Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan in the 1st Convocation with founder Vice Chancellor Padma Bhusan Krishna Kanta Handique (middle)

The BKB auditorium - an iconic structure in the campus named after Dr Birinchi Kumar Barua, one of the founders of Gauhati University

Looking Back

A widely represented meeting, organised by Assam Association and Sangrakshini Sabha was held at the Curzon Hall, Guwahati on 30 April, 1935.

Coordinated efforts of the Assam Association, the Assamese Students’ Welfare League and the University Action Committee of Nagaon, a movement was launched and “University Day” was observed throughout the state on 22 May, 1935.

Owing to public pressure, Govt of Assam got prepared two schemes — on by JR Cunningham and other by Dr SK Bhuyan. Neither of the schemes was found suitable.

A more detailed history of Gauhati University can be found here.