The Institute of Science and Technology (IST) was set up at the university campus in 2009 to enhance quality and innovation in science education. The Programmes currently being offered by the Institute are the four-year Bachelor of Science (B.S.) and Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech.) Programmes, and the two-year M.Tech. Programmes.
The Institute of Distance and Open Learning has been striving for increasing access and equity in higher education of this region and for its democratization in real sense of the term. Over the years it has succeeded in positioning itself as the pioneer institute in the field of open and distance learning not only in Assam but in the entire north-east region.