Department of Assamese

  • Year of Establishment: 1966
  • Location: Ground Floor, Main Building

History

The department of Assamese was opened in 1966 along with the establishment of the college as Assamese, as a Modern Indian Language (MIL), has been a compulsory subject. Late Girindra Kumar Das, Late Atul Chandra Barman and Sri Golokeswar Goswami were the founder teachers of the department, among whom Prof. Goswami later joined Gauhati University as a faculty. Mrs. Phul Kumari Kalita joined in 1969 and she enjoys the honour of being the first lady teacher of the college. Along with teaching, she dedicates herself to the collection and preservation of folk songs and various forms of folklore prevalent in the entire lower Assam. She has a good number of books on this subject to her credit. She has been honoured with numerous awards by various societies and organizations including the prestigious Pratima Barua Pandey Award given by All Assam Students' Union in 2010. Even after her retirement in 2009, she is continuing her activities in the field of folklore. Late Khargeswar Nath served in this department for a long period of time till his retirement in 2002. Late Dr. Siddheswar Barma joined the department in 1990 and continued to serve till his premature death in 2014. He was a serious researcher of linguistics and a translator of books especially from Bengali to Assamese. Dr. Uttam Chandra Pathak also served here as a faculty for a brief period who later retired as the Principal of Bhawanipur Anchalik College. In 2009, the Assamese Department and English Department jointly organized a national workshop on 'Problems of Terminology in Literary Theory and General Linguistics' in collaboration with Anundorum Barooah Institute of Language, Art and Culture (ABILAC), a reputed academic body under the state government. The department organised a UGC sponsored National Seminar on the Role of Comparative Literature in Creating National Integration on 16th & 17th October, 2015 in collaboration with Bengali Department. One more UGC sponsored National Seminar on the topic Cultural diversity of North East and its role in creating social integration was organised by the department on 16th and 17th June, 2017 in collaboration with ABILAC, Guwahati, Assam.

Course Offered

  • HS Course
  • Three years (six semesters) Degree Course (B. A) both Major & General and B.Com. (General)

Faculty

Dr. Hemanta Deka

Asst. Prof.

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Renu Hazarika

Asst. Prof.

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Usha Das

Asst. Prof.

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Banjit Sarma

Asst. Prof.

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Prasanta Rabha

Asst. Prof.

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Recognized Ph. D. Guide

  • Dr. Hemanta Deka - Gauhati University, Guwahati

Research Project Details

Dr. Hemanta Deka had completed his first UGC sponsored Minor Research Project in 2009 entitled Adhunik Asomiya Kabitat Lokasanskritik Upadan. (আধুনিক অসমীয়া কবিতাত লোকসংস্কৃতিক উপাদান) In 2012, Dr. Deka completed his second UGC sponsored Minor Research Project entitled Asomiya Upanayasat Santrasbadar Pratifalan : Eti Mono-Samajik Adhayan. (অসমীয়া উপন্যাসত সন্ত্ৰাসবাদৰ প্ৰতিফলনঃএটি মন-সামাজিক অধ্যয়ন) Mrs. Usha Das completed a UGC sponsored Minor Research Project entitled Barpeta Zilar Prabasanat Nari Manastatwa.

Facilities

The Department has one laptop with INTERNET facilities, a small departmental library and a small museum of items relating to Assamese folklore. Under the aegis of 'Asomiya Sahitya Chora' (অসমীয়া সাহিত্য চৰা), the department organizes academic activities for the benefits of the students. The teachers of the Department offer informal counseling to students from time to time.

Activities

A student-based research journal under the title 'Dunari' with ISSN (2322-0759) is published by the Department. On 15th November every year, it pays homage to Dr. Banikanta Kakati on his birth anniversary by holding departmental seminar.

Examination Results

TDC (Only Major) 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
No. of 1st Class 1 3 3 7 6
No. of 2nd Class 10 12 21 23 33
Pass Percentage
84%
100%
96%
100%
88%

NET/SET/JRF/GATE/GRE Qualifier:(201-2017) : Not available