Assam Science Technology and Enviroment Council


Date: 28-02-2021

On 28th February 2021, National Science Day will be celebrated annually all over the state along with the country, which includes nurturing of scientific temper, science popularization as well as developing the spirit of scientific attitude among all sections of people in the state. It will be observed as per the guidelines of the NCSTC, New Delhi regarding the Science Day. The day will be observed with activities like science exhibition, popular lecture cum demonstration, debates, seminars, symposia, folk form of communication and information, slide/film shows, radio/TV programmes, etc. National Science Day will canter around schools, colleges, polytechnics, engineering colleges, universities, state S&T institutions, Aryabhatta Science Centres, NGO’s and others dedicated to the theme "Future of STI: Impacts on Education, Skills and Work".


Date: 26-02-2021

The third state science fair is going to organise during 26th-28th Feb, 2021 at the premises of Srimanta Sankardev Kalakshetra, Guwahati with the prime aim is to develop scientific mentality among the common mass and to showcase science, technology and innovation activities of department, institutions and state innovators for appreciation of public.The main objective is to expose and acquaint people to the latest development in the field of Science & Technology; sensitize the children and youth towards sound mind, body and scientific knowledge and to motivate children and youth to pursue science as a career/ profession.


Date: 21-01-2021

The State Meet of Aryabhatta Science Centre will be organized during 21st and 22nd January, 2021 at the premises of Shilpgram, Guwahati. The selected students from district level competitions will participate in the State Meet.
The competitions include
(a) Science based extempore speech competition
(b) Science based poster drawing competition
(c) Science and Technology Model making competition (exhibition) and
(d) Idea competition. In addition, for strengthening the activities of Aryabhatta Science Centre and to make the science education for more exciting and joyful, the following activities will be taken up:
1. Scientist- Student Interaction Program.
2. 3D printing & doodling: a platform for students to turn their ideas into reality.
3. Robotics Activities: a platform for students to experience the world of robotic innovations.
4. Demonstration of Mobile Science Laboratory: To expose the facilities of mobile science laboratory designed and developed by ASTEC for RMSA-Assam.
5. Hands on activities for students.


Date: 02-02-2020

The State Level Activities of Aryabhatta Science Centre was organized during 2nd and 3rd February, 2020 at the premises of Regional Science Centre, Khanapara, Guwahati. Participants from 27 nos of districts of Assam participated in the State Level Activities. 165 numbers of Block Coordinators of Aryabhatta Science Centre, 27 numbers District Coordinator of Aryabhatta Science Centre, 50 numbers of Guide Teacher and 189 numbers of students were participated in the said function. The inaugural session was started on 2nd February, 2020 at 10 am and the welcome address was given by Dr. A. K. Misra, Director, ASTEC. The programme was inaugurated by the Hon’ble Minister of Science and Technology, Sjt. Keshab Mahanta. The programme was attended by Dr. J. N. Goswami, Former Director, Physical Research laboratory, Ahmedabad as Guest of Honour and Shri Hemen Das, Secretary, Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of Assam. Dr. A.K. Misra, Director, ASTEC and Dr. R. K. Barman, Head, S&T Division, ASTEC also attended the said programme. After that annual events were started viz. Science based Extempore Speech, Poster Drawing and Model Making competitions. The Hon’ble Minister of Science and Technology also interacted with the district coordinators of Aryabhatta Science Centres in a brief discussion for strengthening the activities of the Centres. In addition, for strengthening the activities of Aryabhatta Science Centre and to make the science education for more exciting and joyful, the following activities were taken:

1. Scientist- Student Interaction Programm: Dr. J. N. Goswami, Former Director, PRL, Ahmedabad, the man behind Chandrayaan-1 mission.
2. 3D printing & doodling: a platform for students to turn their ideas into reality.
3. Robotics Activities: a platform for students to experience the world of robotic innovations.
4. Demonstration of Mobile Science Laboratory: To expose the facilities of mobile science laboratory designed and developed by ASTEC for RMSA-Assam.


Date: 23-03-2019

The “2nd Assam Science Festival” was a grand success with a massive number of visitors, students and children visiting the Festival. During all the three days of the Festival, people, children and students from various parts of the state visited the exhibition stalls, participated in various programmes and interacted with the scientists, innovators and academicians. The participating innovators, students and institutions demonstrated their innovations, research and development activities to the common people. Hence, it may be concluded that the Festival rightly achieved its prime objective of inculcating scientific temperament among the common mass and attracting young minds towards the field of science and technology. All the stakeholders in the organizing committee which included the officials from the Council and the University worked with coordination to achieve this objective.


Date: 05-03-2019

The Central Function of National Science Day-2019 was celebrated at the Auditorium of Administrative Staff College, Guwahati on 5th March, 2019. The programme was organized jointly with Department of Science & Technology, Govt of Assam, which was supported and catalyzed by NCSTC, DST. Govt. of India The programme was started at 9.30 am and initiated by Dr. A.K. Misra, Director, ASTEC. During the session, Dr. Misra conveyed the importance of the National Science Day and reveal the theme of 2019 as “Science for the People and the People for Science”. The welcome address was also given by Dr. Misra, The Central Function was attended by Shri SarbanandaSonowal, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Assam as a chief guest and the other dignitaries present were Sri Alok Kumar., IAS, Chief Secretary, Govt of Assam, Shri Heman Das, ACS, Secretary to the Govt of Assam, Science & Technology Department and Dr. Sarbeswar Bujarbaruah, renowned Scientist of the state etc. State Science Awards were conferred during the Central Function of NSD – 2019. The Lifetime Achievement for Scientific Excellence awarded to Dr. Bhupendra Nath Goswami the Young Scientist Award was awarded to Dr. Manashita Borah and Award for Science Popularization and Research was given to CSIR-NEIST. Two days National Science Day programme was organized at Howraghat Town Girls High School during 9th -10th March, 2019 for Hill Districts (viz KarbiAnglong and Dimahasao) of Assam involving Aryabhatta Science Centre of two districts and district administration of KarbiAnlong District and Inspector of Schools of KarbiAnglong. The programme includes- quiz competition, science model exhibition, science and mathematics puzzles competition, speech competition, hands on activities on science, sky observation through telescope and popular talk etc. 300 nos.(aprox) of students and teachers were taken part in the celebration of NSD. The valedictory function was held on 10th of March, 2019. In the said function, welcome address was given by Shri BhabanandaKhaklery, District Coordinator, Aryabhatta Science Centre, Karbi Along District. The function was also addressed by Shri Biman Ch. Barua, Scientific Officer, ASTEC. In his speech, Shri Barua spoke about importance of celebration of National Science Day. Dr. Kishore Baruah, Department of Physics, Tezpur University was given keynote speech on the occasion. Muktalal Das, Headmaster, Howraghat English High School, Horaghat, Shri Bipul Deb, Headmaster, Howraghat Town Girls High School, Howraghat were present in the function and also distributed certificates among the student participants. The programme was ended with vote thanks by Shri Basanta Kr. Nath, ASTEC.The Council had also organized NSD – 2019 through NGOs, Universities, Colleges, Schools and 219 Aryabhatta Science Centre of the State.


Date: 24-12-2018

The Central Function of National Mathematics Day was celebrated at the Kujidah H. S. School, Hatichong, Nagaon, during 23rd - 24th December, 2018. The programme was organised by jointly with Assam Science Technology and Environment Council (Deptt. Of Science and Technology, Govt. of Assam) and Aryabhatta Science Centre, Dolonghat block, Nagaon; District Administration, Nagaon and Inspector of Schools, Nagaon and the programme was supported and catalysed by NCSTC, DST, Govt. of India, New Delhi. The National Mathematics Day (NMD) is celebrated every year in India on December 22 to commemorate the birth anniversary of great mathematical genius Srinivasa Ramanujan and to recognize his contribution to mathematics. The programme was inaugurated by Dr. Tarakeswar Choudhury, Rtd. Professor, Deptt. of Mathematics, Cotton College, Guwahati. In his speech, Dr. Choudhury told that the mathematics is not tough subject but it needs practice and study. He also told that teachers should take care during teaching mathematics so that student would not feel bore on the subject. Shri Biman Chandra Barua, Scientific Officer, S&T Division, ASTEC also attend the session. Shri Barua said about the importance of mathematics subject and also elaborates the celebration of National Mathematics Day and also told that during mathematics teaching innovative method should be adopted by the teacher. Shri Mridupaban Borah, Principal, Kujidah H.S. School, Nagaon, Shri Mrinal Hazarika, Morigaon, Kishore Dev, District Coordinator, Aryabhatta Science Centre, Nagaon, Shri B. K. Nath, Scientific Assistant, ASTEC were also attended the inaugural session. The programme was conducted by Shri Bipul Rajkumar, Coordinator, Aryabhatta Science Centre, Dolonghat Block, Nagaon. The series programmes were conducted in two days such as Interaction with Mathematician, Mathematics Puzzles, Mathematics Quiz, Mathematics model competition among the students, popular talk on mathematics etc. The central function was held on 24th December, 2018. The function was started with lighting lamp by Shri Ananta Gogoi, Adl. Deputy Commissioner, Nagaon. In his speech he told to the students that mathematics needs more practice for good result as well as for understanding. Dr. R. K. Barman, Head, Science and Technology Division, ASTEC spoke how mathematics is useful for day to day activities of our life. Dr. Barman also interacted with the students. Dr. Raju Bordoloi, Principal, Chaigaon College, Kamrup was delivered keynote speech on the occasion, Dr. Bordoloi spoke about the life of Srinivasa Ramanujan and his contribution on mathematics. He also spoke about history of number i.e origin of natural number in mathematics etc. Smt. RupjyotiDuwara, Principal (i/c), Kujidah H. S. School said that mathematics subject is important for our development of society like other subjects. Shri Kishore Dev, District Coordinator, Aryabhatta Science Centre, Nagaon and a team of scientists of S&T Division Shri Rahul Tamuli, Himangshu Talukdar and Dibyakanta were also attended the function. The programme was ended with distribution of certificates among the winners’ students in different events. The other institutions which were involved with the observation of NMD throughout the state with programme like Workshop seminar,TrainingProgramme, Mathematics Model


Date: 22-03-2018

A two day “Regional Workshop on IPR” at Gauhati University was organised by Gauhati University IPR Cell, Gauhati University and Patent Information Centre, ASTEC during the above mentioned date. It was aimed at providing basic knowledge of IPR, its different types to the participants. It also provided knowledge of filing and other technical aspects of obtaining the various types of IPs. Experts from various field of IP were invited as resource persons in the workshop. It was a successful programme with active participation and interaction between the experts and the participants.


Date: 04-07-2017

Two IPR camps titled “IPR Camp on Geographical Indications (GI) and Authorised Users”were organised by Patent Information Centre , Assam Science Technology and Environment Councilwith the support of Office of Assistant Director of Handloom &Textiles, Dibrugarh and Office of AssistantDirector of Sericulture, Dibrugarhat Tingkhong Block and Khowang Block, Dibrugarh on 4th and 5th July 2017 respectively. They were aimed at creating awareness among the local Muga Silk producers, artisans, weavers including women about the Geographical Indication registration of Muga Silk of Assam as Geographical Indication No. 55/384 and the procedure and benefits of registering themselves as Authorised Users of the said GI. The camps were a success as many applications were received from the participants of the camps and they have been registered as Authorised Users of the said GI.



It was felt for a long time that the State does not have any provision for awarding personalities and institutions who have contributed to the development of science, technology and innovation in the state. With the organisation of Assam Science Festival and institution of three (3) State Awards, presented during 27th and 28th February, 2017 at Guwahati this need was fulfilled for the first time in the state. Assam Science Festival was organised by ASTEC and Assam Electronics Development Corporation (AMTRON) on behalf of Department of Science & Technology and Department of Information Technology, Assam, during 27th & 28th February, 2017 at Srimanta Sankardev Kalakshetra, Guwahati. The festival consisted of observation of National Science Day, a State-of-the-art Exhibition, interaction program with scientists and state science award ceremony. The exhibition covered an area of 19200 sq feet with exhibits coming from all over the state and also other parts of the country. The interaction program with scientist was very lively and effective for school children. State Science award for young scientist was awarded to Dr. Debasish Bora of IIT Guwahati, Lifetime achievement conferred posthumously upon Prof. D.N Borthakur (late), former Vice Chancellor of Assam Agriculture University and a pioneer Agriculture Scientist of the Country. The institutional award was given to ARANAYAK, Guwahati for exemplary R&D work and communication of science among the people. The festival was attended by the Honourable Chief Minister of Assam Sjt. Sarbananda Sonowal; Minister of Science & Technology, Sjt. Keshab Mahanta ; Chief Secretary of the state Shri. V K Pipersenia, many senior officials, public representatives, academic leaders, scientists and students. The overall footfall on both days created a new record in Assam so far as participation in scientific programs are concerned.

Ideas to action: Let us grow with Innnovation : An Exhibition of innovators showcasing make in India mission initiatives

Date: 07-09-2016

The Science and Technology Division of ASTEC organised an exhibition “Ideas to Action: Let us Grow with Innovation” at the Regional Science Centre, Khanapara, Guwahati during 7th and 8th September, 2016. The theme of the exhibition revolved around the “Make in India” initiative launched by our Honourable Prime Minister Sri Narendra Modi. The exhibits highlighted various technologies promoted and programs carried out by these Council overvthe years. The participants in the Science and Technology Conclave, from all over the country, visited the Exhibition besides the citizens and students from Guwahati and neighbouring areas. The exhibition was formally inaugurated by Dr. Jatinder Kaur Arora of Punjab State Council for Science and Technology, and Er. Ravinder Gaur, Scientist D & Member Secretary, SSTP, DST. Govt of India.


Date: 06-09-2016

The conclave was successfully held at Guwahati during 6th -7th Sept, 2016 with participation of 25 state S&T Councils of the country and the conclave had meeting of expert group on state S&T to review the progress of state S&T Council activities. Compendium on State Specific S&T Interventions by state S&T councils, 2016, compiled and edited by S&T Division of ASTEC was released. An exhibition “Ideas to Action- Let us grow with innovation” was also held in honour of all delegates coming from different states of the country. The conclave was inaugurated by the Honourable Science & Technology Minister, Sjt Keshab Mahanta. Er. Ravinder Gaur, Scientist-D & Member Secretary (SSTP), TDT Division, DST, GOI gave a brief on the State S&T Councils conclave; Dr. Neeraj Sharma, Advisor & Head, TDT Division, DST-GOI spoke on the significance of State S&T Council programmes and activities ; Dr. A.K.Misra, Director, ASTEC spoke on ASTEC and science popularisation in Assam ; Sri B.R.Samal, IAS, Commissioner & Secretary, Dept. of S&T, Govt. of Assam spoke on S&T activities in Assam: New Dimensions; inaugural address was given by Hon’ble Science and Technology Minister, Govt. of Assam and compendium was released. Vote of thanks was given by Dr. R.K.Barman, Head, S&T Division, and ASTEC.

Aryabhatta Science Centre

Date: 28-02-2008

Science technology and innovations centers at block level of the state.