With yet another recognition of Gauhati University in its strive toward excellence, the Honourable Vice Chancellor of GU, Prof Pratap Jyoti Handique and the NSS Coordinator of GU, Dr Ranjan Kumar Kakati have received the prestigious National NSS Award on behalf of the university on 24th of September, 2021 from the Honourable President of India at a virtual ceremony at the Rashtrapati Bhavan. The event was live webcast by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports.
For the year 2019-20, GU has been adjudged among the two universities from the entire country to receive this prestigious National Service Scheme Award in the category University / +2 Council. The other recipient of this award is Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bengaluru. This award is given annually to two institutions with outstanding record of services by the students toward various government initiated community services. This award could not have come at any better time when the university has been able to grab top positions in the latest NIRF 2021 rankings, highlighting the commitment of the university toward academic excellence as well as excellence in social services.
The GU fraternity feels immensely proud for this unique achievement and also for the very reason that the university has been able to keep up to the promises made to the people of Assam to Enlighten the Banks of the Mighty River Brahmaputra, rightly scripted by none other than Dr Bhupen Hazarika in his immortal song and the anthem of the university - জিলিকাব লুইতৰে পাৰ (Jilikābo Luitore Pāār).