Debraj Roy College

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Debraj Roy College, Golaghat দেৱৰাজ ৰয় মহাবিদ্যালয়, গোলাঘাট
Motto বিদ্যা দদাতি বিনয়ম
Established 1949
Type Public
Principal Dr. Putul Ch. Saikia[1]
Location Golaghat, Assam, India
Campus Urban
Nickname D.R. College
Affiliations Dibrugarh University, UGC

Debraj Roy College (Assamese: দেৱৰাজ ৰয় মহাবিদ্যালয়) is a leading higher education institution established in 1949 in Jonaki Nagar Golaghat of the Golaghat district of Upper Assam, India. Affiliated to Dibrugarh University, the college has 15 Departments running Higher Secondary and undergraduate courses both in Science and Arts. The college has a current enrollment of more than 2500 students.


Debraj Roy College came into being in the wake of independence of the country around 1949. In the post independence period, there was a surging atmosphere of great joy and excitement all over the country and this tempo was also felt in an isolated and sleepy town like Golaghat. There was a craze for higher education among all sections of the people, particularly the students. At that time, there was only one college at Jorhat for the upper Assam region. Higher education was out of reach for the general students of this educationally backward district. This consideration led some spiriled persons of the district to establish a college at Golaghat.The institution may be regarded as the brain child of Ayodhya Prasad Goswami, who was a student leader, Biplobi Bir Sankar Baruah, a revolutionary leader of the freedom movement, Golap Ch. Goswami, Dr. Promodaviram Das, Jadunath Saikia, etc. The college was named after the late Debraj Roy, the founder of Bogidhala Tea & Trading Company, Goalghat, in whose memory his son Surendra Nath Ray, the then M.D. of Bogidhala Tea & Trading Company, donated an amount for the construction of the main building of the college.


Besides Higher Secondary classes for both arts and science streams the college offers option for studies at under graduate level (Three Year Degree Course) both in Science and humanities. The college has provisions for major course in all the subjects. Besides college having career oriented courses finance by UGC on following subjects:-

(a) Pisciculture. (b) Food Processing  (c) Photography and Electronics.[2]


There are as many as 15 academic departments in the college which offer both major and core courses in science as well as arts streams. The academic departments of the college are:

  • English
  • Assamese
  • Political Science
  • History
  • Education
  • Economics
  • Philosophy
  • Botany
  • Zoology
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biotechnology
  • Computer Science
  • Mathematics and
  • Statistics

Recognition and Accreditation[edit]

Debraj Roy College is recognised under 2f and 12b sections of the UGC Act 1956 and has been accredited with A grade by NAAC (CGPA 3.11) in 2011.[3] It was also declared by UGC as a "College with Potential for Excellence" in the year 2010.


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Coordinates: 26°31′21″N 93°58′34″E / 26.5226°N 93.9760°E / 26.5226; 93.9760