Goalpara College was established in the year of 1955. It is recognized by the Krishna Kanta Handique State Open University (KKHSOU) and Institute of Distance Learning (IDOL). The college is approved by the University Grants Commission (UGC) and accredited by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC). Goalpara College offers the Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.), Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) and Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com.) programs for students. It has an active NCC unit comprising of both boy and girl cadets imparting training under 1 Assam Bn. NCC (Army Wing). The NSS unit of the college arranges social service camps and undertakes programs for social upliftment under the guidance of the program officer.