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H.R.H The Prince Of Wales Institute Of Engineering and Technolgy is located at the heart of Jorhat town. It was Established in 1927. It is the first of all the TECHNICAL Instt to be established in the entire North East. It is recognised by the AICTE. The Institute has 31 acres of beautiful campus with a congenial academic atmosphere. The Institute is fully Govt. funded and is affiliated to State Council for Technical Education, Assam and under the control of Directorate of Technical Education, Assam.

The Institute is only 1.5 kms far from Jorhat Railway Station,6 kms from Jorhat Engineering College and 6.5 kms far from ISBT,Jorhat.

Nearby cities:Jorhat, Golaghat, Sivasagar

Coordinates: 2645'11"N 9413'1"E

Jorhat City:Jorhat City is one among the fifth most important cities of Assam, the other four being- Guwahati, Dibrugarh City, Silchar Town and Bongaigaon City. Jorhat acts as a gateway to upper Assam and to the state of Nagaland. Jorhat has many firsts to its credit in different spheres. Jorhat was there first town of the Greater Assam installing electricity supply in 1923. The first aeroplane on northeastern soil was landed in Jorhat in 1928. Jorhat Gymkhana Club is the oldest golf course in Asia and third oldest in the world. The first stadium of Assam was built in Jorhat. The world’s oldestand largestTea Experimental Station is located at Jorhat. The first non-government college of Assam J BCollege was established in Jorhat. The cityhas many research institutes,including the world’s oldest and largest Tea Exprimental Station, North East Institute of Science & Technology, Rain & Forest Research Institute, Central Muga Eri Research Institute and universities like Assam Agricultural University & Kaziranga University. Now Jorhat is a rapidly developing city and one of the major business & commercial hubs of Northeast-India.Its population has now increased to more than 0.1million. The recent urban development of Jorhat has seen the rise of several high cost apartments and flats with people flocking in from all parts of the state making it truly a cosmopolitan City.

It was the last capital of the Ahom Kingdom and home to many historical monuments of Assamese culture. In the north of the district, the Brahmaputra River forms the second largest riverine island of the world, Majuli, which spreads over 924.6 square kilometres with a population of about 150,000. The island, threatened with constant erosion by the mighty and unstable Brahmaputra River, had been the principal place of pilgrimage of Vaishnavites since the age of the Ahom rulers. Several Sattras (monasteries) resembling those of medieval times are headed by Satradhikars teaching Vaishnavism, which was introduced by Srimanta Sankardeva (1449–1568). Each Sattra has an unknown wealth of Vaishnavite scriptures and extensive revenue-free lands cultivated by the Bhakats (celebated monks) of the Sattras. The cultural diversities which prevailed in Jorhat nearly a century ago has inspired the people to participate in cultural activities through the decades and as a result Jorhat has been able to produce many creative writers, musician, actors, historians and journalists, terming Jorhat "The Cultural Capital of Assam".

Places of interest

Majuli

Majuli, is the largest freshwater river island in The worldcontesting for a position in the "World Heritage list", falls under the jurisdiction of the civil administration of sub-division of Jorhat District. It is located 20 kilometers fro the heartland of the City of Jorhat, Assam. It is an environment friendly, pollution free fresh water island nestled in the mighty River Brahmaputra. Total area of the island is 1250 km2. Majuli is a geographical landscape of natural and cultural heritage site, with water bodies covering most of the areas which attracts plenty of local and migratory birds. About twenty six Satras or the cultural house of power are in Majuli of which the Kamalabari, Auniati and Garmur are worth mentioning. These Satras are propagating the religious ideology of great Assamese medieval Vaisnavite saint Sankardav and Madhavdav, preaching satria culture.

Dhekiakhowa Bornamghar

Dhekiakhowa Bornamghar is a noted Bor namghar (place of worship) in Assam, established by saint-reformer Madhabdev in 1461. It is located at Dhekiakhowa village of Jorhat, 3.5 km away from National Highway 37. From the time of saint-reformer Sri Srimanta Sankardev and Madhavdev, this namghar (prayer hall) has been continuing as an important centre for Baisnav religion.
Now this Bor namghar has 13 bighas of land, an auditorium of its own. The devotees of Assam donate freely to this namghar and due to their helping hand, the managing committee of Namghar conducts a lot of social and cultural welfare programs. Almost 461 years old, this namghar has been playing an important role in the exercise of Baisnav religion and unity for the people of Assam.
It is said that the main pillar of the namghar is made of a Xaal tree (Shorea robusta). One night one of the bhakat (monks) of the namgahr saw in a dream that the river near the Bor namghar (known as dhekiyakhua jaan) was flowing in opposite direction and was carrying a Haal tree meant to be for the construction of the Bor namghar. Next day, when people saw that dream to be true, they made the main pillar of the Bor namghar from the tree.

Lachit Borphukan's Maidam

This is the maidam of great Lachit Borphukan. He was the greatest ever Ahom General who defeated the mighty Mughals at Saraighat in 1672. He died a year later and his remains were laid under this maidam by Swargadeo Udayaditya Singha. It is located at Gohain gaon of Meleng-Hulungapar. It is 8 km from the Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary.

 

 

Raja Maidam

Maidam(burial mound) of the last Ahom King Purandar Singha at Rajamaidam, Jorhat District.
The existing maidam (vault) which lies on the south bank of River Tocklai on the northern side of Jorhat town is of the last Ahom king, Purandar Sinha, who expired on 1 October 1848. The present maidam was constructed to preserve the ashes of the last Ahom King Purandar Singha.

Jorhat Science Centre & Planetarium

It is located near the Rajmao Pukhuri opened to the public from March 2013 onwards. A dominant feature of the digital planetarium is the large dome-shaped projection screen onto which scenes of stars, planets and other celestial objects can be made to appear and move realistically to simulate the complex 'motions of the heavens'. This will have enhanced data mapping, data logging and astronomical planetary motion. The digital planetarium reduces the maintenance costs and increases the reliability for such systems: they employ few moving parts and do not generally require synchronisation of movement across the dome between several separate systems.

Jorhat Gymkhana Club

Jorhat Gymkhana Club,the oldest golf course in Asia and the third oldest in The World
Established by British, the Jorhat Gymkhana Club was built in 1876 by D. Slimmon, then Secretary of the club in Seconidhara village. The club has been a venue for horse races ever since its inauguration. The Governor's Cup is the major trophy awarded here every year.
It has a lush green 9-hole golf course circuit vying for a position in the "World Heritage list" as the oldest golf course in Asia and the third oldest in the world The club offers facilities in lawn tennis grass courts, swimming pool, billiards, polo, gentleman's bar and cinema theatre. The cricket ground here is known as 'Jorhat Gymkhana Ground'. It had the grace of hosting the CK Naidu Under-19 Indian Cricket tournament matches.Khelmati sports club uses this ground for practising cricket.
The Club road was the first asphalt road laid by the Britishers to connect the City Centre with the Jorhat Gymkhana Club.

Chandrakanta Handique Bhavan


Chandrakanta Handique Bhawan is the head office of Asam Sahitya Sabha
The Chandrakanta Handique Bhavan, built in 1926, was donated by late Radhakanta Handique. It is the headquarters of Asam Sahitya Sabha. Personalities like late Chandradhar Baruah, late Dimbeswar Neog, late Mitradev Mahanta and other writers from Jorhat have adorned the presidency of Asom Sahitya Sabha.

Thengal Bhawan

The Thengal Bhawan of Titabor Thengal Bhawan was built in 1880 by Rai Bahadur Siva Prasad Barooah. In 1929, he published a weekly Assamese newspaper. Later, he established his printing press and office at Thengal Bhawan and managed to publish a daily newspaper, Dainik Batori. Siva Prasad Barooah was the owner and Bagmibar Nilamani Phukan was the editor of this daily newspaper. This newspaper was published from such a place, Thengal Bhawan, where there was no post office. It was the first daily newspaper in Assamese and also the first daily newspaper in any language, published from a village in entire India.

 

Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary

Hollongapar Gibbon Wildlife sanctuary, more popularly known as Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary named after Hoolock Gibbon covers an area of 20.98 square kilometers (including the area under Military Engineering Services of Indian Army) at Jorhat district of Assam. The Hoollongapar Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary was earlier known as Hoollongapar Forest during British period in 1881. This sanctuary is approximately 19 km from Jorhat's town centre and 5 km from Mariani.

Kaziranga Golf Resort

Kaziranga Golf Resort is a very scenic golf resort located at Sangsua and Gatoonga Tea Estates of west Jorhat.

Sukapha Samannay Kshetra

Laid in the fond memory of the first Ahom king of Assam, Sukapha at Mohbandha near Dergaon and Jorhat. The State administration has pledged Rs 20 crore for the mega project in recognition of the six hundred years of Ahom rule in the region.

Institutions of Interest

North East Institute of Science and Technology (NEIST), Jorhat (formerly Regional Research Laboratory) is a constituent establishment of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), a premier R&D organisation of India, which has a chain of laboratories across the country. This laboratory was established in 1961 under the chemical science group of CSIR and originally its main aim was to develop indigenous technologies by utilising the immense natural resources of northeastern India like Petroleum, Natural Gas, Minerals, Tea, Aromatic and Medicinal plants.


Assam Agricultural University (AAU) was established in 1969 under the Assam Agricultural University Act 1968 January 2, 1969. The jurisdiction of the University extends to the entire State of Assam with regard to teaching, research and extension education in the field of agriculture and allied sciences. The University has a number of campuses with its headquarters at Borbheta, about 5 km from both bus station and railway station and 2 km from airport of the City of Jorhat. The city can be reached easily from Guwahati, the capital of Assam, by Air/Road/Rail. The latitude, longitude and altitude of Jorhat are 2644N, 94l0E and 9l m. above mean sea level respectively.


The Assam Kaziranga University(known as Kaziranga University) is a Private university established through the Assam Kaziranga University Act, 2012 created under Assam Private Universities Act 2007 in the State of Assam, India in the year 2012. The University is located near the city of Jorhat, in the State of Assam, India. The university is one of its kind in the region of North East India offering courses in various fields.


The Jorhat Engineering College was established in 1960 by the government of Assam. The college is affiliated to Dibrugarh University, Dibrugarh, Assam and is accredited by the All India Council for Technical Education.
The college has five four-year undergraduate programs (in Civil Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Instrumentation and Mechanical Engineering. The college also has one three-year postgraduate program in computer application leading to a Master of Computer Applications (M.C.A.) degree.


Jorhat Institute of Science & Technology (JIST) (formerly Science College, Jorhat) established in 1972 is located in the Sotai area of Jorhat town. It is the premier technical institute of North East India. It is the third undergraduate govt.engineering college in Assam and today is a premier technical institute of the entire country. JIST has been the hub of many academic and supplementary activities in Assam for almost half a century. The college is approved by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). The college offers Bachelor courses BE in the fields of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering, Power Electonics Instrumentation Engineering. All the courses are affiliated to Dibrugarh University, the education hub of the North East region.

Jagannath Barooah College (popularly known as J.B. College) is located in Jorhat, Assam, India. It was founded on 19 August 1930. The College is affiliated to Dibrugarh University[1] and recognized by University Grants Commission (UGC). It was accredited by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), India in 2003.


Jorhat city at night


NEIST


Jorhat Engg. College


RFRI,Jorhat


Assam Agriculture University


JB College


Tocklai Experimental Station

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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