Nestled between the picturesque water body of the Deepor Beel– a famous Ramsar site and the Bor Luit- the mighty Brahmaputra river, Girijananda Chowdhury University is on a sprawling 20-acre campus in the outskirts of Guwahati, Assam. Girijananda Chowdhury University was established by the Act No. XLVII of 2022 of the Assam Government as a State Private University under the aegis of Shrimanta Shankar Academy Society registered under the Societies Registration Act 1886. The establishment of Girijananda Chowdhury University has evolved out of the initiative of the Girijananda Institute of Management and Technology (GIMT) and the Girijananda Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences (GIPS) to impart professional higher education in a spirit of philanthropy and social commitment. During the last 16 years of their existence, these institutes earned the reputation of quality professional education as evident in the accreditation of the various programmes by the National Board of Accreditation (NBA) and the award of extramural grants from the AICTE, DST etc.
Formation of the Girijananda Chowdhury University is the culmination of the vision of the Shrimanta Shankar Academy Society to extend the benefit of higher education to the students of this geographically isolated region of the country. The educational philosophy of Girijananda Chowdhury University that underpins its academic plans and programs revolves around the larger goal of harnessing the infinite potential of the young minds through imparting knowledge and skill in their chosen domains in a way that would liberate their minds from the shackles of dogmatism, orthodoxy and narrow world views. Inculcating the universal human values of empathy and equity for empowering the human being constitute the core value of Girijananda Chowdhury University.
Girijananda Chowdhury University believes in exposing the young students to the real world enabling them to learn through critical thinking, creative problem solving, encountering with differences and enabling them to find relevance through the multiple perspectives of the world and life. The spirit of Liberal Education is the essence of Girijananda Chowdhury University’s teaching – learning framework. Girijananda Chowdhury University provides opportunities to the students in a milieu that is interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary with greater scope in choosing one’s knowledge domains according to innate aptitude, inclination and desire. In their educational journey at Girijananda Chowdhury University, the students shall hone the skills of oral and written communication, analysis and synthesis, information and quantitative literacy, reasoning and logic, critical thinking, creative problem solving, global competence and citizenship, ethics, etc. The pedagogy at Girijananda Chowdhury University is student-centric and is through dialogic learning with emphasis on the holistic development of the student.