Assam Engineering College (Assamese: অসম অভিযান্ত্ৰিক মহাবিদ্যালয়), established in 1955, is located in Guwahati. It is the first undergraduate engineering college in the north-east India and today is a premier technical institute of eastern India. AEC has been the hub of many academic and supplementary activities in Assam. It is a public college run by the state of Assam. While the majority of students are from Assam, there are fixed quotas for students from neighboring states. The college is approved by the All India Council for Technical Education AICTE. The college offers bachelor's courses (B.Tech) in the fields of Electrical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering, Industrial and Production Engineering, Instrumentation Engineering and Mechanical Engineering. It also offers master's courses in Computer Application (MCA), Electrical Engineering (ME in Power Systems), Civil Engineering (CE), Mechanical Engineering (ME). It offers Ph.D. facility in Soil Mechanics and Hydraulics. Previously it was affiliated to Gauhati University. From academic year 2017-18 all the courses are affiliated to Assam Science and Technology University.