Nalbari Commerce College, Nalbari, is a premier co-educational institution of higher education primarily
imparting education in commerce. Experiencing the vacuum and realizing the urgent need of such an institution,
a good number of personalities from different walks of lives comprising of educationists and intellectuals,
social workers, thinkers,
businessmen had made a drive to establish Nalbari Commerce College in the late eighties of the past century.
The pioneering zeal and endeavor of those learned persons gave birth to the college on 16 July, 1979.
It is located in the southern part of the district head quarter and at a distance of about 72 kilometers
from the state capital.
It was a daunting task to the college to make people aware of the importance of commerce and other professional education, as the socio-economic condition of Assam is predominantly an agrarian one instead of being an industrial one. However, the situation has been rapidly changing with the thirst of having commerce education, most particularly in the era of worldwide phenomena like Liberalization, Privatization and Globalization (LPG) of recent times. Presently, narrowing down of opportunities to get employment in Govt. Departments vis-a-vis growing scenario of privatization has also awakened the people, inspiring the students to acquire commerce education besides the other technical and semi-technical and professional courses which may patronize the new generation to find out paths for getting employment in govt. departments, corporate bodies and for being a self-employed. The vision of the college is to motivate and strengthen new entrants to the institution to acquire practical education for being self-employed and making them job-giver rather than job-seekers and also injecting work-culture so as to confront the challenges that have been emerging.
The emblem of the Nalbari Commerce College, Nalbari reflecting the motto of the college bears an open book in front of the rising sun. The open book symbolizes awakening everybody to acquire knowledge while the spreading rays of the rising sun symbolize enlightening the learners, the sinister with the power of wisdom. The Sanskrit words mean, "Let us acquire knowledge to enlighten our minds".
Started as a single faculty commerce college affiliated to the Gauhati University, the college came under deficit Grants-in-Aid system in 1992 and then in 2005 the college was provincialized by the Govt. of Assam as per provisions of Assam College Employees (Provincialization) Act, 2005. The college celebrated its Silver Jubilee in 2009, a few years late than its actual time due to some constraints. The college was assessed and accredited (Cycle 1) by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) in 2004 with ‘C+’ Grade.
Initially, the college started Pre-University Course in commerce stream under Gauhati University and then in 1984, it started Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com.) Programme under the same university offering Major in Accountancy, Management and Finance. Then from the Academic Session 2015-2016, the college started Master of Commerce (M.Com.) Programme after obtaining necessary permission from Gauhati University. Besides, the college has also been granted permission to start Post-Graduate Diploma in Computer Application (PGDCA) in regular mode by the affiliating university from the Academic Session 2015-2016.
Moreover, the college also provides opportunity to learn certain short-term computer courses as well as certain vocational courses on self-finance mode so that the students can accommodate themselves in the current job market immediately after completion of their graduation.
The college has been offering various PG and UG programmes parallaly in distance mode under Krishna Kanta Handiqui State Open University (KKHSOU), Assam and Institute of Distance and Open Learning (IDOL), Gauhati University. There is also a Study Centre of Assam State Open Schooling (ASOS) under Assam Higher Secondary Education Council (AHSEC) where learners can pursue Higher Secondary education in Arts and Commerce streams. The Study Centre of Krishna Kanta Handiqui State Open University offers certain short-term computer courses on self-finance mode.
The emblem which reflects the motto of the college bears an open book in front of the rising sun. The open book symbolizes awakening everybody to acquire knowledge while the spreading rays of the rising sun symbolize enlightening the learners, the sinister with the power of wisdom. The Sanskrit words in the emblem mean “Let us acquire knowledge to enlighten our minds”.
The vision of the college is to motivate and strengthen new entrants to the institution to acquire practical education for being self-employed and making them job-givers rather than job-seekers and also to inject work culture so as to confront the challenges that have been emerging.