Education

Doboka, June 11, 2019:

Students of Haji Anfar Ali College at Daboka in Assam’s Hojai district on Tuesday raised the banner of protest against education department’s circular relating to admission.

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Around five hundred students staged protest against the education department’s order setting up criteria for free admission to poor students.

As per the education department’s order poor students with 75 percent attendance and without back in any subject are eligible for free admission.

The agitating students, however, pointed out that classes were not held regularly as the teachers were engaged in NRC duties.

The students also threatened to intensify their agitation if the government fails to take any step in this regard.

Formerly known as ‘Daboka College’, Haji Anfar Ali College was formally initiated with a few students in the TDC classes in the year 1986 with due permission from the Gauhati University.

The first building of the college was donated by the famous Anfar family of Hojai. In kind consideration to the long-felt need of a college and paying tribute to their generosity, the sponsoring body of the college renamed it as ‘Haji Anfar Ali College’ after the name of their heavenly father.

The College was granted recognition by the University Grants Commission under section 2(f) and 12(B) of the UGC Act, 1956 in the year 2009 and since then the college has been getting financial assistance from UGC under its different schemes such as Indoor Stadium, UGC Network Resource Centre, Extension of Classrooms, Computer lab etc. and of late a Women’s Hostel with Warden’s Quarter.

The college is permanently affiliated to the Gauhati University and it has been accredited with C++ Grade by NAAC in the year 2005 for the first time.

In that stage of assessment, the college is able to achieve a prestigious grade ‘B’ from NAAC, Bengaluru in 2016.

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