Affiliated to Dibrugarh University

About The Department

The Department of Political Science, D.R. College had come into existence in the year 1958, almost after nine years of the inception of the college. Under the able guidance and supervision of the then Principal, Prafulla Kr. Baruah , the department became fully functioning in the same year. In the initial years of its existence, the pioneering efforts by the these early incumbents of the department, particularly Dr. Bedabrata Baruah helped enormously in transforming it into a full fledged and one of the most coveted departments of the college in the years to come. However, Dr. Baruah had a short stint in the college because he joined active politics later; he was elected to the Indian parliament and subsequently adorned the berth of a Cabinet Minister in the Government of India in the post 1958 period . With due passage of time, the department got fresh leases of life when it was joined by Dr.(Mrs) Nirala Burgohain(1964), Hem Rajkhowa(1965) and Dr. Khagen Ch. Phukan(1972) respectively. During her tenure, Dr Buragohain also served as a Visiting Professor to the Department of Political Science, Calcutta University and as a member of the NAAC Peer Teams in charge of awarding accreditation to colleges and universities of India.

Former Faculty Members of the Department

Name of Faculty

Year of Joining

Year of Superannuation

Dr. Bedabrata Baruah



Mr. Lakhi Prasad Borah



Dr. Nirola Buragohain



Mr. Hem Ch.Rajkhowa



Dr. Khagen Ch. Phukan




List of Existing Teachers

Name of Faculty

Date of Joining

Educational Qualifications

Ms. Ruma Hazarika



Mr. Bidyeswar Kuli



Dr. Tarun Gogoi



Mr. Biplob Gogoi




Noted Alumni of the Department

1. Nagen Neog, Former Minister, Assam

2. Joy Prakash Narayan, Former Minister, Assam

3. Prabin Gogoi, Former Minister, Assam

4. Atul Bora, Minister, Agriculture , Veterinay & Animal Husbandry, Assam

5. Binud Guwala, Former Minister, Assam


Learning Resources

The Department has an in- house store of books, journals and course materials for the major students. At present there 150 books, four subscribed national and one international journal. The students can avail all kinds of course- related books and Indian as well as foreign e- journals though internet. The department is computerized, enjoys internet connectivity and is well connected to a Broad Band (LAN) Internet network in the College. Apart from these conventional procedures, LCD projectors and Computers are being used for comprehensive teaching in the Smart class room.

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