'65% of total students in Kohima Science College are female'

The newly inaugurated Alumni PG Women’s Hostel, with a capacity for accommodating 40 post graduate students of Kohima Science College at the college campus. (DIPR Photo)
The newly inaugurated Alumni PG Women’s Hostel, with a capacity for accommodating 40 post graduate students of Kohima Science College at the college campus. (DIPR Photo)

Kohima, April 13 (MExN): The Kohima Science College (KSC) in the present session has enrolled around 2000 students with female students constituting 65% of the total students. 

This was informed by KSC, Principal, Dr Lily while speaking during the inauguration programme of Alumni PG Women’s Hostel at the college campus on April 13.

Dr Lily mentioned out that at present, KSC has four hostels, three boy’s hostels and one girl’s hostel, with a total capacity of 320 students. She informed that since 2016, after adopting the choice based credit system, the college has seen a huge increase in the intake of students.

She stated that the completion of the hostel will be a huge relief for the college as many students are from the economically weaker section. 

First female doctor from KSC inaugurates hostel 
As per a DIPR report, with a capacity for accommodating 40 post graduate students of Kohima Science College, the hostel constructed by the Alumni Association KSC, Jotsoma was inaugurated by Dr Joyce Zinyu Angami, the first female doctor from KSC. 

Dr Joyce while inaugurating the hostel said that the completion of the hostel has been a dream come true for all those involved in the project, and expressed hope that the hostel will not just be a place to find academic excellence but also be a place of safety, peace and serenity.

Alumni Association projects 
Alumni Association, General Secretary, Avelu Ruho sharing a brief history on the hostel construction said that the association, formed on July 3, 2009, initiated a project named Project Alpha 1 in 2009 during which the College’s Local Area Network (LAN) of 100 Mbps and High Speed Broadband Service was operationalised. 

Emboldened by the success of the project, the association decided to pursue the need for constructing a girls hostel and named it as Project Alpha 2 with an estimated budget of Rs 1 Crore and the foundation stone was laid on June 11, 2011 by the then Minister of Urban Development, Dr Shürhozelie Leizietsü. 

Ruho revealed that the search for fund was not an easy one but after many setbacks faced in funding, the association has received Rs 90 lakh so far in donations and contributions alone from alumni, parents of students, college fraternity, well-wishers and also a raffle draw organized in 2017 have all contributed to the successful completion of the hostel.

Reverend John Kamei delivered the dedicatory prayer for the hostel and the programme was chaired by President, Alumni Association KSC, Dr N Renthungo Jungio.