Established on 2nd August, 1991, Sonapur College has paved its way to be recognised as one of the premier institutions of the state. This sacred temple of higher education is located on the tranquil peak of a hillock at Sonapur having all the blessings of Nature's greenery. marching ahead with the continuous pursuit of knowledge, which has all along been its avowed objective, the college was also assessed and accredited by NAAC in 2004.
Since the day of its inception, the college has played a pioneering role in the spread of higher education in the South Eastern part of Kamrup district as well as the state of Assam and Meghalaya. Located at a distance of 20 kms from the capital, the college has successfully promoted itself as an academia of multidisciplinary institutions. To cater to the needs of the present dynamic of the change and the dream of the local people, the college has introduced Information Technology (IT) and Travel and Tourism Management (TTM) as vocational course. Commerce stream in both HS and Degree level has proved to be milestone in the twenty years of its history.
Now the B.Com students are greatly benefitted as the Gauhati University has provided affiliation to the college to be furnished with examination centre.
The college has been recognised for permanent affiliation by Gauhati University, thus paving the way for receiving grant from UGC for conducting seminars, workshop research projects and other funds.
The College has added another feather to its cap by undertaking the project of the construction of girls Hostel ST (P) in the college campus. Targeted to be completed by the end of this year, ie Dec 2010, the hostel will certainly remove the ordeal of travelling long diatances by the girl students, as they would be able to avail the opportunity of staying in the hostel from the beginning of 2011.
The college is making considerable progress in the field of higher education wit a continuous effort to prove true to the ambition of the local people. Academic achievements have become a regular feature of the college with students securing their place among the rank holders in Higher Secondary examinations and star marka as well. At Degree level examinations our students have always given their best performance. In the field of games and sports the college has produced a number of state level as well as national level players. Apart from the main goal of imparting higher education in the locality, the college indulges itself in may cultural, sports and literary activities by organising cultural programmes, seminars, workshops, sports meet etc. at various occassions. A multi-dimensional approach is what the college lays stress on to face the challenges of today's emerginf knowledge and economy.