CINNAMARA COLLEGE was established on 1st June in 1991 at the centre of three mouzas Katoni, Garamur and Charaibahi of the Southern part of the Jorhat District, Assam, near Cinnamara High School, was shifted to its permanent site on Ist June in 1998. The name of the College Campus is known as KABYAKSHETRA. The College Campus is located at the vicinity of ONGC, Cinnamara Complex, F.C.I. godown and opposite to Cinnamara Rly Station. The College campus is connected by its own approach road from southward (Jibeswari Katoni Path, distance only 230 meters) with Jorhat-Mariani road. The other College approach road is ‘Agragami Path’ from from eastward (distance only 350 meters) leads from ONGC, Bagdhara road (opposite to ONGC gate) to College campus.Cinnamara is a prominent name in the growth of tea industries of Assam. Mani Ram Dewan, the martyr of the first war of independence in 1857, established his first tea garden here at Cenimora in 1846. The adjacent area of Cinnamara is known as Karanga, the hub of indigenous blacksmith craft of Assam. It is a fact that the elite section of this vast region cherished a dream to establish a college either at Karanga or at Cinnamara since the time of independence. Several efforts were made in this direction but of no avail. However, the dream of the south Jorhatians got translated into reality in 1991 when Cinnamara College was established under the dynamic patronage of Sjt. Durlav Ch. Mahanta, Sjt Mohan Ch. Katoni, Sjt. Hitendra Nath Goswami, Sjt Indrajit Kr. Barua and a dedicated coterie of social workers of the neighbouring areas. In this historic mission Sjt Ananda Saikia was undeniably the steward, the founder principal and the doyen of our College. Within a fairly shorter span of time our College has been able to showcase a conspicuous academic, intellectual, cultural and social stimulation. Our college has laid undeterred emphasis on social research through its research centre Mohan Chandra Mahanta Research Centre being established on 2nd October, 2010. In addition a unit of Sakha Sahitya Sabha registered under Asam Sahitya Sabha was also established and hopefully under the Sakha’s banner we have so far published more than 179 Books and Journals having ISBN and ISSN tag. The college is also sucessfully conducting KKHSOU and Dibrugarh University Distance Education Study Programmes offering various converntional and professional courses. Besides, realizing the historical significance of the southern part of greater Jorhat district, the college has started a Museum in the recent past. Last year the college has completed its glorious Silver Jubilee celebration.
Altogether 33 spacious permanent pacca rooms have been constructed for Common room, Class room, Boys’ Common room, Girls’ Common room along with spacious stage ahead of the main building. Every room iswell equipped with electric fan, light etc.Besides, the permanent building complex was designed by a distinguished architect of Jorhat Development Authority in collaboration with G.B. member (Technical expert) late Hassan Ali Hazarika. The total cost of the whole project is estimated to be more than one crore. A portion of class rooms of the original project have already been constructed with financial back up extended by the Hon’ble M.P. Jorhat HPC and Jorhat Development Authority. Further, a spacious Library building has been donated by Mr. O.P. reading room attached to the same being donated by Dr. Anjan Saikia, Principal of the College. In addition to, Mr. Bajranglal Bhusa and Mr. Makhanlal Gattani, local entrepreneurs, have donated two class rooms. Mr. Harendra Nath Rajbonshi of Mangaldoi donated the entrance gate in memory of his brother late Giridhar Deka who was an ex-student of this College. Mr. Dulu Gogoi, a resident of Karanga, donated the iron gate of the entrance. Dr. Harendra Nath Gogoi, President, Governing Body, donated 2.5 Lakh in order to complete the college stage. Similarly, Prof. Ananda Saikia, founder Principal of the College has donated a room in memory of his father ‘Nitaram Gaonburha’. Another room was constructed in memory of Hemkanta Bordoloi, founder Head Master of Cinnamara High School and one of the Chief Patrons of our College under the initiative of teaching and non-teaching staff, founder Principal, well-wishers and family members of late Bordoloi. Besides, local O.N.G.C. has released four lakh in order to complete a class room. In the same way, Mr. Kamal Chandra Hazarika, one of the founding personalities of our College has donated an arch in memory of his father to College. The College has also obtained MPLAB fund in order to construct building, is under construction. Similarly, College received grants from UGC in order to construct the women hostel, is in the process of completion. A conference hall is also completed with the financial assistance of Principal, Dr. Anjan Saikia and the teaching staff of the College.
The overall scenery of the College is now very attractive with a flower garden in front of the College building, and fishery within College campus. The saplings of areca nut, coconut, evergreen coniferous tree like Debdaru have been planted abundantly on the surroundings of College compound for keeping an evergreen natural atmosphere permanently. Hence the immediate surroundings of the College campus are calm and quiet. It is free from any nuisance and the healthy atmosphere prevails which helps the students to absorb their mind in deep study. Here the pupil can learn under a natural atmosphere. In fact, our academic programme is designed to embrace the diversity, to encourage individuality and to support students attempting high risk education. So our green, a little Santiniketon like campus is international cross roads, where renowned Educationists, Scientists, Social Scientists and Social Workers come to speak and share new ideas with us. And our College located in the historic region of Jorhat District offers unlimited variety for intellectual, cultural and culinary stimulation. It is worth mentioning here that dynamism, unending urge for innovation and an infinite curiosity to explore the new horizons of knowledge are the cardinal motivating forces for our College.
Although our college has made substantial progress during the past twenty five years, much more still awaits to be realised. Our accomplishments will not deter us from our quest for progress as there has been always a better future than the past. Given the mandate of the spread of knowledge by our torch-bearers the ‘saga of progress’ will continue its journey to materialise the vision and mission the founders of the college set for us.
M.A. in History, Philosophy, Environmental Geography, Mathematics, Tourism, B.Ed, certificate course in Museum, permanent medical centre, Fishery, Sericulture, Horticulture, and Community based College to introduce State Chair in memory of Hemkanta Bordoloi, one of the distinguished educationists of Southern part of Jorhat District in the department of Assamese, introduction of research in rural history, rural education, panchayati Raj, and co-operative sector.