About the College

 

Williamnagar Government College, formerly known as Williamnagar College is situated at the centre of Williamnagar town, East Garo Hills District, in the State of Meghalaya. It was established on the 6th May, 2000 as a private College by the collective effort of the senior citizens, the general public, NGO’s and student leaders. The main objective of establishing the college was to provide educational Institution for higher education within the reach of common people in the district. The need for imparting quality education for Undergraduate studies was kept uppermost in mind in the founding years. The College was then managed and run by the Governing Body comprising of prominent senior citizens as members along with the principal and eight teachers till the year the college was taken over by the state government in 2009.

The following were the pioneering members of this college.

First Governing Body
# Member Role
1 Deputy Commissioner President
2 Shri H N Sangma Working President
3 Shri M D Sangma Vice-President
4 Shri P R Marak General Secretary
5 Shri J A C Momin Joint Secretary
6 Shri C A Sangma Member
7 Smt. L W Momin Member
8 Shri Ahsan Habib Member
9 Shri L N Sangma Member
10 Shri Niren N Sangma Principal

At the initial stage of its founding, the College was offering six subjects in Pass course and two subjects with Honours. The college was later granted permission by the Affiliating University to offer Honours in all the subjects to provide aspiring students opportunity to pursue quality education and learn to become a self-dependent, productive and responsible citizens of the society.

The College was provincialized by the Government of Meghalaya on 18th February, 2009 and is recognised under section 2(f) of the UGC Act 1956 and affiliated to the North-Eastern Hill University (NEHU), Meghalaya, Shillong. At Present, six departments are offering BA Honours courses viz: English (Honours), Garo (Honours), Political Science (Honours), Education (Honours), History (Honours), Economics (Honours) and has a scope for introducing more disciplines of studies in near future.

The main objective of the institution is to provide all aspiring students opportunities to pursue quality education and prepare them to be responsible and productive citizens.

Located at the centre of Williamnagar town, the college infrastructure comprises an administrative office, a library, a Teachers’ Common room, Two Students’ Common Room, classrooms and a spacious playground.With the recent initiative and grant from the Education Department, Government of Meghalaya a multi-storeyed building is being constructedfor administrative and classroom purposes along with two separate buildings for Boys’ and Girls’ Hostel. Within a year or two all these structures are expected to be completed which would meet the infrastructure needs of the college to a great extent.

IGNOU (Indira Gandhi National Open University) Study Centre, operating in the College premises, offers courses in the Distance learning and Correspondence mode at Undergraduate and Postgraduate level.

The college has permission to conduct examination for Undergraduate regular courses under NEHU and courses under IGNOU.

The faculty of the college consist of qualified, dedicated and competent teachers and students enrolment numbers more than one thousand. The teaching fraternity together with the other stakeholders of this institution is working in tandem to fulfil the hopes and dreams of the visionary founding members.

Our Mission

To develop a dynamic community of lifelong learners and leaders who celebrate the interconnections among individuals and discipline in pursuit of improving society and human condition.

Our Vision

To provide college education within reach of the common man and woman.

Our Motto

Let Us Become Enlightened.

Our Emblem

The college emblem holds wealth of meaning.

The open book indicates learning, knowledge and education, which is the primary objective of the institution.

The blazing torch denotes the enlightenment, gained from education.

The figures of two persons holding the torch, indicates the learners of the institution who works in unison for the enlightenment and prosperity of the institution and the society, at large and all the while, beckoning everyone to light the torch of knowledge.

Below the open book is inscribed on a ribbon, “LET US BECOME ENLIGHTENED”, which is the motto of the college. These are surrounded by a circular band, in which is inscribed the name of the college.