The Department of Assamese, established in 2019, is a new department. However, it may be said to have begun life as the Centre for Assamese Studies which was established in 2011. The primary aim of the Centre was to undertake and foster research in Assamese language and culture and one of its achievements was the creation of an extensive digital archive of Assamese manuscripts, books, and important documents, from the medieval period to the modern. The present Department incorporates such existing facilities. In view of the paucity of standard texts of the classical and canonical works of Assamese literature (for example, the works of MadhavaKandali and Sankaradeva, Madhavadeva, Rama Saraswati and others), including concordances to the major works of Assamese literature, the Department’s first programme, the post-graduate degree programme in Assamese, will incorporate courses in textual criticism/text-critical studies and digital humanities. Textual criticism/text-critical studies and digital humanities have also been identified as the thrust areas in research.

1. To become a leading research hub and to prepare the students for society at large.

১) বিভাগক এটা আগশাৰীৰ গৱেষণা কেন্দ্ৰ ৰূপে প্ৰতিষ্ঠা কৰা আৰু ছাত্ৰ-ছাত্ৰীসকলক বৃহত্তৰ সমাজৰ কাৰণে প্ৰস্তুত কৰা ।

1. To develop in-depth, coherent and systematic knowledge of Assamese literature, language and culture along with allied and interdisciplinary skills, life skills and analytical and problem solving skills.

2. To contribute towards research in Assamese language, literature, culture and its multidisciplinary components.

১) অসমীয়া ভাষা, সাহিত্য আৰু সংস্কৃতিৰ সুগভীৰ, সুসংগত আৰু পদ্ধতিগত জ্ঞানৰ বিকাশ আৰু লগতে ইয়াৰ সৈতে সংযুক্ত আৰু আন্তঃবিদ্যাৱৰ্তী জ্ঞান, জীৱন বিচক্ষণতা, বিশ্লেষণাত্মক আৰু সমস্যা সমাধানৰ দক্ষতাৰ বিকাশ ।

২) অসমীয়া ভাষা, সাহিত্য, সংস্কৃতি আৰু ইয়াৰ বহুবিদ্যাৱৰ্তী উপাদানসমূহৰ গৱেষণাৰ ক্ষেত্ৰত অৰিহণা যোগোৱা ।

Dr. Juri Dutta

Head of Department


The department offers two years master programme in Assamese.

The PhD programme of the depatment is an area of vibrant research pursuit.

Research Publications

(In a Nutshell)

Scholarly Resources

  • Journal Articles 75
  • Conference
  • Book 17
  • Book Chapters 30
  • Others 12