Frequently Asked Questions
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.
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.
The Institute provides hostel facilities to all its students. It has ten hostels for boys and two hostels for girls. The eleventh boys’ hostel will also be ready before the new academic session in 2017. There is also a hostel for married scholars. Most of the hostel rooms are of single occupancy whereas one girls’ hostel has provision for double occupancy. The rooms are well-furnished and equipped with the Internet connection. Each hostel has a dining mess. The hostels have other facilities like library and reading room, recreation room, sports and fitness facilities, food corners and stationery shops.
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.
Guwahati currently has multiple cellphone service providers which are Airtel, Reliance, Aircel, Vodafone, Idea, BSNL, Jio etc.
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.
IIT Guwahati has a branch of Canara Bank, SBI and ICICI bank, all providing ATM facility.
Yes, the campus houses a counter of IRCTC and Ms Puspak Air Travels, well known travel agents of the place, through which it is possible to book flight tickets in advance.