Established on 1st September 1954, Pragjyotish College is one of the premier institutions of hig
Established on 1st September 1954, Pragjyotish College is one of the premier institutions of higher education in Guwahati as well as in the North East. From its modest inception as an Arts College, Pragjyotish College has now developed into its present status of a famous full-fledged Degree College imparting higher education in Arts, Science and Commerce. Moreover, the college has two Post-Graduate Departments namely, Assamese and Tourism Management.
The College is permanently affiliated to Gauhati University, and it registered under 2 (F) and 12(B) of the University Grants Commission Act 1956. The Founder Principal Pandit Tirtha Nath Sarma. The Arts stream of the college was brought into the Deficit System of Grant in Aid of the Govt. of Assam in 1958 and the Science Stream, in the year 1960. The college was assessed and accredited by NAAC in 2003.
The college is most ideally situated on the river Bharalu in the heart of the city and presents a most fascinating panoramic view with the Nilachal Hills in its background. The idyllic atmosphere prevailing in the premises of the college holds out a quiet and sure promise of uninterrupted pursuit of knowledge.
It is a long story of determined struggle for the establishment of an enlightened society. Since its inception, Pragjyotish College has been van guarding the cause of education and moral uplift. Pursuit of knowledge has all along been its avowed objective and it has justified its existence despite all odds standing in its way. Dissemination of knowledge has not been the sole objective of the college – it is aiming to generate new values, relevant for the new generation of people. The college has established it self as a vibrant centre of learning having earned the credit of producing a galaxy of distinguished persons at different levels of public life.