The College Badge of the Gauhati Medical College is purely symbolic and original and is designed by Dr. B.K. Sarma, a graduate of the Gauhati Medical College, on the basis of the initial idea given by the Founder Principal Prof. S.N. Sarma and finalized in consultation with the Staff and Students of the Gauhati Medical College.
The red colour of the whole background indicates the danger by the diseases.
The spread of the knowledge of medicine and surgery throughout the world is denoted by the two green coloured wings. The green colour also signifies the evergreen hopes and faith to the profession in this diseased world.
The spreading wings from the stick and the snake are the symbols of Mercury, the God of Medicine of old Greek Legends. The God was supposed to cure diseases by touching with rod and to relieve the pain of the diseases by the snake bite. Similar legends are also found in Hindu Mythology where 'Manasha' or 'Bishahari' is also found in association with snakes.
The map of undivided Assam is depicted in white to signify truthfulness and purity. The rising sun and a dot represent Gauhati as 'Pragjyotishpur' - where the rays of sun - sun of hope - fell first. The letters of the word 'Gauhati' are written in yellow, so also the surroundings of the map of Assam, to signify the courage and sacrifice. The rhinoceros at the bottom is our state representation meaning symbolically that we are brave and strong.
The outline of the Badge is designed artistically to show that it is an art to lead happy life and there are ups and downs in the life.
Finally the white colour of the flag with yellow border represents truthfulness & purity and courage & sacrifice.