Director’s Message

The current outputs of IASST in terms of infrastructure, technology, scientific manpower generation and several outreach ventures are listed here It is a sincere belief that the vision of original founders of IASST has now come to some level of fruition, although in the same breadth, we feel that the achievement is not proportionate to the long journey of 39 years since its establishment in 1979. This has been mainly because neither its founder, The Assam Science Society, had resources to support the new borne institute nor the Government of Assam supported it adequately for the growth of infrastructure and manpower so that it could flourish as a scientific institute in the region.


Institute of Advanced Study in Science and Technology (IASST) is a premier scientific research organization in the north-east region, conceived and nurtured by the Assam Science Society in its initial years and was inaugurated by Nobel Laureate Dorothy C. Hodgkin on 3rd November 1979. Subsequently, it was supported by the state govt. as its only autonomous R&D institute till March 2009. The institute was taken over in March, 2009 by the Ministry of Science and Technology, Govt of India as one of its autonomous R&D institute.

The Institute is engaged in multi disciplinary research activities, both in fundamental and applied, across frontier areas of science and technology such as Plasma physics, Polymer Sciences, Biochemistry, Drug design & development, Nano-science, Medicinal plants, Seri biotechnology, Microbial biotechnology, Environmental Sciences, Microbial Fuel Cell etc.