Nalbari College is a premier co-educational college of Arts and Science. In the beginning, the college was affiliated to Calcutta University, but in 1948, when Gauhati University was established it came under GU’s jurisdiction. At present, the college offers UG programs for 09 Humanities & Social Science departments and 07 Science departments and PG programs for Assamese and English. Further, since 2013, the College with approval from the University has introduced two more professional courses i.e. B.P.Ed and B.Sc. IT, as well as two new self-financing courses i.e. BCA and PGDCA. Admission to all the courses is done on the basis of merits in the qualifying examination. 

Nalbari College Highlights

Established | Type 1945 | Public
Approved  UGC
Affiliated Gauhati University
Accredited NAAC
Courses B.A, B.Sc, M.A, B.P.E, B.Sc IT, BCA, PG Diploma, and Certificate 
Application Portal Online
Admission Criteria Merit-Based
Campus Area 16 acres
Strength 4420 students
Official Website

Nalbari College Courses

Nalbari College offers both full-time courses and distance learning courses, in addition to the Higher secondary courses.  At present, it offers UG programs for 09 Humanities & Social Science departments and 07 Science departments and PG programs for Assamese and English. Nalbari College is probably the first college to start B.P.E in the entire state of Assam. 



Bachelor of Arts

Duration: 3 years

Eligibility: 10 + 2

Type: Aided, Full time 

Specialization: Assamese, Economics, English, Geography, History, Philosophy, Political Science, Sanskrit, Education

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Bachelor of Science

Duration: 3 years

Eligibility:  10+2

Type: Aided, Full Time 

Specialization: Botany, Chemistry, Zoology, Geology, Mathematics, Physics, Statistics

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Master of Arts

Duration: 2 Years

Eligibility:  Bachelors in the respective field

Type: Aided, Full Time

Specialization: Assamese and English

Intake: 75 in all

Bachelor of Physical Education (B.P.Ed)

Duration: 3 years

Eligibility: 10+2 

Type: Self-financed

Specialization: Physical Education

Intake: 30

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Bachelor of Science in Information Technology

Duration: 3 years

Eligibility: 10+2 with Mathematics (minimum 45%) as a compulsory subject.

Type: Self-financed 

Specialization: Information Technology

Selection Criteria: 10+2 with Mathematics (minimum 45%) as a compulsory subject

Intake: 30

PG Diploma

Duration: 1 year

Eligibility: Degree in any discipline 

Type: Aided, Full time

Specialization: Computer Applications

Intake: 25

In addition to the above programs, the college also offers the following distance learning programs:

  • UG: BCA, B. Sc (IT), B.A. (General), B.Com (General)
  • PG: MCA, M.Sc (IT), Communication & Journalism (MCJ), Masters in Assamese, English, Bengali, Education, Philosophy, Bodo, Nepali, Economics, History, Political Science, Mathematics, and Commerce.
  • PG Diploma: Sales and Marketing Management, Human Resource Management, Business Management, Financial Management, Banking & Financial Services, Computer Application, Journalism and Mass Communication, and ELT.
  • Certificate:  Computer Applications and Community Radio Technology.

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Nalbari College Admissions

Admissions to all the courses of Nalbari College are based solely on merit in the previous qualifying examination. The application form must be downloaded and submitted online before the stipulated date. An application fee of INR 250 is also required to be paid. Selected students will be intimated and are required to report to the college on the day as mentioned, failing to do which the provisional admission will be revoked. Admissions to hostel facilities if required are also conducted on the same day. 

The documents required at the time of admission are: 

  • Original mark-sheet of the last qualifying examination. 
  • Certificate from the Head of The Institution last attended 
  • Gap certificate (if necessary) issued by a Gazetted Officer/ Head of the Institution last attended 
  • Two Copies of passport size photographs showing the date and name of the applicant. 
  • Original Caste Certificate when admission is sought against the reserved category. 
  • Original supporting documents for extracurricular activities when admission is sought against EC quota. 
  • Original documents issued by a competent authority in case of differently-abled candidates. 

Nalbari College Scholarships

The college generates a Student Mutual Aid Fund for every academic year. This fund provides financial assistance to meritorious but economically deprived students. To avail financial aid from this fund students are to apply in a prescribed Application Form available at the college office. Each application should be accompanied with an income certificate of the parents from the competent authority. A committee is appointed to scrutinize the application and to prepare the list of deserving candidates. 

Other scholarships provided by the Central Government that the students can also avail of are:

  • Central Sector Scheme  
  • Combined Merit Scholarship 
  • INSPIRE Fellowship 
  • Ishan Uday Scholarship (For North Eastern Region) 
  • Means cum Merit Scholarship 
  • Minority Scholarship  
  • Post Matric Scholarship for SC, ST & OBC 
  • Students Mutual Aid Fund Scholarship (College Sponsored)

Nalbari College Facilities

Some of the facilities provided by the college are:

  • Hostel: Hostel facility is provided only for girls, within the college campus. Hostel seats are allotted at the time of admission on the basis of merit. Badminton and Carrom facilities are available, as well as wifi inside the hostel campus. 
  • Library:  The total area of the Library is 515 sq meters. (5544 sq. ft.) with a total Seating Capacity of 139. It has a collection of 66973 textbooks and reference books, with an added bonus of more than 3135000 e-books, and 6000 e-journals. 12 Newspapers are also subscribed to. 
  • Academic Facilities: There are fourteen ICT enabled classrooms, three Computer Laboratories, two seminar halls, one UGC Network Resource Centre, and one Digital Classroom. 
  • Other facilities include a large playground flanked with a pavilion, a computer lab, two sets of generators for uninterrupted power supply, a Conference Room, and a canteen for students and teachers. 

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Nalbari College Faculty

Faculty and Staff recruitment procedure is maintained according to the existing norms and guidelines of UGC and the state government. There are currently a total of 22 Assistant professors and 66 associate professors among the teaching faculty. Among these, 32 teachers are qualified with Ph.D., 23 with an M.Phil, and 43 with Masters only. The faculty has an average teaching experience of 19 years. 

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Nalbari College FAQ

Ques. Are there any welfare schemes students can avail of?

Ans. Students can avail of the Student Mutual Aid Fund if eligible. They will also be provided with Medical Facilities as a welfare scheme. 

Ques. Is there a parent-teacher association in the college?

Ans.There is no Parent-Teacher Association in the college. However, the college involves parents on different occasions. Departments organize Guardians Meet regularly. The Governing Body of the college has a member from among the guardians of the current students.

Ques. What is the approximate fee structure for undergraduate courses?

Ans. Nalbari College UG fee is as follows:




General Course

INR 5005

INR 5875

Major Course

INR 5125

INR 6155

Ques. Does the college have a placement cell?

Ans. The college does have a career counseling cell that organizes workshops and seminars periodically. However, this does not take a proactive role in ensuring the placements of the students. 

Ques. How do we contact the college for further details?

Ans. You can either visit their campus in Nalbari or contact them on their number at 03624 220 241. You can also email them at

Ques. Is there a college uniform?

Ans. Yes. In summer, boys have to wear Parrot Green Shirt and Black Trousers, while girls are supposed to wear Parrot Green Kurta and Black Salwar and Dupatta. During winter, the same uniform is used along with a black sweater or blazer.