Goalpara District of of Assam at a Glance

About Goalpara District :

The present Goalpara district was created in the year 1983 with two sub-divisions viz Goalpara Sadar sub-division and North Salmara Civil sub-division, carved out from erstwhile Goalpara district. However, the same was again reconstituted in the year 1989 with only Sadar sub-division of Goalpara and the Civil sub-division of North Salmara was taken away in that year and merged with newly created Bongaigaon district. At present the district of Goalpara is situated entirely on the south bank of the river Brahmaputra.The district covers an area of 1,911 sq. km. and is bounded by West and East Garo Hill districts of the state of Meghalaya on the south and Kamrup district on the East, Dhubri district on the West and mighty river Brahmaputra all along the North. In the district, 90% of the population depend their livelihood on agricultureThe principal agriculture produce are Paddy, Jute, Green and Black Gram and Potato etc. Located on the foot hills of Meghalaya and on the Bank of the mighty river Brahmaputra , Goalpara district is endowed with its scenic beautyThe evergreen forests on low hills with its undulating landscape, if harnessed properly, will attract tourists of all hue to this district.

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Tourist Places :

Surya Pahar :Sri Suryapahar (26o 5/ N , 90 o 42/ E ), a site famous for archeological remains, lies in the Goalpara district. Composed of 7 (Seven) peaks, spanning over an area of approx. 1400 acres (583.33 Hec) the site also gets the name of “Hateli”, which is located about 13 Kms away from Goalpara town, on the western side. Because of its archeological importance, Archeological Survey of India (ASI) has protected this site of National Importance. It is also a historical site famous for its terracotta, wonderful and exquisite pieces of rock-cut sculpture depicting deities of Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism. This combination is a rare phenomenon.

One can get a panoramic view of the Brahmaputra and the confluence of the Dudhnoi and Krishnai rivers near Ujir’s Char village in the northern direction from the Suryapahar. In this site innumerable statues and engraving of idols, Shivalings caressed by streams, Stupas- some as tall as four feet and Caves are found. The ASI started excavation in the site from 1984 and unearthed rock- Votive Stupas on a giant single rock, lord Vishnu with twelve hands, Goddess Durga (Mahisasuramardini), rock cut panel of Vishnu, Hari Hara, Lord Shiva, Jain Tirthankaras, Panchyatna Temple Complex, Water Reservoirs, existence of well constructed pucca structures among others. The excavated sites are believed to be of Post-Gupta Era. As per popular belief, there exist one less than a lakh Shivalingas in total in Surya Pahar, which tragically fails it to claim the place as Kashidham! However Suryapahar may be considered as the second Kashidham.

An ancient Hanuman Temple exists near Surya Pahar and contains ancient idols.A great Mela “Sri Sri Surya Mela”is held every January in the Suryapahar site for three days, starting on Maghi Purnima day. Thousands of devotees and visitors throng there during the period. Visitors from other places including foreigners, visit this famous archeological site.

According to tradition, the name Sri Suryapahar was derived from the image of Surya Devata (The Sun-God).It is the only site in the entire North-Eastern region where people and the monarchs of the ages belonging to different faiths had perhaps enjoyed a common platform for worshipping their own Gods and Goddesses and Avatars.

 

Dadan Hillock :Dadan hill having a Shiva Temple on its top, was established by DADAN, one of the General of King Bana of Sonitpur. There are some mythological stories reflecting various events on the foot hills of Dadan on the bank of river Dariduri.

It is believed that the General, a devotee of Lord Shiva, killed a wild elephant with his sword on this spot which came often and disturbed him in his meditation, now may be witnessed in the form of a stone (resembling an elephant) which is lying on the bank of river Dariduri. Thousands of people specially from the tribal, Rabha community gather on the above mentioned spot to worship Lord Shiva , once a year specially in the month of February. The area is thickly forested with rivers and waterfalls inhabited by people of the Rabha community. Besides the religious aspect the entire area is rich in scenic beauty.

The turbulent rivers, the mystic blue hills, the savage terrains and serene countryside beckon the adventures.

The hills of Goalpara district particularly Rakhyashini, Tukreswary. are attractive for those who would love trekking and rock climbing. The monkey of Trukreswari hills who are never daunted even by arms and uniforms would offer funny pranks to the visitors to the temple and the hill.One should not be surprised seeing them pose elegantly before a camera. These hills are also unique in structure to provide an idea and experience to the learners of rock climbing.

 

Majar – Sharif of Pir Saheb :The MAJAR – SHARIF of Sufi Saint Shah Sayed Nasiruddin Kaderi, commonly known as “BAGDADI” is situated at Jaleswar-Katarihara , 60 km away from Goalpara Town by road. The saint is said to have come from Bagdad, capital of Iraq and therefore he was called Bagdadi.

On the 8th day of Assamese calendar month “Magh” coinciding with 21st January, each year, thousands of people cutting across religious faiths from different parts of Assam and West Bengal congregate at this Majar sharif to participate in the “UROS MUBARAK” – death anniversary of the spiritual leader and seek his blessings.

 

Pir Majhar :The “MAJHAR” (tomb) of Hazarat Sayed Abul Kasem Kharasani, situated at the heart of Goalpara town, is a place much revered by the people of all religious faiths. It is the practice of both Muslims and Hindus of Goalpara to offer money and candle and pray for fulfilment of desire and seek blessing from the Pir Saheb. Every year the “UROS-MUBARAK” – death anniversary of the Pir is observed at the “MAJHAR-SARIF” on the 21st day of lunar calendar month of “Safar”. People coming across of all religious belief throng in thousands to participate in the “UROS”.

It is said that the Pir lived a long life of about 150 years and died at Goalpara in the year 1896 AD.

 

Sri Sri Shyamrai Satra :The Shyamrai Satra the center of Vaishnavite culture and religion was established in the centre of the town, Goalpara about 366 years ago.

Since then, the Satra has been continuing upholding vashnavite culture. Regular “NAM PRASANGA” etc. are held systematically with the observance of the religious festivals every year.

One of the very important aspects of the Satra is that the Satra authority has preserved the “ASTHI” (a piece of bone) of Sri Manta Sankardeva which is exhibited in the Satra campus during Sankar Jayanti period i.e., in the month of Sukla Dasami (during September- October)

 

Sri Sri Chaitanya Gaudiya Math :Sri Sri Chaitanya Gaudiya Math was established at Goalpara in the year 1969 in order to protect, preserve and expand Sri Krishna Chaitanya culture in the area on a plot of land at the center of the town. Regular puja Sangkirtan etc. are held in the Math regularly. A large numbers of devotees from different parts visit the Math regularly. During some important annual festival devotees from different part of the country including foreigners attend the Math.

 

Buraburi Than, Mothertola :BuraBuri Than located on the bank of the River Brahmaputra near Jaleswar is a prominent religious spot. The than, which stands as a symbol of National Integration since people from all groups i.e., Hindu, Muslim etc. participate in the religious function here. Long years ago the “RAKHAL” (Cow boys) used to take “PAYAS” (Milk made rice) as “PRASAD” regularly which was offered to them by Bura Buri (an Old man and an Old Woman) As the myth goes the said Bura buri turned into stone.

 

Sri Sri Joybhum Kamakhya :Out of 51 “SAKTI STHAL” of Hinduism covering India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Srilanka and Nepal Sri Sri Joybhum Kamakhya is one of the Saktisthals located in this district on the bank of the river Brahmaputra at a distance of about 50 Km from Goalpara Town. Originally the area was predominated by tribal population and Puja in tribal custom is offered to the Goddess regularly. Devastating earthquake in the 17th century caused great damage to the temple. However, the Zamindar of Meshpara reconstructed the temple The temple is located at the top of a hillock and its natural scenery of the spot as a whole is matchless. There is a Shiva temple also by the side of the Joybhum Kamakhya Temple. Devotees from different parts of India assemble in the temple during the festival in the month of October every year for offering puja to the Goddess of Power.

 

Nandeswar Devalaya :Nandeswar Devalaya is one of the oldest devalayas (Shiva Temple) established on the top of Nandeswar hill which stands by the side of river Dudhnoi. There is reason to believe that the temple was established in the 10th or 11th century AD. Shivaratri, Durga Puja and Dol jatra festivals are celebrated in the temple.

 

Tukreswari :Tukreswari Temple is also a famous religious spot located by the side of National Highways 37 at Tukura about 15 KM from Goalpara Town. As per religious faith a portion of (TUKURA) the Goddess Sati fell in this place and therefore the temple is known as Tukreswari. Two temples are there at the top of Tukreswari hill , one is a Shiva Temple and the other is known as JOYA- VIJOYA. Temple.

VITEEE 2016 Notification

VITEEE 2016:

Vellore Institute of Technology Engineering Entrance Examination (VITEEE) is a national level entrance examination conducted by VIT University for the admission to the Bachelor Engineering degree courses at its Chennai and Vellore campus.

About VIT University:

Founded in the year 1984 by Mr.G.Viswanathan, VIT has around 20 Undergraduate courses and 34 Post graduate courses, 4 integrated courses and 4 Research programs. VIT has been ranked one among the top ten institutes of India by India today. It is otherwise said to be an institute of higher education and a deemed University under the Section 3 of UGC act.

It has two campuses at Vellore and Chennai. Initially the college was affiliated with Madras University and later in June 2001, the Union Ministry of Human Resource Department conferred VEC (Vellore Engineering College) as a Deemed University and thus it was named as “VIT University”.

VITEEE Examination:

VITEEE examination is a very famous entrance examination for the admission to the Bachelor degree of Engineering in any of the campuses of VIT. Around 200000 students applied online for the VITEEE 2015 Examination last year.

This exam is a computer based test (CBT) and it was held in various test centres in India as well as abroad. Questions were based on prescribed syllabus with an option to the students to attend any of the papers from the following such as

  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics

Or

  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology

VITEEE 2016 is expected to be held from April 6th 2016 to April 17th 2016.

Important dates for VITEEE 2016:

Start of registration: November 27th 2015

End of the registration process: February 29th 2016

VITEEE 2016 admit card can be downloaded from: March 3rd week, 2016

Online Exam starting date: April 6th 2016

Online Exam ending date: April 17th 2016

Results to be declared on: April 29th 2016

VITEEE 2016 Counselling: 2nd and 3rd week of May 2016

The exam will be conducted as 3 sessions every day

Session 1: 9.00 A.M to 11.30 A.M

Session 2: 12.30 P.M to 3.00 P.M

Session 3: 4.00 P.M to 6.30 P.M

No negative marks are applicable for wrong attempts.

 

Eligibility Criteria:

Candidates are requested to satisfy the eligibility criteria genuinely since it will be verified during the time of admission.

The eligibility criteria for VITEEE 2016 are:

  • Candidates those who have cleared 10+12th classes with a minimum of 50% aggregate with major subjects such as PCM (Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics) or PCB ((Physics, Chemistry and Biology).
  • Candidates those who are currently in the final year of 12th standard board exam can also attend the examination.
  • Candidates with PCM background can apply to any disciplines of UG at VIT University.
  • Candidates with PCB background are eligible to apply only B.Tech Bioinformatics, Bio medical engineering and Biotechnology programmes only.
  • NIOS (National Institute of Open schooling) candidates are eligible to appear for VITEEE 2016 entrance examination.
  • Applicant must be a resident/non-resident Indian National
  • Candidates whose Date of Birth falls on or after July 1, 1994 are eligible to apply for VITEEE
  • Candidates must have done regular, formal and full time education to take part in this examination.

How to apply for VITEEE 2016?

VITEEE 2016 application form (Online and offline) will be available from November 27th 2015. All the details such as centre booking, date of issuance of e-admit card will be communicated to the students through email only. Thus, it is very necessary to enter the proper details while filling the application form.

Instructions for applying online:

  1. Visit the official site of VIT. http://www.vit.ac.in
  2. Download the application form for VITEEE 2016 examination.
  3. Fill in all the details correctly such as correct and genuine Contact number, Address, Email id, etc., This is very important since every communication is done through email id.
  4. Scanned copy of recently taken photograph with dimensions (3.5 cm * 4.5 cm) and scanned copy of digital signature of the candidate with dimensions (3.5 cm * 1.5 cm) must be uploaded in JPEG/JPG format.
  5. Application fees of Rs.990/- can be paid through internet banking facility either through debit card or credit card or demand draft mode.
  6. It is mandatory that online applying candidates should send the hard copy of the application form to the University addressed to the “Director UG Admissions”, VIT University, Vellore – 632014.

Instructions for applying offline:

  1. Candidates can buy the application forms directly from the VIT University, Vellore or VIT University, Chennai or Chennai Administrative office.
  2. The address of Chennai administrative office is as below:

New no:6, Old no: W-73

Second street (Opposite to towers club)

Anna nagar,

Chennai -600 040,

Contact number: 044-42016555, 65480555

  1. Candidates can obtain the application form by handing over Rs.990/- drawn in favor of “VIT University”, payable at Vellore.
  2. Candidates can also obtain the application form through post by sending a Demand Draft for Rs.990/- drawn in the favor of “VIT University”, Payable at Vellore, with a covering letter addressed to “Director UG Admissions”, VIT University, Vellore -632 014. Candidates must write their name, mobile number and contact address at the back side of the DD.

Syllabus:

All the questions will be mostly covered from the State Board of Higher Secondary Education and the CBSE Syllabus only. Thus, the syllabus for VITEEE 2016 Exam is:

Physics:

The most important topics which must be covered during the preparation are

  1. Laws of motion, work, energy and power
  2. Properties of matter
  3. Electrostatics
  4. Current electricity
  5. Magnetic effects of the Electric current
  6. Semiconductor devices and their applications
  7. Nuclear Physics
  8. Optics
  9. Dual Nature of radiation and atomic physics
  10. Electromagnetic induction and alternating current

Chemistry:

  1. P,d and f Block elements
  2. Coordination chemistry and solid state chemistry
  3. Thermodynamics, Chemical equilibrium and chemical kinetics
  4. Electrochemistry
  5. Atomic structure
  6. Isomerism in organic compounds
  7. Alcohols and ethers
  8. Carbonyl compounds
  9. Carboxylic acids and their derivatives
  10. Organics nitrogen compounds

Mathematics:

  1. Matrices and Determinants and their applications
  2. Analytical Geometry of two dimensions
  3. Complex numbers
  4. Vector algebra
  5. Differential calculus
  6. Probability distributions
  7. Discrete mathematics
  8. Integral calculus and its applications
  9. Differential equations
  10. Analytical geometry of three dimensions

Biology:

  1. Taxonomy
  2. Cell and molecular biology
  3. Reproduction
  4. Genetics and evolution
  5. Plant physiology
  6. Human physiology
  7. Biochemistry
  8. Biotechnology and its applications
  9. Biodiversity, ecology and its environment
  10. Human health and diseases.

English:

  1. Comprehension
  2. English grammar and pronunciation

Pattern:

The pattern for VITEEE 2016 is below:

Physics:

40 questions each carry one mark. Thus, totally 40 marks.

Chemistry:

40 questions each carry one mark. Thus, totally 40 marks.

Mathematics/ Biology:

40 questions each carry one mark. Thus, totally 40 marks

English totally 5 questions each carrying one mark. Thus, total 5 marks.

Thus, totally 125 questions. 125 marks.

All questions are objective type of questions. Each question carries four alternative options among which the student has to choose the correct one. Total duration of the exam is 2 and half hours. There is no negative marking scheme for any wrong attempts.

How to prepare:

Here are the few preparation tips for VITEEE 2016.

  1. Make a schedule before you start preparing for VITEEE 2016 examination. Avoid learning in an unordered manner.
  2. Understand the basic concepts of all important topics.
  3. Developing speed and accuracy is very important to crack VITEEE Thus, sharpen your brains and try to solve your problems before the specified time.
  4. Practice to solve previous year question papers using the stop clock.
  5. Develop your thinking and creative skills.
  6. Do not spend more time on unknown questions. Try to solve known questions at first.
  7. Make short notes like important formulas, equations and keep it handy for last minute preparation.
  8. Clear your concepts by discussing it with your friends and teachers.
  9. Do not stress yourself
  10. Have enough and good sleep.

VITEEE Admit card:

  1. The e-Admit card will be available once the candidate has booked his/her schedule through the Online test booking system.
  2. e-Admit card will contain the details such as e-Admit card number, Photograph of the student, address of the test centre, Test date and time selected by the candidate.
  3. In order to download the e-Admit card the candidate must provide his application number and online test booking password in the official site of VIT.
VITEEE Results:

VITEEE Results are planned to be declared on April 29th, 2016. The results will be calculated on the

basis of Equipercentile Equating method. Exam authorities use this method to find out the ranks of the

students.

To know the results of VITEEE 2016 candidates have to log into the official site of VIT at the time of

result declaration and check it using the Application number and date of birth.

VITEEE Counselling:

VITEEE Counselling will be conducted by the VIT University for the admission to the various VIT

campus and courses. Counselling will be done on the basis of results obtained by the students.

Before appearing to the counselling session, the students have to choose their choice of counselling

centre.