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Pithubar Girls’ Degree College, Khowang is an institution of higher education for the aspiring girl students of this remote and rural place situated in Dibrugarh district of Assam, the eastern most point of the country. The place Khowang falls under the Legislative Assembly Constituency of Moran. As a result of the selfless effort and perseverance of some far-sighted people who could foresee the importance of providing an opportunity of higher education to the deprived rural women of this area; the college came into existence. Late Pithubar Saikia, a famous tea-cultivator and social-worker, donated the plot of land in Athabari Gaon, Khowang Ghat for the college. The college started functioning in 1989 from that plot of land with very humble infrastructure. At this stage the college was named as Pithubar Girls’ Institution. It continued to contribute in its small capacity to the academic well-being of the rural girls of this area for whom higher education was unaffordable and inaccessible for various reasons. The founder principal of the college was Late Guna Phukan and the founder president of the Governing Body was Late Chandra Kanta Sarmah, people who watered this nascent institution in its initial stages to turn into an institution of higher education catering to the academic needs of the girl students of this area.

In 1996 the college succeeded in obtaining the affiliation from Dibrugarh University and since then the name of the college changed into Pithubar Girls’ Degree College in official records. The government of Assam conferred concurrence to the university affiliation of the collegein the year 2000.A watershed mark in the history of the college was that itwas included in the list of provincializedsystem of grants under Government of Assam in 2013.The college further marched ahead in course of time and successfully obtained UGC recognition under 12(B) in 2018.

Since the college was situated in a remote and reasonably inaccessible area the authorities were always in search of a better plot of land that can be more easily accessibleby public transport and the search ended in 2012.In the year 2010 a philanthropist and social worker, Late Deben Sarmah magnanimously donated a plot of land measuring three bigha and ten locha at Sonowal Bongali Gaon, KhowangCharali, which is about two hundred meters away from the National Highway- 37. The present location of the college is more easily accessible by public transport since it is now very near the National Highway.

At present the college offers under-graduate courses in Arts stream only. It imparts education in seven (7) subjects viz: English, Assamese, Economics, Political Science, Sociology, Education ,History. As the college functioned as a full-fledged, mono-faculty degree college for girls; it expanded its sphere of activity by opening two centres of Distance Education. The college now has two operational centres of Distance learning, one, branch of Distance and Open learning under Dibrugarh University and the second, a study centre of   Krishna Kanta Handique State Open University (KKHSOU) since 2010

The college, at present, has a total student strength of two hundred and forty-seven students in the degree classes in the academic session 2022-23. The total strength of teaching faculty stands at twenty-three and a total of ten non-teaching staff, all working selflessly for the betterment of the college. In order to provide an opportunity to develop the personality of students the college started NCC and NSS units from the year 2015 and 2016 respectively.  The college at present has a sophisticated digital class room which is unique in a rural set up. The central and departmental libraries of the college provide study material to all students of the college to improve their academic performance. With every passing day the college, as an institution of higher education, situated in a rural area has been striving hard to contribute in empowering rural women who otherwise hardly get any opportunity to thrive in life.