Tezpur University

Summary

Tezpur University
The approved logo of Tezpur University, TU Logo-Approved.png, official logo of Tezpur University.png, approved insignia of Tezpur University.png
Motto in English
Specialized Knowledge Promotes Creativity
TypePublic central university
Established21 January 1994
(27 years ago)
 (1994-01-21)
ChancellorGovernor of Assam[1]
Vice-ChancellorVinod Kumar Jain[2]
Location, ,
India

26°41′47.544″N 92°50′6.09″E / 26.69654000°N 92.8350250°E / 26.69654000; 92.8350250Coordinates: 26°41′47.544″N 92°50′6.09″E / 26.69654000°N 92.8350250°E / 26.69654000; 92.8350250
CampusUrban, 262 acres (106 ha)
Colours  
AffiliationsUGC, NAAC, AIU, ACU
Websitewww.tezu.ac.in

Tezpur University is a Central University located in Tezpur in the North-Eastern state of Assam, India, established by an act of Parliament, in 1994.

History

The Administration Building

The establishment of Tezpur University is considered to be one of the outcomes of the Assam Accord,[3] along with the establishment of Assam University and Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati.

Tezpur University was established, by an Act of Parliament,[4] in 1994. The then prime minister of India, P. V. Narasimha Rao, chaired the opening of the university.

Initially, the university operated from the premises of the Darrang College, in Tezpur. For a while, it also operated from the Tezpur Law College premises. Land was acquired at Napaam, a suburb, which is about 15 km (9.3 mi) east of Tezpur, area totalling 262 acres (106 ha). A few months later, the premises of the University was shifted to the present permanent location.

Kalaguru Bishnuprasad Rava (Rabha) donated an ancestral estate of 2500 bigha of land received from the British government in favour of the peasants. The present-day Tezpur University stands on the land donated by him. Recently, in 2013, the university acquired an additional plot of land, extending the current plot.[citation needed]

Campus

The university campus is at Napaam about 15 km east of Tezpur, the headquarters of the Sonitpur district of Assam. Napaam is an urban area surrounded by people of diverse caste, religion and language. The Napaam campus on 262 acres (1.06 km2) of land. The campus is bounded by pucca walls. Napaam is linked by a PWD road from the National Highway No. 37A at almost the midpoint between the Kalia-Bhomora bridge and Misson Chariali. Tezpur is linked by road and rail with the rest of the state and the country. There is a tri-weekly flight between Kolkata and Tezpur.

University Gate, taken from outside the campus
An academic building

Accommodation

Kanchenjunga Men's Hostel, Tezpur University

There are provisions for visitors to stay in the university guest house. Students may choose to stay in any of the men's or women's hostels. The university is primarily a residential university.[5] The university has five men's hostels (listed in order of construction):

  • Charaideo Men's Hostel: Named after the burial land of Ahom kings in Sivasagar, Assam.
  • Nilachal Men's Hostel: Named after the Nilachal Hill in Guwahati
  • Kanchenjungha Men's Hostel: Named after Kangchenjunga, the third highest mountain in the world (after Mount Everest and K2).
  • Patkai Men's Hostel: Named after the Patkai-Bum, the Khasi-Jaintia-Garo, and the Lushai hills mountain range in the eastern Himalayas.
  • Saraighat C. V. Raman Men's Hostel: Named after the Saraighat Bridge at Guwahati and the famous Indian physicist and Nobel laureate Sir C. V. Raman.

There are seven women's hostels:

  • Bordoichilla Women's hostel: Named after the seasonal storm that occurs in Assam every spring, before and after the festival of Bihu.
  • Dhansiri Women's hostel
  • Pragjyotika Women's Hostel
  • Suwansiri Women's hostel
  • Kopili Women's Hostel
  • New Women's Hostel
  • Pobitara Madam Curie Women's Hostel: Named after the Pobitara Wildlife Sanctuary and the physicist Marie Curie.

There is also a married-scholars hostel, which is at present serving as a makeshift accommodation for newly recruited faculty of the university.

Communications

E-Rickshaw, the chief mode of public transport in and around Tezpur, runs between Tezpur University and Tezpur city. There is an ASTC bus utility between the university and the ASTC bus stand located at the heart of Tezpur city near the State Bank of India (Main Branch). ASTC and private buses run daily between Tezpur and some other major places like Guwahati (ISBT, Lokhra), Bongaigaon, North Lakhimpur, Dibrugarh, Tinsukia, etc. 20-seater cabs ply between Tezpur and Paltan Bazaar, Guwahati. Dekargaon Railway Station offers a link between Tezpur and to other parts of Assam. Travelers can also opt for flying to and from Tezpur where the nearest airport - Tezpur Airport provides air link with Kolkata and Silchar.[6] For other destinations, the nearest airport is the Lokapriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport at Guwahati.

Organisation and administration

Schools and departments

The university has four schools of studies which are divided into 27 departments and additional centers and cells.

  • School of Sciences
  • School of Humanities & Social Sciences
  • School of Management Sciences
  • School of Engineering

The School of Sciences is divided into six departments, which provides undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in Science and carry on research in science and mathematics.

  • Department of Chemical Science
  • Department of Mathematical Science
  • Department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology
  • Department of Pharmacy
  • Department of Physics
  • Department of Environmental Science

The School of Humanities & Social Sciences provides education as well as diploma, undergraduate, postgraduate, and research programs related to humanities and social sciences in the following departments:

  • Department of Assamese
  • Department of Cultural Studies
  • Department of English
  • Department of Foreign Languages
  • Department of Mass Communication and Journalism
  • Department of Sociology
  • Department of Hindi
  • Department of Education
  • Department of Social Work
  • Department of Law
Department of Business Administration, Tezpur University

The School of Management Sciences provides education as well as diploma, undergraduate, postgraduate, and research programs related to business management in the following departments:

  • Department of Business Administration
  • Department of Commerce
  • Centre for Disaster Management
Department of Computer Science and Engineering

The School of Engineering offers courses in engineering and technology. The offering masters and BTech programs in the various disciplines. Admission to the BTech programs is on the basis of JEE (Main).[7] Besides BTech and MTech programs, School of Engineering, the university provides PhD programs in specialized fields.

  • Department of Computer Science & Engineering
  • Department of Design
  • Department of Electrical Engineering
  • Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering
  • Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • Department of Food Engineering and Technology
  • Department of Civil Engineering
  • Department of Energy
  • Department of Physics

Special centres and cells

Centres
  • Centre for Endangered Languages (CFEL)
  • Centre for Inclusive Development (CID)
  • Centre for Innovation Incubation and Entrepreneurship(CIIE)
  • Teaching and Learning Centre (TLC)
  • Centre for Women Studies (CWS)
Cells
  • Research & Development (R & D) Cell
  • Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Cell
  • DBT Nodal Centre
  • ONGC Centre for Petroleum Biotechnology (CPBT)
  • Bioinformatics Infrastructure Facility (BIF)
  • Institutional Biotech Hub
  • Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC)

Academics

Rankings

University rankings
General – international
QS (Asia) (2020)[8]215
Times (World) (2020)[9]801-1000
Times (Asia) (2020)[10]251-300
General – India
NIRF (Overall) (2021)[11]73
NIRF (Universities) (2021)[12]46
Engineering – India
NIRF (2021)[13]104

Tezpur University was ranked 801–1000 in the world by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings of 2020[9] and 251–300 in Asia.[10] The QS World University Rankings ranked it 215 in Asia in 2020.[8] In India it was ranked 73rd overall by the National Institutional Ranking Framework of 2021[14] and 46th among universities.[15]

Student life

Major annual events

National Science Day-inSCIgnis

The science festival of the university organized by the School of Sciences and Students' Science Council (SSC) is a two-day event with competitions for school and undergraduate students. It is one of the biggest science festivals of the entire northeast. The main feature of this festival is the lecture, where the doyen of Indian science and mathematics are invited as speakers. Also, many other events including NERLSE(North East Regional Level Science Exhibition)both for UG and PG level, Thalamus the school quiz, Cerebrum the open science quiz, Theatrix the Sci-fi movie screening and other numerous departmental events are organized during the festival. Students from all over the region participate in it.[16]

Sampark 2015

Sampark-The Interface

"SAMPARK... the interface" is the annual national-level B-school event of the Department of Business Administration, organized mainly by the students with active support from the faculty members.[17]

TechXetra

TechXetra is the National Level Annual Technical Festival of the university. TechXetra is a combination of two words- Tech and Xetra. "Tech" refers to the technology and 'Xetra' meaning terrain. It is one of the common platforms in North-East India to showcase knowledge and intellect. A blend of technical and management events, it has cultural events as well. Competitions in the field of robotics, coding, tech quiz, etc. are held which vary from year to year. TechXetra attracts enthusiasts from all over India.[18]

References

  1. ^ "Chancellor, Tezpur University, INDIA". Retrieved 25 July 2015.
  2. ^ ex-professor Vinod Kumar Jain appointed as Tezpur University VC Retrieved on 16 February 2018.
  3. ^ "Tripartite talks to review the implementation of the Assam Accord held in New Delhi on 31.05.2000". Retrieved 25 July 2015.
  4. ^ "Act. No. 45, 1: The Tezpur University Act, 1993". Retrieved 25 July 2015.
  5. ^ University, Muneshwar Pandit, CSE , Tezpur. "Kanchenjungha Men's Hostel". tezu.ernet.in.
  6. ^ "Communications in Tezpur". tezu.ernet.in. Retrieved 17 June 2015.
  7. ^ "List of Participating Institutes" (PDF). Central Counselling Board. 9 June 2011. Archived from the original (PDF) on 26 June 2011. Retrieved 15 June 2011.
  8. ^ a b "QS Asia University Rankings 2020". QS Quacquarelli Symonds Limited. 2020.
  9. ^ a b "Top 1000 World University Rankings 2020". Times Higher Education. 2019.
  10. ^ a b "Times Higher Education Asia University Rankings (2020)". Times Higher Education. 2020. Retrieved 4 June 2020.
  11. ^ "National Institutional Ranking Framework 2021 (Overall)". National Institutional Ranking Framework. Ministry of Education. 9 September 2021.
  12. ^ "National Institutional Ranking Framework 2021 (Universities)". National Institutional Ranking Framework. Ministry of Education. 9 September 2021.
  13. ^ "National Institutional Ranking Framework 2021 (Engineering)". National Institutional Ranking Framework. Ministry of Education. 9 September 2021.
  14. ^ "MHRD, National Institute Ranking Framework (NIRF)". www.nirfindia.org. Retrieved 13 October 2021.
  15. ^ "MHRD, National Institute Ranking Framework (NIRF)". www.nirfindia.org. Retrieved 13 October 2021.
  16. ^ "inSCIgnis Official website".
  17. ^ Welcome to Tezpur University, INDIA. Tezu.ernet.in (3 February 2012). Retrieved 5 October 2013.
  18. ^ "TechXetra 2015 - Live Soon". Retrieved 25 July 2015.

External links

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