The Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IITG) was established by Government of India in 1994 under an Act of Parliament for providing scientific and technological education in the country. IIT Guwahati is the 6th member in the IIT family. The campus of IIT Guwahati is located 20 km far from the heart of Guwahati city on the northern banks of river Brahamputra. The campus acquires 285 hectares of land for its academic, residential and other infrastructure. The Brahamputra on one side and open hilly region on other side offers an ideal atmosphere of learning at IIT Guwahati.
The institutes offers study programmes in a number of Engineering, Scientific and Technological disciplines. At present the institute has 11 departments for teaching, learning and research offering B. Tech., B. Des., M. Tech., Ph.D. and M.Sc. programmes. Within a short period of time, IIT Guwahati has been able to build up the necessary infrastructure for carrying out advanced research and has been equipped with state-of-the-art scientific and engineering instruments.