Over twenty six years, Jaintia Eastern College, Khliehriat, East Jaintia Hills District has been engaged in promoting higher learning among the young generation of the rural area drawing inspiration from its motto “Education for All” and the noble vision of its founders. The College fervently seeks to help the students to undertake a number of programmes relevant to their tastes and interests and emerges as fine human beings equipped with relevant knowledge and skills. The College endeavours to provide an environment in which all-round development of the students is possible, enabling them to function as civic-minded citizens.
The College celebrated its Silver Jubilee a couple of years ago. This was an occasion when we remembered the dedication and sacrifices made by the then leadership of the local community to realize its dream of higher education and reaffirmed our resolve to take the College. Most of the beneficiaries of this institution had spent a brief spell of only three years at this College. But this short period was decisive in shaping their career. In fact, the economic and social development of East Jaintia Hills District and its surrounding areas, to no small measure, owes to this institution. We have now come a long way. The college offers undergraduate and has completed one round of accreditation. The teachers now work in a more challenging environment and are mandated to do research and engage in a number of activities as part of the teaching-learning process.
I am humbled for having been chosen to head this College. In this endeavour, I have the satisfaction of standing on the shoulders of giants who led the institution in the past as managers and teachers. It is my proud privilege to welcome you to the portals of this prestigious institution in this new session 2019-20. We strive to provide holistic and quality education to our students for which we offer a wide range of curricular and co curricular programmes as per their preferences and interest.
I hope that your time here will be a memorable one during which you will grow, learn, forge new friendship and prepare for the next stage in your career. I am sure that you will make us proud as other students have done in the past. If during your stay in the college, you ever need help remember we are always there for you.
I wish the students, parents and teachers a fruitful and peaceful academic year and I solicit your cooperation in realizing it. Therefore, as we venture through this academic year let’s keep in our mind that “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world” (Nelson Mandela).
Dr. P. Nongtdu
Principal, Jaintia Eastern College