Guwahati is the largest city of Assam and is a big metropolis developing at a fast
pace. Guwahati is well known for its educational as well as commercial facilities.
Known as the “The City of Temples” the wild life of the city is also quite diverse.
Universities for Higher Education
There are total of five Universities in Guwahati which adds to the rich educational
heritage of the city. Guwahati is the proud owner of the first University of North
East India. This University in Guwahati was established in the year 1948 with 17
affiliated colleges. At present the number of affiliated colleges are 239 and these
include Arts & Science, Commerce, Management, Technology and Law colleges. A state
private University in Guwahati set up in 2009 has four affiliated colleges which
are for Engineering & Technology, Social Sciences, Management and Distance Education.
This University in Guwahati offers several undergraduate, postgraduate and research
programmes in the areas like Physics, Computer Science, Social work, Language studies
and also distance education programmes.
Among the Universities in Guwahati is a private university established in 2010 offers
a wide range of courses in Engineering, Nursing, Pharmacy, Allied Health sciences,
Management, Paramedical, Hospitality, Vocational and Distance education. The courses
that are on offer include various Bachelors, Masters, Integrated, Diploma, Ph.D
and also short term certificate programmes.
Medical and Open Universities in Guwahati
Besides formal Universities in Guwahati, the State has an Open University in Guwahati
offering Bachelors, Masters, Doctoral, Diploma, PG Diploma, Certificate and BPP
certificate programmes in Arts, management and Technology. It has study centres
throughout the state and provide facilities like E Portal, JNAN Taranga and audio
The University in Guwahati for Health sciences was established in the year 2009.
This University in Guwahati is located in the premises of Medical College and offers
Bachelors, Masters and Doctoral programmes in various specialisations of Health