Sankardev College, Shillong

Sankardev College, Shillong Details

About Sankardev College, Shillong

The Shrimanta Sankardev Cultural Centre founded Sankardev College on 2nd September 1962, as a night college, in its own premises.  It admitted students for the Pre-university (P.U) and the three years course leading to the Bachelor’s of Arts (B.A) degree. Only eleven students hailing from various communities took admission in the first year of P.U course. Instructions were given by only seven teachers working on part-time basis in the college. It became a full-fledged day-college in 1963 with the B.A courses still running in the night shift. The college was affiliated to Guwahati University for the bachelor’s degrees.
The college started teaching courses for the Bachelor’s degree of Science (B.Sc) degree in 1973. With the coming of the North-Eastern Hill University (NEHU) at Shillong in 1973, the college sought affiliation with NEHU for its various bachelor’s degree courses. Now its P.U courses are replaced by the Higher Secondary courses of two years duration.
Keeping with its motto, “Tamso Ma Jyotirgamaya” (Lead me from Darkness to Light)  it is the endeavour of the College to dissipate the darkness of ignorance with the light of knowledge. Therefore, students from all parts of India especially the North Eastern States are accommodated in the college and self supporting students are given a chance to pursue Higher Education in the Morning Shift. The College does not aim at churning out students with only a degree in hand, but better human beings ready to face the challenges of life.


Honours Degree in Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science.

  •  Admission in the first semester of Honours Degree Course is open to candidates who have passed Plus 2 (10+2) in their respective stream or an equivalent examination from a recognized Board in India or abroad.
  • Students who have passed Plus 2 (10+2) in their respective stream or an equivalent examination from a recognized Board in India/Abroad has the option to change to Arts stream.
  •  The Honours Degree Course will comprise of 6(six) semesters spread over 3(three) Academic Years. (Semester means a half-yearly Programme or term of studies).

Contact details:

Bishnupur, Shillong,
Meghalaya, India
PIN – 793004

Phone No: 0364-2223604 / 2222362
Fax: 0364 – 2223604

College Library

Working Hours : 9AM-5PM

Services/facilities available in the library :

  • Circulation
  • Reference
  • Reprography
  • Computers and Printing
  • Internet connection
  • Current Awareness Services (CAS)

Number of books/Journals/Periodicals:

Text books: 13,200 approx (inclusive of reference books)
Reference books: 400 approx



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