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Kokrajhar Govt College upgrades into Kokrajhar University, bill approved by the Assam Legislative Assembly

Kokrajhar Govt College: Kokrajhar Government College has now become Kokrajhar University. The Assam Legislative Assembly approved the bill on February 26, 2024, following the guidelines of the National Education Policy 2020.

About Kokrajhar Govt College

Kokrajhar Government College established in 1959 is the oldest college in the Korkajhar district. It offers Arts and Science stream courses to the students. The college takes admission for HS, UG, and PG courses and even certificate courses too. They also have an IGNOU study center, wherein students can take different courses of IGNOU via Kokrajhr Govt. College.

Kokrajhar Govt College Photo/Image.

Kokrajhar University Bill 2024

The Assam Legislative Assembly approved the Kokrajhar University bill during the Assam Budget 26 February 2024, following the guidelines of the National Education Policy 2020 (NEP 2020). This transformation means Kokrajhar University will focus on teaching, research, affiliation, and a semi-residential model. Additionally, it will set up an Open and Distance Learning Centre within the university.

Kokrajhar Government College Details

College NameKokrajhar Government College
RenameThe Kokrajhar University
Founded in1959
Affiliated withBodoland University, Kokrajhar
University Upgradation Date26 February 2024
Address/LocationKokrajhar (BTR), Assam, 783370
Helpline Number03661270245
Email[email protected]
Updated on 02 March 2024: We’ve revised the table after the approval of the Kokrajhar University Bill in the Budget Session 2024 of the Assam Assembly. Additional important information will be added once officially announced.
Note: The existing KGC, previously associated with Bodoland University, will now function autonomously.

Kokrajhar Govt College Courses

KGC started with the Arts stream, later they introduced the Science stream too. Now they offer various courses under Arts and Science stream.

Secondary Courses

The Kokrajhar Govt College offers Higher Secondary courses under Assam Higher Secondary Education Council (AHSEC).

  1. H.S. Arts
  2. H.S. Science

Undergraduate Courses

Kokrajhar Government College offers courses in Arts and Science. In the Arts stream, they offer Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree courses with 13 major departments. Similarly, in the Science stream, Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) degree courses are available with 7 major departments.

B.A Honours Arts

The undergraduate courses for B.A (Honours) Arts at Kokrajhar Government College are listed below.

  1. B.A. Assamese
  2. B.A. Bengali
  3. B.A. Bodo
  4. B.A. Economics
  5. B.A. Education
  6. B.A. English
  7. B.A. Geography
  8. B.A. Philosophy
  9. B.A. Hindi
  10. B.A. History
  11. B.A. Political Science
  12. B.A. Sociology
  13. B.A. Statistics

B.Sc Honours Science

The undergraduate courses for B.Sc (Honours) Science at Kokrajhar Government College are listed below.

  1. B.Sc Botany
  2. B.Sc Chemistry
  3. B.Sc Computer Science
  4. B.Sc Mathematics
  5. B.Sc Physics
  6. B.Sc Statistics
  7. B.Sc Zoology

Postgraduate Courses

The Kokrajhar Govt College offers Postgraduate courses in Arts and Science stream. They are-

  1. M.A. Assamese
  2. M.A. Bodo
  3. M.A. Economics
  4. M.A. English
  5. M.Sc. History

PhD Guideship

The Kok govt. college also offers a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Guideship for-

  1. Chemistry
  2. Mathematics

Kokrajhar Govt College Certification Courses

Apart from the regular courses offered by KGC, students can also choose from a variety of certification courses. There are a total of 35 certificate courses available, including 1 special certificate course in Mass Communication & Journalism.

List of Certificate Courses Offered

  1. Certificate Course in Assamese
  2. Certificate Course in Manuscript Preparation
  3. Certificate Course in Bodo
  4. Certificate Course in Material Culture of Bodos
  5. Certificate Course in Bodo Creative Writing
  6. Certificate Course in Traditional Bodo Medichine
  7. Certificate Course in Horticulture
  8. Certificate Course in Candle Making
  9. Certificate Course in Soap Making
  10. Certificate Course in Computer Application
  11. Certificate Course in Stress Management
  12. Certificate Course in Teacher Eligibility Test
  13. Certificate Course in Business Communication
  14. Certificate Course in Creative Writing in English
  15. Certificate Course in Translation Studies
  16. Certificate Course in Photography
  17. Certificate Course in French
  18. Certificate Course in Tourism
  19. Certificate Course in Basic in HTML
  20. Certificate Course in Basic of MS Office
  21. Certificate Course in Programming in C
  22. Certificate Course in Use of MS-Excel in Data Analysis
  23. Certificate Course in Yoga
  24. Certificate Course in Electrical Wiring
  25. Certificate Course in Sericulture
  26. Certificate Course in Nutrition and Health
  27. Certificate Course in Bioinformatics
  28. Certificate Course on Panchayati Raj and Rural development
  29. Certificate Course on Human Rights
  30. Certificate Course in Basics of Big Data
  31. Certificate Course in Awareness on Cyber Crime & Security
  32. Certificate Course in Human Values & Professional Ethics
  33. Certificate Course in Personality Development
  34. Certificate Course in Art & Film Appreciation
  35. Certificate Course in Research Methodology & Data Analysis
  36. Certificate Course in Mass Communication & Journalism

Kokrajhar Govt College Facilities

There are various facilities provided to the students of Kokrajhar government college, such as:

  1. Library
  2. Sports
  3. Hostel
  4. College Canteen
  5. Computer Centre
  6. IGNOU Study Centre

KGC University Upgradation Status

KGC to “The Kokrajhar University”

The Kokrajhar Government College underwent an upgrade into “The Kokrajhar University” on February 26, 2024, through the enactment of the Kokrajhar University Act, 2024. The decision to upgrade had been under consideration since 2021.

As per the Act, the upgrade aims to constitute and establish a teaching, research-oriented, affiliating and semi-residential University, including the establishment of open and distance learning (ODL) facilities. The Act also specifies the transfer of the college’s property, land, buildings, and liquid assets to Kokrajhar University, effective from the date of its commencement.

Upgradation Plan of KGC News

The Kokrajhar Government College established in 1959 is currently affiliated with Bodoland University, Kokrajhar. Before the establishment of Bodoland University, it was affiliated with Gauhati University.

The Assam CM, Himanta Biswa Sharma on 18 Dec 2021 informed via a Twitter page that the Kokrajhar Govt College will be converted into a University.

Assam CM, Himanta Biswa Sharma announcing the conversion of Kokrajhar Govt College into a University.

After the Assam CM announcement, the CEM of BTC, Pramod Boro on 4 Feb 2022 shared an update via tweet, “Held a joint meeting with the Kokrajhar Govt. College Teacher’s Association & officials of Education Dept, BTC regarding the recent announcement of upgrading Kokrajhar Government College to a University.

Discussed several key issues pertaining to the process of Upgrading.”

Important Links

Kokrajhar University Bill 2024 PDF DownloadDownload Here
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1. When was the Kokrajhar University bill was passed by Assam Assembly?

The Kokrajhar University, 2024 bill was approved on 26 February 2024.

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