The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Gandhinagar is one of the eight Indian Institutes of Technology inaugurated by the Ministry of Human Resource development in 2008. It has been ranked 24th in the Engineering category by NIRF ranking 2020, making it one of the many exemplary engineering colleges across India.

IIT Gandhinagar offers undergraduate, postgraduate, doctoral, and diploma programs throughout several specializations. The institute offers B. Tech, M. Tech, M.Sc., Ph.D., M.A. PGDIIT, and Non- degree courses for the students. IIT Gandhinagar is set to commence admission to IIT Gandhinagar Start-early Ph.D Fellowship 2021. Application submission deadline is February 20. IIT Gandhinagar has also announced admission to Early M.Tech Admission 2021. Last date to apply is February 20, 2021. Shortlist will be announced on February 27. Canididates of NITs and IITs with valid eligibity critria can apply online. 

Admissions are secured with respect to marks scored by candidates in national level entrance examinations which include JEE Mains, JEE Advanced, GATE, JAM, NET, CSIR, etc. 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. The college ensures quality placements and attracts top recruitment companies during its placement drives.

IIT Gandhinagar Admission Dates 

Event Dates
MA/ M.Sc
Last date of application January 30, 2020
Entrance test and interview date February 22 and 23, 2020


Application submission deadline November 22, 2020
Announcement of shortlisted candidates November 11, 2020
Online interview dates November 22 to 28, 2020
M.Sc in Cognitive Sciences application last date January 31, 2021
MA in Society and Culture
Last date to apply  January 31, 2021
Online Admission Test February 28, 2021
Online Interviews March 1, 2021, to March 3, 2021

Why IIT Gandhinagar?

  • IIT Gandhinagar encourages its students to dream and pursue those dreams. The institute has facilities like Innovation and Incubation Centre, Center For Creative Learning, Tinkerers’ Lab to encourage students for the same. 
  • IIT Gandhinagar has collaborations with international academic as well nonacademic institutions so that the students can take benefit from them. Disruptive Design Course, Israel Technion, India-Ki-Khoj are some of the international programs of IIT Gandhinagar. 
  • It has a 400-acre campus on the bank of river Sabarmati making it a perfect and beautiful location.
  • The institute has various types of programs for the students like fellowship programs, earn while you learn, Nyasa, Center For Creative Learning, and Tinkerers’ Lab. The institute also has a personality development council for the development of the students. 
  • IIT Gandhinagar has an Incubation center that has already incubated three startups. 4Dea, Cretif, UrbanHunt, Whitepanda, Cubeit are some of the startups by the students or the alumni of IIT Gandhinagar. 
  •  IIT Gandhinagar is the organizer of some of the biggest and the most fun events of the IITs. Amalthea, Halla Bol, Winter carnation, and Udaan are some of the most enlightening and amazing times for the IIT Gandhinagar students. 
  • IIT Gandhinagar also has a community outreach program where the institutes take initiatives and help the underprivileged. Contract Workers Benevolent Fund, Palaj Village Outreach Project, Children’s Education Fund are some of the initiatives of IIT Gandhinagar. 
  • IIT Gandhinagar is also always in touch with its alumni and also posts their journeys and writings on its official website. 

IIT Gandhinagar Highlights

Following are the highlights of IIT Gandhinagar:

Established In 2008
Institute Type Public
Approved by UGC, AICTE
Set by MHRD, Government of India
Entrance Exam JEE Mains, JEE Advanced, GATE, JAM, NET, CSIR
Courses Offered B. Tech, M. Tech, M.Sc, Ph.D., M.A. PGDIIT/ Nondegree courses
Application Mode Online
Admission Criteria Merit-based & Entrance Test
Campus Area 400 Acres
Facilities Available Hostels, Canteen, a Sports corner, Unisex salon, Medical corner
Official Website

IIT Gandhinagar Ranking

Following are the IIT Gandhinagar rankings:

Body/Magazine Rank Year
NIRF Engineering rankings 24 2020
NIRF Overall Rankings 35 2020
Asian University rankings 114 2020

What are the courses offered at IIT Gandhinagar?

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 Details
B.Tech Duration:4 years
Subjects Offered: Chemical engineering, Civil engineering, Computer Science, Electrical engineering, Mechanical engineering, Materials engineering
Eligibility: 10+2 exams with more than 75% aggregate and passing the cut off through JEE- advanced.
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M.Sc Duration:2 years
Subjects Offered: Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Cognitive science
Eligibility: Graduation with 55% aggregate and passing the required cut off through IIT- JAM.
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Duration:2 years
Subjects Offered: Biological Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Earth System Science, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Materials Engineering
Eligibility: Graduation with 55% aggregate and passing the required cut off through GATE.
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MA Duration:2 years
Subjects Offered: Literature and Society, History and Politics, Public Policy and Human Development
Eligibility: Graduation with 55% aggregate
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PHD Duration:6 years
Subjects Offered: 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
Eligibility: Candidates must have a Post-Graduate degree in the related discipline with at least 55% marks.
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PG Diploma Duration:1 year
Subjects Offered: Biological Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Earth System Science, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Materials Engineering
Eligibility: Graduation with 55% aggregate
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Dual degree B.Tech+ M.Tech/ M. Sc/ M.A Duration:5 years
Subjects Offered: 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
Eligibility: 10+2 exams with more than 75% aggregate

What course to choose at IIT Gandhinagar?

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.

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IIT Gandhinagar Admissions

Selection Criteria

Candidates seeking admission to the Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar will be granted admission on the basis of the following national level entrance examinations:

  • For B.Tech: Candidate must obtain good marks in JEE Main and JEE Advanced scores.
  • For M.Tech: The candidate must obtain good marks in the GATE score followed by a personal interview round.
  • For M.Sc: Candidates must obtain good marks in IIT- JAM.
  • For Ph.D.: The candidate must obtain good marks in GATE/ UGC- NET/ CSIR- NET/ ICAR/ ICMR followed by the personal interview round.
  • For MA: Candidate must obtain good marks in Written test and interview.

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IIT Gandhinagar B.Tech Cut off 2020

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

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

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How to apply?

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

  • Application forms are available on 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
  • 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 counseling, 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).

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IIT Gandhinagar Scholarships

The institute offers numerous scholarships and also has plenty of scholarships maintained by donors.

  • Institute scholarships- IITG offers four scholarships to UG students over 10 months. The scholarships are distributed over four areas- Academic excellence, Excellence in sports, Excellence in Art and Culture, and Excellence in social work and leadership.
  • Donor scholarships- The institute offers 35 scholarships that amount to 2 lakhs per year and are maintained by donors which include professors and alumni among others. These scholarships are open to all UG students.

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IIT Gandhinagar and Other Institutes 

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.

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 in Numbers

  • The institute has 9 programs in 13 disciplines. 
  • There are approx 750 UG, 500 PG, and 500 Ph.D. 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 centers: 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.

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 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 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.