The Institute of Advanced Study in Science & Technology (IASST) was set up in 1979 by the Assam Science Society with the prime objective of setting up a premier research establishment in the NE region to deal with problems of the north east in particular and the country in general. The Institute was inaugurated by the Nobel Laureate Prof. Dorothy Hodgkin on 3rd November 1979.
The Institute has been recently taken over as an autonomous research Institute by the Government of India under the Department of Science and Technology.
IASST has four basic divisions:
- Material Sciences
- Life Sciences
- Resource Management and Environmental Sciences
- Mathematical Sciences.