Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Guwahati Scholarships
The Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati awards scholarships to its under–
graduate/ post-graduate students to promote and recognize academic
excellence, and overall growth and development of meritorious students who
have passed their respective qualifying examinations.
Scholarships shall be awarded to undergraduate/post graduate students based on the
recommendations of the scholarship committee of the institute following the norms laid
down by the statutes of the institute and as directed by the IIT council from time to
Rules laid down by the senate will be used in deciding awardees.
Scholarships are liable to be withdrawn, partially or wholly, in case of
misconduct, deliberate concealment of material facts and/or supply of false
Students leaving the Institute on their own accord without completing the programme
of study may be required to refund the amount of scholarship received during that
During the tenure of the scholarship, the scholarship holder shall not ordinarily receive
any other scholarship, stipend, financial assistance or remuneration etc., for any work
except with the prior permission of the competent authority or as provided in the rules.
The students selected for scholarship shall not accept or hold any appointment, paid
or otherwise, and will not receive any emoluments, salary, etc. from any other source
during the tenure of scholarship.
The scholarship may be suspended or terminated at any time on the grounds of
misconduct on the part of the student concerned or on continued absence for more
than one month except on medical grounds.
The following Institute scholarships shall operate:
Institute Merit Scholarship (IMS):
IMS is available for
B.Tech./B.Des./M.Sc./M.A. students of the institute. The scholarship is meant for
the year-wise class toppers of all the streams and is awarded from the second
year. It includes tuition fee waiver and a fixed monthly stipend for eight months.
Institute Merit-cum-Means (McM) Scholarships:
scholarship is awarded to B.Tech./B.Des/M.Sc/MA students of the institute strictly
on merit-cum-means basis to upto 25% of the non SC/ST students. It includes
tuition fee waiver and a fixed monthly stipend for eight months.
Scholarship is awarded to all B.Tech./B.Des/M.Sc/MA
students of the SC/ST categories. It includes a fixed monthly stipend for eight
months, free messing (only for the basic menu) and hostel seat rent waiver.
Tuition fee is waived for all SC/ST students by the statutes.
The institute allows students to avail scholarships awarded by external Govt/non-Govt.
organizations (such as central sector scholarship schemes, scholarships form state
Govts., scholarships from private trusts etc.), provided they do not come into conflict
with any ordinance or rules of the institute.
the institute may accept donations from individuals and organizations to set up
scholarships according to prescribed procedures if it is felt that they will promote
academic activities in the institute and will lead to general growth of the institute. The
norms and conditions for the institution of such scholarships shall require approval of
the Board of Governors.
Assistantships are given to all regular students (as defined by the ordinances on these
programmes) in the M.Tech, M. Des, and PhD programmes as per norms laid down
by the IIT council or the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Govt. of