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About The College

Motto: 'Awake arise and reach the goal'


Vision: "To promote affordable and quality higher learning for the youth"


Mission: "To strive for academic excellence and to mould and educate the students to be worthy citizens"



Mr. (Late) H.E. Pohshna, who was the M.L.A. of Assam Legislative Assembly in the early 1960s and some visionary local leaders of Jowai Sub-division under the then United Khasi-Jaintia(U.K.J.) Autonomous District of the undivided State of Assam had made a strong attempt to convince the State Government to establish a Government College at Jowai for the benefit of the people of Jaiñtia Hills, Mikir Hills, Lushai Hills in particular and the State in general. Their vision was to provide higher education for the poor people of the area who could not afford to go for their higher study beyond Jowai. They already realized about the importance of higher education for an all round development of the Sub-division, the District, the State and the Country. It is education alone which could empower the people whether they are male or female, boy or girl, young or old, especially if they belong to the rural poor.


(Late) Pohshna raised the issue in the floor of the Assam Assembly in the Budget Session, for the first time, in 1963. He followed up this matter with the Advisory Council for the Welfare of the Scheduled Tribes in the Autonomous Districts in Assam during the period 1963-'64. He raised this matter again in the floor of the House on 10th March, 1965. Finally, (Late) J.B. Hagjer, the then Minister of State for Education, Government of Assam accompanied by the Joint Secretary, Education, Assam, DC of U.K.J Hills, DPI, Assam, and many others visited Jowai on 31st January, 1967 and made an announcement that Jowai Government College would start functioning at Jowai in the rented house, temporarily, from the session 1967-'68.


Thus, Jowai Government College was established on 15th September, 1967. The College was re-named as Kiang Nangbah Government College after the local freedom fighter Mr. (Late) Kiang Nangbah on 30th December, 1983.


Kiang Nangbah Govt. College is a premier institution of higher education in Jaiñtia Hills District (at present fall under West Jaiñtia Hills District) of Meghalaya. Till date, it is the only college in the whole of East and West Jaiñtia Hills offering Degree course in Science stream. It is also offers Degree Courses in Arts and Commerce stream as well.


The college is located in a vast and well maintained campus of its own covering an area of 22.4 acres surrounded by concrete boundary walls. The college campus contains a football field, two basketball courts, a volleyball court, a badminton court, an indoor stadium, an auditorium, to give ample opportunities to it students for extracurricular activities. It has two separate three storied building (the Main Buildings and the Science Block) Which houses the Classrooms, the Laboratories, the Library, Common rooms (for teacher and separate for boys and girls), the College Office, the Principal and Vice Principal chamber and the IGNOU study centre. The college operates in two shifts, the morning shift (for Arts stream only) and day shift (for Arts, Science and Commerce).


The college at present has 13 (thirteen) Departments, 84 teaching staffs and 37 Non teaching staffs catering to the need of 2000 plus degree students. Starting from the humble beginning, the Kiang Nangbah Government College has striven and grown into a multifaculty institution since its inception to turn the youths of Meghalaya, particularly Jaiñtia Hills into bureaucrats, businessmen, doctors, engineers, lawyers, teachers etc.


The aims and objectives of Kiang Nangbah Government College are:


  • To provide quality education to the youths at a very affordable cost,
  • To strive for intellectual, physical and moral development of its students,
  • Broadening of the mind, inculcation of values and building of character,
  • To enlighten the youngsters in the line of education in order to meet their future aspiration and requirements.

The College's motto, 'Awake Arise and Reach the Goal' conveys the strong message for the youth of Jaiñtia Hills to wake up from slumber and make the best of the opportunity provided to them by the College.