The DHSK College, originally named the Dibrugarh College way back in 15th June, 1945, later on came to be renamed after its donors as Dibrugarh Hanumanbax Surajmall Kanoi College in 1957. It is a pleasure to remember even today that Dr. Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan, the then Vice-President of India came all the way from Delhi to inaugurate the College. It is interesting to know that the donors of Kanoi College and Dr. LP Dutta, the then Vice-Principal of this Institution of higher Education had a major hand in establishment of Dibrugarh University in 1965. The nucleus of the two nearby Colleges namely DHSK Commerce College and MDK Girls’ College had also their origin in this College itself.
The College is permanently affiliated to the Dibrugarh University as a provincialised institution whose academic activities are guided and controlled by the Dibrugarh University and whose financial aspects are chiefly dependent on the Department of Higher Education, Government of Assam and University Grants Commission.
Apart from the financial support the College receives from Govt. of Assam, it also receives, from time to time, the UGC’s financial support for certain areas of infrastructure development
The total land area in possession of the college is 16.61 acres. The College has ever been working very hard to maintain peace and tranquility of the campus especially by keeping cordial and friendly relationship with the inhabitants in its vicinity.
The College has in total twenty departments of which 12 nos. are in Arts and 8 nos. in Science streams respectively. Almost all the departments offer Major courses excluding Hindi and Bengali. Department of Sociology and Education are meant for Higher Secondary classes only. The number of successful candidates in their final University Examinations has been excellent since its inception.
The institution being a non-autonomous one does not enjoy the facilities of framing and designing the curriculum on its own. But then, with inputs from affiliated Colleges the University prescribed syllabi are meticulously followed. Unit tests, tutorial classes, classroom and general seminars are regularly held to inspire and enthuse the students to pursue their studies in a meaningful way for their attitudinal development.
The College also tries to provide impetus to the members of its family for getting involved in welfare and extension activities. Naturally, this college has also begun its quest for attaining self-sufficiency and excellence through unrelenting all round efforts.