History of Alder College
The late nineteen eighties were still a time in Nagaland when colleges were few, while the number of young people seeking higher education was increasing rapidly. The situation quite clearly indicated that the state required some good colleges providing sound education to meet the growing demand for it. Accordingly, the decision to establish a college of good repute in Kohima was made. A meaningful name was important for an educational institution. Since the Alder tree provides multiple helpful functions to human life, it was resolved that the college will be named after this tree as an ever present reminder that the college must strive to provide relevant, comprehensive and value education that promotes responsible citizenship. Alder College was established in the year 1992. By then, it was under the North Eastern Hill University (NEHU). The college was first located at Kenuozou Hill, Kohima. During the first year of its opening, 120 students enrolled. After about four years, the college was shifted to Sepfüzou Colony, Kohima. Since then, the college has grown steadily. Today, it caters to more than eight hundred students from all over Nagaland and a few other states, providing honours courses in six subjects (Arts Stream). The college is permanently affiliated to Nagaland University and recognised under Section 2 (f) and 12(b) of the U.G.C. Act, 1956. Being located at a strategic point tucked away from the hustle and bustle of town, it offers the advantage of a quiet environment conducive for academic pursuits. At the same time being close to the main road, bus/taxi services and communication is easily available. The college has seen many promising personalities both in its student body as well the faculty who have come and gone, leaving behind exemplary ethics and dedication. The college today still boasts of its faculty and staff, both in terms of ability and commitment. It is not hard to find students who stand out not only in academics but in sports, creativity, music and other skills. Thus, Alder College has taken pride and still continues to do so in the lives and achievements of all who have taken it to greater heights since its inception. The college has started planning for the forthcoming 25th Anniversary Celebration.