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 alder collegeU.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.
Library: A library is the heart of an educational institution, trinity of library staff, books, readers and the library of Alder College is no less. The college library aims to serve the needs of faculty, students and other members by providing an excellent collection of documents both print and online.The library remain open on all working days.All the faculty, students and non-teaching staff are the members of the college library. To borrow the books from the library, the member has to fill up the membership form. After which the members will get the library card from the circulation staff.
Computer and Internet: The College has a well equipped computer lab and also offers Certificate and Diploma Course in collaboration with NIIT and AICSM.The students have access to e-resources (e-journals, e-books). The College Library also offers internet browsing facilities for students.
Indoor Stadium: The Indoor Stadium is equipped to conduct games like badminton, T.T., etc. This facility goes a long way in promoting games and sports which is a vital part of college life. Basketball and Volleyball facilities are also available within the premises of the College.
Canteen: A canteen offering healthy and wholesome food is run to cater to the needs of the students ensuring that the students don’t go out of their way for lunch.
Hostel Facilities Available: The hostels are conveniently located a few minutes’ walk away from the college. They are both run under the care of competent wardens. The Heritage Hostel accommodates 60+ students, while the Anchor Hostel accommodates 50+ students.