COLLEGE PROFILE

Lady Keane College, a pioneer in the field of women’s education in the North- Eastern region of India, was established in the year 1935. With a legacy of eighty years of eventful existence, the college has to its credit a record of very distinguished service rendered to the cause of upliftment and empowerment of women through the spread of liberal education. The institution today, in many ways, is synonymous with the socioeconomic transformation taking place in the region and beyond. Our commitment to quality found its stamp of approval from the National Accreditation and Assessment Council (NAAC), Bangalore this year when this apex autonomous agency entrusted with the responsibility of assessing and accrediting institutions of higher learning in the country reaccredited our institution and awarded ‘A’ Grade with our quality profile standing at 3.09 (CGPA) on a 4 point scale.

In 1935, a number of prominent citizens of Shillong convened a meeting and resolved to start an Intermediate College for girls. A managing committee was constituted with Shri A. Das as the Secretary. A bungalow called “Groveside” was acquired. The Bungalow housed the College for two years and was the nucleus of all the activities related to the acquisition of a permanent site for Lady Keane College. It was in the first meeting of the Managing Committee at the Groveside on the 23rd of May 1935 that a resolution was passed to open an Intermediate College for the next academic session commencing in July, 1935. Subsequently, the College was affiliated to the Calcutta University in 1938. In 1948, it came under the jurisdiction of the Gauhati University and the North Eastern Hill University in 1973.

The Founding fathers emphasized upon the essence and quality of education to be imparted by this prestigious College in the following words:- The Institution shall be equipped with the necessary facilities to make our women useful and helpful members of the society’ capable of taking part in activities related to the moral, social intellectual, physical and economic development of the community at large.

The Degree Section - Arts and Science, Day and Morning shifts - engages the students in various intellectual, physical and social exercises to promote quality education designed to mould and prepare them for the competitive 21st century life. Information and Communication Technology (ICT) lays a firm foundation for the Institution’s curriculum and Remedial Classes, besides regular tutorials and classroom teachings, provide the learners with an easier accessibility to excellence. A team of highly qualified and dedicated staff has richly contributed to the success of the Degree Section, a claim that is validated by both the good results attained every year and the placement of a great body of the Alumni in prominent and prestigious positions in the society. This section is continuously re-inventing itself through the initiation of the new departments and skill enrichment courses, viz. Tourism and Travel Management, Fashion Designing, Music, English for Tourism, Mushroom Cultivation, to mention a few.

The College is equipped with the necessary infrastructure for quality education. It possesses a Library with Internet facilities for both staff and students; an array of subjects, Science and Arts, conventional and professional, under well established Departments for a student to choose from; various support services and amenities; co – curricular and extracurricular activities to promote the holistic development of each student, such as: Sports, Debate, Quiz, Cultural Programmes, Tours, Excursions, Rangers, NCC, NSS and Red Cross Units.

The College has segregated the Higher Secondary Section and built it into a complete self sufficient unit with the existing teachers being supplemented by a new set of teachers assigned to take on the responsibility of teaching at this level. The College implemented this project in view of the fact that Plus Two Level teaching being the preparatory level for students planning to branch out into different streams of education – technical or professional – demands a special kind of attention since the course content at this level of education is vast and needs to be administered in a fairly limited time span.

The motto “Excellence with Integrity” is the driving force behind each endeavour of every single member – past and present – of this College, to impact the life of every young woman who wisely chooses to be matured and educated by it.

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