Bhattadev University

Bhattadev University is a public state university located at Pathsala, Bajali district, Assam. The university is established by Bhattadev University Act, 2017 which was passed by the Governor of Assam on 7 September 2017. It was created by upgrading Bajali College of Pathsala, Bajali district. It was named after Sri Sri Bhattadev, also known as Vaikunthanath Bhagwat Bhattacharyya, an important preceptor of the Ekasarana Naam Dharma and the father of Assamese prose because he composed Shrimadbhagawatam and Shrimadbhagawatgita in classical Assamese prose in the 17th century AD.[citation needed] The UGC has recognized Bhattadev University as an institution “empowered to award degrees as specified by the UGC under section 22 of the UGC Act 1956 by conducting courses through its own departments, its constituent colleges and/or through its affiliated colleges in regular mode with the approval of concerned statutory bodies/councils” vide its letter F.No. 9-12/2019 (CPP-I/PU) dated 25 September 2019.[1]

Bhattadev University
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Motto in English
Knowledge is one that liberates
Established2019 (4 years ago) (2019)
ChancellorGovernor of Assam
Vice-ChancellorBirinchi Kumar Das
26°30′12″N 91°11′6″E / 26.50333°N 91.18500°E / 26.50333; 91.18500Coordinates: 26°30′12″N 91°11′6″E / 26.50333°N 91.18500°E / 26.50333; 91.18500

On 25 June 2019 Prof. Birinchi Kumar Das, PhD(IISc) took charge as the first Vice-Chancellor of Bhattadev University.[2]


  1. ^ "Assam house passes bills to set up universities". India Today.
  2. ^ "Dr Birinchi Kumar Das officially appointed as First VC of Bhattadev University in Bajali". The Sentinel.