Established in 1978 with the noble aim of carrying the light of education to the marginalized sections of society, particularly in the Fatasil Ambari area of Guwahati city, R.G.Baruah College still stands committed to the ideal upon which it was founded. In the beginning of its journey, the college catered largely to the underprivileged students, most of whom were first generation learners. Even today the majority of students belong to the educationally and financially disadvantaged group. Be that as it may, the college, in keeping with its vision, has tirelessly endeavoured to help these students not only in pursuance of their academic pursuits but also in fulfilling their social responsibilities.
Over the years the college has been able to carve a niche for itself among the higher educational institutions of Guwahati. Students with poor to modest academic careers have shown marked improvement in their results in the undergraduate level. Their expectations are no longer just to pass examinations but to excel in them. So much so that in recent times almost all the departments have been able to produce students securing first class. They have gone on to realize their potential by working in various government and private organizations. Many of them have also excelled in the professional world by virtue of their entrepreneurial spirit.
The role played by the faculty of the college in giving shape to the life and career of the underprivileged students cannot be stressed enough. With great passion and patience, the teachers have been successful in drawing out the latent talents and abilities of the students. They make themselves accessible to students at all times, helping them with extra classes whenever needed. Financially weaker students have also been helped by providing them with books and other learning resources. Besides academics, these students have also been familiarized with various social issues by conducting regular awareness programmes and activities in and outside the campus. Cultivation of moral and social values among its students is another core area of concern in the college. Value-oriented programmes are periodically held for the benefit of students. Students of the institution thus demonstrate social commitment and moral uprightness.
Thus, students of the disadvantaged sections of society with weak educational and financial background who are admitted in large numbers in the college are not made to feel insecure or inferior to anyone else. Inclusiveness has always been in the foreground in the institution’s plans for the future. The students have also responded in a positive manner by inculcating the values of hard work, sincerity and fellow feeling. The outcomes are conspicuous for everyone to see. What stands R.G.Baruah College apart from most educational institutions is its feeling of camaraderie amongst the students, teachers, staff and administration—irrespective of caste, creed or economic status.