Established in 1994, as the sixth 'Indian Institute of technology', IIT Guwahati has since then built an international reputation in the field of technology, innovation and research. The programmes and courses that are offered at IIT Guwahati are perpetually evolving to adapt to the ever changing global requirements. Flexibility in the academic programme, with the introduction of 'Minor' degree, open and inter-departmental electives, audit courses and promotion of interdisciplinary research allows the students to expand their horizon of learning and to diversify their knowledge. The presence of state of the art labs and National Centres of Research has helped the institute become one of the nation's nerve centres for research and development, and technical education. The Institute also offers a plethora of opportunities to students through the excellent facilities that it has for sports and general extracurricular activities.