Message from the Vice Chancellor
At the outset, I would like to extend my hearty welcome to all of you.
The University of Gauhati, popularly known as ‘Gauhati University’, is the oldest and largest University at the North East India. Since its inception in 1948, it continues to be a leading teaching and research institution, offering courses in a wide range of disciplines. Many of our teachers are academics of national and international repute, and are working in the state of-the-art areas of research. The University has forty-one Post Graduate Departments, an Institute for Distance and Open Learning (IDOL) and a constituent Law College in the main campus. It has 258 affiliated colleges, offering Under Graduate and Post Graduate courses in the Faculties of Arts, Commerce, Engineering, Fine Arts, Law, Management, Medicine, Science and Technology.
The University campus is situated at the western fringe of Guwahati, about 15 kilometers from the city centre, and with the mighty Brahmaputra to the North. It has a sprawling scenic and serene campus with an inspiring, peaceful and congenial environment. The campus life is extremely friendly, informal and is entirely self-contained, with markets, hospital, Bank, Post office, sports facilities etc. The University has impressive academic infrastructure such as well-equipped laboratories, central and departmental libraries and computer facilities. The K.K. Handiqui Central library has been recognized as a manuscript resource and a conservation centre by the Government of India. We have capacity building centers such as the Career Counseling and Guidance Centre, the Pre-Examination Training Centre and the Women’s Study and Research Centre that aim to assist in the overall development of personality of our students.
The University has introduced a choice-based credit system of education. This is a student-friendly system where students would get the opportunity of opting for courses according to their interests and needs. The system is expected to give our students a competitive edge in the National and Global Markets. A ten-point grading scale is being introduced so as to standardize the academic system with respect to international benchmarks.
The Mission of our University is to bring about social, economic, moral and spiritual up-liftmen of the people of Assam. We wish to intensify the study of the age-long spirit of Assamese life and to bring necessary adjustments in them in relation to Indian civilization on the one hand, and to the new impulses of the West on the other.
We are committed to our reputation as a leading University in India. In this website we have tried to provide some information about the University for your Convenience.
Once again, I welcome you to Gauhati University, and to what I hope will be a rewarding experience here at this University.
Professor Okhil Kumar Medhi