Assam Women’s University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the rural setting of the large town of Jorhat (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Assam. Officially accredited/recognized by the University Grants Commission, India, Assam Women’s University (AWU) is a women only higher education institution. Assam Women’s University (AWU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees in several areas of study. AWU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, as well as administrative services.
Established in the year 2013 through an Act of the State Legislature of the Assam Government, Assam Women’s University is the first institution of its kind in the State of Assam. The main objectives of the University are: To provide for facilities and offer opportunities to women for education in applied science, arts, technology, industry, commerce, management and social science by instruction, training, research, development and extension and by such other means as the University may deem fit; To promote research in applied science and arts, technology, industry, commerce, management and social science for the advancement of knowledge and for the betterment of the society particularly with focus on women’s perspective; To serve as a center for fostering co-operation and exchange of ideas between the academic and research community on the one hand and industry on the other; Organize exchange programme with other institutions of repute to India and abroad with a view to keeping abreast of the latest development areas of teaching and research.
Mission of the University:
The mission of the University is to provide a level playing ground for the women of Assam with respect to accessing higher education for promoting their knowledge, competitiveness and skills so as to make them capable citizens to fill up the women talent gap in different spheres of societal, scientific, technological and other areas.
Goal of the University:
The ultimate goal of the University is to produce 21st century women knowledge and think tanks to effectively carry forward the women centric opportunities in the state of Assam and to become a matching partner in national and global development of the women centric activities. The logo is designed to symbolize a woman studying a book. Women education is also tried to be highlighted. Blue is used as it is the colour of the sky and sea. It is often associated with depth and stability. It symbolizes trust, loyalty, wisdom, confidence, intelligence, faith, truth, and heaven. Blue is considered beneficial to the mind and body. Orange is a power colour. It is one of the healing colours. It also stimulates enthusiasm and creativity. Orange means vitality with endurance.
List of Post Graduate Programmes
|Name of Programme||Duration( in semesters)||Intake Capacity||Download Courses distribtion|
|Master of Business Administration (MBA)||4||25||Click here|
|Master of Computer Application (MCA)||6||25||Click here|
|Master of Tourism Management (MTM)||4||25||Click here|
|Master of Library & Information Science||4||25||Preparation underway|
|M.Sc. in Fashion Design and Technology||4||25||Click here|
|M.A in Assamese||4||25||Click here|
|M.A in Cultural Studies||4||25||Click here|
|M.A in Economics||4||25||Click here|
|M.A in English||4||25||Click here|
|M.A in Mass Communication||4||25||Click here|
|M.A in Political Science||4||25||Click here|
|M.A in Sociology||4||25||Click here|
|M.A in Education||4||25|
List of Under Graduate Programmes
|Name of Programme||Duration (in semesters)||Intake Capacity||Download Courses distribtion|
|B.A in Psychology||6||25||Click here|
|Bachelor of Physiotherapy||9||25||Preparation underway|
- At present, Assam Women’s University has a fully operational hostel with 24×7 running water, electricity and other basic amenities. Each room is shared between two or three boarders. The rooms are well ventilated and adequately furnished with provisions for individual cupboards, tables, chair and bed. Moreover the rooms have attached bathrooms and balcony overseeing lush green fields.
- The mess is centrally located and provides breakfast, lunch, snacks, and dinner. It offers both vegetarian and non-vegetarian choices.
- The hostel premises also have a badminton court.
Overall, the hostel offers homely comfortable stay.
School of Humanities, Social Science and Fine Arts
- Department of Assamese
- Department of Cultural Studies
- Department of English
- Department of Political Science
- Department of Sociology
School of Education and Psychology
- Department of Psychology
- Department of Education
School of Business and Management Studies
- Department of Business Management
- Department of Economics
School of Hospitality, Tourism and Travel
- Department of Tourism and Travel
School of Media and Mass Communication
- Department of Mass Communication
School of Engineering and Technology
- Department of Information and Computer Science
- Department of Library and Information Science
School of Life Style and Design
- Department of Fashion Design and Technology
School of Health Science
- Department of Physiotherapy