Assam has developed into a top educational destination at the state as well as at the national level. To enhance the status of Assam education, the state government has introduced many innovative education polices. Its capital city, Guwahati, is a key destination for higher education for students of the whole of north-eastern region. A special mentioning is deserved by Cotton College, Guwahati which holds a heritage that goes back a century (Estd. 1901). One of India’s best boarding schools The Assam Valley School is located at Balipara in the Sonitpur (Tezpur) District of Assam. It is a co-educational ICSE residential school. Assam has several institutions for tertiary education and research. Assam’s other major cities like Silchar and Dibrugarh are also major educational hubs with universities, medical colleges and engineering colleges established there.
The major institutions are:
- Gauhati University, Guwahati
- National Law University and Judicial Academy, Assam
- Dibrugarh University, Dibrugarh
- Tezpur University, Tezpur
- K.K.Handique State Open University, Guwahati, Dibrugarh
- Assam University, Silchar
- Assam Agricultural University, Jorhat
- Bodoland University, Kokrajhar
- Don Bosco University, (private)
- Assam down town University, (private)
- Kaziranga University, Jorhat (private)
The National Law University and Judicial Academy:
The National Law University has been established with the Assam Act of 2009. Initially it was National Law School but later on School was substituted for University by bringing necessary amendment in the act. Prof. Dr. Gurjeet Singh is its current and founding Vice-Chancellor. The University started with its first batch in year 2011. Though newly established the university has been successful enough in spreading its foot in the North-East and emerge as a premier institute of law, research and social-sciences study. The students of first batch have also represented the university outside in other parts of India. The University is a member of CLAT family and has been successful in establishing its presence as a major player in North-East. Currently the university is located in the capital city of Assam, Guwahati, with its permanent campus under construction at Agiyathuri, on the Northern bank of the Brahmaputra. 21 acres (8 ha), the Academy will offer the right atmosphere for educational pursuits and excellence.
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