GUWAHATI, June 8 � The Cotton College Teachers� Association (CCTA) has made an appeal to the Chief Minister to use his good office in integrating the 115-year-old historic Cotton College and the Cotton College State University (CCSU) into a unitary institution and amend the CCSU Act clause that has described Cotton College as a constituent college of the CCSU.
Perturbed with the move by certain quarters to bifurcate the historic college and the CCSU, the CCTA said in a recent memorandum to the Chief Minister that both the institutions should be amalgamated to form a unitary institution for the greater interest of the faculty, non-teaching staff and students of the two institutions.
It is unfortunate that the framers of the CCSU Act have left a flaw in the legislation, leading to a lot of confusion over the status of Cotton College. They described the historic college as a constituent college of the CCSU, while maintaining that the CCSU is the product of upgradation of the college, said the CCTA in its memorandum.
The CCTA has, for all these years, been upholding the demand for an unitary structure so that the interests of the faculty, who have been working day and night for running the PG classes, making syllabuses and conducting all examinations (end term and sessionals, seminars and tutorials) are recognised and inducted into the university fold. The Cotton College faculty have been part and parcel of the university classes for long, producing hundreds of eligible people and thus benefiting and enriching the contemporary socio-cultural history of the region, the CCTA said in its memorandum.