The Banikanta College was established in January 1967 at the instance of Dr. M.N. Goswami and C. Das, the then Vice Chancellor and Registrar of Gauhati University respectively with the sole aim of catering to Teacher education in the North Eastern Region of India. The college after its affiliation under Gauhati University in 1967, was duly recognized by the National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE), and is now upgraded to the Institute of Advanced Studies in Education (IASE) as announced by MHRD and the developmental works has been started from the year 2006 accordingly by the Govt. of Assam.
LIBRARY : The college Library has a big collection of nearly 7000 books including text books; reference books mostly related to education, philosophy, psychology, literatures, ICT, and secondary school subjects like mathematics, science, social science, geography, history etc. Besides these, four local daily news papers of both Assamese and English and few national magazines with educational value are also available in the library.
The College has one gents and one women hostel within the college campus. T