The "Cottonian" is the annual journal of the Cotton College family reflecting the experiences and aspirations of the Cottonians. It is edited, designed and managed by Cottonians and monitored by teachers of the college. Beginning as "The Cotton College Magazine" in 1922-23 with Professor R. C. Goffin of the Department of English as the Editor; it became the "Cottonian" in 1933 with Suresh Chandra Rajkhowa and Raihan Shah as the first student Editors. It attains to its present self-possessed stature through the will and enthusiasm of a host of Cottonians and the affectionate concern of the people of Assam for this premier institute of higher education, which is the oldest in the region. Many stalwarts of Assamese literature first broke into print in the pages of "Cottonian", who later became renowned litterateurs of National fame. They include Surya Kumar Bhuyan, Bani Kanta Kakati, Krishna Kanta Handique, Jatindra Nath Duara, Maheswar Neog, Birendra Kumar Bhattacharyya, Bhupen Hazarika, Sayed Abdul Malik, Bhabendra Nath Saikia, Homen Borgohain, Mamoni Roisom Goswami and many others. The "Cottonian" ably and proudly carries that legacy and continues to serve as a window of Cotton College to the world.

EDITORS OF 'COTTONIAN' (since 1922-23)

1922-1923
Prof. R.C. Goffin (Editor, 'Cotton College Magazine')

1923-1924
Prof. R.C. Goffin & Prof. A.T. Chatterjee (Editor, 'Cotton College Magazine')

1924-1925
Prof. Ashutush Chatterjee (Editor, 'Cotton College Magazine')

1925-1926
Prof. Ashutush Chatterjee (Editor, 'Cotton College Magazine')

1926-1927
Prof. Ashutush Chatterjee (Editor, 'Cotton College Magazine')

1927-1928
Prof. Ashutush Chatterjee (Editor, 'Cotton College Magazine')

1928-1929
Prof. S.K. Bhuyan (Editor, 'Cotton College Magazine')

1929-1930
(a) Prof. Surya Kumar Bhuyan : Editor (English Section), 'Cotton College Magazine'
(b) Prof. Dibakar Goswami : Editor (Assamese Section), 'Cotton College Magazine'

1930-1931
(a) Prof. P.G. Abraham : Editor (English Section), 'Cotton College Magazine'
(b) Prof. Dibakar Goswami : Editor (Assamese Section), 'Cotton College Magazine'

1931-1932
(a) Prof. P.G. Abraham : Editor (English Section), 'Cotton College Magazine'
(b) Prof. Dibakar Goswami : Editor (Assamese Section), 'Cotton College Magazine'

1932-1933
(a) Prof. P.G. Abraham : Editor (English Section), 'Cotton College Magazine'
(b) Prof. Dibakar Goswami : Editor (Assamese Section), 'Cotton College Magazine'

1933-1934
(The name 'Cotton College Magazine' was changed to 'Cottonian' from this session and the magazine was edited by Student Editors for the first time)
Suresh Ch. Rajkhowa & Raihan Shah : Editors, 'Cottonian'

1934-1935
Satish Ch. Kakati & Radhanath Dutta : Editors, 'Cottonian'

1935-1936
(a) Mahboob Ali : Editor (English Section)
(b) Prasad Ch. Bordoloi : Editor (Assamese Section)

1936-1937
(a) Liladhar Katoky : Editor (English Section)
(b) Moheswar Neog : Editor (Assamese Section)

1937-1938
(a) Aboni Kumar Das : Editor (English Section)
(b) Hem Chandra Choudhury : Editor (Assamese Section)

1938-1939
Sreeman Prafulla Chandra Goswami

1939-1940
No record

1940-1941
No record

1941-1942
Bhupendra Barua

1942-1943
Due to the world war - II and Quit India Movement, this year issue of 'Cottonian' was not published

1944-1945
Abdush Sattar

1945-1946
Prasanta Barua

1946-1947
Dhirendra Nath Borthakur

1947-1948
Ghanakanta Chetia Phukon

1948-1949
Mahammad Piyar

1949-1950
Syed Merash Hussian

1950-1951
Chidananda Barua

1951-1952
Chandra Kr. Baruah

1952-1953
Mohammad Taher

1953-1954
Basanta Kr. Saikia

1954-1955
Rohini Kr. Baruah

1955-1956
Gajen Hazarika

1956-1957
Shyam Bhadra Medhi

1957-1958
Sushil Kr. Gogoi

1958-1959
Nagen Talukdar

1959-1960
Gangapada Choudhury

1960-1961
Ranjit Kakati

1961-1962
Shyama Prasad Sarma

1962-1963
Jyoti Prasad Saikia

1963-1964
Arkendu Baruah

1964-1965
Pradip Saikia

1965-1966
Diganta Kr. Kharghoria

1966-1967
Dhirendra Kumar Rabha

1967-1968
Keshab Ch. Baruah

1968-1969
Sanjib Kr. Baruah

1969-1970
Kusumbar Bhuyan

1970-1971
Monirul Hussain

1971-1972
Dinabandhu Thakuria

1972-1973
Dharanidhar Baishya

1973-1974
Dhiren Goswami

1974-1975
Manjit Singh

1975-1976
Hemanta Barman

1976-1977
Manoj Kr. Das

1977-1978
Nalin Hazarika

1978-1979
Aswini Mahanta

1979-1980
Hiranya Borah

1980-1981
Due to the Assam Movement, this year issue of 'Cottonian' was not published.

1981-1982
Ms. Mitali Deori

1982-1983
Iswar Prasanna Borgohain

1983-1984
Hemanta Kr. Nath

1984-1985
Hemanta Bikash Deka

1985-1986
Biren Saikia

1986-1987
Dilip Chandan

1987-1988
Suresh Kumar Nath

1988-1989
Dwipen Sarma

1989-1990
Anjan Bhuyan

1990-1991
Ms. Ratna Bharali

1991-1992
Konkon Deka

1992-1993
Suresh Ranjan Gaduka

1993-1994
Dheeman Sinha

1994-1995
Akhil Gogoi

1995-1996
Sanjib Kr. Nath

1996-1997
Sailen Barkakati

1997-1998
Pranab Kr. Barman

1998-1999
Prashanta Kr. Baruah

1999-2000
Ankuran Dutta

2000-2001
Manabendra Deka

2001-2002
Himanghu Prasad Das

2002-2003
Bhasko De Saikia

2003-2004
Harshajit Choudhury

2004-2005
Indrajit Deka

2005-2006
Ms. Srishti Shreyam

2006-2007
Swaraj Phukan

2007-2008
Ananta Gogoi

2008-2009
Jahnu Bharadwaj

2009-2010
Sri Bhargab Jyoti Kachari

2010-2011
Ms. Juri Baruah

2011-2012
Sri Rinku Deka

2012-2013
Ms. Dipsikha Lahan

2013-2014
Sri Kalpajyoti Ray

2014-2015
Ms. Priyadarshika Medhi