Indian Institute of Technology, [IIT] Guwahati

Read Student Reviews of Indian Institute of Technology, [IIT] Guwahati

Sibabrata PhD, batch of 2018
02 May 2017 Rating :
Academics & Faculty:
  • Class time is from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • World class teaching facilities are available.
Fees and Scholarship:
  • Full time Ph.D. scholars will get a scholarship from MHRD Government of India, 25k for the first 2 years and then the 3 year 28k. For this one should have either have a Qualified GATE score or have a master degree. 
  • Foriegn Students will get a scholarship from the Government of India.
  • Full-time students get a scholarship of 100%.
  • Loan facility is also available from Canara Bank and SBI. 
  • To apply for Ph.D at Indian Institute of Technology, [IIT] Guwahati, one should have either a master degree or have a GATE score.
  • Online application is offered to the students two times in a year during the month of March and August. 
Gajraj singh B.Tech (Mechanical), batch of 2018
03 Apr 2017 Rating :
Societies & Associations:
  • 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.
Academics & Faculty:
  • 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.
Fees and Scholarship:
  • Fee structure : 1,15,795/-  (
  • Scholarship:The Indian institute of Technology Guwahati (IITG) offers scholarship and financial support the students on merit basis.

INLAK and IWAB scholarship are also offered to the students.

List of scholarship provided by IIT Guwahati:

  • Institute Merit Scholarship (IMS)
  • Indian Women’s Association, Bonn (IWAB) Scholarship
  • Institute Merit-cum-Means (McM) Scholarship
  • SC-ST Scholarships


Placements & Internships:
  • The Placement Cell was established in order to assist the students of the Institute in getting suitable employment. The placement activities were initiated in the middle of 1998 with a view to helping our students obtain gainful employment. A large number of companies/ organizations from both the public and private sector, including IT multinational firms, conducted campus interviews. The placement percentage of the Institute from the very inception has been higher than ninety percent with many of our past students being placed in reputed national and multi-national organizations.
  • Apart from the 100% placements, which is a very common thing at the IIT’s, the companies that recruit students are class apart. From Facebook, Microsoft, Google to the banking sector which includes, AXIS, YES Bank, Nomura and hundred such companies visit the Indian Institute of Technology at Guwahati during the placement season. Well, salary is something would obviously look for. The average pay package would be anything around 7-8 lakhs per annum while the highest can go up to 30-50 lakhs depending upon your performance and the company status. International offers are less but they do reach up to a crore at times. Luring, right!
  • Well, one needs a JEE around 1000 to get a desired stream, generally Electronics and Computers. If you’re ready to compromise a stream to join this reputed institute, then a rank around 1800 or so will do. Anyways, these numbers are pretty difficult to get as one has to compete with tens and thousand lakhs of students.
  • As a institute, IIT Guwahati is generally preferred after the metros. So, the standing would be around 5th or 7th in the country.
College Infrastructure:
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati the sixth member of the IIT fraternity, was established in 1994. The academic programme of IIT Guwahati commenced in 1995.At present the Institute has nine departments covering all the major engineering and science disciplines, offering B. Tech., B. Des., M. Tech., Ph.D. and M.Sc. programmes. A department of Biotechnology and a department of Chemical Engineering are being established with student intake from July 2002. Within a short period of time, IIT Guwahati has been able to build up the necessary infrastructure for carrying out advanced research and has been equipped with state-of-the-art scientific and engineering instruments.
  • IIT Guwahati's campus is on a sprawling 285 hectares plot of land on the north bank of the river Brahmaputra around 20 kms. from the heart of the city. With the majestic Brahmaputra on one side, and with hills and vast open spaces on others, the campus provides an ideal setting for learning. While the campus construction programme will terminate at the end of the tenth five year plan, students' hostels, faculty and staff quarters, and a guest house have already been built.
  • To start off with, IITG’s campus is spread over a massive 700 acres land. The campus is excellently maintained and is always neat and clean. Almost all the classrooms are air conditioned, with comfortable benches and projectors to make the lecture sessions quite modern. The library is well equipped with all the books and can be easily accessed at any odd hours. There is wifi connectivity within the campus, hence academic and non-academic work is easily conducted.
  • As a rule, all the students studying at the IIT’s reside in the college hostel. The hostels are located within the campus and the rooms are pretty decent. There is a facility for single rooms as well but most of them stay with a partner (obviously, we mean of the same sex). Roughly, there are 10 hostels in the Guwahati campus and are quite above average with neat and clean rooms and washrooms. Internet facility, LAN and wifi, are available in the hostels.
Arup M.Sc (Chemistry), batch of 2018
31 Mar 2017
  • One should qualify IIT-JEE Exam which is an all India basis exam conducted by different 
  • On the basis of all India rank, a student can get a chance of admission to Indian Institute of Technology, [IIT] Guwahati.
  • The Cut-Offs varies each year. The average cut-offs are 55 out of 100 according to last 3 years ' cut-offs.
Kumar B.Tech (Civil), batch of 2020
10 Mar 2017 Rating :
Societies & Associations:
  • There are many clubs present for all kind of stuff. 
  • I Like the photography club, movie club, dance club, robotics club, coding clubs in the IIT Guwahati campus.
College Infrastructure:
  • There are 15 hostels in IIT Guwahati with fine infrastructure. Each Student is provided a single bedroom.
Academics & Faculty:
  • The Class timings in IIT Guwahati is from 8-12 am and again at 2-5 pm, You will be having lab class either in morning or evening, and remaining hour for the lecture.
Fees and Scholarship:
  • For general students in IIT Guwahati, 1,16,995 is the fee including mess and hostel. For SC nd ST its free of cost.
Placements & Internships:
  • The Placements are good enough. there is no question about placement in IIT Guwahati
  • The Eligibility criteria are to Qualify the JEE exam and get admission in any branch according to your rank in jee advance so that one gets into IIT Guwahati.
Ramsaran B.Tech (Computer), batch of 2017
21 Jan 2017 Rating :
Societies & Associations:
  • There are many clubs held in Indian Institute of Information Technology like cultural club, sports club, technical club.
  • All these clubs are part of Gymkhana.
  • Cultural and sports club are conducted annually as YUVAAN festival.
  • Life is good in college. 
College Infrastructure:
  • The mess fee is around Rs. 3k per month.
  • No, all students should stay in hostel and it is compulsory.
  • Food is average and per meal cost Rs. 45.
  • Classrooms are really good. Fully AC campus.
  • Wifi and other infacture are good compared to other new IIITs.
Academics & Faculty:
  • College timings at Indian Institute of Information Technology are from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm.
  • Projects are given as compulsory in 4th, 6th, 7th and 8th semesters.
  • There are a midsemester exam and end semester exams held on the campus.
  • Apart from assignment the class tests and quizzes are conducted. 
  • Quality and method of teaching are good.
  • Many of the faculties are really helpful and well qualified.
  • Overall experience is good.
Fees and Scholarship:
  • Course fee at Indian Institute of Information Technology is Rs. 53k for General category.
  • No scholarship scheme is available for students from the institute.
  • Yes, students can apply for study loans from various banks. Many of my friends availaed loan from banks like SBI, PNB, BOB etc.


Placements & Internships:
  • I did Internship at IIT Delhi and worked under the guidance of a professor. Stipend provided during my internship was Rs. 8k per month.
  • Key companies are from IT since IIIT Guwahati is an Information Technology Institute consisting of branches Computer Science and Engineering(CSE) and Electronics and Communication Engineering(ECE).
  • Still no Alumni network.
  • I qualified JEE MAIN entrance exam so that I can apply for institutes like NITs, IIITs, and centrally funded institutes.
  • Eligibility criteria to join Indian Institute of Information Technology are to qualify JEE MAIN and you can apply for counseling. Depending upon rank of the candidate and choices filled, a candidate is allocated by some institutes.
  • Generally cutoff for general category is around 126/360.
Saurabh B TECH, batch of 2016
23 Dec 2016 Rating :
Societies & Associations:
  • There are many clubs in IIT GUWAHATI like a sports club, movie club etc.
  • The main fest in college like Diwali, Holi, Dashara, Sports etc.
  • Life in college is good.
College Infrastructure:
  • There are 15 hostels in IIT GUWAHATI,
  • My hostel fee is Rs. 4,000 per semester.
  • Food cost Rs. 11,000 per SEM.
  • The infrastructure is very nice.                                                                                               
Academics & Faculty:
  • The class timing at IIT GUWAHATI is from 8 am to 12 pm and lab timing is at 2 pm to 5 pm.
  • The exam will be conducted every month.
  • The quality of teaching is good.
  • Overall experience in college is good.                                                                               
Fees and Scholarship:
  • my course fee in IIT GUWAHATI is under Rs. 5000.
  • The government scholarship option is available.
  • No, loans are needed.                                                                                                               
Placements & Internships:
  • Companies like Amazon, HP, Dell, MAGGI visit IIT GUWAHATI for placements.
  • The average salary is Rs. 7 to 9 lakhs and highest being Rs. 1 to 3 crore.
  • 80% of students gets placed.
  • Eligibility criteria for joining IIT GUWAHATI is clearing the JEE ADVANCE or JEE MAIN.
  • The cutoff of my course was 2000 rank for OBC category and under 1000 rank for sc category.
Shubham B.Tech (Electrical/Electronics), batch of 2018
20 Oct 2016 Rating :
Societies & Associations:
  • There are many different clubs for the students such as Coding Club,Robotics Club,Finance Club,Dance Club(Cadence), and many sports clubs.
  • There are many festivals which happen throughout the year some of the important ones out of them are Alcheringa (Cultural Fest), Technique (Technical Fest), Spardha (Sports Fest) and there is also InterIIT which features sports events for all the different IITs students.There are many other small fests such as UDGAM.
  • There are plenty of opportunities for the students to explore any field.You can work in any sector you want and you will ample of opportunities.
College Infrastructure:
  • There are in total 12 hostels in the college where 10 hostels are for boys and 2 for girls.
  • It is compulsory for a student to get a room inside IIT and every student studying in the IIT lives in the campus only.
  • Overall food quality is good and it costs 30 Rs per meal.
  • The quality of the classrooms is good as some of them are Air-conditioned,almost all the labs are Air-conditioned and have Wi-fi.Every hostel has 1 dining hall.
  • Overall the campus comes under one of the most beautiful campuses in India and it has lakes and mountains and because of its natural beauty and peacefulness, it is one of the ideal places for a student to study.
Fees and Scholarship:
  • Course Fees is around 90,000 per year.There are many scholarships available for students be it Merit-cum-Means Scholarship whose eligibility criteria is that your CGPA should be above 6 and your parent's annual income should be less than 5 lakhs.There is also Institute Merit Scholarship which is given to the toppers of the different department for that particular year.
  • Ona an average around 25% to 30% of students get the scholarship.
  • If however, the student is unable to get a scholarship you can easily get a loan from banks being selected in an IIT. 
  • I got admission into IIT Guwahati through JEE Advanced.
  • To qualify for JEE Advanced,first you have to qualify JEE Mains and if you are lucky enough to be among TOP 1.5 lakhs students you will get the opportunity to write for JEE Advanced.
  • Cutoffs depend on the branch in which you want to take admission.
Yogesh M.Tech (Computer), batch of 2016
07 Aug 2016 Rating :
College Infrastructure:
  • Every hostel is equipped with a common playing room as well. However, its still a relatively small campus in the heart of mumbai but unlike mumbai its filled with greenery. No transports are allowed inside the campus and the general mode of transportation inside the campus is walk.
  • Quality of infrastructure is top class with hostel rooms having AC, attached bathrooms and Wi-Fi along with a TV, Fridge and Microwave for every floor. 
Placements & Internships:
  • I am yet to do my internship at this place.
  • However, the placement is 100% with an average salary of around Rs 17 lakhs per annum.
  • Alumni network is pretty effective and all the big companies from FMCG/Finance/IT etc. visit the campus for both internships and placements.
Fees and Scholarship:
  • Merit cum-means based financial assistance- in which the institute provides financial assistance to needy candidates on the assessments of need, academic performance and extra curricular activities. (b) Merit Based Awards- Participants ranked within top 20 in the batch on the basis of CGPA are offered a scholarship towards meeting expenses.
  • Yes bank loans are easily available.
Academics & Faculty:
  • 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
Anoop B.Tech (Computer), batch of 2014
05 Aug 2016 Rating :
College Infrastructure:
  • There are 11 hostels for boys and 2 hostels for girls.
  • Food is average but the other facilities are the best.
  • The college is most beautiful campus in India. There is Wifi facility in the campus.
Placements & Internships:
  • Though being a young institute compared to the other old IITs, the Institute is doing extremely well (at least at par with older IITs) both in terms of jobs as well as internships.
  • With a few exceptions, generally the entire batch gets placed and the salary numbers are also rising continuously.
Fees and Scholarship:
  • Fee per semester is Rs. 60,000. So for a year it is Rs. 1,20,000 per annum.
  • There is Merit Cum Means scholarship based on merit and also family income 25% people get scholarships.
  • Loans are being provided by SBI, Canara and ICICI
Academics & Faculty:
  • Here in IIT, we have very compact schedule during our semesters which includes 5 working days of 3-5 classes of 1 hour a day. After that We have lab, assignments, projects which makes the schedule rigid. We have to give exams at regular interval of 2 months as Mid/End semester alonng with 2 quizzes in each semester. Courses are almost relvent as per requirement.
  • Quality of teaching is superb where we get ourselves prepared completely. Almost all professors are accessable outside class and are very helpful.
Anvesh B.Tech (Chemical), batch of 2018
12 Jul 2016 Rating :
Societies & Associations:
  • Clubs are pretty much active throughout the academic session. Clubs cover almost all the technical and cultural activities in the campus.
Fees and Scholarship:
  • From 16' batch onwards fees are significantly increased for general category.
  • Interest-free loans are easily available for the students. 
Academics & Faculty:
  • Professors are good and understanding. The overall environment of the college is academic oriented with an ample opputunities for developing extra-curricular activities.
Ganesh B.Tech (Electrical/Electronics), batch of 2014
11 Jun 2016 Rating :
College Infrastructure:
  • The club activities are good here and still developing,with intra hostel events bringing the hostel enthusiasm,and team work feeling.
Placements & Internships:
  • This course has employable rate of over 80%,with placement in companis like goldman sachs.
Fees and Scholarship:
  • Fee is not too high, its affordable as compared to other IIT's.
  • Many people get scholarships.
  • Loans are also easily available.
Academics & Faculty:
  • IT Guwahati-The Most Progressive Institute of India,which had produced few of the greatest minds in India and which bought pride to our nation,I am part of this great Institute And i feel responsible to tell my younger friends about it's uniqueness.The first thought that came to everyone's mind oh that's a naxalite area,and most of your friends and family members would think the same,but it is not instead it is one of the most safest region in Northeast with vast natural beauty spread in the vast campus of almost 700 acres and situated in pollution free enviroment therefore,every year in all surveys it is crowned as one of the most beautiful campus in our country.With 5 lakes inside the campus generate scenic view in the campus and major center of attraction for everyone Being established in 1994,IIT Guwahati is one of the fastest growing Institute in the country,and is listed among the one the best colleges in India.It has many branches to explore,and still work is going on to add some few more to it,with research work going

Aman B.Tech (Mechanical), batch of 2019
25 May 2016 Rating :
College Infrastructure:
  • The hostel facility is awesome.
  • The hostel life is beyond one's imagination from the Wifi to food and festivities, everything is amazing.
  • There are totally 12 hostels two of which are only for girls.
Placements & Internships:
  • The average salary package offereed is around Rs. 10 lakh p.a.
  • Alumni network is poor.
Fees and Scholarship:
  • The annual college fees is Rs. 63,000.
  • Scholarship options are mcm for General/OBC almost free for others.
  • 25% of the General/OBC get full fee waiver.
  • Loans are available in Canara and SBI Bank.
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