History and Development of Higher Education in Assam - 4

Progress of Higher Education in Assam

Since Independence there has been a phenomenal growth of Higher Education in Assam. In Assam the first University was established at Guwahati on 26th January, 1948 and the second one at Dibrugarh on 1st July, 1965. A table showing expansion of Higher Education is given below:

Year No. of Colleges Enrolment Teaching Staff
1947-48 16 5,439 -
1950-51 19 7,149 271
1960-61 35 25,243 855
1970-71 99 58,575 2,854
1980-81 139 1,11,075 4,291
1990-91 186 2,09,967 5,585
2000-01 189 5,16,651 7,258

 

 

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