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The ASSAMESE LANGUAGE is a core subject among other Indian Languages offered at The Assam Valley School. Students taking various languages need to appear ICSE at the end of class 10. However it is offered at the ISC level from class 11 to 12 too. The Final Question Paper for ICSE is of 80 Marks:- 40 of each for Language and Literature with 20 Marks on Project Work to be assessed by the Internal and External Examiners. The Language Part includes Composition writing of 250 words for 15 Marks, Letter Writing for 7 Marks, Unseen Comprehension Passage for 10 Marks and Grammar of 8 Marks.

Literature is of 40 Marks from the two Text Books chosen from the four Books prescribed by the Board which includes Drama, Novel, Poetry and Short Stories.

The Assamese Department does not believe in traditional Methodology of teaching merely by Lecture and Chalk & Talk Method. The class room transaction is full of varities: Project Method, Action in class, Singing, Talking, Elocution, Skit presentation on relevant topics and so and so forth. For the last eight years the class average of Assamese in ICSE have been above 90 %.

At the same time the department takes all possible initiatives to promote the culture and heritage of Assam and its people.



Mrs. Meenakshi Bora Gogoi: M.A., B.Ed.(Chair)


July 1995 – till date: The Assam Valley School, Balipara:

• Chair of the Department of Assamese: From 2004 till date.

• Head of Indian Languages (Assamese, Hindi, Bengali, Sanskrit, Punjabi) from 1999 to 2004)

• House Mistress of the BHOROLI HOUSE from 2001 to 2004

• Head Of Public Affairs: from 2004 to 2006

• Mistress-In-Charge of Badminton from 2007 till 2011

• Mistress-In-Charge of ‘Assamese Ballet’ from 2008 onwards (It involves writing of script, music, play direction and dramatization to be presented at Founders’ Day celebration annually)

• Mistress-In-Charge of Street Theater and Assamese Folk Music.

• Chief Editor of Indian Language Journal for 1 year in 2008 which is published every year during Founders’ Day since 2008.

• Chief Editor of Assamese Section of the AVS Yearbook.

• Attended ICSE and ISC Council Workshop in Noida, UP in the year 1997 and in Kolkata in 2003.

• Participant in the Round Square International Service in Shivpuri, India in the year 1997.

• Team leader of a Cultural Tour to the UK in 2001, besides many others in India.

April 1979 – July 1995 A.S.E.B. High School, N.T.P.S. Namrup:

• Taught Assamese and English Grammar and Literature in Higher Secondary Level (Assamese Medium School)

• Co-ordinator of games and sports

• Chief Editor of School Journals

January 1975 – June 1979 HFC Model School, Namrup:

• Taught Assamese and English in Higher Secondary Level (English Medium School)





Dr. Parinita Goswami (Assamese Teacher)

Other Qualifications :

(1) M. Music (Bhatkhande) from Lucknow in 1995.

(2) Gayan Gunin in Borgeet (Vocal) in 1992-93 from Sangeet Satra, Assam.

(3) Received Senior National Scholarship from Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India, New Delhi in 1998, in the filed of indigenous Art Borgeet.

(4) Received fellowship from Sangeet Natak Akademi for the development of Music of Satriya Dance in 2003.

(5) Received Junior fellowship from the Ministry of Tourism and Culture, Govt. of India, New Delhi in 2006 in the field of Hindustani Classical Music (Vocal).

(6) Completed Ph.D from Guwahati University.

(7) Published research based article relates to Sankardeva's Borgeet (Katha Guwahati 2005).

A renowned artist Ms. Goswami has received training both in the streams of Hindustani Classical as well as Sattriya traditions of Music (Borgeet). She is a regular singer of All India Radio, Guwahati centre. She has already released more than 10 musical albums and also worked as a playback singer in Assamese feature films and TV serials.

Ms. Goswami has joined the school in January 2014 in the Department of Assamese as an Assamese language teacher.