Swahid Ranjit Barpujari Boys’ Hostel
Year of establishment : 1913
History : Swahid Ranjit Barpujari (SRB) Boys’ Hostel was established in 1913. It was earlier known as the ‘Hindu Second Mess’ or simply the ‘Second Mess’ constituted with the erstwhile 1st and 2nd blocks of the Hindu Boys’ Hostel. In the year 1985, this hostel was renamed as ‘Swahid Ranjit Barpujari Boys’ Hostel’ after the name of one of its boarders, Late Ranjit Barpujari, who died in front of his Room No. 13 (now Room No. 113) in Police firing, led by the then SP of Kamrup District Mr. Pabbi on 4th July, 1960 during the Assamese Language Movement in 1960. He was declared as the first martyr (swahid) of the Assamese Language Movement in 1960 and a ‘Swahid Bedi’ has been built in memory of Swahid Ranjit Barpujari in front of the Room No. 113. Occupying an area of 7,788 square meters, this hostel is consisted of two blocks with 16 rooms in the first and 17 rooms in the second block. Since 2004-05 session, this hostel has exclusively been reserved for students of HS classes. SRB Hostel was once home to many distinguished personalities in different fields of life from Assam in particular and NE India in general.Seat Capacity : 93 (in 33 rooms)
Facilities : The hostel has a spacious ground to play various outdoor games. Facilities for indoor games like table tennis, chess, carom etc. are also available. Room No. 108 of the hostel is used as the Common Room cum Library. The library is named as ‘Late Pabitra Gogoi Memorial Library’, in memory of Late Pabitra Gogoi, a TDC 3rd year boarder of Room No. 108, who died suddenly on 31st December, 1991 while celebrating the New Year Eve. The library contains about 300 books. Several English and Assamese daily newspapers, and magazines are also regularly subscribed.
Present Hostel Superintendent : Dr. Tafiquar Rahman, M.A(Gold Medalist), Ph.D(GU) ,Dip in Urdu (HRD,N.Delhi)
Successive Hostel Superintendents :
Activities : Every year, Saraswati Puja is performed with pomp and grandeur in this hostel. Hostel picnic is also an annual activity, which is arranged during the winter in each and every year. A commemorative volume named ‘Charikuri Bara’, edited by Dr. Sivanath Barman was published in 2005 by Na-Purani Abashi Udjapan Samiti. ‘Rod Kanchali’, the wall magazine of SRB Boys’ Hostel is brought out twice in a year, one on the occasion of Freshers’ Social and another on the Saraswati Puja day. A hand written journal entitled ‘Center Shock’ is also brought out annually by junior boarders of the hostel on the occasion of farewell to their senior outgoing boarders.