Campus life

For an IIT aspirant, after a long journey of hard work and dedication towards a prime goal, and a plethora of ups and downs throughout the journey of success, IIT Guwahati is a worthwhile destination by all means. The Institute is an experience in itself and it is happy to welcome the best minds from the crowd of million to the world of dreams, where success meets passion and hard work.

Indian Institute of TechnologyGuwahati (IITG), born in the year of 1994, issituated in the lap of the seven sisters,amidst mesmerizingmountains and theshore of mighty Brahmaputra. Theinstitution was started with a solepurpose to serve the best minds of thecountry, and taking the responsibility ofstretching their limits in scientific,mental, physical and social domains.

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 lakes on others, the campus provides an ideal setting for learning.IITGuwahati is counted amongst one of the most beautiful and scenic campuses in India. Moreover, the perfect blend of natural beauty and splendid architecture makes this institute all the more stunning.

Campus life

IIT Guwahati is a part of the elite group of the ‘old IITs’ that are believed to be more reputed than the new ones. IIT Guwahati campus life offers a colourful variety of opportunities to students. To interact with each other, the campus community is very open to ideas and sharing. Student diversity is one of the very important assets of its campus life. The beauty of IIT Guwahati campus is breath-taking, given its location in the lap of nature. A long walk through the beautiful woods and rolling mountains can be a panacea for any stress. Unlike most old IITs which are female-starved, IIT Guwahati has a better student gender ratio.

Campus Infrastructure

The 74,000 square metre Academic Complex houses the academic departments, centres, their laboratories, classrooms, etc. A spacious Administrative Building accommodates the offices of the Institute. The Computer and Communication Centre houses a modern Computer Centre and Central Library. A lecture hall complex with four lecture halls, each capable of seating 250 scholars and an auditorium of 1500 capacitywith state of the art sound system,a smaller mini-auditorium and a conference complex having four conference halls provide space for teaching and holding various events/programmes.

Classes are held in the lecture theatres or in smaller classrooms distributed around the academic complex. Instructional laboratories are available in the individual departments. A large six-storied classroom complex, a research building with all modern amenities has provide best facilities for their classroom lectures as well as research.

The LakshminathBezbaroa Central Library, one of the important central facilities of the Institute, is a window to the world of latest information in sciences, engineering, technology, humanities & social sciences. Being a major central service point, it provides all necessary supports for teaching, learning, research activities of the Institute by creating state-of-the-art facilities and offering innovative services to the academic community.

The Computer & Communication Center remains open almost round the clock and the students visit the Center for their computing tasks. Most of the departments conduct their computer programming practical in the Center for the first year Btech students. Other facilities include a campus wide network on a Gigabit Ethernet backbone with access points in every hostel room, an internal EPABX, high capacity internet connections (including access from residences).

The Sports Complex comprising of an indoor sports stadium with synthetic badminton, table tennis and squash courts, gymnasium and the Students Gymkhana office, an 8 lane 50 m long swimming pool and flood-lit playing fields for all major outdoor games provide ample scope of recreation for the campus residents.

Two well facilitated Guest Houses, ample faculty and staff quarters, married students’ flat-lets, eleven men’s and two women’s hostels with single occupancy rooms make the residential component of the infrastructure. The Institute also has a hospital with 30 beds, a commercial complex with a restaurant and several shops, a food court with various food stalls and multi-cuisines, three community halls and many cafeterias. Two Activity Centre give exposure to students’ extra-curricular activities vide various clubs and hobby groups.

Boarding and Lodging:

There are eleven boys’ hostels and two girls’ hostels for accommodating students with their own individual rooms. The accommodation is single-seater. These hostels are equipped with all modern amenities. Each of these hostels has its own mess, canteen, stationary shop, juice center, pantry, indoor games facilities, gymnasium, music rooms, library, TV room, laundry room among many other facilities with uninterrupted power supply. High speed LAN connections are provided in every room. Facilities for outdoor games like volleyball, basketball and football are also there. All the students of the Institute have been provided with hostel rooms in the campus.

The Institute also has two large Guest Houses for accommodating visitors. Parents of students who want to visit the campus can request accommodation in the Institute Guest Houses during their visit subject to availability of rooms. In addition, there are a large number of apartments, for married students. Residential quarters are also provided in campus for all faculty and staff. This helps to promote strong linkages and healthy interaction between students, staff and faculty in the social, cultural and educational events organized on campus.