Assam University

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Assam University
Assam University logo.jpg
Seal of Assam University
Type Public
Established 1994 (1994)
Chancellor Gulzar[1]
Vice-Chancellor Dilip chandra nath[2]
Location Silchar, Assam, India
Campus Urban
Affiliations UGC

Assam University is a teaching-cum-affiliating Central University. 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 42 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 Durgakona, 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.


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 of this valley.[3]

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
    • Department of Mass Communication
    • Department of Visual Arts
  • Albert Einstein School of Physical Science
    • Department of Mathematics
    • Department of Chemistry
    • Department of Physics
    • 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
  • Mahatma Gandhi School of Economics and Commerce
    • Department of Economics
    • Department of Commerce
  • Rabindranath Tagore School of Indian Languages and Cultural Studies
    • Department of Assamese
    • 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 Electronics & Communication Engineering
    • Department of Computer Science & Engineering
    • Department of Applied Science & Humanities


University and college rankings
General – India
NIRF (Overall) (2018)[5] 101-150
NIRF (Universities) (2018)[6] 87

Assam University was ranked 87 among universities by the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) of 2018[6] and in the 101-150 band overall.[5]

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. Notable affiliated colleges include:[7][8]


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