Gauhati University was established in 1948 under the Guwahati University Act 1947. This is the first university of North East India. The University which started functioning from the city centre was shifted to the present campus in 1955-56. Objective of the University is to revitalize its educational leadership and transform the University from an institution of higher education to an institution of higher development of the intellect, the will, and the moral through continuous self-development, collaboration and sharing of knowledge with institutions of excellence
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Library: The University’s Krishna Kanta Handiqui Library is a designated 'Manuscript Conservation Centre' (MCC) under the National Mission for Manuscripts established in 2003
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Gauhati University, the oldest higher educational institution in the North East region, has been awarded the European Awards for Best Practices 2014 by the European Society for Quality Research (ESQR) on 1st June 2014 in a gala event at hotel Le Plaza in Brussels.
There are 11 hostels for boys and 9 hostels for girls .