The Office of the Director of Students' Welfare (DSW), is the central body which talkes care of various student affairs. It operates in close coordination with office of the Secretary, University Classes, which oversees certain student affairs. The DSW’s office is located in the opposite side of IDOL Building, GU and in Gauhati University Sports’ Complex, adjacent to the GU Stadium.
The Office of the DSW primarily deals with Students' Affairs. The primary activities of this office are:
All sports goods are made available to the Hostels every year by this office. The common rooms for Boys and Girls are also supplied with playing materials.
Gauhati University Inter-College events are organised under Gauhati University Sports Board which is affiliated to the Association of Indian Universities (AIU), Inter-university sports board of India, New Delhi, Assam Cricket Association and Assam Football Association.
Gauhati University Youth festival is the biggest event organised by Gauhati University Sports Board, generally in last part of August every year. Gauhati University “Varsity week” is organised by Post Graduate Students Union, GU in the month of February every year. GU Inter-college Football, Volleyball, Badminton, Cricket, Basketball etc. are organised by Gauhati University Post Graduate Students Union (PGSU) and different Colleges, Institutions affiliated to Gauhati University under GU Sports Board. Directorate of Students’ Welfare also organises different workshops, conferences in music, cultural, Folk Orchestra and Games and sports.
However, in view of the current Coronavirus Pandemic, all such activites have been now suspended untilfurther directives.
GU Identity cards are issued by the Director of Students’ Welfare, Gauhati University to all the bonafied students of Gauhati University including Research Scholars and post doc fellows. Students asking for Identity cards will have to fill up a form available in the DSW office and same will have to be submitted duly forwarded by the Head of the concerned Department.
The Directorate of Students’ welfare provides facility of railway fare concession tickets to the bonafide students of Gauhati University. To avail this facility concerned Head of the Departments will have to forward the name of concerned students to the Director of Students’ Welfare (DSW), GU with valid reasons. For this concession matters, students will have to fill up a railway concession form available in the DSW office, Gauhati University. For details please contact Sri Arun Talukdar, Assistant Superintendent, DSW Office.
All the foreign students admitted to Gauhati University, Guwahati, Assam may contact Director, Students’ Welfare, Gauhati University for any kind of assistance like accommodation, food etc.
National NSS Award
For the year 2019-20, GU has been adjudged among the two universities from the entire country to receive this prestigious National Service Scheme Award in the category University / +2 Council. For details, please click here.
The GU Stadium is the primary playground for main sports events. This stadium is equipped with viewing gallery of seating capacity of 1500 along with state-of-the-art lighting facility for night-time activity.
This is a large playground, situated in the middle of the campus surrounded by residential quarters, which is properly developed for various sports activities
This is the newest addition to GU Sports facilities. It's a newly built modern Indoor Stadium with modern sports facilities which will be opened shortly.
There are 3 Numbers of outdoor Volleyball Courts with modern lighting facilities.