Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed Medical College and Hospital is the newest addition to the emerging medical education scenario in Assam. The first medical school of Assam was established 100 years back in Dibrugarh as Berry White Medical School. The same school was upgraded to Assam Medical College in 1948 on 3rd of November. Gauhti Medical College in Guwahati and Silchar Medical College in Silchar were established in 1960 and 1968 respectively. Then following a long gap of more than 40 years, three new medical colleges at Jorhat, Barpeta and Tezpur were proposed. Of these Jorhat Medical College has been inaugurated on 12-th October, 2009.
Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed Medical College in Barpeta is the fifth medical college in Assam. Situated in the culturally rich town of Barpeta, the hospital associated with the college was inaugurated on 11-th February, 2011.