The Ancheng Rangmanpa College is located at Mahendraganj and provides higher education at the level of graduation. The college remains the only college under Ampati Civil Sub-Division till date.

The constitution of Ancheng Rangmanpa College was adopted unanimously in an extraordinary general meeting hold under the President ship of Shri. Ajong Singh Laskar in Mahendraganj High School play ground on 1.7.83 at 4:00 PM. The preamble states that the people of Mahendraganj, Nogarpara, Chapahati, Purakhasia and adjoining villages solemnly resolved to establish a college to provide higher education to the children.

Ancheng Rangmanpa College

The college was establish under the name and caption ‘Ancheng Rangmanpa College’, ‘Ancheng’ the father of Rangmanpa is the great grandfather of the popular and beloved leader Shri. Purno A. Sangma, former M.P. from 2-Tura Parliamentary Constituency.


The College Governing Body is consisted of 22 members including one chairman, one Secretary and Principal. The Principal will be the ex-officio member of the Governing body. The Governing body is constituted three years term and all the posts of the Governing body are honorary excluding the ex-officio member and the teachers’ representative.


Concept of Jawaharlal Novodaya Vidhyalaya

The education commission (1964-66) recommended selection of certain percentage of schools as pace-setter institutions. The recommendation however could not be put into practice due to competing local claims to select a few institutions out of the many, problems of continuity of Principals and teachers due to transfers and on account of financial constraints. In 1986, the National Policy on Education envisaged establishment of such pace setting residential school, called Novodaya Vidhyalayas on an average one in each district of the country during the Seventh Five Year. A proposal in this regard was approved by the Cabinet on the 5th August an outlay of Rs. 500 crores for the Seventh Five year Plan Period.

The broad aim for the establishment of Navodaya Vidhyalaya are envisaged in the National Policy on Education 1986 are:

JNV Kendrikona
  1. To serve the objective of excellence, coupled with equity and social justice.

  2. To promote National Integration by providing opportunities to talented children.

  3. To became catalysts of a nation-wide programme of school improvement within this broad framework the specified objectives of the scheme were formulated as-to provide good quality modern education,to ensure that all the students of Navodaya Vidhyalaya attain a reasonable level of competence in three languages as envisaged in three language formula and to serve in each district as focal points for improvement in quality of school education.

An autonomous organization called Navodaya Vidhyalaya Samiti was set up with head quarters at New Delhi on 20th February 1985 under the societies registration Act 1960 to establish and run Navodaya Vidhyalaya Ministers of Human Resources Development, Govt. of India, is the Chairman of  the Samity, the administrative head of the organization is the Director.

Admission in Navodaya Vidhyalaya is made at the level of class VI only on the basis of an all India test conducted by the CBSE and NVS. The test is conducted in Mother tongue/Regional language and is at present conducted 20 languages. It is largely non-verbal, class neutral objective in nature.

After the West Garo Hills divided into two districts namely: West Garo Hills and South Garo Hills the JNV at Baghmara fell in to the jurisdiction of South Garo Hills to facilitate the students and the public of West Garo Hills a new JNV was sanctioned in 1993 but due to some problems the first JNV section Test was withheld in 1994 as the site for the Vidhyalaya could not be finalized and the site at Kendrikona proposed at the time was kept in abeyance by the Govt. of Meghalaya. Now after 4 years the site was finalized and special JNV, selection test was held in January 97 and another routine test was held in April 98.The institution is highly thankful to Ex-Chairman VMC Shri. P. Jain, IAS D.C. Tura without whose sincere efforts and all possible assistance and guidance all this could not have materialized for the smooth running of the Vidhyalaya.