Facilities

FACILITIES

• Class Rooms:
22 classrooms, both big and small, are available for taking theoretical and Education Major Practical Classes. There are 7 large Class Rooms for Higher Secondary classes and Degree Course General Classes and 15 small Class Rooms for Degree Major and Practical Classes.

• Indoor Stadium cum Auditorium:
The college has built an Indoor Stadium with UGC grant having provision for Badminton, Volleyball and other indoor games. The gallery can accommodate more than 700 audience. In the absence of an auditorium, the Indoor Stadium is being used as an Auditorium. There is a large stage in the building and as an auditorium it can accommodate more than 1500 audience.

• Students’ Common Room:
There are separate Common Rooms for boys and girls with adequate toilet facilities and indoor games like table tennis, carrom, chess etc. The Girls’ Common Room is situated on the 2nd Floor of the Administrative Building with the provision of running water in the toilets and filtered drinking water. The Boys’ Common Room is situated adjacent to the Indoor Stadium with toilet facility. Steps are being taken to provide running water to it. Filters have been provided there for drinking water.

• Drinking Water:
The college has taken adequate steps to provide safe drinking water to the students. There are online ultraviolet water purifiers in the Girls’ Common Room, Central Library and Teachers’ Common Room. Besides, a water cooler fitted to an online ultraviolet water purifier has been put for the use of all under the staircase of the Administrative Building. This comes as a boon to the students during the summer.

• Toilets:
The college has provided toilets in Girls’ Common Room and Boys’ Common Room. Besides, there is a separate toilet for boys. There are toilets in the Teachers’ Common Room Principal’s Room, Conference Room for teachers, Conference Hall, the Central Library and the Office Room. The toilet in the Central Library is specifically meant for the female teachers and staff. All the toilets are cleaned regularly by a sweeper appointed by the college.

• Canteen:
College canteen remains open from 9am to 5pm. It is under the supervision of a contractor who is generally an ex-student of this college. There is a Canteen Supervisory Cell which looks after the smooth running of the canteen, regulates the prices of food items and inspects the quality of the food items. The canteen has sitting arrangement for students. But it does not have any space for the teachers. The tea and food items of the teachers are served in their respective Common Rooms. The college has the plan to build a canteen adjacent to the Indoor Stadium having space for both the teachers and the students.

• Internet:
Internet facility has been provided to the students and teachers in the Central Library, Network Resource Centre and the Computer Centre of the college. There are 3 computers in the Central Library, 2 computers in the Network Resource Centre and 4 computers in the Computer Centre with internet facility which remain open to the students and teachers from 9.00 A.M to 4.30 P.M. The browsing and downloading in these computers are free of cost.

• Sports Activity:
The college has its athletics and sports equipments. One part time qualified Physical Education Teacher has been appointed to train the students in football, volleyball, cricket, gymnastics, high jump, long jump and other games and sports activities.
• Study Tour:
The Departments organize Study Tours for their students to places of historical, cultural and educational importance. The college organizes an environmental Study Tour for the students of 4th Semester as part of their syllabus of Environmental Studies. In such study tours the male and female teachers of the college accompany the students for maintaining discipline among them and to elaborate the historical/ cultural/environmental significance of the places visited.

• Literary Activity:
Sapatgram College Magazine is published annually. It publishes the literary writings, views and opinions of students and teachers. Some of the Departments have their Wall Magazines which carry the poems, articles, cartoons and paintings of the students. Some of the Departments publish their Annual Journals which contain the research papers of the students presented in the Seminar Classes. All such efforts are aimed at bringing out the latent creative and critical talent in the budding students.

• Quiz and Debate:
There is a Debating Society in the college which organizes debates, extempore speeches and quiz competitions among the students from time to time and prizes are given to the winners on the Final Day Function of the College Week. All such activities are conducted with an aim of bringing out the latent talent in the students. The students of the college have won prizes in the quiz and debate competitions held at the sub-divisional and district levels by the Govt. of Assam.

• Music and Dance:
Music and dance are encouraged by the college. Of course, these are not actively promoted by the college because of lack of space and time. Competitions of music and dance are conducted during the College Week and the winners are awarded prizes and certificates on the Final Day Function of the College Week. The recognized singers and dancers are encouraged to perform in different meetings, workshops, seminars and functions of the college. Thus such talent is recognized by the college.

• Scouts and Guides:
Scouts and Guides was introduced in the college in 2004.The boys are encouraged to join Scouts as Rovers and the girls are encouraged to join Guides as Rangers. Dr. Padma Guha Agarwala, Associate Professor, is the Ranger Leader (H.W.B) and Mr. Abdul Rezzak Sheikh, Assistant Professor, is the Rover Leader. The main motto of Scouts and Guides is to build the students as good citizens by inculcating in them the sense of discipline, sense of self-sufficiency and the value of dignity of labour. The physical activities help the students in shaping their physical health and the cultural activities bring out the latent talent in them. The Rangers and Rovers of the college are engaged in maintaining discipline, law and order in the functions in the college and also in the meetings, and functions in the neighbouring areas. Miss Nur Akhtara Begum and Ms. Gitarani Kalita were awarded the Rashtrapati Award for Ranger Testing conducted by the National Headquarter, Bharat Scouts and Guides, New Delhi in 2010. They received awards from Mrs. Pratibha Devi Singh Patil, Hon’ble President of India at Rashtrapati Bhavan in 2011. Sri Ratan Roy won the third prize in the Quiz Competition held in the North East Regional Tribal Scouts and Guides Meet at State Training Centre, Agartala, Tripura from 9th to 13th September, 2013.

• Students’ Union:
Sapatgram College Students’ Union Council is the elected body of representatives of the students. Each year the election to the posts of Vice-President, General Secretary, Asst. General Secretary, Secretary- Major Games, Secretary-Minor Games, Secretary-Debate & Culture, Social Service Secretary, Secretary-Boys’ Common Room and Secretary-Girls’ Common Room of SCSUC is held in the month of November and the elected representatives assume office and remain in power for one year, i.e. up to the newly elected representatives assume office. The Principal is the President of SCSUC. Teachers are appointed as Professor In-Charge against different portfolios and the Secretaries perform their activities under the active supervision of the teachers.

• Recreation:
The college takes steps in organizing music and dance shows by the students and by experts from outside. Prominent folk- singers are invited to perform before students in order to inculcate in the students a love for their own cultural heritage.

• Discipline:
The college believes that the objective of imparting education to the students and thus transform them into good citizens can be achieved only in a conducive atmosphere for such activities. In that case, the students have to be highly disciplined and punctual. Hence, the college maintains discipline in the campus. A Grade-IV employee at the entry gate does not allow the students without uniform and Identity Card to enter the campus. This is done in order to check the entry of trouble shooters. Any kind of indiscipline in the classroom and in the campus is strictly dealt with. The Class Management and Academic Atmosphere Supervisory Cell takes active steps in this regard.

• Students’ Aid Fund:
Applications are invited from poor and meritorious students at the beginning of every academic session which are scrutinized by the Students’ Aid Fund Committee and scholarships are given to the deserving students on the basis of merit out of the collection of Students’ Aid Fund.

• Departmental Rooms:
Some of the Departments have been provided separate Departmental Rooms and only 4 Departments have been shifted to the newly constructed Teachers’ Common Room. Computers have been provided to most of the Departments and the computers in the newly constructed Teachers’ Common Room have been provided Internet facility.

• Career Counselling Cell:
Counselling of students in the choice of subjects in General and Major Courses during admission and in the choice of career options to fresh graduates is an important aspect of every institution of higher education. Sapatgram College has a Career Counselling Cell which organizes counselling of students before admission regarding choice of subjects in General and Major Courses. It also organizes seminars and workshops in career counselling of fresh graduates regarding career options. Mr. Indranil Sarkar, Associate Professor and Head of the Department of English, is the Coordinator of the Career Counselling Cell.
• Staff Quarters:
The Principal’s Quarters have been built with UGC grant in the college campus. There is a plan to build some staff quarters.
• Communicative English:
The Department of English conducts a 3 months Certificate Course in Communicative English for the interested students. The classes are conducted by the faculty of the Department after regular classes and on Sundays and holidays. The students have to pay only a Registration fee of Rs.200/- for the course which is utilized for purchase of study materials and stationery expenditure. The course is conducted twice in a year and 20 students are selected on the basis of merit and aptitude for each course. Mr. Indranil Sarkar, Associate Professor and Head of the Department of English, is the Coordinator of the Certificate Course.
• Computer Centre:
The Computer Centre, situated on the 2nd floor of the Administrative Building, conducts a number of computer courses in collaboration with Third Eye Education. The Basic Course in Computer Application has been made compulsory for H.S 1st Year students since 2008-09 academic session. The certificates to the successful students are given by the college. There are other courses such as Certificate Course in Computer Application (6 months), PGDCA (1 year), and Diploma in Accounts & Finance (6 months) conducted by Third Eye Education. At present there are 20 computers in the Computer Centre.
• Grievance Redressal Cell:
The Grievance Redressal Cell, Sapatgram College remains active throughout the year and remains more vigilant at the commencement of every academic session in order to prevent any kind of ragging of the freshers. There is a Grievance Box in front of the Principal’s Office which is opened at 4.00 P.M every day. The Principal, who is the Convener of the Cell, holds a meeting of the cell to discuss the grievances received and the cell tries to redress the grievances of the students.

• NSS:
NSS has been introduced in the college from the academic session 2014-15.