From the Director

I am Gautam Barua, Director IIIT Guwahati (IIITG). On behalf of IIT Guwahati (IITG), I was the Mentor Director of IIITG from 2013-2016. I have ten years experience as Director IITG, and I was also at IITG in the formative years (1995-1998) when the Institute was being established. I also have experience in setting up IIT Patna as the Mentor Director (in 2008-09). So I have rich experience in setting up Institutions.

I am an IT specialist. I have been a faculty in Computer Science and Engineering for 34 years (13 years at IIT Kanpur, 18 years at IITG, and 3 at IIITG). I am therefore also taking part in teaching at IIIT Guwahati. You can find more about me at

I assure aspiring students that you will be joining an Institution which in a few years will become a leading Institution of the country. We have a healthy student to faculty ratio. All Asst. Professors have PhDs. More details on the faculty are available elsewhere on this web site. We started a PhD programme in April 2015. We place a lot of emphasis on research.

The Institute is operating from the heart of Guwahati, from a building with 2400 sqm of space. It is fully air-conditioned, with back-up power, and with state-of-art laboratory equipment. It is in the Assam Textile Institute campus. We have a 1 Gbps Internet connection from NKN which is extended to the hostels. Students and faculty are staying together in a flat complex in the city where we have hired more than 65 flats.

We have taken possession of 67 acres of land, about 4 km from the airport at Guwahati. Construction at the site is in full swing. We hope to move to the campus in early 2018.

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