Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati
OverviewThe history of IIT Guwahati traces its roots to the 1985 Assam Accord signed between the All Assam Students Union and the Govt. of India, which mentions the general improvement in education facilities in Assam and specifically the setting up of an IIT. IITG was established in 1994 by an act of parliament and its academic program commenced in 1995.
"Knowledge is power" is the motto of the institute.
"A world in which IITs originate & disseminate scientific and technological wisdom and catalyze improvement in the quality of the masses"
"Be a world class institution of teaching and research in science & technology and actively help in the developmental effort of India"
The campus of IITG is situated on the northern banks of Brahmaputra and abuts the North Guwahati town of Amingaon. Guwahati lies in the heart of Assam, one of the most beautiful regions of India. The region provides a rich combination of greenery, scenic beauty and flora and fauna.
Presently there are about 2300 students on rolls, 215 faculty members and 300 support staff which constitute the academic strength of the institute. There are currently 12 departments that provide B. Tech, B. Des, M. Des, M. Tech, Ph.D and M. Sc programmes. IIT Guwahati was also the first IIT to introduce design as one of the disciplines at Undergraduate and Ph.D level.
IIT Guwahati is currently home to 6 Centres of Research. Research is an integral part of the activities of Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati and have covered areas such as theoretical and applied aspects of core science, social sciences, information and communication technology, electronics, artificial intelligence, material science, nanotechnology, biotechnology, alternative energy, environment, water resources, structural and earthquake engineering, geotechnical engineering, chemical engineering, heat transfer, machine design, manufacturing, product design, etc. Some collaborative projects with renowned institutes and organizations such as IISc (Bangalore), Philips India and NICT (Japan) to name a few are also carried out.
The Central Library, one of the important central facilities of the Institute, currently has a collection of over 1, 17,000 items including 2605 subscribed online journals and magazines.
Apart from awarding medals to students who perform well in academics and extra-curricular activities, the institute also provides scholarships on a Merit-cum-Means basis and also special scholarships to deserving women undergraduate students sponsored by Indian Womens' Association.
Campus LifeThe students at IIT Guwahati are accommodated in hostels located in the campus. The hostels, 8 in number are named after tributaries of North-east India, sticking to the tradition of naming hostels after significant symbols of the nation. There is also another hostel especially for married students doing their post-graduation.
The Gymhkana Club promotes the objectives of fostering extra-curricular and co-curricular activities, taking care of the welfare of students and their stay on the campus. The Gymkhana has a student General Secretary, a Sports Secretary, Academic Secretary and a Cultural Secretary all of whom are elected by the students themselves. The Gymkhana has a good collection of musical equipment for the use of its students. It also arranges different sports activities and enables the students to make good use of the sports facilities In the campus.
Inter Hall Events
Inter-hostel events are also popular in IIT Guwahati.
Manthan, the annual inter-hostel cultural festival.
Alfaaz, the annual literary festival. Kriti, the annual inter-hostel technical festival.
Spardha, the annual inter-hostel sports fest.
Performing Arts Festival (PAF), the annual performing arts festival.
IIT Guwahati, like the other IITs has several student clubs that enable students to pursue their interests. A few such clubs are the Science and Quiz Club, the Entrepreneurial Development Cell, Robotics and the Astronomy Club.
Every year the students and administration of IIT Guwahati together organize and number of festivals and competitions. Techniche is an annual techno-management festival of IIT Guwahati. Techniche provides students from schools and colleges across India, a platform to interact with many experts in various subject areas via its lecture series. This year it also organized a 'Green Run' to promote environmental awareness among youth.
"Alcheringa" is the annual cultural festival of IIT G. The festival is the largest cultural festival of the northeastern region of India. People from all over the country attend this festival, and take part in various events. The highlights of the festival are the "Pro-Nites" where popular artists and bands perform to huge audiences.
Computer Science and Engineering
Electronics and Electrical Engineering
Humanities and Social Sciences
Batch of 1968
Computer Scientist retired from Bell Labs and now president of Avaya Labs
Batch of 1969
Johnson Professor of Computer Science and Engineering in the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Jagjeet S. Bindra
Batch of 1969
Director of Edison International and one of the United States' largest electric utilities, Southern California Edison
Batch of 1970
Founder, Centre for Science and Environment
Batch of 1970
Department Chair CISE University of Florida
Batch of 1971
Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Keynote Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: KEYN)
Anil K. Rajvanshi
Batch of 1972
Director, Nimbkar Agricultural Research Institute and winner of Jamnalal Bajaj Award 2001, FICCI award 2002, Globe Award 2009
Udai P. Singh
Batch of 1972
President, Environmental & Water Resources Institute (EWRI) of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Batch of 1974
Professor of Neuroscience, MIT
Pradeep S Sindhu
Batch of 1974
Co-founder, Vice-President and CTO, Juniper Networks
Batch of 1975
Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Madras
Batch of 1976
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of ICF International
Batch of 1978
Founder and managing director of Amritt, Inc, a consulting firm based in Cerritos, California, and noted author of "Doing Business in 21st Century India"
Batch of 1980
Professor in the Computer Science Division, Department of EECS, University of California, Berkeley
Batch of 1986
Clay Research Award, 2002, Godel Prize, 2006
Batch of 1988
Co-Founder, MD, Helion VC
Batch of 1988
Scientist, famous for his "Adiabatic Quantum Computing" Work with Lasers; Wellcome Trust International Senior Research Fellow
Batch of 1994
N.R. Narayana Murthy
Batch of 1981
Co-founder and Chairman of Infosys and Padma Vibhushan
Batch of 1976
President, Global Branding Yum! Brands
G. V. Loganathan
Batch of 1978
Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute
Batch of 1982
Managing Director, Innomedia Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
Batch of 1989
Vice President and Partner IBM Global Business Services
AboutGuwahati, the largest metropolis in the north-east region of India is situated between the southern bank of the Brahmaputra river and the foothills of the Shillong plateau. As a river port, Guwahati serves as an important administrative and trading center, now housing headquarters or regional offices of several well-known manufacturing and business establishments.
The climate of Guwahati is characterized by summer, monsoon and winter. The summer months from March to June and are warm, with an average maximum temperature of 31 °C. The monsoon months of June to September are warm and humid with heavy rainfall in July. The winter from October to February is very cold with the average minimum temperature being as low as 10 °C in January.
Guwahati has considerably good sporting facilities, boasting of several high quality stadia for various sports. Moreover, along with the Brahmaputra river, there are many lakes and rocky hills in the city suitable for various water and adventure sports. Guwahati possesses many places of interest with their lively urban activities, ancient temples, numerous scenic natural features, and the recreational activities they provide. The G S Road in Guwahati boasts of some of the finest malls and restaurants Guwahati has to offer and the Fancy Bazaar and Pan Bazaar are other shopping centres. Accoland Family fun kingdom, the only amusement park in the North-east and the Guwahati planetarium are the other places bound to excite anyone. Guwahati is also situated at the center of an attractive region with natural parks, wildlife sanctuaries, hill stations of different types, and a colourful cultural landscape- the Nehru Park, Assam State Zoo cum botanical garden and Deepor Beel Birds Sanctuary to name a few such places.
Guwahati's Lokopriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport at Borjhar, about 20 km west of the city center offers direct flights to Delhi, Jaipur, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bangalore, Chennai, Ahmedabad and other major cities in India. Guwahati Junction falls under the Northeast Frontier Railway zone of the Indian Railways and acts as its headquarters. Though it is connected by rail to some important cities of the country, its links with the central and western Indian destinations require improvement.
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