Tezpur University is a Central University located in Tezpur in the North Eastern state of Assam established by an act in Parliament of India in 1991. The University is counted among the top universities in the country. Tezpur University was established by the then prime minister of India, P. V. Narasimha Rao, who chaired the opening of the university. Tezpur University was initially operated from the premises of Darrang college and for a while from Tezpur Law College. However, later on an ancestral estate of 2500 bigha of land received from the British government in favour of the peasants was donated to the university by Kalaguru Bishnuprasad Rabha. Hence, the present-day Tezpur University stands on the land donated by him. The campus is situated at Napaam, which is about 15 kms east of Tezpur, the headquarters of the Sonitpur district of Assam. There are provisions for visitors to stay in the university guest house. Students may choose to stay in any of the five men's or seven women's hostels. The Vision of Tezpur University is to develop human excellence and inculcate leadership through hard work and creativity. It aims to become one of the most preferred destinations of students, faculty and scholars and employees and be in the Top 50 Universities of the world.