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Gauhati University


Gauhati University came into being by an act of the State Legislature, namely, the Gauhati University Act 1947, of the Government of Assam in the year 1948. The University is the oldest, largest, and the most prime educational institution of higher studies in the entire North Eastern Region of India.

The first Court meeting of the University was held on 26-1-48 at the old Sudmerson Hall of Cotton College, Guwahati. Subsequently, the date ’26 January’ is observed as the Foundation Day of Gauhati University. The functioning of the University initially started from the city centre but afterwards in 1955-56 it was shifted to the present campus.

The University is funded by the University Grants Commission (UGC) and the Government of Assam. Besides, various agencies of the Central Government, the State Government agencies also provide various grants and assistance for Research and other Academic activities. The University has been awarded a 4-star status by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) of UGC.

Institute of Distance and Open Learning (IDOL) – Gauhati University (GU) offers graduate and post graduate programs in various streams. These programs are considered equivalent to regular programs of any other university and approved from regulatory bodies like Distance Education Council (DEC), University Grants Commission (UGC) etc. The IDOL programs are extremely beneficial to those students who lives in far flung areas and can not attend regular university lectures.

Courses offered:

The university offers various Under graduate, Post graduate and Diploma programmes in Commerce, Arts, Computer Applications, English language etc:

  • Master Degree Program-Assamese, English, Bengali, Economics, Bodo & mass Communication
  • IT Program- M. Sc. (IT), PGDCA
  • PG Diploma Program- PGDHRM, PGDBM, PGDJMC


The Admission process is online. interested candidates can apply online through the official website of Gauhati university. Check out the important dates related to admission 2017:

Event Date
Issue of prospectus1 August 2017
Last date of admission20 September 2017

Fee Structure:


Contact Info:

Institute of Distance and Open Learning
Gauhati University
Gopinath Bordoloi Nagar
Jalukbari, Guwahati  781014
Toll Free No. 1800-345-3614
Phone : (0361) 2673728,2679911
Fax: (0361) 2573887
Email: [email protected]

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