A brief Introduction:  History and Development of Higher Education in Assam

     The Modern age of Educational History in Assam began with the annexation of Assam with the British Empire in accordance with the treaty of "Yandabu" in 1826. According to the report of late W. Robinson, who was appointed the first Inspector of Schools in 1840 for the Brahmaputra valley a deplorable condition of the indigenous educational institutions prevailed in 1841 and through the efforts of government and other agencies new initiatives were taken to open new schools. By 1875, the number of educational institutions for General Education rose to 1,293 with an enrolment of 31,462.

       It is after the Independence in 1947, that a rapid expansion took place in the field of education. In the post Independence period the major concern of Government of India and of the states was to give increasing attention to education as a factor, vital to national progress and security. Problem of educational reforms and reconstruction were reviewed by various commissions and committees. In the later part of the last century Policy on Education (1986) has been adopted at the national level.

The present post of Director of Higher Education (DHE) was created in 1989 when a number of Directorates branched off in the seventies and eighties of the last century, such as Directorate of Technical Education, Directorate of Elementary Education, Directorate of Adult Education, Directorate of Secondary Education, Directorate of SCERT etc.

Information regarding employees (officers and staff) of the Directorate of Higher Education, Assam

Scope of work of the branches of the Directorate: Preparation of Plan budget, Progress Report, Control of expenditure, Voluntary and Literary Organisations, Submission of Plan Proposals, University matters, Allotment of Plan fund to associated offices and other matters relating to Plan, Tribal Sub-Plan (TSP), Scheduled Caste Component Plan (SCCP). According of approval to the appointment of Provincialised College employees, constitution of Governing Body, Pay protection, sanction of leave of Provincialised College employees etc

Literary Pension and Award: Government of Assam have, since 1974, been honouring noted Litterateurs of the state with literary pension as well as one time award for their life long contribution to the literary field.

Scholarship: The Directorate, since its inception, has been giving away scholarships to needy and meritorious undergraduate as well as postgraduate students every year.

Education is the backbone of a society, education is knowledge and knowledge is power

Message from Minister, Education | Director, Higher Education | Comm.&Secy. Education (H) Deptt.