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Gauhati University Assam

Updated on: Mar 18, 2013
Gauhati University, a premier institution of Post-Graduation and research, was established under the Gauhati University Act (Assam Act XVI of 1947) in 1948.

The university is in its 60th year of existence, and is the oldest and largest university in the entire North Eastern Region. It is situated in the western part of Guwahati, in the Jalukbari area. The university has been accredited with four stars by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC).

Gauhati University aspires to invigorate its educational leadership and is planning to transform into an institution of intellectual as well as moral development from an institution of higher education. The university also aims to carry out research works on the frontier areas of knowledge.

The university, through various teaching departments in its campus and the affiliated colleges spread over the lower Assam area, is imparting higher education in various branches of learning. At present it has 136 affiliated colleges offering under-graduate and post-graduate courses in Arts, Commerce, Law, Engineering and Medicine.

There are 38 departments within 4 faculties with 312 full-time and 83 part-time teachers in the university. The university has fully equipped laboratory facilities in all the science departments. The Central Library boasts of over 4 lakh books, periodicals, journals and offers a healthy reading atmosphere to its students.

The university also embraces the Institute of Distance and Open Learning and Department of Business Administration besides various research centers such as Women's Study, NE Historical Studies, Aqua Culture, Population Research, Folklore Research. It produces a good number of research scholars every year, thus occupying a well-built place in the research pasture of the country.

At present, the university has about 5000 students including 2000 students residing in the 22 residential hostels both for boys and girls. The university also provides residential quarters to its teachers and employees.

Gauhati University Departments

  • Anthropology
  • Arabic
  • Assamese
  • Bengali
  • Biotechnology
  • Bodo
  • Botany
  • Business Administration
  • Chemistry
  • Commerce
  • Communication & Journalism
  • Computer Science
  • Department of Electronics and Communication Technology
  • Economics
  • Education
  • English
  • English Language Teaching
  • Environmental Science
  • Foklore
  • Foreign Languages
  • Geography
  • Geological Science
  • Hindi
  • History
  • Instrumentation and USIC
  • Law
  • Library & Information Science
  • Linguistics
  • Mathematics
  • Modern Indian Languages
  • Persian
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Sanskrit
  • Sociology
  • Statistics
  • Zoology
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Gauhati University Contact Address

Gauhati University
Gopinath Bardoloi Nagar, Guwahati - 781014 Assam
E-mail : [email protected], [email protected]
Web :
Vice Chancellor Tel : 0361 2570412(O) 2570408(R)
Registrar Tel : 0361 2570415(O) 2674243(R)
Fax : 2700311
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