Brief History of the College
The beautiful and well-built Nabinchandra College, Badarpur that stands impressively in the heart of Badarpur town had its beginning in the late 1960s. The people of those years faced many a problem in sending their children for higher education to Karimganj or Silchar as there was no college between these two towns lying fifty-five kilometres apart. Distance, money, wastage of time and poor communication facilities were the chief hurdles which made them think about an alternative arrangement. The result was the unanimous decision of setting up a college at Badarpur. This noble idea soon acquired flesh and bones through the selfless and untiring efforts of the people of all walks of life in the form of a college in 1969. The sweat and blood of the then staff, students and the general public helped in laying a strong foundation and in nurturing the new born educational institution.
As the college had no campus of its own, the classes of Arts faculty were run in a rented building in a plot very close to the present site. The college was christened “Nabinchandra College” in 1971 after the late father of Basanta Kumar Das, a major donor. It was shifted to the present site in 1974 and was brought under the deficit system of grants-in-aid rules of the Assam government the following year. Since then it never looked back, but always marched ahead, crossing many a hurdle on the road to progress, achieving side by side the physical development of the college building , the campus, and the academic growth of the educational institution.
The College introduced Commerce at H.S. level in 1981 and at degree level in 1984, which continued till 1989. After a gap of Six years, the College re-introduced these programmes in full fledged manner. At present department of Commerce is a vibrant department with two honours courses viz 1. Accounting and Finance and 2. Business Management. The service of the employees of Commerce Stream has been provincialized by the Government of Assam w.e.f. August 13 2013.
In 2006-07 Session the college introduced Science Stream under Assam University, Silchar with three subjects - viz Economics, Mathematics and Ecology & Environmental Science. At present, it is a very much vibrant stream with honours in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Ecology & Environmental Science. The students of the stream have been performing very well with all Assam Place in H.S. Level and Assam University first position. It is worth mentioning here, one Priyanka Dutta became the 1st class First in Assam University, Silchar in B.Sc Final Mathematics Honours in the year 2016. Same Priyanka Dutta also became the Best Graduate 2016 (securing highest mark in all the three streams) of Assam University, Silchar.
It may also be mentioned here that Nabinchandra College, Badarpur is the only institution till date in Assam offering B.Sc honours programme in Ecology & Environmental Science.
The latest academic expansion of the college is Bachelor in Vocational Course in Information Technology (B.VOC in IT). Thanks to the Government of Assam and Assam University, Silchar, Nabinchandra College, Badarpur, the only institution under Assam University, Silchar has successfully introduced B.VOC in IT w.e.f. the session 2017-18.
The College has recognised need to introduce Career oriented programmes at U.G. Level and accordingly has introduced in 2004-05 a course in Functional Arabic sponsored by NCPUL, under H.R.D Ministry, New Delhi. In 2006-07 Session, the college has introduced U.G.C. sponsored Career Oriented programmes in Computer Application in Business, Marketing Management and Entrepreneurship Development. A correspondence course centre under the Institute of Distance and Open learning (IDOL) of Gauhati University has been functioning in this college for some years. But Gauhati University IDOL has issued a notification to stop new enrolment under IDOL in the colleges affiliated to Universities other than Gauhati University w.e.f. the year 2017. Hence, Nabinchandra College, Badarpur has also stopped enrolling new students under IDOL since 2017. Nabinchandra College, Badarpur became a Partner Institute of Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) under its convergence scheme to offer different conventional and specialised courses to the people of Badarpur and adjacent areas. The Scheme continued very successfully for few years. But in the year 2013 the IGNOU has withdrawn all the partner institutes under the convergence scheme.
The college has, over the years, made significant progress on academic front— diversification of subjects and streams, increase in the intake of the students, increase in the number of faculty members, upgrading the library facilities, considerable improvement in teaching-learning process resulting in better results etc. In the field of sports, culture and other extracurricular activities our college has also made a remarkable progress. The important events like Cancer Awareness Programme, Disaster Management Training Programme, Blood Donation Camp and such other various programmes have been organized by the college with outstanding success. The NSS Unit of the college hold one week Special Camp with 50 (Fifty) volunteers of the unit in the adopted village Umarpur in 2016 and Alekhargul in 2017 to aware the villagers to handle the emergencies in medical and natural calamities, where we got tremendous response from the people of the vast localities. The NSS Unit also organized an awareness programme on the “Symptom Recognition and Prevention of Heart Disease” on 12th March, 2016, where Dr. Bikash Mazumder, MD, MRCP, CCT (Cardiology, UK) MD (Research, London), Chairman West Bengal Heart Foundation and Senior Consultant, Intervention Cardiologist, Apollo Gleneagles Hospital Kolkata, attended as Chief speaker and demonstrator along with a host of reputed Doctors from Barak Valley.
So many students of our college have also participated in the Inter College competition of sports and culture organized by different colleges of Barak Valley and won many prizes. The Nabinchandra College, Badarpur cricket team become the Champion in 2013 and Runners in 20106 in the Inter College Cricket Tournament (Men) organized by Assam University, Silchar. Moreover, different teams of students headed by teachers every session visit different places of Historical and Academic importance as Educational Tour/Excursion.
The students of the college are strictly punctual and disciplined. With the co-operation from all corner the college campus has been totally ragging free.
The college has taken the bold step by publishing a multi-disciplinary bilingual National Level annual Research Journal “ EDUSEARCH”, the first issue which was published in January 2015 and with ISSN 2395-7298. Since this National Level Journal has been regularly published by the college in January of every year.