Assam University came into existence through Assam (Central) University Act, 1989 (Act. No. XIII). It was established in 1994. The campus in an area of 600 acres surrounded by lakes and mountains provides an ideal environment for academic pursuit. The University is situated in South Assam, bordering Bangladesh, Mizoram, Manipur, Meghalaya, and Nagaland. The Barak river flows across this region known as Barak valley. The University has nine Schools on major disciplines.There are 29 Departments under these nine Schools. The five districts under the jurisdiction of Assam University have as many as 53 Colleges, which speak of the depth of the intellectual and educational interests in the region. Drawing its 230 plus faculty from many disciplines, from all over the country, the university sustains a multidisciplinary approach to higher education. The University has gradually started attracting students from the neighboring states. Assam University is a teaching-cum-affiliating University.
The campus, situated in Dargakona, about 20 km from Silchar, is set amid sprawling hillocks, a typical landscape in the North East