Type of the institute: Indian Institute of Technology
Complete Mailing Address: Palaj, Gandhinagar - 382355, India
Contact Person For Admission: Mr. Pijush Majumdar
Designation: Assistant Registrar (Academics)
Email: academics@iitgn.ac.in
Alternate Email:
Phone Nos: 07923952053
Fax No:
Mobile No.: 07923952051
About the Institute:

IIT Gandhinagar strives to offer the best undergraduate engineering education in India with unmatched innovations in curriculum. All new undergraduate students undergo a five-week Foundation Programme designed to nurture creativity, communication skills, ethics, teamwork, social engagement and physical fitness. To promote critical thinking and an appreciation of the interdisciplinary character of knowledge, students take almost 20% of their coursework in the humanities and social sciences – nearly twice the proportion of other leading engineering colleges in the country – as well as courses in design and the life sciences. We empower our students to discover and pursue their passion with a very liberal branch change policy, dual major and dual degree programmes, an emphasis on project based learning and options for honors/minors.

IIT Gandhinagar (IITGN) has moved to its permanent campus on the banks of the Sabarmati river near the twin cities of Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar. The first phase of constructions is completed and includes well-furnished hostels, classrooms, library, laboratories, auditoriums, social and interactive spaces, playgrounds, faculty and staff housing, a few shops and other basic infrastructure. With over 3 kilometers of river front, a combination of ravine landscape and flat areas of land, a rich biodiversity, earthquake-resistant confined-masonry construction, the IITGN campus has numerous unique aspects to boast about. 

Fee Structure:
A- Total Fee: Rs.1,28,500/- which includes:

1) One Time Admission Fee – Rs.5,000/-

2) Refundable Security Deposit – Rs.5,000/-

3) Tuition Fee – Rs.1,00,000/-

4) Other Fees – Rs. 18,500/-

B- Mess & Laundry Advance: Rs.17,000/- per semester.

Academic Structure:

IIT Gandhinagar offers 4-year BTech programmes in Chemical, Civil, Electrical, Mechanical, Computer Science, and Materials Science & Engineering. The institute also offers 2-year MSc programme in Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry, a 2-year MA programme in Society and Culture, MTech, PGDIIT and PhD programmes in several disciplines in Engineering, Sciences and Humanities & Social Sciences. The Institute has introduced a futuristic undergraduate curriculum keeping in mind the urgent need to develop engineers and problem solvers for the 21st century.

The brand new curriculum is a significant departure from any other engineering curriculum in the country. It focuses on the overall development of students and has a significant component of humanities and social sciences, compulsory coursework in the life-sciences, exposure to design and creativity, and it provides flexibility to students with several options to explore their interests.

Foundation Programme for Self-Development: The programme helps students make a smooth transition from the days of single-minded preparation for the JEE to a new phase in life that will ultimately shape them as well-rounded human beings, outstanding engineers and responsible citizens. This programme focuses on nurturing creativity, communication skills, ethics, teamwork, and includes various games, workshops on theatre, appreciation of architecture, arts, etc.

Comprehensive Viva-Voce: The Institute has introduced a comprehensive viva-voce to identify the talents and weaknesses of students. The students are encouraged to pursue their talents vigorously and to address areas of concern. This is a mandatory activity conducted every semester for all undergraduate students by a panel of faculty and enables the Institute to establish one-on-one connections by giving attention and feedback to each individual, and assess our teaching-learning ambience.

Peer Assisted Learning: This programme is to help those first year BTech students who face difficulties in adapting to new culture and medium of instruction in their coursework. It is built on the philosophy of engaging students in learning outside the classroom by seeking help from peer educators. The students engage with their seniors in active conversations on topics related to their curriculum.

Dual Major Programme: This programme enables students enrolled in the BTech programme to complete a second major in any other engineering discipline of their interest. For example, a student admitted to Chemical Engineering can opt for a second major in any one of Computer Science, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Materials Science & Engineering. Students enrolled in this programme will have to complete all the compulsory courses as defined by the second discipline in addition to the minimum credit requirement of their parent discipline. On successful completion, a BTech degree mentioning both majors will be awarded.

Dual Degree Programme: This programme enables students to get an MTech degree in addition to the BTech degree within a reasonable duration (approximately five years). Besides their parent discipline, students are free to opt for any other discipline, provided they meet the eligibility criteria. Students need to obtain a minimum of 24 credits through courses and a minimum of 32 credits through MTech thesis units in addition to the credits counted towards their BTech degree requirements. Students with a valid GATE score or a CPI ≥ 8.0 are eligible for fellowship. Separate BTech and MTech degrees will be awarded upon successful completion of the requirements.

Short-Courses: IITGN has a Short-Course Series for the well-rounded growth of its students. Each short-course runs for 8-10 hours and is conducted by a guest scholar on a topic different from the subjects in the regular curriculum. Students earn one credit (listed in the grade card) for each short course, which is voluntary. Recent short-courses have been conducted on Indian Democracy, Entrepreneurship, Energy Efficiency, Literature, and Cosmology.

For more details visit: http://www.iitgn.ac.in/academic.htm


Rules For Change Branch:

To provide an environment where students are free to develop their passions, IITGN has adopted a very liberal policy for branch change. Virtually all students are given an opportunity to switch to a discipline of their choice in the second year. To convey the excitement, promise, and relevance of each branch of engineering, all first year students take a course that provides a bird’s eye view of all the engineering disciplines. This course includes invited lectures from eminent academic and industrial personalities, interaction sessions with IITGN faculty members, panel discussions, hands-on activities in laboratories, tours to industrial and research facilities, group discussions, etc.

After successful completion of the first two semesters, students may apply for branch change under the following guidelines: 

1.       Any student with a CPI 9.50 or higher is allowed a change of programme without any restriction. 

2.       For others, change is permitted in order of merit determined by their CPI. Students with a CPI of 6.50 or higher and without any fail grade/backlogs are eligible to apply. 

3.       The request for change (in the order of merit) for a student (say S1) from programme A to programme B will be considered so long as:

(a)    Strength of programme B does not exceed by more than 10% of the sanctioned strength for that programme. 

(b)    Strength of students on the rolls in programme A does not fall below 50% of its sanctioned strength. 

(c)    The request of S1 will be re-considered (again in order of merit) if another student transfers to branch A, provided this re-consideration does not violate (b) above. 

 4.       All such transfers can be effected only once at the beginning of the second academic year. Applications for change of Programme during subsequent academic years are not entertained.

Faculty:

IIT Gandhinagar has outstanding faculty members including both senior academicians and young PhDs. The Institute has recruited its full time faculty from some of the world’s leading institutes, such as Carnegie Mellon, Purdue, Cambridge, Michigan, Vanderbilt, Texas Tech, Berkeley, Cornell, Illinois, Max Planck, Harvard, and Warwick. A vigorous visiting faculty program and a flexible short-course structure exposes students to scores of prominent scholars and professionals from all over India, as well as the United States, France, Portugal, Switzerland, Singapore, Canada, New Zealand, etc.

For more details about faculty at the Institute visit: _http://iitgn.ac.in/faculty.htm

Facilities:

IITGN has state-of-the-art computer facilities with high-end hardware, a wide range of software and excellent connectivity. The LAN setup integrates the entire IITGN community into a single unit. The Institute premises and the student hostels are Wi-Fi enabled. The institute has computational labs with networked multi-core desktop computers and a high performance computing (HPC) platform for advancing research and teaching in computational science and engineering.

IIT Gandhinagar’s Central Library possesses a rich collection of books, research journals, and electronic resources in Engineering, Sciences, Humanities and the Social Sciences. Library electronic resources are accessible from anywhere on campus and the library, like the rest of campus, is Wi-Fi enabled.

The Institute has cutting edge teaching and research laboratories in numerous areas, including electronics, mechanics, physics, chemistry, image processing, fiber-optics, biomedical design, VLSI, power systems, soil mechanics, material sciences, nanotechnology, etc., to expose students to the latest research in different areas of science and engineering.

Two highly qualified physical education instructors are on staff to train students. Grounds are available for football, cricket, volleyball and basketball, as well as indoor facilities for badminton, table-tennis, etc., and a modern multi-purpose gym staffed with instructors. Participation in sports activities is highly encouraged at IITGN and its students have been exceedingly competitive and successful in Inter IIT Meets.

All students are accommodated in one of the six fully furnished hostels on campus. Accommodation for girl students is in a separate hostel.  Dining facilities are available on campus by two different caterers. Students should anticipate monthly living expenses of around Rs 3,500 for food, laundry service and other personal costs, in addition to their tuition fees. The IIT Gandhinagar branch of Canara Bank is located within the campus.

Three qualified medical practitioners are available on the institute premises for several hours on working days to provide medical care and advice to students, staff and faculty. Hospitalization expenses of all students are covered under a medical insurance policy. A trained male nurse is on staff full-time to provide emergency first aid and routine medical services. A fully equipped Physiotherapy Centre with the services of a trained physiotherapist has also been made operational on campus.

Student Life at Institute:

Students are major stakeholders of educational institutions. The growth of the Institute is therefore heavily dependent on their academic, social and emotional wellbeing. IIT Gandhinagar is committed to the welfare of the students and ensures that they have opportunities to grow academically, develop leadership skills and understand core values of life. Along with rigorous academic training, students are encouraged to pursue curricular and extracurricular activities. IITGN is liberal in its outlook, informal in its interactions and uncompromising on its values. We are not averse to failures but we refuse to be let down by them. IIT Gandhinagar supports students to pursue their dreams and aspirations. The students are encouraged to have convictions and opinions; take decisions and be responsible for it. IITGN ensures that all students have opportunities for holistic development.

More information available at: http://www.iitgn.ac.in/student/lifeoncampus/

Financial Assistance:

The Institute offers Government grants and merit-cum-means scholarships to undergraduate students. The Institute believes in rewarding outstanding achievements of undergraduate students irrespective of their parental income. The Institute has therefore established scholarships for outstanding students who distinguish themselves in academics, sports, cultural, social, and leadership activities. It offers financial support for undergraduate research, including travel to conferences and for research projects within and outside country, as well as financial rewards for undergraduate publications.

More information available at: http://www.iitgn.ac.in/student-scholarships.htm

Training & Placement:

The Career Development Services at IITGN focuses on five important aspects of a student’s academic journey: career counselling, industry visits, higher education, placements and internships. CDS strives to provide appropriate career education to students so that they can make an informed decision about their future upon completion of their degree at IITGN. During the course of their degree, students receive excellent internship and industry visit opportunities. About 1/3rd of the students go to top universities around the world for research internships and others take up challenging internships at Indian institutions or industries. Our students take up jobs in a variety of sectors such as core, education, marketing, banking, software, etc. Many of our students pursue entrepreneurial ventures, mentored and guided by our incubation cell. About 20% of our students are headed abroad to some of the world’s finest research institutions, including CalTech, Stanford, Notre Dame, Michigan, Houston and Imperial College, for higher education after graduation. To facilitate better decision making and to promote the culture of “pursuing one’s passion”, CDS has a unique deferred placement policy through which, a student may explore alternative career paths (which may sometimes be uncertain and/or high risk) with a reasonable safety net.

Backed by the training and support of the institute’s Career Development Cell, students at IITGN regularly interact with experts in the industry and IIT alumni, thus staying abreast of the needs of the job market. The Placements Cell brings companies spanning management, research and IT, in addition to core engineering, to meet the diverse aspirations of students.

More information available at: http://www.iitgn.ac.in/cds/

Industry And Alumni Relations:

Alumni of IITGN play a significant role in developing an ecosystem wherein our existing students gain from their experience. IITGN Alumni association conducts annual meet, wherein Alumni are invited to spend some time at the campus. Career planning sessions with specific focus area are arranged between alumni and students of IITGN. Some of the recent events include preparation for Indian Civil Services, career in banking, and higher studies. Achievements of our alumni are also featured in our periodic Alumni newsletter. Every year, we also have a separate session wherein our alumni address the first year students in their starting month.

Recreational/Extra Curricular activities:

The students and faculty of IITGN show an extraordinary level of enthusiasm and participation in institute affairs. Some recent examples are outlined below.

Amalthea: Founded in 2010, Amalthea is the annual technical summit of IITGN. It focuses on spreading technical knowledge and suffusing enthusiasm in the minds of the students to develop technology for the greater good of humans. This two-day conclave and technical summit attracts thousands of students and faculty from colleges all over India. Amalthea is supported by major companies like, ONGC, GPCL, Reliance, ITC, and Apple, in the form of sponsorships, exhibitions, etc. Eminent speakers such as Shri Narendra Modi, Dr. Anil Kakodkar, Dr. R. Chidambaram, and Mr. Dilip Chhabaria, have shared their knowledge and vision with students at the conclave.

Blithchron: Blithchron, the two-day cultural festival of IITGN is an event that acts as a catalyst for budding talents from various universities, colleges and institutes from across the country. The fest showcases events like fashion shows, “The Butler Did It”, Antarangee, Panache, Jobless, the rock competition “String Theory”, a dance competition “Synchronize” and many more.

Hallabol: Hallabol is an all-night intra-institute sports Festival at IITGN. The highlight of the event is that it encourages not only students but also the staff and faculty to participate in every game. The games played with modified rules are Futsal, Tug of War, Frisbee, Touch Rugby, Foot Volley, Gully Cricket, 7 Stones, 3 a side Baddy, Basky, Dodge ball and Kho-Kho.

Ignite: An Intra Institute fest, celebrated to bring the whole IIT Gandhinagar family together to experience, relive, share and admire the beauty of technology through fun, amusing activities and events which shows that science and engineering could be fun if viewed from different perspectives. Apart from exhibiting creative ideas, there are also various games for whole IITGn family.

Community Outreach: The Institute is strongly committed to sensitizing students to the needs of society and to motivate them to make socially meaningful contributions from an early age. In January 2011, members of the IITGN community started Nyasa, a programme to address the health and education needs of construction workers and their families on campus. Nyasa organizes community lunches and clothes collection drives, and distributes woolen clothes in winter. Currently, the Nyasa team hosts 2-hour play-sessions with the children of construction workers every Sunday.

Location and Accessibility:

Ahmedabad consistently ranks as one of the best cities to live in India in several major national surveys and Gandhinagar, the capital city of Gujarat, is the second planned city of India and represents itself as a spacious, regimented and architecturally incorporated city of India. Both cities have excellent infrastructure, effective transport system, thriving industries, prestigious academic and research institutes, including Indian Institute of Management, National Institute of Design, National Institute of Fashion Technology, Physical Research Laboratory, etc.

The campus is easily accessible from both the railway station and airport in Ahmedabad. A taxi ride from the airport to the campus costs about Rs 500. Auto rickshaws are the most common form of transportation; a typical fare from Ahmedabad Railway Station to campus by auto rickshaw is about Rs. 200. The city is also well connected by BRTS, a bus rapid transit system that circles major spots throughout the city. Ahmedabad airport has numerous domestic and direct international flight connections to Doha, Dubai, Bangkok, Singapore and Newark, which serve as global hubs for other international destinations. It is very well connected by rail and road networks to other cities in India. The construction of a metro subway rail link between Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar is presently underway.

Academic Programwise Seats breakup:
Institute CodeProgram CodeAcademic Program NameState/All India SeatsSeat PoolOPENOPEN-PwDSCSC-PwDSTST-PwDOBC-NCLOBC-NCL-PwDTotal(includes Female Supernumerary)
Program-Total
Seat Capacity Female Supernumerary
111 4107 Chemical Engineering (4 Years, Bachelor of Technology) All India Gender-Neutral 14 1 4 0 2 0 8 0 29
31 3
Female-only (including Supernumerary) 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 5
(including "3" Supernumerary)
111 4109 Civil Engineering (4 Years, Bachelor of Technology) All India Gender-Neutral 12 1 4 0 2 0 6 0 25
30 0
Female-only (including Supernumerary) 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 5
(including "0" Supernumerary)
111 4110 Computer Science and Engineering (4 Years, Bachelor of Technology) All India Gender-Neutral 13 1 4 0 2 0 8 0 28
30 3
Female-only (including Supernumerary) 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 5
(including "3" Supernumerary)
111 4111 Electrical Engineering (4 Years, Bachelor of Technology) All India Gender-Neutral 13 1 4 0 2 0 8 0 28
30 3
Female-only (including Supernumerary) 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 5
(including "3" Supernumerary)
111 4123 Materials Science and Engineering (4 Years, Bachelor of Technology) All India Gender-Neutral 12 1 4 0 1 0 7 0 25
30 0
Female-only (including Supernumerary) 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 5
(including "0" Supernumerary)
111 4125 Mechanical Engineering (4 Years, Bachelor of Technology) All India Gender-Neutral 14 1 4 0 2 0 8 0 29
30 4
Female-only (including Supernumerary) 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 5
(including "4" Supernumerary)
     Total Seats 96 6 30 0 11 0 51 0 194
181 13