Mendipathar College, Mendipathar was established on 30th July, 1971 affiliated to Guwahati University. The college started functioning from the academic session 1971-1972 and was formally inaugurated by Capt.Williamson A. Sangma, the first Chief Minister of Meghalaya on the 11th August, 1971. The College was inspected by Shri J.N.Das, then Principal of B.N.College, Dhubri, Assam and permission to open one year P.U.Course was granted by Guwahati University for academic session 1972-73 but the Guwahati University did not accord permission as the North Eastern Hill University was soon to take over the College under its jurisdiction. The NEHU accorded permission for Degree Courses for the academic session 1974-75. The College was established in an area of 73.19 acres of land as an Adhoc College with the primary objective of providing Higher Education to the socially backward sections of the society in general and Garo community in particular.
The College was elevated to the status of deficit Grant-in-Aid College on 1st January 1986. During the year 2000, the college was recognized by UGC, for the grant purposes under 2(f) and 12(b) of UGC Act, 1956. In the year 2004, Computer Literacy Program (CLP) was started making the beginning of Computer Era in the college. In subsequent year, Computer Application subject was added to other Elective subjects. In tune with the changes taking place in all walks of life, all the departments are using over head projectors and power point presentation for which the facilities are already available. The teachers are being encouraged to make use of the latest teaching techniques and methods beside traditional chalk and talk method. The college is gifted with dedicated and committed band of teachers who are qualified and easily accessible to the students and they provide guidance and also personal counselling to the students.
Pursuant to the decision of North Eastern Hill University to implement the Semester system at the Under Graduate level, the college is at present within the purview of Semester system at the Under Graduate level. The salient features of the Under Graduate Honours Degree Program in the Semester system is enclosed with the prospectus for ready reference.
The College aimed at holistic development to expand capacity to cater to poor aspirants and at the same time to uphold the quality of instruction in rural areas.
The Mendipathar College, Mendipathar established in 1971 with the Motto `Knowledge is power` which means the energy to apply for the benefit of the society.
Aims and Objectives:
- To perform the difficult role of spreading knowledge to the people of the remote areas.
- To enhance the quality and excellence in rural areas.
- To create new learning environment using appropriate methodologies and techniques.
A. Programmes of studies
- Higher Secondary (Classes- XI & XII)
- Three Years Integrated Degree Course (B.A.)
(Semester System is implemented from 2015-16/Annual System upto 2019)
B. Compulsory subjects at all levels: English
M.I.L. (Garo, Assamese)
Environmental Education (Classes-XI & XII)
Environmental Studies (B.A.)
C. Elective subjects
- Political Science
- Computer Application (Class – XI & XII only)
(All the students can follow the Subject Combination)
For Degree level only
Semester system will be implemented from the session 2015-16, at the Undergraduate Courses:
In the Semester system, the following subjects will have the Honours Courses:
- Political Science