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Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati

About Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati

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).

  • 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 IITG 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 IITG 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, IITG is planning to implement several measures to make the campus an intelligent campus
  • One of the most important aspects the IITG campus boasts is the freedom offered to the community members on campus
  • The cultural activities at IITG 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 IITG, brings together all the acting and theater enthusiasts to experience the theater environment from scriptwriting to acting. Dramas depicting social issues are staged every year as a part of Independence Day and Republic day celebrations
  • At IITG, 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 IITG family with their creativity and artistic skills
  • The music club at IITG 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 IITG 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 IITG, 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 healthcare 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, Guwahati:

Student Housing:

  • Hostel blocks accommodating both UG and PG 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
Levels of study
Streams Mode Duration Eligibilty
Bachelor of Design Full Time 4 Years 10+2
Master of Design Full Time 2 Years Graduation
Master of Design Full Time 2 Years Graduation
Streams Mode Duration Eligibilty
Bachelor of Technology Full Time 3 / 4 Years 10+2 & Qualifying Entrance Exam
Master of Technology Full Time 2 Years B.E / B.Tech
Streams Mode Duration Eligibilty
Doctor of Philosophy Full Time 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 Years Master's Degree / M.Phil.
Streams Mode Duration Eligibilty
Master of Arts Full Time 2 Years Bachelor's Degree
Streams Mode Duration Eligibilty
Master of Philosophy Full Time 1 Year / 2 Years Bachelor's degree
Streams Mode Duration Eligibilty
Master of Science Full Time 2 Years Bachelor's Degree
Additional Courses
Advanced Courses:
Master of Science (Research) M.Sc.(R)
Master of Technology & Doctor of Philosophy
Master of Science (Engineering) & Doctor of Philosophy
  • Library
  • Sports
  • Hostel
  • Laboratories
  • Internet
  • Auditorium
  • Bank/ATM
  • Gymnasium
  • Classroom
  • Placement
  • Scholarship
  • Workshop
  • Wi-Fi
  • Seminar Halls
  • CCTV Surveillance System
  • Digital library
  • Playground
  • Curricular Activities
  • Reading Rooms
  • Indoor Stadium
  • Multipurpose Hall
  • Digital Classrooms
  • UPS
  • Conference Hall
  • Medical Facility
  • Outdoor Stadium
  • Common Rooms
  • Computer Lab
  • Cafeteria/Canteen
  • Anti Ragging
  • Anti-Sexual Harassment Committee
  • Campus Security(24x7)
  • Public Transportation
  • IT Infrastructure
  • Training





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