Forensic Science Laboratory, Assam was estsblished at Shillong
(the then Capital of United Assam) in the year 1967 with the
appointment of Dr. J. K. Borooah as Director. The Laboratory
was shifted to Guwahati in the year 1969
The laboratory is regularly conducting training programmes for Police and Judicial officers in the aspect of Forensic Science. The laboratory is also imparting regular training to Police Officers on Anti Drug Trafficking.
Forensic Science Awareness Week was celebrated for a week starting from 31 st December 2006 to 6 th January 2007 with programs like Exhibition, Quiz, Phone-in-programme in All India Radio etc.
During the year under review, this Directorate had staff strength of 82 numbers of technical categories of which 23 belongs to gazetted cadre ranking from Director to Scientific Officer, 59 nos. belonging to non-Gazetted cadre and 35 numbers belonging to non-technical categories.
All the divisions of the Laboratory are well equipped with almost all required modern sophisticated instruments like HPLC, HPTLC, GC, GCMS, AAS, Large Comparison Microscope, Computerized Photo Image Analyzer,