The Department of Assamese of Dibrugarh University (Established 1967) is one of the leading departments in Dibrugarh University. This is a Department with a proud heritage and strong set-up and is ever ready to facilitate the students and scholars.
Apart from the traditional areas of studies, the Department always welcomes new emerging areas of Teaching, Learning and Research, related to Linguistics, Literary and Cultural Studies like Assamology, Indology, Comparative Literature, Translation Studies, Indian Literature, Sociology of Literature etc.
The faculty members of the Department have been continuing research works towards different research sectors from regional to international level.
Under the patronization of different eminent forums of the country and also by itself, the Department has been organizing different seminars and workshops on some important issues since its inception.
The Department has a unique identity with the following:
1. UGC Recognition as Centre for Asdvanced Studies:
The Department has successfully completed four UGC-SAP Programmes. Two phases of DSA Programme, One ASIHSS Programme and one CAS Programme, i.e, Centre of Advanced Study, Phase-I. It is the only Department in the stream of Humanities and Social Science in all over North-East India who has been recognized as Centre of Advanced Study by the University Grants Commission. The UGC has awarded the Phase-II CAS Programme to this Department again in 2015.
Approx. 11,000 books and 1900 journals in the Departmental Library.
There is a reference section in the Library in the name of Prof. Mahendra bora with approx. 3,200 numbers of rare books and approx. 441 numbers of periodicals.
There is a special corner in the name of Prof. KabinPhukon donated by his family which contains around 511 books.
At the enterprise of the faculties of the Department, almost 800 valuable manuscripts belonging to 17th to 19th century have been preserved in the Departmental Archive.
The Department also owns a Cultural Museum containing various art and artifices from different tribes and communities of the whole North-Eastern region.
The Department also owns the prestigious SahityaratheeLakshminathBezbaroa Chair since 1969, and this Chair has been established to promote research activities and academic practices in Ancient and Modern Assamese literature.
A Language Laboratory with the software Multi Speech 3700 and CSL – 4500 installed in 15 computers sets for the study of language and Sound analysis.
Nava Kumar Handique [Head of the Department]
The Department offers Ph.D., M.Phil. and two year Post Graduate Programmes. The Department has designed the whole course structure by incorporating the contemporary trend and tendencies of the global literary and linguistic scenario. The Department has also emphasized on strengthening the basic concept of the students to make the students acquainted with the latest areas of research.
a) ‘Anviksha’, a refereed journal (ISSN 2348-067X) has regularly been published from the Department.
b) At the enterprise of the LakshminathBezbaroa Chair in the Department, a refereed journal, ‘Kenchason’ (ISSN: 2231-2080) has regularly been published under the editorship of Prof. K. D. Hazarika, LakshminathBezbaroa Chair Professor.
c) Several Research Projects to achieve the objectives under its thrust area have been undertaken.
i. The following Three Projects under CAS-II Programme are going on:
ii. The following three UGC sponsored Major Research Projectsunder three Professors are going on:
The Department has already published 69 valuable books through its various schemes.