North Guwahati happens to be a very ancient and historical place in Assam. It is situated on the northern bank of the river Brahmaputra. It used to be the capital city of ancient Kamrup. The landmark historical battle of Saraighat, fought between the Ahoms and the Mughals, took place near this place. This place has always been blessed by pristine natural beauty, and the mighty river Brahmaputra has always been its lifeline.
Apart from its rich historical past, the place also boasts of being the birthplace of many renowned scholars including Anundoram Barooah, Karmavir Nabin Chandra Bordoloi, Bolinarayan Borah, Col. Shivram Borah and many more.
North Gauhati College came into being on 4th September, 1962. It was the only institution of higher education in the entire North Kamrup (old Kamrup) District during that period. It used to cater to the needs of a vast number of students in the field of higher education in this vastly populated area. The college has come a long way since then. It is now an institution with more than 2000 students. Its reach and bound has spread to newer areas, and presently, a good number of students from places like Guwahati, Rangia, Baihata and Bezera come to study in our college. The college is very well connected by roadways, (buses, trekkers etc.) as well as riverways (ferry service). The construction of a ropeway and a bridge connecting North Guwahati and Guwahati, proposed by the government, will definitely give new dimensions to the college.
The college is affiliated to Gauhati University, and has full fledged streams of Arts and Science. Apart from that, we have also been running a B. Voc course under UGC, and programmes under IGNOU and KKHSOU. The college also offers two skill development programmes under SSRDP, Govt. of Assam. Last academic year, we have started the UGCBCS as per UGC guideline to enable the student to study what [s]he prefers in his/ her own sequence as per his/ her interest with an aim to redefine the curriculum in keeping pace with the liberalisation and globalisation in education.
Our students have been showing very good in the university examinations continuously. Apart from academics, many students have brought laurels to the college by way of participating in various games, sports, and socio-cultural activities.
The Covid-19 lockdown has extremely impacted the lives of the students this year and we have tried to reach out to our students by conducting online classes so that they do not miss out on academics. We have done assortment of activities virtually (Webinars, Environment day celebration, Quiz etc.) during this lockdown period receiving phenomenal response from teachers and students.
The college has already completed and celebrated its Golden Jubilee in the year 2012. We have been untiringly trying to upgrade our infrastructure and other teaching learning resources with the help of all concerned organizations. Our aim to make our college count amongst the top 10 colleges of the state in all frontiers within a period of ten years.
Dr. Dilip Das