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DGC gears up to celebrate 50th anniversary

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By Our Reporter Updated: Jun 06, 2016 12:22 am
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DIMAPUR, JUNE 5: Dimapur Government College, the erstwhile Dimapur College and pioneer college of Dimapur district, is geared up to commemorate its promising 50 years of edification. As everyone believes that education is the answer to open the golden door of choice, Dimapur Government College has proved its mettle by paving way for many successful individuals through their culture of education.

One alumni remarked that ‘from stereotyped “Goonda College,” which provided education opportunities to both the Naga and the non-Naga since its establishment in 1966, the college has produced creditable citizens of the state. He has attributed the success to the seriousness of the teaching community.
Reminiscing past struggles of the college, the alumni who wished to remain anonymous, recounted that during its initial stage the college was functioned at Railway Colony Dimapur till the State government took over on February 1, 1989, and moved to the present location at Oriental Colony and rechristened as Dimapur Government College.

From providing two shifts of teaching (morning and evening) to accommodate many students seeking education, the college endurance was not a rosy picture as the college had to endure land encroachment problem around the college and with no proper ground for extracurricular activities. However, after 50 years, the College has emerged as one of the best nurturing centre for thousands of young minds and enthusiastic learners.

Along with the teaching community, the alumni association of Dimapur Government College is making the best use of the time available before the ‘Big Day’ which is scheduled in the first week of November 2016. To live up to the name of the college and bring in to picture what the college has transformed from 50 years, the alumni association is doing all they could to make the ‘Big Day’ a rewarding experience.

If one enters the Dimapur Government College, do not be surprised to be welcomed by two huge well constructed gates which are being donated by the Alumni Association.
Having gone through land encroachment issues in the past, alumni representing the 1984 batch is concerned on the present state where it has turned into a dumping ground for garbage along the college road. To turn the illegal ‘dumping ground’ into something productive, the Alumni association, in collaboration with Living for Environment, an NGO, cleared the garbage for three days and planned to turn the site to a waiting shed and college canteen.

The college, which has been providing both Arts and Commerce since its inception continues to a fore runner in education and from ‘Goonda College’, the establishment, has changed the stereotyped label to a college which has produced 90% pass percentage with Grade B accredited by NAAC. Large number of students flocking the college for admission is an apt example of the growing image of the college. At present, the College accommodates only 270 students (for Arts) and 100 students (for Commerce). An alumnus shared that the number of intake is too less for a pioneer college and the State government should do something to accommodate reasonable number of students.

While the Golden jubilee preparation is in full swing, the alumni association looks for more helping hand to make the ‘Big Day’ a memorable experience.

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By Our Reporter Updated: Jun 06, 2016 12:22:01 am