Jorhat Kendriya Mahavidyalaya is a promising Co-educational premier institution in North- East India offering courses of study in both Arts and Science streams. The College is located at Kenduguri, 3 km. east of Jorhat city centre and is well linked by NH-37 as well as by the Assam Trunk Road. The college was established in 1981 with the noble objective of meeting the needs of higher education of a large locality, quite a number of who belong to the rural and economically weak background.
The College is permanently affiliated to Dibrugarh University. The Arts Stream of the college was brought under the deficit grants-in-aid system from January 11, 1996. Spurred by the interest of students, the Science Stream was introduced from the academic session 1991-92. The College offers courses in Arts and Science at the undergraduate level and semester courses for fourteen subjects with thirteen options for Major. In parallel with the introduction of the Semester system by the University from 2011-2012, the College has introduced BA and M.A in the Distance mode to enable employed students or students who are unable to pursue regular courses for different reasons an opportunity for higher education.
The College also provides Vocational Courses and Skill development programmes from time to time in relevant areas. Catering to the development of students and keeping in mind the competitive scenario of the job market the College facilitates career guidance, personal counseling and coaching for entrance examinations. From the academic session 2015, the Tea Plantation and Management Course has been introduced under Community College Scheme sponsored by UGC and from the Academic Session 2017-18, the College introduced the UGC sponsored 3 year Bachelor of Vocational Course (B.Voc) in Small Tea Garden Management. In recognition of the immense potential among students for cultural art forms, the College proposes to introduce a department on Performing Arts that would provide a much needed platform for aspiring students who merge into anonymity without any recognition of their talents once they step out of their College life. Such innovative ventures place the students right at the heart of the institution's life and activity.
There exists an atmosphere of cordial relationship between the students and teachers in the College. Apart from academic pursuits, stress is laid on co- curricular activities and all round development of the students' personality. Special attention is paid to the students coming from backward and marginalized sections of society whose welfare was on the top of the agenda when the College was established. The College has a well equipped library, which is supervised and managed by a qualified Librarian. The Library is fully digitalized. Photocopier machine and computers with Internet facilities are available in the College Library. For the benefit of students from economically weaker backgrounds the College has been providing the facility of a Book Bank from the academic session 2011-12.
Set in a campus with greenery of trees, beautiful flower gardens, well positioned decorative flower pots, the College boasts of its scenic beauty and pleasing environment that provides a breather from the noisy atmosphere of the city.
What had started as a humble effort to spread the light of higher education amongst the locality and its neighboring areas has now flowered in to an institution of repute rendering quality education to students from different parts of Assam. With a staff strength of 70 (Teaching and Support) Staff, and over 1500 students, Jorhat Kendriya Mahavidyalaya has certainly grown in stature over the years. Since its establishment, the College has come a long way in meeting the emerging needs and challenges of the present day scenario.