The College has provided hostel facilities, one each for boys and girls respectively, which are situated at just 200 metres away from the main Academic Campus. A hostel committee looks after the smooth functioning of the hostels. Intake capacities of the hostels are 90 and 70 for boys and girls respectively. Seats are allotted strictly on the basis of merit and reservation rules are followed as per Government norms. The management of the hostels are strictly supervised by the resident superintendents. The hostels provide all the necessary basic facilities to the boarders. The students can avail the medical facility provided by the Urban Health Centre in the hostel campus free of cost. Zero tolerance policy towards ragging and any form of harassment is strictly maintained. Students from various parts of North East India enter the hostels as boarders, thereby creating a space of cultural confluence. Besides maintaining a congenial academic environment, students are also encouraged to develop their extra-curricular skills and sense of community life though the various sports and cultural programmes organized. The Boys’ and Girls’ hostels publish their respective wall magazines. The Boys’ Hostel publishes an annual magazine, Sashwat, while the Girls’ hostel publishes a wall magazine, Srijani and also a hand-written magazine, Jatrik.
The Hostel aims to inculcate the highest intellectual standards through rigorous academic commitment and discipline. Its objectives are to:
- provide a healthy environment for study and sports .
- cater to the needs of academically disadvantaged students.
- sensitise students towards social values.
- mould students into ideal citizens and thereby fulfill social obligations.
- create awareness regarding sustainable utilisation of biodiversity and environment.
Presently the Boys Hostel Superintendent is Dr. Krishna Kingkar Pathak, Department of Physics.
And the Girls Hostel Superintendent is Dr. Manasi Gogoi, Department of Geography.
The College has a dynamic NCC wing comprising one Company of 1Assam BN and a troop of 60 Assam Girls BN. The cadets have represented the North Eastern Region in different national level camps including Republic Day Parade and other NCC activities in many parts of the country. Cadets have represented the country in International Youth Exchange Programmes(YEP). A number of cadets after obtaining ‘B’ and ‘C’ Certificates have enrolled in different grades of the three services of the Ministry of Defence, Government of India. Some of the cadets are also recruited into Para-Military Forces, State Police Service and different administrative service posts. Besides Personality Development and Adventure programmes, the NCC Cadets are also trained in Map Reading and 7.62 mm SLR Carbine Machine Gun firing. NCC Cadets of the College have received the Best Cadet Award many times in various camps. The Cadets are committed to Community Development and other issues of public concerns. Some of the activities carried out by NCC wing are Swatch Bharat Abhiyan, Campus cleaning, Plantation programme, Anti-Tobacco Day observation, Blood Donation camp, Yoga camp, AIDS Awareness programme, etc.
Dr. Ajoy Kumar Das (1 Assam BN. NCC), Dept.of Botany
Dr. Dalimi Devi (60 Assam Girls’ BN. NCC)
NSS provides opportunity to the students to develop their personality through community service. The motto of NSS is ‘NOT ME BUT YOU’. It underlines that the welfare of an individual is ultimately dependent on the welfare of the society at large. The strong and vibrant NSS unit of the college has been rendering various community services. Different Community Development activities are organised under the NSS unit banner in the peripheral rural areas. A village named PAMOHI in the fringes of Guwahati has been adopted by the NSS unit.
Programme Officer: Dr. Ranjanjyoti Bezbarua, Dept. of Economics
The College has a students’ union under the name, Arya Vidyapeeth College Students’ Union (AVCSU) of which every student is a member. The office bearers are elected annually by the students through direct election conducted as per the guidelines laid down by the Supreme Court of India. The Students’ Union organizes Freshers’ Social, Annual College Self-Help Week cum College Festival, Annual Sports, Cultural Functions, Debates and Symposia, Literary Activities, Social Service Activities etc. The Union publishes the College magazine, Aryan annually to which students and teachers contribute their creative writings. The Aryan serves as a platform to trigger the creative impulses of the students. The students of all the departments publish wall magazines annually which are conceptualised and presented by the students under the guidance of teachers. A wall magazine competition is also organised annually during the College Week by the AVCSU. A donation programme “UMEED…..Ek kadam khushiyo ki aur” (Donate Anything to Everyone) was initiated by the AVCSU in 2018-2019, with an aim to help the underprivileged section of the society including residents of old age homes, orphanages etc.
The College has a Students’ Aid Fund to support meritorious students belonging to economically backward section of the society. Students desiring to avail this fund shall have to apply to the Principal with supporting documents.
A Language Laboratory was established in Arya Vidyapeeth College 2010 under the College with Potential For Excellence (CPE) status granted to the College by the UGC. The department of English is in-charge of the laboratory and works in association with the departments of Assamese, Bengali, Hindi and Sanskrit. The language laboratory offers a three month Certificate Course in Spoken and Written English to the B.A and B.Sc. students of the College. The Course comprises hands-on learning through interactive software applications, namely Active Listening, Business Writing, Sky Pronunciation, and Tense Buster. These installed applications provide a stimulating learning experience by actively engaging students in various exercises designed to enhance their command over the English language as well as improve their communication skills. The exercise range from elementary level to advanced level in order to accommodate different types of learners.
There is a Canteen in the College premises that offers a range of snacks and meals. The separate arrangement for the students and Faculty to sit and enjoy the food facilitates a disciplined atmosphere in the canteen. Utmost care is taken to check that health and hygiene is given top priority in not only the food preparation, but also in the washing and cleaning part.
A Coffee House has been established in the College campus for the convenience of the students and Faculty. It also provides a delightful collection of snacks.
The College has set up a Yoga Centre in the year 2015 to popularize the art of Yoga and its benefits. In order to make this endeavour more fruitful the College has signed an MoU in the year 2015 with Vivekananda Kendra Institute of Culture(VKIC),which has been instrumental in popularizing Yoga among youth in the country. In 2021, another MoU also signed by the college with Prajapita Brahma Kumaris Ishwariya Viswa Vidyalaya, a socio-spirited organization affiliated to the Department of Public Information, United Nations and committed to the cause of moral and spiritual upliftment of mankind. Both VKIC and Prajapita Brahma Kumaris Ishwariya Viswa Vidyalaya offer the technical and advisory support to the College Yoga Centre. Yoga camps are organised from time to time for students, teachers and staffs. Dr. Sipra Paik, Department of Sanskrit is the Convenor of the Yoga Centre.
The College has a Health Centre in the campus since its inception, which has been providing health services to the students and faculty members alike. With a view to expand its services to the greater community and as a part of its social commitment, the College signed an MoU with the Government of Assam to upgrade the health centre into a full-fledged Urban Health Centre under NHM. The health centre carries out programmes like Pulse Polio Immunisation, AIDS Control Programme, JSSK, RNTCP etc. regularly. A number of people from the neighbourhood have availed health services from the centre.
In compliance with the RTI Act 2005, the College has also designated the Vice Principal of the College to act as the Public Information Officer (PIO). The aim of RTI is to promote transparency and accountability in official matters.