Dr Birinchi Kumar Das has been appointed as the first Vice Chancellor of Bhattadev University.

With the upgradation work of the Bajali College of Pathsala to Bhattadev University, Dr. Birinchi Kumar Das was officially appointed as the Vice Chancellor of the new University in the state of Assam on Tuesday.

There has been all round excitement among the students soon after Dr. Birinchi Kumar Das headed towards the dice to address the occasion.

Earlier, on June 16, 2019, in view of upgrading Bajali College of Pathsala to Bhattadev University, a citizens’ meet urged the authority to continue 10+2 level in the new university.

The meeting held in the digital hall of the college on Saturday discussed various issues related to education in the university.

The meeting thanked the government for appointing a new Vice-Chancellor in Bhattadev University. The meeting further demanded to redress the various problems in the internal administration of the college and to improve the internal environment of the college. The meeting urged the State Education Minister and Vice-Chancellor to maintain its name and fame. The meeting decided to submit a memorandum to Chancellor Prof Jagadish Mukhi and the State Education Minister to continue the 10+2 stage in the university. A committee was formed to prepare the memorandum.

It is to be noted that Bajali College was established on August 16, 1955.

The initial mission of the College was to spread the ray of higher education in preservation and creation of knowledge and to inculcate scientific temperament among the rural populace besides providing accessibility of higher education to women of the area.

But very soon, it became one of the leading co-educational institutions imparting education right from HS to PG level. Now it aspires to take the leading part in the over-all development of higher education in the form of teaching, training, consultancy, research and extension services to the stakeholders.

To meet with the challenges of globalization of education, the college strives to re-orient and reshape its programmes to make the present system more relevant and career oriented with a focus on quality and excellence.

A landmark in the higher education of lower Assam, Bajali College at Pathsala in Barpeta district has been upgraded to a university and named as Bhattadev University.

Dr Das officially joined the university on Tuesday.

As Dr Das arrived at the premises of bajali College, he was warmly welcomed by a host of people including eminent personalities of the area, representatives of different organizations and institutions.

The governing body president of the college, Sampurnananda Talukdar, Patacharkuchi MLA Pabindra Deka, Bajali College principal Dr Chandana Sarma along with other noted personalities of the area were present in the programme which was organized in the college premises to welcome and felicitate the newly-appointed first Vice Chancellor of the university.

Dr Das delivered a speech on the occasion where he spoke about the aims and objectives of the new university in the form of a vision document.

Bhattadev University has been established by the Act 36 of 2017 by the government of Assam by upgrading Bajali College, Pathsala in Barpeta district to a university.

Bajali College was established in the year 1955. The college, known for quality education, a landmark institution in the higher education history of lower Assam, is offering UG courses in science, arts and commerce and PG courses in four faculties (Zoology, Geography, Mathematics and Assamese).

The college has been accredited by NAAC in the year 2017 with ‘A’ grade.

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