The university has been established by an act XXII of 2013 of State Legislature of Assam as a State University vide Notification LGL. 149/2011/92 dated 21.08.2013 and is empowered to award degrees as specified by the UGC under section 22 of the UGC Act 1956 through its own departments.
The main objectives of the University are:
To provide for facilities and offer opportunities to women for education in applied science, arts, technology, industry, commerce, management and social science by instruction, training, research, development and extension and by such other means as the University may deem fit;
To promote research in applied science and arts, technology, industry, commerce, management and social science for the advancement of knowledge and for the betterment of the society particularly with focus on women's perspective;
To serve as a center for fostering co-operation and exchange of ideas between the academic and research community on the one hand and industry on the other;
Organize exchange programme with other institutions of repute to India and abroad with a view to keeping abreast of the latest development areas of teaching and research.