Assam Engineering College
|Assam Engineering College Guwahati, Assam|
|Motto||Service Before Self|
|Principal||Dr. Atul Bora|
|Location||Guwahati, Assam, India|
|Colors||Red (Power), Blue (Peace), Yellow (Perseverance), Green (Life)|
Assam Engineering College (Assamese: অসম অভিযান্ত্ৰিক মহাবিদ্যালয় Hindi: असम अभियांत्रिकी महाविद्यालय) established in 1955 is located in Guwahati. It is the premier technical institute of North-East of India. It is the first undergraduate engineering college in northeastern India and today is a premier technical institute of the entire country. AEC has been the hub of many academic and supplementary activities in Assam for almost half a century. 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 regi
- 1 History
- 2 Location
- 3 Academics
- 3.1 Department of Civil Engineering
- 3.2 Department of Chemical Engineering
- 3.3 Department of Computer Science and Engineering
- 3.4 Department of Electrical Engineering
- 3.5 Department of Mechanical Engineering
- 3.6 Department of Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering
- 3.7 Department of Industrial and Production Engineering
- 3.8 Department of Instrumentation Engineering
- 3.9 Department of Master of Computer Applications
- 4 Societies
- 5 Facilities
- 6 Training and placement cell
- 7 National Cadet Corps, 30 Assam Engineers Company
- 8 Annual festivals
- 9 Adsmissions
- 10 References
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. Its annual festival called the Pyrokinesis attracts students from the entire region. With a well spread out lush green campus, AEC has been the centre of many intellectual and extracurricular activities in Assam for almost half a century.
Assam Engineering College is in Jalukbari in South-West Guwahati, which is a landmark place in the colourful and chequered history of Assam. Bounded by Gauhati University on the north, the Deepor Beel on the south, the Government Ayurvedic College on the east, and the Assam Police Radio Organisation on the west, Assam Engineering College spells a magical impact on visitors. Well-connected to the major city centres by open and wide roads, the campus is about 9 km from the Guwahati Main Railway Station, 5 km from the Inter-State Bus Terminus and 8 km from Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport, Borjhar.
Assam Engineering College houses the following departments:
- Civil Engineering
- Chemical Engineering
- Computer Science & Engineering
- Electrical and Instrumentation Engineering
- Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering
- Humanities and Social Sciences
- Mechanical and Industrial & Production Engineering
- Master of Computer Applications
Department of Civil Engineering
The department of Civil Engineering, established in 1956, was the first branch introduced in this college. The department boasts of highly qualified faculty and a well-equipped labs for field work.
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
The Chemical Engineering Department was started in 1963 and had an annual intake capacity of 66 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.
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
The course available is Bachelor of Engineering. The department has quality faculty members and a sophisticated computer centre. The duration of the B.E. is four years having eight semesters. The head of the department is Apurba Kumar Kalita. The placement scenario of the department has been very impressive. The students are well placed in various national and multinational majors. The current Student Intake is 20 .
Department of Electrical Engineering
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 machineries 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
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.
Equipped with laboratory facilities, a library and experienced faculty, this branch has produced generations of mechanical engineers in Assam in the private and public sectors and academia. The head of the department is Dr. R.K. Dutta.
Department of Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering
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, and a highly qualified teaching faculty. The department offers syllabus covering the major thrust areas in the field of electronics and telecommunication. This department has always attracted the best of students qualified from the Common Entrance Exams held every year. The head of the department is Prof. Apurba Kumar Kalita.
The Electronics & Telecommunication Dept. emphasizes on practical in both software and hardware sections with laboratory facilities. Some of the laboratories are - Circuit & Device Lab, Digital Electronics Lab, Analog Communication Lab, Digital Communication Lab, Advanced Communication Lab, Microprocessor Lab, Microwave Engineering Lab, Computer Lab, Image Processing Lab
Department of Industrial and Production Engineering
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
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 to 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
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 Prof. Bichitra Kalita.
Organizations on-campus includes.
- Robotics Club.
- ISTE Student Chapter.
- IES student Chapter.
- Entrepreneurship Development Cell, AEC. (EDC, AEC)
- Energy Club.
- Bi-cycle Club.
- AEC Q-Factor Quiz Club.
- AEC Photography Club.
In all there are one hundred ninety hostels of which two 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
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. Center has one of the envying infrastructures in the region in terms of computing facilities, Internet facilities and Campus-wide Networking. Center is well equipped with the latest machines. It provides Internet facilities to the users in the CCC, all Departments, Library, faculty rooms and Administrative office. The same facility has also been extended to all the hostels. Each member of the institute is provided with a unique log-in ID to make the best use of the facility. The Central Computing Center is dedicated to create and maintain a computing environment providing quality professional services to students, staff and administration. . Students are encouraged to make full use of the facility for academic learning besides training themselves in modern computer applications and software skills.
AEC bolsters the teaching, research and extension programs of the Institute. All students, faculty members of the Institute are entitled to make use of the Library facilities on taking library membership. There is a well-stocked Reading Room, which subscribes to a large number of dailies, weeklies, periodicals and journals on a variety of subjects. The Library, besides having a huge collection of books on engineering, science, management and humanities, serves as a resource center and aims to develop a comprehensive collection of documents useful for faculty and students of the institute and provides an efficient dissemination of knowledge.
Bank and shopping complex
The institute has a State Bank of India branch inside the campus. It provides assistance in opening savings account and depositing institute-related fees and dues. There are ATMs of SBI and PNB 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.
The institute has a government post office on the campus maintained by Indian Post.
The college canteen is a spacious food joint newly constructed for the purpose of serving wholesome, nutritious food to the AECians. The canteen is situated near the Main Building and remains open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on all working days. A wide variety of Indian snacks and dishes are available. During lunch time, meals are available at very reasonable prices. A Cafeteria is also facilitated at the New Assam Type Building. The canteen besides being hygienic also provides swift service. It is frequented perhaps more by the hostellers looking for a change from hostel grub than the occasional visitor. The ever-busy canteen bustling with inquisitive minds is a recreational -cum-hangout place for the members of AEC family.
To achieve holistic growth and development of the students and staff, a well equipped infirmary on campus is instituted to extend warm medical care. The fully functional AEC Hospital is well-appointed with residential doctor and staff. Each member of the institute is entitled to basic health-care amenities available in the hospital. It provides indoor and outdoor medical facilities for common ailments. Complicated cases, though are referred for treatment to civic hospitals in the city.
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.
Training and placement cell
Since its establishment in 1955, Assam Engineering College graduates were in high demand in all sectors throughout the region. There was practically no unemployment in any discipline.
But the scenario suddenly changed in the late Eighties due to saturation in the government departments, lack of new projects, even the Public Sector Undertakings freezing their recruitment in the Northeast.
The Training & Placement Cell (TPC) of the College, which existed in paper for quite long, was rejuvenated. The Cell initiated interaction with various organizations and industries to impress upon them and organize Campus Recruitments in AEC.
Since the early Nineties TPC became a vibrant place in AEC with students placed for Summer Training every year in reputed organizations; and companies including AEC in their annual agenda.
Since 2002, the TPC is operating from the Chemical-cum-Administrative Building Complex of AEC and more recently from the newly constructed Multi-Disciplinary Centre Complex with its own communication set-up. The Assam Engineering College Alumni Association, Ex-AECIANs and present students have contributed towards the acquiring of essential gadgets and maintenance of this Cell, besides token support from AEC authority.
Training & Placement Officers (TPO)
Dr. Navajit Saikia (2012–present), TPO
Dr. Amrita Ganguly (2012–present), Assistant TPO
Dr. Arup Mishra (2002-2011)
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National Cadet Corps, 30 Assam Engineers Company
30 Assam Engineers Company is part of the National Cadet Corps, within the NER directorate. The company enrolls students from Assam Engineering College - Jalukbari, Guwahati, Assam Engineering Institute - Chandmari and Assam Textile Institute - Ambari, Guwahati every year. The Company is training it's cadets for their Personality development, Self Management, Technical aspects of the Indian Army and other regular NCC skills as well as specific training related to Indian Army engineers. The cadets from Assam Engineering College in various batches of the Company, has crowned the institute with many honors, medals and Awards, in their College days as well as Post College days.
Annual College Fest: Pyrokinesis
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
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.
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