Under the initiative of Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India, the Institutional Biotech hub was established in the year 2010-11, with the aim to promote education and research in Life science and Biotechnology. It has a well-equipped biotechnological lab which caters to the need of the students in regard to enhancing their practical knowledge. The hub since its inception is actively involved in conducting popular talks, training programmes & workshops for students. It has reached out to neighbouring institutes for popularizing Biotechnology and its utility and also has extended facilities for Ph.D scholars, dissertation and research work of UG and PG students and faculties for their various UGC research projects. In totality, the Hub renders quality service to in-house as well as students and faculties of neighbouring Institutions and helps to inculcate scientific approach and temperament. It has now been selected for the Phase II of DBT-NER Biotech Hubs programme as Advanced-Level Institutional Biotech Hub.
Dr. Jinu Lagachu, Department of Zoology is the Co-ordinator of the Institutional (Advanced level) Biotech Hub of Arya Vidyapeeth College.
The College has a Career Counselling and Placement Cell running successfully since 1999. This was a venture on the part of the College to infuse a sense of career consciousness amongst the students in this world of cut-throat competition. The CCPC organises workshops and various activities to promote employability and inculcate life skills among students. Normally the CCPC arranges recruitment drives in collaboration with reputed corporate houses like IBM, TCS, WIPRO etc. as and when approached. The CCPC facilitates students to participate in pool recruitment drives by various corporate houses. In order to enhance the employability skills the cell proposes programmes like Personality Development Camp, Training Programmes etc. As such, the CCPC organizes special motivational lectures and seminars to enhance the employability skills of the students. These lectures and seminars are delivered mostly by successful entrepreneurs and also experts from various industries of which sometimes the invited speakers are ex-students of the College.
Dr. Ranjan Jyoti Bezbaruah, Department of Economics is the convenor of the cell.
The Bioinformatics Centre of Arya Vidyapeeth College of the Department of Zoology, has given the opportunity to the students of the college to learn the latest advancements of Biological Sciences in general, Molecular Biology and Bioinformatics and Computational Biology in particular by in-silico methods to prepare them for the pursuance of higher academic career after graduation. The courses are designed in such a way that the students also exposure to the basics of newly evolving dynamics in science proving them better scopes for higher educational progression and job prospects. The courses offered by Bioinformatics Center and certified jointly by the Center and NIELIT, National Institute of Electronics and Information Technology, Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology, Government of India can be perused along with the regular undergraduate courses. The Department of Zoology is the nodal department of the Centre.
The college provides two courses in Bioinformatics at Certificate and Diploma level for the undergraduates who cleared biology as a subject in their 10+2 (Sc.) Examination. The Certificate course (CCBio) is executed in collaboration with the NIELIT, National Institute of Electronics and Information Technology, Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology, Government of India. The Diploma course is a career oriented Add-on Course approved by the University Grants Commission, India. A rich collection of standard books, free study material for the students and the high speed internet facility are some of the assets of the centre.
The Bioinformatics Center is responsible for implementing and various skill courses offered by Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology, Government of India. In virtue of this an IT (O level) course of one year duration is offered by NIELIT Guwahati under Ministry of Electronics and Information technology in association with Bioinformatics Centre, Arya Vidyapeeth College. The course is for scheduled tribe students and is free of cost.
Center Co-ordinator: Dr Anindita Deka, Department of Zoology
The College has a cell for academic and personal counselling. Students at any point of time can approach the Cell for counseling on their academic and personal problems. The cell takes proactive role in improving the academic health of the College by addressing various issues. Besides, the faculty members are ever ready to help and guide the students on academic and personal issues.
Dr. Rupmala Barman, Department of Education is the convenor of the Cell.
The College has a Grievance Redressal Cell constituted with the teachers of the College to look into the complaints on various issues that might arise in the campus. A student can approach the cell directly with any sort of complaint. For those who do not want to approach directly can also drop their written complaints in the box placed near the office. Any such complaints when reported are promptly addressed.
Dr. Munin Baruah, Department of Political Science is the convenor of the Cell.
The College has a Disaster Management Cell. The Cell conducts a safety audit of the campus and prepares an annual report on that basis and submits the same to the authority for necessary action. The Cell also tries to create awareness on disaster preparedness among the students and staff.
Dr. Rupmala Barman, Department of Education is the convenor of the Cell.
The Women’s Cell of the College organizes workshops, discussions, popular talks, etc. to sensitize the students and teachers on gender issues. The Cell also celebrates International Women’s Day and the Girl Child Day every year to orient students and staff on gender equity and other social issues. The Cell publishes a bi-annual wall magazine focusing on gender issues wherein both students and teachers contribute.
Ms. Chhanda Biswas, Department of Economics is the convenor of the Cell.
The college has a vibrant research culture. There is a Research Cell in the College, as per UGC guidelines, which has been functioning actively. The Committee plays the role of facilitator and scrutinizer of research projects in relation to their statutory format, estimates, abstracts etc. To promote excellence in research in higher education, faculty members are supported to meet their requirements for individual research in specialized areas through Institutional Research Grant. The committee endeavours to encourage the active participation of the desiring research scholars in various fields of research. The main objective of the Research Cell is to motivate and strengthen the research culture among the faculty members and students.
Dr Monali Dutta Saikia, Department of Chemistry is currently the convenor of the cell.
The College has a Publication Cell which aims to facilitate publication of academic interests. Recently the Cell has published two books, one is on series of annual Giridhar Sarma Memorial lectures and another is “Budhidrumar Chaya”(Edited articles on Late Nalinidhar Bhattacharyya) in 2017.
Dr. Charu Das, Department of Philosophy is the convenor of the cell.
The Literary Club is a common platform for the students and teachers to exchange their ideas on art and literature. The Club organizes various talks and discussions on subjects pertaining to literature, art and society.
Ms. Utjala Barman, Department of English is the Convenor of the Literary Cell.
The college has an Entrepreneurship and Skill Development Cell to create awareness about employment opportunities and develop the spirit of entrepreneurship among the students. The cell organizes certificate courses, webinars, seminars, workshops and awareness programmes regularly which goes a long way in helping students develop both entrepreneurship and life skills. The cell in association with Optimista Learning Hub LLP. Guwahati had organized a 32 hours duration course on “Spoken English and Personality Development” during February-April, 2021.
Dr Mousumi Borah, Department of Economics is the convener of the cell.
The institution has recognized the need for computer courses for students as add on course and has developed a curriculum for computer courses in a self-financing mode. Computer Courses were started in Arya Vidyapeeth College in the year 2003 with a vision to provide the students with opportunities for all round development. The courses are designed as per the industry specific needs and are offered at subsidized rates with a view to cater to the demands of all deserving individuals.
Apart from the regular in-house students, students from other institutions have also benefitted from the Computer Cell.
Dr. Bhupali Sharma, Department of Physics
Dr Susanta Kumar Borthakur, Department of Chemistry
Dr. Anindita Deka, Department of Zoology
The College has an Anti-Ragging Cell as per the UGC regulation to curb the menace of ragging. The cell has organized different talks and dramas for promoting harmonious relationship between the students time to time.On 17th March, 2021 the cell organized a motivational talk on “Values and Aims in Life”. Mr. Diganta Biswa Sarma noted translator and devotee of Ram Krishna, Swami Vivekananda and Sri Arobindo from VKIC was invited as distinguished speaker for the programme.
Dr. Ranju Medhi of the Department of Education is the co-ordinator of the cell.
Internal Committee of Arya Vidyapeeth College consists of following members –
- Dr. Gitanjali Hazarika, President
- Ms. Anurita Pathak Hazarika, State Co-ordinator, North East Network Assam
- Prof. Polly Vauquline (Outside member)
- Dr. Jyotirupa Sharma
- Mr. Prahlad Bordoloi
- Dr. Mumpy Gupta
- Ms. Utjala Barman
- Tribeni Das (Student member)
- Ms. Manashi Kakati (member from office)
The Community Development Cell of the college works towards the upliftment of the underprivileged students. Under the initiative of the Cell, the College has adopted the Garbhanga Lower Primary School (GLPS), along with the Garbhanga village, which is located on the outskirts of Guwahati. The main objective of the programme is to attain 100% literacy rate in the target area for which compulsory enrollment of the children belonging to the 5-11 years age group needs to be ensured. Recently, the Cell has come to an agreement with the Child Friendly Guwahati, a project under Snehalaya to support the nearby underprivileged students in academic matters. Teachers of the College help those students by taking tutorial classes on different subjects.
Dr. Deetimoni Barua, Department of History is the co-ordinator of the Cell.
The college has an Environment Cell supported by Assam Science Technology & Environment Council (ASTEC) under the Science & Technology Department, Government of Assam which conducts Environmental Educational Programmes among students of Schools and Colleges. The Cell imparts environmental education to school and college students through curricular and co-curricular activities. The main motive of the Cell is to create Environment awareness in the community.
Dr Monali Dutta Saikia, Department of Chemistry is currently the Convenor of the Cell.
The Green Audit Cell of the College regularly audits the impact of the Institution on environment and produce the report annually, which are submitted in IQAC.
Present Convenor of Green Audit Committee is Dr Papori Devi, Associated Professor, Department of Botany.
The college has a smart class monitoring cell to look after the effective execution of smart class activities for different departments of the college.
Dr. Subir Sarkar, Department of Physics is the convenor of the Cell.
The college has established an intellectual property right cell to look after intellectual property right matters. Also, this cell promotes awareness about intellectual property rights among faculty members and students.
Dr. Sanghamitra De, Department of English is the convenor of the Cell.
The Disability Action Committee, Arya Vidyapeeth College was set up in the year 2018 to look after the disability affairs in the college. The Committee consists of three members. Dr Pankaj Jyoti Gogoi is the convenor, while Dr Susanta Sarma and Dr Jonali Medhi are the members of the Committee. The Committee is basically an advisory Committee to make disabled friendly environment in the college premise. The Committee is instrumental for reservation of seats for the students with disabilities in the admission both in the undergraduate and post-graduate level in accordance with the provisions of Rights of the Persons with Disabilities Act 2016 since its very inception. The Committee organizes popular talk, lectures on issues pertinent to disability on the International Day for Persons with Disability i.e., on 3rd December every year to sensitize people regarding the rights of the disabled people. Presently, the Committee is also working towards the publication of an edited volume on ‘Issues of Disability in North East India’.
Presently Eco club of the College is a vibrant organisation of students volunteers under guidance of teacher members. It is recognised under the green crop mission of the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government of India. Reduce Plastic Waste initiative and plantation for green campus is in priority list of the Club activities. The Club regularly takes different environment awareness related works. During last academic year the Club organised an online State level Digital Poster Making Competition on World Environment Day 2021 and a National Webinar was organised on Earth Ecosystem: Past and Present, in addition to many awareness drives like Earth Day, Green Diwali etc.
Present Convenor of the Club is Dr. Papori Devi, Associated Professor, Department of Botany.
The Karate Club of Arya Vidyapeeth College, Guwahati, was established on the 15th of March, 2021, under the aegis of the Department of Assamese, Arya Vidyapeeth College. A memorandum of understanding was signed between the Department of Assamese, represented by Dr. Gitanjali Hazarika, the Head of the Department of Assamese, Arya Vidyapeeth College, Guwahati, and Academy of Karate Athlete, Pragjyotish College, Guwahati, represented by the founder and trainer of the Academy, Mr. Diganta Das, for the establishment of the Karate Club of Arya Vidyapeeth College, Guwahati, on the 12th of March, 2021. Following the establishment of the club, a weeklong workshop on karate was organized from 22nd of March, 2021 to 28 th of March, 2021. The workshop was made open for students, teachers, non-teaching staff members of the college as well as other karate enthusiasts from outside the institution. A total of 53 candidates, which included 5 teachers from different departments of the college, participated in the workshop. Thereafter, karate classes have been regularly (twice a week) held in the college auditorium, where renowned trainer, Mr. Diganta Das coaches a total of 60 students including a number of teachers from the college. Furthermore, the karate club has also organized a one day yoga workshop, wherein renowned yoga Master from Sai Vikash Residential School, Guwahati, Sir Pawan Sharma, was invited to give the yoga session. A total of 82 candidates participated in the yoga workshop. These included students from both within the college as well as from other colleges and institutions. In addition to the students, a number of teachers from Arya Vidyapeeth College also actively participated in the yoga workshop.
Ms. Daisy Rani Hazarika, Assistant Professor, Department of Geography is the Co-ordinator of this club.
Arya Vidyapeeth College Archery Club was formed in February 2021 with five permanent members from Arya Vidyapeeth College. The Club aims to support and promote all forms of Archery in the local community. The club successfully completed National Archery Selection Trial India, Compound & Recurve (Boys & Girls) held from 17th February to 19th February 2021, organized by Archery Association of Assam in collaboration with Arya Vidyapeeth College Archery Club. The event took place in Arya Vidyapeeth College playground. There were participants from all over the State in this event. The Club aims to organize such similar events in future as well.
Dr. Mompi Gupta, Department of Bengali is the co-ordinator of the club.
The Arya Vidyapeeth College Cricket Club has been constituted with the following members.
- Mr. Birenchi Kr. Pegu (Convener)
- Dr. Jayanta Gogoi (Member)
- Dr. Nabin Saikia (Member)
- Dr. Krishna Kingkar Pathak (Member)
- Dr. Ditee Moni Baruah (Member)
- Dr. Dicton Saikia (Member)
- Ms. Daisy Rani Hazarika (Member)
- Mr. Udipta Talukdar (Member)
- Mr. Dipak Baruah (Member)
The College has a science club. The Science Club regularly organizes popular talk, outreach programme, awareness programme on Science Day/World Environment Day, where renowned persons are invited to deliver lecture with a view to popularize science among students. Seminars and Science exhibitions are organized from time to time by the Club. All the members of the Science club are actively involved in all the activities of the club.
Dr. Krishna Kingkar Pathak, Department of Physics is the Convenor of Science Club.
Arya Vidyapeeth College has formed a trust named “Pandit Giridhar Sarma Trust” in the year 2018 in memory of the founder Principal of the Institution, Pandit Giridhar Sarma.
Present Secretary of the Trust: Dr. Gitanjali Hazarika, Associate Professor, Department of Assamese
Objectives Of The Trust
- To give an award to a person or to an institution of excellence, with prize money to encourage their contribution to the society in the field of language, literature or any other social uplift.
- To encourage students to give importance to Assamese language through extension service.
- To promote Late Pandit Giridhar Sarma, founder principal, Arya Vidyapeeth College as an icon of Assamese literature and language as well as founder of different educational institutions.
- To set up a Late Pandit Giridhar Sarma memorial museum in college premises.
- To conduct workshops on manuscripts conservation and functional Assamese for non Assamese.
- To carry out a project on publishing Dictionaries of ethnic language and Assamese.
- The first recipient of the award “Pandit Giridhar Sarma Bota” which was given in the year 2018 is eminent scientist, Dr. Jitendra Nath Goswami.
- On 21st February, 2019, Pandit Giridhar Sarma Trust organized a talk by Sahitya Academy fellow Dr. Nagen Saikia, on the occasion of “International Mother Language Day”.
- Also, On 21st February, 2020, Pandit Giridhar Sarma Trust organized a talk by eminent writer Anuradha Sarma Pujari on the occasion of “International Mother Language Day”. On this occasion, a play “Lobhita” written by “Rupkonwar Jyotiprasad Awarwala” was enacted by students of Arya Vidyapeeth College.
- On 21st February, 2021 Pandit Giridhar Sarma Trust organised a talk by Dr. Anuradha Sharma, HoD, MIL Department and a novelist on the occasion of International Mother Language Day. On this occation a play “Karengar Ligiri” written by Rupkonwar Jyotiprashad Agarwala was staged by the students, teachers and alumni of College.