IIT Guwahati is a 27 years old public technical and research university. The institute has been ranked 7th both in Engineering and Overall category in NIRF India Rankings 2020.

At present, IIT Guwahati has 11 departments and 406 faculty members out of which 396 are PhD holders. IITG offers B.Tech, B.Des. at the undergraduate level. While at the post graduate and research level, IIT Guwahati offers M.Tech., M.Des., MA, M.sc. and PhD programmes. 

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Admissions to IIT Guwahati for their undergraduate and postgraduate courses is done through JEE Advanced and GATE score respectively. Also, through Ph. D-NET examination one can get admission for PhDBL Courses. Admission to all the courses is granted on the basis of national level exams as followed:

  • B.Tech: JEE Advanced
  • B.Des: CEED
  • M.Tech: GATE
  • M. Des: CEED
  • M.Sc: IIT JAM
  • MA/M.Sc: Written Test and Personal Interview

Quick Facts about IIT Guwahati:

  • IITG has the world rank of 470 in the QS world ranking of universities and bagged the 221st position when ranked within Asia. 
  • IITG was ranked 601–800 in the world by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings of 2020. 
  • The institute also has a good placement record with last year’s placements bringing in over 300 offers from Indian and International companies. 
  • The recruiters included big tech giants like Google, Microsoft, Goldman Sachs, American Express and many more.
  • The highest CTC offered to the student is INR 70 LPA, whereas the average package offered is INR 24.2 LPA.

IIT Guwahati B.Tech Admission:

IITG offers admission to the B.Tech course under 10 specializations and admission to the same depends upon the performance in JEE Advanced followed by JoSSA.

The institute releases the cutoff/rank list for the admission process, according to which applicants can apply for JoSSA.

Last year’s opening and closing ranks at IIT Guwahati for B.Tech in CS and Engineering were 398 and 588 respectively.

IIT Guwahati 2020 Opening Rank and Closing Rank (General Category) is given below:

IIT Guwahati Cut Off (BTech): General Category
Specialisation Opening Rank (Round 1) Closing Rank (Round 6)
Biosciences and Bioengineering 5,986 8,994
Chemical Engineering 3,879 5,722
Chemical Science and Technology 2,949 7,433
Civil Engineering  5,639 7,094
Computer Science and Engineering 425 588
Electronics and Communication Engineering 1,219 1,701
Electronics and Electrical Engineering  1,673 2,067
Engineering Physics  3,617 5,552
Mathematics and Computing  587 977
Mechanical Engineering 2,680 4,143

IIT Guwahati Ranking

Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati is one of the best institutes in India. Many reputed magazines and bodies have ranked IIT Guwahati:

  • Ranked 117 out of 650 top institutes of Asia by QS Asia Rankings 2021.
  • Ranked 470 in QS World University Rankings
  • Ranked 7th in Engineering category by NIRF Ranking 2020
  • Ranked 10th nationally by QS Rankings 2020
  • Ranked 201-800 by Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020
  • Ranked 6th by India Today Ranking 2020
  • Ranked 6th in Engineering by Outlook Ranking 2020
  • Ranked 927th Internationally by US News Rankings 2020

Check: IIT Guwahati Ranking

IIT Guwahati​ Courses

The University has 11 departments and 5 inter-disciplinary academic centres considering all the major engineering, science and humanities disciplines. It offers B.Tech, B.Des., MA, M.Des., M.Tech, M.Sc, and Ph.D. programs. The eligibility criteria for different courses & their specializations are varied as per the selection.

Course Specialization  Eligibility Tuition Fees (First Year)
(4 years)
Biotechnology A minimum of 75% marks in 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics/ Biology as the main subjects. INR 2,19,350
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
(4 years)
- 10+2 in any stream from a recognized board INR 2,19,350
(2 years)
Computer Science and Engineering

BE/ B.Tech in the relevant discipline with 60% (55% for SC/ST/PWD) marks in aggregate
M.Sc or AMIETE degree with 60% marks.

INR 2,01,800
Electronics and Electrical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Civil Engineering
Biosciences and Bioengineering
Chemical Engineering
(2 years)
- Bachelor’s degree for the duration of four years or equivalent in Engineering/ Design/ Architecture or Interior Design with 55% (50% for SC/ST/ PWD) marks. OR Diploma in Design from NID
A five-year Professional Diploma from CEPT. 
INR 11,800
(2 years)
Development Studies  Bachelor’s degree (Hons./ Major) in any discipline with 50% (45% for SC/ST/ PWD) OR Any Bachelor’s degree with 50% (45% for SC/ST/ PWD)  INR 7,800
M.Tech+Ph.D Computer Science BE/ B.Tech in the related discipline with 70% marks in aggregate. OR B.Tech degree from any IIT with 80% marks INR 11,800
(2 years)
- Master’s in Engineering/ Technology/ Medical Services/ Veterinary Sciences/ Pharmacy with 60% marks. OR Bachelor’s in Engineering/ Technology/ Medical Services with 70% marks in aggregate INR 6,800

Check: IIT Guwahati Fee Structure

IIT Guwahati Placements

Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati offers Placement and training facilities via its centralized Placement Cell. The recent recruiters include Microsoft, IBM, Uber, Google, Oracle, Goldman Sachs, American Express, Bajaj and more. These companies offered various profiles such as Analyst, IT/Software, Finance, Analog/Digital Engineer, Product Engineer, System Engineer, Engineer Trainee etc. There were many international level job offers from companies like  Accenture Japan, SOU Japan and BNY Melon USA. 

IITG Placement Highlight 2021


Placement Statistics

No. of Job Profiles

270 (Day-1 & Day-2)

No. of Students Placed

590 (Day-6)

No. of PPOs


No. of Job Offers

353 (Day-1 & Day-2)

No. of International Offers

4 (Day-1 & Day-2)

Total No. of Offers

486 (Day-1 & Day-2)

Total No. of Students Registered


Highest Domestic Package


Previous recruiters from IIT Guwahati were big technology giants and big international brands such as IBM, Dell, Honda R&D, Hewlett Packard, eBay, Flipkart, Google, Goldman Sachs, LG, LinkedIn India, ISRO, Nvidia and many more. 

Know more: IIT Guwahati Placements

IIT Guwahati Scholarships

Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IITG) offers scholarships to deserving graduate and postgraduate students. 

  • Institute Merit Scholarship (IMS): This scholarship is available for B.Tech/ B.Des/ M.Sc/ M.A students of the institute. IMS is awarded to year-wise class toppers of every stream. It involves a tuition fee waiver and a fixed monthly stipend for eight months.

  • Institute Merit-cum-Means Scholarships (McM): McM is awarded to B.Des/ B.Tech/ MA/ M.Sc students on the basis of their Merit (Up to 25% of the non-SC/ST). It covers a tuition fee waiver and a fixed monthly stipend for eight months.
  • SC/ ST Scholarship: It is awarded to all B.Tech/ B.Des/ MA/ M.Sc students of SC/ ST categories. It includes a fixed monthly stipend for eight months, free messing (only for the basic menu) and a hostel seat rent waiver. The tuition fee is waived for all SC/ST students by the statutes

Check: IIT Guwahati Scholarships

IIT Guwahati Facilities 

IIT Guwahati spreads across a beautiful and green 703 acres of land on the banks of the river Brahmaputra. The college offers the following facilities and amenities to students on campus: 

  • Hostel: Separate hostels are available for male and female students that want to avail hostel facility. Students get one room each, which is well built and has internet connectivity. Other amenities in the hostel include indoor games and a gymnasium. Outdoor sports include basketball, volleyball and football. A 24-hour canteen is also available for students in the hostel to cater to their needs. Flat-lets for married students are also available. 
  • Shopping complex: A commercial shopping complex is available to fulfil the daily needs of campus residents, where they can buy many essential commodities. 
  • Sports: There are sports and recreational facilities on the campus that are overseen by Gymkhana. Here students have access to various musical equipment, different outdoor and indoor sports activities and a 50-meter long swimming pool. 
  • Medical facility: The institute houses a hospital with 30 beds and hospital staff for medical emergencies and assistance. 

Click here: IIT Guwahati Hostel

IIT Guwahati FAQs 

Ques. How are the placements at IIT Guwahati?

Ans. The college has an amazing placement record. Top companies like Microsoft, IBM, Uber, Google, Oracle, Goldman Sachs, Bajaj and American Express are amongst the top recruiters. Few companies provide many international offers as well. Students get placed in many different domains. 

Ques. How is the faculty at IIT Guwahati?

Ans. The faculty has proper knowledge about their concerned subjects. They even take doubts after the classes. The faculty consists of around 400 members including Professors, Associate Professors, and Assistant Professors. Most of the faculty members are Ph.D. holders. 

Ques. Does IIT Guwahati offer accommodation facilities?

Ans. The college offers separate hostels for boys and girls. The rooms are big and spacious. Other essential amenities are also available in the hostel premises. A 24-hour canteen is also available for students in the hostel. 

Ques. Does IIT Guwahati offer scholarships to minority students?

Ans. Yes, the scholarship is awarded to all B.Tech/ B.Des/MA/ M.Sc students of SC/ST categories. It includes a fixed monthly stipend for eight months. The Tuition fee is also waived.

Ques. How can we check the results of IIT Guwahati?

Ans. The below-mentioned steps should be followed for checking the results-

  • Visit the official website of IIT Guwahati
  • Click on the GATE/ JAM/ JEE( Advanced) link
  • Enter the necessary information and click on the submit button
  • Take a printout of the result for future reference

Ques. Which entrance is accepted for admission to M.A?

Ans. The college offers M.A. in Developmental Studies. The admission is granted based on a written test followed by an Interview conducted by IIT Guwahati.

Ques. How is campus life at IIT Guwahati?

Ans. The campus at IIT Guwahati provides students with many facilities and amenities for better education and everyday convenience. Students staying at the campus are offered hostel facilities and access to many other things like hostel canteen, indoor and outdoor sports activities, gymnasium etc. Students at IIT Guwahati are offered many extracurricular activities and resources for the same. Students can access the Gymkhana club where they can find many musical instruments, an indoor stadium with sports activities, outdoor games as well as a swimming pool. The academic complex spreads across 18 acres and houses well-equipped labs, hi-tech classrooms etc. This block also includes the lecture halls, central library, computer centre and conference centre. There is a commercial complex with a restaurant and several shops for the daily needs of the students, faculty and staff.

Ques. Which college is better, IIT Guwahati or IIT BHU?

Ans. There are many reasons for students to choose IIT Guwahati of IIT BHU. According to NIRF Rankings 2019, IIT Guwahati is ranked 7th in Engineering as opposed to IIT BHU which is at 9th rank. The environment of the IIT Guwahati campus is also much better with more greenery and fresh air because of which it is considered to be one of the finest IIT campuses in India. The infrastructure, labs and classrooms are more updated and advanced at IIT Guwahati. Hostel accommodations are also better at IIT Guwahati for students staying on campus. IIT Guwahati also uses DC++ which is a file-sharing network that is very useful for students at IITs. 

Ques. How are placements at IIT Guwahati?

Ans. IIT has a great placement record just like most other IITs all over India. In recruitment’s 1st phase for the academic year 2019-2020, over 300 placement offers have been made so far. The recruiting companies include Microsoft, Uber, Goldman Sachs, American Express and many more. The job profiles offered include Product Engineer, Engineer Trainee etc. Along with domestic offers, there are a number of offers from abroad as well. Previous recruiters have also been some of the biggest tech companies in India and all over the world. 

Ques. What is the admission procedure for IIT Guwahati?

Ans. Eligible candidates that are seeking admission to IIT Guwahati need to follow a few simple steps in order to apply for courses.