Sankardeva Mahavidyalaya was established at pathalipahar under Narayanpur Revenue Circle, in Lakhimpur district of Assam on 5th September, 1982. The people of the greater locality unanimously decided to set up a higher educational institution in the area on the hilltop bordering of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh. This place also has been merged under tribal sub-plan area with economic backwardness.
Considering this bleak aspect and dreaming of a brighter prospect, the local inhabitants felt that this institution will create a new bridge of coordination between the two states, keeping all these view in mind “Pathalipahr Anchalik Unnayan Sewa Samiti” with the cooperation of eminent educationist of Lakhimpur district, organized a general meeting to establish this institution in the pious name of Mahapurush Sankardeva the trend setter of Assamese nation.