Gurucharan College, Silchar, abbreviated as G.C. College, was established on 15 July 1935. The college is spread over a 7.1 acre area. today it boasts of almost 3,000 students. Now, it is a full-fledged institution of higher education to the undergraduate level. It has attained a distinct identity of its own in the field of higher education in eastern India. Initially, the college had been affiliated to Calcutta University. In 1949, the college got affiliated to the Gauhati University. With the establishment of the Assam University (Central), Silchar, G.C. College has been affiliated to it since 1994. It is listed under 2(F) and 12 (B) by the University Grants Commission (UGC) and offers higher secondary (10+2) and three-year degree course (1+1+1) in its Arts, Science and Commerce streams.
The college provides two-year higher secondary courses in Arts, Science and Commerce with two core subjects (English and any one MIL Bengali/Assamese/Manipuri/Hindi or alternative English (in lieu of MIL)), three elective subjects are offered.
The college was accredited by NAAC during 2006 and graded as B++. The college also achieved the status of College with Potential for Excellence from UGC in the same year. Gurucharan College is a premier and one of the oldest educational institutes in the northeastern region of the country with a growing list of accolades earned nationally, throughout its 75 years. Postgraduate studies in Political Science, Economics, Bengali, History, English, Mathematics, Philosophy, Commerce are offered.
The institute is listed under 2(F) and 12 (B) by the University Grants Commission (UGC), and accredited by NAAC and graded B++. The institute enjoys the status of College with Potential for Excellence for its remarkable achievements in many fields of human endeavor.