A Few Words About Debraj Roy College
The college provides an excellent opportunity for interaction among students coming from various ethnic and linguistic background. College has accredited with "A" Grade by NAAC, and selected by UGC as Centre with Potential Excellence.
The present enrolment in the college is around 2500 (excluding private and casual students), which may be considered good considering the fact that at present there are eight other DGIA college, in the district. To prepare the students to meet the challenges of the modern world and to inculate them with the spirit of leadership in different avenues, have all along been the guiding principles of the college. Over the years, the college has been maintaining fairly good record of performance in different university and council examinations. And the products of this institution now has held many responsible positions of society.
The college has just concluded the diamond jubilee celebration in 2010, with many development projects. As a result the college now presents a new look both academically and infrastructurally.
History of Debraj Roy College
Debraj Roy College came into being in the wake of independence of the country around 1949. In the post independence period here was a seething atmosphere of great joy and excitement all over the country and this tempo was also felt in an isolated and sleepy town at Golaghat.
There was a craze for higher education among all sections of the people, particularly the students. At that time, there was only one college at Jorhat for upper Assam region. Higher Education was out of reach for the general students of this educationally backward district. This consideration led some spirited persons of the district to establish a college at Golaghat. This premier institution of higher education may be regarded as the brain child of Ajyodhya Prasad Goswami, who was then a student leader, Biplobi Bir Sankar Ch. Baruah, a revolutionary leader of freedom movement, Golap Ch. Goswami, Dr. Promodaviram Das, Jadunath Saikia, etc. the college was initially 'started' on 1st Sept' 1949, at the premises of Govt. Bezbarooah High School (now a higher secondary school) and then shifted to mission compound and was known as Golaghat College and affiliated to Gauhati University. With the subsequent shifting to the present site in 1952, the college was renamed as Debraj Roy CollegeBy naming the college as Debraj Roy College, a well deserved tribute was paid to late Debraj Roy, the founder of Bogidhala Tea & Trading Company, Goalghat, on whose cherished memory his illustrious son Surendra Nath Ray, the then M.D. of Bogidhala Tea & Tarding Company, donated a considerable amount for the construction of the main building of the college. In the same year the Government of Assam also allotted about 14 acres of land for the college at the persent site. This was the first college of the district (then subdivision of undivided Sibsagar District) and born of necessity and out of the awareness infused by the national freedom movement. Besides providing education to common mass, transmission and generation of knowledge the other main objective of the college was the socio-economic development of the country as a whole and the region in particular. The college is situated in an ideal location in the heart of the town just in front of the Circuit House. The serene atmosphere with calm green surrounding is conductive to academic pursuits. Starting with just 57 students (Boys 43 and Girls 14) in the year of its inception, the college has marched along with time and is now; one of the foremost institutions of higher education in the state. For transmission of scientific knowledge among the masses, the science section of the college was started in 1960. Till 1965 the college was affiliated to Gauhati University in 1965, the Govt. of Assam by an act brought the college under Dibrugarh University along other leading Colleges in upper Assam districts Now, it is a full fledged degree college and offers students the facilities for studies in science and humanities.