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Government Of Assam Nagaon District

Nowgong College

Nowgong College , established on 7th August, 1944, is one of the pioneer colleges of Assam. Established with the permission from the University of Calcutta, the college has been playing a pivotal role in imparting quality education since its inception. The college is located at the heart of Nagaon district. It imparts Under graduate and Post Graduate level of education with about 90 faculty members, and offers major courses in all subjects in Arts, Commerce and Science stream. Thanks to the arduous efforts of its founder like Jananeta Moti Ram Bora, Principal Sahityacharyya Jajneswar Sharma, some distinguished personalities, administrators, teachers and students, the college has produced many extra-ordinary talents and made a distinguished position in the academic, social and intellectual realm of the state. This college is affiliated with the Gauhati University. Departments in Nowgong College are :


  • Physics
  • Mathematics
  • Chemistry
  • Statistics
  • Botany
  • Zoology

Arts and Commerce

  • Assamese
  • Arabic
  • Bengali
  • English
  • Sanskrit
  • History
  • Education
  • Economics
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Hindi
  • Geography
  • Commerce


Compulsory Subjects 
A. English 
B. Alternative English / MIL 
Elective Subject 
C. The following combination are allowed: 
1. Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology 
2. Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Statistics 
3. Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Computer Application

Compulsory Subjects 
A. English 
B. Alternative English / MIL 
Elective Subject 
C. Any four of the following subject 
1. Economics 
2. Political Science 
3. Logic & Philosophy 
4. Education 
5. Mathematics 
6. Statistics 
7. Geography 
8. Advance Assamese / Arabic / Computer Application

A. English 
B. Alternative English / MIL 
C. The following subjects are compulsory 
Elective Subject 
1. Accountancy 
2. Business Studies 
3. Third Elective subject 
(any two of the following) 
a) Economics 
b) Commercial mathematics and Elements of Statistics 
c) Computer Application


                 The Department of History started its postgraduate course from 2012. It can accommodate thirty (30) students each year. The M.A. programme in History consists of four semesters of 400 marks each, total of which is 1600. Each semester has 5 courses. One course in each semester is an elective course. Group options (Ancient, Medieval and Modem) are indicated by A, B and C respectively. A candidate must opt for the same group thoughout the optional courses.
                The Department of Assamese was the first department in Nowgong College where Post Graduate course was introduced under the Gauhati University in 1991.The intake capacity in the course is forty.
Provisions for specialisation. (a) Language (B Group) (b) Literature (A Group)
           The Department of Botany started the postgraduate course in 2011 under Gauhati University. The intake capacity of students in this postgraduate course is 13. Students can opt for the following special papers in higher semester : (a) Mycology and Plant Pathology (b) Plant Ecology.
                  The postgraduate course in Chemestry was started in 2013 under Gauhati University. The present intake capacity of student in this course is twelve.
                  The department of philosophy has started the postgraduate programme under Gauhati University from 2014. The present intake capacity of student in this course is twenty.
                 The department of English has started the postgraduate programme under Gauhati University from 2015. The present intake capacity of student in this course is ten.
                   The Education department of the college is going to open postgraduate course from the session 2016. The intake capacity of student in this course is Twenty Five.What does it all costs

Nowgong College has a regular study center under Indira Gandhi National Open University. The center offers a good number of Post Graduate and Under Graduate degree, diploma and certificate courses of various disciplines. A unique course called Bachelor of Preparatory Programme (BPP) is also offered under the center in which any student without formal education such as HSLC, HS etc. may offer this programme and after successful completion of the same, can go for undergraduate course in IGNOU. Besides these programmes, the center also provides the facility of dual degree course for students of regular mode of the college. Any regular student can select and study a programme of IGNOU having requisite qualification simultaneously. Following are the programmes offered under IGNOU of Nowgong College Study Centre 04171:

Post Graduate Programmes :- English (MEG), Hindi (MHD), Public Administration (MPA), History (MAH), Sociology (MSO), Political Science (MPS), Social Work (MSW).

Under Graduate Programms: - Tourism Studies (BTS), Bachelor of Arts & Commerce (BA/ B. COM), Social Work (BSW).

Diploma: - Nutrition and Health Education (DNHE), Creative Writing in English (DCE), Tourism Studies (DTS).

Certificate Course :- Disaster Management (CDM), Environmental Studies (CES), Rural Development (CRD), Teaching English (CTE).

For further details please contact: - Mr.Krishna Kanta Medhi, Coordinator, IGNOU, and Phone No. - 03672-231262


Nowgong College offers the following courses under IDOL Centre:
1. MA in Assamese, Bengali, Bodo, English, Nepali, History, Philosophy, Political Science, Education. MA I M.Sc. in Economics, Mathematics, IT MCA, Communication & Journalism and M.Com 

2. P.G. Diploma in Sales & Marketing Management, Human Resource Management, Finance Management, Business Management, Insurance & Risk Management, Journalism and Mass Com., Computer Application. 

3. BCA, B.Sc., IT, B.A. (Gen), B.Com. (Gen). Students are allowed to pursue BA & B.Com. (General Course) with MIL (Assamese, Alt. English, Nepali, Hindi), English, Political Science, Education, Phi­losophy, Economics and History through distance mode under the IDOL, Gauhati University. 

For further details please contact :Mr. Sailen Sharma, Coordinator, IDOL, Ph. No. : 94352-24634

The affiliating branch at Nowgong College of KKHSOU offers the following courses: BA, B.Com, BBA, BCA and BPP, MA in Political Science and Education

Further details please contact Dr.Ranjit Kr.Mazindar, Coordinator, Phone No. 9207049748

Nowgong College has introduced a flexible system of Certificate I Diploma I Advanced Diploma Programme which will run parallel to the conventional B.A., B.Com. and B.Sc. degrees.

The objective of this scheme is to introduce career and market-oriented, Skill enhancing add-on courses that have utility for job, self-employment and empowerment of the students. At the end of three years, the students will be equipped with a Certificate I Diploma I Advance Diploma in an add-on orientation course along with a conventional degree in Science I Arts I Commerce. 

The courses are - 
For details please contact Courses Coordinator: 
Fashion Desigining: Dr. Nabaprashed Nath 
Entrepreneurship Development: Dr. Dipankar Baidya
Computer Application: Mr. Indu-Bhushan Roy
Certificate Courses in Foreign Language " Chinese " French " German
For Details please contact
Course Coorninator : Ms. N.D. Paul, Phone No. 94350-83688