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Synod College science stream completes 25 years

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By Our Reporter

SHILLONG: After 25 years of providing educational services to the youth of the state, the science Stream of Synod College on Saturday celebrated its Silver Jubilee at Dinam Hall, Jaiaw in the presence of all the past pupils of the college from the department as well as the present students.

Introduced in 1987, the science stream of this college managed to cater to only about 20-25 students in the pre-university with aids from the government for the establishment of laboratories in the college.

Going down memory lanes, Principal of the College, Dr D Wanswett said that it was in 1962 that the Khasi Jaintia Presbyterian (KJP) Synod in its general meeting decided to set up an institution with an aim to impart education to the people of the area especially from rural areas and was entrusted to the Christian Education Department.

“With the help of the people and the different Churches, the College was officially started on July 1, 1965 with the enrollment of 25 students in the Pre University Arts Stream in the Evening Section”, Dr Wanswett said adding that the College was set up with a mission to shape the life of the student and mould them to become better persons in the future.

He also informed that in 1969, the governing body of the college introduced a degree course in Arts Stream and in 1972 the college was selected as one of the deficit college of the state.

Then comes, science stream in 1987 and in 1992, the degree course in Science Stream was introduced and since then the department has progress so much year by year with 4 teachers in each department.

Meanwhile, addressing the gathering as the chief guest, Commissioner and Secretary of Co-operation department of Meghalaya B Dhar said rued over the fact that with increased literacy rate, the human values are decreasing.

Pointing out that Science and Technology has advanced year by year, Dhar said that literacy rate is also increasing and compared to previous years where the literacy rate of the state was only 29.5 percent, it has now increased to an appreciable 77 percent.

However, despite this increase, it is sad to see that human values are decreasing and corruption is assuming prominent place in almost every fields, the commissioner said adding “There is urgent need to address such situations in order not to let down the human values”.

Earlier, Dhar also released the souvenir of the science stream of the college in the presence of the principal, vice-principal, faculty members, ex-students and students of the college.

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