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|Type||AHSEC affiliated & Cotton College State University affiliated College|
|Established||27 May 1901|
|Cotton College State University|
|Location||Guwahati, Assam, India
Cotton College was declared open on 27 May 1901 by Sir Henry Stedman Cotton, K.C.S.I., the then-chief commissioner of the erstwhile British province of Assam. The college was named after Sir Henry, as "Cotton College", in appreciation of his genuine concern for the cause of higher education in the province. The college was started with five professors, which included Frederick William Sudmerson, the first principal of the college, and 39 students.
Cotton College was the centre of the freedom movement and the literary and cultural movements of the state to build the identity of Assam as a distinct integral component of India.
Cotton College celebrated its centennial with a year-long program from 27 May 2001 to 26 May 2002. Krishan Kant, the then-Vice President of India graced the closing ceremony. India Post issued a ₹ 4.00 commemorative postage stamp on 25 May 2002, as part of the centenary celebration.
Cotton College has produced politicians, authors, athletes, and artists.
The institute had 50 principals from 1901 till 2012.
This institution has been accredited with CGPA of 3.76 on four point and grade A++ on 5 November 2016 by the 18th SC executive committee of the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC).
Cotton College State University (CCSU) was created via an Act of the Government of Assam (Act XIX of 2011), with Cotton College as a constituent College of this new University. This Act received the assent of the Honourable Governor of Assam on 3 September 2011, and was notified via the Assam Gazette on 5 September 2011. The vision of this new University is to be a world-class one, excelling in both teaching and research, developing knowledge and skills with an emphasis on this part of our country, providing broad-based education to students to take on the challenges of tomorrow via modern curricula, learning and assessment methods, upholding the highest ethical standards, and providing a clean, efficient and transparent administration.
Cotton College caters to students pursuing the following qualifications :
Study for the Higher Secondary School Leaving Certificate is possible in the Arts and Science streams. This qualification is awarded upon successful completion of two years of study followed by relevant examinations under the state board Assam Higher Secondary Educational Council.
Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science graduate degrees are offered. This degree is awarded upon successful completion of three years of study followed by relevant examinations under Cotton College State University.
Master of Arts and Master of Science postgraduate degrees are offered. This degree is awarded upon successful completion of two years of study followed by relevant examinations under Cotton College State University.
Doctoral studies are possible in selected fields under the guidance of recognised experts.
The Bachelor of Computer Applications is a full-time 3 year degree course under the Computer Science Department. It is a self-financed course. This degree is awarded upon successful completion of three years of study followed by relevant examinations.
3. Cotton College State University : [www.ccsu.ac.in]