Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya Adarsha Mahavidyalaya (PDUAM), Eraligool, Karimganj was established in 2017 by the Government of Assam with the financial assistance from RUSA. The college has an infrastructure built on a sprawling campus spreading over 30 bighas of land at Eraligool with digital classrooms, up to date laboratories, and residential facilities for staff and girl students. For providing quality Higher Education compatible to the one available in the best institutes in the country, the Government aims at transforming all Adarsha Mahavidyalayas as Centre for Excellence and also has the plan to introduce Post Graduate (PG) Level Courses in future.
I am quite happy to announce the begining of the new academic year 2023- 2024 of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya Adarsha Mahavidyalaya (PDUAM), Eraligool, Karimganj. We take pleasure in informing you that Assam’s Karimganj district is a founding participant in the creation of such Government Science Model Degree Colleges. Since the establishment of the Mahavidyalaya in 2017, the institution has been offering Science education in the rural areas of Karimganj district, which are deprived of the benefits of contemporary science education. It is the endeavour of the State Government, to fulfill the aspirations of the great visionary Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya for the upliftment of the rural people. Higher education is generally more difficult for the poorer segments of society to excess in most developing nations. However, in India, the Government is taking responsibility for imparting higher education to the poor section of the society at their doorsteps. With this programme, the Govt. of Assam has taken steps to establish additional model colleges in order to reach out to rural residence, who lack excess to modern science education. The Mahavidyalaya had launched its academic journey from the session 2017-2018, with Higher Secondary Science Stream and BSc (both Hons. and Pass) courses. The Mahavidyalaya has a huge campus (30 bighas) with picturesque buildings and a separate playground (a plot of five bighas), situated at Eraligool, 26 kms away from Karimganj town, which is reachable by all means of transport. The residential buildings of the academic staff and Girls’ hostel are being in used. The Govt. of Assam has appointed Dr Jayasree Chakrabarty as Founder Principal of the Mahavidyalaya, who has an illustrious career at Cotton College, Guwahati (presently Cotton University, Guwahati) and has a quality of dynamic leadership in the field of education. The Mahavidyalaya has not restricted itself to Science education only, but is conducting several others social and academic activities for betterment of the society and benefit of the local folk. All local educators, inquisitive parents, keen students, and general public are kindly asked to offer any kind of assistance in achieving the goal of high-quality science education in the Karimganj district, which served as the inspiration for the founding institution of higher learning.
I have the honour and satisfaction of announcing the start of a new academic session 2023- 2024 at Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya Adarsha Mahavidyalaya (PDUAM), Eraligool, Karimganj. With the help of all the Mahavidyalaya stakeholders, we were able to successfully complete all the previous academic sessions. I warmly welcome all enthusiastic pupils to the Mahavidyalaya and thank their parents and guardians for deciding to send their children here to pursue higher studies. The Mahavidyalaya was established in the year 2017. This is the first Government Science Model Degree College in the Barak Valley. It is a dream project of the Government of Assam with financial support from the Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA). This Mahavidyalaya became functional from the academic year 2017-2018 with both intermediate and undergraduate courses in as many as six Science subjects, viz. Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Botany, Zoology, and Statistics along with English and Bengali. The Mahavidyalaya offers Higher Secondary courses (10+2) in Science Stream under Assam Higher Secondary Education Council, Bamunimaidam, Guwahati and Four Year Under Graduate Programme (FYUG-P; erstwhile BSc) based on New Education Policy 2020 (NEP 2020) Curriculum under Assam University, Silchar. For delivering quality Science education at UG level, the Mahavidyalaya's requisite infrastructure, such as academic buildings and laboratories, are available. All the days of national importance, workshops on different aspects of science education and research, and several other co-curricular activities are observed regularly in the institution. Infrastructure development, including the construction of women's hostels, boundary walls, and residential complexes for teaching and non-teaching employees, sports building are complete. We are also planning to set up a gymnasium, where our students and staff can work out and keep them fit. Additional infrastructure, such as a canteen and an academic annex building, is anticipated to be built soon. The Mahavidyalaya is also getting prepared for its maiden NAAC visit within this academic session. We are thankful to the Honourable Deputy Commissioner, Karimganj cum President, Governing Body of our Mahavidyalaya for providing us with an additional five bighas of land for the playground of the Mahavidyalaya. After obtaining the required government approval, we also want to use our computer lab to launch a variety of certificate programmes for the benefit of our students. PDUAM is working to impart skill-based knowledge, inclusive growth of education, participatory culture, and value-oriented approach in addition to its regular courses in the near future, taking account of the NEP 2020 of the Government of India. The Mahavidyalaya will continue to take the initiative to enhance its academic facets in terms of high-quality instruction, creative teaching methods, and research to meet the needs of science education. I feel privileged to inform that we have well-qualified, experienced and energetic teachers dedicated to their profession. Through this educational institution, students will be able to achieve academic and intellectual success. To help the students, the Mahavidyalaya also started the MentorMentee programme of imparting education. I, on behalf of the PDUAM family, would like to express my sincere thanks and gratitude to Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma, Honourable Chief Minister, Assam, Dr Ranoj Pegu, Honorable Minister of Education, Tribal Welfare, Indigenous & Tribal Faith & Culture Department, Assam, Sri Parimal Suklabaidya, Honourable Minister of Transport, Fishery and Excise, Assam, Sri Kripanath Mallah, Honorable Member of Parliament, Karimganj Lok Sabha Constituency & all the Members of Legislative Assembly (MLAs) of Karimganj district for their continuous help & support for providing one of the best infrastructures in this remotest corner of the state of Assam. I would like to use this occasion to express my gratitude to Sri Dharma Kanta Mili, Honourable Director Higher Education, Government of Assam, Kahilipara, Guwahati-19 and his entire staff and Mr. Narayan Konwar, IAS, Honourable Secretary, Higher Education, Dispur, Guwahati – 6 and his entire staff, for being there for us always. Utilizing this opportunity, I would like to record here, the exceptional direction that I received for managing this newly established educational institution from Shri Mridul Yadav, IAS, the Honourable Deputy Commissioner of the Karimganj district and President of the Governing Body of this Mahavidyalaya. I am also grateful to the entire staff of his office (The Office of the Deputy Commissioner, Karimganj District) for their co-operation and whole-hearted support in carrying forward the academic institution. I appreciate my teaching and non-teaching staff and offer my heartfelt thanks for their relentless efforts in placing the institution in the right track. Finally, I extend a heartfelt greeting to the newcomers' parents and guardians as well as to the freshmen themselves. After successfully completing their academic programmes, I am confident that the students would feel as though they received a worthwhile education for life from this institution.