School of Energy Science and Engineering at IIT Guwahati was established in May, 2004 to promote multidisciplinary activities focused to various facets of energy technology and systems in the form of research, teaching and consultancy. The research activities in the centre are in the form of research based projects funded by various national and international funding agencies. Looking into the potential and application of different energy resources from the north eastern region of India, it is emphasized that the centre gives priority to activities in the field of bio-energy, small hydro-power, alternative fuels, clean coal technology, combustion and energy efficiency of systems etc Faculty members from various departments of the institute such as Biosciences and Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Design, Electronics and Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Physics are associated with the centre for the promotion of interdisciplinary research for sustainable energy. At present, 17 (seventeen) faculty members from different departments are involved in energy research through sponsored and consulty projects from various sponsoring agencies. To support the research work in the projects, the centre has two academic programmes - Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and Master of Science by Research (MS-R). The facilities available at the centre have been a great support for the students working in different areas at IITG as well for the students of various academic and research institutions of the north east.