Assam Down Town University

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Assam Down Town University
Motto "Encouraging Success"
Type Private university
Established 2010 (2010)
Chancellor Dr. N.N. Dutta
Vice-Chancellor Dr. R.C Deka
Academic staff
Students ~ 4500
Location Guwahati, Assam, IndiaIndia
Nickname ADTU
Affiliations UGC, AICTE, DEC, PCI, INC, I.A.P
Website Official website

Assam Down Town University was established through the Assam Down Town University Act, 2010[1] in the state of Assam, India in 2010. The university is located in Panikhaiti, Guwahati, the capital of Assam. The campus is based out of a 42 acres campus overlooking the Brahmaputra River, only 12 km from the Assam State Secretariat; the capital complex of the state of Assam.

Starting from its humble beginning the campus now provides over 50 courses and has a total of over 3000 students from 10 Indian States as well as Nepal, Bhutan and Bangladesh.

The university was established by the down town Charity Trust, which is promoted by Down Town Hospital Limited.[2] The group has been in education and training since 1993.

About down town Charity Trust[edit]

The down town Charity Trust was formed, by the down town hospital ltd., under a Deed of Trust, executed on 29 December 1997, The urge to do something for the poor and deprived section of the society led to the formation of down town Charity Trust.Apart from doctors, the members of the Trust include Engineers, Educationists and other professionals from various walks of life. The down town Charity Trust is promoted by down town hospital ltd., the first corporate multi speciality hospital in North Eastern India. The down town Charity Trust is governed by a Board of Trustees.


A view of the Assam down town University from another hill-top.

The educational journey of the group had begun way back in 1993 with the establishment of the down town school of nursing, the first private nursing school of North East. In 1997 the group started the paramedical institute, giving diplomas in various allied health streams.

Down town Charity Trust had applied to the Assam Government for granting University status to its education programmes in Panikhaiti in early 2009. As per the provisions of the Assam Private Universities Act. 2007, the trust has successfully achieved a University Status for the educational project at its Panikhaiti Campus, vide Assam Gazette No.LGL.9/2010/11 Dated 29 April 2010, making it the second Private University in the state of Assam.

In 2009 the trust started the down town college of allied sciences, offering around 12 allied health degrees, under Srimanta Sankardeva University of Health Sciences, Govt. of Assam.


Students working at the University laboratory.

The Assam down town University, campus is located in Sankar Madhav Path, Gandhi Nagar, Panikhaiti, Guwahati, Assam INDIA. The site is spread on a sprawling hilly, green campus of over 50 acres overlooking the mighty Brahmaputra. Although the campus is only about 15 minutes away from city hub, it is situated in a quiet and tranquil area, surrounded by forested hill, which is ideal for education.

A view of the anatomy museum maintained by the University

Facilities Inside the Campus[edit]

  1. Teaching Hospital Block: The 210,000 sq. ft. block comprises the hospital built within the campus as well as all required academic features.
  2. Governor of Assam, Padmanabha Balakrishna Acharya addressing graduates on the convocation day.
    Technical Block: The 150,000 sq. ft. technical block comprises the Engineering, Management and Pharmacy Faculties. This block serves the technical courses and also provides common laboratory facilities for other courses.
  3. Library: The University has a well-stocked with text books, technical journals, periodicals and reference material for advanced research and development work and fully computerized library, which serves as a catalyst in the learning process. Stretching across 12000 sq.ft. area with spacious reading areas, the University Central Library host a collection of over 20,000 volumes of books as well as a large number of national and international journals.
  4. Auditoriums & Seminar hall: The University has two Seminar Rooms and one Auditoriums equipped with the latest audio visual for meetings, fatuity presentations and discussions. The seating and its capacity of Seminar rooms hall is 250 and 300 in Auditoriums.
  5. Banking Services: Axis bank ATM facilities is available inside the Campus.
  6. Student using the University library.
    On Campus Accommodations & Mess: Separate Hostels for Girls and Boys with furnished rooms, Wi-Fi network internet connection and round the clock power backup are available on University Campus for almost 1000 students.
  7. Wi-Fi Campus: The University has a seamless Wi-Fi network with more than 20 Mbit/s leased line with multiple ISP which allows students to be connected on the net anytime, anywhere.
  8. Canteen: The university has two canteens which can house almost 400 students at one time.
  9. Sports Ground: The Campus Provides the facilities for Table Tennis, Pool, Volleyball ground, Badminton coot, Cricket ground, Football ground etc.. in the premises.
  10. Transport Facilities: Assam down town University provides a reliable transport facility of its students and faculty members.
A sneak peek into the facilities - (from left) Canteen, Auditorium and Sports ground


The university offers, multiple bachelor and master program, from engineering to hospitality to allied health sciences to Pharmacy.

It has signed a memorandum of understanding with the India Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC) to offer a degree course in Hotel Management and Industrial Training.

All graduate and undergraduate programmes at Assam down town University are offered under the following:

  • Engineering
  • Management
  • Pharmacy
  • Nursing
  • Allied Health
  • Paramedical
  • Hospitality
  • Skill Development
  • Ph.D

The university got approval from DEB- Distance Education Bureau under UGC, via Letter No. 1105-1109 in the year 2013 to offer programs in distance mode.

Currently the university is running the following programs in distance mode:

  • Bachelors in Business Administration Program (3 years) (12 specialisations)
  • Masters in Business Administration Program (2 Years) (5 specialisations)
  • Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (3 Years)

International Collaborations[edit]

The University offers a number of collaborative academic programmes though Memorandum of Understanding with academic and research Institutes and Universities of national and international repute.

Limerick Institute of Technology, Ireland

The Assam down town University has tied up with the Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT), which is a leading European technical Institute based in Ireland to offer collaborative programs in Mechanical and Civil engineering. Both the institutes have undertaken a rigorous exercise of mapping and understanding each other’s syllabuses and have started the joint program since 2012.

Liverpool University

Liverpool University is one of the top ranked University in the United Kingdom. ADTU has tied up with Liverpool University whereby Liverpool University delivers specialized content to the students at India from UK. This understanding has begun in 2015.

Council for Technical Education and Vocational Training (CTEVT), NEPAL

The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was executed on 29 July 2015 between Assam down town University (AdtU) and Council for Technical Education and Vocational Training (CTEVT). The main objective of this MoU is for collaboration on academic and students activities between Assam down town University & Council for Technical Education and Vocational Training.

Tribhuvan University, Nepal

The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was executed on 29 July 2015 between Assam down town University (AdtU) and Tribhuvan University (TU), the central University of Nepal. The main objective of this MoU is for collaboration on academic and research activities between Assam down town University & Tribhuvan University.


  1. ^ "University". Retrieved 2015-10-26. 
  2. ^ "Assam down town University: The Leading University of north-east India". Retrieved 2015-10-26. 

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