North Bank College, the second oldest institution of higher education in the undivided Lakhimpur District of Assam was established in 1961 in between two rivers, the Brahmaputra and the Subansiri by the entire people of the north bank of the river Brahmaputra. The College was initially affiliated to Gauhati University in 1964 as the co-educational institution but the affiliation was shifted to Dibrugarh University just after its establishment in the year 1965 and brought under the deficit system of Grant-in-aid in the year 1972.
Since the very inception, North Bank College has been rendering higher education to the ambitious youths of this backward area and facilitating for their present livelihood which would otherwise have been a far cry. However the College is highly greatfull to Late Lalit Ch. Doley, the founder President and Late Satish Ch. Gogoi, the founder Secretary of the Governing Body, for offering this opportunity for getting higher education in the locality.
Though initially the College was started as an Arts College, Science stream has also been introduced in 1996 considering the growing importance of science and technology of the present competitive world. As per the direction of the UGC and also to meet the growing need of vocational education, attempt is going on to introduce some vocational courses in the college.The college has also started M. A. course in the subject of English, Assamese, Pol. Science, Economics, Education and Sociology under Directorate of Distance Education, D. U. since the session 2013-14 to cater the needs of the ambitious students for higher education.