Cotton College, Guwahati

Panbazar, Guwhati, Gauhati, 785601
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Cotton College is an institution for higher education located in the heart of Guwahati, Assam, a northeastern state of India.HistoryCotton College was declared open on 27 May 1901 by Sir Henry Stedman Cotton, K.C.S.I., the then-chief commissioner of the erstwhile British province of Assam. The college was named after Sir Henry, as "Cotton College", in appreciation of his genuine concern for the cause of higher education in the province. The college was started with five professors, which included Frederick William Sudmerson, the first principal of the college, and 39 students.Cotton College was the centre of the freedom movement and the literary and cultural movements of the state to build the identity of Assam as a distinct integral component of India.On 16 October 1992, the college was declared as a center of excellence, an occasion celebrated in a solemn ceremony with Shankar Dayal Sharma, the then-President of India.Cotton College celebrated its centennial with a year-long program from 27 May 2001 to 26 May 2002. Krishan Kant, the then-Vice President of India graced the closing ceremony. India Post issued a ₹ 4.00 commemorative postage stamp on 25 May 2002, as part of the centenary celebration.Cotton College has produced politicians, authors, athletes, and artists.List of principalsThe institute had 50 principals from 1901 till 2012.AccreditationThis institution has been accredited with CGPA of 3.76 on four point and grade A++ on 5 November 2016 by the 18th SC executive committee of the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC).


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