Principal’s Message

Dr. Mothis M. Sangma

It is indeed a great privilege for me to have this opportunity to pen my thoughts in this website of our institution. In fact this platform is created with the objective of providing information with regards to the profiles of various components of our institution. Indeed it is a mirror of our spirit to the world. As the institution we are proud of the journey as we are moving ahead towards the goal. The basic purpose of our institution is to provide higher education to the youth which belonged to socially backward sections of the society in especially the Garo, Rabha, Koch and other tribes of the State and neighbouring regions of Assam as well.

Our institution was established on 30th July, 1971 and thereafter was officially inaugurated by the First Chief Minister of Meghalaya, Captain W. A. Sangma on 11th August 1971. Mendipathar College is a Co-educational institution and currently is the only College in North Garo Hills District. The College was affiliated to North Eastern Hill University, Shillong in 1974. Initially the College started to function in the building of Information Centre located at  Dilma A·pal village. Thereafter, the College was shifted to its own land measuring an area of 73.69 acres. The land of the College was geneously donated by Dilma Wagenang Aking Nokma.

The College was brought under Adhoc Grant in aid system from 1972 to 1985. Thereafter, College was brought under deficit grant-in-aid system from January 1986. The College obtained permanent affiliation from NEHU, Shillong in 1989 and came under 2(f) and 12(B) of the UGC Act, 1956 in the year 2000.

The College was assessed by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) on 10th & 11th August, 2018. From a modest beginning at Dilma A·pal Information Centre with 5 teachers and 63 students, today there are about 41 faculty members and more than 1700 students. Over the years, the College has grown-up and blossomed into a reputed centre of higher education in the district and neighbouring districts of Assam as well.

I am highly indebted to the pioneers of our institution for their vision, wisdom, untiring efforts and commitment that they have rendered for. My best wishes to all the stake holders of the institution and through the commitment, endeavour and cooperation, our institution will continue to grow from strength to strength and also achieving excellence in the years to come.

                                                                Dr. Mothis M. Sangma


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