Admissions 2020

About Gauhati University
Welcome to the Postgraduate Admission portal of Gauhati University. In these extraordinary times, we are trying to bring you the wonderful sense of belonging to a campus life, albeit within the limitations imposed by the current Coronavirus pandemic situation.

We had to take some extraordinary decisions regarding the biggest admission process of any university system in Northeast India.  The admission process, which was to start in the months of April-May, 2020 had to be put in abeyance, following the National Level lockdown, which started on March 24, 2020. In normal situations, it would have continued for almost two months, and would have culminated in admission, by August 2020, of some 1800 very bright and meritorious students into over 45 postgraduate departments. As the lockdown is now easing all over the country, we are making our admission process live, with necessary changes in academic process and academic calendar. The biggest change of the admission process this year is the scrapping of the Entrance Test, which could not be held.

Gauhati University is one of the premier institutions of higher education in Northeast India and one of the most sought-after postgraduate institutions. We have been a top ranking institute (as per NIRF rankings) for five years in a row and is a NAAC A-Grade institution. We are also the most diversified in our academics among all other institutions of higher education in the Northeast.

Great Sanskrit scholar, Indologist and philanthropist Krishna Kanta Handiqui was the founder Vice Chancellor of Gauhati University. Some very illustrious sons and daughters of Assam have been our alumni which includes none other than Bharat Ratna Dr Bhupen Hazarika, noted litterateur and Gyanpeeth Award Winner Mamoni Raisom Goswami, eminent poet Dr Nirmal Prabha Bordoloi, famous academician Dr Maheswar Neog, prominent literary figure Dr Banikanta Kakati, academician, researcher of folklore, singer and lyricist Dr Birendra Nath Dutta to name a few. Other renowned alumni include well known personalities such as Padmasree Dr Jitendra Nath Gosawmi, an alumnus of the Physics Department, who has been the Chief Scientist of Chandrayaan Mission and also a Bhatnagar Awardee, and the former Chief Election Commissioner Sri Harishankar Brahma. Gauhati University has been also Alma Mater to other famous personalities like former Chief Ministers of Assam, Sri Prafulla Kumar Mahanta, Sri Tarun Gogoi, present Honourable Chief Minister of Assam, Sri Sarbananda Sonowal.

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The Admission Process

Our entire admission process is a paper-less one and to be completed online. Admission to all Postgraduate Courses will be based on the the performance of the student in the last examination required for admission into respective postgraduate courses.

There are important changes in the admission procedure this time, which are entirely different from the last year's procedure. It is therefore extremely important to the prospective students and their guardians to know the differences.

International Students

International Students should visit the website for International Relations Wing (IRW) to know about the application process and other requirements.

Visit Us

When time and situation permit, we welcome you to visit us, our various departments, facilities as you plan to take admission in this historic institution and experience some time with us. We have an excellent lush green campus with very good and affordable dining facilities, state-of-the-art infrastructure, and an extremely vibrant student life. You can find the contact address of different offices and departments in our website.

You can visit the webpages of various departments, centres, institutes in the campus to know about the faculty members and their activities (including research).