Indian Institute of Technology,Gandhinagar (IIT Gandhinagar) Overview

  Gandhinagar   UGC, AICTE   ESTD 2008
  Gandhinagar   UGC, AICTE   ESTD 2008

About College

Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar (IITGN) was established in 2008. The institute commenced in a temporary setup on Vishwakarma Government Engineering College campus.

In 2011, the institute was added to the Institutes of Technology Amendment Act. Later on, the permanent campus was shifted to the village of Palaj.

IIT Gandhinagar courses include many engineering programs on different academic levels.  IITGN offers B. Tech, M.Tech, M. Sc. and PhD courses with subjects like Computer Science and Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Earth System Science etc. Post Graduate Diplomas in different subjects are also available.

India Today has ranked IITGN 14th among other engineering colleges. National Institutional Ranking Framework has placed IIT Gandhi Nagar on 24th position in 2019 against the 27th position in 2018.

IIT Gandhinagar ranking is 15th among 5000 engineering colleges in India by Careers360.  It has also gained the reputation of being the Institute of National Importance.

96 faculty members run the institution under the guidance of Baldev Raj, the chairman of IITGN. Expert IIT Gandhinagar faculty members create many success stories of students’ academic journey.

Students are moved from darkness to light under the mentoring of the faculty members who have years of teaching experience. To know more about how is IIT Gandhinagar, the candidate can check the official website.

IIT Gandhinagar Courses offered and Fee Structure

IIT Gandhinagar offers 15 engineering colleges on undergraduate, postgraduate and doctorate levels. B. Tech and IIT Gandhinagar M. Tech courses are offered in various subjects like Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Civil Engineering, Biological Engineering etc.

IIT Gandhinagar PhD and other diploma courses include Post Graduate in Engineering and candidate can get the details of the programme at its official website. 

All courses are available for full-time and the duration of these courses range from one year to four years. The IIT Gandhinagar fee structure for B. Tech program is 6.40 lakhs and for M. Tech program, it is 3.35 lakhs.

IIT Gandhinagar Course Highlights 

  • On UG level, the institute offers full-time four-year engineering courses. 
  • On PG level, the institute offers full-time two-year engineering courses.
  • The institute offers full-time one-year engineering diploma courses.
  • On the doctoral level, the institute provides PhD courses in engineering.

IIT Gandhinagar Admission Process

The applicants are required to take the Graduate Aptitude Test Engineering (GATE) or Joint Entrance Exam (JEE)  test for IIT Gandhinagar admission in a certain course.

Candidates need to clear these tests which are followed by personal interview and group discussion. B. Tech candidates need to get a certain score in JEE Mains and M. Tech candidates need to get a certain score in GATE.

The scores of these two qualifying exams are considered by the institute. Ultimately, the final selection of the candidates is based on the overall marks scored in GATE or JEE and the personal interview round.

  • For IIT Gandhinagar admission in full-time B. Tech course, JEE Main score is considered for selection.
  • For admission in full-time M. Tech course, GATE score is considered for selection.
  • For admissions in the PhD courses, candidates are chosen on the basis of a written test and interview conducted by the institute. 

 IIT Gandhinagar Placements

The IIT Gandhinagar placements’ session is much awaited by the students of the IITGN. The placement cell of the institute takes on the responsibility to bring students the opportunities they deserve and love. The pre-placement talk happens which brings focus to the companies’ demands.

The students are then trained by the authorities and members of the cell to bag their perfect job. Many companies visit the campus with job opportunities for B. Tech and M. Tech students. 

Recruiters focus on the company requirements and students’ academic performance and skills for the job. Domestic as well as international internships and job options are available for the students. IIT Gandhinagar summer internship 2019 were provided to the students by the placement office.

Top recruiters of the institute include Flipkart, Grasim Industries, Altair, Finisar, JCB, Infosys, Trident, Honda etc. International Internship Partners include California Institute of technology, University of Rhode, Purdue University, University of Houston etc. 

Placement Statistics of IITGN 

Increase in placement percentage  155%
No. of participating students 207
Highest Salary Package offered 15.5 LPA
Average Salary Package offered 7.5 LPA

IIT Gandhinagar Result and Cut off

IITGN announces the cut off list after the declaration of the qualifying exam. The IIT Gandhinagar cutoff list of JEE and GATE is declared and only those candidates are selected who cross the cutoff score.

The cutoff list is prepared on the basis of the number of participating students, their scores in the qualifying exam, difficulty level of the exam and the personal interview round score. M. Tech candidates are required to cross the GATE cut off score and B. Tech candidates are required to cross JEE Mains cut off score.           

Course  Closing Rank (General) Closing Rank (OBC NCL) Closing Rank (SC) Closing Rank (ST)
Mechanical Engineering 4229 1885 1038 466
Material Science and Engineering 8532 4080 2037 3110
Electrical Engineering 3099 1609 897 379
Computer Science and Engineering 1447 771 480 246
Civil Engineering 7542 2690 1281 357
Chemical Engineering 6180 2898 1584 827

IIT Gandhinagar Alumni Network

IITGN has a great alumni network that benefits the institute and the students from time to time. The institute remains in contact with the alumni members and helps the institute in making more progress.

The notable alumni members of the Institute encourage the present students for more achievements. Some of the names of alumni members of the institute include Nilkumar Mathur, Shashank Manohar Ramtekkar, Garima Chaudhary etc.

IIT Gandhinagar Scholarships

The institute offers many scholarships to the deserving B. Tech and M. Tech students. Merit Cum Means scholarships are given to the meritorious and poor students.  Mahabir Prasad Sultania Scholarship and Durga Devi Sultania Scholarship is for B. Tech Electrical Engineering students with CGPA score of 6.5 or more.

The second-year Civil Engineering and Materials Science Engineering B. Tech students with 4.5 LPA family income or less are eligible for Niteen P. Sant Scholarship. Amalthea Scholarship provides support in B. Tech internships of students with scholarships of up to 1 lakh annually. 

All B. Tech students with minimum 6.5 CGPA score are eligible for Lalita J Shah & Jayantilal B Shah Scholarship. Other scholarship schemes are Chandrakant and Patricia Desai Scholarship, Prof. KV Venkatesha Murthy Scholarship, S.C. Mehrotra’s Scholarship, P.K. Kelkar Scholarship etc.

IIT Gandhinagar Campus Facilities

How to reach IIT Gandhinagar?

IIT Gandhinagar is located in Mysore Road, Bangalore and it can be reachable from every part of the country. One can search the place on the map and go directly to the campus by every mode of transport.

IITGN offers many facilities that make it a likeable campus for students. IIT Gandhinagar address is on Mysore Road in Bangalore, Karnataka. The amenities provided at the campus include shops, vegetable sellers,  medical facility, house dining, guest house dining, maintenance, security and EECO car service.

The IIT Gandhinagar campus also provides hostel accommodation separately for girls and boys. They are provided with facilities like cafeteria, dining hall, stationery shops, healthcare facilities, internet facility and computer centres.

Cultural activities are celebrated through fests and societies which help the students be in touch with their hobbies.


Source Rank
NIRF (2018) 8
NIRF (2017) 30
NIRF (Overall) 78
India Today 20