The Department of Education started in 1948 in the main Arts Building. It was shifted to the (present) new building in February, 1990. It is situated in calm and quiet academic environment. Previously the BT College was attached to the Department which managed to train a good number of teachers of Secondary School.
    The primary goal of the Education Department is to generate awareness about the versatility of education as a discipline and to promote manifold activities in the North East Region of India. We also try to maintain the growth and development of teacher education in the state and also try to establish co-ordination between community and education through various extention programmes. Good teaching and sustained research are essential elements of a healthy academic life which the Education Department endeavours to achieve.


Our academic objectives are

  • To make the students understand the role of education in a changing social context and critically analyse its operational effectiveness in that context.
  • The understand the nature and processes of learning relevant for human beings.
  • To enable students to understand the process of social interaction and its relevance in education.
  • To familarize the students with methods of educational research, educational technology, measurement and evaluation in the field of education, to understand the various issues and problems in Indian Educational System, to acquaint the students with the existing education system of various developed and developing countries.
  • To develop scientific attitude among the students through experiemental psychology.
  • To acquaint the students with philosophical enquiry as a basis of all educational endeavours.
  • To enable the students to undestand the management process and develop knowledge on Resource Management , Institutional Management, Financial Management and Personal Management.
  • To familiarize the students with environmental and population issues.
  • To acquaint students with continuing education and teacher education.
  • To enable the students to gain knowledge about abnormal psycology.

 Courses Offered

Department of Education is offering the following courses at present

(1) M.A. in Education   2 years programme with 4 semester  under CBCS system :  54 seats

(2) M.Ed. 2 years programme- Yearly system  : 50 seats

(3) M.Phil course of One year duration -  10 seats

(4) Ph.D. Programme


The documents related to NCTE recognition of the MEd Course under GU can be found here.

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Department of Education Gauhati University, Guwahati 781014, Assam Phone : 98640-41652 Email : Web   :





            Counseling for selected candidates who have cleared  GU-RET 2018 for admission into Ph.D. course in the Department of Education, Gauhati University under the Faculty of Arts will be held on 20th August 2018 Monday at 11 A.M. at the Department of Educaiton, Gauhati University. Candidates have to produce all the necessary original documents at the time of counseling.



            HoD of Education 


Gayatree Goswamee
MA (Gauhati) PhD (Gauhati)
Child psychology
Jagat Swargiary
MA (Gauhati) PhD (Gauhati) MPhil (Gauhati)
Adult & Continuing education, Comparative education, Educational technology, Educational technology
Kaberi Saha Head of the Department
MA (Gauhati) PhD (Gauhati)
Educational Statistics & Research, Abnormal psychology, Mental Measurement and Evaluation
Lutfun Rasul Saikia
MA (Gauhati) PhD (Gauhati) MPhil (JNU)
Teacher Education, Problems and Issues of Education, Women Studies
Polee Saikia
MA (Gauhati) PhD (Gauhati)
Educational Sociology, Comparative Education, Development Psychology, Philosophy of Education

Associate Professor

Dulumoni Goswami
MA (Gauhati) PhD (Gauhati)
Higher Education, Adult & Continuing Education, Educational Management, Economics of Education

Assistant Professor

Moyuri Sarma
MA (Gauhati) BEd (Gauhati) PhD (Gauhati)
Economics of Education, Adult and Continuing Education, Educational Planning and Management, Mental Measurement and Evaluation
Purabi Baishya
MA (Gauhati) PhD (Gauhati)
Educational psychology, Environmental Education, Problems & Issues of Education, Special Education
Sima Kalita
MA (Gauhati) PhD (Gauhati) MPhil (Gauhati)
Abnormal psychology, Educational psychology, Educational statistics, Comparative education