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Human Resource


 The pursuit for progress in Industries cannot be made unless there is skilled/ trained manpower in the State. Government of Assam strongly feels that strengthening the linkages between educational Institutions and Industries provides the much needed synergy.

The State has 5 (five) universities including 1 (one) agricultural university, 3 (three) medical colleges, 5 (five) engineering colleges including an Indian Institute of Technology (IIT). It also has 8 (eight) polytechnics & 23 (twenty-three) Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs). 2 (two) more medical colleges are coming up.

Four universities in the state offer Master Degree Courses in Management and Computer Applications.

The state has numerous Law Colleges. CIPET also offers Diploma & Certificate courses and the Tool Room Training Centre offers Certificate courses.

Indian Institute of Entrepreneurship and Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises Development Institute also trains the state’s human resource.

In recent times, Government has encouraged setting up of various educational complexes, vocational institutes running traditional trades/specialized courses. The State Government has initiated steps by formation of the State Steering Committee & formation of 27 (twenty seven) numbers of IMC in the ITIs and industry partners are working closely with the ITI for skill development. 

Presently, there are 4 (four) ITI’s under the Center of Excellence through retroactive funding scheme, Three ITIs covered under COE through competitive scheme. In addition, six ITIs have been taken up in the year 07-08 under PPP mode. Four ITIs are proposed to be taken up in 08-09.Twelve ITIs are implementing MES (Modular Employable Skill) in various sectors like-electrical, automobiles etc. The State would sponsor 50,000 youths to receive skills outside the State in the next three years. Their skills would empower them in becoming self-employed.

Assam has numerous educational institutions with a substantial portion of the population in the 15 to 25 age group in the major towns being computer literate. The state has a literacy rate of 52.89%. The female literacy in this region of 43.03% is higher than the national average of 39.19%. Assam has four universities and one agricultural university. It also has 3 medical colleges and one for aquaculture. With reference to technical education, the state has 4 engineering colleges including an IIT (Indian Institute of Technology), 23 vocational training institutes (ITI), 8 polytechnics and 1 junior technical school.

Major Training and Research Institutions in Assam

Central Institute of Plastics Engineering & Technology (CIPET)

Central Institute of Indian Languages

Central Institute of Technology, Kokrajhar

Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati

Indian Institute of Entrepreneurship

National Institute of Technology, Silchar

National Institute of Rural Development

North Eastern Regional Institute of Water and Land Management, Tezpur

Guwahati Stock Exchange, Guwahati

Rain Forest Research Institute (RFRI), Jorhat

North East Institute of Science and Technology (NEIST), Jorhat

Regional Science Centre, Guwahati

Small Industries Service Institute (SISI)

Tool Room & Training Centre (TRTC), Guwahati