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. 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.
|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|
Following are the highlights of IIT Gandhinagar:
|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|
|Admission Criteria||Merit-based & Entrance Test|
|Campus Area||400 Acres|
|Facilities Available||Hostels, Canteen, a Sports corner, Unisex salon, Medical corner|
Following are the IIT Gandhinagar rankings:
|NIRF Engineering rankings||24||2020|
|NIRF Overall Rankings||35||2020|
|Asian University rankings||114||2020|
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-
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.
Subjects Offered: Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Cognitive science
Eligibility: Graduation with 55% aggregate and passing the required cut off through IIT- JAM.
Subjects Offered: Literature and Society, History and Politics, Public Policy and Human Development
Eligibility: Graduation with 55% aggregate
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.
|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
|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
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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Candidates seeking admission to the Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar will be granted admission on the basis of the following national level entrance examinations:
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|Specializations||Opening rank 2020||Closing rank 2020|
|Computer Science and Engineering||981||1398|
|Materials Science and Engineering||6813||8363|
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)|
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Students who wish to apply to IIT Gandhinagar may follow the steps given below for the admission process-
Students who wish to apply for M.Sc. programs may follow the steps given below for the admission process-
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.
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The institute offers numerous scholarships and also has plenty of scholarships maintained by donors.
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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|
|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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The University offers a plethora of facilities that cater to the needs of students as well as the faculties.
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 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.
IIT Gandhinagar witnesses the following sports events:
Ques. How is the research scenario at IIT Gandhinagar?
Ques. What is the syllabus for IIT Gandhinagar entrance examinations?
Ques. When is the application form released for IIT Gandhinagar?
Ques. What is the non-degree course at IIT Gandhinagar for?
Ques. What are documents required during the time of an application for IIT Gandhinagar?
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:
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.
Ans. IIT Gandhinagar is among the new IITs. So, the placement statistics of this institute are not at par with the old IITs, but still, decent packages are offered. Unlike the UG students, M.Tech students have to rely mostly on core jobs. Due to this, the percentage of students getting placed in M.Tech is relatively less than B.Tech students. For the class of 2019, the average placement package offered was around 6.6 LPA. The average package for B.Tech was higher than this because they had an option to choose non-core jobs as well. And non-core jobs usually pay higher than core jobs. Some companies which offered jobs to the M.Tech students are John Deere, Johnson Controls, Belcan India, Bombardier Transportation, Marvell Semiconductor, Hyundai Motors, RKC Infrabuilt, MCX India, General Electric, Reliance Jio Infocomm, Mahindra & Mahindra, Hatch Associates, GIFT and many more. Some M.Tech students also get funded Ph.D. invitations from prestigious institutes on the basis of their research. But as the years are progressing, the placement scenario is also improving here. For the year 2016-2017, the PG median salary was 5.5 LPA. For the year 2017-2018, it was 6 LPA. For the year 2018-2019, it was 6.6 LPA. This shows that placement statistics are improving every year. More companies, PSUs, and Research & Development Organizations are coming to recruit M.Tech students. Read more
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|Indian Institute of Technology - [IIT], Indore||# 23 by NIRF||₹2,40,625|
|Indian Institute of Technology - [IIT], Hyderabad||# 17 by NIRF||₹2,16,695|
|Birla Institute of Technology and Science - [BITS], Pilani||# 27 by NIRF||₹4,02,575|
|NIT Trichy, Tiruchirappalli||# 24 by NIRF||₹1,31,063|
|Indian Institute of Technology - [IIT], Patna||# 54 by NIRF||₹2,13,800|
|Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology - [SVNIT], Surat||# 33 by The Week||₹1,21,125|
|Delhi Technological University - [DTU], New Delhi||# 62 by NIRF||₹1,95,250|
|Indian Institute of Technology - [IIT], Dhanbad||# 22 by NIRF||₹2,22,000|