Gauhati University also known as GU located in Jalukbari, Guwahati, is the oldest and one of the most renowned universities in North East India. It was established on 26th January 1948. It is a teaching-&-affiliating university. It is an accredited grade “A” by National Assessment and Accreditation Council. Starting with 18 affiliated colleges and 8 Post Graduate Departments in 1948, Gauhati University, today, has 39 Post Graduate Departments, besides IDOL (Institute of Distance and Open Learning), a constituent Law and Engineering College. It has 300 plus affiliated colleges offering undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the faculties of Arts, Science, Commerce, Law, and Engineering. Gauhati University is a member of the Association of Indian Universities and the Association of Commonwealth Universities.
The university is in Jalukbari in the Guwahati city area. The campus area has been developed into a small township, now known as ‘Gopinath Bardoloi Nagar. The university is 10 km from the Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport on National Highway No. 37; 5 km from Kamakhya Railway Station; and 10 km from Guwahati Railway Station as well as from the bus stop near the Cachari (D.C. court) at the heart of Guwahati City. The capital complex of Assam at Dispur is 22 km from the university.