Khowang College was established on 17th July, 1982 with the faculty of Arts to impart higher education facilities to the poor and backward section of the society. The college has been provincialized since 2005 and it is affiliated to Dibrugarh University. The college was recognized by the UGC under its sections 2(f) and 12(B) on the 19th October, 2004. The faculty of Commerce of this college was introduced subsequently in 1986, but it is yet to come under government grant-in-aid.
The college is located in a rural tribal sub-plan. The neighbouring areas of the college are inhabited mainly by backward section of people viz., scheduled caste, scheduled tribe, tea garden labourers, other and more other backward classes. Khowang College is located in a fertile area with 107 bighas of land (out of which only 45 bighas are usable high-land) in the mid channel bar(i.e.the build up site of the college,surrounded by 2 parallel lenticular abandoned channels)of the Burhi Dehing River.
Khowang College is the fruit of the enthusiastic and unwearied efforts and spirits of a few virtuous people of Khowang and its vicinity. The college is named after the place Khowang where it is located. Etymologically, the word Khowang is a Tai word which literally means Gateway to Heaven (kho - gateway, wang-heaven). Thus, it reminds and witnesses the mighty and glorious rule of the Ahom Dynasty who consecutively ruled in Assam for long 600 years.
This rural based college at Khowang, since its very cradle, has been contributing a lot towards the dissemination of higher education to the vast rural and academically, socially, and economically challenged students of Khowang and its neighbouring areas with the stipulation of awkward situation. The college authorities have been trying its utmost to create the necessary infrastructure in the college as per the needs of the changing scenario in the field of higher education in recent years. Still many basic amenities are yet to be fulfilled in the college. In spite of these, the college is being succeeded in creating an education-friendly environment and in determining its existence intact. It has become possible only because of the sincerity, goodwill, dedication and cooperation of the authorities, teachers, officials, stakeholders, public and well-wishers of the college.