Tezpur University was established on 15th January 1994 by an Act of the Parliament (Act. No. 45, 1Foundation of Tezpur University993) in 1994. It was established as a teaching and residential University. Over a span of 15 years, the University has played a leading role in transforming the scenario of higher education in the entire North Eastern region through innovative, employment driven and interdisciplinary academic program with transparent and scientific evaluation system and strong work ethics. The University campus at Napaam offers various undergraduate, postgraduate and Ph.D. programs under five schools such as Management Sciences, Science & Technology, Energy, Environment & Natural Resources, Humanities & Social Sciences, and Engineering. Faculty, research scholars, and students are attracted from premier institutes across the country to fulfill its national character by providing the modern academic environment for achieving excellence. Its systems are modernized as per contemporary requirements through relative grading with transparent and scientific evaluation system and curriculum modernization by ‘Cafeteria’ approach. Since its inception, the University has been trying to provide its facilities for carrying out meaningful and socially relevant research. All the Departments and various faculty members are thus awarded prestigious research projects from funding agencies like ONGC, UGC, DST, DBT, DAE, AICTE, MS & PI, ICSSR, DRDO, CSIR, ISRO, NSC, MNCE, World Bank etc. and prestigious National and International Fellowships.
The University campus is at Napaam about 15 km. East of Tezpur, the head quarter of Sonitpur District of Assam. The Napaam campus of the University is a plot of an area of 242 acres of land. The campus is bounded by pucca walls.