About Thong Nokbe College
The Thong Nokbe College, situated at Dokmoka just at the foot of Mahamaya Hills in the district of Karbi Anglong is one of the promising institutions of the district imparting Arts education at Higher Secondary and Degree Level drawing the bulk of poor students who cannot afford to pursue higher studies in other colleges. The college is named after “THONG NOKBE” to commemorate the legendary Karbi folk hero who shed his blood in the altar of freedom and progress against feudal oppression. The College was established in the year 1984 by the sweat and toil of the local people as a symbol of their concern for upliftment of higher education in this backward district. Starting with an enrollment of mearge 55 students the college has over the years, attained full fledged growth having an enrolment of 1800 plus students and registering progress in all activities. The college is permanently affiliated to the Assam University. Silchar, a central university that came into existence through Assam (Central) University Act,1989 (Established under an Act of Parliament), and provincialised under provision of the Assam Venture Educational Institutions (Provincialisation of Services) Act’ 2011.
The College was initially managed by the Governing body of the College with financial provisions from the college fund and periodical grant from the local govt administrative body of KAAC (Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council),Diphu. Since September 2008,the college had been taken over by the KAAC under deficit Grant-in-Aid system and managed accordingly till the provincialisation of services of the employees. Later on, the college was provincialised under the provision of the Assam Venture Educational Institutions (Provincialisation of services) Act,2011. However, the KAAC has been continuing its grants for the payment of salaries of those employees of the college whose services have not been provincialised as per the above mention act.
To assist the administration of the college, the overall affairs of the college is look after by the Governing Body (GB) which is a registered society under the provision of Societies Registration Act.
Who was Thong Nokbe?
THONG NOKBE lived during the medieval period fighting against Khasi feudal oppression and restored dignity and freedom to his fellow Karbis.
His exploits are glorified in folklores and legends and is adored by all Karbis as the first of their national heroes.