Rupahi College was established in the year 1981 with a view to imparting higher education in the broader Rupahihat area. The college held within its fold dreams and aspirations of a population among whom pursuing higher education was hitherto uncommon. Being the sole institution of higher education in an area consisting of about sixty-four villages, Rupahi College promises to keep the ideals of assimilation, progressiveness and innovation alive. A living testimony to the accomplishments of the local population, Ruphai College proudly bears autographs of the individuals who worked incessantly towards its establishment.
The college developed as a single Faculty Arts College with ten departments, bringing under its fold both the H.S. and Degree courses. It was brought under Deficit Grant-in-Aid System by the Government of Assam in 1996. The college got UGC recognition under section 2f & 12B on the 5th of May, 2008. Rupahi College was accredited by NAAC with Grade C+ in 2004. The report of NAAC was highly laudatory on the efforts and accomplishments of all stakeholders of the college for their novel endeavor to start an institution of higher education at Rupahi. Inspired by the positive feedback of the first peer team visit, Rupahi College geared up to face the second cycle of NAAC peer team visit. The second cycle of NAAC peer team visit took place in October 2015. The college redeemed itself noticeably with a 2.63 CGPA and awarded B grade. In the year 2022 the college successfully got itself accredited for the third cycle of NAAC with B+ grade.
Spread over an area of approximately twenty-seven bighasof land, the college today stands taller than ever with eleven departments under Arts stream, five departments under Science steam besides Commerce and B.Voc courses. Adding to the growth of the college, the department of Arabic has started its MA program in 2016. The college is also a study centre for two distance education institutions namely Krishna KantaHandique State Open University and Institute of Open and Distance Learning , Gauhati University. The college keeps bustling with young aspirants every year and to keep pace with their requirements we have a well trained staff of fifty-six faculty members and up-to-date infrastructure. The MoUs with neighboring colleges for faculty exchange program keeps our students as well as teachers checked from getting dull and sluggish. With regular workshops on career counseling the college has been trying harder for ensuring a brighter future for its students. The college magazine Rooplekha, the first issue of which was brought out for the session 1997-98, is yet another commitment of the college towards scientific quest for knowledge. For an overall development of the students, the college has provided enough facilities for games and sports and cultural activities.
Situated at a distance of about fourteen kilometers east of Nagaon town, the college is well connected by road. Students come from almost all parts of Nagaon district to this college. The Department of Medical Laboratory Technician under B. Voc program has been able to attract students from distant places such as Lakhimpur also. Our students have been able to secure ranks at UG final semester examinations at university level. They are getting admission into MA and B. Ed program every year keeping the record growing. The Rupahi College Alumni Association is quite active too in serving its responsibility towards the college as well as the society at large. Our alumni are serving at different state and central government offices besides being successful at private entrepreneurship too.
Today the glory of Rupahi College is no longer confined to the four walls of it. Rather, it has been successful in becoming a true beacon of knowledge and wisdom with it’s innovative outreach activities for bringing in Development and Change to the broader Rupahihat area.
As the college is gearing up to embrace NEP 2020 from the upcoming session it is of utmost importance to focus on skill, vocation and multidisciplinary approach of learning. Rupahi college is at an advantageous position in the given scenario as we have four streams currently namely Arts, Science, Commerce and B. Voc. The college aims to provide a healthy environment for its student so that they can live up to their full potential. To teach the students values of service to society and the nation at large the NSS Cell of Rupahi college is very actively engaged. Today, Rupahi college can boast of its number of girl enrollment into the H.S, UG and PG programs. So, to see this growth further and to nurture the needs and aspirations of the girl students is the college’s prime priority. In the coming days Rupahi College aims to bring in a new era vis a vis education, employment and welfare of people.
The college pledges to provide its students with the best education possible besides guiding them to avail opportunities of employment. The teaching and learning process is aimed at bring out the best in our students and train them to become rationale in thought, liberal in outlooks, humanitarian in their approaches and a good citizen at best. This in the long run will help in translating the aims of the college into reality.