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Skill Development Training

Skill Development has been one of the priority areas of government as well as corporate in the country. As a part ‘Swabalamban’ which is Corporate Social Responsibility programme of OIL India Ltd, a skill development programme has started which is implemented by Indian Institute of Entrepreneurship in association with APRINS. , a non governmental organisation based in Guwahati. Under this project 60 youths from upper Assam would be trained on Retail Management and they would be placed after successful completion of the training programme. The formal inauguration programme was held at APRINS Training Centre on 19th Feb. The inauguration was attended by Mr Manoj Kr Das, Director of IIE and he had appealed the trainees to complete the course and get placement and move ahead in life. Speaking on the occasion Rohit Upadhaya from GNRC also encouraged the students. Other guests present in the inauguration programme includes Anjal Dutta, Shruti Baruah , Anusya Mahanta from IIE ; Ranjan K Baruah , motivator cum trainer, Anuj Kr Saikia , IT Consultant were also present on the occasion . Chandan Barthakur , General Secretary of APRINS gave welcome address and he also mentioned about the activities of APRINS amongst all participants . APRINS has already completed various skill training in the past and recently finished a course on Patient Care Assistant in association with IIE. 

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7 MULTA cadres apprehended in lower-Assam

17 Jan 2009 - 1:49am | editor
Police have arrested altogether 7 hardcore militants of Muslim United Liberation Tigers of Assam (MULTA) and seized hand grenades, AK-47 ammunition recovered from them in Dhubri and Kokrajhar districts on Friday.

According to police, they were picked up from different places in Dhubri and Kokrajhar districts during overnight operations by police on tip off about the presence of the MULTA activists.

In Dhubri district, MULTA activists Abdul Rahman (32) was picked up from Chapori, Abdul Mazid Sheikh (32) from Bishenbari, Nazrul islam (28) from North Thukrijhara Part-I, Akhrul Zaman Talukdar (22) from Khetabagra, Halim Ali (23) and Kamizuddin (26) from Pholimari.A countrymade pistol, two hand grenades, seven rounds of AK-47 rifle ammunition, four rounds of empty cartridge, some pencil batteries and wires were recovered from them.

PPFA mourns at SK Sinha’s demise

18 Nov 2016 - 9:28pm | AT News

Patriotic People’s Front Assam (PPFA) expressed profound grief at the demise of former Assam Governor Lieutenant General (retired) Srinivas Kumar Sinha, who breathed his last on Thursday in New Delhi and termed him as a patriot and a true friend of Assam.

As the constitutional head of Assam (1997 to 2003), Sinha contributed immensely for the Assamese society in particular. It was his report on millions of illegal Bangladeshi migrants in the State, which emerged as an important reference in the apex court’s verdict on scrapping of the Illegal Migration Detection By Tribunal (IMDT) Act.

Param Vishist Sewa Medal winner Sinha (1926-2016) was instrumental in projecting three great personalities of Assam namely Mahapurus Shrimanta Shankardev, legendary hero Lachit Borphukan and Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi as national icons.

Sinha installed a huge portrait of Shankardev in the Drabar hall of Raj Bhawan, Guwahati. A statue of General Lachit was installed at National Defence Academy, Pune and a gold medal instituted in his name with Sinha’s sole initiative.

Even Sinha’s bid to rename Guwahati airport as Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport and posthumously honour Lokpriya with Bharat Ratna, besides installing a life size bronze statue of the great statesman in the premises of Lok Sabha in New Delhi, is well recognized.

People of Assam will always remember Sinha as Asom Bandhu because of his significant contributions in the time of enormous crisis, said a statement issued by Rupam Barua and Nava Thakuria on behalf of PPFA.

​‘A’ grade for ADP College

21 Jan 2016 - 2:03pm | Sanjib Kumar Borkakoti

National Accreditation and Assessment Council (NAAC), Bangalore  has accorded ‘A’ grade to Anandaram Dhekial Phookan College, Nagaon, a premier institution of higher education in Assam. The CGPA of the college is 3.11. A three men Peer Team from NAAC had visited the ADP College from November 19 to 21. Dr Sanjib Kumar Borkakoti, the Co-ordinator of the Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) of the College steered the college during the visit. The NAAC Peer Team visit was headed by Prof A.K. Pattanayak, former Vice Chancellor of Utkal University of Culture with Dr Deepak Kumar Verma, Principal of PK Roy Memorial PG College as coordinator and Prof Paramjit Singh Judge of Department of Sociology, Guru Nanak Dev University as member of the team.

The 11th meeting of the Standing Committee of NAAC held on January 19 in Bangalore, recommended the re-accreditation with ‘A’ grade in its second cycle. Out of 57 colleges and universities evaluated by NAAC only 5 got ‘A’ grade in second-cycle in entire India. ADP College was the only college from Assam to get ‘A’ grade in this round.

It may be mentioned that ADP College is the first in India to start PG course in Herbal Science. Till now one batch has completed post-graduation from this department, with all the 9 students scoring first class. The Bio-tech Hub of ADP College is ranked first in North East India. The college is running 6 certificate and three diploma courses. It runs tea plantation and management and hospital administration courses under community college scheme.

The college library equipped with Wi-Fi has 44,923 books, 19713 titles. It also has a digital section.  The faculty members of the college have brought out about 500 publications. The college also has brought out about several publications. Its annual magazine ‘Anandalekha’ has been adjudged the best among all colleges under Gauhati University for last three years.

ADP College has as many as 11 digital rooms. Some other highlights are that several teachers have received national awards. The college has a beautiful campus with green environment and it uses solar energy for power. The college has added several feathers in its cap under the dynamic leadership of its Principal Dr S. U. Ahmed.