Indian Institute of Information Technology, Guwahati – 2021

Indian Institute of Information Technology Guwahati (IIIT Guwahati) was established in 2013 in Assam by Public-Private-Partnership mode. The foundation stone of the present campus with an area of 67 acres was unveiled by Hon’ble PM of India Shri Narendra Modi in 2016 in Santola village of Bongora Assam. Later, it was moved to the present campus in 2018. However, it was declared the Institute of National Importance by an Act of IIIT 2007, MHRD Government of India in 2017.

In this analysis, we are going to check out all the details about the institute’s students’ stats, faculty, courses offered, graduation outcomes & placements, median salary & top recruiters, infrastructures, and fees structures. All the details are authentic since we got these from the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) where IIIT Guwahati gave its reports.

Courses Offered at IIIT Guwahati

IIIT Guwahati offers just 2 courses each in undergraduate programs and postgraduate programs in engineering science & technology, respectively.

Students Intake at IIIT Guwahati

Students Intake
IIIT Guwahati admitted 233 students in 2021, 200 students in 2020, and 80 students in 2019 at UG programs, and it admitted 60 students each in 2021 and 2020, respectively at PG programs.
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IIIT Guwahati has 48 distinguished professors at its faculty, of whom 97.92% are Ph.D. holders, the faculty-to-student ratio is 1:12, that is, one professor is available for every 12 students.

IIIT Guwahati Annual Expenditures

Capital Expenditure
IIIT Guwahati spent Rs. 12 crores as capital expenditure in 2021, of which 7.28% spent on procuring books, journals, and e-resources for the library, a modest 18.97% spent on buying new equipment and software for quality research, and a considerable 73.75% of its fund spent on the creation of capital assets and other expenditures. In 2020, the capital expenditure was Rs. 39 crores and it was around Rs. 43 crores in 2019. The capital expenditure spending has been increased in 2021 compared to the last two years.
Operational Expenditure
IIIT Guwahati spent over Rs. 12 crores in 2021 as operational expenditure, of which a whopping 73.04% of its funds spent on paying salaries to professors and supporting staff, a decent 25.88% of its funds spent on maintaining academic infrastructures, and the remaining 1.08% spent on conducting Seminars, Conferences, and Workshops. Spending as an operational expenditure was Rs. 9 crores in 2020 and Rs. 7 crores in 2019.

IIIT Guwahati Research Details

Sponsored Projects
As IIIT Guwahati has many distinguished professors and research scholars at its faculty, many big companies are willing to sponsor this institution, and therefore, it received Rs. 33 lakhs through the 16 sponsored research projects from 5 companies in the year 2021. In 2020 and 2019, it received Rs. 89 and Rs. 47 lakhs through 15 and 8 sponsored research projects from 6 and 4 companies, respectively.
Consultancy Projects
IIIT Guwahati received Rs. 35 through 6 consultancy projects from the same number of 6 companies in 2021, and it received Rs. 10 and 23 lakhs through 4 and 6 consultancy projects from the same number of 4 and 6 companies in 2020 and 2019, respectively.

IIIT Guwahati Graduations & Placements

UG Graduations & Placements
At IIIT Guwahati, 51 students have been admitted to UG degree courses and 89.47% of them graduated, of whom 73.91% got placements at top companies and 5 were selected for higher studies in 2021; 95.08% of students graduated, of whom 74.47% got placements and 11 were selected for higher studies in 2020; and 93.33% of students graduated, of whom 67.35% got placements and 7 were selected for higher studies in 2019.
PG Graduations & Placements
At PG programs, 89.65% of students graduated, of whom 43.48% got placements at top companies, and 3 were selected for higher studies in 2021, however, no one was admitted in 2020 and 2019.
PhD Research Programmes
In the Ph.D. research program, IIIT Guwahati admitted 58 students to research studies: 1 student graduated in 2021, however, none graduated in 2020 and 2019, respectively.
Median Salary & Top Recruiters
Median Salary of UG Graduates: Rs. 6.25 LPA in 2021, Rs. 6 LPA in 2020, and also in 2019 at top companies.

Median Salary of PG Graduates: Rs. 6.5 LPA in 2021.
The top recruiters of the IIIT Guwahati are Amazon, Deloitte, TCS, Mindtickle, Infoedge, (, Commvault, Avalare, Public Sapient, JusPay, Legato Health Care, ZS Associates, Tekion, Swiggy, Gojek, etc.

Students Diversity at IIIT Guwahati

At IIIT Guwahati, a modest number of 592 students are currently pursuing their degrees, of whom 86.15% are boys and 13.85% are girls, merely 72 students are from within the state, and a considerable number of 520 students are from outside of the state.

Facilities on IIIT Guwahati Campus

IIIT Guwahati has a lot of facilities that are available for students. It has hostels, hospitals, labs, libraries, electronics libraries, campus networks, cafeterias, sports, lifts/ramps, etc.

Campus Festivals at IIIT Guwahati

Yuvaan is the annual-technical festival celebrated for 3 days at this campus. Though IIIT is a budding institute, it can celebrate Yuvaan as one of the biggest festivals in northeast India. It consists of eclectic events for the young and bright minds.


IIIT Guwahati is in Guwahati, the capital city of Assam which has a good transport system, so commuting through this city is easy. Guwahati Railway Station is at a distance of 26 km away and Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport is at a distance of around 5.8 km away from the institution are available to reach this institution. Therefore, students from India and the world can commute to this institution.

How to Get Admission at IIIT Guwahati

For UG courses at IIIT Guwahati: Candidates who passed or appeared for the +2 exam or equivalent recognized by the university can take Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main and should get the minimum cut-off mark/rank required at this institution. Seats are allotted through JoSSA.

For PG courses: Candidates who have passed a bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 60% marks or Cumulative Performance Index (CPI) of 6% on the 10-point scale can apply for PG programs at this institution.

Fee Structure at IIIT Guwahati

Students need to pay Rs. 10 lakhs as fees for UG courses at IIIT Guwahati, however, the saving grace is they can get a good salary of Rs. 6.25 LPA at top companies, so they get back this amount within two years.

IIIT Guwahati Scores by NIRF

Teaching, Learning, and Resources: IIIT Guwahati has a good faculty and impressive infrastructure for doing innovative research. Therefore, it scored 64.87%, which accounts to 30% of overall NIRF scores.
Research and Professional Practice: IIIT Guwahati has many distinguished professors and research scholars, however, it scored 9.13%, which accounts to 30% of overall NIRF scores.
Graduate Outcome: As IIIT Guwahati has a conducive atmosphere for study, many students graduated at the minimum stipulated time, so for this good performance it scored 56.91%, which accounts to 20% of overall NIRF scores.
Outreach and Inclusivity: IIIT Guwahati has students from every section and every part of India as well as the world, so it scored 53.01%, which accounts to 10% of overall NIRF scores.

Perception: IIIT Guwahati has a good faculty, good infrastructures, and a conducive atmosphere, and its graduation outcomes and placements at top companies are also good, though, it has not yet gotten much popularity like first-generation IITs and NITs, it attracts the attention of public due to its promising courses, so it scored 31.01%, which is accounts to 10% of overall NIRF scores.

IIIT Guwahati got 41.98% as an overall NIRF score and ranked at number 73.

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