Pre Examination Training Center


The Pre-Examination Training Centre (PETC) at the Gauhati University was established in the Year 1985 with the aim of providing quality Coaching programmes to students of the University and the North Eastern Region, appearing for the Competitive Examinations of the State Civil Services and All India Civil Services. It is a Department located within the University Campus having an independent Building. Coaching classes for examinations of UPSC Civil Services, Bank PO & Clerical and also for various examinations under Staff Selection Commission are being regularly held. For the last several years, coaching programmes for students appearing in the NET (Arts) Examination have been organized for the Paper common to candidates of all subjects. In addition to the above, coaching for NET (Science) Examination of the CSIR-UGC for various subjects are also held from time to time.

As per UGC guideline, the courses are for the special categories, SC, ST, OBC, Minorities and Girls irrespective of the category, though the facilities are extended to General Category students also, if intake capacity is not filled up by the special category students.


Conduct of training programmes for the Post Graduate Students of the University and for other interested candidates. Training is for those who are appearing for Competitive Examinations at different levels like IAS, etc, ACS, etc, Bank PO, to be decided on the basis of the guidelines of UGC to this effect.

Existing Building:

The PETC is housed in a separated one storey building near the Office of the Vice Chancellor, GU. The building has total of five rooms with two Class rooms (with seating capacity of 30 each), one office room and two separate rooms of Director and Deputy Director.


Presently, the center is organizing its library, which has more than 3000 volumes in a proper manner to help the teachers and taught with recent and specific documents/ information

Physical Facilities:

Computers & Printers 3 sets
LCD Projector & screen 2 sets
Photocopier machine 1
PA System 1 set
TV & DVD Player 1 set

For smooth running of different programmes an Advisory Committee is there to guide the planning and implementation. The term of the Committee is for three years. Presently the Committee consists of


  • Vice Chancellor, GU


  • Registrar, GU
  • Sri J. P. Saikia, IAS (Retd)
  • Prof M. P. Bezboruah, Dept of Economics, GU
  • Prof A. K. Bhagawati, Dept of Geography, GU.

Member Secretary:

  • Prof Narendra Lahkar, Director i/c
Director i/c : Prof Narendra Lahkar (09864053349, email:
Deputy Director : Dr Sanjay K Dutta (09435046846, email:
In addition, the center is receiving the academic support from a large number of specialists including faculties drawn from Universities and Colleges, Scientists, Administrators, in conducting different training programmes.

Alumni of the PETC, GU who have been qualified in different Competitive Examinations like IAS, IPS, ACS, etc. Some of them are

Smita Goswami
Raj Kumar Choudhury
Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta
Hiren Nath
Nilkanta Deka
Uma Krishnamurty
Tanu Agarwal
Hage Khoda
Maniklal Karmakar
Sushil Kumar Agarwala
Ranjana Choudhury
Debendra Nath Das
Bhaskar Jyoti Sarma
Jyotiprakash Bora
Aliqur Rahman
Address for Correspondence   
Pre Examination Training Center (PETC)
Gauhati University, Guwahati 781014
Fax (0361) 2730311
Director i/c
Prof. Narendra Lahkar
Office of the Director,
Pre-Examination Training Centre (PETC),
Gauhati University,
Gopinath Bordoloi Nagar, Guwahati-781014,
Assam, India.

FAX :+91-361-2700311
Deputy Director
Dr. Sanjay Kumar Dutta
Office of the Director,
Pre-Examination Training Centre (PETC),
Gauhati University,
Gopinath Bordoloi Nagar, Guwahati-781014,
Assam, India.
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