History and Development of Higher Education in Assam - 2

     That the government had put thrust in the expansion of education was evident by the creation of the post of DPI alongwith that of the Director of Land Records – the first two posts created by the British government. Col. Keatings had been given the charge of education as the first Director of Public Instruction (DPI); however it was Mr. Cunningham who had served in the post most effectively for 32 years. Educationists who served in the post since the beginning are:

Director of Public Instruction (Post-Independence) *

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Name

From To
1 Col Keatings ** 1874 1879
2 (Information not available) 1879 1886
3 Dr. William Both 1886 1902
4 Mr. H. Sharp 1902 1912
5 Mr. J.R. Cunnighem 1912 1934
6 Mr. Robartson   
7 Mr. G.A. Small 1934 1942
8 Dr. S.C. Roy 1942 1943
9 Mr. A. Lais 1943 1944
10 Shri H. Sen 1944 1945
11 Shri S.N. Sen 1945 1946
12 Shri Probhod Sanyal 1946 1947
(** First Chief Commissioner of Assam, and In-charge of DPI.)
Director of Public Instruction (Post-Independence) *
13 Sri Probhod Sanyal 1947 1948
14 Sri Radha Das I/C 1948 
15 Dr. Surya Kr. Bhuyan 1948 1949
16 Shri Uma Goswami 1949 1951
17 Sri Dibakar Goswami 1951 1954
18 Dr. H.C. Bhuyan 1954 1960
19 Shri Suresh Ch. Rajkhowa 1961 1968
20 Sri Gopal Ch. Barooah 1968 1970
21 Sri Uma Kanta Sarma 1970 1972
22 Sri Mazahar Islam I/C 1972 
23 Dr. Kali Nath Sarma I/C 1972 
24 Sri Rajendra Mohan Goswami 1973 1975
25 Sri Bishnu Dev Sarma 1975 1979
26 Md. Asraf Ali 1979 1981
27 Dr. Sailaja Nanda Bharali 01-01-1981 30-11-1985
(* List courtesy Dr. S. N. Bharali, Ex. DPI.)

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