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College at a Glance..
The Banikanta College was established in Guwahati the capital city of Assam in January 1967 at the instance of Dr. M.N. Goswami and shri C. Das, the then Vice cencellor and Registerar of Gauhati University respectively with the sole aim of catering to Teacher training in the North Eastern Region of India. This is christened after the name of Dr. Banikanta Kakoti, the great savant, pioneering researcher and an intellectual giant of Assam. Mr. Radhakanta Das, a retired eminent Professor of Mathematics, took over the charge as the first Principal. After passing through the able hands of five eminent Principals the college renames as “Banikanta College of Teacher Education.” The Government of Assam, with the sole aim of expansion of teacher Training in the state, took over the college on 1st. April 1983.
The Institutes of Advance Studies in Education (IASE) are centers of excellence who also work in the field of secondary education– both pre-service and in-service. In addition, they have the responsibility of conducting M.Ed, M.Phil and Ph.D programs for the preparation of teacher educators and may also conduct and pilot new teacher education programs, such as the 4-year integrated B.El. Ed course. Teacher Education Scheme has envisaged a renewed role for IASEs whereby their contribution would not be limited to teacher training but also evolve as Regional Resource centers.
Profile of the college
» The Banikanta College of Teacher Education which was established in 1967, as private college.
» The College has been Provincialized by the Government of Assam in the Year 1983.
» The College has been upgraded as INSTITUTE OF ADVANCED STUDIES IN EDUCATION, as declared by honourable Chief Minister of Assam in the year 2008.
» Late Dr. Prafulla Dutta Goswami Late Dr. Birendra Nath Choudhury were the president and Secretary respectively of the 1st Governing Body of the College.
» The College/ Institute has got 6 Bighas 15 Lechas land under its belt and having its own classroom, library, laboratory, psychological lab, Boy’s hostel and the Girl’s hostel is on the process of construction.
» Right at this moment the Institute has 13 faculty members including the In Charge Principal.
» The Institute has the capacity of 200 students, but at present 100 students are there as per NCTE norms.
» The institution is providing both in-service and pre-service training to the caters.
» The institute has adequate room for performing co-curricular activities.
» The institutional library has got 7000 books including reference and several educational journals, Periodicals etc.
» Two days national Workshop was held on 1st & 2nd April, 2013. The topic of the workshop was “Analysis to Redesign of B.Ed. Syllabus (Core Papers) in the light of NCFTE-2009”.
» An workshop was organized on Action Research, on 29.10.2013.
» In regard to issues of quality and faculty development, the faculty members of Banikanta College of Teacher Education made supporting visit to ten Secondary schools of Kamrup Metro District and ten DIETs (namely Dalgaon DIET (Darrang), DIET-Samaguri (Nagaon), Goalpara, DIET Mirza, DIET Nalbari, DIET- Howly (Barpata), DIET- Golokganj (Dhubri), DIRT-Morigaon, DIET- Kokrajar and DIET- Biswanath Chariali in the session 2013-14.