Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, shortly termed as IITG or IIT Guwahati, is a public research institution situated in Guwahati, Assam, India. It was established in 1994 by the Government of India. The first academic program, Bachelor of Technology, was started in 1995 through JEE and Master of Technology program was commenced in 1998 through GATE.
IITG is the sixth institution in the Indian Institute of Technology system. It had gained 451-460 position in the QS World University Ranking of 2015.
Departments & Centres
IIT Guwahati has 11 departments, 5 academic centres and 5 extramural centres.
Departments - Biosciences & Bioengineering, Chemistry, Design, Humanities & Social Sciences, Mathematics, Computer Science & Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Physics and others.
Academic Centres - Energy, Environment, Linguistic Science and Technology, Rural Technology, and Nanotechnology
Extramural Centres - Career Development, Creativity, Educational Technology, Computer & Communication, and Instruments
Programs & Degrees
IIT Guwahati offers various undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral programs in science and technology areas of study.
Civil Engineering, Biotechnology, Chemical Engineering, Mathematics & Computing, Engineering Physics, Design, Computer Science & Engineering, Electronics and Electrical Engineering, and others
Biosciences and Bioengineering, Rural Technology, Mechanical Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Petroleum Science and Technology, Design, Chemistry, Physics, Development Studies and others
Energy, Nanotechnology, Linguistic Science and Technology, Rural Technology, Mathematics, Humanities and Social Sciences, Mechanical Engineering, Design and others
Research at IITG is carried out within the academic programs of all departments and centres. The faculty members of the institute also actively participate in the research projects. The institute has collaboration with several government agencies, universities and research organizations, which sponsor the research projects. The interaction with different minds helps in extending the innovative ideas in research.
The application process and eligibility criteria for the admission at IITG clearly depend on the type of student i.e. national/international, type of academic program to enroll, previous qualification etc.
The main campus is located on the north bank of Brahmaputra River, at a distance of about 20km from the heart of city, Guwahati. It is spread over 285 hectares of land and is surrounded by beautiful views of hills and open spaces. The campus provides all reasons to enjoy wonderful stay while learning.
It has lecture halls, central library, modern computer centre, sports facility, boys and girls hostels, guest house, faculty and staff quarters, hospital, restaurants, shops, community halls and many others.
The sports complex at IITG provides world-class facilities for both indoor and outdoor sports. The indoor sports stadium comprises courts for badminton, table tennis, squash etc. Apart from indoor, the campus has many playing fields for outdoor sports such as cricket, basketball, volleyball, a large swimming pool, football etc.
Every year, a number of cultural & sports festivals and competitions are organized at IIT Guwahati. The ample of recreation options give students an opportunity to enjoy their interest while studying at the higher level.
IITG offers a wide range of scholarships to the undergraduate and postgraduate students. Such financial support helps in promoting and recognizing the academic excellence. It also helps in enhancing the overall development of the meritorious students. The scholarships are awarded based on the merit or family financial status.
The scholarships offered by IITG include Merit Scholarship, Merit-cum-Means Scholarships, SC-ST Scholarship and others. Applicants must go through the eligibility criteria mentioned here.
Why to join?
IIT Guwahati is known worldwide for the advanced research carried out within the world-class infrastructure using high-tech scientific and engineering mechanism. The top-notch academic, sports and recreational facilities help students to concentrate on their areas of study and research, and enjoy their stay at the Institute to make a difference in the world.