The Assam Science & Technology Department is the nodal Department for the promotion of the Science & Technology in the State. The Govt. of Assam has given high priority to sustainable development of Science & Technology. Initiatives have been taken to promote science among the masses and establish new institutions of excellence in the state. The Department of Science & Technology concentrates to initiate, support, promote and co-ordinate research and development projects which are relevant to the achievement of specific S&T objectives and help in the utilization of natural as well as human resources of the state through institutions of the state and with interaction with national bodies with S&T components.