr. B. B. Panda, the former teacher of the department of Education, former Counselling Officer as well as the former Principal of the college. The same conception is being continuing with the same inspiration and guidance of Dr. K.C. Pathak, the present Principal of the college. In the past days (till August 2021), Mr. Abdul Jabbar, Associate Professor, Dept. of English has handled the centre as Counselling Officer. Now, from 20th September, 2021 Dr. Trailokya Deka, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Economics is taking the charge as Counselling Officer of the centre. Dr. K.C. Pathak, Principal as Chairperson, Dr. T. Deka, as Counselling Officer along with five respected members, the centre is working actively. With the help of administration,
dear students and respected faculty members of the college the centre is working
continuously for the interest and benefits of the students and the neighbouring community as a whole. To keep pace with the present stiff competition, the centre has been undertaking several measures like workshop, popular talk, seminars, mock interviews, soft skills trainings, awareness programmes, personality development, and enhancement of leadership skills among the students. The centre has invited different distinguished personalities from different fields to enhance the measures undertaken. In the midst of working, it is true that the pandemic Covid-19 has restricted the workings of the centre but afterwards the centre is picking up again. Initially, centre preferred to organise only annual orientation programme for the newly admitted students of the college but afterwards (June 2022) it has organised even the national seminar for the academic community as a whole. The Centre offers guidance in higher education and other career opportunities apart from conducting usual
counselling programmes. Periodic interaction programmes with professional career
counsellors are organised to provide opportunities for exchange of ideas in respective fields.
Students are encouraged to talk about their career-ambitions and the challenges they face in day today life. The centre also regularly displays about the various emerging job opportunities or any other career related information through the display boards.
Objectives of the Centre:
➢ To provide and share information about various career opportunities which are to be useful for the present and upcoming students of the neighbouring community.
➢ To create awareness about various rural development programmes.
➢ To provide information regarding various courses of study and competitive exams so that the students can take lead in the state or the country as a whole. and
➢ To provide general career counselling so that the mental and physical strength of
students increases a lot.
Strength of the Centre:
▪ Good relation with different supportive neighbouring agencies like Assam Agriculture
University (Mandira, Hekra branch), ICSSR-NERC, IIE, Guwahati, MSME, Gauhati
University and all the neighbouring colleges.
▪ Networking with various career counsellors.
▪ Growing response both from local community as well as the students from inside and
outside of the college.
➢ Lack of sufficient formally trained staff.
➢ Lack of sufficient infrastructure including a hall of study.
• Upgrading the centre into a placement cell and help the people of rural areas.
• Establishing extension centres in surrounding areas.
From 1995 onwards the centre has been organizing rigorous counselling measures in
close support of skilled as well as non-skilled career counsellors. In addition to frequent mock interviews, personality development classes are also conducted to familiarize the students with the practical interview process. Wherever are possible free study materials are also provided to students depending on the needs.
The CGIC remains open from Monday to Saturday for four hours daily, and it is
equipped with computer, internet facility and sufficient study materials. Competitive
examination books, text books, magazines, model question papers, newspapers etc are
available with the centre. Newspaper cuttings, advertisements about job-opportunity and information brochures of different institutes are also regularly pasted on the notice board from time to time to apprise the students regarding various admissions and job prospects. The CGIC of B.P. Chaliha College, Nagarbera provide academic support, personal support and psycho-social support to all the needy students. Besides these, the CGIC of our college make the students know about the current career options and how to go about it. It conducts one to one and group discussions with the students to clear their doubts and instil confidence in them.
A one-day workshop on the topic ‘Soft Skills, Life Skills and Employability’ was organized by the Career Guidance and Information Centre (CGIC) at the Seminar Hall of the college on 28th March 2023. The workshop was inaugurated by Dr. K. C. Pathak, Principal, B.P. Chaliha College, Nagarbera. Dr. A. Hujuri, Coordinator, IQAC delivered her lecture on the importance of Skills during the ensuing NAAC assessment of the college. Counseling Officer of CGIC Dr. T. Deka stated the objective and anchored the programme. The resource persons Prof. A. Jubbar, Associate Professor, Dept. of English, Prof. A. Keot, Associate Professor, Dept. of Geography and Prof. C. Kalita, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Commerce elaborated on Soft skills, Life Skills and Employability Skills
The book titled ‘Career Opportunities in Humanities and Social Sciences: A Research Based Composition’ published by the Career Guidance and Information Centre (CGIC) of B. P. Chaliha College, Nagarbera (Kamrup) Assam on the occasion of Golden Jubilee year celebration of the college. It has been released in an open meeting held on 5th February 2023. The book is dedicated to the great persons/souls who have established or contributed to establish the college in 1972. The book has been released by Prof. Dr. Kulendu Pathak, Retired Vice-chancellor of Dibrugarh University; Dr. Bhaben Kalita, Retired Professor (Emeritus) of Gauhati University; Prof. Dr. N R Roy of Tezpur University; Mr. Apurba Thakuria, I S of Kamrup District; Dr. Kamal Ch. Pathak, Principal.
The CGIC of BPCC has organised the orientation programme, session 2022-2023 for all the newly admitted students of HS 1st year (Arts and Science) along with BA, B.Sc. and B.Com. 1st semester classes on dated 13/08/2022. The programme was held at Hall No. 4 after the class timings in the afternoon hours.
Two days ICSSR-NERC sponsored national seminar on the topic ‘Quest for Career Opportunities in Humanities and Social Science Study: Problems and Prospects of North East India’ was held on 9th and 10th June 2022. Dr. Neelotpal Deka, Journalist, Writer, Advocate, Gauhati High Court, Guwahati delivered a thought provoking speech on the topic ‘the scope of Humanities and Social Sciences in the Northeast India’. The honorary Director of ICSSR-NERC, Shillong Prof. Dr. Bhagirathi Panda, who is the Professor in the Department of Economics NEHU was the Chief Guest for the inaugural function of the seminar. He delivered a fruitful and thoughtful key note address covering the main and other important sub-themes of the national seminar.
A total of 120 students from HS classes and BA/B.Sc. classes have participated in the awareness programme. The programme was sponsored by Khadi and Village Industries Commission, Guwahati and supported by CGIC, BPCC. Inspite of heavy network issues students were interested to join in the program.
The CGIC of BPCC has organised the orientation programme, session 2021-2022 for all the newly admitted students of BA, B.Sc. and B.Com. 1st semester classes on dated 28/10/2021. The programme was held at Hall No. 4 after the class timings in the afternoon hours. The programme was inaugurated by Dr. B.B. Panda, Principal of BPCC. Mr. S.C. Thakuria, respected President of the governing body of the college was also present as guest of honour.
The CGIC of BPCC has organised the orientation programme, session 2021-2022 for all the newly admitted students of HS 1st year classes (both for Arts and Science stream) on 27/10/2021. The programme was held at Hall No. 4. The programme was inaugurated by Mr. S. C. Thakuria, respected President of the governing body of the college. Objective of the programme was explained by Dr. Trailokya Deka, Counselling Officer of the centre. Dr. B. B. Panda, Principal of the college, Dr. D. Chakravarty, Associate Professor, Dept. of Chemistry, Mr. Amzad Hussain, Associate Professor, Dept. of Education and Miss. Ruby Baishya, Librarian of the college were present in the programme and delivered fruitful lectures for the greater benefit of the students.
The Career Guidance and Information Centre organized TET Coaching from 27/09/2021 to 08/10/2021. 35 students participated in the program.