R.G.Baruah College : A
Radha Govinada Baruah
College is popualrly known as R. G. Baruah College is a
promising institution offering both Arts and Commerce
courses under Gauhati University for Degree classes and
Assam Higher Secondary Education Council for Higher
Secondary courses. The college is located on the
southern part of Guwahati city at Fatasil-Ambari on the
A.K. Deb Road, which connects Bharalumukh with the
National Highway 37 bypass at Garchuk, and lies at a
distance of about 25 kms from the Lokpriya Gopinath
Bordoloi Airport, Borjhar, and 4 kms from the Guwahati
The college was established in 1978 with the noble
objective of spreading the light of higher education
amongst the students of Kalapahar - Fatasil locality,
quite a number of who belong to economically backward
families. The college was named after Xingha Purusa
Radha Govinda Baruah whose contribution in the fields of
newspaper industry, sports organization, and cultural
activities, is unparalleled in Assam. He is known as the
Architect of Modern Assam. It is essentially his ideals
that the College aspires to follow.
The college was brought under the deficit grants-in-aid
system in the year 1990 and Arts stream was
provincialised by the Govt. of Assam in 2006 and
Commerce stream was provincialised in 2013. It is
permanently affiliated to Gauhati University and is
under the purview of section 2(F) and 12(B) of the
University Grants Commission Act 1956. At present it has
fourteen departments under both the Arts and Commerce
streams, and also offers courses in Computer Application
and Information Technology Performing Arts) and
Environmental Studies. It imparts education to more than
fifteen hundred students annually.
The College is well equipped with modern infrastructural
facilities and backed by an excellent and dedicated
faculty to cater to the needs and aspirations of the
students to meet the challenges of the present day
competitive world. There exists an atmosphere of cordial
relationship between the students and teachers in the
College by practicing Guide –Teacher concept. Apart from
academic pursuits, stress is laid on co- curricular
activities and all round development of the students’
personality. Special attention is paid to the students
coming from backward and marginalized sections of
society whose welfare was on the top of the agenda when
the College was established.
The College has well equipped library, which is
supervised and managed by a qualified Librarian.
Photocopier machine and computer with Internet
facilities are available in the College library.
R. G. Baruah College has certainly grown in stature over
the years and is counted as one of the premier
co-educational institutions of the city. Since its
establishment, the College has come a long way in
meeting the emerging needs and challenges of the present
of the college :
Our vision is to disseminate quality education to our
students including those who are underprivileged,so that
they may realise their potential and become responsible
human beings in society.
of the college :
To establish a congenial environment among the
stakeholders of our institution to set a new benchmark
in higher education.
To provide better infrastructure and learning resources
to the students for quality education.
To use modern methods through modern technology to gain
momentum in teaching and learning within the College
To extend relevant and effective awareness towards the
local community in terms of education,health and
environment in conformity with the principle upon which
the institution is erected.
and objectives of the college
To promote academic excellence taking the syllabus and
the curriculum into consideration.
To produce both Arts& Commerce graduates of a higher
standard to face the demands of a competitive world.
To draw out the latest talents and abilities of the
students, to inculcate in them a passion for
To help the students develop skills of communication, of
self- study, of self-analysis and to help them to
realize their own potential and caliber.
To render academic and financial assistance to socially,
economically, and academically disadvantaged students.
To guide the students to cultivate moral and social
values to emerge as morally upright individuals thereby
preventing erosion of values and virtues in society.
To arouse in the students a sense of social commitment
by exposing them to real life situations,particularly in
the backward and rural areas and to motivate them to
render meaningful community welfare service.
To encourage the students to participate in a variety of
co- curricular activities leading to physical fitness,
cultural enhancement and national integration.
To encourage innovative experiments in methods of
teaching and evaluation.
To inspire and help the faculty of the institution to
acquire knowledge through research activities and active
participation in seminars leading to career development.
To promote congenial atmosphere in the college among the
students and the staff.
The college emblem, designed to represent the
perspectives and aspirations of the college portrays the
swan in flight as its central figure. The Swan, the
“Vahana” of the goddess Saraswati stands as the symbol
of knowledge and its flight as the spreading of
knowledge. The quill in its beak signifies the respect
for traditional values and the veena on its back
signifies the enhancement of the aesthetic qualities.
The illuminated earthen lamp in the backdrop signifies
enlightenment. The rays which comprise the boundary of
the emblem signify the aspiration to spread knowledge in
Motto of the College
The motto of the college is “Tamaso ma
jyotigramoy”.(Devanagari script) It is an
invocation to lead us to light from darkness, to
knowledge from ignorance, and to a wider perspective
from a myopic outlook. It is in accordance with the aim
of the college which is to provide quality education to
the students, thereby enabling them to meet the changing
demands of higher education in society.