Guwahati is the major commercial and educational hub in entire North East of India. This city provides all kind of educational facilities to the students. Among the other esteemed institutions worth mentioning is Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati an autonomous institute dedicated in the field of technical studies/Science an Ivy League Institutes in India. The Cotton College is yet another century old autonomous institution consistently delivering quality education in the fields of Science and Arts. The institute is now set to become a Deemed University having a PG institute independently. Apart from these are Gauhati Commerce College, College of Veterinary Science, Government Ayurvedic College, Arya Vidyapeeth College, B. Borooah College, Handique Girls College (the latter two have both Arts and Science streams), Assam Engineering Institute, Institute of Co-operative Mnanagement, Assam Institute for Management, Gauhati Institute for Management, Indian Institute for Hotel Management (IIHM) Motive of the Guwahati Education Section

IIT Guwahati


The sixth Indian Institute of Technology is established in North Guwahati of Assam as a part of the Assam Accord . This high profile world class institute IIT was established in 1994. At present the Institute offers various subjects in eleven departments covering all the major engineering and science disciplines, offering B. Tech., B. Des., M. Tech., Ph.D. and M.Sc. programmes. The departments are Biotechnology, Civil Engineering, Chemestry, Computer Science, Humanities and Social Science, Design, Electronic and Communication Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, Chemical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering. Within a short period of time, IIT Guwahati has been able to build up the necessary infrastructure for carrying out advanced research and has been equipped with state-of-the-art scientific and engineering instruments.

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Gauhati University

The Guwahati University is established at Jalukbari in 1947 which is the first University in the North Eastern Region. National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) of UGC has accredited this University with 4 star rating. Gauhati University is offering all most all courses in all subjects including professional and technical courses.

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Cotton College

The century old Cotton College in the heart of the city is one of the most glorious colleges in Eastern India. This College possesses great scholastic and cultural value. Spread over a sprawling campus covering an area of 33.474 acres. This college is located about 25 kilometers away from the Gopi Nath Bordoloi International Airport, Borjhar and is about 1 kilometer away from the Assam State Transport Corporation Office and Guwahati Rail way station.

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Assam Engineering College

Assam Engineering College, the first technical Institution of entire North East was established in 1956. Assam Engineering College is the first undergraduate technical college in North Eastern India. With a well spread out lush green campus, AEC has been the hub centre of many intellectual and extra-curricular activities in Assam for almost half a century.

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Guwahati Medical College

Guwahati Medical College, the first health Institution of Assam was established in 1960. The Medical College of Guwahati serves the best facilities with all modern equipment and efficient doctors.

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Other Educational Institutions

Among other educational institutes there are Guwahati Commerce College, College of Veterinary Science, SJN Government Homeopathic College and many more. There are three Nusing Colleges in Guwahati namely Arya Nursing Collage, Regional College of Nursing and Sankar Madhav Collge of Nursing.

In 2006 Under the affiliation of Guwahati University Girijananda Chowdhury Institute of Management and Technology was opened with vision to produce competent, disciplined and quality engineers and administrators.

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The Guwahati center for Indira Gandhi Open University started in 1987 and in 2006 the Krishna Kanta Handique Open State University started. Guwahati Branch of International Ramayani Research Institute has been set up recently. There are many highly qualified private educational institutes offering facilities of various subjects which are on demand now days.

Guwahati also has branches of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI), The Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) and The Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India (ICWAI). There are newly opened private higher education institutes like Royal Group of Institute Backache and Girijananda Chowdhury Institute of Management and Technology, Azara. The city also has Don Bosco University; the first State approved private university in Assam and North East India.