Assam Engineering College (AEC), the first engineering college in the north-eastern India and a premier technical institute of the entire country, was inaugurated by Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru in year of 1955. It is the premier technical institute of North East India and is located in the Jalukbari area of Guwahati city. AEC has been the hub of many academic and supplementary activities in Assam for almost six decades. It offers Bachelor of Engineering (BE) courses in Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Instrumentation Engineering and Industrial & Production Engineering. It also offers Masters of Engineering/ Technology (ME/ MTech) courses in Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering (ME) and Master in Computer Application (MCA) course. All the departments are having research facility and offer PhD programs. AEC is affiliated to Gauhati University which was established in the year 1948. It is approved by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE).