Assam University


Assam University
আসাম বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়
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Established1994 (28 years ago) (1994)
Vice-ChancellorDr. Rajive Mohan Pant
RectorGovernor of Assam
VisitorPresident of India
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AffiliationsUCG, AIU, ACU, NAAC

Assam University (Bengali: আসাম বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়, Hindi: असम विश्वविद्यालय) is a collegiate central public university located at Silchar, Assam, India. It was founded in the year 1994 by the provisions of an act enacted by the Parliament of India. The Governor of Assam is the Chief Rector and the President of India is acting as the Visitor of the University. The Chancellor is the ceremonial head of the university while the executive powers rest with the Vice-chancellor. It has been accredited 'B' grade by NAAC. The University has sixteen schools which offer Humanities, Languages, Environmental Sciences, Information Sciences, Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, Social Sciences, Law, Technology and Management Studies. There are 42 departments under these sixteen schools. The five districts under the jurisdiction of Assam University have 73 undergraduate colleges as on 31st March 2020. Assam University is an institutional signatory to the Global Universities Network for Innovation (GUNI), Barcelona and United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) for its commitment to educational social responsibilities.

Assam University is the second Central University of Assam after Tezpur University. Both were established in 1994.

The main campus, in an area of 600 acres (2.4 km2), is located at Dorgakuna, near Irongmara about 20 km from Silchar, while a second campus, Diphu Campus, has an area of 90 acres, in Diphu, Karbi Anglong district of Assam.


The history of Assam University is the history of people's struggle in Barak Valley. It is one of the subsequent outcomes of the Bengali Language Movement in the southern part of Assam. The Shaheed Minar built near the front gate of the university commemorates the sacrifices of the martyrs during the historical language movement in 1961.

Schools and departments

The major teaching schools of the university along with the departments under them are:[1]

  • Abanindranath Tagore School of Creative Arts and Communication Studies
    • Department of Mass Communication
    • Department of Visual Arts
    • Department of Performing Arts
  • Albert Einstein School of Physical Science
    • Department of Chemistry
    • Department of Physics
    • Department of Mathematics
    • Department of Statistics
    • Department of Computer Science
  • Aryabhatta School of Earth Sciences
    • Department of Earth Sciences
  • Ashutosh Mukhopadhyay School of Education
    • Department of Educational Science
  • Deshabandhu Chittaranjan School of Legal Studies
    • Department of Law
  • E. P. Odam School of Environmental Sciences
    • Department of Ecology and Environmental Science
  • Hargobind Khurana School of Life Sciences
    • Department of Life Science & Bioinformatics
    • Department of Biotechnology
    • Department of Microbiology
  • Jadunath Sarkar School of Social Sciences
    • Department of Anthropology
    • Department of History
    • Department of Political Science
    • Department of Social Work
    • Department of Sociology
  • Jawaharlal Nehru School of Management Studies
    • Department of Business Administration
    • Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management
  • Mahatma Gandhi School of Economics and Commerce
    • Department of Commerce
    • Department of Economics
  • Rabindranath Tagore School of Indian Languages and Cultural Studies
    • Department of Bengali
    • Department of Hindi
    • Department of Indian Comparative Literature
    • Department of Linguistics
    • Department of Manipuri
    • Department of Sanskrit
  • Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan School of Philosophy
    • Department of Philosophy
  • Shushrutu School of Medical and Paramedical Sciences
    • Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Suniti Kumar Chattopadhyay School of English and Foreign Language Studies
    • Department of English
    • Department of Arabic
    • Department of French
    • Department of Linguistics
    • Department of Comparative Studies
    • Department of Urdu
  • Swami Vivekananda School of Library Sciences
    • Department of Library & Information Science
  • Triguna Sen School of Technology
    • Department of Agricultural Engineering
    • Department of Computer Science & Engineering
    • Department of Electronics & Communication Engineering
    • Department of Applied Science & Humanities


University and college rankings
General – India
NIRF (Overall) (2021)[2]101-150
NIRF (Universities) (2021)[3]93

Assam University was ranked 93rd in the University category by the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) of 2021.[3]

Affiliated colleges

All the colleges in the 5 districts of South Assam, viz, Cachar, Karimganj, Hailakandi, North Cachar Hills or Dima Hasao and Karbi Anglong district fall within university's jurisdiction. Notable affiliated colleges include:[4][5]


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  2. ^ "National Institutional Ranking Framework 2021 (Overall)". National Institutional Ranking Framework. Ministry of Education. 9 September 2021.
  3. ^ a b "National Institutional Ranking Framework 2021 (Universities)". National Institutional Ranking Framework. Ministry of Education. 9 September 2021.
  4. ^ "Directorate of Higher Education, Assam - Provincialised Colleges affiliated to Assam University". Archived from the original on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 22 June 2013.
  5. ^ "List of Provincialised Colleges affiliated to Assam University, Silchar". 19 December 2012. Archived from the original on 2 July 2018. Retrieved 22 June 2013.
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External links

  • Official website

Coordinates: 24°41′30″N 92°45′04″E / 24.6916°N 92.7512°E / 24.6916; 92.7512