Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati

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Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati, the sixth member of the IIT fraternity, was established in 1994. The academic programme of IIT Guwahati commenced in 1995.

Courses Offered

Graduate Courses

1. Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech ): Four  years ( 8 semesters ) programme in:

  1. Biotechnology
  2. Chemical Engineering
  3. Chemical Science and Technology
  4. Civil Engineering
  5. Computer Science & Engineering
  6. Electronics & ommunication Engineering
  7. Engineering Physics
  8. Mathematics & Computing
  9. Mechanical Engineering

2. Bachelor of Design (B.DesC.): Four years ( 8 semesters )

Post-graduate Courses

1. Master of Technology (M.Tech.): Two years ( 2-semester coursework + 2-semester project work) prgramme in the following departments,

Chemical Engineering
1. Petroleum Refinery Engineering

Civil Engineering
1. Structural Engineering
2. Water Resources Engineering and Management
3. Geotechnical Engineering
4. Envrionmental Engineeing
5. Transportation System Engineering

Computer Science and Engineering
1. Computer Science and Engineering
2. Information Security

Electronics and Communication Engineering
1. Digital Signal Processing

Mechanical Engineering
1. Machine Design
2. Fluids and Thermal Sciences
3. Computer Assisted Manufacturing

2. Master of Design (M.Des.): Two years ( 4 semesters) programme in the Department of Design.

3. Master of Science (M.Sc.): Two years ( 4 semesters) programme in:

  1. Chemistry
  2. Physics
  3. Mathematics and Computing

Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati presently offers doctoral programmes in the following departments and centres:

  1. Department of Biotechnology
  2. Department of   Chemistry
  3. Department of   Chemical Engineering
  4. Department of   Civil Engineering
  5. Department of   Computer Science and Engineering
  6. Department of Design
  7. Department of   Electronics and Communication Engineering
  8. Centre for Energy
  9. Centre for Environment
  10. Department of   Humanities and Social Sciences
  11. Department of   Mathematics
  12. Department of Mechanical Engineering
  13. Centre for Nanotechnology
  14. Department of   Physics

Computer Science & Engineering
Algorithms; Computational Geometry; Mobile Robotics; Artificial Intelligence; Speech Processing; Natural Language Processing; Image Processing; Software Engineering; Formal Verification; CAD for VLSI; Computer Security; Networks; Operating Systems;  Distributed Systems; and Human-Computer Interactions.

Electronics & Communication Engineering
Biomedical Signal Processing; Communication Systems; Computer Networks;  Control Systems; Digital Signal Processing; Image Processing; Instrumentation; Multimedia Security; Power Electronics; Power Systems; Radar Signal Processing; RF and Microwaves; Speech Signal Processing; VLSI Systems and MEMS.

Mechanical Engineering
Solid Mechanics; Composite Materials; Machine Design; Dynamics and Controls; Robotics; Vibration; Nonlinear Vibration; Composite & Smart Structures; Noise; Tribology; Thermal Science; Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer; Advanced Manufacturing; Metal Cutting; Mechatronics; Materials Processing and Heat Treatment; Metal Forming; Identification of Mechanical Systems; Energy Storage and Fluidization; Flow Control; and Bio-mechanics.

Civil Engineering
Structural Engineering; Geo-technical Engineering; Transportation Systems Engineering; Geo-informatics; Engineering Geosciences; Environmental Engineering; and Water Resources Engineering.

All areas in Biotechnology

Chemical Engineering
All areas of Chemical Engineering

Product Design; Ergonomics; Usability Engineering including Human Computer Interaction (HCI); Design Pedagogy; Design Management; Design Theory; Form and Perception Studies; and Design and Visual culture

Laser and Photonics (experiment and theory); Condensed Matter Physics (experiment and theory); Theoretical and Mathematical Physics; High Energy Physics; and Statistical Physics.

Inorganic Chemistry; Organic Chemistry; Physical Chemistry and Theoretical Chemistry.

Computer Science: Algorithms, Wireless Sensor Networks, Distributed Computing, Theoretical Computer Science.
Mathematics:  Discrete Mathematics, Complex Analysis, Fluid Dynamics; Numerical Analysis; Mathematical Modeling; Topology; Linear Algebra, Functional Analysis; Mathematical Finance.

Humanities & Social Sciences
Philosophy, Economics, Psychology and Linguistics.

Centre for Energy
Alternative Fuels; Solar Energy : solar thermal; Solar Energy Materials; Solar Cells; Wind Energy; Fuel Cells; Fuels and Combustion; Porous Medium Combustion; Energy Conservation; Fluidized Bed Technology; Energy Efficient Technology; Bio-energy : micro propagation & genetic engineering of biofuel plants; Bioelectronics : enzymatic biofuel cell; Detonation Combustion (hydrogen-oxygen detonation); Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis for Transportation; Hydrogen Energy Technology; Metal Hydride : engineering applications;  Nano-fluids etc.; and Bio-Mass Gasification.

Centre for the Environment
Air pollution-Dispersion, Control and Modeling; Water and Wastewater Treatment; Solid Waste Management and Recycling; Waste Immobilization; Soil-water-contaminant Interaction; Environmental Bioremediation/ Environmental Biotechnology; Biosorption & Bioremediation of heavy metals; Biofiltration for treating Waste Gases and Green Solvents; Removal of Toxic and Recalcitrant Compounds; Biodegradation/Bio-detoxification of Toxic Wastes; Contaminant Transport and Retention in Porous Media; Green Chemistry; Optimization; Environmental History; Environmental Economics; Green Design; Electrochemical Remediation for Water and Wastewater Treatment, Environmental Genomics and Proteomics, Global Warming and Climate Modeling; GHG Capture and Storage.

Centre for Nanotechnology
Theoretical and Computational Nanotechnology and VLSI; Nano Electronics and Optics; Nano Materials and Biology; and Nano Devices and Applications.

Admission Process

Admission Tests
The Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) is a common admission test for candidates seeking admission to the B.Tech programme. It is conducted by all the seven IITsin the month of April every year. Candidates who have secured 60% (5% relaxation for SC/ST/PD) marks in aggregate in their respective board examination are eligible for the test. The JEE will be a single objective type examination which will test the comprehension and analytical abilities of students. For more details refere to the JEE brochure.
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The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is an all India Examination conducted by all the IITs and IISc to identify meritorious and motivated candidates for admission to Post-graduate programmes in Engineering, Technology, Architecture and Pharmacy at National level.Information relating to GATE will be available through the announcements link and the GATE Brochure.
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The Joint Management Entrance Test (JMET) is a common admission test for candidates seeking admission to the MBA programme at all the IITs and IISc. However, the candidates will have to apply separately to each IIT and IISc as per their choices. The application forms and the details for each Institute are provided with the JMET booklet and brochure. The JMET is usually conducted in December every year and the results of the test are announced a month later.
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The Joint Admission Test for MSc (JAM) is a common admission test for candidates seeking admission to the 2-year M.Sc programme in physics, chemistry & mathematics at IITS; and a 3-year post B.Sc programme (MCA & M.Tech in Applied Geology / Applied Geophysics) at IIT Roorkee; and M.Sc. – Ph.D dual degree programme in Physics at IIT Kanpur.
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Indian Institute Of Technology Guwahati
Guwahati 781039
Assam, India

Prof. Gautam Barua
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Dr. Brajendra Nath Raychoudhury
IIT Guwahati, Guwahati 781039
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