GUWAHATI, Nov 16 � Breaking away from its tradition, North East region�s premier educational institution Cotton College for the first time in its 113-year history has held an election for the post of general secretary to its Teachers� Association.
Instead of selection of office bearer of the Cotton College Teachers� Association (CCTA), election was held on�November 8, when Zoology Department Associate Professor Dr Arup Kumar Hazarika was elected to the post, said the newly-elected general secretary.
He defeated his nearest rival Dr Abu Mohd Pharhad Hussain, Assistant Professor of the Physics Department with a huge margin.
Since its establishment in 1901, office bearers of CCTA have been selected as decided by its members but as this time there were three candidates for the post of general secretary, the faculty members opted for democratic means, Hazarika said.
On November 8, the general meeting of the CCTA selected Dr Garima Kalita, Associate Professor of the English Department, as president of the teachers� body, Hazarika said. The other office bearers who have been selected� are two vice presidents � Dr Jayashree Borah, Dr Gautam Majumdar, two assistant general secretaries � Dr Juri Mahanta , Dilip Gogoi and for the post of�treasurer Dr Prasun Barman.
The new general secretary hoped CCTA would play a positive role in the transition of the 113-year old college into the Cotton College State University. � PTI