IIT Gandhinagar currently offers a 4-year B.Tech. and M.Tech. programmes in the Chemical, Civil, Electrical, Mechanical, and Materials Science and Engineering branches. It also offers 2-year MSc programme in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, and Cognitive Science, and 2-year MA programme in Society and Culture. The Ph.D. programme offers research areas in Engineering (Chemical, Civil, Computer, Electrical, Mechanical and Materials Science and Engineering), Sciences (Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Earth Science) and Humanities & Social Sciences (Cognitive Science, History, Literature, Philosophy, Psychology, Sociology, and Social Epidemiology)

B. Tech.

IIT Gandhinagar offers 4-year B.Tech. programme in five Engineering disciplines (Chemical, Civil, Electrical, Mechanical and Materials Science & Engineering). The total number of seats available in all the five disciplines is 150 (30 seats each disciplinesl). The admission to the course is through the IIT Joint Entrance Examination (JEE). For more information about JEE, please CLICK HERE


IIT Gandhinagar is looking for bright and dedicated young scholars interested in research to join us as Ph.D. scholars. Currently, we offer Ph.D. programmes in Biological Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Cognitive Science, Computer Science and Engineering, Earth Sciences, Electrical Engineering, History, Language & Literature, Materials Science and Engineering, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Social Epidemiology and Sociology. Prospective students satisfying the eligibility criteria are encouraged to acquaint themselves with the research areas of our faculty members for suitable match of interest. IIT Gandhinagar also offers a Start Early Ph.D. Fellowship with additional financial support for exceptionally qualified undergraduate students from select colleges wishing to start on a direct Ph.D. programme after B.Tech.

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Start-early Ph.D. fellowship

IIT Gandhinagar recognizes the importance of creating opportunities for aspiring young learners to gain entry into the exciting arena of scientific research. The Start Early Ph.D. Fellowship of IITGN is conceived to meet this need. This full-time residential fellowship is designed to enable budding engineers to gain early entry into the Ph.D. programmes at IIT Gandhinagar. The objective of this programme is to put promising young undergraduate students from diverse disciplines on the fast-track mode of cutting edge technological research in order to prepare them to participate in the process of nation building.

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IIT Gandhinagar invites applications to M.Tech. programmes in Chemical, Civil, Electrical, Mechanical and Materials Science & Engineering for the year 2014-2015. The M.Tech. curriculum at IIT Gandhinagar has been designed to be highly creative with a focus on interdisciplinary skills and high quality thesis work. IIT Gandhinagar also offers the option of a post-graduate diploma in engineering (PGDIIT), which is a one year programme designed to be an intensive course-work based programme with no thesis requirements.

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The Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar (hereafter IITGN) was founded in the year 2008. It is currently located in Chandkheda, which is about a 15-minute drive from Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar, Gujarat. Ahmedabad is one of the oldest living cities in India, known both for a rich cultural past as well as state-of-the-art infrastructure, thriving industries, and many modern amenities. It is also the hub of prestigious academic and research institutes such as the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad and the National Institute of Design. Gujarat’s long standing mercantile and business tradition encourages excellence and entrepreneurship.

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M.Sc. Cognitive Science

The MSc Cognitive Science admission test and interview will take place on Saturday 8 March 2014 at IIT Gandhinagar campus in Ahmedabad. Based on the written test score, students will be selected for interviews. The interviews will take place on 8th and 9th March.

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MA in Society & Culture

Master of Arts in Society and Culture program at IIT Gandhinagar offers an inter-disciplinary approach towards understanding and critically analyzing society and culture. The faculty group at IITGN represents a wide range of disciplines such as Cognitive Science, Literary Studies, Translation Theory and Practice, Political Science, Sociology, Population Studies, Public Health, Anthropology and more. The M.A. program reflects the strength and eclectic nature of faculty expertise across the social sciences and humanities, making the program one of its kind in the country. Some of the thematic areas are Identity and Difference, Development and Exclusion, Local and Transnational Mobilities, India and its Literatures, Population and Health. We invite you to explore the M.A. program through this website.

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PGDIIT in Engineering

IIT Gandhinagar also offers an option of a post-graduate diploma in engineering (PGDIIT), which is a one year programme designed to be an intensive course-work based programme with no thesis or research requirements. The coursework requirements and the application procedure for the PGDIIT programme are the same as for the MTech programme, however, the PGDIIT programme is only for one year and does not have any research credit requirements. Currently PGDIIT is offered in Chemical, Civil, Electrical, Mechanical and Material Science and Engineering.

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Non-degree and Part-Time Non-degree Programmes

IIT Gandhinagar invites applications for non-degree students in its undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. A student who is registered for a degree in a recognized institute or university in India or abroad, and who is officially sponsored by that institute or university to complete part of his/her academic requirements at IITGN, can apply for admission to IITGN as a non degree student. Such a student may carry out research, or take courses for credit or otherwise, or may use other academic facilities. However, any credits earned by a non-degree student cannot be applied for any degree programme at IITGN at any time.

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International Students

IIT Gandhinagar welcomes international students to study and perform cutting-edge research, to attend courses or to undertake internships or project study. IITGN’s international education programs reflect the institute’s vision and commitment to providing high quality education without geographical boundaries, enhancing the diversity of its student body and forming strategic partnerships around the world.

Admission is currently open to post-graduate programs across several disciplines. Undergraduate and graduate students may apply for admission to pursue non-degree coursework.

This webpage provides information for international students contemplating full-time post-graduate education or non-degree programs at IIT Gandhinagar. Foreign citizens may apply through this page. Indian passport holders (regardless of country of residence), persons of Indian origin and overseas citizens of India should apply through the regular admission process.

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