The Bodo Department of Cotton College came into being on 21st of November 1994. The Cotton College Students’ Union and the Bodo Literary Society played a vital role in opening up the Department. Sri Birupaksha Giri Basumatary took over charge of the department and he is the first faculty member of the Department. The first batch of the H.S. and U.G. courses started with only 02 and 05 students respectively.
Meanwhile, the Cotton College was upgraded to Cotton University vide an Act passed by the Assam Legislative Assembly in June, 2017. It was a great boost to the Bodo Department as well. The University authority have decided to introduce the P.G. Programmes in the Department from the academic session 2018-19