Facilities Unique to the Institute :
State-of-the-art teaching laboratories in all the engineering and science disciplines, combined with a Central Workshop and a Computer & Communication Centre, are available to the students of all the programmes offered in IIT Guwahati.
The Computer & Communication Centre with its modern facilities and pleasant atmosphere is a favourite place for students to work even though these facilities also provide access from anywhere inside the campus through the campus local area network (LAN) and campus-wide WiFi. Apart from providing PCs for students, the centre also houses servers for the institute and has a PARAM supercomputing cluster facility. The centre also provides free Internet access to all users through the institute’s broadband lines and proxy servers. This is available for access to all campus residents through the campus LAN.
The Central Instruments Facility (CIF) of IIT Guwahati houses a large number of very high-end scientific instruments (like NMR Spectrometers, EPR Spectrometer, Scanning Electron Microscopes, Vibrating Sample Magnetometer, X-Ray Spectrometer, Transmission Electron Microscope and Mass Spectrometers) for use by all faculty, students and research staff.
The Central Library has an excellent collection of books, current periodicals and back volumes of journals along with subscription to most online repositories for journals and some e-book collections. Campus residents can access these facilities through the campus LAN. System of automatic borrowing, renewal and return of books is in place. The library provides a comfortable zone for students to study especially during examinations and remains open until late at night on all days. A coffee shop located nearby also stays open so that students can take a break during their studies or have relaxed discussions over a cup of coffee.
The Institute has also established a Technology Incubation Centre (TIC) to promote innovation and support students to translate their innovative ideas into commercially significant products by assisting them with finance, space and technical guidance. Faculty members are also available to provide consultation to interested students in establishing their own entrepreneurial ventures and technology-based start-ups.
Boarding and Lodging:
There are eleven boys’ hostels and two girls’ hostels for accommodating students.
Each of these hostels has its own mess, canteen, stationary shop, indoor games facilities, music rooms, library, TV room among many other facilities with uninterrupted power supply. High speed LAN connections are provided in every room.
The Institute also has two large Guest Houses for accommodating visitors. Parents of students who want to visit the campus can request accommodation in the Institute Guest Houses during their visit subject to availability of rooms. In addition, there are a large number of apartments, for married students. Residential quarters are also provided in campus for all faculty and staff. This helps to promote strong linkages and healthy interaction between students, staff and faculty in the social, cultural and educational events organized on campus.
The campus has an academic complex, an administrative building, a library cum Computer & Communication Centre building, a lecture theatre complex, a classroom complex, a large auditorium with state of the art sound system, a smaller mini-auditorium and a conference complex. Classes are held in the lecture theaters or in smaller classrooms distributed around the academic complex. Instructional laboratories are available in the individual departments. A large six-storied classroom complex with all modern amenities has been added recently.
Canara Bank, ICICI Bank and State Bank of India have their branches on campus with a number of ATMs. The campus also has its own post office, a computerized railway Passenger Reservation System (PRS) counter, Travel Agency, Book shops, Stationery and photocopy shop, Food court, and a Shopping complex to serve the needs of all campus residents.
E-rickshaws operate within the campus to help the campus residents to travel conveniently inside the campus in addition to campus shuttle trip bus facility. A set of free cycles christened as green cycles is available at specified places for any residents to borrow it to ride within campus. There are buses plying to and from the campus and other parts of Guwahati city every hour so that one can commute as per their convenience. The first bus starts from campus at 8 am and the last bus returns from Guwahati city at 8.55 pm.
The Institute gives great importance to health care. There are five regular Medical Officers besides a number of contractual specialists. The Institute has a sixteen-bed hospital with trained nurses on duty round-the–clock and a Medical Officer available on call. The hospital provides free outdoor medical care to all campus residents and has modern diagnostic equipment, a pathological laboratory, a pharmacy, and several ambulances. For serious patients requiring higher levels of care, the Institute also has arrangements with some of the top medical institutions of Guwahati, such as Guwahati Neurological Research Centre (GNRC), Narayana Hridayalaya Guwahati, International Hospital, Down Town Hospital, Guwahati Medical College Hospital, etc. All students are also covered under a Group Medical Insurance Scheme (GMIS) arranged by the Institute.
Students Activity Courses (including sports, performing arts, community service, NCC), as non-credit but compulsory courses for four semesters in the undergraduate programme, are offered to all the students to keep them mentally and physically sound.
The Institute also has a Counseling Cell consisting of four full time Counsellors, who provide one to one counseling to support students as well as other campus residents in various mental and wellbeing