Dibrugarh University, the easternmost University of India was set up in 1965 under the provisions of the Dibrugarh University Act, 1965 enacted by the Assam Legislative Assembly. It is a teaching-cum-affiliating University with limited residential facilities. The University is situated at Rajabheta at a distance of about five kilometres to the south of Dibrugarh, a well known tea town of Upper Assam in northeastern India.
The University has territorial jurisdiction over seven districts of Upper Assam, viz. Dibrugarh, Tinsukia, Sibsagar,Jorhat, Golaghat, Lakhimpur and Dhemaji which lie on the south and north banks of the river Brahmaputra. Geographically this area totals 21,706 sq.km., which is about 28% of the area of Assam. In view of the diverse needs of the region a set of goals and objectives had been laid down in the Dibrugarh University Act, 1965.