Established on November 14th in the year 1970 with Mr. Muhi Kanta Tamuly as its Principal, Sarupathar College is the outcome of toil and hardship of a host of leading personalities of the greater Sarupathar area, who had been longing to see the light of higher education in this outlying remote part of the country. The dream was realized with conviction when the college was brought under deficit grants by the Assam government in 1981. Thus, a new era dawned on this premier educational institution not without tremendous perils and sacrifice faced by some of the founder teachers and well-wishers. Today the college owes much to the local community who had contributed so much to see the college where it stands today. At the same time the college stands faithful to its commitment by giving her very best in the field of higher education. On the other hand, the introduction of the Commerce Stream in the year 1985 was another feather to the cap. The college got permanent affiliation under Dibrugarh University up to degree level in 1994-1995 and was declared, along with the other colleges of Assam, a provincialized college in December, 2005. Though it is a degree college, the institution has also been providing facilities for studies in higher secondary courses in both Arts and Commerce stream.
The college was awarded Grade "B" by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) in 2004. This institution is venturing into new frontiers in a quest for quality enhancement accommodating co-curricular activities, besides its general curriculum. Now the college has successfully completed 45 years of its existence and is able to meet the needs and aspirations of the people of the Dhansiri Sub-Division in particular and other areas in general. The college bears the responsibility of uplifting the socio-economic development of the backward, rural and inter-state bordering region. It is our humble anticipation that the college will open up new vistas of learning for the students by providing ample opportunities in all possible fields for unraveling the hidden talents of the students.