Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IIT Guwahati, IITG) is a public technical and research university established by the Government of India, located in Guwahati, in the state of Assam in India.
It is the sixth Indian Institute of Technology established in India. IIT Guwahati is officially recognized as an Institute of National Importance by the government of India.
IIT Guwahati has been ranked 7th both in Engineering and Overall category in NIRF India Rankings 2020, released on 11th June 2020.
Key Description IIT Guwahati:
Motto: ज्ञान ही शक्ति है (Hindi)
Motto in English: Knowledge Is Power
Type: Public technical university
Established 1994; 26 years ago
Director: Prof. T. G. Sitharam
Academic staff: 413
Doctoral Students: 1,965
Location: Guwahati, Assam, India
Campus Urban: 703.95 acres (2,848,784.6 m2)
History of IITG
The history of IIT Guwahati traces its roots to the 1985 Assam Accord signed between the All Assam Students Union and the Government of India, which mentions the general improvement in education facilities in Assam and specifically the setting up of an IIT.
IIT Guwahati was established in 1994 by an act of parliament and its academic programme commenced in 1995.
IIT Guwahati admitted its first batch of students into its Bachelor of Technology programme in 1995. The selection process was the same as that of the other IITs, i.e., through the Joint Entrance Examination.
In 1998, the first batch of students were accepted into the Master of Technology program through the GATE.
Campus and Geography:
The campus of IIT Guwahati is on the northern banks of Brahmaputra and abuts the North Guwahati town of Amingaon. It is often considered as the most beautiful campus in India.
The campus is on a 700 acres (2.8 km2) plot of land around 20 km from the heart of the city. It has the Brahmaputra on one side and hills and vast open spaces on others.
Academics of IIT Guwahati
Academic Complex on the bank of River Brahmaputra
IIT Guwahati houses the following departments:
- Department of Biosciences and Bioengineering
- Department of Chemical Engineering
- Center of Excellence for Sustainable Polymers
- Department of Chemistry
- Department of Civil Engineering
- Department of Computer Science and Engineering
- Department of Design
- Department of Electronics & Electrical Engineering (previously known as the Department of Electronics and Communication)
- Department of Humanities and Social Sciences
- Department of Mathematics
- Department of Mechanical Engineering
- Department of Physics
The aforementioned departments of the Institute offer B. Tech., B. Des., M. Des., M. Tech., M.A. (Development Studies), M.Sc. and Ph.D. programmes.
Presently there are about 6117 students (2743 undergraduate and 3374 postgraduate) on rolls, 415 faculty members and 300 support staff.
Rankings of IIT Guwahati
Internationally, IIT Guwahati was ranked 491 in the QS World University Rankings of 2020. The same rankings ranked it 107 in Asia and 48 among BRICS nations.
It was ranked 601-800 in the world by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings of 2020, 143 in Asia and 140 among Emerging Economies in 2019.
In India, among government engineering colleges, it ranked 6th by India Today in 2018 and 6th by The Week overall in 2019. It was ranked 7th among engineering colleges in India by the National Institutional Ranking Framework in 2019 and 9th overall.
In December 2019, Samsung partnered with IIT Guwahati to set up 6th Samsung Innovation Lab under its Digital Academy initiative.
Admission IIT Guwahati
Admission in IIT Guwahati for UG Courses is done through JEE Advanced. Admission in PG is done through GATE score, through Ph.D-NET examination one can get admission for Phd Courses.
IIT Guwahati is home to five academic centres.
- Centre for Nanotechnology
- Centre for Rural Technology
- Centre for Linguistic Science & Technology
- Centre for the Environment
- Centre for Energy
IIT Guwahati is home to five academic centres.
- Central Instruments Facility
- Centre for Computer & Communication Centre
- Centre for Career Development.
- Centre for Creativity
- Centre for Educational Technology
Student Life And Hostels:
IIT Guwahati is a fully residential campus. All the students live in hostels on the campus. The hostels are named after rivers and tributaries of North-East India: Manas, Dihing, Kapili, Siang, Kameng, Barak, Subansiri (girls' hostel), Umiam, Dibang, Brahmaputra (largest hostel in all the IITs), Dhansiri (new girls' hostel), Lohit and Disang( new boys' hostel). Apart from these, there is a married scholars' hostel for married postgraduates.
Every student at IIT Guwahati is given a separate room. Each room comes equipped with requisite basic amenities.
The rooms are not air-conditioned. The toilets and bathrooms are shared (three of each for every ten rooms on average).
Every hostel has a mess, a canteen, a juice center, a stationary shop, a library, a TV room, a sports room (for indoor sports), and laundry facilities. The hostels are provided with 24-hour Internet facility.
Research Conclave is organized under the banner of Students' Academic Board (SAB) of Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IITG).
It is a staunch platform to nurture the young minds towards research, innovation and entrepreneurship, which intends to bring the undivided attention of the students towards both industries and academia to redress the academic research challenges, concerns of the entire student community and upcoming entrepreneurs around the globe.
Research Conclave has gone from strength to strength since its inception and now boasts of being one of the largest of its kind in India with the 2019 edition witnessing participants from over 30 states and union territories of India. It has been attended by H. C. Verma, Dr. Raksh Vir Jasra, M. S. Ananth, Padma Shri Awardee A. S. Kiran Kumar and others.