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, seven inter-disciplinary academic centres and five schools covering all the major engineering, science, healthcare, management and humanities disciplines, offering B.Tech., B.Des., M.A., M.Des., M.Tech., M.Sc., MBA and Ph.D. programmes. Within a short period of time, IIT Guwahati has been able to build up world class infrastructure for carrying out advanced research and has been equipped with state-of-the-art scientific and engineering instruments. Besides its laurels in teaching and research, IIT Guwahati has been able to fulfil the aspirations of people of the North East region to a great extent since its inception in 1994.
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.
IIT Guwahati is the only academic institution in India that occupied a place among the top 100 world universities – under 50 years of age – ranked by the London-based Times Higher Education (THE) in the year 2014 and continues to maintain its superior position even today in various International Rankings. IIT Guwahati gained rank 41 globally in the ‘Research Citations per Faculty’ category and overall 395 rank in the QS World University Rankings 2022 released recently. IIT Guwahati has retained the 7th
position among the best engineering institutions of the country in the ‘India Rankings 2021’ declared by the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) of the Union Ministry of Education. IIT Guwahati has been also ranked 2nd
in the ‘Swachhata Ranking’ conducted by the Govt. of India. Recently, IIT Guwahati has been ranked as the top-ranked University in 2019 for IT developers by HackerRank in the Asia-Pacific region.
Vision and Mission
The strategic commitment of IIT Guwahati provides the road map for the journey towards excellence. These strategies include the Vision, Mission, Goal and Values that would be instrumental in placing IIT Guwahati among the top academic institutions of the world. The strategies will create new opportunities for the faculty and the students for enhancement of knowledge, performing cutting edge research and development of professional skills. The ultimate aim is to provide the students with an educational training that emphasizes innovation, social awareness, professional ethics and nurture leadership skills. A resourceful environment to promote creativity and entrepreneurship amongst researchers is also being developed while maintaining sustainable goals and upholding the values of highest professional ethics and enrich the lives of humanity.
"To be recognized globally for excellence in education, research and innovation, and nurture future leaders, to serve the society at large".
- Provide education, research and advancement of knowledge.
- Prepare the students for successful professional careers, leadership roles and be globally competent.
- Motivate graduates to play vital roles in achieving excellence in pursuit for developmental activities and serve the society.
- Meet the technological needs of the region and the country.
- Support innovation, entrepreneurship and be a catalyst of development inclusive of all stake holders.
- Making a difference in the lives of every person we interact with, to inspire and create ethical value-based transformation.