Gauhati University

Gauhati University (also known as GU) is a collegiate, public university in Guwahati. It's located in Assam, India, and it was established under an Act of the Assam Legislative Assembly on 26 January 1948. It is the oldest university in Northeast India.

National Assessment and Accreditation Council have awarded its grade "A." Gauhati University was founded in 1948 with 18 affiliated colleges and eight Post Graduate departments. Today, it has 39 Postgraduate Departments and IDOL (Institute of Distance and Open Learning), a constituent Law and Engineering College. It is home to 341 colleges that offer undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in Arts, Science and Commerce. Gauhati University is a member of the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) and the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU).

Gauhati University Campus

The university is located in Jalukbari, Guwahati's city area. The campus is situated on the south side of the hillock, while the Brahmaputra River flows to the north. The area around the campus has been transformed into a small community, known now as "Gopinath Bardoloi Nagar". The hostels house approximately 6000 students.

There are 22 halls for students and the residences of officers, teachers, and staff. All the necessary civic amenities, such as water supply, health service, street lighting and street lighting, guest house, post office, branch of State Bank of India or United Bank Of India, canteens and canteens, are available. There is also a market, auditorium, indoor stadium, auditorium, playgrounds, toilets, and other facilities. You can find them on campus.

The university is located 10 km from Lokpriya Gopinath Boroloi International Airport, National Highway 37. The university is located 5 km from Kamakhya Railway Station and 10 km away from Guwahati Railway Station. 22 km away from the university is the capital complex of Assam, Dispur. The university can be reached easily from Guwahati. Guwahati is home to rail, road and air connections from all over the country. Many bus services from Assam are available at the Adabari bus stop, which is located 2 km from campus.

Gauhati University chose Kalingasoft's Education ERP solution, Greycells, to automate its internal processes. This implementation has completely automated the university's financial, academic and administrative processes.

Gauhati University Rankings

Year Universities Overall
2021 45th 67th
2020 47th 72nd
2019 42nd 65th
2018 39th 61st
2017 27th 43rd
2016 22nd --

Regional center and library

The Gauhati University Central Library Extension Building houses the North Eastern Regional Centre of the Indian Council of Historical Research. This is the only GU regional center, along with Bangalore ICHR Region Centre.

The Krishna Kanta Handique Library at the university is a designated "Manuscript Conservation Center" (MCC) under National Mission for Manuscripts, which was established in 2003.

It is home to the largest Assam library, with 850,000 books, magazines and journals. It also houses approximately 5,000 rare and priceless manuscripts over 300 years old.

Gauhati University Courses Offered

The campus offers only PG courses by Gauhati University. Students who wish to pursue undergraduate programs at Gauhati University can apply for admission to its affiliated colleges. These courses are available at Gauhati University.

Courses Offered Eligibility
Master Of Arts Bachelor’s Degree in the relevant course with 40% aggregate score.
Master Of Science
Master Of Commerce
M.Tech Bachelor’s in technology, science or mathematics with 55% aggregate marks.
L.L.M Bachelor’s in any field or an L.L.B graduate with a minimum of 40% aggregate marks.

Gauhati University Fees

Gauhati University fees for different courses offered are listed below. However, remember that Gauhati University fees may vary from its affiliated colleges fees.

Courses Fees (INR)
M.A 8,975-22,775
M.Sc 7000-30000
M.Com 8000-9000
M.Tech 20000-21000
L.L.M 16000-17000

International Students Accepted

  • Gauhati University provides separate guidelines for international students.

  • International students will need to have a degree from a university or other higher education institution.

  • lBy International Student means someone with a valid passport when they apply.

  • International Students may apply for the following undergraduate and postgraduate programs:

    • Full-Time Self-Finance Student

    • Cultural Exchange Fellowship Program (Government of India).

    • Under Memorandum of Understanding, Visiting Student

Programs Criteria
Graduate Program (B.Tech) International students with Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics in class XII are eligible.
Postgraduate TOEFL\IELTS Scores to show proficiency of a candidate in English Language. Financial Support Proof.
Ph.D\M.Phil l The admission process into the M.Phil/Ph.D programme of Gauhati University is a two-step process: common entrance test (known as GU-RET) and counseling process. An International Applicant is not required to appear in the GU-RET. l An International Applicant with not less than 55% of marks or equivalent grade in the concerned subject can apply for admission into the PhD program of Gauhati University in a subject

Frequently asked questions

Is Guwahati University a good university ?
It also houses an Institute of Distance and Open Learning (IDOL) and a constituent Law College, among other things. The university is also accredited by NAAC with a 'A' grade and is ranked 45 in the University category by NIRF 2021.
Is Guwahati University a Recognised university ?
Gauhati University (GU) is a coeducational Indian higher education institution that is officially recognised by the University Grants Commission of India. Gauhati University (GU) offers a variety of courses and programmes that lead to officially recognised higher education degrees such as bachelor's degrees in a variety of fields.
How many colleges are there under Gauhati University ?
It has 341 affiliated colleges that offer undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in the Arts, Science, Commerce, Law, and Engineering faculties.
What is the admission criteria for Gauhati University Distance courses ?
The University admits students on the basis of merit, but an entrance exam is required for admission to M.Sc, PG Diploma, and Certification programmes.
What are the facilities available for distance learning at Gauhati University ?
Gauhati University distance learning offers IDOL library-open or free e-resources, online and offline study materials, a Learners Grievance Redressal Cell, and a Digital Classroom.
Does Gauhati University offer distance education as well ?
Yes, distance and open learning courses are available through the University's PG, PGD, UG, and Certificate programmes.
Can Gauhati University application form be filled offline ?
No, the admissions application is completed entirely online. The application fee must be paid online as well.
What is the duration of the entrance exam conducted by Gauhati University ?
The entrance exam is worth 100 points and must be completed in two hours.
Does Gauhati University consider only merit for admission ?
For admission to various courses, the University administers an entrance exam. The entrance exam is given a 60 percent weighting. Entrance exams are the only way to get into interdisciplinary courses.
Is the admission criteria the same for International candidates ?
International candidates face different admissions requirements at Gauhati University. Academic qualifications must come from universities or boards of higher education that are members of the Association of Indian Universities (AIU).
What is the eligibility criteria for M.Com at Gauhati University ?
Candidates with a BCom degree in the 10 + 2 + 3 pattern with a Major course or candidates with a B.A./B.Sc. degree in the 10+2+3 pattern with a general or pass course subject with a minimum of 45 percent marks or an equivalent CGPA in the concerned subject are eligible for admission to Gauhati University's M.Com programme.
What is the selection criteria at Gauhati University ?
Admission to Gauhati University is based on a merit list prepared by the university's admissions department, with 60 percent of the weighting given to the candidate's undergraduate grades or the marks obtained in the entrance exam. The university will select students for admission to interdisciplinary programmes of study based on the results of an entrance exam. This also applies to other University students who are interested in enrolling in any course.
What are the courses offered at Gauhati University ?
The following degrees are available: M.A., M.Sc., and M.Com. L.L.M. and M.Tech.
How many seats are reserved for NCC and NSS candidates in each course ?
In each course, Gauhati University reserves 5 seats for NCC and NSS.
Does Gauhati University offer any reservation for OBC candidates ?
Yes, OBC and MOBC candidates are eligible for a 15% reservation at the university.