Nalbari College was established in the year 1945 and was affiliated to the Calcutta University. After the establishment of the Gauhati University in 1948 it came under this University. It is one of the oldest and largest colleges in Assam. It was the only college for higher education in the whole area from Mangaldai to Bongaigaon. Beginning with a modest scale with only 28 students, the college today has student strength of about three thousand with Higher Secondary courses in both Arts & Science, T.D.C. Arts & Science courses with major in all subjects except Statistics and P.G. course in Assamese. The college is run under deficit system of grants under State Govt. and with regular grants from U.G.C.
Nalbari College is located in Japarkuchi village at a distance of one km. from Nalbari town. At present the college has many buildings to accommodate the students, two hostels – one for the boys and another for girls, residential quarters for 4th grade employees, canteen, playground, auditorium, P.G. building etc. in a total land area of 16.10 acres (appx.).
From its inception, Nalbari College has been successfully providing knowledge and higher learning, and has produced thousands of graduates, post graduates, teachers, scholars of national reorganization. Alumni of this college have attained significant position in the field of education, literature, govt. & non-govt. organization, P.S.U’s, art & culture, political administration, business and in the field of science & technology. More than 80% of the school and college teachers of Nalbari and surrounding districts are alumni of this college. Nalbari College is now preparing itself to meet the future challenges in education in the 21st century and as a part of its preparation has initiated several developmental and innovative plans. In order to identify the strengths and weaknesses, Nalbari College has been offered the B+ grade by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC).
Nalbari College has hitherto taken a pioneering role in promoting higher education in the entire North Bank of Brahmaputra since its establishment. Under the Principalship of the renowned educationist and literatuer late T.N. Goswami. the students from various parts of undivided Assam came to study at Nalbari College and showed proficiency in study. Students from our college have shown brilliant results in various departments of Gauhati University. Nalbari College has produced best graduates of the University many times and they have brought name and fame to the University in various departments.