Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati Fight Against COVID19


Key Steps Taken


All academic, co-curricular and extra-curricular activities suspended till 14thMay 2020

A Disaster Respons Team has been Constituted which is looking into all aspects relating to prevention/mitigation of COVID19 within the campus.

Online classes have started for all the theory course (359) from 4th April.

Regular online YOGA classes for faculty, staff and students to boost immunity and do away with mental stress

All necessary steps are being taken to maintain social distancing and strictly maintain COVID19 protocols within the campus.

Placements haven't been impacted by coronavirus slowdown

One day Salary for the month of April 2020 has been contributed towards PM Cares Account.

Research Initiatives


Amid the Coronavirus outbreak in the country, IIT Guwahati has also joined the efforts of fast track research to deal with the pandemic. IIT Guwahati has contributed research in the fields of Epidemic pattern and disease, Ventilator, Hospital beds, 3 Layer fabric mask, Compostable Plastic Masks, Model the COVID-19 virus etiology using the tools of biophysics. Re-purposing of FDA drugs and exploitation of ancient Ayurvedic knowledge to discover novel inhibitors to block coronavirus propagation, Local Home Delivery Networks, Robot based Regular Health Monitor, Travel Tracker, Non-contact InfraRed (IR) Human Fever Tester, Testing kit, Disease Management Manual, Face Shields as an Effective Personal Protective Equipment etc.

The following products have already been developed and ready for manufcturing:
  • Mobile Robot for carrying drug/ food in COVID-19 Isolation wards
  • Mobile robot for medical waste disposal in the COVID-19 isolation wards
  • Face Shields for Medical professionals and security staffs
  • Hand sanitizers
The following products are under development and will be completed soon:
  • Showever for disinfecion
  • Robot based screening unit (automatic temperture meseasurement)
  • Ventilator
  • High capacity autoclave

Full list of Reserch Projects

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Students


Academic Notice

COVID-19 Grand Challenge

This competition is open for UG, PG, PhD Research Scholars & Project Staff

PRIZES OF WORTH Rs 10000 and CERTIFICATES

View the Brochure


Student volunteers are providing food items regularly to the campus animals in this grave situation. Special thanks to Students Gymkhana Council.

Alumni Contribution


  • Marut Dronetech Private Limited, a startup, founded by IIT Guwahati alumni has developed and deployed drones for spraying disinfectant in public spaces to prevent Coronavirus.
    Marut Dronetech is working with the Government of Telangana and departments across the state to deploy drones for public safety applications. Recently, Karimnagar Municipal Corporation, Telangana, had deployed customised drones of Marut Drones for spraying disinfectants in Mukarampur area of Karimnagar where 10 Indonesians and one local had tested positive for COVID-19. Disinfectants were also sprayed at District Collectorate, Municipal Corporation, District Hospital, Bus Station, Auto stand, markets, Police Commissionerate and Rythu Bazars.

IIT Guwahati @ NEWS


Various national and local news agencies have covered activities in IIT Guwahati.

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