IIT Gandhinagar

Coordinates: 23°12′41.12″N 72°40′55.42″E / 23.2114222°N 72.6820611°E / 23.2114222; 72.6820611
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Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar
IIT Gandhinagar Logo.svg
MottoStudents First
TypePublic technical university
Established2008 (15 years ago) (2008)
ChairmanRajiv I. Modi
DirectorRajat Moona[1]
Academic staff
128 (2022)[2]
Students1,852 (2022)[2]
Undergraduates820 (2022)[2]
Postgraduates492 (2022)[2]
540 (2022)[2]
Location, ,

23°12′41.12″N 72°40′55.42″E / 23.2114222°N 72.6820611°E / 23.2114222; 72.6820611
CampusUrban, 400 acres (1.6 km2)

Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar (also known as IIT Gandhinagar or IITGN) is a public technical university located in Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India. It has been declared to be an Institute of National Importance by the Government of India.[3] Established in 2008, IIT Gandhinagar campus is spread over 400 acres of land along the river Sabarmati.[4]



IIT Gandhinagar Campus

IIT Gandhinagar is one of the eight Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) announced by the Ministry of Human Resource Development in 2008.[5][6] The institute began operating in a temporary campus at Vishwakarma Government Engineering College, Chandkheda, mentored by Indian Institute of Technology Bombay. The first batch of students was admitted to three programmes: Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Electrical Engineering.[7]

IITGN was included in the Institutes of Technology (Amendment) Act, 2011.[8] The Act was passed in the Lok Sabha on 24 March 2011[9] and by the Rajya Sabha on 30 April 2012.[10] The IIT Gandhinagar campus is located on the banks of the Sabarmati River in Palaj village.[11] In 2011, in his inaugural speech at the Amalthea technology summit, then Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi spoke of the land for the new permanent campus, saying, "the state government has decided to give land on 99 year lease with a token amount of just one rupee for setting up a campus of IIT-Gandhinagar."[12] The institute took possession of over 400 acres of land in August 2012,[4] and classes and other activities on the new campus began in July 2015.[13]

The 400-acre campus of IITGN is situated on the banks of Sabarmati river in Palaj village.[14] The campus has three rough divisions: Academic Block, Housing Block and Student Hostels. This campus is India's first 5-star GRIHA LD campus for minimizing the negative effect on the environment. IITGN has also been bestowed with FSSAI's 'Eat Right Campus' with a 5-star rating and is the first (and only) academic campus to be declared so.[15][16]


  • Biological Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Materials Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Cognitive Science
  • Earth Sciences
  • Humanities and Social Sciences


  • Archaeological Sciences
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Design and Innovation
  • Safety Engineering
  • Cognitive and Brain Sciences
  • Sustainable Development
  • Center for Creative Learning

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  1. ^ Teri, Deeksha (21 September 2022). "IIT Gandhinagar appoints Prof Rajat Moona as new Director". The Indian Express 9:27:31 am. Retrieved 21 September 2022.
  2. ^ a b c d e "NIRF 2022" (PDF). IIT Gandhinagar.
  3. ^ Parikh, Runa Mukherjee (6 June 2014). "IIT-Gandhinagar attracts summer interns from top institutes". The Times of India. Retrieved 17 January 2016.
  4. ^ a b Yagnik, Bharat (22 October 2012). "IITGn Gets 400 Riverside Acres for Own Campus" (PDF). The Times of India. Retrieved 10 June 2016.
  5. ^ "Locations for eight new IITs, seven IIMs announced". Business Standard. 29 March 2008. Retrieved 17 January 2016.
  6. ^ Verma, Prachi (18 August 2015). "Eye on Gen Y: How new IITs are building their brand". The Economic Times. Retrieved 21 January 2016.
  7. ^ "With 103 students, IIT Gandhinagar opens on Aug 2". India Edunews. IANS. 25 July 2008. Archived from the original on 21 February 2016. Retrieved 1 December 2017.
  8. ^ "The Institutes of Technology (Amendment) Bill, 2010: A Bill further to amend the Institutes of Technology Act, 1961" (PDF). 2010. Archived from the original (PDF) on 22 November 2012. Retrieved 17 January 2016.
  9. ^ "LS passes bill to provide IIT status to 8 institutes, BHU". deccanherald.com. 24 March 2011. Retrieved 9 May 2011.
  10. ^ "Parliament passes IIT bill". ThetimesofIndia.com. 30 April 2012. Retrieved 30 April 2012.
  11. ^ Parikh, Runa Mukherjee (24 May 2014). "IIT Gandhinagar calls achitects for new campus". The Times of India. Retrieved 20 May 2016.
  12. ^ "Hon'ble CM inaugurates technology summit of IIT-Gandhinagar". www.narendramodi.in.
  13. ^ "IIT Gandhinagar gets 400 acres of land for its new campus | | Career Mitra". blog.careermitra.com. Archived from the original on 6 December 2017. Retrieved 5 December 2017.
  14. ^ Bharat Yagnik (1 August 2012). "Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagargets 400 riverside acres for own campus | Ahmedabad News - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 15 June 2021.
  15. ^ "IITGN bags Eat Right Campus Award | Ahmedabad News - Times of India". The Times of India. 31 August 2020. Retrieved 15 June 2021.
  16. ^ "IITGN bestowed FSSAI's Eat Right Campus Award". Institute News: Achievements. IIT Gandhinagar. 6 June 2019. Retrieved 25 March 2022.

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