also sometimes referred to at times as the Nalanda of the North Bank was started in July 1945 with 8 teachers and 112 students in the roll. Late Kamakhya Prasad Tripathy, a veteran freedom fighter and trade union leader came forward to shoulder the responsibility of the founder Principal of the College. Initially the Classes were held at the banglow of Mr.Arnaldo Duchi, an Italian gentleman who sold the property to the College.
Subsequently, the College was shifted for nearly two years to the American Base Hospital campus at Mission Chariali, then to the Dak Bunglow in the heart of the town, and finally to the present site in the month of October, 1951.
Darrang College has had an eventful career since its inception. His Holiness the Dalai Lama of Tibet visited the College in 1959 after his historic flight from his own land; followed Smt. Indira Gandhi in 1963.
Ever since the College settled in its permanent site, it has been maintaining a high academic standard all through.Darrang College has multiple disciplines for study leading to a Bachelor degree in Arts, Science or Commerece from the Gauhati University.
The college offers the following courses-
1. Two-year higher secondary courses in arts, science and commerce under A.H.S.E.C
2. Three-year degree courses in arts, science and commerce under Gauhati University
3. Post graduation correspondence courses under P.G.C.S. of Gauhati University
4. Degree, Diploma and Certificate courses under......