Pramathesh Barua College (P. B. College), Gauripur began its tryst with destiny on the 1st day of June 1964 to put forward the intellectual and cultural ethos of Gauripur in the erstwhile Goalpara District of Western Assam. Named after the proud son of Gauripur, Rajkumar Pramathesh Chandra Barua, this institution of Higher Education took its strides with luminaries like Prof. AlokeshCh. Barua, Dr.Birendranath Dutta and galloped to prosperity under such academic administrators as Dr. Krishna Kanta Bora, Prof. Jayanta Kumar Chakraborty, Prof Gajanan Prasad Kanu and Prof. Ganga Sankar Pandey. The College initially started with the support of the people of the region and financial assistance from the Zamindar family of Gauripur. This co-educational institution of higher education was subsequently taken over by the Govt. of Assam under deficit grant-in-aid system in 1969. It got permanent affiliation by the Gauhati University and was recognized under section 2 (f) and 12 (B) of the UGC Act 1956.
The College imparts teaching in Higher Secondary (+2 level) and Degree (+3 level) in two streams - Arts and Commerce. To face the emerging challenges in trade and commerce, the College started the Commerce Stream in 1979, which was first of its kind in Dhubri district. The college has also offered PGDCA course from the academic session 2018-2019.
Although more than 60% of its students come from economically underprivileged section and from a multi-cultural and multi-lingual catchment area sharing international borders with Bangladesh, this College has been able to earn accolades for its untiring pursuit for the intellectual and personal development of its students. Notwithstanding nagging hurdles like lack of infrastructure, certain basic amenities, paucity of funds and sound academic freedom, this institution has been able to make an identity of its own by sensitizing itself to new modes of teaching learning experience, continuous academic progress in the 21st century.
Pramathesh Barua College is committed to institutionalize the culture of quality educationand ensure academic accountability while pursuing its continued journey for excellence.