The Institute was founded in the year 2011 as the first Public Private Partnership (PPP mode) Engineering Institute in the state of Assam under the aegis of the Shrimanta Shankar Academy Society, a registered service organization set up in the year 1992 to make significant contribution for social upliftment through education and also to inculcate among the youth a sense of discipline.
The motto of the Society is “Truth, Discipline & Excellence” and ever since its inception its aim has been to establish a morally sound educational system which not only produces competent professionals but also excellent human beings contributing towards the welfare of the Society. Towards this, the institute has introduced a broad based mentoring system to guide / counsel the students to improve their performance in all spheres of activities in the institute.
The Institute was established with due approval from the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) – New Delhi and necessary permission from the State Government. The Institute is also recognized under section 2(f) of the UGC Act. 1956.
The first session of the Institute commenced on 16th August 2011 with 140 students in three disciplines leading to the Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering (CE), Mechanical Engineering (ME) and Electrical Engineering (EE) respectively. The day 16th August is also being celebrated as the Foundation Day of the college.
GIMT’s USP is its ‘High-end infrastructure and competent & experienced faculty’.
Since August 2013, the institute has also been affiliated to newly created university by the Government of Assam named ‘Assam Science & Technology University’. All admissions since August 2013 have been conducted under Assam Science & Technology University.

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