Student life at IIT Guwahati

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 eleven departments and five inter-disciplinary academic centres covering all the major engineering, science and humanities disciplines, offering BTech, BDes, MA, MDes, MTech, MSc and PhD programmes.

Indian Institute of Technology 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.

Campus Insights (Infrastructure)

The 74,000 square metre Academic Complex houses the academic departments, centres, their laboratories, classrooms, etc. A spacious Administrative Building accommodates the offices of the Institute. The Computer and Communication Centre houses a modern Computer Centre and Central Library. A lecture hall complex with four lecture halls, each capable of seating 250 scholars and an auditorium of 1500 capacity provide space for teaching and holding various events/programmes.

The Sports Complex comprising of an indoor sports stadium with synthetic badminton, table tennis and squash courts, gymnasium and the Students Gymkhana office, an 8 lane 50 m long swimming pool and flood-lit playing fields for all major outdoor games provide ample scope of recreation for the campus residents.

A 72-room Guest House, ample faculty and staff quarters, married students’ flat-lets, eight men’s and one women’s hostels with single occupancy rooms make the residential component of the infrastructure. The Institute also has a hospital with 30 beds, a commercial complex with a restaurant and several shops and two community halls.

Campus life

IIT Guwahati is a part of the elite group of the ‘old IITs’ that are believed to be more reputed than the new ones. IIT-Guwahati campus life offers a colorful variety of opportunities to students. To interact with each other, the campus community is very open to ideas and sharing. Student diversity is one of the very important assets of its campus life.

The beauty of IIT-G campus is breathtaking, given its location in the lap of nature. A long walk through the beautiful woods and rolling mountains can be a panacea for any stress. Unlike most old IITs which are female-starved, IIT Guwahati has a better student gender ratio.

Gymkhana

Gymkhana organizes various talks and seminars throughout the year, either aimed at a selected audience or at all students of the department.

INSPIRE TALKS: These talks are conducted under the theme INSPIRE that encourages and inspires the students of the department (especially the Freshers’ and sophomores) to get to understand and realize the scope and opportunities.

INTERN TALKS: In this interactive session, 3rd year students addressed one of the most prevalent questions in the minds of students in their sophomore year – Summer Internship. The prime objective was to guide the students into deciding a field of choice – be it academic, industrial or management – and provide the steps to get an internship for each. The senior students will share their various internship/research experiences, giving a clear insight about the prospects in the department.

ICE TALKS: Conducted annually during the admission season, this talk is an introductory talk the explains students about the department. Students are urged to interact with the professors and mentors are alotted for each student.

Hostel Facility

All the students of the Institute have been provided with hostel rooms in the campus. The accommodation is single-seater. These hostels are equipped with all modern amenities. There are facilities for sports and recreation such as satellite TV, indoor games and a gymnasium.

Facilities for outdoor games like volleyball, basketball and football are also there. Every room in the the hostels are provided with network connectivity. Separate accommodation is provided to the girl students. A round-the-clock canteen is in operation to cater to the needs of the students.

Central Library

The Central Library, one of the important central facilities of the Institute, currently has a collection of over 1,17,000 items including 2605 subscribed online journals and magazines.

IIT GUWAHATI Campus Life

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati is known to be the 16th institute among the IIT Group of Institutions. Presently, the institute comprises of 11 departments and five academic centres. IIT Guwahati has a fully residential campus and is often considered to be the most beautiful college campus in India.

The institute is located in the banks of the mighty river Brahmaputra in Guwahati which is one of the most beautiful regions of India. The region provides a rich combination of greenery, scenic beauty, flora and fauna and the cultural treasures of the people that inhabit it. The students have the option of crossing this grand river on a country boat. Places like Ashwaklanta temple, the Dol-Gobinda temple, Dirgheswari temple, etc fall in the vicinity of the institute, including the well known amusement park Accoland, which is just 30 minutes drive from the institute.

The 700 acre campus on the northern banks of Brahmaputra and hills bordering the other side will surely allure you with its methodical patches of greenery and well-organized lanes. River on one side and hills on the other, make it a paradise.

With the majestic Brahmaputra river on one side and hills and lakes on the other, IIT(Indian Institute of Technology) Guwahati is counted amongst one of the most beautiful and scenic campuses in India. Moreover, the perfect blend of natural beauty and splendid architecture makes this institute all the more stunning.

Campus Insights

The 74,000 square metre Academic Complex houses the academic departments, centres, their laboratories, classrooms, etc. A spacious Administrative Building accommodates the offices of the Institute. The Computer and Communication Centre houses a modern Computer Centre and Central Library. A lecture hall complex with four lecture halls, each capable of seating 250 scholars and an auditorium of 1500 capacity provide space for teaching and holding various events/programmes.

Class Room & Library/ Laboratory

STUDENTS’ GYMKHANA COUNCIL

Students’ Gymkhana Council is the body that promotes the objectives of fostering extra-curricular, co-curricular activities, welfare of students, and their stay in the campus. It comprises of five boards:

  • Technical Board
  • Sports Board
  • Hostel Affairs Board
  • Welfare Board
  • Cultural Board

Student’s Welfare Board

Students’ Welfare Board is a panel of clubs which are responsible for the overall welfare of the campus junta. We, at IIT G, are highly concerned about the quality of life and ambience that a student experiences during their stay at this beautiful abode. We ensure your healthy stay at campus through our various clubs which have their definite agenda

Saathi Counselling Club

The club is basically responsible for the overall mental health of the campus janta.

Rights and Responsibilities Club

This club is expected be the Voice of Students.

Red Ribbon Club

The main focus of this club is educate youth with correct, concise and adequate information and heighten their level of awareness about HIV AIDS, STI and other related issues.

Academic Initiative Club

This club work against the issues first year students face in their Academics due to various reasons like having problem in understanding Language, Phobia of asking questions in class and many other reasons.

Social Service Club

The aim being to inculcate social welfare thoughts in students who are the future of our nation and carry out actions reflecting the same without any prejudice.

Youth Empowerment Club

The Youth Empowerment Club engages youth in positive activities during the hours that they are most likely to be involved in the negative lures of their communities.

Events and Fests

Technical fest- Techniche which is conducted in the month of September every year. It is largest technical fest in North east India.

Cultural festival – Alchrianga Conducted in the month of February every year and has a reputation of largest cultural festival in North east India and 2nd largest in India. Apart from this there are department and sport fests too.

RESEARCH PARK

The research park at IIT Guwahati is the first park to be set up in NE India approved by The Ministry of Human Resource & Development. IITG is one of the most scenic campuses in the whole of India with the research park located adjacent to it. The mission is to create a world–class ecosystem for fostering leading edge innovation in the country.

The vision is to promote the advancement of technology-based innovators, entrepreneurs and small & large companies through customised space, shared equipment, incubation, mentorship and funding.

Industries can set up their offices at IIT Guwahati Research Park to carry R&D activities and this will allow them to be part of a vibrant community and gain access to R&D professionals, students and state-of-the-art R&D. Partnering with the park will enable industries to access the laboratories, high-end equipment and other resources at IITG.

Hostel Facility

All the students of the Institute have been provided with hostel rooms in the campus. The accommodation is single-seater. These hostels are equipped with all modern amenities. There are facilities for sports and recreation such as satellite TV, indoor games and a gymnasium.

Facilities for outdoor games like volleyball, basketball and football are also there. Every room in the the hostels are provided with network connectivity. Separate accommodation is provided to the girl students. A round-the-clock canteen is in operation to cater to the needs of the students.

Sports Facility

The Institute has a Gymkhana to oversee the cultural and sports activities. The Gymkhana has a student General Secretary, a Sports Secretary, Academic Secretary, a Cultural Secretary – all of whom belong to the student community and are elected by the students.

The Gymkhana arranges cultural activities for the benefit of the students. A cultural festival called Alcheringa and a techno-management festival called Techniche are organised every year. IIT Guwahati has sub-chapter of SPIC-MACAY Guwahati.

The Sports Complex comprising of an indoor sports stadium with synthetic badminton, table tennis and squash courts, gymnasium and the Students Gymkhana office, an 8 lane 50 m long swimming pool and flood-lit playing fields for all major outdoor games provide ample scope of recreation for the campus residents.

The Gymkhana has a good collection of musical equipment for the use of its students. It also arranges different sports activities. Indoor sports facilities are available in the indoor sports stadium with synthetic badminton, table tennis, squash courts and gymnasium as well as in the hostels. Outdoor games are arranged in the flood-lit sports fields. An eight lane 50 metre long swimming pool takes care of the swimming aficionados. IIT Guwahati provides world class sports facilities to the students.

Campus

Campus Tour video of IITG

How to reach IIT Guwahati

IIT Guwahati


From Guwahati Airport: Good news for freshers is, you will find 2nd year students sitting at a desk at the gate to guide your way. Low budget ( and my favourite route) : Come out. Walk straight about 300 meters. U reach VIP Chowk. From here u can catch the trekkers ( those red looking – gypsy kind of – public transport) which run till Jalukbari . It costs u 20/-. At Jalukbari find the big – black- auto rickshaws. You will have to ask around a bit before you find one going towards IIT. He will drop you at the rear gate of IIT – KV gate. Costed you 10/-. It’s very near to the boys’ hostels. If you are a girl/ guest, once inside, hire an electric auto who will drop u at your hostel / guest room. Costed you 10/-. Total : 40 /-. 🌼 High budget : Come out . Book a cab directly upto IIT. During day u can easily book one. At night, cabs are rare here after 10 pm.   From Guwahati railway station GHY: Very easy. IITG buses “ green valley” frequently run from a stand point ( very near to Guwahati railway station ) to the campus ( at the opposite bank of Brahmaputra) and it’s 100 % free for IITG students, freshers & guests. Again here too, you will find 2nd year students sitting on a desk at the main gate and will guide you to the stand point of green valley. Take a seat. Reach the campus . Takes about an hour. Show the security guy a proof that u r an IITGian. Have rest. First green valley leaves at 8 am from GHY. Last one leaves at about 9 pm.🌼 From Kamakhya Railway Station : Here you have to walk a bit to catch green valley bus. Walk out of the main gate. Walk parallel to the track on right. A ‘T’ point comes. Take left , walk and reach the main road. Wait for a green valley , wave hand to stop it saying u r from IITG. Board & reach the campus within 30 minutes. You can always book a cab directly upto IITG. That’s always an option. ________________ Here is how our green valley buses look : ( for people coming by train)

Personal advice: ( for people coming by train) Try catching a train that reaches Guwahati by 2 pm ( coz train gets late here by 5 hrs often) so that u can catch a green valley bus . Last bus leaves Guwahati at 9 pm. I have never paid to cabvalas.