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Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar

About Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar

Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar (also known as IIT Gandhinagar, and IITGN) was established in 2008. It is a public institute (autonomous) of higher education declared to be an Institute of National Importance by the Government of India.

It is located in Palaj, Gandhinagar, Gujarat on the banks of river Sabarmati. Gandhinagar is in proximity to Ahmedabad which is one of the oldest living cities in India, known both for a rich cultural past as well as state-of-the-art infrastructure, thriving industries, and many modern amenities.

Brief History:

IIT Gandhinagar is one of the eight new Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) announced by the Ministry of Human Resource Development in 2008. The Institute began operating on a temporary campus at Vishwakarma Government Engineering College, Chandkheda, mentored by Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay. The first batch of students was admitted to Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Electrical Engineering.

It is one of the parent institutions under Indian Institutes of Technology, therefore it is affiliated with Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar. The institute is approved & recognized by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), New Delhi.

IITGN was included in the Institutes of Technology (Amendment) Act, 2011. The Act was passed in the Lok Sabha on 24th March 2011 and by the Rajya Sabha on 30th April 2012.

The institute took possession of over 400 acres of land in August 2012, and classes and other activities on the new campus began in July 2015. The institute functions as a fully residential campus and will be constructed in phases. The campus runs on solar power and is envisioned to be a pollution-free, green zone.

Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar strives to offer the best undergraduate and graduate education in India with unmatched innovations in the curriculum. The institute promotes critical thinking and an appreciation of the interdisciplinary character of knowledge, with an emphasis on the liberal arts, project-oriented learning, compulsory courses in design and the life sciences, diversity and globalization.

The five-week immersion Foundation Programme for all new undergraduate students was recognized with the World Education Award 2013 by the World Education Summit for innovations in engineering education. Nearly a quarter of its undergraduate students receive study abroad experience during their academic career.  IIT, Gandhinagar is committed to promoting excellence in science, technology, as well as the humanities and social sciences and to the development of rounded and nuanced minds.

IIT, Gandhinagar offers B.Tech and M.Tech programmes in Chemical, Civil, Electrical, Mechanical, and Materials Science and Engineering and also offers M.Sc. programmes in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Cognitive Science. It also offers MA programme in Society and Culture.

Ph.D. programmes are offered in all the engineering and science disciplines such as Chemical, Biomedical, Civil, Electrical, Mechanical, Computer Science and Materials Science and Engineering, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Earth Science, and Cognitive Sciences. Apart from the graduate programmes in engineering and science, the Institute also offers Ph.D. in Literature, Philosophy, Psychology, Sociology, Political sciences and Social Epidemiology.

About Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT):

The Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT) are autonomous public institutes of higher education, located in India. They are governed by the Institutes of Technology Act, 1961 which has declared them as institutions of national importance and lays down their powers, duties, and framework for governance etc.

The Institutes of Technology Act, 1961 lists twenty-three institutes located at Bhilai, Chennai, Delhi, Dhanbad, Dharwad, Goa, Guwahati, Jammu, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Mumbai, Roorkee, Bhubaneswar, Gandhinagar, Hyderabad, Indore, Jodhpur, Mandi, Palghat, Patna, Ropar, Tirupati, and Varanasi. Each IIT is an autonomous institution, linked to the others through a common IIT Council, which oversees their administration.

The Union HRD Minister is the ex-officio Chairperson of IIT Council. The IITs had a common admission process for undergraduate admissions, called IIT-JEE, which was replaced by Joint Entrance Examination Advanced in 2013.

The post-graduate level program that awards M.Tech, MS degrees in engineering is administered by the older IITs (Kharagpur, Bombay, Madras, Kanpur, Delhi, Dhanbad, Roorkee, Varanasi, Guwahati). M.Tech and MS Admissions are done on the basis of Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE).

In addition to B.Tech, M.Tech and MS programs, IITs also award other graduate degrees such as M.Sc in Maths, Physics, and Chemistry, MBA, Ph.D. etc. Admission to these programs of IITs is done through Common Admission Test (CAT), Joint Admission Test for Masters (JAM) and Common Entrance Examination for Design (CEED).


  • To shape IIT, Gandhinagar into an exciting place for learning, teaching, and research
  • To establish the process of learning that is free, fulfilling and an enjoyable experience
  • To provide an enabling environment to nurture critical and creative minds, and to propel them to greater heights of excellence in their pursuits
  • To create a vibrant atmosphere that breeds front-runner innovators, scientists, engineers, entrepreneurs, academicians and thinkers of tomorrow
  • To provide the opportunity for students to learn from wherever, however, and whatever they chose to study
  • To IIT, Gandhinagar the preferred destination for future generations of students, staff, and faculty


  • To develop top-notch scientists, engineers, leaders, and entrepreneurs to meet the need of the society - now and in the future
  • IIT, Gandhinagar seeks to undertake groundbreaking research, and develop breakthrough products that will improve everyday lives of our communities


  • Meritocracy
  • Unparalleled quality and excellence
  • Honesty, Integrity, Sincerity, and Devotion
  • Trust and freedom with accountability
  • Appreciation and celebration of creativity
  • Willingness to try new ideas and allow mistakes
  • Social and Moral Responsibility
  • Respect for every individual, and diversity
  • Cooperation, Collaboration, and Team Work


  • To build and develop a world-class institution to create and impart knowledge to create and impart knowledge at the undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral levels, contributing to the development of the nation and humanity at large
  • To develop leaders with vision, creative thinking, social awareness and respect for our values
  • To foster excellence in teaching and research to make a global impact
  • To engage in path-breaking research that would influence national policies
  • To pursue sustainable technological solutions to societal problems
  • To focus on learn engineering solutions for sustainable development
  • To be the leader for academic and industrial collaborations in various disciplines, nationally and internationally
  • To create awareness of the true significance of learning and teaching
  • To enrich local schools and communities through value-added interactions
  • To encourage excellent language skills as part of the institutional culture
  • TO prepare students not just for their first job, but their last job as well
  • The Institute has an attractive, campus situated in secured and serene atmosphere suitable for learning
  • The Institute has separate individual departments for all subjects with young, dynamic faculty and non-teaching staff and with good results
  • The Institute has the most eminent Faculty members and they are really well qualified, experienced and truly committed towards enhancement and development of the students
  • The institution is working with a shining sun, the spectrum which is radiating in all possible directions
  • The Institute has well-equipped with modern facilities like library, laboratory, classrooms, computer lab, canteen, seminar halls, multipurpose halls, auditorium, canteen, playground & hostel etc.
  • A sufficient number of classrooms with varying sizes are made available for the smooth conduct of different classes in the college
  • The Institute has a library with a good number of books (both text and reference) on various subjects to meet the needs of the students as well as the teachers with reading room facility. Daily Newspapers and selected journals are also regularly subscribed
  • The Institute has a book bank for helping the poor and backward class students
  • State of the Art Laboratories with sufficient space and all the necessary equipment are made available to various departments
  • The IITGN campus is a benchmark in green development. It has been intricately designed so as to maximize the use of available space along with preserving the biodiversity as well as the aesthetic value of the area. It is designed to be a ‘pedestrian campus’, free of vehicular traffic and pollution
  • The campus is characterized by low energy and resource consumption as well as minimal upkeep and low maintenance cost. Apart from this, various green initiatives have been undertaken
  • With the belief that learning extends beyond the classroom, the IITGN campus provides ample of spaces and opportunities for academic as well as non-academic interaction
  • From intelligent power management systems to smart card access systems, IITGN is planning to implement several measures to make the campus an intelligent campus
  • One of the most important aspects the IITGN campus boasts is the freedom offered to the community members on campus
  • The cultural activities at IITGN are coordinated by the Cultural Council and play a crucial role in fostering creativity and confidence among students. These events are directed towards developing balanced and well-rounded individuals
  • Abhinaya, the drama club at IITGN, brings together all the acting and theater enthusiasts to experience the theater environment from script writing to acting. Dramas depicting social issues are staged every year as a part of Independence Day and Republic day celebrations
  • At IITGN, the Art Club has been founded with an aim to nurture the artist within every student. Be it the water rangoli on Independence Day or the interiors of the student lounge, the Art Club never fails to mesmerize the IITGN family with their creativity and artistic skills
  • The music club at IITGN gives the community an opportunity to be a part of different bands within the institute and to perform at different cultural events
  • The Literary Club at IITGN currently incubates three distinct and exclusive verticals - Creative Writing, Debating and Public Speaking, and Quizzing. The Literary Club has been striving to achieve its vision of making the three verticals self-sustaining and independent so that over time, they can evolve into respective clubs themselves
  • Coding Club, at IITGN, aims at spreading knowledge related to computer programming to the students and also develop websites and applications that cater to the needs of the Institute
  • The Institute has taken up the responsibility of imparting necessary, effective and practical education to the students so that they can reach great heights and attain maximum achievements in their life
  • The Institute runs a canteen inside the campus where staff and students can have meals and snacks prepared in a hygienic manner and at an affordable cost
  • Internet & Wi-Fi facilities may be availed by the students and teachers as per their needs
  • A multipurpose auditorium complex with facilities for large meetings, cultural programs, and indoor sports activities is under construction and is also being partially used for those purposes
  • The college has got a large playground, Basket Ball court and facilities and equipment for different sports like Cricket, Football, Volleyball, Hockey, Badminton, Table tennis and so on
  • A health care has been started in the college for the benefit of students and the local population. Two highly qualified Doctors weekly visit the center. Checkups are done and medicines are given free of costs
  • State Government and the Central Government offers a number of scholarships to the meritorious students and the students belonging to SC / ST / OBC
  • A special complaint cell (Sexual Harassment Cell) has been formed for the female students in the college. Students can directly complain orally or by written application to the head of the cell. Apart from this, Ragging is strictly prohibited on the college campus
  • The Institute provides the training facility like- face to face interview, resume making, communication skills, that help the students to face the campus recruitment
  • For every course, the college imparts practical training to its students that helps them to understand better, improve their demonstrative skills, eliminate hesitation and in this process strives to mold them into industry ready professionals
  • The college also provides NCC training to its students. The NCC cadets attend different camps and earn pride for themselves and for the college
  • The college Unit NSS Wing performs different type of social services within and outside of the area

Features at Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar:

Student Housing:

  • 6 hostel blocks accommodating both UG and PG students
  • Each block having a capacity of about 200 students
  • A common hostel library and reading area
  • Spacious single and double seated rooms
  • Specially designed to be accessible to persons with disabilities
  • Energy efficient
  • Modern style designs drawing inspiration from traditional Ahmedabad architecture


  • Central dining facility for all students
  • Two independent mess facilities
  • Modern and well-equipped kitchens
  • A variety of food and beverage joints spread across the campus
  • A large central cafeteria with open air seating


  • Football field
  • Cricket field
  • Volleyball courts
  • Basketball courts
  • Jogging track
  • Hockey field
  • Gymnasium
  • Table tennis rooms

Recreation Spaces:

  • Terrace gardens
  • Riverside Promenade
  • Rooftop open air theaters
  • Jal mandaps
  • Central Vista
  • Two natural lakes
Levels of study
Streams Mode Duration Eligibilty
Doctor of Philosophy - Mathematics Full Time 5 Years Master's Degree
Doctor of Philosophy in Biological Engineering Full Time 2 Years Master's Degree
Doctor of Philosophy in Cognitive Science Full Time 4-6 Years M.Phil.
Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science and Engineering Full Time 2 Years Master's Degree
Doctor of Philosophy in Physics Full Time 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 Years Master's Degree / M.Phil.
Doctor of Philosophy in Sciences Full Time 2 Years M.Phil.
  • Library
  • Sports
  • Hostel
  • Laboratories
  • Internet
  • Auditorium
  • Bank/ATM
  • Classroom
  • Placement
  • Scholarship
  • Wi-Fi
  • Health Centre / Hospital
  • Digital library
  • Curricular Activities
  • Multipurpose Hall
  • Digital Classrooms
  • UPS
  • Common Rooms
  • Computer Lab
  • Cafeteria/Canteen
  • Bus Facility
  • Anti Ragging
  • Anti-Sexual Harassment Committee
  • Campus Security(24x7)





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