The University Emblem and Motto
The emblem of Gauhati Univertsity contains a wealth of meaning. On it is inscribed the name of the Name of the University and its Motto in two significant Sanskrit words- "Vidyana Sadhayeta" which means 'achievement through learning', i.e. Knowledge. The verbal form 'Sadhayeta' indicates that the learner is the rightful person (Adhikari) of the fruit of learning. The 'Isopanished' states that one can get immorality through learning or knowledge.
The emblem of the University, selected from among many submitted, was designed by T.Mukherjee, a textile designer of Ahmedabad. Two Sanskrit words inscribed on it – Vidyaya Sadhayeta (meaning achievement through learning) –indicate the motto of the University.