The Mahavidyalaya was established at Eraligool in the district of Karimganj on 1st September 2017 by the Government of Assam with the financial assistance from the Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA). It is the first and only Government Model Degree College in the Barak Valley dedicated to Science education. The institution is named after Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya, a great thinker, philosopher and renowned sociologist of the country. The objective behind the government initiative to establish this Mahavidyalaya is to provide quality higher education along with a distinct focus on Science education which is affordable and accessible to all sections of the society. The Mahavidyalaya, which came into existence through continuous efforts of the Department of Higher Education and the RUSA, had finally been able to open the gate of higher education to the first batch of students from the academic session 2017-2018.
The Mahavidyalaya is affiliated to Assam University, Silchar and offers the core subjects such as Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Botany, Zoology and Statistics along with English and Bengali. Honours Courses are also available in all the subjects, except English and Bengali. The Mahavidyalaya also offers Higher Secondary courses in Science stream under the Assam Higher Secondary Education Council (AHSEC). Started with a very few copies of books in the library, now the Mahavidyalaya has a holding of over 5,000 collections of both textbooks and references in its Central Library. Steps have been taken to subscribe to journals of different disciplines. To expand academic dimension of the Mahavidyalaya, introduction of several Skill Development and job-oriented courses are in the pipeline. A galaxy of highly qualified, energetic, and dedicated faculties along with Non-Teaching staff put their best efforts to impart education following learner-centered approach and participatory methods along with continuous monitoring of students for their overall improvement.
Situated at Eraligool, a very beautiful and mesmerizing tiny hamlet with its sylvan background, the Mahavidyalaya is about 26 kms from the District Headquarters of Karimganj. The Mahavidyalaya has an infrastructure built on a sprawling campus spreading over 30 bighas of land. The serene and tranquil campus of the Mahavidyalaya offers the best of ambience including well-stocked library, digital classrooms, and state of the art laboratories conducive for teaching, learning and research along with residential facilities for teaching and non-teaching staff and girl students. Although the infrastructure of the Mahavidyalaya is under progress, it is expected that it will be completed soon by the sincere efforts of the concerned authorities.