Arya Vidyapeeth College was established in 1958 in the erstwhile backward locality of Guwahati, namely Sarabbhatti. The founding fathers envisioned a chain of institutions under the name Arya Vidyapeeth to make education accessible from primary to the post graduate level for all, particularly the underprivileged of the society. Since its inception, Arya Vidyappeeth College has been catering higher education to students from the entire North-eastern India region. Besides regular academic transactions, the college has been relentlessly involved in bringing about positive changes to the society at large. As a part of its societal commitment/responsibilities, the college has played a leadership role in various areas that requires guidance and direction.
With the vision to promote underprivileged, the College had adopted a backward village named Garbhanga in the fringes of Guwahati. The aim of the adoption was to promote education and enhance awareness on social issues. After continuous engagement, it was found that the College was able to find significant changes in the attitude of the villagers towards education. It may also be mentioned that the college also facilitated free admission to those students coming from the adopted village.
After bringing about positive changes to Garbhanga village, the College has a plan to adopt a Harijan Colony in a nearby locality of the college. The main aim of this initiative is to bring about behavioural changes among those people in the colony who are far from modern education. A comprehensive plan will be chalked out to monitor education, hygiene and skill development among the residents. The College endeavours to bring the marginalised section of the society to the mainstream education system and thereby contribute towards realisation of social justice.
In furthering the vision of social inclusiveness, the College has a very student friendly admission process to make education accessible for all. The College does not fix any cut-off marks during the time of admission. The sole aim of keeping the cut-off marks open is to democratise the whole admission process and enable every aspiring students. Best efforts are made to accommodate maximum number of students. A gradual increase in the student intake in the last three years proves that point. Moreover, an analysis of the input-output records shows a consistent output at higher stratum from a comparatively lower stratum input.