Established in 1994, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, also known as IIT Guwahati or IITG is the sixth Indian Institute of Technology to be set up in India. It is a public institution that was set up in Assam, Guwahati by the Government of India.
Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati is an autonomous institute which has been officially recognised by the government of India as an Institute of National Importance (INI). The All India Council for Teacher Education (AICTE), New Delhi has also recognised it as an institute of repute.
Located on the northern banks of the river Brahmaputra, about 20 km away from it, the campus of Indian Institute of Guwahati lies adjacent to the North Guwahati town, Aminagaon. It covers an area of 285 hectares and is situated in the centre of the city. It is the most beautiful college campus in the country. It is an ideal place to learn and grow with the vast open spaces and hills that provide a serene setting.
Indian Institute of Guwahati has grown considerably in a very short period of time. It boasts of world class infrastructure which is capable of carrying out advanced research. It also has the latest engineering and scientific instruments.
Currently, Indian Institute of Guwahati has 3 inter-disciplinary academic centres and 11 departments. The institute offers courses in major science, engineering and humanities areas and awards B.Tech, M.Tech, B.Des, M.Des, M.A., M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees.
Indian Institute of Guwahati currently has 215 faculty members, 2058 undergraduate students and 1890 postgraduate students (3948 students in total) and 300 support staff.
The departments that IIT Guwahati houses are as follows:
1. Department of Computer Science and Engineering
2. Department of Chemistry
3. Department of Civil Engineering (CE)
4. Department of Chemical Engineering
5. Center of Excellence for Sustainable Polymers
6. Department of Biosciences and Bioengineering (previously known as Department of Biotechnology)
7. Department of Mechanical Engineering
8. Department of Humanities and Social Sciences
9. Department of Mathematics
10. Department of Physics
11. Department of Electronics & Electrical Engineering (previously known as the Department of Electronics and Communication)
12. Department of Design
Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs)
The Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) provide higher education in India. These are autonomous public institutes. These institutes are governed as per the Institutes of Technology Act, 1961. The Act has formally announced them as centres of national importance. The Act also specifies their framework for governance, powers, duties, etc.
The Institutes of Technology Act, 1961 lists 23 institutes located at Ropar, Palghat, Dhanbad, Bhilai, Delhi, Dharwad, Jodhpur, Goa, Jammu, Kharagpur, Kanpur, Mumbai, Bhubaneswar, Chennai, Gandhinagar, Varanasi, Hyderabad, Guwahati, Indore, Roorkee, Mandi, Patna, and Tirupati.
The IIT Council links each IIT to the other as these are autonomous institutions. The IIT Council oversees their administration.
The ex-officio Chairperson of the IIT Council is the Union HRD Minister. For undergraduate admissions, the IITs have a common admission process, the Joint Entrance Examination Advanced. Before 2013, the common admission process was called IIT-JEE.
The older IITs (Madras, Bombay, Kharagpur, Delhi, Kanpur, Roorkee, Dhanbad, Varanasi and Guwahati) administer the post-graduate level programs. They award the MS and M.Tech degrees in engineering. The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is conducted for MS and M.Tech admissions.
Other than offering MS, B.Tech and M.Tech programs, IITs also award M.Sc degrees in Maths, Physics, and Chemistry; Ph.D.; MBA; etc. In order to get admission to these courses, students have to clear the Common Entrance Examination for Design (CEED), Joint Admission Test for Masters (JAM) and Common Admission Test (CAT).
Features at Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati:
|Doctor of Philosophy||Full Time||2 / 3 / 4 / 5 Years||Master's Degree / M.Phil.|
|Master of Arts||Full Time||2 Years||Bachelor's Degree|
|Master of Philosophy||Full Time||1 Year / 2 Years||Bachelor's degree|
|Master of Science||Full Time||2 Years||Bachelor's Degree|
|Master of Science (Research) M.Sc.(R)|
|Master of Technology & Doctor of Philosophy|
|Master of Science (Engineering) & Doctor of Philosophy|