Assam University is a Central Government University situated in Silchar, Assam. The university has 16 schools that offer programs in various fields. It offers programs in humanities, languages, environmental science, information sciences, law, technology, management studies, etc. The university offers major courses such as MBA, B.Tech, M.Tech, BA LLB, PGDM, etc. Admission to these courses is entrance-based. Applicants are required to submit a valid score of the same. The application process for admission is both online and offline.

Graduates from the university are placed in top-notch companies like ICICI Bank, TCS, Max Cement, Wipro, Reliance Communications, TATA Motor Finance, etc.

Assam University Highlights

Established | Type 1994 | Central
Recognized by UGC
Courses offered UG, PG, Doctoral, and Diploma
Admission Criteria Merit and Entrance-based
Accepted exam scores CAT, GATE, and JEE
Admission Form Online and Offline
Campus Silchar campus spread over 600 acres
Facilities Hostel, Sports and Gym, Library, Computer Cells
Official Website

Assam University Rankings

  • Assam University was ranked 97th by the NIRF in the University ranking list in 2019.
  • The university was ranked by National Institutional Ranking Framework as 87 in 2018. It is ranked in the 101-150 band overall.

Assam University Courses

The university offers various courses at the UG, PG, Doctoral, and Diploma level. Some of the major courses offered by Assam University are as follows:

Courses Details
M.Sc Duration: 2 years
Eligibility: 50% aggregate marks in B.Sc in a relevant subject.
Subjects: Life Science, Microbiology, Ecology & Environmental Science, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biotechnology, Computer Science, Geography, Physics, Anthropology, Statistics, and Earth Science.
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BA LLB Duration: 5 years
Eligibility: 50% aggregate marks in 10+2 
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B.Sc + M.Sc Duration: 4 years
Eligibility: 50% marks in 10+2 in Science stream
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B.Tech Duration: 4 years
Eligibility: 50% aggregate marks in 10+2 in Science stream
Intake: 60
Specializations: CSE, Agricultural Engineering, Electronics & Communication Engineering
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MA Duration: 2 years
Eligibility: 50% aggregate marks in Graduation
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MBA Duration: 2 years
Eligibility: 50% aggregate marks in Graduation + CAT exam score
Specializations: HRM, Tourism & Hospitality Management, Operations Management, Finance, Marketing, and Information Technology.
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B.Sc + B.Ed Duration: 4 years
Eligibility: 50% marks in 10+2 in Science Stream
Specializations: Chemistry, Zoology, Physics, and Botany
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M.Tech Duration: 2 years
Eligibility: 50% marks in B.Tech in relevant discipline + GATE
Specializations: CSE, Water Resources Development & Management, Agricultural Engineering, Aquacultural Engineering, Food Processing Engineering, Farm Machinery & Power Engineering, and Microelectronics & VLSI Technology
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PGDM Duration: 1 year
Eligibility: 50% marks in Graduation + CAT exam score
Specializations: IT, Entrepreneurship & Innovation, and Marketing Management
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Assam University Admission 

Assam University has the following criteria for admission in different courses.

  • The admission forms of the university are available online and have to be filled before or on the last date.
  • Admission in B.Tech is done in two ways
    • 75% of admission is done through JEE Main Results.
    • 25% of admission is done through an exam conducted by the department.
  • For Under Graduate courses the candidate must be intermediate (10+2) passed out in relevant streams from a recognized board.
  • For M.Tech, the candidate with valid GATE 2019 score is considered for admission.
  • Admission to MBA is done on the basis of CAT 2019 scores.

Note: Candidates not having a CAT scorecard have to appear for Written Skill Assessment Test (WSAT) conducted by the Management Department.

  • For other PG courses, candidates must have a Bachelor's degree in a relevant field from any recognized university or college.
  • For B. Tech. courses 50% of the total seats in each department are reserved for the students of the Northeastern region. The Northeastern region is comprised of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Manipur, Nagaland, Sikkim, and Tripura.

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Assam University Campus Facilities

  • Computer Centre: It was established in the year 1997. A central hub for ICT related services for Assam University. The National Knowledge Network (NKN) Point of Presence (PoP) is commissioned in the Computer Centre.
  • At present 1800 nodes are connected and are being served by 20 servers. Departments all major devices are connected to NKN for resource sharing purposes.
  • Hostel Facilities: Presently there are nine hostels on the university campus. Of which four hostels are for boys and five hostels are for girls. These hostels have a total number of 749 single and shared accommodation. Hostel seats are limited and not everyone gets a room in the hostel. The rights of admission are reserved with the university.
  • Gymnasium: A well-equipped gym is available for both boys and girls. For accessing the gym one must register for the facility.
  • University Health Care: This center caters to the needs of the university community. It is managed with experienced medical staff with Lady Medical Officer and also the paramedical staff.
  • The university provides each student with medical insurance. Health camps are also frequently provided with the experienced doctors of Silchar Medical College. Along with this the university issues health care to all its students.
  • Transport Facilities: The university has 11 buses for the students and 3 buses for the staff for commuting between the university campuses. Along with this state transport service is also available.

Assam University Faculty

The faculty of the Assam University is highly-qualified and has professional experience in their respective fields. The faculty members are specialized in various fields and helps students in exploring their ideas. The minimum qualification of each faculty is a Master’s degree in the field they are teaching. The majority of the faculty members hold a Doctoral degree in their specialized field. The strength of Assam University faculty is as follows:

  • Professor: 99
  • Associate Professor: 43
  • Assistant Professor: 217
  • Research Associate: 1

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Assam University Placement

The placement cell of the university is highly active in helping students to get placed in good companies. For this purpose, the cell extends counseling to students and make them industry-ready by conducting various activities such as Workshops and Lectures by Corporate Professionals and placement consultants; and preparation of students’ resume / bio-data / curriculum vitae and placement brochure. Graduates from Assam University are placed in both private and public sectors with a handsome amount as salary packages. Top recruiters of the university are:

Max Cement Zolani Tech UNISYS
Wipro Technology Thyrocare Tech HDFC Bank
Reliance Communications Tata Motor Finance Patanjali
Axis Bank ICICI Prudential Life Insurance Company -

Assam University FAQ

Ques. What is the B.Tech cut off for Assam University?

Ans. The admission to the B.Tech program is based on rank obtained by the candidate in the JEE Main exam. As per 2019 cut off, the JEE Main rank for B.Tech program (general category students) is as follows:

Specializations All India (General) Home State (General)
B.Tech (Computer Science and Engineering) 24399-29164 72783-90339
B.Tech (Electronics & Communication Engineering) 27641-33067 91908-108735
B.Tech (Agricultural Engineering) 28424-41452 114205-158834

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Ques. What subjects are available for a Ph.D. program at Assam University?

Ans. The ph.D. program at Assam University offers a total of 38 specializations. The specializations offered are Economics, Hindi, Education, Computer Science, Commerce, Political Science, Philosophy, Ecology & Environmental Science, History, Library & Information Science, Social Work, Mathematics, Law, English, Life Science, Computer Science & Engineering, Physics, Visual Arts, Biotechnology, Mass Communication, Chemistry, Microbiology, Bengali, Linguistics, Agricultural Engineering, Arabic, Comparative Indian Literature, Manipuri, Sociology, Electronics & Communications Engineering, French, Geography, Sanskrit, Business Administration, Statistics, Anthropology, Earth Science, and Assamese.

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Ques. How can I apply for admission?

Ans. To apply at Assam University follow the below-given steps:

  • Visit the official website of the university.
  • Register by filling the personal information and uploading a scanned passport size photograph.
  • After registration, fill the form with valid information.
  • Make a payment of INR 500 (INR 300 for SC/ ST/ and PwD) as an application fee.
  • Click on the “Submit” button to finally submit the application form.
  • After the successful submission of the application form, an acknowledgment will be sent to the candidate’s registered email id.
  • Candidates can apply for a maximum of two courses only and separate application has to be submitted for each course.

Ques. What is the reservation criteria of the university?

Ans. The university follows certain reservation criteria for admission:

  • Sc- 15%
  • ST- 7.5%
  • OBC- 27%
  • PWD- 3%

Ques. What colleges under Assam University are best for the BA program in Karimganj?

Ans. Colleges under Assam University offering BA program in Karimganj are as follows:

Name of the College Fees Admission Criteria
Karimganj College INR 8,485 Merit-based
Nabin Chandra College INR 19, 338 Merit-based

Ques. How is the MBA program at Assam University?

Ans. The MBA program at Assam University is specialized in HRM, Tourism & Hospitality Management, Operations Management, Finance, Marketing, and Information Technology. The course fee for the whole program is INR 1.61 Lacs. Students with a 50% aggregate mark in Graduation and a valid CAT exam score shortlisted for admission by the university. Graduates with MBA degrees are placed in top-notch companies like Berger Paints, Thyricare Laboratories Ltd., Taj Group of Hotels, Unisys Technologies, Reliance Telecommunications Ltd., Bank of Baroda, HDFC Bank, MMFSL, Axis Bank, ICICI Bank, Nestle, etc.

Ques. What are the additional courses offered by the university?

Ans. Assam University offers 4 additional courses at the Postgraduate level. A brief about the same is given in the table below:

Course Details
Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing Management (PGDMM) Duration: 1 year
Intake: 25
Eligibility: Graduate in any discipline
Department: Commerce
Postgraduate Diploma in Bioinformatics (PGDIB) Duration: 1 year
Intake: 3
Eligibility: Graduate in Science stream
Department: Bio-informatics
Postgraduate Diploma in Biodiversity Conversation (PGDBC) Duration: 1 year
Intake: 19
Eligibility: Graduate in Science 
Department: Ecology & Environmental Science
Postgraduate Diploma in Entrepreneurship and Innovation (PGDEI) Duration: 1 year
Intake: 19
Eligibility: 40% aggregate marks in Graduation in any stream
Department: Department of Commerce, Diphu Campus
Prathama Diksha Type: Certificate Course in Sanskrit
Duration: Five months
Eligibility: H.S. L.C. / H.S. / Graduation/ PG/ M. Phil/ Ph.D
Dwitiya Diksha Type: Diploma Course in Sanskrit
Duration: Six months
Eligibility: H.S. L.C. / H.S. / Graduation/ PG/ M. Phil/ Ph.D

Ques. Does the university offer scholarship?

Ans. No, the university does not offer a scholarship of its own. Students at the university can avail of government scholarship by applying through the National Scholarship Portal. Interested candidates must apply for scholarships before the deadline and submit the following documents to the university office:

  • Bonafide Students Certificate
  • Self-attested copy of fee receipt
  • Mark sheet of last year/ Class Exam passed
  • Annual Income Certificate in respect parent/ guardian issued by the appropriate authority for the current year
  • Bank Passbook page with account details
  • Caste or Community Certificate
  • Declaration of the minority community
  • Adhar Card/ Domicile certificate

Ques. How can I check the Assam University semester result?

Ans. To check Assam University semester exam results, follow the give steps:

  • Visit the official website of Assam University.
  • In the main menu, given on the top left corner, click on the Result section.
  • After clicking on the result section, you will be redirected to the course wise result listing page.
  • Click on your desired link & save the result for future use.

Ques. What courses does the Diphu Campus offer?

Ans. Assam University campus in Diphu offers MA, M.Sc, and M.Com. The campus offers MA in Assamese, Hindi, English, Political Science, History, Anthropology, and Geography; M.Sc in Anthropology, Physics, Life Science, and Geography.