The Institute offers a 4-year B. E. program to which admission is made through a Common Entrance Examination conducted on State level. Admissions are also made to the 18 months M. E. program in Watershed Management & Flood Control and Soil Mechanics of Civil Engineering. This is open to candidates with a B. E./B. Tech. degree in civil engineering .
Candidates with an M. Tech. degree in relevant field can proceed to do Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering and Soil Mechanics and Hydraulics of Civil Engineering.
The Institute also offers 3-year Master of Computer Applications ( M.C.A.) program to which admission is made through an State level entrance examination.
Eligibility for Admission
To be eligible for admission to the college, a candidate must fulfill the following conditions: -
Be an Indian Citizen, and a permanent resident of Assam.
Pass the Higher Secondary Examination of the Assam Higher Secondary Education Council, or it's equivalent, in which the subjects English, Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics have been cleared in the same sitting.
Pass the qualifying examination (as specified above), securing a minimum aggregate of 50% (45% in the case of Schedule castes, and 40% in the case of Schedule Tribes) of the subjects Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics, in the same sitting.
Must appear for the joint Admission Test conducted by the Directorate of Technical Education, Assam, and be selected for admission.
Must not be above 21 years, or below 17 years of age on the first of August of the year in which the candidate seeks admission.
The upper age limits mentioned above are relaxed to 22 years in the case of B.Sc. passed candidates, and by 3 years for Schedule Caste and Schedule Tribe candidates.
Must be of a good moral character.
Must be physically and mentally fit.
Candidates for the general seats shall be selected strictly on the basis of merit of the Joint Admission Test conducted by the Director of Technical Education, Assam, in places and times notified by the Director of Technical Education in Assam Gazette and news papers, every year. The test is normally held in the month of May every year.
In the admission test, candidates must appear in the following papers:
Mathematics 100 Marks in 3 Hours
Physics 100 Marks in 3 Hours
Chemistry 100 Marks in 3 Hours
The Director of Technical Education, Assam, will publish the merit list based on the results of the Joint Admission Test, and candidates will be selected in order of merit from the list.
Candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes or any other categories, must also appear in the Joint Admission test. They will, however, be selected against the quota reserved for them, according to merit.
Exemption from the Admission Test
The following categories of candidates are exempted from appearing in the Admission Test:
Candidates nominated against reserved seats for other States, Union Territories, and Foreign Countries by their respective Governments, provided they satisfy the conditions for eligibility.
Candidates ranked within the first 10 positions in the Assam Higher Secondary (Science Stream) Examination of the Assam Higher Secondary Education Council, provided they secure not less than 75% marks in aggregate in the year in which they seek admission. Such candidates must apply for direct admission within 10 days of publication of their qualifying examination results, to the Director of Technical Education, Assam.
Reservation of Seats
Seats are reserved for the following categories of the candidates of Assam:
Schedule Castes: 7% of the college intake capacity.
Schedule Tribes (Plains): 10% of the college intake capacity.
Schedule Tribes (Hills): 5% of the college intake capacity.
Other Backward Classes (includes MOBC): 15% of the college intake capacity.
Sons and daughters of Ex-servicemen: 1 seat in each the college.
Children, and grandchildren (both paternal, and maternal) of freedom fighters: 1 seat in the college
Physically handicapped: 1 seat in the college.
Tea garden labour community: 1 seat in the college.
Best cadet of the NCC: 1 seat in the college.
Sportsman/Sportswoman representing the State: 1 seat in the college.
In addition, some seats are reserved for candidates nominated by the states of Sikkim, Nagaland, Meghalaya, Manipur, Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram as per allocation of the Government of India, Ministry of Human Resource Development Department, New Delhi.
Seven seats are reserved for sons and daughters of employees of the Central Government and Central Public Sector Undertakings, posted in Assam, and having served in the state for at least one year, preceding the last date fixed for submitting applications for admission. Such candidates must fulfill the following two criteria:
Their parents must not be permanent residents of Assam, and
They must have passed the qualifying examination from an institute located outside the state of Assam.
Note: If any of the seats mentioned in the above categories remain vacant, for want of eligible candidates, they shall be filled up by from the general merit list of the Admission Test, in order of merit.
Choice of Branch of Study
Candidates must indicate the branch of Engineering (i.e. Civil, Mechanical, etc) they wish to pursue a degree in, in the application form, in their order of preference. They shall be allotted their branches of study on the basis of their preference, and performance in the Joint Admission Test.
How to Apply
Applications for admission forms are invited by the Director of Technical Education, Assam, every year, usually in the month of March/April through advertisement in the State's newspapers, and in the Assam Gazette.
Application forms are available against a cash payment of Rs. 50.00 ( Rupees fifty only) at the following addresses:
Principal, Assam Engineering College, Guwahati 781 013
Principal, Jorhat Engineering College, Jorhat 785 007
Principal, Assam Engineering Institute, Guwahati 781 003
Principal, Nowgong Polytechnic, Nowgong 783 380
Principal, Bongaigaon Polytechnic, Bongaigaon.
Principal, Dibrugarh Polytechnic, Lahowal, Dibrugarh 786 003 0Principal, Silchar Polytechnic, Meherpur, Silchar 788 005
By Post, by sending a Bank Draft or Banker's Cheque in favor of the Principal of Assam Engineering College, along with a self addressed stamped envelope (28cm x 12cm) of Rs. 12.00 ( Rupees twelve only) to The Principal, Assam Engineering College, Jalukbari, Guwahati 781 013.
By Post, by sending a Bank Draft or Banker's Cheque in favor of the Principal of Jorhat Engineering College, along with a self addressed stamped envelope (28cm x 12cm) of Rs. 6.00 ( Rupees six only) to The Principal, Jorhat Engineering College, Jorhat 785 007.
The application form will consist of two sets, Form A, and Form B. Form A would have the Admit Card form attached to it. Candidates need only fill in Form A at the time of applying for permission to sit for the Joint Admission Test. Candidates should be very careful in filling up the address at which he or she wishes to receive the admit card in the Admit Card portion of Form A. The admit cards will be sent by Certificate of Posting. Form B, duly filled in, need be submitted only at the time of interview for the final selection after declaration of results of the Joint Admission Test. All instructions for filling the form are furnished on the body of the form.
Candidates applying against the reserved quota of children and grandchildren of Freedom Fighters must attach two certificates, one from the Principal Private Secretary to the Chief Minister, Assam, certifying the Freedom Fighter, and another from the Deputy Commissioner, or Official authorized by the Deputy Commissioner, stating clearly, the direct relationship of the candidate with the freedom fighter.
Candidates applying against the reserved quota of children of employees of the Central Government and Central Government Public Sector Undertakings, posted in Assam for a minimum of 1 year at the time of submission of application must attach two certificates, one from the school or college last attended, and the other a Permanent Resident Certificate of his or her parents from their native state.
Candidates applying against the reserved quota of children of Ex-Defense Service Personnel, must produce a certificate from the Secretary, Rajyik Sainik Board, Assam, and documentary evidence of pension.
Candidates applying against the quota reserved for Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Other Backward Classes, Tea Garden and Ex-Tea Garden Community, must produce certificate on the body of Form B.
Form B will be issued on the last day of the Joint Admission test.