North Lakhimpur College (Autonomous), established in 1952, has successfully carved its niche in the arena of higher education in Assam. Committed to raising standards of higher education, the college intends to equip the learners with sound theoretical knowledge, adequate practical exposure and develop in them the capacity to think. Probably it is the recognition of such efforts that the college was awarded the prestigious ‘A’ grade by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC). The founders aspired to enhance socio-cultural development of various ethnic groups, create scientific temperament, enhance employability of students and promote gender equality. Immensely concerned about the welfare as well as the intellectual and ethical development of the students, the institution provides value education, coaching and remedial classes besides establishing forums for community development and extension activities, establishing Equal Opportunity Centre, Women’s Studies Centre etc. The college is committed to raising standards of higher education in this part of North Eastern India and for us, offering high quality teaching is more than just a priority- it is our raison d’etre. The University Grants Commission was also conferred the status of College with Potential for Excellence (CPE) to the college in 2010 for a period of 5 years, further extended up to 2019. We are also the first autonomous college of the state.
North Lakhimpur College has proved to have the strategy to percolate the positive outcome of the innovations in teaching with an interdisciplinary approach. The gradual reform has made the college holistically efficient and credible both at the academic and administrative level. The learning is made student-centered by participatory learning activities through laboratory work; computer aided learning programmes, audio visual aids, project and field works, training programmes and study tours. To further the usages of information technology among students, the college has established two state of art Computer and Networking Centres with 50 internet browsing terminals besides encouraging the use of ICT tools in the teaching learning process. The campus have wifi connectivity. A state of the art language laboratory is also there. The thrust area identified in consonance with the CPE guidelines is to affect a paradigm shift in the knowledge delivery system. We visualize, in the immediate future, a smooth transition to digital learning without sacrificing the strengths of the conventional class room. The college has a main campus with a total area of 25 acres of land with compound wall all around and good infrastructure facilities for academic, administrative and co curricular activities which include, adequate number of class rooms, well-equipped laboratories, library and reading room, administrative block, botanical garden, playground, gymnasium hall, canteen and parking facilities. The Arts Building is being extended to meet the demands of the students. The college library and computer facilities are easily accessible to students and faculty members. The college library has adequate space with reading room facility for students and faculty, issue counter, stack room and bound volume room. Facilities like touch screen computer, visual book display presenter, photocopier, scanner etc are available in the library. A retail outlet selling student related materials and books is also functional. The college playground has been given a face lift and an indoor stadium is there in place for sportsmen.
The college strongly believes that its primary stake holders are students. It also understands the geographic, socio-demographic, economic and educational background of the people of this region. The college intends to provide quality education to all keeping in view the intelligence and economic status of the students. Whereas special remedial classes are organized for the academically poor students, the economically vulnerable but meritorious students are provided free admission and other in-house scholarships. North Lakhimpur College strictly adheres to the basic directives of U.G.C. for providing equal educational opportunities to differently-able persons. To boost the morale of the students, the institution itself offers various scholarships and awards to recognize meritorious achievements of the students in different fields apart from the scholarships received by the students from central and state government as per the government rules. The college also maintains a ‘Student Aid Fund’. A Career and Counseling Cell has been established for offering free career counseling to students and also for guiding the young minds to understand their strength by providing them with requisite know how of the emerging trends in different fields. The authority is leaving no stone unturned to guarantee that the College improvise the existing infrastructure so that it can keep pace with the global trends whether it be in the field of research work or to enhance the quality of the teaching-learning process. Congenial academic atmosphere in a pollution free campus, introduction of innovative, self financing and industrial courses, ICT enabled teaching - learning practices, adequate infrastructure, library and other resources, good hostel facilities for both boys’ and girls’, good teachers’ quality, transparent admission and enforcement of reservations, good results and progression are some of the key factors that attract students and stakeholders to North Lakhimpur College. A sound academic environment is the institution's goal which aptly complements its motto - "Let noble thoughts come from all directions"