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									Indian Institute of Technology Guwhati Indian Institute Of Technology Guwahati Guwahati 781039 Assam, India
Director: Prof. Gautam Barua Tel : +91 - 361 - 2690401 (O) Fax : +91 - 361 - 2692321 e-mail: gb [AT]

IIT Guwahati is an autonomous statutory organisation functioning within the "Institutes of Technology Act" as amended by "The Institutes of Technology (Amendment) Act, 1963". The seven Indian Institutes of Technology (others being at Bombay, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras and Delhi,Roorkee) are administered centrally by the IIT Council, an apex body established by the Government of India to co-ordinate activities of these Institutes. The Minister for Human Resource Development of the Government of India is the Chairman of the Council. Each Institute of Technology has a Board of Governors responsible for its overall administration and control. The IITG is amongst the premier instiutes of engineering and technology in the world. Admissions to the 7 IITS occur through a highly selective national examination: the Joint engineering Entrance Examination ,JEE. The JEE m is also used by the Institute of Technology BHU, and the Indian School of Mines Dhanbad for selecting students.. Out of approximately 245000 students who appear about 5500 are selected through the JEE, a success rate of 0.02 %. The Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati, the sixth member of the IIT fraternity, was established in 1994. The academic programme of IIT Guwahati commenced in 1995. At present the Institute has eleven departments covering all the major engineering and science disciplines, offering B. Tech., B. Des., M. Tech., Ph.D. and M.Sc. programmes. Within a short period of time, IIT Guwahati has been able to build up the necessary infrastructure for carrying out advanced research and has been equipped with state-of-the-art scientific and engineering instruments. IIT G provides a Bachelor of Design in Industrial and Communications design considered amongst the best design courses in India. The institute has one of the most modern campuses in India, it is situated 35 mn from the airport in the state of Assam.

IITG has 11 departments , listed below:  Biotechnology  Chemical Engineering

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Chemistry Civil Engineering Computer Sc & Engineering Electronics and communications engineering Design Humanities & Social Sc. Mathematics Mechanical Engineering Physics

IIT has 7 state of the art Centres, namely: Centre for Energy Centre for Environment Centre for Nanotechnology Centre for Computer and communication Centre for Educational Technology Centre for Mass media and Communication Central Instruments Facility Undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate courses are offered at the IIT. The Bachelor of technology engineering degree being a 4 year degree earned after the 10+2. The M-tech access is through another examinateion called the GATE ( Graduate Admissions test for engineers) The degrees offered by the IIT G are the Ph.D, MS, M-tech, MBA, MSc, Dual Degree and the B.Tech and B. Des

IITG provides PhDs in:
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Biotechnology Chemistry Chemical Engineering Civil Engineering Computer Science & Engineering Design Electronics & Communication Engineering Energy Environment Humanities & Social Sciences Mathematics Mechanical Engineering Nanotechnology Physics

The French partners of IIT G include the 74 engineering institutes under the N+I network. Web:

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