Jorhat Engineering College, the premier institution of North East India and the second Government Engineering College of Assam has completed its fifty years of relentless service to the society. The College came into existence on 7th January, 1959 at H.R.H.P.O.W. Institute of Engineering & Technology, Jorhat with the then Principal of the Institute, Sri H.N. Barua also as the Principal in-charge of Jorhat Engineering College. The College started functioning with admission of its first batch of students in Civil Engineering, on 10th October, 1960.

With a glorious journey, the College currently offers AICTE recognised B.E. courses in Civil, Electrical, Mechanical, Computer Science & Engineering and Instrumentation Engineering and M.E. course in Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering and Electrical & Instrumentation Engineering. The College has been offering three-year post graduate course leading to Master of Computer Application (M.C.A.) since 1987.