A BRIEF HISTORY OF COLLEGE
Dakshin Kamrup College is so named because it is the fruit of the untiring and relentless efforts of the people of Dakshin Kamrup area. Dakshin Kamrup, as the name indicates, is a vast area of Kamrup District stretching over hundred and fifty miles along the southern bank of the mighty Brahmaputra. The countryside has a rich cultural heritage. The literary level is moderate. Palasbari, famous for timber and Muga industry, is its prime trade centre. But this place has lost its old glory due to devastating erosion caused by the Brahmaputra. Educationists, social workers, student, and a cross-section of the public had long felt the need for a centre of higher education in this vast area. The college has fulfilled the long cherished hope and aspirations of the people of Dakshin Kamrup.
In the year 1972 the college shifted from its old premises to the present location. From then onwards it has charted a steady course towards expanding its academic and infrastructural needs. At present the college has the Arts and Science streams with fourteen departments offering Major courses. The present Governing Body of the college has prepared master plan for further development.
Dakshin Kamrup College is a co-educational degree college affiliated to Gauhati University. The yearly enrollment is 4500 approx. The college offered only the Arts education till 1978. The Science stream started in 1979 and was brought under the deficit system of Grants-in-aid in 1987. The College was provincialised in 2005 by the govt. of Assam. Dedicated and experienced teachers guide and prepare the students towards a planned future. Regular classes, periodic evaluation and strict discipline are the hallmarks of this institution.
Today this college, humble though its beginning was, has grown into a full-fledged institution with academic excellence. In the fields of sports and culture too the college is in the forefront. Dakshin Kamrup College has successfully completed its glorious 50 years in 2011.