IIT Gandhinagar – Indian Institute of Technology Overview

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

About College

IIT Gandhinagar is India's second-generation IIT. It is well-known for being home to India's first 5-star GRIHA LD campus. Admissions to IIT Gandhinagar for PG and PhD programmes are currently open. The institute has released the list of candidates who have been provisionally accepted into the PG and PhD programmes. The written test/interviews for those who have been shortlisted are scheduled for May 6-17. International students can apply to IIT Gandhinagar's postgraduate programmes as well. The application deadline is May 31. JEE Advanced 2022 will be held on August 28 for BTech admissions. The BTech CSE branch has an opening rank of 1230 and a closing rank of 1416. IIT Gandhinagar is hosting a competition for its students called "Engineering Challenges in EV Safety." Candidates who are interested in applying can do so until May 10.

IIT Gandhinagar is a second-generation IIT established by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India. More than 50 courses in Engineering, Mathematics, Cognitive Science, Humanities, and Social Sciences are available at the institute. These courses are delivered through seven centres and thirteen departments. For all new undergraduate students, IIT Gandhinagar organises a 5-week foundation programme. The World Education Summit bestows the World Education Award 2013 on the foundation programme. The foundation programme at IIT Gandhinagar includes values and ethics, creativity, teamwork, social awareness, and physical fitness.

The institute's flagship programme is BTech, which is one of 50 courses offered. Candidates seeking admission must have a JEE Advanced rank of 1230-9076. A four-year BTech programme costs INR 8.71 lacs in total. MTech is another important programme offered by the institute. The GATE exam is used to determine admission to the programme. The GATE cutoff for IIT Gandhinagar's MTech programme is 369-655. The two-year MTech programme costs INR 4 lakhs in total. The GATE 2022 results, as well as the GATE 2022 cut off marks and toppers list, have been released. Candidates who pass the exam can now apply for the COAP 2022 registration process.

IIT Gandhinagar is India's first IIT to offer cognitive science programmes. Cognitive Science is a multidisciplinary scientific study of the mind and intelligence. In this field, the institute offers MSc, PhD, and minor programmes. Admission to the programmes is determined by entrance exams administered by the institute. Students admitted to the IIT Gandhinagar MSc Cognitive Science programme are permitted to work a maximum of 10 hours per week during the semester and 40 hours per week during the summer vacation. IIT Gandhinagar also encourages students to present their research work at national and international conferences by providing travel scholarships of up to INR 60,000.

In addition, IIT Gandhinagar's placement process has grown dramatically. The institute has seen a 60% increase in PPOs for the current year. Similarly, the percentage of students who accepted job offers increased by 30%, and the percentage of students who were placed increased by 50% over the previous year.

IIT Gandhinagar Ranking

A number of organisations from across the country and around the world have ranked IIT Gandhinagar. According to NIRF, it is ranked 22nd in engineering and 39th overall. Furthermore, it is ranked between 601 and 1800 in the World University Rankings.

IIT Gandhinagar Ranking 2022

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Placements at IIT Gandhinagar in 2021-22

IIT Gandhinagar has its own Career Development Services (CDS), which is in charge of student placement, higher education, and entrepreneurship opportunities. It offers a variety of sessions that include career counselling, resume preparation, screening tests, group discussions, interview preparation, and personality development, among other things. The institute has a more than 80% placement rate. The following are the key highlights of IIT Gandhinagar placements 2022:


Placement Statistics (2021-22)

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India Bulls

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Zia Semiconductor



Tata Motors


Anglo Eastern



Shahpoorji Palonji



Scholarships for IIT Gandhinagar 2022

Scholarships and financial aid are available to IIT Gandhinagar students. The government, donors/alumni, or the institution itself may offer these schemes. Some of the most popular scholarship programmes among IITGN students are listed below.

  • Tuition Fee Waiver for Undergraduate Students: Tuition fee waivers are available to IIT Gandhinagar students.Students whose family income is less than INR 1,00,000 will have their tuition fee waived completely.
  • Students with family incomes ranging from INR 1 lakh to INR 5 lakh will receive a tuition fee reduction of two-thirds.
  • Students whose family income falls between INR 1 lakh and INR 2.5 lakh will be reimbursed for the remaining one-third of their tuition.
  • Students whose family income is less than INR 9,00,000 per year can apply for interest-free loans to cover the entire tuition fee under the Vidyalaxmi scheme.

Free Basic Messing: The Institute provides free basic messing and a pocket allowance to SC/ST students enrolled in B.Tech and M.Sc programmes who have an annual family income of less than INR 4,50,000. Under this scheme, eligible students will receive the following benefits.

Free basic tampering. Allowance of INR 250 per month for ten months

  • Academic Excellence Scholarship: IITGN students with the highest CPI in their respective disciplines are awarded INR 2000 per month for ten consecutive months. If the awardee has already received a scholarship of equal or greater value, they can only receive INR 5000 as a one-time payment.
  • Scholarship for Sports and Games Excellence: Each year, six scholarships are awarded to encourage excellence in sports and games. Students in their second, third, and fourth years of their undergraduate programme are eligible to apply and receive INR 2,000 per month for ten months. If the awardee also receives another scholarship of equal or greater value, he or she will only be eligible for INR 5000 as a one-time award.

Financial Aid Program at IIT Gandhinagar

The 'TATA Motors Limited- Financial Aid Program (TML-FAP)' includes IIT Gandhinagar. For a limited time, the programme provides financial assistance to UG students. TATA Motors Limited (TML) funds tuition fees and other necessary payments for four years under this programme. Each year, approximately 5 students benefit from the fund, bringing the total number of students benefiting from this MoU to 20 over the course of four years.

Who qualifies for the TML-FAP?

Candidates with a lower family income and a CPI of at least 6.0 in their previous semester are eligible for the programme. The following is how the family income is calculated:

  • Students from non-metropolitan areas with a family income of less than INR 6.5 LPA.
  • Students from metropolitan areas with a family income of less than INR 7.5 LPA.

Concerning the programme: TML-FAP is an agreement between IIT Gandhinagar, TATA Motors, and the IIT Bombay Alumni Association (IITBAA). The programme provides students with immediate financial assistance. Students who benefited from the programme are required to return the funds to the institution once they have achieved financial independence. The donated funds are reinvested in the next batch of UG students.

Facilities at IIT Gandhinagar

The University provides a plethora of facilities to meet the needs of both students and faculty.

  • Student committees maintain the eight centrally air-conditioned hostels at IITG. These hostels offer a variety of amenities and facilities, such as eateries, laundry facilities, a student lounge, a music room, a sports room, and convenience stores.
  • Messes and Canteens: IITG is the only academic institution designated by the FSSAI as a "Eat Right Campus." The Food Corporation has awarded 5-star ratings to all of the campus canteens and eateries. This includes the special tea store, which serves a variety of hot and cold beverages, the AMUL store, which specialises in dairy products, Nutririch, which serves a variety of juices and milkshakes, and all of the campus's grocery stores.
  • Clubs: To encourage students to participate in extracurricular activities, they are encouraged to join cultural clubs that organise various events, such as the Photography club, Drama club, Dance club, Music club, Literary club, Technology clubs, and Film Making club.
  • Medical services: Qualified medical professionals, trained nurses, and physiotherapists are available at the campus's Medical Centre. Throughout the year, medical supplies and services are readily available.
  • IITG encourages its students to maintain a healthy fitness regimen and has a variety of sports facilities, including a badminton court, tennis court, basketball court, football and cricket grounds, and a fully-equipped gymnasium.

Faculty at IIT Gandhinagar

The Indian Institute of Gandhinagar has a diverse and highly qualified faculty of 172 members, 164 of whom hold PhDs from prestigious universities such as IIT Delhi, Tokyo University, Michigan University, IIT Kanpur, and others. Guest Professors, Assistant Professors, and visiting researchers from Harvard University, Cardiff University, and the University of Delaware round out the faculty chair.

Alumni of IIT Gandhinagar

M.Midhun: ReverTech IT Solutions co-founder and DataHut data analyst

Vinod Reddy is a Ph.D. Scholar and Assistant Professor at IIT Bhilai, while Purushottam Kumar is a Ph.D. Research Scholar and Project Manager at EY.

Postdoctoral Researcher at IIT Madras Research Park, Murali Krishna Enduri

FAQs about IIT Gandhinagar

Q. How is the research environment at IIT Gandhinagar?

Ans. IIT Gandhinagar provides cutting-edge research facilities. The IITG research team is made up of visiting scholars, undergraduate and graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows. Cognitive science laboratory, Central Instrumentation facility, Biometrics laboratory, Computational facility, SYSIdea laboratory, and 20 other centres are among the highly equipped and functional centres.

Q. What is the IIT Gandhinagar entrance examination syllabus?

Ans. IITG, like all other IITs, accepts candidates based on their JEE Main and JEE Advanced scores. The basic curriculum for these exams consists of 10+2 Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry.

Q. When will the application form for IIT Gandhinagar be available?

Ans. The application forms for the entrance examinations are made available in December and are available until February. The exams are held in the month of April.

Q. What is the purpose of the non-degree course at IIT Gandhinagar?

Ans. IIT Gandhinagar accepts non-degree students for undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. A student who is registered for a degree at a recognised institute or university in India or abroad and is officially sponsored by that institute or university to complete part of his/her academic requirements at IITGN can apply for admission as a non-degree student at IITGN. These students are permitted to conduct research, use academic facilities, and earn academic credit.

Q. What documents are required for an application to IIT Gandhinagar?

Ans. Candidates must present a list of required documents, including a government-issued identity card (Aadhar/Passport/PAN card), necessary mark sheets (10+2, graduation results), and passport-size photographs.

Q. What are some of the areas where IIT Gandhinagar has been a trailblazer?

Ans. IIT Gandhinagar is a national leader in two areas: its holistic, well-rounded, and modern undergraduate curriculum, as well as its student-centric approach, which results in a nurturing, safe, and vibrant environment for its students. Among the unique innovations at IIT Gandhinagar are:

  • A five-week immersive foundation programme designed to foster creativity, communication skills, ethics, teamwork, social engagement, and physical fitness in all undergraduates.
  • An international internship programme that exposes more than 40% of our undergraduates to international experiences before they graduate.
  • A flexible and broad-based curriculum that allows students to learn about topics and streams of interest to them.

Q. How far away are amenities such as a post office and a bank from the institute?

Ans. Within the campus, there is a Canara bank. Off-campus, the post office is also located in the nearby village.

Q. What are the basic hostel amenities?

Ans. IIT Gandhinagar's hostels are fully equipped with amenities such as air conditioning in each room, 24x7 WiFi, LAN connections in each room, single-seater rooms, double-seater rooms, sick rooms, 24x7 electricity, microwave oven, induction cooktop in the pantry area, and so on. Within the hostel complex, there are also a number of stores, including general stores, grocery stores, hair salons, and cafes.

Q. How far away are amenities such as a post office and a bank from the institute?

Ans. Within the campus, there is a Canara bank. Off-campus, the post office is also located in the nearby village.

Q. What are the basic hostel amenities?

Ans. IIT Gandhinagar's hostels are fully equipped with amenities such as air conditioning in each room, 24x7 WiFi, LAN connections in each room, single-seater rooms, double-seater rooms, sick rooms, 24x7 electricity, microwave oven, induction cooktop in the pantry area, and so on. Within the hostel complex, there are also a number of stores, including general stores, grocery stores, hair salons, and cafes.

Q. What is the entire procedure for adding/dropping a course?

Ans. A student may drop any course during the semester if he or she is having difficulty with it or if the course's timing conflicts with other courses. In place of the dropped course(s), he/she may add any other course(s) that do not conflict with other courses (s). This service is available for 8-10 days at the beginning of the semester and after the mid-semester exam.

Q. What is the distinction between regular and elective courses?

Ans. In addition to regular branch courses, a student must complete four HSS (Humanities and Social Sciences) courses, two (BS) Basic Science courses, and four open electives (which may or may not be related to your branch) at the end of his/her B.tech programme. A minor in any field can be obtained by completing a set number of courses. His or her four open electives can also count toward a minor degree.