Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IIT 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 and three inter-disciplinary academic centres covering all the major engineering, science and humanities disciplines, offering BTech, BDes, MA, MDes, MTech, MSc and PhD programmes. Within a short period of time, IIT Guwahati has been able
to build up world class infrastructure for carrying out advanced research and has been equipped with state-of-the-art scientific and engineering instruments.Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati's campus is on a sprawling 285 hectares plot of land on the north bank of the river Brahmaputra around 20 kms. from the heart of the city. With the majestic Brahmaputra on one side, and with hills and vast open spaces on others, the campus provides an ideal setting for learning.
All the students of IIT Guwahati have been provided with hostel rooms in the campus. The accommodation is single-seater. These hostels are equipped with all modern amenities. There are facilities for sports and recreation such as satellite TV, indoor games and a gymnasium. Facilities for outdoor games like volleyball, basketball and football are also there. Every room in the the hostels are provided with network connectivity. Separate accommodation is provided to the girl students. A round-the-clock canteen is in operation to cater to the needs of the students.
The Institute has a Gymkhana to oversee the cultural and sports activities. The Gymkhana has a student General Secretary, a Sports Secretary, Academic Secretary, a Cultural Secretary - all of whom belong to the student community and are elected by the students.
The Gymkhana arranges cultural activities for the benefit of the students. A cultural festival called Alcheringa and a techno-management festival called Techniche are organised every year. IIT Guwahati has sub-chapter of SPIC-MACAY Guwahati.
The Gymkhana has a good collection of musical equipment for the use of its students. It also arranges different sports activities. Indoor sports facilities are available in the indoor sports stadium with synthetic badminton, table tennis, squash courts and gymnasium as well as in the hostels. Outdoor games are arranged in the flood-lit sports fields. An eight lane 50 metre long swimming pool takes care of the swimming aficionados. IIT Guwahati provides world class sports facilities to the students.