Jorhat Institute of Science & Technology

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Jorhat institute of Science & Technology
যোৰহাট বিজ্ঞান আৰু প্ৰযুক্তিবিদ্যা প্ৰতিষ্ঠান
Official Logo of Jorhat Institute of Technology.jpg
Motto योगः कर्मसु कौशलम् (excellence in action is yoga)
Type Public
Established 1971
Principal Dr. Bibekananda Choudhury
Academic staff
Undergraduates 1440
Postgraduates 35
Location Jorhat, Assam, India
26°46′57″N 94°17′39″E / 26.782422°N 94.294162°E / 26.782422; 94.294162Coordinates: 26°46′57″N 94°17′39″E / 26.782422°N 94.294162°E / 26.782422; 94.294162
Campus Sub urban
Acronym JIST
Affiliations Dibrugarh University

Jorhat Institute of Science & Technology (formerly Science College, Jorhat) was established in 1971. It is the premier science and technical institute of North-East India, located in the Sotai of Jorhat town.[1]


Front view of administrative heritage building of JIST

Jorhat Science College was established by Govt. of Assam in 1971. In 2008, Govt. of Assam upgraded the college and renamed it as Jorhat Institute of Science & Technology registered under the Societies Registration Act.

The college until then was offering only undergraduate courses in science subjects (Honours in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics). From the academic session 2007-08, a three-year degree course, B.Sc. in Information Technology (IT) was introduced with an intake capacity of 30. From the academic session 2009-10, two technical courses, namely B.E. in Electronics & Telecommunication (ETC) and Power Electronics & Instrumentation (PEI) were introduced, in addition to the existing B.Sc courses, with prior approval from AICTE, with an intake of 60 seats in each course.

The institute is affiliated to Dibrugarh University, Assam. It is the third undergraduate govt. engineering college in Assam and today is a premier science and technical institute of the region. JIST 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).[2]


The Night of IT Building of Jorhat Institute of Science and Technology (JIST)

The college offers bachelor's courses, Bachelor of Science in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Information Technology, and BE in the fields of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering, Power Electronics Instrumentation Engineering. From academic year 2016-17 the institute has offered a MSc Degree in Physics and Mathematics and Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering and Mechanical Engineering.[3] All the courses are affiliated to Dibrugarh University, the education hub of the North East region.

Engineering courses[edit]

Department Duration Seat
Civil Engineering 4 year 60
Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering 4 year 60
Mechanical Engineering 4 year 60
Power Electronics Instrumentation Engineering 4 year 60

The admission to the Engineering Course is based on Assam Combined Entrance Examination 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.

Bachelor's courses[edit]

Department Duration Seat
Chemistry 3 year 60
Physics 3 year 60
Mathematics 3 year 60
Information Technology 3 year 40

The admission in Bsc courses in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics is based on class 12 board PCM % and for BSc IT the institute conducts an entrance examination.

Master's courses[edit]

Department Duration Seat
Physics 2 year 15
Mathematics 2 year 20


Guest house of Jorhat Institute of Science and Technology, Jorhat

Computer lab[edit]

The college has a modern computational laboratory with the facilities of many branded PCs connected with each other through LAN. Each core department has its own computing facilities helping the students and the staff members for their laboratory as well as project works.


At present JIST has three boys' hostels and one girls' hostel. The total strength of the boys' hostels is 240 and that of the girls' hostel is 100. A new girls' hostel is likely to be started from the academic year 2016-17. Private hostels and accommodations are also available near the institute campus.


JIST has a well maintained library with over 11000 books on different subjects of curriculum and non-curriculum, caters to the needs of the students and teachers. The library is also furnished with scientific journals, monthly magazines and daily newspapers for in house reading.


A college canteen is available.


The college has a sufficient medical facility with a professional team.


There is a 24-hour ATM machine at the college campus.


JIST has two college bus running through the city making ease in transportation for the students of the institute. [4]

Guest House of JIST

Training & Placement Cell[edit]

The Training & Placement Cell of JIST handles the task of campus recruitment for its graduating students. Established in 2010, the T&P Cell represents the ever growing roots of JIST. Its tasks involve establishing contacts with the companies, conducting workshops for the students to train them on both technical and non-technical aspects, conducting preliminary tests, group discussions, personality development talks and any other kind of placement related activity. Equipped with all the facilities, the T&P Cell holds pride in meeting all the requirements of different companies as a part of the placement process. [5]

Student activities[edit]


JORBIM is the annual college magazine of JIST. It is a huge legacy of ideas, memories and the latest developments around the world. JORBIM unites culture and technology.

Electronics Hobby Club[edit]

Electronics Hobby Club (EHC) is a nonprofit and self-governing independent organisation of innovative individuals who are current or part students of JIST. Its motto is "Forward Biased".

The club and its members have excelled in various fields such as autonomous robotics, manual robotics, circuit designs, complex programming using modern microcontrollers, and sensor circuitries.

Members have also won various technical competitions conducted at universities and engineering colleges across India, including IIT Bombay, IIT Guwahati, Tezpur University, Nagaland University, and Dibrugarh University

The EHC in its capacity has organised many technical events and seminars at the institute. The club has also coordinated many professional workshops conducted by reputed organisations.

Jorbim Boys Hostel 1 during Diwali

JIST Chemical Society[edit]

JIST Chemical Society is an initiative of the faculty and students of the Chemistry Department. This society lays stress on the all-round development of the students in the field of chemical sciences. It gives importance to interactive sessions, group activities and project presentations.

Photography Club of JIST[edit]

The Photography Club of JIST is an initiative of photography loving aspirants to capture all the happenings and activities around the college campus.

JIST Quiz Forum[edit]

The college has a legacy of producing some of the best quizzers of the region who have brought laurels to the college by winning state and national level competitions. JIST has a strong quizzing culture and the Quiz Forum is one of its most popular clubs. The Quiz Forum organises various quiz competitions every year, of which the NERVE BLUST is most popular.


Abeyaantrix (Assamese: অভিযান্ত্ৰিক্স, Hindi: अभियांत्रिक्ष) is the national level annual technical festival of Jorhat Institute of Science & Technology, Assam. The name is derived from Sanskrit word "अभियांत्रिकी", which means "engineering". The root word is "अभियंता" in Sanskrit/Hindi or "অভিযন্তা" in Assamese, which means "engineer".

This is one of the common platforms in North-East India to showcase knowledge and intellect. It is a blend of different technical and cultural events, and has social events as well. Abeyaantrix attracts enthusiasts from various parts of India. It is one of the technical festivals of North-East India which reaches out to both engineering and non-engineering students.[6] It is sometimes abbreviated as Abx on social networking websites. The latest addition, Abeyaantrix-2016, was held on 24, 25 and 26 March 2016.

Artist performing at main stage of Abeyaantrix 2015, the annual techno-cultural fest of Jorhat Institute of Science and Technology, Jorhat, Assam, India


Mayaan is the souvenir of Abeyaantrix. It is published annually by team Abeyaantrix to commemorate the events held during the fest. It is usually released at the inauguration ceremony of Abeyaantrix in the presence of the guests. Mayaan contains articles poems and other writing by the students and faculty members of JIST. The souvenir also publishes writings by guest writers.

Mayaan is a Hebrew word which means "fountain". The basic idea behind choosing this name was to represent "a fountain of knowledge".