The Assam Science and Technology University was established by Government of Assam under Assam Science & Technology University Act 2009. It aims to provide education and research in the field of science & technology and other professional courses in Assam. ASTU is the premier and only technical university in the North Eastern Region of India. The university is responsible for academic regulation of all undergraduate and post-graduate programs in engineering, and pharmaceutical sciences and a few professional courses in science and management sectors. ASTU also conducts an in-house post-graduate course in Energy Engineering. Since its inception, ASTU has been undertaking high quality teaching and research in frontier areas of science & technology continuously upgrading the syllabi and creating environment for international standard research and emphasizing in bridging the ancient wisdom of the region with modern technology.
Within a very short time of its establishment, ASTU pioneered in establishing a Central Research Hub (CRH), a facility which is not common in Indian universities, and the first of its kind in the North Eastern Region of India. ASTU CRH was initiated in 2018 under the TEQIP-III, MHRD. It aims to create the best possible environment with state-of-the-art facilities for research and innovation to flourish within the region. ASTU will also harness the expertise of leading researchers across the country and the globe to focus on challenge-led, disciplinary and inter- disciplinary research thus strengthening the capability for research along with innovation and knowledge exchange. The Phase-I of ASTU CRH was established in 2019 with the following four laboratories:
There are also two other facilities under CRH, which are: