A proposal to set up a college to
impart general higher education to the people residing in
the newly urbanized southern most part of the town was
mooted by some eminent educationists in the early part of
1970. A committee of some leading citizens was formed to
start the college with the name New Silchar College in
nearby Netaji Girls’ High School from the academic session
of 1971. The need for an institution of higher education in
this area began to be generally felt, and two “Sebaiets” of
the estate of the deity Radhamadhab, Late Rajanikanta Saha
and Sefalikana Saha, wife of Hrishikesh Saha came forward to
donate a plot of land, measuring 1 & a half acres for the
purpose, on condition the college be named after the deity
Radhamadhab. So, the college under the name and style
Radhamadhab College formally came into existence on 31st
May, 1971. Gauhati University granted affiliation to the
college up to Degree of Bachelor of Arts in the year 1971.
In 1983, the Government of Assam extended to the College
grants in aid status. The U.G.C granted its recognition in
1992 and since then the college has been receiving U.G.C
financial assistance for various development projects. The
college celebrated its Silver Jubilee year in 1996. Since
its inception, the University toppers of both Gauhati
University and Assam University have added fresh laurels to
its achievements and added many a feather to its cap.
Radhamadhab College has set up before
it, twin objectives-to provide the society and the nation
with quality higher education; and to contribute to the
physical, intellectual, aesthetic and moral growth of the
youths with a sense of commitment towards building a better
tomorrow. The ultimate goal of the college is to make the
institution a centre of excellence in the field of higher
education. The college shall take constant Endeavour to
prepare the students for their future career and to inspire
them to play a meaningful role in the changing needs of the
To achieve the goal, the college aims
Providing the learners academic excellence in their
respective field of study.
Preparing the learners for commendable career relevant to
Preparing the students for life long learning by developing
an appropriate learning style and aptitude among them.
Instilling a sense of discipline, ethical and moral values
so as to make the learners responsible and ideal citizen of
Providing specialized skill oriented courses in different
Transferring knowledge, skill and technology to the
community through extension activities.
Exploring innate creativity and talent of the learners and
helping them develop into wholesome personality so as to
enable them to contribute towards nation building.