IIT Guwahati was constructed by the government of India as the 6th member of the IIT family in 1994, under an act of parliament for providing scientific and technological education in the country. It began with BTech programme in only three departments – Computer Science, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering.
Some Big Names from the Alumni
- Vivek Khosla (Co-founder, Sun Microsystems and Founder, Khosla Ventures)
- Rajat Gupta (Co-founder of Indian Scool of Business, American India Foundation, New Silk route and Scandent Solutions)
- Raghuram Rajan (Economist; former VC, Bank of International Settlements)
- Ankit Nagori (VP, Flipkart)
- Shekhar Singh (IAS and former convenor of Alcheringa)
- Vaibhav Aggarwal (CEO, Fab Furnish and former VP, Groupon India)
- Vivek Ramachandran (Founder, SecurityTube.net)
Basic Campus details and Student Activity Centre
Location: Northern banks of Brahmaputra, Guwahati.
Area: 700 acres.
Popular destination for sight-seeing nearby: Kaziranga National Park, Kamakhya Temple
Hostel Details: 11(total); 8 (boys), 2 (girls) and 1 (married scholars)
Activities for Students: The students at IITR, conduct four fests every year; Alcheringa (Cultural Extravaganza), Techniche (Techno-management fest), Udgam (Entrepreneurship Summit), Advaya (PG inter-departmental techno-cultural fest).
IIT Guwahati has a dynamic student-faculty environment. The student-to-faculty ratio is quite low, which facilitates interaction. Apart from regular departmental courses, the option to take a minor discipline is also offered. The students get the best of opportunities in the form of highly advanced courses, eminent faculty members, well-equipped laboratories, library and immense facilities to excel in research and development. The student community is actively involved in the research output of the university. They are also involved in numerous clubs and organizations.
SAIL (Student Alumni Interaction Linkage) is the dynamic student alumni community of IIT Guwahati committed for establishing ties between students and alumni.
Presently, the institute has 11 departments for teaching, learning and research offering for BTech, BDes, MTech, Ph.D. and MSc.
Centre for Career Development (CCD) of the Institute centrally handles all aspects of campus placements for the graduating students of all Departments. CCD is well equipped with excellent infrastructure to support each and every stage of the placement processes.