One of the veritable nerve centres of women's education in north-eastern India, Handique Girls' College was established in 1939, a dream come true for the late Mrs. Rajabala Das, a pioneer in the field of women's education. The patronage and philanthropy of the late Radha Kanta Handique were also largely responsible for giving shape to the first institution for higher education for women, in the undivided state of Assam. Mrs. Rajabala Das also became the founder principal of the college. Imbued with the fervour of the nationalist struggle for freedom, Mrs. Das was intent in doing away with unjustified taboos and prejudices on the societal, familial and individual levels, pertaining to the womenfolk of Assam. Education appeared to her to be the only weapon to enable a woman to reveal her own identity and to partake of active public life.
Vision : To contribute towards creation of a tolerant,equitable,enlightened and humane society.
Mission : Enrichment of society through a holistic education for women.
Goal : Empowerment through education.
Seventy five years of glorious existence of an academic institute known as Handique Girls’ College, have passed……….The college is celebrating its Platinum Jubilee during the present year 2013-2014. At this juncture, it is a matter of pride that I have been closely associated with this premier institution for girls, education in the state for a considerable duration of time ......