Jagannath Barooah College

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Jagannath Barooah College
জগন্নাথ বৰুৱা মহাবিদ্যালয়
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Latin: J B College
Former names
Jorhat College
Motto না হি জ্ঞানেন সদৃশম্ পৱিত্ৰমিহা বিদ্যতে
Motto in English
The light that never fails
Established 19 August 1930
Location Jorhat, Assam, India
Campus Urban
Nickname J.B. College
Affiliations Dibrugarh University
Website www.jbcollege.org.in

Jagannath Barooah College (Assamese: জগন্নাথ বৰুৱা মহাবিদ্যালয়) (popularly known as J.B. College) is an autonomous college located in Jorhat, Assam, India. It was founded on 19 August 1930. The College is affiliated to Dibrugarh University and recognized by University Grants Commission (UGC). It was accredited by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), India in 2003.


It was named Upper Assam College at first and later Jorhat College on 4 September 1930. On 25 June 1938, during a meeting under the then president, Chandradhar Barooah, it was renamed to the present Jagannath Barooah College in recognition of the commodious building 'Borpatra Kutir' along with the previous land owner, Murulidhar Barooah. Murulidhar Barooah had inherited this property from his grandfather Jagannath Barooah, who was the first graduate of Upper Assam in 1872 from Presidency College, Calcutta.


The college offers Higher Secondary, Under Graduate and Post Graduate courses.

Higher Secondary Programme
  • Arts
  • Science
  • Commerce
Bachelor Programme
  • Bachelor of Computer sc. and Application (BCA)
  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A)
  • Bachelor of Commerce (B.COM)
  • Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)

Master Programme

Notable alumni[edit]

The notable alumni of J.B. College are

College magazine[edit]

The College publishes an annul magazine the "JBIAN" and the first issue of the magazine was published in 1939.[1]


  1. ^ "Welcome to J.B. College". J.B. College. Retrieved 21 April 2011. 

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Coordinates: 26°45′26″N 94°12′17″E / 26.7573°N 94.2046°E / 26.7573; 94.2046