Established on 25th July, 1964, Jhanji Hemnath Sarma College is a pioneer institute of higher education in Sivasagar district of Assam. The college has been imparting quality education since its inception. Students come to this college from far flung areas of the district and even from outside the district to pursue higher education in their chosen branches of knowledge. Located in the peaceful lush environment of the plain bank of the river Jhanji, bordering Sivasagar and Jorhat districts, it has continued to be a shrine of enlightenment to the students.
The proposal to establish a college at the rural vicinity of Jhanji was accepted in a public meeting on 26th October, 1958, organised on the occasion of the Golden Jubilee Celebration of the Jhanji High School. But the proposed dream came into reality with the initiative of Jhanji Unnayan Samity formed in 1962. The college was initially named as Jhanji College and was renamed after Late Hemnath Sarma, a pioneer of higher education in the locality after six years from establishment. The college was affiliated to the Dibrugarh University in 1965 and enlisted under regulation 2(F) of UGC grant system. It was brought under the grants-in-aid system of the Govt. of Assam in 1975. It was provincialised by the Govt. of Assam in the year 2005.