The students who have passed their qualifying examination from the states of Assam, Meghalaya, Manipur, Nagaland, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, Tripura and Mizoram have been selected according to their performance in the AIEEE conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi. This institute acts as a Counselling Centre for the entire Northeastern region including the state of Sikkim.
15 per cent of seats are reserved for SC and 7.5 per cent are reserved for ST candidates. 24 seats (over and above sanctioned intake) are reserved for foreign and other category students for 2006-07.4 (four) seats are reserved for handicapped candidates against Assam open quota within the overall allotment of Assam.
The advertisement for M.Tech programme was released in leading national newspapers, local dailies and in the website of the institute. Admissions were offered on the basis of marks in the qualifying examination (B.E./B.Tech.), performance in interview and the GATE score. GATE qualified candidates are eligible for institutional financial assistance. Candidates are required to have a minimum of 60 per cent of marks or its equivalent in Bachelor of Engineering/ Technology degree.
The advertisement for Ph.D programme was released in leading national newspapers, local dailies and in the website of the institute. The candidates were selected on the basis of marks in the qualified examinations and on the basis of interview. The candidates with at least 60 per cent of marks (CPI 6.5) in M.E./M.Tech and first class with 60 per cent of marks in M.Sc./M.A were allowed to apply. B.E./B.Tech degree holders with excellent academic record with CPI at least 8 (70 per cent of marks) were also allowed to apply. Assistantship to regular full-time students with valid GATE/NET score were permitted subject to availability of fund.
Admission to the graduate M.Tech courses are primarily based on scores in the GATE exam, conducted by the IITs.