INTRODUCTION Jagiroad College (formerly known as Kapili Anchalik Mahavidyalaya) is a premier and well-known institute in the district of Morigaon. Established in the year 1979, this Institute has been a mark of prominence since the very foundation because of the tireless efforts of its founding Principal, Sri Mohendra Ahom. The creation of the Department of Education dates back to the commencement of the College and has stood the test of time. The first lecturer of this Department was (Mrs.) Bharati Devi and the first batch comprised of 45 students in the Degree (General) course. At present, the Department runs a variety of Programmes under the new CBCS pattern ranging from HS to Degree level, both Honours and Regular courses with total student strength of approximately 867 in number. The present Head of the Department is Dr. Srijani Das who with her dynamic leadership has been constantly striving to achieve excellence in terms of its quality-based teaching-learning, innovations, regularity and sincerity in all its pursuits. Within a very short span of time, the Department is trying to create an impeccable image by encouraging young generations of the state and outside to pursue their dreams and achieve great success in their personal, social and academic lives. VISION OF THE DEPARTMENT To achieve academic excellence by providing value-based, job-oriented and quality-based education by empowering the young minds to be proficient enough to participate skilfully and meaningfully in their personal and community life through a comprehensive curriculum. MISSION OF THE DEPARTMENT The Department seeks to develop in future, a healthy competitive spirit by carving out a roadmap for shaping their personal and professional career. Also, the Department emphasizes to motivate the youths to draw out the best of their potentialities through its various curricular and co-curricular activities. THE DEPARTMENT STAFFS Dr. Srijani Das (M.A., B.Ed., M.Phil., Ph.D) : Assistant Professor and Head of the Department Miss Nikumoni Talukdar (M.A.,B.Ed.) : Assistant Professor Miss Bikashita Borah (M.A., B.Ed., Ph.D. (pursuing) : Assistant Professor Miss Lipika Boruah (M.A., M. Phil, Ph.D. (pursuing) : Assistant Professor COURSES OFFERED The Department offers the following courses: 1. HS (+2) courses under AHSEC, Guwahati 2. Three Years Degree Courses (Honours and General) under CBCS, Gauhati University 3. Skill Enhancement Courses (SEC) under CBCS 4. IDOL courses (Honours and General courses including Laboratory Practical) 5. K.K. Handique (Under-graduate courses) PRESENT ENROLLMENT OF THE DEPARTMENT Total Strength of Students (Honours/General) for the year 2019-2020 in courses from HS to Degree: HS 1ST Year = 203 HS 2nd Year = 157 TDC 1st Semester: Honours = 45/ HG/RC = 140 TDC 3rd Semester: Honours = 30 / HG/RC = 122 TDC 5th Semester: Major = 10 / General = 100 Skill Enhancement Course = 63 DEPARTMENTAL LIBRARY The Departmental library was set up in December, 2001 initially with some books collected from well-wishers and staffs as donation. In November, 2003, a gift-coupon Draw had been arranged to raise fund for collection of books and we purchased a sizeable quantity of educative materials for the library with an amount of Rs. 26, 845 received from the profit of the Coupon Draw. The College authority also has been sanctioning a good amount from time to time for the purchase of books. At present, the Departmental Library has a collection of more than 500 books and periodicals like University News, Literacy Mission, etc. Books are issues to the students for a period of fifteen (15) days. Miss Bikashita Borah is currently in-charge of the Departmental Library. DEPARTMENTAL LABORATORY The Department of Education has a laboratory with all necessary apparatus and materials to conduct experiments and tests. The laboratory was established in 1995 and it is attached with the Department Common Room and Library. Dr. Srijani Das is currently in-charge of the Departmental Laboratory. BEST PRACTICES OF THE DEPARTMENT The Department of Education follows certain practices like team teaching, peer teaching, group discussions, question-answers, etc. occasionally with the aim to ensure active participation from the students in the classroom and make teaching-learning more dynamic.