College at a Glance
B. P. Chaliha College, Nagarbera was born in an auspicious moment in the year 1972 in the sylvan setting of Nagarbera, embraced by the sweet flowing river Jaljali on the eastern side and a vast expanse of green field on the western side. The College was aptly named after the Ex-Chief Minister Late Bimala Prasad Chaliha, an iIIustrious son and an architect of modern Assam. The College is situated on the south west corner of Kamrup district, presently extending its grasp over two other neighboring districts - Barpeta and Goalpara. In addition to catering to the need of higher education in Kamrup district, it also promotes knowledge and skill among the vast mass of socio-economically disadvantaged people of greater Nagarbera area. The College strives to achieve excellence in every possible human endeavour.
Nagarbera occupies a unique space in the rich and myriad cultural heritage of Assam history from the days of Ahom King Gauri Nath Singha. The huge rectangular tank of Pukhuripara village is a living testimony of this fact which is only a quarter km. away from this College. However , post independent socio-economic picture of Nagarbera area was dismal on many counts. There are drawbacks in communication, transportation as well as the conspicuous absences of adequate institutions to provide Higher Education to poor and needy students. With a view to remove these difficulties and to provide quality education to the students of this vast area, B. P. Chaliha College was set up on 26th August, 1972. The indomitable courage and a sense of total sacrifice, dedication and strong determination of thousands of poor and deprived people of greater Nagarbera area finally saw their dream coming true with the birth of B. P . Chaliha College. With the active initiation of Late Krishnakanta Sarma , the Headmaster of Nagarbera High School and the unflinching support of the local populace the College saw its light in the serene atmosphere of Nagarbera High School. It is in this regard the contribution of Nagarbera Mouza Committee needs special mentioning for their pioneering. role in making this institution a reality . Due credit must be given to Late Prabin Kr Choudhury, Ex-Transport Minister of Assam for his unstinted support for this cause. This infant institution started its journey towards eternity with only 135 students and 6 lecturers stewarded by its founder Principal Late Deba Prasad Saikia.
The College was brought under Grant-in-Aid system on 01-09-1979. Another feature was added to its glory when Science stream was introduced in 1985. The long cherished dream of fostering scientific temper and facilitating higher education in Science faculty thus came true when the Science stream was put under deficit system of GIA on 11th January , 1996.
At present the College is a full fledged one with both Arts and Science stream of fering major courses in fourteen different subjects at graduate level. From this session a new department of Computer Science will start functioning offering B.Sc. with Computer Science.
Apart from catering to the usual learning programmes of both H.S. and Three Years Degree courses under A.H.S.E.C. & G.U. the College has arranged to impart ocational Courses and Master Degree Programme in different subjects like English, Assamese, History , Political Science, Education under the Institute of Distance and Open Learning (IDOL) programme of G.U. The College has also an adequate a arrangement for a healthy blending of the Traditional and Distance and Open Learning Courses to meet the emerging learning challenges of the students.
A study centre of K. K. Handique Open University has been running in our College since 2007-08 which facilitates learning for Govt. service holder , employees of various categories along with the College and School drop outs. Provisions are made for their entry into various H.S., under Graduate and Post Graduate programmes of K.K.H.O.U.
The College possesses a rich Library with reasonable collection of books, references and journals with free access system and adequate accommodation for research and study. A 32 seated Women Hostel is in the College campus to provide accommodation to girls students. Another RCC Women Hostel is under construction. Career Guidance and Information Centre, Grievance Redressal Cell, Women Empowerment Cell, Sahitya Kanan, English Literary Forum, Science Forum etc. are in place to promote the intellectual development of the students. It is worth noting that Internet and Fax facility along with other modern technological appliances are also accessible to the students and staff of the College.
A host of dedicated teachers with the active co-operation of the office staff and students along with the College authority have been working ceaselessly to bring the College to a prestigious position by imparting higher education to the students. The College prepares the students to face new challenges by imparting them value based education and creating scientific temper . It inculcates in students a global understanding in general and local importance in particular Thus, the College creates awareness about the community , commitment for quality and excellence in Higher Education.
We acknowledge our gratitude to all concerned for whose sacrifice the College has become a legend in the academic scenario of Assam.
The College has been accredited with B by NAAC (National Assessment and Accreditation Council, Bangalore) in 2016.