Jagannath Barooah College
|জগন্নাথ বৰুৱা মহাবিদ্যালয়|
|Latin: J B College|
|Motto||না হি জ্ঞানেন সদৃশম্ পৱিত্ৰমিহা বিদ্যতে|
Motto in English
|The light that never fails|
|Established||19 August 1930|
|Location||Jorhat, Assam, India|
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
- 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
- Post-graduate courses in Geography and Philosophy.
- Post-graduate courses under Distance Education Scheme of Dibrugarh University in following subjects: Assamese, Economics, History, Mathematics and Political Science & Sociology.
- Post-graduate Diploma course in Computer Application., (PGDCA).
The notable alumni of J.B. College are
- Bijoy Krishna Handique, Former Union Minister (MP).
- late Mukunda Madhab Sarmah, former Dibrugarh University vice-chancellor.
- Sheela Borthakur, Social worker and Padma Shri awardee
- Tarun Gogoi, Chief Minister of Assam.
- Zubeen Garg, Bollywood Singer.
The College publishes an annul magazine the "JBIAN" and the first issue of the magazine was published in 1939.
- "Welcome to J.B. College". J.B. College. Retrieved 21 April 2011.