Education System in Guwahati
Guwahati, one of the major and bustling cities of Assam, is also a frontier to the country’s North Eastern region. It is an ancient city and believed to be the capital of the medieval Kamrupa Empire. It is not only the largest city of the northeast but also an important commercial center. Guwahati is the cradle of education in the entire northeastern belt and education in Guwahati has always attracted people from different parts of the country. The city lies close to the LGB International airport and is also well connected through rail that makes it convenient for students across the country to come and avail Guwahati Education.
Although the language of the local people is Assamese, because of its high Bengali population Bangla is considered another vernacular medium. Schools in Guwahati can be both private run and government-aided public schools. The public schools use both Bangla and Assamese as their medium of instruction while private schools are generally English Medium barring a few which are Hindi Medium.
The schools are affiliated either to the Assam Council of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education or Indian Council of Secondary and Certificate (ICSE/ISC) or Central Board of Education (CBSE). Among the schools, which deserve mention, are Cotton Collegiate HS School, DAV School, Carmel Convent and Bengali Girls’ High School, Don Bosco High School, St Mary’s Convent School, TC Girl’s High School.
The city, which is a domicile to several premier institutions, boasts of the Guwahati University (G.U.), one of the oldest educational institutes of the region. The University was set up under the state of Assam Legislature Act in 1948 and is accredited a 4 star status by NAAC under UGC. Set in an arcadian ambience enjoying the ravishing beauty of the hills, the university has developed for itself a small secluded township known as Gopinath Bardoloi Nagar. The University has a huge population of students and boasts of all possible modern amenities like canteens, library, conference and seminar halls, medical facilities, hostel, residential quarters for faculty and not the least, state-of- art laboratories. The University conducts all kinds of programs from Undergraduate to Doctoral programs related to Arts, Science, Commerce Medicine and Law. The educational palette is extremely colorful and caters to a varied taste propagating education in almost 50 different subjects. In fact Guwahati Medical College(GMC) is one of the oldest medical institutions under G.U., recognized by All India Medical Council
Prestigious educational institutions in Guwhati
Among the other esteemed institutions worth mentioning are Indian Institute of Technology IIT Guwahati an autonomous institute dedicated in the field of technical studies/Science an Ivy league Institutes in India. The Cotton College is yet another century old autonomous institution consistently delivering quality education in the fields of Science and Arts.The institute is now set to become a Deemed University having a PG institute independently. Apart from these are Gauhati Commerce College, College of Veterinary Science,Government Ayurvedic College, Arya Vidyapeeth College, B. Borooah College, Handique Girls College (the latter two have both Arts and Science streams), Assam Engineering Institute, Institute of Co-operative Mnanagement, Assam Institute for Management, Gauhati Institute for Management, Indian Institute for Hotel Management (IIHM). Motive of the Guwahati Education Section
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