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Govt preparing road map for Cotton College

By Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, May 28 � The State Government has engaged a consultancy firm to prepare roadmap for the development of the century-old Cotton College for the next 50 years. M/S Ed CIL of Noida has been engaged to prepare master plans for development of both academic and physical infrastructure of the college for the next 50 years with a view to developing it into a centre of international standard.

When contacted, Principal of the college Dr Indra Kumar Bhattacharyya told this newspaper that a four-member team of the Ed CIL visited the college early this month to gather first-hand information on the present status as well as future plan of the college.

The team consisted a former director of the IIT, Kanpur, a professor of Delhi University, an expert in financial matters and an Ed CIL representative.

It also sought a strength, weakness, opportunity and threat (SWOT) report from the college along with the balance sheets of its financial condition for the past two years. All these information had been sent to the consultancy firm about 10 days back, said Dr Bhattacharyya.

This development is the result of the State Government�s initiative to develop the college. The State Government had sent two of its senior ministers � Education Minister Gautam Bora and Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma � to the college on August 15, 2009. The ministers made an on-the-spot study of the condition of the college and talked to the members of the college community that day.

During their discussion with the members of the college community, the ministers said that money would not be a problem for the development of the college.

The initiative of the State Government is attributed to the constant urge of the college community for the development of the college. �I am hopeful of a bright prospect of the college,� Dr Bhattacharyya said.

When asked to comment on the performance of the college in the latest higher secondary examinations, Dr Bhattacharyya said that the performance of the college was good.

Against the pass percentage of 91.9 last year, this year, the college recorded a pass percentage of 95.2 in Science stream, while 96 per cent of the students appearing in Arts stream examination were successful this time, against the 96.1 per cent last year.

Five of the students who were supposed to appear in the examination in Arts stream failed to appear in all the papers on medical ground and this reduced the pass percentage slightly in the stream, said the principal.

Of those who were successful this time, 192 secured star marks in Science stream this year, against the 139 last year. Again, 48 students secured star marks in Arts stream this year, against the 30 last year.

Nine students of the college obtained ranks in Science stream this year, against six last year. However, two students could secure ranks in Arts stream this year, against five last year, he said.

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Govt preparing road map for Cotton College

GUWAHATI, May 28 � The State Government has engaged a consultancy firm to prepare roadmap for the development of the century-old Cotton College for the next 50 years. M/S Ed CIL of Noida has been engaged to prepare master plans for development of both academic and physical infrastructure of the college for the next 50 years with a view to developing it into a centre of international standard.

When contacted, Principal of the college Dr Indra Kumar Bhattacharyya told this newspaper that a four-member team of the Ed CIL visited the college early this month to gather first-hand information on the present status as well as future plan of the college.

The team consisted a former director of the IIT, Kanpur, a professor of Delhi University, an expert in financial matters and an Ed CIL representative.

It also sought a strength, weakness, opportunity and threat (SWOT) report from the college along with the balance sheets of its financial condition for the past two years. All these information had been sent to the consultancy firm about 10 days back, said Dr Bhattacharyya.

This development is the result of the State Government�s initiative to develop the college. The State Government had sent two of its senior ministers � Education Minister Gautam Bora and Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma � to the college on August 15, 2009. The ministers made an on-the-spot study of the condition of the college and talked to the members of the college community that day.

During their discussion with the members of the college community, the ministers said that money would not be a problem for the development of the college.

The initiative of the State Government is attributed to the constant urge of the college community for the development of the college. �I am hopeful of a bright prospect of the college,� Dr Bhattacharyya said.

When asked to comment on the performance of the college in the latest higher secondary examinations, Dr Bhattacharyya said that the performance of the college was good.

Against the pass percentage of 91.9 last year, this year, the college recorded a pass percentage of 95.2 in Science stream, while 96 per cent of the students appearing in Arts stream examination were successful this time, against the 96.1 per cent last year.

Five of the students who were supposed to appear in the examination in Arts stream failed to appear in all the papers on medical ground and this reduced the pass percentage slightly in the stream, said the principal.

Of those who were successful this time, 192 secured star marks in Science stream this year, against the 139 last year. Again, 48 students secured star marks in Arts stream this year, against the 30 last year.

Nine students of the college obtained ranks in Science stream this year, against six last year. However, two students could secure ranks in Arts stream this year, against five last year, he said.