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|