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Government Of Assam Cachar District


  • The district of Cachar has a number of well-known educational institutes in North East India. Silchar, the district headquarters, is a major learning hub of Assam. The district has a central university, the Assam University, which is situated at Durgakona, 18 km from Silchar. It also has NIT Silchar, one of the 30 NITs in India. The Silchar Medical College and Hospital is the only medical college of southern Assam. To ensure a steady flow of skilled workers in different trades for the industry ITI, Srikona is there. The district also includes a number of degree colleges such as Gurucharan College, Cachar College, Radhamadhav College, Ramanuj Gupta Memorial Junior College, and Sonai College. Prominent schools in the district include Silchar Collegiate School, Cachar High School, Adhar Chand Higher Secondary School, Narsing School, Government Boys & Girls Schools, Holy Cross School, Pranabananda Holy Child School,Pranabananda Vidya Mandir, South Point School, Maharishi Vidya Mandir, Kendriya Vidyalayas and Don Bosco School.

    Educational Profile:

    Sl No.

    Educational Institution Nos


    No. of Elementary Schools 1234


    Secondary School /Higher Secondary Schools 158


    No. of Colleges 09


    Engineering College (NIT) 01


    Medical College (SMC) 01


    Polytechnics College 01


    Industrial Training Institute 02


    Teachers Training College 01


    Law College 01


    Central University 01

    Important Educational Centre: 
    1) Assam University:
    The existence of Assam University came through the Assam (Central) University Act, 1989 (Act. No. XIII). this was recognized in the year 1994, given that this University is progressively become a tremendous centre for learning. Its campus is located at Dargakona, around 20 kms away from Silchar, is put amid extensive hillocks, a distinctive landscape in North East. Its campus with area of over 600 acres enclosed by mountains and lakes offers a perfect atmosphere for educational pursuit. This University is having nine Schools with major restraints. They include Humanities, Languages, Social Sciences, Physical Sciences, Life Sciences, Information Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Technology, and Management Studies. Around 29 Departments come under nine Schools. This University has slowly started to attract students from neighboring states. This University is all set to turn into full-fledged housing University in the near future producing a superior environment of learning as well as research activities.

    2) Silchar Medical College & Hospital:
    Silchar Medical College & Hospital is known as only hospital in southern part in Assam and it is the solitary custodian of the healthcare systems of the whole Barak Valley. Positioned in extremely deliberate geographic location, this also renders services to sick community of neighboring states including North Tripura, Mizoram, West Manipur, as well as Southern Meghalaya. Silchar Medical College & Hospital was recognized in year 1968. As its beginning, SMC Hospital is decrypting its services to suffering district of whole southern part in Assam as well as its neighboring states. During year 1971, Civil Hospital, Silchar, positioned in heart of city around 6 kms ahead of everlasting college construction, was taken as teaching hospital for Silchar Medical College. Subsequently, in the year 1977-78, the major hospital building at the everlasting site was custom-built.
    Important Numbers:
    Principal’s Office (Tele Fax) – 03842-229110
    Hospital Superintendent: 03842-241712 (O)

    3) NIT Silchar:
    NIT Silchar, the Institute of National Importance underneath NIT Act was recognized in the year 1967 as the Regional Engineering College in Silchar. During year 2002, this was upgraded with status of NIT from the Regional Engineering College. This is located on the extensive campus spread more than 600 acres land on outskirts of the Silchar among wonderful scenery. This is bounded by beautiful hillocks and lakes. This Institute working out facility incorporates higher end workstations as well as Intel Pentium Personal Computers. The computing resources for Institute are associated with gigabit LAN. This Institute has facility of Internet Access using 2 MBPS lease line from BSNL as well as 64 KBPS VSAT SCPC Link through ERNET. This is planned for enhancing 64 KBPS SCPC into 1 MBPS VSAT DAMA for extra bandwidth for the Internet access throughout the existing year. The faculty members are given with Desktop PC as well as Internet Connectivity. In the year 2006, the Internet connectivity is extended to the Students’ Hostels.
    Contact Number:-03842-224879

    4) Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya:
    The JNV (Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya) is positioned in the Pailapool Village in Cachar. The school is of Central government following the CBSE course. Over 600 students are studying in the school. The faculties of this school become highly qualified as well as being chosen through different round of the interviews as well as procedure of the Central Government.
    Contact Number: +91-3842-284561

    5) Women’s College, Silchar:
    The Women’s College was established in the year 1963 in Silchar. It is a higher education institute for women. This provides Intermediate (at 10+2) as well as First Degree (with 10+2+3) courses with Commerce and Arts. This College also provides short-term Certificate and Diploma courses. This is documented by the UGC as well as is affiliated with Assam University in Silchar. This college is accredited by the NAAC (National Assessment and Accreditation Council) having C++ status.