The need for a dedicated institution of higher education exclusively for women
in the central Assam region was felt during the late 1950's. In order to fill that
void, several eminent personalities and educationists came together to establish
the 'Nowgong Women's College' in 1959. Dr. Lalit Kr. Baruah was the founder
secretary and Professor Nirmal Chandra Samaddar of Nowgong College served
as the acting Principal of the institution. However, owing to the demise of Dr.
Lalit Kr. Baruah in June, 1960 the institution ceased to exist.
However, the spark of opening a women's college was still in the heart of many people and accordingly in June 1962 a formal discussion to establish such an institution was held in the Office of the Deputy Commissioner of Nowgong. In this meeting a Steering Committee was formed for the said purpose. On 8th July 1962 some members of the Steering Committee met the then Education Minister of Assam Debakanta Baruah for establishing a women's college in Nowgong. The first meeting of the Steering Committee was held on 11th July 1962 in the Deputy Commissioner's office, chaired by the then Deputy Commissioner of Nowgong Satish Jivan Das, IAS. Distinguished personalities like Haladhar Bhyuan, Usha Borthakur, Begum Afia Ahmed, Mahesh Chandra Devgoswami, Sarat Chandra Goswami, Golak Chandra Baruah, Liladhar Katoki (Member of Parliament), Lakhi Prasad Goswami (MLA), S.D. Sarma, Chandra Kanta Sarma, Md. Samsul Huda, Md. Nurul Amin, Dombaru Gogoi, C.C. Barman and Kamal Chandra Majumdar were present in the meeting. The Committee decided to start Pre-University and Degree courses simultaneously in the College. The Committee decided to name the college as Nowgong Women's College.
The college insignia symbolizes knowledge and propagates the time honoured teaching of the Aitareya Upanishad,'Charaiveti Charaiveti' - 'March on! March on!
Nowgong Girls' College is located in the district of Nagaon in Central Assam. The district is on the south
bank of the Brahmaputra River between latitudes 25°45´
to 26°45´ North and longitudes 91°50´ and 93°20´ East. It is bounded by Sonitpur and the Brahmaputra to the
North, West Karbi Anglong & Hojai to the South,
East Karbi Anglong and Golaghat to the East and Morigaon to the West. The district is an educational hub
owing to the presence of four NAAC accredited A
Grade colleges along with many other government and private institutes of excellence.
When you join Nowgong Girls' College as a student, you'll haye constant opportunities to enjoy, discover and explore this scenic campus located on the bank of the historic Kolong River. Spread over an area or 4.3 acres away from the din and bustle of the city, our picturesque campus provides an ideal ambience for academic pursuance. You'll have daily access to resources like libraries, hostels, reading rooms, computer labs as well as facilities for music, drama, arts and sports.