Assam University

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Assam University, Silchar
আসাম বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়, শিলচর
Assam University logo.jpg
Seal of Assam University
Type Public
Established 1994
Chancellor Gulzar[1]
Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dilip Chandra Nath[2]
Academic staff
3,754 (2014)
Administrative staff
1,534 (2014)
Students 20,732 (2014)
Undergraduates 14,852 (2014)
Postgraduates 5,757 (2014)
123 (2014)
Location Silchar, Assam, India
Campus Urban
Sports Football,Cricket etc
Affiliations UGC

Assam University (Bengali: আসাম বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়) is a teaching-cum-affiliating Central University. The history of Assam University is the history of people's struggle in Barak Valley . The "Saheed Minar" situated near the entrance of the university commemorates the history of Bengali language movement (বাংলা ভাষা আন্দোলন) of this valley.[3] The university has sixteen schools which offer Social Sciences, Humanities, Languages, Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Information Sciences, Technology and Management Studies. There are 35 departments under these sixteen schools. The five districts under the jurisdiction of Assam University have 56 undergraduate colleges. 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.

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

Schools and Departments[edit]

The major teaching schools of the university along with the departments under them are:[4]

Abanindranath Tagore School of Creative Arts and Communication Studies[edit]

  • Department of Mass Communication
  • Department of Visual Arts

Albert Einstein School of Physical Science[edit]

  • Department of Mathematics
  • Department of Chemistry
  • Department of Physics
  • Department of Statistics
  • Department of Computer Science

Aryabhatta School of Earth Sciences[edit]

Ashutosh Mukhopadhyay School of Education[edit]

  • Department of Educational Science

Deshabandhu Chittaranjan School of Legal Studies[edit]

  • Department of Law

E. P. Odam School of Environmental Sciences[edit]

  • Department of Ecology and Environmental Science

Hargobind Khurana School of Life Sciences[edit]

  • Department of Life Science & Bioinformatics
  • Department of Biotechnology
  • Department of Microbiology

Jadunath Sarkar School of Social Sciences[edit]

  • Department of Anthropology
  • Department of History
  • Department of Political Science
  • Department of Social Work
  • Department of Sociology

Jawaharlal Nehru School of Management Studies[edit]

  • Department of Business Administration

Mahatma Gandhi School of Economics and Commerce[edit]

  • Department of Economics
  • Department of Commerce

Rabindranath Tagore School of Indian Languages and Cultural Studies[edit]

  • Department of Bengali
  • Department of Hindi
  • Department of Linguistics
  • Department of Manipuri
  • Department of Sanskrit
  • Department of Assamese (in Diphu Campus)

Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan School of Philosophy[edit]

  • Department of Philosophy

Shushrutu School of Medical and Paramedical Sciences[edit]

  • Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Suniti Kumar Chattopadhyay School of English and Foreign Language Studies[edit]

  • Department of English
  • Department of Arabic
  • Department of French
  • Department of Urdu

Swami Vivekananda School of Library Sciences[edit]

  • Department of Library & Information Science

Triguna Sen School of Technology[edit]

  • Department of Agricultural Engineering
  • Department of Electronics & Communication Engineering
  • Department of Computer Science & Engineering [5] (Formerly Department of Information Technology)

Academic collaboration[edit]

Affiliated colleges[edit]

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. Till the year 2013 there were 50 colleges which include Degree colleges, a Medical college, a few Law colleges and Teachers' Training colleges. This is a list of colleges affiliated with Assam University.[6][7]


  1. ^ "Lyricist-writer Gulzar appointed chancellor of Assam University". Mumbai: India Today. 30 April 2013. Retrieved 30 April 2013. 
  2. ^ "Assam University". Retrieved 24 May 2016. 
  3. ^ "Assam University". Retrieved 8 February 2016. 
  4. ^ [1]
  5. ^ "IT_Home". Retrieved 25 July 2015. 
  6. ^ "Directorate of Higher Education, Assam - Provincialised Colleges affiliated to Assam University". Retrieved 2013-06-22. 
  7. ^ "List of Provincialised Colleges affiliated to Assam University, Silchar". 2012-12-19. Retrieved 2013-06-22. 

External links[edit]

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