Jorhat is the most literate district of Assam. Jorhat has the highest number of educational institutions in upper Assam. Jorhat is considered to be a good place for ethical modern educational pursuits. Some major educational and research institutes include:

  • Central Eri & Muga Research Training Institute, Ladoigarh, under Central Silk Board www.cmerti.res.in
  • Central Silk Technological Research Institute (Demonstration Centre, under Central Silk Board) Industrial Estate, Tinali, Jorhat-785008
  • Extension Education Institute (EEI) AAU, Jorhat-13, Assam funded by Directorate of Extension Education, Govt. of India, Ministry of Agriculture, New Delhi
  • Indian Grain Storage Management and Research Institute, Jorhat,www.fcamin.nic.in/dfpd_html/sgc/IGMRI_Jorhat.htm
  • Indian Institute of Plantation Management (IIPM), Jorhat Centre, Under Min. of Commerce & Industry, Govt. of India
  • Institute of Biotechnology & Geotectonics Studies (INBGS), ONGC Complex, Cinnamara, Jorhat - 785008
  • National Bureau of Soil Survey & Land Use Planning (NBSSLUP), Regional Centre, Jamuguri Road, Jorhat-785004
  • North East Institute of Science and Technology, Jorhat (Formerly RRL, Jorhat) under CSIR, Deptt. of Science & technology, Govt. of India
  • Rain Forest Research Institute (RFRI), Jorhat under ICFE, Min. of Environment & Forests, Govt.of India
  • Regional Sericultural Research Stations (under Central Silk Board), Club Road Tinali, Bongal Pukhuri, Jorhat-785001
  • Tocklai Experimental Station, Tea Research Association (TRA) Tocklai under Tea Research Association, Ministry of Commerce, Govt. of India