The Paschim Guwahati Mahavidyalaya is situated at Dharapur Chariali on the western outskirts of Guwahati, Assam, adjoining the National Highway No.37 on the way to the Lokapriya Gopinath Bardoloi International Airport, Guwahati. Approximately 4 kms. away from the Gauhati University the college is on the verge of The Deepar Bil, the only Ramsar Site in the North-East India and a world famous bird sanctuary. The college was established on 5th Sepetember, 1978 with the aim of providing higher education at a reasonable cost, to the people of the surrounding economically backward sub-urban areas. The college offers courses from the Higher Secondary to the Degree level, in both Arts and Commerce streams.
library : The college library is named after the founder principal of the college Late Bipin Chandra Barua to remember his contribution towards the college. At present, the library has more than 25,000 books, course related, reference and others. The library also has adequate number of national newspapers, magazines and journals to cater to the needs of the students, teachers and research scholars.
Computer Literacy Center: Keeping pace with the changing scenario of higher education, and also to give a taste of Information and Communication Technology to the students, the college is trying to popularize computer education among the students, teachers and office staff as well. With the assistance received from the UGC, the college has set up a computer centre having a number of computer sets with the latest specification.