Indian Institute of Information Technology Guwahati (IIITG) is an institution under MHRD, Govt. of India. It offers B.Tech. courses in Electronics and Communication Engineering (ECE) and Computer Science Engineering (CSE), and runs PhD programmes in ECE, CSE and Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS). IIITG started operations in August 2013 with B.Tech. programmes in CSE and ECE. PhD programmes were started in 2015.IIITG is one of the 20 IIITs set up by the Central Govt. in PPP mode.IIITG strives to be attentive to academic needs of every student
At present, the temporary campus of IIITG is located near the Guwahati Railway Station. It operates from a building within the Assam Textile Institute premises. The building holds classrooms, labs, faculty rooms, seminar hall and administrative offices. Two smaller classrooms have also been constructed next to the building to hold classes. Besides, two more floors with classrooms, labs and faculty rooms are under construction and part of one floor will be available by July 2016. All the classrooms in IIITG are spacious, air-conditioned and are equipped with overhead projectors. A 1 Gbps National Knowledge Network (NKN) link has been provided to IIITG. Further, DG power back up is available in case of power failure. IIITG proudly announces that the foundation stone for its permanent campus was laid on 19 January, 2016 by Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi in the august presence of Governor of Assam Shri Padmanabha Balakrishna Acharya, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Assam Shri Tarun Gogoi and Hon’ble Minister of Human Resources & Development Smt Smriti Zubin Irani. The permanent campus is being constructed on 70 acres of land about 4 km from the Guwahati airport. It is planned to move to the campus by the end of 2017.
Prof. Gautam Barua of IIT Guwahati has been the Mentor Director from August 2013. He has now been appointed a regular Director for five more years. He joined as Director on 16 June, 2016.
IIITG offers B.Tech degree in Computer science and engineering and Electronics and communication engineering.
From 2015 onwards students enrolled in the research Doctoral Programme (awarding a Ph.D) after either completing a B.Tech degree or an M.Tech one. IIIT Guwahati houses the following departments: 1. Department of Computer Science and Engineering 2. Department of Electronics & Communication Engineering 3. Department of Mathematics 4. Department of Economics 5. Department of English