Assam Engineering College, the maiden seat of learning in the field of engineering in the entire north east Indian region was set up in the premier city of Guwahati in 1955.
 
The institute, an embodiment of the advancement in the sphere of engineering education at Jalukbari in the outskirt of the bustling Guwahati, is hemmed in between Gauhati University in the north and the scenic Deepor Beel in the south. The Government Ayurvedic College is situated in the east while on its western side is the Assam Police Radio Organisation.
 
The Assam Engineering College, now not only an ideal seat for learning of an advanced engineering. Beyond the traditional impression, the college is shining with the campus of natural beauty and bounty spreading across 400 acres of land.
 
In its infancy, the college started with the Civil Engineering department and within a short spell of time, a few other departments came up much to a major respite for many students who had no option to go outside.
 
Presently, it awards Bachelor in Engineering degrees in eight different engineering disciplines, Master in Engineering degrees in Civil, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, and Master in Computer Application degree. Moreover, the college is proud of lits PhD programs.