CEC - A Society under S.R.
Act XXI of 1860, was established in May 2, 1994 to strengthen
the need of computer education in Assam. A need for the
distinct institution specializing in technical education was
felt, that would be distinct from a few institutions which
were until then responsible for providing computer education
in the city. It was also recognized that the purely
empirically-based professional computer education provided
earlier, by some sub-experienced professionals would not meet
the growing needs for training modern computer professionals.
The institute was expected to cater to the need of providing
training to the students who want to pursue a career in
computer, fashion designing, textile / interior designing,
journalism & other management courses. To fulfill these
objectives, the institute was expected to operate as a
resource, providing employment generation in the field of
technical education. The institute was expected to run as a
centre of excellence for studies in professional courses.
Progress so far :
Since then the new plant has blossomed into what the CEC group
of institutions are today. Its head office is Started Fashion
Designing, Interior, Airlines, Beautician courses under CEC -IMFD
(Institute of Management & Fashion Desginhing)a. Its
infrastructure is elaborate with abundant computers and other
facilities like Generator, Uninterrupted Power supplies,
inverter facilities, fully Air conditioned theory and
practical labs and adequate staffs.
Today there are about 900 members of the CEC parivar who are
engaged in various disciplines. They are assisted by other non
technical staffs who together take account of the
intellectual, infrastructure and administrative needs of the
institute and constitute its community.
The institute conducts 30 diploma and other courses and 26
short term courses. The institute so far trained over 300000
students out of which more than 150000 got jobs all over India
and abroad and over 50000 students are self employed.
One major dimension of the institute has been its regional
role, and its teaching had attracted students from the entire
Northeast region. The institute has also undertaken
collaborative education by some franchisees. Currently there
are over 150 CEC centres in the entire Northeast region. Now
CEC is the only local largest network in education in this
CEC was started as a computer institute and in 1998 CEC
started another wing as CEC-IMFD,the Institute of Management
and Fashion Designing. The syllabus of CEC-IMFD includes
Fashion Designing, Textile Designing, Airlines Management,
Interior Designing etc. CEC IMFD offers 10% concession in any
course to the female candidates as per norms of Ministry of
HRD, Govt. of India.
From 2002 CEC started Journalism courses with an in-house
publication, The CEC Times, which is prepared & published by
the students of Journalism department of CEC. Overall
performance of the department, taking this short span of
period into account, has been impressive and noteworthy.
Intellectual environment :
Since its inception the institute conducted various seminars
and workshops, where a wide range of experts have
participated. CEC had also organized various shows from where
a large number of fashion designing students were benefited by
participating in the mega events of National standard . In
2000 CEC organized Coca-Cola Mega Model Show, in 2001 North
East Designer’s Contest, 2003, Mr. & Mrs. Guwahati 2003 , Mr.
& Mrs. Guwahati 2004 , Assam fashion Week ‘2005, Mr. & Mrs.
Guwahati 2005 and a mega show at Bangkok, Thailand, titled “Parampara”,
“Assam Bangkok Fashion Show” in the month of February 2006. It
was the first International Event to promote Eri, Muga & Silk
from Assam to International level. CEC is also organizing an
career fair titled as Career@choice to help the aspiring
students of North East to choose a better career. For the
benefit of the students CEC had published a book on Computer
Fundamentals and Office management softwares and internet.
While significant progresses have been made in a number of
directions, which has earned recognition from many quarters of
the society and has put CEC on the map of the institutions
devoted to the strengthening technical education for the
society in the region , in recent years its intellectual
culture has seemed to have gone to a steady incline.
Incidentally such aggrandizement has occurred almost in tandem
with the institution’s rapid physical growth.The institution
is maintaining its claim as a centre of excellence, and to
push for recognition as a No.1 in the field of technical
CEC had undertook a substantial project for a state of the art
IT & Management college in Guwahati. CEC had already procured
a plot of land in Patharquarry area near Sixmile-Zoo Narengi
Express way and completed a college building with all modern
amenities for the students. This college is equipped with all
modern technology to cater to the needs of the students of
this region. Initiated as Hindustan College , an authorized
learning centre of Sikkim Manipal University, and affiliated
to prestigious Gauhati University with its own Hostel campus,
own Bus service, playground, own indoor stadium, new advanced
projection system in the classrooms, well equipped library,
advanced computer labs with wi-fi networking and commercial &
HR tie up with National & international companies as Clara
International (Malaysia), Stanford University (Bankgok),
Starex International School (New Delhi), SGI Group (New
Delhi), Microsoft® (USA), Cosyne Inc. (USA), Down Town
Enterprises Ltd. (Guwahati), this college is one of its kind
in the entire North east region.
Mr. Dipankar Dutta, Founder President of CEC remarks :
“CEC is not just an institution, it is a temple of education.
Here at CEC, one gets everything one desires, even if it is
beyond one’s imagination. Our institute has made all out
efforts to provide high quality education in comparatively
lesser cost. I think this has helped students of the
economically backward families of the whole Northeastern