Haji Anfar Ali College, the premier seat of higher education was put on a firm foundation in the mid 80's of the twentieth century at Daboka, the south-east part of Nagaon district in Assam. The greater Daboka area as we know today was once the historical kingdom of "Dobak". From the linguistic point of view, scholars assume that the word 'Dobak' is a derivative of the word 'Dibu', which means 'a ditch'. The whole locality used to be inundated by the rivers Jamuna and Kopili, and hence it came to be called 'Dabok'. The word 'Daboka' is said to have come from the mispronunciation of the word 'Dabok'.
True to its historical importance, Daboka is marked by the presence of several ancient temples and monuments. Rock carved statues of Siva, Bishnu and Laxmi have been excavated at 'Math-ban' near Daboka. Akashiganga, an ideal site for tourists lies some 6 k.m. north-east of Daboka. The site is replete with many archaeological remains of the Chalukya tradition. A three-day festival-cum-exhibition is held here every year on the occasion of Siva-Ratri. People in great numbers throng this for picnicking all through the year.
It is an irony that even after the passage of four decades of independence, there had been no institution of higher learning until 1986 in such a place of historical significance. Though late, the thought of setting up an institution of higher education took shape in the minds of the intelligentsia and Haji Anfar Ali College is the ultimate fruition not only of the hopes and aspirations of the intelligentsia but also of the people at large of this area. Formerly known as 'Daboka College', the institution was formally inaugurated with a few students in the TDC classes in the year 1986 with due permission from Gawhati University.
Fortunately, however, the worthy sons of late Haji Anfar All of Gopal Nagar, Hojai came up with an open heart to donate a suitable building in kind consideration to the long-felt need of the college. Paying tribute to their generosity, the sponsoring body of the college renamed it as "Haji Anfar Ali College" after the name of their heavenly father. The philanthropic donors of that family did not end there. They have never turned a blind eye to the crises of the college. They contributed a handsome amount for the construction of a central library cum administrative building of the college. Acknowledging their generous contribution, the college authority also named the two blocks of the building after the names of their mothers as Samsun Nehar Begum Ubrary arid Juhra Begum Administrative Block.
Hon'ble M.P., Nagaon Constituency, Mr. Rajen Gohain also proved to be of great assistance to the college by his generous grant of a substantial amount of Rs. 2(two) lacs when the institution needed it most. We are thankful to Mr. Rockybul Hussain, Hon'ble Minister, Govt. of Assam, for taking necessary steps for installing a transformer to provide power connection to the college and also for and managing a part of the boundary wall to be constructed by Binnakandi Development Block The popular Govt. of Assam (2001¬2006) was pleased to accord a massive grant of Rs. 10(ten) lacs under Buniyad Scheme for the infrastructural development of Haji Anfar All College. The whole of the amount went into the construction of the impressive Auditorium of the college.
Free from the din and bustle of the town, the college is located in an ideal site about 1/2 km. from Daboka Main Road (N.H. 36). The newly established 30 bedded Hospital stands near by the college. It is easily accessible from Nagaon, Hojai and Karbi-Anglong.
The college was accorded permanent affiliation to Gauhati University. in the session 2004-05.
The motto of the college is to work for the enlightenment of the youth so as to enable them to identify themselves as conscious, integrated and healthy human beings having the ability to face new situations in the most befitting way.
The goal of the college is to create new values in the society without disrupting its heritage in view of the spirit of the place itself. The college aims at excellence in academic life. In attaining knowledge in the proper perspective and rising to the challenges that come along their way, the students must pursue knowledge with concentration and perseverance with the aim to be 'MAN OF MEN."
The college publishes its mouthpiece ANFAR JYOTI wherein students, teachers, alumni and other employees can publish their own poems, stories, articles and other write-ups either in English or in Assamese.
The Wall Magazine of the college is updated both in English and Assamese in the months of July and December. Moreover, special issues are brought out on festive occasions
The College observes Saraswati Puja, Freshers' Social and other cultural Programmes every year with gay and joy.
A union from among the students is formed every year in the greater interests of the students of the college, as per the Academic Calendar of the session. Every regular student can participate in the formation of HAACSU.