IIT Gandhinagar is ranked at 24th position in NIRF Ranking 2020 for Engineering. IIT Gandhinagar is also ranked at 35 for Overall Category by NIRF 2020.

Recently, Times Higher Education World University Ranking 2021 has ranked IIT Gandhinagar in the 601-800 band while for Engineering, the institute is ranked in the 801+ band. The institute is also placed at 114 and 146 positions in Asian University Rankings 2020 and Times Higher Education Emerging Economies 2021 respectively. Check IIT Gandhinagar Ranking 

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May 08: IITG M.Tech Admission 2021: Shortlisted candidates list for Interview released. Check Here

IIT Gandhinagar offers undergraduate, postgraduate, doctoral, and diploma programs throughout several specializations. The institute offers B.Tech, M. Tech, M.Sc., PhD, M.A. PGDIIT.

IIT Gandhinagar Key Highlights-

  • IIT Gandhinagar is having a campus of 617 acres
  • The placement of IIT Gandhinagar has a great ROI with the highest salary offered is INR 40 LPA.
  • The median salary offered is INR 8.29 LPA. Check IIT Gandhinagar Placement 
  • IITM in addition offers a wide range of facilities to the students which include Hostel Facilities, Sports, Clubs, Campus Festivals, Campus amenities and a library.
  • The college offers a plethora of facilities which include centrally-air conditioned accommodation, ‘eat right’ canteens, global exposure, extracurricular activities, and initiatives to launch start-ups. Check IIT Gandhinagar Hostels

IIT Gandhinagar in Numbers

  • The institute has 9 programs in 13 disciplines. 
  • There are approx 750 UG, 500 PG, and 500 PhD students in IIT Gandhinagar.
  • The institute has about 4500 scholarly publications authored.
  • 33 patents are filed. 
  • There are a total of 36 companies which are started by the students of IIT Gandhinagar.
  • IIT Gandhinagar has 7 interdisciplinary centres: Biomedical Engineering Centre, Design And Innovation Centre, Centre For Archaeological Sciences, Center For Creative Learning, Safety Centre, Centre For Sustainable Development And Centre For Cognitive And Brain Sciences. 
  • 1/3rd of the graduated students of IIT Gandhinagar have foreign exposure. 
  • 80% of the faculty have graduation or post-doctoral degree from abroad.
  • IIT Gandhinagar has won 3 Hudco National Awards and is also India’s first 5-star GRIHA LD rated campus for minimizing the impact on the environment.

IIT Gandhinagar Ranking

Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar is one of the five top technical Institutes in Gujarat that has been ranked by various important agencies. Following are the IIT Gandhinagar rankings:




Times Higher Education World University Ranking 2021 601-800
Times Higher Education for Engineering 2021 801-1000
Times Higher Education for Physical Sciences 2021 301-400
Times Higher Education Emerging Economies 2021 146
EduVidya 2021 24

NIRF Overall Category



NIRF Engineering Category 2020 24
Asian University  2020 114
Young University 2020 101-150



20th out of 150

IIT Gandhinagar Courses, Eligibility, Selection Criteria

IIT Gandhinagar courses include B. Tech, M. Tech, M.Sc., Ph.D., M.A. PGDIIT, and Non- degree courses for the students with different subjects. The detailed information regarding the courses are enlisted below-

Courses Specializations Eligibility
B.Tech Chemical engineering, Civil engineering, Computer Science, Electrical engineering, Mechanical engineering, Materials engineering 10+2 exams with more than 75% aggregate and passing the cut off through JEE- advanced.
M.Sc Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Cognitive science Graduation with 55% aggregate and passing the required cut off through IIT- JAM.

Biological Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Earth System Science, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Materials Engineering

Graduation with 55% aggregate and passing the required cut off through GATE.
MA Literature and Society, History and Politics, Public Policy and Human Development Graduation with 55% aggregate
PhD Biological Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Cognitive Science, Computer Science and Engineering, Earth Sciences, Electrical Engineering, History, Language & Literature, Materials Engineering, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Social Epidemiology, Sociology Candidates must have a Post-Graduate degree in the related discipline with at least 55% marks.
PG Diploma Biological Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Earth System Science, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Materials Engineering Graduation with 55% aggregate
Dual degree B.Tech+ M.Tech/ M. Sc/ M.A Biological Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Earth System Science, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Materials Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry Cognitive science, Literature and Society, History and Politics, Public Policy and Human Development 10+2 exams with more than 75% aggregate

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Selection Criteria

Admission to the courses will be based on the marks secured in the several entrance examinations as followed:

  • B.Tech: JEE Advanced Score along with JoSSA Counselling 
  • M.Tech: GATE Score followed by Written Test and/or Interview
  • M.Sc: IIT JAM
  • MBA/EMBA: CAT, Group Discussion and Interview Round
  • PhD: GATE/ UGC-NET/ CSIR-NET/ ICAR or ICMR score OR Written Test and Interview
  • UG Integrated Courses: JEE Advanced Score along with JoSSA
  • MA: HSEE

Admissions for M.Sc courses are through the IIT-JAM which was held on 10 February this year. Tabulated below are the opening and closing ranks of final round 3 for admission to the M. Sc program through IIT- JAM 2020 for the general category.

Program Opening- closing ranks (GEN)
Chemistry 249-300
Mathematics 194-298
Physics 96-372

IIT Gandhinagar B.Tech Admission

B.Tech CSE for graduation is the best course to pursue from IIT Gandhinagar. The faculty at IITGN helps the students to build core competencies both in academics and fieldwork. The cut off of the course opened at 981 and closed at 1398 this year. The students after their graduation in Btech CSE can be placed in the top-notch companies IITGN has collaborations with. Some of them are Google, TCS, IBM, ISRO, and many others. The department offers fairly nice packages crossing 20 LPA. The opening rank for B.Tech CSE last year was 981 and the closing rank for the same stood at 1398.


Specializations Opening rank 2020 Closing rank 2020
Chemical Engineering 5281 6618
Civil Engineering 7059 7826
Computer Science and Engineering 981 1398
Electrical Engineering 2032 3343
Materials Science and Engineering 6813 8363
Mechanical Engineering 3829 4796

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IIT Gandhinagar Application Process 

Students who wish to apply to IIT Gandhinagar may follow the steps given below for the admission process-

  • Application forms are available on jeemain.nta.ic.in in the month of December.
  • Applicants are required to fill in all the necessary details such as name, address, date of birth, and education details accurately.
  • The submission of the form requires an application fee. Retain the payment confirmation and download the admit card when released.
  • Depending on the JEE Mains cut off, candidates are applicable to register for JEE advanced.
  • Applicants are required to fill in all the necessary details such as name, address, date of birth, and education details accurately for the second stage accurately.
  • Following the release of the JEE Advanced results, candidates are required to register for seat allotment and counseling on the official JoSAA website and fill in their choices with respect to the opening and closing rank list released.

Students who wish to apply for M.Sc. programs may follow the steps given below for the admission process-

  • Application forms for IIT-JAM are available on jam.iisc.ac.in
  • Applicants are required to fill in all the necessary details such as name, address, date of birth, and education details accurately.
  • The submission of the form requires an application fee. Retain the payment confirmation and download the admit card when released.
  • Following the result declaration, fill in the application form for Early M.Sc applicants available in the Admission section of the official website of IIT Gandhinagar.
  • Candidates are shortlisted on the basis of IIT-JAM scores and called for a personal interview.

IIT Gandhinagar Placements

IIT Gandhinagar has its own Career Development Services (CDS) which is responsible for the placement, higher studies, and Entrepreneurship opportunities for the students. It conducts various sessions that combine career counselling, resume preparation, screening tests, group discussion, interview process, personality development among others. 

  • The institution maintains an average placement rate of 80%. For the 2018-2019 session, the highest package offered was INR 40 LPA and the median salary was INR 8.96 LPA. 
  • Top recruiters include ISRO, Goldman Sachs, ITC, and KPIT (Germany)

IIT Gandhinagar Placement Report 2020

Particulars Stats

Pass out Batch


Students Placed


No. of Companies visited


New Recruiters


Highest Salary


Average Salary

INR 8.29 LPA

Lowest Salary

INR 4.75 LPA

No. of PPOs


Increase in Salary from last year


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IIT Gandhinagar Scholarships

IITGN offers various types of scholarships and financial aid to students admitted in B.Tech courses. The scholarships offered are:

Scholarships Instituted by Donors

Class of 2016 Scholarships

Class of 2015 Scholarships 

Kandoi Dairkee Gaurav KDG Scholarship 

Mahabir Prasad Sultania Scholarship 

Durga Devi Sultania Scholarship 

Niteen P. Sant Scholarship 

Amalthea Scholarships 

Lalita J Shah & Jayantilal B Shah Scholarship 

P.K. Kelkar Scholarship 

Sri Temasek@IIT Gandhinagar Scholarship 

Satyaram Scholarships 

Prof. M H Divekar Scholarship 

S.C. Mehrotra’s Scholarship 

Chandrakant and Patricia Desai Scholarship 

Prof. KV Venkatesha Murthy Scholarship 

Dr. JL Nayyar Scholarship 

Professor DV Pai Scholarship 

Santosh Rani Tandon Scholarship 

Mrs. Sita Jha Memorial Scholarship 

Bipin and Rekha Shah Scholarships 

Bhai Suresh Mohan Mittal Scholarship

Bhai Krishna Chandra Mittal Scholarship 

Prof. S P Sukhatme Scholarship 

Ajodhya Bai Gulabchand Ji Randad Scholarship 

Shri Arjun Raj Mehta Scholarship 

Vimala Srinivas Scholarship 

Vinay Kumar Gupta Scholarship 

Ashok Jain Scholarship

Class-of-2013 Scholarships 


Scholarships instituted by IIT Gandhinagar

Scholarship for Academic Excellence 

Scholarship for Excellence in Sports and Games 

Scholarship for Excellence in Arts & Culture 

Scholarship for Excellence in Social Work and Leadership 

Merit-cum-Means Scholarship 

Financial Aid

Tuition Fee Waiver for Undergraduate Students Admitted in and after 2016

TATA Motors Financial Aid Program (TMFAP) 

Financial Support

Eligible candidates admitted to full-time M.Tech. the program will receive a monthly scholarship of INR 12,400/-. 

Travel Scholarships

Institute encourages M.Tech. students to present their research work at national and international conferences and provide travel scholarships of upto INR 60000/- to such students. 


  • INR 12,400/- + INR 3,000 (Director's fellowship) per month (with valid GATE score)
  • INR 6,000/- per month (without GATE score)

M.A/ M.Sc

Financial Support

  1. Merit-cum-means scholarship of INR 1000 p.m. along with the free tuition is available for up to 25% of the students.
  2. 25% of students enrolled in each batch may be awarded MCM scholarships provided they satisfy the selection criteria. 
  3. The MCM scholarship entitles the award of Rs. 1000/- per month for ten months and tuition fee waiver.
  4. Students belonging to the SC/ST category would be given a Free Basic Mess facility and a pocket allowance of INR 250/- per month in addition to the tuition fee waiver subject to the parental income limit of INR 4.5 LPA.


  1. Candidates who got admitted to the MA program of IITGN will receive a monthly scholarship of INR 5,000. 
  2. A travel scholarship of INR 60,000 will be granted to M.A students to present their research work at national and international conferences.
  3.  All students admitted to M.A program are eligible for hostel accommodation on a sharing basis.

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IIT Gandhinagar, IIT Ropar, IIT Mandi 

The following table shows the difference between IIT Gandhinagar, IIT Ropar, and IIT Mandi. 

Particulars IIT Gandhinagar IIT Ropar IIT Mandi
Seat Intake (BTech) 250 370 329
NIRF 2020 35 39 67
Placement Rate  80% 84.96% 84.87%
Average Package  INR 8.29 LPA INR 15.85 LPA INR 13.4 LPA.
Institute Fee INR 1,53,000 INR 1,10,650 INR 1,11,250
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IIT Gandhinagar Facilities

The University offers a plethora of facilities that cater to the needs of students as well as the faculties.

  • Hostels: IITG has eight centrally air-conditioned hostels that are maintained by student committees. These hostels have a number of conveniences and facilities which include eateries, laundry facilities, student lounge, music room, sports room, and convenience stores.
  • Mess and Canteens: IITG is the only academic institution to be declared as ‘Eat Right Campus by the FSSAI. All the canteens and eateries on the campus have been given a 5-star rating by the Food Corporation. This includes the special tea store that serves a variety of hot and cold beverages, the AMUL store specializing in dairy products, Nutririch which caters to a variety of juices and milkshakes, and all the grocery stores on the campus.
  • Clubs: To promote extracurricular activities amongst students, they are encouraged to join cultural clubs that organize different events such as Photography club, Drama club, Dance club, Music club, literary club, Technology clubs, and Film Making club.
  • Medical facilities: Qualified medical professionals, trained nurses, and physiotherapists are available at the Medical Centre of the campus. The availability of medical supplies and services are maintained throughout the year.
  • Sports facilities: IITG encourages its students to maintain a healthy fitness regime and has various sports facilities which include a badminton court, tennis court, basketball court, football and cricket grounds, and a fully-equipped gymnasium.

Sports at IIT Gandhinagar

  • IIT Gandhinagar not only helps the students in sharpening their mind skills but also in maintaining their fitness. IIT Gandhinagar also strives to provide students the opportunities and facilities with which they can be professionally trained in sports.

  • Athletics: IIT Gandhinagar has an athletics team with professional coaches who train them in running, throwing, and jumping. The team plays in various inter-college and inter IIT tournaments.
  • Badminton: IIT Gandhinagar is building a sports complex with 6 synthetic courts. The team currently practices at Aloka Sports Academy with their professional coach. 
  • Cricket: The cricket team of IIT Gandhinagar has shown consistent hard work along with team spirit. It has played in Inter IIT Sports Meet and Concours where it bagged a silver medal.
  • Basketball: The campus has a basketball just next to the hostel. Anyone who is willing to give a shot can pick up the ball and start practicing. 
  • Football: The football field is one of the attractions of the campus. The team plays in inter IIT tournaments and also in local matches.
  • Lawn Tennis: The IIT Gandhinagar team is allotted a lawn tennis ground at Sachivalaya which is around 10 km from the campus.
  • Table Tennis: The campus has table tennis facilities for the students. Apart from professional training sessions, the students, as well as faculty members, spend their free time playing the game.
  • Gymnasium: The campus has a well equipped 24*7 gym with weights and machine for the students. 

IIT Gandhinagar witnesses the following sports events:

  • Cricket Combat League (CCL)
  • IITGn Basketball League (IBL)
  • Halla Bol
  • League of Football Players (LFP)
  • GDFA League
  • Intra Institute Table Tennis League (IITL)
  • Srija Memorial League (SML)
  • Kabaddi Tournament
  • Open Chess and Carrom Tournament
  • Intramural
  • Disha Cup
  • Family Sports Festival

IIT Gandhinagar Faculty

Indian Institute of Gandhinagar has a diverse and highly-qualified faculty of 172 members, out of which 164 faculty members are PhD holders from distinguished universities such as IIT Delhi, Tokyo University, Michigan University, IIT Kanpur, and several others. The faculty chair also includes Guest Professors, Assistant professors and visiting researchers from Harvard University, Cardiff University, and the University of Delaware.

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IIT Gandhinagar FAQs

Ques. How is the research scenario at IIT Gandhinagar?

Ans. IIT Gandhinagar provides fully updated and top-notch research facilities. The team of researchers at IITG comprises visiting scholars, undergraduate and graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Some of the highly equipped and functional centres include Cognitive science laboratory, Central Instrumentation facility, Biometrics laboratory, Computational facility, SYSIdea laboratory and 20 other centres.

Ques. What is the syllabus for IIT Gandhinagar entrance examinations?

Ans. Like all other IITs, IITG accepts candidates on the basis of JEE Main and JEE Advanced scores. The basic syllabus for these examinations include 10+2 Mathematics, Physics and chemistry.

Ques. When is the application form released for IIT Gandhinagar?

Ans. The application forms for the entrance examinations are released in the month of December and continues till the month of February. Examinations are held in the month of April.

Ques. What is the non-degree course at IIT Gandhinagar for?

Ans. IIT Gandhinagar accepts applications for non-degree students in its undergraduate and postgraduate programs. A student who is registered for a degree in a recognized institute or university in India or abroad, and who is officially sponsored by that institute or university to complete part of his/her academic requirements at IITGN, can apply for admission to IITGN as a non-degree student. These students are allowed to carry out research, use academic facilities and earn credit courses.

Ques. What are documents required during the time of an application for IIT Gandhinagar?

Ans. Candidates are required to present a list of necessary documents which include government issued identity card (Aadhar/Passport/PAN card), necessary mark sheets (10+2, graduation results) and passport size photographs.

Ques. What are some of the areas in which IIT Gandhinagar has been setting a trend?

Ans. IIT Gandhinagar is a nationwide leader on two fronts, it’s holistic, well rounded, and modern undergraduate curriculum, and its student-centric approach resulting in a nurturing, safe, and vibrant environment for its students. Some IIT Gandhinagar’s unique innovations include:

  • A five-week immersive foundation program (for all undergraduates) to nurture creativity, communication skills, ethics, teamwork, social engagement, and physical fitness.
  • An international internship program that results in more than 40% of our undergraduates receiving international exposure before they graduate.
  • A flexible and broad-based curriculum that enables students to learn topics and streams of their interest.

Ques. How far are facilities like a post office and banks from the institute?

Ans. There is a Canara bank situated within the campus. The post office is also located in the nearby village, off-campus.

Ques. What are the basic amenities in hostels?

Ans. Hostels of IIT Gandhinagar are fully furnished with facilities such as air conditioning in every room, 24x7 WiFi, LAN connections in every room, single-seater rooms, double seater rooms, sick rooms, 24x7 electricity, microwave oven, induction cooktop in the pantry area, etc. There are also a number of stores including general stores, grocery stores, hair salons, and cafes within the hostel complex.

Ques. What is the full process to add/drop a course?

Ans. A student can drop any courses during his/her semester if he/she is finding difficulty with it or the timing of the course is clashing with other courses. In lieu of dropped course(s), he/ she can add any other course(s) which should not clash with other courses (s). There is a period of 8-10 days at the starting of the semester and after the mid-sem exam in which you can avail of this facility.

Ques. What are the differences between regular and elective courses?

Ans. Apart from regular branch courses, a student has to complete 4 HSS (Humanities and Social Sciences) courses, 2 (BS) Basic Science courses, and 4 open electives (which may or may not be related to your branch) during his/her end of B.tech program. One can do a minor in any branch by completing a fixed number of courses. His /her 4 open elective can be counted for a minor degree as well.