About Madhab Choudhury College:
Madhab Choudhury College (M.C. College), Barpeta, the fourth oldest college in undivided Assam, was established on 14th July in the year 1939.
Since then, M.C. college has been undergoing a relentless process of growth. Born as an Arts college, M.C. College introduced its science stream in 1959.
After 80 years of its glorious existence, Madhab Choudhury College has become the hub for educational excellence, fostering its vision and mission in tune with the objectives of Higher Education of the nation.
Location and Area:
Madhab Choudhury College is a premier institution of higher education located at the heart of "Satra Nagari" Barpeta, the Headquarters of the District of Barpeta, a city with a rich cultural heritage and a glorious historical background. It is nearly 95km from Guwahati and is well connected to the rest of Assam by road and railways. The Barpeta – Baghbor Road is in the east of the college, the FAA Medical College road in the south, the Gandhinagar area in the west, and the municipal market and public bus stand are in the north of the college. The location of the college is away from the din and bustle of the town. Valuable trees and lush—green vegetation lend to the college a pastoral magnanimity and perfect platform for intellectual growth in natural ambience.The College covers a land area of 47 bigha 3 katha 6 lessa covered by Dag No.- 225 & 226 respectively.
26°19′ 35″N to 26°19′ 45″N - Latitude
91°00′ 11″E to 91°00′ 00″E - Longitude
Green Cover Percentage 31.05%.
The average elevation of Barpeta is 35 metres above mean sea level
The college that started with twelve teachers and about thirty students, today it has increased to 68 Teaching Staff and 32 Non-Teaching Staff (excluding Principal). The intake capacity of students under HS level is 840 (600- Arts, 240- Science) and the intake capacity of students under Undergraduate level is 2400 (Arts and Science) and 30 under Post graduate level at present.
Recognition & Affiliation:
M.C College Barpeta has been affiliated to Gauhati University, and it is included in the list of colleges maintained under section 2(f) & 12(B)of the UGC Act 1956. The College has been provincialiased in 2005 as per The Assam College (Employees) Provincialisation Act 2005.
In the year 2003, The National Assessment and Accreditation Council of India (NAAC), in its accreditation has awarded the Institution with Grade "B". In the year 2015, NAAC in its 2nd cycle of accreditation, has awarded the institution with Grade "B+"
The College offers Undergraduate (UG) courses in the Arts and Science streams and (PG) courses in two subjects- Assamese and Botany
There are 9 Departments in the Arts stream -Anthropology, Assamese, Economics, Education, English, Geography, History, Philosophy and Political Science. In the Science stream there are 5 departments- Botany, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics and Zoology. In all these subjects Honours courses are offered. English and Assamese are compulsory subjects. The courses offered are in consonance with the socio-cultural and economic needs of the locality.
However, to keep pace with the demands of time, the management has considered to start few job-oriented courses like Bachelor in Computer Application (BCA) under Computer Science Department which is a Self-Sustained Course.
The programmes offered by the UG courses of the college which is currently under CBCS ( Choice Based Credit System) are designed by the Gauhati University to which the College is affiliated.
The College also offers a diploma and certificate based courses in
- Fish Breeding: (Advanced Diploma)
- Aquarium Technician: (Certificate course )
- Apiculture: (Certificate course )
- Organic Farming: (Certificate course)