Above the wings, stands the traditional Assamese “Japi”. It is a conical hat made from tightly woven bamboo cane and used by farmers for protection against elements. It conveys the message that the Institute will serve to protect the health of the people in all aspects.
The base of the Caduceus touches the traditional Assamese “Xorai”, which is a manufactured bell metal product and is considered as a mark of honor and respect by the people of Assam.
It symbolizes the world-famous Assam Tea. It depicts the continuous growth of the Institute on all fronts of education and research.
The caduceus is a symbol with a short staff entwined by two serpents, surmounted by wings.
The waves below the “Xorai” represents the mighty river Brahmaputra which flows through the land of Assam .It sustains the agriculture and livelihood of the people of Assam. The river serves as a symbol of service to humanity.
It represents the great one-horned Rhinoceros found in the forests of Assam, it is also listed as one of the vulnerable species. It symbolizes strength and courage to keep moving ahead in spite of all obstacles.
The red pattern represents the red border of the traditional Assamese “Gamucha”, a handwoven cloth offered as a token of love and respect in Assamese culture.