North Eastern Regional Institute of Science & Technology (NERIST), Nirjuli was established in 1983 by the Government of India. It got the status of deemed to be university under UGC Act. The Institute was set up initially as a project of the North Eastern Council for providing a system of education to create technical manpower at various levels for the development of the North Eastern Region of the country. It is a unique institute of its own kind in the country, having unconventional and innovative academic programs. The objective of the institute is to develop human resources at three levels, i.e. Technician, Supervisory and Executive levels for the development of the North Eastern Region in particular and the country in general and to impart quality education with flexible multi-entry/exit systems to cater to the needs of the region.