Assam Women's University Jorhat Postgraduate courses online admissions

Looking for admission to a postgraduate course at a women's college in Assam? Learn here in this article about the postgraduate programs that are open for admission at Assam Women's University, Jorhat. Also, learn about the eligibility criteria, selection process, seat details and the hostel facilities provided at its campus.

About the university

Assam Women's University located at Jorhat in Assam was established in the year 2014 through an act of the State Legislature of Assam. It was exclusively set up for the higher education of girls residing in and around the state. It is in fact, the only Women's University in the entire northeastern region of India. It offers 2 undergraduate and 16 postgraduate courses in a variety of disciplines that includes arts, science, technology, industry, social science, commerce and management. It also provides avenues for research in the above disciplines at its campus. To keep abreast with the latest developments and to be in sync with the outside world, from time to time the university organizes various student exchange programs with universities outside the state as well as abroad.

Facilities at Assam Women's University

The university provides the following facilities at its campus-
  • The university provides for hostel facilities to students from faraway places. The rooms are shared between two to three boarders. Every room is well-ventilated and furnished with individual cupboard, table, chair and bed. The rooms have attached bathroom facility along with a balcony that provides a view of the lush green fields outside the campus. The hostel is supplied with 24x7 running water and electricity.

  • The dining mess at the hostel provides breakfast, lunch, snacks and dinner to the boarders. The boarders can have vegetarian or non-vegetarian food as per their choice.

  • Among its other facilities are a spacious library, computer lab, ICT based teaching methods and the wide usage of e-devices, webinars and workshops.

  • For sports and recreation, the hostel provides for a badminton court located at its premises apart from playgrounds for various sports at the college campus.

  • The university also arranges for various college fests and cultural activities from time to time.

Assam Women's University Postgraduate programs

  1. Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS)
  2. Master of Physiotherapy (MPT)
  3. Master of Social Work (MSW)
  4. Master of Arts in Psychology
  5. Master of Arts in Political Science
  6. Master of Arts in Assamese
  7. Master of Arts in Cultural Studies
  8. Master of Arts in Economics
  9. Master of Arts in Education
  10. Master of Arts in Sociology
  11. Master of Arts in Mass Communication and Journalism
  12. Master of Arts in English
  13. Master of Fashion Design and Technology (MFDT)
  14. Master of Computer Application (MCA)
  15. Postgraduate Diploma in Computer Application (PGDCA)
  16. Master of Business Administration
  17. Master of Tourism and Travel Management (MTTM)

PG Courses Eligibility Criteria

  1. Female students are only eligible to apply for admissions
  2. For MBA, MCA and MTTM courses, a minimum of 50% marks in the bachelors degree in a relevant subject.
  3. For rest other postgraduate programs, a minimum mark of 45% in the bachelors degree in the relevant subjects.

For SC/ST candidates there is a relaxation of 5% in marks. For eligibility criteria specific to the course, the candidates are advised to download the prospectus that is available at the online admission portal of the university website.

Seats for each course

Total seats for each course is 30, where 5 of the seats are higher fee (Endowment) category seats. For Master of Physiotherapy (MPT), Master of Social Work (MSW) and MA in Psychology, all the seats are higher fee, i.e. self-financed category seats.

Reservation of seats

Seats for the various courses are reserved as per the norms of Government of Assam for the following category of candidates:
  1. SC/ST/OBC candidates belonging to the state of Assam.
  2. PwD candidates irrespective of state.

The above reserved category candidates have to upload a self-attested copy of the requisite certificate along with the online application. Original copy of the certificate is to be produced at the time of admission.

NRI and foreign candidates

NRI and foreign candidates too may apply for the different courses available at the university. They have to forward their application through the Indian missions abroad or their respective missions/embassy at New Delhi. The fees for such candidates as prescribed by the University Grants Commission (UGC) is three times that of the prescribed fees for Indian students.

PG courses Selection Process

The selections for the various postgraduate programs in Assam Women's University will be based on the performance of the candidates in an entrance test conducted by the university. The dates, timing and venue for the test will be notified by the university at its website. On qualifying the entrance test, the selected candidates will have to appear for counselling as per their admission date and time. They will have to bring with them all the necessary documents, including original certificates, mark sheets, etc. Admissions are to be taken immediately after counselling, failing which the candidate will have to forfeit the seat.

Entrance Test Syllabus

The syllabus for the entrance test varies from course to course. For some of the courses, it is based on the subject matter of the course and for some, it is based on logical reasoning, English language proficiency, quantitative aptitude, current affairs, computer basics and so on. Course wise details of the syllabus are given in the prospectus. Candidates are advised to check the same.

How to apply

To apply, the applicants have to submit their applications online by visiting the website of Assam Women's University. There are no provisions to submit the applications offline through post or any other means. If an applicant desires to apply for more than one course, then she has to apply separately for each one of them through online mode only. Before submitting their applications, the candidates are advised to download the prospectus that is available at the university website and go through its details. The candidates are also required to visit the web portal of the Director of Higher Education (DHE), Assam at for generating a unique ID that is required for online admissions at various academic institutions in Assam. A physical fitness certificate, the format for which is available as an annexure in the prospectus, is also to be submitted along with the online application.

Important Dates for the session 2020-21

  • Last date of submission of online applications – November 10, 2020
  • Date for entrance test – To be notified
  • Declaration of merit list – To be notified
  • Date of admission - To be notified

The time and venue of the entrance test will also be notified later by the university. Applicants are advised to check for updates at the official website of the college for any notification regarding the dates.

Fee waiver for the aided programs

The DHE, Govt. of Assam through its notification dated 17 June 2020 has waived the fees for the academic session 2020-21. However, the self-financed programs that include, Master of Physiotherapy, Master of Social Works and MA in Psychology are not included in this fee waiver scheme. The details of various other fees are given in the prospectus.

Contact details

For further details regarding the university and its programs, the aspiring candidates may contact the university at the following address:
Assam Women's University
Jamuguri, Rowriah,
Jorhat, Assam – 785004, India
Phone: 0376-2960078

Important websites:
University website –
Director of Higher Education, Assam (DHE) -

Article by Dhruv
Dhruv, an electrical engineer by training and profession, loves to dabble in writing during his free time. For the last seven years, he has been a content writer creating content for ISC on topics mostly related to school and college admissions.

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