The Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar, deemed an institute of national importance by an Act of the Indian Parliament, strives to offer the best undergraduate engineering education in India with unmatched innovations in curriculum. The institute promotes critical thinking and an appreciation of the interdisciplinary character of knowledge, with an emphasis on the liberal arts, project oriented learning, compulsory courses in design and the life sciences, diversity and globalization.Its five-week immersion Foundation Programme for all new undergraduate students was recognized with the World Education Award 2013 by the World Education Summit for innovations in engineering education. Nearly a quarter of its undergraduate students receive study abroad experience during their academic career.
IIT Gandhinagar was founded in 2008 and is located in Chandkheda, Ahmedabad, Gujarat. Ahmedabad is one of the oldest living cities in India, known both for a rich cultural past as well as state-of-the-art infrastructure, thriving industries, and many modern amenities. It is also the hub of prestigious academic and research institutes, such as the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, and the National Institute of Design. Gujarat’s long standing mercantile and business tradition encourages excellence and entrepreneurship.
IIT Gandhinagar offers 4-year BTech and MTechprogrammes in Chemical, Civil, Electrical, Mechanical, and Materials Science and Engineering. It also offers 2-year MSc programmes in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, and Cognitive Science, and a 2-year MA programme in Society and Culture. Ph.D. programmes are offered in Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Sciences, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Earth Science, Cognitive Science, History, Literature, Philosophy, Psychology, Sociology, and Social Epidemiology.
IIT Gandhinagar is committed to promoting excellence in science, technology, as well as the Humanities and Social Sciences and to the development of rounded and nuanced minds.
Construction of the initial phase of IITGN\\\’s permanent campus on the banks of the Sabarmati river near Palaj, Gandhinagar, the capital of Gujarat, is currently in its advanced stages. The Institute plans to move to its permanent campus in the second half of 2015.