DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
- S.M.D. College, Charing, Sivasagar
Brief History of the Department
The department of Education, S.M.D. College, Charing was started in 1964. With the
increase in the number of students and responding to the demand of the time the honours/
major courses in the subject was started in 1972. Since then, a number of students have been
offering Education as Honours subject. Presently the department has four full-time teachers.
The academic environment is sound and sufficient in terms of the calibre of the faculty and
the way that knowledge is transferred. All the teachers of the department are sincerely
involved in academic pursuits.
Year of establishment: Core 1964 and Major 1972.
Name of programmes
Basically, the department offers both Honours and Generic Elective courses for
undergraduates. The department also supervises the psychological practical courses for the
P.G. programme at KKHSOU, S.M.D. College, Charing. The faculty of the Department also
supervises the Project work of the M.A. in Education under KKHSOU.
Vision of the Department
The vision of the department is to impart such education which significantly enhances
each learner's capacity to act in the interests of society. Its vision also looks forward to
empowering rural youth.
Mission of the Department
o We aim to inspire engagement, critical thinking and curiosity in our learners.
o To promote economic viability as well as environmental and community health and
also prepare learners to face local and global challenges.
o To encourage students' achievement and get them ready for the competitive world.
o To impart value-oriented education.
Strength of the Department
Montessori Day Care Centre, S.M.D. college, Charing which is run under the supervision
of the Department of Education.
Department has a well-equipped psychological laboratory.
Separate Departmental Library with a sufficient number of books.
Competent faculty members. They are actively involved in research work.
Apart from academic activity, teachers also provide psychological support to students
Proper mentoring facilities are also provided by the Department.
Opportunities of the Department
Departmental Psychological laboratory
Weakness/ Challenges of the Department
No separate classroom of the Department. The department has a psychological
laboratory cum Honours classroom.
Dropout rate of the students
Lack of well-equipped ICT-enabled classroom
Poor internet connection.
Suggestions to overcome the Weakness/ Challenges
Facilitate separate rooms for the Honours classroom
Future Plan of the Department
Increase the enrolment rate
Upgrade Departmental Library
Conduct National and International level Seminar, Workshop, Conference, etc.
Annual/ Semester/ Choice Based Credit System (programme wise)
The college previously offered 2+1 undergraduate courses prepared and prescribed by
Dibrugarh University. After 2+1 courses, the annual courses i.e., 1+1+1 continued till 2010,
and introduced semester system was in the year 2011. In the session 2019-20, Choice Based
Credit System (CBCS) was initiated in the college which is continued till now. Under CBCS
along with Honours and Generic Elective courses, Skill Enhancement Courses (SEC) are also
conducted by the Department.