Guwahati, one of the major and bustling cities of Assam, is also a frontier to the country's North Eastern region. It is an ancient city and believed to be the capital of the medieval Kamrupa Empire. It is not only the largest city of the northeast but also an important commercial center. Guwahati is the cradle of education in the entire northeastern belt and education in Guwahati has always attracted people from different parts of the country. The city lies close to the LGB International airport and is also well connected through rail that makes it convenient for students across the country to come and avail Guwahati Education.
Although the language of the local people is Assamese, because of its high Bengali population Bangla is considered another vernacular medium. Schools in Guwahati can be both private run and government-aided public schools. The public schools use both Bangla and Assamese as their medium of instruction while private schools are generally English Medium barring a few which is Hindi Medium.
The schools are affiliated either to the Assam Council of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education or Indian Council of Secondary and Certificate (ICSE/ISC) or Central Board of Education (CBSE). Among the schools, which deserve mention, are Cotton Collegiate HS School, DAV School, Carmel Convent and Bengali Girls' High School, Don Bosco High School, St Mary’s Convent School, TC Girl’s High School.
The city, which is a domicile to several premier institutions, boasts of the Guwahati University (G.U.), one of the oldest educational institutes of the region. The University was set up under the state of Assam Legislature Act in 1948 and is accredited a 4 star status by NAAC under UGC. Set in an arcadian ambience enjoying the ravishing beauty of the hills, the university has developed for itself a small-secluded township known as Gopinath Bardoloi Nagar. The University has a huge population of students and boasts of all possible modern amenities like canteens, library, conference and seminar halls, medical facilities, hostel, residential quarters for faculty and not the least, state-of- art laboratories. The University conducts all kinds of programs from Undergraduate to Doctoral programs related to Arts, Science, Commerce Medicine and Law. The educational palette is extremely colorful and caters to a varied taste propagating education in almost 50 different subjects. In fact Guwahati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) is one of the oldest medical institutions under G.U., recognized by All India Medical Council.