Jagannath Barooah College

Jagannath Barooah College (popularly known as J.B. College) is an autonomous college located in Jorhat, Assam, India. It was founded on 19 August 1930. The College is affiliated to Dibrugarh University and recognized by University Grants Commission (UGC). It was accredited by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), India in 2003.

Jagannath Barooah College (Autonomous)
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Latin: J B College
Former names
Jorhat College
Motto in English
The light that never fails
Established19 August 1930
PrincipalDr. Bimal Barah
Location, ,
NicknameJ.B. College
AffiliationsDibrugarh University


It was named Upper Assam College at first and later Jorhat College on 4 September 1930. On 25 June 1938, during a meeting under the then president, Chandradhar Barooah, it was renamed to the present Jagannath Barooah College in recognition of the commodious building 'Borpatra Kutir' along with the previous land owner, Murulidhar Barooah. Murulidhar Barooah had inherited this property from his grandfather Jagannath Barooah, who was the first graduate of Upper Assam in 1872 from Presidency College, Calcutta.


  • Assamese
  • Audio visual study Centre
  • Bengali
  • Bio-Technology
  • Botany
  • Chemistry
  • Commerce
  • Computer Science
  • Economics
  • Electronics
  • English
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • Hindi
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Sanskrit
  • Sociology
  • Statistics
  • Zoology


The college offers Higher Secondary, Under Graduate and Post Graduate courses.

Higher Secondary Programme
  • Arts
  • Science
  • Commerce
Bachelor Programme
  • Bachelor of Computer sc. and Application (BCA)
  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A)
  • Bachelor of Commerce (B.COM)
  • Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)
Master Programme

Notable alumniEdit

The notable alumni of J.B. College are


The college has a well-stocked library, named as Krishnakanta Handiqui Central Library, with a good variety and range of collections. Currently, it houses around 53,000+ books, 3104 back volume and about 151 CD/DVDs. National and international journals and magazines in Assamese, Hindi and English languages and subscribes 15 national and local dailies. Moreover, it has a good collection of encyclopedias relating to different subjects.

College magazineEdit

The College publishes an annual magazine the "JBIAN" and the first issue of the magazine was published in 1939. Also available digitally Online Jbian (College annual magazine digitization work is performed under supervision of college central library)[1]


  1. ^ "Welcome to J.B. College". J.B. College. Archived from the original on 3 January 2014. Retrieved 21 April 2011.

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 26°45′26″N 94°12′17″E / 26.7573°N 94.2046°E / 26.7573; 94.2046