Named apparently after Biswanath temple, one of the famous as well as oldest temples in the north-eastern part of India, Biswanath College has a heritage that goes back to nearly 60 years, and it occupies a place among the premier seats of higher learning on the north bank of the river Brahmaputra. Located in an ideal setting, the College, grown from a humble beginning, is all set to realize its potential as a seat of academic excellence in the years to come. The College embarked upon its journey in 1960 when the north-eastern part of our country, former greater Assam, was considered to be a backward province in every sphere of life. But eminent scholar Sadananda Chaliha as long-serving principal with his keen interest in education took the College to newer heights of excellence. In the course of time the College has become a place of eminence in the realm of learning and academic proliferation.
Bounded by the river Borgang in the east, river Ghiladhari in the west, the Himalayas in the north and the river Brahmaputra in the south, Biswanath is one of the most important places in Assam in general, and in the district of Biswanath in particular if taken into account its historical significance. Having contributed significantly to the academic and cultural life of the north bank of the river Brahmaputra, Biswanath College has carved a niche for itself in the sphere of higher education in Assam. The college came into existence on 7th September, 1960 through the untiring efforts of the magnanimous people of the place in general, and of Naazibur Rahman, the then executive engineer in the PWD department, Assam, in particular. Now Biswanath Chariali (in the past the name of the place was just Biswanath) is one of the fast-growing cities in Assam.
Biswanath College is the brainchild of the socially conscious benevolent people of the locality with thirst for knowledge and strong desire for manifestation of education among masses. Their resourcefulness, sense of resilience and willpower were bolstered by a host of people of the locality who worked behind the scene with a mission at heart for this College. Biswanath College was brought under deficit system of grant-in-Aid by the Govt. of Assam on 01-04-63.
The science stream was introduced with the beginning of Pre-University classes under Gauhati University in the year 1970 with 46 students. Degree courses in science subjects started from 1976. The science section was brought under deficit system of grant-in-Aid on 01-01-78. The College was brought under provincialised system by Govt. of Assam in 2005.
Today the college has major courses in all subjects with competent and committed teachers, strong library and an environment conducive to teaching and learning. The College is introducing different job-oriented vocational courses and centre of distant learning. The Faculty of Commerece and the Faculty of Computer application were introduced in the College 2012 and 2017 respectively.
The college was accredited with ‘B’ grade (CGPA 2.80) by NAAC (National Assessment & Accreditation Council) in 2015. Now the college is working relentlessly for the third cycle of NAAC assessment and accreditation. We hope we shall be able to obtain a better score with the concerted efforts of the faculty members, non teching staff members, the students, the parents, the guardians and other stake holders of this institution.