The Department of Applied Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering (AEI) was started in September 2006 with the under-graduate program under Gauhati University. The curriculum covers core subjects of basic sciences, humanities and technology besides vital aspects of electrical engineering, electronics and computer science with particular emphasis on Applied Electronics and Instrumentation. The students enrich their learning experience through practical subjects, Seminars, Industrial Training, Industry-based Projects and other activities inside and outside the framework of the curriculum. From 2013 onwards the under-graduate programme was affiliated to the newly established Assam Science and Technical University. The Department has started the post-graduate programme from August 2014 in Instrumentation and Control Engineering. The Department can boast of high quality Infrastructure, well-equipped laboratories and most importantly qualified faculties and laboratory instructors. The department has its own dedicated classrooms, twelve numbers of laboratories for UG and PG programmes, seminar room and tutorial rooms. Apart from academics, students of the department are encouraged to participate in various extracurricular activities like sports, hobby clubs, culture, art and literature, etc both in the departmental and institutional levels, so that they can develop their personality and leadership quality.
The motto of the department is Empowerment through Quality Education.
The B.Tech programme in Applied Electronics and Instrumentation is accredited by National Board of Accreditation (NBA) for the Academic years 2016-17 and 2017-18.
To produce globally competitive engineers and technocrats with concern for the society and environment.