Tezpur University

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Tezpur University
Insignia of Tezpur University.png
Motto in English
Specialized Knowledge Promotes Humanities[1]
Type Public - research
Established 1994
Chancellor Governor of Assam[2]
Vice-Chancellor Vinod Kumar Jain[3]
Location Tezpur, Assam, India
26°42′03″N 92°49′49″E / 26.7008°N 92.8303°E / 26.7008; 92.8303Coordinates: 26°42′03″N 92°49′49″E / 26.7008°N 92.8303°E / 26.7008; 92.8303
Campus Rural
Affiliations UGC
Website www.tezu.ernet.in

Tezpur University is a Central University located in Tezpur in the North Eastern state of Assam, India by an act in Parliament of India in 1994.

History[edit]

The Administration Building

The establishment of Tezpur University is considered to be one of the outcomes of the Assam Accord,[4] along with the establishment of Assam University and Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati.

Tezpur University was established, by an Act of Parliament,[5] in 1994. The then prime minister of India, P. V. Narasimha Rao, chaired the opening of the university.

Initially, the university operated from the premises of the Darrang College, in Tezpur. For a while it also operated from the Tezpur Law College premises. Land was acquired at Napaam, a suburb of Tezpur, about 15 kilometers east, of 262 acres (0.98 square kilometers), and the premises shifted.

Kalaguru Bishnuprasad Rava (Rabha) donated an ancestral estate of 2500 bigha of land received from the British government in favour of the peasants. The present-day Tezpur University stands on the land donated by him. Recently,[when?] the university acquired an additional plot of land.

Campus[edit]

The university campus is at Napaam about 15 km east of Tezpur, the headquarters of the Sonitpur district of Assam. Napaam is a rural area surrounded by peoples of diverse caste, religion and language. The Napaam campus is in a plot of an area of 600 acres (2.4 km2) of land. The campus is bounded by pucca walls. Napaam is linked by a PWD road from the National Highway No. 37A at almost the midpoint between Kalia-Bhomora bridge and Misson Chariali. Tezpur is linked by road and rail with the rest of the state and the country. There is a tri-weekly flight between Kolkata and Tezpur.

University Gate, taken from outside the campus
An academic building

Accommodation[edit]

Kanchenjunga Men's Hostel, Tezpur University

There are provisions for visitors to stay in the university guest house. Students may choose to stay in any of the men's or women's hostels. The university is primarily a residential university.[6] The university has five men's hostels (listed in order of construction):

  • Charaideo Men's Hostel: Named after the burial land of Ahom kings in Sivasagar,Assam.
  • Nilachal Men's Hostel: Named after the Nilachal Hill in Guwahati
  • Kanchenjungha Men's Hostel: Named after Kangchenjunga, the third highest mountain in the world (after Mount Everest and K2).
  • Patkai Men's Hostel: Named after the Patkai-Bum, the Khasi-Jaintia-Garo and the Lushai hills mountain range in the eastern Himalayas.
  • Saraighat C. V. Raman Men's Hostel: Named after the Saraighat Bridge at Guwahati and the famous Indian physicist and Nobel laureate Sir C. V. Raman.

There are seven women's hostels:

  • Bordoichilla Women's hostel: Named after the seasonal storm that occurs in Assam every spring, before and after the festival of Bihu.
  • Dhansiri Women's hostel
  • Pragjyotika Women's Hostel
  • Suwansiri Women's hostel
  • Kopili Women's Hostel
  • New Women's Hostel
  • Pobitara Madam Curie Women's Hostel: Named after the Pobitara Wildlife Sanctuary and the physicist Marie Curie.

There is also a married-scholars hostel, which is at present serving as a makeshift accommodation for newly recruited faculty of the university.

Communications[edit]

Auto Rickshaws, the chief mode of public transport in and around Tezpur, run between Tezpur University and Tezpur city. There is an ASTC bus utility between the university and the ASTC bus stand located at the heart of Tezpur city.[citation needed] ASTC and private buses run daily between Tezpur and some other major places like Guwahati (ISBT, Lokhra), North Lakhimpur, Dibrugarh, Tinsukia etc. 20-seater cabs ply between Tezpur and Paltan Bazaar, Guwahati. The nearest railway station is Dekargaon Railway Station which offers a link between Tezpur and the other parts of Assam. Travellers can also opt for flying to and from Tezpur where the nearest airport - Tezpur Airport provides air link with Kolkata and Silchar.[7] For other destinations, the nearest airport is the Lokapriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport at Guwahati.

Education[edit]

The university has four schools of studies which is divided into 21 departments and additional centers and cells.

  • School of Sciences
  • School of Humanities & Social Sciences
  • School of Management Sciences
  • School of Engineering

Schools and departments[edit]

The School of Science is divided into five departments, which provides postgraduate degrees in Science and carry on research in science and mathematics.

  • Department of Chemical Sciences
  • Department of Mathematical Sciences
  • Department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology
  • Department of Physics
  • Department of Environmental Science


The School of Humanities & Social Sciences provides education as well as diploma, undergraduate, postgraduate, and research programmes related to arts and social sciences in following departments:

  • Department of English and Foreign Languages
  • Department of Cultural Studies
  • Department of Mass Communication and Journalism
  • Department of Sociology
  • Department of Hindi
  • Department of Education
  • Department of Social Work
Department of Business Administration, Tezpur University

The School of Management Sciences provides education as well as diploma, undergraduate, postgraduate, and research programs related to business management in the following departments:

  • Department of Business Administration
  • Department of Commerce
  • Centre for Disaster Management
Department of Computer Science and Engineering

The School of Engineering offers courses in engineering and technology. The offering masters and B.Tech programmes in the various disciplines. Admission to the B.Tech programs is on the basis of JEE (Main).[8] Besides B.Tech and M.Tech programs, School of Engineering, the university provides Ph.D programs in specialized fields.

  • Department of Computer Science & Engineering
  • Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering
  • Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • Department of Food Engineering and Technology
  • Department of Civil Engineering
  • Department of Energy
  • Department of Physics

Special centres and cells[edit]

Centres
  • Centre for Assamese Studies (CAS)
  • Centre for Endangered Languages (CFEL)
  • Centre for Inclusive Development (CID)
  • Centre for Innovation Incubation and Entrepreneurship(CIIE)
  • Teaching and Learning Centre (TLC)
  • Centre for Women Studies (CWS)
Cells
  • Research & Development (R & D) Cell
  • Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Cell
  • DBT Nodal Centre
  • ONGC Centre for Petroleum Biotechnology (CPBT)
  • Bioinformatics Infrastructure Facility (BIF)
  • Institutional Biotech Hub
  • Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC)

Rankings[edit]

University rankings
General – international
QS (Asia) (2018)[9] 247
Times (World) (2018)[10] 601-800
Times (Asia) (2018)[11] 100
General – India
NIRF (Overall) (2018)[12] 46
NIRF (Universities) (2018)[13] 29

Tezpur University was ranked 601-800 in the world by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings of 2018[10] and 100 in Asia.[11] The QS World University Rankings ranked it 247 in Asia in 2018.[9] In India it was ranked 46 overall by the National Institutional Ranking Framework of 2018[12] and 29 among universities.[13]

Major annual events[edit]

National Science Day-inSCIgnis[edit]

The science fest of the university organized by the School of Sciences and Students' Science Council (SSC) is a two-day event with competitions for school and undergraduate students. The main feature of this fest is the lecture, where the doyen of Indian science and mathematics are invited as speakers. Students from all over the region participate in it.[14] Past speakers include Jayant Vishnu Narlikar, Kankan Bhattacharyya and many others.

Sampark 2015

Sampark-The Interface[edit]

“SAMPARK… the interface” is the annual national-level B-school event of the Department of Business Administration, organized mainly by the students with active support from the faculty members.[15]

TechXetra[edit]

TechXetra(Assamese:টেকক্ষেত্ৰ, Hindi: टेकक्षेत्र) is the National Level Annual Technical Festival of the university. TechXetra is a combination of two words- Tech and Xetra. ‘Tech’ refers to technology and ‘Xetra’ meaning terrain. It is one of the common platforms in North-East India to showcase knowledge and intellect. A blend of technical and management events, it has cultural events as well. TechXetra attracts enthusiasts from all over India.[16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Verse from the Taittiriya Upanishad. Is sometimes loosely translated as Vigyana (Science) performs the Yagna (the means to invoke gods and seek their blessings and favors)
  2. ^ "Chancellor, Tezpur University, INDIA". Retrieved 25 July 2015.
  3. ^ ex-professor Vinod Kumar Jain appointed as Tezpur University VC Retrieved on 2018-02-16.
  4. ^ "Tripartite talks to review the implementation of the Assam Accord held in New Delhi on 31.05.2000". Retrieved 25 July 2015.
  5. ^ "Act. No. 45, 1: The Tezpur University Act, 1993". Retrieved 25 July 2015.
  6. ^ University, Muneshwar Pandit, CSE , Tezpur. "Kanchenjungha Men's Hostel". www.tezu.ernet.in.
  7. ^ "Communications in Tezpur". tezu.ernet.in. Retrieved 17 June 2015.
  8. ^ Central Counselling Board (9 June 2011). "List of Participating Institutes" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 26 June 2011. Retrieved 15 June 2011.
  9. ^ a b "QS Asian University Rankings 2018". QS Quacquarelli Symonds Limited. 2017. Retrieved 12 November 2017.
  10. ^ a b "Top 1000 World University Rankings 2018". The Times Higher Education. 2017. Retrieved 12 April 2017.
  11. ^ a b "Times Higher Education Asia University Rankings (2018)". The Times Higher Education. 2018. Retrieved 25 March 2018.
  12. ^ a b "National Institutional Ranking Framework 2018 (Overall)". National Institutional Ranking Framework. Ministry of Human Resource Development. 2018.
  13. ^ a b "National Institutional Ranking Framework 2018 (Universities)". National Institutional Ranking Framework. Ministry of Human Resource Development. 2018.
  14. ^ "inSCIgnis Official website".
  15. ^ Welcome to Tezpur University, INDIA. Tezu.ernet.in (2012-02-03). Retrieved on 2013-10-05.
  16. ^ "TechXetra 2015 - Live Soon". Retrieved 25 July 2015.

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