A PROFILE OF SILAPATHAR COLLEGE
The Silapathar College established in 1979 is located in the heart of a rapidly growing small township - Silapathar which is surrounded by villages of tribal and backward communities in the Dhemaji District of Assam.
The institution is permanently affiliated to the Dibrugarh University. It was brought under deficit system of grant-in-aid in 1992 and was subsequently provincialised in 2005 by the Government of Assam. The college registered under 2(f) and 12(b) of UGC Act 1956 was first accredited by NAAC at the B level with institutional score of 72.00 on 28 February, 2005. It was then, subsequently re-accredited (cycle 2) with CGPA of 2.62 as B Grade on 15 November, 2015.
The college provides education for Higher Secondary and Under Graduate levels in Arts Faculty. From the session 2016-17, the college has introduced Higher Secondary course in Science Stream too. Diploma & Post Graduate Diploma programmes in Computer Applications (DCA & PGDCA) under Dibrugarh University, UGC sponsored Career Oriented Programme onTravel andTourism Management, PG programme under the Directorate of Open and Distance Learning (DODL), Dibrugarh University & UG programme under Krishna Kanta Handiqui State Open University (KKHSOU) - both in distance mode are offered in the college.
Silapathar College has been enlisted in the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) launched by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD).The NIRF was accepted by the MHRD and launched on 29th September 2015. In the All India Rankings 2017 of Colleges, Silapathar College has been listed (as per Institutions list in alphabetical order) in the Rank-band: 151-200.
Careers360, a reputed magazine, has listed out the best colleges located in Assam for Arts, Science and Commerce programmes with an objective to ease admission related decision making process. Silapathar College has been placed in the 33rd position among the colleges of Assam.
THE COLLEGE EMBLEM
The uneven wheel that dominates the college emblem with black spot in it stands for unequal progress and dynamism of civilization.The burning lamp (pradip) amidst darkness (black spot) within the wheel symbolizes light of knowledge - knowledge is power - to be achieved by endeavour.The conical cap in the shape of the fore of a pipal leave on the wheel signifies the height or peak of modern civilization that has made way beyond stars.
The pipal tree also symbolizes Indian heritage of meditation for achieving knowledge. The band on which the sentenceis inscribed in Assamese meaning ‘we are the seekers of light (knowledge) in thorny paths’ is obliquely folded at the bottom as a base on which the name of the institution, (Silapathar College) is inscribed