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.


The admission process, which was to start in the months of April-May, 2020 had to be put in abeyance, following the State Level lockdown, which started from March, 2021. In normal situations, it would have continued for almost two months, and would have culminated in admission, by August 2021, 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.


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 (placed within top 1.12% of all institutes, as per NIRF rankings) for six years in a row and is a NAAC A-Grade institution. In the recent NIRF 2021 rankings, we are placed at the top spot above all universities in the Northeast India. 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, Late Sri Tarun Gogoi, Sri Sarbananda Sonowal, and present Honourable Chief Minister of Assam, Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma. You can visit our alumni website at https://alumni.gauhati.ac.in to know about our alumni.


To know more about us, please visit our website at https://gauhati.ac.in.




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 Offline Entrance Test, which will be conducted in the month of September 2021.




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).