Institute of Advanced Study in Science & Technology, ASSAM
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 Assam Science Society provided the necessary
facilities at the beginning and The Government of Assam provided a lump sum annual
grant-in-aid to the Institute since 1991-92 to carry out research in frontier
areas of science & technology.
The IASST was registered
as a separate entity in 1991 under the Societies Registration Act XXI of 1860
under Regd. No. 4219 of 1990-91. The Institute was later shifted to its present
location near "Deepar beel", a natural lake in western side of Guwahati,
in June 2004.
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
- Resource Management and Environmental Sciences
In Material Science Division, considerable
theoretical as well as experimental research works in Plasma have been carried
out. The polymer group is actively engaged in synthesis of polymeric ions, polymer
foams, liquid crystalline polysulphones, nanopolymerization.
Life Science Division
has been conducting research on bioprospecting of medicinal and aromatic plants,
development of seribiotechnology, bio-control of pests, bio-fertilizer, bio-pesticide.
The main focus of the Resource Management and Environmental Division is bio-treatment
of crude oil sludge, bio-desulphurization, bio-remediation, documentation of bio-resources.
mathematical Science Division confines its research activities to Pure Mathematics,
Applied Mathematics and Statistics. The division has been carrying out research
on sequences, series and summability theory, game theory and reliability theory.
more information please contact:
of Advanced Study in Science and Technology
Paschim Boragaon, Garchuk