About Us

History

Digboi Mahila Mahavidyalaya was established in 1981 at the dawn of the 9th decade of the twentieth century. The College deserves its place of pride among the colleges of the Eastern most part of Assam. Digboi, the oldest oil town of the country, has a glorious background in the History of education in the state as well as in the north-eastern part of India.The pristine dreams and aspirations of the host of leading personalities of the locality has felt the necessity of establishing an institution of the higher education of women’s and the result was the establishment of an Arts College, Digboi Mahila Mahavidyalaya on 24th July, 1981.

The institution, since its inception, has been promoting and expediting the education of women and has been providing qualitative higher education. The college feels proud to associates the name of Late Dwijesh Chandra Deb Sarmah, an eminent social worker and freedom fighter for his bold and Indefatigable spirit that led to the establishment of this premier educational institution in this region. Of Course their were also a few other elderly people who has constantly stood by him in this mission.

The college was brought under the deficit (Grant-in-aid) system w.e.f 01.03.1988 by the department of Higher Education, Govt. of Assam and was affiliated to the Dibrugarh university under 12(B) w.e.f. 01.01.1993. Within a very short period since the inception of the college, Digboi Mahila Mahavidyalaya now stands as and excellent institution of higher learning, promoting education of women in the region. The college got Provincialized in 2005 under the Assam Govt. College Provincialization Act, 2005 ( Assam Act, No XLVI of 2005) and hence the college has been following the provisions of the rules and regulations of the Act. The institution has also extended its leadership in the field of higher education for students from neighboring states such as Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, and various parts of life viz – cultural activities, sports, social harmonization among diverse tribes, cast and creed act. It is worth mentioning in this connection that since its inception, the I.O.C. (A.O.D) Ltd., Digboi has played a vital role in the up bringing of the institution.

In the academic arena, the college has gained immense popularity by dint of brilliant performance by the students both in Higher Secondary and Degree Examinations. Students of this college have topped the list of rank holders in the AHSEC and also many timed gained highest marks in the individual subjects in the same. Our Students have also topped in the Degree Examination conducted by the Dibrugarh University. The sincere devotion and dedication of the teachers, the quality of education imparted, the teaching learning process, the evaluation system and the brilliant results have attracted students not only on the local basis, but also from far-off neighboring areas. The College began functioning with its first batch of six students in 1981 and within a very short period of time, the strength of the college increased by leaps and bounds. Today, the college enrolls more than seven hundred girls in the higher secondary and degree level.

Core Values

 

  • The institution values women empowerment.
  • The institution does embrace diversity and inclusion.
  • Dedication towards national values, human values, national integration, communal harmony and social cohesion.
  • The blooming lotus that dominates the emblem of the institute symbolizes quality and excellence in education.
  • The circular band on which is engraved the name of the college and its motto, “Tamaso Ma Jyotirgamaya”–leads us unto light from darkness. The motto stands for ‘Enlightenment’ to be achieved for leading a purposeful life in the world.

 

Goals for Education

Digboi Mahila Mahavidyalaya is a women’s college committed to the integrated development of women for individual and societal transformation. The college was established with the following goals:

  • To impart quality higher education to inculcate liberal, cultural, humanitarian, spiritual and ethical values in the minds of students to ensure their overall personality development.

  • To widen the horizon of mind and to generate a scientific temperament based on reasoning.

  • The mission of the college is to elevate the status of women in the society by making them self-reliant and capable of self-employment through the acquisition of leadership qualities, in other word empowerment of Women.

  • To enable each student to develop her full intellectual potential through a focused academic experience that is simultaneously rich, extensive and collaborative.

  • To offer students scope for critical thinking and discernment, leading to the development of value-based convictions.

  • To help students develop a degree of self-reliance and determination to respond with courage and sensitivity to personal and social issues.

  • To generate among students an awareness of women’s issues, human rights and environmental issues, so that they understand and respond constructively to these.

  • To sensitise students to look at the world from the perspective of the less privileged and to respond with concern and in a humane manner.

  • In the context of globalisation, to foster in students a sense of national identity that is secular and multicultural, with respect and tolerance of all cultures and religions.

Code of Conduct

 

Code of conduct for students

  1. Students have an obligation to obey national, state and local laws.
  2. Every student while in college or representing the college in anywhere should be dressed in full uniform of the college.
  3. The students must display the identity card while in the college campus or outside for college related work.
  4. Students must be disciplined in all the activities of the college.
  5. No individual/group of students should indulge in verbal threats, taunts and harassment and physical intimidation, assault etc. to other students.
  6. Students should attend all lectures and practicals held during the academic session. In case the student is unable to do so then she must have:
  • Minimum 80% of attendance for Higher Secondary classes
  • Minimum 75% of attendance for B.A. Pass
  • Minimum 85% of attendance for B.A. Major

Failure to secure this minimum percentage will make the student ineligible to sit in the Annual examinations.

  1. Students must abide by the rules and regulations set by the library.
  2. Hostel boarders must abide by the rules and regulations set by the hostel committee.
  3. Use of mobile phone is strictly prohibited inside the college campus during college hours.
  4. If the student is found guilty of misconduct/indiscipline as per the regulation of university, she, on the advice of the principal to the Vice Chancellor, may be expelled/rusticated, for a stated period / debarred from the university for a stated period/fined with a sum of rupees that may be specified/debarred from appearing in the university examination for one or more years/have appeared, cancelled.
  5. Any individual or collective act or practice of ragging constitutes gross indiscipline and will be dealt with under the university ordinance.
  6. The principal, proctor and the Hostel Warden should be immediately informed of the cases of ragging. Abetment to ragging will also amount to ragging.
  7. Punishment for ragging includes rustication of a student or students, for a specific number of years / cancellation of the result of the examination in which she/they may have appeared.
  8. It may be noted that the college takes a serious view of any individual / group which indulges in verbal threats, taunts and harassment and physical intimidation, assault etc. Stern disciplinary action will be taken against anyone found to be doing so, and may include expulsion from the college.
  9. Mobile or cell phone is not allowed within the campus of the college and the hostel.

Code of conduct for faculty members

  1. Faculty members have an obligation to obey national, state and local laws.
  2. Faculty members are to refrain from financial misappropriating of funds.
  3. They should abstain from sexually harassing colleagues, staff or students.
  4. Consumptions of Intoxicants (Alcohol, tobacco, drugs etc.) are strictly prohibited inside the college campus.

Discrimination and equal opportunity

  1. Faculty members are usually required to avoid all forms of discrimination based on ethnicity, gender, age, religion, sexual orientation and disability. They should make sure that all students have equal access to learning and that a non-hostile environment is created to facilitate learning.

Academic codes

  1. It is the obligation of faculty members to meet with their classes, grade, work fairly and promptly, holding office hours and conform in their teaching to course description and syllabi
  2. Faculty must follow rules concerning academic honesty, and follow other rules of scholarly integrity within their discipline including not faking data
  3. Any outside work or consulting must be reported to the principal and must not create conflicts of interest with the faculty members.
  4. He / She must be associated with the following functions.
  5. Orienting the students about the programmes
  6. Offering the prescribed courses as per the academic calendar, course plan and college routine.
  • Maintaining attendance and performance records of all students pursuing the course(s) he/she offers.
  1. Conducting all in-semester examinations/assessments/evolutions.
  2. Participating in all evaluation and result generating process of the University, wherever asked for.
  3. Assisting and cooperating in all activities of the University or College meant for better academic pursuit.

Code of conduct for officials and support staff—

  1. Non-teaching staff have an obligation to obey national, state and local laws.
  2. Faculty members are to refrain from financial misappropriating of funds.
  3. They should abstain from sexually harassing colleagues, staff or students of the college.
  4. Any outside work or consulting must be reported to the principal and must not create conflicts of interest with the colleagues and institution.
  5. Consumptions of Intoxicants (Alcohol, tobacco, drugs etc.) are strictly prohibited inside the college campus.

Discrimination and equal opportunity

  1. The members are usually required to avoid all forms of discrimination based on ethnicity, gender, age, religion, sexual orientation and disability. It is to be ensured that a non-hostile environment is created to facilitate learning. The library staff, in particular, should make sure that all students have equal access to learning and accessing the library resources.