Assam Textile Institute (ATI), a premier institute was established by Late Rai Bahadur Kanaklal Baruah in the year 1920. Assam Textile Institute (ATI) is the only Institute, which offers courses on Textile Technology, Garment Technology and Fashion Technology under one roof. This is an unique combination since all the three courses are inter-related. It is a premier institute for textile education in North-East India and has contributed substantially in the socio-economic development of the region. The history of Assam Textile Institute started from the year 1920 when there was no technical institute in this part of the country. During the course of past decades of its existence, the Assam Textile Institute has undergone notable changes and expansions, reaching a degree of standards in textile education up to technical level. Under the administrative control of the Industries Deptt., the institute started functioning in 1920 with one year Elementary course in Weaving with a budget of little over one hundred and fifty rupees a year. Late Rao Sahib N. M. Sundaram was appointed as the first Superintendent of the Institute in the year 1920.Initially,the Institute was housed in a rented building near historic Dighali Pukhuri Guwahati but subsequently it had to be shifted to several places around Uzanbazar, Guwahati in 1927, the institute was shifted to its present site at Ambari when construction of one big workshop building, one Boy?s hostel and the Superintendent?s residence was completed.