THE RANGIA COLLEGE, which started functioning on August 5, 1963, has now grown up to be a major contributor to higher education. With all the necessary infrastructure within a sprawling campus, it is among the ten top colleges of Assam according to the National Assessment and Accreditation Council�s (NAAC) assessment report (accredited B++ grade in 2004 and reaccredited in 2010-11 with rating points 2.80 on a 3-point scale).
Thousands of students have crossed the portals of the institution and a significant number of them have shone in various fields. Some of the alumni are serving abroad with distinction.
The Rangia College first started functioning from the Rangia HS School on August 5, 1963 at the initiative of a group of ambitious people of Rangia. Some of the main torchbearers of the Rangia College were late Siddhi Nath Sarma, late Durga Dutta Agarwalla, late Kamini Mohan Sarma and others.
The permanent campus of the Rangia College was set up at Bangaon (Rangia) village, 2 km from Rangia town, surrounding a land of 125 bighas under the Rangia Circle Office, which was allotted by the then DC of Kamrup district through a land advisory committee.
At present, the Rangia College has streams in Arts, Science and Commerce under the Gauhati University. The Arts stream was brought under the deficit system of grants-in-aid in September, 1969. The Science stream, introduced in 1985, was brought under the deficit system of grants-in-aid in July, 1992 and the Commerce stream, introduced in 1996, was brought under provincialization on January 1, 2013. The college has 22 departments consisting of 3,189 students. The total numbers of teachers stand at 69 (sanctioned posts) and 10 (non-sanction posts), out of which there are 29 PhD and 10 MPhil degree holders. More than 20 teachers are doing research in various fields. The non-teaching and office staff consist of 36 members.
Till date, the Rangia College has organised five UGC-sponsored national seminars/workshop. Apart from academics, the students have also performed commendably in extracurricular activities like sports, debate, music, NCC, Bharat Scouts & Guides.
The Rangia College has produced players, singers and debaters of repute who are now engaged in different fields. Dedicated professors are manning different cells like IQAC, ICGC, WRC, NCC, Bharat Scouts & Guides, NSS, etc. The Pre-Examination Training Centre (PETC) of the college is constantly encouraging the final semester students to appear in competitive examinations like the IAS, ACS, Bank PO, SSC, NDA, Railway, MBA, etc.
Brisk preparations are on to hold the closing ceremony of the golden jubilee of the Rangia College with a two-day programme on January 31 and February 1, 2015. Well-wishers and alumni have been invited to the ceremony.