Tezpur University was established on 21st January in 1994 by an Act of Parliament of India, The Tezpur University Act, 1993 (Act No. 45), as a non-affiliating and residential Central University. The University is located at Napaam, about 15 Km. east of Tezpur town in the Sonitpur District of Assam. It has a campus of 244 acres of land, in which required infrastructure is developed to provide an excellent atmosphere for quality education and research.
The University offers Doctor of Philosophy programme in 17 disciplines, Masters Degree programme in 19 disciplines, Post-Graduate Diploma in 3 disciplines, B. Tech. in 5 disciplines, Certificate programme in 1 discipline and Integrated M. Sc. programme in 4 disciplines, Integrated B. A. B. Ed. Programme in 1 discipline, Integrated M. A. in 1 discipline and Integrated B. Sc. B. Ed. programme in 3 disciplines. The academic programmes have a distinct focus on science, technology and humanities, reflecting the objective of the University.
During the last eighteen years of its existence, the University has engaged itself in the process of capacity building, both in terms of infrastructure and human resource development. The University has mounted tremendous efforts in developing it into a modern university incorporating all elements from the contemporary scientific and socio-cultural milieu.
The University has already developed a few state-of-the-art laboratories, computing facilities, internet connectivity, a dedicated power supply system and a relatively small but rich library having connectivity to several digital libraries. While students’ accommodation is provided in 10 well-designed hostels, several residential quarters have been built for accommodating teachers and non-teaching staff. Other basic amenities like central water supply, campus security, guest house, canteen, gymnasium, outdoor & indoor sports facilities, post office, banks, school, etc. are also available to cater to the various needs of the university community.
Being a Central University, the University is privileged to receive funds from the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, through the University Grants Commission. Assistance has also been received from the Non-Lapsable Central Pool of Resources of the Government of India. Faculty members of different academic departments have been able to earn a large number of research projects worth crores of rupees from different sources. The University promotes industry-academy alliance and the existence of a few prestigious industry sponsored projects in the university bear testimony to this.
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