Last updated on February 17th, 2021 at 06:04 pm
In 2014, the Union Government decided to set up 6 new IITs. Indian Institute of Technology Goa was established as a young IIT in 2016. It is presently under the mentorship of IIT Bombay, which means the curriculum and teaching practices followed at IIT Bombay are also followed at IIT Goa.
- Currently, all educational and non-educational activities are carried out from the campus of Goa Engineering College (GEC) located at Farmagudi.
- It has been 4 years only since its inception and IIT Goa is already living up to the standards of top-tier IITs.
- Also, it is redefining higher education, culminating traditional and modern learning methodologies.
- IIT Goa offers courses in B.Tech, M.Tech and doctoral degrees. It is a participating institute for JoSAA Counselling and all B.Tech admissions are based on JEE Advanced Scores/All India Ranks of candidates.
The temporary IIT Goa campus is well facilitated with various amenities, residential and entertainment areas for the students. The annual fee is comparatively low and affordable for an average student. Financial assistance is provided to students of weak financial backgrounds
IIT Goa Highlights
|Type||Autonomous Public Institute|
|Types of programs offered||B.Tech, M.Tech, PhD|
|Admission criteria||JEE Advanced after 10+2 level qualification|
|Mode of Application||Online|
IIT Goa: B.Tech Admissions via JEE Advanced
Indian Institutes of Technology Goa have a comparatively tough admission process. Around 40 students each are admitted to B.Tech – Computer Science and Engineering and Electrical Engineering courses. Whereas, 45 students are admitted in Mechanical Engineering course. B. Tech in Mathematics and Computing has started with 25 student intake capacity every year.
B.Tech Courses Offered
At the time of its inception in 2016, IIT Goa had only three specialisation courses under B.Tech program. However, in the academic year of 2019-20, the institute introduced Mathematics and Computing in its B.Tech curriculum. Presently, the institute provides the following branches for B.Tech programs–
- Computer Science and Engineering
- Electrical Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Mathematics and Computing
Each specialisation has two types of core courses – Departmental core and Institute core.
- The subjects under departmental core courses differ according to the specialisation undertaken. Whereas, institute core subjects remain the same for all.
- While the latter is structured for the first two semesters while the former is a full-time course curriculum.
- Students also have a wide range of elective subjects to choose from.
Eligibility Criteria for IIT Goa
IITs do not have any separate eligibility criteria. The rules are the same as JEE Advanced Eligibility. Given below are the main criteria for admission to IIT Goa-
- Candidates should have procured at least 75% marks in aggregate or its equivalent, for General and OBC category and minimum 65% marks or its equivalent, for SC/ST category students in (10+2) level from a recognised board.
- However, this criteria has been scrapped for 2021.
- Candidates must qualify the cut off in JEE Advanced to appear for JoSAA Counselling.
- Without a proper JEE Advanced Score Card, candidates will be deemed ineligible.
IIT Goa Cut Off For Top B.Tech Courses
Given below are the Indian Institute of Technology Goa Cut Off for its top B.Tech courses. These cutoffs are based on Round 6 of JoSAA Counselling 2020 which will help you assume the opening and closing ranks for 2021. Do remember that cut offs change every year.
|Branch||Opening Rank||Closing Rank|
|Computer Science and Engineering||3098||4277|
|Mathematics and Computing||4437||5695|
IIT Goa: Academics Amid COVID-19
In the fight against COVID-19, the Indian Institute of Technology Goa began its online classes/E-classes for all the students including B.Tech, M.Tech and PhD students. Classroom education and lab sessions have been brought to hold until further notice.
- The college suspended classes much before the country-wide lockdown on 16th March 2020, which shows utmost care towards students.
- Various online assignments were provided to students from lab instructors.
- Classes were proposed to be conducted using Skype, Google Slides or Cisco Webex. Students were advised to stay in their hostels or at their homes.
- Schedules of classes were regularly informed by faculty members to all the students via mail. IIT Goa also published notices on the official website to inform the students about online classes.
IIT Goa has also conducted research with IIT Delhi on jumps in COVID-19 cases. Various workshops and conferences have been conducted during this phase to engage students and faculty in creative work.
Why Choose IIT Goa?
At IIT Goa, students are not only focused on their academics but also encouraged to involve in extra-curricular activities for their all-round development. The enthralling journey of 4 years in IIT Goa starts with a huge freshers party ‘Fresco Fiesta’ with music, dance and fun games. Every festival is celebrated with great enthusiasm.
- Social Clubs – Being a part of any student club brings out the best in the students. There are clubs for Dramatics (Mukhota), Music (Orion), Oration (Panache), Dance (Meraki), Literature (Kalam), Photography (Originals), Fine Arts (Eunoia) and Graphic Designing (Student Design Team).
- Sports Activities – Various sports events are also organised throughout the year. Athletes participate in tournaments like ‘Avahan’ by IIT-Bombay, ‘Spree’ by BITS Goa and Inter IIT Sports Meet.
- Focus on Coding – IIT Goa has a technical affairs community too. Clubs under this wing are ArchiTechs – bringing Architecture and Technology under the same umbrella; Go Myno – the coding club; the Electronics and Robotics Club; Google DSC- the programming club powered by Google Developers; Motorsports- the automotive engineering club and M-DASH- the software knowledge imparting club.
- Internship Opportunities – Students are provided with 6 months internships giving them real-life experience. It adds another positive aspect to the students’ resumes and increases their potential to grab suitable job offers.
- National and International Collaborations – Memorandum of Understanding (MoUs) has been signed with several institutes and organizations from India and abroad. These allow faculty and student exchange programs, advanced research and development with the partner organizations, intellectual property development, and participation in training programmes and courses.
- Financial Assistance & Scholarship – Students can opt for financial aid schemes as may be applicable to them. Central and State Government scholarship schemes can be availed as well.
IIT Goa Cut Off 2020 for B.Tech
Analysis of previous year IIT Goa cut off can give a brief idea about current year’s cut off. Given below are the IIT Goa Cut Off 2020 for B.Tech courses. These tables show the opening ranks and closing ranks in Round 6 for gender neutral candidates with respect to their reservation quota.
Computer Science and Engineering
|Category||Opening Rank||Closing Rank|
Mathematics and Computing
|Category||Opening Rank||Closing Rank|
|Category||Opening Rank||Closing Rank|
|Category||Opening Rank||Closing Rank|
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IIT Goa: Reservation through JoSAA Counselling
The percentage of seat reservation out of a total number of seats (150, in case of IIT Goa) for the B.Tech courses as per the reservation categories has been tabulated below-
|Category||Total No. of Seats||Seat Reservation|
Faculty at IIT Goa
Young, as well as experienced faculty members, form an integral part of the learning process at IIT Goa. They belong to rich academic and research backgrounds. Lectures and workshops are fun and interactive sessions, making it an interesting process for the students. Faculty members are approachable and always ready to help the students at IIT Goa.
- Around 15 visiting and adjunct faculty, holding positions at distinguished institutes across the country, add value to the academic procedure in IIT Goa.
- A low student-faculty ratio of 8:1 makes it possible for the faculty to focus on each and every scholar and guide them. One to one interaction and exchange of ideas between student and professor is possible.
Facilities Provided at IIT Goa
Indian Institute of Technology Goa has multiple facilities to ensure seamless learning at the campus. The college has facilities for lodging, entertainment and day-to-day activities such as banks and ATMs. Given below are some important facilities-
- Library –
- The Central Library at IIT Goa has a wide range of reference materials for the help of its students.
- They can access subscribed newspapers, journals and magazines.
- Databases, Open access resources, e-books and other electronic resources are also available for academic purpose.
- Research students can facilitate the Networked Library Resources of DELNET (Developing Library Network), New Delhi.
- Halls of Residence –
- Students coming from different parts of the country are provided with adequate residential facilities.
- Total berthing capacity is 640 at the interim campus of GEC, with 2 people accommodating in one room.
- Each floor in the hostel has water coolers, water purifiers, washing machines, water geysers, refrigerators, restrooms and bathrooms.
- Area for student recreation with TV units, music and dance rooms, and indoor games room is also available.
- Students can dine in at the common dining hall. Vegetarian and non-vegetarian food is served.
- Medical Centre –
- A primary healthcare centre is open for students, faculty and staff.
- The campus is well connected to several hospitals and health centres in Goa.
- Other facilities:
- Other facilities include Wi-Fi connection, gymnasium, indoor and outdoor sports area, well-equipped laboratories and more.
- For research purposes, IIT Goa scholars have the facilities of using top-notch equipment.
- Various labs conduct R&D over a set of research projects.
IIT Goa Placements
The 2019-20 batch is the first batch to graduate from IIT Goa. So, the placement drive was to be conducted for the first time in 2020. However, IIT Goa has not released the statistics for IIT Goa placements 2020 yet. About 125 B.Tech graduates were supposed to be placed in 2020.
- Many companies have shown interest in recruiting the students from IIT Goa.
- However, the 6-month tenure internships form an integral part of the curriculum giving students hands-on real-world experience.
- IIT Goa also provides summer internship opportunities to students, allowing them to work with faculties of the institute itself. This is a short term internship program, usually for 6-10 weeks.
Placement Cell of IIT Goa has had help from its mentor, IIT Bombay. It is expected that placements at IIT Goa will be outstanding. We will update this section once IIT Goa recruitment 2020 is released.
IIT Goa Scholarships
Students can avail scholarships from the Central and State governments. It is to be kept in mind, only one scheme can be opted for at a time. Various IIT Goa scholarships are given below-
- Merit-cum-Means Scholarship –
- This scholarship is for B.Tech students. Under this scheme, students availing hostel facilities get 1000 INR/month for 10 months and are exempted from tuition fee payment.
- Non-hostellers are given Rs. 500 every month for 10 months and do not have to pay hostel rent and dining charges.
- Students should have acquired a minimum of 50% in the previous final examination.
- Annual family income should not exceed 6 lakh INR for all category students.
- Central Government Scholarship for SC students –
- SC students with marvellous academic performance are the recipients of this scholarship.
- Full tuition fee, non-refundable charges, living expenses, books and laptop or desktop will be covered by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.
- Total annual family income should not exceed Rs. 6 lakh.
- Central Government Scholarship for ST students –
- Fully funded scholarships are available for ST students showing academic excellence.
- Total annual family income should be less than 6 lakh INR. Special allowances are given to ST scholars with physical disabilities.
- Full tuition fee, non-refundable charges, living expenses, books and laptop or desktop are covered under this scheme by the Ministry of Tribal Affairs.
- Education loans –
- Leading banks like State Bank of India and Corporation Bank give student loans at nominal interest rates.
IIT Goa Fee Structure for B.Tech Courses
The IIT Goa fees for B.Tech courses is payable for each semester. The bifurcation is shown below-
|Particulars||Fees (in INR)|
|One Time Fees||5000|
|Hostel Seat Rent||500|
|Semester Mess Advance||15000|
- SC/ST and PwD category students are exempted from the payment of tuition fee.
- Students with annual family income less than INR 1 lac are exempted from tuition fee as well.
- Those students whose annual family income is between INR 1 lac to 5 lac are eligible for 2/3rd tuition fee remission.
IIT Goa FAQs
Answer: IIT Goa was established in 2016
Answer: The student- faculty ratio is 8:1.
Ans: The interim campus at Farmagudi is 38 km away from the nearest airport (Dabolim-Vasco) and 24 km from railway station (Madgaon). The nearest bus stand (Ponda) is just 5 km away from the campus. It is well connected by public modes of transportation.
Ans: MCM Scholarship and Central Scholarship for SC and ST students provide assistance to the students for the full duration of the course applied for.