Bhattadev University, Bajali

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Bhattadev University, Bajali, is the realization of a long cherished dream of the people of greater Bajali Sub-Division that came into being on 24th of June, 2019 after the first Vice-Chancellor of the University Prof. Birinchi Kr. Das assumed office. The University was upgraded from the erstwhile Bajali College which had a glorious history of more than six decades and was widely recognized as one of the prominent educational institutions of the state of Assam. The University was established by Bhattadev University Act, 2017 to which the Governor of Assam gave his assent on 16 October 2017. It is named after an illustrious son of Assam Baikunthanath Bhagavat Bhattacharya popularly known as Bhattadev, who is acknowledged as the father of Assamese prose. Bhattadev’s erudition in Sanskrit grammar and literature, and his command over the Shrimadbhagavata purana earned him the title of Bhagavat Bhattacharya.

Bajali College was the fruition of the vision and dedication of many prominent individuals of Bajali and the toil and sacrifice of the local agrarian community who contributed from their earnings of selling rice paddy to the establishment of the college. Bajali College grew under the dynamic leadership of Kameswar Das, who stood first class first in his MSc final examination from Calcutta University. Bajali College from its humble origin in the year 1955 strived towards academic excellence and it came to be known as one of the best colleges for science education in Assam. It is imperative to mention here that Bajali College started postgraduate courses in the Geography and Zoology departments way back in the 1980s with the postgraduate Department of Geography being the second oldest in Assam after Gauhati University.