An institution of higher learning was a long cherished dream of the people of greater Baksa area. The dream beacame reality on 5th Feb 1971, when Barama College was founded under the able leadership of Late Surendra Nath Das, the ex-MLA of 62 Barama (ST) LAC. It was affiliated to the university of Gauhati and was brought under Deficit-Grants-in-Aid System by the Govt. of Assam in 1978. Barama College (Science Stream), which was introduced in 1992, was provincialized by the Govt. of Assam w.e.f 1st January 2013 after its two decades of untiring endeavour. Now the college has 14 full fledged Deparments imparting education in both Honours & Regular Courses at the Degree level. The college has been playing a leading role in the sphere of art, culture, science and the development of scientific temper. The college at present has raised one more step towards the educational and cultural prosperity of the greater area. The serene beauty and eco-friendly campus which extends over an area of more than 115 bighas with calm green surroundings is conducive to the pursuit of academic activites.
The college through the various teaching Departments and centre of studies in the campus imparts higher education in the various branches of learning in Arts, Science and Computer Science.
Barama College has full-fledged affiliated study cum examination centre of Institute of Distance and Open Learning (IDOL) under Gauhati University which offers admission to the PG courses in a number of subjects. Moreover, K K Handique State Open University has provided a study centre at Barama College that offers different courses at the HS(BPP), Under Graduate (UG) and Post Graduate (PG) level. Besides, Barama College has introduced a number of professional courses like Mushroom Cultivation Training, Tailoring, Small Scale Chemical Industry etc. with the objectives to make the students capable enough to stand independently in occupational life. At present a proposal is under consideration to start Solar Training Courses, Diploma in Beautification, different diploma and certificate courses of Computer Training, etc. in collaboration with KELTRON ( A government of Kerala Undertaking). A host of dedicated teachers have worked continously to bring the college to its present prestigious position.