Life at IIT Gandhinagar

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IIT Gandhinagar was founded in 2008 and is located in Palaj, Gandhinagar, Gujarat on the banks of river Sabarmati. IITGN is rated India’s first 5-star GRIHA LD (Green) campus for minimizing the negative impact on the environment.

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Academics

IIT Gandhinagar offers an unique undergraduate and graduate education experience in India with unmatched innovations in curriculum. The academic programs at IIT Gandhinagar espouse an appreciation of the interdisciplinary character of knowledge. Student-centric philosophy resulting in a safe, nurturing, and empowering environment for students.

The institute promotes critical thinking and an appreciation of the interdisciplinary character of knowledge, with an emphasis on the liberal arts, project oriented learning, compulsory courses in design and the life sciences, diversity and globalization.

Events and Clubs

The cultural activities at IITGN are coordinated by the Cultural Council and play a crucial role in fostering creativity and confidence among students. These events are directed towards developing balanced and well-rounded individuals. Over the years, the student body has come up with a plethora of events and competitions covering a vast spectrum of activities including drama, photography, art expo and much more.

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.

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.

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.

  • Rangmanch, the open air amphitheatre
  • Samvad area
  • Aerial view of the part of the campus which is near Sabarmati

Hostel Facillity

IIT Gandhinagar has six centrally air-conditioned hostels, namely: Aibaan, Beauki, Chimair, Duven, Emiet and Firpeal. IIT Gandhinagar believes in ownership of campus by the students, all hostels are managed by students through the hostel maintenance committee. These hostels have a number of conveniences and facilities including convenience shops and eateries, a mini library with a reading room, laundry facilities, students lounge with a snooker table music room, art room, common rooms and sports courts.

In each hostel, a resident caretaker follows up on all routine maintenance issues, and the warden is ultimately responsible for hostel administration. Each student is issued basic furniture including chair, study table, cot and mattress at the beginning of the academic year. In addition, there are pantries in each floor of the hostels which have refrigerators, microwave ovens and induction stoves.

Mess Facility

IIT Gandhinagar mess serves nutritious food throughout the year to students. Hygiene and cleanliness within the mess premises is well taken care of to make sure the students have a healthy environment to have their meals. IIT Gandhinagar have been successful in creating curiosity among students to visit the mess regularly by serving extra special dishes. IIT Gandhinagar mess also serves Jain food to the students preferring it.

The Tea post outlet in the campus has a relaxed environment and serves great tea, light snacks, magazines and newspapers.

The Amul store, located just outside the mess, serves ice creams, milk shakes, chocolates and many other dairy products. The store remains open from 10:00 am to 10:00 am on all days.

Anytime Fast Food is a vegetarian canteen, which provides the students with their favorite snacks such as burgers, hot-dogs, pizzas, pani puri etc. The outlet is open on all days from 3:00 pm to 2:00 am (late night).

Sports

  • Athletics Track

The sports complex is one of the unique facilities on campus and will include an indoor gym, squash courts, badminton courts, table tennis tables, indoor basketball and volleyball courts, a climbing wall, and outdoor football and cricket grounds along with a synthetic athletics track and a jogging track. It is also worth noting that almost all the full-grown trees on this site are being saved and some of them come within the buildings and within fields, creating a unique sports facility.

Library

Library at IIT Gandhinagar is the window to the world of latest information in sciences, engineering, technology, humanities & social sciences. Being an integral part of academic and research work on the campus, Library provides information services to support the teaching, learning, research and outreach activities of the Institute by creating state-of-the-art facilities and offering innovative services.

The library has a fast growing collection of books, journals, magazines both in print and digital format covering most disciplines taught and researched at the Institute. Within a short span of its existence, library has developed collection in every possible area of interest to the campus community. To support the research activities, library subscribes core collection (over 70+) e-journals, e-databases, e-books and others. Library has created an excellent infrastructural facility with all required software tools and technologies. Library services have been fully automated and are accessible on and off campus.