About Indian Institute of Technology
The Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar strives to offer the best undergraduate and graduate education in India with unmatched innovations in curriculum. The institute promotes critical thinking and an appreciation of the interdisciplinary character of knowledge, with an emphasis on the liberal arts, project oriented learning, compulsory courses in design and the life sciences, diversity and globalization. The five-week immersion Foundation Programme for all new undergraduate students was recognized with the World Education Award 2013 by the World Education Summit for innovations in engineering education. Nearly a quarter of its undergraduate students receive study abroad experience during their academic career. IIT Gandhinagar is committed to promoting excellence in science, technology, as well as the humanities and social sciences and to the development of rounded and nuanced minds.
IIT Gandhinagar was founded in 2008 and is located in Palaj, Gandhinagar, Gujarat on the banks of river Sabarmati. Gandhinagar is in proximity to Ahmedabad which is one of the oldest living cities in India, known both for a rich cultural past as well as state-of-the-art infrastructure, thriving industries, and many modern amenities. The city is also the hub of prestigious academic and research institutes, such as the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, and the National Institute of Design. Gujarat’s long standing mercantile and business tradition encourages excellence and entrepreneurship.
IIT Gandhinagar offers BTech and MTech programmes in Chemical, Civil, Electrical, Mechanical and Materials Science and Engineering and also offers MSc programmes in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Cognitive Science. It also offers MA programme in Society and Culture. Ph.D. programmes are offered in all the engineering and science disciplines such as Chemical, Biomedical, Civil, Electrical, Mechanical, Computer Science and Materials Science and Engineering, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Earth Science, and Cognitive Sciences. Apart from the graduate programmes in engineering and science, institute also offers PhD in Literature, Philosophy, Psychology, Sociology, political sciences and Social Epidemiology.
Awards & Rankings
- Ranked 8th overall, 4th in Teaching, Learning and Resources (TLR), 5th in Outreach and Inclusivity (OI) in India among all Engineering Institutes by NIRF – MHRD, Govt. of India –2016.
- The five-week immersion Foundation Programme for all new undergraduate students was recognized with the World Education Award 2013 by the World Education Summit for innovations in engineering education.
Indian Institute of Technology Vision and Mission
- To shape IIT Gandhinagar into an exicting place for learning, teaching and research.
- To establish the process of learning that is free,fullfilling and an enjoyable experience.
- To provide an enabling enviornment to nature critical and creative minds, and to propel them to greater heights of excellence in their prsuits.
- To create a vibrant atmosphere that breeds front runner innovators, scientists, engineers, entrepreneurs, academicians and thinkers of tomorrow.
- To provide opportunity for students to learn from wherever, however and whatever they chose to study.
- To make IIT Gandhinagar the prefered destination for future generations of students, staff and faculty.
IIT Gandhinagar, as an institution for higher learning in science, technology and related fields, aspieres to develop top notch scientists, engineers, leaders and entrepreneurs to meet the need of the soicety- now and in the future. Furthore more, in this land of Gandhiji, with his spirit of high work ethic and service to the society, IIT Gandhinagar seeks to undertake ground breaking research, and develop breakthrough product that will improve everyday lives of our communities.
The year 2015-16 has been among the most momentous in the eight year history of IIT Gandhinagar. We shifted into our permanent campus in Palaj, starting with hostels and classes, in July 2015. Most laboratories, faculty offices and residences relocated to the new campus by March 2016. It is a truly remarkable achievement for the Institution to move into its new campus within two years of awarding of the construction contracts. IITGN’s Palaj campus is the first in the country to receive a 5-star rating from Green Rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment for Large Developments (GRIHA LD). The rating system evaluates the overall impact of a development on its surrounding environment. IITGN received an overall impact score of 25.9% (lower scores indicate higher sustainability), well below the 35% or lower score required for a 5-star rating. This year, we forged a robust partnership with the globally-ranked Duke University for research collaborations and for technical support in faculty mentoring and evaluations, as well as in communications and image building.
This partnership is supported through USAID (under an agreement with the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India) and assisted by RTI International. IIT Gandhinagar was ranked 8th in the country by the National Institutional Ranking Framework. We ranked 4th in Teaching, Learning and Resources and 5th in Outreach and Inclusivity. The Institute received several other accolades as well: • It was awarded “University of the Year” at the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) Higher Education Excellence Awards 2015 in the category of institutes in “existence for less than 10 years.” • The staff residences and student hostels in the new campus bagged the First Prize at the HUDCO Design Awards 2015 in the category of “Cost Effective Rural/ Urban Housing including Disaster Resistant Housing.” Two IITGN initiatives — Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) and the 5-week Foundation Programme — have received widespread national recognition and are being adopted by other universities and institutes in the country. The Institute continues to innovate in developing curricular and extracurricular opportunities for students. It launched the Explorers Fellowship to encourage students to travel to different states of India to develop familiarity with the amazing cultural and geographical diversity of the country. During six weeks in the summer, on a very limited budget (travelling by state government buses or sleeper class trains and living in low-cost accommodation), students explore six or more states of the country, including at least one state each in the southern, northern and north eastern regions of India.
The Institute has made exceptional strides over the past eight years. Visitors to the campus frequently comment about its vibrancy, academic ethos and culture, the energy of its faculty staff and students, and innovations in curricula and governance. None of this would be possible without the hard work and dedication of all our faculty, staff and students, and the deep faith and confidence of our well wishers. The colleagues from CPWD worked extremely hard to build our campus speedily. A very generous community of friends of the Institute contributes time and funds to enable IITGN attract exceptional talent of faculty, staff and students, and to provide them extraordinary opportunities. The Institute has been fortunate to have extremely supportive Board of Governors, and State and Central governments. We also received remarkable support and cooperation of the Principal, faculty and students of VGEC Chandkheda, who have hosted us for the past eight years, for which we are exceedingly grateful. Building a new university is a great privilege and an enormous responsibility. The actions of the initial years have a disproportionate impact on the Institute in the decades ahead. Very few get an opportunity to contribute to building a new university and all of us associated with the Institute are mindful of the singular privilege accorded to us. We must prove ourselves worthy of the trust that our country and society has placed in us by investing enormous resources on the Institute. We are encouraged by the enormous progress we have made thus far, but we are conscientious also of the long journey ahead to fulfill our aspirations to build a university of global stature at Palaj in Gandhinagar.
Prof Sudhir K Jain
Director, IIT Gandhinagar
Indian Institute of Technology News
Contact Details of Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar
Contact No:+91-78782 51653 , +91-79-2395-2051
Address:Village Palaj Simkheda, Gandhinagar, Gujarat-382355
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