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IIT Guwahati: Ranking, Courses, Admission, Placement, Scholarship

Last updated on August 20th, 2021

The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati is a public educational and research university with a 27-year history. In the NIRF India Rankings 2020, the institute was ranked 7th in both Engineering and Overall. IIT Guwahati offers M.Tech., M.Des., MA, M.sc., and PhD programmes at the postgraduate and research levels. IITG offers B.Tech and B.Des for undergraduates.

JEE Advanced and GATE scores are used to determine admission to IIT Guwahati’s undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. Admission to PhDBL courses can also be obtained via the Ph. D-NET review. Admission to all courses is given based on the following national level exams

The Institute is also well placed with over 300 offers made by Indian and International companies in placements last year. Big tech giants like Google, Microsoft, Goldman Sachs, American Express and many others were recruited. INR 70 LPA is the highest CTC available, whereas INR 24.2 LPA is the average offered package.

IITG holds the world ranking of 470 in the QS university ranking and is ranked 221st in Asia. The Times World Higher Education Rankings in 2020 ranked IITG between 601 to 800 worldwide.

IIT Guwahati: Highlights

Established 1995
Institution Type Autonomous
Approved By Ugc, Aicte
Set By Government Of India
Entrance Exam Gate, Jee Advanced, Iit Jam, Ceed, Jee Main
Courses Offered 50+ Across 5 Streams
Popular Courses M.E./ M.Tech, B.E./ B.Tech
Application Mode Online
Admission Criteria Merit Based And Entrance Exam
Top Recruiters Microsoft, Goldman Sachs, Jpmc, Oracle
Campus Area 704 Acres
Facilities Available Cafe Coffee Day, Vinaigrette, Market Complex, Silver Dine, Atm,Hospital, Food Court,Banks
Official Website Www.Iitg.Ac.In

IIT Guwahati: Achievements

  • Prof. Utpal Barua has been awarded the Gold Medal as the “Extraordinary Work,” in an International Exchange Exhibition in Hangzhou, China where G20 countries participated, for his work on the 2016 G20 theme. In this mega event, he represented INDIA.
  • Chetna – an exploratory interaction of gestures to empower rural female pregnant women in Assam with India’s top 30 innovations (IIGP).
  • The win prestigious Aerospace Design Challenge 2016 Phaneendra B and Niharika Graduate Students.
  • DoD students receive 1 finalist, 1 worker and 1 finalist entry for OzCHI 2013.
  • For 10 months at Cardiff’s University, UK, Dipanka Boruah has been awarded an Erasmus Mundus Interweave PhD Fellowship (September 2014 to July 2015).
  • DoD students present at the International APCHI/India HCI Conference, 2 full papers, 2 short papers and 2 posters.
  • Awarded the 2nd prize at Samsung Utpal Barua USID Design Competition, the Samsung Utpal International Ecorea Jeonbuk Biennial and Symposium, Mannu Amrit, Minister Jain, Anvay Meshram and Ranju Ravindran.
  • Erasmus Mundus Heritage Fellowship was awarded to Keyur Sorathia.
  • Mr. Debayan Dhar has awarded an outstanding award.
  • DD, IIT Guwahati won the Samsung Design Awards Best Mentor.
  • Silver-A Design Awarded by Rajatesh Nath Barbhuiya and Pradeep Yammiyavar.
  • Butta Manjunath was awarded by the National Council for Innovation.

IIT Guwahati: Courses Offered

Course Duration Specialization Eligibility
B.Tech 4 years Biotechnology Minimum of 75% marks in 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics/ Biology as the main subjects.
Chemical Engineering
Chemical Science and Technology
Electronics and Communication Engineering
Engineering Physics
Computer Science and Engineering
Mathematics and Computing
Civil Engineering
Electronics and Electrical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
B.Des 4 years 10+2 in any stream from a recognized board
M.Tech 2 years Computer Science and Engineering In the respective discipline, BE/B.Tech has an overall mark of 60% (55% for SC/ST/PWD)
Electronics and Electrical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Civil Engineering
Biosciences and Bioengineering
Chemical Engineering
M.Des 2 years Diploma of bachelor in the four-year term or equivalent to 55 percent (50 percent for SC/ST/PWD) in the field of engineering/design/ architecture or interior design. OR NID Design Diploma OR A five-year Professional Diploma from CEPT.
M.A 2 years Development Studies In any given field with 50 percent, (45 percent for SC/ST/ PWD) bachelor’s degree (Hons/ Master)OR Any Bachelor’s degree with 50% (45% for SC/ST/ PWD)
M.Tech+PhD Computer Science BE/B.Tech with aggregate marks of 70% in the related discipline OR B.Tech degree from any IIT with 80% marks
Ph.D 2 years Master’s degree in Engineering, Technology, Medical and Veterinary Sciences with 60 percent marks. OR Bachelor of Engineering, Technology and Medical Services in combination with 70% marks.

IIT Guwahati: Admissions

  • B.Tech is admitted via the JEE Main course.
  • Courses are admitted to B.Des/M.Des via CEED.
  • The M.Tech course can be admitted via GATE.
  • The M.Sc course is admitted by IIT JAM.
  • The MA/M.S (R) course is accepted by means of a written test and a personal interview.

How to Apply?

  • IIT Guwahati generally starts the admission cycle for BTech admissions with JEE main registration starting in December.
  • Aspirants must qualify as JEE Main and JEE Advanced in order to secure entry in BTech.
  • A valid UCEED score is required for admission to BDes course. For MDes, a valid CEED score from IIT Bombay is required.
  • For MTech and Integrated MTech courses, a valid score in GATE is required. Final acceptance is made by advice (CCMT).
  • Candidates with CPIs of 8.0 or higher who have completed their BE/BTech degree will be exempted from the GATE/CEED score requirement for MDes/MTech and MS by course.
  • Applicants with GATE/ NET (JRF)/ INSPIRE/ CEED qualifications can apply for MS through research programmes and PhD programmes.

IIT Guwahati: Placements

For batch 2019-2020, the following table provides the course position data:

Course No. of Participating Students No. of Students Placed
B.Tech. & B.Des. 561 491
M.A. 1 0
MSR (Energy) 5 2
M.Tech. & M.Des. 353 183
M.Sc. (Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics) 55 11
Ph.D. 85 5
  • Maximum students from the B.Tech. & B.Des. programmes, followed by M.Tech. and M.Des. students were hired.
  • The total number of job offers for B.Tech and B.Des was 491.
  • 183 out of 353 students were presented with jobs for M.Tech and M.Des.
  • Only M.Sc. has offered placement opportunities for eleven out of 55 students.
  • No students have received MA placements
  • 2 of five students baggage offerings for MSR (Energy)
  • For doctoral courses 5 doctoral students were presented with job offers out of 85 registered applicants (Physics-1, Civil Engg.-1, Chemistry-1, Computer Science and Engg.-2).. This is especially true in the fields of research and education.

Placement Offers

The B.Tech and B.Des students, and the M.Tech. & M.Des. programmes have received a total of 674 offers.

Programs No. of International Offers No. of Domestic Offers
B.Tech. & B.Des. 24 467
M.Tech. & M.Des. 5 178

IIT Guwahati Department-wise

B.Tech. & B.Des. Placements

The table below shows statistical positioning in the departments observed in the B.Tech. and B.Des branches.

Department No. of Students Registered Campus Placements PPOs Total No. of Students Placed
BSBE (BT) 36 24 0 24
CE 52 42 0 42
CL 56 45 2 47
Chemistry (CST) 31 27 3 30
CSE 86 57 28 85
DD 36 22 4 26
EEE (ECE) 70 46 19 65
EEE (EEE) 40 29 8 37
ME 75 57 5 62
Mathematics (MNC) 48 35 12 47
Physics (EP) 31 25 1 26

IIT Guwahati: Scholarships

  • Bonn Indian Women’s Association: Based on an Indian Women’s Association endowment, Bonn, it is a first-year scholarship.
  • B. Tech./B.Des./M.Sc./M.A. students at the Institut Merit Scholarship (IMS): The grant is intended for the top students of all streams during the year and will be awarded in the second year.
  • SC/ST SCHOLARSHIP: All B.Tech./ B.Des/ M.Sc/ MA are awarded SC-ST Bursaries On a mean basis, SC-ST students.

The duration of the scholarship:

The scholarship is granted for two semesters to students eligible: a total of 8 (8) months from August to November and January to April.


  • Two-Semester fixed scholarship per month (August-November & January-April).
  • Overall Rs. 250 per month, 8 months.
  • Breakdown free (only for the basic menu)
  • Hostel room rental exemption
  • All SC/ST students are waived by statues regardless of their tuition fees.
  • Use or not use of the SC-ST scholarship.

IIT Guwahati: Facilities

  • LIBRARY: In a four-storey building is housed the Lakshminath Bezbaroa Central Library. Currently there are 154,564 volumes in the library and 2291 newspapers have subscribed for it. It contains a number of online and abstract e-books.
  • HOSTEL: IITG got two girls and a hostel of 9 boys. Each hostel has a common multifunctional room, TV room, T.T. room, fitness centre. Badminton courts are also available in some hostels, volleyball courts. The reading room with the latest magazines and a host of newspapers are also available. Each room has a LAN connection.
  • SPORTS COMPLEX: Badminton court, squash court, table tennis, swimming pool.
  • LABS: Computer lab, electrical lab, language lab, mechanical lab, electro medical and speech technology lab, speech signal processing lab.
  • Other facilities: Cafeteria, gym, hospital, auditorium, music room, dance room, post office, bank and atm.

IIT Guwahati: Faculty

IIT Guwahati currently has 11 departments and 406 faculty members, with 396 of them holding a doctorate.

IIT Guwahati: FAQs

Ques. At the time of counselling, what documents are required?

Last updated on May 3rd, 2021

Ans. The necessary documents are as follows when counselling:

  • Certificate of caste and PWD (If applicable)
  • JEE/GATE/CEED/JRF/NET/INSPIRE scanned copies of the scorecard (as applicable)
  • Colored photograph and DOB certificate scanned copies
  • Part-time form sponsored in the prescribed format (as applicable)
  • Copies of the passport certificate and mark certificate of qualification
Ques. When will IIT Guwahati begin admission for BTech? 

Last updated on May 3rd, 2021

Ans. BTech admissions usually begin with JEE Mains registrations as from the month of December. However, JoSAA counselling makes the final selection.

Ques. Which BDes course entry exam is required?

Last updated on May 3rd, 2021

Ans. The candidate should have a valid UCEED exam score for design bachelors undertaken by IIT Bombay.

Ques. What examination is meant to qualify for IIT Guwahati engineering?

Last updated on May 3rd, 2021

Ans. Applicants must qualify JEE Advanced in the months of May and June for admissions.

Ques. What are the fundamental BTech eligibility criteria?

Last updated on May 3rd, 2021

Ans. A minimum marking of 75 per cent in 10+2 is required of candidates, with their main topics Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics or Biology. The admissions are however only based on the advanced scores of JEE Main and JEE Advanced, followed by JoSAA advice.

Ques. How do you qualify for your doctorate?

Last updated on May 3rd, 2021

Ans. The IIT Guwahati PhD programme is available regularly, sponsored, part-time and self-funded and in four specialised areas, including CE, EEC, CS and chemistry.

According to the criteria, ME/MTech/MSc in the respective field with at least 60 percent aggregate marks would have been required by the applicant. Applications can also be made to candidates qualified for GATE/NET (JRF)/CEED/INSPIRE.