Year of Establishment: 1944
The department aims to promote State and National integration though the study of language, literature and culture so as to motivate the learners to acquire proficiency and skill for their better placement within the country and abroad. The main objective of the department is teaching, learning and assessment of Assamese language, literature and culture. With the introduction of semester course in the under-graduate and post-graduate. level, the department has given much emphasis on functional Assamese.
The honours course in Assamese was introduced in 1962.The teachers of the department have made significant contribution for the development of Assamese culture, language and literature. Prof. Mahim Bora, the former President of ASSAM SAHITYA SABHA and SAHITYA ACADEMY awardee and Dr. S. Rajguru, a distinguished linguist, folklorist and scholar have added more colour and dignity to the department.
The department has published Journals entitled Sanchi (2003), Nagian (2007), Nagaya (2008), Nagian (2009) Edited by Dr. G .K. Goswami.