Darrang College

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Coordinates: 26°38′12″N 92°47′49″E / 26.63667°N 92.79694°E / 26.63667; 92.79694

Darrang College
Motto Be a Jewel Among Men
Type Educational Institution
Established 1945
Academic staff
Arts, Commerce, Science
Location Tezpur, Assam, India India
Campus suburban
Affiliations Gauhati University
Website darrangcollege.in

Darrang College, sometimes referred to at times as the Nalanda of the North Bank, is a college in Tezpur, Assam, India. It was started in July 1945 with 8 teachers and 112 students in the roll. Darrang College offers bachelor's degrees in Arts, Science or Commerce from Gauhati University. Currently the college runs with 24 departments.

Gate of Darrang college at night


Late Kamakhya Prasad Tripathy, a veteran freedom fighter and trade union leader came forward to shoulder the responsibility of the founder principal. Initially classes were held at the bungalow of Arnaldo Duchi, an Italian man who sold the property to the college.

Subsequently, the college was shifted for nearly two years to the American Base Hospital campus at Mission Chariali, then to the dak bungalow in the heart of the town, and finally to the present site in October 1951.

Darrang College has had an eventful career since its inception. The Dalai Lama of Tibet visited in 1959 after his historic flight from his own land, followed Smt. Indira Gandhi in 1963.

Ever since the college settled in its permanent site, it has been maintaining a high academic standard all through[citation needed].


Darrang College offers the following courses:

  • Two-year higher secondary courses in arts, science and commerce under Assam Higher Secondary Education Council.
  • Three-year degree courses in arts, science and commerce under Gauhati University.
  • Post graduation correspondence courses under P.G.C.S. of Gauhati University.
  • B.C.A. under IDOL, Gauhati University.
  • Degree, diploma and certificate courses under I.G.N.O.U.
  • Certificate course in Conservation Ecology in association with W.W.F. of India.
  • post graduate courses in Botany, Zoology, Assamese and Geography is offered as regular course under gauhati university

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