ISSN: 2277-5277

Jagannath Barooah College Women Cell (JBCWC) provides a platform to its members to work for the upliftment of the student community and aims to facilitate women empowerment. The Cell started its journey on 1st of January, 2004 and since its birth, there was no looking back. It was the result of the suggestion of the Chairperson of the first NAAC Peer Team visit of 2003. The office-bearers of the Cell are elected for a period of 2 years and the Principal is the Chairperson of the Executive Committee. With the first position prize money amount of Rs. 1000 won in a Chorus Competition by the Teachers of the College, the initial fund of the Cell was created. The Cell also took the responsibility of opening a ‘Creche’ in 2011 which is open for children of public as well. The Redressal of Sexual Harassment special Cell was formed in the year 2014 which has played an important role in issues relating to students. It has a membership fee of Rs. 1200 annually and has a member strength of 46 members as on today. It has a savings bank account at Central Bank, Jorhat, and submits its annual audited accounts each year.

Initially, the Cell started with mainly motivational talks for the students and outreach work in rural areas. JBCWC has always been very active in imparting training on self-defense, yoga, spoken English, musical & poetry workshops, and delivering lectures on health, & legal awareness. It also encourages competitive programmes among college students. It has been promoting research orientation for faculty members, by successfully conducting UGC sponsored Sensitization Awareness and Motivation Workshops for Women Managers in Higher Education (SAM) and National Seminars and National Workshops.

The Cell organized health camps, training on food preservation, skill development in the rural areas of Jorhat district. The Cell caters to the needs of the poor and needy section of the society in the form of sponsoring admission fees to children of Dagaon Nirasray Sishu Bhawan (Orphanage), contributing to ‘Nirmal Hriday’, a Missionaries of Charity organization catering to elderly homeless dwellers among numerous activities and sponsoring a fortnightly magazine ‘Prantik’ to the female ward of Jorhat Jail. In 2019, the Cell has adopted a Constitution of its own, which was prepared by experienced senior faculties, from the Dept of Political Science of our College.

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