Tezpur University, a central university was established in 1994. Currently headed by the Governor of Assam, Banwarilal Purohit the university has spread to 21 departments, 9 centres and 4 schools. The university has already been given an 'A' grade by NAAC. The university also offers distance education programmes. Tezpur University offers 11 courses to 254 students by 1 teaching staff and 2 non-teaching staff.
Tezpur secures a rank of 34
Tezpur University received a ranking among the top 150 universities among the top 200 universities that are not older than 50 years. Tezpur University secured the 34th position among the top 50 universities in generation Y consisting of universities that were established between 1986 to 1999. The universities are judged on the basis of Citations, Industry, Income, International Outlook, Research and Teaching. The global educational assessment body released the list of top universities on the 5ht of April in 2017. The only universities to appear from the list from north east are Indian Institute of Technology Guwhati and Tezpur University. Both the universities were established in 1994.