IIT Guwahati- Indian Institute of Technology
IIT Guwahati Highlights
Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati or IIT Guwahati is the sixth IIT established by the Government of India in 1994. Located on the banks of the river Brahmaputra in Guwahati, Assam, IIT Guwahati is home to the first research park of North East India. Ranked 41 in the ‘Research Citations per Faculty’ category by QS World University Rankings 2022, IIT Guwahati holds the status of Institute of Importance like other IITs.The institute has faculty of 412 for a total of 52 UG, PG and Doctoral courses across 11 departments.
IIT Guwahati has signed MoUs with numerous national and international institutions across the globe to promote student and faculty exchange programmes and bring in more opportunities for international internships, joint conferences and workshops. Apart from 11 departments, IIT Guwahati has five academic centres and five extramural centres. According to media reports, 5 students have received the salary package of more than INR 1 crore per annum during IIT Guwahati placements 2021-22. Candidates can check the highlights of IIT Guwahati in the table provided below:
|Establishment year | Ownership type||1994 | Government|
|Also known as||IIT Guwahati, IITG|
|Campus size||700 acres|
|Status||Institute of National Importance|
|Rankings||- Ranked 41 in Research Citations per Faculty category by QS World University Rankings 2022.
- Ranked 470 QS World University Ranking 2021
|No. of departments||11|
|Number of courses||50+|
|Types of scholarships offered||Merit-based, need-based|
|MoUs||-Samsung Electronics India Pvt. Ltd.
-University of Texas at El Paso
-University of Nottingham
IIT Guwahati Courses and Fees
IIT Guwahati offers a total of more than 52 courses at UG, PG and doctoral levels. At the UG level, IIT Guwahati courses include a four-year BTech in 10 specialisations and a four-year BDes. Both BTech and BDes courses are for 8 semesters. At PG level, IIT Guwahati courses include a two-year MTech across nine departments, a two-year MDes, a two-year MS (by Research), a two-year MA course. All the PG courses are for four semesters. At the doctoral level, IIT Guwahati offers PhD course across 11 departments, six centres and two joint PhD courses.
Also, IIT Guwahati offers dual degrees like MTech+ PhD in Computer Science & Engineering and MS(Engineering)+PhD in Electronics and Electrical Engineering. Candidates planning to apply for IIT Guwahati admission process 2021 are required to go through entrance exams for their course of interest. The application forms for IIT Guwahati admission process 2021 for all courses are online. Students matching eligibility criteria can apply through the official website of IIT Guwahati. The following table gives details about the IIT Guwahati courses and entrance exam through which candidates are granted admission:
|Course||Selection/ Eligibility Criteria||Total Course Fee*|
|BTech||Selection Criteria: JEE Advanced
Eligibility Criteria: Pass in Class 12 with PCM stream
|MSc||Selection Criteria: IIT JAM
Eligibility Criteria: BSc or equivalent bachelor’s degree
|MTech||Selection Criteria: GATE
Eligibility Criteria: BTech/ BE degree with minimum 60% aggregate (55% aggregate for ST/ SC/ PwD students)
|Dual MTech+PhD||Selection Criteria: GATE
Eligibility Criteria: A four-year BTech or equivalent bachelor’s degree with minimum 60% aggregate (55% aggregate for ST/ SC/ PwD students)
|PhD||Selection Criteria: GATE / CEED/ UGC NET/ CSIR-NET/ INSPIRE/ NBHM-PhD
Eligibility Criteria: Master’s degree in any relevant field of study with a minimum 60% aggregate (55% aggregate for ST/ SC/ PwD students)