Khairun Nessa Begum Women’s
College the 8th venture of ERD Foundation is to be
established at Badarpur. The college is affiliated
to Assam University, Silchar & it is operational from the session 2015-2016.
If we educate
a male; we educate an individual, but if we educate a
female; we educate a generation.
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”.
location for establishing the college is selected as
Badarpur because it lies close to the National Highway
No. 44 that connects Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram,
Tripura and the rest of the Barak Valley. Moreover,
Badarpur is also well connected by both railways and
Why Women’s College ?
to break the barriers in female education especially for
the downtrodden rural women from minority communities
the foundation has decided to set up Khairun Nessa Begum
Women’s College. Whereas the minority women literacy
rate in Assam is only 40% and accordingly women’s
participation is also very less in higher education.
This decision of the foundation is encouraged by the
recommendations made by the Committee on Girls’
Education, Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India.
Who is Khairun Nessa Begum ?
of the College is dedicated in the loving memory of the
Founder - Mahbubul Hoque’s mother, late Khairun Nessa
Begum. Although she was illiterate at that time, she
sacrificed her whole life by facing lots of obstacles to
make her all sons educated & well established in the
society. Mr. Hoque, who was her seventh son, has single
handedly established all the institutions under the
foundation & always struggling relentlessly for the
cause of education. He always recalls his mother’s