Jorhat Engineering College

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Jorhat Engineering College
Established 10 October 1960
Type Government
Principal Dr. Reeta Sarmah
Students 1500(approx.)
Undergraduates 1350(approx.)
Postgraduates 150(approx.)
Location JEC Road, Garmur,785007 Jorhat, Assam
Campus Urban
Acronym JEC
Affiliations Dibrugarh University

The Jorhat Engineering College (Assamese: যোৰহাট অভিযান্ত্ৰিক মহাবিদ্যালয়) is one of the premier institution of North East India and the second Government Engineering College of Assam. The college was established in 1960 by the government of Assam. The college is affiliated to Dibrugarh University, Dibrugarh, Assam and is accredited by the All India Council for Technical Education. The college has completed its fifty years of relentless service to the society and celebrated its golden jubilee in 2010.

The college has five four-year undergraduate programs: Civil Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Instrumentation and Mechanical Engineering. The college also has one three-year postgraduate program in computer application leading to a Master of Computer Applications (M.C.A.) degree.


Jorhat city was the operational headquarter of the Ahom Kingdom prior to its fall to the British rule. The fourth biggest city of Assam, Jorhat city is 310 km east of Guwahati when travelled by road. It is well connected by road, railways and air. The city is located near the serene surroundings of Kaziranga National Park and Majuli, the biggest riverine island in the world.

The college is situated by the river Bhugdoi, a tributary of the Brahmaputra.

College logo


Golden Jubilee 2011

Jorhat Engineering College is a fully residential college with a campus area of 200 acres (0.81 km2). The campus has nine student hostels including one girls hostel, with a total capacity of 900.

About 80% of the staff, both teaching and supporting, live on the campus which has a hospital with a resident doctor, a co-operative store, one primary school, playgrounds and an auditorium. The campus is four kilometers from the heart of the city. It is well-connected by college bus services, and auto rickshaws. The college canteen provides refreshment facilities and there is a shopping centre adjacent to the campus.

Campus map of JEC


The college offers the following courses

1. 4-year Bachelor of Engineering courses

The disciplines are:

2. 3-year postgraduate Master of Computer Application (MCA).

3. 2-year Master of Engineering course


Master of Computer Application[edit]

Established in 1987 the Department of Master of Computer Applications offers postgraduate course of three years duration. The intake capacity is 30 students per year. The library contains a collection of books, journals, project reports and magazines related to computers and Information Technology.

Civil Engineering[edit]

The department of Civil Engineering offers Bachelor of Engineering(B.E) course of four years duration. It has an intake capacity of 75 students per year. Laboratory facilities are:

  • Concrete/Structural Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering Lab
  • Engineering Geology
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Hydraulic Engineering
  • Surveying
  • Transportation Engineering

Mechanical Engineering[edit]

The Department of Mechanical Engineering was established in 1961. It has an intake capacity of 90 students per year. The faculty comprises

  • Specialised persons in designs
  • Dynamics
  • Fluid machineries
  • Non conventional energy
  • Quality control
  • Fluid dynamics
  • Operation research
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Pollution
  • Production Systems
  • Computer Integrated Manufacturing
  • Robotics

Electrical and Instrumentation Engineering[edit]

The department of Electrical Engineering was established in the year 1961 next to the year of establishment of the college in 1960 with an initial intake capacity of 30 students which was increased to 60 after few years.

It took a pioneering role in establishing one new discipline Instrumentation Engineering in the year 1992 with an intake capacity of 20 students to meet the demand of Instrumentation Engineers for different industries such as oil, paper, tea, fertilizer etc. situated in N.E Region of India. This was the first institute in N.E Region who offered B.E degree in Instrumentation Engineering. Both the courses are approved by AICTE, New Delhi. Recently in the year 2009, AICTE has approved to increase the intake capacity of Instrumentation Engineering to 30. The courses are affiliated under Dibrugarh University, Assam. The course structure and syllabi of the subjects are modified at a regular interval of time to incorporate the recent developments in science & technology. Moreover department also emphasis to incorporate all the topics which are included in the in syllabi of different all India level competitive examinations such as GATE, IES, IAS etc. in the present syllabi of Electrical & Instrumentation courses.

The department has highly qualified and experienced teachers specialized in different fields of electrical, instrumentation and electronics engineering. There are 10 well equipped laboratories for performing practical experiments and project works. The students passed out in these two disciplines are working India and abroad. Many of them are able to show excellent performance in their respective fields which are raising the glory of this prestigious institute.

Computer Science and Engineering[edit]

Established in 1987, the college offers BE degree in Computer Science & Engineering. The department offers the following AICTE approved subjects: Computer Architecturre and Organisation, Micro processors, Communication Engineering, Data Base Management System, Artificial Intelligence, Operating Systems, Computer Networks, Interactive Computer Graphics, Image Processing, Algorithms, Distributed Computing etc. The department has a computer center which provides computing facilities to the students of the college. In the computer center all of them have been networked locally through LAN and INTERNET.


Training and Placement cell[edit]

The college has a separate Training and Placement Cell, under Training and Placement Officer. The cell also acts as a coordinator for the Industrial Training and Placement of pre-final and final year students.

This cell arranges Industrial Training programme of about 30 days for the pre-final year students immediately after the completion of their 6th semester examination.

The Training and Placement Cell also guides and helps the final year students in securing jobs commensurate with their knowledge and achievements, by organizing campus interviews and exploring various avenues for their placement. The cell extends all possible help and provides all available infrastructure facilities to the organisations and their respective officials conducting campus interviews in the college campus. It consists of two sections:

  • The Office
  • Control Panel

The Office deals with communicating & inviting various companies for campus interview to the college. It also handles all the matters related to Industrial Training. Control Panel is that part of the placement cell where the process related to campus interview Viz, interview, Group discussion etc. are being carried out. All facilities like Control Room, Panel Rooms (A/C), Seminar Hall, and Examination Hall etc. are there to hold the interview(s).

Some of the companies which conducted campus recruitments in JEC:

  • AMW
  • Mahindra & Mahindra
  • ABB LTD.
  • AREVA T & D LTD.
  • TCS
  • OIL
  • Coal India Ltd.
  • ONGC
  • Power Grid
  • Indian Air Force
  • Indian Navy
  • Indian Army
  • HPCL
  • BPCL
  • NTPC
  • Hindustan Paper Corporation Limited (HPCL)
  • NRL

and more.

Hostel accommodation[edit]

There are eight boys hostels and one girls hostel. Each hostel has a superintendent and three or four monitors. Every hostel is equipped with a mess for dining, common room for the borders and rooms for recreational activities. Every hostel has its own library, reading room, gym, Internet Surfing and entertainment rooms. One lecturer/professor of the college is given responsibility as superintendent of every hostel.

Extracurricular activities and clubs[edit]


Phoenix - It is the national level techno-cultural festival of Jorhat Engineering College. Every year a plethora of events such as workshops, exhibitions, quiz, fashion show, gaming, robotics, dance and rock competitions attract a large number of participants from the entire NE region. Phoenix symbolises the unique spirit of JEC which always believes in providing a platform to all kind of talents and nurtering them by giving them an exposure.



Sifung is the first poem magazine of the college. It was a joint venture of Sri Achyut Baruah and Shekharan phukan. Achyut Baruah edited its first issue in 2009. The magazine was at first a hostel V(JEC) initiative which was later published for the entire college.


FotoKraft - the JEC Photography Club is an amateur photographers' club. It promotes interest in photography among students and does pictorial documentation of events in Jorhat Engineering College. This club was an initiative of Kaiche Mao, Tanuj Paniphukan, Chandan Jugal Kakoty, Jaydeep Deka and few others. The clubs has done a lot for the development of interest in photography and is one of the premiere photography club of the region

The JEC chronicle[edit]

Jorhat Engineering College was the first educational institution in NE India to have published a campus newspaper, in 1989.JEC managed to score this unique record in the journalistic history of Assam and this part of India by publishing the campus newspaper "JEC News", which was edited by a 3rd year civil engineering undergraduate student named Arnab Jan Deka. The JEC Chronicle was launched in the year 2010 in the lines of "JEC News". The campus newspaper is published twice every semester covering various issues related to the college and otherwise.

JEC Quiz Forum[edit]

The college has a legacy of producing some of the best quizzers of the region who brought laurels to the college by winning several state and national level competitions. JEC has a strong quizzing culture and the Quiz Forum is one of the most popular clubs of the college. The Quiz Forum organises various quiz competitions every year, out of which the BRAINGRILL, Jigyasha and James Daly's Anomaly are the most famous ones. It also organise online quiz series by the name X-QUIZ ME.

Click to join JEC quiz forum !!!

Zatraa-Towards Destiny[edit]

Zatraa-Towards Destiny is an Assamese Film created by a bunch of brilliant creative students from the college itself. The story of Zatraa revolves around the College Life, Friendship and all the other crazy things that happen in an Engineering College. The bunch included Kaushik,Pranjal,Manas,Debojani,Jaydeep,Niyanta etc. Musician Angaraag Mahanta(Papon) played a cameo appearance in the film.[1]


External links[edit]

Coordinates: 26°44′45″N 94°15′02″E / 26.7458°N 94.2506°E / 26.7458; 94.2506