|Established||27 May, 1907|
|Academic affiliation||Gauhati University|
|Location||Guwahati, Assam, India
Cotton College was declared open on May 27, 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.
Cotton College celebrated its centennial with a year-long program from May 27, 2001 to May 26, 2002. Krishan Kant, the then-Vice President of India graced the closing ceremony. India Post issued a ₹ 4.00 commemorative postage stamp on May 25, 2002, as part of the centenary celebration.
Cotton College has produced politicians, authors, athletes, and artists.
List of principals
The institute had 50 principals from 1901 till 2012.
This institution has been accredited with CGPA of 3.39 on four point scale at A grade (validation up to 7 January 2016) on 8 January 2011 by the executive committee of the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC).
Cotton College caters to students pursuing the following qualifications.
Study for the Higher Secondary School Leaving Certificate is possible in the Arts and Science streams. This qualification is awarded upon successful completion of two years of study followed by relevant examinations.
Doctoral studies are possible in selected fields under the guidance of recognised experts.
The Bachelor of Computer Applications is possible under the Computer Department. It is a self-financed course. This degree is awarded upon successful completion of three years of study followed by relevant examinations.
- Krishna Kanta Handique Post Graduate Boys' Hostel
- Year of establishment: 1901
- Capacity: 75 students (in 22 rooms)
- Swahid Mozammil Haque Boys' Hostel
- Year of establishment: 1902
- Capacity: 64 students (in 20 rooms)
- Rajanikanta Bordoloi Boys' Hostel
- Year of establishment: 1910
- Capacity: 85 students (in 30 rooms)
- Swahid Ranjit Barpujari Boys' Hostel
- Year of establishment: 1913
- Capacity: 93 students (in 33 rooms)
- Anundo Ram Barooah Boys' Hostel
- Year of establishment: 1913
- Capacity: 99 students (in 33 rooms)
- Seetanath Brahma Chaudhury Boys' Hostel
- Year of establishment: 1929
- Capacity: 90 students (in 25 rooms)
- Mahendra Nath Deka Phukan Boys' Hostel
- Year of establishment: 1955
- Capacity: 110 students (in 28 rooms)
- Padmashree Nalini Bala Devi Girls' Hostel
- Year of establishment: 1950
- Capacity: 112 students (in 25 rooms)
- Swahid Kanaklata Girls' Hostel
- Year of establishment: 1971
- Capacity: 105 students (in 21 rooms)
- Dr. Kamala Roy Girls' Hostel
- Year of establishment: 2001
- Capacity: 60 students (in 25 rooms)
- Krishna Kanta Handique
- Sarat Chandra Sinha
- Upendranath Brahma
- Ambika Charan Choudhury
- Bhupen Hazarika
- Bhabendra Nath Saikia
- Homen Borgohain
- Indira Goswami
- Kapil Bora
- Rita Chowdhury
- Gauri Shankar Kalita
- Arupa Kalita Patangia
- Anuradha Sharma Pujari
- Jyoti Prasad Rajkhowa
- Jerifa Wahid
- Aunkus Dutta
- Nilutpal Gogoi, Best Debator, North East Inter College Debating Competition (1986-87)
- "Principals of Cotton College". cottoncollege.org.in. Retrieved 22 March 2012.
- Principal (Prof) Udayaditya Bharali's '100 years of Cotton College