Assam Engineering College was established in 1955. The College graduates were in high demand in all sectors throughout the region. There was practically no unemployment in any discipline. The institute is affiliated to Gauhati University.
The college offers Bachelor courses (BE) in the fields of Electrical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering, Industrial and Production Engineering, Instrumentation Engineering and Mechanical Engineering. It also offers Masters courses on Computer Application (MCA), Electrical Engineering (ME), Civil Engineering (ME), Mechanical Engineering (ME).
The Cell initiated interaction with various organizations and industries to impress upon them and organize Campus Recruitments in AEC. The college has been the hub centre of many intellectual and extra-curricular activities in Assam for almost half a century. The first undergraduate engineering college in the northeastern India. It started with Civil Engineering discipline, and within a few years other departments came into existence.