Khairun Nessa Begum Women’s
College is the latest venture of ERD Foundation which
has been established at Badarpur. The location is a
suitable one because it connects other surrounding
states like Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Tripura and the
rest of the Barak Valley. The college is affiliated to
Assam University, Silchar and started to function from
the session 2015-2016.
Keeping in view the most apt saying, the vision
statement of the college has been adapted.
“If we educate a male; we educate an individual, but if
we educate a female; we educate a generation.”
“Our vision is of a world where all girls are
empowered through quality education to realize their
full potentialities & responsibilities, so that they can
contribute to become a successful family manager & in
the process make the society a better place to live in
through participatory teaching learning process
maintaining community and religious culture”.
Why Women’s College ?
In order to eradicate all the hindrances in female
education especially for the oppressed rural women from
minority communities the foundation moved forward to set
up Khairun Nessa Begum Women’s College. It is a worth
noting fact that the minority women’s literacy rate in
Assam is only 40% indeed a very poor percentage hence
women’s participation is also very less in higher
education. The decision of the foundation has been
inspired by the recommendations made by the Committee on
Girls’ Education, Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India.
What is Khairun Nessa Begum’s participatory role?
The College takes its name from the Founder - Mahbubul
Hoque’s mother, late Khairun Nessa Begum. It is a fond
tribute in her memory. Although Khairun Nessa Begum was
not a women of letters but she sacrificed her whole life
by facing lot of hardships to make her all sons educated
and well established in the society. She hungered for
Education of her children. Thus, Mr. Hoque, who was her
seventh son, has single handedly established an empire
of educational institutions under the ERD foundation and
is still relentlessly working for the cause of
education. He always recalls his mother’s contribution.