North Guwahati is situated on the northern bank of the river Brahmaputra, just opposite the city of Guwahati. This ancient capital town of the ancient rulers of Kamrup also enjoys the privilege of being the birthplace of some erudite scholars of Assam like Anundoram Barooah, Karambeer Nabin Chandra Bordoloi, Bolinarayan Borah, Col. Shivram Borah, Lakshiram Baruah, and many others. Also known as the temple town of Assam, it houses important sites of pilgrimage such as Ashwakranta, Dirgheswari, Manikarneswar, Rudreswar Devalaya, Doul Govinda Mandir, Auniati Satra, etc.
September 4, 1962, was an important date in the history of North Guwahati. The day saw the establishment of ‘North Gauhati College, which was the only institution of higher education catering to greater North Kamrup (Old Kamrup District). A group of young, educated youths under the leadership of Sri Manindra Kumar Barooah gave shape to the initiative of establishing a college in the locality. Amidst the applause of a jubilant crowd, the inaugural function was held at the premises of AKI, North Guwahati, on September 4, 1962, which was graced by the presence of Sri Devkanta Barooah, the then Education Minister of Assam. Sri Kokil Bezbaruah, who was working in the history department at Pragiyotish College, headed the institution with a student strength of only 35 as the first principal in charge. On September 4, 1963, the college celebrated its 1st Freshmen Social, and the meeting was presided over by the then Vice Chancellor, Dr. Taylor. Following which, on November 24, 1963, Sri Devkanta Barooah laid the foundation stone of the college in the present location. The hard work of a group of young, educated youths and the love and faith of the people, along with the donations received from the people, led to the well-being and prosperity of the institution. Eminent persons like Sri Suresh Rajkhowa and Dr. Heramba Borpujari inspected the college and expressed satisfaction with the growth rate of the newly established college. In 1965, Sri Manindra Kr. Barooah took over the charge as principal from Sri Kokil Bezbaruah. He was followed by Sri Bhaba Kanta Sarma, Sri Dhirendra Nath Kalita, Dr. Bhrigu Mohan Goswami, Hasmat Ali, Dr. Sarbananda Das, and Dr. Sandhya Das, who discharged their duties successfully as principals of the college. The science stream was introduced on August 20, 1979, and a special initiative was taken by Sri Lakshyadhar Choudhury, who was then the Education Minister of the state. At present, the college possesses a very active NCC wing, which has brought accolades to the institution. The wing started way back in 1964, with Sri Dhirendra Nath Kalita as the officer in charge. The NSS wing started functioning in 1977. In 1980, the women’s wing of the NCC was introduced, and Dr. Sandhya Das was the 1st Officer in Charge. Students have also brought laurels to the college in the fields of sports and culture. Besides these achievements, the college has successfully held UGC-sponsored national seminars, where many internationally acclaimed eminent scholars deliberated. Buses and four-wheelers (both private and public transportation) ply every 5 minutes via the Amingaon and Gauripur routes to North Guwahati. Water transport like the ferry and the Bhutbhuti (engine boat) commute regularly from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., connecting Guwahati to North Guwahati. After taking charge as the principal on January 13, 2012, preparation for the celebration of the Golden Jubilee started, and the events concluded successfully in the month of January 2013. The infrastructure growth of the institution is also evident. At the initial stage of my tenure, there were some major infrastructural developmental schemes, which included the New Academic Building and the Social Science Building. Science building, administrative schools, entrance gate, library building, auditorium, girls’ common room, drinking water project, indoor stadium, playground, women's hostel Campus walls, etc., were under consideration either for new construction or repair. Subsequently, some of them have come up after suitable mobilization of available fans. Higher education today faces many challenges, and the college has geared itself up to face such challenges. I would, therefore, like to call upon my colleagues, students, and guardians to come forward and work as a team for the welfare of the institution. With this, I welcome the newcomers to this college and hope that their sincere effort will bring laurels to the college in the days to come.