About Kakojan College
About Kakojan College- Kakojan is a rural area 16 K M away in the east of Jorhat town and 40 KM from the west of Sibsagar Town Assam.The very name ‘Kakojan’ comes from the name of a small tributary called ‘Kakojan’ which originates from Naga Hills in the South and mingles at the mighty river Brahmaputra in the north.During the administration of the Ahom Kings the are was famous for the production of the choicest rice for the royal family.That is why the Ahom King entitled the Mouza(in which Kakojan is located) as Chawkhat which comes from the word ‘Chaul Khat’ means famous for the production of the choicest rice(Chaul in Assamese language).From the religious point of view the area has been bearing a great significance since 16th century.Mahapurush (Saint)Madhavdeva ,the successor of Mahapurush Sri Srimanta Sankadeva the leader of Vaishnavite movement in Assam ,established the famous ‘Dehekiakhowa Bor Namghar’ in the north west of the area.The Ahom Kings constructed the ‘Cheuni Ali’ crossing this area which was converted to NH-37, the main route of Assam.The famous ‘Lahdoi Gar’ (Rampart) made by the Ahom Kings bears the sign of protection of the old Ahom capital ‘Rongpur’ situated in the Modern Sibsagar town in the east. The maidam(Grave) of the great national Assamese hero ‘Bir Lachit Borphukon’ and historical, ‘sensuwa pukhuri'(tank) also exist in the area.
The british authority stated tea plantation at the neighboring area of Kakojan in the 19th century. The tea company like Tata Tea limited, Jayshree Tea Industries Limited and others are still producing Tea in the area. During the Freedom Movement of India, the place was politically conscious and many freedom fighters actively participate in the movement.
Since the time of British administration ,Kakojan happen to be the center of education. The British government started Govt. M.E. School at Kakojan in 1908.it was the first government educational institute between Sibsagar town in the East and Jorhat Town in the West .In course of time ,this Govt. M.E. School has been becoming the mother of so many M.V and M.E and High School of East Jorhat.
From the fifty decade ,the people of Kakojan area felt the necessity of the establishment of a college for catering the need of higher education for the students of economically backward community. As a result of that spontaneous thought Kakojan College was established on 24th July, 1967 with the contribution of the public educationalist, social Workers etc. Even the baggers and widows offered pie for it. The college is situated in a rural area at the center of 12-15Km radius surrounded by the M.O.B.C,O.B.C, General Classes, Tea garden and ex-tea garden labours, tribal and economically backward and flood affected families. At present, it has been imparting higher education in Arts in undergraduate level with major in Assamese, English, History, Education, Political Science, Sociology and Economics etc. The science stream has been stated in 1994 and imparting higher education with major in Physics, Chemistry , Mathematics, Botany, Zoology and non-major in statistics.
The college has come under deficit system of grant in aid with effect from 01/09/1981 and registered under U.G.C 2(f) Act on 12th Dec, 1998. The college is provincialised by the govt. of Assam in 1st Dec, 2005. In the last two decade the college has shown distinguish result in the faulty of arts including 5th Position in the year 2001 and 1st Position in the year 2009 in H.S. Level and first class in various subjects in degree level.
At present the college is running with more than thousand students, thirty six teachers and thirteen employees. For last 49 years it has been offering yeomen’s of service to the cause of higher education and specially to a large number of rural students ,belonging to poor economic background of Kakojan and east Jorhat. The healthy academic atmosphere of the college ,good results as well as personal care and guidance offered by the teachers have proved to the plus point because of which students from remote place have made this college a natural abode of study. Situated in a country side,16 Km away from Jorhat town, the college is situated in academic landmark stated by the British Govt. The plan and estimate has been made to make the college attractive with buildings, Library, Garden with sweet smelling flowers and green scenery. Being extremely free from the disturbances of the city and town Kakojan College is proud of a healthy academic environment starting from primary to higher education. The college authority with co-operation from the faculty members, staff, students, ex-students and guardian have created and enthusiastic sprit for the all round development of the College.
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