Assamese is the largest spoken language in Assam and also functions as the lingua franca among the diverse communities in many states of Northeast India. The study of Assamese provides the students with the required qualification to engage themselves in areas such as the fast growing Assamese publishing industry as editors, proof readers, translators, media and journalism, research and academics.
The Department of Assamese has been relentlessly encouraging the study and cultivation of Assamese literature, language and culture exposing students to the latest developments in the field concerned. The Department boasts of many established writers as their faculties and has a successful history of being the nurturing ground of many talented students who are doing exceedingly well in their respective fields. The Department regularly publishes a handwritten magazine titled 'Xubaxh'.