It is my great privilege to welcome you to Arya Vidyapeeth College, Guwahati-16, a prominent provincialised College in the whole of North East India. The information stated here is only a part of our continuing effort to serve the different stakeholders of the Institute. Arya Vidyapeeth a combination of twin institutes starting from primary education to Post Graduate level, was started by educationist and social worker late Giridhar Sarma in the year 1958. The vision of its founder was to cater to the need for higher education and to tap the intellectual potential of the youth of Assam in particular and the entire North-East India in general. Arya Vidyapeeth College aspires to uphold the national policies on higher education which is to mould and prepare the young minds to meet contemporary challenges with special focus on the under privileged students.
Since its inception Arya Vidyapeeth College has developed its mission to translate the vision into reality. lndomitable entrepreneurship and administrative acumen of the founder Principal late Giridhar Sarma and devotion and dedication of the faculty members and staff have established it as a well known College in Assam and the entire North-East India.
Arya Vidyapeeth College has been the pioneer amongst all the Grants-in-Aid Colleges of Assam in areas like opening PG Course in Mathematics as well as Honours in Economics. The College started COSIP and COHSIP progrommes way back in 1974. Perhaps no other GIA/Provincialised College in Assam has a UGC sponsored Non-resident Student Centre. a workshop and a full fledged Health Centre. One of our erstwhile faculty member Sri Nilimoni Phookan got the prestigious Padmashree and the Soviet Land Nehru Awards. Another teacher, Sri Lil Bahadur Chetri was conferred the Sahitya Academy Award.
Literacy should never be the end of education, but it should be a weapon in the learning process for harmonious development of all four aspects of human personality- body, heart, mind and spirit. According to Mahatma Gandhi, “By education I mean all round drawing out of the best in a child and one’s body, mind and spirit”. God has endowed man with all the abilities he needs from birth which only need to be developed by providing necessary outside support and keeping in view the above objective of education Arya Vidyapeeth College has given emphasis on inculcating moral and ethical values. Organising regular camps, cultural programmes, sports, talks and competitions, awareness programmes regarding degradation of biodiversity and enviournment are a regular practice at Arya Vidyapeeth College.
Higher Education in our country must fulfill the requirements of a highly competitive world. We have been trying to fight the age-old problems of mass poverty, gross inequality, ignorance and disease by giving emphasis on education. Education is the most important factor that helps to uphold the principles of freedom, social justice, and equal opportunity among the people of our country. At this moment we remember the statement made by the then former Prime Minister of India Dr. Monmohan Singh in 2007 at the 150th Anniversary function of University of Mumbai. He said, “Almost two-third of our quality parameters”.
Now, it is the responsibility of the administration, teaching and non-teaching staff, alumni and students of Arya Vidyapeeth College to ensure that the College with enormous potentiality rises to a desired level to be positioned among the above average Colleges of the country. At present research and quality education is a major priority of Arya Vidyapeeth College. Faculty members of the College have been working all along on this mission of creation of new knowledge and excellence
I take this opportunity to urge to all of you to come forward and join hands in our noble efforts to broaden the horizon of knowledge and character building by recognizing our willing to effectively support the teaching learning and evaluation process.
Dr. Mrinal Sarmah
Arya Vidyapeeth College