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Indian Institute of Technology - Gandhinagar ( Gujarat )

403 Acres
Accredited By
Ministry of HRD , Govt. of India
Established Date
Total Students
Rs. 28750 - Rs. 100000
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Indian Institute of Technology - IIT - IITGN

The Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar, deemed an institute of national importance by an Act of the Indian Parliament, strives to offer the best undergraduate engineering 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.Its 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 was founded in 2008 and is located in Chandkheda, Ahmedabad, Gujarat. Ahmedabad 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. It 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 4-year BTech and MTechprogrammes in Chemical, Civil, Electrical, Mechanical, and Materials Science and Engineering. It also offers 2-year MSc programmes in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, and Cognitive Science, and a 2-year MA programme in Society and Culture. Ph.D. programmes are offered in Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Sciences, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Earth Science, Cognitive Science, History, Literature, Philosophy, Psychology, Sociology, and Social Epidemiology.

IIT Gandhinagar strives to offer the best undergraduate engineering education in India with unmatched innovations in curriculum. All new undergraduate students undergo a five-week Foundation Programme designed to nurture creativity, communication skills, ethics, teamwork, social engagement and physical fitness. To promote critical thinking and an appreciation of the interdisciplinary character of knowledge, students take almost 20% of their coursework in the humanities and social sciences – nearly twice the proportion of other leading engineering colleges in the country – as well as courses in design and the life sciences. We empower our students to discover and pursue their passion with a very liberal branch change policy, dual major and dual degree programmes, an emphasis on project based learning and options for honors/minors.

IIT Gandhinagar (IITGN) has moved to its permanent campus on the banks of the Sabarmati river near the twin cities of Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar. The first phase of constructions is completed and includes well-furnished hostels, classrooms, library, laboratories, auditoriums, social and interactive spaces, playgrounds, faculty and staff housing, a few shops and other basic infrastructure. With over 3 kilometers of river front, a combination of ravine landscape and flat areas of land, a rich biodiversity, earthquake-resistant confined-masonry construction, the IITGN campus has numerous unique aspects to boast about. 

Overview Courses

List of entrance exams Joint Entrance Examination (Mains), JEE Advanced, GATE
Pass percentage 89%
Percentage students passed first class 80%
Percentage students passed with distinction 72%
Transfer Allowed Yes
Eligibility For Transfer None
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Overview Campus

Area 403 Acres
Built up area 551965 Acres
Classrooms 75
Sport Grounds 7
Total cost of living 6000 per month
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Overview Placement

The placement cell at IITGN was established in the year 2010, with an aim to provide career opportunities to the students. Over the years the Career Development Services (CDS) was able to attract dominant players from the industry and R&D sector. IITGN brought to its campus companies spanning the core disciplines of Chemical, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering in addition to the sectors of management, research and IT to provide a wide range of options to the students to meet their diverse aspirations. The mission of IIT Gandhinagar, as an institution for higher learning in science, technology and related fields, is to burgeon top notch scientists, engineers, leaders and entrepreneurs to meet the needs of the society-now and in the future. The award winning education program of IIT Gandhinagar is one of its kind and has been designed with inputs from various academic and industrial partners so that our graduates can not only fit seamlessly, but excel, in whatsoever profession they choose to pursue.The Career Development Services (CDS), established in 2010, provides a platform where students and recruiters can come together to explore avenues of a fruitful and synergistic alliance. We are proud of several such associations in the past in the form of internships and placements and are grateful to participating organizations both from India and abroad. Many of students have undergone international internships at institutions like Caltech, Clemson University, Texas A&M, Columbia University, National University of Singapore, Duke University and so on, while others have undertaken internships at institutes and industries of national reputation including Indian Institutes of Technology, Indian Institutes of Management, research organizations like Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), IPR (Institute of Plasma Research) and various multinational corporations.

Placement Ratio 85.0%
Number of visiting companies 74
Average Salary 7.2 lacs
Max Salary 15.0 lacs
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Awards IITGN's internationalization strategy was awarded the 'World Education Award 2014' at the World Education Summit in New Delhi.
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