Founded in 1994, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati is a public technical and research university established by the Government of India, imparting world class advanced research and equipped with state-of-the-art scientific and engineering instruments. It is the sixth Indian Institute of Technology established in India and it is officially recognized as an Institute of National Importance by the government of India.
Campus: One fully residential campus 20 km from Guwahati
Population: 6117 students
Faculties/Centres: Department of Biosciences and Bioengineering, Department of Chemical Engineering, Department of Chemistry, Department of Civil Engineering, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Department of Design, Department of Electronics & Electrical Engineering, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Department of Mathematics, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Department of Physics. And five academic centres Centre for Nanotechnology, Centre for Rural Technology, Centre for Linguistic Science & Technology, Centre for the Environment, Centre for Energy covering all the major engineering, science and humanities disciplines, offering BTech, BDes, MA, MDes, MTech, MSc and PhD programmes
Interesting fact: The institute is famous for organizing various festivals and competitions. The major festivals include Alcheringa, the annual cultural festival, Techniche, the annual techno-management festival, Udgam, the annual entrepreneurship summit and Research Conclave. IIT G considered as the most beautiful and scenic campus in the country. The Names of the hostels at IIT G are derived from the name of famous rivers and lakes.