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Indian Institute of Technology, [IIT] Guwahati

About Indian Institute of Technology, [IIT] Guwahati

The Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, abbreviated as IITG, was established in 1994. It is the 6th member of the IITs. The campus is built upon 285 hectares and is situated about 20 km away from the city's centre. It is a residential institute. IITGs state of the art Infrastructure facilities includes the Administrative Building, Academic Complex which includes the centres, academic departments, laboratories, libraries, classrooms, etc. 

IIT Guwahati admission is available in all the major science, engineering, and humanities disciplines. The institute has recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with IIT Varanasi to start a joint doctoral programme. The IIT Guwahati students not only excel in academics but also in cultural, extracurricular, sports, and social activities and events. The institute has a Sports Complex which has an indoor sports stadium with synthetic squash courts, table tennis, badminton, and gymnasium. It has a swimming pool with  8 lanes. 

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IIT Guwahati Highlights 

The highlights of the Indian Institute of Technology, such as university type, approvals, facilities, etc., are mentioned below.

Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati Highlights
Year of Establishment
Type of University
Campus Area
704 acre
Courses/ Degrees Offered
Undergraduate, Postgraduate
Infrastructure Facilities
Library, Cafeteria, Hostel, Sports Complex, etc

Why Choose IIT Guwahati?

It is the 6th IIT established by Govt. of India. The GOI recognise IIT Guwahati as the Institute of National Importance. Every year lakhs of students participate in entrance examinations to take admission in IITs. IITG has 5 academic and 5 extramural centres for research and development purpose. IIT Guwahati has tie-ups with many international as well as national organisations for research and student exchange program. It has secured top places for its contribution in many fields by national and international ranking institutes.

IIT Guwahati Academic Advantages

Presently, IIT Guwahati has about 6117 students out of which 2743 are undergraduate and 3374 are postgraduate students on rolls, 415 faculty members and 300 support staff. It has 5 academic centres namely the Centre for Nanotechnology, Centre for Rural Technology, Centre for Linguistic, Science & Technology, Centre for the Environment, Centre for Energy. The different course structure is up-to-date and includes courses on nascent topics to equip students with the latest developments in the respective field of study.

IIT Guwahati Rankings

IIT Guwahati has been securing the front positions in quality education, research and other fields by different national and international institutions/organizations for its outstanding enrichment to various fields. Below is an overview of the IIT Guwahati ranking:

  • The QS World University Rankings ranked IIT Guwahati 470 in  2021.
  •  The QS World University Rankings ranked it 112 in Asia in 2020 and 48 among BRICS nations in 2019.
  •  IITG was ranked 601–800 in the world by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings of 2020, 152 among Emerging Economies and 160 in Asia in 2020. 
  • IIT Guwahati, among engineering colleges, ranked 6th by India Today in 2020 and 6th by The Week overall in 2019
  • The National Institutional Ranking Framework ranked IITG 7th among engineering colleges in India and 7th overall in 2020.

Popular Programs in this Institute

There are several courses offered by IIT Guwahati in diverse fields like science, engineering, technology etc. It offers undergraduate, masters and doctoral level courses.

IIT Guwahati Engineering Courses

Computer Science and Engineering (CSE), Electronics Communication Engineering (ECE), Mechanical Engineering (ME), Civil Engineering (CE), Biosciences and Bioengineering (BT), Chemical Engineering (CL), Electronics and Electrical Engineering (EEE), Engineering Physics(EPH), Chemical Science Technology (CST), Mathematics And Computing (M&C)
Computer Science & Engineering, Signal Processing & Machine Learning, VLSI, Power Engineering, Communication Engineering, RF & Photonics, Systems, Control & Automation, Machine Design, Fluids & Thermal Engineering, Manufacturing Science & Engineering, Computational Mechanics, Aerodynamics & Propulsion, Structural Engineering, Earth System Science & Engineering, Water Resources Engineering & Management, Geotechnical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Transportation System Engineering, Infrastructure Engineering & Management, Biotechnology, Petroleum Science & Technology, and Material Science & Technology.

IIT Guwahati Department

IIT Guwahati has 11 departments and five inter-disciplinary academic centres which offer courses in engineering, science and humanities disciplines. Students can study Ph.D, M.Tech, MA, M.Des, B.Tech, etc. in different departments. Given below are some of the departments offered by IITG.

Engineering & Technology
Humanities and Social Sciences

IIT Guwahati Admission 

IIT Guwahati admission 2021 is based on the scores of national level entrance examinations like JEE/GATE/CEED/UCEED/JAM 2021. The admission process is initiated by filling the online application form with the correct details. IIT Guwahati M.Tech admission 2021 depends upon the eligibility and valid GATE ranks. 

IIT Guwahati Ph.D admission 2021 depends upon the marks scored in the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering(GATE) examination. After the qualification of the written examination, students have to appear for the personal interview.

IIT Guwahati Eligibility Criteria

IIT Guwahati offers undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral courses in engineering, design, etc. Admission is based upon strict eligibility criteria and students failing to fulfil the criteria are not allowed to take admission. Below is a list of a few courses offered by IIT Guwahati with their eligibility criteria.

IIT Guwahati B.Tech Eligibility

Bachelor in Technology program, offered by IITG, is a 4-year course specialized in Chemical Engineering, Chemical Science and Technology, Computer Science and Engineering, Electronics and Electrical Engineering, Humanities and Social Sciences, Mathematics and Computing, and more. IIT Guwahati B.Tech fees are INR 8,00,000/-

Eligibility Criteria

  • The candidate must have passed the 10+2 examination and have 75% marks(70% marks for SC/ST category students) with Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics,  a language, and any subject other than these from a recognized board 
  • The candidate should have a valid test score of JEE Mains followed by JEE Advanced.

IIT Guwahati M.Tech Eligibility

IITG offers a Masters in Technology course with specializations in Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Data Science, Electronics and Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering to name a few. IIT Guwahati M.Tech fees are INR 4,00,000/-

Eligibility Criteria

  • The candidate should have passed the B.Tech degree program with relevant subjects from a recognized university with an aggregate of 60% marks and 5% relaxation is given to ST/SC and PwD candidates.
  • A valid test score in the GATE exam.

IIT Guwahati Ph.D  Eligibility

IITG offers a  Doctoral in Philosophy program in Biosciences & Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering, Chemical Science and Technology, Civil Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Electronics and Electrical Engineering, Humanities and Social Sciences, and so on. IITG Ph.D fees are INR 54,450/-

Eligibility Criteria

  • The candidate should have passed a masters degree in relevant fields with a minimum CPI of either 60% of marks or 6.0. A relaxation of 5% or 0.5 CPI is given to ST/SC/PwD candidates. 
  • A valid test score in the GATE exam.

Read more for detailed IIT Guwahati  Eligibility Criteria of various courses.

IIT Guwahati Cut Off

IIT Guwahati cut off 2021 will release after the results of the national level examinations, JEE/GATE/CEED/UCEED/JAM 2021, will be out. The institute releases different cut-off every academic year for various courses during the time of admission. IITG B.Tech CSE cut-off rank is 425 in JEE Advanced in 2020. IIT Guwahati M.Sc in Mathematics and Computing cut-off rank is 187 in IIT JAM for the year 2020.

For more information, check IIT Guwahati Cut off.

IIT Guwahati Result

IIT Guwahati admission results for various courses will be announced after the results of JEE/GATE/CEED/UCEED/JAM 2021 will be announced. Students can check the results on the official website of the exam conducting bodies. The results are announced in 1  phase only. After the declaration of results students will have to apply to their choice of the institute. 

IIT Guwahati Campus

The campus of IIT Guwahati is situated on the northern banks of the river Brahmaputra and share its boundary with Amingaon, the North Guwahati town. IITG campus is often considered the most beautiful campus in India. The campus is built on 700 acres of land. The campus has a shopping complex that provides essential commodities for people living inside the campus. It is a fully residential institute. Other facilities include health care, recreational, canteen, hostel, sports complex, and many others. 

IIT Guwahati Facilities

Academic Complex, 74,000 square metre, has academic departments, centres, classrooms, department laboratories, etc. The Computer and Communication Centre includes a Computer Centre and Central Library. A lecture hall complex with 4 lecture halls, each having a seating capacity for 250 scholars and an auditorium of 1500 capacity. The Sports Complex comprises an indoor sports stadium and flood-lit playing fields for all major outdoor games. 

Given below are the facilities offered:

  • Badminton Court
  • Squash Court
  • Swimming Pool
  • Table Tennis
  • Badminton Court
  • Squash Court
  • Swimming Pool
  • Table Tennis
  • Cafeteria
  • Gym
  • Hospital / Medical Facilities
  • Wi-Fi Campus
  • Shuttle Service
  • Auditorium
  • Music Room
  • Dance Room
  • Convenience Store
  • Bank and ATM
  • Post Office
  • Computer Lab
  • Electrical Lab
  • Language Lab
  • Mechanical Lab
  • Electro-Medical and Speech Technology Lab
  • Speech Signal Processing Laboratory

IIT Guwahati Hostel Details

IITG has 2 females and 9 males lodging. Rooms are single-seater. Every lodging has a multipurpose room,  exercise centre, T.T. room, TV room. Sports court are accessible in a portion of the lodgings. Each room has internet connectivity. There is a commercial complex that provides essential things required for students.

Other facilities include:

  • Satellite TV
  • Indoor games
  • Gymnasium
  • Health Care Centre
  • Swimming Pool
  • Guest House
  • Flats for married couples
  • Dining Mess
  • Commercial Complex
  • LAN 
  • Juice Centre
  • Stationery Shop
  • Laundry

Read more on IITG Facilities provided at the campus.

IIT Guwahati Placements

The IIT Guwahati's placement cell is known as the Centre for Career Development enjoys a polished relationship with the recruiters and this is the reason why IIT Guwahati is the favourites among the other technology educational institutions. The placement cell conducts activities like Aptitude test, GD, Pre Placement Talks and Mock Interviews, included in the student’s curriculum. 

Given below are some of the statistics of IITG Placements:

  • The highest international salary offered to students is INR 1.5CPA in 2020.
  • The highest domestic salary offered to students is INR 70LPA
  • 486 offers including PPO’s are made to students 
  • Eminent recruiters like  IBM, ISRO, Facebook, L&T, Infosys, HP Global, SAIL, BEL, Oracle, PayPal, Ashok Leyland, OIL India, GAIL India, etc visit the campus for recruitment.

Read more on IITG Placements.

IIT Guwahati Scholarship

Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati provides scholarship to its undergraduate and postgraduate students based on academic excellence. Scholarships are distributed on the recommendation of the scholarship committee based on certain rules. Given below are some of the scholarships offered by IITG:

  • Institute Merit Scholarship
  • Institute Merit-cum-Means Scholarship
  • SC/ ST Scholarship

Read more on IITG Scholarships.

IIT Guwahati Collaborations

IIT Guwahati has collaborations with many international universities, national institutions and industries. Apart from university collaboration, they have department wise collaboration to grow and excel in research and studies. Given below are some of the partners of IIG Guwahati.

IIT Guwahati International Collaborations

IIT Guwahati has signed a Memorandum of Understanding(MoU) with various international institutes and universities. Some names of universities and institutes are given below.

Deakin University
Curtin University of Technology
University of Adelaide
Universidade Federal Do Parana
Sherubtse College
University Of Pardubice
University of Macau
Shantou University
Hunan University
Soochow University
Mansoura University
Fayuoum University
Polytech Group
University of Bordeaux
Heildelberg University
University of Passau

IIT Guwahati National and Industry Collaborations

IIT Guwahati has signed a Memorandum of Understanding(MoU) with various national institutes, industry and universities. Some names of universities and institutes are given below.

NIT Agartala
NXP India Pvt. Ltd.
Samsung Electronics India Ltd.
Jorhat Engineering College
Manipur Technical University
CSIR- Indian Institute of Chemical Technology Hyderabad
Indian Naval Academy Ezhimala
CSIR- Institute of Genomics & Integrative Biology
CSIR- National Botanical Research Institute Lucknow
NIT Nagaland
NIT Mizoram
NIT Silchar
NIT Sikkim

IIT Guwahati Distance Education

Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati provides distance education through The National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning(NPTEL), Massive Open Online Courses(MOOCs) and IITG Moodle. It has developed various technological courses on these platforms and is constantly upgrading them to provide quality education to everyone. NPTEL and MOOCs are developed with the help of MHRD, Govt. of India.

IIT Guwahati Alumni

IIT Guwahati has a Student Alumni Interaction Linkage(SAIL), a voluntary cell, which comes under the office of Alumni Relations and External Affairs. The SAIL is managed by students of IITG under the guidance of professors and Deans. IIT Guwahati Alumni Association is the official alumni association of IITG. It provides a platform for alumni to connect current students, faculty, fellow mates. Alumni can register themselves to be a part of this association and contribute a little in the form of seminars, recruitments, workshops, etc.

Indian Institute of Technology, [IIT] Guwahati Entrance Exams Details 2021

Courses and Fees Structure of Indian Institute of Technology, [IIT] Guwahati

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Indian Institute of Technology, [IIT] Guwahati Engineering Courses and Fees Structure
Course Name Fees Interested
Bachelor of Technology [B.Tech]  4 year(s), Full Time Rs. 8 Lakh
Master of Science [MS] + Ph.D  5 year(s), Full Time Rs. 28,000
Master of Technology [M.Tech]  2 year(s), Full Time Rs. 4 Lakh
Master of Technology [M.Tech] + Ph.D  5 year(s), Full Time Rs. 25,000
Master of Technology [M.Tech] + Ph.D  2 year(s), Full Time Rs. 20,000
Ph.D  3 year(s), Full Time Rs. 54,450
Ph.D  3 year(s), Part Time Rs. 54,450

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Indian Institute of Technology, [IIT] Guwahati Science Courses and Fees Structure
Course Name Fees Interested
Master of Science [M.Sc]  2 year(s), Full Time Rs. 12,000
Master of Science [M.S]  3 year(s), Full Time
Ph.D  3 year(s), Full Time Rs. 54,450
Indian Institute of Technology, [IIT] Guwahati Humanities and Arts Courses and Fees Structure
Course Name Fees Interested
Master of Arts [MA]  2 year(s), Full Time Rs. 12,000
Ph.D  3 year(s), Full Time Rs. 54,450
Indian Institute of Technology, [IIT] Guwahati Design Courses and Fees Structure
Course Name Fees Interested
Bachelor of Design [B.Des]  4 year(s), Full Time Rs. 8 Lakh
Master of Design [M.Des]  2 year(s), Full Time Rs. 20,000

Indian Institute of Technology, [IIT] Guwahati FAQs


How do I reach IIT Guwahati?

The Institute is established just on the outskirts of the city of Guwahati and can be reached conveniently by taxi/auto-rickshaw. It is about 20 km from the heart of the city and approximately 40 min drive from the airport. To arrive at the Institute from the city, the Institute bus service can be availed that exercise regularly to and from the city.


Is there any facility to book flight tickets from within the institute campus?

Yes, the campus houses a counter of IRCTC and Ms Puspak Air Travels, well-known travel agents of the place, through which it is possible to book flight tickets in advance.


What about the hostel facilities for students?

The Institute gives hostel conveniences to all its students. It has ten hostels for boys and two hostels for girls. There is also a hostel for married scholars. Most of the hostel rooms are of single possession whereas one girls’ hostel has provision for double occupancy. The rooms are well-furnished and equipped with an Internet connection. Each hostel has a dining mess. The hostels have other facilities like a library and reading room, recreation room, sports and fitness facilities, food corners, and stationery shops.

Student Satisfaction Rating 

Based on 47 Student's Reviews 8.2/10  
Overall Rating
Social Life
Rating Distribution
Top Feature & Summary
This institute is recommended by 41/47 students

Indian Institute of Technology, [IIT] Guwahati Ranking

Engineering Ranking
Publication Name Rank
The Week 6
Silicon India 8
India Today 6
Outlook 7

Approval, Recognition, Affiliation and Accreditation

The college is approved by UGC.


Computer labs

Contact Details and Location

Address : Amingaon, Guwahati, Assam
Website :

Student Reviews

Bachelor of Technology [B.Tech], batch of 2021

In the first year classes are from 9 am-12 pm. and labs from 2 am-5 pm. Most of the professors are good and the method of teaching is through the projector.


There are number of clubs such as Aeromodelling club, astronomy club, coding club, automobile club, electronics club, finance and economics club, robotics club, aquatics club, cricket club, football club, hockey club, badminton club, volleyball club, weightlifting club, anchoring club, dance club, drama club, literary club, movie club, music club, etc. Main festivals are Technische an Alcheringa.

Master of Technology [M.Tech], batch of 2019

Classes are from 8-5 varying on weekdays. The teaching is excellent and all faculty are highly qualified and capable


There are many clubs. Literary, dance, drama, sports, technical, archery etc. The management is one of the best in North East India

Bachelor of Technology [B.Tech], batch of 2020

Classes starts from 8 am to 12 pm. There are two quiz and 2 semester examination and 1 assignments. This is one of the best engineering college in India.


There are various clubs like social club, electronics club, coding club, robotics club etc. The two major festivals are Alcheringa and Technice, first one is cultural and second one is technical. Life in college is good.

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Gajraj singh
Bachelor of Technology [B.Tech] (Mechanical Engineering), batch of 2018
  • In one word, EXCELLENT! In spite of being located in small town and not ranked higher among the remaining IIT’s, the faculty at Guwahati is quite spell bounding. Most of the professors are PhD’s and have completed their doctorate from high ranking American universities. There is a facility for visiting faculties as well. Students are extremely satisfied with the level of teaching and communication. Some professors are definitely strict as they need to maintain the level of IIT while some are pretty lenient and gels really well with the students. Communication ain’t a problem as most of the lectures are conducted in English. The academic schedule of the institut is a bit flexible , as in ,it includes peaks and falls. At some points, it eases out a lot and then immediately follows series of quizzes and exams which puts on unnecessary load on  students. The normal class schedule for my department is pretty fair in a way it is never frustrating on any day.The relevance of the courses is high and the choice is done in a way that the courses are accurately distributed in each semester. I don’t consider myself suitable enough  to comment upon the teaching methodology of our professors , but could say the situation would get better and subjects would appear more interesting if each professor would exhibit their knowledge in a better way. Talking about the accessibility of the professors, some are very much involved in the department and college activities and reach out to  the students directly while some just stay constrained and don’t even think to interact outside the classrooms.

  • At IIT, you see two things happening round the year. First is primarily and by default, studies. And second is the hundreds of competitions at national, international level, hostel activities and sports and the annual technical and cultural festival.
  • These all keeps the students busy round the year. 'Alcheringa', the annual cultural festival of IIT Guwahati, is held in the first week of February while 'Technich', the tech festival, is held in late October.
  • You can expect a footfall of around 10,000 students or more participating from all corners of India. Celebrities and politicians all chip in and make the event escalate to a larger scale.

Master of Technology [M.Tech] (Computer Science and Engineering), batch of 2016
  • The academic schedule is tight and compact. Classes start in the morning from 8:30 am to even 9:30pm  in the nights occassionally. The classroom courses are quite relevant from the industry perspective and it continually upgrades its curriculum in accordance with that. Pedagogic innovation is continually put in place to cater to the need of specific segments and adeqaute attention is given to each area of specialisation

Master of Technology [M.Tech], batch of 2014
  • Academic schedule is good at Indian Institute of Technology with good quality of teaching.
  • There is excellent Professor present in the campus and are accessible outside the class.

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