Frequently Asked Questions

1. How to reach Guwahati?

Guwahati, which is the gateway for North East India, is well connected by air, rail and road with the rest of the country. There are direct air services from/to Mumbai, New Delhi and Kolkata with connectivity to all major cities in the country and direct train services from/to all the metropolis and other major cities. Air India, Jet Airways, Jetlite, Kingfisher, IndiGo, SpiceJet and GoAir operate regular flights to and from Guwahati.

2. How to reach the Institute?

The Institute is located just on the outskirts of the city of Guwahati and can be reached conveniently by taxi/auto-rickshaw. It is around 20 km from the heart of the city and around 40 min drive from the airport. To reach the Institute from the city, Institute bus service can be availed that ply regularly to and from the city.

3. What about hostel facilities for students?

The institute provides hostel facilities to all the students. It has eight hostels for boys and one hostel for girls. There is also a hostel for married students. Every student is provided with a single room. The local network and the Internet can be accessed from each room. A dining mess is run in each hostel to provide breakfast, lunch and dinner. Every hostel also has its own snacks shop, TV room and a phone booth.

4. What accommodation is provided to the faculty members?

All faculty members are provided with first class quarters. Each two storied quarter has an ample number of rooms, two or more western type toilets, a garage, parking space and often a lawn/small garden in the front. The quarters are situated in a convenient location. Telephone lines are provided to all the quarters. Internet access is available in the quarters.
5. What cell phone providers are there in Guwahati?

Guwahati currently has multiple cellphone service providers which are AirTel, Reliance, Aircel, Tata Indicom, Vodaphone, STel and BSNL's CellOne.

6. Which banks have their branches in Guwahati?

Guwahati now has branches and ATMs of all major nationalised banks and private banks. The important ones are SBI, Canara Bank, Punjab National Bank, Allahabad Bank, Central Bank, United Bank of India, Union Bank, ICICI, HDFC, Oriental Bank of Commerce, IDBI Bank, Axis Bank and many more.

7. Which banks have their branch/counter in IIT Guwahati?

IIT Guwahati has a branch of Canara Bank and an extension counter of SBI, both providing ATM facility.

8. Is there any facility to book flight tickets from within the institute campus?

Yes, the campus houses a counter of Jungle Travels Pvt. Ltd., a well known travel agent of the place, through which it is possible to book flight tickets in advance.