Arya Vidyapeeth College, situated in Guwahati, is one of the premier institutions of higher learning in not only Assam but in the whole of North East India. Arya Vidyapeeth College was established on 29 th July 1958 and has been serving the academic needs of North-Eastern India in general and Assam in particular. The college has grown into a throbbing centre of academic excellence since its establishment.
Arya Vidyapeeth College has been identified by the University Grants Commission as an institution having potential for excellence. Facilities like Wi-Fi, 24 hours power back-up, language laboratory, UV-Vis spectrophotometer, gemological instruments etc are all part of the first phase of implementation.
The College has not confined itself only to the class room teaching and learning but has reached out to the larger masses in the form of distance education. The institution has a full fledged "Study Centre" of the World’s largest Open University, IGNOU. Various courses right from Certificate to Masters Level is offered.
Arya Vidyapeeth College has played a vital role in the upliftment of disadvantaged students of the region. This is clearly reflected in the pass percentage data of the college and that of the Gauhati University.
The College library has a collection of about 50,000 copies of text and reference books. Useful journals, magazines and newspapers are purchased and subscribed regularly. Besides, every department is having a Departmental Library where useful reference books are available for consultation. Students can check the availablability of books they need personally.
Health Centre :
The college provides a health centre which facilitates the neighbourhood also. Vaccination, health awareness campaign etc. are regularly carried out in addition to regular medical assistance. The college’s N.C.C. wing works hand-in-hand in such ventures. A unit of the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) operates from the Health Centre thereby upgrading the facilities.
A total of 213 N.C.C. cadets comprising one Company of 1 Assam BN and a troop of 60 Assam girls’ BN is functional in the college campus. The cadets have organised many unforgettable camps which makes the college feel proud by representing the North Eastern Region in different national level camps and N.C.C. activities in many parts of the country.
The college has a strong and vibrant N.S.S. unit which has been rendering various community services. The Volunteers play an active part in keeping the college campus clean and pollution free. Under the banner of the N.S.S. Unit of the College campus are organized in nearby rural areas to carry out Community Development activities.
CLUBS AND FORUMS :
There are different common forums of students and teachers :
College Magazine :
The college magazine ‘Aryan’ is the medium for developing literary and other potentials of the students. It publishes articles and creative writings contributed by students and teachers. The college has a News Bulletin ‘The Vision’ - wherein news of different activities and achievements of the college students including teaching & Non teaching employees are published.