Tezpur University

  Tezpur University is a UGC recognized central university formed by an act of the state legislature in 1994. Envisaged as by its statues this university provides employment oriented and inter-disciplinary post graduate (research and course work programs) in faculties of physics, chemical sciences, mathematics, molecular biology & biotechnology, environment science, english & foreign languages, cultural studies, mass communication & journalism, sociology, business adminstration, computer science& engineering, electronics & communication engineering, food energy & technology, civil and mechanical engineering and energy (one of the first university departments for energy in India). Known for its well founded central facilities and student centric services Tezpur university certainly lives up to its objective of specialized knowledge through creativity. Placement Services for the students of the university are organized in a collective manner. In case of certain departments, Placement Services have always existed resulting in over cent percent employments.Tezpur University

Tezpur University Ranking

It was ranked 73rd overall by the National Institutional Ranking Framework of 2021 and 46th among universities.
TLR (100) 62.03
RPC (100) 30.34
GO (100) 63.23
OI (100) 49.21
PERCEPTION (100) 34.88

History of Tezpur University

The establishment of Tezpur University is considered to be one of the outcomes of the Assam Accord, along with the establishment of Assam University and Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati. Tezpur University was established, by an Act of Parliament, in 1994. The then prime minister of India, P. V. Narasimha Rao, chaired the opening of the university. Initially, the university operated from the premises of the Darrang College, in Tezpur. For a while, it also operated from the Tezpur Law College premises. Land was acquired at Napaam, a suburb, which is about 15 km (9.3 mi) east of Tezpur, area totalling 262 acres (106 ha). A few months later, the premises of the University was shifted to the present permanent location. Kalaguru Bishnuprasad Rava (Rabha) donated an ancestral estate of 2500 bigha of land received from the British government in favour of the peasants. The present-day Tezpur University stands on the land donated by him. Recently, in 2013, the university acquired an additional plot of land, extending the current plot.

Campus of Tezpur University

The university campus is at Napaam about 15 km east of Tezpur, the headquarters of the Sonitpur district of Assam. Napaam is an urban area surrounded by people of diverse caste, religion and language. The Napaam campus on 262 acres (1.06 km2) of land. The campus is bounded by pucca walls. Napaam is linked by a PWD road from the National Highway No. 37A at almost the midpoint between the Kalia-Bhomora bridge and Misson Chariali. Tezpur is linked by road and rail with the rest of the state and the country. There is a tri-weekly flight between Kolkata and Tezpur.

Accommodation of Tezpur University

There are provisions for visitors to stay in the university guest house. Students may choose to stay in any of the men’s or women’s hostels. The university is primarily a residential university. The university has five men’s hostels (listed in order of construction):
  1. Charaideo Men’s Hostel: Named after the burial land of Ahom kings in Sivasagar, Assam.
  2. Nilachal Men’s Hostel: Named after the Nilachal Hill in Guwahati
  3. Kanchenjungha Men’s Hostel: Named after Kangchenjunga, the third highest mountain in the world (after Mount Everest and K2).
  4. Patkai Men’s Hostel: Named after the Patkai-Bum, the Khasi-Jaintia-Garo, and the Lushai hills mountain range in the eastern Himalayas.
  5. Saraighat C. V. Raman Men’s Hostel: Named after the Saraighat Bridge at Guwahati and the famous Indian physicist and Nobel laureate Sir C. V. Raman.
There are seven women’s hostels:
  1. Bordoichilla Women’s hostel: Named after the seasonal storm that occurs in Assam every spring, before and after the festival of Bihu.
  2. Dhansiri Women’s hostel
  3. Pragjyotika Women’s Hostel
  4. Suwansiri Women’s hostel
  5. Kopili Women’s Hostel
  6. New Women’s Hostel
  7. Pobitara Madam Curie Women’s Hostel: Named after the Pobitara Wildlife Sanctuary and the physicist Marie Curie.
There is also a married-scholars hostel, which is at present serving as a makeshift accommodation for newly recruited faculty of the university.

Communications of Tezpur University

E-Rickshaw, the chief mode of public transport in and around Tezpur, runs between Tezpur University and Tezpur city. There is an ASTC bus utility between the university and the ASTC bus stand located at the heart of Tezpur city near the State Bank of India (Main Branch). ASTC and private buses run daily between Tezpur and some other major places like Guwahati (ISBT, Lokhra), Bongaigaon, North Lakhimpur, Dibrugarh, Tinsukia, etc. 20-seater cabs ply between Tezpur and Paltan Bazaar, Guwahati. Dekargaon Railway Station offers a link between Tezpur and to other parts of Assam. Travelers can also opt for flying to and from Tezpur where the nearest airport – Tezpur Airport provides air link with Kolkata and Silchar. For other destinations, the nearest airport is the Lokapriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport at Guwahati.

Organisation and administration of Tezpur University

Schools and departments The university has four schools of studies which are divided into 27 departments and additional centers and cells.
  • School of Sciences
  • School of Humanities & Social Sciences
  • School of Management Sciences
  • School of Engineering
The School of Sciences is divided into six departments, which provides undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in Science and carry on research in science and mathematics.
  • Department of Chemical Science
  • Department of Mathematical Science
  • Department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology
  • Department of Pharmacy
  • Department of Physics
  • Department of Environmental Science
The School of Humanities & Social Sciences provides education as well as diploma, undergraduate, postgraduate, and research programs related to humanities and social sciences in the following departments:
  • Department of Assamese
  • Department of Cultural Studies
  • Department of English
  • Department of Foreign Languages
  • Department of Mass Communication and Journalism
  • Department of Sociology
  • Department of Hindi
  • Department of Education
  • Department of Social Work
  • Department of Law
  • Department of Business Administration, Tezpur University
The School of Management Sciences provides education as well as diploma, undergraduate, postgraduate, and research programs related to business management in the following departments:
  • Department of Business Administration
  • Department of Commerce
  • Centre for Disaster Management
  • Department of Computer Science and Engineering
The School of Engineering offers courses in engineering and technology. The offering masters and BTech programs in the various disciplines. Admission to the BTech programs is on the basis of JEE (Main). Besides B Tech and MTech programs, School of Engineering, the university provides PhD programs in specialized fields.
  • Department of Computer Science & Engineering
  • Department of Design
  • Department of Electrical Engineering
  • Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering
  • Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • Department of Food Engineering and Technology
  • Department of Civil Engineering
  • Department of Energy
  • Department of Physics

Special centres and cells

  • Centre for Endangered Languages (CFEL)
  • Centre for Inclusive Development (CID)
  • Centre for Innovation Incubation and Entrepreneurship(CIIE)
  • Teaching and Learning Centre (TLC)
  • Centre for Women Studies (CWS)
    • Research & Development (R & D) Cell
    • Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Cell
    • DBT Nodal Centre
    • ONGC Centre for Petroleum Biotechnology (CPBT)
    • Bioinformatics Infrastructure Facility (BIF)
    • Institutional Biotech Hub
    • Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC)

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