Tezpur University was established by an Act of Parliament (Act.
No. 45, 1993)
in 1994. The objects of this Central University as envisaged in
the statutes, are that it shall :
(a) strive to offer
employment oriented and interdisciplinary course, mostly at post
graduate level, to meet the local and regional aspirations and the
development of the state of Assam;
(b) offer courses and
promote research in areas which are of special and direct relevance to
the region and in the emerging areas in Science and Technology;
(c) promote national
integration and study of the rich cultural heritage of the region and
in particular, the diverse ethnic, linguistic and cultural heritage of
(d) utilise distance
education technique and modern communication technologies to provide
Access to higher education for large segment of the population, and in
particular the disadvantaged group such as those living in remote and
rural areas; to upgrade the professional knowledge and skill of
in-service personnel, in particular schoolteachers, medical personnel
and extension staff, and to provide opportunities for life long
learning for adults; and
(e) provide an
innovative system of university level education flexible in regard to
methods and space of learning and encourage excellence in new fields
The goals and ideals
of Tezpur University are artistically spelt out in the
Anthem, penned by Dr. Bhupen Hazarika, the doyen of Indian Music.
The University campus is at Napaam about 15 kms.
East of Tezpur, the head quarter of Sonitpur District of Assam. Napaam
is a rural area surrounded by peace loving people of diverse caste,
relegion and language; yet it presents the unique feature of unity in
The Napaam campus of the University is in a plot of
an area of 242 acres of land. The campus is bounded by pucca
walls. Napaam is linked by a PWD road from the National Highway No.
37A at almost midpoint between Kalia-Bhomora bridge and Misson
Tezpur is linked by road and rail with the rest of
the state and the country. There is also a tri-weekly flight service
between Kolkata and Tezpur.