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|Vice-Chancellor||Dr. Rajive Mohan Pant|
|Rector||Governor of Assam|
|Visitor||President of India|
Assam University is a collegiate central public university located at Silchar, Assam, India. It was founded in the year 1994 by the provisions of an act enacted by the Parliament of India. The Governor of Assam is the Chief Rector and the President of India is acting as the Visitor of the university. The Chancellor is the ceremonial head of the university while the executive powers rest with the Vice-chancellor. The university has sixteen schools which offer Humanities, Languages, Environmental Sciences, Information Sciences, Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, Social Sciences, Law, Technology and Management Studies. There are 42 departments under these sixteen schools. The five districts under the jurisdiction of Assam University have 73 undergraduate colleges as on 31 March 2020. Assam University is an institutional signatory to the Global Universities Network for Innovation (GUNI), Barcelona and United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) for its commitment to educational social responsibilities.
Assam University is the second Central University of Assam after Tezpur University. Both were established in 1994.
The main campus, in an area of 600 acres (2.4 km2), is located at Dorgakuna, near Irongmara about 20 km from Silchar, while a second campus, Diphu Campus, has an area of 90 acres, in Diphu, Karbi Anglong district of Assam.
The history of Assam University is the history of people's struggle in Barak Valley. It is one of the subsequent outcomes of the Bengali Language Movement in the southern part of Assam. The Shaheed Minar built near the front gate of the university commemorates the sacrifices of the martyrs during the historical language movement in 1961.
The major teaching schools of the university along with the departments under them are:
The university is situated at 20 kilometres south from Silchar main city,at Dargakuna near Irongmara village. The university is located at hilly areas with greenary scenario. For transportation the university authority provides bus service from the university campus to various places, with covering maximum distance from Silchar city and hailakandi to university campus.Also there can be found many auto vehicles for transportation .
For accommodation there are five hostels for girls and four hostels for boys available in the campus.
|University and college rankings|
|General – India|
|NIRF (Overall) (2021)||101-150|
|NIRF (Universities) (2021)||93|
All the colleges in the 6 districts of South Assam, viz, Cachar, Hailakandi, Karimganj, North Cachar Hills or Dima Hasao, Karbi Anglong district and West Karbi Anglong district fall within university's jurisdiction. Notable affiliated colleges include: