Greetings from the desk of the Director to the well-wishers of IIT Guwahati.
IIT Guwahati was established in 1994 and has completed 27 years of glorious existence. Within this short span of 27 years of existence, IIT Guwahati has been the only academic institution from India that occupied a place among the top 100 (61 -70) world universities – under 50 years of age – published by QS Young Universities under 50 years and continues to do well in various International Rankings.
Further, IIT Guwahati has set goals to be recognized as one of the world's top 150 Institutes/Universities within the next five years. Some of the goals are: to develop state-of-the-art facilities for all programs, attract external grants and research funding at the level of internationally well-ranked Institutes, attract International faculty and students to spend time at IIT Guwahati, enhance the perception globally, foster academic excellence and freedom while maintaining rigorous academic standards, and to become a preferred destination for a transformative educational experience with Industry collaboration and colocation of Industries in the research Park at IITG.
The strategic commitment provides the road map of the long journey. The strategies include the Mission, Vision, Goal, and Values that would be instrumental in placing IIT Guwahati among the world's top academic institutions. These strategies will create new opportunities for the faculty and the students to enhance knowledge, perform cutting-edge research, and develop professional skills. The ultimate aim is to provide the students with educational training that emphasizes innovation, social awareness, and professional ethics while promoting the spirit of creativity amongst our researchers.
It is indeed a challenging task to match the ever-increasing need for funds and provide infrastructure for these emerging areas. IIT Guwahati has resolutely taken this challenge in its stride. To generate adequate funds to meet our goal, we have created a new division, namely the office of the Resource Generation and Finance, in the year 2020 to explore the possibilities of fund generation. Since then, the Resource Generation and Finance office has been engaged in various collaborations and CSR activities. I seek invaluable philanthropic support, which will enable us to improve the existing setup, create new scientific infrastructure and offer life-changing scholarships to talented and needy students who may otherwise have to give up their studies. They also enable IITG to provide students with advanced facilities and equipment for teaching and pioneering research.
As we move forward to transform this vision into reality, we will create endless opportunities for students, researchers, faculty members, and staff of IIT Guwahati in the coming years.
Thank you so much.
Prof. T. G. Sitharam
Director, IIT Guwahati