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Functions & Objectives

Primary Functions of the Directorate are:

  • To administer, supervise, control and plan programs for the development of Technical Education in the state both at the Degree and Diploma levels.
  • To formulate Engineering studies and courses, recognition of new courses to examine and recommend for opening of new Technical Institutions in the State both at the Degree and Diploma level.
  • To conduct inspections and periodical reviews of existing Technical Educational Institutions to maintain the standard of Quality Education.
  • To conduct the Diploma Examinations and to award the Diploma Certificates to successful candidates under State Council of Technical Education, Assam.
  • To conduct Joint Admission Test for admission into B.E. Course (Lateral Entry) and MCA Course in different State Engineering Colleges of Assam.
  • To sanction academic approval to Govt. and aided Institutions.
  • To provide suitable norms and procedures for selection of students for admission of students to Polytechnics.
  • To release grants and other facilities to aided institutions
  • To select and depute teaching faculty for higher studies.
  • To provide NEC and State & Institutional Merit Scholarship.
  • To select candidates for minority Merit cum Means Scholarship.


  • Improving access to Higher and Technical Education for making inclusive growth
  • Improving quality of Higher and Technical Education
  • Introduction of vocational courses and Integrated skill development
  • Reorientation of course curriculum and introduction of new courses
  • Faculty Development