Department of Assamese

Courses and programmes offered : BA Honours & Regular, PG

History of the department:

Date of Establishment21st July, 1969
Introduction of BA. (General) course1972
Introduction of BA (Major) course1981
Affiliation of BA (General) course by Gauhati University1975
Date of permission of BA (Major) course by Gauhati University1981-82
Introduction of PG course2017-2018
First teacher to join the departmentLate Birendra Giri Basumatary

Name of the ex-faculty of the department:

Sl. No.Name of the Ex – FacultyPeriod
1Lt. Birendra Giri Basumatary. (M. A.)21-07-1969 to 09-04-1994
2Mr. Dhirendra Nath Medhi, (M.A.)14-11-1973 to 31-12-2011
3Mr. Kameswar Deka (M.A.)13-02-1974 to 06-02-2004
4Mr. Pradip Kr. Sarma (M.A.)1977 to 1984
5Mr. Karuna Kanta Sarma (M.A.)22-07-1985 to October, 1985
6Mr. Iswar Ch. Deka (M.A.)22-07-1985 to 31-10-2020
7Dr. Pramathesh Bayan, (M.A., Ph.D)18-08-1986 to 30-09-2020
8Dr. Birhash Giri Basumatary (M.A., Ph.D)13-08-1994 to 31-01-2012


Name of the FacultyDevajyoti Sarma. M.A., M.Phil., B.Ed.
DesignationHOD and Assistant Professor
Areas of InterestFolk Literature, Language study
Name of the FacultyDr. Jumi Das, M.A., Ph. D.
DesignationAssistant Professor
Areas of InterestLanguage
Name of the FacultyPrasanta Kumar Barman, M.A.
DesignationAssistant Professor
Areas of InterestAssamese Literature
Name of the FacultyKrishna Das. MA.
DesignationAssistant Professor
Areas of InterestAssamese Literature, Folk Literature
Name of the FacultySewali Roy. MA., B.Ed., (Ph.D. Research Scholar)
DesignationAssistant Professor
Areas of InterestCultural Literature, Language Study

Departmental Facilities and Activities:


  • Departmental Publications
    1. Prabandha Sourava (A collection of Assamese articles, 2003)
    2. Spandan (Departmental wall magazine Every year)
    3. Srijan (A collection of poems, 2003, 2010)
    4. Anudita Kabita (Bi-lingual translated collection of poems)
    5. Prabandha Guccha
    6. Kabita – Malika (A collection of poems) (2018 & 2019).
  • Individual Publications
    • Lt. Birendra Giri Basumatary
      1. Bodo Harimuri Mohor Mushri (An Outline of Bodo Culture)
    • Dr. Pramathesh Bayan
      1. Prabandha Guccha
    • Dr. Birhash Giri Basumatary
      1. Thengfakhri Tohsildarni Thamani Thungri (Translated into Bodo from Assamese Novel “Thengfakhri Tohsildaror Tamor Torowal” by Mamani Raysom Goswami)
      2. “Mwihur”  – Translated into Assamese from Bodo novel by Dharanidhar Owary
      3. “Angni Zobrani Bwswrse” – Translated into Bodo from Assamese Essay “Mor Axukhor Ebosor” by Minati Barthakur.
    • Dr. Pranab Bhagabati
      1. Aakou Natun Prabhat Hobo 9Edited song collection of late Jayanta Hazarika)
      2. Maramar Sparsha (Noval)
      3. Mayla Aachal : Ek Samkikha (Criticism)
      4. Kanmaan Barashir Chip (Edited song collection of Dipali Barthakur)
      5. Kaanoighator Daakowal (one act play collection)


  • Seminar:
    1. UGC Sponsored National Seminar at Bijni College on 28th & 29th June, 2013. Topic – “Life and Music of Ganasilipi Bhupen Hazarika”.
    2. UGC sponsored National Seminar at Bijni College, Bijni on 26th & 27th June, 2015. Topic – “The Life and Works of Lakshminath Bezbaroa”.
  • Workshop:          
    1. National Workshop on Indian Cork Industry and Assamese Puppet Dance, Sponsored at Bijni College, Bijni on 28th June, 2015.
  • Webinar: 
    1. National Webinar on “Covid – 19 & present Education system” held on 11th August 2020.
    2. Two Day National Webinar on “The Heritage of Assamese Drama & its Evolution” held on 26th & 27th September, 2020.
  • Misc.:       Nil

Research Work

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