Dr. N. N. Dutta
Assam down town UniversityChancellor Message
Dr. N. N. Dutta
Dr.Narendra Nath Dutta is a MBBS under Gauhati Medical College in 1965, standing 2nd in the University, he has completed his Master Degree in ENT standing 1st From All India Institute Of Medical Sciences, New Delhi in 1970, he has been awarded with the British Common Wealth Fellowship in 1981 for Higher Studies in Microsurgery, in the UK. He has also been awarded The Fellowship Of International College Of Surgeons in 1982. He was Teacher in Guwahati Medical College for 14 Years and got the Service Above Self Award Of Rotary International, 2000.He was also awarded with The Prof. Dukhan Ram Award In XXIV Bihar State Conference Of The Association Of Otolaryngologists Of India in the Year 2000. He has received the Citation For Meritorious Service From Rotary Foundation 2002 and was felicitated on the Annual General Meeting Of North East Chamber Of Commerce And Industry (NECCI) on 30th Oct. 2002 For Outstanding Performance And Exemplary Service To The Society.
Assam down town University is one of the major institutions of higher education in North East India, and is largely devoted to diploma, graduate and postgraduate studies. The University has excellent faculty member’s is widely known for its distinguished faculty. It has emerged as the leading centre of teaching and research. The large campus spreading over 50 acres of land is located in Panikhaiti and has immense bio-diversity overlooking the mighty Brahmaputra which gives the campus a natural beauty.The campus is spread amongst lush green forests and also its own rubber plantations.
The University today offers 50 different courses of study, in Engineering, Management, Nursing, Paramedics, Hospitality and Pharmacy to more than 3000 students from North East as well as neighbouring countries like Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Africa. It offers a range of courses by Distance mode and also has a thriving Five year Integrated Masters Programme.
Our emphasis is on creating industry ready students. Besides the technical curriculum we have several programs in technical skills as well as personality and soft skills that are embedded in the programs. Besides this we have a strong placement team which emphasizes on industry interface. There are several seminars and workshops being arranged from industry stalwarts from across the country. The University has also opened two offices in Pune and Delhi, at the heart of the industrial and corporate belt with the lone intention of interacting with the industry for knowhow and job opportunities. We believe, that even if we are based in one corner of the country, all the opportunities of an emerging India will available to all our students.
Assam down town University has to traverse a long way by way of expanding as well as consolidating academic programmes, which it will, maintaining the rich tradition and cultural heritage of the region as well as fulfilling its social mission of creating quality human resources in order to serve the nation with dedication.
The start of the distance education programs will also help us to reach out to even larger number of students at minimal costs. Students who could not have availed education at the University will now be able to avail that same quality from their homes or our study centers across the state of Assam.
We eagerly await to welcome you as young and enthusiastic students to join our University which will give you a passport to your future career.
“You enter to learn and go out to serve and earn with great service and absolute professionalism in the changing scenario of the world”.
Prof. Dr. Ramesh C. Deka
Assam down town UniversityVC Message
Prof. Dr. Ramesh C. Deka
Prof. Ramesh C. Deka joined the faculty position in AIIMS in 1981. Prior to this, he worked as a faculty in Kasturba Medical College, Manipal where he was reader and head of the department of ENT (1976–1979) and in Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Pondicherry (1979–1981). He received his training in 1977-1978 in otology, neurotology and microsurgery of the ear under Prof. G.E. Shambaugh Jr. and Prof. George A. Sisson at Northwestern University, Chicago, USA. Dr. Deka has also undergone training in otology under Prof. Nager at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland and under Prof. JA Kirchner at Yale University Medical Center, New Haven, Connecticut, USA in head & neck surgery. He has conducted neurophysiological studies on inner ear with David Lipscomb at University of Tennessee, Knoxville during his fellowship in USA (1978).He has also been keenly associated with community health programmes during his 37 years of experience in teaching, patient care and research. He had undergone training in neurotology under C.F. Claussen in Wurzburg University & Neurotology Institute, Badkissingen, Germany in 1984. In 1994, on a WHO fellowship, he worked with David W. Kennedy in the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center and learned functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS). Prof. Ramesh C. Deka also worked with Prof. Robert Jackler, Prof. R. Schindler, Prof. H. Dedo and Prof. R. Kaplan in the area of head & neck surgery, neurotology and skull-base surgery at the University of California, San Francisco. In 1996, he went to Australia to undergo training in cochlear implant surgery at the Melbourne University and the Bionic Ear Institute, Melbourne. He is in the Editorial Board Member of Acta Otolaryngologica (Sweden), Otology and Neuro-otology (USA), Otolaryngoloy & HN Surgery, USA, Pakistan Journal of Otolaryngology (Pakistan), India Journal of Otology and Vertigo view Point.
I, Professor Dr Ramesh C. Deka , Former Director of All India Institute of Medical Sciences(AIIMS) and Former Distinguished Chair Professor of Medical Education and Research at the Amity University , UP(AUUP) take pride in letting you know that I have joined this young Assam Down Town University (AdtU) as its Vice Chancellor recently. I had served the country for last 45 years at different capacities in various places. With these experiences behind me I wish to serve the North East Region through this esteemed University at Guwahati, promoted by a visionary person Dr. NN Dutta as its founding Chairman of the Down Town Charity Trust.
I believe with support from all of you, the AdtU will grow and develop as a vibrant hub for higher Education and learning in the near future.
This University was established as a Public Authority for Higher Education by the Assam Government in 2010 through an Act by its Legislative Assembly with the objective to fostering quality Higher Education in the Region. It also would attract international students from the neighbouring Countries. In fact it has succeeded to do so in a short span of 5 years. Students from whole of the North East Region and from Nepal, Bhutan and Bangladesh are currently in its roll for both Graduate and Post Graduate programmes in diverse fields /Courses.
The University is engaged in running Programmes in four major domains of learning, both for Graduate and Post graduate Courses such as Engineering and Technology(B.Tech, M.Tech, ), Business Management Studies(BBA, MBA), Allied Health Sciences (MSc,MBA), including Pharmacy (B-Pharma) and Humanity Studies, which is assisting the Science & Technology Courses.
Besides these, it has developed a unique Programme in Emergency and Critical Care for health care Professionals leading to Master's Degree(M.Sc ). Other courses include Nursing(MSc-Nursing), Food, Nutrition & Diet Sciences(MSc-FND), Microbiology(MSc- Microbiol.), Biochemistry ,Biotechnology(Msc), Physiotherapy(BPT,MPT) , Medical Lab Technology (BMLT, MMLT) and also Bachelor and Master programmes in Social work(BSW, MSW).
The Assam Down Town University has an excellent academic infrastructure, including both teaching and research labs in Science and Technology, a well managed Library with large numbers of books, journals including internet facility and it is manned by student friendly librarian and staff. It has also a Faculty development activity for writing research Projects and other areas of interest.
Because of its association with the Down Town Hospital it has a significant thrust in Allied Health areas and the AdtU has already produced a large number of health care professionals, who have been serving in the North East. The University is also offering Distance Education Courses in BBA, MBA and Bsc(IT) successfully. It is running a number of Diploma Courses to produce skilled work force for the Region and India.
The AdtU is also offering few 5 year Integrated Programmes in MBA, B. Tech- M Tech, Bsc- Msc(IT).
Diploma level courses in Medical laboratory, Radiography, Optometric technology, Physiotherapy Technology and also in Renal Dialysis Techniques and also a course in Hospitality and Catering Services. These are a popular course for 10 Pass students. The University is actively engaged in Govt. sponsored Skill Development Programmes, under supervision of trained supervisors and Faculty. It has produced a large number of skill work force for different Govts in the North East region.
The AdtU has successfully conducted two Convocations in 2014(461 degrees in graduate and post graduate levels) and in 2015( 774 degrees). The University has offered Honourary DSc & D.Litt degrees to most eminent personalities in Science, Medicine and in Literature. Given to those included amongst other Bharat Ratna awardee and eminent scientist, Dr CNR Rao and Shri Jhahnu Baruah(D.Litt) for their outstanding contribution to science and literature.
The University has a highly trained and experienced set of senior faculty and also a group of young and youthful talented and vibrant junior level faculty. They are dedicated and committed to promotion of higher education and services to the nation with a committed attitude to nurturing and mentoring the young students that got admitted at the AdtU. We have started PhD programme in science and Technology and also in Allied health Sciences.
The Board of Trustees and the Faculty are committed to make this young University a most vibrant one with participation from students. It is offering Scholarships to students on merit basis. Our beloved Founder Chairman of the Trust and Chancellor Dr. NN Dutta is a great visionary and he has a Vision for the University to make the University a Research driven academic institute, committed to the service of the North Eastern Region for finding solutions to its existing problems due to its diverse cultural and geographical conditions and situations through research at the University.
While the University is striving to build a scientific ecosystem and a vibrant work culture for academic and research through innovative approaches, it is always combining our teaching learning activities with cultural and human values. Ours would be a value based education and at the same time preserving diverse North East culture, traditions and above all human collaboration and loving connectivity. It is aspiring to develop a promising teaching –learning Hub and a Centre of Excellence at the AdtU. In this regard, we need active support from all of you, students, parents , public and the Govt.s of the region and India.
The Campus has facility for indoor and outdoor Sports. We also encourage Yoga, Meditation, Music and Dance activities. We invite eminent personalities from different branches of studies, including Performing Arts, to deliver talks, lectures and cultural performances for students and for faculty. Although our approach road is little hilly, but once you reach here at the AdtU campus , you will enjoy its scenic beauty with lush green environment, and one side you could see the mighty Brahmaputra river with its natural attraction and hilly surroundings. The University is with a pollution free campus.
I would appeal to all of you that you come here and become a part of the AdtU endeavour for improving higher Education in the North East Region and improve the quality of our students in their employability and our nation building activities.
My Best wishes
Prof. H.K. Das
Assam down town UniversityPro-VC Message
Prof. H.K. Das
The fame of an educational institution depends largely on the quality of its products i.e. the students. But for quality output, the inputs must be good. The three basic inputs of an educational institution are : i) Faculty ii) Infrastructure & iii) Students.
At the Assam down town University (AdtU) we have a dedicated team of highly qualified teachers. In fact, AdtU teaching staff includes several senior persons educated and trained in advanced countries like U.K and retired professors from several prestigious institutes like IIT’s. We are always in the lookout for good quality faculty and have already initiated bold actions in this regard to attract quality teachers resulting in a balanced mixture of dynamic young teachers and highly qualified and experienced senior professors in all the degree programmes we offer.
AdtU can also boast of excellent infrastructure facilities like newly constructed massive buildings with all the modern facilities. The laboratories are equipped with large numbers of the state of the art modern equipments and instruments that provide excellent facilities to train our students in all the practical aspects which is so very vital for any technical course. AdtU computer laboratories house a large number of latest model computers with internet facility. AdtU Library is well stocked with several thousand books, journals and e- journals. We have also created a Training and Placement Cell headed by an experienced person with an M.B.A degree to look after the industrial training needs of our students during their course of their study and placement needs when they graduate. AdtU also have tie- up with several professional groups from outside the state to train our students in the skill of facing interviews. These groups are also entrusted with the mandatory responsibility for bringing adequate numbers of corporate houses for campus interviews for the students of AdtU when they graduate. AdtU has also signed up MOU with foreign Universities based in UK, Italy and Malaysia enabling our students to go to these Universities for a year or two and obtain dual degrees of AdtU and these Universities.
These have prompted a large number of brighter students of the entire north eastern region and from neighbouring countries like Bhutan to fulfill their dream of acquiring professional education. We at AdtU are confident to be able to meet the expectations of our young minds aspiring to pursue professional courses and like to assure them that they need not go to faraway places to fulfill their dreams, they can achieve that right here at AdtU in Guwahati staying close to their own home place.
Wishing you all the Best !
Prof. Bandana Dutta
Dean of Studies
Assam down town UniversityDean Message
Dean of Studies
Prof. Bandana Dutta
Mrs. Bandana Dutta was a faculty of Cotton College, Guwahati for 35 years and retired as the HOD of the Department of Anthropology. She did MA in Social Anthropology from Cotton College and then obtained Diploma at the School of Oriental and African Studies from London University. She is an approved artist of Modern and devotional songs in All India Radio, Guwahati and Doordarshan Kendra. She is the Past President of the Rotary Club of Guwahati and also the founder President of INCA in Guwahati
Assam down town University provides the gateway for professional life and personal development for students of North East India as well as neighbouring countries. As an institution it constantly metamorphoses the face of education, thereby culminating into a confluence of thought, knowledge and practices to facilitate the fullest development of an individual.
We are proud to offer professional development coursework, bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in variety of disciplines to meet the needs of current and future educators. Assam down town University has a team of dedicated teachers, researchers and excellent support staff who are trying to meet the requirements of educational industry in every possible field.
In conclusion, Assam down town University looks beyond the frontiers of formal and traditional education and hope to emerge and be recognized in the coming years as a place for shaping and creating the next generation professionals.