The Dibrugarh town has a glorious background in the history of women’s education in N. E. India. It was in Dibrugarh that the first Girls’ High School was established in Assam in the year 1885, which is now known as Dibrugarh Govt. Girls’ Higher Secondary and multi - purpose school. Before the establishment of this school, girls had to go outside Assam to complete High School with the help of scholarship granted by the State Government.
In 1945 with the establishment of the Dibrugarh College (renamed D. H. S. K. College) higher education was brought within easy reach of the local people and many girl students enrolled. Gradually the number of girl students increased manifold that the idea of a separate college for women was mooted. Soon the idea was translated into action. The birth of M.D.K.G.College can be traced to a Governing Body meeting of D.H.S.K.College, held on 29th August 1960. In the meeting, the members of the Governing Body which was chaired by Hanuman Bux Kanoi stressed on the establishment of a Women’s College in Dibrugarh. The Chairman assured that he would bear the cost of the building’s construction if the college would be named after his wife, Manohari Devi Kanoi. Thereafter, a Sponsoring Committee was formed and the process for establishing the college began.. The college started functioning on 5th July 1963 under the principalship of Dr. Jogiraj Basu, noted Oriental scholar and classes were held in the morning in DHSK college premises. The college offering Arts stream shifted to its present campus in 1965, where classes were held in a DFO Bungalow. Starting with the total strength of 215 the college has now an enrolment of approximately 1800 students. It is affiliated to Dibrugarh University and its Higher Secondary Course is recognised by Assam Higher Secondary Education Council, AHSEC. It is an UGC recognized college under section 2(f) and 12(B).
Dear Student friends,All the faculty members and the office staff of Manohari Devi Kanoi Girls' College welcome you to this premier institute of women's education which has completed fifty years of glorious service in the field of Higher Education and learning. We are devoted to provide the best education to the female section of the society to produce internationally competent human resource.
We have continuously utilized our time and energy for the all round development of the college in terms of infrastructure and other amenities to create a suitable academic atmosphere for the students. I am sure your aspirations and sincere efforts will enable you to achieve the desired goals.
With Best Wishes Dr. Dilip Kumar Bhuyan Principal, MDKG College, Dibrugarh