Directorate of Students Welfare

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 near Gauhati University Sports’ Complex.

The Office of the DSW primarily deals with Student’s Affairs. The primary activities of this office are:

  • Organizing sports and extracurricular activities Providing facilities for playing various games & sports e.g. Football, Volleyball, Cricket, Badminton, Table Tennis, Hockey, Kabbadi, Basket Ball, Carrom etc.
  • Organizing and managing Inter College and Inter University Festivals, Sports ,and Games. Organizing training courses in Games and Sports.
  • Organizing workshop, conferences in Music, Cultural Activities, and other co-curricular activities. Presenting awards (Trophies, Momentos, Cups, Certificates etc.) in different tournaments and competitions.
  • Taking necessary steps to encourage all sporting, athletic, physical, intellectual and cultural activities among students at the University and the affiliating colleges. 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.


Youth Festival & Varisty Week

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.

Students’ Identity Cards

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.


Railway Concessions

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.


Foreign Students

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.


Ranjan Kumar Kakati
MSc (Physics, Gauhati) BEd, MPhil, PhD (Physics, Gauhati), PGDCA

Deputy Director

Dinesh Chandra Kalita