Assam Engineering College

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Assam Engineering College Guwahati, Assam
Assam Engineering College Logo.jpg
Motto Service Before Self
Type Technical institute
Established 1955
Principal Dr. Atul Bora
Undergraduates 1650
Postgraduates 100
Location Guwahati, Assam, India India
Campus Urban
Acronym AEC
Colors Red (Power), Blue (Peace), Yellow (Perseverance), Green (Life)

Assam Engineering College (Assamese: অসম অভিযান্ত্ৰিক মহাবিদ্যালয়) established in 1955 is located in Guwahati. It is the first undergraduate engineering college in northeastern India and today is a premier technical institute of eastern India.[citation needed] AEC has been the hub of many academic and supplementary activities in Assam. It is a public college run by state of Assam. While majority of students are from the state of Assam, there are fixed quotas for students from neighboring states. The college is approved by the All India Council for Technical Education AICTE. The college offers Bachelor courses (BE) in the fields of Electrical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering, Industrial and Production Engineering, Instrumentation Engineering and Mechanical Engineering. It also offers Masters courses on Computer Application (MCA), Electrical Engineering (ME), Civil Engineering (ME), Mechanical Engineering (ME). It offers Ph.D. facility in Soil Mechanics and Hydraulics. All the courses are affiliated to Gauhati University, the education hub of the North East region.


Assam Engineering College was established in 1955, the first undergraduate engineering college in North-Eastern India. It started with Civil Engineering, and within a few years other departments came into existence. Currently, it awards bachelor's degrees in eight engineering disciplines and master's degrees in Computer Applications, Civil Engineering and Industrial and Production Engineering. There are PhD programs in Soil Mechanics and Hydraulics.


Assam Engineering College is in Jalukbari in south-west Guwahati.


Assam Engineering College houses the following departments:

  1. Civil Engineering
  2. Chemical Engineering
  3. Chemistry
  4. Computer Science & Engineering
  5. Electrical and Instrumentation Engineering
  6. Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering
  7. Humanities and Social Sciences
  8. Mechanical and Industrial & Production Engineering
  9. Mathematics
  10. Master of Computer Applications
  11. Physics

Department of Civil Engineering[edit]

The department of Civil Engineering, established in 1956, was the first branch introduced in this college.

The annual intake capacity is 90 students per semester in B.E. degree course and 25 students in the M.E. degree course. This department also offers a Ph.D. degree in Soil Mechanics and Hydraulics. However, it has a variable intake. The student to teacher ratio for each semester is 3:1. The head of the department is Dr. Palash Jyoti Hazarika.

Department of Chemical Engineering[edit]

The Chemical Engineering Department was started in 1963 and had an annual intake capacity of 60 students in B.E. degree. The laboratories of this department are for research work in chemical engineering leading to a Ph.D. degree.

The department has been providing a four-year undergraduate course for Chemical Engineering. The core subjects includes Process Calculation, Chemical Technology, Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics, Mass Transfer Operations, Heat Transfer Operations, Chemical Reaction Engineering, Process Dynamics & Control, Petroleum Refinery Engineering & Petrochemicals, Process Equipment Design & Drawing, Fluid Flow Operation, Transport Phenomenon, Process Utilities, Process Instrumentation, Material science, Polymer science.

Department of Computer Science and Engineering[edit]

Computer Science and Engineering was established on 25 August 1998; it's the newest of the lot. Presently, the department is attached to the Electronics & Telecommunications Department.

The course available is Bachelor of Engineering. The duration of the B.E. is four years having eight semesters. The head of the department is Apurba Kumar Kalita.

The current Student Intake is 20 .

Department of Electrical Engineering[edit]

AEC Chemical/Administrative Building in the evening

The Electrical Engineering branch established its roots in Assam Engineering College in 1957, as the second functioning branch.

The branch offers Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.) degree and has an annual intake of 90 students. The department has a student-to-teacher ratio of 5:1.

The curriculum of the department is mainly oriented to cater for the needs of all types of industries, such as power, IT, heavy and light electrical machinery etc. The department also offers a postgraduate program on power system. The department also has research facilities. The head of the department Dr. Damodar Agarwal.

Department of Mechanical Engineering[edit]

AEC night view

The department of Mechanical Engineering, established in 1957, was one of the first departments of the college. It offers B.E. courses of four years with an annual intake of 60 students and a student-to-teacher ratio of 5:2. The head of the department is Dr. R.K. Dutta.

Department of Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering[edit]

Established in 1984, it is the only department providing Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.) degree in Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering under the state government. It has an annual intake of 60 students. The department offers syllabus covering the major thrust areas in the field of electronics and telecommunication. The head of the department is Prof. Apurba Kumar Kalita.

Department of Industrial and Production Engineering[edit]

The branch of Industrial and Production Engineering was introduced in 1998 due to a high demand for production engineers in oil sectors, companies, etc. The branch was recognised to AICTE in 2001. Head of the department is Dr. R.K. Dutta.

Department of Instrumentation Engineering[edit]

The branch of Instrumentation Engineering was introduced in 1998 due to the high demand for instrumentation engineers in industries, companies, etc. The branch was recognised by AICTE in 2001.

In AEC, there is an intake of 20 instrumentation engineering students every year. Head of the department is Dr. Damodar Agarwal.

Department of Master of Computer Applications[edit]

The department of Master of Computer Applications, established in 1990, offers M.C.A. courses of three years duration with an annual intake of 30 students and a student to teacher ratio of 3:1.

Well-equipped three laboratories with Pentium, AMD workstations, servers running under WindowsNT, Linux, UNIX providing the environment to work on C, C++, C#, VB, Java, ASP.NET, Oracle, Shell programming with high speed Internet connectivity. The department is headed by Dr Maushumi Barooah.


Organizations on-campus includes.

  • Robotics Club.
  • ISTE Student Chapter.
  • IES student Chapter.
  • AEC literary Club
  • Entrepreneurship Development Cell, AEC. (EDC, AEC)
  • Energy Club.
  • Bi-cycle Club.
  • AEC Q-Factor Quiz Club.
  • AEC Photography Club.
  • AEC Riders Club.
  • AEC Bihu Husori Club.
  • Fine art Club



In all there are nine hostels of which eight are for undergraduate students including one for female students and one for male postgraduates. Each hostel is self-contained with amenities such as a common room, a library, an indoor games room, a lounge and a dining hall with mess. Although in earlier times no rooms were provided with Internet access and boarders managed on their own through their respective 'Internet monitors', but in recent years(2010 onwards) the central internet facility to the College has been extended to the hostels. The administrative head of each hostel, the superintendent, is a senior faculty member. There are Hostel Committees at the Hostel level. The Hostel Committees composed of superintendent and a student body of block monitors, mess secretaries, sports secretary, cultural secretary, magazine secretary, welfare secretary, Internet monitors and auditors. The committee is an exercise in self-governance and a successful one.

Central Computing Center[edit]

Central Computing Center (CCC) is a central facility, established in Assam Engineering College which caters to the needs of academic departments and various sections of the institute. CCC is instituted in a separate building.


Bank and shopping complex[edit]

The institute has a State Bank of India (SBI) branch inside the campus. It provides assistance in opening savings account and depositing institute-related fees and dues. There is an ATM of SBI installed within the campus for easy cash access to the students. The institute has a market complex in the center of the campus which caters to all kinds of student necessities.

Postal service[edit]

The institute has a government post office on the campus maintained by Indian Post.

College canteen[edit]

The canteen is situated near the Main Building.


The AEC Hospital provides indoor and outdoor medical facilities for common ailments. Complicated cases, though are referred for treatment to civic hospitals in the city.

Bus service[edit]

Bus services have been provided for the students to connect to the city life from college. Many ASTC College buses travel from the college to Church Field, Paltan Bazar, Ganeshguri and vice versa.

Annual festivals[edit]

Annual College Fest: Pyrokinesis[edit]

Pyrokinesis, the annual national level technical cum cultural festival of Assam Engineering College is very popular among all academic institutions of the north east in the last couple of years due to its unique composition and fostering of co-operation among the participating institutions.

Pyrokinesis may, etymologically, mean something like "moving fire" or "setting things ablaze". Pyrokinesis has multiple meanings. It may mean the confluence of thoughts which results in a new way of thinking or the birth of a new concept; it may also mean resurgence or just human energy. In the end, it is up to the individual to embrace his/her perception of 'Pyrokinesis'. The three-day event showcase the technical and cultural extravaganza.

Technokinesis, the technical section of this fest, provides a common forum for budding technocrats to prove their technical skills in a battle of wits and knowledge. It also gives the engineers-to-be an insight into the cutting–edge technologies and contemporary path research through lecture sessions, workshops and discussion forums conducted by the experts in this field. The cultural section of the event includes a competition for bands, DJ nights, performance by local schools.

Annual technical fest : Udbhavanam[edit]

Assam Engineering College, the premier technical institution of north-east India has organized its first ever technical festival which is coined by the name UDBHAVANAM. It is worthwhile mentioning that AEC has earlier organized Pyrokinesis-the annual techno-cultural festival. But from this year (2012) onwards, it has separated its technical part and decided to dedicate two days amidst technical competitions, workshops, lectures and seminars.

The two-day festival has many exciting events to attract the technical students all over India. Moreover, through this fest it will also try to induce young minds of the school students to new technologies and applications. The events will be organized and managed by students of the college with guidance of the professors. There will be events covering every technical departments of the college namely, Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, Electronics and Telecommunication, Chemical, Computer Science, Instrumentation and Industrial Production Engineering. There will be events managed by Entrepreneurship Development Cell, AEC also. The two-day technical festival promises to deliver a lot to the technical students and open new endeavors through various technologies in the betterment of the society.


  • Students are taken in for the undergraduate courses through Combined Entrance Examination (CEE) conducted by Dibrugarh University.
  • For lateral entry into the undergraduate courses are done through the Joint Lateral Entrance Examination(JLEE) conducted by the Director of Technical Education, Assam.
  • Admission to the graduate M.E and PhD courses are primarily based on scores in the GATE exam, conducted by the IITs or through the entrance examination conducted by the Institute.
  • Admission to MCA course is taken through the Joint MCA Entrance Examination conducted by the Director of Technical Education, Assam.


Coordinates: 26°08′N 91°40′E / 26.13°N 91.66°E / 26.13; 91.66